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    The Adolphus Hotel's 1917-1970 Register of Celebrated Guests This leather-bound tome was on hand for the better part of a century to record the signatures of society's crème de le crème who took up lodging at Dallas' European manoresque hotel. Sports heroes, politicians, stage/screen stars, and musicians alike blessed this volume with their John Hancock, which now boasts 424 signatures, neatly spaced out over sixty-plus pages. Our photographs will show that the cover and binding have felt the effects of decades of aging, and the stress of passing through hundreds of famous hands, but the inner pages have maintained their beauty throughout the years and the autographs are uniformly Mint throughout. The cumulative book values on the signatures within move well into the mid five-figure mark, and the following list only touches on a few highlights and is far from exhaustive. Please call for a complete list to be faxed, or see the list published on our website HeritageSportsCollectibles.com.

    G.C. Alexander, Amos & Andy, Gene Autry, Jack Benny, James J. Braddock, William Jennings Bryan, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Paul and Dizzy Dean (together), Jack Dempsey, Babe Didrickson, Amelia Earhart, Nelson Eddy, David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Lou Gehrig, Hoot Gibson, Red Grange, Walter Hagen (2), Warren G. Harding, Buck Jones, Robert Jones (golfer), Buster Keaton, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Benny Leonard, Charles Lindbergh (magnificently inscribed, "9-27-27, St. Louis, Mo., non stop New York to Paris"), Huey Long, John J. Pershing, Ronald Reagan, Eddie Rickenbacker (2), Nelson Rockefeller, Knute Rockne, Ginger Rogers, Will Rogers (4), Babe Ruth, John Phillip Sousa (inscribed "Stars and Stripes Forever" with musical notes), Tris Speaker, William Howard Taft, Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., Lloyd and Paul Waner (together), Johnny Weissmuller (2), Paul Whiteman, W.B. Yeats. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

    Other names include Roald Amundsen, Tommy Armour, Vilma Banky, Wallace Beery, Betty Blythe, Frank Buck, Howard Chandler Christy, Mae Clarke, Irvin S. Cobb, John Connally, Gary Cooper, Douglas Corrigan, Bebe Daniels, George Duncan, Gertrude Ederle, James and Miriam Ferguson, Pauline Frederick, Mary Garden, John Nance Garner, Helen Hayes, Bob Hope, DeWolf Hopper, Al Jolson, Patsy Kelly, Kay Kyser, Suzanne Lenglen, Ed "Strangler" Lewis (2), Marcus Loew, Felix Count Luckner, C.H. Mayo, Barton McLane, Aimee Semple McPherson, Abe Mitchell, Gen. "Billy" Mitchell, Barney Oldfield (2), Sergei Rachmaninoff, Hal Roach, Lillian Roth, Chas. Ruggles, Roger Staubach, Charles Taft, Iuisa Tetrazzini, Lawrence Tibbett, Claire Windsor, Fay Wray.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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