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Beryldene items go on sale for second time
Lot No: 133 George Formby: an archive of Formby-related personal and press photographs and other items, including: approximately fifty of Formby's personal photographs, majority black and white; various original theatre posters and programmes from throughout George's career, including a poster from the Morecambe Tower Theatre and Ballroom, 10th September 1923, with George Formby Jnr. at the bottom of the bill; a collection of approximately sixty-one press/publicity photographs, and thirty-six photographs of the Australia and New Zealand Tour in 1947
A sale is to take place in London on 29th June 2011 at Bonhams in Knightsbridge London, of items owned by the first president of the George Formby Society, Bill Logan. All the items were originally bought at the auction which was held at Beryldene, Blackpool in 1961. They have been in the family of the late Bill Logan ever since.
Pictures show the late Bill Logan, who died August 11, 1997. Bill was the GFS’s first President, and laid the foundations for a lasting society to honour the great entertainer.
Lot No: 134 George Formby: a crocodile skin holdall, well-worn, zip fastener, inside with Airway label, as used daily by George whilst on tours Estimate: £100 - 150, € 120 - 170
Lot No: 135 George Formby: a Paxman banjolele case in which Formby carried his concert Gibson instrument, brown skin-effect outer marked in white G3, plush-lined, inside with maker's label, Paxman Bros. Ltd., Makers 36 Gerrard St., London, W.1. Estimate: £250 - 300, € 290 - 340
Lot No: 136 George Formby: a Hohner harmonica, the Super Chromonica in the key of C in original box Estimate: £400 - 600, € 460 - 690
Lot No: 137 George Formby: a collection of personal items and other memorabilia, comprising: a vellum inscribed by George in ballpoint reset to low, an inscription to reverse by Bill Logan that this was George's own way of identifying music key, and a vellum in poor condition bearing signatures of, amongst others, George and Frank Randle; a Keech Tutor And Solos For The ''Banjulele'' Banjo And Ukulele music book; insurance certificate for his Rolls-Royce, registration GF 1, March 1960-February 1961; a dressing room door label, lettered in white, Mr. George Formby Welcome back to Didsbury Studios; a typewritten Preliminary Running Order for The George Formby Show, dated 7.12.60, with page from the Radio Times, December 8, 1960, with details of the show; a postcard from Eliza Formby to the Art Editor of the Daily Sketch, dated Aug 19. 1924, reading, My son, George, makes his debut at the Alhambra, London, on Monday...; a souvenir photo-card of Ruby Foo's, The Show Place Of Montreal; a Canadian Pacific luggage label for the S.S. Empress Of Britain, Jan 6 1960, and a photo of George taken on his 1949 tour of Canada Estimate: £400 - 500, € 460 - 570
Lot No: 138 George Formby: a well-travelled brown leather suitcase, gilt-stamped GF and with various transit labels, including one for Canadian Pacific with his details written in ballpoint, sailing for Liverpool on the S.S. Empress of Britain, January 1959 or 1960 (date overwritten) Estimate: £200 - 250, € 230 - 290
Lot No: 139 George Formby: a Dulcet ukulele by José Alvarez, top of body and sound hole with inlay, inside with label José Alvarez Barcelona Dulcet Fabricado en España, in shaped Duretta skin-effect case, marked in white G7 Estimate: £4,000 - 5,000, € 4,600 - 5,700
