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  • 1966 England World Cup Squad Signed Menu
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    1966 England World Cup Squad Signed Menu

    £3,950.00

    1966 England World Cup Squad Signed Menu

    • Menu signed by all 22 members of the 1966 World Cup-winning football team
    • Signed on an Anglo-American Sporting Club dinner evening menu

    The 1966 FIFA World Cup is the only World Cup football tournament to have been won by England, who beat West Germany 4-2 in the final on July 30, 1966.

    The 1966 World Cup final is remembered by football fans for a number of reasons besides being England's only World Cup victory. The game was the first (and only) time that any single player had scored three goals in a World Cup final with Geoff Hurst scoring three of England's four goals.

    The game is also remembered for the controversy that surrounded England's third goal. England's Geoff Hurst kicked the ball which bounced off the underside of the cross bar onto, or just over, the line.

    An Anglo-American Sporting Club boxing dinner evening menu signed by the all 22 members of the 1966 England Word Cup football team at the London Hilton on June 20, 1966.

    A rare set of football signatures.

     

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  • 1966 England World Cup Squad Signed Programme
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    1966 England World Cup Squad Signed Programme

    £3,500.00

    1966 England World Cup Squad Signed Programme

    For Sale: £3,500.00

    • Royal Variety Performance programme signed by all 11 members of the 1966 World Cup winning team
    • Additionally signed by team manager Alf Ramsey and reserves Callaghan, Clarke, Hollins, Tambling and Labone.

    The 1966 FIFA World Cup is the only World Cup football tournament to have been won by England, who beat West Germany 4-2 in the final on July 30, 1966.

    The 1966 World Cup final is remembered by football fans for a number of reasons besides being England's only World Cup victory. The game was the first (and only) time that any single player had scored three goals in a World Cup final with Geoff Hurst scoring three of England's four goals.

    A Royal Variety Performance programme from November 14, 1966, signed by the England football squad who were invited on stage at the London Palladium during the evening’s performance.

    The team were gathered together on this date as they were to play Wales in a home international game on November 16. The starting line up for the Wales vs England match was the same as that for the 1966 World Cup Final between England and Germany earlier that year.

    The programme is signed by all 11 of the World Cup winning players. It is also signed by England manager Alf Ramsey and his assistant Harold Shepherdson, as well as reserves Callaghan, Clarke, Hollins, Tambling and Labone.

    John Cushley, who at that time played for Celtic, has also signed the menu. Additional signatures include actress Julia Foster and TV presenter Muriel Young.

    A superb set of autographs.

     

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  • A large collection of polo trophies and photo archive
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    A large collection of polo trophies and photo archive

    £29,500.00

    A collection of polo trophies and photographic archive relating to Eric Tyrrell-Martin

    For Sale: £29,500

    Eric Horace Tyrrell-Martin was an English international polo player and captained the English team in 1936. Born in Yorkshire, he attended Rugby and Cambridge before becoming a Lieutenant in the 16th Hussars. He married Edith 'Babs' in 1929, who was an exceptional sportswoman, playing tennis at Wimbledon and placing as a runner up in the All American Womens' Golf Championship.

    Consisting of various silver and silver plated trophies and cups including: a twin-handled silver presentation cup, London, including 2 photo albums and newspaper articles relating to the life and career of Tyrrell-Martin; two address books belonging to his wife Edith containing details for many celebrities including Fred Astaire; Ginger Rogers; Clarke Gable; Walt Disney; Bing Crosby; Charley [sic] Chaplin.

    The collection of photographs includes two albums: one containing approximately 100 photographs together with some newspaper cuttings; the other a collection of newspaper articles mostly tracking press coverage of the Westchester Cup at Hurlingham and includes signatures of Gerald Balding (British) and Stewart B. Inglehart and Winston F.C. Guest (America).

    In addition there are approximately 200 loose black and white photographs, some mounted–of the English Polo team in 1936 and Tyrrell-Martin sitting on polo horses Pipes O'Pan and French Cottage. The largest 30cm x 39.5cm, the majority 18cm x 12cm and smaller, illustrating polo matches, social events and family holidays.

    Tyrrell-Martin had a colourful polo career: he captained the English polo team against America for the Westchester Cup at Hurlingham, a competition the United States have historically dominated and was invited to represent England at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, but wasn't able to accept.

