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  • 15 signed Newsweek covers from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
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    • A set of 15 signed Newsweek covers from Randall Salas' Abraham Lincoln Collection
    • Featuring signatures from Charlie Chaplin, Carl Lewis and George W Bush

    Randall Salas has been collecting signed magazine covers since 1959. You can own an exclusive selection of Newsweek covers from his legendary Abraham Lincoln Collection today.

    A set of 15 signed Newsweek covers acquired by legendary collector Randall Salas. Each item is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Salas. 

    • A cover of a March 26, 1973 edition of Newsweek featuring a dedicated autograph from cover star Charlie Chaplin
    • A cover of a September 23, 1985 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star Clint Eastwood
    • A cover of an October 27, 1997 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star Pelé 
    • A cover of a May 28, 1984 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star Robert Redford
    • A cover of an October 20, 1986 edition of Newsweek featuring a dedicated autograph from cover star Paul Newman
    • A Newsweek cover from July 30, 1984 signed in blue marker pen by cover star Carl Lewis
    • A Newsweek cover from September 6, 1982 with an autograph from tennis player Martina Navratilova
    • A cover of an October 2, 1967 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star Carl Yastrzemski
    • A cover of a May 29, 1967 edition of Newsweek featuring a dedicated autograph from cover star Mario Andretti
    • A cover of a January 23, 1984 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star Henry Kissinger
    • A cover of a December 21, 1981 edition of Newsweek featuring a dedicated autograph from cover star Nancy Reagan
    • A cover of an October 11, 1982 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star Helmut Kohl
    • A cover of a February 10, 1997 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star Madeleine Albright in silver pen
    • A cover of a February 28, 2000 edition of Newsweek featuring an autograph from cover star George W Bush
    • A cover of a September 18, 2002 edition of Newsweek featuring autographs from cover stars Colin Powell and Donald Rumsfeld

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    1966 England World Cup Final Autographs

    £3,950.00

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    • 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
    • Read the full story of this piece here

    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

    £3,750.00

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    • Menu featuring the autographs of all 22 members of the 1966 World Cup-winning England football squad
    • 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.

    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 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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  • Charles Diana wedding collection
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    • A set of invites, passes and ceremonial booklets from Prince Charles’ 1981 wedding to Princess Diana
    • Accompanied by a letter from the Office of the Lord Chamberlain
    • A fascinating and well preserved insight into the “Wedding of the Century” from a guest’s perspective

    Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding was one of the most widely watched TV broadcasts of all time, with billions tuning in from all around the world. Sadly their marriage was not a happy one and ended in a split in 1992. They were divorced in 1996. Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in 1997.

    In the years hence, memorabilia associated with Charles and Diana (and particularly items relating to the wedding) have become highly valuable. Demand has increased following the wedding of their sons Prince William (to Kate Middleton in 2011) and Prince Harry (to Meghan Markle in 2018).

    A couple (one of who was an employee of the Duchy of Cornwall) who attended the 1981 Royal Wedding kept these documents as a memento of the day.

    The set consists of:

    1. A gold bordered invitation (in its original monogrammed envelope)
    2. Car parking pass
    3. Two tickets for entry to St Paul’s Cathedral
    4. Three sheets displaying information on arrival times, dress code and parking
    5. Two large “Ceremonial” booklets, laying out the order of the day
    6. An order of service containing hymns, prayers and the text of the wedding vows
    7. A letter from the Lord Chamberlain’s office with arrangements for post-wedding refreshments

    This is the most comprehensive set of guest documentation we’ve come across from the 1981 Royal Wedding. A rare and intriguing collection with huge eye appeal. 

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    A piece of Prince Charles & Princess Diana's wedding cake

    £1,250.00

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    • An original piece of cake from the "wedding of the century"

    When Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981, the world was watching.

    The fairytale wedding at St Paul's Cathedral gathered royalty from the four corners of the globe, and attracted an estimated TV audience of 750 million viewers.

    Charles and Diana's marriage, and their subsequent separation and divorce, made them one of the most famous couples in 20th century history.

    Today the story of their turbulent relationship continues to fascinate historians and collectors alike.

