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The Kenneth Sandford Archive
(1924-2004)

Kenneth Sandford

Kenneth Sandford started with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1957, performing through the Company's last night in February, 1982. His repertoire included many well-loved roles, among them Wilfred Shadbolt, The Sergeant of Police, Private Willis and Pooh-Bah. More recent G&S converts will remember him for The Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan which he managed for many years, his performances at the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, and the many master classes in which he taught stage skills to amateurs and professionals alike. Sandford's death in September, 2004, was the end of an era.

For more information on Sandford's career see his biography at the Who Was Who in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company website.

Kenneth Sandford

We are pleased to present the following items from the personal archive of Kenneth Sandford. They represent all aspects of his life, including his professional career in the years before and after the D'Oyly Carte (including roles in West End productions of Carousel and Paint Your Wagon), and his artistic and his personal interests.

Programmes

red dot D'Oyly Carte programmes
red dot Other Gilbert & Sullivan programmes (most with Sandford performances)
red dot Other programmes (including a few without Sandford)

Photographs

red dot D'Oyly Carte photographs
      white dot Photographic postcards
red dot Other professional photographs
red dot Personal photographs

Documents, Printed Material
and Other Ephemera
   (i.e. everything else)

red dot D'Oyly Carte ephemera
red dot Other professional ephemera
red dot Personal or Miscellaneous ephemera
Many of these items have been photographed or scanned. These images are available through our Gilbert & Sullivan Image Gallery, or they can be viewed directly from links in the descriptions below.

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Iolanthe 75th Anniversary !

G-1754
1957. Souvenir of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversay of Iolanthe ... 1882-1957. 25th November 1957. Streatham Hill Theatre, London. Godfrey: Pratt, Adams, Sandford, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Wright, Barrington, Melvin. 3 pp. folder (last page blank) printed and bordered in light blue and black on front, lightly age-toned; plus smaller sewn-in pale pink 4 pp. facsimile of Iolanthe first night programme; faintly lightened patch on front; minor creasing at edges. Near fine.
$40


G-1755
1958-59. Gondoliers. December 15th-21st, 1958; January 26th-28th; February 12th-14th; March 2nd-4th, 1959 (printer's date "151258"). Princes Theatre. Godfrey (Cox-Ife, Matinee, Dec.20th): Pratt, Sandford, Round, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Toye, Hindmarsh, Wright. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus claret-red, black and white wrappers for "Christmas Season 1958"; faint overall wrinkling. G&S related ads for Macmillan, Cassell, Chappell and Decca, and Gilbert & Sullivan Society. From Peter Pratt's final London season. Fine. [Lon.1954]
$20

Ida 75th Anniversary !

G-1759
1959. Souvenir of the Seventy Fifth Anniversary of Princess Ida ... 5 January 1959. Princes Theatre. Godfrey: Sandford, Fryatt, Osborn, Pratt, Hindmarsh, Drummond-Grant, Barrington, Dixon. 3 pp. folder (last page blank) printed and decoratively bordered in golden-brown and black, plus smaller sewn-in 4 pp. green light card facsimile of Ida first night programme; covers a bit dusty and edge creased; near fine.
$30


G-1760
1959. Princess Ida. January 5th-7th, 1959 (printer's date "5159"). Princes Theatre. Godfrey: Sandford, Fryatt, Skitch, Pratt, Hindmarsh, Drummond-Grant, Barrington, Dixon. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus wrapper printed in claret, black and white "Christmas Season 1958". G&S related ads for Macmillan, Cassell, Chappell and Decca, and Gilbert & Sullivan Society. From Peter Pratt's final London season. Fine. [Lon.1954]
$12

G-1761
1959. Iolanthe. January 19th-[24th], February 19th-21st, or March [14th], 1959 (printer's date "19159"). Princes Theatre. Godfrey (Cox-Ife, Jan. 21st and Feb. 20th): Pratt, Adams, Osborn, Sandford, Styler, Drummond-Grant, Wright, Sansom, Barrington. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus claret, black and white wrappers; light wrinkling. G&S related ads for Macmillan, Cassell, Chappell and Decca, and Gilbert & Sullivan Society. From Peter Pratt's final London season. Near fine. [Lon.1954]
$12

Mikado 75th Anniversary !

G-1763
1960. Souvenir of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of The Mikado ... 1885-1960. 14 March 1960. Opera House, Manchester. Godfrey: Adams, Round, Reed, Sandford, Sansom, Wright, Dixon, Knight. 4 pp. cream folder printed and decoratively bordered in bright orange-red and black; plus smaller, sewn-in, 4 pp. pale grey card facsimile of first night programme; hint of edge creasing, mostly at lower corner; clean, bright and fresh. Fine.
$50


G-1765
[1961]. Princess Ida. 10th-11th November [1961]. Hippodrome, Bristol. Godfrey: Sandford, Potter, Round, Reed, Hindmarsh, Peters, Toye, Wales. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus standard Hippodrome yellow and black pictorial wrappers; covers lightly rubbed and scuffed, corners creased; rear cover with large area abraded where previously adhered; light vertical crease; staples rusting. B/W cast photos in costume; printed in red and black throughout. Very good.
$12

G-1766
1961-1962. Souvenir, Season 1961-62. Record of the season's company and productions; profusely illustrated with contemporary photographs of the principals, annotated with their regular roles (ink "K" next to Sandford); 10 pages of production photos; essay by Sir Arthur Bryant and foreword by Frederick Lloyd; photos of "Memorable Occasions" from the Company's history, including visits by Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill, the 75th anniversary of Mikado and Frederick's 25th birthday, and Gilbert's 1906 appearance in Trial; Decca, EMI and Nathans ads. 24 pp. sewn booklet, plus four-colour card wrappers; covers lightly soiled, with ink numbers written on rear, and scuffing at lower front; corners shallowly creased; title page "thumbed" at fore edge. Very good.
$35

G-1767
1961. Princess Ida. December 26-30, 1961. Savoy Theatre. Godfrey or Walker: Sandford, Potter, Skitch, Reed, Hindmarsh, Peters, Toye, Wales. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus light blue, black and white wrappers; "1/-" broken seal at fore edge; a touch dusty. With b/w season production photos, and G&S related ads for EMI, Decca, Chappell and Macmillan, and for the Savoy Restaurant. Near fine. [Lon.1961]
$8

G-1769
1962-1963. [North American Tour Souvenir:] Mikado. [August 13, 1962 - January 5, 1963]. S. Hurok's North American Tour souvenir with articles ("Savoy Operas: Perennial Delight" by Sir Arthur Bryant, "Gilbert & Sullivan. Inspired Satire" by Harold C. Schonberg), cast photos and bios, history of the Savoy Theatre, and historical images; plus 12 pp. Mikado libretto and photo section with facsimile of first US performance programme. 20+12 pp. large format (12" x 9") stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (stylized Ricketts Ko-ko) light card glossy wrappers; a bit dusty overall; small red ink mark at lower front. Near fine.
$25

G-1770
1962-1963. [North American Tour Souvenir:] Pirates. [August 13, 1962 - January 5, 1963]. S. Hurok's North American Tour souvenir with articles ("Savoy Operas: Perennial Delight" by Sir Arthur Bryant, "Gilbert & Sullivan. Inspired Satire" by Harold C. Schonberg), cast photos and bios, history of the Savoy Theatre, and historical images; plus 12 pp. Pirates libretto and photo section with facsimile of first US performance programme. 20+12 pp. large format (12" x 9") stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (stylized Ricketts Ko-ko) light card wrappers; covers somewhat soiled, especially around edges; contents clean and tight. Near fine.
$25

G-1771
1962-1963. [North American Tour Souvenir:] Iolanthe. [August 13, 1962 - January 5, 1963]. S. Hurok's North American Tour souvenir with articles ("Savoy Operas: Perennial Delight" by Sir Arthur Bryant, "Gilbert & Sullivan. Inspired Satire" by Harold C. Schonberg), cast photos and bios, history of the Savoy Theatre, and historical images; plus 12 pp. Iolanthe libretto and photo section with facsimile of first US performance programme. 20+12 pp. large format (12" x 9") stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (stylized Ricketts Ko-ko) light card glossy wrappers; covers dusty and rubbed; lower corner throughout shows faint evidence of dampstain, with resultant mildew spots (oddly, libretto section largely unaffected); staples rusting. Shame about the spots ...
$20

G-1774
[1963]. Iolanthe. April 25, [1963]. The Pavilion, Bournemouth. Godfrey: Reed, Adams, Jordan, Sandford, Knight, Moore, Marks, Sansom. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and white wrappers; severely cross-folded; broken 6D seal at fore edge; somewhat rumpled overall, yet still clean. Very good.
$10

Yeomen 75th Anniversary !

G-1775
1963. Souvenir of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of The Yeomen of the Guard ... 1888-1963. 3 October 1963. King's Theatre, Southsea. Godfrey: Round, Adams, Reed, Sandford, Hood, Jones, Knight, Toye. 4 pp. cream paper folder printed and decoratively bordered in dark green and black; plus smaller, sewn-in, pink light card 4 pp. facsimile of the first-night programme; with a few tiny, very faint foxing spots and very minor edge creasing. A fine, bright, fresh copy.
$35


G-1777
1964. Princess Ida. January 27-February 2, 1964. Savoy Theatre. Godfrey (Walker, Jan.29 and 31): Sandford, Potter, Skitch, Reed, Hindmarsh, Knight, Sansom, Wales. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus light blue, white and black wrappers; faint ink "ghost" number on front; "1/-" broken seal; light creasing near spine; rear corner deeply creased. B/w season photos, and 2 pp. History of the Savoy Theatre; G&S ads for Macmillan, EMI, Chappell, and Oxford University Press; also for Savoy Restaurant, Gilbert & Sullivan pub, and Grosvenor Light Opera's "First London Production of Engaged!". Near fine. [Lon.1961]
$10

1964 Last Night

G-1778
1964. [Last night programme] (Three acts each listed as "?"). April 4th, 1964. Savoy Theatre. Godfrey, Walker, Sergeant: Adams, Potter, Reed, Round, Hood, Humphreys, Jones, Knight. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus light blue, white and black wrappers, bright and clean. 3 pp. season photos; G&S ads for Decca, EMI, Macmillan and Chappell, and for Tit-Willow and the newly opened Gilbert & Sullivan pub. Fine. [Lon.1961]
$30


G-1779
[----- Another copy]. This one with upper corner creased; tiny mark at upper spine of rear; very faint dusting. Fine. [Lon.1961]
$30

G-1780
1964. G and S ? [Souvenir Costume Flip Book]. April 4th, 1964. Designed by Peter Goffin: four leaves of costumes (Pirate King, Patience, Sir Joseph Porter and Queen of the Fairies) each split into three horizontal hinged sections for mix and match fun. Cream paper and covers; printed in brown and black throughout; the front cover printed so as to be read right side up or upside down. Bright, clean and crisp, with just a hint of creasing at spine. Fine.
$25

G-1783
1965-1966. Ruddigore. December 9th-11th, 1965 or January 27th-29th, 1966. Saville Theatre. Godfrey: Reed, Palmer, Sandford, Adams, Hood, Jones, Palmer, Mynett. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus yellow and red pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; covers a touch age-toned and dusty; lower corners of first leaves creased; a bit tired. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$10

Patience 85th Anniversary

G-1784
1966. Souvenir of the Eighty-fifth Anniversay of Patience ... 1881-1966. 23 April 1966. Manchester Opera House. Godfrey: Adams, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Jones, Wales, Palmer, Hood. 4 pp. light card folder (Goffin design) printed and bordered in lime green and black; with smaller sewn-in 4 pp. cream card first night facsimile printed in black and pink; tiny mark at lower front; corners creased. Near fine.
$50


G-1786
1967. Mikado [Movie souvenir]. 1967. BHE Productions. Godfrey: Adams, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Masterson, Jones, Wales, Palmer. 8 pp. (including wrappers) large format programme for the 1967 D'Oyly Carte movie of The Mikado, based on the 1964 re-design by Anthony Besch, and using the Ricketts costumes; illustrated in b/w and full colour with photos of the production and costume designs; including a plot synopsis; with essays on filming, on Gilbert and Sullivan, and on costumes; and biographical sketches of the principals. Full colour pictorial (scene painted on bamboo screen on front, Yum-Yum on rear) wrappers; edge-creased and corner-bumped; a couple small ink marks on front,
"Based on the stage production by Anthony Besch
The City of Birmingham Symphony Ochestra
Conducted by Isidore Godfrey
Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan and John Brabourne
Directed for the screen by Stuart Burge"
$20

G-1789
1968. Souvenir of the new presentation of The Gondoliers. 29th January 1968. Saville Theatre, London. With introductory essay, costume designs by Luciana Arrighi (new) and Percy Anderson (original), colour stage designs by John Stoddart, and plot synopsis by Gilbert. 16 pp. sewn booklet, including colour pictorial (Marco, or is it Giuseppe?) wrappers; minor creasing at spine; hint of dusting to rear. Fine.
$20

G-1790
1968. Gondoliers. April 4th, 5th, 13th, 24th, May 3rd or 11th, 1968. Opera House, Manchester. Walker: Reed, Sandford, Mason, Lawlor, Palmer, Masterson, Jackson, Wales. 28 pp. stapled booklet, including colour pictorial (the theatre) Playbill wrappers, with cast list sheet laid in; vertical and rear corner creases, and light overall wrinkling; minor soiling to covers. B/w cast photos in make-up and costume. Very good.
$10

G-1792
[1968]. [Seven productions in repertory]. September 9th-21st [1968]. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Walker: Adams, Lawlor, Mason, Potter, Reed, Sandford, Jackson, Jones, Materson, Palmer, Wales. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus standard D'Oyly Carte red and black lettered tour wrappers; covers soiled and speckled, especially along vertical crease; rumpled and tired. Very good.
$8

G-1799
[1970]-1971. Souvenir of the Christmas Season ... December 14th [1970] - March 6th 1971. Sadler's Wells Theatre. "...With the compliments of Bridget D'Oyly Carte"; 4 pp. light glossy card folder, with in-costume cast photos and facsimile signatures of the season's twelve leading performers (Reed, Sandford, Webley, Mason, Lawlor, Ayldon, Wright, Palmer, Jones, Wales, Goss, Hutchison), plus guest artists Phillip Potter and Valerie Masterson; front cover grey-blue, four-colour company armorial motif; lightly sunned at edges; with a few faint scores, and minor spotting at lower edge, of front. Near fine
$20

G-1800
1970-1971. Yeomen, Patience and Iolanthe. December 28, 1970 - January 9, 25-27, February 11-17, 1971. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Walker: Lawlor, Ayldon, Reed, Sandford, Mason, Webley, Hutchison, Jones, Palmer, Egglestone, Wales, Goss, Minshull. 12 pp. stapled booklet, with offset page edges serving as titling tabs, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; externally a touch of soiling at edges, with very minor corner crease; internally nice and clean. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$10

1971. [Four productions in repertory]. July 28th - August 1st, 1971. Royal Festival Hall.

G-1801
1971-1972. Mikado, Sorcerer and Yeomen. December 20th, 1971 - January 5th, 1972. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: performers include Ayldon, Wright, Reed, Sandford, Mason, Goss, Jones, Wales, Holland, Hutchison, Egglestone. 28 pp. stapled booklet (two leaves brown light card), plus colour pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; the latter now a touch toned and very lightly soiled; staples rusting, with centre leaf detatched at top; progressive stain to upper corner of pages. With many b/w production photos, and Decca G&S ad. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$10

G-1803
1971-1972. A Souvenir of the new presentation of The Sorcerer. 20th December, 1971 - 12th February, 1972. Sadler's Wells Theatre. With introductory essay; costume designs and settings, in b/w and colour, by Osbert Lancaster; historical photos, costume designs, etc., from the original production; and cast list of the present production. 16 pp. stapled booklet, including colour pictorial (Lancaster's John Wellington Wells) wrappers; soiled and marked, especially on rear, with light creasing. Near fine.
$8

1972 Last Night

G-1804
1972. ??? [Last Night]. 12 February 1972. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchison, Jones, Wales. Evening's programme listed as "? / Interval / ?"; b/w production photos. 16 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves orange), plus pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; bright, tight and clean; tiny scuff at upper rear. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$12


G-1805
[----- Another copy]. This one with faint vertical crease; lightly soiled and rubbed; with 2" scuff at top front; light age-toning. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$10

G-1807
1972. A Celebrity Concert by The D'Oyly Carte ... 9th April 1972. Town Hall, Congleton. To benefit the Cancer Research Campaign (Congleton Branch). Nash: Rayner, Sandford, Ayldon, Jones, Holland, Hutchison. 4 pp. glossy card folder; soiled and creased overall; with a few closed edge tears. Good.
$8

G-1809
1972. [Nine productions in repertory]. 10th-22nd July, 1972. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Reed, Sandford, Rayner, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchison, Jones, Wales. 16 pp. stapled booklet; plus olive-gold and black pictorial (theatre montage) wrappers; some corner creasing; faint mark to Gondoliers page. Near fine.
$10

G-1810
1972-1973. [Five productions in repertory]. December 11th-30th, 1972, January 29th-February 7th, or 12th-14th, 1973. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Goss, Holland (or Lloyd-Jones), Hutchison, Jones, Wales. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; staples rusting; hint of age-toning, very slight creasing at spine. 3 pages of production photos; G&S ads by Carnival (Martyn Green recording), Decca, BASF and New English Library (Osprey Guide). Fine. [Lon.1965]
$8

G-1811
1973. Iolanthe, Ruddigore and Sorcerer. January 15th-20th, February 8th-10th, or 28th-March 7th, 1973. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Performers include Reed, Ayldon, Sandford, Rayner, Mason, Holland (or Lloyd-Jones), Jones, Field, Hutchison, Goss, Egglestone. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a touch age-toned at edges, very light dusting to front; very faint diagonal crease to final leaves. 3 pp. of production photos, G&S ads for New English Library (Osprey Guide), BASF and Decca. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$8

1973 Last Night

G-1812
1973. ??? [Last Night]. 10 March 1973. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Ayldon, Mason, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Wright, Goss, Holland, Hutchison, Jones, Wales. Evening's programme given as "?"; several b/w production photos; G&S ads for The Osprey Guide, Decca and BASF; also includes Graham Greene's story "The Case for the Defence". 18 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; as fine and bright a copy as one could hope for! [Lon.1965]
$12


G-1813
[----- Another copy]. This one with small stain at lower left of front; rear lower corner shallowly creased; pages evenly age-toned; mear fine. [Lon.1965]
$10

Pinafore 95th Anniversary

G-1814
1973. Souvenir of the Ninety-fifth Anniversary of H.M.S. Pinafore, 1878-1973. 10 March 1973*. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Rayner, Mason, Ayldon, Hutchison, Wales, Holland. 4 pp. light card folder (designed by Goffin), printed and decoratively bordered on front in grey-blue, red and black, plus sewn-in 4 pp. cream paper facsimile of the first night programme; bright, sharp and clean. A fine, almost as new, copy!.

