November 20, 2014 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


Ernest Hemingway Items with Provenance, Including Signed Receipt, Compass, and Painting

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). Signed receipt from the Guaranty Trust Company of New York in Paris for $3,000 in bank notes, dated at Paris, June 30, 1927, just a year after the publication of The Sun Also Rises and a year before Hemingway's return to the United States.

Lot also includes: a Weems hand bearing compass housed in the original wood case marked on the lid Salvage Dept. and with a typed label inside the lid reading Ernest Hemingway / P.O. Box 406 / Key West, Fla.; an oil on canvas portrait of Hemingway, 18 x 20 in., the canvas marked at the edge Key West Hand Print Fabric Co. and signed P. Serus(?) at l.r.; and a ca 1930s photograph of a man and woman, housed in a sleeve from Chez Firehouse / American Music Hall / New York City, inked Ernest at top center.

The items in this lot, along with others including the daguerreotype of Asa Tift offered in this sale as Lot 175 and a typewriter which sold at Christie's in 2011, were found by Ernest Hemingway's widow Mary when cleaning out his belongings from the store room at Sloppy Joe's Bar in 1962.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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