    This small piece of cake from Charles and Diana's wedding comes in a presentation box, measuring 3.25" x 2.5", complete with a bow and an original tag which reads:

    "H.R.H. The Prince of Wales / The Lady Diana Spencer / 29th July 1981".

    Previous pieces of Charles and Diana's wedding cake have been known to sell at auction for upwards of $2,800 (£2,130).

  • Admiral Nelson signed letter
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    Admiral Nelson signed letter

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    • 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 
    • Find out more about this fascinating letter here 

    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.

    The letter is likely written by a secretary and reads: “…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 Napoleon 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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  • Albert Einstein autographed album page
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    • A 4.75 x 3 inch album page signed by Albert Einstein in 1925, during a lecture tour of Argentina
    • The autograph appears alongside others by several Argentine intellectuals, including Mauricio Nirenstein and Jorge Duclout

    Albert Einstein was one of the world’s greatest scientific minds. In the early 1900s he developed the Theory of Relativity, which remains a key tenet of modern physics. A German citizen, he left the country shortly before Hitler seized power and never returned – choosing instead to spend the rest of his life in America. He was instrumental in developing the first atomic bombs in the 1940s, in spite of his lifelong commitment to pacifism. 

    Einstein travelled widely in the early 1920s, visiting countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

    In 1922, the University of Buenos Aires invited him to give a series of lectures on relativity. Einstein accepted and made the long journey out three years later, in 1925. He was warmly received in Argentina and gave a number of interviews with the press on a range of subjects - including politics, pacifism and Judaism.

    Einstein signed this album page during this month-long trip. His autograph appears in the centre, surrounded by signatures from various Argentine intellectuals.

    It’s a beautiful specimen, accompanied by PSA authentication and extensive information on his time in Buenos Aires.

    Einstein is among the most sought after signatures on the market. In 2017, a note he signed for a Japanese courier sold for a world record $1.5m.

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    Albert Einstein signed letter

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    Albert Einstein signed letter addressed to Corliss Lamont

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    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

  • Albert Einstein signed portrait
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    Albert Einstein signed portrait

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    • An illustrated portrait of Albert Einstein signed by Einstein himself

    Albert Einstein was one of the world’s greatest scientific minds. In the early 1900s he developed the Theory of Relativity, a work that set the template for modern physics. A German citizen, he left the country shortly before Hitler seized power and never returned – choosing instead to spend the rest of his life in America. 

    He was instrumental in developing the first atomic bombs in the 1940s, in spite of a lifelong commitment to pacifism. Over the course of his career he published hundreds of scientific papers. His name has become interchangeable with genius.  

    This is a 4.9 x 3.9 inch illustration of Albert Einstein by the Danish amateur artist Carl Werner Skogholm. Skogholm drew portraits of celebrities and sent them off with a request they be returned with a signature. Einstein was one of those who obliged. 

    Einstein has signed crisply in black pen, dating the piece "48". One of the nicest Einstein autographs you'll see. 

    This is a unique piece of considerable charm. Demand for Einstein’s signature has been growing, with one inscribed paper selling for a record $1.5m in 2017.

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  • Alexandr Solzhenitsyn signed copy of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
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    • A signed copy of Russian author Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s acclaimed 1962 novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

    Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was born in Stavropol Krai in south western Russia shortly after the October revolution.

    In 1945, he was sentenced to eight years in a gulag for complaining about the Soviet regime in a letter to a friend. The harshness of the labour camp served to compound his feelings about life under communism.

    Solzhenitsyn wrote in secret for many years, including his time in the gulag. Following the death of Stalin in 1952, the climate of repression in Russia began to ease. 

    In 1962, he published One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in a literary magazine with the blessing of First Secretary Nikolai Khrushchev. However, that brief window of permissiveness closed soon after. This would be the first and last text Solzhenitysn was able to publish in the Soviet Union.

    The rest of Solzhenitsyn’s catalogue was published in the West. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1970 and expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974. In 1990 he was permitted to return to Russia, where he lived out the rest of his days.  

    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich follows the titular character through 24 hours in a typical gulag. The text exposes the cruelty of the system and the ways in which it crushes the human spirit.

    This is a 1978 Penguin edition of the novel (measuring 4.6 x 7 inches).

    Solzhenitysn has signed in blue pen on the title page. It’s dated 1980.

