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“I don’t write very good letters till I up get drunk about some jane myself” 282. Woody Guthrie. Huge ALS, one page, 12 x 17.75, March 18, 1954. The page bears a painting of a red and black figure, no doubt done by Guthrie before the letter was written. Letter to Hank Sloane. In full (with grammar and spelling retained): “Thanks to that girl that caused you to get drunk enuff to write me such a fine letter as you did. I don’t write very good letters till I up get drunk about some jane myself.” Under his signature, Guthrie adds, “We got us a good longshore strike hitting old NY town.” Intersecting folds, paper loss to two corner tips and edges, two old pieces of tape at top, and a bit of light toning, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed by Guthrie, and signed on the reverse, “Woodie Guthrie, 517 East 5 St., N. Y. City.” Provenance: Bonham’s, 2004. An amazing offering, complete with an original artwork, and spectacular content of real-life experiences, which formed the basis for many of his classic folk songs. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)

283. Hank Williams. Composite photo page from Hank Williams’

Country Hit Parade songbook, 8.25 x 11.25, featuring an image of Williams, his wife, and their two children, signed vertically in blue ink. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 24 x 17. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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284. Hank Williams. Vintage pencil signature, “Best Wishes, Hank Williams,” on an off-white 5.75 x 4.5 album page. Page is still housed in its softcover spiral-bound autograph album. In fine condition, with back cover of album detached. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from James Spence. Also accompanied by a photocopied letter of provenance from the original recipient, who spent time with Williams in a diner after a show in Columbus, Ohio. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)

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Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed...