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Joe for Michael 5260
Re: Boad Nelly note spelling
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:17
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Michael, I got similar measurements from the images in Haring's book, which I then used to determine the actual size of the notes, from the enclosed measurement scale.

I also found a very similar width (l to r) measurement between the Boad Nelly note and the other ransom notes. Just a difference in the height, of course.

From what I see, the Boad Nelly note was torn from the original large sheet of Fifth Avenue Linen, (as the other notes were) after which, about 2" of its top edge was folded over and removed. The method of removal actually looks like cutting with a knife or scissors, as the line seems straight and not torn.


  • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jan 20 08:57
    I measured the Boad Nelly note and the preceding directional note to within 1/16 of an inch. Here are the measurements. Boad Nelly note: Height- 3 14/16(7/8) inches Width- 4 13/16 inches Directional... more
    • Re: Boad Nelly note spelling — Joe for Michael 5260, Sun Jan 20 10:17
      • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jan 20 11:55
        One time Kelvin Keraga and I had a discussion about the ransom notes. We started wondering what the stationery looked like when it was taken from the box. After much speculating we arrived at a... more
        • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingJoe for Michael 5260, Sun Jan 20 15:20
          Michael, I believe you and Kelvin are correct about the writing paper used for the ransom notes. Many years ago, I bid and lost (don't ask) on an original and unopened pack of 1930's Fifth Avenue... more
          • Re: Boad Nelly note spellingMichael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jan 20 17:35
            It's hard to tell from the photograph but the top, bottom, and left hand sides of the Boad Nelly note may be factory cut edges. If so, Hauptmann did turn the paper on its side when he wrote the note. ... more
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