Selected Collectors Items and Antiques Auction
on Saturday 16th June 2018
On view:
Thursday 14th June - 10am to 4pm
Friday 15th June - 12noon to 7pm
Saleday 16th June - 8.30am to 10am
Sale commences at 10am
Lots: 198-246 of 580
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Lot 198
19th cent. Ebonised walking cane with horn handle, yellow metal collar 1¾ins. stamped 18 carat plated.
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 199
19th cent. Levi & Co. brass and leather three draw telescope.
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 200
Optics: "Dollond, London day and Night" C1830 achromatic navigational telescope single drawer, leather covered barrel, brass fittings, sliding sunshade, outer leather cover included a/f.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 201
Late 19th/early 20th cent. Negretti and Zambra marine telescope 34ins.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 202
Early 20th cent. Navigational Equipment: Brass parallel rolling rule in mahogany box. Made by A. West & Partners, London S.W. stamped Moseley. 18ins. x 3ins.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 203
Scientific Instruments: A Stanley and Co surveyors level No 39060 boxed 12ins. x 5½ins. 7ins. with staff and tripod stand.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 204
Elvis Presley: Pair of 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:  £2900 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 205
Elvis Presley: Very rare copy of his personal yellow movie script, dated July 11th 1966 for his 1967 movie Easy Come, Easy Go which was his 23rd movie.

The front cover of the script reads as follows:
SF 83095
WALLIS - PARAMOUNT - HAZEN
ELVIS (Hand written in thick black fibre tip pen)
EASY COME EASY GO
2ND TEMPORARY YELLOW
ALLAN WEISS
ANTHONY LAWRENCE
JULY 11, 1966

Each yellow script page is dated 7 - 11 - 66

This following information came Chris Davidson the owner of the ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM before he sold it to Graceland. It reads as follows.............................................

Elvis Presley's Easy Come, Easy Go Movie Script.

This yellow movie script was used by actor/entertainer Elvis Presley for his 23rd film, which was produced by Hal Wallis.

The script has "ELVIS" written on the front and was acquired at an Elvis auction held in Memphis, Tennessee, which was sponsored by Elvis' uncle Vester Presley.

This "Easy Come, Easy Go" movie script has been on display at the world famous ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM for many years.
This script was auctioned in Memphis in 1980. This Easy Come, Easy Go movie script was also auctioned by Fleetwood Owen in association with Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. The "Elvis that's the way it was" auction took place in Las Vegas at Bally's Hotel on Saturday 16th June 2001. It is accompanied by a hand signed letter from the Elvis Presley Museum

Estimate:  £1800 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 206
ELVIS PRESLEY: PASARYU 'WAY OF HONOR' KARATE DOJO BANNER

Chris Davidson was the owner of the ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM before he sold it to Graceland, the banner was on display at the museum and he wrote:

ELVIS PRESLEY WAY OF HONOR KARATE DOJO BANNER

"This large Pasaryu Karate "Way Of Honor" banner was purchased from the Kang Rhee Karate Institute in Memphis, Tennessee in 1999.

Elvis was photographed in front of a similar banner in the 1970s while practising karate at the dojo.

This karate banner comes from the Kang Rhee karate Institute, where Elvis Presley and Master Rhee formed TCB karate and where Elvis would often practice his favourite sport and form of exercise. Elvis initially encountered karate in Germany while stationed in the army. Throughout his life, Elvis practised several different art forms and came in contact with many leaders of the sport. Elvis even started his own production company to make a karate film called "The New Gladiators" which was to star Elvis himself. This karate banner was obtained from the Kang Rhee Institute.

This karate banner has been on display at the world famous ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM during the past 5 years"

Accompanied by a hand signed letter of authenticity from Chris Davidson the owner of the ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM before he sold to Graceland. The ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM has been bought by Graceland and retired.