* Oddly, this is the date of the last night of the London season. The day's performances consisted of a Mikado matinee, and a last night of Sorcerer and Mikado - done up with the usual merriment (cf. The Savoyard, May 1973). From all we can tell, Pinafore was not performed on this date (its last performance during the London season was February 7)!
$20

G-1816
1973-1974. Patience, Ruddigore and Yeomen. 17 December 1973 - 9 February 1974 (season dates). Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Performers include Ayldon, Williams, Reed, Sandford, Broad, Merri, Wales, Holland (or Lloyd-Jones), Field, Eggleston. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; faint mark at centre front; very light vertical crease; hint of age-toning. With b/w photos of principals in costume; G&S ads for Decca, BASF amd Osprey. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

1974 Last Night

G-1817
1974. ??? [Last Night]. 9th February 1974. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Ayldon, Rayner, Reed, Sandford, Williams, Wright, Field, Goss, Holland, Merri, Wales. Evening's programme listed simply as "???"; with b/w photos of each principal in costume; G&S ads for Osprey books, BASF and Decca recordings. 14 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a touch age toned, yet crisp and clean. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$12


G-1819
1974-1975. Princess Ida and Patience. 17 December 1974 - 22 March 1975 (Season dates). Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Sandford, Wright, Mason, Reed, Masterson, Holland, Goss, Wales; and Nash: Ayldon, Reid, Reed, Sandford, Merri, Leonard, Holland (or Lloyd-Jones, 27 Jan.), Field. 24 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves coloured ads), plus colour pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a touch rumpled and dusty, with faint nickel-sized dampstain at front. With b/w production photos of Patience and one of Ruddigore; G&S ads for Thames and Hudson publishers and Decca records. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$10

First Utopia since 1894

G-1821
1975. Utopia. April 4, 1975*. Savoy Theatre. Nash: Sandford, Reed, Ayldon, Reid, Field, Goss, Holland, Lloyd-Jones. 24 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves orange light card), plus brown and white Centennial Season wappers; with just a hint of creasing externaly; lower corner of six central leaves stained (pea to quarter sized), centre pages (facsimile of first night cast list facing current cast) also with small hole scraped through (as though something had stuck there, then been pulled away); because of the internal marks; very good. [Lon.1975]

* This was first night of the first revival of Utopia, which had not been performed by the D'Oyly Carte since 1894. Production designed by Peter Rice, produced by Michael Heyland.
$20

G-1823
1975. D'Oyly Carte in Concert. 6th July 1975. New Theatre, Cardiff. Hale: Reed, Sandford, Rayner, Reid, Field, Merri, Holland. Four-panel folded card printed in light brown and white; lower corner of front creased, that of last panel reinforced with archival tape; faint creasing near spine and dusting on rear. Programme includes excerpts from 10 operas, and a piano version of Pineapple Poll. Very good.
$5

G-1824
1975. Utopia, Mikado, Iolanthe and Yeomen. July 17 - August 9, 1975. Royal Festival Hall. Nash: Performers included Ayldon, Rayner, Reed, Reid, Sandford, Wright, Field, Goss, Holland, Merri. 14 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a few light stains and marks to covers; staples rusting, minorly affecting several leaves; thin stain (1/16th" deep) extending 1" along lower rear edge, affecting final leaves. G&S ads for The Black Mikado, Decca, and the Centenary Souvenir Book. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$5

1976 Last Night

G-1825
1976. ??? [Last Night]. March 20th, 1976. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Rayner, Goss, Holland, Leonard, Lilley. Evening's programme listed as "? / Interval / ?? / ???"; four pages of b/w season photos; ads for Decca and The Black Mikado. 28 pp. stapled booklet; plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; clean and bright overall. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$12


D'Oyly Carte In Canada
1976 North American Tour

G-1827
1976. Mikado. Pirates and Pinafore. April 5-24, 1976. Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto. Nash: Ayldon, Shovelton, Reed, Sandford, Conroy-Ward, Reid, Raynor, Goss, Metcalfe, Leonard, Holland, Baker, Lilley. 16 pp., including maroon wrapper, stapled magazine (Centre Stage ) style booklet; creased along spine, rubbed on front; quarter-sized stain on rear, affecting adjacent page; small piece lacking from lower rear corner; internally clean. Very good.
$12


G-1831
1976. [Five production in repertory]. 20th-25th September, 1976. Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Shovelton, Goss, Holland, Leonard, Lilley. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus hot-purple pictorial (Alexandra Theatre and masques motif) wrappers; vertical crease, upper corner creased; wrinkled at edges, dusty on rear. Very good.
$8

G-1832
1977. [Seven productions in repertory]. March 7-19, 1977. Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. Nash: Reid, Sandford, Ayldon, Shovelton, Goss, Holland, Leonard, Lilley. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus hot-purple pictorial (Alexandra Theatre and masque motif) wrappers; lightly wrinkled and a touch rubbed. Near fine.
$8

G-1833
1977. D'Oyly Carte in Concert. 22nd May, 1977. New Theatre Oxford. Mackie: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Reid, Holland, Goss, Leonard. 20 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves pink), plus metallic silver Queen's Jubilee wrappers; a bit rubbed and rumpled; lower corner a bit creased; a few spots to covers. Near fine.
$5

G-1835
[----- Another copy]. This one rumpled and a bit dusty on cover, with short closed tear at upper front, and small "ding" at centre. Very good.
$3

1978 Last Night !

G-1842
1978. ??? [Last Night]. 18 February 1978. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Rayner, Reid, Shovelton, Conroy-Ward, Goss, Leonard, Lilley, Metcalfe. Evening's programme listed as "? / ? ? / ? ? ? / Interval / ? ? ? / ? ? / ?"; 3 p. b/w production photos; G&S ads for Decca, and Nationwide. 28 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow Goffin proscenium design wrapper; covers dusty, lower front corner creased; a bit rumpled overall; one photo page corner creased; "Deed of Covenant" pages grubby. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$12


G-1844
1978. Welcome to a Gilbert & Sullivan Evening. April [3?] - August [19?], 1978*. Souvenir of the 1978 North American Tour Black-on-brown tri-fold brochure, with sepia drawing of several characters (Sir Joseph Porter on front panel), and brief history of the company written for the North American audience; presented by Barclays. Small crease at lower rear; a couple short "dings" at centre; nice and clean overall. Near fine.
* May 25th, in San Francisco, the company marked the centenary of Pinafore with "a gala performance".
$3

G-1846
1978. Iolanthe, Pinafore and Mikado. April 3-15, 24-29, 1978. Kennedy Center, Washington. Nash: Performers include Reed, Ayldon, Sandford, Jones, Raynor, Reid, Shovelton, Leonard, Metcalfe, O'Keefe, Lilley, Morrell, Goss. 52 pp. stapled booklet, plus Kennedy Center colour pictorial wrappers; a hint of sunning at spine; staples rusted, resulting in separation of two centre leaves. Contains 5-column G&S article "A Pretty Taste for Politics" by Frederick Roffman, with photo of Reed and Sandford in Mikado. Near fine.
$8

G-1851
1979. Gondoliers and Yeomen. January 11-20 or February 8-14, 1979. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Reid, Jones, Leonard, Goss, Lilley, Metcalfe; Nash: Rayner, Ayldon, Reed, Sandford, Lilley, Metcalfe, Leonard, Bennett. 32 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; two small ink marks at top front, with a few other faint marks to covers; staples rusting; small stains to centre spread (Yeomen cast and photo pages), B/w production photos for these shows; G&S ads for Decca, Nationwide and Barclays (Policeman's song). Very good. [Lon.1965]
$15

G-1852
1979. Pinafore and Ruddigore. January 22-27 or February 1-3, 1979. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Rayner, Reid, Ayldon, Lilley, Morrell, Leonard; Nash: Reed, Reid, Sandford, Ayldon, Goss, Metcalfe, Leonard, Bennett. 32 pp stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a few small, light spots to covers, minor scuffing at top front. With b/w production photos from these shows; G&S ads for Nationwide, Barclays (Policeman's song) and Decca. Near fine. [Lon.1965]
$8

1979 Last Night

G-1853
1979. ?? [Last Night]. 24th February, 1979. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Nash: Reed, Sandford, Ayldon, Rayner, Goss, Leonard, Lilley, Metcalfe. Evening's programme listed as "? ?"; 2 p. b/w production photos; G&S ads for Decca, Nationwide, and Barclays (Policeman's song from Pirates). 24 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; soiled overall, and wrinkled along bottom edge; corner creased at rear; large stain to programme page, bleeding through to photo spread on verso. Very good. [Lon.1965]
$12


The D'Oyly Carte Down Under

G-1854
1979. Mikado, Pinafore and Iolanthe. May 14-Sept 6, 1979. Various venues. Souvenir programme for the "Australian Season 1979 ... [and] New Zealand Season." Goulding: Ayldon or Buchan, Potter, Reed or Conroy-Ward, Sandford, Lyon or Jones, Reid, Lilley, Daniels, Morrell, Leonard or Pert, Tierney, O'Keefe. 24 pp. huge format (16.5" x 11") stapled magazine, plus mottled gold card pictorial (Pirate King beating drum) covers; filled with photographs both on stage (colour) and off (b/w), cast bios and photos (four married couples pictured and listed together), historical essays including "Links wih Australia", etc. A little dusting at fore edge and two leaves with small archival repairs to 1/2" closed tears; centre spread's colour photo montage with ghosting from verso; corners lightly bumped; minor rubbing along spine. Near fine.
Together with
News clipping: Backstage with the D'Oyly Carte, from Sydney's The National Times, June 2, 1979; written during the tour. 1 tabloid-sized page, with b/w photo of Sandford and Leonard in Iolanthe (with other fairies in background). Age-toned; horizontal fold, with corner creases; margin piece lacking at left, almost touching text. Very good.

See also the letters negotiating Sandford's fee for the tour.
N.B. This is the D'Oyly Carte's first visit to Australia and/or New Zealand. Previous to this, the rights to perform the Savoy Operas there had been held by the J.C. Williamson Company.
$35

G-1855
[----- Another copy]. This one with light creasing to corners and along spine; remnants of paper adhesion to rear cover; light scraping to pictorial decoration on front, mostly affecting Pirate King's boots; internally no ghosting on centre spread; a few small spots at lower part of Iolanthe and facing pages. Very good.
$25

G-1857
1979-1980. Sorcerer. 18 December, 1979 - 16 February, 1980 (season dates). Sadler's Wells Theatre. Goulding: Ayldon, Reid, Sandford, Conroy-Ward, Leonard, Davis, Lloyd-Jones, Daniels. 36 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and yellow pictorial (Goffin proscenium) wrappers; evenly soiled, lower corner shallowly creased; staples just starting to rust. With b/w photos of Grossmith as John Wellington Wells and 1975 Centennial performance finale with Sir Harold Wilson at centre spread; G&S ads for Nationwide and Barclays ("Titwillow" parody). Very good. [Lon.1965]
$5

G-1859
[1980]. [Six productions in repertory]. 7th-19th April [1980]. Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. Goulding: Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Harre, Daniels, Davis, Leonard, Lilley. 20 pp. stapled booklet (2 leaves bright pink), plus pictorial (orange and yellow Goffin proscenium) wrappers; a touch dusty externally, with a couple corners creased; a few faint marks on front, tiny spot on centre page. With b/w photos of Iolanthe and Sorcerer; Barclays's "Titwillow" ad. Very good.
$5

G-1860
1980. D'Oyly Carte In Concert. 29th June 1980. Police Sports Hall, Devizes. Presented by the Devizes Light Operatic Society, Kenneth Sandford, President. Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Reid, Leonard, Lilley, Daniels. Programme includes excerpts from 10 G&S operas. 16 pp. stapled booklet, printed in red and black on covers; a touch age-toned. Near fine.
$5

G-1862
1980. [Six productions in repertory]. 8th July - 2nd August, 1980. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Goulding: Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Harre, Lyon, Reid, Sharples, Daniels, Davis, Leonard, Lilley. 36 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (red and yellow Goffin proscenium, blank at centre) wrappers; correction page for Yeomen, adding Ayldon's name as Sergeant Meryll and the beginning of synopsis text (Shadbolt's name misspelled as "Wilfrid" on both), inserted; upper corner of rear wrapper creased, otherwise clean and tight. With Duke of Plaza-Toro ad for Barclays. Fine. [Lon.1965]
$15

The Last Last Night !

G-1866
1982. [Programme of the D'Oyly Carte's Final Performance]*. 27 February 1982. [Adelphi Theatre]. Faris: Sandford, Ayldon, Conroy-Ward, Harré, Lyon, Reid, Shovelton, Daniels, Leonard, Tierney. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus periwinkle-blue (approximating colour used on Shovelton souvenir) and white wrappers; minor rubbing and creasing; light age-toning throughout. With a colour copy of the buff triptych folder printed in blue, designed, drawn and calligraphed by Geoffrey Shovelton specifically for this performance; featuring stage, orchestra and audience design on front, and border of waving G&S characters within. Fine. [Lon.1982]

NB - We have provided the copy of the souvenir for information purposes only. It was not part of Kenneth Sandford's archive.
* The D'Oyly Carte's final performance consisted of "An evening of excerpts from the D'Oyly Carte repertoire ... including a Concert Overture based on the Savoy Opera themes composed by Paul Seeley."
$25

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To avoid confusion, members of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
will be listed, as above, by their last names only.
Other performers, if identified, will be listed by their full names.


Yeomen At the Tower 1962 !

G-1867
1962. Yeomen. 9-21 July 1962. Tower of London. Lawrence Leonard: Round, Bryan Drake, John Cameron, Sandford, Ann Dowdall, Anne Pashley, Peters, Sylvia Gray. Single buff sheet, printed on both sides in brown, with "Festival of the City of London" header; a bit dusty and age-toned; with minor creasing and light horizontal fold. A near fine copy, from Anthony Besch's first Tower of London production.
$35


G-1868
1963. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [Selections from Yeomen, Iolanthe, Mikado, Gondoliers and complete Trial*]. 6th April, 1963. Royal Albert Hall. "James Walker, Conductor ... Soloists: Heather Harper, Jean Allister, Thomas Round, Kenneth Sandford." 12 pp. stapled glossy-paper booklet; horizontal fold; edges a touch spotted; lower corner creased. Very good.
* In Trial: Thomas Round as the Defendant, Kenneth Sandford as the Learned Judge. With the D'Oyly Carte Round had occasionally substituted in this role, and Sandford did not perform in Trial.
$20

Yeomen At the Tower 1964 !

G-1869
1964. Yeomen. 6-18 July 1964. Tower of London. Lawrence Leonard: Round, James Atkins, John Cameron, Sandford, Elizabeth Robson, Anne Pashley, Peters, Maureen Keetch. Single sheet, printed on both sides in black, red "Festival of the City of London" header; lower edge worn, creased and lacking several small pieces; small piece at top corner lacking; horizontal fold with 2" tear at right; age-toned. A very good copy from Anthony Besch's second Tower of London production.
$25


G-1870
1967. Gilbert and Sullivan for All. 9th February, 1967. Questors Theatre (Ealing). Cox-Ife: Jenkins, Knight, Round, Cartier. 8 pp. glossy paper stapled booklet. plus matte heavy paper wrappers printed in black and green; vertical crease; a bit dusty; with theatre's booksing slip laid in. Near fine.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$5

G-1871
1970. An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan. 16th May, 1970. Town Hall, Yeadon. "Aireborough Grammar School Old Scholars' Gilbert and Sullivan Society ... Devised, arranged and accompanied by Eileen Mckay ..."; with performances from 11 operas (including Utopia and Cox and Box). 4 pp. folder, simply printed in b/w; age-toned at edges; minor soiling; tiny scuff to front. Near fine.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$2

G-1872
1971. An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan, Trial and Gondoliers. 22nd May, 1971. Free Trade Hall, Manchester. "Salford Choral Society". Hood, Cartier, Potter, Lloyd-Jones, Sandford "(by permission of Bridget D'Oyley [sic] Carte Ltd)", with the five soloists singing all the roles (ever tried to sing a duet with yourself?). Orange and brown light card folder; rubbed at edges of front; a touch dusty. Near fine.
$5

G-1873
1971. Mikado, Pinafore and Pirates. 7th-18th September, 1971. Pavillion Theatre, Worthing. "Gilbert & Sullivan for All"; Adams, Round, Masterson, Cartier, Helen Landis, Lawrence Richard, Wakeham, Anna Cooper, Ryan, Terry Jenkins. 12 pp. stapled booklet, including black and orange wrappers; light vertical fold; light soilng on rear. Near fine.
$8

G-1874
1974. Judi Merri / Kenneth Sandford. 9th August 1974. Fowlmere House (Royston, Herts). One of nine programmes in the 1974 Fowlmere Festival; first part of the evening was all G&S, the second part from other operas. 12 pp. large format programme, plus light card wrappers; all printed in dark blue; two gold-edged light card printed tickets for the Merri and Sandford evening laid in. Programme fine; near fine tickets nice and clean, though one with uneven line on rear.
$10

G-1875
[----- Another copy]. This one without tickets; cover age-toned and dusty, with light spotting at bottom front. Very good.
$8

G-1876
1975. An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan. 20th September 1975. "Fowlmere Festival 1975" (Royston, Herts). "Concert by Judi Merri and Kenneth Sandford"; programme largely selections from G&S operas, but also including one piece each from Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Leoncavallo. 1 pp. horizontal mimeographed pink sheet; one corner deeply creased, another lacking small piece; vertical fold; a bit tired. Very good..
$3

G-1877
1982. An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan. 7th-[12th] June 1982. Theatre Royal, Brighton. "Featuring Ex-D'Oyly Carte Principal Artistes and Chorus"; Seeley: Sandford, Ayldon, Donkin, Leonard, Tierney, Daniels, Shovelton, Reid; listing for three different programmes. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus blue-on-white pictorial (royal arms) light card wrappers; cut across second programme page (not afecting text); staples rusting; lightly soiled on rear. Very good.
$8

1982. Gilbert & Sullivan at Pencarrow House. July 27th-30th, 1982. Pencarrow House (St. Austell, Cornwall). "...Presented by Principals of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ..."

