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Handwritten letter from Mafia boss Lucky Luciano postmarked from Rome, Italy in August of 1959. He had been deported in 1946 after serving time in the U.S Federal prison. It has been alleged, but denied by officials, that while in prison, he assisted the U.S. Military in planning the invasion of Sicily in 1943. By the time this letter was written he was heavily involved in the Italian black market and international narcotics traffic. The letter reads in full: “Dear Mr. Glassman: I hope these lines finds you and the wife, in the best of health. Maybe you could use these papers. Take care of yourself, and my best to you and the Misses. Sincerely yours, Charlie”. With an envelope addressed to Mr. Barnett Glassman in N.Y.C. Condition of the letter is EX and the signature and text is NRMT. Letter measures 8.5x11”.
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