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Lot Number: 99

Description: Christy Mathewson's "To Our Men In Service" World War I Christmas booklet sent by family. Small book (4.5"x7") bound in soft covers has "To Our Men In Serviceā€¦" text handwritten on the front. It was prepared by the Mathewson Family and friends and sent to Christy Mathewson during the holiday season while he was serving in France. Issued with blank pages that have been largely filled with handwritten messages/greetings, pasted in clippings/decorations, and a handful of period photographs. One page has a trio of small original photographs affixed showing Christy Mathewson and wife Jane (Matty holding a baseball), a child swimming in lake (captioned as being "son"), and a group photo of children with each identified in ink or pencil and those shown including Christy Jr. A large original photograph of Jane Mathewson is affixed to the last page. The balance is filled with a variety of handwritten sentiments from well wishers, assorted decorations and publication page clippings, and a photograph of what was presumably the Church Mathewson attended. Light general handling and storage wear. Includes Mathewson Collection certificate of provenance: EX

Estimated Price Range: ($2,000-$3,000)

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