    Tyrrell-Martin was a member of the polo team that won the American Open Championship in 1939 and was temporarily suspended by the Hurlingham Club Polo Committee, which led to the Texas Rangers polo team withdrawing from the Hurlingham Champion Cup final in 1936.

    He and Edith moved to California in 1936 returning to England for only a few months a year thereafter; he spent much time travelling the world playing polo in countries such as: Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Argentina, Jamaica, East Africa and America. He and Babs led a glittering social life with many famous friends and connections.

    They visited the Roosevelt's at the White House in 1939 and with the backing of King Farouk he promoted and developed polo in Egypt. He died in 1953 as a result of injuries sustained while playing polo.

    Trophies with inscriptions include: Carlow Hunt Races, Light Weight, 1911; Carlow Hunt Races, Light Weight, 1912; Beaufort Hunt Polo Club, Spring Cup, April 1929 (x2); W.S.P.C., Junior Cup, 1925, Templeton, 1. E.H. Martin...; W.S.P.C., Novices Cup, 1925, Chapel Brampton, 1. E.H. Martin...; W.S.P.C., Senior Cup, 1928,...; W.S.P.C., Visitors Cup, 1925, Ridley House, 1. E.H. Martin...; Midwick Country Club Open Championship, 1937, Won by Texas Rangers...; Hurlingham Club, 1926, Oxford v Cambridge; Antwerp Polo Club, Challenge Cup, 1930; Gans Challenge Cup Deauville, 1930; Polo de Laversine, 1929; San Mateo-Burlinghame, Polo Club, High Goal Handicap, Won by...; Coupe de Bourg de Bozas, Polo de Deauville, 1929 Meadow Brook Club, 1939, Presented by The Hurlingham Club...; Cannes-Brioni-Vienna-Challenge-Cup...; A.P.C. Coupe de L'Exposition D'Anvers, 1930; Polo de Paris 1929; Chateau D'Oex, September, 1913; C.A.V., Conference, Eastbourne, 1969

    Together with a small quantity of others not inscribed.

    A truly unique and most important collection of polo memorabilia worthy of exhibit

     

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  • A magnificent mint block of 12 Penny Blacks
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    A magnificent mint block of 12 Penny Blacks

    £675,000.00

    Penny Black mint block of 12

    For Sale: £675,000

    • A mint block of 12 1840 1d. Penny Blacks from Plate 3
    • Largest known multiple from Plat
    • e 3 in private hands
    • Accompanied by a 2012 British Philatelic Association (BPA) certificate
    • Provenance from the esteemed Chartwell Collection

    One of the crown jewels of Great Britain philately.

    1840 1d Black Pl.3. The magnificent unused original gum, bottom marginal block of twelve. Lettered SD-TI, with full deckle edge selvedge and sheet inscription.

     

    Vertical creasing in "D" and "I" columns does not detract from this being one of the great mint multiples of this issue - the largest surviving multiple of this rare plate in private hands. Showing four good margins, with rare full selvedge and sheet inscription.

     

    A magnificent showpiece accompanied by a 2012 British Philatelic Association Certificate of Authenticity. Provenance from the prestigious Chartwell Collection.

    This is an extremely rare opportunity to own a sizable, mint condition multiple from the original stamp issue, which continues to be one of the most widely collected in the world,.

    Plate 3

    Plate 3 was the first to be hardened before being put into press, resulting in stamps that were notably stable in printing, even in colour and showing the deepest shades of black.

    Providing some of the finest stamps of the issue, it soon became worn and was the first plate of the issue to be destroyed. As such, good quality stamps from this plate are a rarity.

     

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  • A single strand of racehorse Red Rum's hair
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    A single strand of racehorse Red Rum's hair

    £179.95

    A strand of Red Rum’s hair

    For Sale: £179.95

    A single strand of hair taken from the racehorse Red Rum.

    Red Rum became a household name as the only horse to ever win the Grand National three times. This single (approximately ½") strand of Red Rum's hair originates from the famed horse hair collection of Michael Tanner.

    The hair is sold on a high quality double mounted presentation mount ready for framing. The mount measures approximately 37cm x 27cm. Please note the frame is not included in the sale price of £179.95.

