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Etherton, P.T.   (1879-1963)
Etherton, P.T. British colonel and adventurer, whose life story reads like a rattling good Victorian yarn.
A fine ink signature ("P.T.Etherton, Mount Everest Flying Expedn. 1933") on a 4.25" x 3" slip of paper.

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ref:8608  £15.00
George, Prince   (1819-1904)
George, Prince British soldier, grandson of George III, cousin of Queen Victoria.
A fine signature and date (27.8.88) in ink, cut from the bottom of a letter on a piece measuring 4.5" x 2.25".


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ref:8612  £20.00
Gooden, Major Frank W.   (1891-1917)
Gooden, Major Frank W. British early airman and test pilot, killed at the age of 26 while flying a Royal Aircraft Factory prototype.
A very fine vintage sepia photograph (5.5" x 3.25"), nicely signed and dated (9.5.14) across the image in blue fountain pen ink. VERY RARE.

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ref:6802  £125.00
Gough, Hugh   (1779-1869)
Gough, Hugh Irish-born British Field Marshal, said to have commanded in more general actions than any British officer except the Duke of Wellington.
A fine ink signature ("Gough, General, Commander-in-Chief, East Indies"), cut from the bottom of a letter on a piece measuring 3.5" x 1.5".

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ref:8617  £20.00
Grant, James Hope   (1808-1875)
Grant, James Hope British General with a brilliantly successful battlefield record, described in the Flashman novels of George MacDonald Fraser as "the deadliest fighter alive".
A fine ink signature, cut from the bottom of a letter on a piece measuring 3.5" x 1.5". RARE.

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ref:8621  £25.00
Harris, Arthur "Bomber"   (1892-1984)
Harris, Arthur Marshal of the Royal Air Force, forever known as "Bomber Harris".
A very fine signature in blue ink on a 3" x 2.75" display piece featuring the Vickers Virginia bomber. (Arthur Harris in the 1920s was Commander of No.58 Squadron, equipped with this aircraft, at RAF Worthy Down in Hampshire),

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ref:9282  £50.00
Hart, Arthur Fitzroy   (1844-1910)
Hart, Arthur Fitzroy English soldier, with a distinguished career (including the opening battle of the Zulu War) marred by disastrous misjudgement at the Battle of Colenso in the Second Boer War.
A very fine signature in black ink on a 4.75" x 1.75" piece cut from the bottom of a letter.
Hart has added his location beneath his signature (Camp at Springfontein).
(Springfontein is the location for an infamous concentration camp, built during the Second Boer War. 568 people
of all ages are recorded in the Springfontein Grave Register as having died there between April 4th and December 31st 1901.)
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ref:8590  £50.00
Hill-Norton, Peter   (1915-2004)
Hill-Norton, Peter British Admiral of the Fleet who took a keen interest in UFOs in later years, asking the Government many uncomfortable questions as a member of the House of Lords.
A very fine signature (Hill-Norton A.F) in blue ink on a 3.5" x 2.25" white card.


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ref:8727  £10.00
Jane, Fred T.   (1865-1916)
Jane, Fred T. Extraordinary British founding editor of reference books on warships (All the World's Fighting Ships) and aircraft.
A letter, handwritten and signed in black fountain pen ink on a sheet of headed notepaper ("Fighting Ships", 17 Elphinstone Road, Souhsea. Portsmouth, no date), with excellent content,  mentioning two battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in British yards.


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ref:7451  £95.00
Kelly-Kenny, Thomas   (1840-1914)
Kelly-Kenny, Thomas Irish-born soldier, with a distinguished service in the Second Boer War.
A fine ink signature, cut from a letter on a piece measuring 2.75" x 1.75".

