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The Margaret Thatcher Collection The Margaret Thatcher Collection Those of us of a certain age can all remember where we were when President Kennedy the first post-war hero was shot. I am much embarrassed that I cannot immediately remember when I first met Margaret Thatcher but I am pretty sure it was when as Leader of the Opposition she came to light up my by-election in February 1977 the first British Parliamentary election to have ten candidates. I realised instantly why and how she was one of Natures campaigners. I was the most junior member of her first Administration so it took a further decade before I had direct working contact with her first as Chairman of the Party attending Cabinet and then as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland though she was always kind in referring to her relations with my parents who supported her in her early career. When my first wife died her letter of condolence in her own hand was almost the first to arrive. She was in such regards outstanding in her humanity and a leader to her finger tips. It was her decisiveness which gave her greatness whether in relation to her leadership on the economy or privatisation or industrial relations or on the Falklands the European Union or the Soviet Union. She knew what she wanted and went for it but I never found her dogmatic in my experience she crossed her Rubicons one step at a time making sure each stone was safe before moving to the next. In some senses her sure-footedness being certain of a course when others disagreed was her final undoing because she had been right so often that perhaps she became over confident. Yet the breadth of her range could surprise one. At an occasion when she shared a platform with President Reagan their speech writers had collaborated and chosen quotations from Tennysons Ulysses for both speeches. I congratulated her three days later on the choice of poet and poem and she responded Yes its marvellous isnt it and then without hesitation or pausing quoted twenty lines faultlessly by heart. Introduction Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville 5 As to historys verdict she will always remain one of our reference points. What would Margaret have done is a good counsel to the hesitant. In 2000 I attended a two day seminar at an American university on her attitude to terrorism she having chosen the colleagues she wanted to accompany her as witnesses. Much emerged that was revelatory. Merely thinking of her in this context stirs the blood yet her inherent caution would have been present too. Finally I never personally found her domineering. Of course she enjoyed an argument and she used her authority to determine what the terms of the argument would be but it always reflected the real question of the issue at stake. Some of all this is reflected in this catalogue and the whole catalogue reminds us of her Protean range. The Conservative Agents at her first election at which she first met Denis her many-sided prop knew her quality from the beginning. Brooke of Sutton Mandeville Wiltshire 2015 Peter Brooke was M.P. for the Cities of London and Westminster from 1977 to 2001. After Mrs Thatchers election victory in 1979 he served as a Whip and Junior Minister until 1985 when he became Minister of State in the Treasury. Following the 1987 General Election he was given the added title of Paymaster General. Shortly afterwards he additionally became Chairman of the Conservative Party attending Cabinet without being a full member but meeting the Prime Minister from 9am to 10am every Monday morning. In July 1989 he became Secretary of State for Northern Ireland paving the way for the peace process and being retained by John Major until April 1992 when he became a Companion of Honour and in September 1992 re-joining the Cabinet as Secretary of State for National Heritage the architect of the National Lottery. In 2001 he entered the House of Lords as the Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville and became Chairman of the Association of Conservative Peers. 7 Although opinions differ widely on Margaret Thatchers legacy there can be no denying her significance as Britains first female prime minister who served three consecutive terms in office. She was one of the major political figures of the 20th century both internationally and nationally and Thatcherism continues to influence British politics into the 21st century. This collection was started when I was Secretary of the Belgravia Ward Conservatives in 1983. However it was only in my years as an antiquarian bookseller that I was able to purchase more important items and develop the collection. As my main interest lies in the visual arts the collection includes portraits political cartoons postcards and photographs by the top artists in their respective fields. Margaret Thatchers political career is exemplified by a fine selection of