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THE CollECTors salE WEdnEsday & THursday  23/24 May 2012


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DOMINIC WINTER SPECIALIST AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS All lots are offered subject to the Conditions of Sales and Business exhibited in the saleroom. A buyer’s premium of 19.5% of the hammer price is payable by the buyers of all lots, except those lots asterisked, in which case the buyer’s premium is 23.40% Lots marked with a cross (+) are subject to VAT on the hammer price as well as the premium

THE COLLECTORS SALE: HISTORIC AVIATION MEMORABILIA

Wednesday 23 May 2012 Lots 1-573 commencing at 11am Followed by

MOTORING & TRANSPORT MEMORABILIA MEDALS, ARMS & MILITARIA

Thursday 24 May 2012 Lots 574-916 commencing at 11am

On view in the Upstairs Galleries Viewing Tuesday 22 May, 9am-7pm and morning of sales from 9am

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The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck, DeLuxe Edition, 1908, with original glassine dust jacket. Estimate: £6000-£8000

A pair of original watercolour drawings on silk by Beatrix Potter. Estimate: £12000-£18000

FORTHCOMING SALES Wednesday 20th June

Printed Books & Maps & Documents Vintage Photography The Charlesworth Railway Ticket Collection (Part 3)

Thursday 21st June

Children's & Illustrated Books, Antique Toys & Games British & American Comics & Annuals, Modern First Editions The Derek East Collection of Cinema Posters & Lobby Cards

Wednesday 18th July

British & Continental Oils & Watercolours Old Master & Modern Prints

Thursday 19th July

Selected Antique Furniture & Effects The John Marks Collection of Mauchline Ware

Entries are invited for the above sales: please contact one of our specialist staff for further advice

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CONTENTS DAY ONE Aviation Photographs Aviation Books John Blake Collection of Aviation Books, Ephemera & Pictures Aviation Ephemera Aviation Memorabilia Aviation Pictures Aviation Models Propellers Aviation Uniforms DAY TWO Motoring Mascots & Memorabilia Motoring Books, Photographs & Ephemera Motoring Pictures Railway Books & Ephemera Images of Steam Railway Models & Memorabilia Maritime Books, Photographs & Ephemera Maritime Fans Maritime Pictures Maritime Models & Memorabilia Military Books Military Ephemera Military Photographs from the Amedee Gautier Collection Military Fans Military Pictures Medals & Decorations Military Uniforms & Helmets Militaria Weapons & Firearms Ulu Bar Collection

1-112 113-147 148-213 214-291 292-421 422-511 512-535 536-557 558-573

574-602 603-617 618-632 633-645 646-653 654-670 671-682 683-696 697-706 707-711 712-729 730-750 751-761 762-768 769-772 773-811 812-830 831-867 868-898 899-916


IMAGES FROM THE AEROSPACE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE To commence at 11am

Lot 1 1* Aircraft Miscellany. A fine and well captioned private collection of photographs, of numerous aircraft types from the manufacturing plants at Avro, Airspeed, Auster, Armstrong-Whitworth, Blackburn, Boulton-Paul, Bristol, Douglas, English Electric, Fairey, Gloster, HandleyPage, Hawker and Percival, each image with short description and/or historical note, original compiler unknown, snapshot size, some larger, approx. 1000 images, contained in eight albums (8)

Left: Lot 507

£700-1000

2* Avro ‘Manchester’, ‘Lancaster’ and ‘Lancastrian’. An interesting historic archive of photographs from the Ashworth collection, including air-to-air images by Cyril Peckham, others from Air Ministry, Ministry of Supply, the manufacturer and private sources, many interesting photographs of Squadron aircraft in service, with groups of air and ground crew, heavily modified machines for inflight refuelling, gas turbine propulsion, engine testbed work and other applications, the ageing bomber shown in the maritime role and in service with foreign air forces, approx. 300 images contained in four albums (4)

£300-400

5

3* Avro (Canada). An interesting collection of photographs from the Ashworth collection, most postcard size illustrating ‘Lancaster’ aircraft built in Canada and later jet aircraft including the CF-100, Canadair ‘Jetliner’ and ‘Arrow’, approx. 160 images, in 2 albums (2)

£150-200


Lot 4 4* Avro 1920-1935. A fine and comprehensive collection of photographs of Avro biplane types built during this period, compiled by the late Chris Ashworth, most images postcard size, including manufacturer’s, Air Ministry and private images, many technical studies, aircraft variants, air and ground portraits of civil and military types, many inscribed verso, others with labels adajcent, together with specification sheets, approx. 900 images contained in twelve albums (12)

5* Avro 504. A good collection of photographs, many ex. Ashworth collection, illustrating the great variety of 504’s in service and private use, mostly postcard size, inscribed verso, including views of air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, seaplane versions, accidents, pilots and ground personnel, Squadron line-ups, technical details, numerous aircraft markings and liveries, and others of historic interest, approx. 100 images contained in a folder (1)

£150-200

£500-700

Lot 5

6* Avro ‘Vulcan’. A collection of manufacturer’s and official photographs of this iconic cold-war V-bomber, postcard size and larger, many images from private collections compiled by Chris Ashworth, some inscribed verso, many fine air-to-air portraits of R.A.F. Squadron aircraft, approx. 150 images, contained in two albums (2)

£150-200

6

7* Avro. A fine collection of official, manufacturer’s, press and publicity photographs, many aircraft portraits and others showing personnel and details of aircraft construction, types include the ‘Avian’ and ‘Tutor’ with other aircraft built c. 1925-1935, thirty-nine images, contained in an album (1)

£70-100


Lot 8

Lot 10

8* Bristol Aircraft Company. A fine collection of manufacturer’s, Air Ministry, official press, publicity and private photographs sourced by the late Chris Ashworth for research purposes of the ‘Blenheim’ ‘Brigand’, including many air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, the ‘Blenheim’ in service with the Royal Air Force and other military units, operations in all theatres of war, the ‘Beaufighter’ similarly depicted, ‘Brigand’ KV322 with curious dorsal fin, and others of technical and historic interest, approx. 400 images contained in six albums, many images inscribed verso

10* de Havilland ‘Mosquito’. A fine photographic archive of this famous aircraft, numerous aircraft portraits, both airborne and on the ground, many Air Ministry or Ministry of Supply images, together with de Havilland and private photographs from the Ashworth collection, including this aircraft in foreign service, with civil operators and machines destined for disposal, approx. 300 images contained in twelve albums, many inscribed verso, or with neat typed labels adjacent

(6)

11* de Havilland D.H. ‘Mosquito’. A fine collection of manufacturer’s, Ministry of Supply, Air Ministry and other photographs of this immortal WW2 aircraft, including fine air-to-air portraits, ground views, different armament and stores provision, aircraft in the markings of foreign powers including the U.S.A.A.F. and Israel, cockpit detail, the Sea-Mosquito, Rolls-Royce ‘Merlin’ variants and many others of historic interest, approx. 300 images contained in three folders

£400-600

9* Bristol F/2b and ‘Scout’. A collection of photographs, many copied from private collections including Ashworth, Bowyer, Bruce and others, most postcard size, others larger, each inscribed or labelled verso, aircraft shown in use in various theatres of operation, some accidents, with pilots and ground crews, servicing, air to air aircraft portraits and others of similar interest, approx. 105 images contained in a folder (1)

(12)

Lot 9

£150-200

(3)

Lot 11 7

£300-400

£300-400


13* de Havilland DH 89 ‘Rapide’ and ‘Dominie’. A good collection of photographs of this popular 1930s biplane airliner used by many famous companies and in service with the Royal Air Force and affiliated units until the 1970s, images include the seaplane variant CF-AEO, aircraft in numerous liveries including B.E.A., Mayflower Airservices, Mac Smith Charter, Scillonia, Alderney Airlines the A.A., the Spanish Civil War veteran 40-2 “Capitan Vela” and others, approx. 100 images contained in a folder (1)

12* de Havilland D.H. 106 ‘Comet’. A fine collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity and other sourced photographs of this first generation jet airliner, good air-toair portraits of aircraft in B.O.A.C. Air France, R.A.F., R.C.A.F., Canadian Pacific and other user livery, most inscribed verso, various sizes including snapshot, some detail of cockpit and engine installation, also derelict airframes, approx. 120 images contained in a folder (1)

£200-300

14* English Electric ‘Canberra’. An excellent collection of photographs, originally compiled by Chris Ashworth, illustrating the career of this remarkable aircraft when in service with the Royal Air Force and other nations, numerous air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, many prototypes and different Mark of aircraft illustrated, captions, labels and descriptive text included, Squadron markings, various camouflage schemes and other liveries, some images with aircrew and ground personnel, export machines, training, bombing, PR and other types, a fine study of Peruvian Air Force B(1) Mk8 No. 479 above clouds, formations, technical details and similar studies for the historian or enthusiast alike, approx. 500 images, contained in thirteen albums (13)

£500-700

£200-300

15* English Electric ‘Lightning’. A fine collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity, service and private photographs of this iconic aircraft, many inscribed or labelled verso, some in colour, many in Royal Air Force Squadron liveries and Royal Saudi Air Force identification and markings, including good air-to-air aircraft portraits, formation flying, in-flight refuelling, most images 5.5 x 7.5in (14 x 19cm), others smaller, approx. 120 images, contained in two folders (2)

Lot 13

Lot 14 8

£200-300


19* Fokker F.7A. A good collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity and other photographs, including many aircraft portraits, some air-to-air, restored aircraft, others in original air-line livery, together with similar images of the Fokker ‘C’ Series, ‘S’ Series and F.VIII, approx. 100 images, contained in two folders

16* English Electric ‘Lightning’ P1, PIB, F1, and later. A good collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity and other photographs sourced by the late Chris Ashworth, filed with some captions and notes, approx. 80 images in two albums, including a number of fine air-to-air aircraft portraits of XA847, WG763, WG760, XR754 and others (2)

£150-200

£100-150

17* Fairey ‘Gordon’, ‘Seal’, ‘Firefly’, and other types. A good collection compiled from numerous sources, a good research archive, air-to-air aircraft portraits, Squadron line-ups, formation flying, float planes, carrier based and other types, most images with descriptive and/or provenance labels, some with detailed history sheets and an introduction to each section, originally part of the extensive Ashworth archive, approx. 600 images contained in eleven albums (11)

(2)

18* Fokker DXXI and others of this series. A good and interesting collection of ‘X’ series aircraft, including F.X, F.XI, F.XII, F.XX, F.XXII, and others, with good aircraft portraits, air-to-air aircraft views, many international registrations including GAEOS of British Airways and others of similar interest, approx. 130 images contained in two folders (2)

£200-300

£500-700

20* Fokker S.14 ‘Mach’ Trainer. A miscellaneous collection of manufacturer’s, press and other photographs of this aircraft, many images ex William Green collection, together with similar photographs of T-IV, TV, ‘V’ series, F25 ‘Promoter’ F26 ‘Phantom’, and Fokker P.180, approx. 100 images contained in two folders (2)

Lot 17 9

£150-200


21* Fokker DIX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and other types. An interesting collection of manufacturer’s and other photographs, numerous aircraft, with pilot’s and engineers, various markings, technical details, aircraft portraits and others of similar interest, most inscribed verso, approx. 100 images, contained in two folders (2)

£200-300

22* Handley Page. A miscellaneous and interesting collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity, Air Ministry and private photographs, most copies of originals, inscribed or labelled verso, unusual views include an O/400 on arrival in India, a fine air-to-air portrait of ‘Heyford’ K3500, a ‘Harrow’ with sharks-teeth decorated nose, 50 Squadron air and ground crews with their aircraft, ‘Hampden’ formations, fine air-to-air views of ‘Halifax’ aircraft and much of historic interest, approx. 90 images contained in four folders (4)

Lot 24

23* Hawker ‘Fury’ and ‘Sea Fury’. A collection of manufacturer’s, Air Ministry and other photographs of this fine aircraft, the images follow its development from concept to final use, together with images of those used by Iraq, Germany and other powers, approx. 220 images, most with labels or inscriptions verso, from the original Ashworth collection, contained in four albums (4)

£200-300

£200-300

10

24* Hawker ‘Hunter’. An excellent collection of manufacturer’s, Air Ministry, publicity and private source photographs, ex. Ashworth collection, many inscribed verso or with labels, either attached or verso, illustrations cover the remarkable development of this highly successful aircraft in service with many of the world’s air-forces, numerous marks shown, many in the colours of foreign air-forces, most postcard size, others larger, some in colour, many fine air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, numerous Squadron colour schemes and with various foreign markings, a great variety of images of this most elegant 2nd Generation jet fighter aircraft, approx. 700 images contained in ten albums (10)

£600-800


Lot 25 25* Hawker ‘Hurricane’. From the prototype to “Last of the Many” and preserved examples of this immortal WW2 fighter aircraft, a fine and historic collection from numerous private and official sources including Ministry of Supply, Air Ministry, I.W.M., Ashworth, and other collections, various sizes from snapshot to 7.5 x 9.5in (19 x 24cm), most inscribed or labelled verso, some with minor damp damage, approx. 120 images contained in a folder (1)

£300-500

26* Hawker ‘Hurricane’. A collection of postcard and larger size photographs tracing the service history of this aircraft, ex Ashworth collection, most images with labels adjacent or verso, together with others of the Hawker ‘Henley’, approx. 200 images of air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, contained in six albums (6)

Lot 26

£200-300

27* Hawker - The Biplane Era. A fine collection of photographs, ex Ashworth collection, most with labels adjacent or inscribed verso, some exellent air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, Squadron line-ups, formation flying, various Squadron markings, catapault launching at No. 1 F.T.S. Leuchars, float plane versions, others with civil registrations, various engine mounts, aircraft include ‘Hart’, ‘Osprey’, ‘Nimrod’, ‘Fury’, various prototypes and others, approx. 700 images contained in thirteen albums (13)

£600-800

28* Kawasaki C-1 STOL & variants. An unusual collection of manufacturer’s, press and publicity photographs, many in colour, inscribed or labelled verso, including some detailed aircraft construction images, prototype rollout and flying views, aircraft portraits and others of similar interest, approx. 180 images contained in two folders

Lot 27

(2)

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£150-200


31* Kawasaki. A miscellany. A scarce collection of photographs, many copied from originals in private albums and collections, including the Ki-28, 32, 48 (Type 99 ‘Lily’), 56, 60, 61. ‘Hien’, 64, 66, 78, 87-96, 100, 102 and 108, many good unpublished images, air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, technical details, air and ground crews and others of similar interest, approx. 130 images, contained in two folders (approx. 130)

£200-300

(1)

29* Kawasaki Ki-45 ‘Toryn’. A fine collection of rare images of this aircraft in service, then later of a captured example under test in the United States of America, most inscribed or labelled verso, including aircraft portraits, ground and air, in Japanese service with a variety of unit markings, approx. 60 images contained in a folder (approx. 60)

32* Lockheed P-38 ‘Lightning’. A fine collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity, service and private photographs of this famous WW2 fighter, including many air-to-air and ground portraits, pilots and groundcrews, maintenance work, many unit and other markings, various Air Ministry images, inscribed and dated verso, preserved aircraft, many images 5.5 x 7.5in (14 x 19cm), others smaller including snapshot size, approx. 140 images contained in a folder £250-350

33* Mitsubishi Ki-31 ‘Sally’, Ki-46 ‘Dinah’ and other types. A miscellaneous collection of manufacturer’s, service and private sources, some fine air-to-air and ground aircraft portraits, air and ground crews, many inscribed verso, some snapshot size, others including destroyed aircraft at the time of the Japanese surrender, approx. 100 images, contained in a folder

£120-150

(1)

£200-300

34* Nakajima. A rare collection of manufacturer’s, service, and private photographs of the ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘G’, ‘J’, Ki series of single-engined float and land based aircraft, many inscribed verso, approx. 180 contained in five folders (3)

30* Kawasaki. A collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity and official photographs of the OH-X, KH-4, KV-107, and OH-6A/LOH helicopters, many in colour, some inscribed verso, together with others of the Kawasaki XT4, approx. 80 images contained in two folders (2)

Lot 32

35* Nakajima. A rare archive of press, publicity and private photographs, many copied after the original and inscribed verso, aircraft types include Ki-44 ‘Shoki/Tojo’, Ki-49 Donryu/’Helen’, Ki-84 Hayatey/’Frank’, Ki-87 & Ki-115 Tsarugi, and others, many inscribed verso, approx. 150 images, contained in three folders (3)

£150-200

Lot 31

Lot 34 12

£250-350

£200-300


Lot 35

Lot 36

36* Petlyakov. An interesting and historic archive of original and copy photographs of the PE-2, PE-3 and PE-8/TB7 aircraft, some good ground and air-to-air aircraft portraits, formations, accidents, technical details, air and ground crews, and others of similar interest, approx. 80 images contained in two folders (2)

£150-200

Lot 38

38* Schneider Trophy. A history file of photographs, press cuttings, Aero modeller plans and similar items of interest, including 1929 Schneider Trophy Contest souvenir programme, photographic studio portrait of Jacques P. Schneider, signed by the photographer R. Masure, documentation and twenty-four photographs, contained in a modern ring binder (1)

£150-200

39* Sopwith. A fascinating collection of photographs of historic interest, compiled from numerous official and private sources, of numerous types built by this pioneering company, including the ‘Bat Boat’, ‘Baby’, ‘Camel’, ‘Dove’, ‘Grasshopper’, ‘Pup’, ‘Snipe’, ‘Tabloid’, ‘Tractor’, and ‘Triplane’, illustrating in all thirty different aircraft types with many varieties, modifications and in use with R.F.C., R.A.F., R.N.A.S., and other services, many good aircraft portraits both on the ground and air-to-air, factory production lines of the ‘Baby’ seaplane, and other types, Tom Sopwith at the controls and numerous others, most inscribed verso, approx. 170 images, contained in eleven folders (11)

37* Royal Air Force Squadrons. A fine collection of Air Ministry, press and publicity photographs of aircraft, aircrews and ground crews serving with the Royal Air Force during the ‘expansion’ period of the mid to late 1930s, each image with carefully typed descriptive slip, some excellent air-to-air formation subjects, ground line-ups and others similar, together with a second collection of photographs equally well presented of early WWII period aircraft including the Boulton-Paul ‘Defiant’, Hawker ‘Hurricane’, de Havilland ‘Mosquito’, a formation of fine Handley Page ‘Harrows’, the Avro ‘Lancaster’, and others, including Royal Navy types, approx. 120 images, contained in four albums (4)

£200-300

Lot 39 13

£400-600


Lot 40 40* Supermarine ‘Spitfire’, ‘Seafire’, ‘Seafang’ ‘Spitful’ and others. An exceptional collection, of photographs gathered from many sources, including the manufacturer, Air Ministry, Ministry of Supply and numerous private albums, originally compiled by Chris Ashworth, many fine air to air and ground aircraft portraits, these aircraft in R.A.F., R.N., and foreign service, unit markings, Squadron formations and line-ups, together with many typed aircraft specification sheets, some three-view drawings, this aircraft in civil markings, as gate guardians and experimental use, approx. 800 images, contained in thirteen albums (13)

£700-1000

41* World War II. A fine collection of snapshot size photographs by Barratt’s Photo Press, Air Ministry, Flight and others, of numerous aircraft types flown by the Royal Air Force, including Vickers ‘Wellington’, Armstrong Whitworth ‘Witley’, Boeing B.17, Short ‘Stirling’, Handley-Page ‘Hampden’ and ‘Halifax’ Bristol ‘Blenheim’, and ‘Beaufighter’, Avro ‘Manchester’ and ‘Lancaster’ and others, many pilot portraits, ground crews at work and others of similar interest, (some possibly by C. E. Brown), approx. 110 images contained in an album (1)

Lot 41

£150-200

14


AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS & BROCHURES FROM THE MAXWELL-HUNT COLLECTION

42* Air Racing and Aerobatics. A good collection of press and private photographs recording the formation and aerobatic skills of the Italian Air Force team at Paris and Milan, flying the Fiat CR. 32, the formation of Morane ‘parasol’ aircraft led by Maurice Arnoux at Paris in July 1936, other formations, the French team of 1948, with their Stampe biplanes, numerous solo pilots with their aircraft, skywriting the Potez No. 533 of Détré, winner of the Coup Deutsch de la Meurthe in 1934, Delmotte in his Caudron preparing for his attempt on the world speed record, the crash of Ludovic Arrachat in Caudron No. 11, his memorial and many more of similar interest, some images inscribed verso, others with press labels, approx. 100 images contained in a modern ring binder (approx. 100)

£200-300

43* Air Reconnaissance. 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force 1918. A good collection of official group photographs of Squadron pilot’s and observer’s with ground crews at various locations, probably France, together with bomb damage at Aulnoye railway station, the reinforcement camp at Etaphes, others of Tournai, St. Etreux, the hospitals at Abbeville, Cambrai, the balloon factory at Arques, a tank park, the “Vindictive” at Ostend, various other towns, railway junction, trench systems, shell pocked landscapes and later images of Hounslow airfield (now Heathrow), with numerous aircraft parked outside hangars, and others of similar interest, approx. 40 images contained in an album with simulated brown snakeskin covered boards (approx. 40)

Lot 44

44* Airships and Ballooning 1915-1918. An anonymous and unique photograph album recording the career of a pilot of the Royal Italian Air Force Airship Division 19151918, each snapshot size image mounted and inscribed in white ink showing details of fortifications and tunnelling at Mte. Ham, Ruchia, Clodig, Britof, Volzana, Ritorno, the mighty howitzer De Stefani, the airship hangers at Ciampino with images of airships and crew accommodation, the launching of dirigables and balloons in late 1917, airship crews on board and in flight, the officers names inscribed, Lancia balloon recovery vehicles in service, airships and balloons in flight with handling and aircrews, some technical detail shown, air to ground photographs of Rome and other locations, a fine album of historical importance, approx. 110 images (approx. 110)

£800-1200

45* Bristol Type 167 “Brabazon I”. A group of six P. A. Reuter, Topical Press Agency Ltd, Keystone Press Agency Ltd photographs, recording the first take-off and landing after the first flight of G-AGPU on 4th September 1949, the christening ceremony on 8th October 1947 and the first visit to Heathrow, London’s airport on 15th June 1950, each image approx. 10 x 12in (25.3 x 30.5cm) (6)

£200-300

15

£150-200


46* British Civil Aircraft 1919-1939. A miscellaneous collection of press, manufacturer’s and private photographs of aircraft of this period, some good studies of the ‘Sparrowhawk’, ‘Avro’, ‘Vickers’ and other airliners, the Bernelli flying wing, various Imperial Airways types, civilian conversions of military machines, the H.P. 42 fitted out for air-ambulance service, the highly polished Armstrong-Whitworth ‘Scimitar’, a fine air-to-air study of ‘Ensign’ G-ADSR, the unusual Breda 33 strut braced low wing monoplane G-ABXK, and many others, approx. 100 images contained in a mondern ring binder (approx. 100)

£200-300

Lot 48 47* Canadian Aviation - Military and Civil. A fine collection of official, R.C.A.F., press, manufacturer’s and other photographs of aircraft, pilots, ground crews, formations, engineering and production workshops, aircraft subjects include de Havilland ‘Vampire’, ‘Beaver’, and ‘Otter’, the CF-100, Lockheed ‘Shooting Star’, ‘Neptune’ and ‘Orion’, the F-104, Grumman ‘Avenger’, the Avro CF-105 ‘Arrow’ (photo by Hugh Mackenzie), the Canadair CL-41G and many other types, some air-toair portraits including a ‘Dash’ 7 with snowy mountain background, the JT15D turbo-fan powered CF-100, the ‘Banshee’ in Royal Canadian Navy livery, many images from the late Bruce Robertson collection, most inscribed or stamped verso, some with labels, mostly 8 x 10in (20.3 x 25.3cm), approx. 90 images, contained in two folders (approx. 90)

Lot 47

£180-200

48* Cattoi, Observer to Natale Palli, Royal Italian Air Force 1915-1917. A rare, perhaps unique, collection of private photographs of this successful team who flew over the Italian /Austrian front during the First World War, flying Ansaldo, Farman, Italian-built Nieuport, Savoia, Cant and Caproni types, some aircraft portraits including Nieuport Ni. 1765, air-to-air of an Ansaldo reconnaissance aircraft, crashed Caproni, an airship shed and image taken at dawn from an airship, various flying boats, airfields, pilots and other air and ground crews, motor transport, troops going to the front, wrecked fortifications, Caproni Ca. 1144 push-pull trimotor and later post-war Savoia aircraft and others of similar interest, including Italian ace Baracca’s flight to Trento 19-6-1921, approx. 80 images contained in a folder (approx. 80)

£300-400

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49* Consolidated ‘Commodore’ and PBY-5 ‘Catalina’. A fine collection of manufacturer’s publicity photographs, some by Roger Schall of these famous flying boats, together with service and private images mixed with a few press cuttings and a detailed cut away drawing of the PBY-5 reproduced from The Aeroplane 19-6-1942 after the original by J. H. Clark, many fine air-to-air images, portraits of aircraft including the ‘Commodore’ NC659M “Havan” of M.Y.R.B.A. Line, cockpit detail, other ‘Commodore’ aircraft on the water, on shipways and under maintenance, the ‘Catalina’ with similar images including this aircraft in US Navy and Royal Air Force service, excellent air-toair and waterborne images aircraft with crews, details of armament and conversions for civil use, approx. 70 images, inscribed or labelled verso (approx. 70)

£150-200


50* Consolidated ‘Liberator’ B24J & PB4Y. A miscellaneous collection of original manufacturer’s, military service and private photographs of this famous American bomber of World War Two, including good official air-to-air and other images, interior air-crew stations, various marking schemes, some ‘action’ shots, damaged aircraft, some fine ‘art’ images, air and ground crews, the civil conversions used by B.O.A.C., Hellenic Airlines and others, mail and freight carriage on snow-bound airfields and more of similar interest, approx. 65 images with press cuttings, many images inscribed or labelled verso (approx. 65)

£150-200

51* Convair 340. A collection of manufacturer’s and airline publicity photographs of this successful post World War Two twin-engined airliner, some fine air-to-air aircraft portraits, ground studies including passengers and crews, first flight celebrations of Lufthansa, Swissair and other airlines, cockpit details, numerous liveries including Allegheny, Delta, Finnair, Frontier, Jugoslovenski, Kar-Air, K.L.M., Mowhawk, National, Sabena, S.A.S., ScanBee, United and others, a good record of period air travel showing a more relaxed approach to passenger handling than that experimenced in 2012, approx. 80 images, many inscribed or labelled verso, contained in a modern ring binder (approx. 80)

52* Egypt 1918-1919. A miscellaneous collection of private photographs of R.A.F. aircraft, personnel and others serving at Heliopolis, Abu Sweir and at other locations, some inscribed verso, including a series of air-to-ground target images, the targets or subject circled in red for identification purposes including bridges, fortifications, buildings and encampments, other subjects comprise damaged aircraft, Arab warriors, street scenes, the pyramids at Geza, aircraft and regiments paraded for inspection by General Allenby, a Sopwith aircraft being transported by rail and other subjects of interest, approx. 65 images contained in a folder, sizes vary (approx. 65)

53* Fieseler-Flugzeugbau G.M.B.H. A rare original Fieseler ‘Storch’ manufacturer’s brochure, published in French, Copy No. 329 containing 19 pages of type-written aircraft specification descriptions with tables of performance and graph, also with a fold-out die-line three view drawing of the Fi 156B and five fold-out plates with ten original company publicity photographs including aircraft portraits, cockpit and engine installation details, this aircraft with wings folded for transport and others of similar interest, orig. covers, folio, together with a collection of photographs, press cuttings, advertisements and other related documentation contained in a folder (1)

£150-200

£100-150

Lot 53

54* Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau A.-G. An original brochure for the Fw.44 ‘Stieglitz’, c. 1936, 8 pp. photographs after the originals, text in French and Spanish, plus publicity leaflets for the Focke-Wulf W4 float plane and the twin Siemens-Sh 12 engined GL22, with four early Klemm Flugzeugbau publictiy leaflets and twenty four original photographs depicting various Klemm types including the L-25/VL-25, L-26/VL-26 and KL-25, some good ground-to-air and aircraft portraits, contained in a folder (1)

£150-200

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£100-150


57* Hawker ‘Hurricane’ and Supermarine ‘Spitfire’. An interesting collection of postcard size photographs, of these aircraft when in service with the Royal Air Force during World War Two, including air-to-air aircraft portraits, combat casualties, pilots, engineers, ground servicing crews, aircraft accident recovery Hurricane production, numerous aircraft Marks, Squadron markings and others of similar interest, many images sourced from the Ashworth archive, most inscribed verso, approx. 130 images contained in a folder (approx. 130)

£200-300

Lot 55 55* German Civil Aviation 1919-1939. A collection of photographs, specifications and press-cuttings relating to many aircraft types built during this period, including many manufacturer’s images, also those from the studios of C.W. Erick Meyer of Dresden and Zander & Lalisch, aircraft types include Arado with leaflet for the SCII, the Albatros L83 and others, the BMW M20 high wing monoplane, Bucker, the Caspar U1 float-plane, Dietrich-Gobiet, Dornier ‘Wal’, a 13-page type-written descriptive pamphlet of the ‘Wal’ flying boat, Dornier Do.23 and others, the Heinkel 118 and further types, Junkers aircraft include the G.38, Ju.52, 86 and 89, various types of Klemm, a Lufthansa leaflet, rare images of the Mercedes-Daimler L-20, Werft-Stralsund and various Udet-Fleugzeingbau types and other historic and interesting photographs, many with manufacturer’s and photographer’s stamps verso, together with inscriptions describing the subject aircraft place and date, approx. 110 images contained in a modern ring binder (approx. 110)

56* Glass Slides. A collection of twelve glass slides illustrating a U.S. flying boat experiment within a wind tunnel, a French experiment with a Schneider Trophy type float plane, others of a D.C.2-type monoplane, engine detail, together with a group of nine slides illustrating a motor vehicle factory and machine shops, each slide with descriptive label in Italian, the factory possibly Fiat, (in boxes) (21)

£70-100

58* Imperial Airways. A group of five large format photographs, taken at Croydon, c. 1936, of Handley Page H.P. 42 “Horatius” at night outside the famous terminal building (4), and another image of the Short “Scylla”, undergoing maintenance in a hangar with de Havilland DH86A “Demeter” G-AEAP and other aircraft alongside, photographer unknown, each image approx. 11.5 in x 17.5in (29.2cm x 44.5cm) (5)

£300-400

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£250-350


Lot 61

Lot 59 59* Junkers Ju.88. A good collection of manufacturer’s and Luftwaffe photographs, this famous aircraft under construction, technical details of undercarriage, armament, engine installation, flying control surfaces, cockpit detail, machines in service, pilots at the controls, ground crews re-fuelling and other images of similar interest, together with an interesting collection of period advertisement cuttings, approx. 80 images contained in a folder (approx. 80)

£150-200

60* Junkers-Flugzeugwerk A.G. A fine collection of manufacturer’s, press, publicity and private photographs of the range of civil aircraft types built by this famous company, types include the F-13, W-33, G-24, W-34, Ju. 52/3m, Ju.160, Ju.86, Ju.90 and variations of these aircraft in land and float plane configuration, many in service with continental airlines, good images of machines with air and ground crews with passengers, aircraft under construction, D-2244 of Lufthansa on the Europa catapault, the mighty Ju.90 under construction, Ju.90B D-AIRE being demonstrated by Lufthansa, Ju.86 D-AXEO and D-AKOP in flight and many others of historic interest, approx. 120 images with some relevant literature contained in two folders (approx. 120)

£300-400

61* Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. A collection of photographs compiled from official sources, private albums and personal archives of aircraft, air and ground crews involved with these post World War II conflicts, included are images of Fairey ‘Firefly’s’ and Hawker ‘Sea Fury’s’ operating from aircraft carriers, jungle operations with helicopters, supply dropping, Bristol ‘Belvedere’ and ‘Sycamore’ aircraft in jungle clearings, Malayan soldiers, Vietnamese Air Force A-1 ‘Skyraider’ aircraft in action, parachute dropping by Fairchild C-119, airto-ground photographic reconnaisance images of targets, aircraft in bunkers, missiles and other views of similar interest, approx. 90 images contained in two folders Lot 60

(approx. 90)

£180-200

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62* Lockheed P2-V ‘Neptune’. A good collection of official and private photographs of this famous maritime reconnaisance aircraft used by many nations, from the XP2V-1 prototype to later versions and final disposal, this collection traces the history of the Neptune, many fine air-to-air and static aircraft portraits including machines in Royal Air Force service, many varieties of aircraft livery, code and air-frame numbers, named ‘Neptunes’ such as “Napalm Nellie”, others with nose-art, retired aircraft awaiting disposal, many with protective covers over cockpit, engines and other vital air frame sections, photographs in various sizes, the largest 8 in x 10in (20.3cm x 25.4cm), approx. 95 images, many iscribed verso, contained in a folder (approx. 95)

£150-200


63* Luftwaffe in World War Two. An interesting and varied collection of official and private photographs of various aircraft types in service, including the Arado Ar. 196, Junkers Ju.88, Blohm und Voss Bv. 138 and Ha 139, together with a quantity of news cuttings and advertisements from Luftwissen and other magazines relating to other types illustrated including Junkers Ju.52, Dornier Do. 217, Heinkel He.111, Messerschmitt Bf109 and 110, Focke-Wulf Fw.200 ‘Condor’ and others, many unusual photographs including pilot groups and aces, co-operation with Italian forces in North Africa and Sicily, Hugo Speerle inspecting a Luftwaffe unit, production-line views of the assembly of the Ju.88, a flight of Dornier 217s over Athens and cockpit details of the same aircraft, original Lufwissen page advertisements for the Dornier Do 215, Heinkel He.111, Focke-Wulf Fw.200 and other machines, some details of aircraft defensive armament and similar material of historic interest, approx. 120 images, numerous advertisements and cuttings, contained in two modern ring binders (approx. 120)

Lot 63

£300-400

64* Marni, Ing. L., Tenerite (Flying Officer) Aviatore. An interesting and historic collection of photographs taken during the early Italian Facisti period, of aircrafted airfields, pilots and ground crews, visits by leading personalities of the regime to Royal Italian Air Force Squadrons, air reconnaissance photographs and others compiled by this officer, subjects include the official visit of Il Duce (Benito Mussolini) to the aircraft display at Campo di Centroalle on 24th May 1927, early air-toground views of Rome Ciampino (North & South) showing numerous hangers, aircraft and the communication network, c. 1930, the official visit of Marshall Balbo and others to Ciampino, pilots with Caproni CA73, the airfield at Montecelio, the Italian fleet at Civitavecchia in 1926, aircraft seen flying over, the experimental and test station with airship hanger at Vigna di Valle, air to ground views of Rome and Castelgandolfo, aircraft seen flying over the city, the sea plane base at Lake Bracciano with air-to-air view of a [?] Cant flying boat, the airfields at Terracina and Nettuno showing hangers, parked aircraft and fortifications, air to ground views of Perugia and others of similar interest, each subject with handwritten labels, possibly by Marni, together with this officers brass door plate, approx. 100 images contained in a folder (approx. 100)

Lot 64

£300-400

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66* North American B-25 ‘Mitchell’. An interesting variety of ‘nose-art’ photographs from the cameras of air and ground crews who flew and serviced these Second World War bombers, including ‘Leroy’s Joy’, ‘Our Gal Ardelle’, ‘Jivin’ Julie’, ‘Leggy Lady’, ‘Miss-Behavin’’, ‘Incendiary Blonde’, ‘Vikin’s Vicious Virgin’, ‘Fun Wasn’t It!’ and many others, together with official combat images of the B-25 in action, damaged aircraft, good air to air formation views and others of similar interest, also a collection of close-up views of preserved aircraft, approx. 85 images contained in a folder, many inscribed verso (approx. 85)

65* Military Vehicle Recovery and Restoration. A remarkable series of numbered photographs recording the collection, assembly, dismantling, restoration and recovery of World War Two military vehicles at an Italian plant, various makes include Dodge and Bedford, machine rooms and storage facilities shown, some inscribed Stab.Fot.Crimella.Milano, each photograph numbered from 1-30, the final seven showing the building of new vehicles and a bicycle production line, 30 images, each 6.5 x 8.75 in and five other photographs of similar interest (30)

£150-200

67* Pioneer aviators and their aircraft. A miscellaneous collection from press and private sources, including photographic portraits of early aviators, their machines in the air and on ground, early views of Monaco photographed from a Farman (photo Meurisse), early air racing, Labourett at the controls, the June 1910 meeting at Rouen (photo M. Rol), early gliders, Bleriot, Farman and other types, details of the Antoinette, a Wright ‘Flyer’ airborne at low level (copy photo by M. Branger), Pegoud celebrating a successful flight with glass of wine, a fine portrait of Lt. Godefrey dated 10.8.19 and many others of similar interest, approx. 80 images, contained in a folder (approx. 80)

£150-200

£70-100

69* Propellers. Watts (H.C.). The Design of Screw Propellers for Aircraft, 340 pp. text, graphs, technical details, mathematical calucations and eight photo plates after the original, orig. cloth covered boards, ex library edition, signed by the author, presentation copy to A.G.S. Pippard, together with a copy of a paper “Nouvellese Recerches sur la Résistance de L’Air et L’Aviation”, 1914, 12 pp. with text diagrams and specifications, folio, a photograph by Pierre Levasseur of the Fairey Reed type of propeller, a copy of ‘Sull’im piego di eliche di vario tipo’ by Ing. Luigi Stipa pub. 1932, Rome, a Società Italiana Caproni brochure for their Fairey-Reed type metal propeller, describing the manufacture of these propellers, a quantity of propeller photographs in a folder and a Piaggio brochure ‘Elica a Passo Variable in Volo’ containing six type-written pages of descriptive text of this three-blade variable pitch metal propeller with six photographic plates illustrating its construction and working (-)

Lot 66

68* Porro, General Carlo Di Santa Maria. A collection of First World War private photographs of aircraft and Royal Italian Airforce personnel with some inscriptions (now faded), together with views of the airship [?] N-5, some air reconnaissance images including a mosaic of two labelled Cattoi others dated 19-XII-17, air-to-ground views of Castel Franco Venteo, Trieste a military airfield inscribe Campo di Medeurra Agosto 1915 with others of similar interest, contained in an album, the cover inscribed in pencil Porro and a newspaper cutting dated 29.10.1939 and later copy images relating to General Porro (-)

£200-300

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£100-150


70* Rohrbach Metal Aeroplan Co. A/S. A rare collection of original photographs and documentation, comprising of an album of twelve images of the construction of the Dornier Do. Rs III each image stamped ‘Comissione Aeronautica Interalieta di Controllo in Germania Sezione Italiana’, Quartier Generale, a catalogue illustrating aircraft types built by Rohrbach and subsidiaries including the ZeppelinWerken Staaken 1000 PS four-engined airliner, various other Ro. aircraft, a leaflet and orignal letter to Società Italiano Caproni from Rohrbach dated 18th December 1925 and a quantity of official and private images of Rohrbach aircraft, land and float planes, approx. 30 images with documentation contained in a folder (approx. 30)

72* Royal Air Force 1919-1939. A miscellaneous collection of official Air Ministry, press and private photographs of this period of R.A.F. contraction, then rapid rearmament and airfield construction, aircraft include various Avro, Bristol, Blackburn, Fairey, Handley-Page and other types, some good aircraft portraits experimental machines, a few crashes, aircraft in the Middle East, the Northrop mail carrier in R.A.F. markings K5053, pilots and ground crews, Hawker ‘Horsley’ J8608 at [?] Cranwell (later force landed in the River Danube at Sommerberg), the ungainly Beardmore ‘Inflexible’ J7557, the over Mount Everest flight of 3.4.1933 and many others, some postcard, others snapshot size and larger, approx. 110 images, contained in a modern ring binder (approx. 110)

Lot 71

£200-300

71* Royal Air Force, Middle East and North West Frontier 1920s-1930s. A fine, unusual and historic collection of photographs compiled from official Air Ministry Squadron and private albums of airmen, pilots, aircrew and ground crew who served in this exciting theatre of operations, aircraft include the D.H. 10, Bristol ‘Fighter’, D.H.4 and other types nearing retirement, fine air reconnaissance photographs of the Himalayan range with snow capped peaks, the airfield of Damas, Fort Chakdara and many other air-to-ground N.W. Frontier and Egyptian landscapes, aircraft at dispersal, graves of airmen killed in accidents, damaged aircraft and others of historical interest, approx. 80 images contained in a folder (approx. 80)

£150-200

73* Royal Air Force in World War Two. A miscellaneous collection of official Air Ministry, press, propaganda and private photographs, many labelled or inscribed verso, some formerly in the Ashworth, Scutts and other collections, subjects include Avro ‘Anson’ Bristol ‘Blenheim’, Hawker ‘Hurricane’ Supermarine ‘Spitfire’ Boeing ‘Fortress’ in R.A.F. service and numerous other aircraft type, personalities include H.R.H. the Duke of Kent at St. Eval with ‘Lodestar’ N7263, Battle of Britain pilots aircrew releasing of ‘message’ pigeon from a ‘Hudson’, cameramen at work, ‘Spitfire’ ‘Counter Attack’ (I.W.M. illus.), air and ground crews with their aircraft, casualty evactuation by No. 1 Air Ambulance Unit R.A.A.F. in the Western Desert, aircraft recovery crews with enemy aircraft including Heinkel, Macchi, Messerschmitt aircraft, the Ops Room at R.A.F. St Eval on 18.11.1941, paratroops with Armstrong-Whitworth ‘Albemarle’, possibly at R.A.F. Harwell, D-Day glider operations and many others of similar interest including good aircraft portraits, approx. 130 images contained in a modern ring binder (approx. 130)

Lot 72

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£220-280

£250-350


76* Zeppelins, other airships and balloons. A miscellaneous collection of original and copy photographs of the construction of the Zeppelin airships LZ129 ‘Hindenburg’ and LZ130 ‘Graf Zeppelin II’, together with images of medals and other memorabilia, the Heinz Kubis log book showing 15,545 hrs 43 mins, 1,593.349 kms flown on a variety of Zeppelins, the R100 at Cardington, U.S.Army Air Force ‘hook-on’ biplanes, various ballooning cards, sketches of a Zeppelin trench, printed ephemera news cuttings a items of similar interest, approx. 70 images and ephemera

Lot 73

(approx. 70)

74* Royal Italian Air Force in World War One. A fine and unusual collection of photographs compiled from various sources, many inscribed verso, subjects include pilots, observers, mechanics, Squadron groups, pilots with their aircraft, some machines identified, accidents, technical details include armament, aircraft wreckage, air-to-ground reconaissance images, the visit of a British delegation to the Caproni works in 1918, aircraft illustrated include Ansaldo, Caproni, Farman, Nieuport Macchi and others, approx. 80 images, the largest 8.25 x 11in (21 x 28cm), contained in a folder (approx. 80)

£300-400

75* Vickers ‘Wellesley’. A group of three fine photographs of the aircraft of the ‘Wellesley Long-Range Flight’, each with Air Ministry stamp verso, photographer unknown, possibly Charles E. Brown, images show aircrews preparing for flight with ground crews in attendance and these aircraft in ‘vic’ and eschelon formations, each approx. 9.75 x 11.75in (24.8 x 29.8cm) (3)

£80-120

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£100-150


AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS 77* Aviation Colour Slides. A good large collection of colour transparency photographs, depicting Military and Civil Aircraft of the 20th Century, variously referenced, many contained in fitted cases ready for slideprojector run-through presentation (2 cartons)

£200-300

80* British Registered Light Aircraft. A good collection of approx. 4,500 colour photographs of British registered light aircraft mostly taken in the 1980s, mostly approx. 6 x 4 ins (15 x 10cm), the collection also includes a few foreign light aircraft and a few b & w prints

81* Civil and Military Aviation. A very large personal archive of approx. 80,000 original colour slide and 35mm mounted b & w negatives, c. 1960s-2010, both civil and military types, mainly taken in the UK, collected in registration/serial number order, boxed in type order with handwritten index listing the contents of each box

82* Early Aviation. A group of six signed real photo postcards of early aviators with their aircraft, c. 1913, including Robert Slack, E. Marty, Gustav W. Hamel, Claude Grahame-White, F.P. Raynham and Frank Goodden, printed details in the negative to lower margins, all somewhat faded, all mounted on thick card with old glue marks and fraying to mounts, together with a signed photograph of Dukinfield Jones in the cockpit of a biplane, c. 1912, embossed stamp of the photographer F.N. Birkett lower right, 23.5 x 29cm, old mount with glue marks to borders, plus four other contemporary aviation interest photos, one of a Zeppelin (R101), framed and glazed (glass cracked), various sizes

(7 cartons)

(11)

(2 cartons)

78* Aviation Archive Photographs. Original and copy negative prints, 19141960s, mostly postcard size format, principally recording fighting aircraft and civil aviation aeroplanes of the 20th century, many with Air Ministry, Archival and Photographer’s wet-stamps and captions verso, comprising several hundreds of images, also with a quantity of WWII Aircraft Identification spotter cards, and further including some larger images depicting inter-war aerial photography in the Western desert or Middle Eastern sphere, variously captioned and dated c. 1922, and including a quantity of later colour postcards depicting Civil Aviation subjects (a carton)

£100-150

£2500-3000

83* Fairey Swordfish. A group of six framed photographic images depicting aircraft in battle-stations action, variously from Aircraft Carriers HMS ‘Battler’, HMS ‘ARGUS’ and HMS ‘Malaya’, framed in joint mount, with hand-captioned annotations, 20 x 16in (51 x 41cm)

£150-200

79* British Civilian Aircraft. A good collection of 324 postcard size b & w photographs of British civilian aircraft, c. 1920-40, all recent re-issue images, mostly identified in pencil verso, contained in modern plastic ring binder (1)

£150-200

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£50-80

Lot 82

£200-300

84* Flying-Boats & Seaplanes 19141940s. A good compilation album of photographs etc., delineating aircraft types through the period, comprising photographs, press-cuttings, prints and related material including some original artwork drawings and illustrations depicting Schneider Trophy S-5 by R. Goldby, signed and dated 11:10:1929, and a further drawing in Indian-ink by the same artist depicting Fokker FVIIA signed captioned & dated 20:9:27, the album is captioned throughout in white crayon, approx 30 double pages in contemporary album, 11.5 x 13.5in (29 x 34cm) (1)

Lot 81

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£100-150


85* Lockheed ‘Lightning’. A collection of snapshot size private photographs of the P38, P-40, P-47 WWII fighter aircraft, together with others of the F-86 ‘Sabre’, the F-84 and C-130 contained in three albums and a quantity of loose images, approx. 400 images (approx. 400)

£200-300

86* Luftwaffe/Swedish Air Force. A group of rare early 20th-c. photographs, depicting pilots and machines of the Interwar period 1920s/1930s, including rare low-wing Triplane, Fokker DVII, Fieseler Storch reconnaissance machine, Harvard etc., high-quality enlarged original studies, 12 x 16in (30 x 40cm) The pilot in one of the photos is known to be of German origin, apparently training on modified WWI and later machines during the 1920s-1930s with squadrons of the Swedish Air Force, thereby circumventing the Treaty of Versailles regulations regarding development of armed forces by Germany. He subsequently fought in WWII, taken prisoner during hostilities and remained in Britain after the war. (8) £100-150

87* Magic Lantern Slides. Balloons, Airships and Aeroplanes, Lantern Lecture Readings Series IX, circa 1910, boxed part set of 10 (of 12), 20cm x 6cm, with lecture booklet (1)

£100-150

88* McDonnell F-4F Phantom. A good collection of press, official and private photographs compiled by Alfred Krüger, including many in colour of this highly successful aircraft in service with many Air Forces throughout the world, approx. 1000 images together with press cuttings and leaflets contained in three A4 modern ring binders and a small album containing private snapshot photographs, of the F-4 and A-4 ‘Skyhawk’ (-)

91* Overseas Airfields. An extensive collection of photographs compiled from numerous sources, together with many Royal Air Force souvenir brochures, menu cards, greetings cards, and similar ephemera, many images copied from originals featuring an airfield or landing ground layout, motor transport, personnel barrack block and tented accommodation, aircraft types, some formations and others similar, most inscribed to verso, a wealth of historic material with an emphasis on the R.A.F. inter-war expansion period including the N.W. Frontier, post World War Two, aircraft graveyards, flying-boat bases and others similar, approx. 200 images contained in two modern ring binders (approx. 200)

£200-300

£250-350

89* Military Aeroplanes. A large collection of approximately 3,000 35 mm colour-slide transparencies, mostly military aeroplanes and some civil aviation, variously sorted and categorised by Nations of the World (a carton)

Lot 86

£200-300

92* A group of pre- & post-war photographs and prints etc., 1930s1960s, including Short Sunderland Flying Boats at Southend, DH “Humming-bird” GEBHX (Shuttleworth Colln), RAF DH Dove and Training Aircraft over flying Windsor together with colour prints Castle, including De Havilland Civil Aircraft 19301940 etc.

