It would probably take a complete website on it's own to encompass and do justice to the items in Alan Randall's collection of George Formby's personal items. There just isn't the space here to show all the records, photographs and mementos that the Formby's acquired throughout their careers.  Whilst the auction covered over 1100 items, many of these were household items that can be found in any home. What is in this collection are items that mostly were not included in the auction. Items that, after George's death passed in to the hands of his fiancée Pat Howson. GEORGE FORMBY MEMORABILIA Gibson Ukulele Banjo Complete with original case, used by George in films and for entertaining the troops during World War II. Photographs and film footage are available of George playing the ukuelele. OBE Medal Presented to George Formby by King George VI in June 1946 for services to HM Armed Forces during World War II. Original World War II maps 10 maps issued by the War Office for the invasion of Europe with troop positions indicated. George was the first entertainer into France after D-Day. All maps are signed Formby. The Master recordings July 1940 - Ack Ack Beer Beer - three 12" Master Recordings November 1940 - Shelter Performance, Aldwych Underground Station - six 12" Master Recordings May 1942 - ENSA Radio Programme - Six 12" Master Recordings July 1942 - RAF Entertains No's 1-6 - Three 12" Master recordings January 1944 - BBC Postcript - Four 12" Master Recordings 1950's - BBC London and Canada radio interviews - Three 12" Master recordings British Passports Three of George's British passports including the 1940-45 period, documenting his war time travel. All in the name of Mr. G. H. Booth professionally known as George Formby. Beryl Formby's Scrapbook Very large book documenting George's career 1940-1955. Thousands of original press cuttings, programmes and photographs. Pat Howson's Scrapbooks Three scrapbooks documenting George's engagement to Pat, his death and his will. Theatre Programmes Boots Boots, Off the Dole - programmes for release of the films. Royal Command Performance 1937, personally signed by Max Miller, Gracie Fields, Flanagan & Allen, The Crazy Gang, Norman Evans, Will Fyfe and Florence Desmond Glasgow Empire 1948 - signed "Just a wee reminder" (Thought to be a reference to advice given to GF on how to look after his money by Harry Lauder). The British Show - Sweden - 1940 Royal Command Performance - Opera House, Blackpool - April 11 1955. Bournemouth Pavilion 1956 The Forum, Jersey 1956 London Palladium 1958 Catalogues Sale of 'Beryldene', June 1961 Sale of Jewels - 1964 Music 1. Full printed script and musical score for "Zip Goes A Million". 2. Four original George Formby ukulele tutors, published by Dallas. 3. Six George Formby music albums. 4. Twenty Four printed music sheets. 5. Twelve band parts for "Hi Tiddley Hi Ti Island" 6. Twenty band parts for "I Wonder Who's Under Her Balcony Now", signed by George 7. Twenty band parts for "On the Beat", signed by George. 8. Eight printed music sheets, Lawrence Wright Music. Theatre Posters - Framed Originals 1. London Palladium 1938. 2. Empire, Holborn 1938. Table Lamp George, leaning on a lampost. Inscription on brass plate "Regal Zonophone 5th September 1937". Cigarette Case Presented during a tour of Canada and inscribed, "To Beryl & George with thanks". Notebook Small notebook in Beryl's handwriting in which she entered names, addresses and personal messages from the soldiers serving overseas, to be broadcast by George and Beryl on their return home. Jockey Cap Miniature good luck horseshoe and jockey cap that George kept on his racehorse in his jockey days. In later years this was hung on a wall in Beryldene (photographs available). Recordings 78 rpm recordings of George Formby Snr. Hundreds of Decca, Regal Zonophone and Columbia George Formby 78's, plus many one sided test pressings and "not for sale" records, all from George Formby's collection. (Formby estate 1961). Six large reels and six small reels of unedited tape recordings from the BBC.
