Bank check, 6.5 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to Portador (bearer) for 120.00 pesos, July 28, 1947. Reverse is endorsed Hemingway’s friend and fishing companion Roberto Herrera. Three vertical folds, two through single letters of signature, and bank stamps and cancellation holes to lightly affecting signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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Bank check, 6.25 x 2.5, filled out and signed by Hemingway, payable to Portactor for $30.00, December 6, 1952. Check is endorsed on the reverse by Roberto Herrera. Several vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, expected stamps and holes, and a bit of light toning, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Vintage matte-finish photo of Hemingway and his fourth wife, Mary, engaged in conversation with another man, his business card in Mary’s hand, trimmed to a size of 9 x 9, signed and inscribed in black ink to the photographer, “For Bill Wasile from his friend, Ernest Hemingway 6/4/50.” Reverse bears a Wasile photographer’s stamp. The photo has been professionally restored—mostly in the area of Hemingway’s hand and sleeve, where very well-done color application has filled in missing portions of the image—and is archivally double-matted and framed to an overall size of 16 x 16. In fine condition, with some light creasing along top portion, slightly affecting beginning of inscription. Three months after signing this photo, Hemingway released his novel Across the River and into the Trees. Uncommon in signed portraits of any size—and much more so in oversized examples—this is a highly desirable image of the masterful American author. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Personal check, 6.25 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to First National Bank of Key West for $200.00, February 3, 1933. Nicely double-matted and framed in weathered wood with two portraits of Hemingway and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 26.25 x 22.25. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, expected cancellation holes and stamps, with a couple stamps on both sides lightly affecting small portions of signature. Oversized. RR Auction COA.
Highly desirable bank check, 6.25 x 2.75, boldly filled out and signed by Hemingway, “Ernest M. Hemingway,” payable to Cash for $50, February 29, 1936. Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. A faint central vertical fold, and expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (slightly affecting signature), otherwise fine condition. At this time in Hemingway’s career, he was in the process of writing To Have and Have Not. RR Auction COA.