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. . . where you may find a treasure chest full of Basil Rathbone memorabilia

Many people who've visited this Basil Rathbone website have e-mailed me asking if I know where they can buy Rathbone's movies on video or DVD, records Rathbone made, Basil Rathbone's autograph, etc. I've also received e-mails from Rathbone fans who have something to sell. So, I decided it might be a good idea to have a page where YOU, the Rathbone fan, can advertise what you would like to buy or sell.

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Here's how it works:

  • Simply e-mail me with a description of the item you wish to acquire or sell. You may advertise for anything that is Basil Rathbone-related. Please make sure that "Collector's Corner" is in the subject line of your e-mail.

  • I will post your description right here on this page, together with your e-mail address. (Please let me know if you do not want your name to be used.)

  • Interested buyers or sellers will e-mail you, and negotiate directly with you. I will not be involved.

  • E-mail me when you have concluded a deal, so I can remove the "ad" from this page.




  1. An animal historian is looking for a photo of Moritz' gravemarker. (Moritz was one of Basil Rathbone's favorite dogs. He's pictured here with Basil.) If you have such a photo, or know where one can be found, or can provide any helpful information, please e-mail

  2. Wanted: One or more lobby cards from "Sherlock Holmes in Washington" starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Interested in either original or repro. E-mail Bill Corbin at

