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Stamp auction - 10 March 2011 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 10 March 2011. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 138 - Autographs
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
386     1976-83 pair of House of Commons E's with letters signed by Douglas Hurd & Cyril Smith, Chay Blyth's signature on 1966 fund raising card, Free Fronts signed 'Melbourne' 7 'Wellesley', 1950's PPC of puppets signed 'Love Sooty', Nyoka the Lion Tamer etc. (10) £30 to 40 N/S
387     BONAPARTE JOSEPH (1768-1844) Elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. King of Naples (1806-1808) & King of Spain (1808-1813). Large document signed Joseph, oblong folio, Naples 15th August 1806 addressed to his cousin Jean-Jacques-Regis de Cambaceres (1753-1824), Duke of Parma, French Lawyer & Statesman, author of the Code Napoleon. The manuscript document in French relates to Princess Guastalla. About VG. £300 to 350 N/S
388     GOERDELER CARL (1884-1945) Lord Mayor of Leipzig & civilian leader in the conspiracy against Hitler. Goerdeler was deeply involved in the July 20 1944 bomb plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, which resulted in him being tried, sentenced to death & hanged. Rare typed letter signed Goerdeler, one page A4 Leipzig 16th March 1933, to Karl Haberstock, a Fine Art dealer in Berlin, on the printed stationery of the Lord Mayor. Goerdeler thanks his correspondent for a kind invitation but explains that he does not have a spare moment over the next six weeks. He adds that he has sought advice from the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts regarding an exchange proposal & suggests that Haberstock contact the Director, Dr Tempster, directly with any new proposal he may have. Two file holes to left edge not affecting text or signature, otherwise VG £300 to 350 N/S
389     SPEER ALBERT (1905-1981) Nazi Politician, Hitler's Chief Architect. Typed letter signed Albert Speer, on page 4to, Heidelberg 11th January 1972 to Mr L W J Collins, in German. Speer apologises for his delay in writing & explains that he has just started in an advisory role within the building trade & those preparations for prefabricated houses takes up all of his time. In concluding he states that he hopes his correspondent will visit Heidelberg again so that they & their wives can have a good time together. Accompanied by the original envelope. Very minor creasing. £70 to 90 N/S
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