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Auction Description for IAA: Autograph Auction
Auction Description:
Autograph Auction
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760 lots

February 9, 2008

Radisson Edwardian Hotel

140 Bath Road

Heathrow, UB3 5AW United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)115 845 1010

Fax: +44 (0)115 845 1009

Email: info@autographauctions.co.uk

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Lot 1: [ AUTOGRAPHS ]

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Description: AUTOGRAPH ALBUM, A good autograph album containing over 150 signatures by various stage actors and actresses, entertainers, sportsmen etc., including Lillie Langtry (rare A.Q.S., 'I don't want any tea, I only want you.', signed and dated January 1915 in her hand), Chung Ling Soo, Marie Lloyd, Gertie Gitana, Harry Lauder, Vesta Tilley, Seymour Hicks, Lewis Waller, George Formby Snr., Gladys Cooper, George Robey (self caricature), Little Tich, Florence Turner, Stoke A.F.C. 1912, Notts County FC 1914-15, Wales v. Scotland International football teams (Edinburgh, 2nd March 1912), Newcastle United 1914, Melbourne Inman, H. W. Stevenson, Joe Davis, Horace Lindrum, Tom Reece etc. A number of the entries are signed and dated at the Empire, Nottingham. Although the signatures were not personally collected by Tommy Trinder, the album was presented to the entertainer and owned by him for many years. Trinder's signature is the final one to appear in the album, 'Am I proud to be in such company!!'. FR to G

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Lot 2: [ AUTOGRAPHS ]

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Description: IRVING HENRY, (1838-1905) English Stage Actor. L.S., H. Irving, one page, 8vo, London, 11th June 1892, to a gentleman, on the blind embossed stationery of the Lyceum Theatre. The text is in the hand of Bram Stoker (1847-1912 Irish Writer of the horror novel Dracula and Irving's business manager at the Lyceum for 27 years). Irving returns a proof (no longer present) which he has slightly amended. With blank integral leaf. VG

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Lot 3: [ AUTOGRAPHS ]

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Description: VICTORIA, (1819-1901) Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1837-1901 Early autograph memorandum, unsigned, one page, 4to, n.p., n.d. (17th August 1837). The Queen arranges the seating for a function at which Lord Melbourne would sit on her left and Lord Connyngham on her right. She also instructs that Lord Charlemont would be with the Duchess of Kent. Accompanied by the original envelope wrapper annotated to both sides in the hand of a General Buckley and stating that the Queen gave him the instructions while in waiting in August 1837 Victoria acceded to the throne on 20th June 1837 and her coronation took place on 28th June 1838 The occasion referred to in the memorandum is almost certainly the celebration of her mother the Duchess of Kent's birthday which fell on 17th August. About VG, 2

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Description: GEORGE VI, (1895-1952) King of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1936-52 A.L.S., Albert, as Duke of York, two pages, 8vo, Bruton Street, London, 26th April 1926, to Mr. de Putron. The Duke thanks his correspondent for their kind congratulations and comments 'We feel sure our little girl will be a great joy to us'. The letter obviously refers to the present Elizabeth II, who was born on 21st April 1926 The Duke's correspondent is possibly Captain Beaumont de Putron of Guernsey, father of Air Commodore Owen de Putron, who was ADC for George VI from 1948-51 Some wear to the folds. G

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Description: EPSTEIN JACOB, (1880-1959) American-born Sculptor. A.L.S., Jacob Epstein, two pages, 4to, Chelsea, 19th June 1912, to Evans. Epstein announces that 'The two I am sending to Werner Laurie I think are splendid they could not be better.' and remarks that the three photographs he is sending back should not be published ('the one in which I appear I am afraid is spoiled by my moving'). In concluding the sculptor comments 'I am getting a list of the names of people who have asked for copies & will let them know your charges'. VG.

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