Antiques, Collectables, Artwork and Elvis Presley Memorabilia
Auction on Saturday 22nd July 2017
Thursday 20th July 10am - 4.00pm
Friday 21st July 12 noon - 7.00pm
Saleday from 8.30am
Sale commences at 10.00am
Lots: 201-251 of 654
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Lot 201
ELVIS PRESLEY: UNUSUAL HAND SIGNED LAS VEGAS CONTRACT 1974

A one sheet two sided legal size contract 7/17/1974 hand signed by Elvis Presley and Myrna Smith for Elvis Presley's 8/19-9/2/1974 for a Las Vegas Hilton Engagement.

This contract belonged to Myrna Smith of the Sweet Inspirations and was acquired from her son Mr Marti Smith.

Accompanied by a hand signed letter from Mr Marti Smith, son of the recipient of the contract.

Estimate:  £3750 - 4750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 202
Elvis Presley: Exceptional signed softback copy from The Omen from August 1977.
Elvis read, inscribed and signed this book just before his upcoming August 1977 tour, which did not take place due to his untimely death. He wrote TO MY BEST FAN your friend Elvis Presley" It is accompanied by an original file copy from Elvis' father Vernon Presley of the original letter in which Vernon expresses.........

"Were sorry about the delay in sending you the autograph you requested. Yours on the Omen book was amongst the last to be signed. Elvis got a kick out of it that you sent him a book he had read and also of that sort for an autograph. You probably do not know this but Elvis read your book again in curiosity prior to us sending it back to you autographed by Elvis personally.

Thank you for your prayers, concern and loyal support to Elvis during your many years as a fan, he did appreciate it... Our Kings at rest and I am sure he has peace and happiness. We must remember that."

Accompanied by a hand signed letter from the Elvis Presley Museum

A Truly Exceptional piece.

Estimate:  £8000 - 10000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 203
Elvis Presley owned and stage used 1977 "E.P." stage guitar pick. 'Elvis In Concert' the final tour. One of the last picks used by Elvis on stage during his lifetime. Acquired directly from Chris Davidson who acquired it from Graceland the estate of Elvis Presley.

This following information is from Chris Davidson who was the owner of the ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM before it sold to Graceland. It reads as follows:

Elvis Presley's 1977 "EP" Guitar Pick Elvis in Concert. This reddish brown triangular guitar pick with E.P. imprinted was used by Elvis Presley for his final tour in the Spring/Summer of 1977. The style of picks changed over the years, with the early ones being made by Fender. Later white picks were created with an "E" imprinted in the centre. This guitar pick, which was used on stage, was one of the last used by Elvis during his lifetime and was acquired directly from the estate of Elvis Presley.

Accompanied by a copy of the original letter which was originally on Graceland letterhead from Greg Howell who was Director of Exhibitions at Graceland. Reads: To whom it may concern. The brown triangular guitar picks with white "EP" monogram in the possession of John Heath is from the Elvis Presley Collection from Graceland Archives, Memphis TN these are the original guitar picks used by Elvis Presley tour in 1977. Greg Howell. Director of Exhibitions & Collections.

The E.P. guitar picks were sold to Chris Davidson.

Chris Davidson who was the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum had this guitar pick framed in Las Vegas. The ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM has since bought by Graceland and retired.

Estimate:  £900 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 204
Elvis Presley owned and worn brown shoes that Elvis wore in and around Graceland

The following information is from Chris Davidson the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold to Graceland and he describes them as:

Elvis Presley's 1970s casual shoes. This size-12 pair of brown leather shoes were worn by entertainer Elvis Presley. Even while sporting casual wear, Elvis was always dressed to the nines when going out in public. His outrageous clothing was matched by his taste in shoes. This pair of casual leather shoes were made in Greece and were typical of what he wore during the 1970s, with casual wear.

They are accompanied by a hand signed letter of authenticity from Chris Davidson the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold to Graceland confirming their provenance.

The letter of authenticity reads:

"This pair of brown shoes were purchased and worn by entertainer Elvis Presley.

The shoes were obtained from Hobart and Bonnie Burnette who operated the Hickory Log Restaurant across the street from Graceland during the mid 70s.

After his divorce, Elvis had more free time between tours and would often visit his father to reminisce. Vernon's house was located at 1266 Dolan Dr. with the back of his property bordering a portion of Graceland's Southeastern fence. Elvis would often talk so late into the night that he would spend the night in the spare bedroom of the home. Many personal items were left there.

