Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
New South Wales, Australia
DoneSat, Oct 27, 2007 11:00 PM GMT
World Autographs, Early Documents & Letters
Around 350 lots comprising two collections accumulated through the course of the 20th Century. Notable autographs incl. Einstein & other scientists, astronauts (Armstrong, Glenn etc), US presidents and military leaders (Patton, McCarthur etc), explorers & aviators (Amy Johnson, Kingsford Smith, Stanley, Mawson, Shackleton, Byrd, Hillary, Bleriot) authors (Rider Haggard, Kipling, Hardy), musicians & actors (Caruso, G & I Gershwin, Cole Porter, Bob Hope, Rock Hudson, Charlie Chaplin etc). Also, prominent 19th & 20th C British politicians, statesmen & military (incl. naval & air force) leaders incl. T E Lawrence, Queen Alexandra, Baden Powell, prime ministers etc. Notable Australians incl. Bradman, Melba, most prime ministers since Federation, A Kellerman, Joan Sutherland, G Moncrieff, C J Dennis, Ross & Keith Smith, Blamey, Monash, Fleming & Oliphant, VC winners, many actors from early 20th C etc. Also, a rare group of colonial documents incl. convict & lunatic asylum material, signatures of governors & administrators incl. Charles Fitzroy, Henry Parkes etc.