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JOHN LENNON
An important hand-made and illustrated Christmas card given to Cynthia Powell in December 1958, including two pen and ink self-portraits of John and Cynthia, one on the cover entitled Our First Xmas! the other on the inside back I Hope It Won't Be The Last, eight pages liberally inscribed with messages of love, kisses and hearts; Dear Cyn, I love you...I love you like mad..John Winston love C.Powell...I Love You Like Guitars...Cynthia Cynthia I Love You You Are Wonderful I Adore You I Want You I Need You Dont Go I Love You Happy Christimas Merry Chrimbo...All I Want For Christmas Is You So Post Early I Love You I'm Glad You Love Me Or I'd Go Mad I'm Already Tho' Hee! Hee! I love you from John Merry Chrimbo.....
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This card gives a unique insight into eighteen year old Lennon's feelings for fellow art student Cynthia Powell, whom he married five years later. It is also a rare example of his self-portraiture.

Seven of the eight pages reproduced on pages 104-105 of Ray Coleman's book John Winston Lennon Sidgwick & Jackson, 1984.
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