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Lot # 1289 (1289 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1970 Jackie Robinson Signed Letter - NAACP Content!

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $960

One-page typed letter, dated February 24, 1970, featuring a handwritten response from Jackie Robinson. This letter, drafted on letterhead for a National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) benefit concert, titled "NAACP/Sold On Soul - A Royal Tribute to Duke Ellington" is actually a bill issued to Robinson for two tickets to the concert. The amount due for the tickets is $200 and Robinson is instructed to make his check payable to "NAACP/Sold on Soul." Robinson appears to be surprised by the invoice, given his handwritten response, scripted in pencil, that appears along the base: "I am returning the tickets you sent complimentary. I was, as I explained, out of town. Jackie Robinson." Both the text and Robinson's signature grade "9." Robinson did a great amount of work for the NAACP during his retirement years and, as noted on the stationery, he was one of the three "Honorary Chairmen" for this benefit concert. The letter (8.75 x 11.25 inches) displays two horizontal and two vertical folds, light toning along the top border, and two tiny edge tears. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $960

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