Robert French with two of the albums featuring Jack Lemmon (left) and Frank Sinatra.

Signed photographs of celebrity superstars reach a ‘write’ result at auction

HUNDREDS of signed photographs featuring some of the world’s biggest names in film, TV and music have gone under the hammer with Richard Winterton Auctioneers.

Acquired over the course of 30 years, the huge collection of six albums totalled £2,220 at The Lichfield Auction Centre on Monday, March 4.

More than 740 signatures, most on photographs but also on individual letters, notes and theatre programmes, feature in the six albums.

Global stars include Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Sean Connery, Paul Newman and Priscilla Presley.

The autographs were dedicatedly compiled during three decades by a man now retired and living in Lowestoft, who prefers to be identified by just his first name, Jonathan, which features in personalised inscriptions adorning many of the photographs.

“To Jonathan, my best Priscilla Presley".
“To Jonathan, my best Priscilla Presley”.

Robert French, ephemera valuer at Richard Winterton Auctioneers, said: “It was very exciting to see the sheer volume of autographs from all fields.

“Not only does the archive feature some of the biggest names in the world from films, TV, radio, music and sport, the majority of the photographs and autographs were signed personally to Jonathan.

“A well-deserved auction result for a fantastic collection put together over 30 years.”

To book appointments for free valuations of all types of items, call 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

Free home visits for large collections and house clearance quotations are also available.

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