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Lot 654.  Vintage Roaring Twenties Clacker from Kirchhof of Newark. Metal and wood clacker copyrighted 1928 is 1 ¼” x 4 ½” x ½” and features colorful period graphics. Ex.
Winning Bid $25.

Lot 655.  1961 Dick Tracy Hand Puppet. Tracy was the detective hero of a newspaper comic strip produced by Chester Gould from 1931-77. He was an intelligent detective who used science, advanced gadgets and good police procedure to bring an array of villains to justice. Tracy wore a two-way wrist radio, as the puppet does, long before micro-technology made the cellular phone possible. The puppet shows light wear on the hat, and there are a couple of spots on the cloth body. Ex-m.
Winning Bid $55.

Lot 656.  1933 Buffalo Bill Jigsaw Puzzle Premium from Cocomalt. The R. B. Davis Co. of Hoboken, N.J. produced the chocolate-flavored drink. In 1933, each one-pound can came with a puzzle. This puzzle apparently is incomplete in its original envelope, although we didn’t put it together. The envelope says the puzzle consists of 65 pieces; we counted 59. The envelope itself is worth collecting; it pictures Buffalo Bill on the front and has a Cocomalt ad on the back. It looks better than its technical grade of f. The puzzle pieces are ex-m.
Winning Bid $30.

Lot 657.  First and Last Issues of Life Magazines, First Issue of Holiday. Life debuted on Nov. 23, 1936 with a 96-page issue that featured a photograph of a dam at Fort Peck, Montana, on the cover. Inside, a lengthy article with numerous photos dealt with the Treasure State. Ex issue without a label. The magazine’s last regular issue, featuring “The Year in Pictures 1972,” was dated Dec. 29, 1972. Two copies, one ex, one ex-m+. The travel magazine Holiday made its first appearance in March 1946. Vg+ issue shows a map of China on the cover. The magazine from Curtis Publishing contains 124 pages of travel features and advertising.
Winning Bid $25.

Lot 658.  1937 Liberty Magazine with an Article by Amelia Earhart on Women and Flying. In this Feb. 13 issue, Earhart addresses the question, “Are American Women Holding Aviation Back.” Noting that many women are reluctant to allow their husband to fly, let alone fly themselves, she promotes the safety and convenience of air travel for men and women alike. Of course, the safety of the airlines was much more problematical then. As a sidebar to the article notes, 31 people were killed in five crashes from Dec. 15, 1936 to Jan. 15, 1937. Only five months after the article appeared, Earhart would disappear during her attempt to fly around the world. Vg-ex issue.
Winning Bid $15.

Lot 659.  14 1930s-40s Look Issues with Churchill, Lindbergh, Dionne Quints, Etc. Life magazine may have won the circulation wars but Look’s color covers were superior in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of lower circulation, the Look issues are much scarcer than Life’s. Through 1937, front covers have a main color photo and several small b&w photos. After that, a color photo occupies the full front cover. The issues: March 1937 (Vol. 1, No. 3), vg-ex, small front Garbo photo, large Marlene Dietrich photo on the back cover. April 1937, vg+ to ex, small Dietrich, large Jean Harlow on the back. May 1937, vg-ex, small Harlow; Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on the back. June 7, 1938, ex-m, Dionne Quintuplets at the age of four. Nov. 9, 1937, vg-ex, circus cover. April 11, 1939, ex-m, great Charles Lindbergh cover. Nov. 2, 1943, two copies, one ex-m+, one vg-ex, Maj. Gen. Claire Chennault. Feb. 22, 1944, vg+ to ex, Lois Barnes, dancer. Ernie Pyle is an ad on the back. May 2, 1944, ex, Chiang Kai-Shek. May 16, 1944, ex-m, Winston Churchill. Jan. 23, 1945, vg+ to ex, fashion cover. An article asks, “General Patton – Heel or Hero?” May 15, 1945, vg, Jack Benny.
Winning Bid $75.

Lot 660.  Life, Look, Sheet Music, Ads, One Sheets with Movie, TV Cowboys & Tough Guys. Stars on the covers of Life complete issues with labels are: Errol Flynn, 5/23/38 vg+ to ex. Gary Cooper with Tony Perkins, 7/16/56, minor writing, otherwise ex. Sean Connery as 007, 1/7/66 ex. John Wayne (drawing), 7/11/69, bottom edge sunning, ex. Robert Redford, 2/6/70, light bottom edge sunning, ex. Clint Eastwood, 7/23/71 ex. Wayne, 1/28/72 ex+. Look issues include covers with: Buster Crabbe in “Flash Gordon Goes to Mars,” 3/15/38, g-vg with clean image of Crabbe. Inside includes picture story serial using pictures from the movie. Wayne, 8/2/60 f-g. Boris Karloff, 9/8/64 ex. Lorne Greene is on the cover of the 7/27/63 Star Weekly and Canadian Weekly, vg. Sheet Music: Flynn on “Some Sunday Morning,” 1944 vg-ex. Wayne, “The High and the Mighty,” 1954 ex. One Sheets: Crabbe (2) in “Rustlers’ Hideout” and “Gentlemen with Guns.” Advertisements: Full pages from magazines unless otherwise noted. Tom Mix, 3” x 14” for Buck Skein shirts. Buck Jones, 1935 for Daisy Air Rifles. Wayne, 1954 tie-in with “The High and the Mighty.” Hugh O’Brian, 1964 for Heublein whiskey sour. James Arness as Marshall Dillon with Amanda Blake, 1959 for L&M cigarettes. 20 items.
Winning Bid $35.

