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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:52 pm    Post subject: eBay: FLW-signed letters Reply with quote

1959 Frank Lloyd Wright Hand Typed Letter To Norman Lykes Regarding Payment

1957 Frank Lloyd Wright Hand Typed Letter To Arthur Miller & Marilyn Monroe


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SDR



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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As this is the same seller that offers an obviously bogus "Wright drawing," suspicion must be cast upon these letters as well.

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=12633&sid=adc490fb5e58af0bb837329cc9012f1a

The note to Miller and Monroe in particular seems oddly written, and ineptly laid out. Are we entering a phase where fakers of Wright ephemera and
documents boldly enter the legitimate marketplace ? The only thing to be learned from the "Research Tower drawing" is that someone has been practicing
Wright's monogram. The blue ball-point signatures on the letters are doubtful, as a result; why are they shown bleeding through the paper---and why is the
reverse of the monogram shown as well ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would ballpoint ink bleed through the paper?
The two signatures look too much alike to be authentic. Wright's signatures varied a lot one from another.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not unless the paper got wet ? Odd . . .

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Oak Park Jogger



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know anything about the charity event at which these two letters were auctioned off? Or supposedly auctioned off?? An event like that should stick in someone's memory---
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