Mercury, Freddie (1946 – 1991)

An attractive greeting card featuring an Andy Warhol cat drawing (taken from his 1954 book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy), measuring 10″ x 7″ open, signed and inscribed inside in black ballpoint by Freddie Mercury, ‘Dear Christopher, Many thanks for a lovely book — It is very much appreciated. Kind regards, Freddie’.

In fine condition. Quite rare and desirable. Accompanied by an invitation pack for a cocktail reception celebrating the special Sotheby’s sale ‘Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own’, which was held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, which contains the invitation, a Richard Young photo, and a limited edition photographic print, numbered 112/200.

Christopher Payne, the recipient of this card, is a world-renowned expert on period furniture, a specialist at Sotheby’s for over 25 years, and a regular personality on BBC television’s Antiques Roadshow. He has written widely on his subject and received this card in thanks for sending Freddie Mercury one of his publications.