Lot # 5: 1952 Victor Starffin (HOF) (Russia) Autographed Postcard (English & Katakana)

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Item was in Auction "Auction 61: Ended 6/27/2021",
which ran from 6/9/2021 8:00 PM to
6/26/2021 11:00 PM



Apparently, in early 1952, Victor Starffin was staying at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) called the Chiharu, located in Ito-shi. He used a postcard stamped with the hotel's name and address on front and back to send an autograph to a person who was living in Nagasaki at the time. We assume that Starffin was on vacation when he signed this postcard and mailed it, although we have no idea as to why he would take time during his relaxation period to fulfill an autograph request.

The autograph was signed in black fountain pen. Starffin penned his signature in both English and Japanese katakana. Beneath the two signatures, he inscribed Ito-shi. Although we can't confirm it, it is likely that, on the front of the postcard, Starffin filled out the name and address of the intended recipient.

The extra piece of paper attached to the postcard has something to do with the fact that the original postcard cancellation was not done correctly, so the post office had to cancel it again on the attached sheet.

This is a truly unique Victor Starffin autographed item.

Size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Condition: Postcard--Vg/Ex. Autograph--7 out of 10

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