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1939-1964 Jack Dempsey Correspondence Lot of (9) with Signature Cut, Award Document & (7) Testimonial Dinner Letters

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Boxing buffs beef up your collection with this 1939-1964 Jack Dempsey correspondence lot of (9). Arguably the most popular and iconic fighter of the 1920s, the "Manassa Mauler" was honored with a testimonial dinner in March of 1939. Here we have (7) typed letters in regards to the occasion, including (2) addressed to Dempsey, which are signed by various dignitaries of the period. These nicely preserved letters are adhered to sturdy pages, that were neatly clipped from a scrapbook. In addition to these ancient letters, this group includes a 1964 award document presented to Dempsey, and a signature cut that is well suited for framed display. Auction LOA for Dempsey signature cut; no authentication for the signed letters due to time/cost restraints, however given their nature they are presumed genuine. 

Featured are:

Jack Dempsey 3 x 1-1/2 signature cut ("8-9") with "lots of luck pal" salutation, adhered to a 3x2 section of an index card

5/13/64 The Speaker's Rooms U.S. House of Representatives document presenting "The John W. McCormack Citation of Honor for Clean Sportsmanship" to Dempsey, signed by Speaker of the House John W. McCormack to the right of a House of Representatives gold foil seal with blue ribbon

2/3/39 TLS on State of New York Executive Chamber letterhead signed by Governor of New York Herbert H. Lehman ("9") 

2/20/39 TLS on Lowell Thomas letterhead, signed by writer/actor Lowell Thomas ("7", ink migration)

2/14/39 TLS on Knickerbocker Broadcasting Company letterhead signed by radio pioneer Donald Flamm ("9")

2/17/39 TLS on New York State athletic Commission letterhead signed by chairman John J. Phelan ("8-9")

2/17/39 TLS on Office of Bernard F. Gimbel letterhead signed by Gimbels department store president Bernard F. Gimbel ("8")

2/17/39 TLS on Casa Manana letterhead signed by theatrical showman Billy Rose ("8-9")

2/25/39 TLS on United States Senate letterhead signed by New York Senator Robert Wagner ("9")


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