90* Miscellaneous. A collection of postcard or snapshot size photographs, many on old index cards, others in packets, part sorted, uncounted, approx. 300+ images contained in a box file

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(1)

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£100-150

£70-100

93* English Electric Canberra. A collection of approx 112 photographs including service and press photographs £80-120

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94* RAF & Civil Aviation Aircraft. A quantity of original Air Ministry and professional study photographs, 1940s1960s, variously depicting aeroplanes in service during the early post-war years including images for Bristol Aerospace, AV Roe & Co Manchester, De Havilland, Sir W.G. Armstrong-Whitworth & Co and others including Hawker Aircraft Co, Short SG1, Avro, Blackburn, Hunting Aircraft Ltd, Hawker-Siddeley, English Electric, some by Charles Brown, many with wet-stamps and captions verso, ex--John Lloyd Collection (approx. 70)

£100-120


95* RAF - No. 1 School of Aeronautics, Reading. A presentation photograph album for Lieutenant Colonel G.C. St. P. de Dombasle by the officers on the staff, c. 1918, decorative title by F.R. Groves in pen, ink and watercolour showing an RAF biplane, fifty-five b & w photos mounted back to back on twenty-eight leaves, neatly lettered captions beneath, photographs, captions and page borders with pen and ink rule borders, photographs mostly approx. 16 x 21cm and similar, some spotting and occasional sl. soiling, a.e.g., contemp. morocco gilt, heavily rubbed with some wear, upper joints split and upper cover near detached, folio, together with a group of twenty-six loose related b & w photos, many with wetstamps to versos, several with chips and tears, several duplicating images appearing in the album Wing Commander Lieutenant Colonel Guy Cyril St. Pourcin de Dombasle (1883-1929) was born in Calcutta in 1883. He joined the Gloucestershire Regiment in 1900 and saw service in South Africa. When war broke out in 1914 he was in Canada and immediately jointed the 5th Canadian Infantry. In February 1916, he was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps as an observer. At the time of the Armistice he was Lieutenant Colonel RAF, and in August, 1919, he was appointed to a permanent commission with the rank of Wing Commander. He was made an Officer of the British Empire in June 1919, for distinguished services rendered during the War. In 1920 he was appointed to command No. 8 Wing at Marske and from there went to Group HQ, Kenley. He later served in Iraq, Hinaidi and Northolt. The album contains photographs of officers, cadets and life at the camp plus many photographs of aviation interest. Shown are classes being taken on stationary engines, rotary engine-running, learning to handle aircraft controls, rigging sections and details, instruments sections, signalling classes, aerial observation, artillery observation, sporting clubs and physical training, etc. (1) ÂŁ2000-3000 26


96* RAF. An album of photographs compiled by Cyril Browne, mostly c. 1940s/1950s, including 140 cornermounted photos of aviation interest, mostly reprints copyrighted The Aeroplane, etc., including images of First World War aircraft, RAF of today, Fleet Air Arm, civil aircraft, RAF stations, aerial views and pinpoints, the remainder of the album containing approx. 240 additional corner-mounted photos, including a few of Browne’s time in USA (1942-44), in Aden and Iraq, a 1939 voyage to the Arctic in a trawler, photographs of trains (approx. 100), plus some personal and miscellaneous, various sizes, many neatly captioned and mounted as multiples and back to back throughout, orig. limp cloth, a little rubbed, oblong folio, together with a signed typed copy of Browne’s account of his RAF career to accompany the photo album, 20 pp., typed to rectos only, a little spotting, folio (2)

£300-500

98* RAF, USAAF & Civil Aviation. A group of approx. 45 early post-war photographs of Jet Aircraft, 1940s-1960s, mostly air-ministry or professional press and official factory photographic images depicting service aircraft of the immediate post-war period, including Gloster Meteor, De Havilland Vampire & Venom, Avro Vulcan, Supermarine Swift, Hawker Hunter, etc., together with a group of approx. 45 early post-war photographs of Service Aircraft, 1940s-60s, professional press and official factory photographic images depicting service aircraft of the immediate post-war period, etc., plus a group of approx. 45 post-war photographs of Aircraft, 1940s-1970s, professional press and official factory photographic images depicting service aircraft of the immediate post-war period, etc., many with printed captions and mostly with factory or photographer’s wetstampes verso, mostly 8 x 10in (20 x 26cm) (approx. 135)

£150-250

Lot 100

99* RAF/RNAS. An original photograph album compiled by Davis H. Carey, principally relating to his service with RAF Development Flight at Portland, c. 1920s, snapshots & larger images depicting Seaplanes & Flying boats, Aircraft Carriers & Warships and related craft etc., variously annotated and hand-captioned (1)

97* RAF WWII - Fighter & Bomber Aeroplanes. A quantity of original Air Ministry and professional studies depicting combat aircraft in service during the late 1930s/early 1940s, various studies including Gloster Gladiator, Avro Anson, Lincoln, Lancaster, Bristol Bombay, Blenheim, Brigand, De Havilland Hornet, Vampire etc., mostly with factory-issue wet-stamps, some by Charles E. Brown & others, most with captions verso, ex-John Lloyd Collection (approx. 55)

£100-150

100* RFC & RAF WWI & later Aeroplanes. A quantity of original and copy-negative photographs depicting combat aircraft of the fighting powers, 1914-1920s, various studies including some enlarged prints, mostly older post-cardsized copy-negative images from Imperial War Museum Archive depicting German fighter machines, together with others by “Real Photographs Ltd” similar studies, variously captioned verso, ex-John Lloyd Collection (approx. 40)

£70-100

101* Royal Air Force Aircraft Types. An album of postcard size private photographs, most with labels, together with preserved types, some civilian machines, most photographs from the camera and lens of Peter Green, aircraft depicted include Avro 504, ‘Lancaster’, ‘Shackleton’, ‘Tutor’ and ‘Vulcan’, Blackburn ‘Beverley’, ‘Bucaneer’, Bristol ‘Boxkite’, ‘Britannia’ and Fighter, de Havilland 84 ‘Dragon’ and ‘Sea Vixen’, English Electric ‘Canberra’ and ‘Lightning’, Fairey ‘Swordfish’, Gloster ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Meteor’, Handley-Page ‘Victor’, Hawker ‘Hurricane’, Supermarine ‘Spitfire’, Vickers ‘Valiant’ XC828, ‘Varsity’, VC-10 and others, approx. 215 images contained in an album (1)

£100-150

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£100-150


102* Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough. An interesting collection of original and copy photographs related to the history of Farnborough since establishment to c. 1970, military flying at Aldershot, staff photographs, ballooning, the construction of the Royal Army Aircraft Factory, the massive airship sheds, various airships including the ‘Astra Torres’, early aircraft types on test, testing of early jet aircraft, captured German types of World War II, the enemy aircraft display of November 1945, some fine air-to-ground views of subsequent Farnborough air shows, numerous brochures and other associated literature, approx. 100 images with associated literature contained in a modern ring binder (1)

£100-150

103* Saunders-Roe Ltd., Cowes, Isle of Wight. A good collection of manufacturers, press and publicity b & w photographs of seaplanes and flying boats etc., mostly c. 1930s, approx. 350 images, many by Beken of Cowes, including five fine large sepia images of RAF Saro Cutty Sark with two Gypsy II engines, photographer’s embossed stamp to lower right hand corner of each, approx. 23 x 28cm, mounted in folder, other images show aircraft in the air or on the water, aircraft under construction, cockpit and interior views, components, factory interiors and a group of ten large-format b & w photographs by Chas. M. Hiller showing Mr Yoshihara taking delivery of a single engine Cutty Sark built for the Japanese government, many postcard size b & w images by Beken of Cowes, a few miscellaneous snapshots, etc., together with manufacturer’s brochure for the Saro ‘London’ flying boat Mark A27 and five other related publicity brochures (approx. 356)

Lot 103

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£500-700


104* Sopwith Transatlantic Flight 1919. A photograph album compiled by A.J. Lee partly concerning the first attemped non-stop flight across the Atlantic ocean in 1919, seventy-six mostly small-format snapshots mounted to rectos of seventeen leaves, images including the transporting ships, SS Celtic and SS Kyle, starting up, test flight, the boat, on way to Mount Pearl, St. John’s, Hawker & Raynham, Hawker & Grieve, Dixon, Candler, Green, Henington and Hall, outside the hangar, ready to start May 18th 1919, starting off, off! 3.22 pm, the cockpit, spares returning home, cases at St. John’s, Aerodrome, Martinsyde crash, rebuilding the Martinsyde, dry dock St. John’s, largest photos 16 x 11cm and similar but mostly much smaller, the remaining sixteen leaves of the album containing approx. eighty mounted photos of Newfoundland, Montreal, etc., including schooners, people and places around St. John’s, SS Empress of Britain, Cape Race Station, US airship C5, Mount Pearl Farm, the Glendenning family, plus further photographs of ships and a few of aircraft, largely captioned in white china ink throughout, partly broken and leaves loose, upper cover detached and lower cover sl. frayed, oblong small folio In 1913 the Daily Mail offered a prize of £10,000 for the first flight to cross the Atlantic. Plans for an attempt were put on hold due to the outbreak of the First World War. The competition was re-opened after the War and Thomas Sopwith, head of Sopwith Aviation Company, decided to build an aircraft to compete for the prize. The Sopwith Atlantic was designed and built early in 1919. Following testing at Brooklands Airfield, it was dismantled and dispatched to Newfoundland aboard ship, arriving 28th March 1919. The aircraft was soon assembled and taking off from St. John’s on the 18th May, Australian pilot Harry Hawker and navigator Kenneth Mackenzie Grieve took off. However, during the night the aircraft’s engine overheated and in spite of best efforts to solve the problem they finally turned south to seek out the shipping lanes where they ditched into the Atlantic. They were rescued by the Danish steamer SS Mary 750 miles from Ireland. Having no radio onboard ship the news of Hawker and Grieve’s rescue was not known until the Mary reached Scotland on 25th May. The competing aircraft, the Raymor, with pilot Freddie Raynham and Morgan, the navigator, was severely damaged attempting takeoff, two images here showing the wreckage. the Daily Mail prize was finally won by Alcock and Brown, who flew from St. John’s to Clifden, Ireland, on 14th-15th June 1919. (1) £1000-1500

105* United States Naval Aircraft. A miscellaneous collection of approx. 250 snapshot size photographs of U.S. Naval aircraft others of the U.S.A.F., and three ring binders containing historical and other data, including aircraft built by Curtiss (-)

£100-150

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106* US Experimental Jets and the Pilots Who Flew Them. A good collection of 177 colour, b & w and sepia photographs from official and private sources, of these pioneering jet (and some rocket) propelled machines and the brave men who flew them, types include Northrop M2-F2 Lifting Body, McDonnell XF-85, Ryan X-13, North American X-15, Bell X-2, North American XB70 Valkyrie, Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket, Douglas X-3, Bell X-1, Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak, Northrop HL-10, Bell XP-59A, Northrop M2-F1 Lifting Body, Martin Marietta X-24A and the Martin Marietta X-24B, many captioned verso, sizes mostly 20 x 25cm and smaller, contained in fifteen manilla folders (177)

ÂŁ200-300

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107* Worlds Air Forces - A Photographic Archive. A very large collection of approximately 11,000 colour-image photographs of combat aircraft of Air Forces around the world, mostly 6 x 4in (15 x 10cm) contained in 20 high-quality folio albums with some further 3,000 loose images, currently sorted into respective nations, ready for album presentation, primarily depicting surviving war-planes in museums and in action at Air Displays and Shows etc. A comprehensive legacy of War in the Air of the 20th Century. (-) ÂŁ700-1000


108* WWI - Imperial German Air Force. A fine collection of original silver-prints from the Luftffreifkräffe of ‘Albatros’ and other aircraft amid mountainous terrain, many inscribed verso, together with other private and later images, some ex Krüger collection, of aircraft, pilots, ground crews and engineers, some with typed descriptive labels attached, others of accidents, destroyed machines, airfields and balloon/airship landing grounds, reconnaissance photographs including trench systems, the Western Front battlefields and wrecked aircraft at the cessation of hostilities in November 1918, approx. 100 images, contained in a folder (approx. 100)

£400-600

109* WWI - RFC. A group of five early 20th-c. photographs, variously depicting RFC officers and Aircraft of the Great War c. 1917, including portrait signed Evan C. Powell RFC officer with “Observer” brevet to tunic, another unnamed Officer, and machines including Bleriot Monoplane, Vickers “Gunbus” and Nieuport “Scout” (5)

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£80-120

110* WWII Aircraft Recognition Cards. A collection of WWII period postcard size b & w aircraft recognition cards, depicting approx. 200 UK/US types and 100 German aircraft, all stamped verso (approx. 300)

£100-200

111* WWII RAF/RNAS. A good quality photograph album, compiled by Lt. Eric. S. Adamson RAF, comprising photographs and snapshots of aviation activity over sea and land, including torpedo-bombing, patrols, aerial views of warships, convoy-duty, Hindenburg (Battle-Cruiser) and aircraft in service, c. 1914-18, including Bristol Scout, RE8, Sopwith Camel & 1 1/2 Strutter, Avro 504, Handley-Page, BE 12, Sopwith Dolphin and Triplane, DH4 etc., and postcards of Royal Navy warships, 24 double pages, all hand captioned and annotated (1)

£200-250

112* Zeppelin Weltfahrten. An album with b&w photographic cards, showing the history of Zeppelins and the Graf Zeppelin’s round the world flight, complete with original card case (1)

£70-100

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AVIATION BOOKS 113 Air Show & Air-Base Displays. A quantity of journals and magazine publications etc., including Air-Show programmes and souvenir brochures & posters, RAF Yearbooks, Historical Commemorative publications, booklets etc., together with a selection of motorsporting programmes including Daily Express London to Sydney Marathon c. 1960s (a carton)

£50-80

114* Aircraft Profiles. A set of 7 volumes comprising issues 1-204, 1965-1968, original publishers issue bindings by Ian Allen & Profiles Ltd., profusely illustrated with artworks after the originals by various aviation artists including Endsleigh-Castle, Goulding, Broomfield, Sturgess & Freeman, complete with dust-covers (7)

£100-150

115 A quantity of early & mid-20th-c. aviation books and publications etc. including The “Aero” Manual, 2nd Edition dated 1910, signed in pencil to flyleaf Walter J. Cox, together with The Aeroplane (Harry Harper & Claude Graham-White) 1914, Military Aeroplanes (Grover C Loening) 1st ed. 1916, Heroic Airmen & Exploits (Walton) 1st Ed. 1917, Royal Flying Corps (William Kimber) 1916, Flying Years (Keith), Five years in the RFC (James McCudden) 1918, Days on the Wing (Willy Coppens) 1918 and many other titles (2 cartons)

£100-150

116 Bader (Group Captain Sir Douglas, 1910-1982). A group of fifteen books signed by their various authors, including four books with author’s signed presentation inscriptions to Douglas Bader, Kenneth More, ‘More or Less’, 1st ed., 1978, inscribed ‘For Douglas. Who made a lot of it possible! Good luck - always. Kenny More, 1978’, also a volume of Swinburne’s Verse (1973) with presentation inscription from the airport director and organising committee of the Swansea Air Display 1976, a book on Frederic Remington signed by Bob Remington, ‘Thanks to Sir Douglas Bader for the interview on 5.22.82’ plus a copy of ‘So Get On With It’, signed by coauthor Jan Godfrey, seven of the other books presentation copies to Lady Joan Bader, authors include Rachel Hunt, Jack E. Hance, Gary Wilkinson, John Wilkinson, Richard Ingrams and Henry Cooper (plus others), three of the remaining four books also signed by Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, Robert Boothby and Peggy Broadhouse, mostly original cloth and many in sl. frayed d.j.s, 4to/8vo (15)

118 Battle of Britain. “…so few”. A Folio Dedicated to all who Fought and Won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940, published 1990, de-luxe edition numbered 119/401 providing twenty five profile portraits in silhouette of selected surviving pilots, each signed by the subject, with photographic illustrations, facsimile letters and documentation and a biography of each pilot; bound in dark blue goatskin, lettered & decorated with embossed gilding, having inset embroidered pilots’ wings brevet to cover contained in hard-cover fold-over protective slip-case. Limited edition with certification signed by Michael Pierce and five other members of the compilation team: a fine thickfolio volume with contributions by twenty five further surviving pilots, providing a fitting tribute to those who served in the conflict (1)

£300-500

£150-200

117 Bader (Group Captain Sir Douglas, 1910-1982). The Debt We Owe, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund 1919-1969, by Edward Bishop, 1st and 2nd revised and enlarged eds., 1969 & 1979, b&w illusts., both presentation copies to Douglas Bader in appreciation of his support of the Fund and the International Air Tattoos, each signed by the controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund, Denis Crowley-Milling, both a.e.g., each contemp. blue morocco gilt (non-matching colour but uniform sizes, raised bands and lettering) by Sangorski & Sutcliffe and Kemp Hall, Oxford, respectively, errata slip to first volume loosely inserted, spine sl. faded, upper cover to second volume sl. bowed, both 8vo, together with Turner (John Frayn), Douglas Bader, A Biography of the Legendary World War II Fighter Pilot, 1st ed., 1995, b&w illusts., signature of Bader’s wife, Joan Bader, to front free endpaper, orig. cloth in d.j., 8vo, plus others mostly RAF related from the Estate of Douglas and Joan Bader, the majority author signed copies, and including three presentation copies to Douglas Bader and eight copies presented to Lady Bader, mostly orig. cloth in d.j.s (17)

£150-200

119 Battle of Britain autographs. Men of the Battle of Britain - A Who was Who of the Pilots and Aircrew, British, Commonwealth and Allied, who flew with Royal Air Force Fighter Command July 10 to October 31 1940, by Kenneth G. Wynn, with a Foreword by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 1st ed., pub. Gliddon Books, Norwich, Norfolk, 1989, numerous b & w ports. from photos, with 172 signatures in ink of WWII veterans, including John Cunningham, Bob Doe, Richard Haine, Pat Hancock, Ray Holmes, Sandy Johnstone, Kenneth MacKenzie, Tom Neil, Geoffrey Page, Timothy Vigors, Geoffrey Wellum, Marshal of the RAF John Grandy, Air Chief Marshal Fred Rosier, et al (full list loosely inserted), orig. blue boards with d.j., folio, VG A good collection of autographs of many of the less well known Battle of Britain veterans who may not have attended recent ‘signing session’ gatherings. This volume is being sold to raise funds for the restoration of a Hawker Hurrican fuselage at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. (1) £500-700

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120 Battle of Britain. ...so few. A Folio Dedicated to All Who Fought and Won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940, pub. 1990, together with ... So Many. A Folio Dedicated to All Who Served With RAF Bomber Command 1939-45, pub. 1995, each volume having twenty-five profile portraits in silhouette of Battle of Britain pilots and bomber crewmen, each silhouette signed by the subject with photographic portraits and other illusts., facsimile letters and documents etc., a biography of each individual, a.e.g., orig. dark blue goatskin, lettered and decorated in gilt, ‘So Few’ with RAF embroidered wings inset to upper cover and …so many with bronze bas-relief by James Butler, RA, inset to upper cover, each volume contained in individual silk-lined solander box, thick folio Both volumes numbered 46 of 401 copies, signed by Michael Pierce and members of the creative team. Issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to recognise and celebrate the courage and heroism of the thousands of fighting men who stayed the westward advance of the Nazi menace, many of whom paid the supreme sacrifice. Both books were produced for the benefit of the RAF Benevolent Fund and in keeping with this tradition the auctioneers have agreed to donate the buyer’s premium from the sale of this lot to the Benevolent Fund. …so few comprise Wg Cdr P.P.C. Barthropp, DFC, AFC; Wg Cdr R.P. Beamont, CBE, DSO, DFC, DL, FRAes; Sqn Ldr G.H. Bennions, DFC; Air Vice-Marshal H.A.C. Bird-Wilson, CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC; Air Cdre P.M. Brothers, CBE, DSO, DFC; Air Marshal Sir Denis Crowley-Milling KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC, AE; Gp Capt W.D. David, CBE, DFC, AFC; Air Cdre A.C. Deere, DSO, OBE, DFC; Sqn Ldr B.H. Drobinski, DFC; Flt Lt J.H. Duart; Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, GCB, DSO, OBE; Gp Capt T.P. Gleave, CBE; Wg Cdr N.P.W. Hancock, DFC; Sqn Ldr C. Haw, DFC, DFM; Cdr R.C. Hay, DSO, DSC, RN (Ret’d); Gp Capt C.B.F. Kingcome, DSO, DFC; Colonel Henry Gaston Lafont; Air Cdre A.R.D. MacDonell, CB, DFC; Sqn Ldr M.J. Mansfield, DSO, DFC, AFC; Wg Cdr A.G. Page, DSO, DFC; Wg Cdr P.L. Parrott, DFC, AFC, Gp Capt D.F.B. Sheen, DFC; Wg Cdr F.M. Smith, DFC; Wg Cdr J.E. Storrar, DFC, AFC, AE; Wg Cdr G.C. Unwin, DSO, DFM. …so many comprise Wt Off G. Avery; MRAF Sir Michael Beetham, GCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, FRAeS; Wt Off G.W. ‘Danny’ Boon, AMRAeS; Sqn Ldr L. Brandon, DSO, DFC; AM Sir Ivor Broom, KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC; Air Cdre W.J. Burnett (Canada), DSO, OBE, DFC, AFC, MiD; Sqn Ldr B.W. ‘Bob’ Culpin, DSO, DFC; Sqn Ldr R.G. Dale (Canada), DSO, DFC; Fg Off G.F. Dove, CGM, DFM; Flt Lt D. Elliott (Canada), QC, PhD; Flt Lt L.S. Fearnley, MiD; Flt Lt R.G. Gillett, DFC; Sqn Ldr M.L. ‘Mac’ Hamilton, DFC; Gp Capt P.W. Johnson, DSO, OBE, DFC, AFC; Flt Lt G.R. Kent, DFC, DFM; Gp Capt T.G. ‘Hamish’ Mahaddie, DSO, DFC, AFC, CzMC, CEng, FRAeS, Gp Capt R.D. Max (NZ), DSO, DFC; Flt Lt D.M. Peden (Canada), QC, DFC; Wt Off D.J. Salt; Flt Lt L.O. Sims, DFC; Wg Cdr P.H. Swan (Australia), DSO, DFC; Sqn Ldr J.C. Turnbull (Canada),cm, DFC, BSP, Sqn Ldr J.V. Verran (NZ), DFC; Wt Off J.V. Williams. (2) £1000-1500 33


121 Berget (Alphonse). La Route de l’Air. Aeronautique Aviation. Historie-TheoriePractique, Libraire Hachette, Paris, 1909, author’s presentation copy to Prof. Painlevé, signed and inscribed on flyleaf, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, untrimmed and mainly unopened, orig. printed wrappers, dust soiled, spine cracked, 8vo, together with SantosDumont (A.), Dans l’Air, Paris, 1904, port. frontis., b & w illusts. from photos, orig. printed wrappers bound in at rear, recent good quality quarter morocco gilt, 8vo, and two others, Aerostation Aviation par Max de Nansouty, 1911, and Notre Flotte Aerienne, par Wilfrid de Fonvielle & Georges Besancon, 1908 (4)

£100-150

122 Brett (R. Dallas). History of British Aviation 1908-1914, [1st ed., 1933], b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth gilt, rubbed, large 8vo, together with Lougheed (Victor), Vehicles of the Air. A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working Drawings, 2nd ed., revised, Chicago, 1910, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, diags. to text, orig. gilt-dec. cloth, a little marked, 8vo, plus Lindbergh (Charles A.), The Spirit of St. Louis, 1st ed., Charles Scribener’s, New York, 1953, b & w illusts. from photos, maps and diags., orig. linen-backed gold cloth boards with slipcase, 8vo, and other miscellaneous aviation interest, including Aeroplane Monthly, vols. 1-23, 1973-95, numerous coloured and b & w illusts., ads. etc., orig. printed wrappers retained in later nonmatching cloth, plus loose issues, 1996-2007 (complete years) and indexes until 2006 (4 cartons)

£80-120

123 Cobham (Alan). Australia and Back, 1st ed., 1926, b & w illustrations, original pictorial cloth, d.j., some losses, 8vo, together with Aerial Navigation of To-Day. A Popular Account of the Evolution of Aeronautics, 1st ed., 1910, illustrations, some toning, front hinge tender, RAF Staff College Library bookplate and presentation label, original cloth, spine faded, 8vo, with others including Major W.G. McMinnies’ Practical Flying. Complete Course of Flying Instruction, 2nd ed., 1918 and Major Oliver Stewart’s Aerobatics. A Simple Explanation of Aerial Evolutions, 1929 (8)

124 Flight. A Journal of Aerial Locomotion and Transport, vols 1 & 2, 1909-1910, unbroken run of issues from no. 1 through to no. 105, b & w photo. illusts and diagrams, lacking title page of first issue and final leaf of last issue, one other leaf detached, a few leaves with edge fraying, contemp. cloth, fraying to extrems with one cover detached, 4to, together with The Aero Manual. A Manual of MechanicallyPropelled Human Flight...Compiled by the Staff of “The Motor”, 1st ed., 1909, b & w half-tone photographs and diagrams, trade adverts front and rear, orig. pictorial cloth, fraying to extrems, 8vo, plus other aviation including volume 28 of Flight (Oct - Dec 1935), two 1930s editions of Interavia ABC, etc. (9)

£150-200

125 Flight. The First Aero Weekly in the World, vol. 12 Jan-December 1920; vol. 13 Jan-December 1921; vol. 22 JulyDecember 1930; vol. 23 Jan-December 1931; vol. 24 Jan-December 1932; vol. 25 Jan-December 1933 (bound in 2 vols.); vol. 26 Jan-December 1934; vol. 27 JanDecember 1935 (bound in 2 vols.); vol. 29 Jan-June 1936; vol. 30 July-December 1936 (bound in 2 vols.); vol. 31 Jan-June 1937; vol. 32 July-December 1937, together 15 bound vols., numerous b & w illusts. and ads., mixed cloth bindings (vols. 23 & 24 bound in publisher’s orig. grey cloth lettered in black), together with The Aeroplane. The Most Influential Aviation Journal in the World, vol. 28 Jan-June 1925; vol. 29 JulyDecember 1925; vol. 32 Jan-June 1927; vol. 33 July-December 1927; vol. 37 JulyDecember 1929; vol. 41 July-December 1931; vol. 42 Jan-June 1932; vol. 33 JulyDecember 1932; vol. 45 July-December 1933; vol. 50 (and part 51) May-December 1936; vol. 50 (in orig. parts), Jan-June 1936; vol. 52 Jan-June 1937; vol. 53 JuneDecember 1937; vol. 54 Jan-June 1938; vol. 55 Jan-December 1938; vol. 56 Jan-June 1939; vol. 57 (in orig. parts) July-December 1939, together 15 bound vols. (plus vols. 50 & 57 in orig. parts), numerous b & w illusts. and ads., mixed cloth bindings, some minor wear, 4to (32)

£300-500

£70-100

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126 Hawker Hunter MK70A. General & Technical Information Manuals Vol. 1, Books 1 & 2, published by Hawker-Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Kingston upon Thames, c. 1950s, “Restricted” detailing Rolls-Royce ‘Avon’ Mk 207 Jet Turbine, comprehensive instruction manuals for Pilot’s and Ground Crew, blue leather-cloth hard-covers with silver-tooled lettering, 4to, together with a large quantity of aviation magazines, all c. 1940s-1960s, loose copies contained in 21 box files per each year including “Aircraft Recognition” 1942-45, 1946-50, RAF “Flying Review” 1946-50, 1953-54, 195556, 1957-58, 1959-60, 61-62, 63-64, 65-66, “Aircraft Scale Modelling” Vols 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, “Air Pictorial” 1953-55, 1965-67, 1074-76, “Air Training Corps Gazette” 1944-46, & “reserve Gazette” 1947-49, “Aeroplane Monthly” 1984-85,, and sundry loose magazines (21 box files)

£70-100

127 Hawker (H.G. and Grieve, K. Mackenzie). Our Atlantic Attempt, with a Preface by Major-General J.E.B. Seely, 1st ed., 1919, port. frontis., b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth, rubbed and a little soiled, 8vo, together with Grahame-White (Claude), Flying. An Epitome and a Forecast, 1st ed., 1930, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth gilt, rubbed and faded on spine, plus Alcock (Sir John and Brown, Sir Arthur Whitten), Our Transatlantic Flight, with an Introduction by Captain John Alcock, 1st ed., 1969, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., and Villars (Jean Beraud), Notes of a Lost Pilot, Translated and Edited with Foreword and Notes, by Stanley J. Pincetl, Jr., & Ernest Marchand, 1975, b & w illusts. by Charles Faust, orig. cloth in d.j., with other aviator biographies and similar (approx. 60)

£100-150


128 Jane (Fred T.). All the World’s Aircraft, (5th year of issue), 1913, numerous b & w illusts. and ads., several leaves stamped ‘Admiralty Library’, orig. cloth lettered in silver, some wear to spine, together with All the World’s Aircraft (7th year of issue), 1916, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, illustrated commercial ads. at front (first four leaves badly creased, torn and repaired with sellotape), later blue cloth, backstrip deficient, and All the World’s Aircraft (10th year of issue), 1919, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, many illustrated commercial ads. at front, lacks title(?), orig. cloth, lettered in gilt, worn on spine, all oblong folio Sold as seen, not subject to return. (3)

£100-150

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131 McLean (Steven). The Spitfire in South African Air Force Service, 2001, signed by the author, artist and 30 former pilots of the South African Air Force Service who flew the Spitfire betwen 1942 and 1954, numerous colour and b & w illusts, orig. boards in dust-wrapper, folio, together with eight excellent original gouache drawings of SAAF Spitfires in profile by aviation artist Darryl Legg (born 1975) as reproduced in the book, each drawn on artists board measuring 215 x 420 mm A list of the signees is loosely inserted into the book and can be sent via fax or email upon request. (1 + 8 drawings) £200-300

Lot 129 129 L’Aviation Francaise - 1914-1940. A large folio publication dedicated to the Air Force of Republican France, published 1969, comprising comprehensive written history of each squadron with fully illustrative squadron markings and insignia, of high quality on artpapers, colour lithographed imagery and typography, 8 file sections each with individual loose-sheets contained within a light-blue linen-covered fold-over binding (1)

130 Martinot-Lagarde (Capitaine C.). Moteurs d’Aviation, Troisieme Edition, Revue et Augmentee, Paris & Nancy, 1916, 256 pp., numerous b & w illusts. and diags. to text, orig. printed paper wrappers, soiled and some wear, 8vo (1)

£50-80

£80-120

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132 Rolls-Royce ‘Bible’. The First Aero Engines Made by Rolls-Royce Limited. Memoranda and Letters Written by Mr. F.H. Royce, the Engineer-in-Chief, in Connection with the Design, Testing and Manufacture of these Engines... Confidential. The Property of Rolls-Royce, Limited. Not to be Shown to Anyone Without the Authority of the Directors, no publisher or date, issued (presumably) early 1916, pp. 1-301, lacking one leaf, (p. 199-200) as in all known copies, previous ownership signature on front pastedown (W.J. Gallimore), orig. blue half morocco, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, joints rubbed, corners a little bumped, 4to (31.5 x 25cm) A compilation of almost daily memos (from 19 Aug 1914 to 4 March 1916) sent by F.H. Royce from his home in St. Margaret’s Bay, Kent, to the Derby Works. Mostly concerning conception, design and development of the V-2 Eagle aero engine, with additional coverage of what became the Hawk and the Falcon, the publication also gives a fascinating insight into the thought processes of a great designer. The number of copies produced is not known but there is a consensus of opinion that it may be as few as 100. This copy has the number 18 scrawled in red crayon on the flyleaf and a copy with the number 89 in blue pencil is also known to exist. All copies lack one leaf (p. 199-200), possibly as a result of a memo unfairly criticising a jig or tool design, the unhappy craftsman complaining to Claude Johnson, the Managing Director, who promptly ordered the removal of the offending leaf. Further reading: ‘Royce’s Personal Testament’ by Sandy Skinner, published in The Roycean, no. 2, 2011 (a copy of which is included with this lot). (1) £1500-2000

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133 Sarkar (Dilip). Battle of Britain, The Photograph Kaleidoscope: Vols. 2-4, 1st eds., Ramrod publications, 2000-2001, together with Fighter Pilot: The Photographic Kaleidoscope, 2001, plus two related Ramrod publications by Robert J. Rudhall, Battle of Britain Film: Photo Album [and] Battle of Britain The Movie, 2000, all with b&w and some colour illusts. from photos, all limited editions and including multiple autographs of authors, Lady Bader and other Battle of Britain veterans, a few related leaflets and flyers loosely inserted, orig. cloth in d.j.s, plus four other related books by Dilip Sarkar, all but one Ramrod publications, all author’s presentation copies to Lady Bader, all orig. cloth in d.j.s, 8vo/oblong 8vo (10)

£150-200

134 Schneider Trophy Contest, 1927. Collected Reports on British High Speed Aircraft, With an Introduction by W.L. Cowley, pub. His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1931, blue boards embossed in black, numerous b & w illusts, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia library plate and stamp (1)

£70-100

135 Winchester (Clarence, editor). Complete Aeronautics, vol. 1 [all published] with a Foreword by the late Captain Sir John Alcock, K.B.E., [1920], b & w illusts. from photos, diags. to text, orig. pict. cloth, rubbed, 4to, together with The Modern Boy’s Book of Aircraft. The Romance of Man’s Mastery of the Skies in Picture and Story, n.d., c. 1930, col. frontis., numerous b & w illusts., contributions by Flying Officer W.E. Johns, orig. cloth with large col. pict. panel to upper cover, a little rubbed, 4to, plus The Aircraft Yearbook, Compiled by Charles E. Lee, London, 1923, and Aircraft Yearbook, pub. New York, 1925, b & w illusts. and ads., both orig. cloth in sl. repaired d.j., 8vo, and other aviation books (approx. 50)

£100-150

136 Aviation and related, mostly recent hardback publications, many in d.j. (3 shelves)

£150-200

137 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

142 Putnam Aeronautical Books. Taylor (H.A.), Airspeed Aircraft Since 1931, 1st ed., 1970; James (Derek N.), Gloster Aircraft Since 1917, 1st ed., 1971; Lewis (Peter), British Racing and Record-Breaking Aircraft, 1st ed., 1971; Tapper (Oliver), Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Since 1913, 1st ed., 1973; Barnes (C.H.), Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907, 1st ed., 1976; West (Kenneth S.), The Captive Luftwaffe, 1st ed., 1978; Francillon (René J.), McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920, 1st ed., 1979; Bowers (Peter M.), Curtiss Aircraft, 19071947, 1st ed., 1979; King (H.F.), Sopwith Aicraft 1912-1920, 1st ed., 1981; James (Derek N.), Schneider Trophy Aircraft 19131931, 1st ed., 1981; Andrews (C.F. & Morgan, E.B.), Supermarine Aircraft Since 1914, 1st ed., 1981, with other Putnam publications, including large format, all orig. cloth in d.j., 8vo & 4to, VG (44)

£300-500

143 Robertson (Bruce, and others). Sopwith - The Man and His Aircraft, pub. Harleyford, 1970, together with Robertson (Bruce, and others), Spitfire - The Story of a Famous Fighter, 2nd (revised) imp., Harleyford, Autumn 1961, plus Nowarra (Heinz J., and others), The Focke-Wulf 190. A Famous German Fighter, new imp., Harleyford, 1972, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, all orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, and other aviation, mostly recent hardback publications, many in d.j., G/VG (3 shelves)

£150-200

144 Shores (Christopher, Cull, Brian and Izawa, Yasuho). Bloody Shambles. The First Comprehensive Account of Air Operations over South-East Asia December 1941-May 1942, 2 vols., reprinted, Grub Street, 1992, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in d.j., 8vo, together with Warner (Graham), The Bristol Blenheim. A Complete History, pub. Crécy, 2002, gnumerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, plus Rawlings (John D.R.), Fighter Squadrons of the R.A.F. and Their Aircraft, revised and updated, Crecy, 1993, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, and other aviation, mostly recent hardback publications, many in d.j., G/VG (3 shelves)

£150-200

138 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

139 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

140 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

141 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

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145 Bowyer (Michael J.F., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore, Smith, David J., and others). Action Stations. Military Airfields of the Second World War, vols. 1-10 (complete), mixed eds., pub. PSL, 1979-87, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, all orig. boards in d.j., with other aviation, mostly 20th-c. hardback publications, many in d.j., G/VG (3 shelves)

£150-200

146 Birdsall (Steve). Saga of the Superfortress. The Dramatic Story of the B29 and the Twentieth Air Force, 1st ed., 1980, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., 4to, together with Buttler (Tony), British Secret Projects. Jet Fighters Since 1950, reprinted, 2001, and Herwig (Dieter and Rode, Heinz), Luftwaffe Secret Projects. Strategic Bombers 1935-1945, pub. 2000, numerous col. and b & w illusts., diags., etc., both orig. boards in d.j., slim 4to, and other aviation, mostly recent hardback publications, many in d.j., G/VG (3 shelves)

£150-200

147 March (Peter R.). Eagles. 80 Aircraft that Made History with the RAF, 1998, numerous col. and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., 4to, together with ‘So Many’. A Folio Dedicated to All Who Served with RAF Bomber Command 1939-45, pub. W.H. Smith, 1995, numerous profile portraits, col. and b & w illusts., etc., orig. cloth in d.j., folio, plus Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft, 1952-53 (43rd year), compiled and edited by Leonard Bridgman, numerous b & w illusts., diags. and ads., orig. cloth in d.j., folio, and World Air Power Journal, vols. 1-36, 1990-99, numerous col. and b & w illusts., all orig. boards in d.j., folio, and other aviation, mostly 20th-c. hardback publications, many in d.j., G/VG (3 shelves & a carton)

£150-200


THE JOHN BLAKE COLLECTION OF AVIATION BOOKS, EPHEMERA & PICTURES John Blake, Guild of Aviation Artist, Raconteur, Historian and Airshow Commentator John Blake began his adult life at about the same time as the Second World War started. He originally wished to enter the Royal Air Force (his father having been in the Royal Flying Corps), but was turned down as there were no vacancies at that point. He therefore joined the Irish Guards as a subaltern and hence commenced his own type of war - causing chaos, blowing up bridges and for a short time owning a ME109, which he subsequently blew up, (with spectacular results) in case the original owner re-appeared! He was heavily involved with the ‘Micks’ (Irish Guards) in Operation Market Garden after his landing in Normandy on the beaches. John had an individual style of service life. On entering Brussels the local community were found to be ‘acquiring’ back, from the recently departed Germans, supplies from the Palais de Justice. Order had to be restored and John, as part of the Regimental Pioneer Platoon (things that go bang) put up a notice to say that the Palais was mined and all should keep clear. Not until several months later, when he was back in England recovering from being hit by an unfriendly German shell, and attending a refresher course about defusing bombs, did he remember that he had forgotten to take the sign down - his memory jogged by the instructor complaining about ‘so many false ‘Beware of the Mines’ signs’. While completing his recovery he and his sergeant were on a range checking the results of hand grenades on different types of rock when the Sergeant dropped a live grenade. John picked it up without thinking and it unfortunately exploded, taking his right hand with it, and causing multiple injuries to the rest of him. After the war, patched up as well as could be done, he attended the Glasgow School of Art where, having to change hands, he trained as an artist - a skill he was to use until very recently and which has made him a Fellow of the Guild of Aviation artists and a former Chairman. He found employment with the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom as their librarian which suited him down to the ground, as his other love is Naval, Army and Air Force history. During this time he was asked to commentate at a local air show and this was the start of a long and distinguished career as the leading UK air show commentator. For more than thirty years air show audiences have had the good fortune to be both entertained and educated by John’s skilful and idiosyncratic commentary. I doubt there will ever be another like him and I write this as his successor as Chief Commentator at Farnborough. John is a founder member of the Tiger Club, but due to his loss of a hand (which he never thought of as any type of disability) was not able to get his Private Pilots Licence until the CAA relaxed their rules and looked at individual cases on their own merit. He became a stalwart of the British Aerobatic Association and an International Aerobatic Judge and was the Contest Director for the World Aerobatic Championships held in Hullavington in 1970. The stories surrounding John, from falling down a nunnery staircase with an armed Rocket Propelled Grenade (this one did not go off), to meeting aviation greats like Uri Gagarin, to towing the Admiral commanding the Royal Yacht Britannia across the forecourt at Buckingham Palace are all true! John is not in good health and has had to put his entire collection of books, pictures and memorabilia up for sale so that he can live the remainder of his life in a safe home. I feel that purchasing something from his collection will be a small way for the aviation community to say thank you to a very generous individual who has always put himself out to help others. Stratton Richey

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Lot 148 148 Auger (Andre ). Alfred Auger, Aviateur Aeronaute, 1st ed., Paris, 1939, partly untrimmed, orig. printed wrappers in glassine d.j., 8vo, (limited ed. 173/250), with author’s presentation inscription to front endpaper to Monsieur et Madame Smith, dated 24 Avril 1957, together with Graffigny (H. de), Les Aeroplanes, Historique, Calcul et construction des aeroplanes, Paris, Bernard Tignol, n.d., c. 1915, b&w plts. and illusts., orig. printed wrappers with mounted b&w illusts. to upper cover, rubbed and some soiling, a little wear and minor loss to head and foot of spine, plus Pech (Olivier), Sa Majeste Caravelle, Paris, Editions France-Empire, 1960, b&w plts., orig. pict. wrappers, and other aviation interest, all printed in French, including Editions France-Empire publications, mostly paperbacks, all 8vo

150 Cutlack (F.M.). The Australian Flying Corps in the Western and Eastern Theatres of War, 1914-1918 (Official History of Australia in the War, vol. 8), 7th ed., pub. Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney, 1938, b & illusts. from photos, maps and diags. to text, orig. cloth gilt, a trifle rubbed, thick 8vo, together with Briggs (F.S. and Harris, S.H.), Joysticks and Fiddlesticks (The Unofficial History of a Flying Kangaroo), with a Foreword by E.C. Johnston, 2nd thou., [1936], b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in sl. soiled and chipped d.j., 8vo, plus As You Were! A Cavalcade of Events with the Australian Services from 1788 to 1946 [-1950], 5 vols., pub. Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1946-50, bnumerous b & w illusts., all orig. cloth in frayed and chipped d.j., 4to, and others of Australian interest

(approx. 70)

(2 cartons)

£100-150

£100-150

149 Campbell (C.F. Snowden). The Story of a North Sea Air Station. Being Some Account of the Royal Flying Corps (Naval Wing) and of the Part Played Thereafter by the Air Station at Great Yarmouth and its Opponents During the War 1914-1918, 1st ed., 1928, b & w illusts. from photos, folding map at rear, orig. cloth gilt, rubbed and a little soiled, 8vo, together with Roskill (Captain S.W., editor), Documents Relating to the Naval Air Service, vol. 1, 1908-1918, pub. Navy Records Society (vol. 113), 1969, orig. cloth gilt, a little rubbed, 8vo, plus Sturtivant (Ray and Page, Gordon), Royal Navy Aircraft Serials and Units 1911 to 1919, pub. Air-Britain, 1992, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. laminated pict. boards, folio, with others of naval aviation, fleet air arm and aircraft carriers interest (approx. 60)

151 Eberhardt (Walter von). Unsere Luftstreitkrafte 1914-18, 1st ed., pub. Berlin, 1930, col. plts., numerous b & w illusts. from photos, three folding identification charts of German aircraft at rear, orig. dec. cloth in fine and bright condition, orig. cardstock box, folio A German account of the First World War, containing much information on aircraft, the Red Baron, Zeppelins, etc. (1) £150-200

152 Grahame-White (Claude, and Harper, Harry). The Aeroplane in War, 1st ed., [1912], port. frontis., b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth, a little rubbed and sl. faded on spine, 8vo, together with The Grahame-White Company, Souvenir of the Visit of Their Majesties the King & Queen to the Company’s Factory at the London Aerodrome on Tuesday December 4th 1917, 48 pp., b & w illusts. from photos, orig. printed wrappers with silk tie to spine, slim 4to, and The Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture by Mr Claude Grahame-White on Commercial and Pleasure Flying, 1919, 19 pp., plus ten half-tone plts., orig. printed wrappers, slim 8vo, and Harper (Harry), Twenty-Five Years of Flying. Impressions, Recollections, and Descriptions, 1st ed., [1929], The Evolution of the Flying Machine. Balloon: Airship: Aeroplane, 1st ed., [1930], b & w illusts. from photos, both orig. cloth, a little rubbed, 8vo, and others similar (18)

£150-200

Lot 151

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£150-200


153 Hayward (Charles B.). Practical Aeronautics. An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and Essential Facts in Aeronautical Science, with Introduction by Orville Wright, 1st ed., Chicago, 1912, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, diags. to text, orig. cloth gilt, rubbed, thick 8vo, together with A Description of the Manly Engine Reprinted from Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, pub. Society of Automotive Engineers, New York, 1942, port. frontis., b & w illusts. and diags., orig. cloth gilt, slim 4to, plus The British Aircraft Industry. A Directory of Aircraft, Aero-Engines, Component Parts, Accessories and Materials, pub. Society of British Aircraft Constructors Ltd., 1939, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth gilt, a little rubbed, folio, plus Wright Double-Row Cyclone 14, pub. Wright Aeronautical Corporation, New Jersey, manufacturer’s promotional 1940, brochure, numerous col. and b & w illusts., thirty sheets of specification and technical data loosely inserted, orig. printed wrappers, oblong folio, and others of technical and aviation engine interest (2 cartons)

£100-150

154 Hodgson (J.E.). The History of Aeronautics in Great Britain from the Earliest Times to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century, 1st ed., OUP, 1924, numerous illusts., some coloured, t.e.g., remainder rough-trimmed, orig. cloth gilt in torn and soiled d.j., 4to (1,000 copies printed), together with Chambe (René), Historie de l’Aviation, pub. Flammarion, 1948, col. plts., numerous b & w illusts., orig. dec. cloth, soiled and sl. chipped at head of spine, 4to, with other early aviation interest (34)

£100-150

155 Kipling (Rudyard). The Irish Guards in the Great War, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1923, exlibris John Blake, signed on flyleaf of vol. 1 ‘John H. Blake Leut. 3rd Bn I.G. 1944’, maps and battle plans, t.e.g., orig. cloth gilt, a little rubbed and marked, together with a reprint of the same work, pub. 1997, with the addition of numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., all 8vo Kipling’s son gained a commission in the Irish Guards as a result of his father’s friendship with the Colonel-in-Chief, Lord Roberts. His battalion was posted to France in 1915 and was at once deployed in the costly battle of Loos. John Kipling, at the age of 18, was among the earliest casualties: the whereabouts of his grave was a mystery until 1992. (4) £70-100

156 Lake (Alan). Flying Units of the RAF, 1st ed., 1999; Jefford (Wing Commander C.G.), R.A.F. Squadrons. A Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents Since 1912, 2nd ed., 2001; Vajda (Ferenc A., and Dancey, Peter) German Aircraft Industry and Production 1933-1945, 1st ed., 1998; Wilson (James), Luftwaffe Propaganda Postcards. A Pictorial History in Original German Postcards, 1st ed., 1996; Greer (Louise and Harold, Anthony), Flying Cloth. A Story of its Development, 1st ed., 1979; Sweeting (C.G.), Combat Flying Equipment. U.S. Army Aviators’ Personal Equipment, 1917-1945, 1st ed., 1989, and other Air Life aviation publications, numerous col. and b & w illusts., a few additional newspaper and magazine illusts. tipped in by John Blake, all orig. boards in d.j., folio, 4to & 8vo, all VG (46)

£100-150

157 Lamberton (W.M. and Cheesman, E.F.). Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War, 2nd imp., Harleyford, 1960, together with Brown (Lieutenant Colonel K.S., Heyn, Captain E.F., and others), United States Army and Air Force Fighters 1916-1961, 1st ed., Harleyford, 1961, and Matt (Paul R., and Robertson, Bruce), United States Navy and Marine Corps Fighters 19181962, 1st ed., Harleyford, 1962, and Nowarra (Heinz J., and others), Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War, 1st ed., Harleyford, 1966, numerous b & w illusts. and plans, a few related newspaper and magazine illusts. tipped in, all orig. cloth in frayed and torn d.j., 4to, and others similar (24)

£100-150

158 Lanchester (F.W.). The Flying-Machine from an Engineering Standpoint, 1st ed., 1916, ownership signature of Claude Grahame-White on flyleaf, dated 1918, numerous diags., including one folding, together with Aircraft in Warfare. The Dawn of the Fourth Arm, 1st ed., 1916, b & w illusts., some minor scattered spotting, both orig. cloth, a little rubbed and soiled, plus Jackman (W.J. and Russell, Thomas), Flying Machines: Construction and Operation. A Practical Book Which Shows, in Illustrations, Working Plans and Text, How to Build and Navigate the Modern Airship, Chicago, 1912, b & w illusts. from photos, diags. to text, orig. cloth gilt, a little rubbed on spine, and four others similar, all 8vo (7)

