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Beatles autographs signed in a Cardiff police van up for auction

A  set of  special autographs by The Beatles with an unusual Cardiff story are up for auction.

The Beatles fan club card signed by all of the band, is to go under the auction at Rogers Jones auction house in Cardiff on March 27.

The autographs were handed out in the most unusual of places ie. in the back of a Black Maria police van after their show at The Capitol Theatre in 1965.

The performance, on December 12, is renowned as the last tour date the band would ever play in the UK.

The autographs belonged to Cardiff policeman Frank Wilson who was part of the team transporting the band to their performance in Cardiff.

When bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones came to play in the city, security was so tight they couldn’t drive into the city for the gig.

Instead, the bands went to the police station to be driven in a secure Black Maria, to avoid being mobbed. They were also ferried away from the shows in the van to avoid fans.

Former Cardiff police officer John Wakes recalled in an interview with the South Wales Echo, on May 9, 2016 that one police colleague told him that when The Beatles came to town, John Lennon was so exhausted he didn’t know where he was.

It was December 1965 and Lennon got in the back of the Black Maria and said ‘where are the kilts?’,”. “The police told him ‘you’re in Wales.

An officer got into the vehicle with The Beatles and their crew who asked him for cigarettes. He handed them out until there wasn’t one for him.

Now, the wife of Frank Wilson, who died in 2000, aged 62, is putting the autographs up for auction.

“We’ve had the autographs in the family for about 55 years now,” said Val Wilson, 82. They’ve been kept in pristine condition in an envelope”.

I remember him telling me that when they got into the van after the show they were all sweaty and smelly. The van drove up to the stage and bundled them in and they were off.

Global Autographs say to bidders “buyer beware as the Beatles roadies signed numerous autographs on the Beatles behalf, was this item pulled out of somebody’s pocket or bag or was it individually signed in the back of the van”

Liverpool Football Club at Anfield Stadium, Some Facts

The club was founded in 1892 following a split from Everton F.C. and joined the Football League in 1893. … The club reached previous heights in 2005 when they won the UEFA Champions League for a fifth time.

Since they were founded in 1892, the Liverpool Football Club name was synonymous with glory. Both domestically and internationally, Liverpool is the most successful British club ever. They have won 18 League titles, 8 League Cups, 7 FA Cups, 5 European Cups and 3 UEFA Cups. They are one of the most popular football teams in the world, with over 200 supporter clubs in 50 plus  countries. And yet, their magnificent history will forever be overshadowed by two of the worst stadium disasters of all time: Heysel and Hillsborough.

After becoming a member of the Football League in 1893, the team got promoted to the first division after one season in the second division. Early on, Liverpool established themselves as one of England’s top clubs, winning League titles in 1901, 1906, 1922 and 1923.

The characteristic part of the logo is the drawing of the mythical “Liver Bird”, which is the symbol of the City of Liverpool. The same creature could also be seen as a decoration on the famous Royal Liver Building in Liverpool. In the upper part of the logo the well-known Liverpool FC motto “You’ll never walk alone” is printed.

Interested in Liverpool FC players autographs, then take a look here:



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Autograph Auction of Private Collection

A private collection of autographs is expected to sell in excess of £30,000 when they go up for auction at the end of the month.

Autographs including Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, The Rolling Stones and Beatles and UK Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill were personally collected by London-based Laurie Butcher over a period o f60 years.

Churchill’s autograph was collected when his wife gave pity on Laurie after he had stood outside their home all day in the pouring rain, waiting for them.

He collected autographs as a teenager in the 1950s, Laurie died in early 2018, requesting that the collection was sold and proceeds to be donated to The North London Hospice.

He knew that the family would not know what to do with the collection in the event of his death.

Jonathan Torode, Auctioneer and Principal Valuer at Excalibur Auctions Ltd said: “It’s a phenomenal collection of autographs and an incredible look at the social history of a man dedicated to collecting autographs of some of the biggest names from stage, screen and the sporting world.

An autograph from Walt Disney and the signatures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11 are estimated to achieve between £300-500 each. Marlon Brando, Alfred Hitchcock and the stars of Monty Python are all estimated to achieve £200-300 each, while four lots of James Bond superstars are expected to sell between £80-250.

The 300 autograph lots will be sold by Excalibur Auctions Ltd on 26th January, together with other entertainment memorabilia and posters.

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England Football and the 1966 World Cup

England win the World Cup in 1966.

The image you see with this post contains ALL the signatures of the 1966 World Cup winning team, 12 signatures in all including Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Gordon Banks, Alan Ball and Geoff Hurst and the England manager Sir Alf Ramsey.
Sadly, Sir Alf, Bobby Moore, Alan Ball and Ray Wilson are no longer with us.

It is getting more difficult each year to obtain signatures from these ex football players and to find all in one presentation, quite rare. We at JK Autographs have compiled this mount ourselves and have met 9 of the listed players several times each.

View the item here

Lets hope that after some success at the 2018 World Cup Gareth Southgate can take the team further in up and coming competitions.