Rediscovered: Lester Dent

Autograph Hound Saturday again and our resident Autograph Hound, in the person of Brian Leno, hauls out the very latest acquisition to his sprawling spread of John Hancocks.

This round he presents another Lester Dent item (you may recall his table lighter once owned by Dent from a couple of years back) — Dent, famed creator of Doc Savage and author of a couple of outstanding sales to the pulp Black Mask.

Here’s Brian:

Just picked up this signed Lester Dent postcard. Know absolutely nothing about it except he was of course an amateur radio operator.

I would guess he sent a lot of these out, but this example is the first I ever found.

I don’t look for Lester Dent items every day, and I’ve only seen one other signature up for sale which I didn’t pull the trigger on fast enough.

Guy had to have signed many items I would guess.

I’m no Doc Savage expert, but I’m glad to add another Black Mask author to my collection.

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