Lot #210
Lee Harvey Oswald Hand-Addressed and Signed Envelope

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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Hand-addressed air mail envelope, 6.25 x 4.25, addressed by Oswald to his brother Robert, "U.S.A., Fort Worth, Texas, 7313 Davenport St., R. Oswald," adding his "U.S.S.R., Minsk" return address and name in Russian, "A. Oswald," at the bottom. Annotated along the edge with the date of May 5, 1961. In fine condition. Accompanied by a color copy of the letter this envelope originally contained, in which Oswald offers updates on his life—newly married, he and his wife have taken up a small flat near the radio factory where he works.

Oswald's use of "A. Oswald" is noteworthy, as the Warren Report said that Oswald went by the nickname 'Alek' while in Russia. He would also use the alias 'Alek Hidell' upon his return to the United States, and purchased the assassination weapon—a mail order 6.5×52mm Carcano Model 91/38 infantry rifle—under that name. A significant autograph from a definitive moment in Oswald's life.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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