AUTOGRAPHED SOUVENIR BEATLES BOOKLET
published by ‘PYX Productions…London’, 1963, signed on the front cover in blue fountain pen by Paul McCartney, in blue biro by John Lennon and Ringo Starr and in black ink by George Harrison, who has added ‘xxx, the owner’s name written in pencil above Paul’s signature; a typed note from the vendor concerning the provenance of the signatures; and a copy of ‘The Beatles 10 Years That Shook The World’, Dorling Kindersley, 2004
See ‘The Beatles 10 Years That Shook The World’, Dorling Kindersley, 2004, p. 76.
According to the vendor, these signatures were obtained in August 1963 when the Beatles visited Jersey in the Channel Islands to play three concerts.
Sold for $9,760 (IBP)
A RARE RENOU MUSICAL AUTOMATON OF LITTLE GIRL WITH PUPPET THEATRE
French, circa 1900, the bisque head with partly legible red stamp ‘Depose TETE JUMEAU’, with open mouth, fixed brown eyes, pierced ears, later blonde wig attached to cork pate, later blue dress and shoes, painted composition hands, one holding a wand, the other holding a string attached to a curtain which raises to reveal a puppet standing on a stage mounted on a red velvet covered rectangular base containing a key-wound stop-start musical mechanism causing the girl to bang the stage with her wand, nod her head and raise the curtain to reveal the puppet with moving arms and leg and a different face each time the curtain is raised, with a sequence of five changes in total
Doll 49cm high, Overall 61cm high x 44cm wide x 25cm deep
See: Bailly, Christian, Automata The Golden Age 1848-1914, Sotheby’s Publications, London, 1987, p.192-193 for similar example.
Sold for $ 6,210 (IBP)
SHOP WINDOW DISPLAY AUTOMATON OF A DRUNKARD
French, probably by Roullet and Decamps, circa early 20th Century, the man dressed in top hat and tails and spats, white painted ‘gloved’ composition hands, painted articulated face, blue glass eyes, holding a walking cane in one hand, standing on a rectangular wooden base housing an electrically operated mechanism, which when activated causes the man to become quite animated with several movements: his eyebrows move up and down, his lower lip moves in a talking motion, his eyes and head move from side to side, his right foot taps and his left arm points from side to side towards a rotating light box beside him, in timber case, the base over painted
Man 60cm high, overall 86cm high x 59cm wide x 35cm deep
Sold for $ 4,880 (IBP)
LARGE COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 500 LOBBY CARDS
majority 1940s, including East Of The River, Warner Bros., 1940 (6); Tugboat Annie Sails Again, Warner Bros., 1940 (6); Tangier, Universal, 1946 (8); I Was A Male War Bride, 20th Century Fox, 1949 (6); Once Upon a Honeymoon, RKO, 1942 (5); and Black Narcissus, Rank, 1947, Title card, condition C to B+ (a lot)
Sold for $2,500 (IBP)
NUMBER PLATE FOR VICTORIAN RAILWAYS 2-8-0 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE J514
cast iron with raised number ‘J514’, raised lettering to reverse ‘2054’, paint loss and wear commensurate with age
28cm x 81cm
Sold for $ 2,030