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Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers - The London Sale
Sale commencing:   11 December 2019 13:00 PM

Lot 1

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 2

WW1 MARK VI 130 'NELSON' TANK BANK MODEL, a rare articulated WWI folk 'trench' art hand-painted, wood model of the Mark VI 130 'Nelson' Trafalgar Square fundraising tank, with string hand pulley for moving the two guns - this model was probably made in late 1917 or early 1918, lot includes a postcard, stereocard and London News magazine cover 43cm long 'Tank Banks' was the name given to a World War I fundraising campaign by the British Government. Six Mark VI make tanks toured towns and cities of England, Scotland and Wales, the primary purpose of the campaign being to promote the sale of government war bonds and war savings certificates.

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 3

WW2 HOME FRONT ARP WARDEN'S PERSONAL NOTEBOOK, 1939-1945, a fascinating WWII ARP warden's personal notebook, covering gas training, detailed notes on London air raids from 3 September 1939 to 28 March 1945, also detailed notes on civilian casualties and, towards the back of the booklet, cuttings and detailed notes on rationing and the cost of foods and petrol, 70 pages, 16 x 10cm

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 4

*JOSEPH LEE WW2 'SMILING THROUGH' CARTOON, 1942, an original pen and ink military artwork cartoon for the London Evening News by Joseph Lee (1901-1974), depicting a cocktail shaker joke with women workers in an ammunition factory with the title, 'SMILING THROUGH: Stronger Stuff', 'Yes, yes, I understand all about these things but surely, my dear man, this is no time for Cocktails?', signed Lee, dated in pencil 15-1-42, 55 x 40cm Joseph Lee worked for Strand Magazine and Pall Mall Gazette before joining the Sunday Express. However, as a committed socialist, Lee resigned from the Sunday Express in 1926, to protest against their attitude to the General Strike. From 1934 to 1966, Lee worked for the London Evening News, which featured his very popular 'Smiling Through' and 'London Laughs' series of joke drawings. These were the first non-political topical cartoons in Britain. *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 5

*JOSEPH LEE WW2 'SMILING THROUGH' CARTOON, 1942, original pen and ink military WWII artwork cartoon for the London Evening News by Joseph Lee (1901-1974), depicting a group of female ammunition workers in a suburban house with the caption, 'SMILING THROUGH: Topsy-Turvy World', 'Just like a woman! Bring all your friends home from the factory to supper when all I've got in the house is two tins of Spam', signed Lee, dated in pencil 27-1-42, 55 x 40cm *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 6

*JOSEPH LEE WW2 'SMILING THROUGH' CARTOON, 1941, original pen and ink military WWII artwork cartoon for the London Evening News by Joseph Lee (1901-1974), depicting a group of women and men in an ammunition 'Matilda' Tank factory, with the caption, 'SMILING THROUGH: Artistic Pride', 'Really Miss Tripp, we like you to be proud of your work, but don't you think the time spent signing it rather holds up production?', signed Lee, dated in pencil 2-12-41, 52 x 37cm *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 7

WW2 BOMB-DAMAGED HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT STONE JAR, a 1950s London Stonecraft lidded jar made from a piece of the structure of the Houses of Parliament damaged during enemy air raids on 10 May 1941, of square form with circular foot and neck, china liner, one side with lead roundel with crowned portcullis inscribed 'The stone came from the Houses of Parliament', similar roundel with an English rose insert to a turned oak cover, 21cm high, together with a certifying letter from HRH The Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John Fund, WGR.No. 10078 (2) 'The Longest Night' On Saturday 10 May 1941, the German Luftwaffe launched an unprecedented assault on London. At 11pm, as the air raid sirens echoed across the city, the first explosions occurred. By the following morning, the German bombers had claimed 1,486 lives, destroyed 11,000 houses, and hit the Houses of Parliament, Waterloo Station, the British Museum and many other landmark buildings.

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 8

A STONE FROM THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT , with a metal plaque, 'Made by London Stonecraft Ltd.', with certificate of authenticity, and brochure from the firm, this was sold as a holder for the Radio Times (or letters) and was design no. 168, 13cm high The stone used was recovered after an air raid in 1941, which damaged the Houses of Parliament, and later sold to benefit the Red Cross.

