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Lot 526: CARTER HOWARD: (1874-1939) English Archaeologist

Autograph Auction

by International Autograph Auctions

February 23, 2013

Heathrow, United Kingdom

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Description: CARTER HOWARD: (1874-1939) English Archaeologist and Egyptologist, discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun in 1923. An interesting, rare draft A.L.S, with his initials H.V.C., one page, small folio, n.p, n.d, to [the Antiquities dealer, Boghos] Ispenian. Carter states that he is afraid he could not advise the purchase of the two pieces his correspondent had mentioned, and continues to mention that he had been about to write to his correspondent 'to tell you that I received and offer of £7000 through an agency in Paris, Namely = £4500 for our falcon and £2500 for a life-size head of Ramesses II that I have in my possession.' Carter further writes 'As it was a sound offer and times have not been too good I accepted it... Unfortunately I have to pay a 10% commission.' Slightly unevenly trimmed to the left edge and with a couple of small tears and a paper clip rust stain to the upper left corner, none of which affect the text or signature. About VG

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