05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
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2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00AMCalender

Kline, Franz (1910-1962) Autograph Letter Signed with Drawings and Envelope, 18 November 1931.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Kline, Franz (1910-1962) Autograph Letter Signed with Drawings and Envelope, 18 November 1931.
Single page of Boston University stationery, inscribed on both sides, with the holograph envelope. To Lavona Edgar, giving news of college life and inquiring about friends at home, and plans for the upcoming winter holidays. Single page, folded into thirds, slight chip, ink a bit blurred on the recto, touching the ends of four lines; fading and fly specking to envelope, 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.
Kline sends regards to his friend in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, reports that he's growing a moustache, won't be home for Thanksgiving but will return for Christmas. The letter is written in a stylized hand, with many humorous cartoons added, including a sketch of Duke Ellington and a mutual friend drawn as "a Clara Bow."
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Boston University, Lavona Edgar, Pennsylvania, Thanksgiving, Lehighton, Duke Ellington