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    Clifton Webb and His Mother Correspond While Separated. This lot contains four letters- two from Clifton to his mother and two to Clifton from his mother. The first is dated 1931 from Clifton- a two-page handwritten letter enclosing a four-leaf clover (still present). The next from Clifton is dated 1947, four pages handwritten, wishing his mother an absent Happy Birthday. The first from Mabelle is dated 1940, two pages handwritten and gives motherly advice, in part: "Hope you are not carrying that bag any more- the Co should wire ahead & have a few porters at the station. Men, Boys, anything, you cannot carry such weight- & such distance- with out hurting your hernia." An unrelated letter from the Drake Hotel is enclosed. The last letter to Clifton is dated 1950 and is four pages, on St. Regis New York letterhead to "Dear Webbie." Also included in this lot is a photo of this mother and son on a yacht along with two French tourist cards- one for each, dated 1938. Clifton's is signed. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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