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Lot # 1241 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Ernest Hemingway Signed Note in Framed Display

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $580.00

One-page handwritten letter signed by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), American novelist and short-story writer. Penned entirely in Hemingway's hand, the letter is dated simply, "Thursday," and was most likely written to his fourth and final wife, Mary Welsh, during the 1950s. Hemingway has signed the note with his affectionate nickname of "Papa." The famed author writes in full: "Dearest Kitten: Hope you slept well. Lee Berry did not fix the steaks as he went trawling so am bringing two more steaks - bread and the wine (if cooks doesn't) please leave a list of anything at shopping center you want brought. Have a good rest time and read and have fun. There is a letter from Beallie and a new book and the papers. I love you very much. Excuse scrawl. Papa - Will be back before seven." Both the text and signature grade "10." Hemingway is considered one of the finest writers of the twentieth century, with his most famous novel, The Old Man and the Sea, earning him the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1953. He was later awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. The letter (4 x 9 inches) displays a few minor creases (primarily along the upper and lower border areas) and is in Excellent condition overall. It has been beautifully matted and framed together with a striking 11 x 14 inch sepia photo of Hemingway (picturing him posing at a harbor) and a descriptive plaque to total dimensions of 22 x 26.75 inches. LOA from Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $580.00

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