International Autograph Auctions

IAA Ltd was established in 2005 and quickly gained the reputation of being Britain’s leading specialist auctioneers of autograph letters, signed photographs and historical documents.

As well as selling many individual lots, IAA Ltd also honoured to sell collections from £10,000 to £250,000. The application of expertise in presenting practical and realistic estimates continues to contribute towards the successful sale rate of 85-95% of lots, a figure that considerably exceeds the industry norm.

IAA have also become widely known for their expeditious settlement terms which, once again, are amongst the most prompt and considerably better than many other auction houses.

The auction house's global client base continues to expand as a result of IAA's reputation, complemented by international media coverage of some of the fascinating autograph collections featured in our auctions.

Clients have complimented IAA on not only their professionalism but also friendly, dynamic and enthusiastic approach in providing a total service including expertise second to none.

IAA Ltd are members of PADA, The Manuscript Society and the UACC.

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Autographs: CARMICHAEL HOAGY: (1899-1981) American
Autographs: CARMICHAEL HOAGY: (1899-1981) American Composer, Pianist and Bandleader. Small collection of Ds.S., T.Ls.S. etc., relating to Carmichael and his concert appearances in England, over 35 pages, 8vo and 4to, various places (mainly London), May - June 1955. Included are two Ds.S. by Carmichael (one with his first name only), the first confirming that Vic Ash and three musicians will be paid £120 per week to appear with Carmichael and the second relating to the commission Lew and Leslie Grade will share with Ed Sherman for a performance by Carmichael at the Opera House, Blackpool. The other letters and documents largely relate to Glyn Jones, an employee of the Grades who accompanied Carmichael during his tour, and concern bookings at various hotels, press releases, television appearances, musicians and their fees etc., also including an A.L.S. Sylvia, to Jones from an unidentified lady, stating that she should certainly try 'and get the original manuscript of Stardust for the British Museum as it was one of the earliest examples of jazz taking on a classical form in the 1920s', an A.L.S. by Jones to Carmichael etc. Generally G to about VG, 29" International Autograph Auctions
KARLOFF BORIS: (1887-1969) English Actor, famous f
KARLOFF BORIS: (1887-1969) English Actor, famous for his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931). A good vintage bold black fountain pen ink signature and inscription, æTo Jill, Best wishes, Boris KarloffÆ, to the plain verso of a 12mo card bearing the printed crest of the Mayfair Hotel. EX International Autograph Auctions
Autograph: WALPOLE ROBERT: (1676-1745) British
Autograph: WALPOLE ROBERT: (1676-1745) British Prime Minister 1721-42. Good D.S., R Walpole, (a fine, bold signature), one page, folio, Pay Office, 27th July 1715. The manuscript document announces that His Majesty's Forces require an immediate supply of À51,000 and Walpole requests that the Bank of England make a loan 'upon a sufficient deposite of Malt Tallys and Orders Anno 1715 in my hands, for 2 months at the rate of 5 p.cent p.annum Interest from the time of Lending till Repayment thereof.' With blank integral leaf. Some light age wear, otherwise VG International Autograph Auctions
HASTINGS WARREN: (1732-1818) English Statesman, first de facto Governor-General
HASTINGS WARREN: (1732-1818) English Statesman, first de facto Governor-General of India 1772-85. A.L.S., Warren Hastings, two pages, 4to, Newport, Isle of Wight, 4th October n.y., to William Sharp Jnr. Hastings thanks his correspondent for their letter, notes and gifts, and further apologises for not having replied sooner, before re-stating 'Again, Sir, let me thank you for your civilities, & to assure you that I feel myself highly gratified in having inspired such favourable sentiments in the breast of a man whose goodness of heart is evident from the zeal which he has shewn for a character wch. he believes to merit the goodwill of every virtuous man?' With tears along the central fold and a small portion of paper loss to the lower left section of the letter slightly affecting two words but not affecting the signature, with minor staining and age wear. G International Autograph Auctions
THEATRE: Small selection of vintage signed 8vo
THEATRE: Small selection of vintage signed 8vo pages by various stage actors, entertainers, classical musicians etc., each removed from an autograph album, including Sarah Bernhardt (1894; the page also bearing an A.M.Q.S. by Auguste Van Biene from The Broken Melody), H. B. Irving, Ellen Terry, Marion Terry, Charles Coborn, Otto Goldschmidt (A.M.Q.S.) etc. Most pages are multiple signed. Unsigned vintage postcard photographs and printed ephemera (6). Generally VG, 11 International Autograph Auctions
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