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SABBY LEWIS - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 221739

SABBY LEWIS The 1930s and 40s bandleader, and Boston's first African-American disc-jockey, signs first day cover in blue ink First Day Cover signed: "Sabby Lewis" in blue ink. 6½x3¾ commemorative envelop and first day cover celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the State of Wisconsin, postmarked June 14, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois.

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SABBY LEWIS
The 1930s and 40s bandleader, and Boston's first African-American disc-jockey, signs first day cover in blue ink
First Day Cover signed: "Sabby Lewis" in blue ink. 6½x3¾ commemorative envelop and first day cover celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the State of Wisconsin, postmarked June 14, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Sabby Lewis (1914-1994)was a pianist, arranger, and big band leader. Trained since the age of five on the piano, Lewis rose to fame in Boston, organizing his own seven-piece band in 1936 and performing in venues such as Roseland-State Ballroom, the Egleston Square Gardens and the Savoy Café. In 1942, Lewis' band won a listener contest, earning them a regular appearance on NBC's Bandwagon program, heard on 120 stations at the time. Although he rarely left Boston, Lewis traveled to New York a few times to perform with legends such as Dinah Washington and Billy Eckstine. He became Boston's first African-American disc-jockey in the 1950s. Toned. Soiled throughout. Creased throughout. Ink mailing stamps throughout. Pencil notes on verso in unknown hand. Newspaper clipping affixed on verso. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.

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