RAY ANTHONY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 297419
Sale Price $63.00
The bandleader signs a First Day Cover honoring the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Washington and Lee University.
First Day Cover signed: "Ray Anthony", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Washington and Lee University, 3-cent stamp affixed, postmarked New York, New York July 28, 1949. With two black and white newspaper photographs of Anthony affixed on verso (3 surfaces).Trumpeter/bandleader Ray Anthony played for Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey before leading the U.S. Army band during WWII. In 1946, he formed his own band, and went on to record for Capitol Records for 19 years as well as appear in two TV shows and several feature films, including 1959's The Five Pennies, in which Anthony played his former boss, Jimmy Dorsey. Anthony, who wrote "The Bunny Hop" and had hits with the themes from Dragnet and Peter Gunn, was once married to actress Mamie Van Doren. Lightly soiled. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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