Lot 592: Hand-addressed and signed mailing envelope, 5.75 x 4.5, addressed by Ravel to "Madame Fernand Dreyfus, 9 rue de Chazelles, Paris 17," and signed in the lower left in the return address area, "Exp: Ravel, hopital temporaire no. 20, salle 7, Chalon s/M." Front bears a postal cancellation from the hospital and reverse is postmarked October 1916. Paper loss and tears to the top edge from opening (affecting part of the recipient's name), otherwise fine condition. Serving in the French military during World War I, Ravel was hospitalized following an operation for dysentery in September 1916.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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