This stamp came into the Davenport Collection when Davenports bought Goldston’s business in the 1940s.
This talk covers new insights into the private and business lives of Goldston. It is based on a study of the Goldston archives within the Davenport Collection as well as new research undertaken by Fergus. The story is a fascinating one, brought to life with many illustrations. The talk starts by solving the mystery of where Goldston was born.
The photographs are of Arthur Margery, Herbert Milton, HRH Princess Mary at Milton’s performance, Robert Harbin, John Mulholland, Arnold Crowther and Leslie Wilson. The artwork appears in the book next to page 37.
This came from Goldston’s shop in Green Street, London.
A half sheet poster which in the bottom left corner has the Will Goldston name and trade mark
This large, full colour advertisement was presumably for display. Dennis F Harle was born in 1920, so this item is probably from the 1940s, or late 1930s at the earliest.
The artwork is signed S.T.C. Weeks. According to the web, Sydney Thomas Charles Weeks (1878-1949) was a painter in oil and watercolour. He was also a successful commercial artist, producing illustrations for magazines and advertising posters. Weeks exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1934-47.
Unknown artist. The artwork was reproduced as part of a large order form for the book ‘Great Magicians Tricks’ collected by Will Goldston, 1931.
Unknown artist. This is a design for a stage cloth painted in oils. The intended size is 16 feet 9 inches width by 13 feet in height. Note the famous names of magicians in the design at the left and right hand edges. The artwork is stamped Will Goldston Ltd.
Unknown artist. This is an outline design for a bijou stage at The Magicians’ Club in London. The design in the centre of the proscenium arch is a rough representation of the Magicians’ Club logo of a sphinx lying in front of a stepped pyramid.