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Lot #338
Roland Garros Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $1000+
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Early French aviator and a fighter pilot (1888-1918) during World War I. A tennis center was named after him in the 1920s, the Stade de Roland Garros, the stadium that accommodates the French Open tournament, which is officially called Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros (the 'French Internationals of Roland Garros'). ALS in French, signed “Garros,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 7.75, May 25, 1918. Handwritten letter of thanks and condolences, in part (loosely translated): "I was very touched by the note you wrote to me on my return, and I wish to take part in your recent misfortune. I said how much you trusted your dear little wife to know in America you had left me for her. You are a good husband and you should have had a happy household. Poor old man!" In fine condition, with light soiling and intersecting folds. A rare missive from the legendary ace that's dated to a little over four months before he was shot down and killed near Vouziers, Ardennes.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Ft. Sports Cards
  • Dates: #629 - Ended February 09, 2022

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