Lot 1106

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(1934 - 2017) Drifter whose "family" committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. A.L.S., 1p. 4to., California State Prison - Corcoran, [May 9, 1997], on unusual custom inkjet-printed "letterhead", featuring Manson's eyes at top with a German eagle and swastika at center, and his hard-line environmentalist acronym "ATWA" ("Air, Trees, Water, Animals") at bottom. Manson writes to penpal Faye Bridges, in full: "Good mama's day - Everyday - HAY! HAY! Say, Good Day or ELSE. A better day will the to git me out of this hall - Now..." Manson signs boldly in black ink at the conclusion, adding the middle name "Mac" for "MacDonald’s", a play on the marketing of his name and image, with a swastika overlaying his signature. He adds the postscript: "Help CM out of the cages of prison". The original transmittal envelope is also present, with Manson again executing his name with his prisoner number as part of the return address, and with the "I" in Bridges' name in the address being dotted with yet another swastika. Very good.

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February 19, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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