A very early Hunter S. Thompson handwritten letter to his childhood best friend, written in 1960 and mentioning Aspen, CO (before he moved there – “Describe Aspen situation”).

Hunter S. Thompson autograph letter signed with humorous hyperbolic content about his living situation.
On a postcard postmarked 21 October 1960, Thompson writes to his friend Paul Semonin, “No dice so far now wait for big money fish to strike lure. Mail falling off, $ dwindling, prospects O.  Describe Aspen situation ¦ Cheers Doc Jazz”.

Thompson also signs the return address “HST”.

At this time in October 1960, Thompson and Semonin had recently traveled cross country to San Francisco, and Seminon had moved on to Colorado while Thompson stayed in San Francisco.

The postcard measures 5.5″ x 3.25″ and is in great condition.

Sourced from the private collection of Paul Semonin.

Sold with Letters of Authenticity from both The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services (BAS).

(Sold with TWO full page Letters of Authenticity from Beckett Authentication… one for the Letter and signature, and a second for the “HST” signature and handwritten address on the front of the postcard).