  3. Wanted: Original lobby scene cards from SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR.  E-mail Kris Marentette at
  4. Wanted: 1939 film 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' in VHS format.  Also interested in Rathbone movie posters (original or reproduction) and other memorabilia. E-mail Jim at
  5. Wanted:  the record "Hansel & Gretel" with Basil Rathbone & Jane Powell, adapted by Ralph Rose, recorded in 1949. The multi-record set. Must be in quality condition. E-mail 
  6. Wanted: a copy of either the 3-record set, 78 rpm, or the single 33 rpm record of "A Christmas Carol," narrated by Basil Rathbone. E-mail Nick at 
  7. Wanted: A copy of "The Stingiest Man in Town" cast recording. Vinyl or a copy would be great. E-mail 
  8. Wanted: Six Sherlock Holmes radio shows with Rathbone and Bruce: The Manor House Case, Murder by Moonlight, The Speckled Band, The Great Gondolfo, The Retired Colourman and The Gunpowder Plot. I'm looking for them either on LP (Tales from Baker Street) or cassette, including clear copies on cassette. Contact Alex at 
  9. Wanted: The record album "Dinosaurs!" -- A dramatic version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World," featuring Basil Rathbone as Professor Challenger, MGM's Leo the Lion Records CH-1016. Contact Rich at  
  10. Wanted: A recording of Basil Rathbone's narration of Treasure Island and Robin Hood. Contact 
  11. Wanted: the 1949 recording of the Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad narrated by Basil Rathbone. Can someone out there help me?  It is pictured on the Recordings page of this site. Contact Ranslady, 
  12. Does anyone have a recording - tape/record/CD/minidisk/mp3/computer (anything!) version of Basil Rathbone reciting Oscar Wilde's 3 short stories, "The selfish giant", "The happy prince" and "The nightingale and the rose"? I had it once - my dad bought it and it really touched me so I since bought Wilde literature, but it was Rathbone's voice that made it so powerful. I can get other speakers doing it, but I want Rathbone only. The record I had was green with an animated giant on the front (unlike the pic in this site's discography which is also in contrast called "The happy prince"). My album was called "The selfish giant". Don't care what yours is called, I'd just love to hear him tell those stories again and have a copy in some format. I'll download, borrow, buy or whatever. Thanks. Contact Steve at
  13. I am interested in buying a copy of the LP "Peter Tubby and Pan" (Columbia CL671) that features Basil Rathbone narrating Peter and the Wolf, or a CD copy of the LP. Contact Peter at 
  14. Is there a compact disk or videocassette version of "The Stingiest Man in Town" available? Contact Peter at 
  15. Basil Rathbone's recording of "A Christmas Carol" was hugely important in my family's celebration of Christmas in the 50s. Our family lost track of the vinyl recording, and I still miss it, every Christmas. I want to renew this tradition. If you have this recording, please contact Pam at 
  16. I'm looking for Key Video Editions of the following films: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes in Washington, The Voice of Terror, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon. Contact Meiko Winters at: 
  17. Looking to purchase any recording (LP, video, etc.) of 1956 TV version of "The Stingiest Man In Town" starring Basil Rathbone and Vic Damone. Contact:
  18. Wanted: A good recording of "A Christmas Carol," a dramatic version starring Basil Rathbone as Scrooge. - 3 record set, 78-rpm, Columbia Records M-521. Contact: 
  19. I am looking for any of the old Sherlock Holmes films on VHS or any later media.  Does anyone sell a set of the televised series?  Reply to:-
  20. Wanted: I'm looking for a record of Hansel & Gretel, read by Basil Rathbone. Contact:
  21. Wanted: a CD of Basil Rathbone narrating Peter and the Wolf. Contact:  
  22. Wanted: the 4 record 78 rpm recording by Basil Rathbone of Robin Hood--Columbia
    Masterworks MM583.  Second choice: the single record 33 1/3 rpm, Columbia ML 2063. Contact Bob at
  23. Wanted:  Signed photo of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.  Will pay a fair price. Also would consider purchasing signed photo of Rathbone alone in the Holmes character.  Please e-mail
  24. Looking for a mint or near mint esco sherlock statue. If you have one, please contact Brian at .
  25. In "Dressed to Kill", there were three music boxes as the main prop of the movie. Do they still exist? I know its been 55 years or more, but I've been looking for them for two years now. Can you help or point me in the right direction? Please contact .
  26. Wanted: Any plaster statue of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. Any condition but the statue should be no less than 15 inches and no more than 30 inches high. I will pay up to $400 depending on condition. Please contact .
  27. Wanted: an Esco statue of Sherlock Holmes. Please contact Robert at
  28. I am looking for:
    - 1956 The Stingiest Man in Town
    - 1958  Scrooge Basil Rathbone as Scrooge (Tales of Dickens) British TV series.
    Email Russ at:
  29. I'm looking for a record or CD or cassette of "The Stingiest Man in Town." Contact Susi at
  30. Wanted: a copy of the 78 rpm record "The Selfish Giant," narrated by Basil Rathbone. If you can help, please contact Jeannette at
  31. I am looking for a copy of the record album with Oliver Twist and The Three Musketeers. Please contact
  32. I am interested in obtaining any video/audio from the 1958 "Stingiest Man in Town" broadcast.  I'd appreciate it if anyone who has or knows how to get access to either of these would let me know. Please contact Tony at
  33. I'd like to buy the three 78rpm record set (Columbia Records # M-521) of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" starring Basil Rathbone.  Better yet... Has it ever been converted to CD or tape? Please contact Terry at
  34. I am interested in buying CDs (if possible) of the following records: Peter and the Wolf, Columbia M-477; Robin Hood, MM583; Tales of Hawthorne, Caedmon TC 1120. Please contact Steve at
  35. I am trying to obtain an autograph or autographed photo of Nigel Bruce. Contact
  36. I am looking to purchase a recording in CD or VHS of the 1956 TV version of "The Stingiest Man In Town." Please contact
  37. I would like to purchase the LP of The Stingiest Man in Town , record, 33.3 rpm, Columbia CL 950 -- Based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with Patrice Munsel, Basil Rathbone, Robert Weede, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, the Four Lads ; Camarata, arranger-conductor. Produced by Joel Spector, Theatrical Enterprises. Please contact
