Letter from Ian Fleming to Richard Usborne
(sold at Skinners Auctions, USA. on October 30th 2005 for $13,000)

A letter from George Orwell to Dick was sold by the family at Sotheby's 
for 5,000. In it Orwell describes a book he is planning about an animal farm. The family has no idea how his other correspondence came on the open market. Did he sell them in his lifetime? Were they pilfered within 
the family? Or stolen from outside?