    The book is accompanied by a note from Solzhenitsyn’s secretary (presumably in reply to a request) that reads: “I am very sorry, but Mr Solzhenitsyn does not grant any autographs (except on his books).”

    This is a rare opportunity to own a signature from one of the most compelling and controversial writers of the 20th century.  

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    Alexei Leonov signed Time Magazine cover

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    • A March 26, 1965 clipped front page of Time Magazine signed by Alexei Leonov

    Alexei Leonov is a Russian cosmonaut who in 1965 became the first person to perform a spacewalk. In 1975 he commanded the Soyuz capsule on the Soyuz-Apollo mission, the first collaborative mission between the US and the Soviet Union.

    A March 26, 1965 front page cover of Time Magazine featuring a cover image of Alexei Leonov’s 1965 spacewalk. Leonov has signed on the white section of the image. Folded but in fine condition.

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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.

  • Amy Winehouse autograph
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    Amy Winehouse autograph

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    • A superb autograph from legendary singer Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

    Amy Winehouse was one of the brightest stars of her generation. Her debut album Frank, released in 2003 when she was just 20, introduced listeners to her unique voice. The follow-up, Back to Black (2006), established her as a global celebrity.

    Sadly Winehouse was unable to cope with the intense media scrutiny her success brought. She began drinking heavily and using drugs. The next five years were a chaotic downward spiral, interspersed with time in and out of rehab. She died of alcohol poisoning at her home in London in 2011, aged just 27.

    This is a large and charismatic Amy Winehouse autograph inscribed: “Love Amy”. It's presented on a 19.7 x 11.5 inch white card backing along with an 8 x 11 inch photograph (circa 2007). 

    Demand for Amy Winehouse memorabilia is extremely high given her global fan base and status as an early icon of the 21st century. This is a rare chance to acquire one of the best examples of her autograph on the market. 

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  • Apollo 11 Crew Autographs
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    Apollo 11 Crew Autographs

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    Apollo 11 Crew Autographs

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    • 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.

     

     

  • Apollo 11 crew signed 1969
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    • A unique full Apollo 11 crew-signed block of 32 1969 10c "First Man on the Moon" stamps

    The Apollo program was NASA’s third foray into human spaceflight and operated from 1961 through 1972. It succeeded in putting the first men on the Moon with the Apollo 11 landing in 1969, a defining moment in human history.

    An original block of 32 1969 10c "First Man on the Moon" stamps signed by all three members of the Apollo 11 crew (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins) in black ink on the left margin. It is the only known block of the stamps signed by any of the Apollo 11 astronauts. 

    The Post Office released this commemorative issue on September 9, 1969. It proved hugely popular. The astronauts actually carried the master die with them on Apollo 11. 

    Measures approx 9 x 10.5 inches. 

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    Apollo 11 signed flight plan

    £15,000.00

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    • An original signed Apollo 11 flight plan
    • Autographs from astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
    • Also bearing autographs from other essential members of the mission crew

    The Apollo program was NASA’s third foray into human spaceflight and operated from 1961 through 1972. It succeeded in putting the first men on the Moon with the Apollo 11 landing in 1969, a defining moment in human history.

    This is an original Apollo 11 flight plan, printed for the ground crew at Houston during the historic flight. It’s identical to the plan Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin used from the moment of launch to splashing down in the North Pacific.

    The plan is signed on the cover by Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as other essential members of the mission. These are flight director Gene Kranz, lander CAPCOM Charlie Duke, EVA CAPCOM Bruce McCandless, recovery diver Clancy Hatleberg, post-flight surgeon Dr Bill Carpentier and Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) technician John Hirasaki. The original owner collected the autographs at signings over the years.

    An incredible piece of space memorabilia that offers a direct link to the Apollo 11 mission. Another Apollo 11 plan in lesser condition featuring signatures from Aldrin, Collins and Charlie Duke recently sold at Sotheby's for $62,500. 

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  • Apollo 15 Cover
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    A rare chance to own one of the notorious Apollo 15 covers (envelopes) carried to the Moon’s surface.