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It would probably take a complete website on it's own to encompass and do justice to the items in Alan Randall's collection of George Formby's personal items. There just isn't the space here to show all the records, photographs and mementos that the Formby's acquired throughout their careers.  Whilst the auction covered over 1100 items, many of these were household items that can be found in any home. What is in this collection are items that mostly were not included in the auction. Items that, after George's death passed in to the hands of his fiancée Pat Howson. GEORGE FORMBY MEMORABILIA Gibson Ukulele Banjo Complete with original case, used by George in films and for entertaining the troops during World War II. Photographs and film footage are available of George playing the ukuelele. OBE Medal Presented to George Formby by King George VI in June 1946 for services to HM Armed Forces during World War II. Original World War II maps 10 maps issued by the War Office for the invasion of Europe with troop positions indicated. George was the first entertainer into France after D-Day. All maps are signed Formby. The Master recordings July 1940 - Ack Ack Beer Beer - three 12" Master Recordings November 1940 - Shelter Performance, Aldwych Underground Station - six 12" Master Recordings May 1942 - ENSA Radio Programme - Six 12" Master Recordings July 1942 - RAF Entertains No's 1-6 - Three 12" Master recordings January 1944 - BBC Postcript - Four 12" Master Recordings 1950's - BBC London and Canada radio interviews - Three 12" Master recordings British Passports Three of George's British passports including the 1940-45 period, documenting his war time travel. All in the name of Mr. G. H. Booth professionally known as George Formby. Beryl Formby's Scrapbook Very large book documenting George's career 1940-1955. Thousands of original press cuttings, programmes and photographs. Pat Howson's Scrapbooks Three scrapbooks documenting George's engagement to Pat, his death and his will. Theatre Programmes Boots Boots, Off the Dole - programmes for release of the films. Royal Command Performance 1937, personally signed by Max Miller, Gracie Fields, Flanagan & Allen, The Crazy Gang, Norman Evans, Will Fyfe and Florence Desmond Glasgow Empire 1948 - signed "Just a wee reminder" (Thought to be a reference to advice given to GF on how to look after his money by Harry Lauder). The British Show - Sweden - 1940 Royal Command Performance - Opera House, Blackpool - April 11 1955. Bournemouth Pavilion 1956 The Forum, Jersey 1956 London Palladium 1958 Catalogues Sale of 'Beryldene', June 1961 Sale of Jewels - 1964 Music 1. Full printed script and musical score for "Zip Goes A Million". 2. Four original George Formby ukulele tutors, published by Dallas. 3. Six George Formby music albums. 4. Twenty Four printed music sheets. 5. Twelve band parts for "Hi Tiddley Hi Ti Island" 6. Twenty band parts for "I Wonder Who's Under Her Balcony Now", signed by George 7. Twenty band parts for "On the Beat", signed by George. 8. Eight printed music sheets, Lawrence Wright Music. Theatre Posters - Framed Originals 1. London Palladium 1938. 2. Empire, Holborn 1938. Table Lamp George, leaning on a lampost. Inscription on brass plate "Regal Zonophone 5th September 1937". Cigarette Case Presented during a tour of Canada and inscribed, "To Beryl & George with thanks". Notebook Small notebook in Beryl's handwriting in which she entered names, addresses and personal messages from the soldiers serving overseas, to be broadcast by George and Beryl on their return home. Jockey Cap Miniature good luck horseshoe and jockey cap that George kept on his racehorse in his jockey days. In later years this was hung on a wall in Beryldene (photographs available). Recordings 78 rpm recordings of George Formby Snr. Hundreds of Decca, Regal Zonophone and Columbia George Formby 78's, plus many one sided test pressings and "not for sale" records, all from George Formby's collection. (Formby estate 1961). Six large reels and six small reels of unedited tape recordings from the BBC.
The Silver Disc "The Window Cleaner" - This disc was presented to George in December 1937 for the first 100,000 copies sold. The disc is in a presentation case. 16mm Films Original Master film of "The Friday Show", transmitted 16th December 1960. Perfect condition in original metal film case.  Wartime newsreels including many out-takes never used.