A sepia tone autographed picture of Jazz Pianist Nat King Cole with the King Cole Trio

NAT KING COLE. Vintage 1950s 7.8 x 10 glossy black and white chest-up portrait, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint ink, “To Joe/Best Wishes/Nat King Cole.” Very good condition, with very slightly trimmed vertical borders; paper loss along the top of the right border, barely affecting the background; a mild diagonal bend at the top left corner; scattered mild surface impressions and thumbing bends in the background; and somewhat uneven ink application, with the final two letters of his surname visible as impressions from the pen point in the paper. Closer inspection reveals that the singer attempted to go over these letters again but could not get the ink to flow properly. Priced accordingly.