G-1879
1982. A Gilbert and Sullivan Concert Gala. October 28-30, 1982. [Three different California venues, one each night]. "Master Symphony Orchestra ... with special guest Kenneth Sandford ... and Opera a la Carte ... Hosted by William Conrad." 8 pp. stapled booklet, including photo-pictorial (Conductor Philip Westin and orchestra) wrappers; staples rusted. Near fine.
$5

G-1880
[----- Another copy]. This one with small red fingerprints on front; staples rusty. Near fine.
$5

G-1881
1982. An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan. 6th November, 1982. St. George's Hall, Bradford. "With former Principal Artistes of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Seeley: Sandford, Shovelton, Goss, Leonard, Cochrane, Donkin, Buchan. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus red, black and white pictorial (Barclay's G&S figures) wrappers; light dusting. Near fine.
$8

G-1882
1982. An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan in Concert. 8th-[13th] November, 1982. Richmond Theatre. "With Former Principal Artistes and Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Shovelton, Leonard, Tierney, Daniels, Reid, Donkin; three different programmes listed, No.2 with Pinafore, no.3 with Pirates. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour photo-pictorial (the theatre) light card wrappers; spine rubbed; staples rusting. Near fine.
$8

G-1883
1982. An Evening With Gilbert & Sullivan in Concert. November 16th-[20th], 1982. Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Shovelton, Leonard, Tierney, Daniels, Reid, Donkin [and chorus]. Three different programmes, including concert performances of Pinafore and Pirates; also include songs from all shows (except Thespis), as well as The Zoo and Cox and Box. 16 pp. stapled booklet, including red and black pictorial (the theatre) wrappers; hint of age-toning. Fine.
$8

G-1884
[----- Another copy]. This one with lower corner creased, cover otherwise faintly so; a touch dusty on rear. Near fine.
$8

G-1885
[1983-86]. The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. Three programmes, all undated, but betwen 1983 and 1986*. One at Palace Theatre, Manchester (two others unnamed). Mackie or Seeley: Sandford, Shovelton or Reid, Tierney, Daniels, Leonard, Donkin, Lawlor or Rayner. All 4 pp. folders; two with cross folds, much creasing and some soiling or streaking (printer's error); third with creased corner. Very good to fine.
* The Magic of D'Oyly Carte began after the demise of the Company, and continued under that name until the founding of the new D'Oyly Carte, when the name changed to The Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan.
$5

G-1886
1983. G & S A la Carte. 19 November 1983. Arts Centre, University of Warwick. Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Leonard, Tierney, Daniels, Shovelton, Donkin. Tall stapled booklet, 4 pp. plus light card wrappers, in slightly different light greens; some foxing and dusting to covers. With annotations in the programme by Sandford, a few pencilled ones (show titles circled, "Sorcerer" written next to a printed "Patience") and two in red ink (one entry crossed out and another from "Yeomen" ammended with note "Trio Iolanthe"). Very good.
$15

>G-1887
1983. Gilbert & Sullivan Gala. 26 December 1983. Barbican Cenre (London). Selections from eight G&S operas. Fraser Goulding: Ann James, Soprano; Doreen Walker, Mezzo-soprano; Graeme Matheson-Bruce, tenor; Martin McEvoy, baritone; Kenneth Sandford, bass-baritone. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus blue and cream pictorial Barbican wrappers; staples rusting marking leaves near gutter; hint of dusting. Fine.
$8

G-1888
1984. Gilbert & Sullivan. February 19, 1984. C. Milton Wright High School (Bel Air, Md.). "The Delaware Symphony ... with the Stars of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Co."; Malkie [sic]: Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney, Donkin, Daniels. 4 pp. light card pictorial (Gilbert & Sullivan as Sir Joseph Porter and Jack Point ... sort of!) folder; very faintly creased and a touch dusty. Near fine.
$5

G-1889
1984. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. February 24, 1984. Orchestra Hall, Detroit. Mackie: Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney, Donkin, Daniels. 4 pp. pictorial (Punch Gilbert & Sullivan) folder, printed in black; corners creased; rear a touch dusty. Near fine.
$5

G-1890
1984. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. February 25, 1984. Schwab Auditorium (University Park, Pa.). Mackie: Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney, Donkin, Daniels. 4 pp.red-on-white photo-pictorial (the theatre) folder; faint hint of foxing; corner shallowly creased. Fine.
$8

G-1892
1984. The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. June 10th, 1984. Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Tierney, Leonard, Daniels, Shovelton, Donkin. 2 pp. section in programme for third week of the "Blackpool Festival of Fun 1984", 10-18 June. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus wrappers printed in red and black; a touch wrinkled; with hint of rubbing at spine and creasing at corners. Near fine.
$5

G-1893
1984. The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. 28 July 1984. Derngate (Northampton, UK). Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Leonard, Daniels, Tierney, Shovelton, Donkin. 16 pp, stapled booklet (2 leaves yellow), plus red, black and white wrappers; nice and clean. Fine.
$5

G-1894
1984. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. October 18, 1984. Lowther M.S. North (Emporia, Kansas). "The Stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; [Mackie]: Shovelton, Sandford, Donkin, Daniels, Tierney. 8 pp. folder, printed on mottled paper, illustrated with D'Oyly Carte figures (Barclay's group and Katisha) and with historical sketch; minor corner creasing. Fine.
$5

G-1895
[1984]. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. October 26 [1984]. Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center (Novato, Cal.). Mackie: Shovelton, Sandford, Daniels, Donkin, Tierney. 8 pp. b/w stapled booklet, grey pictorial wrappers on textured paper; a touch dusty. Fine.
$5

G-1896
1984. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. October 27, 1984. University Theatre, University of California, Riverside. "With the stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from London"; Mackie: Sandford, Donkin, Shovelton, Daniels, Tierney. 8 pp. stapled booklet, including fuchsia and black wrappers; a touch rumpled; minor rubbing at lower left. Fine.
$5

G-1897
1984. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. October 28, 1984. Ambassador Auditorium (Pasadena, California). "With the Stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company": Mackie: Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney, Donkin, Daniels. 32 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour photo-pictorial (the theatre) wrappers; hint of rubbing and creasing at spine; staples just starting to rust. Fine.
$5

G-1899
1984. The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. 7th December 1984. Dorking Halls. Seeley: Sandford, Leonard, Tierney, Reid, Daniels, Donkin; with selections from all the operas. Pink-on-white folder; with horizontal fold and light creasing.
Together with
Publicity flyer for the performance; b/w photo, lettered in red and black, ruled in red; corner faintly creased. Near fine.
$5

G-1900
1984. Gilbert and Sullivan excerpts from Pirates, Gondoliers and Pinafore, followed by a selection of Christmas carols. 11 December 1984. Middlesborough Town Hall. "Northern Sinfonia [and] The Sinfonia Chorus"; Soloists Washington, Leonard, Reid and Sandford. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and white wrappers; staples rusting. Fine.
$8

G-1901
1984. Gilbert and Sullivan excerpts from Pirates, Gondoliers and Pinafore, followed by a selection of Christmas carols. 13 December 1984. Newcastle City Hall. "Northern Sinfonia [and] The Sinfonia Chorus"; Soloists Washington, Leonard, Reid and Sandford. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and white wrappers; faint diagonal crease; a touch of toning. Fine.
$8

G-1903
1985. An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan. 2 March 1985. St David's Hall (Cardiff). Goulding: Sandford, Ayldon, Leonard, Tierney, Daniels, Reid, Donkin. 14 pp. stapled booklet, plus blue, black and white wrappers; lower corner creased; front a bit scuffed. Near fine.
$8

G-1904
1985. An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan. 6th April, 1985. Cliffs Pavilion, Southend. "With Former Principals of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Daniels, Tierney, Donkin, Sandford, Shovelton; includes one selection from The Zoo. 4 pp. yellow mis-aligned folder, with theatre's standard blue and red front design; vertical folds; small crease. Near fine.
$5

G-1905
1985. Three Gala Gilbert & Sullivan Evenings. 3rd-5th May, 1985. [Three theatres, in three Scottish cities, on three consecutive nights]. "The Scottish Chamber Orchestra ... with ... Ex Principals D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Ayldon, Daniels, Donkin, Knight, Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus glossy photo-pictorial (the Orchestra) wrappers; clean and crisp. Fine.
$8

G-1907
1985. The Magic of D'Oyly Carte, including performance of Trial. 11-13 July, 1985. Barbican Centre. Goulding: Field, Lawlor, Mason, Donkin, Leonard, Daniels. 8 pp stapled booklet, plus blue and white wrappers; faint vertical fold; lightly speckled and "dinged" on front. Very good.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$5

G-1908
1985. Yeomen, presented by The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. 6 and 7 August 1985. Barbican Centre. Goulding: Round, Ayldon, Donkin, Ellison, Tierney, Daniels, Leonard, George. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus blue and white glossy wrappers; a couple faint "dings" to covers; minor dusting. Near fine.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$5

G-1909
1985. The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. 19-20 October 1985. National Concert Hall, Dublin. Seeley: Sandford, Reid, Wales, George, Donkin. 8 pp. stapled booklet printed in blue; covers finely speckled and a bit spotted. Near fine.
$8

G-1910
[1985]. Pirates, as part of the Barbican Christmas Festival. 30th December [1985]. Barbican Centre. "Barbican Christmas Festival Official Souvenir Programme." "The Magic of D'Oyly Carte"; Goulding: Donkin, Shovelton, Sandford, Rayner, Tierney, Leonard, Daniels, Ellison. The last of eleven concerts/performances scheduled that holdiay season, December 13th to 30th. 80 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial light card wrappers; lower rear corner bumped; hint of age-toning. Fine.
$10

G-1911
1986. Iolanthe. 10-[15] February 1986. Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham. Presented by the Sale Gilbert and Sullivan Society; produced by Donkin, and starring Sandford and Reid. Ink notation "Ken" inside front cover, and signed for Sandford, with sentiments, by most (if not all) of the cast. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus light glossy card pictorial (fairy) wrappers printed in red and black; covers soiled, especially on rear; some off-setting from images (signatures pressing through); still crisp and tight. Very good.
$15

G-1912
1986. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. April 5, 1986. Zeiterion Theatre (New Bedford, Mass.). "The Stars From The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Daniels, Donkin, Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney. 36 pp. stapled folder, inclding colour pictorial (theatre detail) wrappers; faint marks to front, otherwise clean and bright; Detroit hotel postcard laid in. Fine.
$5

G-1913
1986. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. April 12-13, 1986. [Portland [Me.] City Hall Auditorium]. "With stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Shovelton, Donkin, Daniels, Tierney, Sandford. 64 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (painting) Portland Symphony season wrappers; hint of creasing, and minor rubbing at spine; staples just beginning to rust. Fine.
$8

G-1914
1986. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. April 20, 1986. Potter Center Music Hall (Jackson, Mich.). Mackie: Shovelton, Donkin, Tierney, Daniels, Sandford. Large format tri-fold, printed in two-toned purple on cream; two faint drop spots on front. Near fine.
$5

G-1915
1986. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. April 22, 1986. Pikes Peak Center (Colorado Springs). "Principal Singers of the former D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney, Donkin, Daniels. 8 pp. light blue folder.
Together with
Red-on-grey light card ticket ordering form for the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival*; vertical crease to rear panel; bright and clean overall. Both items fine.
* The Festival ("April 22-27, 1986 / Presented by Colorado Springs Chorale and The Colorado College") also included a performance of The Golden Legend with "The D'Oyly Carte Singers, as soloists ..."
$5

G-1916
1986. The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. 5 May 1986. Royal Festival Hall. Goulding: Sandford, Leonard, Ayldon, Tierney, Reid, Daniels, Donkin. 12 pp. stapled booklet, including wrappers, printed in b/w; lightly dusted, with faint marks on front; staples rusting. Near fine.
$5

G-1917
[1986]. Gilbert & Sullivan Galas. 22-25 May [1986]. [Four theatres, in four Scottish cities, on four consecutive nights]. "Scottish Chamber Orchestra ... with ... Ex Principals of D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Ayldon, Daniels, Donkin, Knight, Reid, Sandford, Tierney; eleven pieces from eight productions. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus light card pictorial (Punch's Sullivan) wrappers; bight and clean. Fine.
$8

G-1918
1986. Mikado. 11th-19th July 1986. Gawsworth Hall. John T. Brophy: Paul Connor, Shovelton, Ian Cookson, Sandford, George Hulbert, Elaine Fox, Karen David, Philippa Jones, Susan Gorton. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus light card wrappers; a couple faint spots at top edge; lower corners lightly curled. Near fine.
$10

G-1920
1986. Pirates, presented by The Magic of D'Oyly Carte. 21-25 October 1986. Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Goulding: Donkin, Ayldon, Reid, Sandford, Charlton-West, Daniels, Wales, Pert. 24 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour photo-pictorial (the theatre) wrappers; hint of rubbing to front. Fine.
$8

G-1922
1987. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. February 8, 1987. Flynn Theatre (Burlington, Vt.). "Stars of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Dugdale, Daniels, Shovelton, Donkin, Sandford. 44 pp. stapled booklet, including pictorial wrappers, printed in blue and black, plus 8 pp. tan paper insert printed in black (with production information and theatre contributor lists); front lightly scuffed. Fine.
$8

G-1923
1987. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. February 12, 1987. Pearce Auditorium (Gainesville, Ga.). Mackie: Dugdale, Daniels, Shovelton, Donkin, Sandford. 8 pp. glossy quad-folded sheet; lightly age-toned; archival tape repair to small tear on last panel; a bit creased at edges. Near fine.
$5

G-1924
[1987]. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. February 16 [1987]. Monmouth College Auditorium (Monmouth, Ill.?). "With stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from London"; Mackie: Dugdale, Daniels, Shovelton, Donkin, Sandford. Plain 4 pp. folder, folded off-square; diagonal and light corner creases; a hint of age-toning. Very good.
$5

G-1925
[----- Another copy]. This one with corner creased and bruised; light soiling. Very good.
$3

G-1926
1987. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. February 21, 1987. ([St. Joseph?], Michigan). "With stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from London"; Mackie: Daniels, Donkin, Dugdale, Sandford, Shovelton. 76 pp. large-format stapled magazine format, including red and black pictorial (Best of ... Pirate King) wrappers; tiny tears at spine ends; top rear corner sharply creased; staples starting to rust. A near fine copy. This is so full of ads that one has to hunt for the programme, the cast bios and other production information; and nowhere does it state where the performance took place!
$5

G-1927
1987. Patience. 10th-18th July, 1987. Gawsworth Hall. John T. Brophy: Ayldon, Bill Lawson, Shovelton, Lawson, Sandford, Minshull, Linda Richardson, Susan Gorton, Jackson. Holograph alteration made to Sandford's biographical entry. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus light card pictorial (Shovelton drawing of Bunthorne and Patience) wrappers, very faintly spotted; rear cover rubbed and rumpled. Near fine.
$12

G-1928
1987. A Gala Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan. 5th-6th September, 1987. Mill at the Pier (Wigan). "Featurning Former Principals of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Sandford, Shovelton, Donkin, Field, Leonard. 20 pp. stapled glossy paper booklet, plus black-on-yellow light card wrappers; a couple very minor creases; staples starting to rust.
Together with
Photocopy of corrected "programme" page proofs, with a further correction in blue ink; with horizontal fold and corner crease at staples; small "white-out" patch on first page. Fine programme, very good photocopies.
$5

G-1929
1987. The Magic of Gilbert & Sullivan. 8th October, 1987. Arcadia Theatre, Llandudno. "Former Principals of D'Oyly Carte"; Tirney, Leonard, Donkin, Sandford, Ayldon, Reid. Evening's programme across centre spread, with each piece ticked in ink or pencil, and one ("I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General") completely crossed out. 8 pp. stapled bookplet, plus decorative (musical score) English Philharmonic season wrappers printed in pink and black; a touch dusty; minor crease at top corner; staples rusting. Near fine.
$8

G-1930
[----- Another copy]. This one un-marked; wrappers a little dusty. Fine.
$5

G-1931
1988. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. February 7, 1988. Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo, N.Y.). "Stars of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Dugdale, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Donkin. 24 pp. stapled booklet, including red and black pictorial (Pirate King) wrappers; staples rusting, otherwise fine.
$5

G-1932
1988. Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites. 5th March 1988. Blenheim Palace. "The Twenty Second Churchill Memorial Concert In aid of the Music Therapy Charity ..." "with former artistes of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company" Sandford, Leonard, Ayldon, Donkin, Matthews. 44 pp. large format stapled magazine format, plus glossy light card wrappers; a couple faint marks on covers; staples just beginning to rust. Fine.
$15

G-1933
1988. Iolanthe. April 14-16, 19-23, 1988. Hart House Theatre, Toronto. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Toronto, with guest performance by Sandford as Private Willis and stage direction by Morrell. 8 pp. stapled folder, decorated in colour; light corner creasing.
Together with
Two copies of the publicity flyer/mailer/order form for the show; two-sided pictorial (Willis, fairy and Parliament) sheet printed in red and black; with vertical fold (c.2 with second vertical fold); touch age-toned, with minor wrinkling. Fine programme; flyers very good to near fine.
$12

G-1934
1988. Iolanthe. 8th-16th July 1988. Gawsworth Hall. "Gawsworth Open Air Theatre." John Brophy: Ian Cookson, Ayldon, Alan Watkinson, Sandford, Anthony Noden, Susan Gorton, Minshull, Phillipa Thompson, Jackson. "Charity Concert ... in aid of The East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield." 12 pp. large format stapled booklet, including wrappers, printed and decorated in b/w. Fine
$10