unique items including hand-written letters and signed photographs newspapers books commemoratives and First Day Cover stamps. All the books in the collection are first editions and many are signed by her. The collection covers her early political career as an MP for Finchley in North London as Education Secretary in Edward Heaths government her election as Prime Minister her role in the Falklands War her special relationship with President Reagan her ousting by the Conservative Party and her death. I have also included satirical works featuring Margaret Thatcher on the cover of forty-three issues of Private Eye showing a further dimension in understanding her impact. Carol Manheim Artists Choice Editions London 2015 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 9 10 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards Mrs. Thatcher was Member of Parliament for Finchley which included Whetstone from 1959 1992 From 9 October 1961 16 October 1964 she was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Pensions From 10 January 1967 20 June 1970 she was Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science From 20 June 1970 4 March 1974 she was Secretary of State for Education and Science. Miss Watson and Miss Brett who lived in Whetstone would have been constituents of Mrs. Thatcher. All the letters are signed by Mrs. Thatcher and are replies to correspondence from Miss Watson and Miss Brett apart from one undated and unsigned draft letter to Mrs. Thatcher most likely written by Miss Watson as it refers to Miss B and I. The actual subject matter of the original letters written to Mrs. Thatcher can only be conjecture as the correspondence is one-sided. It would seem that Miss Watson and Miss Brett were school teachers living at the same address. From Mrs. Thatchers letters written 13 and 26 September 1961 and 23 May 1962 the teachers would appear to be concerned with some misjudgment that had taken place at their school that came out in the press but could not be resolved through the local education authority. They wrote to their Member of Parliament Mrs. Thatcher asking for her help and she replied with concern while passing on the case to Kenneth Thompson the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education. 13 A collection of eighteen letters that relate to correspondence between Margaret Thatcher MP and Miss V.E. Watson and Miss W.M. Brett between September 1961 and June 1971. However the letter of 23 May 1962 written to Miss Watson reveals that the Ministry did not override the decision of the local authority. Mrs. Thatcher begins the letter of 23 May 1962 with thanking Miss Watson for writing about the latest developments but lets her know that Miss Morath is very highly thought of at the Ministry and finishes with saying she will let Kenneth Thompson know about the latest developments at Leyton County High School for Girls. It is possible that this letter is the reply to the draft letter written by Miss Watson to Mrs. Thatcher as the subject matter of that letter concerns a dispute between a young teacher and H.M. i.e. the headmistress. However as the draft is undated this cannot be confirmed. While the first three letters are addressed to Miss Watson the next letter dated 4 July 1963 is addressed to Miss Brett alone and is a reply to a letter Miss Brett wrote on 8 June regarding her National Insurance contributions. Mrs. Thatcher has taken time to reply to her fully explaining the situation and adding a handwritten note. This is followed by another letter dated 18 July 1963 in which Mrs Thatcher thanks Miss Brett for letting her know about the troubles at her school but she regrets she has no power to intervene. Although this could refer to the draft letter mentioned above it would seem unlikely as the draft letter was written by Miss Watson. From now on there appears to be a definite rapport between Mrs. Thatcher and the two teachers who are obviously loyal Conservative supporters. She continues to reply to their letters personally even though she was appointed junior minister at the Ministry of Pensions in October 1961 and must have been very busy. The next letter is dated 23 October 1963 the day Lord Home who had succeeded Harold Macmillan as Conservative Prime Minister four days before renounced his titles and became Sir Alec Douglas- Home. The ladies had obviously written about the leadership election to Mrs. Thatcher who replied in a positive manner while still referring to him as Lord Home. On 24 June 1964 Mrs. Thatcher addressed a reply to both ladies thanking them for their letter about the Womens Campaign and 14 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards mentioning Lord Normanbrook having only just taken over suggesting that if they are not successful to try again in a year or two. Sir Norman Brook a well-known Cabinet Secretary had been raised to the peerage as Lord Normanbrook on 24 January 1963 and in 1964 became Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC. On 15 October 1964 there was a General Election which Labour won with just a four seat majority. Mrs. Thatcher wrote to the Misses Watson and Brett on 26 October to thank them for their help during the election campaign. On Monday 1 March 1965 Mrs. Thatcher acknowledged a letter written to her and wished the ladies Good luck for Wednesday. After the defeat of the Conservatives in October 1964 Sir Alec Douglas-Home remained Leader of the Opposition until 22 July 1965 when he announced his resignation. The ladies sent a card to Mrs. Thatcher obviously on the subject to which she replied on 26 July giving her opinion about Sir Alec and saying how glad she was he was to remain in the House of Commons. On 31 March 1966 Prime Minister Harold Wilson called another General Election and Labour won again this time with a working majority of 96. Mrs. Thatcher wrote to the Misses Watson and Brett on 1 April sending them my warmest thanks for the help during the Election campaign and on Polling Day. She was thrilled with the local result and praised Edward Heath as leader. The local election was a great success with an increased majority for Mrs. Thatcher in spite of the loss of many Conservative seats in the rest of the country. From 1967 70 Mrs. Thatcher was shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science. On 5 June 1968 Mrs. Thatcher replied to a letter from Miss Watson saying she had written to the Ministry about a point Miss Watson had raised but what it was about is not revealed. However in the second paragraph Mrs. Thatcher gives some The Margaret Thatcher Collection 15 advice about the Monday Club which Miss Watson had obviously asked about. The Monday Club was started in the early 60s by a group of young Conservatives as a political pressure group in reaction to the decolonisation of the colonies and materialism of Harold Macmillans government it could be loosely described as the UKIP of its day although members remained in the Conservative Party and many were MPs. It was finally dissolved in 2001 in a dispute over race and immigration. On 26 August 1968 Mrs. Thatcher replied to a letter from Miss Brett with regard to the Czech crisis. On 5 January 1968 the reformist Alexander Dubek was elected First Secretary of the Czechoslovakian Communist Party but his attempts to grant additional rights and freedoms to the people did not go down well with the Soviet Union who retaliated by using Warsaw Pact troops to invade the country on 21 August 1968. Miss Brett obviously felt concern which was responded to by Mrs. Thatcher. Dubeks attempts at reform became known as the Prague Spring. The next letter is handwritten dated 6 January 1970 and addressed to both ladies who must have expressed views on the way some people were used to serve other peoples causes. Mrs. Thatcher relates the subject to advice she gives to students. On 20 June 1970 the Conservatives won the General Election and Mrs. Thatcher was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Science. On 21 June 1970 Mrs. Thatcher wrote a personal handwritten letter to Miss Brett and Miss Watson thanking them for their help in the election campaign. On 3 October 1970 Mrs. Thatcher wrote another handwritten reply to the ladies apologising for being brief but saying she had enjoyed hearing from them. The letter mentions Ravenscroft school. The final letter in this collection was written on 18 June 1971 to both Miss Watson and Miss Brett. Mrs. Thatcher was informing them of the result of a long interview she had with a daughter 16 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards and her father. The daughter felt that a particular doctor had not taken due care with her mother who had suffered a stroke and subsequently died. Mrs. Thatcher while being sympathetic was not in a position to help but suggested writing to the National Health Executive Council. It can be seen from this collection of letters that in spite of her increasing duties as Secretary of State Mrs. Thatcher still makes time to write to and be concerned with her constituents. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 17 18 13 September 1961 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 19 26 September 1961 20 Draft letter undated A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 21 23 May 1962 22 4 July 1963 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 23 18 July 1963 24 23 October 1963 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 25 24 June 1964 26 20 October 1964 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 27 1 March 1965 28 26 July 1965 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 29 1 April 1966 30 5 June 1968 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 31 26 August 1968 32 6 January 1970 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 33 2 June 1970 34 3 October 1970 A Collection of Eighteen Signed Letters and Cards The Margaret Thatcher Collection 35 18 June 1970 Ceramics Glass and Ephemera The Margaret Thatcher Collection 37 A glass tumbler with an image of Mrs. Thatcher pushing a pram titled The Tory Party. Produced prior to the 1979 election by Ravenhead with the cartoon by Cummings an artist for the Daily Express. A fine ceramic plate with gilt decoration marking the 10th Anniversary of Mrs. Thatcher as Prime Minister 4 May 1989. There is a central roundel photographic portrait of Mrs. Thatcher. On the reverse highlights of Mrs. Thatchers elected career are listed in an illustrative scroll. Made in England Royal Worcester 1988. Limited Edition. No 889 of 2500. Ceramics Glass and Ephemera 38 Ceramics Glass and Ephemera The Margaret Thatcher Collection 39 An elegant white china loving cup with a ribbed pattern on the underside. There is a profile portrait of Mrs. Thatcher on one side. This image is surrounded by scroll-like ribbons radiating from a wreath that contain the names of previous Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. The design is repeated on the other side with the names of the rest of the Prime Minsters extending back to Walpole in 1721. The inscription on the reverse records Mrs. Thatchers victory. The cup is 4in high and is decorated in blue and gold. Made in England Royal Doulton 1979. General Election Result Mug. 3 May 1979. Ceramic. Photographic images of Mrs. Thatcher Jim Callahan and David Steel with their respective seats won Conservatives 339 Labour 268 Liberal 11 others 17. The Margaret Thatcher Collection Ceramics Glass and Ephemera 40 Margaret Thatcher Luck Flaw Spitting Image Cream Jug. Made by Roger Law co-founder of Spitting Image. England Carlton Ware ceramic 1980. Since leaving television Roger Law has continued his work as a ceramicist and is currently exhibiting worldwide. Margaret Thatcher Luck Flaw Spitting Image Teapot. Made by Roger Law co-founder of Spitting Image. England Carlton Ware ceramic 1980. 8.25 x 11.6 x 6.8 inches. Spitting Image was a British satirical puppet television show that ran from 19841996. During the 1980s and 90s the programme won numerous awards and had a viewing audience of 15 million. 41 Britannia Thatcher Margaret and Denis Thatcher Commemorative Toby Jug. England Staffordshire Lady Grace China 2002. Mrs. Thatcher is modelled as Britannia and Denis features as the handle. Produced to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the retaking of the Falkland Islands 1982. 9 inches tall. Modelled by Ray Noble. Limited Edition no. 41 of 500. The Margaret Thatcher Collection Ceramics Glass and Ephemera 42 Thatcher. The Complete Collection. Eight DVDs in a custom-made blue slipcase with gilt lettering. A series of eight television programmes produced by ITN which chronicled the political life of Margaret Thatcher The Making of Margaret The Falklands World Stage The Age of Dissent Taking on the Unions Public Image Private Life The Fall The Legacy. Narrated by Anna Massey. Distributed by the Telegraph Media Group for promotional use only not for resale 2008. 43 The Margaret Thatcher Collection A silver medal designed and issued by Spink to mark the visit of Mrs. Thatcher to the Falklands in January 1983. With certificate of authenticity. The medal was sculpted by Philip Nathan F.R.B.S. One side is a profile portrait of Mrs. Thatcher and the reverse side depicts a lion with shield The Falklands Coat of Arms. Issue limit of 500. This medal is fitted into a custom-made presentation case of blue silk and velvet allowing both sides of the medal to be displayed. With a slipcase in blue silk. First Day Cover. Published to commemorate the death of Mrs. Thatcher. With a coloured photograph and highlights of Mrs. Thatchers career. It is postmarked London SW1 8 April 13. Limited edition of 1979 commemorating the year in which Mrs. Thatcher became Prime Minister. Mounted and framed. Ceramics Glass and Ephemera 44 The Conservatives. A History of the Party. A vinyl disc of speeches. 33 rpm LP. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 45 Original Artwork and Limited Edition Prints 47 The Margaret Thatcher Collection Original Artwork and Limited Editions 48 Hilary Paynter. Christmas Presents Wood engraving conceived as a Christmas card artists proof. 1982. 10 x 8.5 inches framed. Signed by the artist. The image is of President Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher sharing a gift of a bomb. Comment by the artist There had already been an attempt on Reagans life and there was a serious risk that my card would be inappropriate. I hoped that Christmas would arrive with the both intact. Paynter is one of Englands leading wood engravers. In addition to her impressive list of illustrated books her work is found in the collections of the Victoria Albert Museum the Ashmolean Museum and other collections around the country. 