    Other hairs available in this series include many of the all time greats of British and American horse racing:

     

    Aldaniti, Alleged, Alynsheba, Arctic Tern, Arkle, Assert, Badsworth Boy, Be My Guest, Bet Twice, Blazing Saddles, BlueBird, Blushing Groom, BoldBoy, Bregawn, Brigadier Gerard, Buckskin, Burrough Hill Lad, Busted, Bustino, Caerleon, Chief Singer, Claude Monet, Comedy of Errors, Commanche run, Corbiere, Dawn Run, Desert Orchid, Diamond Edge, Don't Forget Me, El Gran Senor, Forgive n Forget, Freddie, Furego, Gallic League, Gaye Brief, Glint of Gold, Green Desert, Grittar, Hallo Dandy, Henbit, John Henry, Jupiter Island, Kalaglow, Known Fact, Kris, Last Tycoon, Law Society, Le Garcon D'Or, Lear Fan, Legend of France, Lomond, Lyphard, Magic Mirror, Manila, Master Smudge, Midyan, Mill Reef, Morston, Mtoto, Never so Bold, Nijinsky, Northern Dancer, Nureyev, Paean, Penoil, Persian War, Petit Etoile, Reach, Risk Me, Riverman, Sadlers Wells, Sagace, Secretariat, Shadeed, Shardari, Sharpen Up, Sharpo, Shernazar, Shirley Heights, Siberian Express, Slip Anchor, Spanish Steps, Steinlen, Storm Bird, Tate Gallery, Teenoso, Teleprompter, Ten Up, The Dikler, The Minstrel, Tingle Creek, Trempolino, Vaguely Noble, Valiyar, Wassl, Wayward Lad, Well to do and What a Myth.

     

    Please note many of the above hairs are in very limited quantities and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

     

    For further details please email info @ paulfrasercollectibles.com

     

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  • Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson Snuff Box
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    Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson Snuff Box

    £45,000.00

    • A remarkable piece once owned by the greatest figure in British naval history

    Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson (1758 – 1805) is one of the most celebrated figures in British history, best remembered for his heroic efforts during the Napoleonic wars.

    Nelson's career as a naval officer saw him lead the British fleet to several victories, during which he suffered injuries such as the loss of his right arm and the sight in his right eye.

    His most famous victory came in October 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, in which the Royal Navy decimated the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies.

    Prior to the battle, Nelson sent out the famous message "England expects that every man will do his duty". Tragically, he was shot by a French sharpshooter and died on board his ship the HMS Victory just hours after victory had been assured.

    His body was later returned to England where he was granted a state funeral, and numerous monuments were erected in his honour, including Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London.

    This tortoiseshell composition snuff box was originally owned by Lord Nelson, and features a miniature watercolour scene of the Amalfi coast on the top.

    The box was gifted by Nelson to his personal secretary George Unwin, during a dinner party in Sicily in late 1798 or early 1799 which was also attended by Emma, Lady Hamilton.

    Nelson had first met Hamilton in 1793 when he came to gather reinforcements against the French, and the pair were reunited in 1798 following Battle of the Nile.

    Having been severely injured, Nelson recuperated in Naples, during which time he was nursed back to health by Lady Emma and her elderly husband Sir William Hamilton.

    It was during this period that Nelson and Hamilton began their famous love affair, which lasted until Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar.

    It seems highly possible that Nelson gave this gift to Unwin as a show of generosity, in an attempt to impress his future mistress over dinner.

    The snuff box is offered along with a manuscript letter by Unwin's son George, which reads in full:

    "My Father had either lost his own snuff box on going ashore or in some shop in Palermo and upon mentioning the circumstances at Lady Hamilton’s table where Lord Nelson was one of the party his Lordship handed over to him this identical box and desired him to keep it until he could get a better one."

    The box was later passed down to Unwin's own son George, then via his wife Anne Oxenham to her brother Rev. William Oxenham, and by descent through the family for several generations.

    A beautiful item from one of Britain’s most famous heroes, and perhaps a small piece of one of history's greatest love affairs.

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  • Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Authentic Lock of Hair
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    Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Authentic Lock of Hair

    £15,000.00

    Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Authentic Lock of Hair

    For Sale: £15,000.00

    Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) was a British naval officer famous for his victories against the French during the Napoleonic Wars.

    Nelson was known for his superb leadership skills and somewhat unconventional strategies.

    Nelson was involved in battle almost constantly between 1793 until his death in 1805. During this time he lost the sight in his right eye at the Battle of Calvi in Corsica and lost his right arm at Santa Cruz in Tenerife.

    Admiral Lord Nelson is remembered as one of the greatest British war heroes in history. He died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

    This is a generous, fine, blonde lock of Lord Nelson's hair.

