Len Dawson Super Bowl IV MVP jersey brings $34,500 at Philip Weiss Auctions Quarterback Len Dawson’s game-worn MVP jersey from Super Bowl IV in 1970 sold for $34,500 at a three-day auction held June 14-16 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, N.Y. It was the sale's top lot.
by him rare and valuable. In the photo, which Kinnick signed, he is holding a baby (the consignor, as it turns out), wearing a T-shirt that says, “Iowa 1960” (Class of 1960).
The other was an archive of material pertaining to Roy E. Moore, considered the father of gymnastics in the United States and the nation’s first Olympic coach in the sport. Items included Moore’s personal scrapbook, his uniform worn during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1932 Olympiad in Los Angeles, and numerous photos, programs, plaques, buttons and ephemera.
Comic art featured a 5 inch by 7 inch pen-and-ink illustration by Frank Frazetta for The House of Arabu, signed lower right ($6,900); original artwork for a Phantom comic strip dated Dec. 17, 1939, from the personal collection of Phantom creator Lee Falk ($6,038); and original, rare comic strip art from Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend by Windsor McCoy, dated 1907 ($5,175).
An American Revolution muster roll, dated July 27, 1776 and measuring 18 ½ inches by 15 inches, soared to $6,900. The muster roll was under the command of Loammi Baldwin, the commanding officer of the Woburn militia in New York. He ran to the call of Paul Revere on April 18, 1775, and fought at the Battle of Lexington and Concord, rising to the rank of colonel.
A watchband with ties to the Kennedy assassination brought $4,600. The band originally came with a Cartier watch that Jackie bought for JFK as a wedding anniversary gift in 1957. But Kennedy didn’t like the band and set it aside. However, upon his assassination, when the new band was cut from his wrist, this one replaced it. Jackie later gifted it to special agent Clint Hill.
Philip Weiss Auctions will conduct an auction on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m., that will comprise over 400 lots of collectible toy soldiers. Featured in this highly specialized sale will be a large collection of Britains, Durbar, Mignot, Courtenay, Dimestore and more. Preview dates and times will be posted in the coming weeks. Watch www.weissauctions.com for details.
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