Unbelievably scarce vintage black ink signature, “John Dillinger,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 album page. Archivally triple cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Dillinger to an overall size of 15 x 21. In fine condition. One of the most difficult signatures to obtain, only a small handful of Dillinger autographs have ever been offered for sale and are highly coveted by collectors. In over 30 years, this is the first signature we have ever offered, with American Book Prices current showing only four Dillinger items offered since 1998. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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ALS, in pencil, signed “John Dillinger #14395,” one page, 7.75 x 3.75, no date [but circa 1929–1933]. Letter written while in the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City, to prison assistant superintendent. H. W. Waymire. In full: “I am working in the shirt shop and the work is hard on my eyes and I would like to get transferred to the foundry #4 or Machine shop if possible. I will certainly appreciate it very much if you will do what you can for me.” Double matted and framed with a typed note stating Dillinger, “wants a transfer to the foundry from the shirt shop says the shirt shop is hard on his eyes,” an original 1934 US Justice Department wanted poster and a portrait of Dillinger holding a pistol and a Tommy gun, to an overall size of 28.5 x 14.25 Several vertical folds, one through a single letter of signature, two punch holes and a staple hole to top edge, and some scattered light soiling, otherwise fine condition.