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The Charterhouse auction of collectors’ items and clocks in Sherborne looks to be another huge sale with over 1,100 lots including Football World Cup signatures from 1966. “It seems quite appropriate that we should be selling these signatures as the Football World Cup is now under way. ” Commented Patrick Stainer. “The autograph album belonged to the vendor as a young girl and her father had a friend whose wife baby sat for George Cohen. I admit it is a rather long connection, but George Cohen managed to get most of the other Wold Cup Winners autographs, apparently sometimes around the breakfast table so they therefore come with excellent provenance and are fresh to the market. “Autographs and ephemera are a buoyant market at auction at present, and also included in the auction is a black and white signed photograph by Laurel and Hardy. There is also an album of early photographs which give an insight into country house life and living along with views and an insight into social history, with one of the images of the mail cart from Stamford to Collyweston, showing the driver with a wooden leg! Viewing for this auction on Friday 25th June is on Wednesday 23rd 10-4 & Thursday 24th 10-7. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or can be viewed on their web site www.charterhouse-auction.comCharterhouse is now accepting further entries for their summer programme of sales including classic cars and motorbikes on Sunday 18th July and pictures, prints & books of Friday 30th July. For further information regarding these sale, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact the Charterhouse in Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email enquiry@charterhouse-auction.com1966 World Cup Winner autographs £200-300Fascinating Victorian photo album £150-250Laurel & Hardy signed photo £100-150