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Charles Lee offers over 40 years of experience in collecting and authenticating autographs.
This catalogue reflects his own collecting preferences - autographs from the Golden Age of Hollywood, lovely signed vintage sepia photographs, scarce character actors, clean album pages and cards for matting with a favourite picture and unusual and difficult to find rarities.
Charles is a recognised authority on Vivien Leigh and his catalogue always offers a wonderful selection of authentically signed Vivien Leigh material.
This catalogue is updated with new stock and deletions on a daily basis (sometimes several times a day).
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Charles is picky about quality - items generally are in very good condition indeed and any faults are carefully described in the text.
Bader, Douglas (1910-1982)
Legendary British fighter pilot.
A superb First Day Cover commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain 1940-1980, nicely signed in blue fountain pen ink by Douglas Bader and by FOUR other great heroes of the Battle of Britain - Robert Stanford Tuck (1916-1987, who shot down at least 29 enemy aircraft), James "Ginger" Lacey (1917-1989, who shot down 28 enemy aircraft, 5 probables and nine damaged), John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham (1917-2002, who became the most famous night fighter pilot, successfully claiming 14 night raiders using what later became known as radar), and Johnnie Johnson (1915-2001. who shot down 34 confirmed enemy aircraft, as well as seven shared victories, three shared probables, ten shared damaged and one destroyed on the ground, making him the highest scoring Western Allied pilot against Luftwaffe aircraft, thus officially becoming the British and Western Allied flying ace.)
Fitzgerald, Ella (1917-1996)
American singer, the First Lady of Jazz.
A very fine programme (10.5" x 8.25") for her 1962 tour of Britain in Norman Granz' Jazz at the Philharmonic. There's an excellent signature ("Best wishes, Ella Fitzgerald") in blue ink on an inner photo page.
The programme comes with the original advertising flyer (unsigned) for Ella's appearance at the Odean, Southend on the 5th March, 1962.
Greene, Richard (1918-1985)
Jacques, Serge (1928- )Legendary French pin-up photographer and publisher of the French soft-porn magazine "Paris-Hollywood",
A vintage signed black and white photograph (a little larger than 8" x 10") of one of his favourite pin-up models, Betty Mars, wearing nothing more than a pretty pout.
Leigh, Vivien (and Burton & many others) (1913-1967)
Double Oscar-winning actress, immortalised by her portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind (1939).
An extraordinary show business collectable - a part page cut from a wonderful visitors' book (8.5" x 8"), signed in ink on both sides by some of the biggest stars of film and television at the time, including Vivien Leigh, Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Denholm Elliott, Paul Massie, Tommy Cooper and Geoffrey Keen.
Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)
Great American composer and conductor, known particularly for his military and patriotic marches including "Stars and Stripes Forever," designated in 1987 as the National March of the United States.A peachy early vintage German postcard, beautifully signed in blue fountain pen ink to a light area of the image, with Sousa adding the date, 1910.
Thatcher, Margaret (1925-2013)British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.
An exceptional typed and signed letter, as Prime Minister, on an 8.25" x 6" sheet of 10 Downing Street notepaper (29 April, 1986) in which Thatcher thanks The Earl of Dudley for a letter of support. The signature and the name of the recipient are in blue fountain pen ink. Very good content.