A collection of six small glasses and five large glasses all engraved with HB from Humphrey Bogart’s private collection. These were given to Bill Rowland Hill after the filming of the ‘African Queen’, as a thank you for all his help on publicity. Unusually the letter is signed Bogie, which Humphrey Bogart only did to friends, and the letter is written on 20th Century Fox paper from Pinewood.
The letter reads:
My Dear Bill. Before I leave for home I want to say, one big ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart for all you have done Publicity wise both on the set, and in Africa. In addition thanks for all the other little things you have done that have helped so much. I wanted to send you some Hootch but on second thoughts I want you to have something to put it in. Will you call at that fancy store (Heal’s) on Tottenham Court Street and see a guy called Gaylard. Choose yourself a dozen glasses from the suite I have had made. They have my initials on them which are the same as yours. Once again sport, thanks a million.