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    Cole, Jim and Bob Younger: An Important Autograph Book Containing All Three Signatures. The collection was begun in 1887 by N. G. Dunning of Ostego, Wisconsin. The focus does not seem to have been on celebrities, but rather friends and relatives, whose signatures are usually accompanied with lengthy inscriptions. However, on February 15th, the book must have been in the possession of one Louis Sturdock, who apparently had the opportunity to visit the Younger brothers at Stillwater prison, where they were serving their time for the infamous Northfield Raid. The Younger brothers signed the autograph book on the last three pages, each on a separate page, and Cole added a nice inscription and the date.
    Like all signatures of Old West outlaws, those of the Youngers are much sought-after. Particularly rare is the autograph of Bob, who died in prison in 1889. The opportunity to obtain all three signatures in a single volume is rare indeed. Pages are 4.75" x 3.25", and in excellent condition save for one small edge tear at the bottom of the Cole Younger page.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    18th Monday
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