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Auction: Auction 07.06.2005
was auctioned on: 7 June 2005
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GOSS, William Henry (1833-1906), a partial collection of correspondence and printed ephemera formed by Goss, including a signed autograph fragment by General Charles George Gordon (1833-85) reading "Believe me my dear Augusta your affectionate brothe...

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Estimate: £150 - £250
ca. US$272 - US$454
Price realised:  £72
ca. US$130
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GOSS, William Henry (1833-1906), a partial collection of correspondence and printed ephemera formed by Goss, including a signed autograph fragment by General Charles George Gordon (1833-85) reading "Believe me my dear Augusta your affectionate brother, C.G. Gordon", with superscription of Goss, framed and glazed, and among other related items a Raphael Tuck card, "The Last Slumber: Gordon in Khartoum"; a cabinet photograph of Gordon's friend, Li Hung Chang, by C. Camus, Paris; and a small printed card with chromolithographic border, "Copy of the Verse that General Gordon hung over his bedroom mantelpiece", printed by the Gordon Boys Orphanage, Dover (3 copies), also a charming 1898 Christmas card from Mrs. W.H. Anderson, Gordon's sister. Goss, a Staffordshire potter, learnt his trade from William Copeland, working in Parian ware and terra cotta. He began his own business in 1858, had his own factory in Stoke-on-Trent by 1870 which became the famous Falcon Works, and after the General's death in Khartoum clearly became an enthusiastic collector of Gordon ephemera, cultivating friendly relations with Mrs. Anderson.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 07.06.2005
Date of the auction: 7 Jun 2005
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington