|Title:||LED ZEPPELIN IV "ZOSO" SIGNED ALBUM BY ALL 4|
|Description:||1971 LED ZEPPELIN IV "ZOSO" SIGNED ALBUM COVER, AUTOGRAPHED BY THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS, ROBERT PLANT WITH BLUE PEN, JIMMY PAGE WITH BLUE PEN, JOHN BONHAM WITH BLACK PEN AND JOHN PAUL JONES WITH BLACK PEN.|
|Condition:||ALBUM AND VINYL RECORD ARE IN GREAT CONDITION, AUTOGRAPHS ARE NICE AND CRISP, ALBUM WAS PUT AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT, WELL TAKEN CARE OF.|
|Origin:||PURCHASED FROM LED ZEPPELIN COLLECTOR AND BIGGEST FAN OF THE GROUP.|
|Appraised By:||Lon Strickler|
|History Of The Item:||Led Zeppelin IV group signed 'Zoso' album - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Pauls Jones. The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. No title is printed on the album, so it is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, following the naming standard used by the band's first three studio albums. The album has alternatively been referred to as the Four Symbols logo, Four Symbols, The Fourth Album (those two titles each having been used in the Atlantic catalogue), Untitled, The Runes, The Hermit, and ZoSo, the latter of which is derived from the symbol used by Jimmy Page for the album sleeve. ZoSo has subsequently been used as moniker for Jimmy Page. Upon its release, Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success. The album is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at 32 million units. It has shipped over 23 million units in the United States alone, making it the third-best-selling album ever in the US. In 2003, the album was ranked 66th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".|
|Appraiser Tips:||We recommend that this item be appraised periodically. As well, store or display this item in an area with low humidity and low light using acid free and/or archival grade material. This way, the value of the item and the pleasure of ownership will continue for many years.|
|Research Sources:||We have over 30 years of experience in appraising and authenticating autographs and look at thousands of items each month. In the uncommon event that there is a signature with which I or my associates are unfamiliar, we have access to other recognized experts as well as an extensive library of reference materials and archive of authentic signatures for comparison. We also update autograph values on a continued basis.|
|Appraiser Comments:||The signatures appear to be authentic by sight examination of the image provided with the request for appraisal but an actual determination to authenticity cannot be made without a physical inspection. Since this item cannot be forensically inspected by this appraiser then the value stated is on the assumption that this is an authentic signature. All appraisals are based on the condition, uniqueness, history and current market for this item. An appraiser does not create the value of an item and merely provides their professional opinion of value which is often generated by a comparison study based on auction and retail sale prices. This certificate of appraisal is given subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, all of which are a part hereof unless expressly set aside in writing either on the pages of this certificate or by writing attached to the certificate signed by all parties concerned. Unless otherwise stated herein, this certificate is based only on the readily apparent identity of the item(s) appraised, and no further opinion nor guarantee of authenticity, genuineness, attribution or authorship is made. This certificate is made at the request of the party names for their private use. It is not an indication or certificate of title ownership.|
The expert, Lon Strickler, is of the opinion that this item
Reason: The signatures are similar in style and form with authentic examples we have in archive. As well, the source and manner of how the signature was obtained is also taken into consideration. Thank you for allowing me to appraise your collectible. I would appreciate any feedback you feel is relevant. Lon D. Strickler
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