  38. I am looking for a copy of The Stingiest Man in Town cast recording -- vinyl in very good to excellent condition is OK.  Willing to pay any reasonable amount. I read on a website that a planned re-release of the cast album was canned due to the inability to negotiate the rights.  Does anybody know if it's true? Also, has it ever been released in VHS format? E-mail me at
  39. I am looking for a recording (preferably on CD) of Rathbone reading "Yertle The Turtle," "Hansel and Gretel"...any old children's tales...and would appreciate your help in finding them.  I am still trying to find "Tubby The Tuba and Friends"...the one that includes "The Story of Celeste." Contact .
  40. Looking to purchase a VHS copy of the film Love from a Stranger that lists Trafalgar films as the production company, Max Schach as producer.  Also looking for any photos from that film that might include a photo of the producer.   Please contact:
  41. I am looking for the recording of Wind in the Willows by Basil Rathbone. Actually, I'm wondering if this is separate from the Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad? If you know a recording available, please let me know the purchase price. Thank you! Contact
  42. I am looking for a film entitled Tovarich, starring Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer.  Basil Rathbone also was featured in this film, which was made in the 1930's.  If you know of anyone who sells this film on vhs or dvd I would appreciate the information.  I can be e-mailed at Thank you for your help.
  43. Wanted: The record album "Dinosaurs!" -- A dramatic version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World," featuring Basil Rathbone as Professor Challenger, MGM's Leo the Lion Records CH-1016. Contact
  44. I'm looking for a copy of "The Stingiest Man in Town"  record.  Had it as a kid -- would be a perfect gift for my father. Contact
  45. Wanted: Signed check of Basil Rathbone or Nigel Bruce.  Top Dollar PAID. Please contact Mike at   
  46. Wanted: the "Co-Star" LP featuring Basil Rathbone, script included. Please contact
  47. I am interested in anything that has Basil Rathbone with Eva LeGallienne -- either the two of them together or LeGallienne alone. Please contact Donna at
  48. I am looking for a recording/cd/vinyl copy of Peter and the Wolf with Basil Rathbone as narrator, and Leopold Stokowski conducting the All-American Orchestra - Columbia Masterworks MM-477-5, 3 record set, 78 rpm. Please contact Rich at
  49. I am interested in buying a CD copy of the LP "Peter, Tubby and Pan" (Columbia CL671) that features Basil Rathbone narrating Peter and the Wolf. Contact Hal at
  50. I am wanting to purchase Dickens' Christmas Carol with Basil Rathbone as Scrooge, adapted by Edith Meiser, production directed by Tom McKnight under the music direction of Leith Stevens. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Contact Heather at
  51. Love the work of Basil Rathbone and am looking for a CD of Peter and the Wolf and a recording of his appearance in the play JB. Please contact
  52. Wanted: "The Stingiest Man in Town" recording. Original or copy, any condition, would be fine. Wonderful old memories attached to that LP. Email Chris
  53. I'm looking to buy a recording of "The Stingiest Man in Town" a 1956 Theatrical Enterprises presentation Starring Basil Rathbone, Vic Damone and others. This was our family's most loved Christmas recording. Please contact
  54. Wanted 33 rpm set of Peter and the Wolf in good condition. Please contact .
  55. I am looking for a "Hound of the Baskervilles" cinema poster with Basil Rathbone. Please contact Kevin at
  56. I'm looking for the following on vinyl, CD, or audiotape: "Peter and the Wolf" with Basil Rathbone as narrator, and Leopold Stokowski conducting the All-American Orchestra. Please contact Rich at .
  57. I am looking for peter and the wolf narrated by basil rathbone.  I would love it on CD, but will certainly consider an LP or Cassette. Contact Gar at .
  58. I am looking for a CD of Peter Tubby and Pan starring Basil Rathbone. Anyone know where I can get one? (Peter and the Wolf, Tubby the Tuba and Pan the Piper) Please contact .
  59. I would like to purchase a pipe that was originally owned by Basil Rathbone. I am also trying to locate a Persian slipper. Please contact Richard at: .
  60. I am interested in locating either VHS or DVD copies of Basil Rathbone's colorized movies. Please e-mail me at .
  61. I am trying to find "Frenchman's Creek" (1944) on either DVD or Video. Please contact me:
  62. I am seeking an autograph of Basil Rathbone linked to Sherlock Holmes. Contact Rick at .
  63. I'm trying to locate the Basil Rathbone recording of The Happy Prince and Other Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales (Caedmon TC1044) either in the original LP format or as a cd transfer. Contact Jim at .
  64. Wanted: Signed character postcard or photograph of Nigel Bruce, also wanted autograph of the actor who plays Mrs. Hudson, if anyone has one please contact me at
  65. I am looking for a copy of Molly Whuppie as read by Basil Rathbone. I've seen no reference to it, but it was a favorite of mine as a child. I can still hear his deep voice booming, "Woe betide ye Mollie Whuppie, if ye eer return again..." Contact Jeanne at
  66. I grew up listening to Basil Rathbone's narration of A Christmas Carol. I may have a very beaten up recording somewhere, but it has been well used. Is there anyplace that I could find a better copy or the same in a different format? My Children and even grandchildren are asking. Please contact John at
  67. I am 70 years old, and first heard A Christmas Carol, with Basil Rathbone portraying Scrooge, when I was 8 years young.  Please contact me if you have the album for sale.
  68. I'm looking for ANY recording of the Stingiest Man in town.  I grew up with this as my Dad was a stagehand during a live performance.  It's not Christmas without this music.  Can it be purchased anywhere? Please contact
  69. I grew up listening to The Stingiest Man In Town album.  My mother played it over and over and Christmas was always huge in our house.  I can not think of Christmas without thinking of that album.  The original one we had was ruined.  Now I have children and want so much for them to hear this too and make it part of our Christmas again.  Thank you. Please contact .
  70. I would love to have a CD of Basil Rathbone reading "A Christmas Carol." Does anyone know if the 78s were ever recorded on CD? It was a family tradition to listen to the 78s on Christmas Eve.  Please email
