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  • - Got, probably, one of the rarest Hollywood documents

  • you've ever had come in your store.

  • RICK: So first off, who is Harry Carey if it's

  • not the baseball announcer?

  • Harry Carey was the first major Hollywood

  • blockbuster in Western films back in the silent era.

  • About 185 signatures on here.

  • RICK: That is pretty cool.

  • But it sort of sucks that they're

  • so crammed together like this.

  • Just being a businessman, I'd like them much more spaced

  • apart so I could cut the thing to pieces.

  • [laughter]

  • [tearing sounds]

  • MEYER: I'm selling a rawhide parchment.

  • It was presented to Hollywood legend Harry Carey

  • and signed by 185 Hollywood legends.

  • I'm asking $16,000.

  • I'd like to sell this piece because I'd

  • like to buy some items that I think would be more in line

  • with what I like to collect.

  • Samuel Goldwyn, John Ford, William Wyler,

  • Elia Kazan, Clark Gable, John Wayne, Mickey Rooney.

  • Ronald Reagan is over here.

  • Names that I'm sure you grew up with, and names you

  • know up until your adulthood.

  • It does have some incredible people on it.

  • Judy Garland.

  • MEYER: Cecil B. DeMille is there.

  • RICK: And everyone has heard that term,

  • "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMillle."

  • I've never heard of Harry Carey the actor.

  • But apparently, he's got a lot of famous friends.

  • With 200 autographs, this might be a new record for the shop.

  • But with this many autographs comes a lot of concerns.

  • So you want to sell this?

  • Yeah.

  • So how much do you want to sell this for?

  • MEYER: $16,000.

  • OK.

  • Um.

  • First off, you have some amazing autographs here.

  • But one of the big problems you have here is,

  • they're all jumbled together.

  • Generally, when you have a bunch of autographs together,

  • they make them worth less.

  • You've got some neat stuff here and some stuff I don't like.

  • And I just don't know how it's going to affect the price.

  • Give me a few minutes.

  • Let me call someone and get them down here

  • to take a look at this thing, just

  • make sure everything's legit, and help me figure out a price.

  • Sure. RICK: OK?

  • This guy is asking $16,000.

  • I just don't know.

  • That's why I'm calling in Steve.

  • So Harry Carey, the silent movie star that I never heard of.

  • [laughter]

  • Well, most of us don't really know about that stuff.

  • But I do know from entertainment history, Hollywood history,

  • the guy was in a ton of movies.

  • RICK: And this is signed by, like, the who's who

  • of Hollywood, 1941. STEVE GRAD: Yeah.

  • That's actually kind of a cool piece.

  • Well, most people know Harry Carey

  • as an obnoxious broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.

  • But the other Harry Carey is a silent screen star--

  • is actually a guy that John Wayne modeled

  • a lot of his acting after.

  • Well, let's have a look at it.

  • The first thing I want to do is just,

  • I want to check out the ink on here.

  • And I just want to get a better idea what I'm dealing with.

  • I'm just going to place it over.

  • This is rawhide here we're dealing with.

  • This area here, overlapping here.

  • Again up on top.

  • And I'm just going to keep come along here.

  • And again. We see it again.

  • And there's no doubt I'm seeing ink on here.

  • So that's a good thing-- live ink.

  • The second thing I do want to start looking at

  • is some of the names we have on here.

  • The first one I'm going to start with is Clark Gable.

  • And what I'm looking for is this nice, beautiful,

  • every letter signature.

  • He formed this big G here.

  • Wasn't a straight-up cursive capital.

  • And you can see here, looking at the same thing.

  • Let's look at John Wayne himself.

  • This signature of John Wayne, you see

  • he's rolling that O in there.

  • He's doing the same thing throughout here.

  • So the big question is, what's it worth?

  • Because you have all these great signatures.

  • But you have other signatures written over signatures.

  • STEVE GRAD: Yeah.

  • You'd have to find that uber Hollywood

  • person that really wants this type of assemblage together.

  • The ink's great.

  • I really like the presentation of it all.

  • So based on that, I value this piece right at about $5,000.

  • RICK: OK. Thanks, man.

  • I appreciate it. - Yep.

  • Take care. - Thank you.

  • Yep. Thanks.

  • You know, if Rick ends up getting this piece,

  • he has to buy it at the right price.

  • But I think if somebody came in the shop

  • and saw all those great names, I think they'd

  • easily be attracted to it.

  • OK, so realistically, what would you take for it?

  • MEYER: I'm really close to $16,000 on it.

  • RICK: How much?

  • $16,000.

  • There's just no way I can.

  • I mean, individually, I see it-- maybe.

  • So what's your bottom dollar?

  • I could go--

  • hearing what he said, I could go $12,000.

  • Yeah, I'd give you $3,500 for it.

  • Wow.

  • That's a lot less than what I'm prepared to consider.

  • I think I'm going to hold onto it.

  • But I thank you very much for the opportunity.

  • RICK: OK.

  • There's no way we're going to be able to make a deal?

  • - I don't think so. - OK.

  • Well, thanks for bringing it in.

  • - Absolutely. - Appreciate it.

  • OK. Thanks.

  • I think to the right collector, this piece is worth

  • more than my asking price was.

  • This piece is going to hang on my wall

  • until the right person, who can appreciate it, comes along.

- Got, probably, one of the rarest Hollywood documents

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/03/23
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