Feb 25, 2021 - Sale 2559

Sale 2559 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
GUESTBOOK OF LONDON CLUB FOR AMERICANS SIGNED BY THE KING & QUEEN (ALBUM--WORLD WAR II.) Guest book from the American Eagle Club, London, containing dates and signatures by 17 visitors, mostly dignitaries. Oblong 4to, full indigo straight-grain morocco by Frank Smythson with gilt titling on front cover, all edges gilt, moderate bowing to boards, minor rubbing to edges; faint scattered soiling to signed pages. [London], January 1941-February 1942

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George VI; King of the United Kingdom. "George R.I. / February 10th 1942" • Elizabeth the Queen Mother (2). "Elizabeth R," one dated below King's signature ("April 4th 1941"), the other alone on page • Clementine S. Churchill. "May the 13th 1941" • Freeman Freeman-Thomas; 1st Marquess of Willingdon. "Willingdon, April 3 1941, Walmer Castle / Deal / Kent" • Marie Freeman-Thomas; Marchioness of Willingdon. "Marie Willingdon, 5 Lygon Place / SW. 1" • RAAF Air Marshal Richard Williams • Edward Knoblock • Nancy Astor • William Joseph Jordan • Dorothy Thompson • others.
During World War II, the American Eagle Club, located at 28 Charing Cross Road in London, was a place where American and allied servicemen could receive their mail and enjoy American food, cigarettes, and periodicals.