Marc Bolan T Rex

Marc Bolan & T Rex

Reference number:

11019
£675.00

Description:

An original (circa 1971-72) T Rextasy postcard, clearly signed in ballpoints by all four members of the legendary and most successful lineup of the group ; Marc Bolan d1977 (vocals / guitar) / Mickey Finn d2003 (percussion) / Bill Legend (drums) and Steve Currie d1981 (bass).

A rare opportunity to buy a set of T Rex autographs from the group's peak.

Certification:

IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x10cm Sized Card

Condition:

Average. View Images. Extensive creasing and sellotape staining. Signatures all good and clear. Overall condition of card itself 6/10

T Rex

Reference number:

10869
£595.00

Description:

A good pair of original circa 1972 autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by all four members of the legendary and most successful lineup of the group ; Marc Bolan d1977 (vocals / guitar) / Mickey Finn d2003 (percussion) (To Dave all the best) / Bill Legend (drums) and Steve Currie d1981 (bass).

Suitable for mounting and display.

 

Certification:

AROP. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

14x10cm Sized Autograph Book Pages

Condition:

Good. View Image. Mickey Finn has dedicated to Dave on the second page. This will matt out if displaying. Unknown signature top left of one page

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

10532
£350.00

Description:

A very good original circa 1972 autograph book page, clearly signed & dedicated (To Julie) in ballpoint by Marc Bolan

Certification:

From the autograph book of Julie H of Newhaven Sussex. Her father worked at the BBC TV Studios and filled her autograph book with celebrities of the period usually asking them to dedicate to her. Mr Universe (Reg Park d2007) autograph on the reverse of this page. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

10157
£475.00

Description:

A lovely large original 1972 scrapbook page, clearly signed & dedicated in ink "To Jane love Marc Bolan T Rex x"

Suitable for mounting and display.

Certification:

Collectors notation is Oxford Street London December 16th 1972. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

23x17cm Sized Book Page

Condition:

Average-Good. View Images. Central crease. Minor staining. Overall condition rating 7/10. Signature clarity 8.5/10

Bill Legend

Reference number:

9665
£60.00

Description:

An original circa 1970s autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated in ballpoint by T Rex drummer Bill Legend.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

About

About Marc Bolan T Rex

Marc Bolan T Rex

MARC BOLAN (T REX) d1977. English pop singer / composer known as "The King Of Glam Rock" ; one of the most influential and recognisable pop stars of his generation. T Rex began as a two piece group with Marc Bolan and percussionist Steve Peregrin Took, the duo originally experimenting with eccentric mythical folk music. Influenced and helped by DJ John Peel, they enjoyed modest success during 1968 on radio and record releasing three LPs and a single "Deborah" which reached No34 in the charts. In October 1969 due to songwriting rifts, Bolan sacked Took and replaced him with Mickey Finn (percussion), later adding band members ; Bill Legend (drums) / Steve Currie (bass) and thereby creating the classic lineup of T Rex. During the early 1970s, the group enjoyed massive commercial success, scoring Ten Top 5 hits (including four No1s) ; Hot Love / Get it On / Telegram Sam and Metal Guru.  Marc Bolan was tragically killed (aged just 29) in a freak car accident in his own Mini Cooper whilst being driven by his then girlfriend singer Gloria Jones on 16th September 1977. Bass player Steve Currie was killed in a car accident in Portugal aged just 33 in 1981. Percussionist Mickey Finn died of liver disease aged 55 in 2003. 

Archive

T Rex

Reference number:

10521
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Description:

A superb original 1971 two page fan-letter, clearly signed on the reverse of the second page in ballpoints by all four members of the legendary and most successful lineup of the group ; Marc Bolan d1977 (vocals / guitar) / Mickey Finn d2003 (percussion) / Bill Legend (drums) and Steve Currie d1981 (bass).

Suitable for mounting and display.

A rare opportunity to buy a lovely full set of T Rex autographs signed at the group's peak.

