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January 14th, 1936.

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

Attention:  [[underlined]] Mr. Samuel Stern [[/underlined]]

Dear Sirs:

In reference to our recent telephone conversation in the matter of entry of a select lot of jewelry for exhibition, without payment of duty, for later re-exportation, we would ask you to please place the following before the proper authorities on your next visit to Washington, which we understand will take place about January 20th.

Please explain to the Customs there, that the firm of MAUBOUSSIN, INC. held an exhibition at our galleries in December of last year.

The question is how to import the remaining part of this jewelry from Paris where it is now, for the same purpose.  The jewelry is of high class, and the articles are of an unusual style and character, so that it must no doubt be highly interesting for the American Public to see.

It has not been decided yet if the said firm will adopt this course, but in order to come to a definite decision, we wish to have the matter taken up with the U.S. Customs in Washington, in order to know if permission would be granted to them to have this importation made, for an exhibition to be held [[underlined]] at our galleries at 3 East 51st Street, [[/underlined]] New York City without bond, in a similar way as the facilities of the Rockefeller Center.  They ultimately expect to sell at least part of the lot, and then pay duty on each object sold.

However, as the second exhibition, should it be decided on, would practically be a continuation of the first one already held, and our galleries being already known in this connection, the success would be more assured.

Thanking you for using your best efforts for obtaining a favorable reply,

We are,

Yours very truly,

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