Auction catalogue

Kristen Leigh's Online Live Auction of Autographs, Posters and Photographs

Lot 193: ANDRE DE DIENES: MARILYN MONROE 1949.

Estimate: £200 - £350 Picture of a fresh, carefree, uninhibited Marilyn flirting with the camera on the beach in 1949 by photographer Andre De Dienes. 16x12 inch print. Stamped on verso Andre De Dienes. Unknown print date. Professionally framed.
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Lot 194: Anna May Wong signed photograph by Cecil Beaton.

Estimate: £400 - £500 Anna May Wong signed photograph by Cecil Beaton. Double weight silver gelatin. 10x8 inches.
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Lot 194A: Elvis Presley Gold Record Award

The gold record award recognizes Elvis for his “Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite” RCA Victor record and was presented to "The Sound Shop" in Nashville to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 195: MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (1758-1834).

Estimate: £200 - £250 A French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War commanding American troops in several battles, including the Siege of Yorktown. After returning to France, he was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. An autograph cutting from MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 196: JOSEPH JASGUR (1919-2009): MARILYN MONROE.

Estimate: £150 - £250 Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Silver gelatin, printer later. Photo mounted onto card and stamped on verso. Professionally mounted and framed. The image was taken during a session at Zuma Beach. 10x8 inches.
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Lot 197: Buddy Holly - Decca records - Love me. (Debut Buddy Holly single).

Estimate: £50 - £60 Love Me is the debut single of Buddy Holly. It was released on April 16, 1956 on the Decca Label and backed by "Blue Days - Black Nights". The single was the result of Holly's first recording session at Bradley's Barn in Nashville. Due to creative differences, the song represented a more country sound than Holly liked and paired with lack of promotion, was a commercial failure. Condition unknown, unplayed. Black label silver writing Buddy Holly. Decca ?– 9-30543.
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Lot 198: GRACE KELLY (1929-1982).

Estimate: £200 - £250 A magazine/Newspaper cutting signed by Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Professionally mounted and framed with a photo of her. Supplied with coa. Actress Grace Kelly went from Hollywood royalty to actual royalty as she became the Princess Grace of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier.
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Lot 199: ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 Albert Einstein was a German mathematician and physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Einstein's autograph is in good condition, with some creases. Professionally mounted and framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 200: GARY COOPER (1901-1961).

Estimate: £125 - £200 Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. A Gary Cooper autograph professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 201: MILTON GREENE: MARILYN MONROE 1955.

Estimate: £300 - £400 Marilyn Monroe, White Fur (1955) White Fur Coat and White Gloves. 20x16 inch print. Stamped by Milton Greene, rolled in tube.
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Lot 202: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: TOM CRUISE. (1962-).

Estimate: £40 - £60 An autograph from the most bankable Hollywood mega star Tom Cruise. Professionally mounted and framed.
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Lot 203: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: LAURENCE OLIVER SIGNED. (1907-1989).

Estimate: £60 - £80 LAURENCE OLIVER SIGNED 1950'S LETTER (1907-1989) Vintage one page letter measuring 5.2 x 6.9 inches signed in blue ink by the late British actor Sir Laurence Olivier, thanking a fan for their xmas card. Supplied with a photo of Laurence Oliver and the original envelope that the letter came in. The letter has one crease across the middle where its been folded for the envelope. Letter dated 20th December 1950.
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Lot 204: ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985): MARILYN MONROE Polka Dot Umbrella, Tobay Beach, 1949

Estimate: £250 - £350 Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes on Tobey Beach, Long Island, New York in 1949. Andre De Dienes’ association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for one of her earliest modelling jobs and their working relationship continued until 1953. 16x12 inch later digital matte print, Andre De Dienes stamp on verso. From the Kim Goodwin collection. Framed.
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Lot 204A: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SIGNED GUITAR

A Fender Telecaster guitar signed in black marker "Best Bruce Springsteen"


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 205: BERT STERN (1929-2013) - MARILYN WITH CHENILLE SCARF.

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 Marilyn with chenille scarf' signed by photographer Bert Stern. Digitally printed in 2007 on archival matte paper 19x13 inches. Image: 12.75x12 inches. Edition: 16/50. Supplied with Bert Stern coa. Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally direct images that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subject’s psychology. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Stern’s reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He became a mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actress’s last group of portraits taken six weeks before her death.
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Lot 206: MILTON GREENE (1922-1985): MARILYN MONROE 'THE BLACK SITTINGS'.

Estimate: £350 - £450 “The Black Sitting,” became the ultimate Monroe-Greene achievement. Marilyn was photographed before leaving for California to make Bus Stop in 1956. With all its sexy fishnet stockings and provocative attitudes, it retains the saucy innocence of a girl playing dress-up. This subtle duality is central to the core of Marilyn Monroe’s lasting appeal. The bustier and fishnet stockings, first used here, inspired the costume worn by Marilyn’s character “Cherie” in Bus Stop, a film they produced as well. This evocative sitting was only shared with a hand full of close friends. The public did not see photographs from this sitting until 1973. Silver gelatin. 16x12 inches. Printed later. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILTON GREENE stamped on verso. Framed.
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Lot 207: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: ROBERT REDFORD. (1936-)

Estimate: £40 - £50 An autograph from Robrert Redford. Professionally mounted and framed. Redford made his film debut in War Hunt (1962). His role in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) won him a Golden Globe for best new star. He starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), which was a huge success and made him a major star. In 1972, he had a critical and box office hit with Jeremiah Johnson (1972), and in 1973 had the greatest hit of his career, the blockbuster crime caper The Sting, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. The popular and acclaimed All the President's Men (1976) was a landmark film for Redford.
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Lot 208: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: CLARA BOW. (1905-1965).

Estimate: £100 - £200 Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927. The autograph is professionally mounted and framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 209: KEITH HARING (1958-1990).

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Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) was an artist and activist who became a star of the 1980s New York City art scene. Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haring was a central figure in Warhol's creative and social circle. Through his public murals and subway drawings, as well as his prints and paintings, Haring created a range of images that have become internationally recognized and heavily iconicized across a bevy of genres and industries.

Size of card: 16x12 inches. Image: 10.75x9.75 inches.

An unititled drawing of UFO's attacking a pyramid rendered on card in felt pens and sharpies by Keith Haring. Mounted and framed. Signed and dated by Keith Haring on front. With Keith Haring estate stamp on verso of certification on verso.


Grade: Antiques/Collectables

Lot 210: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: GENE KELLY. (1912-1966).

Estimate: £50 - £60 Autograph from the Gene Kelly. Professionally mounted and framed. Best known today for his performances in films such as An American in Paris (1951), Anchors Aweigh (1945)?or which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Singin' in the Rain (1952), he starred in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. He starred in, choreographed, and/or directed some of the most well-regarded musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, debuting with Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal (1942), and followed by Du Barry Was a Lady (1943), Thousands Cheer (1943), The Pirate (1948), On the Town (1949), and It's Always Fair Weather (1955), among others. In his later career, he starred in two films outside the musical genre: Inherit the Wind (1960) and What a Way to Go! (1964). Throughout his career, he also directed films (some of which he starred in), most notably the 1969 film Hello, Dolly!, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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Lot 211: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: KATHERINE HEPBURN (1907-2003).

Estimate: £200 - £250 An autograph from Katherine Hepburn who was a leading lady in Hollywood for over 60 years. Professionally mounted and framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 212: Ty Beanie Babie Curly the Bear.

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 Ty Beanie Babie Curly the Bear. Ty Beanie Babies Curly the Bear with 6 errors. In Poem, double space between "to" and "this bear". Hang Tag says birthday is 1996, tush tag says 1993. Has Black eyes and brown nose. Extra space between date of birth and colon. No space after explanation mark 4th line. Second sentence of Poem, "you" should be capitalized. This bear does not have the correction sticker placed over the spelling error.. Red Star on the Tush Tag. Made of P.E. Pellets
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Lot 213: B.C. Nowlin oil canvas painting 'Runs with this Dream'.

Estimate: £1750 - £3000 Bruce Carlton Nowlin painting "Runs with this dream". It measures 46" x 48". Titled and signed on side.
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Lot 214: HUMPHREY BOGART (1899-1957).

Estimate: £200 - £300 Humphrey Bogart made classics of the films 'Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, and African Queen' among others. . Best known for playing a tough guy with a heart of gold, Bogart made dozens of films before his untimely death in 1957. Bogart's autograph is mounted and framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 215: ELVIS PRESLEY ALABAMA/MISSISSIPI 1956 TICKET.

