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Celebrity Autograph Treasure Chest with B.B. King, W.C. Handy & Jimmy Doolittle—All JSA/PSA Certified

Lot Number 1457

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Celebrate celebrity with this diverse autograph treasure chest loaded with notables. From the Latin root celebritas, the word celebrity means fame and though they say fame is fleeting not so for these famed personages, most of whom have left lasting impressions in their various fields. This galaxy of stars shines with a roster of soldiers, actors, singers, musicians, astronauts, authors, comedians, strippers (yes, famous for removing their clothing), politicians and a clown. Some of these luminaries have enjoyed crossover success as a singer/actor, comedian/actor or as an astronaut/politician and we’re sure there are those of you who may want to lump a politician or two into the clown category, but all have made their impact on society over the course of the past one hundred years. Adding even more significance to this considerable collection, is that fact that all have been authenticated as genuine by either JSA or PSA/DNA, the hobby’s leading certification services. All items are in better to excellent condition unless noted. The complete list of included items is as follows:


Highlights are:


(2) Blues guitarist B.B. King (d.2015): 1.) Remo 12” drumhead with original factory box (“8-9”) with full photo LOA from JSA; and 2.) Palace Theater of Waterbury, CT. program with JSA basic cert/sticker


Trumpet player W.C. Handy (d.1958) known as the “Father of the Blues” 8x10 publicity photo (“8-9”) being presented the keys to the city by St. Louis mayor A.P. Kaufmann, personalized and also inscribed with “6-5-49”, full photo LOA from JSA


Lt. General Jimmy Doolittle (d.1993) of the U.S. Army Air Corps postmarked 7/26/32 cachet (“9”) encapsulated and designated Authentic by PSA/DNA


Author/activist/civil rights leader Coretta Scott King (d.2006) and wife of Martin Luther King, postmarked 10/28/67 FDC (“8-9”) with JSA basic cert/sticker


Marvel comic book guru Stan Lee (“8”) on the front cover of a Marvel Select #3 Spider-Man the Lost Years comic with PSA/DNA basic cert/sticker


American artist Norman Rockwell (d.1978) 3/25/55 TLS (“9”) with full photo LOA from JSA


Composer/playwright/producer George M. Cohan (d.1942) “the man who owned Broadway” 2-1/2 x 2” cut (“8-9”) with staple oxidation stains that affect the salutation “sincerely” but do not contact or compromise the signature, full photo LOA from JSA


Circus clown Emmett Kelly Sr. (d.1979) postmarked 5/2/66 FDC (“9-10”) with JSA basic cert/sticker


Astronaut Jim Lovell Apollo 13 shirt (“8-9”) size “42-44” white with blue embroidery made by Haines, JSA basic cert/sticker


Also present are:


Actors/Actresses: (2) with individual full photo LOA from JSA: George Arliss (d.1946) 3-1/2 x 2-1/2” cut (“9”), Mischa Auer (d.1967) autograph album page (“9”) with full photo LOA from JSA; and (15) with individual JSA basic cert/sticker: Anne Baxter (d.1985) yellow index card (“8-9”),  Ben Blue (d.1975) index card with affixed photo (“8-9”), George Clooney 3/6/95 check (“9-10”), “Dagmar” (d.2001, aka Virginia Ruth Egnor, aka Jenny Lee) index card with affixed photo (“9-10”, sticker only, no cert card) with deference to a stain in the signature area, Joan Fontaine (d.2013) 5-1/2 x 4” sheet of notepaper (“9-10”), (3) Helen Hayes (d.1993): 5x7 photo (“8-9”) and (2) checks: 8/13/42 signed as “Helen MacArthur” (“9”), 5/3/43 signed as “Helen Hayes” (“9”) with deference to bank stamp over surname, Angela Lansbury green index card (“9-10”), Jack Lemmon (d.2001) personalized 8x10 photo (“9-10”), Myrna Loy (d.1993) 5x3 cut (“8”), George Murphy (d.1992) autograph album page (“7”), Roy Rogers (d.1998) 8x10 photo (“8-9”), Sophia Loren 4x6 photo (“9”), Leslie Uggams 8x10 photo (“9”, sticker only, no cert card)


Musicians/Singers, all with individual JSA basic cert/sticker: Kenny G postmarked 9/1/95 FDC (“9”); Harry James (d.1983) 3x3 cut adhered to a portion of an envelope (“8-9”); “Grandpa” Jones (d.1998) 8x10 photo with creases, personalized (“8”), Kathy Mattea 8x10 photo (“9”) signed in black over dark background, John Raitt (d.2005) on the back of a performance flyer (“9-10”); Johnnie Ray (d.1990) 8x10 photo (“7”) personalized with multiple small ink breaks


Politicians, all with JSA basic cert/sticker: John Glenn (also former astronaut) 3x5 triangle-shaped cut (“9”) accompanied by an unsigned 8x10 photo; Joe Biden 8x10 photo (“9-10”) with “1993 U.S.S” inscription; John McCain 8x10 photo (“9-10”) with another signature that appears Sarah Palin


Comedians, all with JSA basic cert/sticker: Milton Berle (d.2002) 3-3/4 x 2-1/4” cut (“9-10”); Don Rickles 8x10 photo (“9-10”) personalized with recipient’s name crossed out


Strippers: “Lili St. Cyr” (d.1999) index card (“9-10”); “Tempest Storm” yellow index card (“9-10”) with JSA basic sticker only


 New York/San Francisco Giants team owner Horace Stoneham (d.1990) 11/25/81 handwritten letter (“9-10”) with JSA basic cert/sticker

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