Lot 631: Hand-addressed and signed address panel removed from a mailing envelope, 4.75 x 2.75, addressed by Dickens to "Henry Cole Esquire, 1 The Terrace, High Street, Kensington," and signed in the lower left, "Charles Dickens." Surface loss from stamp removal to upper right, light foxing to the address area, and scattered stray ink marks, otherwise fine condition. Cole was an influential patron of the arts and sciences and is credited with introducing the world's first commercial Christmas card in 1843—the same year that Dickens's A Christmas Carol debuted.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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