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1920s: An original poster for THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD by Gilbert and Sullivan,
depicting The Executioner silhouetted against the setting sun. This colourful D'Oyly Carte Opera Company poster probably dates from the 1920's; the quality of the print suggests a hand silk-screened artwork. The image was designed by Dudley Hardy in 1897, and bears his printed signature; appearing in small print on the lower left corner of the white border, the legend credits the printer "David Allen & Sons LD 17 Leicester St London and W. Belfast. ETC 20.3 Y.G.".
[20" x 30", on well-preserved heavy white paper stock; the scan does not do justice to the vivid colours (ebony, scarlet, and intense chrome yellow); a few very minor marks and printing flaws, otherwise in excellent condition] £90

1939: THE SPHERE Illustrated Record
A spectacular Illustrated Record by The Sphere of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas 1939, with an 8-page section in colour and pictures in Gravure taken by "The Sphere" for this record. Contains NEARLY SEVENTY superb photographs (many large size) of the eleven operas presented during the 1939 D'Oyly Carte season, featuring Helen Roberts, Evelyn Gardiner, Margery Abbott, John Dudley, Sydney Granville, Leslie Rands, Marjorie Eyre, Martyn Green, Viola Wilson, Aileen Hines, Maysie Dean, Darrell Fancourt, John Dean, Ivy Sanders, Radley Flynn, Richard Walker, Anne Bethell, Leonard Osborn and many others. Splendid black and white photos of The Gondoliers (9 photos), Iolanthe (7 photos), The Mikado (6 photos), H.M.S. Pinafore (4 photos), The Pirates of Penzance (7 photos), Princess Ida (7 photos), The Yeomen of the Guard (7 photos), Ruddigore (5 photos), Patience (7 photos), The Sorcerer (5 photos), and Trial By Jury (4 photos); and 8+ colour photos of Martyn Green (as Jack Point), Act I setting for The Gondoliers, Act II setting for Princess Ida, Martyn Green and Evelyn Gardiner (as The Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro), the Tower Green setting for The Yeomen of the Guard, 9 costumes sketches, the three principal fairies in Iolanthe, and two scenes from the film of The Mikado with Jean Colin, Kenny Baker and Martyn Green. [48pp, 9.4" x 12.5" in putty-grey wrappers; slight bump to bottom right corner, otherwise VG] £20


1989: Four Postcards from the 1989 D'Oyly Carte production of THE MIKADO
1. Michael Ducarel as The Mikado
2. Susan Gorton as Katisha with Chorus
3. Eric Roberts as Ko-Ko with Chorus
4. "Three little maids from school are we"
Production conducted by John Pryce-Jones, directed by John Wells, designed by Eileen Diss, Jessica Gwynne
[4 postcards, each 6"x4"; excellent condition] £6


1989: Four Postcards from the 1989 D'Oyly Carte production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
1. Act II Finale
2. Susan Gorton as Ruth
3. "How beautifully blue the sky!"
4. "A policeman's lot is not a happy one"
Production conducted by John Pryce-Jones, directed by Keith Warner, designed by Marie-Jeanne Lecca
[4 postcards, each 6"x4"; excellent condition] £6


1990: Four Postcards from the 1990 D'Oyly Carte production of H.M.S.PINAFORE
1. John Rath as Dick Deadeye, Philip Creasy as Ralph Rackstraw
2. Philip Creasy as Ralph Rackstraw, Deborah Rees as Josephine
3. Susan Gorton as Little Buttercup
4. Eric Roberts as Sir Joseph Porter with Sisters, Cousins and Aunts
Production conducted by John Pryce-Jones, directed by Andrew Wickes, designed by Russell Craig
[4 postcards, each 5.8"x4.2"; excellent condition] £6


1990: Four Postcards from the 1990 D'Oyly Carte production of TRIAL BY JURY
1. Sandra Dugdale as The Plaintiff with Bridesmaids
2. Philip Creasy as The Defendant with The Jury
3. Philip Creasy as The Defendant with The Jury
4. Sandra Dugdale as The Plaintiff, Derek Smith as The Judge, Lawrence Richard as The Usher, Philip Creasy as The Defendant with The Company
Production conducted by John Pryce-Jones, directed by Andrew Wickes, designed by Russell Craig
[4 postcards, each 5.8"x4.2"; excellent condition] £6

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