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But one of the names it bears, mis-spelled by an unidentified army officer, is that of one ‘Presley, Alvis…’.

The signature of that young GI appears no fewer that seven times, and that prompted a bid of £2800 in an Autographs & Memorabilia sale held on March 23 by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury (24/18/12% buyer’s premium).

The saleroom had hoped for £5000 or more.