20th-Century Country-Western Autographed Jacket

Value (2006) | $2,500 Auction$3,000 Auction

APPRAISER:
We have a whole bunch of country-western signatures on this jacket.

GUEST:
Yes.

APPRAISER:
Can you tell me how they got on there?

GUEST:
It's my mom's coat. She got it when she was young and went to a concert and had somebody sign it, and it just started from there.

APPRAISER:
Okay.

GUEST:
She took it to everyone and had them all sign it.

APPRAISER:
Do you know some of the signatures that are on this jacket?

GUEST:
Oh, yeah, she has, um, Faron Young and T. Texas Tyler. Tex Ritter. Also Ferlin Husky, Slim Whitman.

APPRAISER:
Right underneath here we see, kind of hidden here, Eddy Arnold, Happy Trails, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry. Then on the reverse here...

GUEST:
That's where there's a lot of good stuff there.

APPRAISER:
Turn it over. Hidden underneath the fringe here, we see the best name that's on the coat here... Patsy Cline.

GUEST:
Mm-hmm.

APPRAISER:
Along with Johnny Cash. You've got Rex Allen and then you've got--it appears that she got some signatures...Marty Robbins…

GUEST:
Yeah, recently.

APPRAISER:
...even as of late, right? Garth Brooks and Emmylou Harris. Marty Robbins. An amazing amount of signatures on here– Patsy Cline easily the most difficult to obtain.

GUEST:
Yeah.

APPRAISER:
A story on this jacket is she died in a plane crash in the early 1960s. This is just amazing. I've never seen a country-western signed piece like this with this many signatures.

GUEST:
I know, it's beautiful.

APPRAISER:
I think that this coat would probably bring in the area of $2,500 to $3,000.

GUEST:
That's good.

Appraisal Details

Appraiser
Heritage Auctions
Dallas, Texas
Appraised value (2006)
$2,500 Auction$3,000 Auction
Event
Salt Lake City, UT (June 24, 2006)
Period
20th Century
Form
Autograph
Material
Leather

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