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    Includes heartbreaking tribute to his lost love Marilyn Monroe...

    1978-79 Joe DiMaggio Signed Personal Checks Lot of 30. A check made payable to "Parisian Florist" in the hefty amount of $556.50 documents a touching devotion from one American icon to another. For twenty years after Marilyn Monroe's tragic passing in 1962, the West Hollywood flower shop delivered roses to her crypt at Los Angeles' Westwood Memorial Park twice a week, the expenses covered by her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio as a vigil to a marriage that had ended a quarter century before this check was written. The August 4, 1979 date of the check marks the eve of the seventeenth anniversary of Monroe's passing. We believe that it represents payment for a full year of service, 104 deliveries of a half dozen blooms.

    Like the other twenty-nine that comprise this lot, the check is filled out entirely in the 9+/10 blue ballpoint ink of the iconic slugger, and signed with the rare and desirable signature format "Joseph DiMaggio." Other payees include golf courses, airlines and even a driving school. A small handful of checks exhibit light fold lines and all are stamped by the bank, but these issues do nothing to diminish the fine aesthetics, and certainly not the historical importance. All derive from the DiMaggio family and make their hobby debut within this Platinum Night auction. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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