49 The Margaret Thatcher Collection Gerald Scarfe. Thames and Hudson 1982. Quarto. Cloth boards with gilt. 170 pages. Box. Signed limited edition book and an original four-colour lithograph of Mrs. Thatcher printed by the Curwen Press and signed by Gerald Scarfe. No. 203 of 250 copies worldwide. Gerald Scarfe is still producing political cartoons for the Sunday Times and has done so for the last forty-five years. Thus far he has had more than fifty one-man shows worldwide. 50 Above Stanley Franklin 1930 2004. Tough Luck Chaps Im stuck here until 1997 Pen and ink. Political cartoon. The subject is Mrs. Thatcher trying to be removed from her seat by Neil Kinnock David Steel and David Owen. Framed. 9 x 11 inches. Franklins career as a political cartoonist spanned 19591998. He began at the Daily Mirror and afterwards at The Sun both newspapers having massive readership at the time. Opposite Lynda Minter. Portrait of Mrs. Thatcher. Oil on canvas 2013. Framed 15 x 12 inches. This portrait is a homage to Mrs. Thatcher. Minter was encouraged by Mrs. Thatcher to become a first time buyer in the early 1970s. She is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. Original Artwork and Limited Editions 52 Above Peter Brookes. Nature Notes. A Tory Entomology Plate II. 28 March 1998. Colour print. Signed and numbered 516750 by Brookes. Framed 11 x 14 inches. Mrs. Thatcher is shown as the Queen Bee surrounded by William Hague as a Drone John Major as a Cricket Jeffrey Archer as a Common Earwig. Peter Brookes is a multi-award winning political cartoonist for The Times. Opposite David Smith. The Final Days. No date. Original pen and ink caricature of Mrs. Thatcher in a TV studio with John Major. Signed by the artist. Framed 21 x 17 inches. David Smiths political caricatures have appeared in all the major newspapers in the UK New York Paris and Frankfurt. Original Artwork and Limited Editions Thatcher The Musical. Framed poster of a production by Foursight Theatre in a co-production with Warwick Arts Centre 2007. Framed. 30 x 25 inches. Original Artwork and Limited Editions 54 Ralph Steadman. Bloody Margaret. Three political fantasies by Mark Lawson. Poster for this book with the same title illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Signed by Ralph Steadman. Framed 28 x 17 inches. With a copy of the book and corresponding dust wrapper. Picador 1991. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 55 56 John Jensen. House of Cards. Original watercolour reproduced as the dust wrapper for the book of the same title. Signed Jensen. Framed. 26 x 21 inches. The cards are caricatures of Mrs. Thatcher Willy Whitelaw Ted Heath Nigel Lawson Douglas Hurd Harold Wilson Michael Heseltine Neil Kinnock and Ted Heath. With the book House of Cards. A Selection of Modern Political Humour. Edited by Simon Hoggart. London Elm Tree Books 1988. John Jensen is a political cartoonist for the Telegraph and is a regular contributor to Punch and the Spectator. Original Artwork and Limited Editions Original Artwork and Limited Editions 58 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 59 Above John Springs. Original pen and ink with colour caricature of Mrs. Thatcher with handbag. c. 1983. Signed by the artist. Framed 17 x 13 inches. JSs work has appeared in Time Vogue Rolling Stone The New Yorker and the Sunday Times. In 2004 Springs was named Caricaturist of the Year at the 10th Annual Cartoon Trust Awards. Previous pages A.M. Parkin 1943 2102 The Thatcher Postcards. An iconic collection of satirical postcards featuring the internationally renowned Market Forces Sweetheart illustration which was voted the top political postcard of 1989. Parkin was galvanised by opposition to Margaret Thatchers Poll Tax. The postcards sold widely throughout the late 1980s and early 90s. Twelve postcards per frame 28 x 20 inches each. Original Artwork and Limited Editions 60 David Montgomery. Colour photograph of Mrs. Thatcher taken at 10 Downing Street for Esquire magazine. c.1980. Signed by Montgomery and numbered 215. Framed 27 x 26 inches. Montgomery is an award-winning international photographer. His subjects include HM Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family as well as the musicians and artists of the 70s and 80s. His works appear regularly in the Sunday Times the Telegraph Vogue and Esquire. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 61 Charlotte Fawley. Two charcoal drawings. One of Mrs. Thatcher and Denis and the second capturing Mrs. Thatcher and titled Debate. Both signed and dated 1983. Framed 20 x 17 inches. Fawley worked for the BBC 2 during the 1980s and was their artist recording the personalities on the television programme Newsnight. Original Artwork and Limited Editions 62 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 63 Peter Foster. The Twelve Days of Christmas. Pages from Mrs. Bluetits Diary by the author of The Whitehall Venus. And six other Christmas booklets written wood engraved and printed by Peter Foster of the Malaprop Press London. A rare set of the Thatcher Christmas satires intended as Christmas greetings and not for sale. They were published under the general title of The Malaprop Satires. Foster left his job at English Heritage to become a full-time wood engraver and publisher of political pamphlets mostly with strong sentiments against Mrs. Thatcher. Original Artwork and Limited Editions 64 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 65 Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera The Margaret Thatcher Collection 67 Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 68 A black and white photograph taken 29 December 1986 at the funeral of Harold Macmillan who was Prime Minister from 1957 1963. Shown are Mrs. Thatcher 1979 1990 Sir Alec Douglas Home who was Prime Minster from October 1963 October 1964 Edward Heath Prime Minister from 1970 1974 and Lord Hailsham of St. Marylebone a leading British Conservative politician who served in six governments. Signed by all on mount. Framed 14 x 16 inches. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 69 A colour photograph of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan President of the United States. This was taken outside No. 10 Downing Street and is signed by Margaret Thatcher. c. 1984. Framed 15 x 12 inches. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 70 Above First Day Cover. Signed. This cover signed Margaret H Thatcher which is a scarce early version of her signature commemorates her visit to the Falkland Islands in 1983. It features a Falkland Islands 1983 stamp and bears a Port Stanley Falkland Islands circular date stamp dated 10 January 1983. This is a rare item and it seems unlikely that there are more than a handful in existence as it looks to have been produced by an enthusiast rather than a cover dealer. Although simple in design this is a well- conceived cover being a stamp connected with the circular date stamp and finished with a decorative rubber stamp depicting the Falkland Islands. Mounted and framed. Below First Day Cover. Signed. 62nd Inter- Parliamentary Union Conference 3 September 1975. Signed by Margaret Thatcher. Mounted and framed. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 72 First Day Cover. Signed. Produced by Benham to commemorate the control of Hong Kong being passed back to China in 1997. This cover has been signed by Margaret Thatcher who in 1984 and after twenty-two rounds of formal talks with her Chinese counterpart Zhao Ziyang signed the joint declaration on Hong Kongs future. There were only 100 of these presentations signed by Mrs. Thatcher this being no. 37. This framed presentation is with a certificate of authenticity. This cover was carried in HMY Britannia on her last ever voyage which left Hong Kong for the return to the U.K. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 73 The Daily Telegraph. Friday 23 November 1990 Hurd and Major enter the battle. Cabinet revolt ends Thatchers 11-year reign. Centre photograph on page one of Margaret Thatcher leaving 10 Downing Street the day before on her way to Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen of her intention to resign as Prime Minister. Signed Margaret Thatcher across the photograph. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 74 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 75 Roland Flamini. Ten Years at Number 10. Images of a Decade in Office. London Aurum Press 1989. Quarto dust jacket. More than 100 colour photographs. Signed by Mrs. Thatcher on the title page. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 76 James McMillan. from Finchley to the World. London Glendarn Limited 1989. Quarto. Dust jacket slightly chipped on bottom edge. 96 pages. Black and white and colour photographs. With a tribute to Margaret Thatcher from President Ronald Reagan. Inscribed With All Good Wishes Margaret Thatcher on the title page. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 77 Charles Moore. Margaret Thatcher. The Authorized Biography. Volume One Not for Turning. Allen Lane 2013. Dust jacket. 859 pages. Black and white photographs. Index. Signed by the author. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 78 Margaret Thatcher. In Defence of Freedom. Signed by Margaret Thatcher on an original 10 Downing Street bookplate. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 79 Margaret Thatcher. The Path to Power The Downing Street Years Statecraft Strategies for a Changing World. London Harper Collins 1993 2002. All three volumes are first editions first impressions. Fine in dust wrappers. The three volumes are set within a fine hand-made box with titles in gilt trim. Signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page of each volume. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 80 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 81 Margaret Thatcher. The Collected Speeches. Edited by Robin Harris. Harper Collins 1997. Octavo. 