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Famous Tennis Signatures

by rod on April 21, 2011

Imagine the surprise of finding this amazing array of (reproduction) signatures celebrating the USA UK pair of Dwight Davis and Holcombe Ward at the Cafe Royal, Regent St West on July 2nd 1901. At least by sharing them with you here at you will be able to compare them against other signatures that may appear in books and elsewhere etc. Some very famous names here without a doubt, including our man W V Eaves. See how many you can identify that were the subject of many stories in this embryonic era of International Lawn Tennis. I guess this extremely valuable document is with AELTC. Imagine if it came up on ebay????

Further below, is a book which came in to our Tennis collecting network which was the author’s own book he took with him around the world.  There are over 200 signatures covering many winners from the 1900 to 1950′s Australian, Wimbledon, US and Davis Cup events.

Truly a magnificent discovery.






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