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    A Collection of Celebrity Signed Baggage Claim Stubs, 1950s. Approximately 50, from United Air Lines, signed mostly in blue or black fountain pen or ballpoint pen ink (but some in pencil) by noted people including (in alphabetical order): Gracie Allen, Louis Armstrong, Alben Barkley (Vice-President under Harry S. Truman), Joan Bennett, Edgar Bergen, Ward Bond, Lloyd Bridges, Joe E. Brown, Ray Brown (jazz musician), Ruth Brown (singer), George Burns, Rory Calhoun, Cab Calloway, Jack Carson, Nat King Cole, Howard Da Silva, Joan Davis, Jack Dempsey (boxer), Ruth Draper, Ella Fitzgerald, Kay Francis, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward, Hedda Hopper, Burl Ives, Louis Jordan, Frankie Laine, Rocky Lane, Charles Laughton, Liberace (two), Harold Lloyd, Joe Louis (boxer), Betty MacDonald (author), Guy Madison, Lee Meriwether, Ray Milland, Archie Moore (boxer), Rosa Parks (civil rights activist), J.C. Penney (store founder), Oscar Peterson (jazz musician), Walter Pidgeon, Basil Rathbone, Paul Robeson (two), "Rochester" [actor Eddie Anderson's stage name], Eleanor Roosevelt (two), Gail Russell, Harold Russell, Robert Taylor, Sophie Tucker, Sarah Vaughan (singer), and Orson Welles; also included is an airline menu dated "November 15, 1951" signed in pencil on the front by General Douglas MacArthur; the current owner's father was a baggage handler for the airline in the 1950s where he obtained these autographs in person as the celebrities walked from the tarmac onto the plane as they used to have to do! (Please note some of these stubs have been trimmed and a number of them have black 'photo corners' from when they were probably glued into a scrapbook.)
    4 1/2" x 3" and smaller

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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