£150-200

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159 McDonough (Kenneth). Atlantic Wings, pub. Model Aeronautic Press Ltd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts, 1966, col. illusts. by the author, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. mock morocco in frayed d.j., 4to (no. 22 of an unspecified limitation, signed by McDonough), together with Shackleton (Keith), An Autobiography in Paintings, 1st ed., 1998, artist’s presentation copy to John Blake, signed and inscribed on flyleaf, numerous col. illusts., orig. boards in d.j., square 4to, plus Cuneo (Terence), The Railway Painting of Terence Cuneo, 1st ed., 1984, artist’s presentation copy to John Blake, signed and inscribed on half-title with small cartoon sketch in biro, numerous col. and b & w illusts., orig. mock morocco in d.j., folio, with other miscellaneous books, all signed, including Jean Batten, Sheila Scott, Michael Turner, Francis Chichester, Alex Henshaw, Ira Jones, P.R. Reid, Terry Waite, et al (2 cartons)

£100-150

160 Motoring, Railways and related, Modern Commerce, Transport, Motoring and Aviation, n.d., pub. British Sports and Sportsmen, c. 1930s, numerous photogravure ports. and b & w illusts. from photos, minor waterstain to upper margins, a.e.g., orig. crimson morocco gilt, joints partly split, folio (limited edition 589/1000), together with Pugh (Peter), The Magic of a Name. The Rolls-Royce Story, Part Two & Three (The Power Behind the Jets/A Family of Engines), 2001-2, col. and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., 8vo, and others related (2 cartons)

£100-150


161 Profile Publications Ltd. Aircraft Profiles vols. 1 & 3-7 (part nos. 1-24 & 61204), 1st eds., 1965-8, together 6 vols., numerous b & w illusts. from photos, col. illusts. after R. Ward, P. Endsleigh Castle, G.J. Goulding, K. Broomfield, R. Percy, A. Sturgess and A.E. Freeman, orig. printed wrappers retained in publisher’s orig. twotone cloth (vols. 6 & 7 in sl. torn and frayed d.j.), 4to, together with Aircraft in Profile, vols. 7 & 9-14, 1970-75, numerous col. and b & w illusts., orig. cloth in sl. frayed d.j., 4to, plus a large collection of aviation softback publications, booklets and journals, etc., including Airlife, Osprey, Vintage Warbirds, Cross & Cockade, etc. (9 cartons)

(3 shelves)

£200-300

162 Putnam Aeronautical Publications. Bruce (J.M.), British Aeroplanes 1914-18, 2nd imp., pub. Putnam, 1969, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth, a little rubbed on spine, with twenty-four largeformat Putnam aeronautical publications, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, a few additional newspaper and magazine illusts. tipped in by John Blake, all but one in d.j., 4to, VG (25)

167 Jones (H.A.). Over the Balkans and South Russia. Being the History of No. 47 Squadron Royal Air Force, 1st ed., 1923, three folding maps, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth, soiled and worn, 8vo, together with Sanger (Ray), Nieuport Aircraft of World War I, 1st ed., Crowood Press, 2002, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, plus Clarke (R. Wallace), British Aircraft Armament, 2 vols., 1st eds., pub. PSL, 1993-4, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., 4to, and others of WWI interest

£150-200

163 Raleigh (Walter & Jones, H.A.). The War in the Air. Being the Story of the Part Played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force, 9 vols. (complete, including two boxed sets of maps and Appendices), pub. Oxford University Press, 1937 & 1928-37, all 1st eds. except vol. 1, numerous folding maps and plans (vol. 3 boxed set lacks maps 3 & 6), marginal damage to first four pages of Appendices, all orig. cloth gilt, rubbed and somewhat dampstained, 8vo

165 Schutte (Dr. Johann). Der Luftschiffbau Schütte-Lanz 1909-1925, Munchen & Berlin, 1926, b & w illusts. from photos, numerous diags., some folding, orig. gilt-dec. cloth, sl. frayed at head and foot of spine, slim folio, together with Hildebrandt (Prof. Dr. Hans), ZeppelinDenkal fur das Deutsche Volk, Stuttgart, [1925], port. frontis., numerous b & w illusts. from photos, t.e.g., orig. gilt-dec. cloth, worn on spine, folio, plus Zeppelin Weltfahrten, Buch II, c. 1933, 156 mounted b & w photocards (complete), orig. pict. stiff wrappers, some wear to head of spine and corners, oblong folio, and six others, all German language (9)

£100-150

Sir Walter Raleigh, a professional historian, was asked to write the official history of the war in the air but died after completing volume 1, so it was left to H.A. Jones to complete the task. (9) £150-200

164 Saundby (R.H.M.S., Captain, R.A.F.). Flying Colours, with a Prefatory Note by Major-General E.B. Ashmore, pub. T. ‘Aeroplane’ & General Publishing Co., [1918], twenty tipped in col. plts. (several with minor corner crease), t.e.g., orig. twotone cloth gilt, a little rubbed and marked, crown folio Limited edition 211/250 on Antique Paper, from a total edition of 1250. Saundby subsequently served in Iraq, Aden, and Egypt, and in the Second World War was successively Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Senior Air Staff Officer, Bomber Command, 1941-1942 and Deputy Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Bomber Command, RAF, 1943-45, being Mentioned in Dispatches three times. (1) £70-100

168 Archer (Robert D.). The Official Monogram US Army Air Service & Air Corps Aircraft Color Guide, vol. 1, 19081941, pub. 1995, numerous col. and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., folio, together with Woodhouse (Henry), Textbook of Naval Aeronautics, New York, 1917, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth, soiled and rubbed, folio, plus Jupnter (Joseph P.), U.S. Civil Aircraft, vols. 1-8 (ATC 1-800), pub. California, 196280, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. mock morocco (somewhat damp stained), in sl. frayed d.j., tall 8vo, and others of American aviation interest (3 shelves)

(3)

£80-120

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£150-200

169 Rosch (Barry C.). Luftwaffe Codes, Markings & Units 1939-1945, pub. Schiffer, 1995, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in d.j., together with Dabrowski (Hans-Peter), Messerschmitt Me 321/323. The Luftwaffe’s ‘Giants’ in World War II, pub. Schiffer, 2002, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, both orig. cloth in d.j., 4to & folio, plus Lange (Bruno), Das Buch der Deutschen Luftfahrttechnik, 2 vols. (Text/Plates), Mainz, 1970, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. limp cloth/hardback cloth respec., folio, and others of German aviation interest (3 shelves)

166 Shepherd (David). My Painting Life, 1st ed., pub. David & Charles, 1995, artist’s presentation copy to John Blake, with original pencil sketch of a lion’s head to front f.e.p., inscribed ‘To John. Happy Birthday - November 10 2000, David’, also signed in pencil by the artist on half-title, numerous col. illusts., orig. boards in d.j., oblong folio, together with two others by David Shepherd, both signed and inscribed by the artist to John Blake, comprising The Man Who Loves Giants, 3rd imp., 1977 and David Shepherd, The Man and His Paintings, 6th imp., 1991, all VG

£150-200

£150-200

170 Mittelholzer (Walter). By Airplane Towards the North Pole. An Account of an Expedition to Spitzbergen in the Summer of 1923, 1st English ed., 1925, two folding maps, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth gilt, a little worn on spine, 8vo, together with Tennant (Lieutenant-Colonel J.E.), In the Clouds Above Baghdad. Being the Records of an Air Commander, 1st ed., 1920, sketch maps and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth, a little rubbed, 8vo, plus Samson (Charles Rumney), A Flight from Cairo to Cape Town and Back, 1st ed., 1931, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in sl. chipped d.j., 8vo, with other aviation record-breaking flights, exploration and adventure, etc. (3 shelves)

£200-300


171 Bacon (Gertrude). The Record of An Aeronaut. Being the Life of John M. Bacon, by His Daughter, 1st ed., 1907, port. frontis., b & w illusts. from photos, t.e.g., orig. cloth gilt, rubbed, 8vo, together with Winchester (Clarence), Flying Men & Their Machines. A Literary and Photographic Record of Facts Concerning Flying with Special Reference to those Pilots who have so Bravely Sacrificed Their Lives and to those who Happily Still Practise the Newest of Arts, 1st ed., 1916, port. frontis., b & w illusts. from photos, some minor scattered spotting, orig. cloth, a little rubbed and darkened on spine, 8vo, plus Knight (Clayton), Pilots’ Luck. Drawings by Clayton Knight, with Excerpts from Stories by Elliott White Springs, Captain A. Roy Brown, Floyd Gibbons and Norman S. Hall, pub. Philadephia, 1929, col. and b & w illusts., orig. cloth gilt with large pict. panel on upper cover, rubbed and minor wear to spine, slim folio, with others of aviation interest including John Hamilton publications, etc. (3 shelves)

£150-200

172 Hildebrandt (A.). Airships Past and Present, together with Chapters on the Use of Balloons in Connection with Meteorology, Photography and the Carrier Pigeon, trans. W.H. Storey, 1908, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. gilt-dec. cloth, a little rubbed, 8vo, together with Haydon (F. Stansbury), Aeronautics in the Union and Confederate Armies, with a Survey of Military Aeronautics Prior to 1861, vol. 1 [all published], Baltimore, 1941, forty-five halftone plts. at rear (incl. one folding), orig. cloth gilt, a little dampstained, 8vo, with others of ballooning and airship interest (3 shelves)

Lot 188 175 Aviation interest and related, mostly 20th-c. hardback publications, many in d.j., G/VG (3 shelves)

£150-200

176 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

177 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

(-) (3 shelves)

£150-200

179 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

180 Ditto 173 Bruce (J.M.). War Planes of the First World War. Fighters, vols. 1-5, 1st eds., 1962-73, together with Green (William), War Planes of the Second World War. Fighters, vols. 1-4, 1st eds., 1960-61, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in sl. frayed d.j., small oblong 8vo, with others similar, including Blandford publications, D?? books, Hippo books, etc.

(3 shelves)

(3 shelves)

183 Ditto

£150-200

181 Naval and maritime interest, mostly 20th-c. hardback publications, some in d.j. (3 shelves)

£150-200

182 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

(3 shelves)

174 Putnam Aeronautical Publications. British Flying-Boats and Amphibians 19091952, 1st ed., 1966; European Transport Aircraft Since 1910, 1st ed., 1966; The British Bomber Since 1914, 1st ed., 1967; Russian Aircraft Since 1940, 1st ed., 1975 (signed on title by the author); Miles Aircraft Since 1925, 1st ed., 1970, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, a few related newspaper and magazine cuttings tipped in by John Blake, with other Putnam publications, all but three in d.j. (some a little torn or frayed), 8vo (67)

£100-200

178 Ditto

£200-300

£150-200

187* Blake (John). Im Westen Nichts Neues LVG Aviatik CV, oil on board, signed and dated ‘06, image 15.5 x 19.5in (39 x 49cm), framed, with Guild of Aviation Artists exhibition label verso, together with a large collection of original artwork by John Blake, including oil paintings and watercolour drawings etc., some framed and glazed, others contained in small artists portfolio

£150-200

184 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

185 Ditto (3 shelves)

£150-200

186 Military history and related, including tanks and armoured vehicles, mostly 20th-c. hardback publications, some in d.j. (3 shelves & a carton)

£150-200

£300-500

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188* McDonough (Kenneth). Fokker F2 (Reg. No. H-NARG) on the tarmac at Croydon(?) Airport, surrounded by figures and vehicles, monochrome watercolour and gouache, signed, 12.5 x 18.5 cm, together with an original pencil drawing by McDonough, WWI Fighter aircraft preparing for takeoff, signed, approx. 18.5 x 31 cm, plus an oil painting on board, RAF Coastal Command airship above the white cliffs of Dover(?), signed, 20 x 25 cm, all framed and glazed, plus a copy of A Picture History of Flight, by John W.R. Taylor, revised edition, pub. Hulton, 1958, presentation copy from Taylor to McDonough, signed and inscribed on title-page, 'To our favourite artist - Kenneth McDonough - with every good wish, and thanks for the painting on page 73', orig. cloth gilt, rubbed, 4to Kenneth McDonough (1921-2002), aviation artist, founder member of the Guild of Aviation Artists, prolific aeromodeller, produced box art for many early Airfix kits, author of the monumental book Atlantic Wings (a copy of which can be found in lot 159). (4) £100-150


189* Nockolds (Roy, 1911-1979). Sunderland Escorting a Convoy of Ships, dated in the image 1941, pub. Frost & Reid, 1942, coloured print after the original, signed in pencil by the artist to lower margin, image size 46 x 55.5cm, framed and glazed (1)

192* Tootall (Ray). Stranraer Service. 228 Sqn. Pembroke Dock, 1937/8, oil on board, signed, approx. 17 x 21.5in (43 x 52cm), framed, with Guild of Aviation artists exhibition label to reverse (1)

£70-100

£70-100

193* Munger (Frank, 1920-2010). The Silent Intruder, original watercolour over pencil, signed and dated by the artist '89, depicting lovers on a hillside unaware of balloons passing overhead, 26 x 32 cm, framed and glazed with Guild of Aviation Artists label to verso, with other miscellaneous aviation pictures, including oil paintings and watercolour drawings, prints etc., mostly framed and glazed (approx. 20)

195 [Aircraft Recognition]. Types of British Aeroplanes, pub. Air Ministry (Air Intelligence [A.I. 4.]), May, 1918, WWII period xeroxed copy [29.1.49], seventythree leaves printed rectos only, numerous b & w illusts. from photos and silhouettes, machines include B.E.12, Bristol Scout, Martinsyde Scout F3, Nieuport Scout, Sopwith Camel F1, Armstrong-Whitworth FK8, Blackburn Kangaroo, Avro 504K, Curtiss JN3 & JN4, etc., contemp. manilla wrappers, with a similar WWII-period copy publication ‘Types of German Aircraft, March 1918’, plus Japanese Operational Aircraft, ‘Know Your Enemy!’, CinCPacCinCPoa Bulletin 105-45 (Restricted), April 1945, 84 pp., including wrappers, silhouettes and numerous b & w illusts. from photos, a little soiled, square 4to, with other aircraft identification and spotters booklets, mostly WWII period, plus a collection of late 1940s/early 1950s silhouette Episcope recognition cards (-)

£100-150

£100-200

190* Nockolds (Roy, 1911-1979). ‘Dick Seaman - Mercedes W154 German G.P. 1938’, coloured print after the original, dated in the image 1947, signed in pencil by the artist to lower margin, image size 23 x 29cm, with a similar 1930s racetrack image by Nockolds, signed in pencil by the artist and inscribed ‘To John’, image size 25 x 25cm, both framed and glazed (2)

£100-150

194 The Aeroplane Annual. The First Complete Aviation Catalogue, Compiled by Bernard Isaac, 1st ed., pub. The Aeroplane Supply Company, November 1st, 1909, 30 pp. (including wrappers), printed in green throughout, numerous illusts., two blank notes pages in centre, tall 8vo (25 x 12.5cm) (1)

£100-150

191* Richards (John). Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary Fly Past, 1990, original watercolour and gouache, signed by the artist, 13 x 16in (33 x 41cm), framed and glazed, with printed label verso identifying the aircraft and pilots (1)

196* Airships and Dirigibles. John Blake’s archive of newspaper and magazine cuttings, photographs, postcards, etc., relating to the history of British, German and French airships and dirigibles, etc., including ten real-photo postcards of the inaugural flight of ‘Le Dirigeable Astra ‘Ville de Pau’ Atterrissage’, 1910, fifteen other real-photo postcards, including R33, Graf Zeppelin, US Navy ZMC2, RAF barrage balloons, etc., postally unused, condition mostly G/VG, together with a large number of homemade postcards (i.e. newspaper and magazine illusts. mounted on blank cards) with captions, various copy photographs and related newspaper and magazine cuttings, etc. (a carton)

£70-100

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£100-150


Lot 198 197* Airshow Posters and similar. A large collection of approx. 100 airshow and other posters, mostly c. late 1950s-90s, including Farnborough International Air Tattoo, Digital Schneider Trophy Race, Fighter Meet at North Weald Airfield, Coventry Air Pageant, Blackpool Air Pageant, Biggin Hill International Air Fair, Newbury International Air Tattoo, Halfpenny Green Air Show, National Savings posters, and many others, some duplication, mostly VG (approx. 100)

£100-200

198* Aviation Timetables. A good collection of thirty-four original 1930s aviation timetables, including KLM, Quantas, ABA Swedish Air Lines, Cyprus Airways, Deutsche Lufthansa, BEA, BOAC, Norwegian Airlines, British Airways, Wrightways Air Service, Blackpool & West Coast Air Services Ltd., Railway Air Services, Crilly Air Service Ltd., Scandinavian Air Express, Sabina, Air France, etc., all VG, together with approx. 80 issues of Shell Aviation News, 1930s, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, some folding maps and plans contained in rear pocket, all orig. printed wrappers, some soiling, staples rusted, folio Most of these aviation timetables were originally included gratis with Shell Aviation News, (approx. 114) £400-600

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199* Film Reels. A reel of 16mm b & w film labelled 'Schneider Trophy Baltimore 1925', 300+ feet, in orig. canister, with recent DVD copy, plus twelve reels of Super 8 colour film, mostly air shows c. 1960s-70s (presumably shot by JB?), each 300 feet, in orig. plastic cases (13)

£100-200

200 Deutsche Lufthansa 1926-1936. 10 Jahre Deutsche Lufthansa 6 Januar 1926 6 Januar 1936. Ein Jahrzehnt! Mehr Nicht! 96 pp. Und Dennoch Mehr!, commemorative brochure with fine col. artwork throughout, orig. stiff wrappers, tied on spine with silk cord, covers a little soiled and darkened at edges, slim folio (1)

£50-80


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201 The Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd. A Few Types of Fairey Aircraft, n.d., c. 1930, manufacturer’s promotional brochure, six mounted b & w photos, orig. stiff wrappers, lettered and blocked in orange and black, slim 4to Includes Fairey Series III (land and seaplane), Fairey Flycatcher (land and seaplane), Fairey Fawn (day bomber), Fairey Freemantle (seaplane) and Fairey Fox (day bomber). (1) £70-100

202 Farnborough. Child (S. and Caunter, C.F.). A Historical Summary of the Royal Aircraft Factory and its Antecedents: 18781918 & 1918-1945, Confidential Report Aero.2150 & 2150A, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. printed wrappers, stapled (as issued), a little soiled, folio, together with Blake (John and Hooks, Mike), 40 Years at Farnborough. SBAC’s International Aviation Showcase, 1st ed., 1990, signed by John Blake on half-title and nine Red Arrows pilots on flyleaf, numerous col. and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. pict. laminated boards, folio, plus one other related volume and a group of nine maps of Farnborough airfield, 1954-62, marked up for use by John Blake (12)

£70-100

Lot 204

203 Manufacturers’ Brochures, c. 1940s2000. The Book of the Sandringham (with the Compliments of Short Brothers and Harland Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland), n.d., c. 1945, 20 pp., coloured and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. pict. boards, worn on spine, oblong folio (400 copies printed), together with Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft Ltd., Southampton, ‘Concordia’. A Ten Seater Medium Passenger Transport Aircraft Designed and Built Specifically to Meet the Requirements of Regional and Feeder Line Operators throughout the World, n.d., late 1940s, 32 pp., four photo plts., orig. laminated pict. stiff wrappers, a little soiled and creased, slim folio, plus Curtiss-Wright Presents the Curtiss Commando, late 1940s, 42 pp., illusts. and col. artwork throughout (one folding plt.), orig. stiff boards with plastic ring spine, a little soiled and minor wear to extremities, folio, with other various manufacturers’ brochures and publicity booklets, etc., including commercial, private and military aircraft

205* Miscellanea - The End of the Collection. Comprising a collection of miscellaneous framed pictures and prints, some signed or inscribed to JB, together with eleven Hendon RAF Air Display Programmes, 1926, 1929, 1930(2), 1931 (lacking covers), 1932-5, 1937 & 1950, plus a quantity of Guild of Aviation Artists newsletters and catalogues, air show identity badges and similar, a quantity of Royal Aero Club Gazettes, c. 1950s and twelve RAC dinner menus 1958-69, many signed (1959 menu signed by Claude Grahame-White, Brabazon of Tara, and Alan Lennox-Boyd), Journal of the Royal Air Force Historical Society, approx. 35 issues, c. 1988-2011, several RAFHS monographs, mixed aviation brochures and leaflets and a quantity of HMSO WWII publications, etc (5 cartons)

£100-200

204 Miles Aircraft Ltd. Miles M.28 Training and Communications Aircraft, n.d., late 1930s, loose leaf technical data booklet issued by Phillips & Powis Aircraft Ltd., titlepage and ten leaves of text printed recto only, eight b & w photographs, orig. composite boards with three ring fasteners to spine (rusted), 8vo, together with The Miles Marathon Specification (reprinted from Miles Magazine), October 1946, 24 pp., b & w illusts., orig. printed wrappers, slim 8vo, plus Miles Magazine, vol. 1, nos. 6, 7 & 8, September-December, 1938, vol. 2, nos. 1-4, Jan-December, 1939, vol. 3, nos. 1, 2, 3 & 5 (plus duplicate nos. 2 & 3), October 1945-October 1946, vol. 4, nos. 14 (and duplicate no. 4), Jan-October, 1947, and two others, plus five de Havilland General Information booklets, c. 1948-59, and two small illustrated brochures issued by W.S. Shackleton Ltd., ‘Your own aeroplane...’, ‘British Aircraft/Foreign Aircraft’, n.d., c. 1950s (three copies of each)

206 [Periodicals]. Flying. The Journal of Aeronautics, with which is Incorporated The Flyer, The Flying Machine, The Aeronaut, nos. 1, 2, 3 & 6, December 1901, March 1902, June 1902 and April 1903, together four quarterly issues bound in 1, b & w illusts. from photos, without wrappers, later blue cloth gilt, a little marked, 4to, together with The Aero. Incorporating ‘Flying’ (Established 1902) and ‘The Airship’, vol. 1, no. 1, May 1909-vol. 7, no. 122, May 1913, a run, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, printed index to each, publisher’s orig. blue cloth, lettered in gilt, rubbed and some wear to spines (covers of vol. 7 a little dampstained), 4to & folio, plus Air, vol. 1 no. 1, December 1927-vol. 4 no. 4, April 1931, a run bound in 3 vols., numerous b & w illusts. and ads., without orig. printed wrappers, contemp. blue cloth gilt, a little worn on spines, 4to, and Aeronautics, vol. 13, no. 1, 1945 - vol. 15, no. 6, 1947, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, col. and b & w ads., orig. printed wrappers retained in contemp. blue cloth gilt, a little rubbed (upper cover of third vol. stained), 4to

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£200-300

£70-100

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£150-200


209* Photographs. A large miscellaneous collection of photographs and other items, largely unsorted, including numerous 35mm colour slides (some in boxes, many loose), plus approx. forty 35mm b & w negative strips contained in Lewis Lentax negative wallets and fitted storage box (mostly air shows c. 1960s-70s), five albums of modern postcards and postcardsize coloured photos by JB, a quantity of loose official, press and private b & w aviation photographs, c. 1930s-70s (various sizes), a large 1930s scrap album and a Chad Valley wooden jigsaw puzzle 'A Streamlined Way' in orig. box, etc. (4 cartons)

£100-200

207 [Periodicals]. Popular Flying. The National Aviation Paper, edited W.E. Johns, 44 orig. monthly issues, 1933-37 (incl. 12 issues complete for 1937), b & w illusts. and ads., orig. printed wrappers, some minor soiling and staples rusted, 4to, with other various aviation magazines, c. 1930s50s, including Flying, Airways, Flight, The Aeroplane, Vliegwerekl, L’Air, Interavia, etc. (2 cartons)

(a carton)

£50-80

212 Vickers Ltd. Vickers and Aviation, pub. June 1929, 58 pp. manufacturer’s promotional brochure, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. orange and black printed wrappers (designed by J.L. Carstairs), slim 4to

£100-150

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210* Rolls-Royce Ltd. Modern Aircraft Fitted with Rolls-Royce Engines, n.d., c. 1930, manufacturer’s publicity file, sixteen printed sheets, printed recto only, each with b & w photo of the aircraft, text in English, French and Spanish, tabulated index, aircraft types include single-seaters, two-seaters, bombersmedium, bombers-heavy, flying-boats, fine tipped in col. plt. of the Supermarine RollsRoyce S6, winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1929, orig. stiff card wrappers, a little dust soiled and minor wear to edges, folio (1)

£100-150

208 [Periodicals]. La Revue Aérienne, vols. 2-5, 1909-1912, numerous b & w illusts. and ads., bound without orig. printed wrappers in later half cloth, a little rubbed, 8vo, together with vol. 1, nos. 2 & 3, 10 & 25 Novembre, 1908, b & w illusts. and ads., orig. printed wrappers, slim 8vo (6)

211* The Tiger Club. Bramson (Alan and Birch, Neville), The Tiger Moth Story, 3rd ed., enlarged, November, 1970, presentation copy from 'Bunny' Bramson to John Blake, signed and inscribed on flyleaf 'With my profound thanks for your help in this book and 'Captains & Kings'', b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in d.j., 8vo, together with a copy of Captains & Kings, plus approx. seventy-nine orig. issues of 'The Tiger Rag', the Tiger Club's newsletter, c. 1960-72, usually three or four roneod foolscap sheets of text, corner stapled, possibly a complete run(?), plus a group of related photos and paperwork, including two original telegrams, crudely mounted on board, the first sent by the Tiger Club to Buckingham Palace congratulating the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the birth of their latest son (Prince Edward) together with the reply telegram received from Buckingham Palace

213* WWII - The Bomb File. A good group of fifty-two official Air Ministry and press photographs of government munitions factories and stores, RAF bombs and ammuniation, etc., including factory scenes, loading and preparing ammunition for transport, RAF parachute bombs, personnel training, etc., most images captioned verso, approx. 20 x 25cm and smaller, together with a group of related newspaper and magazine cuttings, contained in card folder (1)

£100-150

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£70-100

£100-150


AVIATION EPHEMERA

214 Aero-Club de France. Course ParisDeauville 24 Aout 1913. Concours d’Avions Marins, Deauville 25-31 Aout 1913. Carte d’Abonnement, nos. 261-268 & 270, a very rare almost complete booklet of original unused entrance tickets, orig. plain blue stiff wrappers with linen-backstrip, 8 x 13cm (1)

£150-200

Lot 218 215* Air Show Programmes, etc. Farnborough, Shuttleworth and other airshow programmes, etc., c. 1946-2007, numerous brochures programmes, leaflets and hand-outs, many unusual venues and events, approx. 150 items contained in a carton, together with an Air Ministry issue R.A.F. tropical pattern flying helmet with goggles and oxygen mask, and a Navigational Computer Mk.III H*, sold with all faults (a carton)

£100-150

216* Aircraft Drawings. General Arrangement of No. 5 Machine, Drawing No. 678, pen and ink tracing by J. McKay, dated 10 January 1912, drawn on linen, a little spotting and soiling, 62 x 96cm, together with a second Vickers Limited aviation department technical drawing, showing a Bristol biplane, Drawing No. 1477, drawn and traced by R.A., 21 June 1912, vertical tear without loss, sl. soiled, 68 x 109cm, plus a group of twenty-four large format reproductions of blueprint drawings of early aviation interest, including Sopwith and Blériot aircraft technical drawings, mostly c. 1912-18 designs (26)

£200-300

217* Aircraft Recognition - WWII. A quantity of Air Ministry and associated training posters and publications, c. 1940s, including German Aircraft ME 109 & ME 110, RAF attack and defence diagrammatic instructional posters, and related material for observers and spotters (13)

£70-100

219* Airship Section RAF East Fortune photograph. A b & w panoramic photograph of Airship Section, Royal Air Force, East Fortune, 3rd December 1918, by Panorama Ltd., 98 x 18.5cm, in a contemporary oak frame Taken from East Fortune in Scotland, where the R24 departed on its first transatlantic airship flight in 1919. (1) £70-100

218* Aircraft Recognition. Air Ministry publication A.1.4 issue May, 1918, ‘British Types of Aeroplanes’, 73 pp., with descriptions and illustrations, orig. covers, together with ‘Types of German Aeroplanes’ dated July 1918, similar contents, orig. covers and ‘Silhouettes of Aeroplanes’ with numerous illustrations and some photographs and drawings after the original dated 1917, plus Aicraft Recognition. A.P. 1480 dated 1933, numerous sections and drawings, orig. boards, A.P.1480A reprint 1939 and Aircraft Recognition (A.P. 1764) dated March 1940, sections for Gt. Britain, France and Germany, together with British Air Forces, pub. Illustrated London News, 1941, and Recognition Handbook of British Aircraft. Air Ministry publication 1480A, Parts 1 & 2 Sections A-B and C-J, numerous photographs after the original, silhouette drawings, orig. bindings, together with A.P.1480/Brit Aircraft Recognition Handbook, British Isles (including Eire), dated 1948 (10)

£100-150

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220* American Airways - “Flagship Fleet”. A good early post-war promotional brochure detailing Trans-American flightroutes and travel information, c. 1940s, fully illustrated with photographic and colour artwork, together with BOAC “Speedbird Routes Across the World” decorative fan flight-souvenir, c. 1950s (2)

£70-100


221* André (Ludwig Adolf). A collection of documentation recording the military and civil career of this officer 1915-1945, together with a rare Austrian aircraft recognition book dated 1917, comprising a) Military Passbook No. 12972A, first entry 15.7.1915, various entries and regimental stamps including “5 Feldatillerie - Regiment König Alfons XIII von Spanien ErsatzAbteilung” and “K.B.5. Feld-Artill Regmt.”, transferred to “Flieger-Ersatz Abteilung” at Schleissheim 17-2-1917, to “Armee-Flug Park No. 1” 24-4-1917, then to “K.B. Fliegerschüten”, personal notes signed off by school adjuitant, later recorded as serving with No. 2 Feld-Art-Regt. “Horn” I. Batterie after end of World War I on 12-121918, together with associated ‘Soldbuch’, b) Flying Log Book for Observer André, opened with first flight on L.V.G.II C493 for 20 mins on 5-3-1917, flying continued in A.E.G. No. 408, Albatros No. 2609 and other machines, log entries continue, joins front-line unit flying in D.F.W. 7700 on 27-51917, third flight over front line in action with two Spads, on 17-7-1917 more action with a Spad, most flights working with artillery flying with Schutzstaffel No. 28, various machines flown in including D.F.W. 4980 over the Western Front including night flying on 26th and 27th May 1917, places flown over include Lille, Roubaix, Armentiéres, La-Bassée, Dixmude, Paschendale, Langemarck and other wellknown landmarks, a fine well-detailed and historic flying log book, recording no less than 34 successful front line sorties verified and countersigned by the Staffelführer, flying ends abruptly on 23-9-1917 after a 30 minute flight on D.F.W. 4980 over Paschendale, Langemarck, Hoogue and elsewhere, [?] wounded, c) other documentation includes service record slip signed by André’s Staffelführer, two cards for the Marschgruppe Würzburg 2nd Shützen-Kampanie signed and dated for July 1919, a pass, a citation for the award of the Ehrenkrenz für Frontkämpfor dated 1935 and André’s Third Reich ‘Arbeitsbuch’ No. 299/8762 recording his civil work 19331945 (-)

£900-1200

Lot 221

224 Avions Hanriot. Avions Estafettes Hanriot Type H.46 ‘Styx’, n.d., c. 1920, 12 pp. manufacturer’s brochure, four mounted b & w photo illusts., orig. pict. stiff wrappers, tied on spine with silk cord, some soiling and wear, slim 4to 222 Les Canots Automobiles a Monaco. Exposition et Concours sous les reglements de l’Association Internationale du Yachting Automobile, 1-15 Avril 1912, 60 pp., numerous sepia-printed illusts. from photos, large folding table at rear, listing the hydroplanes, racers, cruisers and yachts a moteur auxiliaire, orig. printed stiff wrappers with linen backstrip, minor damage to upper corner of front wrapper, tall 8vo (1)

£100-150

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£80-120


225* Ballooning, Airships & Dirigibles etc. A large quantity of collated ephemera and publications, journals, press-cuttings etc., 1840s-1930s, an extensive selection including a good quantity of L’Illustration magazines detailing and describing contemporary events during the Victorian, Edwardian and early 20th Century era, also including similarly items and or cuttings from the Illustrated London News, Petit Parisien and many other broadsheet publications spanning the period, plus a large quantity of ballooning greetings cards, comprising a most comprehensive collection of all conceivable decorative designs, including birthday, Christmas, Valentines and related occasion cards, variously contained in 5 multi-paged albums, together with related mementos including decorative tins and promotional items etc. (2 cartons)

£100-200

226 Beardmore Aero Engines. “Instructions for Care & Management” manual dated September 1917, a scarce original handbook for the 120 & 160HP type motors, published by the Arrol-Johnstone Co., 38pp., soft-covers with diagrammatic illustrations to text (1)

£70-100

227* Blériot & Costes. Blériot Aeronautique - Appareils Blériot, Appareils Spad, Ecole de Pilotage, n.d., c. 1920, orig. company brochure in three parts, containing four fine pochoir plts. by G. Hazen, b & w illusts. from photos, a doublepage spread of the Blériot factory and a double-page spread listing the recordbreaking achievements of the Blériot and Spad machines, with b & w portraits of eleven pilots, loosely contained in three embossed paper folders, one signed in pencil by Costes, together with five vintage b & w photographs of Costes and Bellonte after their record-breaking non-stop flight from Paris to New York in September 1930 (3,700 miles in 37 hours) (8)

Lot 228 228* Bleriot Anniversary Race. Daily Mail Bleriot Anniversary Race, 1959, LondonParis Special Award, commemorative engraved pictorial gilt silver plaque in slightly curved shape with rounded corners, featuring Marble Arch and the Arc de Triomphe, mounted on a wooden base with metal label engraved ‘Won by the BEAline Syndicate of thirteen competitors for their outstanding example of initiative and ingenuity’, 9 x 15 x 6cm, together with a commemorative RAF farewell wooden shield for Air Commodore Charles Maughan from Bonn Air Attache Club for his time served 1970-1972, painted logo and scroll in relief with gilt name plaque beneath, 19 x 16cm Air Vice-Marshal Charles Maughan CB CBE AFC 1923-2009. Maughan was the commanding officer of No. 65 Squadron based at Duxford when the Daily Mail announced its sponsored “Arch to Arc” air race to commemorative Bleriot’s cross-Channel feat of 1909. Maughan’s remarkable winning time was 40 minutes and 44 seconds for which he was presented with a cheque for £6,500 and a trophy received from Lord Rothermere. On 22nd July, starting at Marble Arch on an RAF motorcycle, Maughan rode to Chelsea Reach where a Sycamore helicopter was waiting to take him to Biggin Hill. There he jumped into a two-seater Hunter and flew to Villacoublay, followed by another helicopter ride to Issy, and a final motorcycle dash to the Arc de Triomphe. (2) £300-500

£150-200

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229* Bridgman (Leonard, 1895-1980). A group of forty-nine original pencil sketches of World War I fighters and inter-war aircraft, mostly captioned but unsigned, sizes mostly 20 x 26cm and smaller (-)

£300-400


232* de Havilland. A miscellaneous collection of snapshot size photographs of ‘Tiger Moth’ and other aircraft, together with others of a variety of private types, a quantity of 35 mm slides of ‘Jetstream’ aircraft, miscellaneous other photographs of military interest, a folio of Handley Page ‘Victor’ documentation, brochures and other items of ephemera (a carton)

£100-150

234* Dornier Metall Flugzeuge. A collection of ten original Dornier brochures, comprising a 48 page catalogue of aircraft types, c. 1930, plus a copy of “Die Dornier Post” April/May 1936, an illustrated 52 page brochure of Dornier aicraft 1914-1935, a Dornier Wal 16 page brochure and six Dornier brochures bound in covers for the Eaza Cozzar Dirocco archive, each labelled and numbered (10)

£200-300

230 Circuit de l’Est du Matin. La Premiera Course d’Aeroplanes du Monde, 7-17 Aout 1910, pub. E. Le Deley, Paris, 8 p. text and 18 p. b & w illusts. from photos, printed rectos only, orig. printed wrappers, a little soiled and chipped, oblong 8vo The first aerial competition of its kind, organised by the French newspaper 'Le Matin', an ambitious project requiring the competitors to travel around the course in six stages over a period of ten days. Of the three dozen entrants only ten were present at the start on Sunday morning. The race was eventually won by Leblanc covering a distance of 790 kilometres in 11 hours 56 minutes and winning the 'Le Matin' prize of £4,000. (1) £150-200

233* Doncaster Flying Week 15-23 October 1909. A rare printed crepe paper souvenir, “Souvenir of England’s First Flying Week Held at Doncaster”, decorated in colours in the Japanese style, some minor old damage, 13 x 14in (33 x 35.6cm) (1)

£70-100

235* Earhart (Amelia, 1897-1937). Commemorative cover with a stamped cachet, honouring Earhart’s arrival at New York, after becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, sponsored by Fordham Aero-Philatelic Society, 1932, signed above the cachet in black ink, ‘Amelia Earhart’, addressed to Thos. H. Hilton in New York and bearing a New York postmark dated 20 June 1932, minor marks but generally fine, 9.5 x 14.5cm (1)

231 Dam Busters. First Reunion dinner menu, 14 December 1946, signed by 20 former crew of 617 Squadron and others including Harry Gross (RAF M.C.O.,), F. Byrne, G. Rice, J. Munro, A. Southwood, B. Gilford, together with Pilot’s Notes for Spitfire XIV & XIX Griffon 65 or 66 Engine booklet, 1946, plus Reach for the Sky. The Story of Douglas Bader, by Paul Brickhill, 1st ed., 1954, inscribed to N.P. Cooke from Douglas Bader; Paul Brickhill’s The Dam Busters, 1st ed., 1951, signed by Harry Gross; Guy Gibson’s Enemy Coast Ahead, 1st ed., 1946 and six photos, four of which depict Vulcan bombers (15)

Lot 234

236* Early Ballooning Ephemera. An interesting folder of early ballooning documents, including a b&w leaflet ‘Vote for Lemprier’, printed and published by Henry Guest, Lower Priory, Birmingham (these would have been dropped from gas balloons), an admission ticket for the Le Geant balloon ascent at the Cremone Gardens, notice garding Jacques Garnerin who made the first descent by parachute from a balloon, fabric from the Explorer II 1935 Stratospheric balloon flight, copy of ‘L’Aerophile’ August 1906, fabric from a gas balloon, postal cover flown in 1949 by balloon from White Waltham and signed by the passenger Lord Kings Norton (formerly Harold Roxbee Cox) plus programme, various early ballooning items from Lord Kings Norton’s personal collection, several items with notations in his or Lady Kings Norton’s hand (-)

£150-200

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£150-200


239* First Day Covers. A collection of approx. fifty aviation-related first day covers, mostly c. 1980s, celebrating first flights, aircraft anniversaries, Battle of Britain, etc., all signed, including Sir Arthur Harris, Norman Jackson, Bill Reid, R.A.B. Learoyd, Leonard Cheshire, James B. Tait, Laddie Lucas, Leonard Trent and many others, mostly with Jersey stamps, contained in modern ring binder, 4to (1)

£70-100

Lot 238

237* English Electric ‘Lighting’. An interesting collection of copy documentation, VHS tapes, photographs, booklets and items of similar interest related to this aircraft, together with a quantity of ‘Canberra’ photographs (a lot)

£100-150

238* Falklands War. A group of nineteen original Argentine aircraft construction, manufacturer and modification metal plates removed from fourteen Argentine military aircraft shot down or captured during hostilities between Argentina and Great Britain in 1982, presented in modern black plastic ring binder with historical details and provenance, photographs and magazine cuttings, etc. The fourteen aircraft represented comprise: BLL UH-1H Huey (3), Pucara (5), Bell 212 (2), MB339A (3), and Skyhawk (1). (1) £500-700

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240 Flugplatz Johannisthal, JuliSeptembre 1912. A very rare 48 pp. air show programme, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, including forty-eight portraits of pilots (including four women: Melli Beese, Baronin v. Leitner, Bozena Lagler and Fürstin André Schakovskoy), folding plan at rear, orig. printed wrappers, some minor soiling, slim 8vo (1)

£200-300


241* WWI Flying Log Book. Lt. N. Midgely R.F.C./R.A.F. First flight at Tadcaster 17.9.1917 on R.E. 7-2185 instructor Capt. Whittaker, time in air 10 mins, initial training continued on R.E.7 aircraft with Whittaker and Lt. Buckall as instructors at No. 20 Training Squadron R.F.C., first solo on Farman ‘Longhorn’ 6693 on 19.10.1917 after 7 hrs 45 mins, training unit then No. 14 Training Squadron Grantham (Spittlegate), practice formation flying begins 31.10.1917, entry for 8.11.1917 reads “Forced landing, got lost and had to ring up ‘drome”, then on 18.11.1917 flying B.E.2c A2844 during cross country “Wrong course taken, landed at Newark”, entries in log confirmed by D. Hall, Capt. O.C. C Flight No. 20 Training Squadron, flying continues on D.H.6 and R.E.8, various changes in Flight Commanders, 21.1.18 entry reads “Engine went dead, forced landing Spittlegate” (R.E.8 4224), a/c returned same day to Harlaxton, collected replacement D.H.6. 2633, training continues with photo and bombing sorties with various units, after total of 45 hrs 35 mins solo posted overseas with first flight on R.E.8 4557 on 9.3.1918, operational training continues, 17.3.1918 flying B.3405 - “Crashed on landing”, next day “Several EA, hit by ‘a.a.’”, then 27.3.1918 flying B3405 “Bomb raid over Albert, had to return early owing to archie through petrol tank”, operations continue over Western Front, 12.4.1918 flying 6480 entry reads “Shot at Hun Sausage, (Observation Balloon), attacked by 8 F.E.A., running flight for 3 miles - lucky!!”, more hectic ops flying - “Apl 17th D.S.O. awarded” on 20.4.1918 - “Engine very rough, nearly landed in trenches, engine just picked up when flattening out”, ops continue, survival remarkable, on 3.5.1918 when flying 4827 at 7000 - “Vis fair, scrap with 6 huns, gun jammed, tank hit by a.a. front quiet”, numerous ‘action’ entries when on photo reconnaissance missions and observing artillery fire from air, pace of ops continues, 13-16-1918 with Lt. Griffith as observer “Scrap with 6 and later 13 F.E.A.”, Midgley a real survivor, photo sorties continue with various observers until overseas tour ends 28.6.1918 after 243 operational hours flown. Returns to Grantham, then Margate flying Armstrong-Whitworth and R.E.8 a/c as instructor, then retraining at No. 2 School of Observers, Margate, many engine failures recorded when flying with pupil observers, gunnery and photo practice, aerial combat sorties with camera gun, entry for Nov. 2nd 1918 when flying D6829 records “Engine Test, engine cut out, forced landing and crashed”, a similar incident on Nov. 7th flying C 2346, end of war not recorded, continued flying now on Avro 504 last entry 11.1.1919 on Avro 504 H 1922, log signed off “A. Soldier’s Farewell”. Total hours 426, aircraft types included Maurice Farman Short Horn’ D.H.6., R.E. 8 90 h.p, A.W., Bristol Fighter and Avro, inside rear cover is written a list of lost comrades on Western Front, together with a pilot’s flying logbook to Lieutenant Midgley, ..... and a Field Service Pocket Book, dated 1914 (1917 reprint), 290 pp. text, fold-out diagrams, inscribed to ‘Cadet Harvey F. Flight No. 4 Squadron 10TTW St. Leonards on Sea, Hastings’, a silver cigarette case, Mappin & Webb, London ... inscribed on the gilded interior, ‘To Jack from some of his old ‘A’ Flight pals and Bits, No. 4 Squadron R.F.C. December 1917’, the cover applied with Royal Flying Corps Pilot’s Wings and engraved with eight signatures of other colleagues, 4 5/8in (11.8cm) long, together with a pair of original cloth RFC pilot’s wings on RFC bullion blazer badge, rigging notes for the RE8 and three photographs (2)

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242* Flying Log Books. Spiller (Alec John). A rare group of pilot’s flying log books which trace the career of this highly succesful A.T.A., service and private pilot who flew approximately 100 different aircraft types both military and civil, and post war flew in the King’s Cup and other races. Log Book No. 1. First flight on 2.2.36 in de Havilland DH60 G-ABTS, at Sywell for 15 minutes with Mr Hayward as instructor, other instructors included a Flt. Lt. Wilson and Capt. I.W.C. Mackenzie, went solo after 6 hrs 30 mins. Training continues with the Northamptonshire Aero Club flying the DH60 and Douglas engined Drone G-AEJH, on 20.4.38 took DH60 G-AAHG to friends wedding, on 18.6.39 flew at Brooklands for the 4 Club Competition with S/Ldr. Shute with only 78 hrs to his credit, records many flights for tea with friends, on 12.3.41 takes test for the A.T.A. in Tiger Moth R4907, extensive map reading, forced landing and other practice with A.T.A. pilot Flight Officer Pickup, numerous cross-country exercises, converts to ‘Anson’ and ‘Oxford’ twin-engine types, based at White Waltham, first flight in ‘Hurricane’ and ‘Lysander’ aircraft, then the ‘Fulmar’, ‘Battle’ and ‘Defiant’, first ‘Spitfire’ delivery with AB789 from Ringway to White Waltham on 30.8.41 then picked up ‘Hurricane’ BE112 and flew to Harwarden, numerous deliveries safely made, 300 hrs passed on 28.1.42. Log Book No. 2. Apparently concurrent with No. 1, i.e. dated April 1941-Sept. 1944, inside rear cover lists 75 different types flown including the Armstrong Whitworth ‘Albemarle’, Consolidated ‘Liberator’, Blackburn ‘Botha’, Bell ‘Aircobra’, Short ‘Scion’ and ‘Sunderland’, the Handley-Page ‘Halifax’ and others, a colossal variety of single and multi-engined types delivered to various units for disposal or other purposes including Gloster ‘Gladiator’ H2267 from Cambridge to Little Rissington on 3.3.44 and Fairey ‘Swordfish’ V4621 from Inskip to Worthy Down on 6.8.44, A.T.A., H.Q., Accidents Committee certificate on 17.8.44 records that flying ‘Ventura; JT888 the ‘pilot’s foot slipped off the rudder pedal and became jammed’, by this time Spiller was flying with the No. 6 Ferry Pool, by Sept. 1944 perhaps 50 aircraft types flown, in June 1943 19 types flown in the month after 391 deliveries. Log Book No. 3. Opened October 1st 1944, delivery flight of Avro ‘Lancaster’ HG189 from Castle Bromwich to Elsham Wold, other types flown during month include Short ‘Stirling’, Bristol ‘Beaufighter’ Consolidated ‘Catalina’ and Fairey ‘Baracuda’ No. 6, Ferry Pool activities continue, during December 1944 seventeen types, including Boeing B-17 flown, by January 1945 85 hours flown, now most being 4-engined types and flying boats, March 1945 particularly busy - 4 sorties on 28/3 including ‘Anson’, ‘Beaufighter’ and ‘Spitfire’, end of WWII not recorded as collections and deliveries continue, June 1945 total hours now 1032 first deliveries of the Avro ‘Lincoln’ recorded, Fairchild ‘hack’ aircraft still in use, October 2nd 1945 records delivery of ‘Albemarle’ 2006 to Ratcliffe and last A.T.A. flight on 20.10.45 in Fairchild FK177, on Jan. 11th 1946 Spiller joins Shell in Ecuador flying Budd, Ford and Grumman aircraft, intensive flying over next few months, in June 1947 rejoins Ferry unit delivering ‘Mosquito’ and ‘Spitfire’ aircraft in Italy and Turkey, February 1947 with the Caribbean Petrolcum Company, Venezuela flying Lockheed and ‘Sea Otter’ aircraft. Log Book No. 4. Opened 1.12.48 flying Lockheed 12A YV-P-AEL, month after month of flying including Percival ‘Prince’ and Miles ‘Messanger’ aircraft, March/April 1953 back in England flying from Sywell, National Air Races entered on 27.6.53 flying ‘Leopard Moth’ G.-ACMA, European Tour with ‘Messanger’ G-AKIN to France, Spain and Tangiers, London-Cardiff Air Race practice on 26/5/60, many overseas trips and air-races entered, including the King’s Cup 14/15.8.71 Goodyear Farnborough and others. Log Book No. 5. Records as winner of 1976 King’s Cup air-race flying Cessna C-180 G-ASIT and third in South Coast air-race on 17.7.79, last flight recorded 7.11.80 with C-180 G-ASIT after total of 6371 hrs and 30 minutes, together with a small group of associated letters and literature An unusual group of pilot’s flying log books not previously seen at auction. (-)

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£800-1200


243* Focke-Wulf Fw. 190. A quantity of copy documentation for this and other WW2 German aircraft, together with a quantity of American aircraft brochures, press releases, various photographs, an F18 ‘Hornet’ file and other material of similar interest (a carton)

£100-150

244* Focke-Wulf Fw.200 ‘Condor’. A file of original manufacturers’, copy press and other photographs of this elegant aircraft, known as the ‘Scourge of the Atlantic’ the Fw.200 had a distinguished career in both civilian and military guise, images include Lufthansa aircraft, the Dania Airlines OYDAM in model form, D-AETA “Westfalen”; D-AERE “Saarland”, D-ACON and others. Military machines illustrated include F8 + EH; SG + KS, KE + 1J; KE + 1W and other airframes, further images of damaged aircraft, crews, groundcrews and recovery operations of an Fw.200 lost in Norway in 1942 complete this lot, contained in a plastic folder, together with Focke-Wulf Fw. 190 series, a good collection of photographic images of this much respected fighter, dubbed the “Butcher Bird” the Fw.190 was a fine aircraft, loved by those that flew it and those that maintained it, this file of photographs covers the history of the type from the Fw.190 V-1 through the various marks to the final ‘Dora’ series, included are fine airto-air and ground images, many copies from private albums and collections, details of abandoned and damaged airframes, reproductions and similar interesting material, contained in a modern ring binder Ex-Kruger Collection. (approx. 260)