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 9

BOMB DAMAGE MAPS, 'The London County Council Bomb damage maps, 1939-1945', by Anne Saunders (ED), with an introduction by Robert Woolren, Topographical Society and London Metropolitan Archives, 2005, 1st edition

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 10

A SET OF SIX BOMBÉ-SHAPED TOLEWARE TEA CANISTERS , mid-19th century, each bearing a painted and gilt crest of The City of London and a letter from A-F, purportedly originating from a tea and coffee shop near the Bank of England, 27cm wide, 20cm deep, 45cm high (6)

Estimated Value: £3000 - £4000

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Lot 11

WILLIAM PARROT (1813-1869) THE POOL OF LONDON, LOOKING TOWARDS LONDON BRIDGE A Preparatory study for a lithograph, pencil and wash 20.5 x 40.5cm

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 12

WILLIAM PARROT (1813-1869) WEST INDIA DOCKS, POPLAR Pencil and wash 22.5 x 42cm

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 13

AFTER NATHANIEL BUCK (fl.1724-1759) AND SAMUEL BUCK (1696-1779) FOUR PANORAMAS OF LONDON FROM THE THAMES Engravings with hand colouring image 31 x 81cm (4)

Estimated Value: £1200 - £1800

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Lot 14

ADRIEN SWEETS, c.1748 'A PROSPECT OF RICHMOND PARK AND TOWN FROM THE THAMES SIDE' Signed with a monogram and dated 1748 l.r. and inscribed as titled, pen and ink and wash 23.5 x 33.5cm

Estimated Value: £1500 - £2000

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Lot 15

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 16

WILLIAM TURNER DE LONDE (fl.1820-1837) A BUSY QUAYSIDE WITH A PADDLE STEAMER BEFORE WATERLOO BRIDGE Signed l.c., oil on canvas 49.5 x 70cm

Estimated Value: £6000 - £8000

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Lot 17

Estimated Value: £600 - £800

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Lot 18

WILLIAM ROXBY BEVERLEY (c.1810-1889) SUNSET ON THE THAMES Signed and dated 1868 l.r., watercolour 14 x 23cm

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 19

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 20

JOHN SENEX MAP OF LONDON, 1720, copper Engraved New Map of London with partial hand colouring, 50 x 58cm, framed The map shows London as it was built after the Great Fire of 1666; it includes an index to all the parishes. The title cartouche is dedicated to Sir Peter Delme, a wealthy woollen merchant who was made Sheriff of London for 1717-1718 and elected Lord Mayor of London for 1723-1724. Two cornucopias, one of fruit and one of precious metal objects and jewels, allude the London's mercantile greatness, whilst at the base is a portrait of King George I, whose sword and sceptre are supported by two dragons.

Estimated Value: £1600 - £1800

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Lot 21

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 22

18TH CENTURY ENGRAVINGS A set of five 18th century engravings of landmarks, including churches, gardens, palaces, hospitals and landmarks in the city image 37 x 22cm (5)

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 23

'ANTIQUITIES OF LONDON', J T Smith - Antiquities of London, 1791, (LONDON) - Antiquities of London and its Environs. L, Sewell, Cornhill, Faulder, 1791, First Edition. Complete with 96 Plates dated 1791-1800; Two in Colour and one in Black and Brown. Full leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering and all edges gilt

Estimated Value: £350 - £500

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Lot 24

CHRISTINE KEELER, an unpublished photograph of a topless Christine Keeler with her back to camera, circa 1960, 1/3, photographer unknown, framed photographic print, 26 x 26cm Provenance: Christine Keeler, from the James Birch Collection.

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 25

CHRISTINE KEELER, an unpublished photograph of a topless Christine Keeler, photographer unknown, unframed photographic print, 26 x 20cm Provenance: Christine Keeler, from the James Birch Collection.

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 26

CHRISTINE KEELER, Christine Keeler eats chicken following her release from prison in 1964, photographer unknown, framed photographic print, 23 x 19cm Provenance: Christine Keeler, from the James Birch Collection.

