Lot 1110: DS, signed "Jas. J. Jeffries," one page, 9 x 11.5, September 25, 1941. A Jeffries Barn Certificate of Victory from the James J. Jeffries School of Boxing "presented to Cole Porter on this 25th day of September 1941, and certifies that he defeated Monty Wooly [sic] in an Amateur Boxing Bout by T.K.O. 2nd Round." Signed vertically at the conclusion by Jeffries and countersigned by three officials. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds. A highly unusual association piece—Porter, the iconic American Broadway composer, was a Yale classmate and intimate friend of the actor Monty Woolley, and they collaborated often.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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