247* Gontermann (Lutnant Heinrich, 1896-1917). Vintage sepia portrait photograph by Bensemann, Metz, showing Gontermann in uniform wearing the Iron Cross First Class and the Pour le Merite, signed across the image and inscribed verso to his mechanic, image size 21 x 14cm, mounted on photographer’s board, a little damp stained, unframed but with orig. wooden backing board

246* Gloster Aircraft Company - Martyn Brothers. An Historical Compilation Presentation Photograph Album, delineating the Company and its Founding Origins and Development through the Martyn Family, c. 1880s-1980, comprising early archive copy-negative photographs with comprehensive text annotation and descriptive historical context of this Cheltenham-based company and its involvement with the Aeronautical and Other Industries during a Century of progress & development (1)

£100-120

£200-250

248* Graf Zepellin First World Tour. An original menu for the onboard 'Sixth Day Dinner' (Tokyo-Los Angeles), 1929, printed in black and gold with tipped in colour illustration in the Japanese style, showing the Graf Zeppelin over the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, stamped and dated 23. Aug.1929

245* Garros (Roland, 1888-1918). Monoplan Blériot piloté par Garros, n.d., c. 1910, orig. b & w postcard, signed by Garros, a few minor marks (1)

Heinrich Gontermann, born Siegen, southern Westphalia, 1896, joined the armed services in August 1914. After pilot training he was sent to Kampfstaffel Tergnier and FA 25 and on 11th November 1916, was assigned to Jasta 5. Three days later, he shot down his first British aeroplane. By October 1917 his score was thirtynine, including seventeen balloons. He was awarded the Iron Cross First Class, the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order, Bavarian Order of Max Josef and finally the Pour le Merite. While testing a Focke triplane on 30th October 1917 he crashed due to structural failure and died as a result of his injuries. (1) £500-700

£70-100

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£100-150


249* Graf Zeppelin photographic cards, comprising LZ 127 Fahrtbetrieb des Luftschiffes LZ 127, Graf Zeppelin and LZ 127 Originalaufnahmen von der AmerikaFahrt des Luftschiffes LZ 127, Graf Zeppelin Oktober 1928, each with card sleeve, pack of photographic cards Zeppelin-Serie in envelope, and LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin fold-out postcard pack (4)

£100-150

250 LZ 130 ‘Graf Zeppelin’. Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei G.M.B.H., n.d., c. 1939, folding publicity brochure/poster, fine coloured artwork, approx. 35 x 59cm fully opened, VG LZ 130 was the last of the great German rigid airships built by the Zeppelin Luftschiffbau during the inter-war period. Often referred to as Graf Zeppelin II, this airship made a total of thirty flights including a propaganda flight on 2nd December 1938 when small parachutes were thrown out with swastika flags and handbills carrying the text ‘Dein JA dem Fuhrer!’ and loudspeakers played music and National Socialist propaganda. The last flight was made on 20th August 1939 and in April 1940, Hermann Goering ordered that both Graf Zeppelins should be scrapped as the metal was needed for the war effort. (1) £100-150

251 LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin. 10 verschiedene Postkarten in echt Photographie, n.d., c. 1930s, ten b & w photo postcards, including portrait of Count Zeppelin, the sheds at Friedrichshafen, the Zeppelin under construction, bound concertina-style in orig. printed laminated boards, 8vo (1)

£70-100

252* Handley-Page. A collection of dieline copies of blue-prints and drawings of twenty-seven aircraft types built by this company prior to World War Two, types include H.P.-5., H.P.-19 ‘Hanley’ H.P.0/400, H.P.-27 ‘Hampstead’, H.P.-39 ‘Gugnunc’ Heyford and others, many with minor damage, plus The Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm, pub. Illustrated London News, together with ‘Defenders of the Empire’, pub. Juvenile Productions Ltd., c. 1940, a collection of six prints after the originals by Gerald Coulson, Air Ministry (Air Intelligence [A.I.4]), pub. May 1918 and other prints, a watercolour of a Blenheim IV and die-line three-view drawings of the B.E.2a., B.E.2c., B.E.I., B.E.2e., and B.E.9. (a carton)

£100-150

Lot 255 253 Hawker ‘Tempest’ II. A. P. 2458B Pilot’s Notes, Oct. 1945, test pilot’s notes by Flt./Lt. Coxhead 320 M.U., Karachi, with original pencil notes and annotations in ink as provisional pilot’s notes superceded by A.P. 2458B, also included ex Flt./Lt. Coxhead, 44 pp. with fold out photos, amendments, covers well worn, together with Pilot’s and Flight Engineer’s Notes for Short ‘Sunderland III’, 2nd ed., 1943, Bristol ‘Brigand’ Mk. B1 and Met. 3 with amendments, dated 1951, 52 pp. with foldout photo pages, a ‘Mosquito’, Pilot’s Notes for the Mk VIII, IX and XVI dated 1944 and a facsimile manual for the FB.6 (6)

£100-150

254* Heinkel. A comprehensive collection of photographs, including some personalities, technical and airborne images, works pictures and press images relating to various Heinkel aircraft including He.112; He.114; He.115; He.116; He.118; He.119; He.162; He.170 and He.176 contained in a modern ring binder Ex-Kruger Collection. (1)

£200-300

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255* Heinkel He.111 Series. A remarkable and important folio of manufacturers’, operational, private and other images of this much respected aircraft, flight crews and ground engineers with support staff, included are numerous illustrations of Heinkel He.111 production, servicing, operational views, air-to-air images, original war reports by war-photographer Stempka from Jever circa 1940, other material includes prototype and trials aircraft including D-ALIX “Rostock”, D-ARCG with interior views; early bomber versions including D-AXOH, Spanish, Iraqi and other variants, some duplicates, pilots and crews at work, damaged aircraft, radar equipped machines flying bomb and torpedo carriers, anti-balloon aircraft, the “Zwilling” and others, an historic collection Ex-Kruger Collection. (-)

£500-800


256* Junkers Ju.52/3m. series. A fine collection of official manufacturers’, Luftwaffe, private and other photographs of this immortal aircraft, images of civilian and military examples are included with operational photographs from the Norwegian and African campaigns; mass formations to supply the Afrika Corps; the para-drop over Crete; recovery of wrecked aircraft; float-plane operations; restorations, and many other similar subjects make up this splendid portfolio, contained in a modern ring binder

258 Lessard (E. and Brodin, E.). Almanach des Aviateurs. L’Année aérienne, l’Aviation, Science bien francaise, les Origines de l’Aviation, Ce que coute un aéroplane, Comment construire un Cerf-volant porteur, Silhouettes d’Aviateurs, Prix a disputer, etc. etc., Paris, 1911, 60 pp., b & w illusts. from photos, text somewhat browned and brittle, orig. printed wrappers, chipped at edges, spine crudely repaired with linen tape, tall 8vo

Ex-Kruger Collection. (-)

259* WWII Flying Log Book. Log book kept by Squadron Leader P.G. Prescott, 204 Squadron, South African Air Force late Royal Air Force first entry 7.11.1942 ‘To Portreath from West Rainham prior to departure for North Africa Invasion: To Algiers’ (Bisley BA817), 11.11.42 ‘To Bliba (Algiers)from Gibraltar natives hostile Arabs apathetic. Landed half and hour before expiration ultimatum to French Commader to surrender-or fight 78th Division, French Commander followed former course’, 7.12.42 ‘Operations: Bizerte Docks: From Blida very moderate light & heavy flak: Bombs seen to burst in dock area and along Dockyard front’ (Wellington X150), various entries, 2.8.1943 ‘Operations: Goof Anti Shipping Patrol from Protville I Maritims-Vulcano 10. Cap Vaticano Cap Palinoro etc etc - Ustica Maritimo - Base, sighted 3 E Boats, 165 Capalinora 5 highly upset - fired at each other no further sightings, fires etc seen Messina beaches’ (Wellington XIII P/458), 15.9.43 ‘Operations: Anti-Submarine Patrol from Protville I: Area 20 mls S.W. Naples 40 x 20 smls. No sighting off patrol sighted empty lifeboat made close inspection Scicilian coast and mainland on return base’ (Liberator IID A/I ASW), various entries, 12.4.1944 ‘Bullseye. Target Marker Force practise attack on Taranto successful’ (Halifax IAY JPIII M/614), 31.10.44 ‘Bombing town of Podgorica Jugo-Slavia from Foggia Main. 1x4000 mls. Released on GEE on concentration German troops forming in town to escape partisans (Wellington BLP394 /B/104), last entry 13.8.1946 ‘To Croydon from Istres’ (Dakota K.J. 880), plus copied entries from No.205 Squadron’s Operations Record Book

£300-400

257* The Lancashire Aero Club. The Blackpool Flying Carnival, July 28th to August 20th, 1910, complimentary press ticket, printed in gold on stiff card, 10 x 12.5cm, VG (1)

£80-120

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£70-100

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£100-150

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260* Martin Baker Ejection Seats. A small collection of manufacturer’s brochures, black & white photographs, drawing office dye-line diagram and four original pencil diagrams, c. 1970s, plus a series of nine b & w photographs depicting a pilot ejecting from a US Navy F-8 Crusader during an emergency landing and subsequent ditching from a US Navy aircraft carrier, approx. forty items contained in black plastic A4 folder (1)

£70-100


261 Maxim (Hudson and Hammer, William J). Chronology of Aviation, reprinted from The World’s Almanac for 1911, Westfield, New Jersey, [1912?], 23 pp., orig. printed green wrappers, sl. dust soiled and browned at edges, spine staples a little rusted, slim large 8vo, together with National Defense Research Committee. Theory of Probability with Applications by Henry Scheffe, Armor and Ordnance Report No. A-224 (OS RD No. 1918) Division 2, [Washington, 1944?], pp. VIII + 107 pp., Restricted stamps throughou, orig. stapled printed wrappers with further Restricted stamps to both covers, copy no./427, a little dust soiling and staples rusted, slim 4to, plus a collection of mainly U.S. and German military aviation reports and documents, 1940s-50s, some stamped ‘Restricted’ or ‘Confidential’, etc., mostly orig. printed wrappers, slim 4to/8vo (a carton)

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£150-200

263* Monaco. Le Rallye Aerien, Avril, 1914, a rare original postcard printed in blue tint, signed by Brinde Jonc du Moulinais, stamped and postmarked The course of the rally included London, Paris, Brussels, Gotha, Madrid, Milan and Rome with mandatory pit stops. Approximately 10,000 postcards were carried on the 1,300 kilometre route by the competing aviators in order to raise funds for the event. (1) £70-100

£150-200

262 Miscellaneous aviation ephemera. The Schlesinger African Air Race from England to South Africa, September, 1936, 20 pp., b & w illusts. and ads., signed by several competitors, including Captain Max Findlay and Kenneth Waller (Air Speed Envoy), C.G.M. Alington and Lieutenant P.D. Booth (BA ‘Eagle’), F/O A.E. Clouston (Miles Hawk VI), Victor Smith (Miles Sparrowhawk), Major A.M. Miller and Captain S.S. Halse (Percival Mew Gull), Flt.Lt. T. Rose (B.A. 4 Double Eagle), C.W.A. Scott, D.W. Llewellyn and two others (Percival Vega Gull), final two pages stuck together with some minor damage, two b & w photographs loosely inserted, orig. printed wrappers, oblong 8vo, together with The Modern Light Aeroplane, pub. Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd., [1933], four col. plts. with moveable flaps, orig. printed stiff wrappers (designed by Maurice Beck) and ten other items of aviation ephemera, including Programme of the Royal Air Force Display, Hendon, 1934, (lacking rear cover), three orig. weekly issues of Flight, 1911 & 1917, and a small WWII-period typescript booklet, ‘Advice to Air Crews forced to land in the Desert’, etc. (13)

265 Morane-Saulnier. Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier, Societe Anonyme de Constructions Aéronautiques, (Capital 1,500,000 Francs), 206, Boulevard Pereire, Paris, 1914, 30 pp. manufacturer’s brochure, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, each page with Greek key pattern border in orange, orig. printed stiff wrappers with silk cord to spine, 4to

266* Morlay (Amand, Des Prez de La Morlay, Lieutenant de Cavalerie). A rare b & w photo postcard with printed caption ‘Colonne Tadla-Jun 1913-Le Lieutenant de la Morlay fait un mauvais atterrissage a Casbah Tadla’, signed in black ink by Morlay, postally unused, VG (1)

£70-100

264* Morane Brothers Flying Accident. A very rare set of four original b & w photo postcards, captioned in ink ‘L’appareil apres la chute les Freres Morane 5-10-1910’, showing officials and spectators gathered around the wreckage of an early flying machine, postally unused, VG (4)

£150-200

267 Moteurs d’Aviations Anzani. Notice descriptive et Instructions concernant les Moteurs d’Aviation 10 Cylindres et 6 Cylindres, Avril, 1917, 32 pp. text with diags., orig. stiff wrappers, a little marked, slim 8vo (1)

£70-100

£70-100

268* Panavia Tornado, photographs and brochures. An extensive collection of photographs from the Alfred W. Kruger including Panavia and archive, Messerschmitt official photographs, plus brochures and book, in five folders (-)

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£80-120


269* WWII Flying Log Book. Log book kept by Warrant Officer J.M.B. Reed, 262 Squadron, Royal Air Force, first entry 14.4.1944 - 12.5.1944, various training exercises, results of AB Initio-Gunnery Course at No.1 A.G.S.. Pembre between 2.4.44-19.5.44, training with Brownings in Ansons, remarks, Pass ‘a good all round cadet who should make an excellent airgunner’, later stationed at 30 O.T.U. Seighford 22.6.1944 - 13.8.1944 (Wellingtons), 9.9.44 - 4.10.44 stationed at Bottesford, various bombing raids, 1.10.44 (Lancasters), ‘night duel, search lights evasive action’, 17.10.1944-3.4.1945, stationed at 626 Squadron, Wickenby, various operations over Essen, Cologne, Wanne Eikel, Freiber and other destinations, (total of 9 operations and 23 night sorties), total flying time 412hrs 35mins, plus various black and white snap-shot photographs including Reed sitting on the tail of a bomber and three group photographs, etc., lecture notes compiled by Reed from training courses (-)

£100-150

270* RFC. An album commemorating Lieutenant C.A. Bettington and Lieutenant E. Hotchiss, Royal Flying Corps both killed when their Bristol Coanda monoplane crashed near Oxford 10.9.1912, comprising newspaper cuttings, approx. 95 black and white photographs of Hotchkiss and Bettington in aircrafts, flights in early bi-planes, flight over stonehenge, the wreckage and funeral Lieutenants C.A. Bettington and E. Hotchkiss were killed when on a flight from Larkhill near Salisbury heading for East Anglia. One account reported at about 08.15 over the western border of Oxford the machine was seen falling at a great speed crashing into a willow tree on the banks of stream in Wolvercote, Hotchkiss was found in the aircraft and Bettington was recovered from the stream. (1) £100-150

Lot 269 273* Royal Air Force. A collection of air display brochures, including Empire Air Day, May 20th 1939, Farnborough, July 1950, Gütersloh, May 27th 1967, North Weald, May 29th, 1967, Wildenrath, July 6th 1968, Gatow, July 2nd 1972, St. Athan, Sept. 18, 1982, and Brawdy, July 25th 1984, together with a ‘Spitfire’ publicity brochure, a 111 Squadron Aerobatic Team brochure, c. 1958, a Hawker P.1052 brochure, a Hawker ‘Hurricane Kookaburra Tech.’ Pub. Technical Manual, and other items of similar interest (-)

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£150-200

275 Semaine d’Aviation d’Anvers (Vliegweek van Antwerpen), 23 Oct - 2 Nov. 1909. A rare original programme for the event, 32 pp., numerous b & w illusts. from photos, text in French and Dutch, orig. blue wrappers, upper wrapper with pochoir artwork after Alfred van Nesteg, (small loss to lower corner), oblong 4to

£150-200

272* The Royal Air Force 75th Anniversary edition First Day Covers, in an album containing thirty hand signed F.D.C.s, together with Royal Air Force honours, decorations and medals series, 18 flown covers in an album containing numerous second world war fighter ace and crew signatures, and a signed print of Sir Arthur Harris Bt., G.C.B., O.B.E., A.F.C., Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Bomber Command 1942-45, limited edition 245/950, signed by the artist Stan Baldock M.B.E., D.F.M., and a larger signed print signed by Sir Arthur Harris

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£70-100

271* Rohrbach Metal Aeroplane Co. An original brochure, c. 1925, describing and illustrating the range of land based and flying boats built by this German manufacturer in Denmark so as to circumnavigate the restrictions of the Versailles treaty, together with other leaflets and a scarce Fratelli Nardi brochure for the Nardi FN315 and associated wind tunnel model photographs of this aicraft, also a selection of later Dornier brochures and Fiat leaflets (-)

274 ‘Paul Schmidt’. Aéroplanes ‘Paul Schmidt’. A Incidence Variable, Brevets en France et a l’Etranger, Paris & Chartres, c. 1911, a rare manufacturer’s brochure, 12 pp., b & w illusts. from photos, orig. thin paper wrappers, silk cord to spine, slim 8vo

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£100-150

276* The Moth. Magazine of the de Havilland Moth Club (formerly known as “Enterprise”), nos. 39-104, 1981-98, bound in 3 vols., b & w illusts. and ads., uniform light blue cloth with blue morocco labels to spines, folio, together with two framed and glazed aviation prints, “South Africa Air Force 1914-18” by J.M. McDonald, and “Royal Australian Navy Sea Venom and HMAS Melbourne” David Marshall (5)

£50-80


277* Tissandier (Paul). Tissandier sur son Aéroplane, a rare b & w photo postcard showing Tissandier sitting at the controls of an early Wright flying machine, signed by Tissandier in blue ink, postally unused, VG Paul Tissandier (1881-1945) was the son of aviator and historian Gaston Tissandier, and nephew of Albert Tissandier, Gaston's brother. Paul began his flying career as a hot air balloon pilot, later moved to airships and finally aircraft. He was a pilot-pupil of Wilbur Wright, gaining his pilots' license on September 16 1909. (1) £70-100

278* RFC. An emotive archive relating to 2nd Lieutenant C.T.H. Vaisey, 8 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, who was repeatedly shot by enemy fire and died of wounds 1.7.1916, comprising Aviators Certificate, inscribed and dated 24.1.1916, a sepia photograph of the recipient, letter to his father dated 28.6.1916, the letter starts ‘still alive and fit’, telegram to his next of kin informing them Vaisey had been dangerously wounded and in a clearing station, another informing Vaisey had died, various letters of sympathy to his next of kin including a letter of condolence to his father from Vaisey’s Observer, C.E.M. Pickthorn, detailing the aerial fight which ultimately led to his death, a black and white photograph of his grave from the Director of Graves Registration & Enquiries, newspaper cutting dated 16.5.1917 ‘Services in the Field, Officers Commended’ mentions Vaisey 2nd Lieutenant Charles Thomas Hinton Vaisey (1885-1916), a native of Winslow, Buckinghamshire and Norden Cottage, Coombe Down, Bath, Vaisey lived in Australia as a sheep farmer when War broke out but returned to England to serve with No.8 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. During an operation over France Vaisey and his Observer Charles Edward Murray Pickthorn (1896-1938) were attacked by three enemy Fokkers, Vaisey was shot in the back and through the intestines, Pickthorn took the controls having only had four days experience in the air, Vaisey then managed to regain control and land the BE2d No5763 at an allied aerodrome, in the letter to Vaisey’s father from Pickthorn which is included in this lot he recollects that Vaisey’s last words were ‘did I land her alright, did I get Pickthorn back’ (Pickthorn himself went on to become a successful pilot noted as a “Fighter Ace” credited for five aerial victories his fourth leading to the capture of the Crown Prince Frederich of Prussia), Vaisey died of his wounds in No.20 Casualty Clearing Station 1.7.1916, he is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. () £100-150

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279 Védrines (Jules). Le 19 Janvier 1919 l’Aviateur Jules Védrines a, pour la Premiere Fois, realise l’Atterrissage d’un Avion sur le Toit d’une Maison dans une Grande Ville sur la Terrasse des Grands Magasins au Galeries Lafayette. Le 30 Juin 1921 Inauguration d’un Monument Commemorant cet Exploit, eleve a l’Endroit exact au Jules Védrines a atterri sur la terrasse des Grands Magasins aux Galeries Lafayette, 16 pp. commemorative brochure, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. printed wrappers, tied on spine with silk cord, slim 4to

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Jules Charles Toussaint Védrines (1881-1919) was an early French aviator, notable for being the first pilot to fly at more than 100 mph and for winning the Gordon Bennett Trophy race in 1912. During the First World War he was largely involved in clandestine missions, landing behind enemy lines to drop or pick up agents. His aircraft was named La Vache (The Cow) and was emblazoned with a picture of a cow, in homage to his family’s roots in the Limousin region. On 19 January 1919 he succeeded in landing a Caudron G.3 on the roof of the Galeries Lafayette department store in paris, winning a 25,000 franc prize which had been offered before the war. He was killed shortly afterwards while attempting to fly from Villacoublay to Rome. (1) £150-200


280* Vickers Armstrong Ltd. A ‘Viscount’ 700 Series brochure, spiral bound, embossed gilt cover, 64 pp., pub. Vickers Armstrong Ltd., numerous colour plates and photographs after the original, text, diagrams, together with a brochure for the Vickers V.C.10 Freighter nose-loading cargo system, another for the Vickers Super V.C.10, a ‘Vanguard’ progress report brochure, text, diagrams and photographs after the original, 28 pp., dated March 1958 (some staining to covers), and an aerial photograph by Aerofilms Ltd. of the Vickers Aviation Ltd., Weybridge works adjacent to the old Brooklands racing track (5)

£100-150

281* WAAF & British Red Cross. A group of Lady-Officer’s uniform dress and apparel, including WRAF Skirt Womens, blue-grey pattern size 12, stores ref. CT33/713 named ACW Rees, together with tunic blouson jacket S/ref. E/CLO/32865/1, No1 Dress dated 1955, lacking insignia, together with a British Red Cross Society dress-cap by Scott & Co Piccadilly London, and a summer-issue straw hat with service ribbon & badge by Scott & Co (Picc. & Old Bond St.) By Royal Appointment, padded & quilted silk lining (4)

£70-100

282* Waterton (Squadron Leader Bill, 1916-2006). Pen and ink head and shoulders portrait sketch by Orde, 1946(?) inscribed by the artist to left and right blank margins with subjects name, place of birth and RAF awards, and noting his then new role as chief test pilot of the Gloster Aircraft Company, signed and dated by the artist [Cuthbert] Orde lower right, 20 x 28cm, framed and glazed (1)

283 WWI - British Red Cross. Catalogue of Paintings and Prints of the Earliest and Latest Types of Aircraft, Collected and Arranged by the Countess of Drogheda in aid of the Flying Services Fund (Administered by the Royal Aero Club) and the Irish Hospital Supply Depots for the British Red Cross, Exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 51A New Bond Street, 1917, 100 pp., three tipped in b & w photographs, seven b & w half-tone illusts., one orig. pencil sketch captioned ‘A moment during the ‘At Home’ in the Grosvenor Galleries. Mar. 1917’, possibly drawn by Mr. Home, art critic for The Sphere, plus two original manuscript letters from Lady Drogheda to Mr. Home, orig. printed green paper wrappers, with admission ticket pasted inside front wrapper, minor wear to extremities, 4to (1)

£100-150

£70-100

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284 WWI RFC & RNAS. “About The Aeroplane School”. A very rare early 20th-c. brochure for the Seaplane School (Bowness on Windermere) by Northern Aeroplane Co., c. 1912, 12 pp. photo-illustrated, together with a folio of early brochures & publications including “Principles of Flight” A.E. Berriman 2nd Ed. 1913, 46pp softcovers with fold-out tipped-in illustrative plates & diagrams and artwork illustrated pages, also with RNAS “Navigation Magnetism Deviation of the Compass” instructional handbook for pilots & observers inscribed Air Dept. Admiralty April 1917, 76pp with fold-out charts, also with a very rare “Signals Between Aeroplanes & Artillery” flying observer’s instructional card for in-cockpit reference use during a patrol, heavily waxed thick card 4pp single-fold format, stamped WO 40/349, and with a glass plate negative depicting a captured German Hannover observation aircraft c. 1918, all contained in a period folio folder with applied label inscribed “Aeronautics Historical” (1)

£180-250

285* WWI German letters from the Front. An archive of letters from German soldiers fighting on the front line to a young woman called Elsie von Schubert from Heindelburg, Elsie wrote to several young soldiers, there are approx. 225 letters from them, plus twenty-three from Elsie which were returned to her after one of the young men died, comprising several sheets at a time, others are on briefer field postcards of Prisoner of War cards, several b&w photographs plus drawings, contained in four folders (-)

£300-500


286* WWII - Bomber Command. A tenshilling note signed by Squadron Leader John Dering Nettleton VC and twenty other Bomber Command pilots, [at the Harrington Club, Kensington, early 1943], other signatures include Wing Commander C.K. Asherwold DFC, Squadron Leader ‘Laddie’ Lucas DFC, Wing Commander John Creighton(?) DSO, DFC, Flight Lieutenant R. Marshall DFC, Squadron Leader R.C. Dutton DFC, Flight Lieutenant Thomas Parnaby DFC, Air Commodore P. Dickinson (blind), J.E. Scott DFC, Diepp and B.S.(?) Robinson DSO, DFC, the signatures in various blue inks and inscribed to both sides of the note, 8 x 14cm Provenance: This group of autographs was collected for the vendor John Porter at the Harrington Club, Gloucester Road, Kensington, where John who aged 13 was the youngest there present, was taken by his parents for a tombola in aid of RAF flying crew in early 1943. John Dering Nettleton VC (1917-1943), the only VC noted among the autographees, received his award for his part in a daring Lancaster bomber attack on a factory near Augsburg, Germany, on 17 April 1942. He was killed in action near Turin, Italy, on the 13th July 1943, just months after signing this banknote. (1) £200-300

Lot 286

287 WWII RAF - “Pilot’s Notes”. A quantity of Air Ministry Wartime issue Pilot’s Notes Manuals for Trainees, c. 1940s, including Spitfire Va & Vb Merlin 45 Engine dated 7/42, Fairey Battle I dated 7/39, Bristol Blenheim I 1940, Hudson V dated 3/41, Stirling I & II Jan ‘42, Vickers Wellington I, Ia & Ic + Amendments Jan 1940-Sept 1940, Halifax II Jun 1942, Hawker Typhoon Ia & Ib Oct 1942, Lysander III & IIIa dated 7/41 and Mosquito FB VI dated 1/44, together with “British Air Forces” large format published by the Illustrated London News depicting photographic illustrations of British & Allied warplanes dated July 1941, and other items (a carton)

£100-150

288* Zeppelin Airships. A folder containing approx. seventy-eight b & w photographs and cuttings, Zeppelin-related postcards, together with four booklets including Mit Graf Zeppelin um die Welt, Volksbucher der Gefchte Graf Zeppelin (1)

289* Zeppelin Sheds Raid, Nov. 21, 1914. A postcard size Christmas card depicting naval airmen Briggs, Sippe & Babington raiding the Friedrichshafen Zeppelin sheds on November 21st, 1914, with printed message verso ‘Sincere and hearty greetings for Christmas and the New Year from Mr & Mrs A.V. Roe, Xmas 1926’, signed and inscribed in blue ink by Lt. Sydney Vincent Sippe, January 1927, with another Christmas card sent by Mr & Mrs T.O.M. Sopwith, 1926, with single-page insert card having tipped in photograph of Sopwith’s 12 metre racing yacht ‘Doris’ probably by Beken of Cowes, and a small group of aviation brochures and pamphlets, etc. (11)

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£100-150

290* Zeppelin Magic Lantern Slides. An original box of nine coloured lantern slides from ‘The Conquest of the Air Series’, together with ten further slides featuring lighter-than-air subjects (-)

£80-120

291* Zeppelins. A group of eight Zeppelin postcards, c. 1920s/1930s, all b & w and all but two real photo postcards, divided backs, two postally used with German stamps, frankings and messages, VG (8)

Lot 289

£70-100

£70-100


AVIATION MEMORABILIA 296* Air-Sea Rescue - Life Raft. RFD Type 4U Mk1 ES3313 4-man inflatable life-raft, complete in original carry-pack with tags to handle etc. (1)

292* A bronze Austro Hungaria Air Force commemorative medal by Gurschner circa 1910, obverse with relief of Etrich Monoplane flying over a Palace, engraved ‘Viribus-Unitis’, reverse of Austro-Hungarian double headed eagle Coat of Arms with raised text ‘Furdie Osterr Luft Flotte’, 6.5cm diameter, very fine (1)

£80-120

294* A bronze plaquette for Navigation Aerienne by A. Morlot, with winged angel in central panel flanked by a bi-plane and airship over industrial landscape, text ‘Navigation Aerienne’ in relief, with vacant cartouche, reverse with vacant central panel flanked by an artist and industrial worker, ‘Le Reve Concoit and La Science Realise’ in relief, rectangular with arched top, 10.1cm x 7.4cm, very fine (1)

£100-150

295* A.B.C. Aero Engine. An Edwardian period horizontally opposed air-cooled twin, possibly c. 500 cc with exposed push-rods, rockers and valve gear, induction and exhaust pipe-work, aluminium crank case with oil drip feed supply connection, with original lodge spark plugs, finely finned cylinder barrels and heads, with BTH Type M.2W2 magneto No. 6E 74055, mounted on stand for display purposes, 19in (48cm) wide, 14in (35.5cm) high

297* An early 20th century oxidised brass framed eight blade airflow meter, the silvered dial with three subsidiary dials, fine blued steel hands, inscribed zero setting Pat No. 3729, No. E20330, the original leather carrying case with Short & Mason Anemometer correction label, 5in (12.7cm) high (1)

A rare engine, ideally suited for power for a light car or cycle car restoration, rebuild or creation. (1) £800-1200

293 A bronze commemorative medal for Capitaine Pilote Guynemer by L. Barillet circa 1917, obverse name and portrait and ‘Paris Art’, reverse with an image of a crane in clouds, details of Guynemer in French, dated 16.10.1917, 5cm diameter, very fine, in a red card case, inner lid inscribed in gold ‘Henri Teterger, 248, rue de Rivoli, Paris, Grands Prix’ Georges Marie Ludovic Jules Guynemer (18941917), was a top WWI French fighter ace missing in action 11.9.1917. (1) £80-120

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£300-400

£80-120


298* Airman Desk Lighter. A good deskpiece ornament in the form of an Aviator of the inter-war years, c. 1930s, representing a pilot standing figure in full flying apparel holding a two-bladed propeller, the head hinged to reveal petrol lighter, silver-plated pewter mounted upon a polished hardwood base, 9in (23cm) (1)

Lot 300

£150-200

300* A rare WWI period German airship barograph, the mechanism mounted on a grey metal framework, with recording drum and nickel plated twin bellows, the maker’s label with trade mark for ‘L.G.’ and inscribed ‘Messbereich: 8000 meter, Umdrehungszeit: 6 Stunden, No. 3522’, contained in the original pine case, with viewing window recording card dated 1919 and further inscriptions barely legible, the upper and lower surfaces with suspension loops, 7 7/8 inches, (20cm) long (1)

299* A rare early 20th century aluminium cased airship altimeter by Short & Mason Ltd., London, No. 174674, the white enamel dial graduated 0-10,000 feet, with sub divisions for each 100 feet, the single hand with luminous pointer, index mark 5 for 1000 & 500 feet, with luminous paint, with interior lighting attachment, 6.75 ins (17.2cm) diameter (1)

£800-1200

301* A rare Creagh Osborne compass by Dent & Co & Johnson, the aluminium suspension frame with sprung adjustors, the hemispherical compass card with sectors graduated in red & black, inscribed on the viewing window circumference Patt. 259, No. 618, with mounting platform, 6.5in (16.5cm) high overall (1)

£300-400

£400-500

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303* Two Royal Air Force training altimeters, each with glass tubes, mounted on oak with various stamps, 107cm high and 95cm high respectively (2)

302* A rare WWI period Admiralty pattern airship timepiece the black enamelled dial with luminous arabic numerals inscribed ‘Birch & Graydon Ltd, 153 Finchchurch St., London’, Swiss made, with seconds sweep and subsidiary 12 hour dial with stop, the aluminium casing stamped 194 contained in an instrument board mounting stamped 165 and located with bayonet catch with mahogany mount, timepiece dia. 3.75in (9.5cm) (1)

£300-400

£70-100

304* American Tinplate Zeppelin Airship. A tinplate airship manufactured by Buffalo Toy & Tool Works, New York, various transfers including US roundels, clockwork, 68cm long (probably the LZ126 Los Angeles) (1)

£50-80

305* Aviation Headsets. Two modern headsets, “Autocoustic-Antisonic” pattern and “Chiltern 007” types, both with boommic and NATO wiring & jack-plug fittings, one with RAF pattern adaptor, almost new condition, together with four modern “Airlite 62” type headsets, little-used condition (6)

£100-150

307* A rare WW2 period Luftwaffe aircraft barograph, the bakelite case with maker’s impressed mark for R. Fuess Berlin Steblitz, the maker’s label inscribed ‘Höenschreiber 10km Fl. 22861, Gerä Nr 178 h, Baureihe B W.Nr 1304 4082’, the barograph ‘D.R.P. Jagus No. 27986’, the underside of the base stamped ‘Augsburger, Verein für Luftsport a.V. Segel Fluggruppe 1 Günther Orgenhaft’, the casing with four suspension loops and curved celluloid recording drum window (1)

306* A rare early 20th century plated brass cased altimeter by Elliott Brothers, No. 1253, with adjustable cursor, silvered dial bevel glass, the rotating scale reading 010000 ft with 100 ft subdivisions, 4in (10.2cm) (1)

£300-400

Lot 303

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£500-700


Lot 308 308* Bleriot Clock. A French mantel clock circa 1910, formed as two patinated spelter children standing on a rocky base, one pointing to the sky, titled 'C' Est Bleriot !... Par Ruffony', over stepped marble base, circular white enamel dial with two holes, encased in gilt metal cscroll mount with bevel edged circular glass, four curved gilt-metal scroll supports, drum movement with pierced cover, 51cm high x 25.5cm wide (1)

Lot 308 309* Louis Bleriot. An early 20th-c. castalloy plaque, c. 1912, having raised relief lettering inscribed “L. Bleriot, Suresnes”, stamped numbered No. 35, 3 x 6in (7 x 15cm) (1)

Lot 309

£700-1000

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£70-100


310* BOAC, BEA, British Airways & Concorde etc. A group of memorabilia & related souvenirs, 1950s-1980s, including Concorde Folio-flight-case, Jig-Saw (boxed) Booklets and promotional pamphlets, Videos, DVDs etc, together with BOAC Desk-lighter and early travel-brochures, with playing-cards, lapel-badge stick-pin, posters, prints and air-crew luggage-tags and sundry items etc. (a carton)

314* An early 20th-c. clear glass carafe, probably French, enamelled and etched decoration depicting a flamboyant female in an early flying machine, waving to a gentleman below in an early automobile, 8in (20cm) tall (1)

315* de Havilland Tiger Moth - Oil Tank. An original airframe fitment, c. 1930s-1940s, having later enlarged modification for longrange usage, lightweight alloy complete with inlet/outlet ports & filler-cap etc., finished in green

£70-100

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Lot 312

£80-120

Lot 313

312* A bronze plaquette of the Aero-Club de Belgique by G. Devreese circa 1910, obverse with airship and balloon amongst clouds, ‘Aero-Club de Belgique’ in relief, vacant cartouche along the exergue, reverse with diaphanous lady with naked boy releasing an eagle with monoplane in the distance, rectangular with arched top, 8.7cm x 4.6cm (1)

311* Propellers. A pair of early French propeller-blade souvenirs, circa 1915, original painted and varnished laminated hardwood surfaces, each with applied makers transfers to blade-tips inscribed “Helices RF - Fils de Regy Freres” also with impressed stamped makers’ trade marks to blade root, one further stamped no. 155, both exhibiting bullet-hole damage, one drilled for mounting

£70-100

£100-150

313* A bronze uniface plaquette for WrightCurtiss Aviation Companies by Jonathan M. Swanson 1929, with Mercury pointing to a monoplane before a boy, scientist and industrial worker, raised text ‘Commemorating the Merging of Wright Aeronautical Corporation Travel Air Company, Keystone Aircraft Corporation, Moth Aircraft Corporation, New York Air Terminals Inc New York and Suburban Air Lines Inc, Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company Inc, Curtiss Robertson Air, Plane MFG Company, Curtiss-Caproni Corp, Curtiss Flying Service Inc, Curtiss Airports Corp, Curtiss Aeroplane Export Corporation’ , dated 1929, struck by the Medallic Art Company, 10.1cm x 6.6cm, very fine (1)

316* de Havilland Tiger Moth. Fuel Tank, an original airframe fitment, c. 1930s-40s, ribbed aerofoil section for upper-wing mounting, finished in brown, unrestored condition (1)

317* de Havilland Tiger Moth. An original Tailplane & Rudder assembly, c. 1930s1940s, complete with elevators, partly stripped fabric to rudder, unrestored condition, together with a de Havilland Tiger Moth original Blind-Flying Cockpit-Hood, c. 1930s-1940s, canvas-covered lightweight steel-tubed hooped-frame for pilot-training, distressed condition (2)

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Lot 315

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£100-200

318* De Havilland “Tiger Moth”. An original airframe component tail-plane, c. 1940, skeleton frame of steamed ash and hardwood laminate-braced construction, fabric stripped for inspection as replacement spare, 104 x 26in (264 x 66cm)

£100-150

The log book refers to Brackley returning from an attempted daylight raid on Denis Westram Aerodrome near Ghent 7.9.1916. “No.4 Wing set out in great strength but wind was very strong and it took 2 hrs. to get back to Zeebrugge. Some machines turned back with engine and other troubles; six reached the Dutch frontier but only three turned inland and steered for Ghent. One more turned back and only Brackley and another were left. Over Eccloo a hostile machine appeared and H.G.B. turned for the coast with enemy following and firing. At Knocke heavy A.A. fire joined in; elevator wires and bracing wires of tail boom were shot away and machine hit in many places. Another hostile machine appeared and joined the chase all the way to Nieuport firing all the time. Between Zeebrugge and Ostende the top warp wire was shot away and bullets hit the machine everywhere” (BM p15). (2) £200-300

£250-300

£100-150


Lot 316

319* Early Aviation & WWI Royal Flying Corps c. 1909-1916. A group of early aviation miscellanea including Edwardian pocket photo-frame, Aeroplanes Caudron pocket mirror, RFC Pilot’s Uniform badges, RFC Crested Staffordshire china jug (Willow Art), sweetheart brooches and sundry related items (-)

£80-120

Lot 321 321* A good miniature laminated WWI period two blade propeller, the boss stamped T.28153 500 watt NoI 1897 and marked with an A over a broad arrow, with two brass shaft end plates stamped with A.I.D. mark H.43, 19in (48cm) diameter, together with another miniature propeller, 12in (30.5cm) diameter mounted on an airfoil section marked with a [?] Unit badge and inscribed “Old Bill Little Bill 1.1.41”., and a five-cylinder miniature rotary aero-engine with part propeller mounted on a display shield originally painted with a crest or armorials, later over painted in green (3)

324* Imperial Airways. A scarce original dashboard ammeter instrument by Rotax Ltd. c. 1920s, black-faced with silvered luminous numerals calibrated +12 and -12 amps inscribed “Amperes - Imperial Airways”, nickel-plated bezel (modified bracket mount to casing), 2in (5cm) diam. (1)

£100-120

£200-300

322* LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin. 1:2245 scale model, Testor Hawk construction kit of the LZ127 Graf Zeppelin, boxed and unbuilt (1)

£70-100

323* Hot Air Balloon Photographs. An archive of 1000+ modern photographs of hot air balloons, all captioned verso (-)

£70-100

325* Imperial Airways. A rare art-deco restaurant serving-tray, c. 1930s, of polished hardwood open frame and plate glass design, having etched inscription “Imperial Airways Croydon”, approx. 10 x 13in (26 x 33cm) (1)

£200-300

326* KLM - London to Melbourne McPherson Robertson Air-Race 1934. A decorative silk scarf commemorating the event in which the DC-2 Aircraft performed very well in its class, Dutch text, some light fraying to border edges, mounted in glazed frame, 15 x 15in (38 x 38cm) (1)

Lot 324 320* A rare Smith’s petrol fuel gauge for a Vickers Vimy bomber, the black enamelled dial inscribed in white with scale for gallons and labelled No. 1 Tank 1/6560, No. 2 or No. 3 Tank 2/6560, the gauge No. 52924, with fuel pump attachment labelled ‘pump until three consecutive readings are shown’, the aluminium casing 5.5in (14cm) diam. (1)

£400-600

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£80-120


327* A collection items belonging to Lieutenant C.A. Box who served during the Great War with 100 and 115 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, later Royal Air Force, Three: Lieutenant C.A. Box, Royal Air Force British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut. C.A. Box. R.A.F.), Defence Medal, extremely fine, mounted for wearing, together with, bronze finish R.F.C. cap and collar badges by ‘Gaunt’; R.F.C. and R.A.F. cloth wings; six R.F.C plated buttons and similar effects; two R.A.F gilt metal wing badges; a WW1 period silver and white enamel dial wristwatch by ‘M. Rhodes Sons Ltd, Bradford’; R.F.C aviators leather flying coat, inscribed with the recipients initials, various documents including commission certificate dated 1.4.1918 (2nd Lieutenant); black and white photographs of Handley-Pages’ with embossed R.A.F. stamps and two larger H-P photographs published by ‘Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd’; a copied photograph of the recipient in uniform, circa 1917; graduation certificate into the Royal Air Force dated 4.6.1918; photocopy of the receipts log book (original in the Imperial War Museum), first entry 11.1.1917, 20.3.1919 forced landing in Ruisines after flying for 2hrs in the snow storm at 200ft, 10 broken ribs, last entry 4.7.1919, flying De Havilands and Handley Pages; an extensive account of the whole of recipient’s service in the UK and France, including black and white photographs of friends and colleagues (many mentioned in the account) contemporary topographical postcards of the areas stationed in; 115 Sqn christmas card; Burge (Major C. Gordon, O.B.E.), The Annals of 100 Squadron, “Being a Record of the War activities of the Pioneer Night Bombing Squadron in France during the period March 1917 to November 11th 1918, including its operations against German Towns whilst serving in the Independent Force of the R.A.F.” (Subtitle), published by Herbert Reiach, Limited, circa 1919, inscribed to the recipient and dated 2.8.1921, blue boards stamped in gilt, 211 pages, numerous illustrations, photographs of officer’s, the recipient is listed on page 190 Lieutenant Cyril A. Box served with the 4th West Riding Volunteers from 1916 and the Royal Flying Corps from 1917; he was one of only two candidates to be accepted out of thirty-nine applicants, his first solo flight was after 5hrs 40mins of flying practise over Stonehenge, Box’s friend Lieutenant Jimmy Howe was tragically killed during his first solo flight when the aircraft nose-dived in Tadcaster 13.2.1918 (a black and white photograph of Howe, images of his grave, memorial card and newspaper cutting are included in this lot), served on the Western Front with 100 and 115 Squadron, based at various stations including Marquise, Paris (Le Bourget), Latracey, Chatenois. () £300-500

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328* Model Aeroplanes. A group of Early 20th-c. aviation ephemera, c. 1903-1912, comprising three folios of scale drawing plans & blueprints including “Model Aeroplanes - How to Build Them and Fly Them”, including 5 sheets scaled size working drawings & instructions for three model flying machines c. 1908, together with “The Aeroplane Portfolio” 9 sheets of scale drawings of “Celebrated Aeroplanes” including Farman, Voisin, Santos Dumont, Wright, Curtiss, Cody, Bleriot, Antoinette and REP, by Percival Marshall & Co London, both sets contained in original envelope packaging, also with “White Monoplane” 3 sets of blueprints for the model with instruction sheet in original US-sent mailing envelope (3)

£80-120


329* Model Rotary Engine. A fine quality nickel-plated brass Gnome-type six-cylinder rotary aero-engine, with well-profiled aluminium two blade propeller, with axial shaft for mounting as a car mascot, propeller, 6.75in (17.3cm) diameter (1)

£200-300

330* WWII RAF Battle of Britain. A quantity of memorabilia to P/O R. Jones, including Officer’s peaked dress Cap, P/O R. Jones to band, together with pair of gilt RAF cufflinks, sweetheart’s propeller pendant on RAF ribbon, RAF Badges cigarette cards by John Player in album c. 1930s, RAF Battle of Britain 40th Anniversary HM silver engraved commemorative plaque, signed facsimiles of serving pilots (45/46) and loose cigarette cards, sundry commemorative colour prints, orig. Battle of Britain sector maps, RAF editions sheets 11 and 12, dated 1938 & 1936, First Day Covers variously signed, Battle of Britain 22-31st July 1940 signed by many pilots including 2 VCs (Bill Reid & Allan Deere), and R.L. Jones etc. (-)

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£80-120

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£150-200

£150-200

£100-150

331* Pan American Airways. A collection of original flight mementos, souvenirs and ephemera etc., c. 1950s-1970s, including cabin-luggage flight-bag, transfer-decorated glass tumblers, route-maps, in-flight “Crosscheck” publications and related sundries & ephemera, and with a flightengineer/pilot’s document case etc. (-)

332* A good brass cased liquid filled military pattern pocket compass by Henry Hughes & Son Ltd., London, No. 447, dated 1915, Creagh Osborne pattern, the bowl with compass card reading against the outer lacquered brass circle divided 0deg360deg, with sub divisions, the folding cover with magnifying lens, the body with folding pin sight and suspension loop, 2 3/8 ins (6.1cm) diameter, with original leather carrying case

334* A ladies chromium plated compact, the engine turned and decorated case applied with a 1930s style RAF pilot’s wings applied with bright cut and enamel decoration with interior powder compartment and snap lock, 3in (7.6cm) wide

333* A gilt metal ladies powder compact, the blue enamelled cover applied with a 1930s period Royal Air Force pilot’s badge in relief, gilded and enamelled in colours, the powder compartment with catch stamped Pat. Applied For, with mirror, the back with engine turned decoration 2 3/8 inches (6cm) wide (1)

£150-200

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335* A rare Imperial Airways 0100lbs.sq.in pressure gauge by Smith & Sons Ltd., the rim stamped 131, the black dial with arabic numerals in white with white indicator hand, the base of the dial impressed X-68.332 Imperial Airways Ltd, 4 3/8in (11cm) diameter (1)

£100-150


340* Propeller-tip Frames. A fine pair of carved mahogany ex R.F.C./R.A.F. propeller blade tips modelled for commemorating ‘1918-1919 Egypt’, and ‘Cairo 22.4.19’, the well covered tips with palm trees and pyramids, containing oval mounted photographs of two officers, inscribed in ink on the reverse of the mounts Goldsmith and Tiger, each frame with folding stands, 9.5in (24.2cm) high (2)

£100-150

336* A pair of WW1 propeller blade photograph frames, laminated mahogany brass sheaved propeller tips with glazed oval photograph mountings (each with black and white photograph), 42cm high (2)

£200-300

337* A pair of WW1 propeller photograph frames, laminated mahogany propeller tip with glazed oval photograph mountings (each with black and white photograph), 26cm high (2)

£100-150

339* Propeller-Hub Jardiniere. A decorative souvenir of the Great War fashioned from damaged propeller, c. 19141918, of polished mahogany raised on barley-twist supports from lower tier of propeller-hub with domed fillets over fittingholes, 28in (71cm) high (1)

£100-120

341* Propeller - WWI Period. A rare original manufacturer’s sample miniature propeller by the integral Propeller Co Ltd, c. 1914, of laminated contrasting dark & light hardwoods, with maker’s transfers to blades, excellent original condition, 12in (30cm) (1)

338* Propeller Generator. Type AT 157/3, 12-volt 150 watts, Air Ministry ref. 5U/4528 Marconi-Newton type Constant Speed Windmill, alloy casing and twin-bladed propeller (1)

£70-100

Lot 340

342* R101 Airship album and metal fragments. An album of approx. thirtythree b & w photographs, postcards and memorial cards, depicting exterior and interior images of airships including R101 GFAAW ‘Launched Oct. 12th 1929’, airship crew, together with newspaper cuttings, press photographs and publications, plus a metal fragment believed to be from the R101 stamped ‘32297’ and scratched ‘R101’, 17cm long (-)

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£150-180

£100-150


Lot 343 343* RAF - Drop Tank. A large bombshaped aerodynamic auxiliary fuel-tank for long-range bombing & reconnaissance aircraft, c. 1950s, of steel reinforced composition any alloy materials in three jointed sections with deformable nosecone, no apparent markings, length 11 ft (335cm)

