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October 24th., 1939.

Dear Sir:

Your letter of October 20th., addressed to Mr. Levy has been opened by me as Mr. Levy went to Tahiti during the summer and due to the outbreak of the war has experienced quite some difficulty in getting back to the States. However I am expecting him in New York within a few weeks now.

As anxious as I am to cooperate with you I am unable to comply with your request because we have no paintings by Vlaminck.

I do hope that you will call on us when next you feel we may have something for which you have a demand, and that we then may be able to suggest a painting which will meet your requirements.

Yours very sincerely,


(Germain Séligmann)

Fillmore Phipps, Esq.,
9045 Sunset,
West Hollywood, 
Los Angeles, Calif.
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