    The story

    In the spring of 1971, German stamp dealer Hermann Sieger approached Apollo 15 commander David Scott. Sieger offered Scott and fellow Apollo 15 crewmembers Jim Irwin and Al Worden $7,000 each to carry 100 covers to the Moon. The crew agreed, on condition that Sieger would not sell the covers until the end of the Apollo programme. The crew decided to add a further 300 covers to Sieger’s 100 for their own use.

    The Kennedy Space Center post office cancelled the 400 covers on the morning of the launch. The covers were then vacuum-packed and stored in a Beta fire-retardant cloth bag and delivered to Scott at the astronauts’ room at the Launch Complex. Scott stored them in a pocket of his spacesuit. The astronauts would later maintain they believed the covers were declared in the manifest of the mission.

    After splashdown in the Pacific and rescue by the USS Okinawa, the envelopes were cancelled the same day (August 7, 1971).

    Upon receipt of the 100 covers, Sieger went back on his word and immediately began selling them, for $1,500 each. In mid-1972, the world’s press discovered the story. The furore prompted a government investigation that saw the confiscation of the 298 astronaut covers (two had been damaged pre-flight).

    NASA stated: "The Apollo 15 crew exercised poor judgment in their actions. Therefore, astronauts Scott, Worden and Irwin will be reprimanded and their actions given due consideration in their selection for future assignment."

    NASA's rules didn't forbid Apollo astronauts from carrying items to the Moon for personal profit. In fact, previous missions had done it and NASA had turned a blind eye. But NASA had been embarrassed by the episode so it made an example of the three astronauts. They never flew again.

    In 1983, after learning the US Postal Service planned to fly 260,000 covers on a space shuttle mission, Al Worden successfully sued the government. NASA returned the 298 covers to the three astronauts.

    This envelope is one of the 298 confiscated covers.

    The mission

    Apollo 15 (July 26, 1971 – August 7, 1971) was the fourth manned mission to land on the Moon. The mission was notable for the first use of the Lunar Rover, enabling the crew to explore further than previous missions.

    Commander Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Irwin spent two days and 18 hours on the Moon, including 18.5 hours outside the Lunar Module.

    The crew discovered the Genesis Rock – a 4.5 million-year-old rock, dating to around the time the Moon formed. It was the oldest rock found on the Moon at that point.

    During the return to Earth, Command Module Pilot Al Worden performed the first deep space spacewalk.

    Irwin suffered a “minor” heart attack during the return to Earth.

    Despite the significant scientific achievements of the mission, it is today best known for the stamp scandal that broke following splash down.  

    Full details

    The envelope measures 6.5 x 3.5 inches. It bears a cachet of the Apollo 15 emblem.

    It includes three stamps. A single 10c “First man on the Moon” stamp is cancelled by a postmark from the Kennedy Space Center, dated the morning of launch - July 26, 1971.

    A pair of 8c “A decade of achievement / United States in Space” stamps is cancelled by a postmark from the USS Okinawa and dated the morning of August 7, 1971 – the date of splashdown and recovery of the crew from the Pacific.

    The cover is signed attractively and clearly in black fountain pen by the three astronauts: Dave Scott, Jim Irwin and Al Worden.

    The upper left corner reads: "This envelope was carried to the moon aboard the Apollo 15. #26 of 400 to the lunar surface in L.M. Falcon."

    The reverse features the handwritten initials “SNH” of NASA’s general counsel S Neil Hosenball and serial # 075. These relate to NASA’s confiscation of the covers in 1971.

    Included is an affidavit signed on July 19, 1983 by Scott, Irwin and Worden, confirming the cover is genuine.

    Also included is an October 10, 2011 letter of authenticity from Jim Irwin’s wife, Mary Ellen, certifying the Jim Irwin estate owned the envelope from July 19, 1983 onwards.

    A hugely rare, hugely desirable and hugely storied piece of space memorabilia. 

  • 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

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    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.

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  • Apollo Astronaut Signed Moon Globe
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    • A globe of the Moon signed by 15 Apollo astronauts, including six of the 12 “Moonwalkers”
    • Accompanied by a photograph album of each astronaut signing

    Truly one of the most exciting pieces of space memorabilia we’ve ever offered.

    The Apollo program was NASA’s third foray into human spaceflight and operated from 1961 through 1972. 

