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Lot 578

A collection of three autograph books, 20th century, with signatures for Robert Donat,...

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Lot 578

A collection of three autograph books, 20th century, with signatures for Robert Donat,...

Price Realised: £468

Estimate: £200 - £300

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 578


A collection of three autograph books, 20th century, with signatures for Robert Donat, Dame Vera Lynn, Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Vivian Leigh, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Leslie Banks, Michael Redgrave, Mantovani, Max Miller, Ivor Novello, Arthur Askey, Cyril Fletcher, Joyce Grenfell, Margaret Lockwood, Lawrence Olivier, George Fornby, Noel Coward, Rex Harrison, Viven Leigh, Robert Morley, John Mills, Alexander Korda, R Marshall W A Bishop VC, James Cagney and Spencer Tracy(3)

Note: These signatures were collected by the vendor who as a young man would travel to London to meet the stars and actors of stage and screen. He was collecting during the years 1942-1944 often travelling to the Wood Green Empire and the Finsbury Park Empire, and also venturing to the Savoy or Dorchester hotels to meet American film stars like James Cagney, featured in one of the books in this lot.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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ARR is capped at €12,500

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