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USA Eisenhower FOUR STAR GENERAL Sept 13, 1943  USA Mac Arthur FOUR STAR GENERAL 
USA German Grosse Admiral Karl Doenitz  USA German  Later Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering 
The Eric M. McComb Autographed TIME Cover Collection 

USA Eisenhower FOUR STAR GENERAL Sept 13, 1943 TIME Magazine Cover


 This is a 8 x 10 inch framed cover.  It is in near excellent condition as shown.   Here is a view of the reverse.

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$29.99


USA German Grosse Admiral Karl Doenitz TIME Magazine Cover


This is a 8 x 10 inch framed cover.  It is in near excellent condition as shown.

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USA Mac Arthur FOUR STAR GENERALTIME Magazine Cover


This is a 8 x 10 inch framed cover.  It is in near excellent condition as shown.  Here is a view of the reverse.

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USA German  Later Reichsmarschall Hermann GoeringTIME Magazine Cover 


This is a 8 x 10 inch framed cover.  It is in near excellent condition as shown.   Here is another view.

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
TIME-1
 USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features Ninth Air Force VANDEBERG.

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$29.99 Available
TIME-10
USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that feature India's Viceroy Lord WAVELL.

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$29.99 Available
 TIME-11
USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features General Joseph W STILWELL.

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$29.99 Available
TIME-12
 USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features Canada's GRERAR.

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$29.99 Available
TIME-13
USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features Ian Christian SMUTS.

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$29.99 Available
TIME-14
 USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features DE GAULLE of France

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$29.99 Available
TIME-15
USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features General SPAATZ Worlds No 1 Bomber.

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$29.99 Available
TIME-16
USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features EISENHOWER.
 
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$29.99 Available
TIME-17
USA
World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features Emperor HITOHITO 

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$49.99 Available
TIME-18
USA
World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.
This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features MacArthur of the Philippines.

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$29.99 Available
TIME-19
USA
World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use

 This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features Air Marshal Sir Arthur CONINGHAM

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TIME-20
USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.

This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features PARIS.

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TIME-21
 USA
World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use

 This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features General MARSHALL.

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TIME-22
USA
World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use.

 This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features Japan .s Admiral SHIMADA 

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$34.99 Available
TIME-23
 USA
 World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use

 This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that features Admiral SPUANCE.

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TIME-24
 USA
World War Two near MINT TIME Magazine PONY Issue fro Combat Troop Use

This is a 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch illustrated overseas issue of 34 pages that feature HITLER DEAD. 

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The Eric M. McComb Autographed TIME Cover Collection


1954 1960 1966
1955 1961 1967
1956 1962 1968
1957 1963 1969
1958 1964 1970
1959 1965  

This amazing collection features signed covers by entertainment greats, sports legends, military heroes, astronauts, politicians of note, religious leaders, Heads of State, scientists, industry giants, and a number of the most prominent people in the world at the time.

This is the same collection described in the 19 April, 1999 issue of TIME magazine. This is a truly monumental collection, unlike any I have ever encountered -- spanning the years 1954 to 1970.

This incredible collection started in 1954, when Canadian engineer Eric M. McComb sent a cover of TIME to the personality featured on the cover. The very first one was Senator Joe McCarthy, who sent it back, unsigned. According to his daughter, this did not discourage him. Every week, he sent off the covers with a stamped return envelope and a letter requesting an autograph.

In 17 years, he managed to acquire more than 480 signed covers, many with signed return letters, supplemental signed photographs, secretarial notes, multiple signature sets, and occasionally, notes of regret.

This collection was described by his daughter, Karen, below:

"He began his hobby in 1954 when he worked as an operator for Ontario Hydro and our family lived in a remote northern Ontario village of Abitbi Canyon (mailing address Fraserdale), near James Bay. Over the years our family relocated many times as Dad moved up through the organization, but his hobby for all those years (March 1954 to September, 1970) to send the covers off each week along with the necessary postage for the return mail. The first cover was sent to Senator McCarthy and it was returned unsigned, accompanied by a polite letter explaining why the senator could not oblige. But Dad did not let this discourage him and he continued to send out the covers each week."

"Times were certainly different then, and the celebrities didn't seem to mind his request -- perhaps they thought it was a unique hobby, which indeed it really was. We believe the majority of the signatures are real and have no reason to believe otherwise. Many were personalized with my fathers name and include additional signatures on cover letters. For several years our family continued to receive Christmas cards from Egypt's Gamal Nasser each year after he signed and returned his TIME cover."