    It succeeded in putting the first men on the Moon with the Apollo 11 landing in 1969, a defining moment in human history.

    This Moon globe is signed by 15 astronauts, from Apollo 7 (1968) through to Apollo 17 (1972).

    Those signatories include: Al Worden (Apollo 15), Dick Gordon (Apollo 12), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Ed Mitchell (Apollo 14), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Alan Bean (Apollo 12), Jim Lovell (Apollo 13), Fred Haise (Apollo 13), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Dave Scott (Apollo 15), Gene Cernan (Apollo 17), Jim McDivitt (Apollo 9), Tom Stafford (Apollo 10), Walt Cunningham (Apollo 7) and Ken Mattingley (Apollo 16).

    That list includes six of the 12 “Moonwalkers” (Aldrin, Bean, Scott, Mitchell, Duke and Cernan).

    The globe measures 12 inches in diameter and rests on a clear plastic stand. It features topographic information on the lunar surface and notes on the Apollo landing sites.

    Incredibly, this piece is accompanied by a photograph album showing each of the astronauts signing it. This level of provenance is extremely rare in the industry.

    All of the astronauts have signed in black pen on the Moon’s near side (the side facing Earth). Buzz Aldrin has signed next to the Apollo 11 landing site, close to the Sea of Tranquility.

    The globe has been very well cared for and the condition is excellent. A wonderful display piece with great eye appeal.  

  • Audrey Hepburn signed Breakfast at Tiffany's headshot
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    • Rare Audrey Hepburn signed 8 x 10 inch headshot in her iconic role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    Audrey Hepburn began her acting career as a chorus girl in the London’s West End during the late 1940s. Her breakout came in 1951, when she was cast as the lead in Gigi – a hugely successful play on Broadway.

    A career in film followed, including Roman Holiday (1953) and Sabrina (1954). However, it’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) for which she is best known. Her appearance in the movie has become an icon of cinema.

    Given her reclusive nature, it’s no surprise there are very few Audrey Hepburn autographs around.

    Signed headshots are in high demand and those showing her in her iconic role as Holly Golightly are particularly sought after.

    This is a fine display piece, in excellent condition. The autograph to the bottom right is large and attractive, signed in black felt tip pen. It’s accompanied by a letter of authentication from industry expert James Spence.

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  • Autograph book featuring more than 170 famous signatures
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    • A beautiful autograph book containing more than 170 superb autographs from celebrated actors, musicians and other notables of the 20th century.   

    The book is a big 8.5 x 6 inches – enabling many of the signers to provide exceptionally large examples of their autographs. 

    Each autograph is wonderfully crisp in blue ballpoint pen. Many of the signatures are rare.

    Actors include Sean Connery, Christopher Reeve, Tony Curtis, Oliver Reed, Tim Curry, Raquel Welch, Edward Woodward, Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger, Howard Keel and Donald Sinden. 

    Musicians include Glen Campbell, Shirley Bassey, Brenda Lee, Barry Manilow, Lulu, Suzi Quatro, Helen Shapiro, Cilla Black and Freddie and the Dreamers. 

    Comedians include Ernie Wise, Ronnie Corbett, Tommy Cooper, Larry Grayson, Tracey Ullman, Billy Connolly, Victoria Wood and Julie Walters. 

    It also features the superb and scarce autograph of celebrated ballerina Margot Fonteyn. 

    Margaret Thatcher – the first British female prime minister – has also signed attractively. 

    The book has impeccable authenticity. The autographs were personally collected in 1984 by the chief accountant of London Weekend Television (LWT), John Donovan. The stars all appeared in television programmes broadcast by LWT in 1984. 

    The total value of the signatures is far more than our asking price of £1,995. As such this offers an excellent investment opportunity.

    Impossible to recreate today. In superb condition.

