Conway's Vintage Treasures (Autographs and Memorabilia)
Conway’s Vintage Treasures is an online company, based in Providence, Rhode Island, that specializes in vintage movie posters, autographs, artwork and memorabilia.
The company's collection is organized into a number of seperate categories, which are:
Fine Art Oil Paintings
The collection in this category contains primitive fine art from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, and features landscapes, seascapes and portraits.
Vintage Movie Posters
The selection of vintage movie posters includes one-sheets and half-sheets, lobby cards, inserts and window cards dating back to the golden age of Hollywood and beyond.
The company has a large selection of autographs, many of them museum-grade and highly rare. Categories in this section include:
- Presidential & Historical Autographs
- Hollywood Celebrity Autographs
- Comedy Celebrity Autographs
- Wizard of OZ Autographed Memorabilia
- Cartoonists & Animators Autographs
- Autographed Sports Memorabilia
- Frank Sinatra Collectibles & Autographs
Autographed Sports memorabilia
The company has been building their collection of signed sports memorabilia and treasures for over 20 years, with particular focus on icons such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Muhammad Ali, Joe DiMaggio and Jimmy Foxx.
Their items include personal belongings, rare original wire photos, signed ephemera such as posters and tickets stubs, and equipment such as baseballs and jerseys.
Vintage Photos & Stills
The company has built their selection using the wire photo collections of three sports writers, and offers a number of rare and limited images.
In addition it also offers movie stills issued by studios as promotional tools, which have become rare and sought after by film memorabilia collectors in recent years.
Vintage Toys & TV
This section features a large number of toys and collectibles based on films and television programs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. This includes action figures, toy cars and novelty items.
Rare Antiques & Memorabilia
This category covers a wide range of interesting and unique items, from Civil War tokens and signed Presidential documents to original wanted posters for John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde.
The company does not deal in contemporary autographs, but instead specializes in those from sporting and Hollywood history along with important political and historical figures.
The company website states:
“The primary reason we don't invest in contemporary autographs is many modern day celebrities don’t sign a name, they scribble, making it nearly impossible to authenticate with such limited data. Also, modern celebrities don't have a historical trail of their signing habits.”
Conway’s Vintage Treasures only deals in autographs they can guarantee the authenticity of, using known examples and extensive signature studies.