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Nares, George Strong   (1831-1915)
Nares, George Strong

British naval officer, famous for his command of two great back-to-back voyages of great scientific exploration and discovery - the Challenger Expedition and the British Arctic Expedition.
A very fine signature ("Yours sincerely, G.S.Nares") in black fountain pen ink on a 4" x 3" slip of paper. SCARCE.


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ref:10485  £30.00
Wolstenholme, Kenneth (and Elton Hayes)   (1920-2002)
Wolstenholme, Kenneth (and Elton Hayes)

English football commentator for BBC television in the 1950s and 1960s,  most famous for his commentary during the 1966 FIFA World Cup which included the immortal phrase "some people are on the pitch...they think it's all over....it is now!" as Geoff Hurst scored England's fourth goal.
A very fine signature in blue ink on a vintage 1950s album page.
To the reverse is the rare signature, also in ink, of British singer and guitarist, Elton Hayes.


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ref:10483  £25.00
Wiseman, Cardinal Nicholas   (1802-1865)
Wiseman, Cardinal Nicholas Spanish-born British cardinal, the first resident in England since the Reformation, the first Archbishop of Westminster and one of the chief architects of the 19th-century revival of Roman Catholicism in England.
A very fine signature ("London June 9, 1854, N.Card.Wiseman") in ink on a  4.5" x 3" slip of paper.

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ref:10453  £20.00
Dean, Millvina   (1912-2009)
Dean, Millvina British survivor of RMS Titantic, the youngest person on board.
A very fine modern black and white reproduction (8" x 10") of RMS Titanic. neatly signed to a clear area of the image in black ink. (The photograph comes with a small candid photograph of Millvina Dean at the signing.)

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ref:10440  £50.00
Mitchell, Leslie   (1905-1985)
Mitchell, Leslie Iconic British announcer.
An interesting letter, handwritten and signed in blue ink on a personal correspondence card (16.12.1982) to a lady named Deborah, together with a 5.25" x 3.25 inch black and white photograph, signed and inscribed ("To Deborah, Wishing you a happy Xmas and 1983, Leslie Mitchell") and a signature to the reverse of thr original correspondence envelope. Three items.

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ref:10358  £18.00
Ballard, Robert   (1942- )
Ballard, Robert Retired United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, most famous for his discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1985.
A fine colour photograph (6" x 4"), signed to a clear area of the image in dark blue ink.
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ref:10267  £25.00
Hill, Graham   (1929-1975)
Hill, Graham British racing driver who was twice Formula One World Champion.
A very fine Embassy Racing colour photograph (6" x 4.25"). nicely signed and inscribed ("To James, Best Wishes, Graham Hill") in ink across the image.
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ref:10124  £150.00
Tyndall, John   (1820-1893)
Tyndall, John Great Irish-born scientist, by the mid-1860s, Tyndall was one of the world's most famous living physicists.
A very fine 2-page letter, handwritten and signed in black fountain pen ink on blindstamped Royal Institution notepaper (24th January '84), declining an invitation
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ref:10036  £30.00
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
Keeler, Christine   (1942- )
Keeler, Christine British model and call girl.
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very fine hardback first edition copy of her 2001 autobiography The Truth At Last (Sidgwick & Jackson), nicely signed in blue ink to the main title page.
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ref:9447  £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
Wallace, George C.   (1919-1998)
Wallace, George C. American politician, the notorious Governor of Alabama from 1963-1967, 1971-1979 and 1983-1987 and the leading opponent of integration in the United States in the 1960s, declaring: "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
An excellent embossed coat of arms of the State of Alabama on 9" x 5.5" cream card, nicely signed in black ink by Wallace.

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ref:9404  £25.00
Lodge, Oliver   (1851-1940)
Lodge, Oliver Great British physicist and inventor (his many inventions include the spark plug).
A fine typed and signed letter on a 9" x 7" sheet of headed notepaper (Normanton House, Lake, Salisbury, 18th April 1925) to the editor of the Daily Express, R.D.Blumenfeld

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ref:9378  £40.00
Lipton, Thomas   (1848-1931)
Lipton, Thomas Great Scottish-born grocer, tea merchant and yachtsman, a self-made multimillionaire.
A fine typed letter on an 8" x 10" sheet of headed notepaper (Osidge, Southgate, Middlesex. 30th September 1926) to a doctor, sending a cheque for 13 guiness for services rendered. Lipton adds "I am glad to say that as a result of your work I am feeling greatly benefited and am now pretty well rid of the pain". There's a strong signature in ink at the conclusion.

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ref:9371  £75.00
Newton, Alfred   (1829-1907)
Newton, Alfred English zoologist, the greatest ornithologist of his day.
A fine 2-page letter, handwritten in ink on headed notepaper (Riddlesworth Hall, Thetford, 21 April, 1879) to Norman Moore (1847-1922)
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ref:9189  £30.00
Sylvester, James Joseph   (1814-1897)
Sylvester, James Joseph Great English mathematician with a particular flair for algebra: he created many new words for mathematical theory, including matrix and graph.
A fine 2-page letter, handwritten in ink (Manchester, 7 Aug 1857), apparently to the statistician Frederick Hendriks.

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ref:9188  £25.00
Whitbread, Samuel   (1764-18150
Whitbread, Samuel British politician, son of the brewer; great admirer of Napoleon (he killed himself two weeks after the Emperor's abdication).
A letter, handwritten in ink on a 9" x 7" sheet of notepaper ( Dover Street, May 20, 1800) to a Mr Lucas.

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ref:9187  £40.00
Moore, Bobby (and others)   (1941-1993)
Moore, Bobby (and others) English footballer, immortalised as the captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup.
A set of ink signatures to the blank reverse of a 7.5" x 6" portion of a Seating Plan for a World Sporting Club Dinner-Boxing Evening (12th November, 1976) at which Bobby Moore was a Top Table guest. Moore has added a bold signature in blue ink, as have eight other guests - Terry Mancini, Pat Jennings, Cliff Jones, Peter Bonetti, Trevor Brooking, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery and Dave Mackay.
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ref:9144  £95.00
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
Geddes, Eric Campbell   (1875-1937)
Geddes, Eric Campbell Very important British logistics Minister during World War One, responsible for vastly increasing the production of guns, ammunition and explosives, making sure they got to the Front quickly, and doing the same for the production of merchant shipping. Lloyd George said of Geddes that he was "one of the most remarkable men which the State called to its aid “.
A very fine typed letter on an 8" x 10" sheet of headed notepaper (Sir Eric Geddes, St James's House, St James's Street, London SW1, 20th May 1932) to Sir Henry Page Croft (1881-1947), a decorated soldier and Conservative Party politician.

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ref:8978  £0.00
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