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    The full list of signers: 

    Politics

    Margaret Thatcher

    Denis Healey

     

    Dance

    Margot Fonteyn

     

    Film and theatre

    Sean Connery

    Christopher Reeve

    Tony Curtis

    Oliver Reed

    Tim Curry

    Raquel Welch

    Edward Woodward

    Omar Sharif

    Rod Steiger

    Howard Keel

    Donald Sinden

    Brian Blessed

    Barbara Windsor

    John Pertwee

    Lionel Blair

    Clive Dunn

    Tim Piggott-Smith

    Joanna Lumley

    John Thaw

    Frankie Howard

    Nigel Hawthorne

    Diana Rigg

    Christopher Biggins

    Bonnie Langford

    George Segal

    Gary Wilmot

    Robin Askwith

    Dermot Crowley

    John Schneider

    Angus Lennie

    Robert Powell

    Anna Neagle

    Michael Brandon

    Geraldine McEwan

    Anthony Calf

    Alec McCowen

    Denis Lill

    Jill Gascoine

    Christopher Cazenove

    Angela Douglas

    Jeremy Sinden

    Raymond Francis

    Sheila Steafel

    Sandra Dickinson

    Roy Kinnear

    Kathy Staff

    Michele Dotrice

    William Franklyn

    Shirley Anne Field

    Pat Phoenix

    Sheila Keith

    Richard Pasco

    Morris Perry

    John Grillo

    Diana Solomon

    Anna Dawson

    Shaughan Seymour

    Morris Perry

    Lionel Jeffries

    Daniel Massey

    Simon Williams

     

    Music

    Glen Campbell

    Shirley Bassey

    Brenda Lee 

    Barry Manilow

    Lulu

    Suzi Quatro

    Helen Shapiro

    Cilla Black

    Freddie and the Dreamers

    Donny Osmond

    Engelbert Humperdinck

    The Drifters

    Paul Young

    David Essex

    Paul Jones

    Shakin Stevens

    Beverley Sisters

    Bucks Fizz

    Eartha Kitt

    Charley Pride

    Johnny Moore

    The Stylistics

    Stutz Bear Cats

    Danny La Rue

    Vince Hill

    Barbara Dickson

    Lorna Dallas

    Rose Marie

    Joe Brown

    Patti Gold

    Pearly Gates

    Dana

    John Hanson

    Lena Horne

    Eve Ferret

    Lynsey de Paul

    Richard Clayderman

    Simon Rattle

     

    TV and radio

    Michael Parkinson

    Bruce Forsyth

    Michael Aspel

    Clive James

    Nicholas Parsons

    Roy Walker

    Floella Benjamin

    Jeremy Beadle

    Gloria Hunniford

    Dickie Davies

    Jim Rosenthal

    Matthew Kelly

    Dave Lee Travis

    Brian Hayes

    Sally James

    Kenneth Kendall

    Toni Arthur

    Peter Price

    Ted Moult

    Ed Stewart

    Nerys Hughes

    Robin Houston

    Shaw Taylor

     

    Comedy

    Ernie Wise

    Ronnie Corbett

    Tommy Cooper

    Tracey Ullman

    Larry Grayson

    Billy Connolly

    Victoria Wood

    Julie Walters

    Charlie Williams

    Bill Oddie

    Rod Hull and Emu

    Bobby Davro

    Les Dennis

    Bernard Manning

    The Krankies

    Adrian Walsh

    Pamela Stephenson

    Su Pollard

    Brain Conley

    Stanley Baxter

    Carol Lee Scott

    Ray Alan

    Roy Hudd

    Lance Percival

    Jerry Stevens

    Dustin Gee

    Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz

    Faith Brown

    Norman Vaughan

    Jimmy Cricket

    Bob Carolgees and Spit

    Lennie Bennett

     

    Football

    Jimmy Greaves

    Ian St John

    Trevor Brooking

    Emlyn Hughes

    Steve Perryman

    Bruce Grobbelaar

     

    Writing

    Jackie Collins

    Jeremy Lloyd

    Barry Cryer

  • Bela Lugosi autograph display
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    • An exceptional signature and display from Bela Lugosi, legendary star of Dracula (1931)

    Hungarian born Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) left school early in the 1890s. By the turn of the century he began taking roles in local theatre productions. He starred in several movies in Hungary but fled the country in 1919 as the communist regime fell.

    Lugosi travelled to New York in 1920 to continue his stage career, playing to audiences who remembered him from the old country. That same decade he starred in a touring production of Dracula and was awarded the role in the onscreen adaptation of the play in 1930. A brief but glittering career in horror followed.

