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Item 440 - Joseph Stalin Catalog 397 (Dec 2012)

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ANS in Russian, signed “I. Stalin,” one page, 5.5 x 7.25, January 22, 1938. Short note written by Stalin beneath a handwritten letter to him from his daughter Svetlana, whom he called Setanka. His daughter writes (translated): “To Secretary N1. Stalin. N3. Gdanov. Secret. Order N 8. Order you to take me to the movies now, to see the film ‘Volga-Volga.’ Setanka the owner,” adding a small facial sketch, and “signatures of the secretaries,” with two arrows and a duck drawing. Underneath Stalin writes: “I. Stalin, To Obey” adding “Poorman – Stalin.” In fine condition. The musical comedy Volga-Volga, released in 1938, became Stalin's favorite film and he would often show off how well he knew it by performing every part just before the actors on screen. In 1942, he actually sent a copy of the film to FDR. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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