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Norman, Montague   (1871-1950)
Norman, Montague English banker, the Governor of the Bank of England from 1920 to 1944; Nazi sympathiser and noted for his bohemian appearance.
An excellent signature and date (April 1938) in black fountain pen ink on a 4.5" x 3.5" card.

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ref:7693  £20.00
Norton, Caroline   (1808-1877)
Norton, Caroline English social reformer, author and early icon of women's rights.
A fine signature in ink, cut from the bottom of a letter on a piece measuring 3.5" x 1.75".

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ref:8838  £15.00
Novotny, Mariella   (1942-1983)
Novotny, Mariella
London-born striptease dancer, prostitute and key figure in the Profumo Scandal.
An amazingly rare survival, coming from the collection of an avid collector of autographs and photographs of Windmill dancers and other striptease artists of the 1960s. It is a black and white photograph (a little less than 8" x 6") of Novotny at her most sensational, in boots, tights and a basque. Interestingly, it is signed across the image in ink as Mariella Capes, backing up Christine Keeler's claim that this was her real name.

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ref:4507  £195.00
Oberth, Hermann (and James Irwin, US astronaut)   (1894-1989)
Oberth, Hermann (and James Irwin, US astronaut)

Transylvanian-born physicist, one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry and astronautics.

A remarkable two page typed article ("Moon Car") by Hermann Oberth, a pioneer of modern rocketry and regarded as the Father of Space Travel, signed by Oberth to the top of the first page in black ink in 1971 and signed additionally by James Irwin, Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 15 and the 8th man to walk on the Moon. RARE.
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ref:1685  £125.00
Profumo, John   (1915-2006)
Profumo, John Conservative politician, appointed Minister for War under Macmillan in 1960, who resigned three years later after he admitted to the House of Commons that he had lied over his relationship with the prostitute Christine Keeler.
A fine letter, typed on an 11.5" x 8.25" sheet of Toynbee Hall letterheaded paper (27/2/2001), thanking his correspondent for a donation and enclosing an information booklet about Toynbee Hall. There's an excellent signature in blue fountain pen ink at the conclusion

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ref:9414  £40.00
Quant, Mary   (1934- )
Quant, Mary

Great English fashion designer, icon of the 1960s and inventor of the mini-skirt.

A fine black and white 8" x 10" photograph, boldly signed and inscribed in black ink to the lower white margin.



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ref:2810  £25.00
Raymond, Paul   (1925-2008)
Raymond, Paul Liverpool-born pornographic publisher, impresario and Soho property tycoon.
A fine typed letter on an 11.5" x 8" sheet of Paul Ramond Organisation Limited headed notepaper (19th September 1975) to the Daily Express showbusiness correspondent, Arnie Wilson. In part, Raymond sends four tickets for a show at his Raymond Revuebar in Soho ("Hope you will enjoy the show"). He signs ("Paul") in blue ink at the conclusion. RARE.

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ref:8829  £20.00
Richards, Gordon   (1904-1986)
Richards, Gordon Great English jockey and trainer.
A very fine early signature in ink on a 4.5" x 3.5" card. Richards has added the date, June 1938.

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ref:7852  £18.00
Rutherford, Ernest   (1871-1937)
Rutherford, Ernest New Zealand-born British physicist, the first man to split the atom and regarded as the father of nuclear physics; winner of the Nobel prize in 1908.
An exceptionally rare vintage sepia photograph (11.75" x 9.25") , signed across the image ("E.Rutherford") in dark blue fountain pen ink.

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ref:9477  £350.00
Salvadori, Roy   (1922-2012)
Salvadori, Roy English motor racing driver and manager.
A very fine vintage black and white photograph (6.25" x 4"), nicely signed in blue fountain pen ink across a clear area of the image.

