Entertainment, Historical and Other Non-Sport Memorabilia
Lot 391. Vintage Native American Plaster Figure Holding a Ceremonial Pipe –Very Cool! This circa 1940s-50s work of art presents muted colors and a head dress of yellow, red and green. This nicely executed cast sculture has a number of small chips, confined primarily to the legs. At 18’s high, 17” deep and 15” wide, the the figure is impressive, and well worth our starting bid. And, yes, very cool!
Winning Bid $152
Lot 392. “There Stands (Stonewall) Jackson” Civil War Print Signed by James Thomas Neumann. Impressive portrait of the Confederate general by Neumann, who has produced the artwork for a significant series of Civil War prints. A 1846 graduate of West Point, Jackson served in the U.S. Military in the Mexican-American War. Born in Virginia, he joined the Confederate Army when Virginia seceded from the Union. Subsequently, he was a major force in almost every Eastern Theater battle until his death on May 10, 1863. He is regarded as one of the greatest tactical commanders in U.S. history; his tactics are still studied. At Chancellorsville, Jackson was accidentally shot by Confederate pickets. He died of pneumonia eight days later. The 20” x 24” print is mint with minor wear at the corners of the very wide borders. Neumann’s 1981 pencil signature is nm-m.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 393. Non-Sport Memorabilia and Cards Spanning 1917 to World War II and Beyond! 1. A 1917 “Half Coupon” for Duke’s Mixture Smoking Tobacco. A “Partial List of Presents” is provided on one side. Ex-m. 2. An undated $5 three-panel ticket for “One Airplane Flight” at Keystone Flying Field in Philadelphia. Apparently used, the ticket is glued to a paper backing. The front has a vg appearance. 3. Oct. 4, 1940 ticket stub for a Republican Rally at Shibe Park in Philadelphia with presidential candidate Wendell Willkie as the speaker. Vg, crease in the upper left corner. 4-6. Three matchbook covers from World War II. “Remember Pearl Harbor” is the message of one from a New Jersey café. Another notes that “Spreading false rumors is SABOTAGE,” and a third, with illustrations of Mussolini, Tojo and Hitler, encourages Americans to “Work to crush the Axis!” All three promote War Bonds. Matches removed, matchcovers opened, vg. 7-10. Four envelopes with mailings to an individual from 1903-10. Two contain solicitations from a Philadelphia manufacturing company for individuals to “write” letters “from a copy we furnish” supporting the company’s products. Writers are offered $20 per 1,000 letters. The other envelopes have a handwritten invitation to a 1902 meeting and a 1910 document from New-York Life Insurance Co. 11. An invitation to a 1906 wedding in Shelbina, MO. Folded horizontally for mailing; otherwise, ex. 12. 1950s Henry Fonda b&w card, vg-ex. 13. 1950 Challenge of the Yukon, Sgt. Preston #20, ex+. 14. 1950s Challenge of the Yukon, Dog series, Airedale, blank-back, nm-m.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 394. “Cinema Arts” Limited Edition 1937 First Issue with Top Stars and Jaro Fabry Artwork. Only three issues of this magnificent film magazine were produced. This copy of Vol. 1 No. 1 from June 1937 is a 90-page hardcover approximately 11.25” x 14.25” filled with black & white photos and illustrations. It is No. 1199 from a limited edition of 2,000. During Hollywood’s Golden Age, Fabry was a prolific and respected producer of illustrations depicting major stars and pin-up girls. The fantastic illustration of Greta Garbo on the cover of this issue is his work. His color artwork of Marlene Dietrich is inside. The publication presents nicely illustrated overviews of the feature films “Shall We Dance,” “The Prince and the Pauper,” Captains Courageous,” “A Star is Born,” “Lost Horizon” and “Slave Ship.” An article titled “Director’s Dilemma” discusses with humor the task of deciding which actors to cast as Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind.” Beautiful professional portraits of performers are abundant – Janet Gaynor and Frederic March, Wallace Beery, Joan Blondell, Merle Oberon, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Havilland, Claudette Colbert, Rosalind Russell, Myrna Loy and Garbo. This issue is vg with wear on the corners and edges of the cloth covers, a scuff on Garbo’s image on the front cover, and some small scuffs on the back cover. The pages are ex to ex-m and likely to provide hours of entertainment and some insights concerning Hollywood of the 1930s. The owner’s name is on the first inside page, which contains the number of the limited edition copy.