ALS in Russian, boldly written in blue pencil, signed “Secretary of Housekeeper Setanka. J.Stalin,” one page, 5.25 x 7.75, no date. Letter to his daughter, Svetlana whom he calls “Setanka.” In full (translated): “Hello. My Little Sparrow! Don’t be angry with me for not answering right away. I was very busy. I’m alive and well. I feel fine. I give my Little Sparrow a big hug.” In fine condition, with some scattered light creases. Any Stalin correspondence is unusually rare and highly desirable. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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