348* RAF - Indian Air Force. An unusual memento, c. 1930s, large copper table-tray inscribed “RAF Indian Air Force - No.1 Squadron, Karachi 1933”, hand beaten craftsmanship having gadrooned border rim and hammered decoration surrounding central armorial motif, 22in (56cm) diam. (1)

Can also be used as a garden ornament or for novelty kayaking. (-) £100-150

346* RAF WWII. A good pre-war silver cigarette-case, art-deco style with machineengraved decorated surface to cover and applied RAF wings, inscribed inside “P.H. Mackworth - Happy Memories of Bangalore - Robin & Bill, Xmas 1943” (1)

344* “RAF Mixture” - Lovells Toffees. A large decorative lithographed Battle of Britain period confectionery tin, c. 1940, having decorative lid depicting Gloster Gladiator biplane fighter, and scenes depicting Hawker Hurricanes & Gloster Gladiator machines, together with a later Battle of Britain Fund commemorative sweet tin (2)

£100-120

347* RAF. A collection of RAF Officers Mess table glassware, c. 1950s, including six crystal sherry glasses, five cut glass liqueur-glasses and three whiskeytumblers, each engraved with RAF Kings Crown badge motif emblem (14)

£70-100

345* RAF Propeller Varnish. 1-Gallon can by Colthouse & Harding Ltd., c. 1920s, conical-shaped galvanised metal container having decorative lithographed label frontis inscribed “British-Made RAF PropellerVarnish”, cloth-covered stopper, still retaining some original liquid contents (1)

349 R.C.A.F. WWII Pilot’s Flying Log-Books to W/o R.C. Granger, 1941-58, a continuous service record during World War II and postwar peace-keeping, test flying, ferrying and training etc., commencing as qualified pilot in September 1941 on Vultee BT-13A, Walrus and Sea-Otter, further training dual and solo in Canada transferring to Britain June 1942, variously flying Magister, Lysander, Master & Spitfire from Debden, Twinwoods & Elstreet Aerodromes, further training including formation-flying, aerobatics, camera-attack night-flying, qualified assessment 22nd March 1943 “Average”, entries continue from Martlesham flying “searches” with Spitfire and Walrus types around coasts captioned “Heavy landing: carelessness - 7 extra duties!”, thence transferred to Greece (Heliopolis) flying Master, Walrus, Wellington, various patrols March 1944 with 297 Sqdn, finally back in Britain January 1945 patrols in Channel, Spitfire and Oxford types captioned “Mighty Cheesed - could not find target!”, continual service post war on many types including Spitfire, Tiger Moth, Chipmunk, Brigand, Balliol, Valetta, Vampire, Meteor, Canberra, signed off June 1958 still classified “Average”! (2)

£80-120

£50-70

Lot 348

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£100-150

£200-300


350* A WW1 Royal Naval Air Service oak chest, the lid inlaid with brass plaque engraved H. Jacques RNAS F2438, converted to a tool chest with various tools within and brahma lock, 28 x 46 x 31.5cm (1)

£70-100

351* RNAS/RFC Airship Control-Wheel. An early 20th c. airship memento, c. 1918, cast alloy, pierced format wheel with twinbelt pulley to rear of hub, having twin brass plates inscribed “Lower” and “Raise” respectively and numbered 133 in raised relief; together with Royal Indian Air Force engraved and inscribed metal lined teak water jug having relief RIAF badge and engraved “AA” cipher (2)

£150-200

352* WWII chromium plated cigarette case, inscribed inside ‘To Gert from J.S. Xmas 1940’, 3 7/8in (9.8cm) high, with engine turned decoration and engraved pilot’s wings, together with an octagonal silver ashtray by Mappin & Webb, London, 1943, with similar engine turned decoration and pilot’s wings, 5 3/8in (8.6cm) wide, pair of RAF pattern flying goggles, and three Royal Air Force fitter’s notebooks, with manuscript text and diagrams for No. 1272760 A.C.2. Gent., A. W. dated 1941 (distressed) (6)

Lot 352 354* A set of six Royal Air Force silhouette proofs taken from ‘So Many’, by Michael Pierce, each oval, signed by Squadron Leader M.L. Hamilton, D.F.C., Flying Officer G.F. Dove C.G.M. D.S.M., Warrant Officer G.W.D. Boon, Flying Lieutenant R.G. Gillett D.F.C., Squadron Leader J.V. Verran D.F.C., M.I.D., Flight Lieutenant G. Kent, D.F.C., D.S.M., 24.5 x 17.5cm, each framed and glazed (6)

£80-120

356* RFC. Items relating to H. Emmerson, Royal Flying Corps., comprising field service cap with R.F.C. badge, general service buttons, pair of identity tags ‘H.Emmerson RFC 42480 C.E.’, a black and white photograph of the recipient in uniform holding the stick made from an aircraft propeller which is included in this lot, 15.5cm x 10.5cm, framed and glazed

£200-300

£2500-3000

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£100-150

353* WWII section clock, Air Ministry Air Pattern, 14in (35.5cm) diameter dial by T. W. Elliott Ltd., No. 5412, dated 1938, with correct fusée movement, the lacquered brass back plate inscribed in pencil H36, the mahogany casing stamped 39, side hinged door with stores reference label inscribed A35702/61/C22B, 21B/118, with servicing or reissue dated R.Sep.1962 and 14 AVG 64, enamelled dial (with some restoration) inscribed A.M. 1940 and dated 1938 at the base of the dial concealed by the oxidised brass rim, with bevelled glass front, within mahogany frame (restored), with associated pendulum and key (1)

355* Royal Flying Corps. An Officer’s or NCO’s embellished swagger-stick, c. 19141918, of knurled bamboo having silver capping with embossed & raised relief RFC winged cypher motif, the stick incised numbered 51840, together with matching dog-tag of zinc-alloy inscribed “A. Duffield’s Cane” and with service number 51480

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£300-500

357* Royal Navy - Directional Gyro. Type 6A/1298 - “Serviceable” dated 1955, together with a Lunkheimer engine fuel primer-pump, plus an RAF Air Ministry Bubble Sextant type 6B/3/3, contained in original carry-case (3)

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358* Rumpler Taube Mascot. A very rare early 20th-c. motoring mascot in the form of a “Taube” monoplane, c. 1912, of heavy cast bronze with avian wing-shape, V-6 engine detail and rotating propeller, formerly pillar-mounted (original lacking) and later chrome-plated & mounted on radiatorcap base, together with a period photograph of the aeroplane type, w/span 7in (18cm), 8in (20cm) length (2)

£350-450

359* Schneider Cup Air Race 1929. A brass stick pin with flying boat terminal, 7cm, together with Swiss-Made open-face pocket watch by ‘Fides’, the silvered dial showing a bi-plane, case engraved with an early monoplane flying off the shore, 5cm diameter, a Louis Bleriot souvenir medal, reverse text ‘Souvenir des Grandes Fetes de L’Aviation 1909’ with two small Bleriot pin badges, a Ville de Nice, Concours d’Aviation 1910 souvenir medal and Souvenir Porte Veine 1912 medal (6)

£80-120

360* Battle of Britain Scramble Bell. A good large-edition Air Ministry scramble-bell dated 1940, nickel-plated bell-metal complete with clapper, clearly stamped “A.M.” with Crown motif dated 1940, with foundry stamp, 32cm diameter (1)

£1000-1500

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364* Spitfire Charms. Approximately 140 Spitfire lapel badges, in original card box

361* WW2 Royal Air Force Scramble Bell. An original air-station scramble-bell dated 1941, nickel-plated bell-metal, clearly stamped marked “AM” with Crown motif and dated 1941, 26.5cm diameter, with replacement clapper (1)

£600-800

These badges were sold to raise money for the Spitfire benevolent fund, it is very unusual to find such a large quantity. (approx. 140) £200-300

365* Steiff Graf Zeppelin Puppe. A scarce Graf Zeppelin Steiff doll, the blazer applied with Zeppelin badge, original labels, 40cm high (1)

367* A scarce Great War sweetheart ‘The Allies Aeroplane’, brooch, manufactured as a silver aircraft representing the Allied Nations of Great Britain, Belgium, France, Japan and Russia, titled and stamped ‘Sterling’ together with manufacturer’s stamp for ‘W. Wright, 6 East Street, Brighton’, registration number ‘644982’, 4.3cm long (1)

£100-150

£70-100

362* Sextant. A WWII issue Bubble Sextant, Mk IX A, in mottled brown Bakelite case, No 3511/43 (1)

£70-100

368* An Art Deco timepiece circa 1940, modelled as a chrome aircraft on a curved stem and stepped base beside a circular timepiece set within onyx surround, on a black marble plinth, 25.5cm long x approx. 15.5cm high (1)

363* RFC cigarette case. A fine engine turned and decorated silver cigarette case, the cover engraved with RFC pilots wings and enamelled decoration in Royal Air Force colours, when opened revealing a hinged guard for twenty cigarettes, the inside of the cover engraved ‘Fondest love Reneé Xmas, 39’ and inscribed in a rectangular reserve H.B.H.’, 6.5in (16.5cm) (1)

£200-300

366* Supermarine Spitfire/Seafire. A rare desk-piece mascot modelled as a Torpedo-bomber, c. 1944, chrome-plated bronze, having rotating propeller, welldetailed and inscribed “Rolls Royce” to upper wing surfaces, and mounted upon polished onyx base, the model represents an experimental aircraft designed for use by Royal Navy, but not put into production, w/span 6in (15cm) (1)

£150-180

369* Trench Art - Etrich Taube. A representative model of the early German monoplane of the Great War, c. 1914, of brass construction utilising bullet-case fuselage, with rotary engine detail, rotating propeller and wheels etc., w/span 7in (17cm)

£300-500

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£120-150


372* Trench Art - Royal Flying Corps. A good representation of a fighter biplane of the Great War, c. 1916, of solid bronze/brass construction with copper exhaust pipes, rotating propeller & wheels etc., w/span 5in (13cm) (1)

370* Trench Art - Royal Flying Corps. Two good representations of artificer-art models styled on Sopwith “Pup” fighter and a Bristol “Scout” type biplane, c. 1916, both well-fabricated of brass construction and .303 bullet-case fuselage with detailed tail-plane & rudder, rotating propeller & wheels, one presented on display stand, w/span 4.5in (11cm) (2)

£260-320

£160-180

373* U.S.A. - 1918. The 9th Aero Squadron. An historically important circular section of original aircraft fabric cut from a Breguet of the 9th Aero Squadron (Night Reconnaissance), painted in black, grey and white with the unit insignia of searchlight beams which form an ‘IX’, some flaking and chipping but overall in good original condition, 20in (51cm) diam. The 9th Bombardment Squadron began as the 9th Aero Squadron at Camp Kelly, Texas, 14 June 1917. The Unit was posted to England in December 1917 for intensive combat training flying the Sopwith Scout. Moved to the front in August 1918, the 9th was assigned to the First Army Observation Group and began to fly a new aircraft, the French Breguet 14. This aircraft was used extensively to perform the unit’s mission, night reconnaissance, and to reduce visibility the aircraft were painted black. (1) £2000-3000

376* WWI RFC. A pair of early 20th-c. Stevengraphs, commemorating the Great War, c. 1914-1916, silk-printed imagery depicting lady motorcycle dispatch-rider and RFC winged armorial motif respectively, mounted in contemporary frames (1)

£180-250

374* Wright Flyer 1 tin. A large early 20thc. biscuit tin by Enterprise biscuits, produced to commemorate ‘The World’s first powered Flying Machine - Wright Flyer 1’, bi-lingual title with German, 27cm diameter 371* Trench Art - Royal Flying Corps. Two scratch built individual models representing Sopwith “Scout” and Sopwith “Pup” fighter machines of the Great War, c. 1916, of painted tinplate and tinplate & wood respectively, the latter very well detailed with rigging-wires, machine-guns, rotating propeller & wheels etc., largest w/span 6in (15cm) (2)

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£50-80

£180-250

375* Mechanics badge. A rare Great War period pewter Air Mechanics badge, oval with image of an aircraft titled ‘Mechanic’, 2.6cm wide (1)

£50-70

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377* WW2 German Robot LuftwaffenEigentum camera, black body with ‘Luftwaffen-Eigentum’ lens and leather camera case These cameras were produced during WW2 by Otto Berning, they were a special production of flight recognized cameras. (1) £100-150


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379* WWI & WWII. A quantity of Trench Souvenirs comprising varied mementos etc., 1916-1944, including pair brass shellcases, the bases variously inscribed & dated 18pr 11 CF 1916 EUB 11/8/16 and GTZ dated 22/11/16, CF Howitzer dated 1917, and German shell-case base inscribed Polte Magdeburg Juni 1918 - 1183 Sp406, a Trench-mortar bomb (de-activated), BabyRespirator Gas-Mask Unit, WWII Gas-mask complete in original haversack, a pair of suede & leather desert-boots, trench-axe with canvas cover, and with a parachutist’s helmet training-cap dated 1943, also with an embroidered bullion blazer-badge inscribed “British Pensacola Veterans 1941-44” (12)

378* WWII memorabilia. Items belonging to Flying Officer H.V.C. Gibbs, Royal Air Force, 72 & 92 Squadron, War and Defence Medals, extremely fine with transmission slip and card box of issue addressed to ‘Fg.Off. H.V.C. Gibbs, 29 Beechwood Avenue, Kew, Surrey’, with a pair of Great War miniature dress awards, four Volunteer Reserve lapel badges, a compass magnifying glass (reported to be from a Mk1 Spitfire downed near Dover), an electroplated tankard inscribed ‘The Officer Commanding and Officers of No92 (East India Fund) (Fighter Squadron) R.A.F. July 1941, Flying Officer H.V.C. Gibbs.’, and a S.O. Book 135, cover inscribed ‘Private Squadron Diary of 72 (Basutoland) and 92 (East India Co) Sqaudron’, hand written accounts of operations and missing pilots, newspaper cuttings and photographs of aircraft pilots and the Intelligence Room at Biggin Hill (10)

£100-150

380* WWI - RNAS. An Artificers ToolChest, c. 1914-1918, of painted wood with hinged lid and brass lockable fittings etc, hand-painted named “W.A. Mercer RNAS”, together with an early portable Short-Wave Radio Set in wooden case inscribed “Short-Wave Tuner Mk III - ATM Co, dated 1918 numbered 293 and broadarrow-marked no. 195 (2)

£100-150

381* WWI German Deskpiece. A fine heavy dark marble deskpiece, with highly polished finish, mounted with a bronze model of an Albatros D30 biplane, with good engine detail and rotating propeller (wingspan 18cm), two or three very minor edge chips, base length 12 inches (31cm) Presented by the Albatros Factory to prominent German Jasta pilots of World War I. (1) £800-1200

£150-200

382* WWI RFC/RAF - Pilot’s Flying Log-Book and related mementos to Lieutenant Herbert Alfred Denny (Flt Cadet 2nd Lieut) c. 1918. Joining the School of Military Aeronautics he underwent preliminary 6-week induction course during November/December 1917, and then transferred to further training at Thetford Aerodrome, whence the log book shows first flying entry dated 3rd May 1918 and continues until March 1919, covering all aspects of flights made, transition from dual-instruction to first solo flight dated 21st May 1918, and subsequent instructional training including Photography, Forced Landings, Stall-turns, Bombing and Ground Attack etc on various machines including DH6, RE8 and DH9 aeroplanes. He was transferred to the Western Front on 21st August 1918 and further entries include Reconnaissance, Line-Patrol, Dawn Patrol, and Raids etc. to Menin, Lille, Ypres, Armentieres, Courtrai, Couines, Quesnoy, and many other locations in the region where fighting was heaviest especially in the final weeks before the armistice, culminating with a last combat flight on 9th November 1918 a Raid on Lessines. Thereafter continuing with few flights during the winter of 1918/19, concluding with a final entry on 7th March 1919 with a Mail Flight to Cologne. In addition to the log-book, this lot includes a group of original aerial photographs taken by 206 Squadron over the Western Front, variously captioned and with printed map-references, and some handcaptioned verso, together with three captured enlarged original German Aerial photographs, and also with the pilot’s personal aerial maps and Ordnance Survey maps of North West Europe, Hazebrouck, Belgium & France, his knee-pad map-holder with fold-out large-scale map of the region, showing bullet-hole damage to lower edge, when shot at during a Raid. Further accoutrements include Training-Transfer Cards for the RAF dated Mar-July 1918, an original ‘Squadron Orders’ sheet dated October 28th 1918, and two bombing-practice leadweighted coloured cloth streamers (-)

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£300-400

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383* WWI RFC. An unusual fretwork decorated frame, c. 1918, pierced format design depicting two standing airmen supporting propellers, having raised relief carved RFC Wings motif and applied RFC brass badge surmounting top, with inset contemporary photograph of the war memorial at Speymouth commemorating The Great War 1914-1918, shows some age-wear, 15 x 12in (38 x 30cm) (1)

385* WWI RFC - Clerget Propeller-Hub Souvenir. An original propeller-hub clock desk piece souvenir of the Great War, c. 1916, laminated mahogany & hardwood marked stamped and inscribed 1.B 110 Clerget, RH 1559, fitted with brass clock mechanism with applied roman numerals to hub-centre surround, with incised minute markings, mounted upon an ebonised section of propeller-blade base (1)

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£80-120

£80-120

£100-150

386* WWI Zeppelin Fragments. Several fragments of metal believed to come from a German Zeppelin brought down over Stowmarket, 1916, together with two further pieces, one from an L48 which crashed at Theberton, Suffolk, 17.6.1917, the other a straight metal piece on which is written ‘Zeppelin L15 1917’ with provenance (illegible) with a b & w postcard captioned “Zepp”, plus an envelope inscribed “Piece of German bomb” and containing a fragment of label with “Abwurfbomben” (-)

384* WWI RFC - Pilot/Observer Mapboard. A rare navigational aid for open cockpit use, 1915, comprising polished beechwood board with brass rotating rods for roller-map retention, with inset magnetic compass to top and inset metal adjustable protractor for basic navigational functions, stamped A.D. dated 1915, and having leather wrist-strap and buckle fixing verso, 10 x 7in (25 x 18cm) (1)

387* WWI - Royal Flying Corps. Staff Recruiting Office May 1917, a large panoramic photograph depicting officers, NCOs and staff, photo by Gate & Pride Aldershot, together with two further RFC photographs one inscribed “BEF Draft from School of Wireless Operators” mounted on card with RFC winged motif depicting Officers and NCOs group all named printed to mount, also with a further photo group of RFC Pilots with print-out pasted verso all named and inscribed “C-Flight 15 Squadron, France August 1918, Capt Craig Flight Commander

£100-150

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£100-150

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388* WWI - Imperial German Air Force. Propeller Souvenir, an unusual salvage memento in the form of an occasional table made from propeller parts, c. 1918, of laminated mahogany retrieved from German aircraft, the circular top supported on part-blade & hub section, variously marked & stamped, original manufacture by Behrend und Ruggerbrecht, Berlin, professionally constructed to a very high standard of finish, excellent condition (1)

£300-400


389* WWII - Luftwaffe - Riedel StartingEngine. A rare jet-engine starter-motor as used on Messerschmitt ME262 V6 Fighter planes, c. 1944, horizontally opposed twincylinder air-cooled unit, all-aluminium crankcase block and cylinder-heads, complete with carburettor, magneto, engagement-dog, cooling fan and manualpulley and cord, 13in (33cm) length

391* WWII Lancaster Bomber. A naïve carved wooden model of a Lancaster Bomber, polychrome painted mounted on a stand with octagonal plinth, wingspan 50cm

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£150-250

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£70-100

394* WWII RAF. A collection of miscellaneous mementos etc., including main-wheel tyre probably for Spitfire or Hurricane, c. 1940s, unidentified, still contained in original hessian sacking protective cover, sewn and sealed unopened, together with a group of instruments including magneto control switch, u/c lever (hydraulic) helmet radio earpieces, and a quantity of unused emergency escape signalling mirrors (RaftHand) in original packaging (-)

392* WWII RAF Spitfire. An original tail wheel & tyre, c. 1939-45, the alloy hub variously stamped and marked inscribed Drg. No.AHO 500/2. Serial No. HF69880, 8-117 DN A-70, fitted with original 400 x 3¢ tyre (1)

390* WWII - Trench Art. An unusual warsculpture relic from military wreckage, c. 1939-45, comprising a biplane fighter/ observation aircraft in the style of a Fairey Flycatcher or similar, surmounting a large portion of curved steel armour-plate in the form of a stylised wave, with commemorative poppy motif to lower edge: all-steel welded construction with good attention to detail on the aeroplane, previously over-painted in military matt green, now showing rusting due to openair display, 26 x 24in (66 x 61cm) & 18in (46cm) deep (1)

£180-250

£70-100

393* WWII RAF - Bomber Command 617 Squadron. A Commemorative Wall-Plaque, a large memorial compilation plaque for the famous 617 “Dam Busters” Squadron, their achievements and service record 1943-1945, comprising a series of metal panels applied to polished wood backing, variously inscribed with missions recorded under the command of various Squadron Commanders subsequent to Guy Gibson, including W/Commander Leonard Cheshire VC, W/Comm. Willie Tait, and Group Capt. Fauquier, recording sorties flown, aircrews, aircraft types and major targets & successful raids etc., 24 x 48in (61 x 122cm) (-)

£200-300

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£70-100

395* WWII Third Reich. A swastikaemblem ensign souvenir, c. 1930s-1940s, of woven cloth, silk-screen printed with black emblem in white circle on red ground, possibly cut from larger banner, frayed to edges, 22 x 26in (56 x 66cm) (1)

£100-150

396* WWII RAF - Supermarine Spitfire. An original unused bullet-proof cockpit windshield, c. 1940, polished edged construction comprising six-layered multiple-laminated glass of varying thicknesses, excellent original condition (1)

£300-400


400* Zeppelin Badges. A “Trench Art” Zeppelin badge, applied with brass iron cross motif, together with an enamelled ‘Graf Zeppelin Weltflug 1929’ badge, and enamelled ‘Tokio, Los Angeles’ badge and a reproduction WWI Zeppelin cap badge (4)

398* Crested China Zeppelin Airships. Swan china porcelain ‘Model of Super Zeppelin’ for the town of Whitchurch, 13cm long, together with another for Ipswich, another and a Poole Pottery plate with coloured airship transfer-printed design, 15.5cm diameter

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£80-120

401* Zeppelin. “Portion of Framework of Zeppelin Brought down in Essex by Aircraft Defences Sept 23.24th 1916”, a Souvenir memento of the Great War mounted and sold “For the Benefit of the LNWR War Seal Fund”, aluminium fragment of airframe stamped inscribed “Zeppelin - 1916” mounted on decorative printed board in original frame (1)

399* Zeppelin Badges. An oval/cloth Zeppelin Eckener Spende badge, (these were produced to raise funds to build another Zeppelin after the loss of the LZ4), an oval enamelled ‘Nord-u-Sudameika Jubilaumsfahrt 1933’ badge by Kerbach, Dresden, enamelled and bronze ‘Weltausstellung Zeppelin Tag Chicago 1933 badge, LZ129 medal pin badge, circular ‘Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 1929 Weltfahrt’ badge by E. Schmidt, Leipzig, and an early Graf Zeppelin plastic badge (6)

£80-120

397* WWII - RAF Squadron-HQ Personnel-Board, for No. 32 Squadron c. 1939-45, of painted wood construction with applied lithographed & gilt tinplate embossed surround with crown to top with inset laminated central cipher inscribed “XXXII Squadron”, 30 x 11in (76 x 28cm) (1)

£80-120

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£70-100

£150-200

402* Zeppelin L-16 (LZ-50) - Fabric Souvenir 1917. An historic piece of fabric fragment from the ill-fated Zeppelin, which crash-landed at Brunsbuettel Germany, October 1917, silver-painted frontis with handwritten ink inscription verso, indistinctly reads “Part of the envelope of the L-16 which was wrecked in the sea off ?? Estuary” unframed, together with “The Airship” magazine, c. 1920, published by C.C. Grey detailing historical origins of airships & dirigibles after the Great War The Zeppelin L-16, originally commissioned in September 1915 as LZ-50, was one of the more successful of the German Imperial Fleet, taking part in 44 raids & sorties throughout the middle of the war, including 16 over England, crash landing near the North German Coast in late 1917, she was deemed beyond repair and scrapped. (2) £80-120


AVIATION MEMORABILIA FROM THE McLAREN-REID ESTATE 403* 6 Squadron Royal Air Force. A fine collection of official air reconnaissance and other photographs of aircraft and personnel of this Squadron operating in Iraq and over other Middle Eastern terrain policed by the Royal Air Force during the 1920s and 30s; views include the 6 Squadron Officers Mess with tennis courts at Baghdad West, the Euphrates in flood, the great mosque of Khadamain, Bristol Fighters J.6684 on the ground at Aqqua Kuft, 22 aircraft at Kirkuk photographed from 500 feet on 28.5.1924, J.6627 airborne over Khani Autman, other aircraft over rugged mountainous terrain, Sir John Salmon inspecting Assyrian Levies, the forced landing of a Squadron aircraft at Sulaimaiyah on 28.5.1924, many other fine mountainous views one showing three aircraft in formation, a fine air-to-ground view of the Rdwanduz gorge showing extensive flooding, the airfield and military barracks at an R.A.F. Camp, possibly Habbaniya, the bridges at Mosul and others of similar interest, two albums containing 48 images each approx. 6” x 8” (2)

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£300-500


404* A fascinating group of items belonging to Group Captain H.R. Reid, D.F.C., M.I.D., Royal Air Force, Miniature dress awards, comprising, Distinguished Flying Cross, G.V.R. General Service 1918-62, one clasp, Kurdistan India General Service 190835, G.V.R., one clasp, N.W. Frontier 1935 India General Service 1936-39, one clasp, North West Frontier 193637 Defence and War Medals with M.I.D. oakleaf, mounted for wearing, a fine black and white portrait photograph of the recipient in uniform wearing his full size medals, 30cm x 22cm, in a carved acanthus gilt-wood frame, 46cm x 34cm overall, Edmond. C.J., Kurds Turks and Arabs, Politics, Travel and Research in North-Eastern Iraq 1919-1925 hard back, published 1957 Maxwell, Donald., A Dweller in Mesopotamia, hard back, published 1921, inscribed to the recipient from his wife Margaret dated 28.7.1921, approx. 450 letters to his wife dating from 1920s onwards, five brass buttons each engraved with a heraldic lion by Pitt & Co, London and three albums of family photographs mainly post WW2, DFC, London Gazette 11.6.1924 ‘For services in Kurdistan 19th February to 19th June 1923’ Group Captain Harry Redvers Mclaren Reid, born Newtyle, Forfar, Scotland 23.12.1899, educated at Harrow, joined the Royal Naval Air Service as Flight Officer 10.3.1918, excelled as a flying instructor, joined No.6 Squadron in Iraq 31.1.1922, moving to No.208 Squadron from 27.12.1924, it was with this Squadron that he was awarded the D.F.C. for bombing operations against the Kurds and Turks, this is recorded in Edmonds. J.C., Kurds Turks and Arabs (p299/300) ‘We started the intense bombing of Marga today, I went up to point out the targets. My pilot, McLaren-Reid, did some beautiful shooting; one ‘copper’ in particular burst in the doorway of the serai and ought to have done some damage. The sensation of bombing is exhilarating as you cruise over your target and each discharge heel over to look down on your handiwork before working round to repeat the attack. One does not get the feeling of any great speed oneself, but the other machines look like so many angry hornets and terribly businesslike’, served in Aden June-October 1925 in an Army Co-operation role bombing recalcitrant sheiks and it was during this period that he met his wife Margaret and subsequently married her in 1927. He had a keen interest in animals and kept lion-cubs, foxes and owls, he was posted to R.A.F. Cranwell from 1.2.1926 and trained R.A.F. officer cadets, served in No.22 (Bomber) Squadron, and was involved with testing Schneider Trophy aircrafts at Farnborough, served in India from 7.2.1933,-18.4.1937, moved to South America and served as Air Attache from 16.7.1941, the remaining war years were spent at Farnborough, Egypt and Italy. () £400-600

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405* Flying Officer C. McLaren-Reid, Royal Air Force, Boei Glodak P.O.W. Camp, Java 1942-45, A rectangular teak table top inscribed with the names of all the R.A.F. Officers and Warrant Officers at the time of imprisonment in Boei Glodok, 1942-45, the top left with characters for the Japanese equivalent of McLaren-Reid’s initials, with central design of the solitary confinement cells, within chain border and bottom link inlaid with signed silver plaque of Mountbatten of Burma, 50cm x 85cm, together with an number of original documents relating to the table top, including, Letter from Buckingham Palace dated September 1945, welcoming Reid home, a letter confirming release of the table from Customs 1946, Caxton Exercise Book with names and addresses of the names on the table top, an archive of letters from fellow prisoners and their families, photographs Japanese Prisoners in Batavia formerly connected with Allied Prisonersof-War, portrait photograph of Reid in uniform and one Reid and the table top, newspaper cuttings detailing the story of the table top, documents discussing the table top being exhibited at The Scottish United Services Museum in 1949 R.A.F. section at the Edinburgh Castle, exhibited with other POW work from the Napoleonic Wars. The Clarion magazine published 1949, detailing the story of the table top, also included in the lot is a heavy silver cigarette case engraved with heraldic crest and motto ‘Nihil Amanti Durum’ (nothing is hard for one who loves), the reverse engraved with a record of service from January 1916 - February 1953, approx. 5.5 oz, Birmingham 1943, and three personal photograph albums, mainly post WW2 The Tale of a Table Java 1942. The R.A.F. orderly room in Boei Glodak, the civil gaol in Batavia for long-term prisoners, in half of which some 1200 R.A.F. personnel were crowded, was a cell-like room in the administration block some twelve feet by six. The furniture consisted of one small table, a chair and a couple of empty boxes, and the table did duty for the C.O., myself and the clerk, as necessity demanded. After cajoling, threatening and imploring the officer in charge of the workshops for a month or more an extra table was made for myself. The table was made from old sleeping boards used by the civil prisoners in peace time, but found to be hopelessly bug-ridden as to be unusable by our men. The top was a single piece of teak, approximately thirty-four inches by twenty inches. As Adjuntant and interpreter, my time was more than fully occupied for the first three months, but after that things got easier, and I occasionally found myself with nothing to do, there being very few available. The then Japanese Commandant, a regular officer, had encouraged arts and crafts, and a successful exhibition had been held, many of the exhibits being made by expert hands. One day it crossed my mind to do something of the sort myself, and the idea of carving the names of the Officers and Warrant Officers on my table occurred to me. I found that I had more space than was needed, so included a view of the solitary confinement cells. I finished up by placing a symbolic chain round the outside, the links being copied from the chains used on the civilian prisoners. I managed to borrow an extremely blunt and jagged-edged gouge for a short while to remove the wood to give depth to the picture, but, apart from that, had only one blade of a “Dewars” advertisement penknife, a bone handled nail file and a sharpened nail or two to work with. It took nearly four months to complete and looked a pretty amateurish job when I had finished, but it kept me occupied and I was quite pleased with, not to say proud of it. In October, the night before our first draft left, I got everyone available to autograph the back of it, but one man would never be there to sign. He had been captured one night early in April with two Sergeants pilots while making a gallant 84


and very nearly successful attempt to steal an aircraft from the local aerodrome, after they had escaped from the gaol and made their way through the town. We never saw them again. I put a coating of brown boot polish on the carving, made a three ply cover for it, and was looking for a place to hide it when, quite unexpectedly, in January 1943 the R.A.F. were moved to a camp at Tandjong Priok, the port for Batavia. Before leaving I handed it over to a Dutch friend, Lieut. G. Vischer, R.N.N.R. to hide for me. We stayed at Tanjong Priok only three months, and were moved to “Cycle Camp”, Batavia, an old Dutch army barracks. Here I met Lieut. Vischer again. His crowd had been moved suddenly from Boei Glodak the day after we left, so he had handed the table over to an Ambonese officer, who had been unable to hide it before he himself left and the gaol was closed. The gaol was re-opened for some months as a rope-spinning factory, and several hundred British personnel went there from “Cycle Camp”. The Adjutant found the table and looked after it, but, when the time came to leave, was too busy to hide it, so once again it was left lying about. Although they closed the gaol again the Japanese decided to keep on the vegetable gardens around the gaol, and for quite a while a party went there daily from “Camp Cycle”.The Dutch officer in charge of the party told me that he had been inside the gaol, and had seen the table stowed away in a furniture store. And that was the last I heard of it up to the time I left Java at the end of September, 1945. London 1946. One day in June my friend Dudley Grundy telephoned to my flat and said he had great news for me. He had just heard from “Wiggie”, Squadron Leader C.C. Wigram, that the table had been found. Wiggie had just arrived from India, where he had been recuperating after our release, and on the way home in H.M.T. “Cape Town Castle” had met a Wing Commander of the R.A.F. Regiment. It transpired that the latter had been in Java, particularly Batavia, and, while describing what had been going on there after the arrival of the British, mentioned that one of his raiding parties had found a bit of wood with a lot of names mentioned on it, and had taken charge of it. Wiggie recognised the description as that of my table top, and told the Wing Commander that he knew the owner and would pass on the information. As a result I got in touch with the Wing Commander, who told me that the carving was in safe hands, but he could not say where. At his suggestion I went to the Historical Records Section of the Air Ministry it was not there, but a lot of stuff was expected from Singapore, and I was assured that if it arrived I would be informed at once. I then wrote to the Officer in charge of the Historical Records Section in Singapore asking him to keep it, if he had it, as I was sailing for Malaya very shortly. I received no answer to this letter. When I reached Malaya I started my search again. After a number of letters had been written and answered I traced the table top to the R.A.F. Provost and Security Services in Singapore, in whose custody it was pending onward transmission to the War Museum. I then wrote to the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief S.E.A. asking for the necessary authority for its release, and, on 8th December, 1946, saw it again after nearly four years. It was a bit knocked about. Several of the letters were chipped and vandals had seen fit to knock a few rusty nails into it, but the boot polish finish was still there. The autographs on the back had nearly all faded away, and did so completely when I oiled the wood. I finished off the carving by inserting the date of our release, and by splitting the bottom centre link of the chain, which, with justifiable optimism, I had made larger than the others, in preparation for the day when our bonds would be broken. (I did not explain this to the Japanese who saw the table!)Now there was one thing left to do. There was space inside the broken link for an autograph, and there was one person only whose name I wanted there. I intended sending the carving itself to England, but it was bulky, and would be inconvenient; in addition to which it would take months to get there and back. Instead of this I took the spoon and fork which I had used throughout my prisoner-of-war time, which constituted the last of the “Family silver”, the remainder having been looted from my house in Malaya, to a local silver-smith, who made a flat plate out of them. This I posted home by air mail, and, in a few weeks, it was returned, autographed, together with a short but gracious letter. A coat of varnish to keep the silver from oxidising and into its place it went. Of those whose names are on the carving the majority are alive. I send them this card as a memento of hard times shared, and with my best wishes for the future. To the relatives of those who are gone, I offer it as my humble tribute to the memory of the dead. () £1500-2000 85


406* Royal Air Force - Mesopotamia 1920s - 1930s. An historic photograph album containing many private and official photographs of service life on No.6 Squadron R.A.F. in this theatre of operations, fine landscape photograph of ‘B’ Flight at Baghdad West, 12 Bristol Fighters on the flight line, air and ground crews, amateur theatricals, garden party at the residency gardens (photo A. Kerim, Baghdad), views of Hinaidi airfield, some good air-to-air aircraft portraits, nursing sisters, the Vickers Viking Flying Boat, Bristol Fighter J.6684 at Hinaidi, Squadron personnel relaxing, pets and servants, mess and club decorations, hospital staff, Vickers Victoria J.6860 on mail run, shooting parties, rare views of Captain Pelletier Doisy with his Breguet during his stop over on the way to China, other international aviators, horse racing at Baghdad, various Squadron mascots, the excavations at Kish, the crash of Bristol Fighter J.6627 at Lajj, various motor transport including Rolls Royce, and Lancia armoured cars, Crossley and other makes of vehicle, rare views of Shiekh Marout’s camp with welcoming committee, wives and girlfriends, the Nairn Transport crossing the desert to Tehran, views of the Alwiyah Club with wives and or girlfriends, wreckage of crashed aircraft, trekking in the mountains with guides, and pack animals and many others of social and historic importance, approx. 520 images, the largest 9” x 11.5”, most 4” x 6” (1)

£800-1200

407* Royal Air Force Egypt and Aden 1920s - 1930s. Four private albums containing numerous air-to-air and air-toground air reconnaissance photographs of Egypt, Iraq and Aden, most images giving date, time, height and operational settings; some fine aircraft portraits, views of geological features and mountainous terrain, the pyramids of Egypt, bombed villages, formation of Bristol Fighters over Port Said, shipping in the Suez Canal, fine buildings including the Port Said Customs House, King Faud’s Palace at Montaza, the Heliopolias Palace Hotel, many images of family and friends relaxing, the primitive accommodation then supplied at Khormaksar, the Khor Escarpment, one image entitled “my crash in the Lava country near Shukra”; one album containing unusual images of pilot training at Stamford, fellow officers and N.C.O.s (two signed), and others of First World War period interest and many inscribed with names, inside front cover inscribed H.Mc.L. Reid. R.N.A.S, air reconnaissance images approx. 6” x 8”, others of snap-shot size, approx. 240 images, many unpublished (4)

Lot 406

£300-400

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LEONARD ELLIS TURNILL (1905-2008) Pioneer Aviation Engineer

Following early life as a car mechanic, Leonard started aviation engineering in Sydney, Australia in 1930. Successive engineering positions with Imperial Airways led to 15 years of overseas postings principally with Flying Boats.  For his efforts overseas during World War 2 he was awarded the MBE. Returning to Britain in 1948 he held successive senior aviation engineering posts with BOAC until his retirement in 1963.  In retirement his engineering interest continued with the construction of scale models of early firearms. Throughout his long life he was an avid aviation photographer.

408* Turnill (L. E.). A group of five Ground Engineer’s Licences, issued by the Air Ministry, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Commonwealth of Australia, variously dated 1931, 1932, 1940, 1947 and 1961, signed by the Controller of Civil Aviation (Australia), Deputy Director of Civil Aviation (Air Ministry for Imperial Airways) and other authorities, endorsements included for Short Empire Class C Flying Boats, numerous engine types including ‘Jaguar’, ‘Lynx’, ‘Jupiter’, ‘Pegasus’, and other aircraft, the Lockheed Constellation as example, together with Turnill’s engineer’s notebook and his M.B.E. with miniature in original plushlined case with letter from Hilary Watson of B.O.A.C. Hurn encouraging Turnill to return to England “Now you’ll have to come to England to call on George Six”, and other similar letters from 10 Downing Street, the Air Ministry, B.O.A.C. and others (7)

Lot 408

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£300-400


Lot 409 409* Aircraft Spark-Plugs. A fine collection of spark plugs by various makers including A.C. Champion, K.L.G., Lodge, Wizard and others, including five miniature plugs, each mounted and clipped on board in a glazed frame, 16in (40.6cm) wide (1)

£250-350

Lot 412 410 Kingsford-Smith (Charles E., and Ulm, C.T.P.). Story of “Southern Cross” Trans-Pacific Flight 1928, inscribed inside front cover Len Turnill A.N.A. Mascot Sydney with tipped-in biography of Kingsford-Smith, an illustration of “Southern Cross” and on Dedication page in red “First ever circumnavigation of Globe by Civil Supersonic aircraft - Concorde - The Time Machine” Dep. London 8th Nov. 1986, Arr. London 23rd Nov. 1986, and signed Brian Walpole - Captain, “We had faith”, further signed Tony Meadows, Captain, Norman West Flight Engineer and Robert Taylor, copilot, orig. cloth covered boards, some scuffing, together with Southern Cloud by R.I. Carter with tipped in photographs of VHUMF and VH-UMG, with d.j., The Flying Boats of Bermuda by Colin A. Pomeroy with dedication dated April 2000, paperback, Flying Empires, The Short ‘C’ Class Empire flying boats by Brian Cassidy with signed frontispiece, paperback and a fold-out drawing and history of the Kingsford-Smith Trans-Pacific flight (5)

£100-150

411* Imperial Airways. A rare 1935-36 Egypt-Australia route-map brochure, with fold-out pages illustrating the route from Cairo to Melbourne in colour, with photos, after the originals of various aircraft including the Handley-Page H.P. 42, de Havilland airliner, Short Flying Boats and sights seen en-route, together with various B.O.A.C. leaflets, an album of ‘civil aircraft’ cigarette cards by J. Player & Sons, a reproduction silk World War II escape map of North Africa, a Richard Pearse World Aviation pioneer medallion with history booklet contained in a folder, and die-cast models of Avro ‘York’ G-AGJG, Lockheed ‘Constellation’ VH EAA and Boeing ‘Clipper’ G-AGCA (-)

412* 35mm slides. A collection of approx. 200 slides, many rephotographed of Imperial Airways, B.O.A.C. aircraft and personnel, others later, but all of historic interest with some in colour, some slides inscribed with aircraft type, place and date of original, contained in three slide storage cases (3)

Lot 410

Lot 411 88

£120-180

£200-300


Lot 415

414* Timepiece. A good Jaeger Watch Co. Inc. Type 2040C aircraft time piece, Serial No. 7, the black dial with white luminescent Arabic numerals with seconds sweep hand and subsidiary dials for ‘Elapsed Time and 8 Days, 2.75in (7cm) diameter, mounted on a laminated propeller boss stamped Drg. No. L.A. 517. 80.H.P. Cirrus. Mk.II. RHT D.675. P.4-33, with chromium-plated mount and table stand, 14in (35.5cm) wide (1)

£200-300

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413* Imperial Airways. A collection of airline captain’s memorabilia, comprising three-bar epaulettes, gilt braid with buttons, two gold and silver wire cap badges, woven gold wire pilots wings, three leather Imperial Airways luggage tags, a panoramic photograph of I.A. Staff (location unknown, but with a flying boat under maintenance in hanger), and other items (-)

415* Aircraft Photographs. An exceptional private album containing approx. 270 snapshot and larger size photographs from the Turnill camera lens and others of official Imperial Airways, B.O.A.C. and other airline interest, each image with caption in white, the album with title “The Years Have Flown”, subjects include the Fairey Long Range Monoplane at Gernistoun, H.P. 42 ‘Helena’ in flight the accident to Boeing 314 at Baltimore, Sir Alan Cobham’s G-EBUP at Kisumu, Short ‘Maia’ and ‘Mercury’, Cieva autogyros and various helicopters, Mrs Martin-Johnson with her Sikorsky S38B amphibian, various engine test rigs, the South African Airways Ju.52 3/M “Lord Charles Somerset”, Short Calcutta, “City of Alexandria”, the massive Junkers G.38, the assembly of ‘C’ class GADUU at Bermuda and many others of historic importance and interest

£250-350

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£1500-2000


416* Turnill (L. E.). Two passports, No. 14315 issued by the Government of Bermuda 3rd May 1944, with endorsements for use in the USSR and “All Countries in South America”, immigration stamps for Canada, Bermuda, with embossed American Consulate stamp signed by the Consul General William H. Beck, other visas for Canada, the USA, the Netherlands, Venezuela, France, New Zealand, Italy (via Wellington Consulate dated 1939), India, Burma, Greece, Portugal, Nigeria and many other Nations, the visas in many cases bearing National postal type stamps recording fees paid, the second passport no. 120015 issued by the Commonwealth of Australia with Passport and Consular Service postage-type stamps bearing the portrait of King George V, Vittorio Emanuel, and King Feisal of Iraq and many others similar, fascinating documents recording the travels of an aeronautical engineer, together with a collection of Imperial Airways ‘Terms of Service’ and other letters including permission to marry the Staff Manager, another from Imperial Airways/British Airways Ltd, stating “... for sending such a capable and likeable engineer”, and other correspondence of similar interest, contained in an album (-)

£100-150

418* Aviation Photographs. An historically interesting private album of photographs form the camera and lens of Turnill, relating to his move to the USA and Canada where his engineering prowess kept aircraft flying, many images of a family nature mixed in with those of the workplace in random order, aircraft illustrated include B.O.A.C. ‘Constellation’ ‘Bangor II’ and ‘Bristol II’ at Montreal, Boeing ‘Clipper’ G-AGCA at Baltimore, GAGBZ in ice, together with maintenance workshops, engine overhaul, personnel, home-sweet-home, model engines built by Turnill and other subjects relating to a successful career, approx. 160 images, most inscribed (approx. 160)

417* Aviation Photographs. A miscellaneous collection of photographs from the Turnill camera lens and others, various aircraft subjects and sizes, including the base at Mascot, Sydney, Australia, numerous ‘Empire’ ‘C’ Class flying boats, Boeing ‘Clippers’, A.W. ‘Atalanta’s’, Dornier, Junkers, Fokker and other types, the experimental Type-Lincoln G-37, H.P. 42 GAAVD over the Pyramids at Geza, Bristol ‘Brabazon’ G-AGPW, B.O.A.C. ‘Constellation’ and ‘Stratocruiser’ types and many others, approx. 160 images contained in three albums (3)

£300-400

£150-200

420* Turnill (L. E.). A collection of letters, with some copies, of recommendations of this engineer for employment, included is a Broadway Cars Ltd., original letterhead, others from Craze Bros., Edwin Mens and F.W. Osborne, together with other correspondence and a collection of miscellaneous photgraphs of Imperial Airways and B.O.A.C. aircraft including Boeing G-AGCB ‘Bangor’, ‘Southern Cloud’ VH-UMF, Cieva with ‘Autogiro’, ‘Southern Sun’ VH-UNA, Short ‘Calcutta’, Empire ‘C’ Class ‘Aolearoa’, H.P.-42 G-AAXC ‘Heracles’, A.W. ‘Atalanta’ G-ABTH ‘Andromeda’ and many others of similar interest, approx. 60 images with the documentation contained in two folders (approx. 60)

419* Abbott (A.W). Short ‘Calcutta’ GAAS on take-off, oil on canvas, signed and dated 73, 16.75 x 27in (42.5 x 68.5cm), framed and glazed (1)

£200-300

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£120-180


AVIATION PICTURES 422* Aircraft Paintings. Scott (19)70, Gloucester Greeb, oil on board, 61cm x 76cm, signed and dated lower right, together with another by the same hand, Bristol Bulldog, both framed (1)

421* ‘Concorde’. A collection of menu cards and other printed ephemera for the First Transatlantic Day Trip, LondonWashington-London 15 June 1977, with associated Daily Mirror copy, a ‘Concorde’ Flight Certificate, a USA-London-BahrainSingapore brochure and other ephemera, contained in an official British Airways on board carry wallet, plus a John Player ‘World Tour’ time calculator in original fitted leather wallet, complete with instruction manual and index card, 6.75in (17.2cm) wide, a lapel badge for the 8th-23rd November 1986 World Tour, a match slip, a cased gilt-metal commemorative medal in case and a group of associated printed ephemera, contained in an official British Airways ‘Concorde’ onboard carry wallet, and a collection of BOAC and British Airways timetables and other ephemera, including a VC-10 pocket information pamphlet, others for Caribbean, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, and Jamaica, B.O.A.C. Route Maps, Nos. 1-3, B.O.A.C. & B.A. World Time-Tables for 1973, 1974, 1981, 1984, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002, with three Jeppesen pilot’s en-route charts a Quantas Flight Guide and ‘Concorde’ ephemera, contained in two folders (-)

£100-200

£70-100

423* Aitken (Kenneth). “Returning Home - Battle of Britain 1940”, original illustration drawing depicting Spitfires returning from a daylight sortie, pencil on paper, signed by the artist and captioned verso, matted in mount for framing, 14 x 19in (36 x 49cm) (1)

£70-100

424* Aitken (Kenneth). “Dawn Breaks”, an original painting depicting Sopwith Camel preparing for the Dawn Patrol on a winter’s day, watercolour on art-board, signed by the artist, colour-wash to mattedmount, together with another depicting a DH “Puss Moth” monoplane G-AAZP taking to the air, 7 x 10in (18 x 25cm), together with Anonymous. “Caproni in Desert - Libya 1940”, an original painting depicting Caproni CA-133 Trimotor transport-aircraft in the Western Desert campaign during WWII, watercolour & wash, unsigned captioned verso, unmounted, 12 x 18in (31 x 46cm), plus Broomfield (Kenneth). A group of finequality “Profile” prints, depicting combat aircraft of WWII, from original illustrations by the artist, showing fully-detailed aeroplanes from individual squadrons and pilots, including Hawker Hurricanes, Supermarine Spitfires, Messer Schmitt ME110, Junkers 87-B etc, each with printed caption identification details, unframed, 15 x 22in (51 x 44cm), and NASA - SpaceShuttle “Challenger”, a pair of fine enlarged colour photographs depicting launching of the space explorer from Kennedy Space Centre, supreme quality art-colour studies by Impact Photo of Japan, respectively dated 1981/2 & 1983, 16 x 20in (51 x 41cm) (12)

