The Letters of Bernard Leach
The Goodies ‘Trandem’ three-seater bike up for Auction
A fascinating archive of Bernard Leach letters was sold by Lawrences Auctioneers last week.
Consigned for sale by his adopted son Maurice Leach, the letters were written by Bernard to his second wife Laurie in 1934-1935 whilst spending a year in Japan.
Rare Oil by Royal favourite Edward Seago could make up to £30,000
The Goodies ‘Trandem’ three-seater bike up for Auction at Ewbank's 4th October sale.
The three-seater ‘trandem’ bike used by the much-loved comedy trio, The Goodies, in the 1980s, is going under the hammer at Ewbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house.
The blue bike, which carries a guide price between £1,000 and £1,500, was last incarnation of the vehicle used by The Goodies – Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden - when their programme switched from BBC to ITV.
Iconic Movie Posters to go under the Hammer
A scarce 1953 oil on canvas by Edward Seago that shows Piccadilly and the Ritz Hotel at Coronation time, is to be auctioned at Lawrences of Crewkerne on October 12th with estimate of £20,000-30,000
The oil on canvas was painted by Edward Seago (1910-1974), who was selected as an official artist for the Coronation in 1953 because of Queen Elizabeth’s fondness for his work. Not only was one of Seago’s oils selected by HM The Queen as the most successful depiction of the Coronation procession but the artist himself made gifts of pictures twice a year to the Queen Mother up until his death in 1974.
Titanic Medal to be auctioned on 1st August.
Ewbank’s, the UK’s leading auction house for movie posters, has added an auction dedicated to them on 2nd August due to unprecedented demand. Alastair McCrea, Ewbank’s entertainment memorabilia specialist, explains: “We’ve had a record year selling movie posters in terms of both their quality and quantity. As a result, more and more sellers are entrusting us with their collections, which in turn is attracting increasing interest from buyers.”
The Gary & Joyce Rice Collection
The Titanic set sail from Southampton at 12pm on 10th April 1912, and via Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, was due to arrive in New York on 17 April. 400 miles off the Newfoundland coast, at 11.40pm (ship's time), the Titanic hit an iceberg, four days into her journey. Two hours and forty minutes later the ship had sunk with over half of her passengers and crew still aboard.
Coming up at Vectis Auctions on the 10th of July are 76 lots from The Gary & Joyce Rice Collection. The sale contains many sports, TV & Film personalities, plus comedians, entertainers, soap stars and stars from musical theatre including Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, and Charlton Heston, plus Bruce Forsyth, The Goodies and the Fawlty Towers cast; and many photographs and postcards from actors and actresses from Hollywood’s 'Golden Era'.