    The hair is housed in a beautifully carved, circular agate box decorated with a gold band. The box measures 4.5cm in diameter. A fragmentary enamel plaque attached to the lid of the box reads "N….05". The box is thought to date from between 1800 and 1810.

    This hair closely conforms to the other known examples of Nelson's hair and the box is similar in form to a locket which contained a lock of Nelson's hair that sold for £44,000 at auction in January, 2011. That locket also contained hair thought to have belonged to Lady Emma Hamilton who is known to have received Nelson's hair among other effects, after his death.

    This is a very rare opportunity to own a considerable lock of Lord Nelson's hair, contained neatly in a beautiful antique presentation box.

     

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  • Albert Einstein signed letter
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    Albert Einstein signed letter

    £8,250.00

    Albert Einstein signed letter addressed to Corliss Lamont

    For Sale: £8,250

     

    Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German born theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner.

    A hand typed letter from Albert Einstein, on embossed headed paper 112, Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., measuring approximately 8½" x 11".

    The letter, dated January 2, 1954, reads in full: "Dear Mr Lamont I thank you for sending me your excellent statement which I had, of course, already seen. Through your attitude you have rendered the country an important service. There is one point in your statement which I regretted. It is your declaration that you have never been a member of the Communist party. For party membership is a thing about which no citizen has any obligation to give an accounting for. Sincerely Yours Albert Einstein"

    Einstein has signed the bottom of the letter in black ink 'A. Einstein'.

    Corliss Lamont has typed his reply (Dated January 25, 1954) on the reverse of Einstein's letter, in full:

    Dear Dr Einstein Thank you very much for your kind note on January 2nd. You have a real point about my voluntary statement to Senator McCarthy, that I was not a member of the Communist Party. I have worried about this a great deal and I am not at all sure that I should have included that. I am preparing for publication a pamphlet on this whole subject, entitled Challenge to McCarthy. The heart of it consists of a re-write of the enclosed article that was published in The Nation in its special issue on civil liberties in December. Since I discuss the case of Dr Sadowitz and the whole matter of the Congressional inquisitions, I would like very much to include as one appendix of your excellent letter to Mr Frauenglass of May 16, 1953. Since this was published in the New York Times, I presume that you have no objection to me using it. However, I want to check with you specifically before going ahead. Sincerely yours, Corliss Lamont Given

    Einstein's links to Germany and Zionism, his socialist ideals, and his links to Communist figures, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation kept a file on Einstein that grew to 1,427 pages.

    Corliss Lamont (March 28, 1902 – April 26, 1995), was a socialist philosopher, and advocate of various left-wing and civil liberties causes. As a part of his political activities he was the Chairman of National Council of American-Soviet Friendship starting from early 1940s.

    A unique piece of Einstein memorabilia

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  • American Express Company stock certificate signed by William Fargo
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    • A piece of early history from one of America's greatest financial institutions

    William Fargo (1818-1881) was an American businessman who co-founded the famous express firm Wells, Fargo & Co. in 1852.

    The company provided financial services to miners, merchants and ranchers during the Gold Rush, and became the biggest mail deliverer, bank, express agency and stagecoach company in the West.

    Fargo was also a co-founder of American Express, which began life as a mail delivery company in Buffalo, New York in 1850, before expanding into money order services in the 1880s and becoming one of the world's biggest financial institutions.

    Fargo served as the president of American Express from 1868 to his death in 1881. Today, the company is the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, estimated at $14.9bn.

    This stock certificate for fifteen shares in the American Express Company was issued to an Edward A. Hastings on May 17, 1873.

    It is signed at the bottom by William Fargo as the company president.

    The certificate measures 11.5" x 7.5", and features expected stamps and cancellation holes.

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  • Annie Lennox Autograph
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    Annie Lennox Autograph

    £50.00

    Annie Lennox Autograph

    For Sale: £50.00

    Annie Lennox came to international fame as part of musical duo, Eurythmics, selling over 75 million albums globally. Her solo career has been highly regarded by critics and acknowledge by numerous awards, including an Oscar for her work on Lord of The Rings.

    Lennox is an active philanthropist who has used her celebrity to draw attention to charity organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Comic Relief and Greenpeace.

    This autographed card by Lennox measures 3" x 5". Written in blue ink, the signature and card are in fine condition.

