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    Lionel Hampton and Stan Kenton Signed Items. Included is a b&w 8" x 10" photo inscribed "To Mattawa High School, best wishes from Lionel Hampton" by the great jazz percussionist and bandleader in blue ink; and a typed letter on personal stationery, dated December 28, 1947, signed by band leader Stan Kenton in black fountain pen. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Parkinson: This Letter is meant to be an apology, because somehow your letter of November 4th, in which you asked for a picture for your carnival, was mislaid and not brought to my attention until now. I see we have missed terribly by letting this mix-up take place. I sincerely apologize and if you still wish pictures, please let us know and we will comply." The photo is in Very Fine condition with three holes punched in the top edge. The letter is also Very Fine, with some creases and a medium-sized water stain. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
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