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  • H. WILFRED "BUNNY" AUSTIN Tennis player H. Wilfred Austin wrote this letter to an autograph hunter in 1937. Autograph letter signed "H.W. Austin". 1 page, 5½x7. April 4, 1937. In full: "Dear Mr. Gee I have with much pleasure signed the enclosed photographs.

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    $220.00

  • H. WILFRED "BUNNY" AUSTIN Tennis player H. Wilfred Austin wrote this letter to thank the recipient for a photograph in 1937. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. Autograph letter signed "H.W. Austin". 1 page, 5½x7. April 17, 1937. In full: "Dear Mr. Gee Thank you so much for the photograph.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • THE GREAT AMERICAN FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER SENDS THANKS FOR A CARD IN 1946, THE YEAR SHE WON GRAND SLAM SINGLES TITLES AT THE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP AND AT WIMBLEDOM (WITHOUT LOSING A SET) AND WAS RUNNER-UP AT THE FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • WOLLMAR BOSTROM The private secretary to King Gustav V of Sweden signs this handwritten letter thanking the recipient for his inquiry but declining to participate in the publication of a book Autograph letter signed: "W Bostrom" as "Private Secretary to H.M. The King", in black ink. 5½x6. November 29, 1908.

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    $260.00

  • CLARENCE NAPIER BRUCE, 3RD BARON ABERDARE A year before his death, the British sportsman, military officer and Baron is "pleased to oblige collectors of signatures" and mentions playing golf. ALS: "Aberdare" twice and "C.N. Bruce", 1p, 8x10. Danescross, Hook Heath, Woking, 1956 October 11.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • DON BUDGETennis great pens a letter answering a request from fan Autograph Letter Signed: "Don Budge". 1p. 5½x7¾, No date or location. To: Mr. Stanhope. In Full: "Dear Mr. Stanhope, You're out of luck- I have a hard time drawing water. Good luck with your others Sincerely".

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • DON BUDGE The world renowned tennis champion signs his name on this typed letter from 1989 Typed Letter signed: "Don Budge", 1p, 4¾x7½. To "Dear Robert", In full: "Thanks for your nice note. I'm sorry but I have given all of my photos away long ago.

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    $380.00

  • CATHY LEE CROSBYThe actress sends a letter to Phyllis Diller expressing her thanks and discussing the next Narconon game Typed Letter signed: "Cathy Lee" [She has drawn a smiling face.], 1p, 5¾x7½. No place, 1980 October 24. On personal letterhead to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • CATHY LEE CROSBYThe actress sends a letter to Phyllis Diller regarding a Christmas card and new years Typed Letter signed: "Cathy Lee", 1p, 5¾x7½. No place, 1980 December 18. On personal letterhead to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS As Secretary of War, he reports to a Senator that an Army lieutenant has no disability justifying retirement. Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 8x10½. War Department, Washington, 1928 February 8. On official letterhead to Earle B.

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    $280.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F. Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1928 April 16. On letterhead of the War Department to Mr. Walter Russell, President, The Society of Arts and Sciences, New York City.

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    $280.00

  • THE SECRETARY OF WAR CANNOT LEND HIS NAME TO AN ORGANIZATION, BUT HE HAS CONTRIBUTED A STATEMENT TO ITS VOLUME HONORING AMERICAN INVENTOR THOMAS A. EDISON   DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1928 April 23.

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    $320.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS As Secretary of War, he replies to a Texas Senator who had passed on concerns of local Chambers of Commerce about garrison reductions in the State. Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 8x10½. War Department, Washington, 1926 May 21.

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    $360.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Assistant Secretary of War, 1p, 7x9. Washington, D.C., 1923 June 12. On embossed letterhead of the Assistant Secretary of War to Colonel Robert Burkham, Boatmen's Bank Bldg., St. Louis, Missouri. Begins: "Dear Bob".

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    $360.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS Coolidge's Secretary of War responds to a man in New York thanking him for sending good wishes on future work at the War Department. Typed Letter signed: "Dwight F. Davis" as Secretary of War, 1 page, 7½x10½. Washington, 1925 October 15.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • DWIGHT F. DAVIS. TLS: "Dwight F Davis" as Coolidge's Secretary of War, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1926 November 15. On letterhead of the War Department to Mrs. Hedley V. Cooke, President, League of Women Voters, Orange, New Jersey.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • KATHLEEN McKANE “KITTY” GODFREEThe tennis ace pens a letter answering a few of her fan's questions Autograph Letter signed: “Kitty Godfree”, 1p, 5¼x6¾. London, England, 1991 January 27. To “Dear Mr. Buskirk”. Address embossed in upper right-hand corner.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • ANNE HOBBSThe British tennis player penned this letter and her signature in ink Autograph Letter Signed: “Anne Hobbs”. 7x9. Dated March 5, 1986. One page. In Full: “I have had your letter now for some time so I must apologize for not writing earlier.

    Sale Price $180.00

    $200.00

  • HELEN HULL JACOBS. ALS: "Helen Hull Jacobs", 1p, 6x8. Weston, Connecticut, 1989 July 23. On her personal letterhead to John and Robert Allen. In full: "My very best wishes for the success of whatever career you choose in what I hope will be a long and happy life." Fine condition.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • FRANCIS X. SHIELDS High-living amateur tennis star, grandfather of Brooke Shields, rates his rivals. Autograph Letter signed: "Francis X. Shields", 1p, 5½x3. Place and date supplied (unknown hand): "2-7-34 - N.Y., N.Y.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • FRED STOLLE The tennis star sends letter of appreciation to a fan, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Fred Stolle" in black ink. 1 page, 5½x6½. Written on personal letterhead. June 8, no year. In full: "Dear Jim, Thanks for your note.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • BILL TILDEN He advises: "run him in the very first point & never let up no matter how far ahead you get". Rare ALS: "Bill" in pencil, 2p, 5x8, front and verso. (Saugus, California,) Monday, (1949 April 4).Begins: "Dear Marrian & Bratto".

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • ELLSWORTH VINES The legendary tennis and golf player sends amusing letter to a fan, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Ellsworth Vines" in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. Written on personal La Quinta Hotel Golf Club letterhead, Vines serving as Vice President. La Quinta, California. June 27, 1989.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

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