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                    November 7, 1955

Dear Mr. Speelman:

I am indebted to you for your two letters, one of October 31st, accompanying your invoice of even date, and for yours of November 4th, just received. I am indeed grateful to you for having followed up so promptly the matter of the shipment of the Terbruggen painting, for I received simultaneously this morning the advise of "Pitt & Scott".

From past experiences I figure that the case should reach New York within the next two or three days, as freight planes are per force not as fast as regular passenger ones, and furthermore very often wait for a complete load before undertaking a trip. Be this as it may, I am much looking forward to receiving the painting and as soon as it will be delivered to me, I shall take pleasure in forwarding you my check.

You write that Mr. Benedict Nicholson is at present writing a book on Terbruggen and you suggest giving him my name as owner for catalogueing purposes. I would indeed appreciate your doing so.

With renewed thanks and best regards,

Sincerely yours,

Germain Seligman

E. J. Speelman, Esq.,
Edward Speelman Ltd.
Empire House,
175 Picadilly,
London, W.1.

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