After Elvis' untimely death, Vernon sold the Dolan Dr. house to the B so that he could manage Graceland. Many of Elvis and Vernon's belongings were sold with the Dolan Dr. home

I purchased $15,000.00 worth of Elvis and Vernon's personal items which included Elvis' Acetates, furniture from Graceland and many items of clothing as well as Elvis' .38 Special handgun and badges.

The pair of brown shoes with rubberized roped soles was part of the Burnette-Elvis purchase made in 1999.

This pair of shoes were on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum during the past 6 years.
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 205
Elvis Presley's personal International Hilton Hotel directory, Elvis wrote and underlined the following in the directory "Dr Ghanam 702 732 3121 Ask about Sleep Diet" International Hotel Las Vegas. Dr Elias Ghanamwas a doctor to the stars in Las Vegas treating the likes of Tom Jones, Liberache and Racquel Welsh.

It is accompanied by a hand signed letter of authenticity from Charlie Hodge which reads:

To Who this may concern.

I first met Elvis when I was with a group called the Foggy Mountain River Boys. Elvis and I met again when Elvis was going to Germany for the army. Elvis was my good friend and I lived at Graceland in a converted apartment Elvis made for me and lived there until his passing in 1977. I was Elvis' stage director and sang harmony on stage with him and handed Elvis his scarves. I also helped him with the set lists for the shows. I also appeared as an extra in many films.
This International Hilton telephone directory was in Elvis' nightstand next to his bed in Las Vegas. He used it often and has underlined several lines and has also handwritten information about his Las Vegas doctor.

Signed

Charlie Hodge"

Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 206
ELVIS PRESLEY: AN EXCEPTIONAL PIECE OF SHOWBUSINESS HISTORY. THE FIRST
MUSIC AGENCY CONTRACT THAT ELVIS SIGNED WITH THE WILLIAM MORRIS
AGENCY AS A MUSICIAN, HAND SIGNED BY ELVIS FOUR TIMES. JANUARY 31st 1956 TOGETHER WITH ELVIS'S AUTHORISATION RIDER ALLOWING CERTAIN PEOPLE TO ACT ON HIS BEHALF WHICH IS INITIALLED.

Elvis Presley's first contract which he signed in New York with William Morris Agency to
represent Elvis as his sole and exclusive manager and representative, for his orchestra
throughout the world; services, appearances and endeavours in all matters and things in any
and every capacity as a musician. This contract is dated 31st January 1956 and is hand
signed by Elvis in four places. Two signatures in the name as Elvis Presley, one initialled EP
on the contract and one initialled EP on the rider. This contract is also signed and initialled
by a William Morris Agency representative on the contract and initialled once on the rider.

The day prior to the signing in New York, 30th January Elvis recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes' at RCA Studio 1.

Sold with copies of two photographs at the historical signing, Elvis is shown alongside Nat Lefkowitz, Colonel Parker and Harry Kalcheim at the William Morris Agency, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY - Tuesday, January 31, 1956. The contract is presented in a purpose designed frame with UV glass to protect the contract.

This was the start the beginning of an incredible relationship between Elvis and the William Morris Agency, that would continue throughout Elvis's career.


Estimate:  £24500 - 34500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 207
Elvis Presley's Historical 1956 Screen Actors Guild Signed Contract which enabled Elvis' Movie Career to begin.

This historic William Morris Agency contract was hand signed by Elvis on April 24th 1956 as was a waiver for the Screen Actors Guild and was legally required to be signed by Elvis in order to start his movie career. It reads 'In view of the foregoing and in behalf of and as agents for Elvis Presley we hereby request a waiver from the Screen Actors Guild so as to permit Mr. Presley to enter into and execute a contract with Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen on a "test-optional" basis as outlined above. The undersigned, Elvis Presley, consents to the foregoing and hereby joins with the William Morris Agency, Inc. in requesting the aforesaid waiver.'

This contract was also hand signed by a William Morris Agency representative and also hand signed by a Screen Actors Guild representative.

This is an extremely historical piece, it where it all began for Elvis' movie career. This contract was sent to the Screen Actors Guild at the request of Hal B Wallis and Joseph Hazen productions and the rest was history............

This signed contract/waiver had been on display at the world famous ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM in Las Vegas for many years and is accompanied by a hand signed letter of authenticity from Chris Davidson of the ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM before he sold it to Graceland.

It reads in part......

