THOMAS (DYLAN) Two autograph cheques signed ("Dylan Thomas"), 29 August 1952 and 30 August 1953 - TWO BOUNCED CHEQUES FROM DYLAN THOMAS TO HIS PUB LANDLORD AT LAUGHARNE

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THOMAS (DYLAN)
Two autograph cheques signed ("Dylan Thomas"), 29 August 1952 and 30 August 1953 - TWO BOUNCED CHEQUES FROM DYLAN THOMAS TO HIS PUB LANDLORD AT LAUGHARNE

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,702) inc. premium
THOMAS (DYLAN)
Two autograph cheques signed ("Dylan Thomas"), each for £3 and made out to P. Richards, dated 29 August 1952 and 30 August 1953; made out on printed Lloyds Bank cheque forms, Chelsea Branch, 164 King's Road, with 2d duty stamps; Barclays Bank clearance stamps; the first cheque inscribed in red ink "not sufficient", the second "Refer to Drawer", both signatures cancelled, the second in error; the first cheque signed by Richards on the reverse, 1 page each, printed with manuscript insertions, the second cheque repaired with tape and somewhat grubby (as if from having been carried in the pocket), oblong 8vo, 29 August 1952 and 30 August 1953

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  • TWO BOUNCED CHEQUES FROM DYLAN THOMAS TO HIS PUB LANDLORD AT LAUGHARNE. The unlucky recipient of these cheques was Phil Richards, proprietor of the Cross House Inn, the pub that, along with Brown's Hotel, was frequented by Thomas in Laugharne – the town that is so closely associated in the public imagination with Under Milk Wood (even if, in fact, little of the play was actually written there).
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