Bix Letter on eBay

Bix Letter on eBay

Lisa Ryan
Lisa Ryan

April 13th, 2010, 8:27 pm #1

I call attention to the following item on ebay.

"Letter written to Bix's Mother, sent to home address in Davenport, IA from the Sheridan Beach Hotel in Michigan City, IND. on May 31, 1922"

the URL is:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT

Last edited by ahaim on April 13th, 2010, 10:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Linda
Linda

April 15th, 2010, 5:10 pm #2

I thought these letters Bix wrote to his family were all in the possession of Bix's relatives and that they were all donated to an archive.
My question is who is selling the letter and how did a letter owned by Bix's relatives show up on ebay for sale when I thought these letters were donated to an archive?
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 16th, 2010, 6:46 pm #3

I call attention to the following item on ebay.

"Letter written to Bix's Mother, sent to home address in Davenport, IA from the Sheridan Beach Hotel in Michigan City, IND. on May 31, 1922"

the URL is:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT
.... was $1,500 (if memory serves me right) when the item was first put up for auction; now the starting bid is $4,750.

Albert
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Linda
Linda

April 17th, 2010, 4:07 pm #4

I noticed there are no bids yet at $4,750. But on ebay people bid at the last minute. Maybe by some miracle there will be no bids at $4,750 and the seller will relist it at $1,500. If that happens I am sure putting in a bid for $1,500. I would definitely pay that for the letter.
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John Rowland
John Rowland

April 19th, 2010, 12:45 am #5

.... was $1,500 (if memory serves me right) when the item was first put up for auction; now the starting bid is $4,750.

Albert
I just checked the current status of the Bix letter. This is what it says:

Time left: 4d 18h (Apr 23, 2010 12:00:42 PDT)
Bid history: 9 bids
Current bid: US $1,025.00
Reserve not met

When I clicked on "Reserve" it said the reserve price was hidden. I'm not an e-bay veteran, but I'm guessing this means that we don't actually know what the reserve price is anymore, but the current high bid of $1025 is not high enough.

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 23rd, 2010, 9:43 pm #6

I call attention to the following item on ebay.

"Letter written to Bix's Mother, sent to home address in Davenport, IA from the Sheridan Beach Hotel in Michigan City, IND. on May 31, 1922"

the URL is:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT
15 bids, Winning bid $3,575.

Albert
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