G-1935
[1988]. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. October 16, [1988]. Symphony Hall, Allentown [Pa.]. Mackie: Dugdale, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Donkin. 20 pp. stapled booklet with decoratively bordered pages, plus light card pictorial (Pirate King) wrappers printed in orange; staple rusting, with centre leaf detached and minor staining; light spotting on rear. Near fine.
$8

G-1936
1988. Christmas concert Trial and Carols. 16 December 1988. Sands Centre, Carlisle. "Northern Sinfonia [and] The Sinfonia Chorus"; Livingstone, Reid, John Cashmore, Ayldon, Sandford. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and white wrapper; faint mark at lower front. Fine.
$5

G-1937
1988. Christmas concert Trial and Carols. 18 December 1988. Town Hall, Middlesbrough. "Northern Sinfonia [and] The Sinfonia Chorus"; Livingstone, Reid, John Cashmore, Ayldon, Sandford. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus red and white wrapper; hint of creasing. Fine.
$5

G-1938
1990. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. March 25, 1990. Franciscan Life Center [Toledo, Ohio]. "With stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ..." Mackie: Cope, Shovelton, Sandford, Daniels, Donkin; with pieces from eleven shows (no Grand Duke or Thespis). 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus b/w pictorial wrappers; small "ding" at upper rear. Fine.
$5

G-1939
1990. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. March 27, 1990. Woodstock Opera House (Woodstock, Ill.). "Stars of D'Oyly Carte Opera Fame"; Mackie: Cope, Daniels, Shovelton, Donkin, Sandford. Plain b/w 16 pp. stapled booklet, including wrappers; lightly dusty, pages a touch age-toned; ink underlining to programme pages, with one annotation ("Here upon. Ken"). Very good.
$8

G-1940
1990. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. March 29, 1990. The Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor). "Stars of D'Oyly Carte Opera Fame ..." Mackie: Cope, Daniels, Shovelton, Donkin, Sandford; with pieces from eleven shows (no Grand Duke or Thespis). 12 pp stapled booklet, including photo-pictorial wrappers (b/w with purple background); barest hint of dusting. Fine
$5

G-1942
1990. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. March 31, 1990. Ira M. McAlpin Fine Arts Center (Fort Pierce, Florida). "D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; [Mackie: Daniels, Shovelton, Donklin, Sandford, Cope]. Two-toned blue large format pictorial (abstract sailboat?) folder, with evening's programme insert, and performers' photo inside front cover; edges a touch age toned. Fine.
$5

G-1943
1990. Pricenss Ida. 5th-14th July 1990. Gawsworth Hall. "Gawsworth Summer Opera"; Directors Kenneth Sandford and Roberta Morrell, Musical Director John T. Brophy: Sandford, Cresswell, Shovelton, Bill Lawson, Anna-Maria Ellis, Leonard, Jackson, Elaine Fox-Condie. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus b/w pictorial (unsigned Shovelton cartoon) light card wrappers; slight hint of dusting and age-toning. Fine.
$12

G-1944
1990. The Magic of Gilbert & Sullivan. September 1st-2nd, 1990. Borough Theatre, Abergaveny. Sandford, Leonard, Ayldon, Daniels, Field, Reid, Donkin; production includes numbers from all the operas (except Thespis) plus The Zoo. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus light card wrappers decoratively printed in rose and black; light score to rear. Near fine.
$5

G-1945
1991. An Evening of the Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. 28th April 1991. Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Steadman: Ayldon, Sandford, Leonard, Minshull, Daniels, Donkin, Shovelton. "All proceeds in aid of Merseycare Trust." 8 pp. stapled booklet, including wrappers, printed in wine-red; staples beginning to rust; a touch of overall wrinkling, and faint spotting and a couple marks to front. Very good.
$8

G-1946
1991. The Magic of Gilbert & Sullivan. 7th August, 1991. Gawsworth Hall. Healy: Sandford, Leonard, Ayldon, Shovelton, Washington, Donkin, Janine Roebuck; with pieces from all the extant operas. 4 pp. plain paper folder inserted within the red, black and white Magic of ... light card publicity folder; covers a touch crinkled and thumbed. Near fine.
$5

G-1947
1992. Two Evenings of Music ... Gilbert & Sullivan and Anything Goes*. 1st-2nd August 1992. Madry Castle (Pwllheli, Wales), "2nd Season of Open Air Concerts". Leonard, Morrell, Deborah Clague, Shovelton, Sandford, Bill Lawson. 8 pp. black-on yellow stapled booklet, plus matching decorative light card wrappers. Fine.
* First night programme includes selections the Savoy Operas; the second night from other theatrical and operatic productions as varied as "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" from Porgy and Bess, "Duet, Act IV" from La Boheme, and "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fidler on the Roof (these three sung by Sandford with other members of the company).
$5

G-1949
1992. 25 Years of Quinton: A programme of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites. 16th and 17th October, 1992. Four Dwellings School, Birmingham. "Quinton Operatic Society ... Silver Jubilee Concert ... with special guest Kenneth Sandford"; with selections from eleven operas, Sandford singing twelve pieces. 8 pp stapled booklet, including black-on-gold light card covers; crease at top front; a few minor scores and marks. Fine.
$8

G-1951
1993. Yeomen. 30th June-10th July 1993. Gawsworth Hall. "Gawsworth Summer Opera"; Directors Sandford and Morrell, Conductor and Musical Director John Brophy: Shovelton, Ayldon, Leon Berger, Sandford, Tierney, Elaine Fox-Condie, Leonard, Anna-Clare Monk. 16 pp. large format stapled booklet, plus b/w pictorial (Shovelton Jack Point and Executioner) wrappers; light creasing at spine. Fine.
$12

G-1953
1993. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. November 6, 1993. Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts (Schaumburg, Ill.). "Featuring Stars of the London Stage." Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Ayldon, Sandford, Shovelton; contains cast bios, but no list of production numbers. With ticket for the performance laid in. 24 pp. stapled booklet, plus hot pink and aqua glossy wrappers; faint vertical fold, light wrinkling; corners creased, especially to two leaves; staples rusting affecting adjacent leaves. Very good.
$5

G-1954
1993. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. November 11, 1993. Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Ft. Laudedale). "Stars of the London Musical Stage"; Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Ayldon; with pieces from all the operas, plus The Zoo. Encore! magazine format: 24 pp. stapled booklet, including colour photo-pictorial (the theatre) wrappers; lightly rumpled; staples just starting to rust. Near fine.
Also contains programme information for American Family Theatre's Babes in Toyland, and the Ballet Nacional de Caracas with dances from Don Quixote and The Firebird.
$5

G-1955
1993. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. November 13, 1993. Stockton Performing Arts Center (Pomona, NJ). Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Donkins [sic], Sandford, Shovelton; programm includes pieces from each opera plus The Zoo. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus four-colour decorative wrappers; a touch wrinkled overall, but bright and clean. Near fine.
$5

G-1956
1993. The Best of Gilbert and Sulivan. November 15, 1993. Siena College (Loudonville, NY). "Stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Ayldon. 4 pp. black-on-cream folder, with Shovelton design (G&S characters) on front. Fine.
$3

G-1957
1993. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. November 20, 1993. YW-YMHA of North Jersey (Wayne, NJ). "With artists of the former D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ..."; Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Ayldon; with pieces from all the shows plus The Zoo. 12 pp. folder, including pictorial (Shovelton drawing of G&S characters) wrappers; lightly soiled patch on front. Near fine.
$3

G-1958
1993. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. November 21, 1993. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, Pa.). "Featuring Stars of the London Musical Stage"; Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Ayldon. 8 pp stapled booklet, plus heavy paper season wrappers printed in green and black; staples just starting to rust. Fine.
$5

G-1959
1993. The Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan. 4th December 1993. Logan Hall, London. Steadman: Washington, Daniels, Leonard, Shovelton, Sandford, Donkin, Ayldon. Fundraiser for the Thames Valley Friends of Ravenswood Village for the Mentally Handicapped. 28 pp stapled booklet, with light blue glossy pictorial (Three Little Maids) card wrappers printed in purple; faint scores to front, with a few small marks; corners lightly bumped. Near fine.
$8

G-1960
1993. A Gala Evening with The Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan. 28th December, 1993. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Steadman: Ayldon, Daniels, Donkin, Leonard, Sandford, Shovelton, Washington; programme synopses for the eight excerpted shows include notes on how Gilbert and Sullivan came to write them. 36 pp. vertical stapled booklet, plus colour light card wrappers; lower corner creased; covers lightly rubbed and a touch dusty; staples rusting resulting in loosening of centre leaf. Near fine.
$8

G-1961
[----- Another copy]. This one also a bit rubbed and dusty; pink mark on verso; staples rusty. Near fine.
$8

G-1962
1994. A Gala Evening with The Magic of Gilbert & Sullivan. 19 November 1994. Royal Festival Hall. Goulding: Ayldon, Daniels, Donkin, Dugdale, Leonard, Sandford, Shovelton. 8 pp. stapled booklet, plus wrappers, all printed in blue on glossy stock; clean and crisp. Fine.
$8

G-1963
1994-95. Die Fledermaus and Pinafore. 1994/5 season. [Various venues]. "{New] D'Oyly Carte Opera Company". Edwards or Steadman: Lynto Black, Niall Morris, Tom McVeigh, Gordon Sandison, Frances McCafferty or Knight, Yvonne Patrick, Wendy Scheomann. 24 pp. colour-printed stapled booklet, including royal purple glossy wrappers; filled with colour photos, drawings, essays, etc; staples rusting; small spot to front cover; light rubbing. Very good.
NB - This programme does not include a performance by, or mention of, Sandford.
$5

G-1964
1995. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan. February 11, 1995. Bair Auditorium, Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.). Presented by "The Smithsonian Associates." Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Ayldon. Plain 4 pp. b/w folder; cross folds; a bit tired and dusty. Very good.
$3

G-1965
1995. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. February 12, 1995. Grand Opera House (Wilmington, Del.). "Stars from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"; Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton, Ayldon, Sandford. Also includes pages for two other musical presentations. 36 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial wrappers; small closed tear at lower front, corresponding corner creased; a touch rubbed. Near fine.
$5

G-1966
1995. The Stars of Gilbert and Sullivan. 4th-5th May 1995. Peterborough High School (UK). Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton. 12 pp. large format stapled booklet, plus blue-on-white light card wrappers; a bit soiled, with light creases. Near fine.
$5

G-1967
1996. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. February 23, 1996. Crighton Theatre (Conroe, Tex.). "Featuring Atars [sic!] of D'Oyly Carte Fame"; Mackie: Deborah Clague, Daniels, Shovelton, Sandford, Ayldon. B/w, 4 pp. light card folder, with Shovelton character vignette on front; corners lightly bumped; front very faintly spotted. Near fine.
$3

G-1968
1997. The Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan: A Gala Evening. 15 March 1997. Barbican Hall. Goulding: Ayldon, Daniels, Donkin, Goss, Leonard, Sandford, Shovelton, Masterson. 16 pp. stapled vertical booklet, plus colour pictorial (tulips) wrappers; a few "dings" to centre front, and marks to verso. Near fine.
$5

G-1969
1997. Pinafore. 3rd August 1997. Opera House, Buxton. "Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company"; Morrell: Donkin, Sandford, Martin, Rayner, Masterson, Janet Cowley, Knight. 20 pp. stapled booklet, including wrappers, printed in black and red on cream; covers dusty and creased near spine; minor internal offsetting giving the appearance of light soiling to leaves. Near fine.
From the 1997 International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. Includes the day-by-day Festival programme, information on the organizers and officials, G&S ads, principal photos and bios, etc.
$3

G-1970
1999. Yeomen. 10th-15th May 1999. Spadesbourne Hall, Bromsgrove. Bromsgrove Operatic Society, Stage Director Roberta Morrell. 8 pp. glossy paper stapled booklet, plus light card pictorial (yeoman warder) wrappers printed in red and black; very faintly spotted; lower corner bumped. Near fine.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$2

G-1972
2003. "Together Again" Gala Concert. 26th July 2003. Buxton Opera House. "... including tributes to John Reed, Kenneth Sandford, [and] Thomas Round" with special guests from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; "10th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival". Black and gold large format tri-fold, with photos of 45 former D'Oyly Carte performers; a touch creased, with a few light marks on front. Near fine.
$8

G-1973
2004. Pirates. 10th-15th May 2004. Spadesbourne Hall, Bromsgrove. Bromsgrove Operatic Society; Patron Kenneth Sandford, Director Roberta Morrell. 8 pp. stapled booklet, including yellow and black wrappers; a couple minor marks to covers. Fine.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$5

G-1974
2004. Yeomen. 12th-15th May 2004. Chingford Assembly Hall, London. Chapel End Savoy Players, President Kenneth Sandford. 16 pp. plain paper stapled booklet; clean and crisp. Fine.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$2

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G-1975
[1947]. Robinson Air-Crew-Soe. January 28th, 29th and 30th [1947]. R.A.F. Cranwell*. "An Original Pantomime In Three Acts." With Sandford ("Ken Parkin") as Cannibal Chief; an early role from his days as a Seargent in the Royal Air Force. 4 pp. light yellow folder, now soiled and creased; horizontal fold. Very good.

Incidentally, in a reminiscence of his RAF days, Sandford remembers having painted the scenery for this production.
* R.A.F. Cranwell is the Royal Air Force training college where, after the war, Kenneth Parkin was seconded as an art instructor.
$30

G-1976
1947. "Music Hall". 27th & 28th March, 1947. R.A.F. Cranwell and Sleaford Branch "In aid of Royal Air Forces Association". "A Variety Entertainment for a Variety of People"; With Sandford ("Ken Parkin / Baritone") performing two pieces. Pale yellow folder with cross folds; worn at edges, corner creased, and soiled; yet complete and clear. A very good copy.
Together with
The poster for same: "Music Hall". 27th & 28th March, 1947. Church Hall, Sleaford. "R.A.F. Cranford & Sleaford Branch Present ... A Variety Entertainment for a Variety of People"; starring Val Terry; Ken Parkin (Sandford) listed as Baritone. Full sheet cream paper printed in red and green; pin holes at corners; ink note "Sgts Mess" at top; folded in 8, with minor creasing, and a couple tiny edge tears. A fine, clean, crisp copy.
$50

G-1977
[1947]. Band of H.M. Royal Air Force College ... May 26th [1947]. [R.A.F.] Cranwell. A mixed programme (including Sullivan's "The Lost Chord"), with Sgt. Ken Parkin (Sandford) singing "Songs      Selected". Light white paper folder, with cross-folds and light rumpling; heavily soiled externally; ink mark on front panel; "Programme" list printed across centre of inside. Very good.
$25

G-1978
[1947?]. "Skylark" A Musical Variety. [September, 1947?]. R.A.F. Cranwell. Spalding Branch of the R.A.F. Association; includes several performances by Kenneth Parkin (Sandford); also staring BBC radio star Humphrey Lestocq as Flying Officer Kite. Small blue light card folder printed in black; soiled and thumbed; faint horizontal folds. Very good.
$20

G-1979
[----- Another copy]. This one signed by several members of the cast, including Humphrey Lestocq, in pencil on front. Vertical crease; grubby and wrinkled overall. Good.
$20

G-1980
1947. Band Parade. 23rd November 1947. Station Cinema, R.A.F. Cranwell. "A Musical Extravaganza with the R.A.F. College Dance Orchestra", with Ken Parkin (Sandford) signing "Sorento" and "La Donna Moblile", and, in duet, "A Paradise for Two" and "The Old Dance Dress". Light-blue paper folder, printed in dark-blue; wrinkled overall, with horizontal fold; externally soiled. Very good.
$20

G-1981
1949. Messiah. 15th December, 1949. Town Hall, Hammersmith. "Hammersmith Church Choirs and the ... Hammersmith Musical Society"; Sandford listed as tenor soloist. 4 pp. paper folder, plainly printed in black; Sandford's name underlined in blue ink on front; old mounting stickers on three corners; light vertical fold. Near fine.
$15

G-1982
1950. Empire Concert. 20th April, 1950. Crosby Hall, Chelsea Embankment [London]. "Under the Auspices of the British Osteopathic League." Six "well-known Artistes", including Sandford who sings a selection of six songs. Programme and handbill, both on pale yellow heavy paper; programme soiled and edge worn and torn, with horizontal fold and several creases, ink "3" at top right. Handbill fine; programme very good.
$10

G-1983
1950. The Woking Orchestral Society Concert. 6th May, 1950. Boys' Grammar School, Woking. "President: Ralph Vaughan Williams ... Kenneth Sandford, Tenor" singing selections from The Magic Flute, I Pagliacci and Aida. Plain glossy paper folder, printed in black; old mounting labels, one removed; piece lacking from upper rear corner.
$15

G-1984
1950. Carousel. Printer's date: "070650". Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Cast includes Margot Moser (Carrie), Iva Withers (Julie), Stephen Douglass (Billy), and Eddie LeRoy (Juggler); Sandford listed with "Singers". 8 pp. standard Drury Lane stapled booklet, cream paper printed in blue and titled in red; cross-folded and creased; dusty; staple rusting; remains of seal on verso. The first London cast, from early in the run. Very good.
Sandford joined the chorus during his last year at the Royal College of Art, and for much of the run he understudied, and occasionally performed, the role of Billy.
See also Carousel ephemera some relating to Sandford's understudying Billy.
$15

G-1985
1950. Verdi's Requiem. 17th September, 1950. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Orchestra of La Scala (Milan), conducted by Victor de Sabata. 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus pictorial (Royal crest in red) wrappers; light vertical crease; dusty, with small spot on rear; a bit rumpled overall. Very good.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$5

G-1986
[1950-51]. Carousel. [n.d., but before October 16, 1951]. Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Cast includes Barbara Lee-Smith (Carrie), Laverne Burden (Julie), Edmund Hockridge (Billy) and Eddie LeRoy (Juggler), Sandford listed with "Singers". Signed by 35 members of the cast. 8 pp. standard Drury Lane stapled cream booklet, printed in blue and titled in red; remnats of 6D seal at fore edge; staple rusting; a touch dusty and rumpled. Fine.
$30

G-1987
[----- Another copy]. This one also signed by 35 members of the cast, most in the same place as on the above. A touch of creasing along spine, now split at ends; remnants of 6D seal at fore edge, old labels at outer corners of final leaf (for mounting); internally nice and clean. Very good.
$25

