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    Joe Louis Signed Original Artwork "Raitt Collection". From his college days in the early 1930's to the turn of the century, autograph collector John Raitt drew sketches of famous people which he would mail to them, ask them for their autograph and they would return to him for his collection. In more than 70 years he put together a very impressive collection including movie and television actors, politicians, singers, military, government (domestic and foreign) and sports figures, mostly baseball players including many Hall of Famers. There are at least 1,600 signed sketches, and Heritage Auction Galleries is proud to present hundreds of these pieces, which we will feature in a number of different sales.

    Offered here is a 5x8" sketch featuring Joe Louis, with the verso signed and personalized in 9/10 black ink. This piece exhibits the typical pair of horizontal mail folds, scrapbook tape residue at the corners and sides and some light wear. Also, it has been affixed to an 8.5x11" paper, with a hole cut in the middle, which displays both sides of the art piece. Auction LOA from JSA.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    20th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 620

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