Capitol Theatre steal!

posted by gmspelts on January 2, 2008 at 7:40 am

I believe that I have an interesting story that maybe of interest to those who knew or remember the particular time and people involved in my story. This story is about a lucky find, and of all places, a garage sale in Northern Minnesota!

My find was that of a book, a book of poems, written in 1938 by Major Edward Bowes. He was at time the Managing Director of the Capitol Theatre, in New York City. The book is a very beautiful book of poems. In which at first sight, was what caught my attention to it in the first place at the sale.

All the poems inside were specifically picked by Major Bowes and by many different poets. Several other wonderful facts are, the forward was written by no other then Theodore Roosevelt himself and now for the real kicker if you will please, Major Bowes, and Theodore both signed it on the inside cover!

There were also a few personal letters/poems sent from Capitol Theatre, 1639 Broadway, New York, N.Y. and were Dated Feb. 20th 1938. The stamp on the letters cost 1.5 cent with a picture of Harding on it.

As I said interesting enough the book was found at a rummage sale and to top it all off, it was in a pile of items that where marked, “Free Help Yourself!”

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 3, 2008 at 11:40 am

gms- you should make sure that the autographs on the inside front cover are real and not facsimile signatures which were once common in books (and sheet music) many years ago.

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