  71. Wanted: "Frenchman's Creek" on DVD or VHS. Contact
  72. Wanted: a CD copy of Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Basil Rathbone. Contact Mike at
  73. I'm looking for an autograph, photograph or better still signed photo of Mary Gordon (Mrs Hudson). Please contact Paul at  
  74. I would like to purchase the photograph of Basil Rathbone's dog Moritza in the Calvert advertisement.  A copy would be fine.  I am also looking to purchase a plaster or marble bust of Basil Rathbone.  Please contact
  75. I am looking for a recording of a 1949 33 1/3 rpm version of A Christmas Carol.  The flip side is the Lynn Murray Singers traditional Christmas hymns. I have heard it has been rerecorded on a CD and is available now.  Please let me know where I can get a copy and how much. Contact .
  76. I am looking for Persian slippers, such as Sherlock Holmes used to store tobacco. Please contact Carol: .
  77. I am looking for the record "Peter and the Wolf" as narrated by Basil Rathbone. Please contact: .
  78. We are trying to replace a copy of Basil Rathbone narrating "Peter and the Wolf" that was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.  My mom owned the LP but I would be happy to purchase this in any format.  Please contact Elizabeth at
  79. I'm looking for the record "Hansel and Gretel" narrated by Basil Rathbone. I have "Peter and the Wolf" for exchange. Please contact Ron at .
  80. I want to buy a Sherlock Holmes statue. Please contact me to sell,
  81. I'm looking for the following records: Peter and the Wolf and Yertle the Turtle, narrated by Basil Rathbone. Please contact
  82. I am interested in acquiring a recording of Rathbone's reading of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Bells." If possible on cassette, but will consider other media. Please contact
  83. I am looking for a used Sherlock Holmes chess set. It is part of the Studio Anne Collection. There are two collections: one light and dark, and one that is hand-painted. I am looking for the hand-painted color version. Please contact George at
  84. I would like to buy a video/dvd of the movie Tovarich made in 1937 starring Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert. I hope someone out there has a copy for sale! Please contact Jo at
  85. For many years I've been looking for the film "The Dawn Patrol" starring Basil and also Errol Flynn and David Niven, 1939. If anyone has it or knows where I can get it, I would be very happy!! And I would pay a very good price!  Please contact me:
  86. Long time Basil Rathbone fan interested if there are any surviving recordings or filmings of his one man show. You can contact me at
  87. I am looking for an autograph of Mary Gordon (either on an album page or photo) and 8x10 photographs of Mary Gordon and Dennis Hoey preferably in character from a Holmes film. If you can help, please email me on
  88. I am looking for Columbia's "Treasure Island" M-MM-553 78-rpm four disc record set, and Columbia's "Peter and the Wolf" M-MM-477 78-rpm four disc record set. I have Columbia's "Robin Hood" on DVD-R, and will trade. Please contact Stewart at
  89. I am looking for a vhs or dvd example of the original trailer for "The Scarlet Claw." I seem to remember there being footage of the glowing phantom NOT featured in the film.  Any help would be appreciated. Please contact .
  90. I am looking for a signed copy of Basil Rathbone's autobiography In and Out of Character. Please contact Justin at .
  91. I am looking for a CD of an old 78 rpm record I had as a kid. It was called "Trains" or "Those Marvelous Trains" (or something like that). Basil Rathbone narrated it and did wonderful train sound effects. Please e-mail Chris at .
  92. I need a CD of Stokowski's Peter and the Wolf (Masterworks), with Basil Rathbone narrating. Please contact Rolfmeister, .
  93. I am looking for a 33 rpm record or a CD of "The Happy Prince." Please contact Samantha, .
  94. I am looking for copies of the screenplays from the Universal series of Sherlock Holmes films of the 1940s. Please contact Tom,
  95. I am looking for recordings of "Hansel and Gretel" and "Peter and the Wolf." Please contact me at .
  96. I have two sets of the M521 records "A Christmas Carol," but the first record is missing in both sets. I am willing to trade records two and three for record one. Please contact .
  97. I am looking for a copy of Basil Rathbone narrating "Peter and the Wolf": 78, 33, audiocassette or CD. Please contact Karen at .
  98. I am interested in obtaining a recording of Dinosaurs, a dramatic version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, featuring Basil Rathbone as Professor Challenger (MGM's Leo the Lion Records CH-1016). I'm looking for a perfect CD transfer or an LP with no scratches. Please contact .
  99. I am looking for a copy of "The Adventures of the Black Baronet" (on TV 5/26/1953) and The Bishop Murder Case on DVD or VHS. Please contact
  100. I am looking for a record of Rathbone reading "The Night Before Christmas." Please contact
  101. Wanted: a DVD or VHS copy of the 1933 film "Loyalties." Please contact Tom,
  102. I am looking for the record "The Happy Prince and other Oscar Wilde stories," narrated by Basil Rathbone. Please contact Anne,
  103. WANTED: I am looking for a copy of the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes radio show called Giant Rat of Sumatra which aired on 03/01/1942. Please email me at Thank you!
  104. I am looking for a signed photo of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson, or Basil Rathbone on his own. Please e-mail
  105. Looking for a reproduction of the "Persian slipper" tobacco pouch that Rathbone used in one of his Sherlock films,  Junior  JRCLUBDEAD@AOL.COM 
  106. I'm interested in buying original movie posters of any of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films. Please contact Paul at   
  107. I'm looking for a Persian slipper that Sherlock Holmes used for a tobacco pouch in a lot of the Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce movies. Please contact
  108. WANTED: a "talking book" of "The Happy Prince." It was an illustrated book with an LP inside that told the story in the book. Probably produced in the late fifties or early sixties. Please contact
  109. I am looking for the pipes and the deer stalker hat that Basil Rathbone used in the Sherlock Holmes films. Please contact
  110. I am looking for a record that Basil narrated of Hansel and Gretel and an Opera in the background. My father listened to this as a little boy. I would love to give this to him as a gift some day. Please contact


For Sale


1. The complete set of "Guided Tours of the World" including the projector. The set consists of books about different countries and, for each country, slides and a record narrated by a famous person.  "India" is narrated by Basil Rathbone. Contact for details.bust1.jpg (7742 bytes)

2. Busts of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, cast in resin with a bronze powder to give a bronzed effect. They are about 4 inches high and weigh about 10 ounces. Price is $70 each. E-mail Dan at 

3. I have a 3 record set (12" 78's) of Basil Rathbone (with Blanche Yurka and chorus) performing Edna St. Vincent Millay's "The Murder of Lidice" (Abridged). This set was produced by Columbia Records, Set # M-MM-536. As expected, the records are in very good condition. I would entertain any credible offers. Contact

4. An autographed program (signature only) for the performance of "King David" at Ohio Wesleyan, May, 1958. Mint condition. $200. E-mail David Macklin at

E-mail Mr. Macklin also to inquire about two other autographs he is willing to sell: Mae West and Fred Allen.

5. I have a videotape of "Terror by Night" to sell. Contact: 

6. A 16mm film of Basil Rathbone in "A Christmas Carol," as Scrooge (Tales of Dickens, British TV series, Tower of London Productions) Frederic March was host. It is in good shape and shows well. It's very interesting in that the scenery and backdrops are incomplete. There are portions of walls, not complete walls etc. It's quite good. $300. Contact


7. See the Lifemasks page for some Basil Rathbone/Sherlock Holmes lifemasks you can order.

8. Very rare ESCO Products Co.  Sherlock Holmes plaster statue around 18 inches high.   $750.00.  E-mail Claude Litton at CLSHOWROOM@AOL.COM

9. "The Playgoer" with a lot of information on Basil Rathbone.  From October 11, 1948, volume 23, number 7.  If you are interested in buying or have any idea as to its value, please email me at

10. Rare chance to buy signed original watercolors, 6 different, approx 10"x20", by Ouida Bergere. Probably set designs for husband's movies, circa 1930's, quite detailed & artistic. Acquired from NYC estate sale in 1980s. Inquiries welcome-- Contact

11. I have Hansel & Gretel adapted by Ralph, read by Basil Rathbone w/ Jane Powell, Ted Donaldson and cast orchestra conducted by Carmen Dragon, copyright 1946, set  mm-632.  Make an offer. Please contact

12. I have these Basil Rathbone records:

  • Robin Hood, 4 78 rpm records, Columbia Masterworks set MM583
  • Oliver Twist and Fagin; 3 78 rpm records, Columbia Masterworks set MM700

Both sets are in good shape. Please contact

13. For Sale. Signed Photo of Mary Gordon (Mrs. Hudson). Offers? Details on request. Contact

14. I would like to sell only one FANTASTIC and UNIQUE photo of Basil Rathbone with his wife Ouida, with Nigel Bruce (Dr Watson) and with Marc Connelly (1930 Pulitzer prize - green pastures). This photo was taken on board of SS Normandie, the most fabulous ocean liner of the world. The trip left New York on August 19th, 1936. This photo was for the use of the French lines (publicity). The photos of the VIPs of the SS Normandie were developed along the trip and the VIPs signed the photos for the boat. Basil wrote: TO THE NORMANDIE, WITH ADMIRATION AND RESPECT; this one was also signed by Nigel Bruce and Marc Connelly.
A photo with three signatures of three VIPs for a boat, this is a very, very rare item, probably unique!!!! Generally this type of photo was taken inside the Normandie, but this ONE is OUTSIDE !!!
The condition of this photo is not mint, not very good, but I can say good, with trace of moistures -- original condition -- never restored -- 16.5 x 24.5 cm = 6 1/2 x 9 2/3. Price: US $750 OBO.  Please contact

15. I have a 78 RPM album of Peter and the Wolf.  Anybody know what it is worth? Contact Joel at .

16. Sherlock Holmes: Tales From Baker Street; 6 original radio broadcasts. Never opened, still in original wrapping. Contact

17. I want to sell my copy of Basil Rathbone in Robin Hood -- a 4-LP set. It's got a hard-back case, and is in good condition.  I am open to reasonable offers. Please contact

18. I have a Humperdinck 2 volume Columbia masterworks mop-26 Hansel and Gretel complete opera in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck. Inside the handbook it states ….The Metropolitan Opera Association takes pleasure in dedicating this album the first of a distinguished series of complete opera recordings, to the music lovers of America. Would like to sell if right price. Thanks Jim Shillinger.

19. I have a 3 record set of 78's, "A Christmas Carol" with Bail Rathbone as Scrooge.  It's set M-521 and Columbia Records.  Any interest please email me at

20. I have a signed copy of Basil Rathbone's autobiography "In and Out of Character," Doubleday & Co. Inc. 1962. Book is in great condition, some wear to the top and bottom on the spine of dust jacket. Inscribed best wishes Basil Rathbone. Open to reasonable offers. E-mail Ian at .

21. I have the 78 records of Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Basil Rathbone on Columbia Masterworks #MM 477-1/6 and #MM 477-3/4. There is a break on the outer side of the record but intact. Please e-mail .

22. I have a 3 record set of Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Basil Rathbone. The cover is in good shape but showing its age. The records appear to be in excellent condition, but I have no way to play them. Pictures are available. Please contact .

23. I have a set of three records -- set M-521 from Columbia Records -- Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with Basil Rathbone and a Hollywood cast. They are in the original book and look to be in pretty good shape. If anyone wants this set, or can tell me what it is worth, contact Michael at .

24. For sale: A talking book THE HAPPY PRINCE adapted from Oscar Wilde's fairy tale.  Colour pictures with gramophone record. Music by Leslie Bridgewater story by Frank Phillips T.P.L. PRODUCTION  Looking for offers contact

25. I have an original picture of Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce "Sherlock Holmes" #169 1972 Freelance, Lansdale, PA  19446 which I would like to sell.  Please e-mail me if you know of a buyer:

26. I have the three album set of Peter and the Wolf with Basil Rathbone as narrator, and Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Columbia Masterworks Set M-477 3 record set, 78 rpm. Please contact Kathy,

27. I have for sale mounted autographs (album pages) of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The autographs are mounted with two 10x8 photographs of Rathbone and Bruce (one from "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and the other is a Universal promotional photograph). Both signatures are done in fountain pen (Rathbone's is dark blue, whilst Bruce's is brown and has 1943 underneath). The mount is currently framed (black, steel frame, with UV filtered glass and the inside mount is black) however, I will separate the frame/mount if required for shipping.  Both signatures are in excellent condition.  Rathbone's is dedicated, which has been matted out, just to leave the signature (about 3 inches long in total) and Bruce's is about 2 1/2 inches long.  I am looking for about £400.00 for the item framed and about £350.00 unframed. If interested, please contact

28. I've transferred the kinescope of the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates to DVD. It stars Tab Hunter and features the young Dick Button, Peggy King, opera singer Jarmila Novotna and the great Basil Rathbone. It's a truly delightful musical with music by Hugh Martin, the composer of Meet Me in St. Louis.

