Inscribed Photograph Signed

PATTERSON, Floyd (1935-2006)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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African-American heavyweight boxing champion won Olympic gold in 1952, then became the youngest heavyweight champion ever in 1956 at age 21; he reigned until 1959, and again from 1960 to 1962; inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Color IPS, 5 3/4" X 4", n.p., n.y. Fine. Casual color head-and-shoulders portrait of a grinning Patterson on the image side of an unsent picture postcard advertising a northern European hamburger joint named Floyd's, the pugilist handsomely signs and inscribes to right of his image, "To Richard / Laade, / Sincere best wishes / Your friend / Floyd Patterson" in blue ballpoint. With original envelope, addressed in Patterson's hand, bearing his printed New Paltz, New York address and cancelled on 29 November 1976. Bookseller Inventory # 34581

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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