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Albert DeSalvo Signed Poem

Printed 7 x 8.5 cm poem ‘The Boston Strangler’ signed on the reverse by Albert DeSalvo in black fountain pen.  Albert Henry DeSalvo born September 3, 1931 died November 25, 1973 was a criminal in Boston, Massachusetts, who confessed to being the ‘Boston Strangler’, the murderer of thirteen women in the Boston area.  DeSalvo was Continue Reading

Arthur Shawcross born on the 6th of June 1945 died on the 10th of November 2008. Shawcross was an American serial killer, also known as The Genesee River Killer in Rochester, New York.  He claimed most of his victims (14) after being paroled early following a conviction in the manslaughter of two children, which led to Continue Reading

Arthur Shawcross Signed Typed Letter

Arthur Shawcross was an American serial killer, also known as The Genesee River Killer in Rochester, New York. He claimed most of his victims after being paroled early following a conviction in the manslaughter of two children, which led to criticism of the justice system.  In the letter Arthur Shawcross discusses life in prison as well as the visit he had Continue Reading

Barack Obama Signed Picture

Colour 10 .5 x 13.5 cm postcard of Barack Obama signed in black pen.  Barack Hussein Obama II born August 4, 1961, is the 44th and current President of the United States.  He is the first African American to hold the office.  Signed at the bottom of the card and has the presidential seal stamped Continue Reading

Basil Spence Signed Letter

Typed signed letter by Basil Spence, the letter to the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society discuss Spence’s availability to give a lecture to the society.  Sir Basil Urwin Spence, OM, OBE, RA born 13 August 1907 died 19 November 1976 was a Scottish architect, most notably associated with Coventry Cathedral in England and the Beehive Continue Reading

Benjamin Disraeli Sign Envelope

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. Starting from comparatively humble origins, he served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although his father had him baptised to Anglicanism Continue Reading

Charles Causley Signed Postcard

Colour 10 x 15 cm postcard signed by Charles Causley in black pen.  The postcard is a reproduction of the portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in London.  The painting by Peter Edwards (1989) depicts the Cornish poet, schoolmaster and writer. Charles Causley has hand signed and dated the card in black pen.  Signed beside Continue Reading

Charles Manson Signed Hand Written Poem

Charles Milles Manson born on the 12th of November 12, 1934 is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s.  Manson was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders carried out by members of the group at his instruction.  Continue Reading

Collection of 16 x 10 cm autograph album pages signed by some of the crew from one of the classic cruise liners of the 1930’s T. S. S. Monowai.  Collection includes Captain Arthur Davey, Captain Davey was one of the Monowai’s well know and honoured Captain’s Arthur Davey.  Who received the Finnish honour of the ‘Knight of the White Rose’.  Autographs Continue Reading

Clementine Spencer-Churchill Signature

Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill, GBE, CStJ born on the 1st of April 1885 died on the 12th of December 1977.  Lady Churchill was the wife of Sir Winston Churchill and a life peeress in her own right. This is a boldly signed 14 x 9 cm calling card in blue ink. Card comes with a Continue Reading

Colonel P. T. Etherton signed 8 x 14 cm autograph album page.  Colonel P. T. Etherton born 1879 died 1963 was an British soldier, aviator, author and adventure.  In 1933 he was the late H. M. Consul-General in Chinese Turkistan and the Honorary Organising Secretary of the Mount Everest Flight.  He completed several books including, Continue Reading

Diana Princes of Wales Signed Card

Colour 10 x 14 cm printed card of Diana Princes of Wales.  Diana has hand signed the card with a black pen.  Diana Princess of Wales (1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981, and a member of the British Continue Reading

Hop on Pop is a 1963 children’s picture book by Dr Seuss. It was published as part of the Random House Beginner Books series, and is subtitled “The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Use”. It contains several short poems about a variety of characters, and is designed to introduce basic phonics concepts to children.  This copy is a first edition.  Theodor Seuss Geisel born on Continue Reading

Duchess of York Signed Letter

Typed signed letter by the Duchess of York, the letter is to an admirer about the illness of a relative.  Sarah, Duchess of York (Sarah Margaret; née Ferguson) born 15 October 1959 is a British charity patron, spokesperson, writer, film producer, television personality and a member of the British Royal Family.  She is the former Continue Reading

Second edition of the classic novel written by Ernest Hemingway.  Published by Charles Scribners Son  New York in 1944 and signed in black ink ‘With great admiration Ernest Hemingway’ on the fly page of the book.  The book is in overall very good condition but missing its duct jacket, cover has some marks, binding is tight.  Previous owners name is written on the inside front cover.

FDC Signed By Pope John Paul II

First day cover from Poland commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1988.  Pope John Paul II has signed and dated the cover 15/11/1991 in black ink, the cover also bears the seal from his office.  The envelop has some discolouration around the edges in overall very good condition.