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#638 - Arthur Conan Doyle

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The detective writer-turned-spiritualist opens his “Psychic Bookshop”

ALS signed “ACD,” one page, 5.25 x 3.5, personal letterhead, December 9, no year but circa late 1920s. Note concerning occult books. In part: “I have established a depot for this very reason. Should you write to the manager Psychic Bookshop, 2 Victoria St. London SW you could get anything. Or if you preferred to send a check for any sum you liked you would have the books picked for you…I have marked a few in the catalogue.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. For many of his later years, Doyle intensely pursued his interest in paranormal phenomena, and by the end of World War I he identified himself as a spiritualist, believing in a spirit world and the ability to communicate with those beyond the grave. He established the specialized Psychic Bookshop in 1925, devoted entirely to the sale of spiritualistic and psychic books; he later formed a small museum in the basement, showcasing various objects relevant to ghosts and the spirit world. An intriguing letter associated with Doyle’s psychic interests. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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