Autographed 1930’s Sports Pen & Ink Drawings For Sale Hourglass Antiques is pleased to offer several autographed pen & ink drawings of sports figures from the 1930's. These are authentic period signatures obtained by the artist, Arthur Haas, of New York.
My father passed away in 1999 at the age of eighty-seven. Yes, he did eventually become a commercial artist, working as a sign designer for the Electro Neon Sign Company in Miami for thirty years. His sports drawings were willed to his daughters. Now 24 of them are being offered for sale at Hourglass Antiques & Collectibles at TIAS. My husband and I have been a part of the TIAS family for 10 years. We have been antiques dealers for 19 years altogether. As always, your purchase may be returned (in it’s original condition) for any reason for a full refund.
And now a few words about the drawings themselves. Having been done in the 1930’s, most of them have an Art Deco feel. They were done on heavy weight drawing paper, and may have been sprayed with a fixatif. They are signed and dated by my dad. Some of the sports figures available in this offering are: Howie Morenz, Chuck Klein, Honus Wagner, Mel Ott, ‘Gabby’ Hartnett, Jack Dempsey, Jimmie Foxx, Sam Rice, Lorne Chabot, Pie Traynor, Waite Hoyt, Bill Dickey and Freddie Spencer.
Unlike sports cards or photographs, these are unique and one-of-a-kind. Even so, we are pricing them as if they were an autographed 8 x 10 photo, since my dad was an unknown artist. All have been hand-signed by the subject within 12 to 18 months of their completion.