Schmeling, Max (Boxing World Champion & Entrepreneur, 1905-2005). Typewritten letter with signature in his own hand. August 14, 1972. A-4. 1 p. In lined C-5 Römerturm Colambo envelope with sender + postal stamp Hamburg Airport Aug. 21, 72.

On Römerturm Colambo with letter-head “Max Schmeling / 2114 Hollenstedt über Buchholz”. – Several lines thanks for the kind offer of “two gouache paintings by Ridinger” in which he is not interested. As then on the shooting stand, as he once gave to understand, the observation of the game and therewith the merge with nature occupies him on the whole almost stronger than hunting success. – Twice folded. Four minimal stipples in the outer white lower margin, the flap of the envelope slightly damaged.

Offer no. 14,757 / EUR  98. (c. US$ 113.) + shipping

“ Thank you Mr. Niemeyer, The prints (you have delivered two weeks ago) are being framed right now. My framer is very particular (works for the National Gallery … ) and I am having a perfect frame made for the large Ridinger (the imperial stag hunt Th. 67). Best regards ”

(Mr. J. R. L., November 19, 2003)