Joe for Michael 5260
Re: Boad Nelly note spelling
Sun Jan 20, 2019 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 Linen writing paper, that I discovered on eBay. I still remember the art deco-inspired package design and I believe I may have an image somewhere, which I'll post if I find it!

By the way, if you look closely at that Boad Nelly note image in Haring, (pg. 75) unless the image has been cropped, neither the top nor bottom edge appears to have been torn, so perhaps Hauptmann did use scissors or a knife. Any thoughts on why he might have made the Boad Nelly a mini-me version of the rest of the notes?

  • 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 spelling — Joe for Michael 5260, Sun Jan 20 15:20
      • 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
Click here to receive daily updates