Lot 65 of 502:
William S. Burroughs Methadone bottle  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$1,320
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Bottle from William S. Burroughs' methadone prescription with stones from his gravesite and .45 caliber shell fired from Burroughs' gun
Author:
Place:
Lawrence, Kansas
Publisher:
Date:
1997
Description:

Empty bottle from William S. Burroughs prescription for methadone from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Inside the bottle are a few rocks and a bit of dirt along with a .45 caliber bullet casing.

Accompanied by a typed letter, signed, from S. Clay Wilson explaining: "I attended the memorial service for William S. Burroughs on August 6, 1997 in Lawrence, Kansas. While there I received, as a remembrance of William Burroughs, an empty methadone liquid bottle with cap...At the gravesite of William Burroughs in St. Louis, Mo, I placed inside the methadone bottle some dirt and a few small stones from the grave and added a shell fired from Burrough's shotgun." Signed and dated, 3/2/13. A unique item.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fine.
 
Item number:
240798
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