Bob Dylan’s love letters are worth $670K?: Read the full story here!

Dylan wrote letters to Barbara Ann Hewitt between 1957 and 1959 and years after Hewitt passed away in 2020, her daughter discovered the letters.

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Almost $670,000 was paid at auction for a collection of tender and somewhat prophetic personal letters that Bob Dylan sent to a high school sweetheart, in the music maestro’s pre-fame era. The bookshop Livraria Lello is located in Porto, Portugal and the collection of 42 handwritten letters, comprising 150 pages, for scholars and followers of the musical icon to analyse, is available here.

Dylan wrote letters to Barbara Ann Hewitt between 1957 and 1959 and years after Hewitt passed away in 2020, her daughter discovered the letters. Interestingly, then-Bob Zimmerman, now Dylan, in the letters, mentions changing his name and wanting to sell a million records. Strikingly, the 81-year-old legend has already won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 and has also sold around 125 million records to date.

The young musician also shows his love for Hewitt in the letters and extends an invitation to a Buddy Holly performance. The letters also contain brief passages of poetry and talk about the stuff that high school students have long been interested in.

At the auction, a number of additional pieces of Dylan memorabilia were also auctioned. Almost $250,000 was paid for a collection of 24 “Poems Without Titles” the singer-songwriter wrote while enrolled at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, one of the earliest known autographed pictures of Dylan sold for more than $24,000.