Thomas’ Music, a Melbourne institution since 1922, shut down earlier this year. It was a much-loved destination for classical musicians and enthusiasts. A feature of the shop was the back wall of ceiling tiles signed by hundreds of international and local artists.
The collection of autographs features sopranos Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Joan Sutherland, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de Los Angeles, conductors Arthur Fiedler and Neville Marriner, alongside such popular artists as Elvis Costello, Nana Mouskouri and Adam Ant.
The collection will be sold at auction in Melbourne on Thursday 13 December, at 2pm.