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    ARTHUR WIRTZ BUSINESS CHECKS. Now twenty years deceased, Arthur Wirtz championed the cause of contact sports. In the 1950’s he successfully promoted most of the championship boxing matches in the United States. But his major contribution was in building the success of the NHL. Initially, he salvaged the Detroit Red Wings from bankruptcy in the early 1930’s, but later rescued the Chicago Black Hawks. His mastery in public relations and image promotion earned him enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. From the mid-30’s, we offer this group of 100 canceled checks which he signed on behalf of the Chicago Indoor Stadium. All are signed in fountain pen. Specifically, about 40 of these have innocent single folds through the signature; six are very lightly smeared ("7-8") while all the remaining are "9-10"; about four of the checks are off-condition due to extensive handling, but their signatures are still fully legible. And finally, the cancellations on all are far removed from the signatures (i.e. none are violated). LOA Spence and Grad PSA/DNA. (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
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