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1930s Autograph Book - With Amelia Earhart and Many Olympians

Lot Number 598

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The cut signature of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (9) highlights this autograph book primarily comprised of 1920s and 1930s Olympians. The leather-bound keepsake is secured by a silver-colored cord and includes (66) colored pages on which (81) signatures appear. Executed in pencil and steel-tip fountain pen, the autographs average about (8) quality and are accompanied by salutations to the book's original owner (apparently, an athlete in her own right at the time). Other highlights include: 1920s and 1930s Olympians Bridges, Capp, Carew, Harrington, Kelley, Pickett, Robinson, Rogers, Stephens and Walsh. Accompanying is an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. For a more detailed list of these athletes, please visit our website.

Alice Bridges (1936, Berlin, Bronze Medal, 100-meter backstroke)
Mary Carew (1932, Los Angeles, Gold Medal, 100-meter relay, d.2002)
Ethel Harrington (Olympic participant, 1932, Los Angeles, d.1972)
Johnny Kelley (Olympic participant 1936, Berlin; 1948, London; 1935 and 1945 Boston Marathon winner, d.2004)
Tidye Pickett (Olympic participant, 1936, Berlin, d.1986)
Betty Robinson (1928, Amsterdam, Gold Medal, first-ever women's 100 meter; participant, 1936, Berlin after surviving a 1931 plane crash that put her in a coma for seven months, d.1999)
Annette Rogers (1932, Los Angeles, Gold Medal, 100 meters; 1936, Berlin, Gold Medal, 100-meter relay, d.2006)
Helen Stephens (1936, Berlin, Gold Medal, 100 meters, d.1994)
Stella Walsh (won Gold Medal for Poland at the 1932 Olympics, Los Angeles; Silver Medal in same event, 1936, Berlin; felled by a stray bullet at a Cleveland shopping mall in 1980, autopsy revealed that Walsh had male genitals). 
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