Auction of the estate of the late Richard Todd (The Dam Busters)

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  1. VintageV

    VintageV Junior Member

    Hi

    At the risk of spamming (which isn't my intention), I wanted to let everyone know that the estate of the late Richard Todd (star of The Dam Busters) is being auctioned over the next few weeks on eBay by Vintage V. These items should go to a collector or museum, which is why I wanted to let your members know. We run a shop in Peterborough dedicated to selling wartime collectibles and the collection has been passed over to us to find a good home.

    Items will include personal effects, clothing, an original oil painting and a signed letter to Richard from Barnes Wallis.

    The first two items are listed here -

    From the Richard Todd Estate - photo and engraved pen on eBay (end time 09-Mar-11 13:56:30 GMT)

    From the Richard Todd Estate - Scrapbook on eBay (end time 09-Mar-11 14:03:13 GMT)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    I am sure that there will be much interest in the auction.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Do the items include anything on his own wartime service?
     
  4. VintageV

    VintageV Junior Member

    Do the items include anything on his own wartime service?

    At the moment we are still going through two cases of items and photographing and cataloging everything. It will probably take another two weeks to complete. As soon as I know I will post here with more information. :)
     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks.
     
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul,
    For those not aware of Richard Todd's Military service and stage career.

    Richard Todd

    Stars War: Celebrities At War

    Richard Todd was in the paratroopers during WWII and he fought with great distinction with them, more notably he fought at Arnhem in Holland in 1944, it was a military failure and cost the lives of many allied soldiers it has been depicted as The bridge too far. Information on this actors contribution to the heroic actions that took place there are somewhat scarce.

    Richard Todd | Biography (1919-2009) | Gallery

    Regards
    Tom
     

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