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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.
Baer, Max (1909-1959
American boxer who was the World Heavyweight Champion from 14 June 1934 to 13 June 1935; he often credited working as a butcher boy, carrying heavy carcasses of meat, for developing his powerful shoulders.
A very fine vintage sepia photograph (8" x 10"), boldly signed and dated ("Very best wishes, Sincerely, Max Baer 2/15/34") in blue ink, just four months before he became World Heavyweight Champion.
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.