2021 September Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 09/26/21
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Ben Hogan's 1945 Army Separation Qualification Record Form - Signed William B. Hogan

Offered here is a one of a kind piece of Ben Hogan's personal memorabilia, his Army Separation Qualification Record from September 5, 1945. Hogan has formally executed this official document signing the discharge paper in seldom seen format "William B. Hogan." Not just a military paper, this item contains golf content listing Ben's main occupation as professional golfer playing in tournaments, exhibitions. It further goes on to document that First Lieutenant Hogan had his last civilian employment at the Hershey Country Club. A special opportunity for the Hogan collector to own a personal item from the legend himself.

James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed the signature and their auction letter of authenticity will come with this lot.


Bob Coffin is a man of action, as seen by a career of public service which began 35 years ago with his election to the Nevada Assembly. From that office Coffin was the people's choice for a seat in the Nevada State Senate. After serving in that position for the length that Nevada term limitations would allow, Coffin returned to his hometown of Las Vegas where he continues to serve his constituents as a city councilman to this day. For Coffin this passion for service to his country began with a stint in the United States Army, the same branch of service that his lifelong hero Ben Hogan had served in during World War II. Coffin a student of the Hogan approach to golf, learned his lessons well, so well, that he won the 1969 Nevada Amateur Golf Championship. Following that triumph it was only natural in 1979 that the hometown Las Vegas newspaper, the Review Journal, called on Bob to write a golf column for the paper. To this day accolades continue to pour in for this highly respected man in so many arenas be it golf, military, or politics. Most recently, he was named Person of the Year by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Professional Golfers Association and received the Charles Dick Medal of Honor Award from the United States National Guard.

This career of public service over the lifetime of Bob Coffin offers much for us to respect. We owe him gratitude, but an even larger thank you as golf collectors is due him for his action in preserving the personal ephemera which belonged to Ben and Valerie Hogan. These mementos covering various stages of their storied lives had been gifted by both Ben and Valerie to their trusted personal secretary Sharon Rae (Please see photo that accompanies this lot of Mr. Hogan and Sharon Rae). Mrs. Rae following Ben's passing in 1997 became such a vital part of Mrs. Hogan's life that she accompanied her to both Ben Hogan's tribute at the 1999 Memorial Tournament and to the dedication of the United States Golf Association's Ben Hogan room that same year. Her prominence in the lives of the Hogan's was evident when she was remembered in both Ben's will with a cash bequest and a much larger bequest in Valerie's will. As a studious collector of Hogan material Bob Coffin stayed in contact with the Rae family, and following Sharon's passing was contacted by son Andy Rae. He informed Coffin that in his garage there is "still a bunch of stuff". Coffin, the man of action, caught a plane to Texas and completed a transaction that saved the Hogan collection as sourced through Sharon Rae for the golf collecting community. The Golf Auction is pleased with so much of the prized material of the Hogan's lifetime already placed in permanent homes to be able to make this offering. We recognize that it may be the last opportunity available to offer fresh Hogan material, which contains rock solid provenance, to the collectors of arguably the greatest golfer of the 20th century but certainly one of America's most idolized and interesting people of that century.

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Ben Hogan's 1945 Army Separation Qualification Record Form - Signed William B. Hogan JSA ALOABen Hogan's 1945 Army Separation Qualification Record Form - Signed William B. Hogan JSA ALOABen Hogan's 1945 Army Separation Qualification Record Form - Signed William B. Hogan JSA ALOABen Hogan's 1945 Army Separation Qualification Record Form - Signed William B. Hogan JSA ALOABen Hogan's 1945 Army Separation Qualification Record Form - Signed William B. Hogan JSA ALOA
Ben Hogan's 1945 Army Separation Qualification Record Form - Signed William B. Hogan JSA ALOA
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $512.30
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
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