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    Description

    1936 James Naismith Handwritten Signed Letter with Signed Envelope Mailed via Hindenburg.

    Date: August 5, 1936.

    Location: Berlin, Germany.

    Length in pages: Two.

    General Topics: Bargaining and shopping for Olympics tickets. Basketball will start in two days.

    Quotation: "...On the 7th we begin basketball & it will come every afternoon until the 14th...I am sending this one by the Hindenberg (sic) so that the boys will have some of the stamps..."

    Closing signature variation: "Love to all the kiddies and the kidlets and heaps of it to my sweetheart, Jim."

    Mailing envelope: Yes, "Mrs. James Naismith" (9/10). Envelope has handwritten "Mit Hindenburg" and stamp picturing the famous dirigible that would be consumed by a fiery Lakehurst, New Jersey crash nine months later.

    Condition: ALS (EX-MT), Envelope (VG, with loose but included tab). Ink 9/10.

    LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    December, 2006
    15th Friday
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