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 27

*BRIDGET BARDOT, Bridget Bardot photographed in London pub, 'The Coach and Horses' on Bruton Street in Mayfair, 1968, by Ray Bellisario (1936-2018), during promotion of her film 'Shalako', unique print 1/1, 45 x 46cm, framed Provenance: The James Birch Collection. *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £800 - £1000

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Lot 28

*BRIDGET BARDOT, Bridget Bardot photographed in London pub, 'The Coach and Horses' on Bruton Street in Mayfair, 1968, by Ray Bellisario during promotion of her film 'Shalako', unique print 1/1, 45cm x 76cm, framed. Provenance: The James Birch Collection. *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £800 - £1000

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Lot 29

*BRIDGET BARDOT, Bridget Bardot photographed in London pub, 'The Coach and Horses' on Bruton Street in Mayfair, 1968, by Ray Bellisario, during promotion of her film 'Shalako', unique print 1/1, 45 x 46cm, framed Provenance: The James Birch Collection. *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £800 - £1000

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Lot 30

A RARE PINK 'PLANT A FLOWER CHILD' 1967 POSTER, designed by Martin Sharp and Robert Whittaker, with 'Special Surprise' Oz magazine issue 5 printed on the reverse, 114 x 77cm Oz issue 5 was published as a fold-out poster in an ingenious, but ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to circumvent the Wilson government's introduction of a purchase tax levied on magazines, but not on posters. Three versions were printed - one pink, one yellow and one black and white with a sepia tint - before Oz reverted to the original format for issue 6. Illustrated on inside front and back covers of the book 'The British Underground Press of the Sixties' by James Birch and Barry Miles, Rocket Books 2017.

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 31

OZ MAGAZINE, early 1970s, two rare Oz inserts, Oz No.30, 1970 Jimi Hendrix poster designed by Mike McInnerney, and Oz No. 36, July 1971, death of Janis Joplin insert largest 60 x 42cm (2)

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 32

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 33

PRIMITIVE LONDON, 1965, British, oversized American one sheet film movie poster, Arnold Louis interviews 'Swinging London', 107 x 71cm An exploitation film documentary on 'Swinging London' as it actually happened. Arnold Louis Miller, the director of 'Nudist Memories', interviews mods, rockers and beatniks. Wife swapping, an overworked stripper, childbirth, the killing of chickens and an interview with Billy J Kramer also feature.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 34

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 35

'THE CLASH: IN LONDON', 1984, British poster for the London leg of the punk rock band The Clash Out of Control 1984 UK tour, 50.5 x 75cm, rolled For the London leg of the 1984 tour, the Clash played five nights at London's Brixton Academy on 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17 March - all sold out.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 36

'THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE', 1980, Virgin Films, British quad film movie poster, starring Malcolm McLaren, Jonny Rotten and Sid Vicious with music by punk rock band, the Sex Pistols, 76 x 101.5cm, rolled

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 37

'MIRACLE IN SOHO', 1957, Rank Organisation, British quad film movie poster, starring John Gregson and Belinda Lee, poster designed by Renato Fratini, 76 x 101.5cm The stunning artwork for this poster was by a young Renato Fratini, perhaps the finest of all poster artists. This poster is believed to be Fratini's very first cinema poster artwork.

Estimated Value: £500 - £700

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Lot 38

A COLLECTION OF BIBA ITEMS, to include: three tins of coffee, a long strip of matches, two magazines, a paper bag, and further matches in a plastic bag (qty.) Biba’s flagship London store opened in Mayfair’s Conduit Street on 27 November 1978. During its first week of opening, Therese Jones, the vendor of this lot, was working as a lecturer in nearby Hammersmith, and decided to catch the bus over on her lunch break to go and see what all the fuss was about. Recalling the experience, Jones described the store as 'totally innovative and stylish – exactly what one would have expected of Biba on a very grand scale'. She was a keen collector at the time and relished in the opportunity to take away a little piece of the glamour, purchasing each of these items, only for them to be tucked away in storage at her home and virtually forgotten about for many years – hence she never drank the coffee! The experience was somewhat tarnished for her when, whilst perusing the store’s wares, she noticed two young boys striking the branded matches and causing a nuisance. The lecturer in her couldn’t help but intervene, but during an attempt to discipline the boys, one stole her purse from her handbag whilst the other distracted her!

Estimated Value: £50 - £100

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Lot 39

A LONDON COFFEE TABLE, 1960s, the stylish Formica top depicting iconic London images including Tower Bridge, a Beefeater and the Tower of London, 109cm wide, 45cm deep, 42cm high

Estimated Value: £400 - £600

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Lot 40

A WEDGWOOD LONDON MUG, 1966, designed by Richard and Elizabeth Guyatt, printed with nine well known views within 'A Souvenir', 10.5cm high

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 41

BALLETS RUSSES - ROYAL OPERA HOUSE COVENT GARDEN 1936, 1936, a rare Col. de Basil's Ballets Russes programme to the Third Season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, June - September 1936, 36 x 25cm Originally conceived by impresario, Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballets Russes is widely regarded as the most influential ballet company of the 20th century, in part because it promoted groundbreaking artistic collaborations among young choreographers, composers, designers and dancers, all at the forefront of their several fields. Diaghilev commissioned works from composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, and Sergei Prokofiev, artists such as Vasily Kandinsky, Alexandre Benois, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse, and costume designers Léon Bakst and Coco Chanel.

