Update: This sold for a whopping $172,725 after an initial estimate of $50,000.
“This remarkable letter from Tupac exemplifies what’s thrilling about the auction business,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions, “as this recently discovered find caught the eye of several serious and well-heeled bidders who went back and forth for hours until this record-setting price was reached.”
A four-page letter and an additional letter hand-written by Tupac Shakur while he was in New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995 are on the auction block.
And the interest in them seems strong with bidding already in five-figures as part of the Goldin Auctions sale.
The mail was sent to Death Row Records publicist Nina Bhadreshwar and its letter notes that the essay had not been sent anywhere and was hers to decide what to do with it.
The record label didn’t allow the piece to be published anywhere and it had been stored away for years since.
There’s some language in the piece, but that hasn’t stopped there from being three bids and the price sitting at $12,000 with more than two weeks remaining. You can learn more about the auction here and see it all in the gallery below.
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