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Auction: Auction 11.12.2014
was auctioned on: 11 December 2014
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COL A large collection of signed photographs, letters and clipped signatures of …

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Estimate: £150 - £200
ca. US$234 - US$312
Price realised:  £600
ca. US$938
Lot number 36, Views: 72

COL A large collection of signed photographs, letters and clipped signatures of sport champions, movie stars, politicians, scientists, English aristocrats, officers, authors, opera and choral singers and conductors, mostly inscribed or addressed to Mr. David Lean Highlights include: signed photographs of motor racing aces like Graham Hill (accompanied by a letter listing the most important races won by Hill), Raymond Mays and Roy Salvadori, golfers like Henry Cotton and Dai Rees, boxers like George Carpentier, Freddie Mills and Jack Peterson, along with other champions in different sports including jockey (Doug and Eph Smith, Gordon Richardson and Lester Piggott), slow jumping (Pat Smythe), table tennis (Johnny Leach), cycling (Reg Harris) and snooker (Joe Davis and Fred Davis). Movie stars signed pictures comprise black and white photographs of Gloria de Havilland, Gloria Swanson and Bette Davis and others, different size formats. Plus unsigned shots from 1974 movie "Great Expectations", from 1973 "Frankenstein The True Story" and some unsigned photos of other celebrities. Lot also includes several signatures of English, Australian and New Zealand Victoria Cross awarded soldiers of the two World Wars and two 1890 notes signed by late Victorian artists Edward J. Poynter and James D. Linton. A good-value lot. Viewing recommended.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Auction 11.12.2014
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2014
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
United Kingdom
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