This is a DVD-R with a full menu and chapter settings. The program has not been digitally remastered but is in quite good shape considering its age (1958). It comes in a DVD case with artwork and annotation.

Email me at for order information.

29. I have the three album set of "A Christmas Carol" Set M-521 in the original case. The records are in excellent condition, no scratches or cracks in them. The case is in good condition. I am asking $250.00 for the set. Please e-mail Rick Rogers,

30. I have an unopened three-record set of the Sherlock Holmes TALES FROM BAKER STREET. If interested, please contact Mr. Boccalon at I am in California.

31. I have set M-477 of Leopold Stokowski conducting the all American orchestra with narrator Basil Rathbone of Peter and the Wolf. This is a three record set on 78's in very good condition. Please email me with an offer

32. Philco radio for sale. Same type model as appears in "the Spider Woman" scene where the man in the parlor asks his wife, "Where "IS" Sherlock Holmes?" All original near perfect finish and fully functional, free standing, console radio with 78rpm automatic record player and shortwave radio combo. A true collectible for Holmes memorabilia collectors who love furniture from the movies of the era. Similar models in TERRIBLE condition have sold for $3.500. This one is in almost perfect condition. Best offer plus crating and freight charges.

33. vend, 5 euros, coffret 4 DVD sherlock holmes: dressed to kill; the secret weapon; the woman in green et terreur by night avec basil rathbone et nigel bruce, avec ci-joint photos. E-mail me at

34. For sale is a hand signed copy of Basil Rathbone's  IN AND OUT OF CHARACTER  an autobiography. The book has been signed on the inside cover in a fountain pen  BEST WISHES BASIL RATHBONE. The book itself is in very good condition, however the book is stamped in red "damaged" at the top of the inside cover page. I think the reason for this is a slight mark on the wrap around sleeve and the store  who sold it all them years ago had to indicate this I presume. For more info and pictures email me at . I'm looking for offers of around $800.

35. I am selling an unopened two-record set (LP) of 4 Sherlock Holmes radio broadcasts: The Woman, Christmas Eve Show, The Bruce Partington Plans, and The Case of the Accidental Murderess. Please contact Kathy,

36. I am selling an LP record of Oliver Twist with Basil Rathbone. The flip side is The Three Musketeers with Errol Flynn. Please contact

37. I have the 3-record LP set "Tales from Baker Street," Sherlock Holmes radio shows with Rathbone and Bruce: The Manor House Case, Murder by Moonlight, The Speckled Band, The Great Gondolfo, The Retired Colourman and The Gunpowder Plot. (label murray/ hill 894564). Want to sell, contact

38. I am selling a vintage 1949 record of Walt Disney's "Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," narrated by Basil Rathbone, Capital Records EAS 3048. Asking price is $75.00. Contact Dave, .

39. I am selling two 78-rpm record sets: "Robin Hood" (MM-583) and "Treasure Island" (MM-553). Discs are in great condition. Please contact .

40. I am selling a book of the South African "Cinema Cavalcade" cigarette cards from 1939. There are 249 out of 250 cards; #30 is missing. All cards are mounted with photo hinges, not glued. Cards are in perfect condition, album has slight foxing. Would prefer to sell entire collection as a whole. Asking price is $450. Contact Derek, .

41. I have a 4-record set of Robin Hood, with Basil Rathbone. It is in a hard cover and in good condition. I will entertain offer for this. Contact Gail at or .

42. I am selling a 4-record set (78 rpm) of Robin Hood with Basil Rathbone, Columbia Masterworks MM583. It is in good condition, used but plays well. The cover/jacket is slightly worn but looks nice. Contact Janessa at .

43. For sale: "Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales Read by Basil Rathbone," Wing records (TC 10444), vinyl LP, UK, 1958. Please contact Mikko at .

44. I have a 4-record set (78 rpm) of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, starring Basil Rathbone, Jane Powell and Ted Donaldson. Columbia Records, MM632. Records are in excellent condition; jacket is fair to good. Please contact .

45. I am selling an incomplete set of Hansel and Gretel, starring Basil Rathbone and Jane Powell, Columbia MM632. I have the cover and two of the four records. Please contact Kathi at .

46. For sale: The Happy Prince talking book from the 1940s. Music by Leslie Bridgewater, adaptation by Minnie Lake, narrated by Frank Phillips and beautifully illustrated by H. Paul. It has the original 78 rpm record, which is in near perfect condition with no scratches or markings. Please contact .

