If you’ve got a few bob to spare…

… you could do worse than investing in these goodies.

Being sold next week at Canterbury Auctions is this first edition of Paul Brickhill’s  magnum opus, signed by its late owner Flg Off Brian Goodale, wireless operator in David Shannon’s AJ-L on the Dams Raid, and various other luminaries. Guide price £500-£700.

Rather more expensive are three documents featuring the signature of Guy Gibson. They are on sale at Paul Fraser Collectibles for no less than £22,000. I have to say this seems an enormous price for a photograph, a page from an autograph album and an application form for a Skegness ‘entertainment’ club. In these straitened times, will anybody pay this amount? As the sale will be private, we shall probably never know.

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3 thoughts on “If you’ve got a few bob to spare…

  1. Vanessa Farnham September 14, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    My book sold today for £900[less commission] It was sad to see it go as I had just felt i had got to know it. However,our little story of Concave is now “out there”. Another episode in the ongoing Dambusters History.

  2. Thunder September 19, 2010 / 10:49 am

    I have been reading Tony Maltby and Vanessa’s messages and would like to let them know that I am the new owner of the book and currently researching all the signatories. With some interesting results. Would any interested parties want to help in this research?

    • richard hickmott October 15, 2010 / 9:16 pm

      Hi Thunder
      Your comments are interesting. What specifically would you like help with? As a Barnes Wallis historian, maybe I could be of assistance in your research…

      Please let me know if I can help.

      Best wishes, Richard (Surrey)

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