Lot 1613: The Ring Magazine Boxing Photograph Collection (700+)
Auction Date:6/26/2005 9:00 PM EST
Smashing collection of well over 700 (probably 750) vintage photographs date predominately from the 1910s to the 1950s. There is some amazing stuff here, this all come from a former editor of The Ring. There are promo photos, souvenir photos, wore photos, press stills, and more. This killer collection includes: a killer matched pair of Johnson & Jefferies with The Ring cartouche and added Jack Johnson photo (they're like mint! 3 total), great Benny Leonard collection including 1926 wp with Zionist Nathan Straus (plus 1917 exhibition, 1922 Leonard-Tender wp, politician 1937),1926 Dempsey & Tunney apply for license wp, Dempsey-Firpo, Carnera-Baer, Criqui-Kilbane, two Battling Lewinsky (gorgeous vintage Apeda's), Attell-Murphy, LaMotta & brother (5), Zale, Walcott (2), Joe Louis, Jack DeLaney boxing kangaroo, great Primo Carnera stuff (classic promo, baring chest, heavy bag hitting, 1934 wp, two 1933 heavyweight championship belt posed wp's), awesome 1926 Tiger Flowers wp, Firpo HUGE wp, Greb (2), Godoy wp, Gavilan "The Ring", 1948 Cerdan ko wp, two Panama Al Brown (nice), Louis knocks out Schmeling (2), Moore, Stribling, Joe Jeanette (2), early Frank Klaus, Battling Nelson, Sugar Ray Robinson promoter promo, Dick Tier (2), Harry Wills, Zivic, Turpin, Savold, Servo, John L. Sullivan (1930s), Dempsey as manager (6), Gavilan as announcer (nice), Danny Kaye with Joe Louis, 1942 Joe Louis Army event wp, Conn wp's (2), 1923 Criqui wp, 1924 Dempsey wp, Canzoneri (3), Ezzard Charles, Young Stribling, Kid Chocolate, Rosenbloom (2), Walcott (2), Herman (5), Driscoll (3), Dundee (2, 1929 wp), LaStarza, Langford, James Corbett, Young Corbett, 1939 Dempsey movie stills (2), Dempsey-Firpo, Tunney-Dempsey (3), Walcott-Charles wp's (2), Robinson-Gavilan wp, Dempsey-Carpentier (2), Amber, Savold, Pep, Ray Robinson with gorgeous ring pose (2), Fullmer (2), Ross (early), Wolgast, awesome Tex Richard portraits (2), awesome Jeff Smith by Fowler, Schmeling on steamship is official German steamship photo (killer!), Kilbane, Siki (2), awesome Tom Sharkey, Singer by Bryant (3), nice 1940s Henry Armstrong group (7, most wp's), Attell (4), nice Ambers wp, Dempsey ring wp.,, Fitzsimons (1930s), Galento, Maxim, Dempsey-Firpo (The Ring). Most are 8x10 but there is some very cool smaller stuff of excellent quality. This mini collection includes nice smaller format group with some wonderful materiel (two Benny Leonard including contract signing with big names, Kid Chocolate v. Canzoneri signing, Dempsey-Sharkey signing, three nice Dempsey's, Louis heavy bag training, Carnera), Sharkey-Schaaf and Jim Braddock. Some of the early stuff (1910s-20s images) are later prints, some are not. Condition is overall EX+. Some are stamped "The Ring". Most importantly this collection is unpicked and has all the good stuff right in there.
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