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ALEXANDER (Lance Corporal 1/5 Buffs, of the Indian Expeditionary Force "D" to Mesopotamia)

Long Autograph Letter Signed signed 'Sandro' in pencil, to Martin Wood at the Chelsea Arts Club, saying "Fancy my finding myself in this part of the world at last! It's the 3rd time that I've volunteered ... There is seldom more than one point of excitement ... it may be a cluster of palms about the reed huts of an Arab encampment - or a majestic dhow sailing down the river", near a village "an excited crowd of men women & children ... run along the banks with fowls eggs, & fish to sell ... They are ... classicly grand ... Yesterday a tall beauty reminded me ... in features & pose of the tragic musing girl in Walker's "Vagrants" ... The day before yesterday we passed Kurnah the site of the Garden of Eden ... Since we left the Gulf for the river, we have been steaming for 5 days & it is at least another 3 before we reach the farthest line of the British conquest", he talks of the marvellous fertility of the riverside, "If her vision were not obscured by the startling events nearer home", Great Britain "would rub her eyes to see this enormous rich gain to her Empire ... I wonder if the Dilettanti still meet ... I like to imagine you stepping into the breach & giving a paper", he jokes about the subject of his next, envelope with F.P.O. postmark, 3 sides 8vo., 'On the Tigris - past Ezra's Tomb', c/o Postmaster, Bombay, 17th November

Item Date:  1917
Stock No:  19959      £350

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[AMUNDSEN (Roald, 1872-1928, Norwegian explorer, the first man to reach the South Pole)]

Commemorative stamp from Malawi in the complete sheet celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the First Successful navigation of the Northwest Passage, 4" x 3", Malawi,

Item Date:  2006
Stock No:  39693      £35

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AMUNDSEN-39678-1.jpg AMUNDSEN GIVES ADVICE ON MOORING THE 'GJØA
AMUNDSEN (Roald, 1872-1928, Norwegian explorer, the first man to reach the South Pole)

Exceptional Autograph Letter Signed to Admiral H. W. Lyon Commandant at the Navy Yard on Mare Island (MINSY) in California, acknowledging receipt of his "telegram and letter ... Many thanks. The Gjøa's draft is 8 feet and beam 20 feet. I notice what you say about the vessel settling on the bottom, it will not hurt her, and I am sure that you will select the best possible place for her. Mr Frank Smith will deliver the vessel after further conference with you ...", 1 side 8vo., Oakland, 26th October

Item Date:  1906
Stock No:  39678      £3750

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ANGLESEY ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION

Pictorial Menu of the 'Old Boys Association' 15th Annual Dinner, the cover has a humorous drawing of the cadets trying to secure an airship, which is tangling with a country inn marked 'The White Horse' and a light aircraft, while a bugler sounds the alert, 4 sides 8" x 5", White Horse Restaurant, Holborn, London, 26th January

Item Date:  1935
Stock No:  52747      £25

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ARMSTRONG-38546-1.jpg THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING
ARMSTRONG (Neil A., 1930-2012, American Astronaut, 1st Man on the Moon), Buzz ALDRIN (Edwin E., American Astronaut) & Michael COLLINS (b.1930, Former American Austronaut)

Official NASA colour Souvenir photo signed by the three Astronauts and inscribed by Buzz Aldrin "To Bill Godward with Best wishes", the image shows Neil Armstrong in a spacesuit, the moon in the background and the imprint of Buzz Aldrin's spaceboot on the lunar surface, Neil Armstrong's words are printed along the top "That's one small step for a man, one Giant leap for Mankind", the history is printed on the verso, 10" x 8", no place, 20th July

Item Date:  1969
Stock No:  38546      £3750

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