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December 3rd, 1935

Messrs. Hirshback & Smith Inc.,
44 Whitehall Street,
New York, N.Y.

Attention:[[underlined]] Mr. Herzog [[/underlined]]

Dear Sirs:

On November 27th, we received from Messrs. JACQUES SELIGMANN & FILS, 9, rue de la Paix, Paris per SS. "Champlain", a shipment containing paintings and drawings as follows:

Entry #766500,
Consular Invoice # 17,676 dated Paris, November 16, 1935
Case # SD 6935/6

This shipment contained Item # 14,303, a fan by Toulouse-Lautrec, which was classified by the United States Customs examiner as an object of utility calling for import duty of 50%.

At the examiner's request, we sent this fan which is a water-color drawing in the shape of a fan 13 1/2" long, mounted on small wooden slats, to the Appraisers Warehouse for re-examination, but the duty was maintained and we have therefore decided to have this object returned to Jacques Seligmann & Fils, 9, rue de la Paix, Paris, so as not to pay the duty.

This object will go forward by Parcel Post, and we are having a small box made to be taken to the Appraisers Warehouse so that the fan can be packed there and posted direct from the Warehouse.

Will you please take charge of this matter, and prepare the necessary papers for the re-exportation, and also let us know when the packing can take place.

The valuation is $800, and the weight of the fan is three ounces.

Yours very truly,

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