Lot No: 140 George Formby: a La Foley ukulele, the instrument stamped inside the body LA FOLEY MAKER LONDON, in shaped, grey-coloured case, marked in white G6 Estimate: £4,000 - 5,000, € 4,600 - 5,700
Lot No: 142 George Formby: a personal scrapbook, with cuttings primarily from his post- war Australian Tour 1947, the inside inscribed in blue ink To George And Beryl From All Of Us At Sydney Tivoli 13th Nov. 1947, also with a quantity of various black and white photographs Estimate: £200 - 250, € 230 - 290
Lot No: 143 George Formby: a 'Baby' Gibson banjolele in Paxman case,the instrument with tobacco sunburst finish, fingerboard with double diamond/floral markers, headstock with diamond inlays, in plush-lined, shaped Paxman case with spare bridges, plectrum and strings  Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, Ä 11,000 - 17,000
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Lot No: 144 George Formby: a collection of memorabilia, originally purchased from the auction of 'Beryldene' contents, including carved wooden figurine of George, wooden rhino and boomerang, all presented to him during overseas tours, together with a 1930's plaster wall mask of George's face which hung at his home, his Dunhill cigarette holder and a Canadian Pacific luggage label, SS. Empress of Britain, Jan 6th 1960 Estimate: £300 - 400, € 340 - 460
Lot No: 145 George Formby: a Stetson presented to him whilst on tour, cream-coloured, inside band stamped Saskatoon Kinsmen Made By John B. Stetson Company (Canada) Limited Especially For George Formby, size 5/8, in case Estimate: £600 - 800, € 690 - 920
with his Rolls-Royce and Jaguar cars and ukeleles in 'Beryldene' Estimate: £300 - 400, € 340 - 460
Lot No: 146 George Formby: a collection of memorabilia, including various sheet music, 'Leaning On A Lamp-Post', Chinese Laundry Blues' and others, a cased six-cup coffee set by Shelley, silver mounts with Sheffield 1914 hallmarks, from the 'Beryldene' sale, and two framed photographs, of GF
Lot No: 147 George Formby: an ebonised cane, gold top with Kendall & Sons Ltd. London marks and bearing engraved GF monogram, possibly 1920s, 89.5cm (35¼in) long Estimate: £300 - 400, € 340 - 460
Lot No: 141 George Formby: a Paxman banjolele case, used by Formby to carry his favoured Abbott 'Monarch' instrument, the plush-lined shaped case with Paxman Bros. Ltd. label inside, outside of case marked in white G1 Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500, € 1,100 - 1,700
Lot No: 133 George Formby: an archive of Formby-related personal and press photographs and other items, including: approximately fifty of Formby's personal photographs, majority black and white; various original theatre posters and programmes from throughout George's career, including a poster from the Morecambe Tower Theatre and Ballroom, 10th September 1923, with George Formby Jnr. at the bottom of the bill; a collection of approximately sixty-one press/publicity photographs, and thirty-six photographs of the Australia and New Zealand Tour in 1947
A sale is to take place in London on 29th June 2011 at Bonhams in Knightsbridge London, of items owned by the first president of the George Formby Society, Bill Logan. All the items were originally bought at the auction which was held at Beryldene, Blackpool in 1961. They have been in the family of the late Bill Logan ever since. Picture shows the late Bill Logan, who died August 11, 1997. Bill was the GFS’s first President, and laid the foundations for a lasting society to honour the great entertainer.
