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  • England 1966 World Cup Final Autographs
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    1966 England World Cup Final Autographs

    £3,950.00

    • Autographs from all 11 England players who starred in the 1966 World Cup Final
    • The attractive signatures feature on a November 1966 Royal Variety Performance programme
    • Additionally signed by team manager Alf Ramsey and reserve England players Callaghan, Clarke, Hollins, Tambling and Labone

    England beat West Germany 4-2 in the final of the World Cup on July 30, 1966. To date it is England's only World Cup triumph. 

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

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

    The 29 x 21 cm programme is signed by all 11 England players who played in the World Cup Final. 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 rare set of autographs that is impossible to recreate today as three of the 1966 team have passed away.

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  • 1966 England World Cup Squad Autographed Menu
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    1966 England World Cup Squad Autographed Menu

    £3,950.00

    • Menu featuring the autographs of all 22 members of the 1966 World Cup-winning England football squad and manager, Alf Ramsey
    • Signed handsomely on a June 1966 Anglo-American Sporting Club dinner evening menu
    • Autographs obtained just 40 days before England won the World Cup

    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 a 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. Did Geoff Hurst's shot cross the line? 

    An Anglo-American Sporting Club boxing dinner evening menu signed handsomely by all 22 members of the 1966 England World Cup football team at the London Hilton on June 20, 1966. That's just three weeks before the tournament began and a mere 40 days before England lifted the trophy.

    Also features the autograph of England's manager, Alf Ramsey. 

    A rare set of football autographs and impossible to recreate today, as several members of the 22 have passed away.

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  • Golf Ryder Cup Bib
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    1973 US Team Ryder Cup bib signed by 21 top golfers

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    • 1973 US Team Ryder Cup caddy bib signed by 21 of the world’s top golfers
    • Includes autographs from Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino

    The 1973 Ryder Championship took place at Murfield in Scotland. The US was the winning team, with a score of 19 to the British side’s 13.

    One of the finest pieces of golfing memorabilia we’ve ever handled. This stunning bib displays a large US flag along with name Rodrigues and “Ryder Cup 1973”. Chi Chi Rodrigues' caddy wore it in the tournament. 

    The signatures are an extraordinary who’s who of golfing talent. On the front is the US team: JACK NICKLAUS, ARNOLD PALMER, LEE TREVINO, JUAN “CHI CHI” RODRIGUES, BILLY CASPER, JC SNEAD, TOM WEISKOPF, GAY BREWER, TOMMY AARON, JACK BURKE, DAVE HILL.

    The reverse features a collection of British stars: TONY JACKLIN, PETER OOSTERHUIS, BRIAN BARNES, NEIL COLES, BERNARD GALLAGHER, MAURICE BEMBRIDGE, PETER BUTLER, CLIVE CLARK, CHRISTY O’CONNOR, JOHN GARNER.

    The provenance is excellent. The previous owner was a guest of Lee Trevino at a meal during the tournament. He received the bib as a gift from Chi Chi Rodrigues’ caddy. Trevino then passed it around the table for each golfer to sign. 

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  • Admiral Nelson signed letter
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    Admiral Nelson signed letter

    £8,500.00

    • Half a letter from Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson to Captain William G Rutherford, commander of HMS Swiftsure
    • Signed in June 1805, just over five months before Nelson’s death at the Battle of Trafalgar
    • Written amidst the British pursuit of the French fleet to the Caribbean 

    Nelson (1758-1805) was a British naval officer famous for his victories against the French during the Napoleonic Wars. He 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 the bottom half of a letter Admiral Nelson sent to Captain William G Rutherford (commander of the HMS Swiftsure) in June 1805. That's five months before the Battle of Trafalgar. Rutherford took command of the Swiftsure in May 1805, after Nelson appointed him to the position during the blockade of Toulon.

    The British blockaded the port, intending to draw out the French fleet. But the French, under Admiral Villeneuve, gave the British the slip and escaped through the Strait of Gibraltar – heading west to the Caribbean.

    Nelson took several ships (including the Swiftsure) and set off in hot pursuit. On June 4, 1805, the British fleet arrived into Barbados. Nelson had received word from the governor of St Lucia that the French had gone to Trinidad and Tobago. He picked up troops from Barbados, intending to smash the French. But on June 9 he learned the information was incorrect. The French fleet had actually gone north to Martinique. There they'd captured a strategic sea fort (Diamond Rock) and headed home.

    Dejected, Nelson ordered the fleet to return to Europe. They dropped the extra troops at Antigua on June 13.

    But this 6.5 x 8 inch letter dates to June 4-9, when Nelson still believes he's on the tail of the French fleet. He orders Rutherford to give troops the full complement of food and provisions, to steel them for the battle ahead.

    Nelson writes: “…any distinction in victualling them would under the present circumstances be in my opinion very improper, it is my intention as we may soon be in Battle with the Enemy and the stay of the troops on board cannot be many days, that they shall be victualled the same as the respective ships companies.

    “It is therefore my direction that you cause the troops who may be embarked from Barbadoes onboard his majesty’s ship under your command to be victualled at full allowance of all species of provisions the same as your ships company during their continuance on board.”

    Below he signs “Nelson & Bronte”.