    Sadly Lugosi became addicted to painkillers in the 1940s, which effectively ended his career – although he had a reprisal in Ed Wood’s cult series of B-movies in the 1950s (including Glen or Glenda and Plan 9 From Outer Space). Lugosi died in 1956. He was buried in the cloak he wore in Dracula.

    A huge pencil autograph from actor Bela Lugosi on an off-white 5 x 6.75 inch album page. Very rare, especially in this size.

    The piece is mounted in a 19.7 x 22.7 inch black frame alongside a print of the poster for Dracula (1931). A stunning item that celebrates a giant of Hollywood’s golden age.

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  • Bill Gates signed business card
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    Bill Gates signed business card

    £995.00

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    • A Bill Gates signed Microsoft business card dating from his tenure as CEO 

    Bill Gates is the founder and former CEO of the Microsoft Corporation, one of the world’s biggest technology companies. Since stepping down in 2000, he has devoted himself to his philanthropic interests with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    A personal 2 x 3.5 inch business card from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, signed just below the company logo.

    It identifies Gates as “Chairman & Chief Executive Officer” and dates from 1987-2000. Gates’ business cards are highly prized and signed specimens are rare.

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  • Blondie signed and concert used drum skin
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    Blondie signed and concert used drum skin

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    • A Remo drum skin signed by all three original members of Blondie in a 2012 show

    Blondie’s distinctive sound made them one of the most intriguing alternative acts of the 20th century, achieving huge success through the 1970s and 1980s with songs like Heart of Glass, Rapture and Call Me. They are still releasing records and touring today.

    A 14.5-inch snare drum skin signed by singer Debbie Harry, drummer Clem Burke and guitarist Chris Stein – the three longest serving original members of the band.

    Burke used this skin in a 2012 Australian performance and has marked it with the set list for the show. The piece is marked with the location and date (“Dec 12 2012 Townsville”). A must-have for Blondie fans.

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    Buddy Holly autograph on employment application form

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    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.

  • Buzz Aldrin Autographed Magnificent Desolation First Edition
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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.

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

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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.

  • Charles Diana signed visitor’s book
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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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    • 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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    • 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 Lindbergh Autographed Menu
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    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.

  • 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 Signed Copy of Charlie Brown
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    • 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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    Charlie Chaplin signed portrait

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    • An ink portrait of Charlie Chaplin signed by Chaplin himself
    • Dated to 1952, around the release of Limelight

    Charlie Chaplin was the biggest star of the silent era. Born into poverty in Victorian London, he found his way to the stage and on to Hollywood. He came up with the character of the Tramp in 1914. By 1918 he was a household name. A string of classic movies followed, including The Kid (1921), Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940).

    This is an ink portrait of Charlie Chaplin in character as the Tramp by the Danish artist Carl Werner Skogholm. The drawing is dated 1952. Chaplin has signed to the right of his portrait “Yours truly, Charlie Chaplin”.

    The date means Chaplin likely signed around the release of Limelight (1952), in which he stars as a washed up former comedian. This is around the time he was barred from America for being a suspected communist. 

    The item is fixed to a paper backing with tape to the top left and bottom right corners. 

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    • An early and superb 1964 signed photo by Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, with terrific provenance. 

    Watts has signed “Love Charlie Boy” – his typical autograph – in blue ballpoint pen across a 4.8 x 3.5 inch, previously unknown, black and white photo.

    Charlie Watts (1941-) has been the Rolling Stones’ drummer since 1963. A revered figure by musicians and music fans alike, Watts is widely regarded as among rock’s greatest drummers.

    The 4.8 x 3.5 inch photo was taken backstage at the Brighton Hippodrome on Sunday July 19, 1964 – just seven days after the Stones had their first #1 single with It’s All Over Now.

    The Stones were headlining a bill that included Kenny Lynch and Marty Wilde.

    The photographer was a teenage journalist for amateur magazine Teen Topics.

    Watts signed the photo on the Stones’ next visit to the Brighton Hippodrome, on Sunday October 11, 1964, when the journalist again was permitted access to the band backstage.

    Photos of the Stones in their early years are highly sought after, as are their signatures. Capturing the two together makes this a hugely rare piece.

    It comes directly from the amateur Teen Topics journalist, with a detailed letter of authenticity from her. Good condition.

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