667 pages. Index. Signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 82 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 83 A Christmas card. The Prime Minister and Mr. Thatcher are standing on the main staircase at No.10 Downing Street. Printed With Best Wishes for Christmas and The New Year and signature Margaret Thatcher not dated. A typed letter signed with autograph salutation to Mr. and Mrs. Rothner and an autograph Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher. Dated 10 November 1989. Mrs. Thatcher thanks them for their words of encouragement and states I believe we are right in what we are trying to achieve both nationally and internationally. It is that thought which sustains me through difficult times. Signed Photographs Books and Ephemera 84 The Margaret Thatcher Collection 85 Autograph letter signed on 10 Downing Street stationery dated 13 June 1987. The letter is addressed to Mr. Tyson. Mrs. Thatcher discusses the election result as an historic achievement for our Party and a confirmation of the soundness of our policies. Another paragraph follows in which Mr. Tyson is thanked for his work on the local campaign. Magazines Newspapers and Books The Margaret Thatcher Collection 87 88 Magazines Newspapers and Books The Margaret Thatcher Collection 89 Observer. 20 October 1985. Ralph Steadmans Paranoid Portraits from The Tory Conference. The Mail on Sunday. You magazine October 9 1988. The Man who told Maggie to shut up... and lived. Radio Times. 16-22 October 1993. Exclusive interview I had to go and I havent looked back. Time. 3 December 1990. The Lady Bows Out. What Maggie Thatchers departure means for the U.S. and Europe. The Sunday Times magazine. 21 March 2004. Her Long Days Journey Out of Sight. Margaret Thatcher the fading lady. FT Weekend magazine. 13 14 April 2013. She was Boudicca with a handbag helmet-haired Gloriana Britannia with a cruise missile Simon Schama on Margaret Thatcher. The Week. 13 April 2013. The woman who changed Britain. The Lady. 12 April 2013. Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are you arent. The Economist. April 13-9 2013. Freedom fighter. The American Spectator. June 2013. Special Memorial Issue. Dearest Maggie. New Statesman. 2 March 2009. Thatcher. 30 years on the final verdict. The Daily Telegraph magazine. Margaret Thatcher. 1925-2013. Complete issue on Thatcher. The Times magazine. 13.04.13 The Iron Lady in Pictures. The Sunday Times Commemorative Edition. 14 April 2013. Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013. The Spectator. 13 April 2013. Margaret Thatcher 1925 2013. Special Commemorative Section Thatcher in the Spectator. Ferdinand Mourt Auberon Waugh Charles Moore Alexander Chancellor. 90 Magazines Newspapers and Books Newspapers with headlines regarding Margaret Thatcher and with striking cover images. All British and in fine condition unless noted. Relating to the Falkland Islands War Daily Mail Wednesday 28 April 1982 Maggie Ill do it my way newspaper yellowed and slightly foxed around edges. Relating to her death Evening Standard London West End Final Monday 8 April 2013 Thatcher Dies. International Herald Tribune Tuesday 9 April 2013 Conservative of enduring imprint. The Guardian Tuesday 9 April 2013 She became harder than hard. The Times special edition Tuesday 9 April 2013. The Sun Tuesday 9 April 2013 Margaret Thatcher 1925 2013 Maggie Dead in Bed At Ritz. The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 9 April 2013 Margaret Thatcher 1925 2013. Relating to her funeral The Times Wednesday 17 April 2013 The funeral of The Right Honourable Baroness Thatcher LGOMFRS. The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 17 April 2013 Nestled in the wreath was a small white card. It read simply Beloved Mother always in our hearts. Daily Mail souvenir edition Thursday 18 April 2013 Goodbye Mummy. The Guardian Thursday 18 April 2013 Lying here she is one of us. The Sun special edition Thursday 18 April 2013 R.I.P. Mrs T. The Independent Thursday 18 April 2013. The Daily Telegraph Thursday 18 April 2013 Cheered to the End. The Times souvenir edition Thursday 18 April 18 2013. i Thursday 18 April 2013 Thatcher the final farewell. i Tuesday 9 April 2013 Thatcher As divisive in death as she was in life. The Independent Tuesday 9 April 2013 The woman who changed Britain. Daily Mirror historic edition Tuesday 9 April 2013 The woman who divided a nation. Daily Mail special tribute edition Tuesday 9 April 2013 The woman who saved Britain. Daily Express special commemorative edition Tuesday 9 April 2013 Farewell Iron Lady. Daily Star Tuesday 9 April 2013 The Iron Lady Bows Out. Daily Record Tuesday 9 April 2013 Scotland will never forget. Financial Times USA Tuesday 9 April 2013 Thatcher the great transformer. Die Welt Tuesday 9 April 2013 Die starke Frau des 20. Jahrhunderts ist tot. Le Figaro Tuesday 9 April 2013 Margaret Thatcher. Le courage au pouvoir. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 91 John Campbell. Margaret Thatcher. Volume One The Grocers Daughter. Jonathan Cape 2000. Dust jacket. 512 pages. Black and white photographs. John Campbell. Margaret Thatcher. Volume Two The Iron Lady. Jonathan Cape 2003. Dust jacket. 913 pages. Black and white photographs. Alan Clark. The Tories. Conservatives and The Nation State 1922 1997. Weidenfeld Russell Lewis. Margaret Thatcher. A Personal and Political Biography. Routledge Kegan Paul 1975. Octavo. Dust jacket. 162 pages. Black and white photographs. Index. Lady Olga Maitland. Margaret Thatcher. The First Ten Years. Photographs by Srdja Djukanovic. London Sidgewick Jackson 1989. Quarto. Dust jacket. 144 pages. Black and white and colour photographs. Nicholson 1998. Dust jacket. 493 pages. Black and white photographs. Bibliography. Index. Feminist Review. No. 27 Autumn 1987. Cover article Thatchers Third Term. Dust jacket. 122 pages. Penny Junor. Margaret Thatcher. Wife. Mother. Politician. London Sidgewick and Jackson 1983. Dust jacket. 214 pages. Black and white photographs. Index. 92 Magazines Newspapers and Books Ernle Money. Margaret Thatcher The First Lady of the House. London Leslie Frewin 1975. Quarto. Dust jacket. 159 pages. Black and white photographs. Index. Rodney Tyler. Campaign The Selling of the Prime Minister. From behind the doors of Downing Street and Conservative Central Office a unique inside account of the battle for Power. London. Grafton Books 1987. Octavo. Dust jacket. 251 pages. The book concludes London Weidenfeld Nicolson 2005. Quarto. Dust jacket. 288 pages. Thomas J. Plunkett. The Ceremonial Funeral of Baroness Thatcher. Sketchbook by Thomas J. Plunkett President of the Royal Watercolour Society. With a Transcript of the Address by The RT Revd.E RT. Hon. Richard Chartres KCVO DD FAS Bishop of London. London Unicorn Press 2013. Quarto. Dust jacket. with an exclusive post-election interview with Margaret Thatcher. Edited by Elizabeth Roberts. Margaret Thatcher. A Life in Pictures. Interviews with Ann Widdecombe and Lord Healey. Press Association Images 2009. Quarto. Dust jacket. 300 pages. Picture index. Ian Dale. Editor. Margaret Thatcher. A Tribute in Words and Pictures. The Daily Telegraph. Foreword by Charles Moore. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 93 Humour Forty-three Private Eye magazines with Mrs. Thatcher on the cover. From 27 January 1984 23 October 1993 including the infamous April Fool 1989 issue with Mrs. Thatcher posing in the nude. Private Eye first published in 1961 is Britains best-selling satirical and current affairs magazine. 96 Humour The Margaret Thatcher Collection 97 Humour 98 Squeaky head of Margaret Thatcher made by Fluck and Law creators of Spitting Image. 1980s. Hunt Emerson Pat Mills. You Are Maggie Thatcher A Dole-Playing Game. Published by Titan Books 1987. 99 The Margaret Thatcher Collection Cardboard mounted figure of Margaret Thatcher with handbag. Size 62 inches 99 Humour 100 Richard Ingrams John Wells. Dear Bill. The collected letters of Denis Thatcher. Private EyeAndre Deutsch 1980. Octavo. Dust jacket. The Maggie Thatcher Lots to Do Book. Puzzles dot-to-dot colouring pages and LOTS more. A Coarse and Crass Production Frederick Muller Ltd. 1981. Des MacHale. The Worlds Best Maggie Thatcher Jokes. Illustrated by Hugh Lineham. 8vo. London Angus Robertson Publishers 1989. Dust jacket. 95 pages. John Wells. Fifty Glorious Years. Margaret Hilda Thatcher A Festive Tribute. Penguin Books 1984. Black and white illustrations. Dust jacket. The Margaret Thatcher Collection 101 Tom Holt. I Margaret. The Unauthorized Autobiography as told to Steve Nallon. Papermac 1989. Dust jacket. 183 pages. Bel Mooney and Gerald Scarfe. Father Kissmass and Mother Claws. Hamish Hamilton 1985. Laminated boards. Cartoons by Gerald Scarfe. Thatcha The Real Maggie Memoirs. Mandarin Paperbacks 1993. Fully illustrated. Dust jacket. Maggie Maggie Maggie Margaret Thatcher Mother of the Nation or Monster of the Blue Lagoon. Exhibition catalogue. London The Cartoon Museum 2009. This exhibition was held to mark the 30th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher becoming Prime Minister. The catalogue represents a collection by forty-eight artists chosen by two adversaries Kenneth Baker who was in Thatchers Cabinet and Steve Bell staunch anti-Thatcher cartoonist. There are also comments by Lord Carrington Lord Howe Lord Owen Lord Steel Lord Tebbit amongst others. Paperback. 100 pages. The selection includes nearly 100 cartoons by 35 cartoonists from across the political spectrum. Bibliography. Index. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic mechanical photocopying recording or otherwise without written permission of the publisher. Designed by Webb Webb Design Limited Printed in the UK by Northend First published in 2015 by Carol Manheim 31 Ennismore Avenue London W4 1SE Copyright 2015 Carol Manheim