    Spanish King Ferdinand III appointed Nelson First Duke of Bronte in 1799, in thanks for his help in subduing a rebellion in Naples. Nelson was proud of his new title and incorporated it into his signature. He tried out a few different ways of writing it (including "Bronte Nelson of the Nile”) before settling on the current form. He changed his autograph often throughout his life. This is the last variant he used.

    The present example is clear and fine. Its connection to a key moment in British naval history provides enhanced appeal.

    The flight of Admiral Villeneuve was the last major naval action before the Battle of Trafalgar. After arriving back to the UK in August, Nelson was hailed the saviour of the British colonies in the Caribbean.

    On September 2, he was told the French and Spanish had combined fleets at Cadiz. So began the Battle of Trafalgar.

    The Swiftsure would play a decisive role at Trafalgar, taking on four French ships and dealing the final blow to the Achille. After the battle it attempted to tow the Redoubtable, the French ship from whence Nelson’s fatal shot came, but cut it free when it started to sink.

    Rutherford was a fascinating character and the only American-born commander at Trafalgar.

    Born in North Carolina to loyalist parents, who fled to the Caribbean at the outbreak of the American Revolution, he rose quickly through the ranks of the British Navy – taking his first command post in 1794.

    Nelson’s signature is in high demand, with letters relating to his naval career particularly sought after. This is a particularly important specimen, directly connected with the last manoeuvres before the Battle of Trafalgar.   

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  • Annie Lennox Autograph
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    Annie Lennox Autograph

    £50.00

    • A beautiful blue ink autograph from music legend Annie Lennox

    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 The 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 striking blue ink Annie Lennox autograph comes on a piece of 5 x 3 inch card, perfect for framing. The signature and card are in good condition.

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  • Archbishop Makarios Autograph
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    Archbishop Makarios Autograph

    £150.00

    • A rare opportunity to own an Archbishop Makarios autograph

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

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

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  • Bebe Daniels Ben Lyon Autographed Photo
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    Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon autographed photo

    £150.00

    • A rare and beautiful Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon autographed photo

    Ben Lyon (1901-1979) began 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 and, from the 1950s, worked on radio and television to much acclaim in England.

    This striking photograph shows the successful couple bathed in soft light. The Hollywood sheen of glamour is evident with the 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 attractively mounted, the photograph measures 6.5 x 4.5 inches, without mount. Daniels' and Lyon's autographs feature in the bottom portion of the photograph. Daniels has written: "Our best wishes, Bebe Daniels", with Lyon adding "Ben Lyon".

    The photograph is in excellent condition, with the autographs standing out superbly against the photograph's white border.

    Their autographs are rare separately, together they're extremely scarce. 

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  • Bert Lahr signed photo
    • A rare Bert Lahr autographed photo depicting him as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz

    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 strikingly signed "To Vickie, with love, Uncle Bert" at the top of the image in blue ink. The recipient was Lahr's niece Vickie Arthur.

    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 highly rare.

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  • Bewitched autograph collection
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    Bewitched autograph collection

    £750.00

    • An excellent set of autographs from the three principal cast members of US TV sitcom Bewitched (1964-1972)
    Bewitched starred Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995) as witch turned housewife Samantha and Dick York (1928-1992) as her long-suffering husband. The show has been in syndication since the early 1970s. It remains popular with generations of Americans.
     
    This fabulous display piece features three signatures from the main stars of Bewitched – Dick York (Darrin Stevens), Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha Stephens) and Erin Murphy (Tabitha Stephens).
     
    Montgomery has signed on a cheque for $74.50 made out to a pool service based in Westlake Village, California. It’s dated May 3, 1978.
     
    York’s signature and inscription (“Best Wishes Dick York”) features on a cut album page. York starred in Bewitched for 156 episodes from 1964-1969. He left when his chronic back pain made standing impossible. Keen viewers will notice he spent most of his time sitting or lying down in later episodes.
     
    Erin Murphy's autograph also features the inscription “Tabitha” – the character she appears as in the show.
     
    This is a must-have piece for any Bewitched fan. The autographs are presented on a 19.4 x 12.5 inch black backing, with a black and white publicity photograph of the characters together.
     
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  • Charles Diana signed visitor’s book
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    Charles and Diana signed visitor’s book

    £1,200.00

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    • A Prince Charles and Princess Diana signed visitor's book, dated June 27, 1985

    The marriage of the Prince & Princess of Wales, Prince Charles (1948-) and Princess Diana (1961-1997) remains one of the most talked about relationships in history. As such, both signatures, particularly Diana's, are highly sought after today.

    Prince Charles and Princess Diana signed this red 10 x 8 inch visitor’s book on a visit to the Rowan Centre in Atherstone, Warwickshire, UK - a charity day centre for disabled people - on June 27, 1985. The piece is accompanied by a letter of provenance explaining how the owner received it.  

    The page the royal couple signed has been laminated for protection and printed “Signed during the visit of their royal highnesses the prince and princess of Wales to the centre”.

    Each signature is unusually large and bold. Both in black ink with no smudging. A fabulous display piece. 

