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Some helpful suggestions from Janis...

Unfortunately, it is beyond our capabilities at present to list the current bids next to each item. In the interests of providing affordable items to fans whose pockets may not be as full as they'd wish (as well as trying to get rid of a rather large piano!), we provide this list.

MINIMUM BID FAILURES WILL BE REMOVED AND DISCOUNTED
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Good Buys AS OF MIDNIGHT 11-06-98




The following is a list of what we consider the best current buys in the

auction, sorted by bid amounts. Good luck!



$0 - # 002   Mink Stole with Janis' Mom's name embroidered inside

$0 - # 005   Two Piece Royal Blue raw silk suit , size small-medium, with tie (European 42)

$0 - # 011   Handmade Tuxedo Stage Tux (tails) top, fuschia shadow

                              print with black shadow print lining, small-medium size

$0 - # 252   Thankyous - draft copy (minimum bid $500)

$0 - # 282   Down & Away, Sugar Mountain: ¹" 2 track analog masters; with Restless Eyes CD.

$0 - # 288   Night Rains, Lay Low: ¸" 2-track mixes (2 tapes, sold as a lot); with Night Rains CD.

$0 - # 289   Lay Low: ¸" 2-track mixes (2 tapes, sold as a lot); with Night Rains CD. 

$0 - # 290   Lay Low, Have Mercy Love: ¸" 2-track mixes (2 tapes, sold as a lot); with Night Rains CD. 

$0 - # 293   Lay Low: 2" 24 track tape; with Night Rains CD. 

$0 - # 294   Lay Low: 2" 24 track tape; with Night Rains CD. 

$0 - # 296   Have Mercy Love (1971 hand-made vinyl demo) 

$0 - # 312    12" limited edition single of Fly Too High 

$0 - #400   Special 5 song custom tape of YOUR song choices, made in Janis' living room;

                              a one-time opportunity! Only one left.

$5.00 - # 225   Original notes for arrangement of Party Lights, plus 6 page draft songbook chart

                                with many corrections; with Miracle Row CD

$5.00 - #256   Handwritten first draft of Up The Marks & 9-to-Fivers (ABC TV Movie of the Week),

                                 with doodles, annotations, corrections, changes

$10.00 - # 019   Silk Liz Claiborne Tanktop and Shirt  (green, gold, and pink)

$10.00 - # 021   Liz Claiborne Silk Shirt 

$10.00 - # 034   Nicole Miller Tie

$10.00 - # 127   Color Slide Sheet 4: 20 outtake photos with Janis' notes on them (along the lines of

                                "yuk" and "I look like a jerk"); with Restless Eyes vinyl album 

$10.00 - $156   First draft of Berlin, by Janis & Linda Perry; with Revenge CD (hey, the CD's

                                   worth more than that!) 

$10.00 - #181   Handwritten original 2-page chart for Goodbye to Morning, along with

                                12 more session charts inc. Janis' own annotated; with Aftertones CD 

$10.00 - #203   Janis' annotated session lyric for Let Me Be Lonely, plus her handwritten

                                 guitar parts and 5 other charts 

$10.00 - # 209   Second draft with unused lyrics of Love Is Blind, along with Janis' typed final lyric; with

                                 out-of-print Aftertones songbook (and just check out what the songbooks are

                                   going for in the PRINT section·)

$10.00 - # 216   Handwritten lyrics to The Mission

$10.00 - # 219   Annotated session lyrics for My Mamma's House, along with Janis' annotated chart

                                  plus 7 others; with Janis Ian II vinyl album 

$10.00 - # 230   Sketch of an arrangement for Ride Me Like A Wave, with notes, notation in red -

                                very nice piece 

$10.00 - # 231   Two annotated session lyrics for Ride Me Like A Wave, plus typed lyric

$10.00 - #267   Janis' heavily annotated session charts for Will You Dance, plus four other

                                  charts; with Miracle Row vinyl album 

$10.00 - #276   Analog single mixes to Restless Eyes, I Remember Yesterday;

                                 with Restless Eyes vinyl album 

$10.00 - #277   Analog single mixes to Under the Covers, Sugar Mountain; with

                                  Restless Eyes CD 

$10.00 - #278   "Beeped" analog single mix of Under the Covers; with Restless Eyes CD 

$10.00 - #279  : Analog ¹" 2-track mixes of Bigger Than Real, Get Ready To Roll;

                                  with Restless Eyes vinyl album

$10.00 - #292   Analog tape of Memories

$10.00 - #295   Analog tape of Photographs

$15.00 - #147   Draft of 3-part Performing Songwriter article Merchandising 101

$20.00 - # 015   Suede Custom Pants

$20.00 - #145   Draft of Advocate article Black Like You (see main auction page to

                                     read final article

$20.00 - # 162   First draft lyric sketch and notes for Black and White 

$20.00 - #195   Original handwritten lead sheet and heavily annotated lyric copy

                                    of I Would Like To Dance, along with Janis' annotated session chart,

                                    4 handwritten horn parts & 3 other session charts; with out-of-print

                                    Aftertones songbook (the songbook's worth a lot more than this!

