Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 700
Estimate $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Sold for $ 854
Including buyer's premium

"Love is the net where hearts are caught like fish"

This well-known quote is by the person who was defined more than once as the greatest boxer of all time - Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. and changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he converted to Islam in 1964. He developed a career as one of the leading heavyweight boxers in history.

This letter was written in 1983, approximately two years after he retired from professional boxing.

It is full of words of faith in G-d and the inspiring aforementioned quote appears at its end. It is addressed to the Catholic church of St. Mary and refers to King David and King Solomon and their wisdom.

[1] leaf, 28x21 cm. Ink on a sheet of Muhammad Ali's official stationery. Signed autograph. Very fine condition. Two light folds crosswise. Framed.

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