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  • Charles De Gaulle signed WW2 menu
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    Charles De Gaulle signed WW2 menu

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    • A menu from a 1942 dinner at the Chambre de Commerce Francaise in London signed by Charles de Gaulle
    • At the time of signing de Gaulle was leader in exile of the Free French resistance
    • An extraordinary piece of WW2 memorabilia from a towering figure in French history

    Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) was a fascinating and controversial figure. He graduated from France’s prestigious Saint Cyr military academy in 1912 and became a decorated hero during the first world war. When WW2 broke out, he was appointed Undersecretary of War. He fled to England after the French government surrendered to the Nazis in 1940, becoming leader of the French resistance. After the war he was appointed chair of the transitional government. He was prime minister from 1948-49 and elected president of France from 1958-1969, establishing the Fifth Republic and carefully piloting the nation through the cold war. As a result, De Gaulle is seen by many as the founding father of modern France.

    In 1940, Charles de Gaulle broadcast his celebrated Appeal du 18 Juin across the English channel to the people of France. The general had been forced to leave the country after the invasion of Germany made him a target for arrest and possible execution.

    In his speech, De Gaulle exhorted French soldiers to continue the fight against the invaders. This put him in opposition with the ruling Vichy government, which signed an armistice with Germany and began working in collaboration. This included adopting the Nazis' cruel persecution of Jews and other minorities.

    This meal took place at the Chambre de Commerce Francaise at Grosvenor House, London on January 6, 1942. De Gaulle signs the 4.1 x 6.7 inch menu in bold black pen to the top left.  

    At this date he has been living in London for two years, masterminding the French Resistance’s guerrilla war against the occupying German army. He was backed in his efforts by Winston Churchill, who agreed to loan him the funds for the fight, to be paid back by France after the war.

    When you buy this item you also get a July 1, 1941 Chambre de Commerce Francaise menu signed by Alfred Boucher (president of the Free French Chamber of Commerce), Greek diplomat Charalambos Simopolous and Yugoslavian attaché MN Domovic.

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  • Charles Dickens signed cheque
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    Charles Dickens signed cheque

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    Charles Dickens signed cheque

    £3,500.00 £2,975.00

    • A Coutts cheque signed by the great Victorian author and social reformer Charles Dickens on March 27, 1861

    Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870) is regarded as the greatest English writer of his age. His broad body of work includes some of the most celebrated novels ever written - including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

    Dickens was born into a middle class family in Portsmouth, but his circumstances changed dramatically when his father was slung into a debtors’ prison in 1824. Dickens was forced to leave school and start work in a boot polish factory to support his family.

    While his father was freed a few months later, allowing Dickens to return to school, this formative experience left him burning with a righteous anger at the conditions the working classes had to endure.

    Dickens purchased Gads Hill, his country home in Higham, Kent, in 1856 and spent a considerable sum refurbishing it over the next few years.

    This cheque for £30.12s.6d is made out to carpet and curtain makers James Shoolbred & Co.

    Dickens writes out the date, the recipient and the sum in blue ink. His signature, with its characteristic multiple underlines, is to the bottom left. 

    The piece is displayed in an attractive 14.1 x 8.2 inch gold frame along with an antique photograph of Dickens, depicting him in 1861. The reverse is fixed with a card displaying information from Louise Ross & Co. Auctioneers. 

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  • Charles Dickens signed document
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    Charles Dickens signed document

    £15,000.00

    • A large and exceptional land lease signed by Charles Dickens 

    Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870) is regarded as the greatest English writer of his age. His broad body of work includes some of the most celebrated novels ever written - including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

    Dickens was born into a middle class family in Portsmouth, but his circumstances changed dramatically when his father was slung into a debtors’ prison in 1824. Dickens was forced to leave school and start work in a boot polish factory to support his family.

    While his father was freed a few months later, allowing Dickens to return to school, this formative experience left him burning with a righteous anger at the conditions the working classes had to endure.

    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

  • Charles Lindbergh signed photograph
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    Charles Lindbergh signed photograph

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    • A signed photograph of Charles Lindbergh, taken on his triumphant return voyage from Paris to New York in 1927

    Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974), nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy and The Lone Eagle, was a pioneering aviator who began his illustrious career in the skies as an US Air Mail pilot. 

    At the age of just 25, he emerged from obscurity to capture the $25,000 Orteig Prize for his solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris on May 20-21, 1927. 

    The event rocketed him to international fame, and there was "tremendous public hysteria" in America. He was awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his legendary flight.

    His fame meant that he was able to champion the development of commercial aviation and Air Mail services in the United States, making him one of the leading figures responsible for the progression of aviation technology at the time.

    Following his son, Charles Jr, being kidnapped and murdered in the "Crime of the Century" in 1932 - a result of Lindbergh's fame - his family moved overseas. They returned as America joined the second world war, with Lindbergh flying numerous combat missions in the Pacific Theatre. 

    Following the second world war, Lindbergh styled himself as an explorer, inventor and prize-winning author, as well as an environmentalist - a truly remarkable man.

    An absolutely superb signed photograph (By Underwood & Underwood of Washington DC) measuring 18cmx23cm, mounted to a total size of 28cmx38cm.

    The sepia styled photo shows Lindbergh posing in front of the fuselage of the Spirit of St Louis. Lindbergh has signed underneath:

    "To Mr Fred Buckholy, Charles A. Lindbergh" adding the date "June 12, 1927".