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  • Antigua 1938 1s black and red brown (Unused) SG105ab
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    Antigua 1938 1s black and red brown (Unused) SG105ab

    £4,250.00

    Antigua 1938 1s black and red brown (Unused) SG105ab

     

    For Sale: £4,250

     

    1938-51 1s black and red-brown, FRAME PRINTED DOUBLE, ONE ALBINO, brilliant original gum.

    The albino impression is 2mm above and 4mm to left of the printed frame, and readily visible in the top margin.

    A major KGVI rarity, of which only a few examples are recorded.

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item.

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  • Apollo 11 Crew Autographs
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    Apollo 11 Crew Autographs

    £6,950.00

    Apollo 11 Crew Autographs

    For Sale: £6,950.00

    • Set of three autographs from the Apollo 11 Moon landing crew - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins

     

    A set of 3 autographs from each member of the Apollo 11 crew.

    Neil Armstrong has signed in black ink across a 5” x 3” piece of off-white paper. Neil Armstong's signature has seen a giant leap in value since he passed away in 2012, 

    Buzz Aldrin has signed in blue ink across a 3.9” x 2.6” off white card with a printed maroon border.

    Michael Collins has signed in black ink across an Apollo 11 commemorative stamp from the Democratic Republic of Congo on a 3½” x 2½” cream coloured card.

    An excellent, clear set of signatures from the Apollo 11 crew.

     

     

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  • Apollo 17 command module scale model signed by Gene Cernan
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    Apollo 17 command module scale model signed by Gene Cernan

    £1,950.00

    Detailed solid mahogany 1/32 scale model of the Apollo 17 command module, signed on the side in black felt tip, “Gene Cernan, Apollo XVII.”

    In fine condition. A large signature on a visually impressive and interesting item.

    PT623

     

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  • Archbishop Makarios Autograph
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    Archbishop Makarios Autograph

    £150.00

    Archbishop Makarios Autograph

    For Sale: £150.00

    Archbishop Makarios (1913-1977) became Cyprus's first president after the British granted the island independence in 1959. He served three terms as president, surviving four assassination attempts and one coup.

    Before he became president, Makarios was deported from Britain due to his refusal to denounce the use of violence and his alleged support of EOKA, the National Organisation for Cypriot Combatants, guerrilla activists. Such accusations tainted his international reputation, but did not dissuade him from encouraging peaceful relations between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.

    This 3½" x 5" white card bears Makarios' signature: "F. Archbishop Makarios". The autograph is written in flowing red ink. Some very light toning to the document. In very good condition, crisp edged paper and clear signature.

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  • Baron Von Richthofen Authentic Strand of Hair
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    Baron Von Richthofen Authentic Strand of Hair

    £399.00

    Manfred Von Richthofen widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during World War I.

    He is considered the ace-of-aces of the First World War being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot from that war.

    By the time of his death in April 1918 he had become a national hero in Germany and remains arguably the most widely known fighter pilot of all time, immortalised in countless films and books.

    This approx. HALF INCH piece of Baron Von Richthofen hair is presented on a display card perfect for framing*.

    See image for copy of the Charles Hamilton Certificate of Authenticity

    * Please note the frame is not included in the sale price.

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  • Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon Autographed Photograph
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    Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon Autographed Photograph

    £150.00

    Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon Autographed Photograph

    For Sale: £150.00

    Ben Lyon began (1901-1979) his career as an actor on Broadway. He starred in a number of Hollywood movies, notably 1930's Hell's Angels. Following the decline of his acting career he became a studio executive with 20th Century Fox.

    It was while working at 20th Century Fox that Lyon discovered a young actress, Norma Jeane Dougherty, renamed her Marilyn Monroe, organised her first colour screen test, and signed her to her first studio contract. Of Monroe, he is quoted as saying that she was "Jean Harlow all over again".

    Lyon married Bebe Daniels (1901-1971) in 1930, at the height of his success. Daniels was a star in her own right, carving out a career as a child actress in Hollywood's silent movies. She made over 230 films during her career and, from the 1950s, worked on radio and television to much acclaim in England.

    This beautiful photograph shows the successful couple bathed in soft light. The Hollywood sheen of glamour is evident; flawless skin and engaging eyes. Lyon's hair is greased back neatly, his eyebrows slightly furrowed with intensity. Daniel's hair is softly curled, her eyes and lips glossed heavily in make-up.

