Posted Jun 07, 2005 – 12:26 PM
Economy and Business By BRAD FJELDHEIM
The Billings Gazette
“The writing on the inside of the gloves worn by Jack Dempsey in the 1923 heavyweight title fight in Shelby is faded, but still readable.
‘To my friend Lee Ford. Best wishes, Jack Dempsey.’
The gloves were a gift to Ford – a Great Falls banker in the mid-1900s – and they are for sale.
They will be sold at an auction Saturday along with one of the largest and most unique antique collections in Montana history, said Dan Tryan, of Tryan Auction Center.
…The gloves are estimated to be worth between $30,000 and $50,000”