Lot 1630

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A birthday card, 11 x 8 in., Oct. 7, 2000, Corcoran, California, sent to Shannon Phillips, a follower and pen pal of Manson. The card was sent by AFTON BURTON, the fiancée of Manson in 2014, and CRAIG ‘GRAY WOLF' HAMMOND, another avid follower of Manson's. There are four panels to the card, one reading: ‘Helter Skelter', another ‘Happy Birthday Shannon! Feliz Cumpleanos! Ya Ya Ya Ya!'. The third panel bears an illustration of two cups encircled by a heart, a swastika, and the acronym ‘ATWA', Afton and Hammond sign this panel at the bottom right. The final panel features mountain scenery and reads: ‘Corcoran, California' at the bottom. All of the illustrations and text were created with markers and glitter pens. Included is an ATWA pamphlet, 6pp. 4 x 8.5 in., 2009. ATWA, an ideology created by Manson stands for 'Air-Trees-Water-Animals' and 'All the Way Alive'. His followers eventually turned it into a movement. The cover bears a photo of Manson and a quote, in part: ‘All I can find is me and me is selfish. I want Air, Love, Trees, and green, Water, and I'm a beast bug fish snake. I love ALL...' On the inside of the pamphlet is an update on Manson, explaining that he has lost his phone privileges resulting in more letter writing for him. The pamphlet goes on to explain how to send him stamps and money. The remaining content is comprised of images and quotes from Manson. Accompanied by a holograph envelope, in Manson's hand. Afton must have given these items to Manson during one of her visits with him to be forwarded to Shannon. Some chipping and creasing on the pamphlet and envelope. The birthday card is in very good condition.

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July 29, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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