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    Humphrey Bogart rare handwritten signed chess moves played on set during production of Casablanca. (1942) Vintage original handwritten personal postcard postmarked, "April 30, 1942" from Humphrey Bogart sending chess moves to Mr. Irving Kovner of Brooklyn, New York. The 3.25 x 5.5 in. card is handwritten by Bogart in brown ink and reads, in full: "Dear Irving, Here's the next movie 7 B-B Q x B 8 2, Sometimes the sec. will answer but don't worry I'm playing. Sincerely Humphrey Bogart". This remote chess game would have been played during production of Casablanca and the game is attributed to having been played on the actual chessboard highly visible in "Rick's Café" in the classic film. The card is accompanied by a photocopy of a Bogart letter of 5 Jan., 1942 to Kovner, accepting his invitation to play long distance chess. The card exhibits heavy, even toning, age and handling. With fading and light adhesive remnants from previous display. In vintage very good condition.

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    December, 2020
    18th Friday
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