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    1920's-50's Various Sports Legends & Stars Signed Autograph Albums (2). This is the balance of the remarkable collection offered as single lots and albums throughout this Signature auction. The contents cover decades and disciplines, but all retain the common theme of high-grade exemplars and (almost always) intriguing notations to join the autographs. Each signature appears on its own special 3.5x6" page that fits perfectly into the album. On rare occasions, cut signatures are glued to such pages. Among the notable entries: Jim Corbett, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Tom Gibbons, Benny Leonard, Joe Dundee, Sammy Mandell, Mickey Walker, Tommy Loughan, Jack Sharkey, Sonja Henie (2, signed RPPC and standard album page), Willie Hoppe, Thomas Lipton, Johnny Weissmuller. Approximately seventy signatures in all, each perfect condition. Athletes are mainly boxers and Olympians. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


    The Turtle Creek Autograph Collection-An Incomparable Assembly



    Consigned by a gentleman living just yards from the Heritage Auctions world headquarters in uptown Dallas, Texas, this remarkable collection of early autographs served as a family heirloom for over eight decades, and a passion of our consignor's grandfather for the bulk of that time. While many young collectors sought autographs through the mail during the middle half of the twentieth century, none, it would appear, had the vision of this particular youngster, who always demanded and typically received something a little extra from his targets. The result is some of the most remarkable exemplars you'll ever see from a dazzling array of leading figures from the sports world and beyond. The vast majority are penned on identical pages sent by the collector so that they could be neatly filed into various leather bound volumes made expressly for the purpose. Many could be considered the finest autograph exemplars known.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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