Description: American entrepreneur and proponent of the famous “bridge” card game, Ely Culbertson (1891-1955) signed this typed letter to Mr. K. G. Patrick of the General Electric Company thanking him for his “splendid cooperation in the International Bridge Match”.
Culbertson was a skilled card player, and when contract bridge started to gain popularity over auction bridge, he saw an opportunity to promote himself as the leader of the new game. He won several famous challenge matches that often made newspaper headlines, he founded and edited The Bridge World magazine, wrote articles and books on bridge, developed a chain of bridge schools and owned Kem Cards, the first manufacturer of plastic playing cards.
Typed on Ely Culbertson’s personal stationery that has been trimmed to approximately 7 1/8” x 7 ¼”. Item #A00782.
Condition: Fold lines and wrinkles, remnants of mounting and glue stains on the verso, otherwise in good condition with a clear, bold signature.