    The photograph was therefore signed the day after Lindbergh's triumphant return home to the US aboard the USS Memphis when a fleet of warships, pursuit planes, bombers and the airship USS Los Angeles followed him up the Potomac River to the Washington Navy Yard where President Calvin Coolidge awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    It's therefore possible/probable that the photo was taken aboard the USS Memphis on June 11th and printed on the same day by Underwood and Underwood. 

    The day after signing this photo a ticker-tape parade was held for Lindbergh down 5th Avenue in NYC.

    Within a year of Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis flight from NYC to Paris a quarter of all Americans had personally seen Lindbergh and the the Spirit of St Louis, pilot applications had tripled and the number of licensed aircraft had quadrupled.

    By 1929 US air passenger numbers had increased from 5,782 to 173,405 a year.

    Without doubt the best Lindbergh signed photo we have ever handled. 

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  • Charles Schulz Autograph
    • A copy of Is This Good-bye Charlie Brown? signed by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz 

    American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000) is best known for his comic strip Peanuts which featured the now iconic characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

    Peanuts was published in over 2,600 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages and reprints of the strip regularly appear in newspapers today.

    Charles Schulz has signed this hard-back copy of Is This Good-bye Charlie Brown? on the inside cover page. 

    He writes: "To Matt - Charles M. Schulz". The book is in excellent condition.

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    Charles Schulz autograph on lobby card

    £750.00

    • A lobby card for Snoopy, Come Home (1972) signed by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz 

    American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000) is best known for his comic strip Peanuts which featured the now iconic characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

    Peanuts was published in over 2,600 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages and reprints of the strip regularly appear in newspapers today.

    This Charles Schulz signed lobby card is from Snoopy, Come Home, a 1972 animated musical film. Although initially a box office flop, the film has since become a huge success due to multiples television airings and its release on DVD. 

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  • Charles Schulz Signed Copy of Charlie Brown
    • A Charles Schulz signed copy of Charlie Brown & Charles Schulz 

    American cartoonist Charles Schulz (1922-2000) is best known for his comic strip Peanuts which featured the now iconic characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

    Peanuts was published in over 2,600 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages and reprints of the strip regularly appear in newspapers today.

    A copy of Charlie Brown & Charles Schulz that Schulz has signed and inscribed in felt tip pen on the first page:

    He writes: "For Stephen, with best wishes, Charles M. Schulz"

    There are a few tears and stains to the dust-jacket but otherwise the book is in fine condition. 

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    Che Guevara signed certificate

    £4,950.00

    • A document featuring the autograph of Che Guevara - one of the most significant political figures of the 20th century

    Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (1928-1967) was a writer, guerrilla leader and Marxist revolutionary, who played a major role in the Cuban Revolution.

    In 1959 Guevara and Fidel Castro led a group of insurgents to overthrow the government of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and established Cuba as a Communist state. 

    This 'Honourable Mention' certificate was presented to worker Hiram Peres de Alejo in March 1962 for his "endeavour in the increase of production".

    Under the new Communist regime, Guevara had abolished all pay raises, and so Cuban workers were encouraged with moral, rather than material incentives.

    These included a system of diplomas, medals, certificates, honourable mentions in factory bulletins, and public ceremonies.

    The certificate bears Guevara's iconic, instantly recognisable autograph, which reads simply "Che", along with an embossed official government seal.

    The document measures 27.8 x 35.3cm, with several separations repaired on the reverse, and slight creasing and toning. These do not affect Guevara's signature.

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      Cher signed cowboy hat

      £995.00

      • A cowboy hat signed by Cher in silver pen on the brim

      Cher began her career in the 1960s alongside then husband Sonny Bono. The duo had a string of hits throughout the decade and a popular TV show.

      After they split in 1974, Cher launched a successful solo career – both as an actor and a singer. She has achieved a Billboard number one in every decade from the 1960s to the present, the only artist ever to do so.

      Today she continues to tour and star in movies. 

      This is a black faux snakeskin cowboy hat, featuring a signature from Cher on the brim in silver pen.

      A fabulous piece of memorabilia that totally encapsulates the star's flamboyant style.

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    • Clyde Tombaugh Autograph Pluto

      • A signed copy of Clyde Tombaugh's Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter 

      Clyde W. Tombaugh (1906-1997) is the American astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto in 1930. During the course of his career, he also discovered nearly 800 asteroids and the first object in the Kuiper Belt.

      Tombaugh travelled the United States giving talks on astronomy, in particular, his discovery of Pluto. During the talks he would often share his light hearted version of the Ten Commandments called "Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter".

      The commandments are as follows:

      "Behold the heavens and the great vastness thereof, for a planet could be anywhere therein.

      Thou shalt dedicate thy whole being to the search project with infinite patience and perseverance.

      Though shalt set no other work before thee for the search shall keep thee busy enough.

      Though shalt take the plates at opposition time lest thou be deceived by asteroids near their stationary positions.

      Though shalt duplicate the plates with a pair at the same hour angle lest refraction distortions overtake thee.

      Thou shalt give adequate overlap of adjacent plate regions lest the planet play hide and seek with thee.

      Thou must not become ill in the dark of the moon lest thou fall behind the opposition point.

