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    1934 "American Kennel Club" Certificate and German Shepherd Photograph from The Lou Gehrig Collection.

    UPDATE: This lot includes a letter of provenance from a Gehrig family member.



    UPDATE: This lot includes a letter of provenance from the consignor.

    Lou Gehrig's parents were immigrants from the nation of Germany, so it only stands to reason that the legendary slugger would favor the German Shepherd breed when selecting a canine companion. But who knew he was such a serious dog owner? This pair of paper relics recalls Gehrig's affection for one particularly beautiful specimen, a female named, "Afra of Cosalta." We feature both a certificate representing a solid showing in a competition (10x12.5") and a photograph of the dog (11x7"). Both items exhibit a degree of handling and storage wear, with some minor spotting on the certificate, but each presents very well. Letter of provenance from consignor.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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