Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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February 23

On this day in 1965 Stan Laurel, of Laurel & Hardy fame died of a heart attack at the age of 74 and the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba died in 1931
MELBA
(Dame Nellie, 1867-1931, Australian Soprano)
Fine Autograph letter signed in French with translation to an unnamed correspondent saying that she “will take great pleasure in seeing you again, but up to the 24th of this month I haven't a day free, it's terrifying. I will ask you to come and have dinner one evening after that date but please come and see me in the late evening some day before then ...”, 2 sides 8vo., 30 Great Cumberland Place, no date
LAUREL (Stan, 1890-1965, Comedian, Partner of Oliver Hardy)
Brief TLS (‘Stan') to Richard Sloan, “Dear Dick”, thanking him for the “Tape ‘Tell Us More' have made a copy & have just returned you this AM ... thanks & bestest”, 1 side postcard with typed address on the verso, 849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 7th February 1964


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