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James J. Corbett Chickering Cabinet & Cut Signature 
Lot Number 473
Quantity: Bid Started: 09/12/2005 00:30:00 
Bid Open: 250.00  Bid Ends: 09/28/2005 23:30:00 
Bid Count: 10  Overtime: 30 Minutes
Currently: 800.00  Time Left: 0m 0s 

"Gentleman Jim" Corbett is widely regarded as boxing's pioneer, as his epic battle with John L. Sullivan, in 1892, was the first heavyweight championship bout where gloves were used. Offered are two tremendous pieces relating to Corbett. The first is a 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" Elmer Chickering cabinet card from 1894. It features a posed Corbett with a Royal Studio (Boston, MA) advertising back. One non-obtrusive surface wrinkle, just under his left arm, keeps the photo from virtually flawless status. The second great item is a 3 3/16" x 1 1/2" cut, bearing a stunning "10" signature in a black fountain pen, with a salutation of "Your's truly". Corbett passed away in 1933 at the age of 66. A must for any turn of the century boxing fan. The lot will come with a LOA from James Spence Authentication. 
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