Dennis Wheatley

Dennis Wheatley

Reference number:

13091M
£100.00

Description:

An original vintage 1959 index card, clearly signed and dedicated (To Michael) in ink by Dennis Wheatley

Certification:

From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is November 1959. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   

Size:

11x9cm Index Card

Condition:

Good

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About Dennis Wheatley

Dennis Wheatley

DENNIS WHEATLEY d1977. Prolific English author whose output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling authors between the 1930s-1960s. During WW2, he was a member of the London Controlling Section which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents led to his working with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for them, including suggestions for dealing with a possible Nazi invasion of Britain (recounted in his works Stranger than Fiction and The Deception Planners). The most famous of his submissions to the Joint Planning Staff of the war cabinet was on "Total War". He received a direct commission in the JP Service as a Wing Commander RAFVR and took part in the plans for the Normandy invasions. After the war, he was awarded the US Bronze Star for his role in the war effort. He returned to his writing career and during the 1960s his publishers were selling over a million of his books a year. One of his best known works ; "The Devil Rides Out", later becoming a successful Hammer Horror Film release in 1968.He died aged 80 on 10th November 1977.

Archive

Dennis Wheatley

Reference number:

8600
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Description:

A wonderful original September 1941 Royal Air Force receipt form for a Secret or Confidential Communication from Mr D Wheatley to Air Marshal Peck, signed and dated in ink by Dennis Wheatley.

Suitable for mounting and display.

Air Marshal Sir Richard Peck d1952 was Director-General of Operations and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff during World War Two. He was instrumental in getting the first De Havilland Mosquito planes delivered & used for Photo-Reconnaisance and was "the anonymous" Air Ministry Spokesman.

 

Certification:

From the exceptional visitors book of a Miss Noel Winterbottom of Tarporley House Cheshire containing numerous celebrities, actors, royalty and sportsmen of the 1930s.. Family history indicates that the majority of the autographs were obtained by her at the London theatres, through the post and on visits to the Hotel & Cafe De Paris. During this period, she was at boarding school in Sussex, regularily stayed in London and was taken to all the shows by her grand-mother who had been on the stage and was friends with many of the actors appearing. Other autographs are on cuttings from thank-you letters from when the celebrities actually stayed at her family home in Cheshire. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

19x15cm Sized Royal Air Force Form 247.

Condition:

Good. View Image. Folded twice. Laid down onto a visitors book page.

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