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A private collection of autographs from some of the world’s greatest legends is expected to sell in excess of GBP 30,000 when they go up for auction at the end of the month.

Autographs from some incredibly talented and inspiring superstars, including Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles and even political spearhead and UK Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill were personally collected by London-based Laurie Butcher over a period of six decades.

It is believed that Churchill’s autograph was collected when his wife gave pity on Laurie after he’d stood outside their residence all day in the pouring rain, waiting for them to return from a day out.

Having started collecting autographs as a teenager back in the 1950s, Laurie sadly passed away in early 2018, requesting that the collection was sold in his honour and all proceeds to be donated to The North London Hospice, a charity...

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