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HORACE HEIDT! Signed Vintage Cigarette Case<br>Sent as Gift to the Strand Theater in New York 1939!!!<br>SOLD!!

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Horace Heidt was a lesser known but exceptional big band leader of the 1930s & 40s who launched the careers of others like Frankie Carle (See the signed letter from Frankie Carle on this site in which he mentions "Horace").

This is a particularly interesting item for several reasons.

1) It is addressed to Robert Crandall at the Strand Theater in NY where Heidt was a regular. Probably a basic "schmooze" to keep in the venue's good graces.

2) The 3 cent stamp is a World's Fair commemorative.

3) I will be including a copy of a letter from Horace Heidt, Jr. authenticating his father's signature (along with a photo of Heidt Jr's big band).

4) The cigarette case itself is very cool. It appears to be leather with lines on the back making it look like an envelope. The inside has a mirror. Be warned: the case is designed to hold non filter cigarettes only (they didn't have filters back then).

Not your run of the mill signed jazz item!

We also have for sale a vintage signed photo of Horace Heidt .



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Regular price: $125.00Sale price: $50.00

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