Lot 426

426* Taylor (Robert). ‘Memorial Flight’. The Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, pub. 1984, signed by Norman Jackson, Johnnie Johnson and Peter Townsend; ‘Lancaster’, pub. 1979, signed by Leonard Cheshire and the artist, with artist’s orig. remarque of a Lancaster bomber in pencil (25/50); ‘The Lancaster V.C.s’, n.d., c. 1980s, signed by Norman Jackson, Bill Reid and Arthur Harris; ‘Spitfire’, pub. 1979, signed by Douglas Bader and Johnnie Johnson; ‘Stirlings Outward Bound’, pub. 1983, signed by Hamish Mahaddie, together five coloured prints after the originals by the artist, the first image approx. 26 x 56cm, remainder sl. smaller, all polished aluminium frames, glazed (5)

£150-200

427* Wootton (Frank). A collection of eight photo-litho prints, circa 1940, comprising ‘Sunderland on convoy patrol’, ‘Night Works-Hurricanes in 1940’, ‘A job of work to be done - Defiants en route to Dunkirk May 1940’, ‘Mosquitos sting at night’, ‘Looking for trouble - Spitfires in the Battle of Britain’, ‘Milan or Turin Lancasters over the Alps’, ‘The de Havilland Tiger Moth - Trainer of the Empire’, ‘Low attack - the Mosquito technique’, commissioned for The de Haviland Aircraft Co, Ltd, each 31cm x 43cm, together with Caruana (R), photolitho print ‘Lt Cottle of 45 Squadron shoots down Oblt F Linke-Crawford of Flick 6j 31st July 1918 Austrian Front’, from the Forces Aviation Series, published by Fores Gallery Ltd, 29 Bruton Street, London, July 1st 1979, 29cm x 45cm, all unframed (9)

£70-100

£150-200

425* Ash (Edward, after). A large limited edition framed print entitled “Ace High” depicting the Spitfire flown by Flt. Lt. Henry “Pat” Lardner-Burke during a sweep over the English Channel during 1943, signed by the artist, numbered 17/500, and further signatures of leading pilots of the RAF Memorial Flight, together with a compilation framed group of certificates of authenticity and accompanying historical literature, largest 20 x 21 ins (51 x 54cm) image only (2)

£80-120

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428* B.A.C. - Sud Aviation ‘Concorde’ GBOAA. A fine three-view watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, unsigned, 18.75 x 31.25in (47.6 x 79.3cm) (1)

£150-200


433* Clark (John W.). “Headin’ Home”, limited edition, lithographic print no. 95/850, signed in pencil by the artists and by the pilot, 45 x 91cm, framed and glazed

429* Bannister (A. F. D., early 20th c.). de Havilland ‘Heron’ series 2, c. 1950s, orig. watercolour and body colour, signed lower left, 15 x 25.5cm, framed and glazed (1)

Colonel Jack Broughton flew the F-105D, a description of the painting is taken from a passage in his book “Thud Ridge”. Jack talks about heading back to base after being struck by a SAM missile over North Vietnam which damaged the vertical stabiliser. (1) £100-150

£100-150

430* Batchelor (John). “Gloster Gladiators”, an original watercolour drawing definitively portraying aircraft numbers K7985 & K7986 in high cloudscape, oil on canvas, signed by the artist and dated 1989, together with another smaller signed work by the artist depicting Piper Cub G-BCEE with Spitfire in pursuit, watercolour & gouache, largest 20 x 25in (51 x 63cm) Gladiator K7985 is preserved in active flying condition by the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. K7986 damaged on takeoff in Sudan 1940, crashed heavily and was written off. (2) £100-150

431* Boeing B-17, BN-U No. 25177 ‘Fast Woman’. A fine three-view watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, together with Boeing B-29 ‘The Big Stick’ of the 73rd Bomb Wing, 500th Bomb Group in similar medium, both approximately 16 x 21.5in (40.6 x 54.6cm) (2)

432* Chambling (Richard, 20th c.). Four gouache on board with traces of pencil, Hawker Hunter taking off, signed lower left, 40 x 52 cm, English Lightning 39 x 52 cm, signed, McDonald Douglas F4 Phantom 22 x 52 cm, signed and another unsigned (4)

£150-200

£150-200

434* The Dam Busters. An original poster for the film, c. 1958, starring Richard Todd & Michael Redgrave as Guy Gibson & Barnes Wallis respectively, published by Associated British Pathe Ltd., dramatic artwork imagery full-colour lithograph by The Electric (Modern) Printing Co, Manchester, matted in frame, shows minor fold-marks, and creasing, 40 x 28in (103 x 71cm) (1)

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£400-600


437* de Havilland ‘Comet’ 4, OD-ADT of Middle East Airlines. A fine three-view watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, unsigned, 15.5 x 23.25in (39.4 x 59cm) (1)

£80-120

440 English School, c. 1950s, portrait of a British airman, indistinctly signed Gouch(?) and dated (19)51 lower right, 50 x 40cm, unframed

435* The Dam Busters. An original poster for the film, c. 1958, starring Richard Todd & Michael Redgrave, alternative imagery for the film by Associated British Pathe Ltd., depicting Derek Farr as Squadron Adjutant Captain Whitworth, matted in frame, minor fold-marks, 30 x 20in (71 x 56cm) (1)

(1)

£70-100

£200-250

438* de Havilland ‘Mosquito’ DZ 360, GBA. A three-view watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, unsigned, possibly by Keith Fretwell, 18 3/8 x 19 1/8in (46.7 x 48.5cm) (1)

436* The Dam Busters. An original poster for the film, c.1958, starring Richard Todd & Michael Redgrave, alternative imagery for the film by Associated British Pathe Ltd., depicting Todd as Guy Gibson and Lancaster Bombers against red sky backdrop, matted in frame, minor foldmarks, 30 x 20in (71 x 56cm) (1)

£100-150

439* English Electric ‘Lightning’ F.Mk 1A. A fine watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, unsigned, possibly by Keith Fretwell, depicting the aircraft in the livery and markings of 56 Sqdn. aircraft XM 174, 17.5 x 19.75in (44.4 x 50.2cm) on board (1)

£150-200

£150-200

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441* “Flying”. An original Edwardian poster for Musical Comedy starring Harry Tate, c. 1910, good imagery depicting the subject in flying-helmet against a rotary aero-engine and steam yacht backdrop, unmounted, showing some age-wear (1)

£100-150


447* Fretwell (Keith). Convair B36 0492092 with pick-up USAF Republic RF-84 ‘Thunderflash’ 27268 (FS.286), an exceptional watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, unsigned, 20 x 28.75in (50.8 x 73cm), together with Boeing B-52 ‘Stratofortress’ USAF 50677 with missile carrying capability, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, 20.25 x 28.75in (5.14 x 73cm) (2)

442* Fretwell (Keith). Tupolev TU-20 ‘Bear’, a fine three-view drawing, watercolour and gouache, signed by the artist, 20 x 28.75in (50.8 x 73cm), together with a similar three-view drawing of a MiG21F, code no. 53 in blue on nose-section, unsigned, 16.25 x 21.5in (41.3 x 54.6cm) (2)

£150-200

445* Fretwell (Keith). Grumman F.8F.-1 ‘Bearcat’ of Armeé de L’Air No. 890 “Auvergne”, three view watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, 20.25 x 28.75 ins (51.3 x 73cm), together with Mikoyan and Gurevitch MiG19 airframe No. 8913 of the Chinese Air Force, unsigned, possibly by Keith Fretwell, watercolour and gouache, 19.5 x 21.5in (49.5 x 54.6cm) (2)

443* Fretwell (Keith). Northrop P-61B ‘Black Widow’ No.403 “Times a Wastin”, three view watercolour and gouache drawing, heighted with white, unsigned, 25.25 x 21.25 (64.2 x 54cm), together with Lockheed SR71A ‘Blackbird’ in the livery of USAF 17978 with Bunny Club logo on tail fin, signed by the artist, 20 x 28.75in (50.8 x 73cm (2)

£200-300

£150-200

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448* Fretwell (Keith). Handley-Page ‘Halifax’ B.Mk.1. Series II L9530 of 76 Squadron, Middleton St. George, c. 1941, aircraft flown by Pilot Officer C. Cheshire, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, on board and signed by the artist, 20 x 28.75in (50.8 x 73cm), together with Avro Lancaster PO-S, R5868 in the same medium, illustrated with 98 bomb symbols as flown, c. 1944, 21.5 x 29in (54.6 x 73.7cm) (2)

£250-350

446* Fretwell (Keith). Blackburn, (Hawker Siddeley) ‘Buccanneer’, XA430, a fine three view watercolour and gouache, signed by the artist, 20 x 28.75in (50.8 x 73cm), on board (1)

444* Fretwell (Keith). English Electric ‘Canberra’ T.17, by B.A.C. WJ633 of No. 360 Squadron Royal Air Force Wyton, a threeview watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, together with Martini B.57 USAF 21577 - code BA577, also signed by the artist, both approx. 20 x 28.5in (50.8 x 72.4cm)

£200-300

£150-200

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449* Messerschmitt Me.262 Yellow 7, possibly the aircraft flown by Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bucher who ultimately scored twelve victories with this aircraft, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, together with Mitsubishi A6M8 ‘Reisen’ 210-118B, each approx. 25.75 x 21.75in (654 x 55.2cm) (2)

£200-300

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£150-200


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450* Fretwell (Keith). Avro ‘Vulcan’, B.Mk. 2A XM 597, famous aircraft flown on Operation “Black Buck”, 2nd/3rd June 1982, watercolour and gouache heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm)

456* Fretwell (Keith). BAe ‘Hawk’ XX157 of 92 Squadron Royal Air Force, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm)

460* Fretwell (Keith). Saab AJ37 ‘Viggen’ F6 Karlsborg, watercolour and gouache heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 17.5 x 40in (44.5 x 101.6cm)

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£150-200

453* Fretwell (Keith). McDonnell F-4 ‘Phantom’ AF 69244 “Night Stalker”, watercolour and gouache, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm) (1)

£200-300

454* Fretwell (Keith). Convair F-102A-70CO ‘Delta Dagger’ 61279 of Alaskan Air Command 317th FIS.21st CW based at Elmendorf, Alaska, c. 1968, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm) (1)

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£300-400

458* Fretwell (Keith). LTV Aerospace Corp. F-8c ‘Crusader’ No. 150869 Code NM00 based on the aircraft carrier “Bon Homme Richard” of the US Navy, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, minor damage at right hand bottom corner, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm) (1)

461* Fretwell (Keith). Dassault ‘Mirage’ F.I. No. 273, Code 13-QB at take off, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 16 x 40in (40.6 x 101.6cm) (1)

£150-200

£200-300

459* Fretwell (Keith). Boeing 707, GARRC in the livery of B.O.A.C. on take-off, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, one corner cut, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm) (1)

£250-350

462* Fretwell (Keith). McDonnell-Douglas F-15A ‘Eagle’ Code EG flown by Capt. Tony E. Shiave releases a missile, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 20 x 30.5in (50.8 x 77.5cm)

£200-300

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455* Fretwell (Keith). Mikoyan-Gurevich, MiG 29, code 42, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm) (1)

£150-200

457* Fretwell (Keith). Boeing RB47E ‘Stratojet’ 34303 “Misbegotten Merragerie”, of Strategic Air Command, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm)

£150-200

452* Fretwell (Keith). Kawasaki/Lockheed P-2J ‘Neptune’ 4783 of the J.M.S.D.F. 4th Kokutai, watercolour and gouache heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm) (1)

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£250-350

£200-300

451* Fretwell (Keith). McDonnell ‘Phantom’ VF-111 about to take off from the aircraft carrier USS “Coral Sea”, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 15 x 40in (38 x 101.6cm) (1)

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£150-200

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467* Fretwell (Keith). SudAviation/Westland SA330 ‘Puma’ XW 234 in Royal Air Force livery Squadron Commander’s penant and 33 Squadron badge “Loyalty”, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 19 x 40in (48.2 x 101.6cm) (1)

463* Fretwell (Keith). Mitsubishi A6 M2 ‘Reisen’, allies code ZEKE, unofficially known as the ‘Zero’, illustrated in action during the Battle of Midway in June 1942, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, with some delamination, 19.75 x 29in (50.1 x 73.7cm) (1)

£250-350

465* Fretwell (Keith). Lockheed CF-104 ‘Starfighter’ of the Royal Canadian Air Force No. 3 Squadron, Code 12799, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on card, 15.75 x 24.5in (40 x 62.2cm) (1)

£150-200

£200-300

468* Fretwell (Keith). Hughes AHE4 airframe No. 23898 of the United States Army with compliment of underwing ‘Hellfire’ missiles, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on board, 24.75 x 40in (62.8 x 101.6cm) (1)

464* Fretwell (Keith). Messerschmitt Me. 163, airframe number 191916, Code 26 intercepting Boeing B-17s, watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on card, 16.75 x 24.75in (42.5 x 62.8cm) (1)

466* Fretwell (Keith). Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19, Code 18, with aircraft coded 12 watercolour and gouache behind, heightened with white, signed by the artist, on card, 14.75 x 24in (37.5 x 61cm) (1)

£100-150

£200-300

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£250-350

469* Gamy (Montaut, Marguerite). “Coupe de Berlin”, Rougier le Gagnant sur Biplan Voisin 1909, original lithograph pochoir print, hand-stencilled colour, printed caption dated 1909, mounted in glazed frame, 37 x 19in (94 x 48cm) (1)

£180-250

470* Gamy (Montaut, Marguerite). “Paris-Bruzelles-Paris”, Wynmalen le Gagnant Le Grand Prix 100,000F de L’ACF; Biplan Voisin, Moteur Gnome, Magneto Bosch, original lithograph pochoir print, hand-stencilled colour, printed caption c. 1909, mounted in glazed frame, 37 x 19in (94 x 48cm) (1)

£180-250

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471* Historic Aircraft. A group of polychrome aviation prints illustrating historic aircraft in profile, including Avro 504, Sopwith Camel, Albatros DV, Handley Page 0/400 Bomber, together with other prints depicting Supermarine Seafire, “Raid Paris-Boulogne” print after Gamy, and one other entitled “Gunnery Practice”, all variously framed (7)

£70-100

Lot 474 473* Kennington (Eric, after). RAF Diamond Jubilee. A set of four limitededition autographed prints, from his original drawings, depicting WWII Battle of Britain pilots, each signed by the subject including Sq/Ldr. Douglas Bader DSO, DFC, Flt/Lt. Roderick Learoyd VC, Flt/Lt. John Cunningham DFC and Sgt. James “Ginger” Lacey DFM & Bar, numbered 1/950, published on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund 1978, mounted in glazed frames (4)

476* Aviation Prints. A collection of limited edition signed prints, including Robert Taylor “Victory over Dunkirk”, signed by the celebrated Battle of Britain Ace-pilot depicted, Bob Stanford-Tuck, together with another entitled “Mosquito” signed by the subject depicted Leonard Cheshire VC, also with Fairey “Spearfish” reconnaissance torpedo-bomber over naval squadron flotilla, and two others (5)

£70-100

£100-150

474* Koike (Shigeo). “Rendevous over Bougainville”, limited edition lithographic print, no. 246/750, signed by the artist and two of the US pilots involved, John Mitchell and Rex Barber, 43 x 62cm, framed and glazed Sold with an account of the A Lockheed P-38 of the 339th Fighter Squadron flown by Lt. Rex T. Barber, which intercepted a G4MI “Betty” bomber carrying Fleet Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku on 18 April 1943 over Bougainville Island. (1) £100-150

472* Hollroyd (N.). “Margate Raid” Zeppelin L-38. An original painting depicting the menacing approach of the Greman Imperial Airship over the English Channel, oil on canvas, signed by the artist lower left, in original frame with printed caption verso inscribed “L-38 nr Margate - before turning left to Bomb Southend to drop incendiaries - 7 dead, 36 injured”, 18 x 16in (46 x 40cm) (1)

475* Two framed limited edition signed prints, including “Spitfire” (Robert Taylor), 1979, signed by Douglas Bader and Johnnie Johnson, also with “Lancaster Bale-Out” (Frank Wootton), signed by Norman Jackson VC and Leonard Cheshire VC, numbered 500/850, both mounted and framed, largest 21 x 24 ins (53 x 61cm) (2)

£80-120

£280-350

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477* Lockheed P. 38 ‘Lightning’ N-K1, No. 328430, of No. 55 Fighter Squadron and Republic P.4 , ‘Thunderbolt’, ‘Rabbit’, both watercolour and gouache, heightened with white, on board, unsigned, each approx. 14.5 x 20.5in (37 x 52cm) (2)

£150-200


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478* May (Phil). “Fokker DVIIs and SE5As”, an original watercolour drawing depicting the principal aerial adversaries of the Great War during 1918, watercolour, gouache & white highlights, signed by the artist, together with another similar signed work by the artist, entitled “Hawker Hart 33 Squadron 1931” captioned in pencil to mount verso, 16 x 20in (41 x 51cm), together with “The Red Baron”, Fokker DrI Triplane and SE-5A, an original watercolour drawing depicting the distinctive machine of the Baron von Richthofen the act of achieving his 63rd victim during WWI, watercolour, gouache & white highlights, signed by the artist and printed caption within mount, 17 x 24in (43 x 61cm) (3)

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£150-200

479* McGilchrist (J.M.). The Airship R-34. An original painting depicting the RAF dirigible Airship c. 1919, watercolour with body-colour signed in ink by the artist and dated 1919, in original frame with maker’s label verso, 15 x 12in (38 x 31cm) The R-34 became Britain’s most successful Airship, traversing the globe many times during her career: latterly based at RAF Cardington in Bedfordshire, she was withdrawn from service and scrapped after the fateful demise of the later sister-ship R101 in 1931. (1) £100-150

480* Montaut (Marguerite M.). 1er. Raid, Paris - Bordeaux fait en six heures, Le 3 Sept 1910 par Bielovucic sur Voisin monopole Cie Aerienne (Paris), pub. Mabileau & Co., Paris, 1910, pochoir print heightened with body colour, very slight marginal spotting, 795 x 350 mm, together with Circuit Europeen. 1er. Beaumont 2e. Garros sur monoplan Bleriot, moteur Gnome Magneto Bosch, Helice Normale, pub. Mabileau & Co., Paris, 1911, pochoir print heightened with bodycolour and watercolour, printed in the shape of a fan, some marginal spotting and dust soiling, 360 x 850 mm

482* Montaut (Ernest). “Bleriot Traversant la Manche”, original pochoir print depicting the subject over the Channel, dated 1909, hand-stencilled colour enhanced lithograph, some discoloration, framed, 17 x 36 in

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£200-300

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£200-300

483* Montaut (Ernest). “Grand Prix d’Aviation” - Farman en Course, original pochoir print depicting the subject on the machine of his design dated 1908, handstencilled colour enhanced lithograph, framed, 17 x 36in (43 x 91cm) £200-300

481* Montaut (Marguerite M.). Les Dirigeables Parceval et Gross en Manoeuvre a Cologne, pub. Mabileau & Co., Paris, 1909, pochoir print, finished by hand with watercolour, colour printed remarque of a German Officer with binoculars, slight marginal staining, occ. marginal short closed tears, torn with slight loss in lower left corner, 360 x 810 mm, together with an untitled aviation print, pub. Mabileau & Co., 1911, pochoir print heightened with watercolour, two remarques of three French military officers and a portrait of a pilot slight staining to margins, slight chipping to margins but with no loss to image or remarques, 390 x 700 mm

485* Prints. Supermarine-Napier S5 Racing Seaplane; Dornier Napier ‘Wal’ All Metal Flying Boat; Gloster-Napier IV Racing Seaplane; Vickers-Napier ‘Vernon’ Troop Carrier; Vickers-Napier ‘Victoria’ Troop Carrier, n.d., c. 1930s, together five sepia photogravures (13 x 18cm), each with text in English, French and Italian, mounted in five gilt frames, glazed

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£100-150

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484* Montaut (Ernest). “Raid Paris-Verdun”, Le Dirigible ‘Ville de Paris’, original lithograph pochoir print, hand-stencilled colour, printed caption, c. 1909, matted for framing in coloured mount, 37 x 19in (94 x 48cm) (1)

£180-250

£70-100


486* Royal Italian Air Force. Caproni biplane torpedo bomber, monochrome watercolour, heightened with white, showing aircraft Ca 1772 with underslung torpedo during a night attack, search light beams cross the sky, unsigned, 7 x 6in (17/8 x 15.2cm) framed and glazed, together with a photograph of Caproni Ca 2334 the Ca 450 used on the Pola raid of October 2nd and 3rd 1917 crewed by a mixed Army-Navy team, this aircraft was christened “Per la Patria” and carried out the first, albeit unsuccessful, Italian torpedo attack by an aircraft 4.5 x 6.5in (11.5 x 16.5cm) framed and glazed (1)

Lot 488

£80-120

487* Shepherd (David). ‘Life Goes On September 1940’, lithographic print with artist’s proof mark, limited edition 507/1500, published by Solomon & Whitehead, 1990, signed by the artist in pencil lower right, 47 x 68cm, together with Trudgian (Nicolas), ‘Pacific Glory’, lithographic print (presentation copy) published 2005 by The Military Gallery, Wendover, signed in pencil by the artist lower left, 49 x 71cm, both unframed (2)

£70-100

488* Stanley-Moore (N.). “Farnborough Air Display 1955”, an original painting depicting RAF Hawker Hunter aircraft in aerobatic display, water-colour, gouache & body colour, signed in ink lower right and dated Sept. 9th 1955, in glazed frame, 17 x 20 ins (44 x 51cm) (1)

£180-250

489* Stroud (John, 1919-2007). A group of twenty-four original watercolour illustrations, mostly WWII period German and Italian aircraft, c. 1940s, finely executed watercolour and gouache drawings on thick card, all but five signed by the artist, mostly with identification and technical notes in Stroud’s hand verso, each approx. 10.5 x 15 ins ( 27 x 38cm), contained in modern plastic album The aircraft types comprise Junkers JU52/3mK; Gotha Go 149; Junkers Ju88 A6; Cantz 1007; Caproni Vizzola F5; Caproni Ca111; Gotha Go146; Junkers Unidentified; Caproni Ca.165; Caproni Ghibli; Heinkel He 116P; Junkers Ju 89; Unidentified S17; Klemm K1 35A Trainer; Macchi C 200 Fighter’ Caproni Reggiane Re2000 The Falcho1; USA Army Aeronca L3 Grasshopper; Constellation US Army C69; Caproni Ro44; Dornier Do18K; Caproni Ro41; BOAC Avro Tudor 1950s; Meridionali Ro.37; Savoia Marchetti Sm.82 ‘Canguru’. (1) £500-800

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490* Sturgess (Arthur). “R for Robert”, lithographic print (proof copy), signed in pencil by the artist lower right, published 1986, 35.5 x 49cm, framed and glazed A proof copy print of the atmospheric painting of the famous Loch Ness Wellington R for Robert preparing to take off, reputedly the last painting Arthur Sturgess did before he died in 1992. (1) £70-100

491* Taylor (Robert and other artists). Aviation Prints - A quantity of limited edition and signed prints after originals by the artists, including “Sky Giant”, “Guardian Angels”, “Last of the Lightnings”, “Phantom FGR2” “Lion Rampant” Tornados, “Stirling Silver” and “Killer Cat” etc., variously signed by artists and personalities, all unframed (approx. 14)

£70-100

492* Taylor (Robert). ‘Lancaster’, first edition print signed by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C., published 1979, limited edition 25/50, signed in pencil by Cheshire and Taylor, 42 x 50cm, framed and glazed, together with ‘The Lancaster V.C.s’, signed by Norman Jackson V.C. and Bill Reid V.C., and Arthur T. Harris, 39 x 50cm, plus ‘Spitfire’, first edition print signed by Group Captain Sir Douglas Badar, C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C. and Air Vice Marshall Johnnie Johnson, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., published in 1979, 41 x 53cm, and ‘Memorial Flight’, The Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster of the R.A.F. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, signed in pencil by Norman Jackson, Johnnie Johnson and another distinguished pilot, published in 1984, 44 x 61cm, and ‘Stirlings’, signed by a distinguished pilot, published in 1983, 32 x 40cm (5)

£150-200

493* Taylor (Robert). ‘Mosquito’, signed in pencil by Leonard Cheshire V.C., 38 x 53cm, together with Trudgian (Nicolas), ‘Squadron Scramble’, signed by Group Captain Frank R. Carey, C.B.E., D.F.C., D.F.M., A.F.C., 42 Squadron, limited edition 74/800, 18 x 27cm, plus Sturgess (Arthur), ‘Robert’, signed in pencil by the artist, published 1986, limited edition 406/850, 35 x 50cm, and Young (John), ‘Boeing B-17E Fortress Yankee Doodle on route to attack the Marshaling Yards at Rouen-Sotteville, signed by the artist, and Lt. General I. R. A. C. Eaker, titled and dated 17th August 1942, limited edition 841/850, 39.5 x 44cm, and Fairey Battle (Rolls Royce Merlin Engine), of No. 218 (Gold Coast Squadron), Advanced Air Striking Force, France, 1939-40, signed by nine distinguished pilots and crew, 37 x 54cm, and 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron, Royal Auxilliary Air Force, signed by fourteen distinguished pilots and crew, limited edition 13/50 with Certificate of Authenticity, 29 x 40cm (6)

496* Thompson (Charles). Aircraft of the US 9th Air Force, original oil on canvas, depicting the C-47 Dakota, the P-51 Mustang, the P-47 Thunderbolt and the B26 Marauder, signed and dated by the artist, 76 x 51cm, framed (1)

£200-300

£100-150

494* Taylor (Robert). ‘Hurricane’, signed by Bob Stanford-Tuck; ‘The Dam Busters’, signed by Air Marshall Sir Harold (Mick) Martin; ‘Johnnie Johnson leading 144 Canadian Wing over the Normandy beaches, 6 June 1944’, signed by Johnnie Johnson; ‘Duel of Eagles’, signed by Douglas Bader and Adolf Galland (very faded), together four coloured prints after the originals by the artist, pub. 1979-80, image size 38 x 21 ins (15 x 53cm), matching polished aluminium frames, glazed (4)

£150-200

495* Taylor (Robert). ‘Wellington’, signed by Sir Arthur Harris, M.R.A.F., Leonard Cheshire V.C., Leonard Trent V.C., Norman Jackson V.C., Bill Reid V.C. and Roderick Learoyd V.C., pub. 1980, coloured print after the original by the artist, image size approx. 16 x 21 ins (41 x 53cm), together with Thompson (Charles J.), Rommel’s Last Tanker. Two Bristol Beaufort Mark 1A’s of 47 Squadron leaving the area after Pilot Officer Ralph V. Manning torpedoed and sank the tanker ‘Proserpina’, outside Tobruk on 26 October 1942, pub. 1991, signed by Ralph Manning, Norman Hearn-Phillips, Norman Spark and the artist, Charles Thompson, image size 12.5 x 16.75 ins (32 x 42.5cm), (limited edition 158/250), and three others similar, all framed and glazed (5)

£150-200

497* Tinsley (Brian W.). “Hawker Harriers”, an original painting depicting two aircraft of RAF Squadron No.3 on exercise at Paderborn, Germany, c. 1977, oil on board, signed by the artist, framed and captioned to mount verso, 24 x 34in (60 x 86cm) (1)

498* Turner (Michael). “Battle of Britain Tribute - 15th September 1990” limited edition lithographic print, No. 5/250, signed in pencil by the artist, 42 x 52cm, together with various similar prints, two photographs of aircrafts and a WW2 period brass aircraft on lightning bolt stand (6)

£70-100

499* Wright (Gordon F.) “The Best of the Breed”, watercolour, 1988, Supermarine Spitfire MK.IX of 64 Sqdn., Hornchurch, Essex, June 1942, 18 x 26.5cm, signed lower right, titled and dated verso (1)

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£100-150

£70-100


Lot 501 501* Gleed (S.T.), 20th Century pair of watercolours, “Fairey Swordfish 1. 821 Squadron, H.M.S. Ark Royal. 1940”, “Gloster Gauntlet Mk.1.No.19 Fighter Squadron, Duxford, Cambridgeshire 1935.”, 32cm x 45cm, framed and glazed (2)

£200-300

502* West (Philip). “Phantom Finale, Gauntlet II”, limited edition, lithographic print no. 75/500, signed in pencil by the artist and the flight crew, 40 x 61cm, framed and glazed Phantom XT597 was one of two pre-production model F-4K aircraft produced prior to the type’s delivery into service. To commemorate the final flight of this magnificent aircraft the aviation artist Philip West was commissioned to paint this outstanding image of XT597, call sign ‘Gauntlet II’, blasting away from Boscombe Down on its final sortie. (1) £80-120

500* Piani, 20th century, a Savoia S59 dropping a flare over an Italian Naval vessel, watercolour, signed top right, 32cm x 22cm, framed and glazed (1)

504* Wootton (Frank, 1914-98). D-Day June 6th 1944. A Triumph of Air Power. Wing Commander J. E. ‘Johnnie’ Johnson leads Spitfires of No. 144 (Canadian) Wing over the beach-head on the morning of DDay, coloured print after the original by the artist, signed in pencil by Johnnie Johnson, Bill reid, Roland Beaumont, Geoffrey Page, L.W.F. Stark and the artist, image size approx. 47 x 64cm, polished aluminium frame with applied gilt metal enamel RAF wings, glazed (1)

£100-150

£100-150

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503* Wootton (Frank). “First of the Few”, a limited edition print after the original by the artist depicting Spitfire MkI No. K9787, depicting First Flight flown by Jeffrey Quill chief test-pilot, signed by Quill in pencil to margin, signed and numbered 154/850 by the artist and two dignitaries representing Vickers Aviation (1)

£100-150

505* Wright (Gordon F.). Fairey fighter planes shooting at a road convoy, orig. watercolour, 28.5 x 38cm, signed and dated (19)82, together with Green (Group Captain David J.), The Work Horse (Wellington), oil on board, title and Guild of Aviation Artists label to verso, 60 x 29.5cm, framed, plus two similar prints (4)

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£100-150


506* Wright (Gordon F.). R34 Airship on course to New York, watercolour, signed and dated 1986 lower right, 22 x 33cm, framed and glazed (1)

£70-100

Lot 509 509* WWI - Air Technical Services - SE5A Fighter. A large poster for pilot-instruction, c. 1918, monotone lithograph on paper depicting the SE5A in profile, entitled “Position Stick-control when running on the ground”, excellent condition, matted in frame, 30 x 40in (76 x 102cm) (1)

510* WWI - Air Techical Services - Enemy Attack. An original poster for pilot & observer instruction, c. 1918, monotone lithograph on paper depicting Bristol Fighter and Albatros DV machines demonstrating angle of attack by enemy aircraft, some discoloration and loss to margins, matted in frame, 22 x 32in (56 x 62cm)

507* WWI. Captain E.W.H. Wood RFC, half-length portrait depicting the subject in service uniform of khaki jacket with RFC “Wings” and Captain’s rank insignia of his Regiment, c. 1916, oil on canvas, unsigned, captioned verso to the frame-mount and inscribed “E.W.H. Wood son of the late Sir John Wood Bart. of Grave Hall, Bury-StEdmunds, Suffolk, shows some age-wear and minor distressing, 24 x 18in (61 x 46cm) (1)

£500-800

£300-400

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508* WWI - Air Technical Services. A group of four large posters for pilotinstruction variously dated April-June 1918, monotone lithograph on paper depicting BE2C, Albatros machines etc., and illustrating “The Loop”, “Pancaking”, “Landing Across Wind” and “Getting-off Engine-Failure”, matted in frames some showing old fold-marks and wear commensurate with age, 30 x 40in (76 x 102cm) (4)

£200-300

511* WWII - War Savings. “The Sky’s the Limit” - original poster published by HMSO for National Savings Committee Campaign, c. 1940s, colour lithograph on paper, shows old fold-marks and tear, matted and framed, 30 x 40in (76 x 102cm) (1)

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£150-200

£200-300


AVIATION MODELS

512* ‘Bloodhound’ Mk 1. A fine nickelsilver desk-top display model of this cold-war period ground-to-air missile, with stand and aerial on simulated coromandel wood display stand, 9.25in (23.5cm) high, with fitted presentation case 8.75 x 12.25 x 11in (22.2 x 31 x 28cm)

513* ‘Bloodhound’ Mk 2. A similar nickelsilver display model, 11in (28cm) high, in presentation case 6.75 x 11.25 x 10.75in (17.2 x 28.5 x 27.3cm)

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£250-350

Lot 514

£250-350

514* 1913 Nieuport. ‘Schneider Trophy’ Floatplane No. 6, the balsa airframe covered with fine-fabric, the composite fuselage part-covered with stressed plywood, aluminium engine cowling concealing a single cylinder model aircraft engine behind a dummy seven cylinder Gnome rotary with propeller, with wirebraced main planes, strut-braced twin wood floats with single step and airship pattern rear stabilising float, working flying control surfaces, painted yellow overall, with polished wood and aluminium sections, bearing the number 6 in black, 59in (150cm) wingspan (1)

£700-900

515* Albatros DV. A good former flying scale model of the legendary fighter biplane of the Imperial German Air Force, c. 1916, well constructed of plywood over wood frame with fabric-covered flying surfaces, flying-wires and fully moveable ailerons and rudder etc., good detailing including Mercedes in-line 6-cyl. engine, twin machine-guns, leather rim cockpit, and all refinished in authentic livery, w/span 59in (148cm) (1)

£400-600

516* Avro ‘Tutor’ K3245. A fine flying scale model of this popular inter-war Royal Air Force training biplane, wood airframe covered with silver-doped fine-fabric, with flying control surfaces, the twin cockpits with wind shields, finely polished and modelled aluminium forward fuselage and Townend ring, the dummy Armstrong Siddeley ‘Lynx’ 7-cylinder air-cooled radial concealing a single-cylinder four-stroke push-rod aero-engine, driving an 18in (46cm) diameter wood propeller, the strut braced main undercarriage with rubber tyred wheel, with tail skid, 68 ins (173cm) wingspan

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£500-700


517* B.A.C./Sud Aviation ‘Concorde’. A fine static desk-top display model by Space Models, of composite construction, finished in the livery of British Airways, lacks registration letters, 14in (35.5cm) wingspan, 33.15in (84.4cm) long overall with chrome-plated tripod stand, in wood carrying case 36.5 x 17 x 8.5in (92.7 x 43.2 x 21.5cm) (1)

£300-400

Lot 517

518* Boeing KC-35 in-flight refuelling tanker, maker unknown, but well constructed of wood and composite material, finished in U.S. Air Force all-over grey, the fin with ‘Sho-gun’ flash, aircraft number AF63 8012 code ZZ, the model with refuelling boom and various aerials, 23.5in (50.7cm) wingspan, on mahogany display stand (1)

£250-350

519* Bristol ‘Beaufighter’ Mk X P-6D. A fine 1:8th flying scale model built by Patrick Deslandes, the wood and composite airframe painted to represent an aircraft of the invasion period, with underslung torpedo arranged so as to drop when required, fully operating undercarriage, with all control surfaces fully operative, dummy pilot and rear observer/gunner-armament lacking, fitted with twin model aircraft engines driving Grappner propellers, 85in (216cm) wingspan (1)

520* British Aircraft Corporation ‘Jetstream 31’. A fine static desk-top display model by Space Models Ltd., of composite construction, finished in pale over dark blue, with aluminium spinners, on chrome-plated tripod stand, 13in (33cm) wingspan, with maker’s storage box with British Aerospace label Lot 518

£800-1200

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521* British Aircraft Corporation B.A.C. ‘Super One - Eleven’. A static 1/72nd scale desk-top display model by Space Models Ltd., of composite construction, modelled with Rolls-Royce ‘Hush Kit’ engines and finished in the livery of Tarom (Romanian Air Transport) Reg. YR-BC1, on chromo-plated tripod stand, 15.75in (40cm) wingspan, with storage box (1)

£150-200

522* British Aircraft Corporation B.A.C. 1-111 475. A static 1/72nd scale desk-top display model, by Space Models Ltd., of composite construction, modelled with Rolls Royce ‘Hush Kit’ engines, finished in B.A.C. livery, on chrome-plated tripod stand, 15.75in (40cm) wingspan, with storage box (1)

Lot 524

£150-200

Lot 525 524* Bücker ‘Bestmann’. A well constructed and much flown flying scale model of this popular training aircraft as used by the Luftwaffe during World War Two, with operating flying control surfaces, including flaps, the cockpit with dummy instrumentation, the fixed main undercarriage and tail wheel with rubber tyres, finished with light blue under surfaces and deep-green main planes fuselage and tail, with code BN+OE, 70in (178cm) wingspan (1)

523* British Aircraft Corporation B.A.C. 1-111. A static desk-top display model of composite construction by Space Models Ltd, finished in the livery and markings of the Royal Australian Air Force, 14.5in (36.8cm) wingspan, in wood carrying case 17.25 x 16.25 x 6.25in (43.8 x 41.3 x 15.8cm) (1)

£250-300

525* Comper Swift. A good former flying scale model of the high-wing monoplane of the 1930s, well constructed of fabriccovered wood framing to wings and fuselage, brace v-struts to wings and undercarriage, well detailed with cockpit and upper wing instrumentation, dummy twin-cylinder engine, rotating propeller and aluminium engine-cowling, well refinished in sky-blue and silver livery, registration number G-AARX, w/span 72 ins (184cm) (1)

£280-350

£150-200

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526* Dyna-Jet ‘Speedster’. A ‘butterfly tail’ model of this one-time popular jet aircraft, the fuselage wings and tail planes of balsa with fine-gauge aluminium strengthening panels incorporating the engine and tail-pipe, with single-wheel under-carriage and tether wires for starboard elevator control, with instruction leaflet and plan, packing slip and original box, 25in (63.5cm) wingspan (1)

£200-300


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Lot 528 531* Supermarine ‘Walrus’. A well used flight model of this famous WW2 period biplane flying boat amphibian, known to many as the “Shagbat”, the tissue covered and balsa constructed main planes, tail and fuselage finished in green camouflage and markings of A-QN K5876, with dummy seven-cylinder Bristol ‘Pegasus’ with fourblade propeller, the undercarriage with rubber tyres, 38in (96.5cm) wingspan

527* Fokker DRI - Triplane. A good large scale model of the famous fighter of the Great War, well-constructed of wood frame with fabric-covered surfaces and internal fittings for radio-control flight, bright-red livery of the Baron von Richthofen’s personal top-scoring fighting machine, lacking engine and propeller, w/span 72in (182cm) (1)

£150-180

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528* Free-Flight Models. A high wing cabin monoplane, the balsa framed fuselage, main planes and tail unit covered in tissue and fine fabric, painted all-over red with Swiss civil markings for HB-1KO, with rubber tyred main undercarriage and tail skid and dummy seven-cylinder radial driving a two-blade propeller, 40.75in (103.5cm) wingspan, together with a Swedish Thulin-type two seat biplane with miniature diesel engine and rubber tyred main undercarriage with sprung tail skid, 23.5in (59.5cm) wingspan

530* Supermarine ‘Swift’. A fine 1/24th scale static desk-top display model, of wood and composite construction, with glazed cockpit hood and windscreen, possibly made in the model workshops of Vickers Armstrong, finished in pale grey over deep green camouflage with R.A.F. roundels and fin flash, on blue enamelled metal stand, 16in (40.6cm) wingspan with Vickers-Armstrong wood carrying case, 27 x 24 x 9.5in (68.5 x 61 x 24cm)

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£300-400

£300-400

Lot 531 529* Super Constellation. A good scale desk-model of the famous airliner of the 1950s, resin-cast with rotating propellers and good detailing in the livery of TransWorld Airlines “City of Balmoral”, mounted upon display stand, w/span 21in (53cm) (1)

£300-400

532* T.S.R.2 (Reconnaissance). A rare and possibly unique static desk-top display model, maker unknown, the aircraft with E.E. ‘Lightning’ pattern mainplanes, the underside of the fuselage with outline of proposed camera windows, finished in cream with glazed cockpit canopy and windscreen, 8.5in (21.6cm) wingspan, 16.25in (41.3cm) long overall, with brass and mahogany stand, in wood carrying case, 20.75 x 15.75 x 6.75in (52.7 x 40 x 17.2cm) (1)

£100-150

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533* Vickers ‘Viscount’ 810-840. A fine desk-top aluminium display model of this famous airliner, by Walker’s Westway Models, finished in Vickers-Armstrong livery with company logo on both sides of nose section and union flag on rudder, on display stand with label, 23in (58.4cm) wingspan, in wood carrying case, 25 x 24.5 x 9in (63.5 x 61.5 x 22.8cm) (1)

£400-600

534* Vickers ‘Viscount’. A fine metal static display desk-top model of this aircraft by Westway Models, finished in the livery and markings of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd., with chrome-plated tripod stand, 15.5in (39.3cm) wingspan, in wood carrying case 17.75 x 17.75 x 6.25in (45 x 45 x 15.8cm) (1)

£200-300

535* Vickers V.C.10 Royal Air Force inflight refuelling tanker. A 1/72nd scale static desk-top display model of this longserving R.A.F. aircraft by Space Models, composite construction, finished in service camouflage with roundels and fin flash, with chrome-plated tripod stand, 23.25in (59cm) wingspan, in wood carrying case, 26.25 x 26.25 x 10in (66.7 x 66.7 x 25.3cm) (1)

536* Propeller-Blade - WWII RAF. A large propeller blade possibly from Hawker Hurricane, c. 1940, a souvenir single blade from a variable-pitch propeller, of laminated wood with brass sheathing to leading-edge and metal base attached, fabric-stripped and varnished and having inset time-piece to upper blade-tip, mounted on square base for vertical display, 72 in (94 cm) (1)

£100-150

£300-400

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537* Propeller - Gypsy Major. A twinbladed airscrew propeller type No. DRG. Z6013/AC442, variously marked and stamped D6.67.P4.51: 86886, laminated hardwood Schwarz finish with yellow painted tips, good clean condition, 80 ins (104 cm) (1) £280-350


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538* Propeller. A fine laminated mahogany First World War period two-blade the boss stamped C.A.T. propeller, (Caproni Triplane), I.F. (Isotta Fraschini) 250. A. O. O. 128. with manufacturer’s stamp T superimposed over M. on one edge, the other with inspector’s mark EG 56 and N.D.T.A.M. O. 41521 D.C.OLL.. 20.11.17., the blades cleaned the boss and blade stubs in original crackle varnish finish, 118 in (300 cm) diameter (1)

£1800-2200

540* Propeller. An exceptional laminated and rivetted mahogany two-blade propeller, the black painted boss with indistinct markings B&C and AM.32 legible, one blade with fine Bristol Propeller transfer inscribed within a belt and buckle reserve “Built by the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd. Bristol. Eng.”, the boss with eight-bolt hub mounting, 110 in (280 cm) diameter (1)

£1800-2200

542* Propeller. A laminated walnut and mahogany First World War period two-blade propeller, the boss stamped FB 19112 FB and dated 28.2.1917, further stamped CA. B.IF. 160 HP. P. D.275 P.175, one boss face stamped 19112 P with date 12.1.917, twothirds of each blade with original varnish finish, the tips over painted pale green with blue-green band, 108.5 in (275 cm) (1)

£1800-2200

543* Propeller. A laminated walnut twoblade propeller, the boss unmarked, one blade stamped with [?] inspectors mark CAB within a circle, both blades with scalloped brass leading edge and protective tip, one tip showing signs of old repair and past woodworm damage, 105 in (267 cm) diameter

539* Propeller. An exceptional Italian laminated mahogany walnut two-blade propeller, the 8.25 in (21 cm) deep boss stamped CA101 Jupiter IV Diam 2 95 Pass 1.600 2.230 Dis 508 further stamped SM 2546 SM and dated 24-8-933 the blades numbered 1 and 2 and with inspectors stamp GA over 22, both blades with rivetted brass scallop-edged protective strips to the leading edge with corresponding tips, 116 1/8 in (295 cm) diameter

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544* Propeller - Royal Flying Corps DHF. An original propeller for the 110HP type Le Rhone motor, c. 1916-18, of laminated dark hardwoods, variously stamped inscribed “English Type Boss DE H5 110HP Le Rhone Eng - No 1708, G193 N/22”, shows some minor age-wear, fitted with bronze bracket to rear of hub for wall-mounting display, 115 in (267 cm)

£2200-2700

541* Propeller - WWI RFC Gnome Le Rhone. An original two-bladed propeller for the 80HP pattern engines as fitted to Nieuport and Sopwith types, c.1916, made by the integral propeller Co Ltd, of laminated walnut & mahogany hardwoods, previously brought back as kit-bag souvenir of the great war, professionally rejointed to centre-hub and polished for display, showing original maker’s transfers to blades (1)

£900-1000

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£1500-2000

£1200-1500


546* Propeller - WWI - Royal Flying Corps. An original propeller from Siddeley engine c. 1917-18, of laminated mahogany and other hardwoods, variously stamped and marked inscribed AB 7031, 200HP Siddeley BHP, with AID Mark stamps, No.7 - 76 etc., showing some age-wear & deterioration, minor portion to rear of 9-bolt hub-section removed for display-mounting, 95 in (241 cm) (1)

£500-800

547* Propeller - Fairey-Reed, Gipsy Major I. A scarce twin-blade all-metal airscrew, No. A10943/X3/2 Serial No. FR 2225 approved for Gipsy Major 1 engine type, 215 cm diameter (1)

545* Propeller. A First World War period laminated mahogany two-blade propeller, the boss stamped Tibbenham 3628 Drawing No. 1708, for French Type Boss DE.H.5., further stamped with WD inspectors A.I.D. punch marks, each blade with F. Tibbenham of Ipswich transfers, the tips with R.F.C./R.A.F. dull green/brown canvas sheaving, 102.5 in (260.3 cm) diameter (1)

£1000-1500

549* Propeller - Gipsy Major DH5234/B/8. A twin-blade wooden airscrew by Lang Propeller Co (LHD), natural wood hub, with grey and black painted blade surfaces, with one manufacturers transfer, 80 in (200 cm) (1)

£200-250

£500-600

550* Propeller. Gipsy Major I-D, HR6711/C. A twin-blade airscrew, metal sheathing to leading eges, black/schwarz finish, with yellow-painted tips, 209 cm diameter (1)

£200-300

548* Propeller. A twin-bladed airscrew propeller, c. 1920s, of laminated hardwoods construction with brass sheathing to leading edge, tapered-form hub possibly early Gipsy Moth pattern, indistinctly stamped and marked number 761 & 11, other markings erased due to stripping & polishing for display, 80 in (205 cm) (1)

£300-400

551* Propeller DH Z8010/6/E. A twinblade airscrew, stamped R/5/68, metal sheathing to leading edges, black/schwarz finish with yellow tips, damage to one tip, 208 cm diameter

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Lot 554 555* Propeller. A scarce small 4-bladed generator-propeller, c. 1940s, typically as used on Martinet target tug, of laminated hardwood construction, stamped numbered 786 - Drg T29505, 2-4- N706, and circular marking inscribed PM & PW1, four-stud hub-mounting, 36 in (91 cm) (1)

552* Propeller - Gipsy Major DH5234/J/8> A twin-blade wooden airscrew, laminated wood, metal sheathing to leading edges, black painted surfaces, yellow tips, stamped R/11/40, 206 cm diameter (1)

£200-250

554* Early American wooden propeller. An interesting and possibly historically important truncated section of an early American two-blade propeller, constructed from lightweight laminated spruce with long slender hub, this propeller conforms to the designs of early American propellers and the work of the Wright Brothers, 17 in (178 cm) long Purchased in America several years ago by a British collector where it had apparently been used as a ceiling fan in a restaurant near Curtiss Field on Long Island. (1) £1000-1500

556* WWII RAF - Supermarine Spitfire/Seafire FR47. A rare group of three original black painted wooden propeller-blades by Rotol-Dowty, c1940s, variously marked with makers original transfers to blades, numbered sequence RA 10270/RT, RA10271/R & RD 10270/RT, with steel variable-pitch ring-gear to bases (3)

553* Propeller - Gipsy III, Z973. A twinblade airscrew dated May 1939, brass sheathing to leading eges, black/schwarz finish with yellow tips, with brass inset i/d plates and Approval seals to hub, 190 cm diameter £200-250

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£150-200

557* Propeller Blade. An important Arctic pine propeller blade, both front and back surfaces labelled with sectional dimensions of chord for manufacturing purposes, with applied canvas leading edge, enclosing heating wires for possible experiments for propeller blade leading edge de-icing, the highly finished blade showing manufacturer’s pencil chord guidelines, Aircraft type and manufacturer unknown, length 81 in (206 cm) (1)

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£150-250

£200-300


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AVIATION UNIFORMS

558* Flying Helmet. A pre-war/early post war flying-helmet by Aviakit Ltd., c. 1930s1940s, chamois-lined soft dark tan leather, complete with Gosport tube intercom headset, makers label to inside crown, size 7, shows some age-wear and usage (1)

£80-120

560* Flying Jacket. A reproduction “Irvin” pattern sheepskin flying-jacket, honeycoloured, fleece-lined, zippered sleeves & front, little-used condition, size Medium (1)

£70-100

561* Flying Jacket. A reproduction “Irvin” pattern sheepskin flying-jacket, honeycoloured, fleece-lined, zippered sleeves & front, well-used condition, size Medium

564* Flying Jacket. An Irvin-pattern sheep skin fleece-lined flying jacket, with maker’s label by Aviation Leathercraft, Thruxton Airport, nr Andover, Hampshire with YKK zips, belt and suspension loop to collar, size 44 (1)