Lot 661.  1930s to Early 1940s “1-Cent Cigarettes” 1000-Punch Punchboard. The green “Lucky Strike” cigarettes pack illustrated here dates the punchboard as a pre-1942 game of chance. That’s when the signature “Lucky Strike” package was changed from green to white. Vg-ex board with 999 of the 1000 punches unused, and an excellent vintage display piece.
Winning Bid $45.

Lot 662.  11 1940s Sports, Non-Sport Transfers Plus a Joe Palooka Booklet of Transfers. Printed on 3” x 7 ¼” rice paper, the larger transfers, apparently from the 1940s, include a football player, Dick Tracy, Tarzan, G.I. Joe, the Lone Ranger, Mairzy Doats, Barnacle Bill and others. G-vg to ex with a staple hole at the top. The Joe Palooka booklet, printed in Japan, contains 36 colorful transfers. The transfers are unused, and the three pages are vg to vg-ex.
Winning Bid $35.

Lot 663.  1940s Photos Featuring Denis Morgan, George Austin, Henry Bussey, Etc. These photos are from the collection of Jimmy Bigelow, “The Banjo King,” and his wife, Martha. They generally are about 4 ½” x 6 ½”, sepia and average g. Bigelow is in most of the photos. Morgan was one of the premier actors of the 1940s and 1950s. Although he retired in the late 1950s, he continued to do cameos until 1980. Austin is best known as the writer of “My Blue Heaven.” His recording alone sold 12 million copies. Bussey was a popular band leader and excellent trumpet player. Herb Alpert credits him with influencing his hit recording “The Mexican Shuffle.” Bussey and his band are pictured in an 8” x 10” sepia photos. Bigelow is shown with various individuals in the four other photos.
Minimum Bid $25.

Lot 664.  1940 Walt Disney “Fantasia” Program. In 28 oversized pages, this program introduces the people, music and artwork involved in this outstanding production. Inside photos are a mix of color and black & white. A date is written on the cover, which has some toning along the edges. Otherwise, ex.
Winning Bid $15.

Lot 665.  Memorabilia Featuring Top African-American Performers of the 1940s-50s. 1. 1942 program for a Marian Anderson concert at UCLA. G-vg. 2. 1944 Playbill with Paul Robeson on the cover as Othello at New York’s Sam S. Schubert Theatre. Vg-ex. 3. 1952 ticket stub for a performance by Ella Fitzgerald at the national Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. Vg-ex; displays as ex. 4. Circa 1960s 8” x 10” b&w photo of Louis Armstrong, Billy Eckstein. Vg-ex. Also, three 1970 newspaper tv supplements, one with Leslie Uggams, two with Diahann Carroll. Two g-vg, one vg-ex.
Winning Bid $25.

Lot 666.  75 Programs, Primarily 1940-50s, for N.Y. Theatre Productions, Cultural Events. Programs are for Broadway theatres, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera and Radio City Music Hall. Forty copies of The Playbill are from the 1940s or 1950s; 19 are more recent. The earlier programs cover such productions as My Fair Lady (Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison), Kismet, Picnic (Paul Newman), The Sound of Music (Mary Martin), Annie Get Your Gun (Ethel Merman), Life with Father, Peter Pan (Boris Karloff), and Brigadoon. There are programs also for Mame, Barefoot in the Park, Biloxi Blues, The Music Man and Destry Rides Again. Five Carnegie Hall programs are from the 1940s, and one from the 1950s. Three Metropolitan Opera programs are from the 1940s, and one from the 1950s. Accom-panying them are three 1950s N.Y. City Opera Co. programs. Four Radio City Music Hall program are from the 1940s; three are the same, featuring Fred McMurray and Rosalind Russell.
Winning Bid $30.

Lot 667.  15 Periodicals Focusing on Churchill. Sir Winston Churchill was one of the most important leaders of the 20th century. Because of his leadership, Britain successfully resisted the German onslaught in World War II. In 2002, he was named the Greatest-ever Briton in a BBC poll. Erudite as well as politically astute, he won the 1953 Nobel Prize in literature for his books on world history and the English language. He died in 1965. Almost all of these publications were produced during Churchill’s life. He is pictured on the cover or quoted unless noted. Time: 9/4/39. This issue covers a pivotal point in British WWII history. It is clear that Churchill has been correct in criticizing his government’s efforts to appease Germany. Vg+ to ex. Comes with 10/26/42 issue that pictures British Viscount Gort, governor of Malta. Vg+ to ex. Newsweek: 10/13/47 vg+, 10/26/53 ex. Atlantic: 7/54, New York Times military editor Hanson W. Baldwin provides a favorable assessment of Churchill as a military strategist and world stateman, vg+ to ex. Book of the Month Club News: 4/41, 7/48, 3/49, 11/53. Each highlights a Churchill book. Ex. World Report: 10/22/46, ex. Saturday Review: 6/19/48, vg. Collier’s: 9/22/51, vg. Life: 7/7/49 ex, 3/19/56 g-vg. 1965, 128-page news book, The Unforgettable Winston Churchill: Giant of the Century, vg+ to ex. Also, Sir Winston Churchill, a 1991 British publication, nm.
Winning Bid $25.

Lot 668.  8 Publications on Great Britain, Primarily British Royalty. These publications deal with the Royal Family: Princess Elizabeth’s Wedding Day, circa 1947, 12 pages, some pages loose, complete, g+ to vg. The Pictorial Life Story of King George The Sixth, c. 1952, 32 pages, g+. Beloved Princess (Princess Margaret), c. 1961, 24 pages, g. This England, c. 1970, Queen Elizabeth on cover, g-vg. The Royal Wedding (Andrew and Fergie), 1986, vg. Also: Madame Tussaud’s, 1985, 32 pages, vg. The Regimental Bands of the Scots Guards, 1983, 24 pages, vg. Torvill & Dean, 1986, 32 pages, vg.
Minimum Bid $20.
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