Tom Mix

Tom Mix

Reference number:

10858
£75.00

Description:

An original vintage circa 1930s cutting from a letter, clearly signed in ink by Tom Mix

Certification:

From the wonderful vintage 1920-30s autograph book of Bertha Sydney containing over 100 actors / politicians / sportsmen / writers and pioneers of the period. Most notably including ; Winston Churchill / David Lloyd George / Stanley Baldwin / M K Gandhi / Laurel & Hardy / Rudyard Kipling / G K Chesterton / Fay Wray & Jack Hobbs. Bertha Sydney was an actress and a member of the well known theatrical family which included film actor Basil Sydney (The Dam-Busters / Ivanhoe / Sea Wife & Treasure Island). She collected all the autographs for a decade after Christmas 1925. Some autographs are dedicated to her with additional messages and are dated. A typed letter & copy photographs are included to support the provenance and further detail the history written by her daughter (Sheila) who sold the book to us in 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

8x5cm Sized Cut Page

Condition:

Average. View Image

Tom Mix

Reference number:

7659
£120.00

Description:

A rare original vintage circa 1930s ink signature on a card (with news-cutting picture) by Tom Mix.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

Certification:

From an extensive original vintage 1930-1970s sporting / entertainment / military / music-hall autograph collection contained in the scrapbooks of William Holland of Sheffield. He amassed them at the time in-person and through the post. Some items include letters along with original mailing envelopes (addressed to him) and researched newspaper cuttings. AFTAL Dealer No13 and Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

15x10cm Sized Card

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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About Tom Mix

Tom Mix

TOM MIX d1940. American film actor and the star of many early Western movies. Between 1909-1935, he appeared in 291 films, all but nine of which were silent movies. He was Hollywood's first Western megastar and is noted as having helped define the genre for all cowboy actors who followed. On October 12th 1940 (after visiting Pima County Sheriff Ed Nichols in Tucson, Arizona), he headed north toward Phoenix on US Highway 80 driving his 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton. He stopped at the Oracle Junction Inn, a popular gambling and drinking establishment to call his agent and then continued toward Phoenix. About eighteen miles south of Florence Arizona, he came upon construction barriers at a bridge washed away by a flash flood. He was unable to stop in time. The car swerved twice and then rolled into a gully, pinning his body underneath. He had placed a large aluminium suitcase containing a substantial sum of money and jewels on the package shelf behind him. It flew forward and struck his head, shattering his skull and breaking his neck ; the actor was killed almost instantly. Eyewitnesses said he had been travelling at 80 mph. He was 60 years old. The funeral of Tom Mix was held at the Little Church of the Flowers in Glendale California on October 16th 1940 ; attended by thousands of fans and Hollywood personalities.

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