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Old 04-27-2018, 03:01 AM
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Hi all,
Sorry but I don't have much info on this, but I recently heard that a letter sent to the police at the time of the murders is up for auction.
Does anyone know more.
Many thanks in advance.
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:37 AM
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Details on the auction-house website here:

http://www.grandauctions.co.uk/blog/...ipper-postcard

and here:

http://www.grandauctions.co.uk/aucti...ripper-39-card

Estimate £600-£900. Get your piggy-bank ready!
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:55 AM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43955441

Fetched £22,000 in the end. Someone REALLY wanted that postcard...
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:35 AM
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Fetched £22,000 in the end. Someone REALLY wanted that postcard...
Unfortunately, a narrow strip of paper along the right edge of the front of the card has been carefully and deliberately trimmed and lifted away from the card itself. The significance of this is that the missing strip bisects the cancellation stamp so that the mailing date is no longer visible. The card itself is rare enough to be worth some money, but the penciled-in date cannot be trusted, and the deliberate removal of the official mailing date suggests an attempt to inflate the card's value.

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Old 04-30-2018, 11:44 AM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43955441

Fetched £22,000 in the end. Someone REALLY wanted that postcard...
I imagine we’ll soon be told the postcard has an undoubtable likeness to something Sickert might write...
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:19 AM
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Unfortunately, a narrow strip of paper along the right edge of the front of the card has been carefully and deliberately trimmed and lifted away from the card itself. The significance of this is that the missing strip bisects the cancellation stamp so that the mailing date is no longer visible. The card itself is rare enough to be worth some money, but the penciled-in date cannot be trusted, and the deliberate removal of the official mailing date suggests an attempt to inflate the card's value.

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Now you mention it, that's extremely obvious.

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I imagine we’ll soon be told the postcard has an undoubtable likeness to something Sickert might write...
Yeah, that's what my money was on. Not £22,000 of my money, but still...I wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:10 AM
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Why? Thousands of letters and cards were sent to the police. Perhaps Prince Eddy sent it or Dr Barnardo or Lewis Carroll or any other stupid suspect.

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Old 01-07-2019, 10:19 AM
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This is the postcard shown on Legend Hunter: Jack the Ripper Revealed. It is said there that the handwriting matches that of a known Tumblety letter. Thoughts?

Re the program, the episodes start airing on Travel Channel thisnth, but I've seen several via On Demand. I recommend them. The search for the Irish Crown Jewels was especially interesting.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:43 PM
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Yes its the same one.

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:02 PM
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Elaine Quigley, the Graphologist in the program, is the same person Andrew Cook used to definitely state that the 'Dear Boss' letter was written by Frederick Best (to the exclusion of anybody else). Just like Mr. Cook wanted.

She also examined the 'Openshaw Letter' and her opinions were used to support Montague Druitt's suspect candidacy in Pamela Ball's book Jack the Ripper: A Psychic Investigation. Just as Ms. Ball wanted. *

*Patricia Cornwell used DNA to exclude Druitt from having written the Openshaw Letter.

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