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ref:9133  £40.00
Samuel, Herbert   (1870-1963)
Samuel, Herbert British Liberal politician, the first unconverted Jew to serve as a Cabinet minister and to become the leader of a major British political party; played a critical role in the formation of the State of Israel.
A
fine black and white photograph (6" x 4"), nicely signed ("Samuel") in blue ink to the lower white panel. There's a second signature, incription and date ("For Mr David N.Dean, Samuel, Oct '62") to the reverse
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ref:7866  £30.00
Samuel, Herbert   (1870-1963)
Samuel, Herbert British Liberal politician, the first unconverted Jew to serve as a Cabinet minister and to become the leader of a major British political party; played a critical role in the formation of the State of Israel.
A fine signature and date ("Samuel", May 16th, 1938) in black fountain pen ink on a 4.5" x 3.5" card.

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ref:7694  £20.00
Sanger, Frederick   (1918-2013)
Sanger, Frederick British Nobel prize-winning biochemist whose pioneering work on insulin and DNA transformed the field of genetics.
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fine signature ("F.Sanger") in blue ink on a 4.75" x 3" slip of paper.
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ref:8914  £15.00
Shapley, Harlow   (1885-1972)
Shapley, Harlow Eminent American astronomer, the first to realize that the Milky Way Galaxy was much larger than previously believed, and that the Sun's place in the galaxy was in a nondescript location, 30,000 light years from its centre, and not at its centre, as was previously believed.
A fine ink signature, cut from a letter, on a piece measuring 3" x 1.5". In very good condition.

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ref:8845  £18.00
Shrimpton, Chrissie   (1945- )
Shrimpton, Chrissie English former model and actress, younger sister of 1960s icon, Jean Shrimpton.
A very pretty original vintage 1960s black and white photograph (8" x 10"), signed and inscribed ("To Ruby, love, Chrissie Shrimpton") in dark blue ink across the image.
This comes with the original covering  letter to Ruby, handwritten and signed in black ink on a sheet of  8" x 10" notepaper (75 Park Mansions, SW1, 10th December 1969).
RARE.

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ref:8491  £75.00
Shrimpton, Jean   (1943- )
Shrimpton, Jean British fashion model, an icon of the Swinging Sixties.
A fine signed letter, handwritten in ink, on a sheet of headed blue notepaper (The Abbey, Penzance, Cornwall, no date) in which Jean Shrimpton thanks a fan for writing but apologises for the fact that she does not keep any photographs of herself and therefore cannot help him.
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ref:3389  £20.00
Slipher, Vesto Melvin   (1875-1969)
Slipher, Vesto Melvin Great American astronomer, the Father of the Expanding Universe Theory.
A fine signature in ink, cut from a letter, on a piece measuring 2" x 1".
VERY RARE.


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ref:8842  £30.00
Slocum, Frederick (and B.W.Sitterly)   (1873-1944)
Slocum, Frederick (and B.W.Sitterly) American astronomer.
A fine ink signature, cut from a letter, on a small piece measuring 2.75" x 0.75".
This comes with a fine signature in ink, cut from a letter, on a similar-sized piece, of Slocum's astronomy colleague and collaborator at Weslyan University, Professor B.W.Sitterly.


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ref:8843  £15.00
Smith, Andrew   (1797-1872)
Smith, Andrew Great Scottish-born zoologist, who befriended Charles Darwin in South Africa on the return journey of HMS Beagle.
A fine one-page letter (no address or date),
with excellent ornithological content, handwritten and signed in ink.

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ref:4964  £65.00
Somerville, Mary   1780-1872)
Somerville, Mary Great Scottish mathematician and astronomer, described as the "Queen of 19th Century Science" in her newspaper obituary; she predicted the existence of both Neptune and Pluto, then undiscovered.
Somerville's face will appear on the Royal Bank of Scotland's £10 note in 2017.

A very fine letter, handwritten and signed in ink on two pages of 7" x 4.5" notepaper (17th April, 1838) to the wife of geologist Leonard Horner, mentioning a cold expedition by the great geologist Charles Lyell and his wife to the Suffolk Crags . RARE.

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ref:8966  £50.00
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