563* Flying Jacket. Chinese Air Force Issue, green cotton cloth with acrylic fleece lining and thick fur collar, together with a pair RAF Aircrew Cold-weather flying trousers type Mk3, size 8

565* RAF WWII - Flying Helmet. Standard service issue C-Type pattern, c. 1942, having later modified ear-pieces to accommodate Gosport-tubes, together with an original pair of MkVIII pattern goggles (tinted lenses fitted) with a set of transparent spare-lenses in original issue box, also with a pair of original Air Ministry issue pilot’s leather gauntlets stores ref. 3632 Size 9, having zippered wrist protection, and a pair of thick woollen flying-socks. All former property of Flt Lieut. Sturgeon, wartime navigator on Lancaster Bombers, together with a part print-out copy of his service log-book

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£70-100

562* Flying Jacket. Chinese Air Force Issue, green cotton cloth with acrylic fleece lining and thick fur collar, together with a pair of dark tan leather flying trousers (2)

£70-100

£70-100

559* Flying Helmet. A late 20th-c. flying helmet by David Clark, model H10-40, of traditional design, chamois-lined leather with integral headset fitted noiseattenuating boom-mic, wired with Nato-fitting jack-plug, as-new, contained in original box with instruction leaflet etc. with another late 20th-c. flying helmet of traditional design, chamois-lined khaki cotton fabric with leather earpieces, fitted noise-attenuating boom-mic, wired with Nato-fitting jack-plug (2)

£150-200

£100-150

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£180-250


570* WWI RFC/RAF - Flying apparel. A group of early 20th-c aviator’s equipment, c. 1918, including Flying Helmet, in soft brown leather with button-down ear-flaps, fur-trimmed with woollen lining, together with a pair leather gauntlet-mitts by Waddington & Co., also with a pair of contemporary pilot’s goggles (3)

£180-250

571* WWII RAF Flying Helmet. A Wartime C-Type pattern standard issue Helmet, c. 1940s, complete with integral earphones, wiring-loom and jack-plug, together with a later pattern Oxygen-mask stores ref: 6D/1485 with AM markings, and with a pair of later issue MKVIII-pattern flying goggles Lot 569

566* RAF WWII. A quantity of Officer’s Uniform apparel etc., c. 1942, including Dress-cap, side-cap Service-dress Tunic with medal ribbon bar comprising 39-45 Star, War and Victory ribbons, Navigator’s Brevet, Jacket & Trousers and service-issue greatcoat, sundry brass buttons and ranking braid ribbons with three further Navigators Brevet embroidered cloth badges, All former property of Flt Lieut. Sturgeon, wartime navigator on Lancaster Bombers, together with a part print-out copy of his service log-book (1)

This apparel was in regular use post-war by the vendor when flying his Tiger Moth aeroplane. (3) £150-200

572* WWII RAF. Two High-ranking Officer’s Service-dress caps by Gieves and Alkit respectively, c. 1939-45, both with heavily braided bullion oak-leaves decoration to peak and with gilt badged bullion King’s Crown embroidered badges to cap-band, one well worn the other very little-used condition for ceremonial occasions (1)

£80-12

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£100-150

567* RAF - Greatcoat. Early post-war Service-issue in blue heavy serge, stores ref. 6/CLO/28709, size No.6, W.O. makers label to inside by Wallace Scott & Co, dated 1953, and and having applied Warrant officer rank badges to upper cuffs, Queens Crown badged gilt buttons (1)

£40-60

568* RAF/Fleet Air-Arm - Flying Helmet. An early post-war issue lightweight cotton flying-helmet, stores ref. 22C/1731, size 3 numbered KM/R/037/63, together with an ‘H’ Pattern oxygen-mask, complete with tube & clamp, fully-fitted headset and wiring-loom & jack-plug for RT connection, inscribed in blue ink to inner earpiece Flt. Sgt. Broughton, stamped WSA (2)

£100-150

Lot 571 569* WWI RFC - Flying apparel. Early 20th-c. aviator’s equipment, c. 1915, including Flying Helmet, soft dark tan leather with woollen cloth lining and roll-up anti-turbulence ear-protectors to side temples, good original condition with some minor stitched repairs, together with a pair of contemporary pilot’s goggles (2)

£160-220

573* WWII RAF Flying Helmet. C-Type pattern issue, c. 1940s, stores ref: 22C/880, soft dark tan leather with chamois lining, complete with internal headset earphones, wiring-loom and jack-plug, together with an “H”-pattern oxygen-mask and a pair of Mk VIII pattern goggles, with auxiliary boommic adaptor for modern usage, all elements in good original condition (3)

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MOTORING MASCOTS & MEMORABILIA To commence at 11am

574* Automobilist’s Motor Blanket. An early 20th-c. travel-rug for the open-road, c. 1911, of heavy lined chenille plush fabric imitating beaver-lamb, in excellent original condition, together with a pair of leather driving gauntlets having W.D. broad-arrow marked label inscribed “Type D - Stores-ref. 22C/767-11311, named Benson 1899574” added in blue ink Originally supplied to Mr. Harry McLaren-Reid for his 1911 Rolls-Royce with touring coachwork by H.J. Mulliner Chassis No. 1627 (reg. no. LA 1659). This lot is accompanied by two original photographs depicting the car, one with the chauffeur holding the same blanket ready for an outing. The car was christened “La Golondrina” The Swallow, and is believed still extant. (3) £120-150

Lot 576 576* Bentley 8-litre Car Mascot. The distinctive winged “B” motif design, c. 1930s, chrome-plated bronze, stamped Jos. Fray Ltd., Birmingham to base, mounted on bakelite display plinth, 8.5in (21.5cm) w/span (1)

575* Bentley Decanter. A desk-piece table decanter by “Ruddspeed” Ltd., c.1960s, in the form of a miniature “Red Label” 3-litre Bentley radiator, chromeplated with applied enamel badge and mesh grille detail, together with a 1/20th scale model of a Mercedes 500K Roadster by Burago, unused in original box (2)

£550-600

577* Car Mascot - Winged Nymph. An early post-war radiator mascot, c.1930s, art-deco style winged female torso, heavy chromed brass, mounted on wooden display base, w/span 8in (21cm) (1)

£100-120

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578* Ecurie Ecosse. A group of Memorabilia including 2 bottles of Scotch Whisky and members club car badge, c. 1950s, commemorating the Le Mans Winners of 1957 Ron Flockart and Ninian Sanderson driving in the Ecurie Ecosse team Jaguar D-Type, decorative artwork labels, one bottle with contents intact (3)

£140-160


580* “Five of Clubs”. A mid-20th-c. Car Club members badge, c. 1930s, chromeplated relief design, together with “The 30 Club”, a decorative car badge possibly private member’s motoring club of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ - c. 1920s (2)

£70-100

582* The Institute of Civil Engineers Stephenson Medal 1894/1895. A very fine silver-gilt medal award inscribed to “John Isaac Thorneycroft FRSM Inst.”, silvergilt heavy relief with Romano-style image of George Stephenson b1781-d1848 obverse, and reverse bearing relief image of Stephenson’s Locomotive No.2, inscribed “Locomotive Engine built by Geo. Stephenson 1816”, contained in original velvet-lined presentation case by J.S. & A.F. Wyon, Regent St. London (1)

579* The “Fast Motors Team Challenge Cup” Trophy. A fine large HM Silver Trophy Cup c. 1928, Art-Deco styled classical twohandled cup, raised on slim hexagonal tapered pedestal on a reeded edged square base, bearing detailed engraved image of a racing motorcycle of the mid 1920s, engraved and inscribed “Presented to the Southport Motor Club by Fast Motors Ltd”, hallmarked Birmingham dated 1927/28 and makers initials W.A. - 760 grammes. 12.5in (32cm) high Fast Motors, a renowned Motor Cycle Racing and Tuning-Shop based in Southport, supported all forms of racing and sport on Southport Sands and presented several such awards during the 1920s when sand-racing was in its heyday. (1) £600-800

581* Forde - Dover. A rare pre-war motoring travellers car badge, c. 1930s, having decorative enamelled design of Naval Ensign motif in lifebuoy border surround, and with applied enamelled flags of European Nations to bar below including Third Reich, each separately applied with screw-mounts, some plating and enamel loss & wear; together with GB “Foreign Touring Club” prewar motorist’s car badge, nickel-plated bronze by Caxton & Co, Westminster. One of the first regular Car Ferries plying from Dover to France, was HMS Forde, a converted naval warship brought into service after the Great War 1914-1919. Forde renamed from HMS Fleetwood was sold to Townsend Bros in 1928 and converted into a car-ferry between Dover & Calais, fitted with a stern door which folded down onto the quay. However, this was unusable, and the cars were craned on. During the Second World War Forde served under the Admiralty as a salvage vessel. Afterwards she was refitted at Southampton and returned to Dover as a car ferry on 12 April 1947. She was withdrawn in October 1949, sold to Bland Line, renamed “Gibel Tarik” serving as a car-ferry between Gibraltar and Tangiers, finally being withdrawn in 1954. (2) £150-180

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583* Les Leston - Steering-Wheel Ashtray by Beswick England, earthenware in the form of a three-spoked racing steering wheel c. 1960s, white with silver spokes & brown wood rim glaze and badge motif to hub centre, together with a Womens Racing Driver Association “Dog Club” Grand Prix Formula 1 commemorative dish bearing facsimile signatures of all drivers competing during the 1992 Season, unused in original packaging, numbered 948/999, and further with two ceramic dishes having Edwardian Racing Car motifs after Ernest Montaut, by Poole Pottery Ltd., in original presentation boxes (4)

£100-140


584* Morgan Steering Wheel. An original steering-wheel for the Plus 8 models, c. 1970s, three-spoke alloy with padded & stitched leather covered rim, complete with mounting hub, 15.5in (39cm) (1)

£70-100

585* Motor Sporting Trophies. A group of mid 20th-c. Motor Sport awards to D. Mockford Esq. c. 1960s, including a silverplated tazza inscribed BRSCC 1st GT Cars up to 1300cc Cadwell Park May 1965, together with a silver-plated card-tray similarly inscribed dated 1954, also with two rose-bowl trophy cups inscribed London Motor Club Brands Hatch 1st Class GT, and similar for Cadwell Park dated 1965, with a further West Essex Car Club trophy tray inscribed Lydden Meeting 1st D. Mockford 1968, together with his Hanhart “Troika” shockproof mechanical split-timing stopwatch, plus an original painting by Michael Maule depicting the subject driving his Diva GT racing car in action study, acrylic on board, signed by the artist (7)

£80-120

586* Motoring Helmet. An early 20th-c. Motorist’s Wind-cap helmet, c. 1918, soft black leather with woollen lining, together with a pair of contemporary motoring goggles, having faux tortoiseshell rims to lenses, with chenille lining, contained in the original makers protective box, also with a pair of fur gauntlets (3)

588* Owner Drivers Club. A rare early 20th-c. motorists club car badge by Collins of London, c. 1914, nickel-plated bronze with decorative enamelled motor-car motif, oval format with raised relief laurel-wreath border surround, numbered 4127 (1)

£80-120

£100-150

589* RAC Associate. Two pre-war motoring car badges, c. 1930s, having enamelled centres one with union-jack motif and the other with applied badge for Liverpool Motor Club, numbered D227 to base, some age-wear (2)

587* Nice Cote d’Azure, & Corsica. Two rare pre-war motoring travellers souvenir badges, c. 1920s, both having silver-plated embossed relief with decorative enamelled design motifs, variously inscribed with principal cantons of each region, largest 3.2in (8cm) diam. (2)

£120-150

590* Racing Club Car Badges. British Automobile Racing Club (Goodwood) and British Racing & Sports Car Club (ex Half Litre Car Club), two members car badges, c.1950s, decorative enamelled on chrome shield designs, BARC numbered B968 early issue (2)

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£70-100

£80-120


592* Rolls-Royce Phantom II Car Mascot. The distinctive “Spirit of Ecstasy” design, c. 1930s, solid nickel bearing stamped signature “Charles Sykes” and inscribed Rolls-Royce Ltd 6.2.11 to base, Trade Mark Regd. & Reg. U.S Pat. Off. underside wings respectively, mounted on bakelite display base (1)

594* Rolls-Royce Wraith Car Mascot. The distinctive kneeling winged figure design c. 1930s, as fitted to Phantom III & Wraith models 1936-39, chrome-plated bronze, marked under wing Trade Mark and U.S. Pat. Respectively, mounted upon bakelite display base (1)

£280-350

£250-350

591* Racing Helmet. An early 20th-c. Motor Racing driver’s or rider’s helmet by James Grose & Son London, c. 1920s, of shellacked linen overlaid composition construction with moleskin lining and side & neck-protection with adjustable chinstrap and detachable leather peak, size 7, with maker’s and Auto Cycle Union certification labels to inside crown, appears almost unused original condition, together with a pair of period racing goggles (replacement strap)

595* Rolls-Royce & Lalique. A group of decorative presentation items including miniature “Spirit of Ecstasy” car mascot on bakelite base, together with a die-cast toy model of the Royal Household Rolls-Royce Phantom IV Limousine (mounted in display case), and also with an unopened boxed set of Lalique “Les Mascottes Miniatures” scent-bottles modelled after three of their distinctive Art-Deco car mascots

James Grose were one of the first manufacturers of specialised protective headwear for the racing fraternity, when safety issues became more requisite as speeds advanced rapidly after WWI. This is an excellent example of an early-pattern production helmet. (2) £350-450

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593* Rolls-Royce 20HP Car Mascot. The distinctive “Spirit of Ecstasy” design, c. 1920s, solid nickel bearing stamped signature “C. Sykes” and inscribed RollsRoyce Lt 6.2.11 to base, with Trade Mark Regd & Reg. U.S Pat. Off. to underside wings respectively, mounted on bakelite display base (1)

£250-300

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£70-100


596* Rolls-Royce Desk-Set. An impressive compilation desk-piece, c. 1930s, of burrwalnut veneered base with raised & pierced format retaining surround in hallmarked silver, with matching silver-topped pair inkwells and dual pen-rests, each individually stamped & with makers marks J.D & S. (James Dixon & Sons Sheffield) Birmingham, dated 1930, having mounted Spirit of Ecstasy mascot on original radiator cap to centre, 7.5in (19 x 28cm) (1)

£550-650

Lot 596

597* The Royal Automobile Club Commercial Vehicle Trials 1907. A rare early silver medal award inscribed to “John Thorneycroft & Co. Ltd. - Lorry”, raised relief design in the form of a spoked wheel with laurel & oak-leaf border, head of Edward VII & Kings Crown surmounting, contained in original presentation-case made by Blades, East & Blades, London Ltd. (1)

£80-120

598* “Speed Nymph” Car Mascot. A good pre-war radiator embellishment, c. 1930s, chrome-plated bronze, un-marked, possibly by Desmo Ltd., mounted upon bakelite display base (1)

£80-120

599* “The Whisper” Car Mascot. The distinctive draped female figure, c. 1912, after the original design by Charles Sykes, polished heavy-cast bronze, believed alternative option for a Rolls-Royce by the sculptor, possibly for the first Lord Montagu (1)

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£600-800


Lot 600 600* A group of pre-war tinplate toys etc., c. 1930, including biplane airliner, streamlined racing car, wooden racing motorboat by Kellerman, two other aeroplanes and a stationary clockwork ‘steam’ engine, all barn-finds a/f conditions, together with a GWR wooden jig-saw puzzle complete contained in “Kensitas” tinplate cigarettes box

601* Warhol (Andy, after). Mercedes Benz America Ltd., Poster and Calendar 1989, two limited edition publications by American Mercedes Benz, specially commissioned from the artist Andy Warhol, comprising 12 page calendar for 1989 and with a matching colour poster print, mounted & framed, largest 30 x 20in (76 x 51cm)

602* Women’s Motor Racing Association Club. “The Doghouse Club” Formula 1 Commemorative Plate issued 1992, squared format bearing facsimile signatures of all the competing drivers in that year’s world championship, including Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and many others, numbered to base 496

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£120-150

£70-100

Lot 602

Lot 601

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£70-100


MOTORING BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHS & EPHEMERA

Lot 605

Lot 607

Lot 612

603 Berriman (Algernon E.). Motoring. An Introduction to the Car and the Art of Driving It, 1st ed., 1914, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. pict. cloth gilt, a little rubbed, 8vo, together with Notes on the Materials of Motor-Car Construction, by Algernon E. Berriman, 1st ed., 1912, b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth, upper cover lettered and blocked in gold, rubbed, slim 4to, plus The Car Library: Cars and How to Drive Them, Part I, edited the Hon. John Scott Montagu, M.P., 3rd ed., completely re-written, [1935], b & w illusts. from photos, ads. both front and rear, orig. pict. cloth, rubbed, minor wear to head and foot of spine, slim 8vo, and others of motoring interest including 1913 AA Handbook, 1917 RAC Yearbook and a 1938 London to Brighton programme, etc.

606 Merlin (Didier). Pininfarina 1930-1980. Prestige and Tradition, pub. 1980, numerous col. and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in sl. torn d.j., 4to, together with Adams (Noland), The Complete Corvette Restoration & Technical Guide, vol. 2, 1963 through 1967, 2nd ed., 1988, numerous b & w illusts. from photos, orig. mock morocco in d.j., 4to, plus Balestra (Nino and De Agostini, Cesare), Cisitalia. Catalogue Raisonné 1945-1965, pub. 1991, numerous col. and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, and Pourret (Jes G.), Ferrari 250GT Competition Cars, pub. Foulis & Haynes, 1987, numerous col. and b & w illusts. from photos, orig. boards in d.j., 4to, and others of motoring interest, mostly recent publications, many in d.j., G/VG

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(6 cartons)

£100-150

604 Ferrari & Others. A quantity of modern books and literature relating to Ferrari Racing & Sports Cars 1980s-2000s, including “Auto Italia” partrun of issues in publisher’s binders March 1995-Jan/Feb, March 1997-June 1998, Ferrari Grand Prix Yearbook Annuals 2000, 2002 & 2003 (one unopened), Ferrari “The Road cars” (Bluemel) 1998, “Ferrari in Racing 1950-2001”, Classic Car Year (Talacrest) 1996-97, together with related books and ephemera including promotional calendars etc, one limited-edition large format high-quality prints by Raupp (a carton)

607 “The Morris Owner”. A group of pre-war journals published by the Morris Company, 1930-1931, having decorative artwork covers, loose copies in original condition (12)

£80-120

608 Motorcycling. A group of sales brochures, leaflets and ephemera etc., 1920s-1950s, including Royal Enfield, DOT Matchless, Ariel 1000cc Square Four, Douglas, AJS, BSA, JAP, N.U.T. full range, Ambassador, Francis Barnett, Cotton, Villiers, BMW, Triumph, OEC Temple, Sunbeam, Calthorpe, Norton, etc., together with sundry pamphlets and information data sheets etc., for accessory suppliers including SU carburettors, Fellows Magnetos, Pilgrim pumps, ML, Busmar Sidecars, Miller Lamps, AMAL and others etc., plus a group of books and promotional material etc., c. 1940s-1950s, including sales brochures for BSA Francis-Barnett, Excelsior, manuals for BSA Bartram, Villiers Engine, Matchless (all models from 1933), 1952 edition, “Motorcycling” Manual, 8th ed., c. 1950, The Book of the Norton (Pitman’s) 1946, Modern Autocycles (Pitman’s) 1947, Desmo Accessories catalogue (Pocket Edition), 88 pp., dated 1936, fully illustrated, and sundry journals and publications etc.

£70-100

605 Ford & Others. A quantity of pre-and early post war sales brochures and related literature 1930s-1950s, comprising handbookspares lists etc., variously including Ford V-8, Popular, Anglia, Prefect, Thames Van and Semi-Forward Control, Ford V-8 Pilot Consul ‘Classic’ 315, Capri, and others including Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 etc, some-large-fold-out artwork format, many duplicated old-stock (-)

£200-300

£100-120

(a carton)

£100-150

609 A quantity of Motoring Books, Journals & Publications etc., variously including Marque Histories, Encyclopaedias, and Historicalcontent Series and related material, further including Motor & Autocar Road-Tests volumes, Profile Publications etc. (2 cartons)

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£50-80


610 Naquin (Yves). Le Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco; Story of a Legend 1929-1960, n.d., c.1990s, numbered 1000 to front blank, numerous b & w photo. illusts., orig. red leather gilt, square folio (327 x 304 mm), as new in cardboard packing box, together with others including an early reprint of the 1905 Rolls-Royce brochure titled “The New All-British Motor Car”, 20 pp., printed card wrappers, plus a modern reprint of the same, plus a 1980 Silver Spirit brochure, a book commemorating 75 years of Rolls-Royce, and others similar (approx. 20)

£100-150

611 Rolls (Charles Stewart, 1877-1910). The Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls 1877-1910, by J. W. Axten, 1st ed., Monmouth, 1977, 32 pp., b&w illusts. from photos throughout, two early ballooning snapshots tipped onto front pastedown, a few old sellotape marks and some spotting, orig. printed wrappers, a little creased and soiled, slim 8vo, together with a real photo postcard of a Rolls Royce car, postally used and dated 1904 (2)

£70-100

612 “Speed” Magazine. The Journal of the British Racing Driver’s Club, a part-bound run of loose copies 1935-1939, contained in four publisher’s loose-leaf hard-bound covers in green leather cloth with gold-tooled binding to spines, all complete with advertisements and covers, featuring dramatic artwork imagery designs the artist H.J. Moser (4)

£280-350

613* Japanese Manufacturers. Mazda and Mitsubishi. A good and varied collection of manufacturer’s, press and publicity photographs, compiled from various archives including C.I.A.G., 25 Heures, Sillon Romand and others, including images of the experimental MX-03 and other concept vehicles, approx. 120 images, together with a comprehensive collection of approx. 70 images of Mitsubishi vehicles 1982-1996, plus approx. 165 images of vehicles built by Daihatsu, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Nissan, Subaru, and Suzuki, each with inscriptions or archive stamps verso Provenance: From the Amedee Gautier Collection. (approx. 355)

617* Singre (Francois, Engineer, Inventor and Designer). A unique collection of original drawings, designs, design prints and blue-prints and related ephemera, in part comprising a group of original designs and drawings for a self-propelled “Voiture Electique” Car, variously dated 1889-1892, giving comprehensive specification plans for a battery-accumulator powered three-wheeled carriage giving exact dimensions and construction specification as well as projected Speeds and Journey durations at average speed and battery duration between charging etc, promoting a mean speed of 10-12kph and maximum of 15kph with a running time of 5-6 hours and distance covered between 60-70 kilometres per accumulator charge - the principal original drawing in Indian-ink on drafting paper signed inscribed and dated 5th April 1892, together with related original sketch designs, original prints and blue-prints. Also with a quantity of original artwork drawings for architectural & design examinations variously signed and dated 1844, later architectural and engineering drawings and designs including some for his own principal company Societe Anonyme de Transmission de la Force L’Electricite, for which various designs for Railway and Industrial Installations and inventions he was awarded the Medaille D’Or de L’Exposition Universelle 1889, with his original certificate of award included in this archive lot

£150-200

614* Peugeot & Renault. A fine collection of manufacturer’s, press and publicity photographs, some in colour, from the C.I.A.G. and Le Matin archives, most inscribed verso and dated, numerous models from 1975-1997, many exotic backgrounds, the largest images approx. 8.25 x 11.5in (21cm x 29cm), approx. 100 Peugeot and 75 Renault images, some duplicates Provenance: From the Amedee Gautier Collection. (approx. 175)

£70-100

615* Trams and Buses. A group of approx. 480 mostly b & w postcard-size photos of trams and buses, mostly modern prints with copyright wetstamps to versos (approx. 480)

£100-150

616 Lanchester Motor Company. The Lanchester Motor & Carriage. Part II. Driving Manual, pub. The Lancheser Engine Co., Ltd., Birmingham, c.1902, b & w photo. illusts and diagrams, contains chapters containing driving advice, engine maintenance, etc., orig. green cloth gilt, 8vo, together with four issues of The Motor-Car Journal dated between 1902-1905, all with orig. printed wrappers, some fraying, 4o (5)

Classically trained in architectural design, it is clear from an early stage that M. Singre developed his engineering skills from industrial buildings to explore the technical developments of the mid-Victorian age with especial interest in electricity as motive power. From the 1870s-1890s his company was designing large-scale industrial power-plants, railway buildings & installations, wagons, power-cranes and heavy loading equipment for use in marshallingyards etc. A comprehensive group of further original designs, drawings plans and blueprints for all his other major industrial works is included in a further lot in the “Railways” section of this catalogue. (-) £300-500

£100-150

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MOTORING PICTURES

618* Achille Varzi - Alfa Romeo P3 Monza c. 1932. Enlarged photographic portrait of the driver posed prior to the start, dramatic study of the pre-war Italian star driver, mounted in contemporary frame, having applied inscribed ivorine plaque to border, 16 x 20in (41 x 61cm) (1)

£120-150

Lot 622

620* Brown (Dexter, 1942 -). Formula 1 Grands Prix 1997. A complete boxed set of 18 full-size posters for the Grand Prix season 1997, containing fine-art posterprints after the original designs by Dexter Brown, for and published by the Formula One Grand Prix Association, comprising one for each of the 17 races held worldwide comprising the World Championship of Drivers, and including an additional introductory covering-edition poster, signed by the artist, only available for the boxed sets, complete unused in original hardcover case, 23 x 32in (59 x 62cm) (1)

619* BARC Goodwood “Whit-Monday” - June 10th c. 1955. An original poster for the traditional Whit-Monday meeting at the Goodwood circuit, colour lithograph depicting Stirling Moss leading Mike Hawthorn on Maserati & BRM respectively, artwork design by Roy Nockolds, shows old postal fold-marks, otherwise good clean condition, matted unframed, 30 x 20in (76 x 51cm) (1)

£250-280

£100-150

621* Ferrari. A group of high-quality framed prints depicting various models, including 250 California Spyder, 375 Mille Miglia, 330 Testa Rossa TRI, 166 Mille Miglia Barchetta and Dino 246 Spyder etc, six in matching-red ‘Rosso Corsa’ frames, largest 40 x 30in (102 x 77cm) (7)

£70-100

622* Wootton (Frank, 1911-98). Bentley’s Racing at Le Mans, mixed media, signed lower left, 35cm x 48cm, framed and glazed Reputedly one of the last works by Wootton. (1) £500-700

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623* Lane (George). “Motor Racing Cameos”. A single sheet group of four illustrative original artworks c. 1930s, depicting John Cobb on the Napier-Railton, and three other images of Continental humorous racing content, Indian-ink with pencil annotated numbering, presumed for a double-page magazine spread, signed twice by the artist, matted, unframed Lane, a prolific illustrator and cartoonist did much work for various journals during the 1930s and 1940s. This work was amongst others sold from “The Autocar Archive” by Brooks-Bonhams. (1) £200-250


Lot 626

626* Moser (H.J.). “Donington Grand Prix” 1934, rare original artwork painting depicting Charles Martin Bugatti T51 leading another GP Bugatti at speed on the narrow road-circuit, watercolour with white highlights, signed lower right by the artist and dated 1934, mounted in original frame, 20 x 30in (51 x 76cm)

624* Montaut (Ernest). “Les Dix Ans de Courses”, a group of six original lithographic pochoir prints published late 1907, comprising hand-stencilled plates from the series originally published in book format, five mounted in matching frames, together with one unframed print and with a pair of original book covers one with lithograph printed image depicting Edwardian Racing car at speed and text with title & facsimile artist’s signature frontis., dark-green soft covers rubbed and showing some age-wear (8)

625* Monte Carlo Rally -MGB GT Class Winner 1964. An original painting in the manner of Michael Turner, depicting the MG Car Co ex-works entry of Don & Erle Morley, on their final lap around the streets of the principality, to win the GT Class, watercolour, gouache & acrylic, in glazed frame, 20 x 24in (51 x 61cm) MGB Reg. No. 7DBL was on of three works team cars entered for the Sebring 12 hours race in 1962, variously campaigned during 1963, and acquired by the Morley Brothers, well-renowned rallying exponents, who finished 17th overall in the Monte Carlo event, winning the GT Class outright. The car was immortalised by both Corgi Toys & Scalextric, who produced toy models in full works livery as pictured. (1) £120-160

£300-400

Moser a German artist came to study and work in Britain during the early 1930s, doing illustrative works for motoring journals: especially renowned for his cover art-works for “Speed” magazine, few originals of which seem to have survived; this study being another rarity depicting his vibrant style. (1) £1200-1400

627* Motoring Print. Beerts (Abert), early 20th century “Une Entrée Sensationnelle” humorous motoring lithographic colour print, titled in margin, 51cm x 69cm, unframed (1)

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£70-100


Lot 628

Lot 629

628* “Quatre Proverbes” by Tito. A set of four original art-deco lithographs, part humorous motoring content, full-colour pochoir prints, French, c. 1920s, ex-printer’s old-stock, unframed, complete with original folio soft-cover, 10 x 8in (26 x 20cm) (4)

£100-120

629* Roy (Rob). Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo P3, an original lithograph print portraying the French Racing Champion driver in action study c. 1930s, full-colour pochoirprint hand-coloured lithograph, mounted in glazed frame, 20 x 25in (51 x 64cm) (1)

£200-250

630* Watts (Nicholas). “Mille Miglia”, 1955, limited edition print after the original by the artist, depicting Stirling Moss and navigator Denis Jenkinson at speed in the Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, in which they took victory in a new all-time record, published by Nick watts Gallery, numbered 357/500, signed by the artist and autographed by Moss and Jenkinson, unframed, 21 x 27 ins (54 x 69cm) (1)

£140-160

631* Watts (Nicholas). “Le Mans”, 1959, limited edition print after the original by the artist depicting Carroll Shelby at the wheel of the winning Aston Martin DBR1 which he co-drove with Roy Salvadori, numbered 658/850, signed by the artist and autographed by the drivers, Salvadori and Shelby, unframed, 21 x 27in (54 x 69cm) (1)

Lot 630

632* Watts (Nicholas). “Le Mans Trilogy”, a part set of three limited edition signed prints after the originals published by the artist including “All American Victory” Ford GT40 1967, signed by winning driver Dan Gurney and artist, numbered 106/350, together with “Victory for Porsche” 1970, signed by winning driver Richard Attwood and artist, numbered 446/850, also with “Targa Florio” 1972 Ferrar 312PB signed by winning driver Arturo Merzario and Sandro Munari and artist, numbered 273/500, unframed, 21 x 27in (54 x 69cm) (3)

£120-160

£120-150

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RAILWAY BOOKS & EPHEMERA

Lot 635 633* Great Western Railway. A quantity of ephemera etc. including station and signal-box roster-charts and train registers, etc., variously dated 1930s-1940s, handannotated printed large format sheets detailing personnel, trains through, timetables etc,. hand notated and signed by personnel, together with an architect’s planning drawing 40ft to 1-inch scale of Hollinswood Sidings, hand-coloured, annotated in pencil and dated 1921 (-)

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£200-300

£80-120

634 Greenleaf (Horace and Tyers, G. ). Britain’s Railroads in the Making. The Permanent Way/Britain’s Big Four. The Story of the London Midland and Scottish, London and North Eastern, Great Western, and Southern Railways, both pub. Winchester, 1948, col. and b & w illusts., orig. cloth gilt, a little rubbed, 4to, together with Tomlinson (William Weaver), Tomlinson’s North Eastern Railway. Its Rise and Development, new ed. (3rd) with an Introduction by K. Hoole, 1987, b & w illusts., orig. cloth in d.j. (d.j. faded), 4to, plus Brindle (Steven), Brunel. The Man Who Built the World, with an Introduction by Dan Cruickshank, 2005, numerous col. and b & w illusts., some folding, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, with other railway books and bound periodicals, etc., all G/VG (6 shelves)

635* American Steam Locomotives. An album containing ninety-four original b & w snapshot photographs, mainly US steam locomotives, c. 1930s-40, subjects include Union Pacific, Pennsylvania, Missouri Pacific and New York Central railroads, mostly with handwritten caption below the image, orig. black rexine covers, oblong 4to

£300-500

637* An album of black and white photographs relating to Argentina, c. 1910 and the development of the Railway, comprising, approx. 164 photographs of a golf club and a family’s round of golf, images of the railway extension at Neuquen 1911 and the S.S. Amazon ()

636 Caledonia Stevedoring Company Ltd. MV “Clan Macdougall”. Shipping locomotives at Birkenhead, 17/19 January 1929, a presentation album containing eleven tipped in gelatin silver print photos by Stewart Bale, Liverpool, each with photographer’s embossed stamp lower right and neat ink captions beneath, images 23.5 x 29cm, orig. wrappers with cloth spine tie, upper cover lettered in ink and belonging to Captain John Rome in Glasgow, soiled and frayed with loss, oblong folio (1)

£80-120

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£100-150

638 Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company. By-Laws, Rules, & Regulations of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, 1869 printed by Manchester: Cave & Sever, Printers by Steam Power, Hunt’s Bank, black leather cover, gilt embossed (1)

£70-100


639* Railway Engines. Two large albums containing approx. ninety-six mounted silver print photographs of railway engines and trains, c. 1900, a mixture of stationary and moving trains, the engines largely identified on mounts beneath, many of the smaller images (postcard size and smaller) mounted as multiples to each album leaf, the largest images (approx. 25 x 36cm) also by unidentified photographers, plus further colour and b & w magazine illustrations of railway interest mounted to many of the remaining leaves, one album with sixteen contemporary photographs of ships mounted at rear, captioned on mounts, second album with many leaves blank, both with some spotting and chipping of mounts, many leaves detached, contemp. half morocco, some wear, large oblong folio (2)

£200-300

Lot 639

640* Wellingborough Rail Crash 1898. A black and white photograph of the wreckage with onlookers, 24cm x 30cm, together with another of the damaged the M.R. locomotive and wagon with workers standing before it, 24cm x 30cm, each with mount printed ‘L. Brightwell’, ‘Wellingborough’ and in a contemporary oak frame In the evening of 2nd September 1898 a postman at the Wellingborough railway station brought a mail cart to the station ready for the 20.22 train. Having collected a luggage trolley he made his way down to the platform having to unlock the gate first, the trolley began to roll down the unnecessarily steep platform and before he could stop it, it rolled onto the tracks. In a desperate bid to clear the trolley off the tracks the foreman and the postman could not move the 230kg trolley and the tracks were already set for the non-stop 19.15 London St Pancras to Manchester express , they had to jump for their lives as the locomotive derailed on hitting the trolley, both enginemen and five passengers were killed. (2) £70-100

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Lot 642 641* Railway Photos. A group of sixteen albumen prints, late 19th c., showing various railway engines including Great Britain, Prometheus, Alma, Lord of the Isles, Felton, The Duke, Napoleon, two photographs of the railway accident at Worcester, 1873(?), Welsh railway interest and construction, etc., 28 x 37cm and smaller, all mounted on card including five mounted back to back, some with ink captions or printed details to mounts, some chipping and soiling to mounts and one photograph sl. frayed (16)

£100-150

642* Railway postcards. A good collection of approx. 950 black and white, sepia and coloured postcards of British steam locomotives (plus a few American and Continental), mostly c. 1920s-40s, postally unused, mostly VG, corner mounted in two period cloth-bound postcard albums, large oblong folio, together with a carton of railway books and pamphlets (-)

£300-500

643* Royal Scot. A pair of glazed pottery “Royal Scot Whisky” jugs, 6.25 (16cm) high, together with two framed and glazed B.R. (Southern) District Engineers Office (Eastleigh) Plans - for “Northam Southampton Terminus” and “Albrook S.B. - Ashurst Crossing S.B. Gradients” and four Southampton Trains Supervision drawings for Aeros No. 1 - No. 4, each orig. dyeline copies dated August 1958 and amendmed 1964, each approx. 22 in x 47in (56 x 119.5cm), showing numerous station layouts of now post Beeching closed lines, contained in a protective card tube (8)

£70-90

644* Singre (Francois, Engineer, Inventor and Designer). A unique archive collection of original drawings, designs, design prints and blue-prints and related ephemera, in part comprising a a significant group of major engineering designs for French Railway Companies during the middle and latter part of the 19th Century variously dated 1870s-1890s, drawings and designs including many from his own principal company Societe Anonyme de Transmission de la Force L’Electricite, for which various designs for Railway and Industrial Installations and inventions he was awarded the Medaille D’Or de L’Exposition Universelle 1889. This is a comprehensive quantity of original drawings, printed design specification sheets, blue-prints and related works including buildings, railway installations loading-cranes both steam and electricity generating plants, electrically powered, self-propelled railway-wagons, loading gantries and related marshalling-yard installations etc, all variously signed and dated 1870s-1890s. A group of architectural drawings is included by his son Alexandre who followed in his father’s footsteps at the turn of the 20th century, several elephant-size folios Classically trained in architectural design, it is clear from an early stage that M. Singre developed his engineering skills from industrial buildings to explore the technical developments of the mid-Victorian age with especial interest in electricity as motive power. From the 1870s1890s his company was designing large-scale industrial power-plants, railway buildings & installations, wagons, power-cranes and heavy loading equipment for use in marshalling-yards etc. A comprehensive group of further original designs, drawings plans and blueprints for his Electric Car designs of 1891 comprise an earlier lot in the Motoring Section of this catalogue. (-) £300-500

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645 British Transport Museum, Clapham, Visual Observations of Second-Year Graphic Students, published 1968, oblong folio, laminated pictorial boards, 24 pages, illustrated throughout, with 6 coloured lithographs of steam locomotives and other transport, with card sleeve, together with End of the Pier, College of Art Wolverhampton, gold and black pictorial matt boards, 57 pages, illustrated throughout, with 5 large coloured lithographs and 2 smaller Produced by second year graphic design students at the Wolverhampton College of Art in 1968, unattributed but students during this period included Liz Angel, David Ward and Vaughan Grylls (2)

£100-150


IMAGES OF STEAM

646* ‘Causeway Silhouette’, approx. 7.75 x 9.75in (19.7 x 24.7cm), with photographer’s stamp verso (1)

£70-90

649* ‘Dawn Awakening’, four images, each approx. 9 x 12in (24 x 30.5cm), with photographer’s stamp verso (4)

£100-150

652* ‘The Midday Rest’, a locomotive driver, unknown, with feet on the regulator lever, takes time out, approx. 7.5 x 9.5in (19 x 24cm), with photographer’s stamp verso (1)

647* Bridges, Signals and Track, an atmospheric collection of railway art photographs capturing the reality of the last days of the steam railways infrastructure and the introduction of the diesel multiple unit, the largest approx. 9.5 x 12in (24 x 30.5cm), each with photographer’s stamp verso (-)

650* Railwaymen at Work, fourteen images, the largest 12 x 8in (30.5 x 20cm), with photographer’s stamp verso (14)

£70-90

£70-90

653* The Railwaymen, a collection of sixteen images illustrating the character of the engine man, fireman guard porters and others who worked on British railways during the days of steam, each approx. 10 x 8in (25.3 x 20.3cm), with photographer’s stamp verso (16)

648* ‘Concentration’, a locomotive driver at work, the fireman on watch, approx. 11.25 x 15in (28.5 x 38cm), with photographer’s stamp verso (1)

651* ‘The Last Days of Steam’, four images, 7.5 x 9.75in (19 x 24.7cm), ‘The Day’s Work Ahead’, and ‘Coming Off Coaling’, each with photographer’s stamp verso (4)

£100-150

£70-90

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£70-90


RAILWAY MODELS & MEMORABILIA

Lot 656

654* Bachmann Model Rail. No. 32-752 (Class 57/0 diesel 57602 First Great Western), 32-800 (Class 47 diesel D1500 two-tone green half yellow ends four digit head code), 32002 (5960 ‘Saint Edmund Hall’ BR black), 32-825 (Ivatt class No. 2 MT 2-6-0 no. 46521 BR lined green L/crest), 32776 (class 37/diesel BR green split head code B6707), 32-507 (standard class 5 MT no. 73050 BR black L/crest BR 1G tender (weathered) (40 years end of steam), 32075A (class 56 XX tank 6600 GWR green), 31-831 (class 43 XX 4358 BR green early emblem), 31-976 (BR standard class 3 MT tank 82005, BR lined green late crest) (9)

£150-200

655* A 2” scale fairground organ, scratch built, using tape music, on four wheel trailer, needs full overhaul before use, comes with boxes of spares etc. (-)

£100-150

656* Great Western Railway. 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive, a 5 inch gauge live-steam model of the definitive shunting and general-purpose side-tank locomotive, engineer built, with precision detail, including well machined sliding valve-gear, sprung buffers, water level and pressure gauges to inside cab etc., hand-painted in traditional green livery with applied waterslide transfers to side panels, number 9125, 33 ins (84cm) length overall (1)

£2000-2500

657* Horizontal Mill Engine. A good live steam model engine, possibly by Stuart, the cast iron bed with single cylinder horizontal motion flywheel, governor and drain cock, driving a sand-stone knife or scythe sharpener wheel via an overhead pulley system, on wood base, 14.75in (37.5cm) long, together with a live steam vertical boiler with single oscillating cylinder driving via a crank or vertical driving wheel, with burner on base, 10.25in (26cm) long (2)

£100-150

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Lot 660 658* Hornby Model Railway. Two 0-0 gauge scale models, train pack, comprising GWR 4-6-0 ‘Tregenna Castle’ Castle Class locomotive, GWR composite coach ‘6029’/GWR composite coach ‘6030’/GWR brake coach ‘4914’, limited edition 0522/1500, together with a similar one and R6204 (75 ton breakdown crane), R6345 (end tipping wagon Coalmans ‘19’), R2464 (GWR 2-8-0 Class 2800 locomotive ‘2847’), R2408 (BR CO-CO diesel electric class 50 locomotive ‘Sir Edward Elgar’), R2275A (BR 0-6-0 Dean goods locomotive ‘2538’), R2530 (BR 4-6-0 King Class locomotive ‘King William III’), R2558 (BR 4-6-0 County Class locomotive, County of Brecknock), R2402 (GWR 4-6-0, 6800 grange class ‘Hardwick Grange’), R2880 (BR 9F No. 92221), R2524 A (GWR diesel rail car no. 26), R2523 (EWS Bo-Bo diesel electric, class 67 locomotive, and 67005 (Queen’s Messenger), all boxed as new (13)

Lot 664 659 No lot 660* Hornby O gauge model railway Goods train set, with clockwork 0-4-0 locomotive and tender (cab no 1842) in L.N.E.R. livery, L.M.S. Goods wagon and two N.E. wagons, with track, key and box (-)

£80-120

661* 3 1/2”G 0-4-0 Loco Rolling Chassis and untested boiler with side water tanks, (no cab or works drawings), possible industrial design, comes with various spares (1)

£200-300

£150-200

662* Model Railway. Hornby Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Hogwarts Express, 4-6-0 locomotive ‘Hogwarts Castle’, Heljan (class 14 item 1400 D9500 BR green), Heljan (Kestrel 4000 locomotive limited edition), two others, three lima models carriages, a Hornby LMS ‘Princess Elizabeth 6201’ locomotive and tender (not original box), plus various other branded model railway (-)

£150-200

663* A 4” inch scale model of a Burrell agricultural traction engine, built by Mr R.H. Trew & Son of Chipping Sodbury to the “Model Works” design, the Cope Engineering Ltd. steel boiler with expanded tubes, the fittings including water sight gauge, safety valves pressure gauge, blower, injector, whistle, clack and other valves, the engine with single cylinder of approx. 3” bore by 4 1/2” stroke, fitted cylinder drain cocks with copper pipework, ratchet mechanical lubricator, eccentric driven feed pump and by-pass, two road speeds, and diff., the engine is on rubbermounted wheels, winding drum (no cable fitted), copper topped chimney, brass hub caps The engine does appear to be complete, but will need a full boiler inspection and test before putting into use. Paperwork and old test certs. from “Cope Engineering (Sales) Ltd.” show the boiler complies with all health and safety requirements. Firing irons etc. and a box of spares included. (-) £8000-10000

664* Ifor-Williams 4 Wheel Box Trailer, rear roller shutter door with alum. loading ramps, has been used for transporting “Burrell” traction engine, good clean condition, comes with wheel clamp and hand loading winch (see lot 663) (-)

Lot 661

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£1000-1500


Lot 663

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Lot 665

Lot 666 669* An enamel sign for the Reading Corporation Transport bus stop, cream with red lettering, enamelled on both sides and a British Rail guardsman’s hat

665* A fret-cut wooden model of a Tramcar, with lower saloon and open topdeck with reversible seating, destination boards, dummy controls, decorated sides and window frames with display board cut “This model was cut by R.A. Smorney in 1911 & 1912” in glazed display case, 27.75 (70.5cm) wide (1)

668* Recording Clock. A lacquered-brass cased Dent recording clock, supplied by the Magneta Time Co. Ltd., Goblin Works, Leatherhead, No. 70696, Pat. no. 544119, with punch mark key and chain, lacks key to open instrument, 3.25in (8.3cm) diameter, with fitted leather carrying case and strap (1)

£70-90

£300-500

667* Great Eastern Railway. GER Supplementary Pension Fund. A large Illuminated Certificate of Membership dated 1913, finely detailed and illustrative with brightly coloured images of locomotives and rolling-stock, inscribed to “Mr. Henry Wakeling Esq, No. 9305 dated 1st March 1913”, signed and authorised, in deep-mounted original frame, together with a WWI Memorial Service Panoramic Photograph at St Paul’s Cathedral marking the end of hostilities after the Great War dated July 6th 1919 (2)

£70-100

£150-250

666* “Victoria”. A scratch built 7:1-inch scale model radio-controlled Model of a Steam Tank Locomotive, 5” Gauge 0-4-0 side-tank design, of metal and wooden construction with brass fittings & embellishments, well-detailed with external horizontal sliding-piston valve-gear, formerly gas-fired live-steam, converted to 6-volt electric motive power with radio-control, styled on an Indian-pattern hill-station railway engine, with brass-banded boiler, warning bell & large headlamp surmounting smoke-box door, complete with radiocontrol equipment including battery-charger and full instructions etc., 24in (61cm) length (1)

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670* Wagon Plates, a rectangular brass wagon plate with raised lettering ‘Built by Metropolitan-Cammell Carraige & Wagon Co Ltd Birmingham 1942’, 16cm x 8cm, together with an ‘LMS Wolverton Lot No 1094 1938’ oval plate 12.5cm x 9.5cm, plus ‘B439708 24 T Shildon 1958 Lot No 3189’ 28cm x 16.5cm, both cast iron and recently painted in black and white, together with two Guardsman’s tunics and trousers (5)

£70-100

Lot 669

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£100-150


MARITIME BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHS & EPHEMERA 671 Parkin (Ray). H.M. Bark Endeavour; Her Place in Australian History, With an Account of her Construction, Crew and Equipment and a Narrative of her Voyage on the East Coast of New Holland in the Year 1770, 1st ed., Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Press, 1997, numbered limited edition of 1000 copies, b & w illusts., orig. cloth gilt, with separate folder containing folding contruction plans, both contained in orig. cloth-covered slipcase with printed paper panels to front and rear covers, excellent condition with just a couple of very minor marks, folio, together with Gibson (John Frederic), Brocklebanks 1770-1950, 2 vols, Liverpool, 1953, colour and b & w plates, orig. cloth in excellent dust-wrappers (contained in orig. packing case), 8vo, and Speltz (Bob), The Real Runabouts, nos I-VII, mixed eds., 1990s, numerous b & w illusts., all orig. cloth in VG dust-wrappers, 4to, plus Pacific and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Specification of Two Steel TwinScrew Steamships, Nos. 602 and 603, to be built by Barclay Curle & Co., Glasgow, c.1925, text interspersed with blank leaves for notes, orig. cloth-backed printed boards, 8vo, and others related (12)

£150-200

672 Pellew (Edward, Viscount Exmouth, Admiral). Letter on the importance of Steam Navigation to the British Navy. Addressed to Admiral Lord Viscount Exmouth. To which is added, a description of an American Steam-Frigate. By an Officer of the Royal Navy, 1821, 27pp., library stamp to verso of title and final leaf, modern boards, 8vo Only One UK institutional location found (British Library). (1) £70-100

673* Cunard White Star Line and Others. A quantity of Shipping Line & Cruise mementos, c. 1930s, comprising brochures, menu-cards and related ephemera etc; including unused White Star Line Cheques, luggage label & tags, unused letterheads for RMS Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth, decorative lithographed and photographically illustrated items including, Cunard White Star Line, Royal Mail Lines, Union Castle Line, etc. (approx. 45)

£80-120

674* An interesting archive relating to the wreck of The Demetrious which was wrecked off Prawle Point, Salcombe, Devon on 20th December 1992, comprising four ships logbooks printed and handwritten in Chinese, six charts for ‘Gulf of Aden and Southern Part of the Red Sea, June 1980’, ‘Perim Island to Aden, September 1981’, ‘Straight of Gibraltar February 1981’, ‘Gezirat El Dibia to Masamirit Islet March 1980’, ‘Cabo Quilates to Oran August 1981’, ‘Masamirit Islet to Zubair Islands December 1982’, a photograph album of events and a DVD In December 1992 the cargo ship Demetrious (originally a Chinese vessel) was en route from Dunkirk to the Mediterranean, towed by a tug she was due to be scrapped upon arrival. On passing Prawle Point, near Salcombe, Devon she hit storm force 10 winds and 16 miles off Start Point she broke her tow and drifted for five hours before crashing into the rocks 300ft below the lookout at Prawle Point. There were no casualties. The items within this lot were recovered by one of 5 “shipwreck” divers who were the first to board the wreckage in 1993, a copy of a letter from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is also included granting title of ownership in lieu of a salvage award. (-) £100-150

