Lot 617: Unusual ALS written by Yoko Ono to her daughter Kyoko featuring a sketch by John Lennon on the reverse. Letter is signed by Yoko, "Your mommy," one page, 8.75 x 4.5, no date but circa May 1971. In part: "We hear that you are in New York. You must be glad to see your old room and old toys. We miss you very much. We hope to see you very soon. We are working on it so you can see us, too—Just like mommy promised you in the car—Remember? Don't worry everything will be very nice soon." Lennon has written "KYOKO" on the reverse, incorporating sketches of himself and Yoko in the letters and adding a sketch of Kyoko below. Also includes the original envelope bearing several affixed stamps from Spain, addressed in Lennon's hand: "Kyoko Ono Cox, c/o Larry Cox, 36 West 22nd Street, N.Y. N.Y., Amerika, U.S.A.," adding "For Kyoko, From Ummy, xxxxx" on the reverse." In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Tony Cox, the ex-husband of Yoko Ono and father of Kyoko, certifying the authenticity of the piece.Ono and Cox were married during the 1960s and Ono gave birth to Kyoko in August 1963. Cox won custody of Kyoko after their divorce was finalized in 1969, and in 1971 he disappeared with Kyoko and raised her under a different name. John and Yoko searched for Kyoko for years to no avail; it was not until 1998 that Yoko and Kyoko were reunited.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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