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A Central Union Trust Company of New York cheque with hand-written details of the date: July 8, 1924, payee: Eastman Stock House and amount $129.61, signed in black ink by Rudolph Valentino; accompanied by a black and white photograph of subject; and a typescript letter on Rudolph Valentino Productions letterhead, dated December 12 1928 signed by S. George Ullman in green ink. (3)
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S. George Ullman was named in Rudolph Valentino's will as the executor of his estate. This letter was sent after the death of Valentino to a fan enclosing the cheque as a memento.