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    Hyatt Frost Van Amburgh & Co. Circus Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.5" x 9.75", on Van Amburgh & Co's Mammoth Menagerie letterhead, South Bend, Iowa, August 24, 1863. Interesting letter penned by Hyatt Frost, manager of the Van Amburgh circus-menagerie. In part: "We have imported Several Thousand Dollars worth of Animals this season including a Living Giraffe, only one in America, and White Bear & Royall [sic] Bengal Tigers, Lions . . . Ostrich, Gazelle, Poorer [sic] Bears, Kangaroos, Crown Crains [sic], White Storks and many others." Impressive graphic depictions of the circus head the page. Light age toning. Near fine condition. An excellent early circus item!

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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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