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Lot 88

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Lot Number: 88

Description: 1918 Christy Mathewson handwritten and autographed note on "Grand Hotel" menu (PSA/DNA "NM-MT 8"). Heavy stock menu (3.75"x5.75") issued by the "Grand Hotel" in Metz, France on November 23, 1918, just days after the signing of the armistice which brought an end to World War I. Handwritten on the back is a note signed by Christy Mathewson with his first name. It reads in full, "Hendecourt France Nov. 24th, 1918, This was said to be the best meal in Metz. The soup was terrible and the Gelee was the color of watermelon, and would have been enjoyed only by a Christian Scientist. Black bread was served and was good. Christy." Authenticated and encapsulated by PSA with the handwriting and signature graded "NM-MT 8." Touch of light toning and hint of natural handling wear. A unique piece from Matty's final days in France before he was to return from World War I. Includes Mathewson Collection certificate of provenance: PSA/DNA NM-MT 8 auto, Menu EX

Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$7,500)

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