Dear fellow collector
Today marks the loss of one of music's greatest voices.
A singer with the power to send shivers down your spine.
Otis Redding. 'The King of Soul'.
On this day in 1967 Redding died in a tragic plane crash.
He was just 26 years old.
The world was robbed of his incredible talent far too soon.
Otis Redding, the 'King of Soul', was one of music's true greats.
A short-lived superstar
Redding is one of the most influential artists of all time.
He wrote timeless classics which remain with us more than 50 years on.
Respect. Hard to Handle. I've Been Loving You Too Long.
And his undoubted masterpiece (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay.
Redding died just four days after recording that song. Tragically, it became America's first posthumous #1 record.
From his first single to the time of his death, his career lasted four years.
Redding had so little time to enjoy his success - or sign autographs.
And that's why items like this are so special.
Redding died tragically at just 26, and left behind very few signed albums such as this one.
It's one of the rarest signed albums I've ever offered.
A superb signed copy of Redding's 1964 debut album Pain in My Heart.
It's a truly classic soul album with an exceptional autograph.
And let me tell you: when it comes to Otis Redding signed albums, the term 'hard to find' is a major understatement.
I've seen them variously described as “especially scarce”, “impossibly rare” and “virtually non-existent”.
The number of known examples is in single figures.
And in my 45 years as a dealer I've only ever uncovered one.
Signed by Redding on the back cover with a large signature.
Crisp and clear. And with no personal dedication.
It's a music collector's dream.
Redding's autograph is crisp, clear, and ideally signed with no personal dedication.
Gone but never forgotten
The rarest and most valuable autographs belong to artists who died young.
John Lennon. Kurt Cobain. Buddy Holly. Jimi Hendrix.
Each of them gone before their time, leaving musical legacies that grow stronger every day. And every one highly prized by autograph collectors.
Otis Redding belongs firmly on that list.
And his signature belongs firmly in your collection.
This exceptional signed album is a must-have piece for anyone who loves soul music.
The King of Soul
If you have a passion for soul music, this album is a must-have piece.
It has everything you could want in a piece of music memorabilia.
- It's incredibly rare.
- It's in wonderful condition.
- And it's signed by one of the most important artists of all-time.
Otis Redding was one of the greats.
A true original with a voice like nobody else.
This album is the ultimate collector's item to celebrate his music.
And you can buy it now for only £2,500 ($3,050).
This superb signed album comes with my Certificate of Authenticity and my personal Lifetime Moneyback Guarantee.
That means you can buy in complete confidence that it's 100% genuine.
And international delivery is free and fully insured.
This is the only Otis Redding signed album I've offered in 45 years.
It's one of the rarest signed albums of the 1960s.
Email me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve it.
Or call me on +44 (0) 117 933 9500.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for reading,