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FRED WARING - MATCH BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 51179

Blank white match book signed by bandleader Fred Waring Match book signed "Fred Waring". Blue ink and lead pencil notations on verso. 4¼x1½ cardstock. Blank white match book with black striker. According to the notations on verso, Waring signed this matchbook in 1963.

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FRED WARING
Blank white match book signed by bandleader Fred Waring
Match book signed "Fred Waring". Blue ink and lead pencil notations on verso. 4¼x1½ cardstock. Blank white match book with black striker. According to the notations on verso, Waring signed this matchbook in 1963. In the 1930s, Waring (1900-1984, born Frederick Malcolm Waring in Tyrone, Pennsylvania) and his band performed on radio and in films. They were at the 1940 World's Fair and appeared on Broadway in 1945. Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians scored pop hits in 1947 and 1949 and became the first band to land their own television show (1949). Waring was the recipient of a 1982 Congressional Gold Medal for his contributions to American music. Matchbook is unfolded. Normal scored folds. Lightly toned. Signature is lightly haloed but legible. Staple holes at left edge. Match book has light scratches (not visible head-on) and impressions. Otherwise in fine condition.

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