Certification:

Original letter dated May 9th 1971. T Rex recorded their second studio album "Electric Warrior" during March-June 1971. It went onto become the biggest selling LP of the year. Earlier in March 1971 Hot Love had become their first No1, topping the UK Singles Chart for six weeks. The follow up Get It On also reached No1 for four weeks in July 1971. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK

Size:

18x14cm Sized Pages

Condition:

Very Good. Minor central fold. Overall condition rating 8.5/10

Mickey Finn

Reference number:

9664
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Description:

An original circa 1970s autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated in ballpoint by the T Rex percussionist Mickey Finn d2003

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

9964
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Description:

1) An original 1972 T.Rextasy promo-photocard, clearly signed in ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

2) An original 1972 T Rex Club membership card in the name of Mary Reid of Hampshire (Expiry Date August 1973 No4973)

3) An original two page T Rex Fan-Club newsletter (August-September 1972) with T Rex promo-photocard.

Certification:

These items are likely to have all arrived together in August 1972 to Mary Reid in Hampshire. What a wonderful surprise to have received an original autographed card from Marc Bolan in this mailing along with her T Rex club membership card. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x10cm Sized Postcard

9x7cm Sized Fan-Club Card 

30x20cm Sized Fan-Letter

Condition:

Average. View Images

Mickey Finn & Tony Visconti

Reference number:

9871
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Description:

An original 1977 notebook page, clearly signed in ballpoints by Mickey Finn & Marc Bolan's producer Tony Visconti and his wife Welsh singer Mary Hopkin

Certification:

Obtained on Tuesday 20th September 1977 at Marc Bolan's funeral at Golders Green Crematorium. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

11x6cm Sized Notebook Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Slider Notes

Reference number:

9409
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Description:

An interesting original lined notepad page showing the individual track running-times for the Slider LP by T Rex. The times have been handwritten in blue ballpoint by producer Tony Visconti and read as follows ; 1 3.16 3.29 2.16 3.10 3.25 2:25 3:22 21.23 SIDE ONE 142 2 1 3:00 3:50 2:41 4:13  134 4:05 2:25 20.14

 

Certification:

One of a collection of pages removed from a studio notebook. See other pages from it on our website (Codes 8939 / 8981 / 9409). Tracks of Chorley. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

16x10cm Sized Note-Book Page

17x11in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Image.

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

9549
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Description:

A rare original 1972 Marc Bolan "The Prophet" Sheet Music Brochure, clearly signed on the inside of rear page in ballpoint pen by Marc Bolan.

Certification:

This is a rarer version of Marc Bolan's signature using a capital "B". The majority have a baby "b". AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

28x22cm Sized Brochure (36 Pages)

Condition:

Fair. View Images. Outer cover loose / some central photo pages loose. Complete, no major rips or tears. Autograph is strong with original Electric Warrior Sticker attached to the page below. Overall we would rate autograph as 9/10. Condition of booklet 5/10.

June Bolan

Reference number:

9663
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Description:

A rare original circa 1970s autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated in ballpoint by June Bolan

Certification:

June Child-Feld-Bolan was married to Marc Bolan from 1970 until splitting in 1973. She worked in the music business at the offices of Pink Floyd and was closely associated with Syd Barrett during the 1960s prior to meeting aspiring pop-star Marc Bolan. She died suddenly whilst on holiday in Turkey of a heart attack on August 31st 1994. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

T Rex Sheet Music

Reference number:

TRSM1
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Description:

A rare original 1970 music sheet for "Ride a White Swan"

Certification:

NA

Size:

28x22cm Size (4 pages)

Condition:

Fair. View Image

T Rex

Reference number:

8954
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Description:

A wonderful original (circa 1971-72) T Rextasy postcard, clearly signed in ballpoints by all four members of the legendary and most successful lineup of the group ; Marc Bolan d1977 (vocals / guitar) / Mickey Finn d2003 (percussion) / Bill Legend (drums) and Steve Currie d1981 (bass).

Suitable for mounting and display.

A rare opportunity to buy a lovely full set of T Rex autographs from the group's peak.

Certification:

The seller was given this at the time by her Uncle who worked as a bus driver on a T Rex tour during the early 1970s. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

15x10cm Sized Postcard

Condition:

Good. View Images. Minor corner dings. Very good clear ballpoint signatures. Overall we would rate as an 8/10.

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

8981
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Description:

A wonderful original 1972 lined notepad page featuring handwritten notes relating to a promotional video for T Rex The Slider written in blue ballpoint pen by Marc Bolan himself "dark, broad spot, marks pwn spot 5 secks after. 4 chords_E_cymbals_into-Jeepster-cadillac"

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.

Certification:

One of a collection of pages removed from a studio notebook. See other pages from it on our website (Codes 8939 / 8981 / 9409). Tracks of Chorley. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

16x10cm Sized Exercise Book Page

16x13in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Image.

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

8939
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Description:

A wonderful original 1972 lined notepad page featuring handwritten notes relating to a promotional video for T Rex The Slider written in blue ballpoint pen by Marc Bolan himself. "afternoon-rehearsal-of-slder- to be cut with visuals. Marc singing on his own in.shakey black & white & vagabond clothes-rock session-maybe h&m Freaked out ..."

Double mounted for fine display with original The Slider Promotional Newsprint Poster removed from the August 19th 1972 (Page 37) from the Melody Maker.

Certification:

One of a collection of pages removed from a studio notebook. See other pages from it on our website (Codes 8939 / 8981 / 9409). Tracks of Chorley. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

16x10cm Sized Notepad Page

26x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images. Please note the photo of the display mount has been taken with an Iphone, so the image is not such good quality as the others. The item itself is very good.

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

8611
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Description:

An very good original circa 1974 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

Double mounted for fine display with original sheet music and 7in vinyl record to the classic "Hot Love".

Certification:

Obtained in person circa 1974 by Rosemary Thomas an employee of EMI records at the time. The autograph book also contained other notable 70s acts including Paper Lace / Barry Blue and The Glitter Band. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

13x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page

20x14in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images. Image of mount taken with an Iphone hence slightly poorer quality picture.

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

8440
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Description:

A good original circa 1974 autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated in ballpoint "To Sharon Marc Bolan x".

Double mounted for fine display with original sheet music and 7in vinyl record to "Metal Guru"

Certification:

From the autograph book of Sharon containing notable pop-stars of the period collected whilst her sister worked at EMI records in Hayes Middlesex during the 1970-80s. There is a short typed letter included detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

11x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page

20x14in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Image. Minor rust stain at the top of the page. Image too large for scanner so around 2in of outside surround of the mount border is not showing in this image.

Marc Bolan

Reference number:

8375
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Description:

A very good pair of original consecutive (circa 1972) autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by both Marc Bolan (dedicating To John & Janet) and Mickey Finn.

Double mounted for fine display with original sheet music and 7in vinyl record to the classic "Hot Love".

Certification:

From the early 1970s autograph book of John Hunter who worked at both The Albany Hotel Glasgow and The Cumberland Hotel Marble Arch London during the period. He collected the autographs himself including many notables ; Paul McCartney / Marc Bolan / John Le Mesurier and many others. Chaucer. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

10x8cm Sized Autograph Book Pages.

22x15in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed.

Condition:

Good. View Images. Slight age rusting on the pages.

T Rex Ticket

Reference number:

8299
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Description:

An original T Rex concert ticket for the De Montfort Hall Leicester on Sunday January 27th 1974 (Price £1.50).

INCLUDED ; An original 1972 T Rex (12 Page) Lyric Book. (There is a Mickey Finn autograph on a page inside which is not authentic).

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

Ticket 7x5cm Size

Booklet 26x18cm Size.

