Lot 335

Monroe & DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed

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Monroe & DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed

Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000

Current Bid: $1,800

(5 Bids)

August 17, 2022 10:30 AM EDT
Live Auction
Wilton, CT, US

Description:

Monroe & DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed

Marilyn Monroe Signed check, 6" x 2.75", Hollywood, California, dated January 10, 1953. Drawn on the Bank of America Laurel-Sunset branch, with a payment of $50 made out to Harriet Beal. Boldly signed "Marilyn Monroe" at the lower right. With a red cancellation stamp not affecting the bold signature. Not examined out of frame.

Joe DiMaggio Signed check, 6" x 2.75", New York, NY, dated January 7, 1980. Drawn on The Bowery Savings Bank, with a payment of $110.25 made out to the Presidio Golf Club. Boldly signed "Joseph DiMaggio" at the lower right. With a pink cancellation stamp not affecting the bold signature. Not examined out of frame.

Both checks are presented in blue and white matting in a silver-gilt over carved wood frame measuring 9.75" x 11.25" with a plaque reading "From the desks of MARILYN MONROE AND JOE DIMAGGIO."

Monroe's check was written entirely in her hand just as the romance between her and DiMaggio began! The two American icons' relationship captured the hearts and attention of the entire nation. When they met, Monroe was becoming the siren of Hollywood movies, and “Yankee Clipper” DiMaggio had already been labeled the greatest baseball player of all time. Though the marriage would last only nine months, their brief passionate romance and enduring bond continue to fascinate.

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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Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $299 $20
$300 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $2,999 $200
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 + $5,000