Ink Spots in the Times

Archive of material related to the Ink Spots. Estimate $2,500 to $3,500.

A large archive of material related to the Ink Spots, a doo-wop singing group started in the 1930s, that is up for auction on Thursday, February 25th in Swann's Printed & Manuscript African Americana auction, was written up today by Eve Kahn in her Antiques column in The New York Times. The archive includes correspondence, promotional pieces, fliers, original printed music, photographs (including ones signed by Ella Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey), and a reel recording with four of their songs.

More than 1,000 pieces that belonged to the group's guitarist Charlie Fuqua illuminate the life of the group, as they encountered success and the turbulence of life on the road.

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