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Collection of autographs by athletic champions of the 1920s: Géo André, Harold Osborne, Manuel Plaza, Zabalita, and Carlos Bianchi.
Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles and no place, 1924-1933. - 5 sets of autographs laid down to album leaves, including original envelopes, numerous photo reproductions and newspaper clippings. Fine collection of athletes' autographs, assembled by the young Uruguayan nobleman Alejandro Zorrilla de San Martin (1909-87; Foreign Affairs Minister from 1963 to 1965 and grandson of José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín, the National Poet of Uruguay) by direct application. The Frenchman Géo André (1889-1943) signs a 7-line dedication in August 1924, immediately after the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, at which he took the Olympic Oath. The U.S. track athlete Harold Marion Osborn (1899-1975) thanks for the collector's "very nice remarks"; he won a gold medal in Olympic decathlon and high jump in 1924. Manuel Plaza (1900-69), the first winner of an Olympic medal for Chile (in 1928), sends a six-line inscription on 10 April 1933. The Argentine long-distance runner Juan Carlos Zabala (1911-83), fondly known as "Zabalita", signs his lines of dedication on 18 Octl. 1932, while his countryman, the soon-deceased sprinter Carlos Bianchi (1910-35), writes from Los Angeles in 1932.
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