G-1988
[----- Another copy]. This one not signed. Faint diagonal crease across upper end; 6D seal at fore edge; upper corner creased; a bit dusty on rear; staple rusting. Near fine.
$8

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G-1989
1951. Popular Sunday Concert. 8th July 1951. Hammersmith Town Hall. With performances by The Metropolitan Concert Ochestra (including the Overture to Mikado), Sandford (singing five songs) and two other soloists. 4 pp. light blue folder; with four old stickers at inside edges and date hand-printed (by Sandford?) at bottom, for mounting; 2" tear to rear panel (from removal?); corner creasing; very light soiling.
Together with
Theatrical agent's (Price's) booking form for the performance; pink printed form, completed in green ink, specifying "songs & duets with Magaret Kibbey ...", "Fee Five gns." Creased and folded; perforated edges where torn from book. Both items very good.
$25

G-1990
1951. King's Rhapsody. 16th October-24th November, 1951. Glasgow Alhambra. By Ivor Novello; directed by Murray MacDonald: Staring Olive Gilbert, Vanessa Lee, Zena Dare, John Allen, Barry Sinclair and Elizabeth French; Sandford appearing as a Seranader and as Count Egon Stanieff. 8 pp. stapled booklet printed in light blue and black; "4D" seal broken at fore edge; ink "x"s beside Sandford's name on cast list; lightly dusty; faint horizontal folds. Near fine.
Having left Carousel in October 1951 for this show, this may represent Sandford's first appearance as Count Egon Stanieff.
See also the King's Rhapsody poster and ephemera.
$15

G-1991
1951. King's Rhapsody. November 27th-[December 17th], 1951. Empire Theatre, Newcastle. By Ivor Novello; directed by Murray MacDonald: staring Olive Gilbert, Vanessa Lee, Zena Dare, John Allen, Barry Sinclair and Elizabeth French; Sandford appearing as a Seranader and as Count Egon Stanieff. 4 pp., plus pink and black pictorial wrappers, stapled booklet; inner leaves on semi gloss paper; a touch dusty, staple just starting to rust; faint horizontal fold. Near fine.
$10

G-1992
[----- Another copy]. This one with internal leaves on plain, cream-coloured paper; lower corner shallowly creased; hint of dusting; tiny closed tear to bottom edge at rear. Fine.
$10

G-1993
1951-1952. King's Rhapsody. December 18th, 1951-[January 27th, 1952]. Empire Theatre, Edinburgh. By Ivor Novello; Directed by Murray MacDonald: staring Olive Gilbert, Vanessa Lee, Zena Dare, John Allen, Barry Sinclair and Muriel Barron; Sandford as a Serenader and as Count Egon Stanieff. Small stapled booklet, 4 pp. plus red and blue decorative wrappers; hint of dusting and very faint wrinkling. Fine.
$10

G-1994
[----- Another copy]. This one with light horizontal fold and lower corner bumped; minor soiling; staple rusting. Near fine.
$10

G-1995
1952. King's Rhapsody. July 15th-[August 11th], 1952. Empire Theatre, Sheffield. By Ivor Novello, directed by Murray MacDonald: staring Olive Gilbert, Barbara Leigh, Victor Boggetti, Zena Dare, John Allen, Barry Sinclair, Murriel Barron and Kenneth Sandford as a Serenader and as Count Igor Stanieff. Stapled booklet, 4 pp. plus red and blue decorative wrappers; faint vertical fold; a touch age-toned. Near fine.
$10

G-1996
1952. King's Rhapsody. "Final Performances ... August 9th" [1952]. Empire Theatre, Sheffield. By Ivor Novello, directed by Murray MacDonald: staring Olive Gilbert, Barbara Leigh, Victor Boggetti, Zena Dare, Barry Sinclair, Muriel Barron, and Kenneth Sandford as a Serenader and as Count Igor Stanieff. Stapled booklet, 4 pp. plus red and blue decorative wrappers; cross folded; somewhat soiled; minor nicks at fore edge; corner creased. Very good.
$8

G-1997
1952. Paint Your Wagon. December 2nd-[15th], 1952. New Theatre, Oxford. A Lerner and Lowe musical, produced by Jack Hylton, directed by Richard Bird: staring Bobby Howes, Sally Ann Howes and Ken Cantril; Sandford appearing as Sandy Twist. 8 pp. plain paper pictorial (the Theatre) booklet; small ink line at lower front, scuffing on rear; touch of age-toning. Near fine.
See also the Paint Your Wagon ephemera.
$10

G-1998
1952-1953. Paint Your Wagon. 17th December, 1952-[17th February, 1953]. Opera House, Manchester. A Lerner and Lowe musical, produced by Jack Hylton, directed by Richard Bird: staring Bobby Howes, Sally Ann Howes and Ken Cantril; Sandford appearing as Sandy Twist. 12 pp. stapled booklet, including pictorial wrappers, now defective (from damp?) at lower front, torn along spine, and lacking top corners; boken "6d" seal at fore edge; some soiling. Internally upper corner dog-eared; stray ink line on title page; contents a bit wrinkled. Good.
$5

G-1999
1953-1954. Souvenir [of] Jack Hylton's Paint Your Wagon. [February, 1953-April, 1954]. Her Majesty's Theatre. Photo pictorial booklet, printed in b/w, captioned in orange; with biographies of the principal actors and dancers, and of those involved in the production; Sandford identifiable in a sevweral photos. Signed by eight members of the cast (all with named roles), most with sentiments on parting addressed to Sandford. 16 pp large format stapled booklet, with pictorial (saloon girl and miner's tools) orange wrappers printed in aqua and black; a touch rumpled; darkened at lower front; pencilled notation ("A22A") on one page. Near fine.
$25

G-2000
1953. Paint Your Wagon. Printer's date "18.7.53". Her Majesty's Theatre. A Lerner and Lowe musical, produced by Jack Hylton, directed by Richard Bird: staring Bobby Howes, Sally Ann Howes and Ken Cantril; Sandford appearing as Sandy Twist. Stapled booklet, 4 pp. plus four-colour pictorial (miners, saloon girls, etc.) wrappers; "6D" broken seal at fore edge; 3" jagged closed tear at rear; faint vertical crease and very light wrinkling. Very good.
$8

G-2001
1954. Paint Your Wagon, performed as part of Midnight Cavalcade. March 18, 1954. London Palladium. Benefit in support of the Actor's Orphanage.* With laid in indulgence slip. 120 pp volume, with heavy card pictorial (Cecil Beaton design in blues and black) wrappers and dark blue tassled cord (tassles now a bit frayed at ends; spine elaning; dusty overall; small scuff at lower rear; corners bumped; internally tight and clean. Near fine.
* "A Gala Night of World-Famous Stars in aid of The Actors' Orphanage, the Charitable Funds of the Grand Order of the Water Rats and the J.N.F. Charitable Trust." Performers include Ralph Richardson, Paul Scofield, Hermione Baddeley, Gladys Cooper, Laurence Olivier, Margaret Rutherford, Gordon Jackson, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Burton and Richard Attenborough; performing plays, excerpts, readings, songs, etc.
$45

G-2003
1954. Ballet Comique [in repertory]*. 24th-29th May, 1954. King's Theatre, Glasgow. "Artistic Director: George Krista ... Musical Director and Conductor: Leonard Hancock." 8 pp. folded booklet, plus cream pictorial (the Theatre) wrappers printed in red and black; "6d." seal broken at fore edge; light vertical fold; lower corner dog-eared;.a touch dusty. Near fine.
NB - This programme does not include a performance by Sandford
* Performances include Swan Lake (Act II), Fountain, Grand Pas Classique, Don Quichotte (Pas de Deux) and Eugene Onegin Suite.
$5

G-2007
[1954]. Jokers Wild. [December 1954]*. Victoria Palace. Revue produced by Jack Hylton, staring the Crazy Gang; Sandford sings in three pices (in Joker's Wild "Diamonds are Trumps", in Journey Into Space "On the Planet Asura: The Sky Rider" and in The Festival of Spring, designed by Erté, as The Singer). 12 pp. stapled booklet, including four-colour wrappers; 6D seal at fore edge; a touch age-toned, yet clean and sharp. Fine.
* This show opened December 16, 1954.
Dated through ads.
$8

G-2008
1955. Pictorial Souvenir of ... Joker's Wild. Printer's date "2/55". Victoria Palace. "Jack Hylton's Crazy Gang Revue ...". 16 pp. large format stapled folder printed in red and black, filled with photographs and features on the show, with pages featuring Vera Day, Josephine Anne, the John Tiller Girls and Pamela Bromley; and photo of Sandford leading "the John Tiller Girls on 'A Journey Into Space'. Faint horizontal fold; lightly creased at spine. Near fine.
$10

G-2009
[1955]. Jokers Wild. [July 1955]. Victoria Palace. Revue produced by Jack Hylton, staring the Crazy Gang; Sandford sings in three pices (in Joker's Wild "Diamonds are Trumps", in Journey Into Space "On the Planet Asura: The Sky Rider" and in The Festival of Spring, designed by Erté, as The Singer). 12 pp. stapled booklet, including four-colour wrappers; 6D seal at fore edge; corners creased; faint horizontal fold; two light marks on rear. Fine.
Dated through ads.
$8

G-2010
[1955]. Jokers Wild. [December 6th 1955]. Victoria Palace. Revue produced by Jack Hylton, staring the Crazy Gang; Sandford sings in three pices (in Joker's Wild "Diamonds are Trumps", in Journey Into Space "On the Planet Asura: The Sky Rider" and in The Festival of Spring, designed by Erté, as The Singer). 12 pp. stapled booklet, including four-colour wrappers; plus additional, slightly larger, photo-pictorial heavy paper wrappers, printed in red and grey-tone; externally a touch dusty and faintly creased at edges; internally, excellent. Fine.
$10

G-2011
1956. Five-Past Eight. 7th May-20th October, 1956. Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow. Directed by Michael Mills: staring Jack Radcliffe and Jimmy Logan; with Sandford participating in 2 to 6 segments per "edition"*. Eight programmes (Editions 1-8). Each 12 pp. stapled booklet, plus colour pictorial (clock face, dancer's legs marking the hour) wrappers; broken "6p" seals at fore edges; touch of dusting on rear; a couple stray ink marks internally; one with two ticket stubs inserted, one with centre leaves detached. Most fine, one very good (detached leaves).
"Stewart Cruikshank presents Howard and Wyndham's Five-Past Eight ... The Glamorous Song Dance and Laughter Show ..."
* Five-Past Eight was an annual summer spectacular, consisting of a regularly changing programme - in 1956, each "Edition" lasted three weeks.
$45

G-2012
1957. Spring Concert. March 20, 1957. Queen Alexandra's House [London]. Presented by the Imperial College Musical Society: Imperial College Choir, with five soloist, including Sandford as Bass-Baritone (singing an aria from the Mariage of Figaro), and the Jacques String Orchestra. Large format cream paper folder printed in black; lightly soiled; corners creased. Near fine.
$10

G-2013
1957. A Grand Concert. April 4th, 1957. Victoria Hall, Hanley. "Etruscan Choral Society"; Patricia Clark, Soprano, Kenneth Sandford, Baritone; several choir pieces mixed with six songs by Clark, five by Sandford, and "Duets". 8 pp. stapled folder, edged in light blue on front; vertical fold; light creasing and a touch of dusting. Fine.
$5

G-2014
[----- Another copy]. This one with ms. notation (perhaps for a later booking?) on front: "C. [Siedsky?] / 'Tenby' Moss Hall / Stockton Brook / Stoke on Trent / (Ceramic City / Choir)" *. Light horizontal fold; corner creasing; dusty on rear. Near fine.
* NB: Ceramic City Choir was founded as "a result of encouragement from the distinguished conductor Sir Malcolm Sergeant." (cf. the Choir's website)
$5

G-2015
1957. St. Paul. April 13th, 1957. Town Hall, Ealing. Mendelssohn's Oratoria [sic] presented by the West Middlesex Musical Society; four soloists including Sandford. Large format cream coloured heavy paper folder printed in blue; light vertical fold; a bit of foxing and dusting, the latter especially on rear. Matching, but smaller, handbill laid in; horizontal fold, and a hint of foxing. Overall, near fine.
$10

G-2016
[----- Another copy]. This one without handbill. Light overall soiling; 1" closed tear at fore edge; corners creased. Very good.
$8

G-2017
1963. Opera Gala at Midnight: A Tribute to Joan Cross and Anne Wood. July 26, 1963. Sadler's Wells Theatre. "Presented by the Friends of the National School of Opera ... proceeds ... to the Musicians' Benevolent Fund." Indulgence slip laid in; Sandford singing Onegin in Eugen Onegin and M. Aristide in Not in Front of the Waiter. 20 pp. stapled glossy paper booklet, plus heavy paper wrappers printed in pink and orange; covers lightly soiled; internally clean and tight. Near fine.
"Every artist performing in this programme is or was a member of the Staff or a student of the School, with the exception of Jonathan Steele and of the ... artists who have appeared as guests in School productions ..."
"Generous Donations ... D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust Limited"
$10

G-2018
1966. The Odd Couple. [n.d.], 1966. "Central City [Colorado] Festival"; staring George Gobel and Phil Foster. Glossy white folder printed in red and black; light vertical fold, with short closed tears at top; faint ghosting (offsetting?) of cast list to front cover; corners a touch creased; very faint foxing. Near fine.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$2

G-2019
1971. Recital by Kenneth Sandford. 24th January, 1971. Heaves Hotel, Leavens, Westmorland. "Accompanied by Eileen Mackay"; "Kenneth Sandford ... (by permission of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company)"; programme of older and modern classical selections (no G&S). 1 pp. cream mimeographed sheet; dusty, creased and edgeworn, with a couple archival tape repairs to edges. Very good.
$3

G-2020
1971. A Recital by Kenneth Sandford (Baritone). 1st July 1971. Aireborough Grammar School Hall. "Accompanied by Eileen Mackay"; including pieces by Handel, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan-Williams, and two G&S songs from Sorcerer. Presented by Aireborough Grammar School Old Scholars' Gilbert and Sullivan Society, with ad for their next production, Princess Ida. Small pale green folder, with just a hint of age-toning. Fine.
$2

G-2021
1972. A Recital by Kenneth Sandford. March 10th 1972. Aireborough Grammar School Hall. "Accompanied by Eileen Mackay"; including pieces by Verdi, Mozart and three by Gilbert and Sullivan ("Fair Moon ..." and "The Magnet and the Churn" and "Time Was ..."). Ink holograph ammendations and changes to programme by Sandford. 4 pp. light yellow mimeographed folder; horizontal fold; dusty, creased, and with short closed edge tears. Very good.
$2

G-2022
1974. Evening of Operetta. 22 May, 1974. Sadler's Wells Theatre. "Lilian Bayis Centenary Festival"; varied programme includes the Overture to Pinapple Poll and G&S pieces by Merri, Reed, and Sandford, directed by Nash, and by the Gwalia Male Voice Choir. 4 pp. large format folder; somewhat dusty and thumbed, with slight marks at fore edge and on rear. Very good.
$8

G-2024
[1978]. Grand Celebrity Concert. 2nd February [1978]. Ealing [UK] Town Hall. Presented by Vilem Tausky "... in aid of Ealing Adventure Playground for Handicapped Children"; includes performance by Sandford. Programme page heavily annotated in green felt tip (probably another hand): "chairs away", "2 back not as big space", etc. 16 pp. black-on-yellow stapled booklet, including wrappers, with small programme number ("372") at bottom rear; unevenly folded; staples rusting with resultant staining; lightly soiled. Very good.
$3

G-2025
[----- Another copy]. This one on pink paper, with no annotations, and programme number "315" at bottom rear; folding also uneven and staples stariting to rust (but no staining); a touch dusty. Near fine.
$3

G-2026
1985. Berkshire Choral Festival. August 3, 1985. Berkshire School, Sheffield, Massachusetts. Programme of Charpentier's Te Deum, Handel's Water Music and Verdi's Quatro Pezzi Sacri, sung by students of the Institute. 16 pp. stapled booklet, plus tan light card Festival wrappers; staple rusting, almost detaching central leaves; front wrapper lightly scuffed near spine, with minor staining from rust.
Together with
Laid in indulgence slip. Very good programme, fine slip.
NB - This production does not include a performance by Sandford.
$2

G-2027
1987. Welsh Celebrity Concert. 25th April 1987. Ealing Town Hall. Dyffryn Tywi Male Voice Choir [with] "Artistes" Merril Jenkins, Soprano [and] Kenneth Sandford, Baritone; Sandford performing eight pieces, including 3 G&S. 20 pp. stapled booklet, light card wrapper printed in red; staples rusting; minor dusting near spine. Fine.
$5

G-2028
1988. A Summer Serenade. 17th July 1988. Gawsworth Hall. John Brophy: Sandford, Shovelton, Ayldon, Jackson, Minshull, Gorton, [Morrell]; "In aid of St James Church Restoration Fund". Varied programme including Mozart and Strauss, Rogers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Lowe, Vaughan William and Lloyd Weber; as well as four G&S selections. 4 pp. light grey pictorial (the Church) folder; vertical fold; a bit rumpled, and dusty on rear; lower corner lightly creased. Very good.
$2

G-2029
1994. Celebrating a Century 23rd July 1994. "Gala Performance to celebrate the Centenary of the Blackpool Grand Theatre and Opera House." Programme includes seventeen performances by various celebrity guests, including G&S excerpts by Reed, Round, Sandford, Ayldon, Davis, Leonard, and other former D'Oyly Carte performaers, and featuring the David Steadman Orchestra, Steadman also listed as Musical Director. Programme filled with historical, theatrical and managerial essays. 20 pp. stapled booklet, plus blue pictorial (19th century Grand Theatre programme design) light card wrappers and gold-tassel cord; corners lightly bumped; minor speckling to rear.
Together with
Laid in 2 pp. handbill for the event; cream paper printed in red and black; crisp and clean. Near fine programme; fine handbill.
$15

SquareD'Oyly Carte PhotographsSquare

All photos in this section are of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company,
and include informal, studio and production photos;
also included are related images of official Company functions.
Unless otherwise noted, they are in near fine or better condition.


G-2031
Gondoliers. Jean Hindmarsh, as [Gianetta?] and Kenneth Sandford, as Don Alhambra*; twelve image proof sheet, 2 of Hindmarsh, 10 of Sandford; ink stamp ("John Blomfield photographer ..."). 8" x 10" b/w (images 2.25" square); all head and shoulder shots.

