VALENTIN ANGELMANN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 137477
Sale Price $270.00
Photo in boxing gear (4½x6½), signed with an inscription in French
Photograph inscribed and signed (in French): "A mon/sympathique/ami/Jones Nieman/tres sportivement/V. Angelmann/ex champion/de France/d'Europe et du/Monde/poid/mouche" [To my good friend Jones Nieman very sportively/[signature]/ex flyweight champion of France, of Europe and of the World". B/w, 4½x6½. Ink notes on verso (unknown hand). French flyweight boxer Valentin Angelmann (1910-1981) contested for the world title from 1931. After three 15 round decisions, including two defeats and one draw, he finally won the belt in 1936 by defeating American Kid David. He reigned as champ until 1938. Angelmann retired with 121 victories (38 by knockout) in 176 fights. Small paper affixed as caption at lower center margin. Corners lightly creased. Pencil and ink notes (unknown hands) on verso. Oval stamp has been "stamped" over on verso - no show-through. Otherwise, fine condition.
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