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    Scarce WWII Holgraphic Letter by Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini. An authenticated holographic letter of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini to a journalist. The letter was most likely written prior to the Social Republic in 1943-45. It is written on half of a 10 1/2-inch X 7-inch paper that has been folded in half and then into quarters. The stationery has a watermark "P. Milani Fabriano". Mussolini penned this letter in the Italian seaside town of Sengallia on the Adriatic Sea. The letter starts-"Carissimo" [Dear one], Thank you for your kind remembrance. He states that "I write to Milan because they send you [illegible], to those". Mussolini continues to write that he is embracing the seaside. The words "Contrary or Instead", "preference" and "article" are used in the second paragraph and the words "one man" and "model" or "standard" are underlined by Mussolini himself. The best interpretation is difficult because of Mussolini's handwriting and the inability to read all the words. In the last sentence he says that soon he will return to Rome and signs the letter "Ciao to you and friends, Mussolini". The word below Mussolini's signature and to the lower left side of the correspondence is "Sengallia". Sengallia is located east of Florence and San Marino between the towns of Pesaro and Ancona. The letter was previously authenticated by Hamilton Galleries of New York [3/14/1980].
    Condition: Good. Paper showing age wear, folds and minor soiling.


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