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28th May 1969 Dear Germain, I was glad to have spoken to you this morning over the 'phone. I asked Sotheby's to send you a catalogue of the sale on the 10th, the person to whom I spoke is most reliable. The valuation is very vague, quite understandably so, they mentioned £1500/£2000. They believe, apparently, that it is a trial piece, as the ornament with the fountain in the middle does not really make much sense, but I do find it a most attractive piece. We are leaving tomorrow morning and will be back latest Sunday night, 8th June. If you like you can ring me Monday morning, 9th June. [[preprinted]] TO OPEN SLIT HERE SENDER'S HOME AND ADDRESS [[/preprinted]] Herbert N. Bier 2 Strathearn Place London W.2. [[preprinted]] AN AIR LETTER SHOULD NOT CONTAIN ANY ENCLOSURE: IF IT DOES IT WILL BE SURCHARGED OR SENT BY ORDINARY MAIL SECOND FOLD HERE BY AIR MAIL AIR LETTER PAR AVION AEROGRAMME [[/preprinted]] [[stamped postmark]] PADDINGTON W.2. 9 45PM 29 MAY 1969 B NATIONAL CHILDREN'S HOMES A MILESTONE IN CHILD CARE 1869-1969 [[image: logo of NCH (woman kneeling with child) [[/preprinted]] [[postage stamp]]9D [[image: two silhouettes of airplanes, one black one white, profile image of head of Queen Elizabeth II]] [[/postage stamp]] Monsieur Germain Seligman, Hôtel Ritz, Place Vendôme, Paris 1, France.
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