Estimate:  £1800 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 207
Elvis Presley: Superb pair of white and enamel metal owned and worn cufflink's bearing the initial "P"

Accompanied by a letter of authenticity hand signed by Chris Davidson the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold to Graceland which states:

"This pair of cufflink's with the initial P were owned by Elvis Presley and was obtained from Holbart and Bonnie Burnette in 1999
During the early 1960s Vernon Presley purchased a home 1266 Dolan Dr, which is adjacent to Graceland along the southeastern wall. Elvis had a gate installed so that he could walk from his backyard directly into his father's house. After Elvis' divorce in 1973, Elvis spent more time over there to occasionally escape Graceland and its inhabitants. Elvis would sometimes stay over late into the night talking with his father about the old days, his philosophies about life and his family.

After Elvis' death, Vernon moved into Graceland and sold the Dolan home and all its contents to Holbart and Bonnie Burnette who owned the Hickory Log Restaurant across the street from Graceland. The Burnette's delivered food up to the house for the Memphis Mafia and on occasion Elvis and/or Vernon.

I purchased many personal items of Elvis' and Vernon's from the Burnettes in the summer of 1999. Included in the purchase were many items including: Elvis' acetates, a guitar, pyjamas and other clothing, badges, shoes, and furniture.

This pair of cufflink's was purchased from the Burnettes and was on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum for seven years

The Elvis-A-Rama Museum was bought by Graceland and has since been retired.
Estimate:  £2900 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 208
Music Memorabilia: Elvis Presley limited edition "Gold Disc" of the Sun Records recording of "That's All Right". 19¼ins x 13ins.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 209
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:  £3900 - 4500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 210
Elvis Presley:Icons. Elvis Presley's Famous Lion Head Ring Worn by Elvis in Graceland 1972
The ring is stamped 14k Gold and takes the form of a lion's head complete with a diamond in each eye. Elvis was always attracted to the Lion symbolically as it was the "King Of The Beasts" and regarded as the symbol of strength. This piece is accompanied by an Elvis Presley Museum certificate of authenticity hand signed by Jimmy Velvet, Elvis friend of 22 years and the founder of the Elvis Presley Museum confirming it was the 'Personal property of Elvis Presley and was worn by Elvis in 1972. One night at Graceland, Elvis dropped the ring on the floor and one of his Memphis Mafia Members accidentally stepped on it and smashed it. The ring was never repaired"
It is also accompanied by a second Certificate of Authenticity with Notary Public embossed seal that offers further insight into its history, it states the following:
"This is to certify that this 14kt gold lion's head ring was the personal property of Elvis Presley, worn by him in 1972.
The story behind this ring was related to me by one of Elvis' cousins. Elvis was sitting at home in Graceland talking with family and friends. As he talked, he would play with his rings, slipping them on and off his fingers. At one point, this ring slipped off his finger and rolled on the floor. Before the ring could be picked up, Lamar Fike, a member of Elvis' Memphis Mafia, walked into the room and stepped onto the ring. After Elvis finished what he thought of his oversized feet and body structure, he picked the ring up and saw that the band was bent. Elvis handed the ring to his cousin and told her to have the ring fixed. He told her that she could keep the ring if it couldn't be fixed. The ring was never repaired and had remained in the possession of Elvis' cousin until the ring and this story was turned over to the undersigned"
An exceptional opportunity to own an exceptionally rare piece of Elvis material.

Estimate:  £30000 - 35000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 211
Musical Memorabilia/Icons/Elvis Presley:
An exceptionally iconic piece of Las Vegas and music history, Elvis Presley's Historical First Las Vegas hand signed (twice) contract April 23 - May 6, Elvis's Historical first 30 appearances/shows in Las Vegas.
Elvis signed/and initialled this William Morris Agency contract, in his name Elvis Presley and also his initial' EP on the rider for his two-week engagement at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. This contract was also signed by his employer representing the New Frontier Hotel on 16th April 1956, the engagement was at the New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas Nevada. The Dates of employment are listed as Two (2) weeks commencing April 23, 1956. Hours of employment, Seven (7) days weekly, fifteen shows weekly. Type of employment, Stage show. Elvis was paid the sizeable sum of seven thousand five hundred ($7,500.00) Dollars per week.
The Colonel booked Elvis, Scotty Moore (Guitar), Bill Black (Bull Upright Bass) and D.J Fontana (Drums) for a two week engagement. The Colonel would call his boy the 'Atomic Powered Singer' During these two weeks of shows for Elvis at the New Frontier Hotel in the Venus room, the single Heartbreak Hotel and the album Elvis Presley both hit number one on the Billboard pop charts. Elvis' fame would grow dramatically. Though he would later visit often and make movies there it would be 13 years before Elvis would perform on stage in Las Vegas again in 1969.
The lot is accompanied by an Elvis Presley Museum certificate of authenticity hand signed by Jimmy Velvet Elvis's lifelong friend and founder of the Elvis Presley Museum.