                                    8 separate pieces)

$20.00 - # 214   Draft of lyrics to Might As Well Be Monday 

$20.00 - # 233   Annotated session lyrics for Roses, plus Janis' heavily annotated

                                  charts & 5 more session charts

$20.00 - # 250   2nd Draft of Take No Prisoners 

$20.00 - #255   Handwritten draft of Under the Covers, lots of corrections and changes;

                                 with Restless Eyes vinyl album 

$20.00 - #275   Analog single mixes to Candlelight, I Want To Make You Love Me; with

                                  Miracle Row CD

$20.00 - #280   Analog ¹" 2-track remixes I Believe I'm Myself Again, Dear Billy; with

                                   Restless Eyes vinyl album

$25.00 - #251   Original first draft of Tenderness, with notation, rhyme schemes,

                                  sketch of chorus and unused verse; with Revenge CD 

$30.00 - # 165   Lyric to Breaking Silence  (the album that "brought her back" and

                                   gained a Grammy nomination)

$30.00 - # 172   Typed annotated session lyric, with notation, for The Come On, along

                                   with 3 annotated session lead sheets; with Between the Lines CD (the

                                   real CD, imported, with all the liner notes)

$30.00 - #190   Draft lyric of Hunger (check out the VIEW!)

$30.00 - # 202   Handwritten final draft of Last Time (recorded for the film "Four

                                   Rode Out") 

$30.00 - # 235   Handwritten draft of Shadow, with notations, additional lyrics, corrections

$30.00 - #236   Lyric notes to Shadow 

$35.00 (low bid) - #078   Silver pins used for backstage touring identification

                                 through the "At Seventeen" tours (minimum bid rules do not apply to

                                 these - you may bid any amount you like so long as it is over $35.00.

                                 Winning bids of the same amount will be earned by the FIRST person

                                 biding that amount.)

$35.00 (low bid) - #305-#309   Tape of songs for consideration on Hunger

                                 (5 worktapes of songs that made the album, and 5 UNPUBLISHED SONGS) 

$40.00 - # 069   Power Supply w DOD (Power Supply is brand new, unused; DOD used for a month)

$40.00 - # 263   2nd Draft of When Angels Cry , with inscribed book by Mary Fisher 

$50.00 - #092   Waterman fountain pen (black)

$50.00 - #260   Draft of lyrics to Welcome to Acousticville, with notation for guitar

                                part, handwritten corrections and notes (see the VIEW THIS ITEM)

$60.00 - #121   Two photos of Janis & Jodie Foster at the opening of the film Foxes.

$60.00 - # 218   Janis' original conductor copy of The Mission (full 14-page score,

                                  handwritten by Janis), with annotated session lyric; with Revenge CD

$60.00 - #269   Annotated typed lyric of Without You, with Janis' approval for liner

                                 notes; with out-of-print Stars songbook (check out what the songbooks

                                 are going for in Memorabilia·)

$70.00 - # 074   Coral Jade Gold Necklace (and worth a lot more!)

$110.00 - #117   Personal photo of Janis with Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel in 1975

                                 (Baez photo is at $180.00)

$200.00 (minimum bid) - # 071 Lapis and Gold Earrings 1 ¹" long; high quality; to match #070

$290.00 - # 245   Handwritten draft lyrics to Stars - the entire song

$300.00 (minimum bid) - # 056 Antique Banjerine Banjo with inlaid headstock, original skin

$370.00 - #058   Fender Blues Deluxe tube amp used at home & studio only 

$450.00 - #140   Janis' out-of-print poetry book Who Really Cares, inscribed at

                                  time of publishing to her grandparents (uninscribed copies currently

                                   going for $400-$600)

$500.00 (minimum bid) - # 072   Gold & Diamond wedding ring, worn on the cover of Night Rains

$550.00 - #141   Janis' out-of-print poetry book Who Really Cares, inscribed at time

                                  of publishing to her mother (again, uninscribed copies currently going

                                  for $400-$600)

$550.00 - #100   Platinum record for Between the Lines (we don't understand it

                                 ourselves, but the gold record bid is currently at $900.00, and platinum

                                  is certainly higher!)

$650.00 - # 242   Society's Child and three other songs (lead sheet); handwritten in 1965

$1000.00 (minimum bid) - # 244   Handwritten first draft of Some People's Lives; be

                                          sure to check out the VIEW THIS ITEM graphic on this piece!

                                          ("One of the two best pieces here") 

$1000.00 (minimum bid) - # 237   Handwritten first draft of Silly Habits (Grammy nominee);

                                         check the VIEW on this item. ("The other best piece here")

$1800.00 (minimum bid) - # 070   Lapis and Gold Necklace 50" long, 21 small gold beads,

                                                 beautiful lapis, tiny gold veins running throughout

$4,000 (minimum bid) - # 053   Janis Ian Santa Cruz Stage Guitar, handmade prototype

                                         used onstage by Janis for the last four years. This is Janis'

                                          favorite guitar in the world, and we know it's a lot of money,

                                          but it all goes to charity·

$4500.00 - # 097   Living Room Concert (yes, we know this is also a lot of money, but if

                                          you group together with your friends you can raise more!

                                          Remember - Janis makes nothing from these items)

$13,000 (minimum bid) - # 051   Hamburg Steinway Baby Grand Piano in gorgeous shape.

                                            New ones are $18,000 and up.





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