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Case Antiques, Inc. June 30, 2012 6/30/2012 LOT #

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636

Early 20th c. Postcard Collection, Knoxville views Collection of 41 vintage picture and souvenir postcards depicting Knoxville and Knox County, postmarked between 1906-1918. Examples include scenes of the University of Tennessee, Gay Street, Appalachian Exposition, and Chilhowee Park, as well as residential, industrial and commercial sites. Several with hand-tinted highlights. A few without writing or postmarks. Condition: Overall good condition. A few edge wear, some with toning. 200.00 300.00

637

Early American Express Credit Card 1960 Early purple plastic American Express credit card belonging to Charles F. Lewis of Knoxville Tennessee. The card expired in April of 1960. 2-1/8" H x 3-3/8" W. American Express first began issuing credit cards in 1958. This card is an example of the second issue in a plastic style with an embossed expiration date in the lower right of the card. This style of card would have been eventually replaced by the iconic green colored card. Condition: Excellent condition 200.00 - 300.00

638

1946 Yankees Signed Baseball w/ DiMaggio 1946 Yankee team baseball with 26 signatures including Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing, Snuffy Stirnweiss, Tom Henrich, Red Rolfe, Ernie Bonham, Ken Silvestri, Spud Chandler, Charlie Keller, and Aaron Robinson and others. Ghost signatures include Bill Dickey, Joe Gordon, and Joe Page. A Reach Official American League ball signed with a steel tip fountain pen. James J. Spence Letter of Authenticity accompanies this lot. Housed in a case measuring 4" H x 3 5/8" Dia. Condition: Overall very good condition with ball being shellacked. 700.00 - 800.00

635

Early 20th Century Autograph Book, 20 total Early 20th century autograph book collected by Mary Lou Purnell of Pottstown, PA with approximately 20 signatures; some complete letters. Signatures include American entertainer Ozzie Nelson, British cartoonist and humorist Bruce Bairnsfather, American poet Angela Morgan, American and Tennessee political figure Charl Ormond Williams, radio correspondent John B. Kennedy, actor and comedian Joe Penner, American singer Reinald Werrenrath, American Cartoonist Frank Owen, American singer and actor Nelson Eddy, Reader's Digest founder Lila Acheson Wallace, Violinist David Rubinoff, and Canadian author and soldier Harold Peat. Other signatures include Eleanor Morton, E. C. Hill, S. D. Butler, D Vallie, Frederick Snyder, P Y Inman , J A Daly, two unidentified, and a photograph with facsimile signature of Jack Benny. 4 3/4" H x 6 1/4 Condition: Overall very good condition with some signatures cut out of original letters and pasted in book. 600.00 900.00

4 Victorian Windsor Castle Theater Programmes Four framed original Victorian Lace-Paper Theatre Programmes or playbills for performances at Windsor Castle, with embossed Royal Coat of Arms, embossed and printed by Dobbs. Includes The Merchant of Venice (Dec. 28, no year cited), Hamlet (Jan. 11, 1849), The Stranger and Twice Killed (Jan. 18, 1849), and The Housekeeper and Sweethearts and Wives (Jan. 25, 1849). Archivally framed with new black mats and ebonized molded frames. Programs measure approximately 8-1/2" x 7" each; all frames measure 12-1/2" x 11. English, circa 1849. Condition: Each with light toning and a few scattered small stains, Merchant of Venice has a small area of loss at lower left side, overall very good condition. 300.00 400.00

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Case Antiques, Inc. - June 30 2012 Auction Catalog  

Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appaisals June 30, 2012 Auction starts at 9:30am Eastern and will be held in the historic Cherokee Mills buil...