NB: This was still the early part of 1956 and Presley was on the verge of greatness, up until now Elvis had performed in front of screaming teenagers but things would be different in Las Vegas. Compared to the usual teenage hysteria however Elvis had a lukewarm acceptance from the middle aged audience. Its important to note at this time the demograph going to Las Vegas were mainly middle aged and would go there to gamble and catch a show, sometimes the show's would be secondary to them, just background entertainment. While the audience liked and appreciated Elvis and politely applauded, he was never going to receive the hysteria he was now accustomed to. Its said he did not feel a connection with the audience like he did with his normal audiences.

However many teenagers did find a way of meeting Elvis during the two week period and on Saturday 28th April the Colonel arranged for a teenager's matinee for $1, which included admittance to the show and a free soft drink, which was a resounding success.

Elvis' closing performance on May 6, 1956 was recorded and initially released on "Elvis Aron Presley," the 8-record box set released in connection with Elvis' 25th Anniversary with RCA in November 1980. (They performed "Heartbreak Hotel," "Long Tall Sally," "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Money Honey." The entire performance lasted just over 13 minutes and during it Elvis announces that Ray Bolger and Phil Silvers are in the audience. The crowd seems to enjoy his joke introduction of song titles like "Get out of the Stables Grandma you're too old to be Horsin' Around" and he asks Freddy Martin if he knows "Take back your Golden Garter, my leg is turnin' green".)

The Las Vegas Sun reviewed his first concert and published a less than flattering opinion of his short-lived stay at the venue.
"Elvis Presley, arriving here on the wave of tremendous publicity, fails to hit the promised mark," one columnist wrote. "The brash, loud braying of his rhythm and blues catalogue (and mind you, they are big hits everywhere it seems), which albeit rocketed him to the big time, is overbearing to a captive audience." However you can't keep a good man down and it wasn't long before Vegas caught onto Elvis's phenomena. It took 13 years for Elvis to return to Las Vegas. In 1969 he signed up for a month-long residency at the International Hotel as arguably the biggest rock and roll star in the world, he made more than $1 million in four weeks and ultimately became synonymous with the city, Elvis then remained a fixture in Vegas until his death in 1977. This piece is a seminar item of Elvis memorabilia, one of the most important relating to his time in Las Vegas that we have ever handled.

Estimate:  £25000 - 30000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 212
Elvis Presley: Elvis's personal filming notice copy for Easy Come Easy Go, Filmed in 1966 and released in 1967.

Chris Davidson the owner of the ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM before the museum was sold it to Graceland states in the COA:

"This Filming Notice Copy was sent to Elvis to appear for work on his next upcoming picture "Easy Come Easy Go." the notice was sent to Elvis on August 26,1966. The film was Produced by Hal B. Wallis who Produced nine Elvis Presley films including "Loving You," "King Creole" and "G I Blues." Production began for the 1967 Hal B. Wallis Production by Paramount Studios on September 12,1966.

I acquired the film notice directly from Jimmy Velvet, owner of the Elvis Presley Museum. He purchased it from some personal files and paperwork from a relative.

This "Easy Come, Easy Go" film notice had been on display at the world famous ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM for the past 5 years.
It is typed on this filming notice, Mr Presley's copy"

The lot is accompanied by a hand signed Letter Of Authenticity from Chris Davidson the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold to Graceland. Framed and glazed.

Estimate:  £850 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 213
Elvis Presley: 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. Framed and glazed.

