From the era when radio began giving way to television as the number one form of home entertainment, comes this actor and entertainer vintage autograph collection of (14). Advanced signature seekers will find this group of signed photos, index cards, letters and cuts to be of great interest, as most of those individuals represented in this selection now rank as obscure. The diverse materials were signed c.1940s-1950s and generally report in better condition, while signature strength ranges ("6" to "9").
(3) Single-signed 3x5 index cards with individual JSA basic cert/sticker: Bob Hastings (d.2014) with "Archie Andrews" inscription; Bill Keene (d.2000) with "Good luck from" salutation; Randy Merriman (d.2002) personalized
(2) Cut signatures with individual JSA basic cert/sticker: Ben Blue (d.1975) 2-1/2 x 1-3/8" cut adhered to a 4 x 1-1/2" section of an index card; Jimmy Wakely (d.1982) 2-3/4 x 2-1/2" cut adhered to a 3x5 index card
Balance come with auction LOA from JSA, with:
Comedy team "Bob & Ray" dual-signed 7x9 photo with Bob Elliott (d.2016) and Ray Goulding (d.1990)
(5) Single-signed photos: Faye Emerson (d.1983) personalized 7x9 photo with one clipped corner and "NBC Photo" credit stamp on the reverse; Dave Garroway (d.1982) personalized 7x9 photo; Gabby Hayes (d.1969) personalized 8x10 photo; Skitch Henderson (d.2005) personalized 7x9 photo; Randy Merriman (d.2002) personalized 7x9 photo
Korn Kobblers Band multi-signed and personalized 8x10 publicity photo with (5) given name only signatures (death dates unknown), with Charlie (Koenig), Stan (Frits), Eddie (Grosso), Hal (Marquess) and Sid (?)
(2) Typed letters signed, both with original mailing envelopes: 7/14/52 Al Augustine (d.unknown) on NBC letterhead; 12/9/52 John B. Gambling (d.1974) on Gambling letterhead with "Gambling on the Air" printed at bottom