Lot #537
Stephen King

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Estimate: $200+


ALS, penned on the reverse of a 5.5 x 3.5 postal cover with a stamped Mount St. Helens cachet, July 24, 1989. In full: "Dear Samuel—The new book is called The Dark Half. Best wishes, Stephen King." In fine condition.

King wrote several books under a pseudonym, Richard Bachman, during the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the Bachman novels were darker and more cynical in nature, featuring a far more visceral sense of horror than the psychological, gothic style common in many of King's most famous works. When King was identified as Bachman, he wrote The Dark Half—about an author with a sinister parasitic twin—in response to his outing.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #600 - Ended January 13, 2021

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