Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
(800) 937-3880

Lot #1114
Ben Turpin

This lot has closed

Estimate: $0+
Sell a Similar Item?


Popular silent-era screen comedian (1869–1940) whose most distinctive feature was his crossed eyes, which were reportedly insured against uncrossing by Lloyd’s of London. Vintage glossy photo of Turpin examining a broken golf club, trimmed in size to 9.75 x 7.5, signed in ink “Best wishes, Ben Turpin.” The photo also bears the notation “Photo by L. A. Wicke.” In very good condition, with trimming as noted, a few scattered dings and surface marks, tear to top edge touching background (tape repaired from reverse). The signature is large, well contrasted, and unaffected. R&R COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title:
  • Dates: #332 - Ended April 16, 2008