Detroit, MI, December 1, 1943. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-7346
Tie approximately 40" (pinned together), navy blue with red swirls and white flowers, on the back is the tie label "King Levinsky" and the image of a boxing ring. Unused. Box is 14 x 4", torn, soiled, spotted. The front cover has a newspaper cutout of his head, then a printed note in red ink "Autograph of heavyweight boxer King Levinsky- Signed in Detroit, Michigan 12-1-43" and below is the King's signature. Also on the front is a brief typewritten bio of his career, his record (120 prizefights, 80 wins, 7 draws), the boxers he faced ie. Joe Louis, Max Baer, Primo Carnera, Jack Dempsey and that "Levinsky now manufactures and sells his exclusive and fine ties with his own trademark..." Inside the box are several yellowed newspaper clippings including some about his arrest in Detroit for hanging out with a man who was wanted by the Chicago police. King Levinsky aka Kingfish, 1910-1991 was born in New York as Harris Krakow. His time in the rang spanned the years 1928-1939. In his later years he moved to Miami Beach with his third wife and sold ties "From the King? You buy a tie from the king?". He was known to have said to Muhammad Ali "After (Sonny) Liston punches your head you'll be selling ties with me". Tie, box with autograph, newspaper clippings, all sold as a lot. SCARCE memorabilia.