This April 24th 1956 waiver was signed by entertainer, Elvis Presley as well as representatives of William Morris Agency and Screen Actors Guild. The waiver was sent to the Screen Actors Guild at the request of Wallis/Hazen productions. Elvis was about to become not only Americas greatest singing sensation, but a Legendary movie star. (SAG) approval was required. Elvis would go on to star in 33 major motion pictures during his lifetime. This signed waiver has been on display at the world famous ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM during the past 5 years.

The ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM was bought by Graceland and has since been retired.

Estimate:  £6500 - 7500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 208
Elvis Presley's Famous Personally Owned & Worn Las Vegas brown Suede Flared Trousers:

They are accompanied by an affidavit of authenticity hand signed by Richard Davis, Elvis's valet with the following information:

"I Richard Davis currently reside at 5525 Alexanderia Lane South Haven Mississippi. I was friends with Elvis Presley and began working for Elvis around 1962. Among my many duties for Elvis was being his valet, taking care of and purchasing much of his wardrobe.

These brown suede flared pants were owned and worn by Elvis Presley. They were purchased at a store in Las Vegas Elvis and us used to visit often. There is a label Suzy Creamcheese inside and one of the belt loops is loose on the pants. Elvis gave these to me along with some other clothes in the early 1970s as we were about the same size.

TCB Always

Richard Davis"