Estimate: £80 - £120 On September 26, 1956, Elvis made his triumphant return to Tupelo, Mississippi to perform a pair of shows in his hometown. Having first performed there at the age of ten, Elvis once again took the stage at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show for this legendary appearance. Elvis’ fame was rapidly spreading across the nation and his hometown could not have been prouder. Elvis returned to a huge banner that read “Tupelo Welcomes Elvis Presley Home” and Tupelo mayor James Ballard presented Elvis with the guitar-shaped Key to the City, while Mississippi governor J.P. Coleman read a proclamation honoring Elvis. By this time in 1956, Elvis’ first film was just months away from release and he already had several huge hits on his new record label, RCA, including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.” A crowd of girls rushed the stage for Elvis’ first matinee performance, and included in the throng was a young, 14-year-old Tammy Wynette, who could be spotted right up front. Offered is a ticket from the Mississippi-Alabama Fair where this memorable event took place, when Elvis was welcomed home with open arms and plenty of adoration. The ticket is mounted in a display with reproductions of two pictures of Elvis that day. The concert ticket is from Elvis Presley’s performance held at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show on September 26, 1956. Elvis made a triumphant return to his birthplace, Tupelo, which was celebrated as ‘Elvis Presley Day.'
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Lot 216: 1966 AMAZING SPIDERMAN COMIC BOOK #40 CGC 4.5

Estimate: £125 - £200 CGC graded 4.5
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Lot 217: CHILLOGRAPHY IN THE STYLE OF HSIAO-HSU CHENG 82x10 INCHES.

Estimate: £200 - £250 Description: Chillography in the style of Hsiao-Hsu Cheng. Vintage scroll. Size of image: 82x10 inches. Condition Report: Good. With creases. No handles.
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Lot 218: JAMES CAGNEY (1899-1986).

Estimate: £150 - £200 James Francis Cagney Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. Cagney's autograph mounted and framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 219: PAL FRIED (1893-1976).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 Oil painting portrait painting by Pal Fried (1893-1976 New York / California / Hungary) of a young woman in purple dress and hat. Eiffel tower and Paris can be seen in the background. Signed lower right. 30x24 inches.
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Lot 220: FILM: THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. (1994).

Estimate: £40 - £50 THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE - crew jacket from the film, bomber style in grey (L) with black knitted collar & cuffs and embroidered detailing on the back. Very good.
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Lot 221: ROBERT MITCHUM. (1917-1997).

Estimate: £40 - £60 An autograph from movie star Robert Mitchum. Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema. Professionally mounted and framed.
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Lot 222: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: CARRIE FISHER. (1956-2016).

Estimate: £200 - £400 Fisher is known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for which she was nominated for three Saturn Awards. The autograph is professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 223: ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985): MARILYN MONROE Polka Dot Umbrella, Tobay Beach, 1949

Estimate: £250 - £350 Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes on Tobey Beach, Long Island, New York in 1949. Andre De Dienes’ association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for one of her earliest modelling jobs and their working relationship continued until 1953. 16x12 inch later digital matte print, Andre De Dienes stamp on verso. From the Kim Goodwin collection. Framed.
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Lot 224: JOB LOT OF X4 MIAMI VICE UK 2006 QUAD POSTER.

Estimate: £15 - £20 In 2006 Miami Vice was reintroduced in a film starring Jamie Foxx as Tubbs and Colin Farrell as Crockett. British Quad 30x40 inches. Job lot of 4 posters. Condition: Very good. Rolled.
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Lot 225: PAUL KLEE (1879-1940).

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 Watercolor on paper signed Klee. Size: 11.5x8 inches. Mounted and framed and supplied with coa. Paul Klee was a Swiss-born artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.
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Lot 226: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: STEVE MCQUEEN. (1930-1980).

Estimate: £400 - £500 An autograph from The King of Cool - Steve McQueen. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 227: AMERICAN PUPPETEER: JIM HENSON. (1936-1990).

Estimate: £150 - £200 An autographed photo by Jim Henson (Creator of The Muppets) among his muppets. Size: 12x8 inches. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 228: BILL TRAYLOR (1854-1957): UNTITLED.

Estimate: £1000 - £1500 At the age of 85, he took up a pencil and a scrap of cardboard to document his recollections and observations. From 1939 to 1942, while working on the sidewalks of Montgomery, Traylor produced nearly 1,500 pieces of art. While Traylor received his first public exhibition in 1940, it wasn’t until the late 1970s, thirty years after his death, that his work finally began to receive broader attention. Recent acceptance of Traylor as a significant figure of American folk and modern art has been founded on the efforts of Charles Shannon, as well as the evolving tastes of the art world. Shannon, who first encountered Traylor's work in 1940, brought Traylor to the attention of the larger art world. Since then, public and scholarly perception of Bill Traylor's life and work has been in constant evolution. First held up as an example of "primitive" or "outsider" art, Traylor now holds a central position in the fields of "self-taught" and modern art. This piece on cardboard is of a man sitting down striking a pose by Bill Traylor. Additionally signed. Size: 8.75x7.25 inches. Profesionally monted and framed and supplied with coa.
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Lot 229: MILTON GREENE (1922-1985): MARILYN MONROE 'THE BLACK SITTINGS'.