    Sepia-toned, and mounted, the photograph measures 6½" x 4½", without mounting. Both the signatures of Daniels and Lyon feature in the bottom portion of the photograph: "Our best wishes, Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon".

    The photograph is in excellent condition, the autographs distinctly marked on the photograph's white border.

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  • Bert Lahr signed photograph as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz
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    • A highly rare piece of memorabilia from one of the greatest films in cinema history.

    Bert Lahr (1895-1967) was an American stage and screen performer, best-known for his role as the Cowardly Lion in the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz.

    Lahr began his career as a vaudeville performer on the Columbia Burlesque Circuit, and worked his way up to starring roles on Broadway, before heading to Hollywood in the 1930s.

    He featured in several films before landing the part of the Cowardly Lion in the 1939 MGM musical, starring alongside Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley.

    During filming, Lahr was known to ad-lib lines, causing numerous re-takes as his co-stars burst out laughing. When later asked by reporters if he was worried about being typecast, he replied, "Yeah, but how many parts are there for lions?"

    Lahr returned to the stage later in his career, co-starring in the 1956 US premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and winning the 1964 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in Foxy.

    This vintage 10" x 8" photograph features Lahr in his full Cowardly Lion costume, and is signed "To Vickie, with love, Uncle Bert" at the top of the image in blue ink. The photograph was originally inscribed to Lahr's niece Vickie Arthur.

    Bert Lahr was an infrequent signer of autographs during his life, and signed photographs of him in his most iconic role as the Cowardly Lion are considered highly rare.

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  • Buddy Holly Employment Application Form
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    Buddy Holly Employment Application Form

    £795.00

    Buddy Holly Employment Application Form

    For Sale: £795.00

    Rock and roll legend, Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in 1936. His music is said to have inspired the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

    Holley signed to Decca Records in 1956. His name was misspelled “Holly” on the contract and Buddy adopted this misspelt version of his name for his music career.

    Just four years after signing his first record contract, on February 3 1959, Buddy Holly died in a plane crash with fellow rock ‘n’ roll musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. This date is often referred to as “The Day the Music Died”.

    This is an application form for employment at The Texas & Texas Company measuring 11” x 8.5”. The form features some light staining and scuffing to the edges but otherwise in fantastic condition, especially considering its age.

    Buddy Holly has printed his name “HOLLEY, CHARLES, BUDDY” in black ink but has failed to fill in any other information including position desired, address, details of education and practical experience.

    Holly’s love of music was apparent from a very young age and at the age of just 5 he won a talent contest singing Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River of Memories). It was most likely his aspirations of becoming a professional musician that prevented him from applying to this job.

    An unusual piece of personal memorabilia from a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll.

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  • Buzz Aldrin Autographed Magnificent Desolation First Edition
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    Buzz Aldrin Autographed Magnificent Desolation First Edition

    For Sale: £750.00

    Buzz Aldrin is an American mechanical engineer and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned landing on the moon in history. On July 20 1969, he became the second person to set foot on the moon behind mission commander Neil Armstrong.

    Magnificent Desolation (2009) is a book by Buzz Aldrin which features beautiful images from the Apollo 11 mission with words from the famous astronaut. It was published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing in history.

    This first edition copy of Magnificent Desolation is limited to five hundred copies, all of which have been signed by Aldrin.

    This copy features Aldrin's autograph clearly in blue ink on a white page at the front of the book. It comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity stating that the book was hand-signed by Buzz Aldrin on August 21 2008 in the presence of Jack Bacon (publisher). The certificate is signed by Bacon and Gregory G. Krisilas of Coconut Rose Books.

    A wonderful memoir of one the most incredible historic events.

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  • Café Chambord Guest Book Signed by Stars of the 1940s
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    Café Chambord Guest Book Signed by Stars of the 1940s

    £3,500.00

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    • A 1940s-era guest book from the famous Café Chambord in New York, signed by its celebrity clientele 
    • Signatures include Hollywood stars such as Alfred Hitchcock, Gene Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Natalie Wood

    The Café Chambord was a New York restaurant famous for its French haute cuisine, and an intimate atmosphere which attracted celebrity diners.

    The restaurant was established in 1936 by Roger Chauveron, who began his cooking career in Paris at the age of 12 and immigrated to the U.S in 1924.

    Unlike many of the city's most glamorous restaurants, the Café Chambord was simply-decorated with a rustic charm, and a glass wall which allowed diners to watch their food being prepared in the kitchen.