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 42

CASINO DE PARIS, 1960s and later, a large collection of photographs of performers from the Casino de Paris Striptease Theatre Club, together with a pair of performer's nipple covers from the club (qty.) The Casino de Paris Striptease Theatre Club was opened at 5-7 Denman Street, Soho, on 21 April 1958 by Eric Lindsay and Ray Jackson, following a new licensing law which permitted nude performers in private members' clubs to move around, rather than remain static in artistic poses as per establishments such as The Windmill Theatre.

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 43

1960s QUEEN MAGAZINE, 1960s, a collection 40 London society Queen magazines with many great photographers and models of the time including John Cowan, Duffy, Norman Parkinson, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Terence Donovan, Peter Basch, William Klein, Peter Laurie (40)

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 44

1960s QUEEN MAGAZINE, 1960s, a collection of 40 London society Queen magazines, with many great photographers and models of the time including John Cowan, Duffy, Henry Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson, Helmut Newton, Eve Arnold, Jeanloup Sieff, William Klein and Terence Donovan (40) Queen magazine was a British society publication established by Samuel Beeton in 1861. In 1958, the magazine was sold to Jocelyn Stevens, who dropped the prefix 'The' and used it as his vehicle to represent the younger side of the British Establishment, sometimes referred to as the 'Chelsea Set', under the editorial direction of Beatrix Miller. In 1964, the magazine gave birth to Radio Caroline, the first daytime commercial pirate radio station serving London. Stevens sold Queen in 1968.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 45

KRAY TWINS INTEREST, 'The Prince of Wales', a Mayfair Taverns pub sign, depicting a jousting knight, from the Prince of Wales, Lant Street, Southwark SE1, 126 x 100cm During the 1960s and 1970s, the Prince of Wales public house was owned by Freddie Foreman. Foreman was a South London gangster who ran a major 'Firm' in his own right and was also an associate of the Krays. He served ten years for his involvement in the murder of Jack 'The Hat' McVitie in Evering Road, Stoke Newington. The pub features frequently in Foreman's autobiography 'Brown Bread Fred'. The Prince of Wales pub was demolished in January 2005.

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 46

*CECIL BEATON (1904-1980), 1960, three studies of the Houses of Parliament, bromide photographic prints by Cecil Beaton, each stamped on reverse in ink with photographers’ credit ‘Cecil Beaton Photograph’ and two titled in ink and in pencil, each 16 x 24cm approximately, framed A variant of these images taken on the same day is illustrated in 'The Best of Beaton', London, 1968, p.123. Provenance: Sotheby’s Beaton Studio Sale, 30 June 1978, lot 368. *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 47

JUSTIN DE VILLENEUVE (b.1939) two sketches, one a self portrait, the other titled 'Lammy', ink on paper each 24 x 18cm, framed and glazed, and a Carnaby Street tourist booklet by David Block (3)

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 48

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 49

*AUDREY HEPBURN, 1950, a surrealist photographic portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Angus McBean, later printed on fibre based paper and dry mounted, inscribed 'Audrey Hepburn' in Angus McBean's hand on reverse, framed, 35 x 28cm, framed Angus McBean (1904-1990) was a Welsh photographer, however, his working photographic career was mainly based in London. He was a cult photographic figure associated with surrealism. *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Estimated Value: £500 - £800

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Lot 50

MARILYN MONROE, A photographic print of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, taken during their visit to London in July 1956 for the filming of 'The Prince and the Showgirl', silver print, bearing 'Fox Photos' ink stamp to the reverse, 25.5 x 31cm, along with an extract from a re-printed archived news story titled 'The day London fell in Love with Marilyn Monroe', originally published in the Observer on 15 July 1956, detailing the couple's visit to the city. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller landed at London Airport (now Heathrow) at 10.40am on 14 July 1956, met by one hundred photographers and fifty reporters, along with her co-star Sir Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh. Monroe spent the next four months filming what became 'The Prince and the Showgirl', meanwhile beguiling the British public and press with her famous charm.

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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