The late Brian Bailey was a British accountant who's career took him to Hollywood - not a place most people would expect to end up when pursuing a career in finance!
He worked closely with stars such as Roger Moore on films like James Bond Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun.
My personal favourite item of the collection is this framed letter from Roger Moore to Brian Bailey which simply reads "Bollocks!"
We can only imagine that this must be in response to Brian rejecting one of Roger's expense claims!
These items will be sold as part of our regular Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction on 17th January 2019.
The full auction catalogue and live bidding portal can be found here:
Brian Bailey's lots are numbers:
20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 32, 33, 33A, 34, 36, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
By Chris Aston
Aston’s Auctioneers are delighted to be offering for sale the largest collection of Star Wars toys and Memorabilia we’ve ever seen.
The hoard of toys comes from an anonymous private collector in Devon who has now made the difficult decision to part with his pride and joy – a collection which has taken decades to assemble.
We spent 3 days in Devon just to sort and box the collection and it filled a whole lorry to the roof!
We have now almost finished cataloguing this fantastic collection ready for the auction on Tuesday 18th September.
Auction Start Time:
10am on Tuesday 18th September
Public Viewing Times:
12pm to 4pm Monday 17th September
8am to 10am Tuesday 18th September
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Huge Star Wars collection amassed over several decades goes up for auction valued at £100,000
EXPRESS & STAR
May the force be with you! £100,000 Star Wars collection up at auction
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Joe Smith played nearly 500 games in the Football League for WBA and Birmingham, most of which were in the First Division, and won two caps for England.
Full details of Joe Smith's Football career can be found here:
The 1919–20 season was the 28th season of The Football League. This was the only season to date that West Bromwich Albion FC won the Championship Title.
Full details of the 1919-20 Football League Season can be found here:
Bill Barber (Trainer) - £4200 Hammer Price - Sotheby's - 2009
Jesse Pennington (Captain) - £24,000 Hammer Price - Graham Budd Auctions - November 2017
An incredibly exciting star lot for our 3rd May Film & Music Memorabilia Auction - William Hartnell's original copy of the script for the FIRST EVER episode of the world famous BBC Sci-Fi Television Series.
Doctor Who Original Script as used and owned by William Hartnell, the first Doctor, himself. This is the first ever Doctor Who script for the very first Doctor Who episode 'Doctor Who and the Tribe of Gum' by Anthony Coburn. 'Episode one : An Unearthly Child. The episode was first broadcast on BBC on 23 November 1963. The episode introduces William Hartnell as the First Doctor along with companions Susan Foreman, Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, who discover the Doctor and his time-space ship "Tardis" in a junkyard in contemporary London. The script is 43 pages long complete with blue pencil annotations by William Hartnell. The vendors grandfather discovered the script whilst refurbishing William Hartnell's flat. Provenance: As featured on the Antiques Roadshow on 31st December 2017. This is the very DNA of the origin of Doctor Who, genesis of the Doctor and piece of British Television history.
Estimate £5000 - £7000
Here's the Antiques Roadshow video clip about the script
Photo gallery of the script
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ANTIQUES TRADE GAZETTE
Doctor Who script for very first episode owned by William Hartnell comes up at auction
The Doctor will see you finally… after 50 years
William Hartnell's script for Doctor Who's first ever episode is now up for auction.
And it could fetch quite a few bob.
ROLEX - A ROLEX Explorer II 'Steve Mcqueen' circa 1975/76 on a later black leather strap, overall good condition, a few surface scratches and dinks commensurate with age, original box & papers, model no 1655, serial no 4067437
Estimate £7000 - £10,000
This watch had been brought into one of our weekly free valuation days in December in a carrier bag by a local vendor. He had purchased the watch new in 1976 in Thailand and hadn't worn it for years!
£18,200 Hammer Price!
A new record price for an individual lot at Aston's Auctioneers.