Rare J.D. Salinger Note On Sale For $50,000 (VIDEO)

09/14/2011 01:44 pm ET | Updated Nov 14, 2011

A handwritten, one-sentence letter by reclusive writer J.D. Salinger is up for sale, the AP reports.

The price?

Owners of the scribble hope to get around $50,000.

In its eBay listing, the Nevada-based company who owns the note, calls it "exceedingly rare," Reuters reported.

In the letter, the Catcher in the Rye author addresses his maid, Mary.

It reads:

Dear Mary —
Please make sure all the errands are done before you go on vacation,
as I do not want to be bothered with insignificant things.
Thank you. J.D. Salinger

The author, who was so reclusive that he did not even own a telephone, died in Cornish, New Hampshire last year.