Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis IN-Person Signed Autographs in Vintage Book
RARE VINTAGE Autographs
These two legendary autographs came from a wonderful autograph book belonged to the twin daughters of nightclub owner Eddy Ramshaw, Betty Jane and Joanne (Ramsahai), who were born in 1946. It is made of red leatherette and measures 6 1/8 inches by 5 1/8 inches. The binding on the front is separated but not torn away from the book. Each of the autographs are on separate pages as shown in the photographs. Eddy Ramshaw owned many nightclubs and restaurants during the 40’s and 50’s two of which were the West Side Show Spot at 48th Street in the Theatre District and The Mabel Mercer ByLine Room at 56th Street and 5th Avenue. Mabel Mercer was a legendary cabaret singer Mabel Mercer was born in 1900 in Staffordshire, England.
The two most important, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis are highlighted here and would also be most disirable to have framed together. with a great photo of the two "Rat Packers". Frank signs , - "For Betty Jane, Chris and Joane ~Love and XXXXXX Frank Sinatra" and Sammy Davis -"To Joann and Betty, My Best Always-Sammy Davis Jr. The autographs are about as bold and perfect as you will ever find. And, if so desired the inscriptions could easily be matted out.
The other autographs will also be included as a bonus.
Dorothy Collins - "To Betty Jane and Joanne,With Love and best wishes Always, Dorothy Collins and Raymond Scott"Sylvia Syms - "To the daughters of my devine ex-employers~With best wishes and lots of love, Sylvia Syms"
Sylvia Syms was born Sylvia Blagman on December 2, 1917, in Brooklyn. She was one of America's most distinguished cabaret and jazz singers with an appreciation of lyrics. Sylvia discovered the wonders of jazz in the clubs of New York's 52nd Street while still in her teens and was inspired and informally trained by Billie Holiday. Frank Sinatra called her the "Buddha" on account of her short stature, but he was one of her greatest admirers, hailing her as "the best saloon singer in the world". He also produced her 1982 album Syms By Sinatra. She died of a heart attack while performing a tribute program to Frank Sinatra in the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan.Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman - was one of the all-time great composers of Broadway musicals. Among Coleman's many standards are "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Big Spender," "The Best Is Yet to Come," "Witchcraft," "Pass Me By," "Hey, Look Me Over," "Real Live Girl," "I've Got Your Number," Upon teaming with Carolyn Leigh and scoring a major hit for Sinatra with "Witchcraft" in 1958, Coleman turned his full attention to writing.
For Betty Jane, Chris and Joanne,Very Best,Cy Coleman
We have been seeing a dramatic shift UPWARD of the value of Authentic Frank Sinatra autographs. Weather or not this is due to high demand, the low supply, the flood of forgeries on Ebay or a combination of all three we can only speculate. Larger Autograph dealers like Fraser's Autographs or History Direct sell a piece like this for $3000-4000. Just check out their web site