      Thou shalt have no dates except at full moon when long exposure plates cannot be taken at the telescope.

      Many false planets shall appear before thee, hundreds of them, and thou shalt check every one with a third plate.

      Thou shalt not engage in any dissipation, that thy years may be many for thou shalt need them to finish the job!"

      This is a souvenir copy of Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter according to Clyde Tombaugh measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. Tombaugh would sell these souvenir copies at talks he gave about his discovery of Pluto so that he could raise money for scholarships for young people to study astronomy.

      This sheet has been signed "Clyde W. Tombaugh, 31 July 1984" in blue ink across the bottom. It features some archive folds which do not affect the autograph. Otherwise in excellent condition.

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    • Clyde Tombaugh Autographed Sketch of Solar System
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      Clyde Tombaugh Autographed Sketch of Solar System

      £2,500.00

      • Signed sketch of the Solar System from astronomer Clyde Tombaugh

      American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh (1906-1997) is most famous for discovering the planet Pluto in 1930. During his career he also discovered many asteroids, variable stars, star clusters, galaxy clusters and a galaxy supercluster.

      This is an original sketch by Clyde Tombaugh showing the orbit of Pluto in comparison to the orbits of Earth, Saturn and Neptune.

      The pencil sketch has been drawn on a sheet of off-white card measuring 5½" x 7½". There are several compass holes in the card but it is otherwise in fine condition.

      Tombaugh has titled the sketch "SOLAR SYSTEM" and has signed and inscribed "Drawn by Clyde Tombaugh, 18 Sept 1990" below the title.

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    • Clyde Tombaugh Autographed Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter
      • A signed copy of Clyde Tombaugh's Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter 

      Clyde W. Tombaugh (1906-1997) is the American astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto in 1930. During the course of his career, he also discovered nearly 800 asteroids and the first object in the Kuiper Belt.

      Tombaugh travelled the United States giving talks on astronomy, in particular, his discovery of Pluto. During the talks he would often share his light hearted version of the Ten Commandments called "Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter".

      The commandments are as follows:

      "Behold the heavens and the great vastness thereof, for a planet could be anywhere therein.

      Thou shalt dedicate thy whole being to the search project with infinite patience and perseverance.

      Though shalt set no other work before thee for the search shall keep thee busy enough.

      Though shalt take the plates at opposition time lest thou be deceived by asteroids near their stationary positions.

      Though shalt duplicate the plates with a pair at the same hour angle lest refraction distortions overtake thee.

      Thou shalt give adequate overlap of adjacent plate regions lest the planet play hide and seek with thee.

      Thou must not become ill in the dark of the moon lest thou fall behind the opposition point.

      Thou shalt have no dates except at full moon when long exposure plates cannot be taken at the telescope.

      Many false planets shall appear before thee, hundreds of them, and thou shalt check every one with a third plate.

      Thou shalt not engage in any dissipation, that thy years may be many for thou shalt need them to finish the job!"

      This is a souvenir copy of Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter according to Clyde Tombaugh measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. Tombaugh would sell these souvenir copies at talks he gave about his discovery of Pluto so that he could raise money for scholarships for young people to study astronomy. 

      Tombaugh has inscribed it: "To Rev. William Ward, with best wishes, Clyde W. Tombaugh, 7 May 1984".

      It features some archive folds but is otherwise in excellent condition.

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    • Coldplay Signed Photo
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      Coldplay signed photograph

      £295.00

      • A huge press photograph of Coldplay signed by the whole band

      Formed in London in 1996, Coldplay were one of the biggest bands of the early 2000s and released many of the defining tracks of the decade.

      Today they remain a hugely successful live act. Their most recent album, A Head Full of Dreams, was released in 2017.

      This is a very large (12 x 16 inch) photograph of Coldplay at the 2003 Brit Awards, where they were crowned Best British Group. They also received the Best British Album award for A Rush of Blood to the Head.

      Each member of the band has signed beautifully in black marker pen.

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    • Colonel Tom Parker Autographed Photograph
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      Colonel Tom Parker Autographed Photograph

      £750.00

      • An exceptional signed photograph of Elvis Presley's enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker 

      Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997) was the mysterious character who shaped the career of Elvis Presley. As The King's talent manager, Parker masterminded every aspect of the singer's rise to fame.

      This signed colour photograph measures 10" x 8" and is signed and inscribed by Parker in black felt tip, To Michael, Best wishes, The Colonel. The autograph and photo are in very fine condition.

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    • Dana Delany Signed Photograph
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      Dana Delany Signed Photograph

      £75.00

      • A signed photograph from American actress Dana Delany 

      American actress Dana Delany (born 1954) rose to fame as Colleen McMurphy on TV drama China Beach. She has also starred in a number of successful stage and film productions.

      In recent years, her role as Katherine Mayfair on Desperate Housewives has been well received. She has been nominated for two Golden Globes and has won several Emmys.

      This autographed photo by Delany measures 10 x 8 inches. In fine condition.

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      David Scott Autographed Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

      £495.00

      • A copy of the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed by Apollo astronaut Dave Scott 

      David Randolf Scott (1932-) was commander of the Apollo 15 mission, seventh person to walk on the Moon and first person to drive on the Moon. He also holds the title of the last American to fly solo in earth orbit.