I have included several hyperlinks to those personalities which have some interesting features or information available online. Use your back button to return here. The covers have thumbnails which lead to higher definition images. There are a total of 31 covers, listed below:

The condition of the covers varies. There are the usual wrinkles associated with the mail system to send the magazine the first time. All covers have the original Eric McComb address label with his Canadian Address (in 1954, at Fraserdale, Ontario). All have been folded in neat halves or thirds to be sent to the signer(s), then returned. Some of the signatures cross the folds . There are some other minor creases and folds, but for the most part, all are in very good condition. They have been stored in folder with a two-hole retainer leaving two holes at the tops and left sides of the cover. Still and all, with proper mounting and framing, any one of these covers would be a spectacular display item.


1954

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Date Subject Occupation Sig Notes Price
TIMEMcCarthy.jpg (59973 bytes) McCarthy - 8 Mar 1954 Senator Joseph R. McCarthy US Senator investigating un-American Activities No Letter on US Senate letterhead, signed by Staff Member $49.99
TIMEButler.jpg (44475 bytes) Butler - 5 Apr 1954 Baron Richard Austin "RAB" Butler British Statesman Yes Chancellor of the Exchequer $49.99
TIMEVanDusen.jpg (63914 bytes) Dusen - 19 Apr 1954 Doctor Henry Van Dusen President of Union Theological Seminary Yes Controversial Pentacostal theologian $49.99
TIMEAllen.jpg (49886 bytes) Allen - 19 Jul 1954 William M. Allen Boeing Airplane Company CEO Yes Unveiled "Project X," the super-secret project at was the Boeing 707 Airliner $49.99
timemays.jpg (37650 bytes) Mays - 26 Jul 1954 Willie Mays Baseball Player, New York Giants. Close-up of Signature Yes 1954 National League MVP. .354 Average! World Series in 4 straight. Greatest catch of all time.... SOLD
TIMEMartin.jpg (47475 bytes) Martin - 9 Aug 1954 Representative Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Speaker of The House Yes With cover letter on Speaker of the House letterhead. Signed by Staff. $49.99
TIMEMcKay.jpg (60679 bytes) McKay - 23 Aug 1954 Douglas McKay Secretary of the Interior Yes   $49.99
timenu.jpg (46918 bytes) Nu - 30 Aug 1954 Premier U Nu Prime Minister of Burma Yes With official cover letter from the Office of the Prime Minister $99.99
TIMECanturbury.jpg (51442 bytes) Fisher - 6 Sep 1954 Doctor Geoffrey Francis Fisher Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury Yes With note from Lambeth Palace

$99.99
TIMEAttlee.jpg (50314 bytes) Atlee - 20 Sep 1954 Attlee - Clement R. Attlee Prime Minister of England. Head of Labour Party No Returned with Letter of Regret on House of Commons letterhead $49.99
TIMEReisman.jpg (50762 bytes) Riesman - 27 Sep 1954 David Riesman Sociologist Professor of Social Science, University of Chicago Yes Co-author of The Academic Revolution $49.99
TIMEWatkins.jpg (49173 bytes) Watkins - 4 Oct 1954 Senator Arthur Vivian Watkins US Senator Yes Chairman, Select Committee on the Censure of Joseph McCarthy $49.99
timecase.jpg (50117 bytes) Case - 18 Oct 1954 Clifford Philip Case Senator of New Jersey Yes   $49.99
TIMEGraham.jpg (47698 bytes) Graham - 25 Oct 1954 Billy Graham Evangelist Yes   $199.99
TIMECurtice.jpg (44614 bytes) Curtice - 1 Nov 1954 Harlow H. "Red" Curtice CEO, General Motors Yes   $99.99
TIMELeader.jpg (50538 bytes) Leader - 15 Nov 1954 Governor George M. Leader Governor of Pennsylvania Yes With letter from Gov. Leader's wife, Mary Jane Leader SOLD
1955
TIMELeader.jpg (50538 bytes) Dodge - 24 Jan 1955 Joseph Dodge Presidential Advisor to President Eisenhower Yes   $49.95
TIMELeader.jpg (50538 bytes) Pride - 7 Feb 1955 Admiral Pride Commander U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Yes   $49.95
TIMELeader.jpg (50538 bytes) Knight - 30 May 1955 Governor Knight Governor of California Yes   $49.95
TIMELeader.jpg (50538 bytes) DeSapio - 22 Aug 55 Carmine DeSapio New York City politician; Leader of Tammeny political movement Yes   $49.95
1956