A huge collection of celebrity autographs on matchbooks, 1940s-1950s
Lot 1074
A huge collection of celebrity autographs on matchbooks, 1940s-1950s
Sold for US$ 5,185 inc. premium
Lot Details
A huge collection of celebrity autographs on matchbooks, 1940s-1950s
Approximately 100; all penned in various colors of fountain pen ink on individual covers (with the matches removed), signatures include those of (in alphabetical order): Bud Abbott, June Allyson, Edward Arnold, Fred Astaire, Mary Astor, Lauren Bacall, Max Baer, Pearl Bailey, Anne Baxter, Harry Belafonte, William Bendix, Joan Bennett, Jack Benny, Irving Berlin, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Johnny Mack Brown, Red Buttons, 'Jim' Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Leslie Caron, Ty Cobb, Charles Coburn, Ronald Colman, Jeanne Crain, Joan Crawford, Xavier Cugat, Olivia DeHavilland, Gloria DeHaven, Jack Dempsey, Joe DiMaggio, Kirk Douglas, Irene Dunne, Jimmy Durante, Albert Einstein, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frances Farmer, Mel Ferrer, Robert Frost, Clark Gable, Mitzi Gaynor, Jackie Gleason, Benny Goodman, Kathryn Grayson, Jack Haley, Rita Hayworth, Sonja Heine, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, John Hodiak, Tim Holt, Lena Horne, Betty Hutton, Al Jolson, Helen Keller, Alan Ladd, Bert Lahr, 'Dottie' Lamour, Burt Lancaster, Jerry Lewis, Joe Lewis, Liberace, Jeanette MacDonald, Connie Mack, Marjorie Main, Dean Martin, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Joel McCrea, Adolph Menjou, Una Merkel, 'Bob' Mitchum, Robert Montgomery, Mae Murray, Anna Q. Nilsson, Richard Nixon, Mary Pickford, Zasu Pitts, Cole Porter, Dick Powell, Tyrone Power, Vincent Price, Martha Raye, Edward G. Robinson, Norman Rockwell, Ginger Rogers, Roy Rogers, Jane Russell, Phil Silvers, Red Skelton, Casey Stengel, Jimmy Stewart, Gale Storm, Danny Thomas, Harry Truman, Sophie Tucker, Lana Turner, Johnny Weissmuller, Lawrence Welk, and Walter Winchell, among a few others. (Please note some of the matchbooks are in poor condition and the signatures are illegible.)
Each matchbook: 1 1/2 x 4 1/2in
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