London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
Monsewer Eddy Gray
An opera hat of black silk with manufacturer's details printed on the silk lining Henry Heath Ltd, 105-109 Oxford St, London W..; a false handle-bar moustache with label attached by a pin inscribed in an unidentified hand Moustache made exclusively for him; and a pair of wire-framed spectacles with imitation tortoiseshell finish and prescription lenses, in case; four small photographs of Monsewer Eddie Gray in similar moustache and glasses; and sheet music in fourteen cloth covered folders, the cover of each printed in gilt with instrument details and the name Monsewer Eddie Gray (a lot)
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These items were donated to the Sussex Music Hall Society who have no record of the provenance other than they were purportedly used by Monsewer Eddie Gray on stage.
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