Condition:

Good. View Images.

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

4888
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Description:

An original (circa 1977) back cover from an autograph book, clearly signed in black ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

NB ; 1960s and later 1970s Marc Bolan autographs were often signed with this type of capital "B". During the early to mid 70s, the non capital "b" is more common.

Certification:

The page is additionally signed by Dave Bartrum of Showaddywaddy. It is believed that the page was obtained by a member of the audience at Marcs Granada ITV show in Manchester on 24th August 1977 when Showaddywaddy were guests on the first episode. Bolan was killed in a car accident just three weeks later. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

3516
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Description:

An extremely rare 1971 Electric Warrior Autumn Tour Programme (in good condition), clearly signed on the front in ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

 

Certification:

Programme was signed outside Sheffield City Hall after his concert there on Saturday October 23rd 1971. Includes the original concert ticket for the evening which validates the history. Includes a letter from the actual obtainer detailing her memories. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

3926
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Description:

An original (circa 1974) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

Certification:

Obtained in person circa 1974 by Rosemary Thomas an employee of EMI records at the time. The autograph book also contained other notable 70s acts including Paper Lace / Barry Blue and The Glitter Band. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

4213
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Description:

An original (circa 1970s) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

 

 

Certification:

From an autograph book containing many music notables obtained 1968-1973 by Joan Richards who worked as a barmaid at The Redcar Jazz Club. The Redcar Jazz Club was a regular stop for most of the soon to be famous up and coming rock musicians of the 1960s and early 70s. Most of the greats of the period occupied the tiny stage at The Coatham Hotel Redcar. The Marc Bolan autograph was obtained at the venue on the 3rd January 1971. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

5628
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Description:

An original (circa 1973) note-book page, clearly in ballpoint "To Julie love Marc Bolan".

 

Certification:

The signature is on the reverse of a piece of Midland Hotel Peter Street Manchester headed paper. It was obtained by a saxophone player circa 1973-74, who played with Bolan during various UK tours at the hotel and he got it dedicated to his niece Julie. There is a short note from Julie herself detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

 

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

5998
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Description:

An original (circa early 1970s) christmas card, clearly signed in ballpoint in the bottom left corner by Marc Bolan.

 

Certification:

The seller worked for EMI records and was friendly with Marc Bolan during the early 1970s. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

6095
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Description:

An original (circa 1977) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

 

Certification:

The autograph was obtained by Jane Wickham at the recording for the well known Pop TV show Supersonic on Tuesday 29th March 1977 at LWT Studios Southbank London. This was the final ever Supersonic programme (Series 2 Show 28) and it aired at 11am on April 2nd 1977. This episode featured The Kinks / Dave Edmunds (Rockpile) / John Lodge / Elkie Brooks and Alvin Stardust with Bolan as the headline act. Marc Bolan played Soul of My Suit and then joined in with all the performers for Sweet Little Rock N Roller at the end of the show. This was to become one of Marc Bolans last TV performances as he was killed in a car accident just a few months later. Includes letter detailing her memories of obtaining the autograph from the original collector. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

6646
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Description:

An original (early circa 1960s) handwritten poem in red ballpoint on a lined exercise book page, signed at the conclusion by Marc Bolan in his original name Marc Feld.

It reads "Terry is the name of a girl / not unlike a million other girls / but  / looks by / shes not beautiful, shes not ugly / yet her heart shaped face, / smilin resembles the dawn / rain-bows, made by the gods, so are / some people / I was, so was / Terry / Terry is the earthname for sweetness"

Our research would suggest this letter to date from pre-1965 whilst Bolan was still a teenager with simple aspirations of stardom. During his later career, he always considered himself firstly to be a poet who put words to music. The style, words and worldly concepts featured in this early poem would go onto characterise the lyrics of T Rex .........

