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THE VAL PHILLIPS ~ 'JOURNEY INTO SPACE' COLLECTION
|Here is a unique collection pertaining to 'Journey Into Space', a 1950's BBC Radio series. It is from the Phillips estate, with all artifacts being from the 1950's, with the
exception of the signed 1975 Barbados photograph. A wonderful archive that cannot ever be repeated - unlike the good old Beeb!
So that one does not follow suit as seen on other sites (that is copy watered-down information), please visit the Wikipedia site, where you will discover a wealth of information on this series.
Now all sold - remaining here for your reference
Lot 1 = sold
3 x Music Score Ledgers.
|JOURNEY INTO SPACE (1-12)||* JOURNEY INTO SPACE (SECOND SERIES)||* JOURNEY INTO SPACE (THIRD SERIES)|
|1953 - 12 Episodes out of 18||
1954 - All 18 Episodes
|1955 - 17 Episodes out of 18|
All in Val's hand. Music scores; no dialogue.
Van Phillips signature on the fly leaf and start of each Episode.
|Repeat fees calculations x 18
British Broadcasting Corporation contracts x 19
BBC letters from Variety Booking Manager, Copyright Department x 11
lists of musicians, fees paid. 75+ sheets
nb. no sheets are collated
+ there are also three letters from 1952 pertaining to the ideas in mind for this series:
one from Van to Charles Chilton, one from CC to Van, one from Dorothy Ross of the BBC.
2 x 1950s Music Library records on the IMPRESS label. 78rpm vinyl (not shellac).
All compositions by Van Phillips.
184 SPACE MUSIC - 6 tracks (Asteroid, Space Call, Andromedra, etc) - The Landsdowne Light Orchestra.
185 SPACE MUSIC - 6 tracks. (Great Void, Transit To Venus, Lost In Space, etc) No orchestra credit here.
|Publicity photographs (2 dif) - a quantity.||Signed and dedicated - Barbados 1975|
Various photographs (some duplicates)
Signed and dedicated photographs x 2.
Van's 'Aliens Order' Certificate Of Registration, with endorsements 1925 ~ 1956.
Letter from Home Office April 1957 informing removal of restrictions, etc.
End of Lot 1
Lot 2 sold
Consists of just 3 photographs.
8" x 10" original adhered onto a mount board.
9" x 7" back stamped BBC Copyright.
Written in pen on reverse: ' Van Phillips + his All-Star Orchestra 26.3.34'
10" x 8".--> states on mount 'JOURNEY INTO SPACE (FIRST SERIES) 1953'
The mount has been (fully) signed in continuity by the respective personnel.
Some have included their role. Note that 3 are quite faint, Don Sharp significantly faded.
Back row: David Jacobs, Van Phillips, Charles Chester (Author + Producer), Deryck Guyler
Front row: David Kossoff "Lemmy", Andrew Foulds (Jet Morgan), Guy Kinsley Poynter "Doc", Don Sharp "Mitch"
Taking into account their previous appearances on radio and television, this has
to be one of the earliest examples of autographs from most of these individuals.
This aside, most probably a one-only as a collective.
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