    It was renowned for serving simple French country cooking, and first became popular with wealthy European emigrants fleeing the Nazis during the late 1930s.

    As its reputation grew, it became a destination for sophisticated diners and celebrities alike - although rarely appeared in the society gossip columns, and remained a place to escape from the spotlight for the evening.

    Chauveron sold the restaurant in 1950, and having moved from its original location on Third Avenue in 1963, the Café Chambord eventually closed its doors in August 1964.

    This Café Chambord guest book includes numerous signatures, with entries dating from October 12, 1944 until June 3, 1948.

    Notable autographs include Alfred Hitchcock, who signed alongside a sketch of his famous profile; Gene Kelly; Ingrid Bergman; Edward G. Robinson; Natalie Wood; Mary Pickford; Alan Ladd; Olivia de Havilland; Charles Coburn; heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey; and film producer Michael Todd.

    A superb set of autographs from Hollywood's Golden Age, and an evocative piece of New York history.

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  • Celebrity Hair Collection
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    Celebrity Hair Collection

    £450.00

    A collection of 8 strands of hair, each measuring 1/16th inch.

    Hairs include:

    • Marilyn Monroe – from day she sang Happy Birthday Mr President to John F. Kennedy during his 45th birthday celebrations at Madison Square Gardens. The hair originates from the private collection of Robert Freeman Champion, Monroe’s hairdresser who cut her hair before the party.
    • Elizabeth Taylor
    • Justin Bieber – from his 2011 hair cut after which he famously gave clippings to Ellen DeGeneres who sold the hair on eBay for $40,668 with the proceeds going to charity. Justin donated the rest of the hair to Pencils of Promise who gave it to Paul Fraser Collectibles in return for a considerable donation that is being used to build a new school in the developing world.
    • Paul McCartney
    • Maria Callas
    • Katharine Hepburn
    • Elvis Presley – from his famous Army hair cut at Fort Chaffee on March 25 1958. The hair from this historic cut was passed to Elvis' close friend Gary Pepper to share amongst Elvis fan club members around the globe. Gary Pepper was the President of one of Elvis' first fan clubs, allowing him to amass a significant collection of personal effects gifted to him from Elvis himself.
    • Michael Jackson – from the infamous Pepsi commercial when Jackson’s hair caught fire during filming. Executive producer for the commercial, Ralph Cohen, was among the first to aid Jackson. As seen on the now famous video, Cohen threw his Armani jacket over Jackson's head to help extinguish the flames. On removing the jacket Cohen found Michael's hair attached to the jacket.

    Each 1/16th” piece of hair is presented on a display card perfect for framing*.

    An incredible collection of hairs from some of the most famous names in entertainment, past and present.

    * Please note the frame is not included in the sale price

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  • Ceylon 1912-35 1000r purple/red, opt 'SPECIMEN' (type D16)
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    Ceylon 1912-35 1000r purple/red, opt 'SPECIMEN' (type D16)

    £3,950.00

    Ceylon 1912-35 1000r purple/red, opt 'SPECIMEN' (type D16)

     

    For Sale: £3,950

     

    1912-35 1000r purple/red, opt 'SPECIMEN' (type D16) for UPU distribution, HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE (the largest possible multiple).

    Tied to ledger piece from the Madagascar archive by two light strikes of the large red 'POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES/COLLECTION DE BERNE/MADAGASCAR' circular receiving H/S.

    One shortish perforation but a unique and magnificent item.

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item.

     

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  • Ceylon 1921-32 Script wmk 100r grey-black (SG359he)
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    Ceylon 1921-32 Script wmk 100r grey-black (SG359he)

    £3,950.00

    Ceylon 1921-32 Script wmk 100r grey-black (SG359he)

     

    For Sale: £3,950

     

    1921-32 Script watermark 100r grey-black, variety 'Break in lines below left scroll' (R4/9).

    Well-centred with lovely fresh colour, original gum, the odd shortish perforation, still very fine, and a particularly prominent example of this variety.

    Very rare. Accompanied by a Sismondo Certificate of Authenticity (2011) incorrectly describes the shade as 'brownish grey', but gives the correct SG number.

    An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item with a Catalogue value of £4,500.