* Sandford is wearing the Ricketts Act II Don Alhambra costume, which would place these in his first year at the D'Oyly Carte (1957-58 season), as the new Goffin costumes were introduced for the 1958-59 season. Curiously, though, Hindmarsh's costume does not seem to match any photo of Ricketts's Gianetta costumes that we can find ...
$25

G-2032
Gondoliers. Kenneth Sandford as Don Alhambra on set, Ricketts costume. 7.75" x 9.75" b/w, 3/4 figure shot. facing front; tiny crease to right margin.
$25

G-2033
Gondoliers. Kenneth Sandford as Don Alhambra, on set, in Rickets costume. 7.75" x 9.75" b/w, full length, facing front,shot .
$25

G-2034
Gondoliers. Kenneth Sandford, six images as Don Alhambra, in Rickets costume, on set, 3 with hat, 3 without. 4" square b/w full figure snapshots; one with creased corner.
$30

G-2035
Gondoliers. Kenneth Sandford, as Don Alhambra, in Goffin costume; stamped ("The Property of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company"), with other ink notes, on verso. 7.5" x 9.5" b/w, 3/4 length, hint of wear at corners.
This image appears on the rear cover of Sandford's biographe Merely Corroborative Detail, by Roberta Morrell.
$25

G-2041
Gondoliers.
Kenneth Sandford, as Don Alhambra, in Arhigi costume, on set, seated or standing, hat on or off (in other words, in all sorts of poses); modern 5" x 5" color prints made from original transparencies in the Kenneth Sandford collection. All images fine. They are:
a. Standing by font, no hat, looking left.
b. Sitting by gondolas, with hat, crossed feet, looking left.
c. Standing by font, no hat, pointing right.
d. Sanding by font, no hat, hand to colar.
e. Standing by font, with hat, gesturing left.
f. Standing by font, no hat, facing right.
g. Sitting by gondolas, with hat, hands on knees, facing left.
h. Standing by gondolas, With hat, sash not visible.
i. Standing by gondola, 3/4 length, with hat, giving benediction. SOLD
j. Standing by pillars, with hat, hands to heaven. SOLD
k. Standing by pillars, with hat, hands outstretched.
l. Sitting by gondolas, with hat, relaxed with hands in lap.
m. Sitting by gondolas, wth hat, hand grasping chair, facing left.
n. Sitting by gondolas, with hat, hand to chin.
$12 each

G-2044
Gondoliers, Act I. Don Alhambra, with the brothers and their brides Muriel Dickson, Marjorie Eyre, Sydney Granville, Leslie Rands, and Charles Goulding, [early 1930s]; on set, in Ricketts costumes. 12" x 9" b/w; badly damaged, torn and creased.
$25

G-2051
Last Night 1982. Lorraine Daniels, in costume, on stage during Company's final performance, February 1982. 3.5 x 5.25 colour snapshot, 3/4 view.
$10

G-2055
Mikado. Kenneth Sandford, as Pooh-Bah, clearly showing edge of wig. 8" x 10" b/w head shot.
$5

G-2056
[----- Another copy]. This one sepia. 5" x 7".
$5

G-2057
Mikado. Kenneth Sandford, as a "particularly haughty and exclusive" Pooh-Bah, on set. 4.25" x 6.25" b/w full figure shot.
$5

G-2058
[----- Another copy]; stamped on verso ("Guttenberg Ltd. Manchester"). This one 3.5" x 5.5"; faint stain on left margin. Very good.
$3

G-2062
Mikado, Act I. Empty stage set?*; stamped ("Donald Southern ... London") on verso. 9.5" x 6.5" b/w, with wide lower margin; faint crease at right.
* Although closest in design to the Terraine set, it differes substantially in the details. Nor is it the Craven, Rickets or Goffin set.
$10

G-2063
Mikado Movie 1967. Three images, Act I and Act II: Thomas Lawlor, Philip Potter and Kenneth Sandford, as Pish-tush, Nanki-Poo and Pooh-Bah; Kenneth Sandford, Peggy Ann Jones, Pauline Wales and Christine Palmer, as Pooh-Bah, and the Three Little Maids; and Kenneth Sandford, Peggy Ann Jones, John Reed and Christene Palmer, as Pooh-Bah, Pitti-Sing, Ko-Ko and Katisha. 10" x 7.5" b/w full figure images; all marked "KEN." on verso*. A touch faded, with minor surface marks; one with creased corner. Very good to near fine.
* Because these are from Sandford's collections, they presumably are so marked for him.
$25 the set

G-2073
Pirates, Act I. General Stanley's Daughters, on set, dancing, [post 1972]; stamped ("Bob Johnson Fashion and Theatrical Photographer ... Northumberland"), with ms. notations and address label on verso. 10" x 8" b/w; minor edge creasing, with mounting pinholes to corners.
$8

G-2074
Pirates, Act I. General Stanley's Daughters and Pirates, on set, [post 1972]; stamped ("Bob Johnson ... Northumberland" and "... Bridget D'Oyly Carte ..."), with ms. notation and address label on verso. 10" x 8" b/w; tiny surface scuff at lower right; corners shallowly creased.
$8

G-2076
Pirates, Act II. General Stanley's Daughters and Police, on set; twice stmamped (faint "Donald Southern ..." and "... Bridget D'Oyly Carte ...:), the second covered with Sandford's address label. 9.75" x 7.5", b/w; severely creased, a few faint surface smudges, and with several pin-holes at upper left; very good.
$5

G-2100
Gillian Knight and John Reed. Holding Katisha and Ko-ko ceramic figurines, in someone's living room. 4" x 6" colour snapshot.
$5

G-2101
Frederick Lloyd and Bridget D'Oyly Carte. Examining painting of Gilbert, Sullivan and D'Oyly Carte [painted by Sandford??]. 6" x 4" colour snapshot.
$5

G-2102
[----- Another copy]. This one smaller (5" x 3.5") and brighter.
$5

G-2104
Kenneth Sandford. At stage door, "24 July 1971 at Oxford, after Sorcerer matinee, taken by Master Graham Ball ..."; caption in red ink on verso. 5" x 3.5", b/w three-quarter image; light creasing.
$10

G-2105
Kenneth Sandford. At stage door, "Sadlers Wells Theatre, February 5 1972", surrounded by female fans; ink caption on verso. 9.75" x 8" b/w head and shoulders view.
$15

G-2106
Kenneth Sandford. Profile, in overcoat, with ink note ("Sadlers Wells Theatre - February 5 1972") on verso. 10" x 7.75" b/w half view.
$15

G-2108
Kenneth Sandford, Bridget D'Oyly Carte, Isidore Godfrey, John Reed, and Valerie Masterson. Three images at pub, one (smaller) with note ("1st Night Wimbledon / 2nd Aug 1965") and stamped ("... The Surrey Comet ...") on verso; one without Dame Bridget. 8" x 6" and 9.5" x 7.5", b/w 3/4 length images; faint surface marks, mostly to smaller. Sold separately.
a. Large format with Dame Bridget. SOLD
b. Large format without Dame Bridget
c. Small format, bordered. SOLD
$20 each

G-2109
Kenneth Sandford and Leonard Osborne. In suits and ties; stamped ("D'Oyly Carte Company Tour 1979 ...") with ink identification on verso. 8.5" x 6.5" b/w, half-figure shot.
$25

G-2110
[----- Another copy]. This one not stamped.
$20

G-2114
Kenneth Sandford's studio. Framed painting on easel, of scene from Ruddigore (Sir Despard, Rose Maybud and [?]). 4" x 6" colour snapshot.
$8

G-2115
1980 Summer Season Launch (& Kenneth Sandford's 23rd anniversary). Two images of Kenneth Sandford, Bridget D'Oyly Carte and Frederick Lloyd over drinks (one toasting Sandford), plus one with other cast members; the first two with remnants of D'Oyly Carte / Barclay's Bank label on verso. 10" x 7" b/w. Sold separately.
a. Sandford, Dame Bridget & Lloyd toasting - SOLD
b. Sandford, Dame Bridget & Lloyd talking (surface blemish at right) - SOLD
c. With other members of cast (faintly spotted at top)
See The Savoyard, v. XIX, no.2 (Sep.1980) for a report of the event.
$20 each

G-2117
Savoyards visit [nursing home?]. Two images with staff, and patients in wheel chairs; include John Reed, Kenneth Sandford; and (we think) Valerie Masterson, one re-touched for printing; stamped ("William A Brady ... Liverpool") on verso. 8.5" x 6.5" b/w.
$15

G-2118
Savoyards visit a Nottinghamshire school Colin Wright, [Julia Goss?], John Reed and Kenneth Sandford, July 13, 1972. 6.5" x 4.75" b/w image; in white card folder, with presentation inscription from the school's Music Master to Sandford on verso.
$10

White dotPhotographic PostcardsWhite dot

This section lists photographic postcards.
All cards in near fine or better condition, except where indicated; signed cards noted.


G-2119
Peter Pratt. As Reginald Bunthorne in Patience ; 3/4 body shot. Gilbertian Photos. Inscribed "Two happy years of association. Peter Pratt."
$40


G-2121
Kenneth Sandford. As Don Alhambra Del Bolero in Gondoliers ; 3/4 body shot. Savoyard photos.
$15

G-2122
Kenneth Sandford. As Pooh-Bah in Mikado ; 3/4 body shot. Savoyard Photos.
$15

G-2123
Kenneth Sandord. As Archibald Grosvenor in Patience ; Full body shot. Savoyard photos.
$15

G-2124
[----- Another copy]. This one with pinhole and ink note, "my dad" at bottom.
$15

G-2125
Kenneth Sandford. As Wilfred Shadbolt in Yeomen ; 1/2 length shot. Savoyard Photos. Light surface scoring
$15

SquareOther Professional PhotographsSquare

Unless otherwise noted, photos in this section are of other productions, most professional ones in which Sandford performed, as well as publicity photos of Sandford and his colleagues.
Unless otherwise notes they are in near fine or better condition.


G-2128
Kenneth Sandford. PR photograph, as young man in white tie and tails; mounted on light board, with "Landseer" photographers name at lower right and stamp on verso. 11.5" x 14.5" b/w half figure shot; creased across forehead, breaking board at rear. Good.
$35

G-2129
Kenneth Sandford. Pr photograph; young man in suit and tie, leaning on table; stamped ("The Photo Repro Co [London]") and with remnants of mounting tape on verso. 6" x 8.5" b/w, half length shot; some rippling. Very good.
$20

G-2130
Kenneth Sandford, four views. PR photographs, in evening dress, white tie. 7.5" x 9.5" b/w head and shoulders publicity photos, stamped "Photograph by Librooke ..." on verso. Sold separately.
a. Hands clasped looking forward. SOLD
b. Hands clasped looking up
c. Looking to side
d. Looking straight ahead
$15 each

G-2131
Kenneth Sandford. In dark suit and tie. Four different mounted publicity photos, early 1960s, each 2" x 2.75". Heavy cream board originally bearing eight tipped on images, four now replaced with pencilled numbers and/or annotations of their use (e.g. "Sent to Ken for Yeomen in Tower publicity 29/4/64"); mount now dusty, with one corner bumped, some adhesions or scuffs where images dis-mounted; remaining views with minor corner creases or tiny chips to emulsion at edges. Near fine.
$25

G-2132
Kenneth Sandford. 2 PR images, in polka-dot bow tie; press photos stamped "Shrewsbury Chronicle" on verso. 6.75" x 8.5" b/w head shots; ding to left margin; faint surface scratches on one, shallow corner crease to other.
$10

G-2133
Kenneth Sandford. In evening dress; PR photo with correpsonding large format film negative. Photo stamped ("Specimen please return this print with negative when ordering reprints") in green on front; negative with file info marked in ink on margin (old numbers crossed-out). 8" x 10" photo, with marks on verso where adhered to guide tapes on negative; negative, with red guide tapes now sticky at edges; otherwise both fine.
$15

G-2136
Carousel. Cast on stage, Sandford at center [substituting as Billy??]. 6.5" x 4.75" b/w (faded to sepia).
$10

G-2137
Carousel. The cast outside Nettie's Spa; Photocraft signature at lower right; ink note ("1950 Drury Lane ...") and stamp ("Photocraft of Kingston") on verso. 8.5" x 6.25" b/w; a bit wrinkled, faint surface spots; dusty on rear. Very good.
$8

G-2138
Carousel. Three cast PR shots in costume from Drury Lane cast, including Marjorie Mars (others are signed "Jack" and "Bob"; all inscribed to Sandford. 4.5" x 6.25" to 6.25" x 8.25" b/w; one with creased corner, another ("Jack") with inscription showing as impression only.
Jack wrote, prophetically: "... an excellent voice is yours - look after it and it will do great things for you."
$20

G-2139
Ephiginia In Aulis. Kenneth Sandford, as Agamemnon. Two images: one with two others actors marked "Moreley College, Apr 17th 1959"; the other taken from stage right. 7.75" x 9.75" b/w stage shot, and 7.25" x 9.75" b/w full figure shot (shallow crease to upper left corner) repectively.
$10

G-2141
Iolanthe. Kenneth Sandford as Private Willis, on stage in the 1988 Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Toronto production, with faries watching. 4" x 6" full figure colour snapshot.
$2

G-2142
Jokers Wild. Kenneth Sandford, in white evening dress, with black tie, on stage, singing. 8" x 10" b/w full figure publicity photo.
$15

G-2143
Jokers Wild. Kenneth Sandford and cast;three images from three acts in the revue ("Diamonds are Trumps", "Festival of Spring" and "In the pleasure Garden." 6.25" x 4.5" b/w stage shots, one including the Crazy Gang.
$20

G-2145
King's Rhapsody. Kenneth Sandford, as Count Egon Stanieff; two views, one full length, one half. 3.25" x 5.5" b/w; full figure corner creased, half a bit wrinkled overall.
$10

G-2147
The Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan. Lorraine Daniels and Kenneth Sandford, in evening dress, [ca. 1995?]. 8" x 10" b/w publicity photo.
$10

G-2148
[----- Another copy]. This one with ink identifications and address label on verso.
$10

G-2149
[----- Another copy]. This one with copy ordering info in ink on front. Faint smudge at lower border
$8

G-2150
Mariage of Figaro. Kenneth Sandford, as Count Almaviva, backstage in costume [at opera school?]; stamped ("Kodak ... November 1956") on verso. 3.5" x 5" colour snapshot; a bit faded.
$5

G-2151
Paint Your Wagon. Group of men by table, on set (Sandford 3rd from right); pencilled notation and stamped ("Houston Rogers ...") on verso. 6.25" x 4.5 b/w image.
$10

G-2152
Paint Your Wagon. Whole cast, on set; with ink notation ("Rehearsal - televising the show, 25th Jan. 1954.") on verso. 6.25" x 4.5" b/w full stage view.
$10

G-2153
Pinafore. [Michael Rayner?] and Patricia Leonard, as Captain Corcoran and Buttercup; ink notation ("Gawsworth July 1992 ...") on verso. 4" x 6" colour snapshot; a few surface spots.
$2

G-2156
Lorraine Daniels. Publicity photo; with printed caption and printers logo at bottom edge; probably used in PR releases for touring G&S concert shows. 8" x 10" b/w head and shoulders shot.
$10

G-2158
Thomas Lawlor. Publicity photo, dated 1974; possibly used in PR releases for touring G&S concert shows or for 1974 guest appearanced with D;Oyly Carte as Florian in Ida. 7.75" x 10" b/w upper body shot; light wear at corners; crease along right side; very good.
$10

G-2159
Vivian Tierney. Publicity photo; with printed caption at bottom edge and ink id notation ("Magic of D'Oyly Carte ...") on verso; used in PR releases for touring G&S concert shows. 8" x 10" b/w head and shoulders shot; marginal pinholes.
$10

SquarePersonal PhotographsSquare

This section contains candid shots of Sandford, his friends and family.
Unless otherwise noted, all photos in this section are near fine or better.


G-2163
Kenneth Sandford and his wife Pauline Parkin. At "Prince's Annual Circus Ball", with another couple; in printed cream folder, "... Edinburgh 1952". 5.5" x 3.5" b/w, 3/4 length.
$8


G-2164
Kenneth Sandford. In bow tie, hat and coat; ink note on verso ("Birmingham / 29 March 1958."). 3.5" square b/w snapshot.
$3

G-2166
Kenneth Sandford. In jacket and tie; 4" x 6.25" b/w head and shoulders publicity style shot; closed tear, with archival tape repair, and resulting crease at right margin.
$8

G-2168
Kenneth Sandford. In winter coat. 3.5" x 5.5" b/w head and shoulders shot.
$3

G-2169
Kenneth Sandford. Two images taken as a guest at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, mounted on green folder, with ink notation of thanks, "May 11th 1978". Small images on 4" x 5.25" folder, colour snapshots, one corner creased.
$5

G-2172
Kenneth Sandford. Late in life, with beard and glasses, in evening dress; standing in a pub. 5" x 7" colour image, in characteristic pose; faint dings in lower half.
$5

G-2173
Kenneth Sandford. In street clothes, entertaining a group, two images; stamped ("Wiltshire Times ...") on verso. 8.5" x 6.5" b/w.
$15

G-2174
Central City Farm House, Central City, Colorado, USA. Photograph of Sandford's watercolor, side view; b/w PR image [ca.1968?], stamped "S. Hurok Presents The D'Oyly Carte Company ..." with mimeo caption ("DC-16 - Kenneth Sandford is a talented artist ..."). 9" x 7.25" b.w; faint creasing; very good..
See also a letter from Hurok Concerts Inc. concerning this image.
$5

G-2175
Central City Opera House, Central City, Colorado, USA. Photograph of Sandford's watercolor of the Opera House; b/w PR image, [ca.1968?], stamped "S. Hurok Presents The D'Oyly Carte Company ..." with mimeo caption ("DC-15 ... as seen by Kenneth Sandford ... during the past summer ...") on verso. 7.25" x 9".
See also a letter from Hurok Concerts Inc. concerning this image.
$5

G-2177
Group photo (not D'Oyly Carte). Two images of wedding guests, ink note on verso reads "May 1952, Manchester, Eileen & Frank's wedding"; taken while Sandford was touring with King's Rhapsody. 6.25" x 4.5" b/w; one corner creased.
$5

G-2178
Group photo (not D'Oyly Carte). Party in a living room (only Sandford is positively identifiable to us; possibly the cast of King's Rhapsody). 3.5" x 2.5" b/w; corners creased; very good.
$2

G-2179
Helen Norman. Head and shoulder, of Sandford's fellow performer in 1954's Half Past Eight revue; signed "To Ken love Helen 1954". 3.5" x 5.5" b/w; lower corner creased.
$5

G-2181
RAF players. Performing on stage, five images, two shows, one image identified in ink on verso "Cranwell, February, 1942, 'Robinson Air-Crusoe - Pantomime'") with Sandford in cast. 5.5" x 3.5" to 4.75" x 6.5", b/w, some light creasing and dusting.
$5

G-2182
Iva Withers. PR shot in white blouse, Julie Jordan in the London Carousel; inscribed "For Ken - / The boy with the'fabulous voice ... Fondly Iva Withers". 7.5" x 9.75" b/w; some creasing; very good.
$15

G-2183
Women's Weekly sweater models. Including Sandford's dughter, Mandy, centre. 7.75" square, b/w; a faint surface scuffs.
$2

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"Gallimaufrey" refers to a mixed group of material
all relating to the same performance, subject or event.


