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BoothBuff
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« on: July 28, 2011, 10:45:26 AM »

     I don't know if this is real, but from what my novice mind knows of these things, it looks legit. Booth playbills come up from time to time, but I've never seen one of these up for auction before. Any pro's have an opinion?





http://cgi.ebay.com/1864-JULIUS-CEASAR-PLAYBILL-John-Wilkes-Booth-SUPR-RARE-/330592799836?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf8ddcc5c
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rich smyth
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 11:05:58 AM »

Well, it sure looks like the one at the Folger Shakespeare Library (sorry about the long url).
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=shakespeare+statue+fund&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rlz=1R2ADFA_enUS439&tbm=isch&tbnid=Ggn6ChdsEYXn6M:&imgrefurl=http://www.shakespeareinamericanlife.org/identity/politicians/presidents/pick/lincoln/lincoln_booth.cfm&docid=R72LKS-gBMDm9M&w=120&h=340&ei=4JUxTpe2CMLLgQfy9diZDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=119&vpy=54&dur=109&hovh=272&hovw=96&tx=91&ty=145&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=50&start=0&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&biw=1162&bih=556

BTW - the stature still stands and during the performance Confederate sympathizers set fire to the building next door - one of many set that night.
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BoothBuff
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 06:15:28 PM »

     Thanks, Rich. I was looking for an example of one, but didn't have much luck. I'm curious to see what it goes for. I don't think I've seen a Booth playbill go for more than $1500. I have 2 from Edwin Booth that I got for much cheaper - less than $75. Neat items, for sure. 
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BoothBuff
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 06:04:28 PM »

     Neat link from this listing. First 71/2 minutes are devoted to the Booths.

      http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycmg/nyctvod/html/home/sony402.html
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 05:55:34 AM »

Thanks for posting the video BoothBuff. Very interesting. From Edwin's bedroom window at the Players you can see his statue in the center of Gramercy Park across the street.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 07:03:47 PM »

     Sold for $1,050.00...........
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