Lot 1409

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(b. 1948) With Lawrence Bittaker, one of the infamous 'Toolbox Killers', who raped and murdered five women in Southern California in 1979. Lot of two A.L.S.s, each 1p. 8vo., 2001 and undated, both written from prison. One letter, written in multiple colors, opens with 'Season's Greetings!' with drawings of sprigs of holly. He ask for prices lists of the values of 'celebrity autographs' and apparently seeks to sell those he has accumulated, including Playboy Playmates, with the hope that the proceeds would offset the cost of his 'art supplies'. The 2001 letter requests the addresses of Arthur C. Clarke and Karen Landy, mentions that he is in a 'new yard at S.A.T.F. Corcoran', and will likely recommence collecting autographs: 'I'd rather paint and draw, but if unable to continue...I'll need some for of distraction...". Fine.

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February 9, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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