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    Olympic Stars Signed Original Artwork Lot of 4 From "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 Harrison Dillard signed in 8/10 black ink, Gil Dodds (5.5x8.5") signed in 9/10 blue ink, Bob Mathias 5x8" (with a handwritten, signed note) signed and personalized in 9/10 black ink and a 3.75x5.5" sketch featuring Frank Wykoff (personalized) signed in 9/10 black ink. Pieces exhibit the typical pair of horizontal mail folds, light scrapbook tape residue and some light wear. Auction LOA from JSA.


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    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2010
    16th-13th Sunday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 4
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