Noel Coward

Noel Coward

Reference number:

11159
£50.00

Description:

An original vintage 1930s lined cut page, clearly signed in green ink by Noel Coward

Certification:

From the extensive vintage 1930s autograph collection of John Petrie of London containing many entertainment and sporting notables of the period. It is believed that he worked within the theatre and film industry. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x8cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Average. View Image. The page has sellotaped corners affixed onto a secondary page

Noel Coward

Reference number:

9676
£85.00

Description:

A good original vintage circa 1930s RMS Berengaria embossed card, clearly signed in pencil by Noel Coward and Charles B Cochran

Certification:

One of a fine collection of original circa 1920-30s Cunard RMS Berengaria signed cards obtained by a Miss Brain who was a stewardess on board this famous cruise-liner. RMS Berengaria was originally named the SS Impersonator (built for the Hamburg America Line) and first launched in 1912. At the time of her completion (in June 1913) she was the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing the RMS Olympic and her sister ship RMS Titanic by 24ft. During World War 1, she remained in port in Hamburg ; after the war she was briefly commissioned by the US Navy as a troop transport ship (USS Imperator). Following her US Navy Service, her name was changed to "RMS Berengaria" and she was handed over to Britain's Cunard Line as part of war reparations. She became their flagship cruise-liner between 1919-1934. She was retired in 1938 and later sold to Sir John Jarvis to be broken up and scrapped on the Tyne between 1939-1946. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x9cm Sized Embossed Card

Condition:

Good. View Image

Noel Coward

Reference number:

7139
£112.00

Description:

An original vintage 1940s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Noel Coward.  

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

15x7cm Sized Autograph Book Page

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Average. View Images.

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About Noel Coward

Noel Coward

NOEL COWARD d1973. English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer known for his wit flamboyance and sense of personal style which was a combination of cheek, chic, pose and poise. He attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a teenager he was introduced into the high society in which most of his plays would be set. He achieved enduring success as a playwright, publishing more than 50 plays from his teens onwards. Many of his works including ; Hay Fever / Private Lives / Design for Living / Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit have remained in the regular theatre repertoire. He composed hundreds of songs, in addition to well over a dozen musical theatre works (including the operetta Bitter Sweet and comic revues) / poetry / several volumes of short stories / the novel Pomp and Circumstance and a three-volume autobiography. His stage / film acting and directing career spanned six decades, during which he starred in many of his own works. At the outbreak of the Second World War Coward volunteered for war work, running the British propaganda office in Paris. He also worked with the Secret Service, seeking to use his influence to persuade the American public and government to help Britain. He won an Academy Award in 1943 for his naval film drama, In Which We Serve and was knighted in 1969. In the 1950s he achieved fresh success as a cabaret performer, performing his own songs including ; Mad Dogs and Englishmen / London Pride and I went To a Marvellous Party. His plays and songs achieved new popularity in the 1960-1970s and his work / style continued to influence popular culture. He was knighted in 1969 and died age 74 in 1973 from heart disease.

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Noel Coward

Reference number:

9449
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Description:

An original vintage 1938 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Noel Coward.

Certification:

From the autograph book of J Hudson who was an Assistant Purser on the SS Queen Mary. Many of the autographs are dated 1938 and some have added notation Re Queen Mary (See Code 9442 Mary Pickford). AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

15x13cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Fair. View Image

Noel Coward

Reference number:

10842
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Description:

An original vintage 1932 card, clearly signed and dated in ink by Noel Coward

Certification:

From the wonderful vintage 1920-30s autograph book of Bertha Sydney containing over 100 actors / politicians / sportsmen / writers and pioneers of the period. Most notably including ; Winston Churchill / David Lloyd George / Stanley Baldwin / M K Gandhi / Laurel & Hardy / Rudyard Kipling / G K Chesterton / Fay Wray & Jack Hobbs. Bertha Sydney was an actress and a member of the well known theatrical family which included film actor Basil Sydney (The Dam-Busters / Ivanhoe / Sea Wife & Treasure Island). She collected all the autographs for a decade after Christmas 1925. Some autographs are dedicated to her with additional messages and are dated. A typed letter & copy photographs are included to support the provenance and further detail the history written by her daughter (Sheila) who sold the book to us in 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

9x6cm Sized Page

Condition:

Average. View Image. Card is fixed to a secondary page

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