Articles tagged with: manuscript

Archivists Find Fragments of an Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography

on Wednesday, 20 May 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNESMAY 20, 2015

Archivists Find Fragments of an Unfinished Orson Welles Autobiography
LOS ANGELES — Yet another unfinished work by Orson Welles, that master of the incomplete, is about to surface.

Queen Victoria's Highland adventures manuscript on show in Edinburgh

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Queen Victoria's Highland adventures manuscript on show in Edinburgh
A gilded manuscript based on a book by Queen Victoria which detailed time she spent in the Highlands and north east is going on show in Scotland.

Vatican held to ransom over stolen Michelangelo documents

on Sunday, 08 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By Harriet Alexander

Vatican held to ransom over stolen Michelangelo documents
In popular imagination the Vatican is, away from the hallowed halls, a place of dark corridors, skulduggery and shady secrets.

On Sunday the Pope’s press secretary appeared to give weight to the Hollywood image, with the remarkable announcement that the Vatican had received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo, which were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago.

Turing manuscript up for auction in New York

on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By AFP

Turing manuscript up for auction in New York
A hidden manuscript written by British mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing at Bletchley Park is to go on auction in New York in April, Bonhams said Tuesday.

The extraordinary document from 1942, when Turing was working to crack the Nazi's Enigma Code, is expected to fetch at least $1 million, the auction house said.

All the Presidents’ Memorabilia

on Tuesday, 27 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By SERGE F. KOVALESKI

All the Presidents’ Memorabilia
Jordan M. Wright’s collection of political memorabilia is unquestionably prodigious.

Consisting of perhaps a million-plus items, amassed over four decades, it includes an assortment of ephemera like a George W. Bush piñata and a portrait of Lincoln made of seed and saplings, but also legions of important historical artifacts, like a George Washington picture flag from his swearing in and a purse with a Warren G. Harding logo that was used to attract newly enfranchised female voters.

Saving Bosnia's past from the ashes

on Saturday, 17 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By Guy De Launey, BBC News, Sarajevo

Saving Bosnia's past from the ashes
The interior of Sarajevo's Presidency building would make any historian wince. Not the decor itself - but the charred papers, piled against the walls.

This display of damaged documents stretches away down the ground floor corridors of the building, leaving dark smears on the white paint, leading to a heap of burned books, boxes and manuscripts in a stairwell.

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde’s wife

on Friday, 02 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Grandson of Irish dramatist has unearthed medical evidence in private family letters which points to likely cause of death

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde’s wife
The sudden death of the wife of Oscar Wilde at the tender age of 40 has long been a mystery. In the 116 years since she met her tragic end, speculative theories have ranged from spinal damage following a fall down stairs to syphilis caught from her husband. Now the mystery may have been solved.

Samuel Beckett manuscript of first published novel to go on display

on Monday, 09 June 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

Nobel laureate's notebooks that cost Reading University almost £1m at auction will be on show for just one day

Photograph: Jane Bown for the Guardian

Six cheap dark blue notebooks, sacred relics to admirers of Samuel Beckett, will go on display this week for the first time since an English university paid almost £1m for them at auction.

'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

on Tuesday, 07 April 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

By Todd Leopold, CNN

(CNN) That's some rich "American Pie."

The lyrics to the famed Don McLean song sold for $1.2 million Tuesday morning at an auction held by Christie's.

Rescuing the priceless manuscripts of Timbuktu

on Tuesday, 10 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

For centuries, Timbuktu was a center of learning, home to a university and a vast collection of manuscripts containing priceless written records of Islamic and African history. When, a few years ago, jihadists invaded the city and set about to destroy its cultural treasures, one man organized a mission to smuggle out most of the manuscripts. Jeffrey Brown reports from Mali.

€500 Million Ponzi Scheme Suspected at Paris Museum

on Friday, 06 March 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

by Coline Milliard, November 20, 2014

€500 Million Ponzi Scheme Suspected at Paris Museum
The cosily niche books and manuscripts market may be about to be hit by one its biggest scandals in recent years. And Paris's Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits, as well as its sister organization the Institut des Lettres et Manuscrits, is in the eye of the storm.

Museo del Prado Acquires Rubens Sketchbook, Rare Manuscripts

on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

by David LaGaccia, Thursday, January 29, 2015

Museo del Prado Acquires Rubens Sketchbook, Rare Manuscripts
Madrid's Museo del Prado announced Tuesday the acquisition of the Juan Bordes Library, comprising around 600 historical manuscripts that trace the study of the human anatomy in art.

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets. written by Dan Vergano, National Geographic

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius
The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.

From the Hand of Albert Schweitzer

Written by Markus Brandes on Sunday, 11 January 2015. Posted in Brandes publications

written by Markus Brandes

From the Hand of Albert Schweitzer
“I must not allow myself to fail anyone who believes I can help him, even if it is just with an autograph. Perhaps he will found encouragement in the darkest hours”

Special reproduction for the Consortium of Autograph Collectors


From the autograph collection of Markus Brandes

This edition is limited to 600 copies.
ISBN 978-3-9807905-1-2


Did Bach’s wife write his finest works?

on Saturday, 25 October 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

by Hannah Furness

JS Bach and his wife, Anna Magdalena - Photo: Alamy

Martin Jarvis, professor of music at Charles Darwin University in Australia, claims some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s best-loved works were actually written by his wife.

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  • Collecting autographs at F1 Grand Prix at Monaco 2012

    Collecting autographs at F1 Grand Prix at Monaco 2012


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    Sebastian Vettel:

    All the time Sebastian was surrounded by his fans when he was on his way from the Red Bull hospitality to the pit lane. He tried to write many autographs, but it was very difficult because of the hectic around and because of the bodyguards. When he was able to sign his signature was ugly.

  • FC Barcelona

    FC Barcelona

    FC Barcelona is one of the biggest football clubs in the whole world. The club sells souvenirs for thousands of Euro year after year and hits next sales records. It seems to me that original, received in-person autograph could be better and more valuable item than next scarf or t-shirt. This is why so much fans decide to go to FC Barcelona training ground Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi. I was there several times and I did not regret at all even if I did not collect lots of signed photos.
  • Cannes Film Festival 2010

    Cannes Film Festival 2010

    As we all Know, The Cannes film festival is the biggest Grandest Global event concerning top movie celebrities.

     

  • Barcelona 2010: The master is back

    Barcelona 2010: The master is back

    Jenson Button:

    Jenson was difficult to collect. His Motohome war located inside the paddock and everytime he had a break of testing he disappeared inside. The only chance to collect his autograph was to wait in front of his truck. Then it was possible to get 1 autograph.

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