Lot #6
Grigori Rasputin Autograph Letter Signed

Elusive handwritten letter from the 'Mad Monk,' beseeching on behalf of a friend in need—"Starving. Help him feel better. Give him a job"

Estimate: $30000+

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Description

Elusive handwritten letter from the 'Mad Monk,' beseeching on behalf of a friend in need—"Starving. Help him feel better. Give him a job"

Exceedingly rare ALS from the Siberian holy man, signed “Rasputin,” one page, 5 x 8, undated but likely dating to the period of his greatest influence, circa 1905-1916. Penned in bold fountain pen, the letter is scrawled in his usual broken Russian and reads, in full (translated): "My dear, I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Starving. Help him feel better. Give him a job." Rasputin has drawn a cross at the top of the letter, a mark suggesting that he is a mouthpiece of God. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered small stains. Letters and autographs of the Russian mystic are rare in any format, and most examples found are signed with his first name only. This example, fully handwritten and punctuated with his notorious surname, is of the utmost desirability. Grigori Rasputin remains among the most coveted of all the Russian autographs.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Ft. Sports Cards
  • Dates: January 14, 2022 - February 09, 2022





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