Lot # 132: 1951 Hand Fan—Tetsuharu Kawkami (HOF) front, 10 Facsimile Sigs. Incl. Betto, Oshita, etc.

Category: Misc.

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed

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Item was in Auction "Auction 65 Ended 3/18/2023",
which ran from 2/27/2023 5:00 PM to
3/18/2023 11:00 PM

This is the first time we have ever encountered this item!

This fan was a furoku (gift) for purchasers of the August 1951 issue of Shonen Magazine.  A striking portrait of Tetsuharu Kawakami, created by artist Yoshinobu Iwasaki appears on the front.  The back side contains 10 facsimile autographs of Japanese baseball stars, including six Hall of Famers.  The autographs are printed in blue ink around the outside of the fan.  The players include: (clockwise from 1 o’clock) Hiroshi Oshita (HOF), Unknown, Takeshi Doigaki, Fumio Fujimura (HOF), Kaoru Betto (HOF), Unknown, Chusuke Kizuka, Tetsuharu Kawakami (HOF), Tokuji Iida (HOF), Makoto Kozuru (HOF).

Size:  4 1/2" x 6 3/4"

Condition:  Ex to Ex/Mt

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