Coolidge, Entertainers, Politicians, Athletes, Writers, & More! 90 Sign Waterman's Autograph Album For Kids Autograph Competition.

Autograph Album, 5" x 7.5”, compiled in 1932, with 90 signatures. Wear to edges, interior clean and tight; Very Good.

This fascinating autograph album, compiled by 16 year old Albert Del Vecchio of Bridgeport, Connecticut for the L.E. Waterman Co. autograph competition in 1932 and includes signatures of 90 notable names including A President, Vice President, Governors, Senators, entertainers, athletes, writers, and more! The incredible book contains the autographs of President Calvin Coolidge, Ripley of Ripley's Believe it or Not, Irving Berlin, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Count Ilya Tolstoy, Fannie Hurst, Buddy Rogers, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Mary Pickford, John Barrymore, Guglielmo Marconi, Igor Sikorsky, a signed photograph of Max Schmeling, Simon Lake, a stamped card of Franklin Roosevelt and many untold signatures we have not yet identified that hold significant value. 

"Waterman's autograph album" was part of an Autograph Contest for boys and girls ages 16 and under, put together by the L.E. Waterman Co. Each child participating in the competition had six months to accumulate autographs of celebrities and submit them to the L. E. Waterman Company. There were 333 prizes, 133 of which were cash prizes with $1,000 being the grand prize.

This album was compiled by 16 year old Albert Del Vecchio of Bridgeport, Connecticut and was submitted to the competition on September 30, 1932. 

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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