Estimate:  £5750 - 6750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 214
Autographs/Artist/Post-Impressionism/Fauvism: Matisse, Henri. French artist (1869-1954) Matisse is known for his striking use of colour and his bold fluid mark making skills. Signed typed letter, in French, to an unknown male correspondent regarding the showing of one of his paintings. Signed in an aged hand Matisse. One-page, Nice, November 28, 1953. Measures 270mm x 210mm. Some light toning, wrinkling to the bottom left corner and a couple of things otherwise fine condition.

In full (translated): 'Sir, I agree to your request, to show the drawing in question in tribute to Paul Eluardat the Maison de la Pensee Francaise (House of French Thought). I shipped it today to Harvard, framer at 123 Boulevard Montparnasse in Paris, where you may have it picked up at the appropriate time. Please accept my sincere respects.'


Estimate:  £1875 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 215
Autographs/politics: Sir Winston Spencer Churchill 1874-1965. Typed letter signed Winston S Churchill', to Curtis Brown, the literary agent, saying that hoping 'the material' (? For the World Crisis Vol. IV) will be released no earlier than September, and declaring that he has made no promise to provide a volume of memoirs. One page 9ins. x 7½ins., neat folds, in fine condition. Curtis Brown received date stamp. Treasury Chambers, Whitehall 10 December 1927. Sir Winston Churchill Prime Minister 1942-1945, 1951-1955. 'With regard to the volume of Memoirs. I certainly have no recollection of having made such a promise, and I am not surprised therefore that you have no confirmation of it. I therefore must consider myself perfectly free. However, when time comes-which will not be this year-I will give the matter the fullest attention.'

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 216
Autographs/Aviation: Lindbergh, Charles A, an extremely desirable typed letter signed at the close as 'Charles A Lindbergh',one page on onion skin, measuring 8½ins. x 10¼ins., dated July 11, 1967. Linda writes to French aviator Colonel Louis Castex (1896 to 1968) in Paris. With expected intersecting mailing folds (vertical folds attaching two letters of first name) otherwise fine clean condition. Highly desirable item. The letter reads in full: 'The article on page 43 of the June 10th issue of Paris Match has been brought to my attention. I am shocked and disappointed to see this result of our meeting at my wife's chalet in Switzerland last year. As you know, I invited you to the chalet as a result of a request by our mutual friend M Paschoud. It was clearly understood that my invitation was in relation to the book you were writing about certain events in history of aviation. It was in no sense a press interview. Have you requested a press interview, I would of course have declined in keeping with my long established a policy of not taking part in press interviews. It is ridiculous to say that at our meeting in Switzerland, 'after 30 years of silence', I revealed the background of my 1927 New York-to-Paris flight. I spent 14 years writing a book about this flight and it is background. (The Spirit of Saint Louis, published in 1953.) As I told you during our discussion and in a letter afterwards, I was unable to improve on the accounts and descriptions incorporated in the book. I have always tried to assist authors who were working seriously in research related to incidents and development with which I was acquainted. In this connection, during the last 30 years I have often discussed details of my 1927 New York-to-Paris flat, as I did with you. It was always with the understanding the accuracy be maintained, and sensationalism avoided. I will not attempt to discuss farther the inaccuracies involved in the Paris Match article.'
Estimate:  £1125 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 217
Autographs/Show Business: Brando, Marlon. Academy award winning Hollywood legend (1924 to 2004). Signed typed letter from Brando to the Governor of French Polynesia, written in French. Brando was attempting to seek permission to build an airstrip on his island, Tetiaroa, noting the cost between 4-6 million Francs. Signed Marlon Brando in blue pen at the close

