Very rare copy of the autobiography of Lt Colonel A D Wintle

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  1. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    In this auction you can bid for a very rare copy of the autobiography of Lt Colonel A D Wintle.

    It's a hard back, obviously more than 40 years old and the cover does reflect this but it is intact.

    Somewhere along the line a drop of something has fallen on the cover (see picture). It looks like a 40 year old book would look.


    The item was kindly donated by CQMS.



    Please note that the auction will run until 11th November 16:00 hrs UK time.






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  2. Had to google him but £20 to start the ball rolling.
     
  3. YesItsMe

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    Thank you, fairmaidofperth. :)
     
  4. Very rare book indeed £125.00
     
  5. YesItsMe

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    Thank you for your bid, The_Featherman. :)
     
  6. BuggerAll

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    I couldn't possibly top that offer and I already have the book but just thought I'd say that you are absolutely going to enjoy it if you have not read it before. Wintle was mad as a fish and seriously heroic.
     
  7. Please bid for this - you will not be disappointed! I already have a copy, which I won't let out of my sight. I have been offered £200 plus for it, but I consider it irreplaceable.

    It is very rare and very hard to get hold of: when I was seeking my copy some years ago (about 18!), most of the available copies were in America. As luck would have it, I was then given one by an old friend.

    Wintle - what a man. I try and use at least one of his quotes once a week. Get a flavour of the chap here:

    Alfred Wintle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  8. BuggerAll

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  9. I'm chuffed to bits reading this thread - I picked up a copy of this a couple of years ago in a charity shop for a pound! In fantastic condition, it'll jump to the top of my reading list (when I can locate the box it is in).
     
  10. Afraid I can't top the bid but a true character. Imprisoned in the Tower or London and smuggled himself out to France in WW2, IIRC. Good luck to the successful bidder.
     
  11. Gbp 150,=
     
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  12. YesItsMe

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    Thank you, Sapper D. :)
     
  13. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    In honour of Wintle and of the RBL I will donate 5% of whatever it raises.
     
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