     

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  • Charles and Diana autographed HMS Britannia photograph
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    Charles and Diana autographed HMS Britannia photograph

    £2,500.00

    Charles and Diana signed HMS Britannia photograph

     

    For Sale: £2,500

     

    The Prince & Princess of Wales, Prince Charles (1948-) and Princess Diana (1961-1997)

    A rare autographed photograph signed by both the Prince, and Princess of Wales. The photograph shows the Royal couple sitting on the deck of HM Yacht Britannia during the Royal tour to Canada in 1983, in a group portrait with staff and crew.

    The photograph was presented to a member of staff as a commemorative gift. The photo measures approx 11” x 8.5”. It is accompanied by an information booklet from the HM Yacht Britannia ‘for members, officials and staff of the Royal Household’.

    Also included is a letter of provenance from the original owner explaining how the item was gifted to her as she left the Royal service.

    A very rare item

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  • Charles Dickens Authentic Strand of Hair
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    Charles Dickens Authentic Strand of Hair

    £399.00

    Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters. His epic stories, vivid characters and exhaustive depiction of contemporary Victorian life are unforgettable.

    The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

    Many of his novels, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialised form, a popular format at the time.

    This approx. ½" piece of Charles Dickens hair is presented on a display card perfect for framing.

    Superb provenance; the hair originates from the famed collection of Margaretta Pierrepont, wife of President Ulysses S Grant’s Attorney General.

    * Please note the frame is not included in the sale price.

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  • Charles Dickens signed document
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    Charles Dickens signed document

    £15,000.00

    Charles Dickens signed document

    For Sale: £15,000

    Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870)created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian Period. His works include A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities, the best selling novel of all time.

    This exceptionally large document, measuring 26½ x 22 inches, is dated 21st March 1863. Boasting impeccable penmanship the document is an Indenture made between Charles Dickens ('Of Higham, in the County of Kent') and John Brooker, a local farmer for the lease of land.

    It relates to 'a piece or parcel of land or garden ground containing by estimation eight acres and sixteen perches or thereabouts as now stumped off formerly woodland part of a piece of land formerly called or known by the name of "Seeming Ruff" but now called "Scrubby Bushes" situate lying and being at or near a certain place called Gads Hill in the Parish of Higham in the County of Kent..."

    The document has been signed by Dickens in bold blue fountain pen at the base, either side of a red wax seal affixed to a small green ribbon.

    Dickens association with Gads Hill is well documented. In 1856 he purchased Gads Hill Place for £1,790. He had first encountered the house in 1821 when he was nine years old and would often walk from Chatham to Gads Hill Place.

    He later wrote "I used to look at it as a wonderful mansion (Which God knows it is not) when I was a very odd little child with the first faint shadows of all my books in my head - I suppose."

    35 years later he purchased the house, initially as an investment, and later as his personal country retreat before moving in permanently in June 1857.

    It was at Gads Hill Place that Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and his unfinished work The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    One of the main characters in Edwin Drood is Stony Durdles the stonemason, who Dickens based on local farmer John Brooker, referenced in this Indenture. In 1897 Elliot Stock, in his book on Dickens' life, wrote "[In] the late veteran Mr John Brooker, of Higham (whose father planted the famous cedars at gads Hill Place), were recognised some of the better qualities and peculiarities of Stony Durdles"

    We've been racking our brains but can't think of another document that mentions both Charles Dickens and the real life inspiration of one of his characters.

    A truly interesting and unique item. Huge size makes for a very impressive display piece.

    Provenance: Ex Christie's 2008

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  • Charles Lindbergh Autographed Menu
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    Charles Lindbergh Autographed Menu

    £1,500.00

    Charles Lindbergh Autographed Menu

    For Sale: £1,500.00

    Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) came to fame with his Orteig prize-winning solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. The U.S. army reserve officer travelled a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles in the Spirit of St. Louis, a single-seat, single-engine monoplane. Awarded a Medal of Honour for his exploit, he was rocketed to international fame, which culminated in the kidnap and murder of his son, which was dubbed the "Crime of the Century".

    In addition to being an aviator, Lindbergh was an accomplished author, explorer, inventor and social activist. His impressive and pioneering feats in aviation have led him to become one of the most valuable and sought after pilots for collectors.

    This menu card from Club Cartagena details the menu options for a banquet held in honour of Lindbergh. He has signed the top left space of the card in blue ink. Other signatures and handwritten text feature on the reverse. Some smudging to the ink, light toning and folding.

    A unique piece of memorabilia.

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