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Princess Diana complains about ‘too much media attention’ in letter for sale at Swann Auction Galleries in New York

11 March 2019

Letters from Princess Diana written in the late 1980s and early 90s to a leading fashion magazine editor are coming to auction in New York.

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Purchasing Powers – dealer offers archive of John F. Kennedy speeches for sale at £375,000

03 November 2017

One of the largest collections of original John F. Kennedy documents remaining in private hands is being offered for sale by a London book dealer.

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Hand-written speeches by John F Kennedy and Theodore Roosevelt go to auction

15 October 2016

A hand-written and autographed speech by President John F Kennedy is among the lots from Malcolm S Forbes’ estate to be sold at auction next week.

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Signature of Button Gwinnett, the forgotten man who signed the Declaration of Independence, emerges at Shropshire auction

16 October 2015

“Button who?” When Shropshire documents consultant Ben Jones was told that an American client was considering selling the clipped signature of Button Gwinnett he reached for the search engine.

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Collectable postcards offer tales of fortune

22 November 2012

The strong historical appeal and the internet are two reasons for the growing interest in postcards, says David Smith, who runs IPM Promotions’ monthly postcard and collectors’ fair in Central London.

Ephemera’s lasting charms

03 June 2004

THE Ephemera Society holds its Summer Special Fair at Le Meridien Russell Hotel, Russell Square in London’s Bloomsbury on Sunday June 13. Expect more than 100 tables covered with greetings cards, newspapers, magazines, autographs, playbills, menus and all manner of paper collectables.

A dictionary of cygnetures

14 June 1999

UK: LOCKED bill to bill on the five vellum rolls or membranes shown above, the longest of them stretching to 34in (86cm), are no fewer than 99 swan heads showing the different mandible marks used by ‘gamesters’ on the East Anglian Broadlands.

“An old and wise and well-balanced people”

30 March 1999

- Raymond Chandler on the English US: IN MY LAST American round-up, I reported on the sale at Swanns of an early printing of the Treaty of Paris that had been owned by the Reverend Samuel Cooper of Boston, a now largely forgotten but once key political and spiritual figure in the War of Independence.