Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

Celebrity Autographs
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Lot 232
Buddy Ebsen Jr., Four Signed Checks all from Summer of 1938 Prior to His Brief Filming in The Wizard of Oz (1928-2003) Originally a dancer in Hollywood, his first feature Broadway Melody of 1936 landed him an iconic role in Captain January dancing with Shirley Temple. He auditioned and won the role of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, then switched roles with Ray Bolger who was cast as the Tin Man. That friendly switch Ebsen agreed to as Bolger so wanted to play the role proved most unlucky because the aluminum in the makeup for Ebsen landed him in the hospital for a lengthy stay due to the levels of toxicity. But Ebsen became an icon of 60s television as Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies and later Barnaby Jones in the 1970s. Offered are four checks signed by Ebsen from 1938 including one to his then first wife, Ruth who he divorced four years later. All the checks are written from the Beverly Hill's branch of Bank of America, Ebsen's signature is in steel point fountain pen ink, and all written just prior to filming the ten days he was on set for Oz. Estimated Value $200 - UP
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Lot 233
Camille Saint-Saëns, Yvette Guilbert, Jane Hading, Benoît-Constant Coquelin & Maurice Chevalier Autographed Letters Signed / Photos Signed. Benoît-Constant Coquelin Fine collection of celebrated performance artists of the late 19th early 20th century. 1.) Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944) Cabaret singer and actress during the Belle Epoque period. But most people would know her from being the subject of some of the greatest works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules Chéret and Théophile Steinlen in their lithographic posters which immediately became prized works of art. Two autographed letters signed (one translated, the letter expressing beautiful condolences to a friend going through several deaths.) 2. Camille Saint-Saëns signed Holiday card with Saint-Saëns inscribing and signing 'Best wishes for a Happy New Year and best thanks to the faithful friend 1900-1901" 4 x 3". Also included is double-weight B&W portrait and his personal calling card. 3.) Maurice Chevalier lovely signed photo and a boldly signed autograph sheet. Two signed cabinet card photos by towering giants of the French stage Jane Hading and Benoît-Constant Coquelin. Finally another European music hall great, a signed photo by Harry Lauder. All pieces were beautifully kept and in excellent condition. Estimated Value $400 - UP
Maurice Chevalier from Gary E. Combs Manuscripts and Autographs NY, NY, 8/19/2008.

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Lot 234
Four Signed Editions by Hollywood Notables including Shirley Temple, Jack Warner, Bette Davis and Illustrator Norman Rockwell. Four signed biographies 1.) This' N That, inscribed and signed "To Juanita, Bette Davis" 2.) My First Hundred Years In Hollywood by studio legend Jack Warner who has inscribed "To Martin, I know you will come out smiling, Best, Jack 3/21/68" 3.) Child Star by superstar child actress Shirley Temple Black who has signed her name on title page. Excellent acclaimed biography with numerous photos. 4.) My Adventures As An Illustrator by beloved artist Norman Rockwell who has autographed this first edition. Rockwell created six classic film posters for studios including ":The Razor's Edge", "Song of Bernadette", "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Stagecoach" (1960). Also included is Amy Yasbeck's memoir With Love and Laughter her life with John Ritter. All books with dust jackets and are in very fine to excellent condition. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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Lot 235
Joan Crawford, 1945 Signed Letter To Gentleman Who Brought Her Cigarettes and Chocolates with Handwritten Post Script to Come Again (1904/1908-1977) Hollywood legend for all the right and all the wrong reasons, whose many great performances have earned here a century of fans. We have offered many signed pieces by Ms. Crawford but this letter is unique. Dated April 24th, 1945 with WWII still being fought, a gentleman from San Francisco missed meeting Crawford two times running bringing her cigarettes and chocolates, two items that were rationed. She thanks him for the Old Golds and Luckies and hopes their timing is better on his next visit. She signs her name to fill the page and then adds in her own hand "P.S. If you could let us know the next time when you are going to come out we could arrange to be here J. C."
Also included is a small signed photo by Sonny Tufts a Paramount contract actor who starred in a few modest hits and the cult film "Cat-Women on The Moon". Additionally and a cover by Chase Taylor known on the radio as Colonel Stoopnagle postmarked Chase, Michigan and Taylor, Arkansas and a signed cover by Virginia Bruce postmarked Virginia, Nebraska and Bruce, Illinois. Estimated Value $300 - UP
From The Collection of Alden T. Barnes.

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Lot 236
Outstanding and Diverse Collection of Entertainment & Sports Figures All Signing 3x5" Cards 360+ Signatures in Excellent Condition. When it comes to autograph collections, there are those who prefer signed photos or ephemera, and there are those who prefer signed 3 x 5" cards. This lot represents three separate collections combined for a total of 360+ signatures. Impossible to list them all but here are highlights Film and television: Actors Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlton Heston, Jack Nicholson, Robert Mitchum, John Gielgud (scarce), Gene Kelly a defining generation of film/comedians - George Burns, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Sid Caesar, Joey Bishop, Milton Berle, Steve Allen, Jerry Lewis, plus Phil Hartman, Lloyd Bridges, Beau Bridges, John Travolta, Dudley Moore, Chris Rock, Rod Taylor, Nick Nolte, Leslie Nielson, Rex Harrison, Tony Curtis, Burt Reynolds Red Buttons, Troy Donahue, Keith Carradine, Vincent Price and many more.
Actresses Kim Novak, Jill Clayburgh, Ellen Barkin, Janet Leigh, Clair Trevor, Bonita Granville, Catherine Deneuve, Madeline Kahn, Carrie Fisher, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli, Traci Lords, Ann Rutherford, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers, Faye Dunaway, Celeste Holmes, Coral Brown, two bold Lauren Bacalls, Jane Russell, Cybil Shephard, Angie Dickenson, Tyne Daly, Linda Blair, Bernadette Peters, Julie Newmar, CCH Pounder, Vampira, Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur.

Musicians/Singers Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Alice Cooper, Sammy Haggar, Iggy Pop, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Jennifer Holiday, Stephen Schwartz, Allen Menken Tim Rice, Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Rick Nielsen, The Four Tops, Al Martino, Bill Conti, Ray Parker Jr., Air Supply, Clint Black and Roy Clark.

Sports: Muhammad Ali, OJ Simpson, Sugar Ray Leonard.

Finally a great collection of Directors: Francis Ford Coppola, Neil Simon, John Waters, Billy Wilder, John Singleton Norman Jewison, Robert Wise, Arthur Hiller, Neil Jordan, Ron Howard, Sydney Pollack, Frank Darabont, Woody Allen, Anthony Mingella, Mike Leigh, Edward Zwick, cinematographer Dean Cundy, producer Saul Zaentz and studio head, Sherry Lansing.

In addition to the collection of 3 x 5" cards is a small collection of 60 signatures on random sheets of paper but some nice signatures including Shelley Winters, Olivia Newton John, Elvira, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Jean Stapleton, Eva Marie Saint and Frank Capra,

Very much recommended seeing in person! Estimated Value $900 - UP
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Lot 237
Jimmy Stewart & Vera Miles Rare, Signed, Original Half Sheet for THE FBI STORY. Epic crime film spanning 20 years of the FBI, a production carefully monitored by J. Edgar Hoover. Immensely entertaining, the film covers many cases from "Baby Face" Nelson to the Ku Klux Klan and Red Scare Communists. Jimmy Stewart plays a fictitious agent, an amalgamation of many who served. Vera Miles played his wife. Both Steward and Miles have signed boldly, the half sheet itself in very fine condition having been twice folded but laid flat for years, the folds almost rendered moot. Estimated Value $200 - UP
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