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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
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
William IV,   (1786-1837)
William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26th June 1830 until his death.
A fascinating envelope front, signed in ink in the lower left corner as the Duke of Clarence.
William was married to Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen and had two daughters with her. The future king had a roving eye, however, and he had a further 11 illegitimate childen with his mistress Dorothea Jordan (all the children had the surname FitzClarence.)
This envelope front is addressed to his illegitimate son, Adolphus FitzClarence (1802-1856) and is dated 1813, when Adolphus was just 11 years old.
The content of the missing letter may have referred to Adolphus being sent to sea at that age on board HMS Impregnable, a 98-gun ship of the line (a career in the Navy followed until 1830, when he was put in charge of the Royal Yacht, Royal George.)

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ref:8373  £60.00
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
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
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