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 395. 77 FDCs with Entertainers and Entertainment – Actors, Singers, Films, Cartoons, Etc. All different. This collection includes first day covers with U.S. Postal Service stamps of Marilyn Monroe (1995), Charlie Chaplin (1998), Jose Ferrer (2012), Helen Hayes (2011), Houdini (2002), Grace Kelly (1993), Edward G. Robinson (2000) and Danny Thomas (2012). The Monroe and Robinson stamps are from the long-running USPS “Legends of Hollywood” series. Thirteen FDCs have stamps from the 1991 Comedians and 1994 Silent Screen Stars issues that feature caricatures by Al Hirschfeld. Each complete set is on a separate large envelope. In addition, 11 of the 15 different stamps are alone on separate FDCs, including Abbott & Costello, Fanny Brice, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Theda Bara and Buster Keaton. Individual FDCs of Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder are from the 2012 Great Film Directors series. Twelve FDCs have characters from three complete Art of Disney series: 200 Imagination – Bambi, Mickey and friends, Pinocchio and Lion King. 2007 Magic – Mickey from Fantasia, Peter Pan, Dumbo and Aladdin. 2008 Imagination – Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, and Mickey from Steamboat Willie. 2008 and 2011 FDCs with stamps celebrating Latin Jazz and Jazz, respectively. Various issues with Roy Acuff (2003), Duke Ellington (1986), Henry Mancini (2004), Cole Porter (1991) and Igor Stravinsky (1986). Legends of American Music Series (1993-98), FDCs with 14 stamps from a set of 70: Elvis, Bing Crosby, Woody Guthrie, Bill Haley, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly, Mahalia Jackson, Robert Johnson, Clyde McPhatter, Ma Rainey, Otis Redding, Sonny Terry, and Bob Wills, and “Oklahoma!” “Porgy & Bess” and “Show Boat.” Three FDCs with stamps of Simpsons characters (2009). 1996 American Indian Dances series, one FDC with a Fancy Dance stamp, and the other, with a Butterfly Dance stamp. Three FDCs, each with a Circus series stamp, a ringmaster, a clown and an elephant. FDCs with movie stamps: Star Wars (Yoda, 2007), E.T. (2000), and Cars, Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, and Toy Story (all 2011). Also, Garfield (2010). Sylvester and Tweety (1998), the musical Cats (2000), and The Cosby Show (2000). The stamps are generally nm-m to mint, and the envelopes, nm. The block of Silent Screen Stars stamps has some creases. Forty envelopes, primarily in the Comedians, Silent Screen stars and Legends of American Music sets, have address labels. Nm to nm-m.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 396. 1974 Movie Poster for the Re-release of “Animal Crackers” Starring the 4 Marx Brothers. The color poster, approximately 27” x 41”, has the usual folds and various light creases. Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo starred in the movie in 1930 with Lillian Roth. It was based on a 1928 Broadway musical that also featured the Marx Bros. and Roth. The poster is copyrighted by Universal Pictures and licensed by the National Screen Service Corp.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 397. “Let’s Spend the Night Together” Vintage Movie Poster Featuring The Rolling Stones. This production was a live concert film that documents the Stones’ 1981 North American tour. Directed by Hal Ashby, it was released in movie theaters on Feb. 11, 1983. It features the title song, along with “Under My Thumb,” “Black Limousine,” “Time IS on My Side,” “Beast of Burden,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and numerous other songs. The colorful poster is approximately 27.5” x 41” and has the usual folds, a few small creases and, otherwise, an ex to ex-m appearance. It carries a 1982 Embassy Pictures copyright.
Winning Bid $15