47. I am selling Peter and the Wolf - narrated by Basil Rathbone, 78 rpm three-record set. The front cover is in good shape but showing its age. The back cover has some mildew damage. The records appear to be in excellent condition. Please contact

48. I am selling a 33 1/3 rpm record of A Christmas Carol, narrated by Basil Rathbone, with carols by the Lyn Murray singers. Record and jacket in pristine condition. $75. E-mail

49. I have for sale the 1947 Columbia 3-record set of Rathbone in Oliver Twist, It's in the original case. Contact

50. I am selling the 3-record set of Prokoviev's Peter and the Wolf, with Basil Rathbone narrating and Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Columbia Masterworks M-477. Contact Kim at

51. For sale is a 4-record set (78 rpm) of Hansel and Gretel, with Basil Rathbone and Jane Powell. Columbia Records MM632, in original sleeve and fair condition. E-mail

52. For sale: Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel recording from the Metropolitan Opera House, vol. 2, Columbia Masterworks MOP-26, 5-record set in good condition with handbook. Looking for best offer. Contact

53. I am selling handmade charm bracelets based on the Sherlock Holmes films with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. See available bracelets at my eBay store:  

54. For sale: a 4-record set of Robin Hood, Columbia Masterworks MM-583, in original case. Contact

55. I am selling a 3-record set of Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Basil Rathbone and conducted by Leopold Stokowski, Columbia Masterworks MM-477. Contact

56. We have an extremely early Basil Rathbone signature, circa 1913 when he played the part of Shakespeare's PARIS in Romeo & Juliet (in the USA). The signature, removed from the reverse of vintage photo of him in role that was too damaged to save, is now mounted with 2 great images of him as Sherlock Holmes. Possibly one of, if not the earliest signature of him available. If of interest please contact Mike Digby (UACC Reg.Dealer RD#275) at .
Why not check our website @ for more great authentic signatures?

57. I have the 3-record set M-477 of "Peter and the Wolf" narrated by Basil Rathbone, with Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra, that I would like to sell. Case and records are in good condition. Please contact

58. I am wishing to sell a letter, handwritten and signed by Basil Rathbone. Letter was written on Roosevelt Hollywood Hotel paper. It appears that he was offered an acting role, but had to politely turn it down as it would conflict with his One Man Show. The letter is in perfect condition and has been mounted with a picture of Basil as Sherlock Holmes. Please contact Paul,

59. I am selling a 3-record set of Treasure Island and a 4-record set of Robin Hood, both Columbia Masterworks and both in their original cases. Please contact Judy at

60. I have an original vintage record of Walt Disney's Mr. Toad (Capitol Records EAS 3048), recorded in 1949, 33.3 rpm. Record and cover are in good condition. Contact

61. I have an unopened, shrinkwrapped record of Co-Star, with Basil Rathbone. Includes a script for the listener to act the scenes with Rathbone. Contact

62. For sale: a letter written by Basil Rathbone to his good friend Clifton Webb, who had introduced Basil to Ouida, whom he later married. It is in fine condition and comes with the original envelope (see below). $850 or best offer. Please contact Eduard at

front of envelope

back of envelope

63. I have 135 stills from all 14 films. Also, have Title Cards from all but 3 (In Washington, Secret Weapon and Pursuit to Algiers) of the
14 films. Plus, 4 beautiful portrait (2 as Holmes and 2 as Basil) pics, 8 x 10. Please contact

64. I have Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Basil Rathbone, Columbia Records MM-521-1 thru MM-521-6 For Sale: $300. Front and back covers are worn with age but in good shape. Records are in good shape Play well with no popping back ground noise. Please contact David at

65. I have the following to sell:

  • Columbia Masterworks, MM 553-2, Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, (Adaptation by Ralph Rosa), Part II, BASIL RATHBONE with support cast and Chorus conducted by Richard Davis, 7414-M (XCO 33662)
  • Columbia Masterworks, MM 553-5, Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, (Adaptation by Ralph Rosa), Part V, BASIL RATHBONE with support cast and Chorus conducted by Richard Davis, 7414-M (XCO 33665)
  • Columbia Masterworks, MM 553-3, Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, (Adaptation by Ralph Rosa), Part III, BASIL RATHBONE with support cast and Chorus conducted by Richard Davis, 7415-M (XCO 33663)
  • Columbia Masterworks, MM 553-4, Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, (Adaptation by Ralph Rosa), Part IV, BASIL RATHBONE with support cast and Chorus conducted by Richard Davis, 7415-M (XCO 33664)

Please contact Michele  at

66. I have an original boxed 78rpm set of Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) narrated by Basil Rathbone for sale. Please contact

67. I have three record sets that I would like to sell:

  • Columbia set m477 prokofiev Peter and the Wolf with basil rathbone 3 record set. Case and covers in good shape 2 records in excellent shape other one is in excellent shape other than a very small chip in the very outer part of record
  • Columbia mm700 Oliver Twist and Fagin 1947 3 record set. Covers and case and records all in good shape
  • Columbia set mm583 Robin Hood 4 record set early 1950s case  covers and albums in good shape.

Make me an offer.

68. I have an autographed copy of Basil Rathbone's autobiography In and Out of Character that I wish to sell. Interested parties can e-mail Dave at

69. I am offering the following: Peter and the Wolf with Basil Rathbone as Narrator w/Leopold Stokowski conducting the All-American Orchestra - Columbia Masterworks Set MM-477 3 record set, 78 rpm. The records haven't been played for about 50 years. I don’t have a turntable so I am unable to listen to them to see just how it sounds today. I remember that it was a scratchy sound then but “loved” listening to it. It does show some wear from being around all these years. I will sell for $45.00 plus shipping cost. I do have a PayPal account and so most forms of payment should work. If interested please email me, Susan.

70. Hi, I have a signed copy of In and Out of Character (by Basil Rathbone) for sale. Doubleday c 1956, 1962, Excellent shape. No slip cover. Offers?
Please e-mail Leslie,

71. I have a Basil Rathbone Robin Hood set of 4 Columbia Masterworks set mm-583 I would like to sell, have no idea of a fair price, great shape. Please e-mail

72. I have the following for sale: Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf—Set M-477, Conducted by Leopold Stokowski – The All American Orchestra, Columbia Masterworks, Basil Rathbone, Narrator. Please e-mail

73. I am interested in selling Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, adapted by Ralph Rose, Columbia Masterworks LP set D-168. Please e-mail

74. I have a number of 33 rpm records to sell. See list below. Jackets are in excellent condition and many of the records look as though they've never been played. If interested, please e-mail Linda,

These are original Movie soundtracks:
Starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce
Black and red jacket
. The Scarlet claw
. The Secret weapon
. Dressed to Kill
. Faces Death
. The House of Fear
. The Pearl of Death
. Pursuit to Algiers
. The Spider Woman
. Terror by night
. The Voice of Terror
. In Washington
. The Woman in Green
. The Hound of the Baskervilles & the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - 3 record set
These are Collectors' Private Issue
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
Radio broadcast
. Red jacket cover - 1 story on each side of record - Limited edition No. 374
  The adventure of the retired colourman - broadcast of march 11, 1940
  The case of the accidental murderess - broadcast of November 26, 1945
. Yellow jacket cover - 1 story on each side of record - Limited edition No. 482
  The fifth of November - broadcast of November 5, 1945
  The Adventure of the speckled band - broadcast of November 12, 1945
. Lime Green jacket cover - 1 story on each side of record - Limited edition No. 485
  The Great Gandolfo - Broadcast of October 22, 1934
  The manor house case - broadcast of October 15, 1945
Radio Shows - basil rathbone & Nigel bruce
.Side A-the adventures of Sherlock holmes 10/6/40, Side B -1)basil rathbone radiosound portrait 2) the new adventures of sherlock holmes 5/15/44
.The bruce partington plans 11/6/39 & the perfect maid murder case 12/29/48 - 1 each side
.Adventure of the speckled band & the final problem - 1 each side
.A scandal in bohemia
.Silver blaze
.The adventure of the copper beeches & murder in the moonlight
.The scarlet claw
.The readheaded league - read by basil rathbone
2 record set - 4 stories
. the woman
. Christmas Eve show
. The bruce partington plans
. The case of the accidental murderess
Records read by others
.A study in scarlet - red jacket w/black silhouette - read by Patrick horgan
.Sherlock Holmes 1 story each side of record - Robert hardy & Nigel stock
  Charles augustus milverton & black peter
.Sherlock holmes 1 story each side of record - Robert hardy & Nigel stock
  Shoscombe old place & the illustrious client
.Sherlock holmes 1 story each side of record - Robert hardy & Nigel stock
  The norwood builder & Lady Frances Carfax
. Sherlock holmes 1 story each side of record - Robert hardy & Nigel stock
  The speckled band & the blue carbuncle



75. I have a VG+ Humperdinck/ Hansel & Gretel Colombia Masterworks record set MM-632 to sell. Interested buyers can email me at

76. I have transferred to one CD two of my Basil Rathbone 78-RPM sets of Peter And The Wolf with Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Symphony Orchestra and Sinbad The Sailor. Price is $25.00 plus shipping. Payment is by palpal. Please send an email to Marc Bernstein:

I am also selling a CD transfer from my own 78 RPM set of Eva Le Gallienne in the theatrical presentation of Alice In Wonderland from 1947 for $25.00 plus shipping. Please contact Marc Bernstein:

77. I have for sale The Basil Rathbone as scrooge 3 record album set  M-521 of "The Christmas Carol" by Columbia Records.  It is in awesome condition.  Make an offer. Thanks for your help. Contact

78. I am selling a 3-record set of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Columbia Records, M-521, with Basil Rathbone as Scrooge. Adapted by Edith Meiser, produced by Tom McKnight. With supporting cast of prominent actors. Music under the direction of Leith Stevens. The three records are in an album with Basil Rathbone's picture on the inside cover. The album cover is green with red candy stripes. The records are numbered as follows:
Record 1, side A -- 11883D XHCO926
Record 1, side B -- M-521-1 XHCO921
Record 2, side A -- M-521-2 11884D  XHCO922
Record 3, side A -- M-521-3 XHCO923
If interested, please contact Sue at

79. I have for sale the 3 record 78 rpm vinyl of Peter and the Wolf, Leopold Stokowski conducting THE ALL AMERICAN ORCHESTRA, COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS, Basil Rathbone Narrator, Set D91, please contact

80.  I have for sale a 3-record set of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Columbia Records, M-521, with Basil Rathbone as Scrooge. E-mail your best offer to


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Websites worth checking out: -- specialist dealer in European theatre memorabilia. Programs tracked down for specific requests. E-mail dealer your want list! -- "Signatures in Time," autographed photos, letters, documents, personal articles, books, etc. from notables in all fields, especially vintage Hollywood -- "The Nostalgia Factory": a source for posters and other movie memorabilia -- "Profiles in History," the nation's largest and most respected dealer of original historical autographs and authentic Hollywood memorabilia. Authenticity guaranteed. -- Lion Heart Autographs, Inc.: a source for all kinds of autographs -- Daniel Cohen Autographs & Memorabilia

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