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    Letters from Frank Sinatra to Sammy Davis Jr. Included are Western Union telegram dated May 1, 1974, from Sinatra to Sammy congratulating him on being honored by "the Academy"; a typed "thank you" letter on personal stationery dated July 1986, signed by Frank and Barbara in blue ink; and typed letter on personal stationery dated February 25, 1988, congratulating Sammy on being honored by the American Technion Society, signed "Francis Albert" in black ink. the telegram reads in part: "Dear Smokey: I was delighted to learn the Academy is honoring you today. I should have known something special was up when the guy at FAO Schwartz told me you stopped in and bought a new suit. Anyway Smokey congratulations and all that jazz. Warmest regards." All are in Excellent condition with fold creases and very minor wear. From the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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