      This 11" x 7½" printed page features Scott's sweeping diagonal signature on the bottom left corner. The sheet is printed with the details of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 1963, which was an important step in global diplomatic efforts to end the armaments race between nations.

      The treaty prohibited nuclear detonation tests in the atmosphere and underwater in an attempt to preserve the environment, though did allow for testing in underground facilities so long as debris stayed within the boundaries of the nation that was conducting the tests.

      The document is in very good condition, with only one tear to a corner, which does not interfere with the autograph or text.

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      Disney Animators and Voice Actors Autographs and Sketches

      £1,500.00

      • Signed first edition copy of Walt Disney's America book
      • Autographs of 12 Disney animators and voice actors, including four of the legendary "Nine Old Men"
      • Additional drawings of Disney's most famous characters by those who created them

      Walt Disney (1901 – 1966) was a celebrated voice actor, animator, film producer and entrepreneur who became an American cultural icon.

      Having founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in 1923, Disney rose to fame with the creation of Mickey Mouse and became a household name across the world.

      As a producer he pushed the boundaries of animation, releasing classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dumbo and Fantasia, along with the Oscar-winning Mary Poppins.

      Disney currently holds the record for the number of Academy Awards won by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.

      In 1955 Disney also established Disneyland, the most successful theme park ever built, which to date has attracted more than 650 million visitors.

      Walt Disney's films have entertained millions of viewers, influenced generations of film-makers, and Walt Disney Studios remains the most famous and successful entertainment company in the world. 

      This signed first edition book, Walt Disney's America from NY Abbeville Press's 1978 first printing is signed by 12 Disney animators and voice actors, who have autographed the inside front cover and opening pages in a variety of inks. Some of the signers have inscribed notes addressed to 'Terry', with superb additional sketches of some of the most beloved characters - including Mickey Mouse.

      Some light ink transfer from the signatures and mild handling to the book, otherwise in fine condition.

      The nickname "Nine Old Men" was given to the core animators at Walt Disney Productions, many of whom were in their thirties and forties at the time. Four of the 'Nine Old Men' have signed this item; Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis and Ward Kimball who includes a sketch of Mickey.

      Thomas was master craftsman of the 'baddie'; his work includes Cinderella's Stepmother, Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts and Peter Pan's Captain Hook.

      Likewise, Davis created Sleeping Beauty's iconic Maleficent and the evil Cruella De Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

      Johnston first worked on Snow White before progressing to work in Peter Pan, Cinderella and Robin Hood.

      Ward Kimball created Pinocchio's Jiminy Cricket, Lucifer, Jaq and Gus in Cinderella and the Mad hatter and Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland.

      Animator Sam McKim has added a rare sketch of Abraham Lincoln, while Bill Justice, co-creator of Chip N'Dale, has added a sketch of Mickey Mouse.

      Likewise, Ken Anderson (art director) and Andreas Deja (supreme villain animator) have also sketched Mickey Mouse, the latter showing slight yellow haloing.

      The signatures of Tony Baxter (imaginer/designer), Carl banks (Donald Duck artist) Jack Wagner (original voice of the Magic Kingdom) and Herbert Ryman (background artist and designer of the Disneyland Castle) are also inscribed.

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    • Easy Rider signed photograph
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      Easy Rider signed photograph

      £3,500.00

      • A large colour 14 x 11 inch printed still from classic American New Wave movie Easy Rider (1969)
      • Signed in blue felt tip by Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda
      • PSA authenticated (G11602)

      The release of Easy Rider was like a depth charge in Hollywood. While it wasn’t the first movie of the American New Wave (Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate are generally credited as setting the template of the director being in control) it was the first blockbuster hit. It made stars of its cast and launched a new era of American filmmaking.

      This is a huge (14 x 11 inch) colour still from Easy Rider, showing Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda riding alongside Dennis Hopper on their iconic motorbikes. Each has signed in blue felt tip: Peter Fonda is at the top, Dennis Hopper below and Jack Nicholson at the bottom.

      At the bottom right is a badge of authenticity from industry leading authenticators PSA.

      Signed photographs from the cast of Easy Rider are in huge demand and rarely come up for sale, particularly in this large size. This may well be a unique opportunity to acquire one.

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      Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson signed photograph

      £995.00

      • An excellent 1941-signed 8 x 10 inch photograph of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
      • Accompanied with superb provenance

      In 1934, Prince Edward was next in line to the throne of the British Isles. He had no patience for the arcane rules of court life and embarked on a romantic relationship with twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. Her status was a huge problem for the staunchly traditional royal family.

      When Edward became king of the United Kingdom in January 1936, he made it clear he planned to marry Wallis. When he was told this was impossible, he abdicated in December of that year. The couple lived out the rest of their lives in a whirl of parties and foreign travel.

      Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, have signed at the bottom of this large black and white photograph. It’s dated 1941, when the couple were installed in Nassau in the Bahamas. Edward was assigned the position of governor on the island during the second world war. 

      This is a stunning autograph from two complex and intriguing historical figures, whose relationship has been the subject of endless speculation.

      The piece is accompanied by an impressive collection of provenance, including the original letter from the Windsors' secretary to the recipient of the photograph and a certificate of authenticity from LA auction house Profiles in History – which handled the original sale.

