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Lot 0004
  • Item: Real Photo Postcard Depicting Jose De Leon, the "Armless Wonder"
  • Date: 1940s
  • Manuscript ink "Foot signed" autograph on back reads: "Jose H. De Leon"

    Leon was originally from Mexico and performed in the circus in the 1940s and 1950s . Though he was billed as the "Armless Wonder", he actually had misshapen arms with no hands which he hid underneath his clothes. In this pose, he is lighting a cigarette with his toes. (Although a later sideshow image, this is a scarce one of which I had not previously encountered.)

    No Reserve:
    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Texas.

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  • Condition

    Light soiling, spotting, occasional dings, scuffs, and edge bumps.

    Buyer's Premium

    • 10%

    Photo Postcard of Armless Jose De Leon, 1940 - Signed

    Estimate $50 - $150Nov 13, 2016
    New York, NY, USA