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Lot # 1614 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1903 Mark Twain Handwritten Note

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,133.00

One-page handwritten note, dated "New York, August 1903," signed by Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist. (Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Clemens.) In this brief missive, Twain pens one of his often-quoted quips: "It is never too late to mend. There is no hurry." He has signed it "Truly your friend, Mark Twain." Both the text and signature have been flawlessly penned in black fountain pen and grade "10." Mark Twain was the most notable humorist of his day, with his most famous work, Huckleberry Finn, considered by many to be the first modern American novel. The cream-colored sheet (5 x 7.25 inches) has a tiny tear in the upper right corner and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 8.5 x 11.5 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,133.00

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