Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera
Tuesday, 8th October 2019
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ALMANAC. A gilt-tooled leather-bound aide-memoire and almanac with silver clasp, dated 1769 in manuscript, 10cm x 5cm, printed with tables and dates and with blank leaves, some partially filled in pencil, with multi-coloured floral endpapers forming wallets to front and rear (silk to interior worn), together with a silk-lined envelope painted with a moth in watercolour and a short message.
Hammer price: £160
AUTOGRAPH. A black and white photograph of the boxer Maxie Rosenbloom with the Kray brothers, the reverse signed by Reggie Kray, inscribed and with mounted newspaper cutting, 13cm x 18cm.
Hammer price: £50
MUSIC. A group of seven souvenir programmes for music concerts, comprising the Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Little Richard, Cream, NME 1966-67 Poll-Winners All-Stars Concert and the 8th National Jazz & Blues Festival, Sunbury.
Hammer price: £280
GAME. A hand-coloured engraving in 12 sections and backed onto linen titled 'Historical Pastime or a New Game of the History of England from the Conquest to the Accession of George the Third', published by J. Harris, Dec'r 8 1803-1804, 56.5cm x 53cm, folding and loosely inserted with the instructions within original slipcase with paper label on upper cover. Provenance: Charles Edward Long (signature to instructions and slipcase dated 1804 and 1805 respectively); F.R.B. Whitehouse (recipient of a letter dated 1949 from Chad Valley regarding the game, loosely inserted).
Hammer price: £160
POSTERS. A group of four bill posters printed in red and blue advertising movies at the Empire in Faversham, circa 1930s, each 76cm x 51cm, the films including Vagabond King, Paramount on Parade, Ann Vickers, Say it with Flowers, Canaries Sometimes Sing, Storm, Cradle Song and Everywoman's Man, together with an Irish Times newspaper bill for July 1938, 'Sir Malcolm Campbell's Evidence in Belfast Case'.
Hammer price: £25
LEGAL DOCUMENTS. A Duchy of Lancaster lease of land on vellum dated 21st November 1902 to Arthur Joseph Jack, regarding land in the County of Middlesex, hung with a wax seal contained within a tin, together with another document of similar interest dated 1950.
Hammer price: £30
WAX SEALS. A wax seal with vellum remnants later inscribed 'The Great Seal of the Commonwealth of England 1648/9 representing the Parliament...', 8.5cm x 9.5cm, together with a Great Seal of the Realm, probably King James II of England (faults).
Hammer price: £90
LONDON. An autograph letter signed by William Lord Alington, Master of his Majesty's Ordnance, to an unidentified recipient, dated 1680, 2pp. 23cm x 17.5cm, outlining concerns about the security at the tower 'there is a great want of water in case of ffire'.
Hammer price: £85
RAMSGATE. Two school exercise books belonging to T. Davis, a pupil at Chatham House Academy, Ramsgate, for Arithmetic and English, circa 1848-1850.
Hammer price: £30
BROADSIDE. An engraved broadside 'by a Native of the City of Calcutta' titled 'Blessed are the Merciful for they shall obtain Mercy', published by William Broadhurst, Norwich, circa 1840, 37.5cm x 25cm, with wood-engraved vignettes, including one of a train.
Hammer price: £60
INVOICES. An invoice from Caley & Son, Court Dressmakers, Milliners & Mantle Makers, to 'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen', dated March 1882, on the Royal Tailors Account, for black thread, black bone buttons, metal buttons, etc., 32.5cm x 19.5cm, framed, together with a collection of approximately 118 invoices and receipts, the majority early 20th century.
Hammer price: £90
EPHEMERA. A small group of ephemera including a London Transport 'Summer Outings & Excursions 1935' timetable, a 'London Festival of Britain Souvenir' booklet, a Gray Dunn & Co Biscuits advertising calendar in the form of a screen with vignette views and portraits of the Royal Family, cartes-de-visite photographs of General Mite and Lucia Zarate, and a group of greetings cards.
Hammer price: £65
ADVERTISING. A collection of ephemera advertising Colman's Mustard and Starch, comprising 16 children's booklets, 5 advertising cards and a 'Mustering of the Mustard Club' card game, boxed.
Hammer price: £180
PHOTOGRAPHS. An album containing approximately 93 mostly albumen-print photographs, circa 1880, photographs 12cm x 17cm to 21cm x 27.5cm, most captioned in ink below the image, including views of the Isle of Wight, Wales, France, Oxford, Sussex and Denmark.
Hammer price: £80
PHOTOGRAPHS. A collection of approximately 69 stereoscopic photographs and cards, various subjects and publishers.
Hammer price: £75
PHOTOGRAPHS. A quantity of cartes-de-visite and cabinet-size photographs, the majority portraits, including a number featuring children, by various publishers (estimated 400).
Hammer price: £150
HORSE RACING. A collection of horse racing programmes and race cards, dated 1894 to 1989 including an 1894 Hambledon Hunt Club, Grenville Hall official card, 1904-1909 and 1911-1914 Cartmel Hunt Meeting official programmes, three 1920 Lingfield Park official programmes, five 1922 Kempton Park official programmes, and a 1934 Ascot Races official programme for the second day, together with a signed photograph of Lester Piggott, a collection of metal and card race badges and other related ephemera.
Hammer price: £750
POLAR EXPLORATION. A sepia-toned print of Captain Robert Falcon Scott in uniform, 37.5cm x 26.5cm, with printed signature below the image, within an oak frame.
Hammer price: £110
MELVILLE, Arthur. An archive of material relating to the Melville family, predominantly Marion Melville, daughter of artist Arthur Melville, the collection including letters, photographs, notebooks, and diaries, with references to and photographs of her father, together with an exhibition catalogue for the Royal Institute of Water Colours and Dundee Museums and Art Galleries.
Hammer price: £320
B.B.C. & SCOUTING. An archive relating to Alexander Coker and his work at the B.B.C. and in the scouts, including a typed letter signed by Robert Baden-Powell dated 23rd July 1918 awarding Coker the Cornwell Badge, Coker's M.B.E. and various letters congratulating Coker on his M.B.E.
Hammer price: £160