Nubar Gulbenkian

Nubar Gulbenkian

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A rare original vintage 1964 index card, clearly signed in ink by Nubar Gulbenkian WITH typed secretarial letter on Arlington House headed paper


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 April 1964. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   


11x9cm Index Card




About Nubar Gulbenkian

Nubar Gulbenkian

NUBAR GULBENKIAN d1972. Armenian-British business magnate and socialite born in the Ottaman Empire. During WW2, he helped organize the underground network that would become known as the Pat O'Leary Line to repatriate British airman who became stranded in France. He began as an unpaid worker for his father who was as noted for his miserly tendencies as his son would be for his spending, but later sued his father for $10 million, bizarrely after a refusal by the company to allow him $4.50 for a lunch of chicken in tarragon jelly. Ultimately the incident contributed to Calouste Gulbenkian's decision to leave $420 million of his fortune to his Foundation in Portugal. Although he ultimately inherited $2.5 million from his father (as well as more in a settlement from the Foundation), he also became independently wealthy through his own oil dealings which allowed him to live a highly extravagant lifestyle. He died in Cannes aged 75 on Januay 10th 1972


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