Muhammad Ali

The Greatest

Reference number:

9329A
£120.00

Description:

An original The Greatest Gala European Film Premiere Programme (Empire Theatre Leicester Square) on Thursday August 11th 1977, clearly signed on an inside page in ballpoints by fellow boxers ; Henry Cooper d2011 and Terry Downes.

INCLUDED ; the original entrance ticket for the evening STALLS. SEAT B25

Certification:

One of a fabulous collection of around 60 World Premiere Programmes for many of the major film releases of the mid 1960s to early 1980s, collected by Joan in London during this period. The majority signed by a selection of the stars from each film and rarely including her original entrance tickets for the performances themselves. From an important family closely associated with the film industry who were invited to these film premieres. The tickets act as proof of her access to the events / theatres themselves. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

28x22cm Sized Programme (48 pages)

22x10cm Sized Entrance Ticket

Condition:

Good. View Images.

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

8722
£375.00

Description:

A very good original 1983 autograph book page, clearly signed in black ink "To Joan Love Muhammad Ali May God Always Bless You Aug 5-19-83.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

Certification:

Autographs Inc. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

14x11cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images.

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

8709
£375.00

Description:

A very good original 1993 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Muhammad Ali.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

Certification:

Collectors notation is for the Mermaid Theatre Blackfriars London. Muhammad Ali visited this theatre on 15-16th June 1993 to support a charity Gala performance of the play "Ali" starring Geoffrey Ewing at the venue. The play ran for five weeks from June 10th 1993. Research would therefore suggest this to be the actual place and date of signing. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

13x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images.

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About Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

MUHAMMAD ALI d2016. American boxer who became one of the world's most recognisable, much loved and popular cultural figures of the twentieth century. The three times World Heavyweight Champion known as "The Greatest", he was also crowned "The Sportsman of the Century" in 1999. He changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali in 1964 after joining The Nation of Islam. Amongst numerous famous quotations by him, he once described his fighting style as "Float like a Butterfly.....Sting like a Bee ...". This was a reference to his using great hand-speed, fast feet and taunting tactics, but he also possesed a great heart and a strong chin. The winner of an Olympic Gold medal in 1960, his later career record was 61 professional fights (with 56 wins). For his first title in February 1964, he beat the legendary Sonny Liston. His second title was won in the classic "Rumble in the Jungle" (1974) battle against George Foreman. His third and final title was achieved, when against all odds, he beat Leon Spinks in 1978. After retiring from boxing in 1981, Ali devoted his life to religious and charitable work. In 1984, he was sadly diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome which his doctors attributed to boxing-related brain injuries. As the condition worsened, his universal popularity never wained, but he was forced into making fewer & fewer public appearances every year. He was cared for by his family until his death at the age of 74 on June 3rd 2016 in Scottsdale Arizona.  

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Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

10946
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Description:

An original London Hilton Hotel Anglo-American Sporting Club dinner menu card (dated Sunday October 10th 1971), clearly signed in ballpoint by Muhammad Ali

Desirable as menu was signed when Muhammad Ali was attending a dinner in his honour

Certification:

Muhammad Ali had suffered his professional defeat earlier in the year against Joe Frazier on March 8th 1971. From the collection of MM who was a photographer during the 1960-70s at the Anglo-American Sporting Club dinners at the London Hilton Hotel. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

21x15cm Sized Menu

Condition:

Good. View Images

The Greatest Film Premiere Ticket

Reference number:

9329B
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Description:

An original The Greatest Gala European Film Premiere Entrance Ticket (Empire Theatre Leicester Square) on Thursday August 11th 1977.

STALLS. SEAT B24

Certification:

One of a fabulous collection of around 60 World Premiere Programmes for many of the major film releases of the mid 1960s to early 1980s, collected by Joan in London during this period. The majority signed by a selection of the stars from each film and rarely including her original entrance tickets for the performances themselves. From an important family closely associated with the film industry who were invited to these film premieres. The tickets act as proof of her access to the events / theatres themselves. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

22x10cm Sized Entrance Ticket

Condition:

Good. View Image.

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

9166
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Description:

A lovely original 1985 letter page, clearly signed, dated with poem and doodle in ballpoint by Muhammad Ali. "Thank you John Love Muhammad Ali July 31 85. Service to others is the rent we pay for our room in the HEREAFTER ....."

 

Certification:

From the wonderful collection of music / entertainment & pioneer autographs of John S of Newport who amassed a huge celebrity autograph archive during the 1980-90s. These were all collected by him in-person / at concert & theatre venues / through the post and via artist management during this 20 year period. There is a general covering letter and a copy of a newspaper article included which detail more about him. John wrote to Muhammad Ali in July 1985 requesting an autograph and received this poem back on the reverse of his original letter. See final image showing his original letter. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

30x21cm Sized Letter Page

 

Condition:

Good. View Images. Dedication to John has been matted out. There is a little show through from the original letter written on the reverse of this page, but this hardly shows when in the display mount. The image of the display mount has been taken with an Iphone hence the poorer quality of the image. The mount is perfect in a cream / white colour.

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

8758
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Description:

A good original 1983 Council Housing Department card, clearly signed in blue ink on the reverse by Muhammad Ali

 

Certification:

The autograph is on the reverse of an original typed Vale of White Horse District Council Housing Card. The detailed collectors notation on the card is for Saxton Road Abingdon on Friday 12th August 1983. Muhammad Ali visited his friend bare-knuckle boxer Paddy Monaghan at Saxton Road on the Abingdon Council Estate over 20 times. The two had first become firm friends in 1967 when Paddy started a campaign to get Ali's boxing license reinstated after he had refused to serve in the Vietnam War. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

13x10cm Sized Card

 

Condition:

Good. View Images.

