JAMES J. "GENTLEMAN JIM" CORBETT - ADVERTISEMENT SIGNED - HFSID 257541
Sale Price $850.00
JAMES J. CORBETT
Endorsement of pipe tobacco.
Printed Advertisement signed: "Yours Truly Jas J. Corbett", 1p, 9¾x14½. American Tobacco Company ad for "Tuxedo/The Perfect Tobacco for Pipe and Cigarette". Reproduced are pictures and quotes of six famous people of the time, with facsimile signatures: female impersonator Julian Eltinge, actor Douglas Fairbanks, boxer James J. Corbett, billiard player Willie Hoppe, surgeon Dr. William P. Slattery and secretary of the N.Y. Giants John B. Foster. Corbett's quote: "My enthusiasm for the fragrance and mildness of Tuxedo has no limit. Tuxedo is without doubt the most satisfactory pipe tobacco." Corbett was World Heavyweight Champion from 1892-1897. Torn at bottom edge, nicked and creased at top edge. Nick at left edge. Tip of lower right corner missing. Overall, fine condition.
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