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    • EH Shepard Autographed Drawing
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      EH Shepard Autographed Drawing for Punch Magazine

      £5,950.00

      • Satirical illustration from E H Shepard
      • Original artwork signed by the artist
      • Originates from the Shepard family's own holding

      Ernest Howard "EH" Shepard (1879-1976) was a popular cartoonist, perhaps most famous for his illustrations of Winnie the Pooh in the famous books by A.A. Milne. He is also known for bringing to life the characters in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows.

      Shepard worked as a cartoonist for Punch magazine from 1921 until 1953, and his work is often thought of as somewhat gentle and uplifting. Fellow cartoonist John Jenson once said "Shepard moved from strength to strength, increasingly able to impose his quiet humour on otherwise grim and humourless topics."

      This original, signed drawing measures 8¼" x 7¾" and is mounted to an overall size of 15" x 15".

      The detailed drawing shows Mr Punch standing is his living room which is adorned with Christmas holly. Mr Punch is holding a copy of a newspaper whose headline reads "COAL DISPUTE" and looking at Toby the dog who is holding an empty scuttle and pointing to the small amount of coal on the fire.

      EH Shepard has autographed the original drawing in the bottom left hand corner.

      The drawing is a reference to the dispute that resulted from the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission's proposal to regulate the production and supply of coal, and merge small mines.

      Headed "VOLUME CXC", it is thought that this particular drawing was used as the front cover of the volume of Punch magazine January to June 1936.

      This rare piece comes from the Shepard family's own holding.

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    • Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton love letter
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      Elizabeth Taylor love letter to Richard Burton

      £35,000.00

      • A handwritten love letter written from Elizabeth Taylor to husband Richard Burton in 1974
      • Incredible content that lays bare the passion between this legendary couple 

      Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were two of the world's biggest stars when they embarked on an affair on the set of Cleopatra (1961).

      Their romance was tumultuous. Burton was a womaniser and both were heavy drinkers. Still they were unable to stay apart for long. They were married twice, with both weddings leading to divorce. So intense was the relationship that it has gone down in Hollywood history. 

      A love letter written, in pencil, by Elizabeth Taylor to her husband Richard Burton on their 10 year wedding anniversary, March 15th 1974, just days before their breakup.

      Taylor and Burton were renting a house in Oroville, California while Burton was filming his latest movie "The Klansman". Their lease on the home began on February 15th 1974.

      The letter reads in full:

      "My darling (my still) My husband. I wish I could tell you of my love for you, of my fear, my delight, my pure animal pleasure of you - (with you) - my jealousy, my pride, my anger at you, at times.

      Most of all my love for you, and whatever love you can dole out to me - I wish I could write about it but I can't. I can only "boil and bubble" inside and hope you understand how I really feel.

      Anyway I lust thee, Your (still) Wife. P.S. O'Love, let us never take each other for granted again! P.P.S. How about that - 10 years!!"

      Taylor had warned Burton from the start of their marriage in 1964 that she had zero tolerance for infidelity. However during the filming of When Eagles Dare, Burton resumed an affair with co-star Mary Ure. After that, Taylor made sure she was on set with Burton every day in 1969 for the shooting of Anne Of The Thousand Days.

      A further affair with co-star Genevieve Bujold lasted many years. An affair with Nathalie Delon followed in 1972, along with rumours of an affair with Raquel Welch.

      Taylor finally lost patience during the filming of The Klansman when Burton commenced an affair with "a teenager, a hotel waitress and a string of other women."

      The love letter is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Toni Hennings, the woman who rented the Oroville house to them:

      "This letter written by Elizabeth Taylor while renting my home from Feb 15th til April 18th 1974. It was left behind - inside a book in a drawer under the masterbedroom bed."

      To our knowledge no other Taylor-Burton love letter has ever been offered for sale.

      As seen in the Daily Mail, the Telegraph and the Daily Express.

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    • Elvis Presley Signed Souvenir Album
      • A rare 1970 Elvis Presley souvenir photo album autographed an amazing three times by Elvis – with photo authentication.

      Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) was one of the most iconic and influential performers of the 20th century, known to his fans simply as "The King".

      As one of the originators of rock and roll, he created a music style which changed the world and inspired generations of artists from the Beatles to the present day.

      Presley remains the best-selling solo artist of all-time, with estimated record sales of 600 million.

      Today millions of fans from around the world visit his former home of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, and rare items of his memorabilia regularly sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction.

      RCA Records, Elvis’ record company, produced the photo album for Elvis’ 1970 tour dates in the US.

      The 11 x 8.5 inch album features 20 heavyweight, textured pages of high quality colour and black & white photos of Elvis. 

      Elvis has crisply autographed the item three times in black ballpoint.

      • On the front cover he has signed “Elvis Presley”
      • On the back cover he has signed “To Sandy from Elvis Presley”
      • On the inside back cover he has signed “To Sandy, Elvis Presley”

      Exceptional and highly unusual provenance: accompanied by a photograph of Elvis in a car, signing the front cover of this album.

      Also accompanied by letters from respected auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s, both stating the piece appears genuine.

