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166: The Great Lafayette Scarce Autograph Letter Sign

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[Ephemera] The Great Lafayette. One-page ALS, boldly signed, on Lafayette stationery. Dated May 6, 1910, the quick change artist, animal lover and magician Fold lines as expected and some unobtrusive tears and marks; otherwise good condition. Lafayette memorabilia is as desirable as it is scarce; letters by the great magician are virtually unobtainable. With: A real photo, full-length portrait postcard of Lala Selbini (dated 1906 and postally used), assistant and successor to Lafayette; an inscribed, signed sentiment by Selbini ("Nothing is great in the world but man. There is nothing great in a man but the mind. Yours Truly, Lala Selbini); and a clipped photograph of Lafayette taken from a theatre program.

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Estimate $2,000 – $2,500
Starting Bid $1,000

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