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An Arthur Ashe Game-Used Shirt & Jacket. Includes Original Ashe Funeral Programmes & Signed Photograph. Arthur Ashe Estate LOT.

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(LOT)  An Arthur Ashe Game-Used Shirt & Jacket, including original programmes from Ashe’s funeral and a signed photograph.  All items originate from the Arthur Ashe estate sale.

SHIRT:

An Arthur Ashe Game-Used Custom Game-Used Tennis Polo Shirt & Signed Photograph.  The shirt is from Mr. Ashe’s personal collection and was worn on court during the mid 1970’s.  The shirt is accompanied by a hand-signed photograph of Ashe.  Upon close inspection, you will come to find the following signs of use throughout this garment:  The shirt is in relatively excellent condition for it’s age.  Some signs of age exist:  light fraying to the label in the neckline, a few snags to the body, some discoloration/staining from being stored over the years, the light odor of a garment from this era, etc.  No significant damage can be found. 

Please take a moment to review the authentication  notes provided, as well as the provided photographs.

1.  No size label is found.  The garment is believed to be the equivalent of a modern day size Medium.

2.  Catalina/Arthur Ashe label to inner neckline.

3.  The body of the garment is a very wide-gauge mesh.

4.  Arthur Ashe logo stitched to chest.

5.  Cloth collar with red & blue stripe detail. 

6.  Additional details apply.

JACKET:

An Arthur Ashe Game-Used / Personally Owned Tennis Jacket.  This jacket is believed to date to the 1960’s, and would have originally been intended for use for the Davis Cup, although Mr. Ashe would wear his garments to other tournaments as well.  This jacket is produced by Catalina Martin and features the USLTA logo to the front.  Upon close inspection, you will come to find the following signs of use throughout this garment:  There are a couple of small age markings, which are only noticeable when inspected closely.  No heavy damage or markings are evident, leaving this garment in spectacular condition for it’s age.  The garment’s details do show a garment of some age. 

Please take a moment to review the authentication notes provided, as well as the provided photographs.

1.  Marked as a size Medium, which is appropriate for Ashe in this era.

2.  USLTA Davis Cup logo stitched to chest.

3.  Catalina Martin manufacturer logo to inner neckline.  Catalina Martin provided the US Davis Cup players with attire, and would later agree a contract with Ashe to manufacture his own line of performance wear.

FUNERAL PROGRAMMES:

A lot of 16 Arthur Ashe funeral programs, including 1 personal invitation from February 12, 1993 Memorial Service at Cathedral St. John of the Divine in New York City, NY.  These are original programs from the service.  The (1) personal invitation invites the recipient to an informal reception following the service.  The invitation has a crease near the top, but overall remains in very good condition.  The 16 programs are in very good condition for their age.  3 of the 16 programs are missing the insert page.  Each program measures 6″ x 11″, and the invitation measures 4.25″ x 5.5″.  The programs offer a rare insight into the celebration of Arthur Ashe’s life, with notable speakers including:  Billie Jean King, NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Stan Smith, Bill Bradley, etc. 

All items have come directly from the Arthur Ashe Estate.

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Weight3 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8 × 4 in
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