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
As the auction comes to a close, more people seem to be disregarding the minimum bid requirements. Your bid will be removed and/or discounted if you do not meet the minimum bid!! If you notice a minimum bid failure, please notify the auctioneer immediately. Thanks!
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.Please check the Latest News as well!