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    C. 1933 Adams Hat Stores Real Photo Premiums, Display Signs and Matchbook Cover. Hobbyists collect for any number of reasons. Rationale can range from something as emotional as a family connection to a matter of rarity, to simply "I just like them." Where these rare 1930's Adams Hat Store promos are concerned, the answer is, "They are just so (gosh darn) cool!" They are also the only ones like this of which Heritage is aware. There are one-color photos of boxers known and they are nice, but these up the quality level considerably.

    The five photos feature top personalities of the era, all dressed up in the snazziest fashion of the time. Celebrity names include: Actor Leo Careillo who was "Pancho" in the TV series The Cisco Kid), 1932-34 Light-Heavyweight Champion Maxie Rosenbloom and baseball stars Lefty Gomez, Carl Hubbell and John McGraw. Dating of the promos falls between 1932 and 1934 when Jewish boxer Rosenbloom, the last of the open glove fighters, was the Light-Heavyweight Champion. The backs are void except for a blue "Property of ADAM HAT STORES, INC." stamp. Gomez has an obverse water stain, McGraw has a reverse glue stain and areas of surface loss, the others are EX/MT to NM. Also included are a four of 11 x 14" store display sings. Both are in good condition with moisture staining and stock undulation. Closing out the collection is an Adams Hat matchbook cover with striker in excellent condition.

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    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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