Estimate:  £900 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 218
Autographs/Films: Alfred Hitchcock 1899-1980. A letter,signed, to Carmine Santuilo, the assistant to Ed Sullivan. The letter is on Warner Bros, Hollywood stationery and he states he regrets no being in New York for Ed (Sullivan's) eighth anniversary, dated May 31st 1956, with original Warner Bros stationery.
Estimate:  £600 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 219
Autographs/Science: Einstein, Albert German born physicist, humanitarian and Noble prize winner 1879-1955, Einstein is undoubtedly the greatest scientist of the 20th century. A typed letter signed from Einstein written in German from his summer residence at watch him. One page written on one side, Watchhill [Rhode Island, America] 18th July 1934. Signed at the close in black ink as 'Albert', a rare signature from the Nobel prize-winning mathematical physicist. The translation reads in full:
'Dear Eric I have written to Mr Ittlesohn and provided a report about your career to date. I will only write to Mr Ratshesky when I have learned from you that Mr Ittlesohn is either unavailable or unwilling to fulfil your request. So please write to me once you can give me some information about this.
I wish you good success with heartfelt regards.
Yours
Albert'

Estimate:  £2250 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
Space: A fabulous letter dated four weeks after Apollo 11's return from the moon. The letter is on National Aeronautics and Space Administration official stationery and is hand signed by Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. A rare piece signed so close to Apollo 11's return, with PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity.
Estimate:  £3750 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 221
Autographs: Orwell, George. English author and journalist (1903-1950) Orwell (a.k.a. Eric Arthur Blair) used his weight and passion for social justice to create two of the greatest novels of the 20th century; '1984' (1949) and 'Animal Farm' (1945). Rare autograph letter signed from all well to an unknown recipient. Orwell apologises for his late reply and regretfully decline is an offer to speak for his correspondence due to his location on the Isle of Jura, Scotland. Orwell lived on the island between 1946-48 whilst writing 'Nineteen- Eighty-Four'. One page, written on one side, Barnhill, Isle of Jura letterhead, 31 May, 1946. Measures 260 mm x 203 mm and is unframed. Expected mailing folds and a small amount of paper loss to lower margin, otherwise very good condition.
Estimate:  £4500 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 222
Autographs/Boxing: Muhammad Ali an amazing and lengthy handwritten prayer, one-page, 8½ins. x 11ins., personal letterhead, April 22, 1983. Ali writes on the love of God. In full: to Saint Mary's Orthodox Catholic Church, love from Muhammad Ali. Gods mercy and power ensure for ever. Man should understand and resist gods revelation, human wisdom and power common has given David, work only for establishing righteousness, human glory, like Solomans rested on slander foundation, but enjoyed her fair and prosperous state as long as she obeyed the law of God. But perished for unrighteousness, learned then, that mercy and power, wisdom and justice, of God are beyond all comparison. Do write and prepare for the final day. Love is the net, where hearts are caught like fish. In fine condition, with two horizontal mailing faults and creases to extreme upper right corner. An exceptional piece packing a powerful spiritual punch.

Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 223
Autographs/Literature: Conan Doyle, Arthur. Scottish author 1859 to 1930 who stories featuring fictional detective Sherlock Holmes revolutionised the genre of crime fiction. Autograph signed letter from Doyle to Mrs Harman in New York City regarding meeting with Mr Ticknor, an amateur medium. Signed A Conan Doyle in a clear hand at the close. One page 5¼" x 6.¾", Ambassador Hotel, New York letterhead, April 18, 1922. Intersecting mailing folds, a hint of mild soiling, subtle brush to two words of text otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, a printed announcement for Doyle's book on psychic matters and a 1922 leaflet on spiritualism by Lady Conan Doyle titled 'An Open Letter to a Mourner'. In full: 'I could have helped you in London but conditions are strange here. Perhaps Mrs Cogswell of the Plaza Hotel would tell you how to approach Mr Ticknor who is very competent, but hardly a professional'.

