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I have a short handwritten note and signed picture sent to me by Langston Hughes in 1961. Could this be worth anything?

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I was doing a term paper about him in my senior year in high school. So I wrote to him and asked for comments. He graciously replied. He is a famous black poet, especially known in Harlem.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Thank you for the information.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

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Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 years ago

A 1961 signed(handwritten note) document by Black poet Langston Hughes would have retail historical signature vendor's price of $1500 assuming good condition.

His autographed books bring much higher prices.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Hi there!
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

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Doris

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Doris. I have viewed your answer to my question. I appreciate it. All the numbers and letters, etc. have me confused. Hope you get this message. Lois
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Lois,

I'm glad you received my answer.

I am not sure what confused you .....

my answer or how to rate me?

Let me know.

I want to help you.

Kind regards,

Doris

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