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CHAMBERLAIN'S 'PEACE TICKET' SELLS FOR £9,300
Our latest Historical Documents and Ephemera sale once again produced some stunning results, with the top price of more than £9,300 being paid for part of an airline ticket !
Of course, this was no ordinary ticket - but part of that which took Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to his fateful meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938.
‘This was one of the most iconic pieces of history I have ever had in my hands,' commented our Historical Documents Expert Richard Westwood-Brookes, ‘ and it was no real surprise that bidding soared the way it did.'
Also in the sale were a group of printed handbills from the early 1830s relating to the famous Shrove Tuesday football match played every year in the town of Alnwick in Northumberland. Initially estimated at £100 each they really caught the eye of football memorabilia collectors and flew out of the room at more than eight times the estimate.
The sale continues to attract quality material right across the board - from early Medieval right up to the present day.
A manuscript bulletin on the state of the health of George III during his madness made more than £250, while an original letter of the famed poet William Wordsworth made just under £1,200. A very early manuscript dictionary made just under £820 while a poignant letter of Mohamed Al Fayed written just days after the tragic death of Diana Princess of Wales made more than double estimate at £175.
Bidding was strong across the sale and suggests considerable interest in the collecting of historical documents in the current climate.
The next sale will be on March 2nd with a further sale on April 15th.
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