Estimate:  £750 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 224
Autographs: Facsimile of a letter and signature of Churchill with the envelope.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 225
Early 20th cent. Japanese Imari scallop rimmed dish and vases (2).
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 226
19th cent. Ceramics: Oriental slip ware bowl with three modelled figures attached to the rim, and a symbol plaque, the upper symbol meaning incense and the lower meaning two. These bowls were used in pairs for a game where the participants mix a selection of incense powders and guess what scents are used.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 227
Sino Tibetan: 13th/14th cent. Kadam Stupa (Chaitya) lotus finial with parasol and thirteen descending discs the centre a square balcony with a flared bell shaped base with two rings and the base with a double lotus frieze. Traces of iron inside finial. Height 8ins. base diameter 4ins.
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 228
19th cent. Chinese ox/buffalo horn carving depicting Kuan Yin holding a lotus flower stood with a peacock. Approx. 14ins high.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 229
Oriental Art: The Thomas E Skidmore Collection: early 20th cent. Peking amber glass, internally painted large scent or cologne bottle depicting the seven immortals, a second panel a blossom tree, carved shoulders, neck and base, without stopper. 6ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 230
Late 19th/early 20th cent. Jozef Fraget c1896-1914, galvanized silver brass samovar, tray and drip bowl, traditional engraved pattern with bone or ivory finials and fittings. Impressed marks to base 'Fraget N Plaque' with imperial double headed eagle and small oval coat of arms of the Copper and Bronze Smiths Corporation and various numerals. Height 21ins.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 231
Oriental Art: The Thomas E Skidmore Collection: Chinese silver trade dollar Republic Sun Yat- Sen sailing ship reverse (5).
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 232
Oriental Art: The Thomas E Skidmore Collection: Chinese silver trade dollars provincial issues Dragon obverse HU PEV x 3 , Kiang Nan x 4, Kwang Tung plus 1 x dollar with "chop mark" (9).
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 233
Oriental: Early 20th cent. Bamboo brush pot with carved "scholar" and applied decoration of flowers 14ins. tall.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 234
19th cent. Oriental painting on silk depicting a golden bird on a pomegranate tree. Artist stamps. Framed and glazed 12¾ins. x 11ins.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 235
19th cent. Siamese Wayag gilt hand held shadow puppets, 31ins. and 25ins. made from carved leather, depicting a bull and a man dragon.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 236
Japanese Fabrics: Sozayemon Nishimura of Kyoto silk work Yuzen cut - harbour study with trees. Label on reverse. Framed and glazed, approx. 26ins. x 26ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 237
Oriental Work Panels: Oil on board 'Fishermen & Houses by a Stream". Framed (damage to frames) - a pair. 7ins. x 29¾ins.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 238
20th cent. Blue and white umbrella stick stand Oriental scenes 9½ins. dia. x 23ins. high.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 238A
19th cent Painted single panel on linen depicting lakeside hunters, mounted and on foot. 62ins. 23½ins.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 239
20th cent. Ceramics: Doulton Lambeth harvest jug with rural motifs in relief. 11ins. tall.
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 240
20th cent. Ceramics: Royal Doulton Loving cup Queen Elizabeth II Coronation designed by Charles Noke and Harry Fenton, issued 1953 in Ltd Ed 1000, this is No 627. The cup is decorated with portraits of Elizabeth II and Elizabeth I on reverse 10ins. unboxed.
Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 241
20th cent. Ceramics: Royal Doulton "Ophelia" dish, "Romeo" plate and bulbus vase also "Romeo" plus a oblong dish "Katherine".
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 242
20th cent. Ceramics: Royal Doulton Dickens series bowl D6327 "Mr Micawbe", fluted dish "Sam Weller" D6767E, fruit bowl "Capt Cuttle" D973, a square vase "Sariey Gamp" D2973 5ins.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 243
20th cent. Ceramics: Royal Doulton "Old English Coaching Scenes" plate D6393, a square dish No 72067, "Village Study" plate, a vase decorated with a cottage and a tree on the Severn plus a fruit bowl "Gaffers" D4210.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 244
20th cent. Ceramics: Royal Doulton pin tray "The Greenwood Tree", "Robin Hood" D6341, plate D4586.p. plate "The Mayor" plus Proverbs "Don't Count Your Chickens" oblong dish depicting a song.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 245
20th cent. Ceramics Moorcroft table lamp anemones pattern with blue shade.
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 246
20th cent. Ceramics: Susie Cooper, Breakfast for Two, kestrel shape hot water jug and cover, cups and saucers x 2, two slice toast rack, sugar bowl, creamer, side plates x 2, biscuit plate and preserve dish x 2, decorated with pink and brown banding. Leaping deer mark to base.
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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