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

8710
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Description:

A very good original 1983 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Muhammad Ali.

 

Certification:

From the extensive autograph collection containing many notables of Lee D of Birmingham obtained by him all over the UK during the 1970-80s. Many of the signatures are dedicated to him. There is a general typed letter included more fully detailing the history of his collecting the autographs. His recollection was that this Muhamad Ali autograph was likely obtained when he visited Birmingham in August 1983 to open the Muhammad Ali Community Centre Icknield Street Hockley. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

12x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

 

Condition:

Good. View Images.

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

4175
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Description:

A book page entitled "Allah", clearly signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint ; "To Rev William Ward from Muhammad Ali April 18th 88.

 

Certification:

UACC RD R&R USA. UACC RD Memorabilia UK

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

5650
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Description:

An original fan-letter autograph request from Samuel S Kloda on headed paper dated April 11th 1989. On the bottom of the letter Muhammad Ali has written in blue ballpoint, “Thank you love Muhammad Ali Serve God, He is the Goal 6-14-89" also adding a glowing heart. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, we believe also to be in Alis hand, dated 14th June 1989 from Muhammad Ali Farms.

 

Certification:

Signature is dated 14th June 1989. UACC RD R&R USA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

5784
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Description:

An original Rusties Restaurant special menu for Muhammad Alis party (dated 5th August 1983), clearly signed "To Debbie & Jackie, Happy Birthday from Muhammad Ali you all are getting old Aug 5 83".

 

Certification:

The menu for Rusties Caribbean Restaurant was for a special dinner in his honour on 5th August 1983 that Muhammad Ali attended during a visit to Birmingham. The autograph was obtained by a police officer on duty at the restaurant that evening who got it dedicated to his two nieces Debbie and Jackie. There is a letter from him dated 1983 on West Midlands Police headed paper supporting the provenance. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA. 

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

MAL1
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Description:

An outstanding signed 1974 letter of historical significance referring to his famous fight known as "The Rumble in the Jungle.

Certification:

R&R USA ; PSA DNA ; UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

6620
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Description:

A cutting from a 1965 visitors book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Muhammad Ali (dated Aug-20) adding his address as 634E 19St Chicago ILL (PLUS) four group members of the Dave Clark Five all in their full names adding London (missing Rick Huxley) ; Dave Clark / Lenny Davidson / Denis Payton d2006 and Mike Smith d2008 (PLUS) legendary Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore (dated 18th April 1967) (PLUS) boxer Boston Jacobs ...

 

Certification:

The signature is dated August 20th 1965. During this week in 1965 aged 23 and as World Heavyweight boxing Champion, he visited Europe (Sweden and the UK) doing exhibition bouts with Jimmy Ellis, hence his visiting Heathrow Airport. A year earlier (1964) as Cassius Clay he had converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He had defeated Sonny Liston to become champion and on May 25th 1965 he retained his title, defeating him again with the famous knock-out punch still shown on so many images today. Three months after signing this autograph (in November 1965) he again succesfully defended his title against Floyd Patterson .......... .The autographs are from a fantastic collection of visitors books dated between the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s, containing literally hundreds of celebrity signatures. The visitors books were collected by the staff and employees of Barclays Bank at Heathrow Airport during this period ; we assume this branch must have been located in or close to the VIP lounge. The autographs are almost all dated, many include the addresses of the signers and collectors notations / stamps by the original (bank employee) obtainers. There are also references to the bank and quality of service by some of the signers. By the very nature of the books the signatures really authenticate themselves and provide a fascinating insight and mix of famous British and American names of the period. High profile signers include ; Muhammad Ali / Robert De Niro / Jack Nicholson / Sid Vicious / Marlon Brando / Mick Jagger / Keith Moon / Sylvester Stallone / Roy Orbison / Thin Lizzy / Graham Hill etc etc. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

5649
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Description:

A What Is Islam original factual brochure clearly signed and dated in ballpoint on the front cover ; "To Samuel from Muhammad Ali 6-14-89."

 

Certification:

Signature is dated 14th June 1989. UACC RD R&R USA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

24x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

4965
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Description:

An original 1989 circular cut blue page affixed to a card, clearly signed in ballpoint ; "Thank you from Muhammad Ali. Serve god he is the goal 9-15-89".

 

Certification:

R&R USA. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

6158
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Description:

A superb original 1974 Anglo-American Sporting Club menu card clearly signed on the inside cover in blue ballpoint ; To Micky, Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali".

 

 

Certification:

One of a fine collection of sporting autographs obtained at various Anglo-American Sporting Club Dinners of the 1960-70s by Michael Mills. This dinner was held at The Hilton Hotel London on Monday 2nd December 1974 and the autograph is dedicated to him. Just five weeks previously on 30th October 1974 Muhammad Ali had regained the World Heavyweight Title defeating George Foreman in the classic fight known as "The Rumble in The Jungle". AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA. 

Size:

23x15cm Sized Invitation Card

Muhammad Ali

Reference number:

4880
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Description:

An original 1976 Granada Publishing compliment slip, clearly signed in ballpoint Muhammad Ali 3-9-76.

 

Certification:

Obtained in person on 3rd September 1976 at a Granada Publishing Ltd book launch in London by a literary agent on behalf of Peters Fraser and Dunlop. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA