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192* Pocket Barometer Altimeter. An Edwardian pocket instrument by Ingenieur Hazebrouco, Paris, comprising compass, altimeter each in brass case with silvered dial, the altimeter signed plus a thermometer with ivory scales, contained in a morocco leather case with green silk lining printed with makers marks, 9 x 13cm A type used by early aviators and balloonists (1) £200 - £300

193* Poole (John). Crotchets in the Air; or, An (Un)scientific Account of a BalloonTrip, in a Familiar Letter to a Friend, first edition, 1838, half-title and advert leaf at rear, some light browning, original cloth, blue leather gilt reback and corners, slightly rubbed and soiled, together with Burnaby (Fred), A Ride Across the Channel, and other Adventures in the Air, first edition, 1882, advert leaf before title and 32 pp. adverts at rear, a little spotting and dust-soiling, modern cloth-backed marbled boards, original lower wrapper retained, plus Alexander (John), The Conquest of the Air, the Romance of Aerial Navigation, with Preface by Sir Hiram S. Maxim, first edition, 1902, black & white illustrations, all edges gilt, contemporary limp prize morocco gilt with presentation label to front endpaper, rubbed and a little wear to fore-edges, plus Parley (Peter, editor), The Balloon Travels of Robert Merry and his Young Friends, over various Countries in Europe, New York, 1864, wood-engraved illustrations including frontispiece and additional title, a little spotting, pp. 35/36 torn without loss, original cloth gilt, spine slightly faded and chipped at head and foot, all 8vo, plus a small group of ballooning postcards, stamps and cigarette cards in three small albums

Lot 192

Provenance: From the ballooning collection of Wilf Woollett. (7) £100 - £150

194* Postcards. An interesting collection of 131 WWII Valentine postcards, consisting of the various types in service at the time with each card named and emblazoned with the Union Jack (131)

£200 - £400

Lot 194 195* Postlethwaite (Mark, 1964 -). R6644: The Invisible Thread, colour print, showing Supermarine Spitfire Mk1a, R664, high over the Malvern Hills flown by Pilot Officer Francciszek Surma of 308 “City of Krakow” (Polish) Squadron, multi signed by 26 distinguished pilots and crew including Air Commodore Pete Brothers, Flight Lieutenant Ken Wilkinson, Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson etc, 43 x 61cm, framed and glazed with certificate of authenticity signed by the artist plus five further signed prints by the artist comprising ‘Freedom Fighters’, ‘The Worcester Spitfire’, ‘Pride of the West Country’ and ‘Duxford Scramble’ plus a large oleograph of a Spitfire by Barrie A.F. Clark, frame size 67.5 x 117.5cm Lot 195

Each lot is subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 20% (Lots marked * 24% inclusive of VAT @ 20%)


£100 - £150


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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res