The Gold in Your Piano Bench

The Gold in Your Piano Bench

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The golden age of Tin Pan Alley, from about 1880 to 1950, comes alive in this first in a series of books about the very collectible sheet music that now command surprising prices. Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photos of original sheet music covers from the period, The Gold in Your Piano Bench provides a wealth of invaluable historical reference material. Pricing guidelines based on actual auction sales provide accurate data for collection evaluation. A solid addition to a well-rounded library of music literature for collectors, educators, students, musicians, and other nostalgia seekers.Introduction A Yesterdaya#39;s songs are bits of history; they reflect the era U that spawned them. But more than that they evoke nos- talgic memories of days that were simpler and less com- \f\iplicated. This stirring of pleasant emotions is probably ^1) the reason that collecting popular sheet music is be- ^ coming a burgeoning new hobby. ... Attics and basements and old piano benches continue to yield new supplies to a dwindling market, and one never knows when a treasure may beanbsp;...


Title:The Gold in Your Piano Bench
Author: Marion Short
Publisher:Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub. - 1997-01
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