Letters sent to Lola Pergament in NY about art items popularized by comic characters (roll paper, watches, postages), which Trova was interested to buy for his collection. Letters sigined in full, "Ernest Trova." “ Thanks for informing me of the Mickey+Donald wall paper. Could I have a roll of each…” The letter on personal stationery, dated on Oct 12, 1971 reads, "Any way I do hope you will let me know if you can find me also items, movie star jewelry, rings, bracelets, necklaces of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley etc….”; The letter dated on Oct 22, 1967 reads, “ I am interested in buying Mickey Mouse watches, Shirley Temple wrist watch…”; Letter of March 29, 1968 reads, “…I will wait till you find the radio items to complete my collection…”; Letter on Nov 13, 1967 reads, “ Thank you for Buck pin…. I do want the Duck Tracy pin…”; Letter on Nov 2, 1967 reads, “…I would also be interested in a Tom Mix ring and other small items popularized by comic characters of the 1930’s…”; Letter dated July 22, 1968 reads, “Thank you for informing me of the Mickey + Donald wall paper. Could I have a roll of each…”; Letter of Dec 4, 1968 reads, “Dear… thank you for writing. I do have these two rolls but I will use them for trade include $ 12.00 + postage…”.
Some of Trova’s first art was acquired by the collections of the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as by the St. Louis Art Museum in his hometown and by the Tate Gallery in London.