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    Red Skelton Signed Birthday Letter to His Son. A touching handwritten letter from comedian Red Skelton to his newborn son, Richard, whose birth he had missed while on the road. It reads: "Happy Birthday son. Sure wish I were there to offer congratulations -- but remember while I am away you are the man of the house so take good care of your mother and sister. I'll be home for your big to do 11 months from now when we celebrate your first year with us. Oh by the way when you have your formula today make it a double and give an extra burp for your Dad, and give your mother and Valentina my love and let them know I miss you all so much. Love, Dad." Sadly, Richard died of leukemia at age three, and his loss devastated the Skelton household. Included with the letter are three color 3" x 5" photos of Skelton and family members, circa Christmas 1959, in Excellent condition. The Letter is in Very Fine Condition with some fold creases, a little wear to the edges, and some areas of mild discoloration. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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