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Ernest Hemingway Handwritten and Signed Postcard

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,740.00

This Ernest Hemingway handwritten and signed postcard dates from the time of his service as a war correspondent in Santiago during the Spanish Civil War. The postcard reads: "Thank you ever so much for your card. I'm glad if you liked the story. Trying to work here at Santiago de Campostella - fine town - a little like Italy - like Florence, not Mestre (?) Kindest regards to you always, Ernest Hemingway" and is addressed "C.G. Flust Esq, Hampstead, New Hampshire Estadio Unidos" all in black ink. The writing and signature is crisp and clear, grading "8 on a scale of "1" to "10." The story Hemingway refers to in the card is For Whom the Bell Tolls, dating this correspondence to approximately 1937 when he was covering the war that served as the basis for that work. For Whom The Bell Tolls, published in 1940, is widely hailed as one of, if not the greatest, of Hemingway's works. Hemingway died in 1961 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There is a tiny tear below the address, mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy and not affecting any writing or the integrity of the piece in any way. Very Good to Excellent condition. Ideal for display. Beautifully matted and framed with a portrait of Hemingway to dimensions of 14 x 22 inches. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,740.00

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