Non-Sport Collection – 1940s Movie Stills, 1970s USPS Stamp Albums, Tarzan, Sports-Related Autographs, Etc.
Lot 707. Non-Sport Collection – 1940s Movie Stills, 1970s USPS Stamp Albums, Tarzan, Sports-Related Autographs, Etc. Clayton Moore – the “Lone Ranger” – is unmasked in three of the eight black & white 8” x 10” movie photos in this group. Moore was a star of the 1942 Republic Pictures 15-episode serial “Nyoka and the Tigermen,” also known as “Perils of Nyoka.” The plot centers on the efforts of Nyoka (Kay Aldridge), with help from Dr. Larry Grayson (Moore), to find the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates, which contain the medical knowledge of the Ancients, and gold and other treasure as well. Two villains are also searching for the tablets and treasure. The photos, all different, are ex with two or three minor border or corner creases. Four more photos are from another Republic serial, “Dick Tracy vs. Phantom Empire,” or “Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.” Ralph Byrd starred as Dick Tracy. These photos are ex+. In 1976, the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of “commemorative stamps” in a special three-panel folder containing a description of each of the 13 new stamps. Among the subjects are the U.S. Bicentennial, the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin, the 1970 Olympics, Chemistry, the “Nativity” and Clara Mass, a 25-year-old nurse who gave her life in 1901 as a result of volunteering for an experiment to determine the cause of yellow fever. The folder is ex-m, and the stamps, nm-m. Most of the issues are represented by one stamp. A three-stamp panel is present for the Bicentennial; a four-stamp panel for the Declaration of Independence, and a four-stamp block for the Olympics. The USPS also produced a folder, or mini-album, with new stamp issues for 1972. Among the subjects are poet Sidney Lanier, the Peace Corps, Tom Sawyer, the Olympics, Christmas, Yellowstone Park, Mt. McKinley and Wildlife Conservation. Stamps for seven of the 19 subjects are glued into the album. For one subject, one of two stamps is glued in, and for another, two of four. Stamps for four subjects have minor residue on the back from being glued into the album and then removed. The stamps free of the album are generally ex to ex-m. Separate from the albums is a single 1981 stamp with Babe Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes ever. The stamp is nm-m. Six other items are in this collection: 1. The book “Tarzan’s Quest” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1936 stated first edition hardback, vg book and g-vg dust jacket. 2. Dust jacket for “The Beasts of Tarzan” by Burroughs, published by Grosset & Dunlap, vg. 3. Artwork on wood, 4.25” x 6”, dated 1945, p-f. 4. 1945 mini-calendar, g. 5. Keith Olbermann mint 9 signature on a 1984 letter on stationery for a Boston TV station; Olbermann writes that he has signed up to be a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has had a long career as a sports and political reporter, commentator and anchor, including work at ESPN, MSNBC and CNN. 6. David Hartman signature on a 1983 letter turning down an invitation to speak at the 1984 SABR convention. Nm-m 8 signature. He hosted ABC’s Good Morning American from 1975-87. Winning Bid $40.