Autograph album. An extensive collection of signed pieces by...

by Mellors & Kirk




Autograph album. An extensive collection of signed pieces by British political leaders 1919-1930, including those of the Prime Ministers Arthur Balfour, H H Asquith, David Lloyd George (10 Downing Street note paper), Bonar Law, Stanley Baldwin, Ramsay MacDonald, Neville Chamberlain and Sir Winston Churchill, Other British politicians and commentators, including Oswald Mosley, Nancy Astor, Austen Chamberlain, FE Smith, Edward Carson, T P O'Connor, Tom Shaw, Herbert Samuel, John Simon, George Lansbury, J R Clynes, Viscount Haldane, Hastings Lees-Smith, Earl of Derby, Margaret Bondfield (the first female cabinet minister), Arthur Henderson, James Maxton, Douglas Hocking, Arthur Greenwood, Philip Snowden, Sir Charles Trevelyan, William Adamson, A J Cook, J B M Hertzog (Prime Minister of South Africa), James Scullins (Prime Minister of Australia), Sir Richard Squires (Prime Minister of Newfoundland), George Forbes (Prime Minister of New Zealand) and R B Bennett (Prime Minister of Canada), Military,  Field Marshals Allenby, French (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin, presumably in 1916) and  Evelyn Wood, Generals Robert Baden-Powell (Founder of Scout Movement), Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, Sir Charles Townshend and Sir John Maxwell; Sir Ian Hamilton and Admirals Earl Jellicoe, Sir David Beatty and Archibald Moor, Authors, scientists and polar exploration,  Rudyard Kipling, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Oliver Lodge, Hannen Swaffer, George Herbet Scott (aviator-airships), Sportsmen, Jack Hobbs (signed postcard), George Hirst (signed postcard), Sir Learie Constantine and George Carpenter (boxer and aviator; postcard, signed twice), Archbishops, Westminster (Francis Cardinald Bourne), York (Lang and Temple), Actors and others Ellen Terry, Harry Lauder (two, including self caricature), Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Maud Lady Tree, George Robey, Vester Tilley et al., all signed in ink, mostly with margins, laid down, often one or two to a leaf (10 x 14cm), 130 signatures (including 23 postcards),  offered intact

Internal evidence points to this collection having been formed in Lancashire, perhaps Blackpool, and over a fairly short period at the end of the 1920's

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Generally very good

Auction Date:
23rd Nov 21 at 10am GMT

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