 

Certification:

The item originated from a sale at the Marc Bolan Estate. R&R USA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

6884
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Description:

A very desirable original (circa 1972) T Rextasy promo-postcard, clearly signed on the reverse in black ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

 

Certification:

Original letter included acts as provenance on this item. IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

3459
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Description:

An original early 1970s T Rextasy postcard, clearly signed in ballpoints by all four members of the most successful lineup of the group ; Marc Bolan / Mickey Finn / Bill Legend and Steve Currie.

 

Certification:

Obtained by Pauline Fordham a well known clothes designer and Carnaby Street shop owner. She made clothes for and was a personal friend to Marc Bolan and Mickey Finn. Includes a very detailed letter from her documenting the history of this item. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

7557
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Description:

An extremely rare original 1968 paper page, clearly signed in black marker by Marc Bolan (adding thank you for your thoughts) and also in black ink Steve Peregrine Took.

Included is the original stamped mailing envelope dated 9th November 1968 from Notting Hill.

 

Certification:

From the small (late 1960s) music collection of Heather W who as a teenager wrote to pop-stars of the period and attended concerts in the Newcastle area. She sent a letter to Marc Bolan in the autumn of 1968 and this signed page was returned in the SAE she had enclosed. The envelope (included in the sale) is date stamped 9th November 1968 Notting Hill. Marc Bolan lived at 57 Blenheim Crescent Notting Hill London W7 between 1968-1970, so these signatures were likely signed and posted back from his home address. The groups first single Deborah had been released in April 1968 reaching No34 in the UK charts. Their first LP (made on a budget of just 400 pounds) had been released on the 7th July reaching No15 in the UK album charts.  AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

7074
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Description:

An outstanding and rare original (circa 1972) T Rextasy postcard, clearly signed in ballpoints by all four members of the most successful lineup of the group ; Marc Bolan / Mickey Finn / Bill Legend and Steve Currie.

 

Certification:

A member of the original sellers family worked as a member of the T-Rex stage-crew during the early 1970s. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA. 

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

7126
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Description:

An original (circa 1973-74) Court Line Airline Passenger ticket and Baggage Receipt ticket book No D421866 (Luton-Munich), clearly signed on the back cover in ballpoints by both Marc Bolan (adding T Rex x) and Steve Currie.

 

Certification:

This shows the date / seat and flight numbers. T Rex were in the Airport whilst her family were waiting for a return flight to Luton from a skiing holiday. There is a short typed letter from her more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

7886
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Description:

An original 1971 T Rextasy postcard, signed in ballpoints by both Marc Bolan and Mickey Finn.

 

Certification:

The autographs were obtained by sixteen year old LH outside a record shop in in Aldstadt Dusseldorf during the summer of 1971. There is a typed letter from her further detailing the provenance. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

15x10cm Sized Postcard

Condition:

Good price on this due to condition. There are a few surface creases and frayed edges to the postcard. Marc Bolan is in blue ballpoint, part signed over a darker area but is still clearly readable. Mickey Finn in black ballpoint, clearly readable. We would rate overall condition of this item as a 6/10.

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

3358
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Description:

An extremely rare (circa 1968) autograph book page, clearly signed in black ink by both Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took.

 

 

Certification:

From a 1960s autograph book collected in the Bath area. Includes letter detailing this. Page is annotated dated 23.11.1968 and was almost certainly obtained at The Bath Pavilion. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Marc Bolan Trex

Reference number:

2593
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Description:

An original black and white photograph (in a presentation sleeve). clearly signed on the border in ballpoint by Marc Bolan. " To Ron and Reg deepest regards Marc Bolan, Merry Christmas x" (With rare squiggled cartoon face)

 

 

Certification:

From a private collection belonging to Laurie Oleary sold at auction by his family during 2005-2007. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Condition:

There is creasing to the border of the photo and this has been taken into account when pricing this piece. The image shows Marc Bolan with friend Laurie Oleary and probably dates from 1976. Laurie Oleary was a well known night club owner with celebrity and Kray connections.