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1902 Henry Chadwick Signed Poem To His Wife
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,610.00
Poetic birthday greetings from Henry Chadwick to his wife, dated July 24, 1902, signed "From your loving old husband, Henry Chadwick" in ink. The sentimental twenty-line poem, on a single sheet measuring 3.25 x 5.5 inches, is entitled "To My Sweetheart Wife - A Birthday Rhyme - July 24th, 1902." Written entirely in Chadwick's hand, both the text and the signature grade "9" on a scale of "1 to 10" and are boldly printed in black ink. The poem reads in part: "Of all the days of each passing year,/There were two which give me great joys/The nineteenth of August - so very dear/And the twenty fourth of July/...On that July day, love, you come into life,/To brighten and cheer all around;/And August gave me my treasured wife/And her praises I ever shall sound/To Him on high I daily give thanks/For the blessings of life and love;/And the birthday with the wedding day ranks,/As treasures to me from above. - From your loving old husband - Henry Chadwick." All writing and Chadwick's signature are virtually perfect. The sheet (3.25 x 5.5 inches) has been trimmed to its current dimensions and displays both a vertical fold (touching upon the signature) and a few small border tears. Good to Very Good condition overall. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,610.00
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