Sale 19BP01 | Lot 292

HEMINGWAY, ERNEST Manuscript note on a postcard signed to Gregorio Fuentes.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 292
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST Manuscript note on a postcard signed to Gregorio Fuentes.
[Likely vicinity of Miami:] 1951. Picture postcard depicting "Yachts moored at Miami Beach Causeway," the verso inscribed with a note: "Dear Gregorio Fuentes/Recoger dinero (?)/House: (?)/Finca La Vigia/San Francisco Paula/Please put mails (?)/ a Leonardo/Gil/Cuba/E Hemingway/1951". 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (9 x 14 cm). Some staining to written area, a few scuffs to recto.
Gregorio Fuentes was the Captain of Hemingway's boat Pilar and is considered the inspiration of Hemingway's masterpiece The Old Man and the Sea. Correspondence between the two is rare and this postcard seems to order Fuentes to collect money in Cuba, possibly while Hemingway was in Miami. We trace one similar note to Fuentes regarding him collecting money, sold Ferraton, September 2017, lot 728.


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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $2,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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