G-2194
[Correspondence]. Frederic Lloyd, 6th May, 1975, to [Kenneth] Sandford; 1 p. typed letter signed, on small format D'Oyly Carte letterhead. Concerning "concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, 20th July ...", offering a fee of £75.
Together with
2 p. photocopy (heat sensitive paper) of the evening's programme (original on D'Oyly Carte letterhead). Letter with horizontal fold; stapled programme toned and with corner crease to p.1. Near fine.
$65


G-2196
[Correspondence]. [Four letters negotiating terms for 1979 Australian tour]. All Frederick Lloyd to Kenneth Sandford, 6th June to 20th November, 1978, 1 p. each, typed letters signed, on D'Oyly Carte stationery. "When you suggested a sum of £300 a week I was taken aback for a moment thinking this was to include your Australian subsistence, but when I discovered that it is not so, I fear it is far outside the figure that we had in mind ..." Horizontal or cross-folds; a touch of dusting; some light creasing. Near fine to fine.
See also the tour's the tour's folio souvenir programme.
$125

G-2203
[Gallimaufry]. [Re D'Oyly Carte recordings]. Six items, 1972-1980, relating to D'Oyly Carte recordings in which Sandford participated. They include forms completed in ink advising of royalty distributions (including one letter from British Actor's Equity), and letters and schedules in preparation for upcoming recording sessions. Two items stapled; most with folds and creases. A very good set of documents, providing interesting insights into the dividion of recording royalties.
$50

G-2204
[Gallimaufrey]. [First Night, 1971 Summer Season, Royal Festival Hall]. Group of ephemera relating to the Summer season, and to its first night festivities. They are:
Season programme, listing Mikado, Ida, Gondoliers and Yeomen. 12 pp., Goffin proscenium wrapper; lower corner shallowly creased.
Programme schedule. Small 4 pp. red and black folder.
Invitation, addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sandford", for the First Night black-tie reception. On "Greater London Council / Chairman's Room" letterhead, from "The Chairman ... Mr. Robert Mitchell, and Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carte ..."
Menu for the reception. Festival Hall instrument design light card folder.
All items in fine condition. The four together ...
$35

G-2206
[Gallimaufrey]. [Pencarrow House Concert material]. Small group of items relating to "A Festival Celebrating the Centenary of Arthur Sullivan's Stay at Pencarrow House*, 1882-1982 ..." held at St. Austell, Cornwall, July 27th-30th, 1982. They are:
Three letters Peter [Riley], 1st June-12 September. 1982. (two printed, one typed, all signed "Peter" and with "Dear Ken" in Riley's hand), and one notice; each 1 to 3 p., all on large format Barclays' style D'Oyly Carte letterhead. They announce, organize, and report on difficulties getting payment for the concerts. Horizontal folds; first item a bit dusty and wrinkled, others clean and crisp.
Together with
Programme for Gilbert & Sullivan at Pencarrow House. "...Presented by Principals of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ..."; McKie [sic]: Conroy-Ward, Daniels, Sandford, Ayldon, Tierney, Reid. 12 pp. stapled b/w booklet, including photo-pictorial wrappers; a bit of age-toning; corner lightly creased. 4 pp. altered programme sheet and 1 pp. flyer for "Friends of the Duchy Opera" laid in.; inserts extend slightly beyond fore edge. Near fine.
Also with
Pencarrow; magazine article from July 1982 issue of Cornish Life, which ends with mention of Sullivan's stay while composing Iolanthe, and plans for a G&S Festival on the grounds; horizontal fold. All items near fine to fine.
* Sullivan was staying with friends at Pencarrow House while composing the music for Iolanthe.
$50

G-2207
[Handbill]. D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, presented by S. Hurok; 2 single leaves advertising schedules of performances in Hartford, Conn (October 11-14 [1962]) and New York City (Oct. 29 - Nov. 17 [1968]); the former two-sided, printed in red and black (Ko-Ko on front, performance photos with ticket form on rear); the latter one-sided, with caricatures and schedule grid. Both with horizontal folds, some creasing and age-toning; the latter with piece lacking at top centre where torn away from display rack, and areas of grid where misprinted. Very good.
$5

G-2212
[Invitation]. Hanson's International, in conjunction with Barclays Bank. Printed 5" x 7" cream card invitation for "... a reception honoring Her Britanic Majesty's Consul-General [Chicago] and Mrs. John Heath and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ... May 17, 1978." Fine.
$5

G-2213
[Itinerary]. Itinerary specially prepared for Mr. K. Parkin, 14 October [1968] - 13 January [1969] (North American tour). Pall Mall Safe Deposit Travel Bureau. 2 pp mimeographed itinerary, with name in ink at top, horizontally folded and stapled royal blue tri-fold cover. Staples rusting; cover creased at edges, and with small stain on front. A near fine copy of the schedule for what must have been an exhausting trip!
$50

G-2214
[Itinerary]. D'Oyly Carte Repertory 1964/65 [US tour]. 3 p. mimeographed day-by-day listing of every show to be performed on the US tour, with alterations, one typed carbon and one manuscript; pencilled note at Cleaveland ("Next to the circus!"). Stapled; corners creased, edges worn; soiled and grubby. Good.
$20

G-2217
[Libretto]. Trial and Pinafore. New York: S. Hurok [1965?]. With ad "S. Hurok Presents for 1965-1966" ad on verso (which includes "The Doyly Carte Opera Company" with asterisk to note "not available 1965-1966"); with b/w D'Oyly Carte production photos on front, and repeated inside. Covers dusty, and with a few marks; margins age-toned; a few pages dog-eared; staples rusting. Very good.
$2

G-2222
[Press releases]. News from D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ... 1988. 25 p stapled sheaf of primitively photocopied news releases, 1 March 1988, announcing the formation and first tour of the New D'Oyly Carte; with photo-pictorial (Yeoman warder peeking around curtain) first page; light horizontal fold, with some corner creasing; stray ink mark on front.
Together with
Tri-fold full-colour pictorial (cigarette cards; photos and caricatures) publicity flyer "Proudly announcing the re-launch of ... the rebirth of a great British tradition". A touch dusty; corners lightly creased; short closed tear at lower edge. Very good packet, near fine folder.
$5

G-2226
[Principal's contract]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract, dated 4th April 1962. Printed form contract, completed in carbon typescript; with two appended clauses on verso, one stipulating salary for the American tour, the other (now crossed-out) a re-engagement option; cross-outs and alterations initialled and contract signed by Frederic Lloyd. Horizontal fold. Fine.
$125

G-2227
[Principal's contract]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract, dated March 1964. Printed form contract, compeleted in carbon typescript; with appended clause stipulating pay for American tour on verso; cross-outs and alterations initialled and contract signed by Frederic Lloyd . Horizontal folds, one with short closed tear and resultant creasing. Fine.
$125

G-2228
[Principal's contract]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract, dated March 1966. Printed form contract, compeleted in carbon typescript; ammendation to sick-leave clause, and replacement text for Clause 4 (pay) including pay rate for American tour on verso; cross-outs and alterations initialled and contract signed by Frederic Lloyd . Horizontal folds. Fine.
$150

G-2229
[Principal's contract]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract, dated May 1967; Two copies of printed form contract, one compeleted in typescript, the other a carbon thereof; with ammendation to sick leave clause, and replacement text for Clause 4 (pay) including proviso to negotiate fees for any North American tour; cross-outs and alterations to carbon copy initialled and contract signed by Frederic Lloyd . Both copies with horizontal folds; clean and crisp. Fine.
$125

G-2230
[Principal's contract]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract, dated March 1968. Printed form contract, compeleted in carbon typescript; with ammendation to sick-leave clause, and replacement text for Clause 4 (pay), icluding pay rate for American tour on verso; cross-outs and alterations initialled by Frederic Lloyd (contract not signed). Horizontal folds. Fine.
$100

G-2231
[Principal's contract]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract, dated March 1973. Printed form contract, compeleted in carbon typescript; with added sub-clause for subsitence pay (£6), and changes to holiday and sick-leave; cross-outs and alterations initialled and contract signed by Frederic Lloyd . With attached D'Oyly Carte compliments slip with manuscript notes thereon changing the subsistence to £7. Horizontal folds. Fine.
$125

G-2234
[Principal's contract]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract, dated May 1978. Printed form contract, completed in carbon typescript, with added sub-clause for subsistence allowance and ammendation to sick-leave; attached printed slip replaces Clause 2 and part of 4, and adds Clause 10 all re the Australian tour; contract neither initialled nor signed. Horizontal folds; corners and bottom margin creased. Near fine.
$100

G-2235
[Principal's contracts]. The D'Oyly Carte Standard Contract. Completed by carbon typescript, with the usual crossed-out lines; signed and changes initialled by Frederic Lloyd. Horizontal folds; otherwise clean and crisp. Fine. Several contracts available, they are:
a. March 1963.
b. April 1965.
c. April 1970; with added sub-clause for subsistence allowance.
d. June 1971; with added sub-clause for subsistence pay, and changes to holiday pay and sick leave.
e. March 1974; with added sub-clause for subsistence pay, and changes to holiday pay and sick leave.
f. July 1975; with added sub-clause for subsistence pay, and changes to holiday pay and sick leave.
$100 each

G-2236
[Principal's contract]. Adendum 2 - to be attached to principal contracts only, [ca.1980-81], concerning video remuneration. 1 p. printed form on Barclays' design D'Oyly Carte letterhead, signed by Peter Riley and Kenneth Sandford. Horizontal folds, wrinkled and a bit dusty. Very good.
$5

G-2239
[Season schedules - London]. D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Small publicity folders, various colours, for Sadler's Wells Theatre (and one tall sheet for Royal Festival Hall) giving dates and performance schedules for the London seasons, 1970/71 through 1977/78; includes Centenary Season, Jubilee Season (2 copies) and Summer 1975 at Festival Hall. Two with manuscript annotations ("Pauline" and pencilled calculations); a few creased or with bumped corners. Overall very good.
$20

G-2240
[Season schedules - touring]. D'Oyly Carte ... Gilbert and Sullivan. Publicity cards showing touring schedules, listing city by city, usually issued two per year (spring and fall); in red and black on cream card, most aprox. 4" x 5.5", one 8.25" tall. Eight cards (fall 1968; fall 1972; fall 1975; fall 1976; spring and fall 1977; fall 1978; fall 1980); one with note ("Visiting cards") on verso; three with ink marks next to venue names; age-toned, one slightly creased. Near fine.
$20

G-2241
[Season schedules - touring]. D'Oyly Carte ... Gilbert and Sullivan. Publicity cards showing touring schedules, listing city by city, usually issued two per year (spring and fall); in red and black on cream card, most aprox.4" x 5.5". Five cards (fall 1972, fall 1975, fall 1976, spring 1977, fall 1978). Age-toned; two creased and soiled. Very good to near fine..
$10

G-2242
[Season schedules - touring]. D'Oyly Carte ... Gilbert and Sullivan. Publicity cards printed for each venue in a tour; advertising performances on a show by show basis; invaluable for knowing what show was performed on which night - and where ! Printed in red and black on white card. Unless otherwise specified 3.5" x 5.5", lightly age-toned with occasional light marks or foxing, and near fine or better.
a. Spring and Fall 1969. 3 cards; Leicester, Oxford and Eastbourne. Two with horizontal creases. $5
b. Spring 1971. 5 cards; Hull, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Southend and Wimbledon only; consecutive from April 24 to June 24. Last with staple hole and corner crease. $10
c. Spring 1972. 9 cards; lacks only Stratford-upon-Avon (contains Manchester, Hull, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Southend, Wilmbledon, Llandudno, Nottingham and Oxford). Manchester is 4" x 5.75" card folder; two marked with "x" beside the performances Sandford is not in. $20
d. Fall 1972. 7 cards; complete (contains Bristol, Leicester, Norwich, Bradford, Liverpool, Brimingham and Eastbourne). $15
e. [----- Another set]. 4 cards; Norwich, Bradford, Liverpool and Birmingham only, consecutive from October 9 to December 2. Three with horizontal creases. $5
f. Spring 1974. 3 cards; Eastbourne, Blackpool and Billingham only. $5
g. Spring and Fall 1976. 4 cards; Wimbledon, Bristol, Birmingham and Eastbourne. Last with horizontal crease. $5
h. Spring and Fall 1977. 7 cards; Cardiff and Norwich (spring), Edinburgh, Leeds (2c.), Bristol and Norwich (fall); Consecutive from October 24 to December 10. 2 with horizontal creases. $15
i. Fall 1977. 8 cards; lacks Glasgow (contains Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol and Norwich). $15
j. Spring and Fall 1979. 5 cards; Eastbourne and Leeds (spring), Sunderland, Nottingham and Norwich (fall). "Easter" in ink on Leeds. $5
k. Grab Bag. Three singles: Wimbledon, March 1976; Eastbourne, October 1976; and Stratford, February 1978. One with horizontal crease, one soiled. $5

G-2245
[Ticket]. Seattle World's Fair Participant's Admission; "Admit Kenneth Parkin with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ... September 17 to September 23 [1962]." Printed on mustard-brown safety paper, now much creased and a little dusty. Very good. From when the Company performed at the World's Fair
$25

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N.B. - "Career gallimaufry" includes
correspondence, contracts, forms, scripts, certificates, etc.,
directly related to Sandford's employment.


G-2247
[Career gallimaufry]. Carousel. Four items: "Chorus Once Nightly" Esher Statndard Contract signed by Prince Littler (Manager, Theatre Royal Drury Lane); letter concerning remuneration for understudying role of Billy, signed by F.C. Marshall (General Manager) and dated 19th September, 1950; with carbon of Sandford's reply, 20th September (these last two safety-pinned together); and letter signed by [?] (Treasurer), dated 22nd March, 1951, informing Sandford of additional pay for three nights' performance as Billy. Horizontal folds; some creasing; a few short closed tears, with two marginal holes on each from fasteners. Very good.

See also the Carousel programmes.
$45

G-2248
[Career gallimaufry]. Fraser and Dunlop [Managers] (n.d.). Stapled 3 pp. printed form contract with ink ammendations innitialed "P.A.R.D." [Peter A.R. Dunlop], signed at end by Dunlop and with attached 6D stamp. Sandford's copy of a contract for three year term with automatic extension for a further four years. A bit dusty and toned; horizontal folds with short closed tears and resultant creases at edges; corners also creased. Very good.
$10

G-2249
[Career gallimaufry]. Fraser & Dunlop [Managers] (1951). Seven items relating to Sandford's transition from Carousel to King's Rhapsody: Five letters from Peter A.R. Dunlop to Sandford (July 30 to December 10), with a carbon enclosure to the last (regarding negotiations with Clem Butson over Sandford's new role in King's Rhapsody); and printed form receipt of Sandford's annual earnings for Carousel. All with horizontal folds and light age-toning; minor foxing and dusting; several letters with stab holes for binding; a couple items with short closed tears at folds. Near fine.
$25

G-2250
[Career gallimaufry]. Fraser & Dunlop [Managers] (1956). Three letters (January 19-24) concerning Sandford understudying a role in Kismet while still performing in Joker's Wild: Typed cover letter from Peter Dunlop to Sandford, enclosing fair copy of letter (with ink ammendations) to Hugh Charles (Jack Hylton Ltd.) requesting an additional £25 per week for the understudy duties; together with fair copy of Charles's reply settling on £15. All items with horizontal fold, corner creasing and pinholes from attachment; a couple stray ink marks on last item. Near fine.
$15

G-2251
[Career Gallimaufry]. Gilbert & Sullivan Master Class by Kenneth Sandford, [part of the] Wiltshire Music and Arts Festival. 13th May 1983. Town Hall, Devizes. Six items: 3 pp. programmes for the classes, with a correction in black ink, and further annotated in blue; a second copy, also with black correction, this one in light yellow Festival pictorial folder; manuscript notes headed "Entry for Master Class" outlining final performance piece (neither annotations nor notes in Sandford's hand); Festival flyer, also light yellow pictorial (red herald) design, listing all the week's events (6th - 14th May, 1983); and 3 column clipped newspaper article with photo (Gazette and Herald , May 19, 1983, "Opera Master - with class!": re. Sandford teaching a master class). All items a touch age-toned; a few with light creases. Very good to near fine.
$10

G-2253
[Career gallimaufrey]. Kent Opera. Two 1983 printed form letters (23 May and 5 September), completed by typewriter, concerning Sandford auditioning for pricipal roles. Horizontal folds and some creasing; minor dusting and foxing. Near fine.
$5

G-2256
[Career gallimaufry]. [Letters re engagements]. Three letters concerning performing: From Sheffield Teachers' Operatic Society (signed in facsimile), 12th December, 1949 re Sandford joining and performing with the Society; from the Imperial Concert Agency, April 11th, 1951, re a recent recital; and from the Players' Theatre, 7-6-[19]53, re changing the date of an upcoming performance. All with horizontal folds; one with binding stab hole; one with creased corner. Near fine.
$10

G-2257
[Career gallimaufry]. Paint Your Wagon. London Theatre Council Certificate of Registration for Sandford "For the Play 'Paint Your Wagon'". Printed form with name and information typed in, signed by the Joint Secretaries, and dated "20.11.1952". Minor creasing; light pink spots near certificate number. Near fine.
See also the Paint Your Wagon programme.
$5

Enticement to Australia !

G-2258
[Career gallimaufry]. Paint Your Wagon. Letter, dated 1st October 1954, from Harald A. Bowden (London office of J.C. Williamson* Theatres Ltd. of Australia), encouraging Sandford to take on the role of Julio in the Australian production; typed letter with ink note at bottom. On onion-skin paper; cross-folds; surface heavily crinkled; small tears at left edge. Near fine.
* J.C. Williamson had been authorized by Richard D'Oyly Carte to produce the G&S operas in Australia in the 19th century, and his company continued to do so well into the mid-20th century.
$20

G-2259
[Career gallimaufry]. [Paint Your Wagon]. Lists of salary and expenses, 1953/1954, 1 p. each, typescript (salary) or carbon typescript (expenses - 2 copies); together with photocopy of another expense list (Jokers Wild ?). Horizontal creases, minor wrinkling. Near fine.
$10

G-2262
[Career gallimaufry]. Stephen Douglass Stag Party (BBC). Contracts for two performances (taped 20th and 30th November 1950) of BBC radio variety show staring Stephen Douglass (original Billy in London's Carousel) and "His Gentlemen Songsters"; together with script for 20th November taping, Sandford's lines and solo marked in ink, with one pencilled correstion. Printed form contracts with attached legal note (dated "27-7-50"); name and specific information typed in; corners creased, with a few small holes and tears (very minor marginal loss). Script, with metal fastener, age-toned and dog-eared; edge-tears; minor foxing. Very good.
$15

G-2263
[Career gallimaufry]. Yeomen of the Guard (Tower of London, 1962). Three items related to Anthony Besch's first Tower production done for the Festival of the City of London: Printed form offer of engagement (originally accompanied by the "counterpart" contract to be signed and returned), with terms and conditions typed in; 3 pp. rehearsal schedule; and cover letter on Harold Holt Ltd letterhead. All items dusty, with horizontal folds, and paper clip crimping and rust-staining, the latter mostly to cover letter; rusting staples to first two items. Very good.
$30

G-2265
[Dinner programme]. Bromsgrove Operatic Society ... 20th Anniversary Celebrarion Super. 21st April 2001. Under "Speakers for the Evening": "Mr. Kenneth Sandford The Society's Patron since its formation will propose the toast to the Society".4 pp. paper folder, with light card wrappers, all printed in red and black; quarter-sized coffee spot on front; a touch dusty. Very good.
$2

G-2266
[Handbill]. An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan. Sunday 23rd May [19]82. Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich. Mackie: Sandford, Ayldon, Reid, Donkin, Leonard, Tierney, Daniels. Maroon on white flyer, based on Goffin proscenium design, advertising the "Ex princial artistes & chorus of D'Oyly Carte ..."; horizontal folds; minor corner and edge creasing. Near fine.
$2

G-2267
[Handbill]. Kenneth Sandford. 20th November 1987. Carr's Lane Church Centre. Presented by the "Gilbert & Sullivan Society (Birmingham Branch)." 1 pp. black-on-cream flyer, with ticket order form at bottom; hint of creasing. Fine.
$2

G-2268
[Handbill]. Kenneth Sandford, Tenor [recital]. April 16th, 1951. Wigmore Hall. "At the piano: Ivor Newton." 9.25" x 7" green and black horizontal flyer, with programme printed on verso; photo of young Sandford at upper left; nice and clean. Fine.
$10

G-2270
[Handbill]. King's Rhapsody. October 16th-[November 26th, 1951]. Alhambra, Glasgow. Sandford named below title. 5" x 7.5" flyer printed in red and purple, with rules; cross-folded; age-toned, with corner creases; a few tiny closed edge tears. Near fine.
$2

G-2272
[Handbill]. King's Rhapsody. July 15th-[August 11th, 1952]. Empire Theatre, Sheffield. Sandford named below title. 5" x 7.5" flyer printed in light and dark purple, with rules; with short closed edge-tear; very faint horizontal fold. Fine.
$2

G-2274
[Menu]. Gilbert & Sullivan Souvenir Menu, Umberleigh House. May 25th, 1990. 4 pp. light card folder, with on-laid illustrations (D'Oyly Carte "crest" on front, Sandford and Jones from Mikado inside, and Sandford PR photo beside his bio on rear); lower corner creased; marks to inside upper left page. Near fine.
We can't say what this even was, or what it commemorated, but plainly Sandford was the guest of honour -- or he sang for his supper!
$15

G-2275
[Newsclipping]. Paint Your Wagon. "Television Programmes" listing in January 22, 1954 Radio Times, listing with photo for "Excerpts from the Musical Play 'Paint Your Wagon'" with Sandford named in the cast list as Sandy Twist (Sandford identifiable in photo - if you know what you're looking for!). Corners creased, one lacking large piece (affecting page number only); right margin ragged where torn from conjugate leaf; much age-toned, and a bit brittle. Very good.
$2

G-2276
[Publicity material]. The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan, North American tours. Four promotional items: Two-sided advertising flyer, [n.d., ca. 1987-88] (with Sandra Dugdale and David Steadman as Musical Director); printed in yellow and purple; horizontal folds; faint evidence of paperclip and of damp stain on verso. Two sided flyer, [ca.1993] (tour with Deborah Clague) with colour photographs of the troupe and small red banner, "Joanne Rile Presents"; horizontal tr-fold; a bit dusty on rear and rumpled overall. Two sided printed typescript sheet, selections list for February 1988 tour; horizontal folds with short closed tears, margin much creased, lightly soiled. Brookings Chamber Music Society, 1993-94 Season; includes listing for November 2, 1993 performance; black-on-blue photo-pictorial (the season's performers) tri-fold; light mark on front First three items very good, last fine.
$5

G-2278
[Publicity material]. Together Again. Poster and handbill for the June 6th 1993 reunion concert staring Adams, Ayldon, Daniels, Donkin, Ellison, Field, Goss, Holland, Jones, Knight, Leonard, Masterson, Rayner, Reid, Round, Sandford, Shovelton, Tierney, Wales, Conroy-Ward. Both items identical in design, full colour decorative paper; bright and clean; poster folded. Fine.
$8

G-2279
[----- Another copy]. This one handbill only. Fine..
$2

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G-2281
[Amateur societies]. Bromsgrove Operatic Society. Small group of three letters and a clipping: Two letters, both March 1981, re founding the Society and inviting Sandford to become its patron (first letter with ms. note "Ans. accepting"); one from January 1991, re its 10th anniversary (with carbon of Snadford's reply on verso); and photocopy of clipping of Sandford at a rehearsal of the Society's first show. All items with horizontal or cross folds; some a bit dusty or faintly foxed. Near fine to fine.
$10


G-2282
[Amateur societies]. Devizes Light Operatic Society. 2 pp. printed "Rules of the Society - proposed June '78". Stapled; horizontal folds; corners lightly creased; a few stray marks. Near fine. (NB - Sandord served as President of this Society.)
$3

G-2283
[Amateur societies]. Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Malta Branch. 1 p. letter from Society chairman I.M. Lishman, 19th September 1973 to Sandford, refering to meeting him and other Savoyards and obtaining a signed programme, with an invitation to visit Malta; on Society letterhead. Cross folds, some wrinkling. Fine.
$2

G-2284
[Amateur societies]. Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Minneapolis Branch. Vol.I, no.3 (August, 1970) of The Jack Point Press*. Minor age-toning; covers dusty. Near fine.
* Probably one of the most involved and fully-packed society journals ever! It's chock-a-block full of photos, articles, editorials, biographical sketches and other news and information on Savoyards (past and present, including Sandford), American productions, and local society members. All typed, with handwritten captions and decorative insertions, and laid out in cut-and-paste fashion - 84 pages in all - quite a feat!
$5

G-2285
[Amateur societies]. [First] International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. July 31st-August 12th, 1994. Three items: Full colour festival poster, cross-folded; pale yellow handbill/booking form, horizontal fold; programme for "Gala Dinner, Concert and performance of Trial by Jury" with copy of centre spread laid in, a touch dusty. All items fine.
$15

G-2286
[Amateur societies]. [Second] International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. "Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony", August 12 [1995]; 2 copies of programme; 4 pp. light card decorative folder printed in red and black; each a touch dusty, one with a couple of spots inside, the other with a few spots on front and soiled on rear. Very good to near fine.
$5

[Amateur societies]. See also programmes for:
1997. Pinafore. 3rd August 1997. "Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company"; from 1997 International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.
2003. "Together Again" Gala Concert. 26th July 2003. from 2003 "10th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival"

G-2288
[Amateur societies]. Leicester Operatic Players. Four general meeting minutes or notices, 1997-98, together with programme of their Die Fledermaus directed by Roberta Morrell. All items bright, sharp and clean. Fine.
$5

G-2289
[Art exhibition]. Sadler's Wells Theatre. Three items relating to an exhibition of Sandford's paintings in the Theatre's Dress Circle Bar, January-March, 1976: Letter of confirmation from John Gourley (House Manager) on Theatre letterhead, dated November 19, 1975, with opening suggestions and terms, and with ink notation by Sandford; letter dated 5th February 1976 on British Midland Airways letterhead, inquiring about the availability of a catalogue of paintings for sale; cabon copy of Sandford's reply, with pencilled ammendations. Both letters with horizontal folds, the second with much creasing; reply with substantial insect damage, affecting right edge of text, yet still readable. Very good letters, with good reply.
$10

G-2290
[Certificate]. Honorary Citizen of Central City, Colorado. Granted to Kenneth Sandford [1960s?] because "of the fine musical and personal qualities , and of the warm friendship extended to the people of Cantral City ..."; signed by the Mayor and president of the Business Association, and embossed with the city seal. 1 pp. decoratively border paper; a couple "dings" and a few rust stains from once-adjacent paper clips to rear, neith affecting front. Near fine.
$10

G-2291
[Correspondence]. [Re Central City paintings]. From Edward Parkinson, Oct. 2, 1968. 1 p. typed letter signed, on small format Hurok Concerts Inc. letterhead. Concerning Sandford's paintings of a farm house and the Opera House (see the photos) in Central City, Colorado, later used for US tour publicity by Sol Hurok. A touch age-toned, with paper clip crimping and hint of accompanying rust staining; minor creasing. Near fine.
$2

G-2292
[Correspondence]. [Thanks for a concert - US tour], dated December 17, 1968. 1 p. typed letter signed (Kenneth C. Mitchell) on Harvard Club of Boston letterhead: "to belatedly thank you again for all your efforts on November 11. This was a great concert and we certainly appreciate your part in it." Horizontal folds, top panel quite dusty; vertical ripples (from too many years in too narrow a sleeve). Very good.
$2

G-2293
[Coorespondence - Fan letter]. [Early note requesting autograph]. Note from New York gentleman, dated October 18, [19]52, from "an admirer of your art" requesting Sandford's autograph. Horizontal fold and faint wrinkling; minor age-toning. Near fine.
$2

A National School ...

G-2298
[Education]. National School of Opera. Four printed form reports (1955-57) and one booklet (1963) relating to Sandford's* studies. The items are:

Report for term ending 16th December, 1955: entries for "Opera Class", "Musical Coaching: and "Principals' Report" typed in and signed by instructors.
Report, 23rd March, 1956: Entries, as above, for "Musical Coaching", "Roles Coaching" and "Principals' Report".
Report, 14th December 1956: Entries, as above, for "Opera Class" and "Principals' Report".
Report, 5th April, 1957: Entries, as above, for "Musical Ensemble", "Musical Coaching", "Rules Coaching" and "Principals' Report".
Booklet: The National School of Opera, 1948-1963, includes under "Former students include ... Baritones and Basses" a 7-line entry on Sandford (also contains a long entry on Johanna Peters).
All reports age-toned; horizontal folds, with short closed tears along them, one with long ones; some small marks on each; one with pin-holes and resultant staining; very good. Booklet bright, with very faint marks on front; fine. A fascinating look at Sandford's early operatic training.
* Interestingly, he studied at the NSO as "Kenneth Sandford" not "Keeneth Parkin".
$75

G-2302
[Magazine]. The Gilbert & Sullivan Journal. Except where noted all issues in very good condition, with the usual age-toning, dusting and ocassional foxing.
a. Vol.VII, no.15, September, 1957. A few red marks to text. $5
b. Vol.VIII, nos.2, 12-13, May, 1960, September 1963-January 1964. $8
c. Vol.IX, nos.3,4,6,9,11,13,16,21. Eight issues between September 1966 and September 1972. No.13 with pencilled note on front "Principal Men". $15
d. Vol.X, nos.1,2,4-8,15,17,18,20, Eleven issues between Spring 1973 and Spring 1981. Four with names on front ("K. Sandford", "Kenneth" and two others); one badly stained. $20

G-2305
[Magazine]. The Savoyard. Vol.2, No.3 (December 1963) to Vol XXI, no.1 (March 1982); scattered issues. Unless otherwise noted, all issues very good or better; many with some age-toning, soiling and foxing of covers. Sold all together, as Sandford's collection.
Vol.2, no.3, December 1963.
Vol.3, nos.1-2, April-September 1964. April torn at top corner of front.
Vol.3, no.2, September 1964. Lower portion of rear cover lacking.
Vol.4, complete, April 1965-January 1966.
Vol.5, nos.1,3, May 1966 and January 1967.
Vol.7, no.2, September, 1968.
Vol.8, no.3, January 1970.
Vol.9, no.3, January, 1971.
Vol.X, complete, May 1971-January 1972.
Vol.XI, no.2, September, 1972.
Vol.XII,complete, May, 1973-January 1974.
Vol.XIII, no.2, September 1974.
Vol.XIV, nos.1-2, May-September 1975.
Vol.XV, no.2, September 1976.
Vol.XVI, complete, May 1977-January 1978. Includes Royal Command Performance Supplement issue.
Vol.XVII, no.2, September 1978. Glass rings, and staining (coffee?) throughout.
Vol.XVIII, nos.2-3, September 1979-January 1980. Ring mark on front of no.3.
Vol.XIX, no.1, May 1980. Pirates of Penzance Centenary Issue.
Vol.XX, complete, March-September 1981. Patience Centenary Issue and The Savoy Theatre 1881-1981.
Vol.XXI, no.1, March 1982.
$95

G-2306
[Magazine]. St. Louis Scene, February 1-16, 1965. Contains information on visit of D'Oyly Carte, February 9-14, during its 1965 US/Canada tour: cover photo of Donald Adams as Pirate King, with notice; small notice under "Theatre" section, with S. Hurock ad (p.26); one column article with photo of John Reed as Ko-ko. Crease to top edge of front, with resultant snag; upper corner faintly dog-eared at rear; hint of dust. Very good.
$5

G-2307
[Magazine]. Where to go, what to do ... Detroit, Week December 17, 1966. Contains information on visit of the D'Oyly Carte, December 20-24, during its 1966-67 US/Canada tour: cover photo of Mikado, Act II, with caption; small notice under "Theatre" oddly mentioning only the Mikado performances on the 21st and 24th. Creased at fore edge and a touch wrinkled overall; very faint spotting. Near fine.
$5

G-2308
[Menu]. Gilbert and Sullivan Society: Society Dinner. "Saturday, 14th January, 1961 / Charing Cross Hotel / London". 3 pp. light card folder; minor age-toning and very faint dusting; lower corner lightly bumped; a few tiny spots to inside and very minor foxing to front. Near fine.
$5

G-2310
[News clippings]. [Four articles from the Sheffield [UK] Telegraph ], August 4-18, 1995. "Pooh-Bah in a time warp" (Aug 4), "Young and unimpressionable" (Aug 11) and "Magic moments" (Aug 18) making up a detailed portrait of Sandford, with b/w photos of Sandford in and out of costume; plus "Hide-bound tradition killed off D'Oyly Carte" (also Aug 18). Three tabloid-sized sections, now age-toned, but paper still flexible; horizontal fold. Fine.
$10

G-2311
[News clippings]. If You Want to Know Who We Are: Kenneth Sandford talks to David and Elaine Stevenson. 6 p. photocopy of typescript for the Stevenson's January 1978 feature in The Savoyard; could this be an advance copy for Sandford's approval? Copies dark, and a bit hazy at right margin; horizontal fold. Very good.
$5

G-2314
[Poster]. "While the Sun Shines". 23rd & 24th April, 1947. Cinema, Cranwell. "R.A.F. Cranwell / The Little Theatre / Present ... A Comedy By Terrence Rattigan ...". Full sheet cream paper, printed in blue; folded; some edge and corner creasing, with minor wrinkling; light age-toning. Near fine.
While Sandford's name does not appear on the poster and we do not have a programme for the play, it is from the time he was at RAF Cranwell (the Royal Air Force College) and was active in the theatre there ...
$20

G-2317
[Reminiscences]. [Manuscript draft re 1962 North American tour]. 7 leaves (13 pages text + one page accounts) of writings* in Sandford's hand, on pages removed from a small notebook; text nice and clear with few corrections; may lack a preliminary leaf as it begins mid-thought. Leaves a bit age-toned; one margin rough where cut from notebook; clean and crisp. Fine.
* Sandford records his first impressions of the US, from changing planes on the East Coast then arriving in Los Angeles, to wandering the area of his Passadena hotel and attending a concert at the Holywood Bowl courtesy of Sol Hurok. A few quotes:
-- "It was a truly lovely aircrat - stewarded - naturally by a most American style bevy of beauties."
-- "The roads of course are quite fantastic - almost Jules Verne in their conception. Fly overs - fly over one another from every conceivable angle ..."
-- "The [Hollywood Bowl] entrance was quite a long way from the auditorium and of course much below it. Normally it would have entailed quite a climb but of course the Americans - unable to use their car have installed a long moving ramp which does very good service."
$125

G-2319
[Reminiscences]. [Typescript drafts re North American tours]. Two items: first 2 p. entitled "1962/3 tour of the USA" [and Canada], with brief descriptions of cities from Passadena to Saskatoon; second 2 p. (1 leaf) titled "Central City", describing the Company's 1968 visit. Together with carbon copies of each. Both clean and bright; fine.
$50

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