Estimate:  £4000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 209
Movies/Showbusiness: Bing Crosby typed letter, signed Bing, dated 28th April 1936. 9ins. x 6ins.
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 210
Movies/Wizard of OZ: Handwritten letter December 8th 1975 from Raymond W. Bolger (the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz) presented with a copy photo of him in the latter. Framed and glazed. 9ins. x 7ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 211
20th cent. British Rock & Roll/Skiffle Lonnie Donegan: An archive of music scores for himself and his band. Original and photocopies contained in folios. Titles include "Puttin' On The Style", "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor", "I Wanna Go Home", "Have A Drink On Me", "My Old Man's A Dustman", "Battle Of New Orleans", "Casey Jones", "Rock Island Line", "So Long", "New Orleans", "I shall not be moved", "Sweet Caroline", "Tom Dooley", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Seven Daffodills", "Nobodys Child", Don't Let the Good Life Pass you By", "Smile & Trouble", "Joy to the World", "Georgia Sunshine".
Copyright is not offered for this collection. Provenance - given to the present owners whilst living in Spain.
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 212
Disney: Original Goofy book art, ink and paint on acetate with certificate of authenticity. Framed and glazed 8ins x 6ins.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 213
Cliff Richard Memorabilia etc: Collectors cards (approx. 51) 1 postcard, 2 postcards of the Beatles, names written on the reverse, photo card of Joe Brown and Billy Fury, both with facsimile autographs. A Daily Mirror publication 6-5 Special, Elton John on tour booklet, 2 Cliff Richards scrap books, Cliff Richard Show programme with Bob Miller and the Millermen. L.P.s Columbia 21 to Day, Me and my Shadows, Cliff when in Spain, Listen to Cliff, Cliff Sings, The Shadows, plus a Reveille Special poster as appears in Summer Holiday with facsimile autographs, Royal sized poster.
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 214
Cliff Richard Memorabilia: It's Great to be Young by Cliff Richards, autographed by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, hardback. Plus two other Cliff Richard autographs, a Holiday Carnival at the new A.B.C. Blackpool, starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows. This programme is autographed by Cliff Richard.
Estimate:  £50 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 215
Star Wars: "Return of the Jedi" laser disc, signed by Kenny Baker R2D2.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 216
Movie Memorabilia: David Carradine "Kill Bill" signed Katana, signature in metallic paint pen on scabbard, signed in the presence of the vendor.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 217
Boxing: Jake La Motte 'Raging Bull' canvas print, signed in black pen. 16ins. x 24ins.
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 218
20th cent. Print: Chaplan John Wayne ¾ length full cow boy costume, wearing a Stetson, holding a rifle left hand side. Framed and glazed 23ins. x 17ins
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 219
Fishing: 2 fly reels line spools, floats etc contained in a large wicker basket.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
Football Interest: Manchester United Football Club "Honours" posters 1960's team black and white image x 2. A Sven Goran Erikson's England Team poster x 2. Author signed book "Walley Barnes" Captain of Wales (and Arsenal) 1943. "Pelé" detailing his career plus a small quantity of football programmes (1 tray).
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 221
Cameras: Voigtlander Prontor 500lk, Agfa Siletter, Minolta and a Simplomat Sekonic Zoom 8 plus a flash gun.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 222
Cane and Sticks: A shooting stick, walking sticks white metal topped cane, a leather shot gun cartridge belt plus a gun rack.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 223
Carl Zeiss Jena NI.050 builders automatic level in original treen box, tripod & measuring staff 11-40.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 224
Sporting - Fishing Reels: Mallochs patent brass reel, English made brass and aluminum reel plus 2 aluminum fly boxes & flies.
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 225
Fishing: Flies and fly boxes, a Wheatley slimalloy x 2, tin plate box, 2 x other, all with flies plus a bait box.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 226
Fishing Reels: Gyrex beach reel, Fjord heavy duty reel plus an Intrepid Rimfly x 2.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 227
Sporting - Fishing: James Ogden split cane 4 piece rod with cloth carrying case plus a Mitchell spinner 208s and an Actto 103 spinner.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 228
Fishing: Split can rods, 3 x Swedish 3 piece fly rod and cloth cover, 2 x other 3 piece fly rods plus a split cane course rod.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 229
Air Weapons: .177 rifle break barrel No 77038 made in Hungary.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 230
Royal Memorabilia Bernard Perkin: Rare photograph of HRH Prince Charles in his last horse race riding Upton Grey at Newton Abbott on 21st May 1981 by acclaimed photographer Bernard Perkin. The photo is signed in the mount and sold with copies of letters from Buckingham Palace and Clarence House about the same. 8ins x 9ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 231
Olympics: An extremely rare archive ephemera, enamelled invite badge, programmes and invitations to Richard Meade OBE, triple Olympic Gold Medalist relating to his participation in the 1973 Olympic congress in Varna, complete with original black attaché case impressed 1973 from the same. Also includes a signed doodle by Josef Zapedzki, double Olympic Gold Medalist.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 232
Football: 1970s boxed Keyman football series Bobby Moore x 2, Gordon Banks x 2 Alan Ball and Colin Bell. (7).
Estimate:  £40 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 233
Sports: A Liverpool Football Steve Nichol, Riese and Danny Murphy
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 234
Davey Safety lamp produced by J.H. Naylor Ltd Wigan, a brass bell, Lancashire and Cheshire coal owners rescue station certificate to work in a mines rescue team to J Unsworth in 1910.
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 235
Early 20th cent. Scientific Instruments: Phillips terrestrial globe 6ins diameter (approx) on a treen and brass stand.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 236
Binoculars: Paknitex 10 x 50 with case plus a Astra 8 x 30 with case. (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 237
Binoculars: Carl Zeiss Jena 7x50 with case, Zenith 12x50 (no case), Tor Deluxe 6x30 with case plus another with case. (4)
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 238
Photographic Magic Lantern Slides: Trains and disasters showing Flying Scotsman, Gretna disaster plus a potted explanation of each slide.
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 239
Military Photographic Magic Lantern Slides: Showing ships frozen in Russian waters withdrawal from Dunkirk Kalian Sea Raider sunk by HMS Leander, The Graf Von Spee, Scharnhorst, Ark Royal, Warsprite etc plus notes on the slides.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 240
Photographic Magic Lantern Slides: Showing SS Lusitania, icebergs, Mauritania, Montrose, Dunbar Castle mined January 9th 1940 plus a handwritten booklet explaining the slides.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 241
19th cent. Three draw brass telescope and a 20th cent. Corsair 8 x 30 binoculars in a brown leather case.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 242
Telescope: 2 draw brass and leather reconditioned for Barker and Co by Clarkson and Co.
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 243
19th cent. Travelling brass cased barometer/thermometer cased.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 245
Clocks: 20th cent. Dutch reproduction bracket clock made in Germany for Christian Huggens white chapter ring gilt spandrels, moonphase, chiming on the noon, half, quarter Westminster Chime, treen case with brass fittings 12ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 246
20th cent. Beech case table top gramophone H.M.V with records.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 247
Table top Pye record player "The Black Box" Hi-fi Record Reproducer. Four speeds; auto change & single player model.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 248
20th cent. Plate: Viners 2 branch candelabra with organic decoration on faceted support, circular base. 13ins.
Estimate:  £25 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 249
Devizes Interest: Indenture Eva Victoria Bullock with the consent of her father, George Bullock of Rowdeford House, Rowde, both put her as apprentice to Thomas George O'Reilly of Devizes, Silk Mercer and Milliner 10th April 1905, apprentice in the art of Millinery and Drapery, (11 High Street, Devizes).
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 250
19th cent. Oak fire screen with Chinese silver wire & silk dragon decoration 22ins. x 17½ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 251
19th cent. Edo period Japanese charger depicting Samurai in relief with minor edge chips. 16ins.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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