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Auction: Auction 01.12.2016
was auctioned on: 1 December 2016
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Large collection of letters and cards signed by prominent politicians, entrepreneaurs, …

Estimate: £400 - £500
ca. US$499 - US$624
Price realised:  £900
ca. US$1,123
Lot number 49, Views: 62

Large collection of letters and cards signed by prominent politicians, entrepreneaurs, actors, playwrights, musicians and conductors and addressed to the Viscountess Allenby (formerly Mrs Bendrix). Includes: John D. Rockfeller (autograph letter reading "My Father has counted it a high privilege to be permitted to cooperate with your countrymen in the advancement of some of the splendid medical enterprises in which they are engaged", one page, 8vo, The Eyre, Seal Harbor, Maine, 22 August 1925), Gordon Selfridge, Montgomery of Alamein (autograph letter confirming that "I did indeed spend a few days in your house, but at the time of D.Day in 1944. It was in the early spring of 1942 before I went to Africa in August. I was preparing a large exercise for the army in S.E. England, and needed a quite place in the exercise area when I could work out the details near the scene of the exercise", one page, 8vo, Isington Mill, 2 April 1962), Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Noel Coward, Yehudi Menhuin (typed letter reading "I was so touched by your sweet letter and the generous contribution it contained. I have already given Millie (Miss Rothschild to us) your love; she remembers you well and was delighted to accept it", one page, 4to, 2 The Greve, Highgrove Village, 2 May 1966), Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, Cecil Beaton (autograph letter thanking Mrs Bendrix for a previous missive and a cheque, one page, 8vo, The Hill House, Sandwich), Malcolm Sargent, Philip Sassoon (autograph letter regarding a book she sent him, two pages, 8vo, 25 Park Lane, no date), Mountbatten of Burma (autograph letter signed 'Dickie', thanking the recipient for a letter "about the television series of my Life and Times. I am sorry the producer missed out the incident of the concrete chocolates; but then he has missed out a lot of other incidents too!", one page, 8vo, Broadlands, Romsey, 19 March 1969; plus two other items), c. 1920s-1970s. (quantity)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Auction 01.12.2016
Date of the auction: 1 Dec 2016
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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St James’s
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United Kingdom
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