      Elvis signed photographs are incredibly rare. Pieces signed three times are almost unheard of.

      Crying out for a double-sided display frame and a prominent place on your wall.

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    • Elvis Presley Twice-Signed Album
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      Elvis Presley Twice-Signed Album

      £14,950.00

      • A highly rare Elvis Presley album signed twice by the King of rock and roll.
      • Gifted to a fellow member of his US Army unit during his military service in Germany.

      Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) was one of the most iconic and influential performers of the 20th century, known to his fans simply as "The King".

      As one of the originators of rock and roll, he created a music style which changed the world and inspired generations of artists from the Beatles to the present day.

      Presley remains the best-selling solo artist of all-time, with estimated record sales of 600 million, and performed over numerous styles including rockabilly, pop, blues and gospel.

      Today millions of fans flock from around the world to visit his former home of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, and rare items of his memorabilia regularly sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction.

      'Elvis' was Presley's second studio album, released in the US in October 1956, and featured a mix of original songs, country ballads and Little Richard covers.

      The record also featured a version of 'Old Shep' – the 1940s country song that Elvis had first performed in a Tupelo talent contest when he was just 10 years old.

      The album spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Pop Albums chart, making Elvis the first recording artist to have their first two albums go straight to #1 in the same year.

      Five months after the release of the album, Presley was inducted into the US Army. He was assigned to Company A of the 3rd Armored Division's 1st Medium Tank Battalion, and completed his basic training at Fort Hood, Texas before heading overseas.

      Elvis autographed and inscribed this copy of the album to a fellow member of the 3rd Armored Division whilst he was stationed in Friedberg, West Germany, and remained in the same family's collection for years.

      The album bears Presley's autograph in bold blue ink on the reverse of the album cover, and another inscribed "Many thanks! Elvis Presley" on the album's protective inner sleeve.

      The album sleeve shows overall age wear, creases and scuffed edges/corners. The original vinyl record is still present within.

      This record represents the first signed Elvis Presley album we've ever had the pleasure of offering at Paul Fraser Collectibles.

      Bearing not one, but two bold signatures, it represents a superb opportunity and would take pride of place in any music fan's collection.

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    • England Football Team Autographed Home Jersey
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      England Football Team Autographed Home Jersey

      £950.00

      • An official 2009 England World Cup football jersey signed by 22 members of the England team 

      This fantastic piece of football memorabilia is signed in black by 22 members of the England football squad of 2009. The 'Three Lions' official crest is prominent on the front, along with the Umbro logo.

      The official white Umbro England short sleeve football jersey is autographed by some of the team's top players, including David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Steven Gerrard, David James, John Terry, Wes Brown and Peter Crouch.

      The item also retains its original garment tag. It is accompanied by an FA-signed authentication card, dated 12-10-09, and a full colour card detailing a selection of England squad signatures. In fine condition.

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      Fidel Castro signed certificate

      £1,995.00

      • A certificate of recognition awarded to a Cuban social worker in 2001
      • Featuring a fine signature from Fidel Castro

      Fidel Castro (1926 – 2016) was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who led the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, and then as President from 1976 to 2008.

      Castro was the architect behind the Cuban Revolution in 1959, which overturned the right-wing authoritarian government and turned the nation into a one-party socialist state.

      Castro remains one of the most divisive political figures of the 20th century, revered by many as a champion of social justice and anti-imperialism, and hated by others as a brutal dictator.

      Prior to his death in November 2016, Castro was listed on the PFC40 Autograph Index as the world's most valuable living signature, with the price of his autograph having risen 16.9% per annum since 2000.

      This certificate was awarded to a Fernando J Valdes Freenas in July 2001 and commemorates his completion of a course in social work.

      These large certificates were produced throughout Castro’s presidency to recognise the efforts of Cubans in society. This is a particularly good specimen.

      Measuring 16.5 x 11.8 inches, it features a bold example of Castro’s signature in blue felt tip pen.

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      Fidel Castro signed certificate of recognition

      £1,995.00

      • A certificate of recognition awarded to a member of Cuba’s Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR) in 1982
      • Featuring a fine signature from Fidel Castro

      Fidel Castro (1926 – 2016) was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who led the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, and then as President from 1976 to 2008.

      Castro was the architect of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, which overturned the right-wing authoritarian government and turned the nation into a one-party socialist state.

      Castro remains one of the most divisive political figures of the 20th century, revered by many as a champion of social justice and anti-imperialism, and hated by others as a brutal dictator.

      Prior to his death in November 2016, Castro was listed on the PFC40 Autograph Index as the world's most valuable living signature, with the price of his autograph having risen 16.9% per annum since 2000.

      This certificate was awarded to a Marcial L Gomez Calderius in December 1982, in recognition of his work with the Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR).

      This CDR remains active today and serves as the eyes and ears of the Cuban government at ground level. Every neighbourhood has its own branch, with 75% of Cuba’s 11.2m population registered in the organisation.

      Every local resident has a file, which is regularly updated on information with their personal relationships and activities. The CDR also performs less sinister operations, including blood drives and recycling initiatives.

      This is a large and fine example of Castro’s signature, executed in blue ink. The certificate itself measures 10.8 x 8.5 inches and is in good condition. A minute tear to the bottom right does not detract.

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