by REEVES, Jim (1924-64)
Known as "Gentleman Jim," this influential Country Western singer of the '50s and '60s achieved great popularity with such hits as "He'll Have to Go" (1960); he died at age 40 in a plane crash in Tennessee. Color IPS (verso), heavy stock 3½" X 5½", n.p., n.d. Near fine. Handsome color picture postcard issued by RCA Victor Records, the recto featuring a nice half-length portrait of Reeves in tie and red sweater. Verso features message and address portions, and across this, in bold large script as red as his sweater, Reeves writes, "To / Donald / Best of luck always, / Gratefully, / Jim Reeves." The signature itself, which runs from the lower left corner to the upper right corner, measures a full 5½"! A superb example of this rarity.
(Inventory #: 20956)