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From Tommy Cooper to James Bond, this magical lot has heaps of star quality

Posted on 06/10/2020 in Press Coverage

Star signatures often cause a stir at auction and one collection attracting strong bids ahead of its sale date features some of the world’s best-known names.

Lot 3 in our October 13 Library Auction is a collection of 500 autographs which includes stars of stage and screen, broadcasters, authors, comedians, musicians, explorers and scientists.

Names to conjure with include Spike Milligan, Judi Dench, Eric Sykes, Sean Connery, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, the cast of Evita at Prince Edward Theatre in 1979 including Elaine Paige, Gracie Fields, Andrew Lloyd Webber … the list goes on and on.

In fact, we mustn’t forget John Cleese, Harry H Corbett, Bob Hope, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Tommy Cooper, James Irwin of Apollo 15, Daphne du Maurier, Kingsley Amis, P. D. James, Richard Burton and Cliff Richard.

Its guide price was set at £300-£400 but bids had reached £950 a week before the sale and could climb higher.

Our love of celebrity, films, literature, music and drama is everlasting thanks to the pleasure they bring. If you have any celebrity or musical items, entries are invited for our November 17 Music Memorabilia Sale and future Library Auctions. To find out more, email [email protected].

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