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ref:8627  £15.00
Lugard, Frederick (and Flora)   (1858-1945)
Lugard, Frederick (and Flora) British soldier, mercenary, explorer of Africa and colonial administrator, who was Governor of Hong Kong (1907–1912) and Governor-General of Nigeria (1914–1919).
A fine, neat ink signature (as Colonel) cut from a letter on a piece measuring 3.25" x 1.25". This comes with the fine ink signature, cut from the bottom of a letter, of Lugard's wife, Flora Shaw, on a piece measuring 3.75" x 2.75". (In an essay in The Times on January 8th, 1897, Flora suggested the name "Nigeria" for the British Protectorate on the Niger River, then called the "Royal Niger Company Territories", which she thought too long.)

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ref:8622  £20.00
Mahaddie, Hamish   (1911-1997)
Mahaddie, Hamish Distinguished RAF officer, bomber pilot and chief recruiting officer for the elite Pathfinder Squadron.
A fine one-page letter on headed notepaper (3rd December 1991) to John Carter of the Victory Services Club in London, thanking him for a kind letter and "your embarrassing remarks about my presentation" at the club. Mahaddie had apparently had to cut it short "in deference to the Chef and his staff" and promised to do better next time. There's a bold signature ("Yours Aye, Hamish") at the conclusion.

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ref:8939  £15.00
Mansfield, William Rose   (1819-1876)
Mansfield, William Rose British General who served in the Indian Mutiny and later became Commander-in- Chief in India between 1865 and 1870.
A fine ink signature cut from the bottom of a letter on a piece measuring 3.75" x 1.5".

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ref:8631  £10.00
Maskelyne, Jasper   (1902-1973)
Maskelyne, Jasper British magician, who never fired a shot in battle, but his amazing feats of deception played a key role in the Allied victory in North Africa.
A
very rare vintage photograph (10" x 6.5") of an elegantly dressed Jasper Maskelyne, signed across the image (""with every good wish, yours sincerely, Jasper Maskelyne") in dark blue fountain pen ink.
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ref:6778  £95.00
Methuen, Lord   (1845-1932)
Methuen, Lord British Field Marshal.
A fine ink signature cut from the bottom of a letter on a piece measuring 5" x 3.25".

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ref:8603  £15.00
Nicholson, William   (1845-1918)
Nicholson, William British Field Marshal, who fought in the Second Afghan War, the Anglo-Egyptian War and the Second Boer War.
A very fine ink signature cut from a letter on a piece measuring 2.5" x 1.5".

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ref:8628  £15.00
Quill, Jeffrey   (1913-1996)
Quill, Jeffrey British airman, remembered as the Chief Test Pilot of the Spitfire.
Two very fine letters, handwritten in blue fountain pen ink on letterheaded paper (Ty Cerrig, Corwen, Clywyd, North Wales), one dated December 19th 1984, the other January 4th 1985.
Sent to John Carter of the Victory Services Club in London, both relate to an invitation to a lunch for the "48th Pilots course", which he is looking forward to "very much indeed". Quill had been invited to give a short talk after the meal and  he is very happy to "have a go....I have never forgotten the five months I spent flying with the Navy, disguised as an RNVR officer - and although it was such a short spell I have been been inordinately proud of it".


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ref:8938  £30.00
RAF HEROES OF WORLD WAR II & LATER,   
RAF HEROES OF WORLD WAR II & LATER, A fine collection of 11 ink signatures on printed aircraft display pieces, 3” x 2.75” or larger, of decorated airmen who include Johnnie Johnson, "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham and Harry Burton (one of the first officers of any of the British services to escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during the war.)
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ref:9405  £60.00
Raglan, Lord   (1788-1855)
Raglan, Lord British soldier with an illustrious military career.
An excellent signature in ink, as Raglan, to the lower left corner of an envelope panel (6" x 2.25") addressed to his wife at their London home ("5 Great Stanhope Street, May Fair").
RARE.

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ref:8572  £85.00
Remington, Eliphalet   (1793-1861)
Remington, Eliphalet

American blacksmith who designed the Remington Rifle.

A fine cheque for $450, drawn on the Ilion Bank and payable to Gibbs and Halces, (March 7th 1853). It has been made out entirely in Eliphalet Remington's hand and signed in black ink, with Remington adding "& Sons" to his signature.RARE.



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ref:2508  £195.00
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