Buffalo Bill Signed 22.5x22.5 Custom Framed Cut Display Inscribed "1908" (JSA ALOA)

  • Lot number 3794480
  • Total bids 15
  • High bid $2,205.00
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Up for auction is a stunning 24"x24" framed display of a double signature of WF Cody "Buffalo Bill" with the date of 1908. The signature card is set in a museum display with UV glass and a triple matted format including a sepia photo of a young Bill Cody, an FDC with two affixed stamps, a colorful postcard of Buffalo Bill in his showman's costume, a colorized half dollar, and an information plague and quote. This decorative display and desirable rare autograph have been preserved for generations of enjoyment.

William Frederick Cody (February 26, 1846 - January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter & showman extraordinaire. Bill started working for his father at eleven, entered the Union army at seventeen in 1863 and served until the war's end in 1865. He contracted with the Kansas Pacific Railway to supply bison meat to the workers shortly afterward. He is purported to have shot 4,282 Buffalo in an eighteen month span. He even entered an eight hour contest with William Comstock for the privilege of the name "buffalo" in front of Bill. He shot 68 to Comstock's 48 and the legend was born.

He became a civilian scout for the army in 1872 and was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery.

In 1883 he founded the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Appearing in his shows at various times were such famous individuals as Sitting Bull, Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, and Pawnee Bill. He continued with his show in America and around the world, performing for heads of state as well as the general public. He earned international acclaim and performed right up until his death in 1917.

"Don't ever say you are sorry for 'being caught in the moment; because at that moment you were EXACTLY where you wanted to be." - "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

The lot / autograph(s) includes a James Spence Authentication (JSA) Auction House LOA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: JSA ALOA

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