Spanning from before the turn of the century through the 1980s, the offered lot of boxing memorabilia features countless legends such as Jeffries, Sullivan, Corbett and Johnson as well as Rocky, Louis, LaMotta, Ray Robinson and more. The lot contains (5) large c.1900 engravings, (5) publications, (26) star-studded news service 8x10 photographs and (6) miscellaneous pieces for a total of (42) pieces with at least one legend per item. This grouping is ideal for the prizefighting collector. Please visit our website for a detailed list of items.
This lot contains:
1860 Harper’s Weekly Heenan vs. Sayers 22x16
1898 Police Gazette Jim Jeffries photographic engraving framed to 16x20
c.1900 Police Gazette Fitzsimmons Puts Corbett Out engraving matted to 26x20
c.1900 Police Gazette two-page engraving (two engravings) featuring Corbett, Fitzsimmons and Sullivan matted to 26x20
1938 Daly Record newspaper Louis Wins by Knockout in First (vs. Schmeling)
1938 Roanoke World News sports section page with Schmeling Suffers Broken Vertebrate in Quick Kayo by Louis with a great shot of Schmeling falling
1954 Parade with Rocky Marciano cover matted to 16x18
1978 Boxing World with Chasing the Crown cover
and 1978 Boxing World with a superb Ali vs. Holmes photo cover
News Service 8x10 black and white photographs:
Type 1 – 1937 Braddock knocks down Louis 2-photo sequence framed to 13x21 with original text, 1978 Arguello/Escalera, 1979Arguello/Limon, 1980 Arguello with belt
Type 2 – 1955 Marciano/Moore, 1982 Macini/Frias, 1982 Arguello/Rooney, (2) 1980s Mancini
Type 3 – 1947 Pep, (2) different 1947 Graziano/Zale, 1949 LaMotta with Middleweight belt, 1950 Graziano, 1951 Marciano/Louis, (3) different 1951 Robinson/LaMotta, 1951 Pep, 1952 Marciano/Walcott, 1954 Marciano/Charles, (3) different 1955 Marciano, 1961 Robinson/Fullmer.
Miscellaneous items include:
c.1920 Willard kayos Johnson ad-back postcard (VG, tear on upper left corner), 1927 Metropolitan Guide with Gene Tunney cover matted to 8x12, 1935 Joe Louis 6x11 advertisement v. King Levinsky, c.1960 Rocky Marciano booklet, 1991 Holyfield/Tyson 6x8 advertisement and a 1992 Potamkin Humanitarian Award to Muhammad Ali program packet.