Lot No: 134 George Formby: a crocodile skin holdall, well-worn, zip fastener, inside with Airway label, as used daily by George whilst on tours Estimate: £100 - 150, € 120 - 170
Lot No: 135 George Formby: a Paxman banjolele case in which Formby carried his concert Gibson instrument, brown skin-effect outer marked in white G3, plush- lined, inside with maker's label, Paxman Bros. Ltd., Makers 36 Gerrard St., London, W.1. Estimate: £250 - 300, € 290 - 340
Lot No: 136 George Formby: a Hohner harmonica, the Super Chromonica in the key of C in original box Estimate: £400 - 600, € 460 - 690
Lot No: 137 George Formby: a collection of personal items and other memorabilia, comprising: a vellum inscribed by George in ballpoint reset to low, an inscription to reverse by Bill Logan that this was George's own way of identifying music key, and a vellum in poor condition bearing signatures of, amongst others, George and Frank Randle; a Keech Tutor And Solos For The ''Banjulele'' Banjo And Ukulele music book; insurance certificate for his Rolls-Royce, registration GF 1, March 1960-February 1961; a dressing room door label, lettered in white, Mr. George Formby Welcome back to Didsbury Studios; a typewritten Preliminary Running Order for The George Formby Show, dated 7.12.60, with page from the Radio Times, December 8, 1960, with details of the show; a postcard from Eliza Formby to the Art Editor of the Daily Sketch, dated Aug 19. 1924, reading, My son, George, makes his debut at the Alhambra, London, on Monday...; a souvenir photo-card of Ruby Foo's, The Show Place Of Montreal; a Canadian Pacific luggage label for the S.S. Empress Of Britain, Jan 6 1960, and a photo of George taken on his 1949 tour of Canada Estimate: £400 - 500, € 460 - 570
Lot No: 138 George Formby: a well- travelled brown leather suitcase, gilt-stamped GF and with various transit labels, including one for Canadian Pacific with his details written in ballpoint, sailing for Liverpool on the S.S. Empress of Britain, January 1959 or 1960 (date overwritten) Estimate: £200 - 250, € 230 - 290
Lot No: 139 George Formby: a Dulcet ukulele by José Alvarez, top of body and sound hole with inlay, inside with label José Alvarez Barcelona Dulcet Fabricado en España, in shaped Duretta skin-effect case, marked in white G7 Estimate: £4,000 - 5,000, € 4,600 - 5,700
Lot No: 143 George Formby: a 'Baby' Gibson banjolele in Paxman case,the instrument with tobacco sunburst finish, fingerboard with double diamond/floral markers, headstock with diamond inlays, in plush-lined, shaped Paxman case with spare bridges, plectrum and strings  Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, Ä 11,000 - 17,000
Tap on a lot photo to enlarge
Lot No: 144 George Formby: a collection of memorabilia, originally purchased from the auction of 'Beryldene' contents, including carved wooden figurine of George, wooden rhino and boomerang, all presented to him during overseas tours, together with a 1930's plaster wall mask of George's face which hung at his home, his Dunhill cigarette holder and a Canadian Pacific luggage label, SS. Empress of Britain, Jan 6th 1960 Estimate: £300 - 400, € 340 - 460
Lot No: 145 George Formby: a Stetson presented to him whilst on tour, cream-coloured, inside band stamped Saskatoon Kinsmen Made By John B. Stetson Company (Canada) Limited Especially For George Formby, size 5/8, in case Estimate: £600 - 800, € 690 - 920
with his Rolls-Royce and Jaguar cars and ukeleles in 'Beryldene' Estimate: £300 - 400, € 340 - 460
Lot No: 146 George Formby: a collection of memorabilia, including various sheet music, 'Leaning On A Lamp-Post', Chinese Laundry Blues' and others, a cased six-cup coffee set by Shelley, silver mounts with Sheffield 1914 hallmarks, from the 'Beryldene' sale, and two framed photographs, of GF
Lot No: 147 George Formby: an ebonised cane, gold top with Kendall & Sons Ltd. London marks and bearing engraved GF monogram, possibly 1920s, 89.5cm (35¼in) long Estimate: £300 - 400, € 340 - 460
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Lot No: 141 George Formby: a Paxman banjolele case, used by Formby to carry his favoured Abbott 'Monarch' instrument, the plush-lined shaped case with Paxman Bros. Ltd. label inside, outside of case marked in white G1 Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500, €1,100 - 1,700
Lot No: 140 George Formby: a La Foley ukulele, the instrument stamped inside the body LA FOLEY MAKER LONDON, in shaped, grey-coloured case, marked in white G6 Estimate: £4,000 - 5,000, € 4,600 - 5,700
Lot No: 142 George Formby: a personal scrapbook, with cuttings primarily from his post-war Australian Tour 1947, the inside inscribed in blue ink To George And Beryl From All Of Us At Sydney Tivoli 13th Nov. 1947, also with a quantity of various black and white photographs Estimate: £200 - 250, € 230 - 290
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