Estimate: £350 - £450 “The Black Sitting,” became the ultimate Monroe-Greene achievement. Marilyn was photographed before leaving for California to make Bus Stop in 1956. With all its sexy fishnet stockings and provocative attitudes, it retains the saucy innocence of a girl playing dress-up. This subtle duality is central to the core of Marilyn Monroe’s lasting appeal. The bustier and fishnet stockings, first used here, inspired the costume worn by Marilyn’s character “Cherie” in Bus Stop, a film they produced as well. This evocative sitting was only shared with a hand full of close friends. The public did not see photographs from this sitting until 1973. Silver gelatin. 16x12 inches. Printed later. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILTON GREENE stamped on verso. Framed.
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Lot 230: HARRISON FORD (1942-).

Estimate: £80 - £100 An autograph from Harrison Ford. 9x6 inches.
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Lot 231: DICK BRUNA (1927-2017).

Estimate: £60 - £80 A drawing of Miffy and family by its creator Dick Bruna. Signed. Image size approx 5x4.5 inches. Moutned and framed.
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Lot 232: AMERICAN MOVIE STARS: GINGER ROGERS (1911-1995).

Estimate: £60 - £80 Ginger Rogers widely known for performing in films and RKO's musical films, partnered with Fred Astaire. Her autograph professionally mounted and framed.
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Lot 234: ITALIAN MOVIE STAR: ELEONORA DUSE (1858-1924).

Estimate: £150 - £200 Duse was famously cryptic regarding her acting style. She claimed not to have a technique of any sort, and scorned at efforts to put her art into a science. What is known is that she had a highly heterodox, almost religious philosophy of acting, seeking to "eliminate the self" and become the characters she portrayed. It is a common misconception that her acting was purely intuitive and spontaneous, in reality she labored over her craft. An autograph from Duse. Professionally mounted and framed. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 236: CHESTER A ARTHUR (1929-1886).

Estimate: £300 - £400 Chester Alan Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885; he was the 20th vice president of the United States and became president upon the death of President James Garfield in September 1881. Autograph is professionally mounted and framed in an antique style gold coloured frame. Supplied with coa.
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Lot 237: MILTON H GREENE (1922-1985) BETTINA IN GIVENCY DRESS.

Estimate: £300 - £500 Bettina Graziani in Givenchy dress, 1952. Silver gelatin print. Printed later. Life Fashion Experimental. Stamped on verso. 16x12 inches. Mounted and framed.
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Lot 238: BERT STERN: MARILYN MONROE (1929-2013): MARILYN MONROE FROM THE BACK FOR VOGUE.

Estimate: £800 - £1200 Bert Stern conceived of his ultimate photographic romance with a vivacious woman on his flight to Rome in thespring of 1962. He was at the height of his success, eagerly sought after by art directors and fashion editors, and able to gain access to nearly any celebrity- so why not America’s leading sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. 'Marilyn Monroe from the back for Vogue' By photographer Bert Stern. Signed. Edition: 14/50. Printed in 2010. Digital print on archival matte paper. 19x13 inches. Image: 13.5x11.5 inches. Please note there is some crayon marks towards the top of the print. Supplied with Bert Stern coa.
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Lot 239: Two 1864 Confederate States of America $100 Bills.

Estimate: £150 - £200 Two 1864 Confederate States of America $100 Bills.
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Lot 240: Michael Jackson Michael's Pets "Cool Bear" Toy.

Estimate: £20 - £30 Michael Jackson Michael's Pets "Cool Bear" in Original Packaging - This "Michael's Pets" plush toy was produced by Ideal Company in 1987. The series of plush toys were a menagerie of toys representing the exotic animals which were living and roaming at Michael's home. Each toy was designed and dressed to reflect the animal's unique personality. This Cool Bear was "the coolest of all in Michael's Pets menagerie" and is dressed in a slick black suit with red shirt and tie, white fedora and iconic aviator sunglasses. Cool Bear measures approx. 12" tall and is packaged in a large 8" x 17" display box. It's in overall good condition, with some marks on the fedora, box also has marks. No cassette present.
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Lot 241: TWIGGY AND JUSTIN DE VILLENEUVE (1967).

Estimate: £100 - £150 A photo of British model Twiggy and boyfriend and ex manager Justin De Vileneuve by photographer Mary Frampton. Stamped with Mary Frampton's Los Angeles Times stamp. Size: 14x11 inches. Condition: Fair with a lot of warping throughout.
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Lot 242: J R R TOLKEIN (1892-1973).

Estimate: £300 - £500 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His autograph is professionally mounted, and framed in a gold coloured antique style frame and supplied with coa.
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