675* Liverpool Shipowner. Two copy letter books of Liverpool shipowner and chandler Henry Latham, c. 1870s/1880s, approx. 1000 pages written in a neat sloping hand on thin paper, on diverse business affairs, but many letters written to boat captains, cargo, instruction, etc., one volume partially indexed at front, both contemp. half calf over cloth, worn, 4to Lot 673

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£100-150

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676* Red Star Line. A rare early 20th-c. enamelled car badge, circular format with enamelled motif on nickel-plated bronze c. 1930, threaded mounting verso, with a Red Star Line S.S. Belgenland “Cruise Souvenir” booklet dated 11th August 1934, together with a pre-war German Shipbuilders Guild members car badge c. 1930s, inscribed “Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbruchiger, Bremen” (3)

£80-120

677* Titanic Steamship Company. A rare original typescript letter and postal envelope dated 1976, a scarce memento of the salvage company founded by the late Joseph Bamford & Son (principal of J.C.B Excavators Ltd) to promote the exploration and possible salvage of the wreck, blue vellum quality paper having embossed gold-tooled letter heading with logo depicting the last moments of the doomed vessel, signed in black ink M.J.C. Bamford (2)

£70-100


Lot 679

678 [Titanic]. Lloyd’s Register of British and Foreign Shipping. United with the Underwriters’ Registry for Iron Vessels in 1885, from 1st July 1912, to the 30th June 1913, vol. 1 - Steamers, Sailing Vessels, and Owners, published 1912, half-title and preliminary leaves sl. creased, three parts with supplement to the first part, some printing in red, abbreviations and table of equivalents pasted to front and rear pastedowns, some spotting and occ. soiling and age creasing, lacks conjugate leaf before half-title (blank?), orig. morocco gilt, wear to spine and extremities, joints cracked, thick 4to

680* Aircraft Carriers. A miscellaneous collection of press and publicity photographs of these ships of the United States Navy, together with similar photographs of submarines, cruisers, destroyers and other military vessels including Russian and other Navies, approx. 250 images, contained in two modern ring binders, and a collection of miscellaneous loose photographs of similar interest (approx. 250)

£120-150

682* John Thorneycroft & Co - Launch of MTB 51 - “1,000th Boat Built at Hampton Works Feb 6th 1941”. A Works-Presentation photograph album commemorating the event, comprising photographic images in album format depicting factory personnel and VIPs, construction methods and actual launch of the 1,000th boat on the Thames at the Hampton Works Middlesex, cord-bound with hard printed semi-hard covers, together with a quantity of enlarged press release photographs providing further contemporary imagery of factory construction methods, and related craft, mostly with factory wet-stamps and / or captions verso., the album and some 25 separate studies, largest 10x 15in (25 x 38 ins)

679* WW1 Photograph Album. A good Naval photograph & snapshot album, 19141918, presumed compiled by a serving officer, depicting war time action and training etc., from various ships and locations including HMS Southampton, at Scapa Flow, Jutland, Kiel (June 1914), Spithead, etc., comprehensively captioned and hand annotated including “Cruiser Force Captains” with Earl Beatty onboard HMS Southampton before and after the Battle of Jutland, showing shell-damage to hull and upperworks, 30 double pages £280-350

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£200-300

This is the only edition of Lloyd’s Register to list RMS Titanic, giving tabular details of number in book, official number, code letters, steamer’s name, material, rig, &c., master (E.J. Smith), number of decks (‘5 dks amidships, 7 dks in No. 1 hold, Elec. light Ref. Mchy. 6 dks in other holds, Sub. Sig. Wireless’), registered tonnage, particulars of classification, built date, by whom and where, owners, registered dimensions, deck erections &c., port of registry, flag, and engines. This copy also notes in black print capital letters adjacent to the name Titanic ‘(Struck iceberg and foundered 4, 12)’. The volume also lists RMS Carpathia with its Captain A.H. Rostron, rescuers of survivors from RMS Titanic. Rare. (1) £200-300

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681* Royal Navy Warships 1899-1900. A collection of sixteen glass lantern slides of Dreadnought-type cruisers and similar vessels of the period, including ‘Repulse’, ‘Arrogant’ and ‘Bulwark’, ten slides labelled and dated with white ink and mounted, six unmounted

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Lot 681

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£100-150


MARITIME FANS 683* Lusitania. A first class wood and crepe paper folding fan, c. 1910, the leaves composed of pieces of scalloped peach crepe paper (edges a little creased and faded, one or two light marks), with ‘R.M.S. Lusitania’ in gold glitter, mounted on whitepainted wooden sticks with ‘R.M.S. Lusitania’ in gilt, with the addition of ‘Cunard’ on the guardsticks, 23cms (9ins) Rare. The Lusitania was identified and torpeoed by the German U-boat U-20 on 7 May 1915 and sank in 18 minutes, off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany, and is often cited as the cause of America’s entry into the war. (1) £500-800

Lot 683 684* Red Star Line. A folding paper fan for the Red Star Line, c.1890s, the chromo. leaf depicting a lady and a small girl observing a steam liner through binoculars, with the words ‘Antwerpen - New York’ and ‘Red Star Line’ printed in red, 1” tear in upper edge, mounted on silver-patterned shaped wooden sticks, 24cm (9.5ins), together with A folding tissue fan for the Red Star Line, c.1930s, the leaf composed of ten scallop-edged ovals of tissue paper, stencilled with the Red Star flag in the centre, with gold flowers and leaves outlined in glitter, the first oval with ‘Red Star Line Antwerpen’ in embossed gilt lettering, mounted on white-painted wooden sticks, 21.5cm (8.5ins), together with three other Red Star Line fans, all folding printed paper fans mounted on wooden sticks, two printed in blue and white with Dutch folk observing a steam liner, c.1910 (one of which has the US flag on the verso), and the other a fontage fan depicting a lady and gentleman in evening dress, c.1930s (5)

£150-200

Lot 684

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688* Maritime. A printed card handscreen fan for the Navigazione Generale Italiana Line, Genoa: Barabino & Graeve, c.1930s, a fixed octagonal fan, with a view of people round a swimming pool on the obverse (signed F. Romoli), and a coastal scene on the verso, leather handle, sl. rubbed, 26cm (10.25ins), plus three similar printed card fans for the Italia Flotte Riunite Cosulich, c. 1920s-30s (5)

685* Maritime. An early handscreen fan for the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line, c.1900, a fixed paper fan, the corrugated leaf depicting a col. illust. of a Japanese girl seated on the floor on the obverse, with a list of routes and services printed on the verso, some small holes and stains, mounted on a black lacquered wooden handle (with numerals painted in red), 36cm (14ins) (1)

687* Maritime. A folding printed paper fan from the Tourane, Messageries Maritime, late 19th/early 20th c., the colour-printed leaf with some hand-finishing, the obverse with ‘Tourane’ in centre and three young women (two oriental), the verso with a stern view of the vessel steaming towards Mount Fuji, and ‘M.M.’ printed in red, both sides signed John Lancelin, some minor staining, mounted on decorated painted wooden sticks, 21cm (8.25ins), (the Tourane was launched in 1898 but changed her name to Annam in 1904), together with A folding printed paper fan for Messageries Maritime, c.1910, the colour-printed leaf with an art nouveau design surrounding company motif on both sides, mounted on shaped wooden sticks, 26cm (10.25ins) (2)

£100-150

£100-150

689* Maritime. A folding printed first class paper fan for The French Line, c.1919, the leaf with colour-litho. illust. of a young girl playing a guitar, with a villa and a liner (thought to be the Perou) in the background, lettered ‘Cie. Gle. Transatlantique, Vapores Correos Franceses’, signed G. Campi, mounted on wooden sticks, 21.5cm (8.5ins) (1)

686* Maritime. A folding colour-printed fan for the Hamburg-America Line, c.1920, the concertina card leaf depicting five steam ships and signed Mollowitz on the obverse, with nine cartouches on verso showing dances from different nations (lightly toned), mounted on gilt-patterned formica sticks, 27.5cm (10.75ins) (1)

£100-150

Lot 688

£100-150

690* Maritime. A folding printed first class paper fan for The French Line, c.1914, the leaf with colour lithograph illustration of a family deck scene with the vessel’s sister ship passing in the background, lettered ‘Cie. Gle. Transatlantique, Vapores Correos Franceses’, signed A. Lelong, mounted on wooden sticks, 23cm (9ins), plus two other French Line fans, c. 1950s (3)

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£100-150

£100-200


Lot 692

Lot 691 691* Maritime. A folding printed paper fan for the French Line, Paris & Nice, c.1920s, the obverse of the leaf with colour-litho. classical scene of a huntsman and hounds abandoning his beloved, mounted on gilt dec. bone sticks, the verso with ‘Compliments of The French Line’ and signed by Maquet, with borders of swags and volutes, 23cm (9ins), together with A folding printed paper fan for The French Line, Paris & Nice, c.1920s, fontage fan, the obverse of the leaf with colour illust. of a pastoral scene with shepherdess and her beau, the verso with ‘Compliments of the French Line’ and signed by Maquet, with borders of swags and volutes, mounted on gilt dec. bone sticks, 25.5cm (10ins), plus another identical (faded and rubbed), plus three French Line celluloid brise fans, incl. one from the S.S. Normandie (a troop carrier which caught fire and was only in service from 1936-1939) (6)

£150-200

692* Maritime. A folded printed first class paper fan for the French Line, Spain, 1912, the leaf with colour lithograph illustration of three Spanish figures, comprising a young man and two young ladies grouped on a terrace with a liner in the background, lettered with the name of the company as above, mounted on green-painted wooden sticks, with ink date stamp on side of leaf visible when fan is closed, 22cm (8.75ins) (1)

£100-150

Lot 693 693* Maritime. A folding printed First Class paper fan for the S.S. Lutetia, The French Line, early 20th c., the obverse of the leaf with monochrome illustration of a female figure on deck waving a handkerchief to the passing Lutetia, signed J. de la Neziere and dated 1913, verso with ‘Cie. de Navigation Sud-Atlantique’ and decorative border, 23cm (9ins) The lack of detail in the illustration of the ship suggests that this fan may have been made for the vessel’s inaugural voyage. (1) £150-200

694* Maritime. A wooden brise fan from S.S. Princess Kathleen, Canadian Pacific Steamships, c.1940s, the pierced wooden leaf with mounted colour illust. of the ship, within hand-painted floral border, front guardstick with ‘S.S. Princess Kathleen’, 19.5cm (7.75ins), together with another similar wooden brise fan for the S.S. Princess Marguerite, c. 1940s, the pierced wooden leaf with printed colour illustration of the ship within hand-painted floral border, 19.5cm (7.75 ins), plus another wooden brise fan for the White Star Line, c. 1930s, the pierced wooden leaf with painted illustration of a vase of flowers, inscribed ‘White Star Line’ to guard, and three others, various, including one for the S.S. President Hoover, and another for the Orient Line S.S. Orama The White Star Line merged with Cunard in 1936. (6) £100-150

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695* Maritime. Five printed menu fans for the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line, 1933-37, of which four are folding paper fans mounted on wooden sticks, with printed menus for the S.S. Hakozaki Maru, Friday April 7th 1933, S.S. Kashima Maru, Saturday May 11th 1935, S.S. Taiyo Maru, Friday April 3rd 1936, & S.S. Tatsuta Maru, Monday November 16th 1936, the fifth being a printed handscreen fan for the S.S. Taiyo Maru, September 19th 1937, plus five other later Japanese maritime fans, including three boxed (10)

£100-150

696* Maritime. A handscreen fan for the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Line, late 19th c., a fixed printed paper fan, the obverse with a flag bearing an anchor, key, and wreath device, with the name of the line in black above, stained, the verso with oriental design of mountain, trees, and birds, chipped and frayed at edges, painted wooden handle, 37.5cm (14.75ins), together with a folding crêpe paper masquerade gala fan from BMS Oslofjord, c.1930s, the leaf composed of five scallop-edged ovals of crêpe paper, printed with a mask, with viewing holes, and scattered dots of glitter, the first oval lettered in gilt, mounted on wooden sticks, 22cm (8.75ins), and six other maritime fans, incl. five celluloid brise fans, of which four are illustrated with maps of the route undertaken by the vessel (Weltreise, Westindienfahrt (2 copies), Nordlandfahrt) (8)

£100-150


MARITIME PICTURES

Lot 697

697* English School, 19th Century. An original sailor-art painting depicting a steam and sailing cargo vessel, c. 1890, oil on board, unsigned, mounted in gilt frame, 18 x 24in (46 x 61cm) (1)

£80-120

698* Blossom (Christopher). “Allerton on the East River”, a group of three duplicated limited edition prints published by The Greenwich Workshop, Trumbull, Connecticut, depicting sailing vessels in port, each numbered and signed in pencil by the artist lower right, two in original publisher’s protective printed folio covers, 22 x 31 ins (56 x 79cm) (3)

£100-120

699* “H.M.S. Cairo”. An original sailor-art painting depicting the WWI light cruiser, c. 1918, oil on canvas unsigned, captioned verso inscribed “HMS Cairo - Light Cruiser, 4140 tons, 1918”, framed, 17 x 24in (44 x 61cm) (1)

£80-120

700* Pears (Charles, after). Southend and East Coast, a rare original early poster for the London Underground Railway dated 1925, depicting Thames Barge under full sail off the Essex coast, full-colour lithograph, unmounted, shows some agewear foxing and loss to outer edge, 40 x 30in (100 x 75cm) (1)

£120-150

Lot 698

701* Powell (J.H.). “Shipping in the Thames Basin”, an original painting depicting a Thames Barge & other boats at low-tide, c. 1930s, watercolour, signed by the artist lower right, mounted in original stained-oak frame, with maker’s label verso, 14 x 21in (36 x 54cm) (1)

£140-160

704* Stobart (John). A group of four unframed limited edition prints, including “Georgetown” Water Street 1845 embarking the brig ‘Edward; together with “Alexandria”, “Savannah” and “Dreadnought” warship in full sail signed by the artist and numbered 110/850, largest 21 x 29 ins (54 x 74cm) (4)

702* “Salute to the Queen”, large limited edition framed signed print after the original by John Young depicting Award Liner Queen Elizabeth II and Concorde against New York skyline, dated 1987, together with another entitled “The Ambassadors” by Robert Tomlin, depicting the replica “Endeavour” on its commemorative roundthe-world trip, feted by the RAF “Red Arrows” in Fowey Harbour dated 1998, signed by the artist and both pilots, largest 22 x 30 ins (56 x 76cm) (2)

£80-120

703* Stobart (John). A group of five unframed limited edition prints including “Sailing Day Nantucket 1841”, signed, numbered AP15/750 and with artist’s pencil-sketch signed remarque vignette to border separately numbered 15/20, together with three further signed numbered prints entitled “Nantucket - The Celebrated Whaling Port”, 1835, and “Whaling in the Arctic”, Charles W.P. Morgan Ice-Cutting in 1884, largest 23 x 33 ins (58 x 84cm) (5)

£150-200

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£120-150

705* Stobart (John). A group of four unframed limited edition prints, including “New York - Maiden Lane in 1800” and “San Francisco - Vallejo St. Wharf in 1863”, each duplicated, the latter pair signed in pencil by the artist, largest 24 x 30 ins (61 x 76cm) (4)

£120-150

706* H. Perry(?), early 20th century, a WW1 Naval vessel in full steam under the moonlight, mixed media, 29.5 x 38.5cm, in a contemporary oak frame and glazed (1)

£70-100


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MARITIME MODELS & MEMORABILIA 709* Mississippi Paddle-Steamer. A large 1/50th scale model of a traditional ‘stern-wheeler’ Paddle Steamer of the 1870s, well-built from kit by Sergal, of mainly wooden construction with brass fittings and embellishments, painted and decorated with authentic livery details, flags & pennants etc. For static display only, mounted on fitted stand, length 39in (100cm) (1)

£100-150

Lot 708

707* “Anteo” Steam Tugboat. A large 1/30th scale model of the Steam Tug of 1930, well-built from kit by Panart, of wooden construction planked on frame, highly detailed with full complement of deck-fittings and accoutrements, complete with brass propeller & prop-shaft suitable for electric/radio-control fitment (not supplied), mounted on decorative display stand, length 35in (89cm) (1)

708* “Europa” - Bremen. A large travel agent’s model of the luxury cruise-liner, of moulded resin construction, well detailed with lifeboats, swimming pools, davits and deck-rails etc., well refinished in shipping company livery of white with blue and orange bands to hull, mounted in display case, 40 ins (102cm) (1)

£200-300

710* H.M.S. Victory. An early 19th century leather fire bucket, contemporarily painted in gilt ‘H.M.S. Victory 1804’ with G.R. cypher, bound with copper studs and brass rim, 25cm high

£100-150

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£400-600

711* A brass cased compass by Dent & Co and Johnson Ltd, Linwood, nr Paisley, marked ‘Pilot.B, No. 106’, the compass card divided in four quadrants and labelled prime compass points the external prism with vee-sight, with sprung suspension and four mounting lugs 6.25 in 15.8cm diameter (1)

Lot 709

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£250-350


MILITARY BOOKS 712 Berne-Bellecour (Jean). Souvenirs du Front, album de vingt-quatre cruquis ..., Paris, c. 1920, port. frontis. by Lucien Jonas, signed in pencil by Berne-Bellecour to lower margin, 24 colour illusts. after Berne-Bellecour, all tipped onto separate sheets, orig. half cloth portfolio, rubbed and some wear, folio Limited edition 118/250 from a total edition of 300 copies. (1) £70-100

713 Cary (A.D.L. & McCance, Stouppe). Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers (Late the 23rd Foot), 4 vols, 192129, colour & b & w plates, maps and diagrams to text, orig. blue cloth gilt with red dragon to upper covers, rubbed with a little fraying to extrems, 8vo, together with Arthur (Captain Sir George), The Story of the Household Cavalry, 3 vols, 1909-26, photogravure frontis. to vols 1 & 3, numerous colour and b & w plates, ink stain to fore-margin of last few leaves in vol. 1, bookplate of the Earl of Arran, orig. gilt dec. blue cloth, sl. rubbed and marked, 8vo, and Liddell (Col. R.S.),The Memoirs of the Tenth Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales’ Own), 1891, photogravure frontis. of the Prince of Wales, 14 chromo. plates, orig. cloth gilt decorated with Prince of Wales insignia, split at the joints with contents very loose, 8vo, and Wheater (W.), A Record of the Services of the Fifty-First (Second West York) the “King’s Own Light Infantry” Regiment, 1870, albumen photo. frontis., modern maroon cloth gilt, 8vo, plus Nicholson (Col. G.W.L.), The Gunners of Canada, 2 vols, 1967-72, numerous plates and folding maps, orig. cloth gilt, some marks, 8vo, plus other mostly British regimental histories, some modern publications (27)

714 Connolly (T.W.J.). The History of the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1855, seventeen colour lithos. by George B. Campion, a few minor marks to text, some light scattered spotting to plates, and one plate close-trimmed to lower margin, with loss of title, contemp. half calf gilt, rubbed, 8vo (2)

£150-200

717 Hart (B.H. Liddell). The Tanks, The History of the Royal Tank Regiment and its predecessors Heavy Branch MachineCorps Tank Corps and Royal Tank Corps 1914-45, 2 vols., 1st eds., 1959, b&w illusts., folding maps, plans, etc., inscribed by ‘David Liddell Hart’ to front endpaper of vol. 1, orig. cloth in d.j.s, rubbed to spine ends, 8vo (2)

715 Edye (Major L.). The Historical Records of the Royal Marines, Including the Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, Subsequently Styled Prince George of Denmark’s Maritime Regiment of Foot. The First and Second Regiment Marines, Afterwards Known as Colonel Thomas Brudenall’s Regiment of Marines, Colonel William Seymour’s Regiment of Marines, Colonel Henry Mordaunt’s Regiment of Marines, and Colonel Henry Dutton Colt’s Regiment of Marines, vol. 1 [all published], 1664-1701, pub. 1893, port. frontis., five col. plts., three uncol. plts., folding maps, all correct as list, some minor scattered spotting, orig. navy cloth, lettered and blocked in gold, inner joints cracked, 8vo (1)

£70-100

716 Graham (Brigadier-General C.). Record of 4th Oxfordshire (Bullingdon) Battalion Home Guard 1940-1944, printed for private circulation, c. 1945, photographic illustrations, a.e.g., original full green morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf for Major H.E. Pankhurst, M.C., 8vo (1)

£150-200

£200-300

£100-150

718 Hunt (Captain G.H.). Outram & Havelock’s Persian Campaign, to which is prefixed A Summary of Persian History ... and an Inquiry into the Origin of the Late War, by George Townshend, 2nd ed., 1858, eight tinted litho. plts., including frontis., some light spotting to prelims., orig. blue cloth, rubbed and frayed with some wear, and a little loss to head and foot of spine, rear joint frayed, 8vo, together with Krasinski (Count Henry), The Cossacks of the Ukraine: Comprising Biographical Notices of the Most Celebrated Cossack Chiefs or Attamans, 1848, orig. blindstamped cloth, rubbed and some marks, minor fraying to head and foot of spine, somewhat faded to spine and edges, 8vo, plus Carter (Thomas), Historical Record of the Forty-Fourth, or the East Essex Regiment of Foot, 1st ed., 1864, colour litho. frontis., several mounted albumen photo plts., single colour litho. plt. of costume, etc., some minor marks to prelims., marbled edges and endpapers, orig. red cloth gilt, rubbed and frayed to extreme head and foot of spine, 8vo, and others on 19th century military Campaigns, including L. E. Ruutz Rees, A Personal Narrative of the Siege of Lucknow, 3rd ed., 1858, Colonel Epauchin, Operations of General Gurko’s Advance Guard in 1877, trans. H. Havelock (Wolseley Series Vol. 7), 1900, Lieutenant-Colonel G.F.R. Henderson, Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War, 2 vols., new impression, 1909, Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Rankin, The Inner History of the Balkan War, 1914, Harcourt S. Anson, ed., with H. M. 9th Lancers during the Indian Mutiny, 1896, etc., all 8vo Ex libris Captain Michael Boyle, Irish Guards. (19) £150-200

719 International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg. Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal, published at Nuremberg, Germany 1947, blue gilded boards, 46 vols. (46)

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£500-800


720 Lloyd (W.W.). On Active Service, by W.W. Lloyd (late 24th Regt.), pub. Chapman & Hall, 1890, twenty chromolithographed plates, few marks and occ. light spots, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, small portion of image to upper board repaired & neatly repainted, oblong folio (1)

£50-80

721 Maxwell (W.H.). Life of Field-Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington, 3 vols., 4th ed., 1845, half-title, eng. frontis., and additional eng. title to each vol., eng. plts., plans, etc., orig. gilt- and blind-decorated red cloth, a little rubbed and lightly soiled (generally in good condition), together with Mackinnon (Colonel Daniel), Origin and Services of the Coldstream Guards, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1833, half title to each vol., b&w plts., occ. light marginal spotting, orig. cloth, faded to spine and edges, and somewhat soiled, joints frayed, with rear cover to second vol. near-det., plus Oman (Charles), A History of the Peninsular War, 4 vols., 1902-11, folding maps, b&w plts., etc., bookplate of Charles Corkran to front endpaper of each vol., t.e.g., orig. uniform red cloth gilt, rubbed and spines lightly faded, and others on the Peninsular War and similar, including Alexander Innes Shand, Wellington’s Lieutenants, 1902, F. Loraine Petre, Napoleon’s Campaign in Poland 1806-7, pub. 1901, Rev. Herbert Randolph, Life of General Sir Robert Wilson, 2 vols., 1862, Report of a Committee Appointed by the Admiralty to Examine and Consider the Evidence Relating to the Tactics Employed by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, pub. HMSO, 1913, Cecil C. P. Lawson, A History of the Uniforms of the British Army, 4 vols., mixed eds., 1961-66, etc., mostly 8vo Ex libris Captain Michael Boyle, Irish Guards. (25) £150-200

722 Milne (Samuel). The Standards and Colours of the Army, from the Restoration, 1661, to the Introduction of the Territorial System, 1881, pub. Leeds, 1893, twentynine col. and b & w plts. (correct as list), EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with approx. thirtyfive orig. watercolour drawings and a few pen and ink drawings, by D. Hastings Irwin, as well as a few related news cuttings, prints and manuscript notes, t.e.g., orig. cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities, 8vo Limited edition 120/200. Ex libris D. Hastings Irwin (military historian) with his ownership signature on flyleaf. (1) £150-200

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Lot 726

723 National Rifle Association. Proceedings of the National Rifle Association, vols. 1-8 bound in 4, 1862-71, folding illusts., diags. and tables, uniform contemp. dark green half morocco, spines letters in gilt with initial L surmounted by a coronet at foot of each spine (Lichfield), a little rubbed, 8vo

726 Raemaekers (Louis). The Great War. A Neutral’s Inditement, with an Appreciation by H. Perry Robinson and Descriptive Notes by E. Garnett and M.B. Huish, 2 vols., pub. Fine Art Society, 1916 & 1917, 160 col. and b & w mounted plts., t.e.g., orig. half cloth, gilt-dec. spines with red morocco labels, a little rubbed, large folio

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Limited Edition De Luxe of 1,050 copies, of which 1,000 were for sale, the second volume signed in pencil by the artist. (2) £150-200

£70-100

724 Navy & Army Illustrated. A mazagine descriptive and illustrative of everyday life in the defensive of services of the British Empire, vols. 5-8, 13-15, 19 & 21, 1897/1905, numerous b&w illusts., initial leaves of vol. 19 sl. torn and defective, contemp. blue half-calf gilt, heavily rubbed, some joints partly split, covers and spine to vol. 19 detached, all folio Sold as a periodical, not subject to return. (9) £150-200

725 Nuremburg Trials. The Trial of German Major War Criminals; Proceedings of the International Military Tribunal sitting at Nuremberg Germany, 23 parts in 12 vols., pub. H.M.S.O., 1946-1951, together with a volume containing Opening Speeches, Speeches of the Chief Prosecutors, Speeches of the Prosecutors and Judgement, ownership stamp to pastdown of each vol., all bound in uniform blue cloth gilt with red leather spine labels, slightly rubbed and marked, 8vo (13)

£100-150

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727 Simpson (William). The Seat of the War in the East, 1st & 2nd series bound in one, pub. Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co., 1855-56, eighty-one very fine hand-col. litho. plts. (including two vign. title-pages), all plts. with tissue guard, some with additional tissue guard printed with outline key, old waterstains to First Series title and prelims., some spotting (mainly to both list of plts.), a.e.g., contemp. gilt-panelled red. morocco by J. Wright, gilt-dec. spine with raised bands, rubbed and somewhat darkened, wear to extremities, corners bumped (with boards showing through), tall folio (1)

£1500-2000


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728 Waite (Major Fred). The New Zealanders at Gallipoli, 2nd ed., 1921, b&w illusts. after photos, folding map at rear, orig. cloth, together with Colonel H. Stewart, The New Zealand Division 19161919, A Popular History Based on Official Records, 1921, b&w illusts. after photos, folding maps and plans, etc., orig. cloth, plus Bean (C.E.W.), The Story of Anzac from the Outbreak of War to the End of the First Phase of the Gallipoli Campaign, May 4, 1915, [from 4 May, 1915 to the Evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsular], 2 vols., Sydney, 1921-24, b&w illusts. after photos, maps and plans, etc., second vol. with several leaves of index somewhat browned to upper outer corner, orig. maroon cloth gilt, plus Chatterton (E. Keble), Danger Zone, The Story of the Queenstown Command, 1st ed., 1934, b&w plts. after photos, maps to endpapers, orig. blue cloth gilt, very sl. rubbed, and Whitmore (Lt.-Col. F.H.D.C.), The 10th (P.W.O.) Royal Hussars and the Essex Yeomanry, during the European War, 1914-1918, Colchester, 1920, b&w illusts., plans, including some after photos, t.e.g., orig. grey cloth gilt, some minor marks, plus others relating to the First World War, including BrigadierGeneral F. P. Crozier, Impressions and Recollections, 1st ed., 1930 (in d.j.), The Diary of Lord Bertie of Thame, 1914-1918, 2 vols., 1924, General Erich von Falkenhayn, General Headquarters 1914-1916 and Its Critical Decisions, 1919, Edmund Dane, British Campaigns in the Nearer East 1914-1918, vol. 1, The Days of Adversity, pub. 1919, David Lloyd George, The Truth About the Peace Treaties, 2 vols., 1938, & War Memoirs, 6 vols., 1933-36, John W. Burrows, The Essex Yeomanry, vol. 3, Essex Units in the War 1914-1919, etc., all orig. cloth, mostly 8vo (45)

£250-350

729 Webster (Sir Charles, & Frankland, Noble). The Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany, 1939-1945 (History of the Second World War series), 4 vols., pub. HMSO, 1961, b&w plts. after photos, plans, etc., including some folding, all orig. cloth gilt in d.j.s, large 8vo, together with Playfair (Major-General I.S.O.), The Mediterranean and Middle East (History of the Second World War series), 3 vols., pub. HMSO, 1954-60, numerous folding plans, b&w plts. after photos, etc., orig. cloth gilt, plus Liddell Hart (Captain B.H.), The Tanks, The History of the Royal Tank Regiment, 1914-1945, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1959, folding maps and plans, b&w plts. after photos, orig. cloth gilt, 8vo, and others on the history of the second World War, including Major-General H. Essame, the 43rd Wessex Division at War 1944-1945, 1st ed., 1952, Major-General Sir Hereward Wake & Major W. F. Deedes, eds., Swift and Bold, The Story of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps., 1939-1945, 1st ed., 1949, Brigadier C. N. Barclay, ed., The History of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 1919-1952, 1st ed., 1953, Major L.F. Ellis, Victory in the West, Vol. I, The Battle of Normandy (History of the Second World War series), pub. HMSO, 1962, etc., all 8vo Ex libris Captain Michael Boyle, Irish Guards. (23)

£150-200

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MILITARY EPHEMERA 730* A good and comprehensive archive relating to the military career of Colonel A. Wright, Royal Artillery, Territorial Division, c. 1950-1970, including many training manuals relating to the Cold War, to include ‘The Corps Tactical Battle in Nuclear War 1958’, ‘Training for War’, ‘Manual of Army Health 1954’, ‘Nuclear Biological and Chemical Defence Training Volume 1’, numerous press b & w photographs including on parade, group photographs of officers, exercises, and family photos, various commission certificates and an array of correspondence, military procedures, etc., the lot includes a canvas camp bed, ammunition box, water bottle, and various charts (-)

£200-300

731* Boer War Interest. A pocket notebook kept by Lieutenant The Honourable R.F. Carnegie, Gordon Highlanders, title page inscribed ‘R.F. Carnegie, 2/Gordon Highlanders, Mounted Infantry, Aldershot, Feb 1896’, mainly relating to kit, includes sketches of a horse bit and bridle, sketch of the stables at Aldershot dated 12.4.1896’, a handwritten ‘Nominal Roll of No11 Section of No 9 Company, Mounted Infantry, Aldershot 21.4.1896’ Lieutenant The Honourable R.F. Carnegie, commissioned 2/Lieutenant, Gordon Highlanders 10.10.1892, commanded the Mounted Infantry detachment, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders from 1896, served during the Boer War from 1899, operations in Natal including the action at Lombard’s Kop, Carnegie was severely wounded during the Defence of Ladysmith 6.1.1900, mentioned in despatches twice and gazetted 8.2.1900 and 10.9.1900, entitled to a Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 Medal with three clasps. (1) £70-100

732* Diary. A Record of Events Connected with the Married Life of Frederick and Agnes Mary Baker, 1911-1926, neatly written on sixty-five pages of a pre-printed scrap and news cuttings book, mostly centering around daily life in North-East England, but including summaries of historical events including the loss of the SS Titanic, death of General Booth, the start of the First World War, the sinking of the Lusitania, the sinking of HM Cruiser ‘Hampshire’, the death of Lord Kitchener, the end of the First World War and the Miners’ National Strike, a few small news cuttings etc. pasted in or loosely inserted, leaves detached, orig. cloth, some edge wear, 4to (1)

Lot 733 733 An interesting archive relating Sir Frank O. Salisbury and his works depicting the Churchill tank and war factories, comprising eighteen black and white press photographs, several of them sent to Salisbury to use for his work, images of the unveiling ceremony and an image of the finished work, eleven pages of pencil sketch drawings (3 on both sides), 25cm x 35cm, a sheet of paper with four sketches of a tank, 28cm x 45cm a sheet with a larger sketch of a tank, letter to Salisbury from the photographic department, Vauxhall Motors Ltd dated 22.10.1943, detailing the enclosure of photographs of the Churchill Tank Assembly Line, letter to Salisbury from the Ministry of Supply dated 25.11.1943, detailing security issues for visiting War Factories, letter to Salisbury from Frank Handley Page dated 4.11.1944 detailing gratitude for receiving a photograph of Salisbury’s painting and wanting to see the picture itself, several other letters of a similar nature and a copy of The Illustrated London News 4.9.1943, headline ‘The Temple of the War God! A Shop Trembling Under Mighty Rams’, ‘drawn by Terence T. Cuneo, from sketches made on the spot’ Provenance: Ex Christie’s 25.9.1985. () £200-300

£100-150

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734* Cooper (Gary). Signed portrait sketch of the actor by ‘Jim Collyer’, printed ‘Gary Cooper, Films, Peter Ibbet Son’, 24 x 18.5cm, together with a number of other sketches by Collyer, his Soldiers Service and Pay Book, plus various black and white photographs of Collyer in uniform (see lot ) 7662059 Sergeant Herbert James Allison Collyer, born 20.1.1919, educated at Sutton County School and the University of London served during the Second World War with the Royal Engineers. (See lot 780) () £100-150


735* The Great Escape. ‘Tunnel to Freedom. By Flight Lieutenant Paul Brickhill, Royal Australian Air Forces, As Told to Allan A. Michie’, n.d., c. 1945, an original typed or carbon copy on seven folio sheets of thin paper, some rodent damage affecting up to six lines of text at foot of each leaf, minor soiling, creasing and old rusted pin mark to upper margin, 33 x 20cm, together with Brickhill (Paul), The Great Escape, 2nd impression, 1951, b & w illusts. from photos, ownership inscription of H.M. Shephard, Pershore, 3rd April 1951 and two comtemporary newspaper reviews crudely sellotaped to front free endpapers, orig. cloth, damp marked and some wear, plus Hough (Richard), Mountbatten, Hero of Our Time, BCA edition, 1981, b & w illusts., contemp. ownership signature of the same book owner, Harold Shephard, to front endpaper, orig. cloth in rubbed d.j., plus a typed letter signed from Mountbatten to Shephard, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, 22nd July 1968, Mountbatten seeking to replace his recently deceased dog with another from the Royal Air Force police dogs for use by his Head Keeper at Broadlands, small tear with paper loss to upper left corner, one page, 4to, plus four unrelated photographs of an RAF event each showing Bomber Harris(?) with Douglas Bader and others The typed account titled ‘Tunnel to Freedom’ describes the daring escape of seventy-six prisoners from Stalag Luft III. First published in 1945 and many times thereafter, the account was expanded by Brickhill into the book titled ‘The Great Escape’, first published in 1951. While there are very few typos or corrections in the copy here offered the writing does not appear to be as well edited and tight as later versions, suggesting that this may be an early, possibly pre-publication, proof from around 1945. The account begins: ‘Stalag Luft III, at Sagan, Germany, half way between Berlin and Breslau, held 10,000 captured airmen in the spring of 1943. Nearly all were RAF, although Americans were beginning to arrive in numbers. In April the camp was enlarged by addition of a north compound and 700 of us were moved into it. Already, prisoners in the working parties that helped build the compound had studied its layout and paced off its distances - with tunnels in mind. Escape was the one hope that kept us going through the numbing months of captivity. A few of the officers had dug tunnels at other camps, and around them we built “X”, our escape organisation. Head of “X” was Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, a tall South African who had been a lawyer in London, then a fighter pilot until shot down over Dunkirk. Bushell had already made two remarkable escapes, and once had got almost to Switzerland before he was caught.’. How this came into the possession of Harold Shephard is unknown. Air Commodore Harold Montague Shephard, CBE, MBIM (1918-2000) served in the RAF during World War II and was commissioned for provost duties in 1943 and became Director of Security. After the war he joined the RAF police school, finally retiring in 1974. He arrested Krupp and confiscated wartime souvenirs from Ernest Hemingway. Shephard did find a retired RAF police dog for Lord Mountbatten following this letter. The dog was named ‘Bond’ with the service number ‘007’, after Ian Fleming’s special agent James Bond 007. (8) £400-600

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Lot 736 736 India. Southern Provinces Mounted Rifles. Bangalore, 1909, a printed souvenir album containing forty-one mounted b&w photos, mounted on rectos and versos of ten leaves, brief printed caption, one leaf of letterpress at front, containing a roll of members present in the camp (six troops), a little spotting, orig. cloth with spine tie, lettered in black to upper cover, sl. rubbed and damp marked, oblong folio (1)

737* India. An album containing forty-two mounted silverprints, c. 1910-12, including a few Highlanders photos, pig sticking in Philebeet District, buildings and views in Lucknow, a Delhi Durbar of 1911, a two-part night-time panorama of the camps by night at the Delhi Durbar (each print approx. 24 x 29cm), a few related mazagine half-tones pasted in, some brief ink captions, variuos sizes, contemp. morocco, upper cover detached, oblong folio

ÂŁ200-300

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738* India - Third Anglo-Maratha War. A group of fourteen autograph letters relating to the conflict and its aftermath, c. 18171820, many addressed to Lieutenant Colonel Doyle (military secretary to the Marquis of Hastings), the earliest dated letter (camp twelve miles between Mooltye & Beetool, 13th October 1817) from John Briggs, in part ‘... the delays that the troops have experienced this season have been owing principally to the total want of means for crossing rivers. The Manjissa (a contemptible stream) the Poona which empties itself into the Godavery equally is so insignificant as not to require boats in general but travels[??] have this year stopt detachments even without guns for three weeks and a month together. this is a subject that has attracted the notice of General Lionel Smith particularly... ‘, ‘... the Nabob Sullabut Kahn with 1200 foot and 1700 good horse joined us at a -; 400 of the former and 500 of the latter have been left to explore and defend if possible Gauilgur Range and the cavalry are to act in body on the plain if any small parties of Pindaris penetrate through them - the principal object to be attained by this will be the local information of passes and roads direct from Berar to the Hubudda which will facilitate our communication of much and by our current presence preclude the possibility of its again becoming the hiding place and rendezvous of all marauders who are either headed into them from the plains or who assembe to make inroads into them...’, other correspondence include W.J. Beason, F. Chamberlin, John Briggs and R.G. Mallory, the latter writes to Carroll (Camp near Jaulnah, 31st March 1818), ‘I promise to give you an account of the occurences of this campaign since the attack on Colonel Burr at Poona on the 5th November last with my own remarks on the operations of this division of the Deckan army... ‘, and later in the same letter ‘Instead of following the Peshwa and seizing the advantage of the difficult roads he had to pass we remained at Poona the 17th and 18th [November]. On the 19th we heard that part of the enemy’s guns which attempted to get through the Suttrage Ghaut were at our mercy. A detachment was sent out, took fourteen guns, killed all that endeavoured to defend them & captured jewels & property amounting to more than a Lakh. Some of our Light Company got the amount of 10,000 rupees in plunder of pearls then. Burr marched[??] on the 23rd via the Bore Ghaut and had a trifling cavalry affair near the Neera river with the Chechor or Kinchore Rajahs divisions but they’d retreated and passed the Salphe Ghaut, which we also ascended on the 28th. Goklh endeavoured to oppose us at the head of the pass but, after sustaining some loss, he was forced to retreat... ‘, this letter with cross writing, mostly two to four pages and some with integral address panels or envelope, 4to, each with typed transcription, together with ten related letters without transcriptions and a group of approx forty other 19th-c. military and naval autograph letters and manuscript documents, many relating to India, including twelve from Gough to Daisy and other family members in London and Ireland, c. 1883, twelve letters to and from Captain George Egerton RN to his wife and others, two written onboard HMS St. George, dated c. 1876-95, various sizes, some with envelopes, plus a much later typed letter signed (3rd August 1965) from Mountbatten of Burma The Third Anglo-Muratha War (1817-1818) was the final and decisive conflict between the British East India Company and the Muratha Empire in India. The war left the Company in control of most of India. The invasion by 110,400 British East India Company troops was led by Governor General Hastings, supported by General Thomas Hislop. The latter wrote a book of these events titled ‘Summary of the Muratha and Pindarree Campaign During 1817, 1818, and 1819, Under Direction of the Marquis of Hastings’ (1820). (a folder) £500-800

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739* An Indian Mutiny journal kept by Major-General F.E. Sotheby, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, frontis page inscribed ‘Journal of the movements and actions of the 2nd Battn, Rifle Brigade during the Indian Mutiny kept by Frederick Edward Sotheby, Rifle Brigade’, bookplate of the Cope family of Bramshill (Sir Antony Cope served with Sotheby), approx. 40 pages inscribed in ink, first entry 20.11.1857, next entry 15.12.1857 (the Batt all together for the first time since we left Dublin), general accounts of distance of marches and destinations, diagrams of areas served in, reference to a “nasty days street fighting”, and “nasty little narrow streets” and various references to battalion casualties including a colleague having a ball coming out of his shoulder, last entry 8.1.1860, with hand drawn vellum pull-out map of India, black tooled leather boards, 18 x 10.5cm, recorded in the manner of a battalion diary Major-General Frederick Edward Sotheby (18371909), born in Sewardstone, Essex, the only son of Rear Admiral Charles Sotheby, commissioned Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade 1855, served with the brigade in the Crimea and was present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol and the storming of the Redan, he served throughout the Indian Mutiny and was with his regiment during the capture of Lucknow and the Oude campaign, service in China in 1860 and was present at the surrender of Pekin, various promotions, Captain 1860 , Major 1873, served in the Ashantee War in 1874 fought in various actions including Amoaful and Coomassie, retained the rank of Major, promoted Lieutenant-Colonel 1881, retired 1888 with the honorary rank of Major-General. () £200-300

740* Lacy-Hulbert & Co Ltd. A remarkable archive of glass plate negatives, illustrating the diverse pneumatic and electrical equipment manufactured by this company prior to the Second World War, the slides illustrate pumping equipment, generators, dynamos, attachment to vehicles and trailers, stationary engines, mobile engines, bed-plate engines, military contract equipment and similar, each slide with reference number, contained in the original wood fitted cases, each numbered and labelled within the lid, the boxes fitted for 50 slides each, numbered 2-6, 9, 11, 13-14, 16, 18, 21-22, (missing boxes believed lost during the London Blitz 1940-41), approx. 600 slides remaining of historical interest, not necessarily in original sequence of storage, each 4.75 x 6/5in (12 x 16.5cm) (approx. 600)

£700-900

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741 Bairnsfather (Capt Bruce), The Bystander’s Fragments No.5, Fragments from France, approx. 50 black and white Great War period postcards and photographs, many portrait and group images of soldiers in uniform, postcard captioned ‘Black Watch pipers playing to the captors of Longueval’, ‘The Wiltshires cheering during the Great advance’ together with other military ephemera, and cloth badges ()

£70-100

742* Paperwork and photographs relating to William Boyle Junior, 7th Cavalry, United States Army including Enlistment Document to 1st Rifles dated 1.5.1800; an appointment to the 7th Cavalry dated 12.9.1894; black and white photograph of Boyle in uniform, two further photographs of Cavalry lines published by E.D. Zellner, Over Post Office, Junction City, Kans and another by Graham Frenton each approx. 14cm x 9.8cm; several ink ‘Cavalry’ sketches; Honourable Discharge Certificate from ‘H’ Troop, 7th Cavalry at Fort Apache (-)

£80-120

743* A Second World War “Wartime Log” kept by Prisoner of War 94129 Andrew A. Fairgreave, Marlag und Milad Nord, comprising approx.120 pages of handpainted illustrations, cartoons, messages from fellow prisoners, details of the Milag Jockey Club, black and white photographs in and around the camp, theatre performance booklets from in camp

Lot 742

745* Two First World War period scrap albums compiled by Army Field Clerk Frank Steed, American Expeditionary Forces, mostly circa 1919, well documented account of his time in England and France, many snap-shot photographs including the Mauretania from New York Bay, captured German tanks, topographical views of London and Paris, theatre programmes, railway tickets, souvenir pamphlets, personal effects such as luggage labels and identity cards, various letters from friends and colleagues, approx. 450 items, together with an album of circulated bank-notes, mostly French and German circa 1919

The Marlag und Milag Nord Prisoner of war camp in Westertimke, Germany held over 5000 Allied Merchant seamen during WW2, the camp was liberated by the British 11th Armoured Division 2.5.1945. During his time in captivity Andrew (Andy) Fairgrieve devised the idea of the Merchant Navy Jockey Commission (M.N.J.C.) in May 1941, the racetrack was nearly 36 feet in length arranged that 6 runners could follow a field of varying length from 6 furlongs to a 1 1/4 miles with handicaps, 10% of all money that was taken from these races was put by at the end to aid any enterprise undertaken by the various bodies of the camp. This log is an account of the races, the profits and loss account, etc., and it is clear that Fairgreave was a popular prisoner when reading the many entries which would have been written at the time of liberation, there are several watercolours relating to the Jockey Club, a fine pen and ink drawing of Notre Dame Cathedral which must have been painted from memory. (1) £600-800

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746 WWI - Prisoner of War Magazines. In Ruhleben Camp, No. 1, June 6 1915 - No. 9, October 1915, Xmas No., 1915 and the Ruhleben bye-Election, July 1915, [and subsequently] The Ruhleben Camp Magazine, Nos. 1-4, March to August 1916, a total of fifteen original issues, b&w illusts. and ads., printed wrappers, page nos. occ. shaved at upper margin, some marginal browning, related flyer ‘Send this to the people at home!’ loosely inserted, contemp. half cloth over boards, dampstained and partly worn, 8vo

744* Walshe (P.L.A.B.). Vol.1. Journal of H.M.S. Valiant (3.5.193425.7.1935), Ramillies (25.7.1935-19.1.1936), Greyhound (11.2.1936-8.4.1936), Vol.2. Journal of H.M.S. Greyhound (9.4.19699.5.1936), Nelson (9.5.1936-18.5.1936), Royal Sovereign (18.5.1936), numerous illustrations, technical drawings, charts, mostly around the British Isles, starts with the Summer Cruise of Valiant, Sheerness - Milford Haven - Portland - Scapa Flow- Loch Eriboll Rothesay - Aberystwyth - Torbay - Plymouth, last entry 25.7.1936, Royal Sovereign, Plymouth, Mylius (V.I.H.). Journal of H.M.S. Vindictive, King George V and Emperor of India from 14.9.1922, numerous illustrations, black and white photographs of Vindictive, King George V, and Emperor of India, technical drawings, handdrawn charts including Gibraltar, The Narrows, Constantinople, three photographs captioned ‘Mounting 6” Guns Near Kilid - Bahr’, starts with Portsmouth to Gibraltar on Vindictive, 26.9.1922 on King George V, Malta - Sog Hanli - Kilid Bahr - Constantinople - Khelia Liman, 17.1.1923 on Emperor of India from Khelia Liman - Mudras Smyrna - Khelia Liman, last entry 27.3.1923 (-)

£150-200

At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, there were approximately 5000 British subjects living in Germany. Along with the crews of several trapped or captured merchant ships, these subject were detained in an internment camp - a racecourse at Ruhleben by the town of Spandau, on the outskirts of Berlin. The internees began to manage their own affairs with little objection from the Germans, who adhered to the Geneva Convention. Among many other things the interns produced these two journals giving insight into their daily lives. The adverts include those for tailors, shoemakers, carpenters, barbers, language instructors, Japanese laundry, watchmakers and even a bookshop. (1) £100-150

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747 WWI Diary and Scrapbook, belonging to Private James Allan of the 8th Battalion Black Watch, entries dated 1917-1919, containing 27 pages of diary entries written in very clear ink capitals, the diary records particularly hard fighting during the German spring offensive of 1918 in which the German forces advanced an unprecedented 37 miles, it records the often chaotic and tragic nature of battle in readable staccato prose with several near-misses recorded by the author, the other pages containing a sample of kilt and two identity tags (S40916 Allan J), numerous postcards, a photograph of Private Allan in uniform and a few photographs of fellow soldiers, newspaper clippings, a few original watercolour drawings, a German banknote, etc., the album is full although there are three pages where captions exist but the inserts are no longer present, the page edges dog-eared but generally in good sound condition, original limp cloth binding, 208 x 124 mm In this thought provoking diary Private Allan records joining up on 30th January 1917, initially with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry: “Kirkcaldy. Joined up. Private Billet. Home Comforts, Uniform Provided”. After training he arrives in Boulogne on 15th October, now in the Black Watch, and things quickly heat up with his unit coming under air attack at Dunkirk, their casino billet destoyed with the loss of 60 men. On 26th October his unit march to Nieuport where he assists in tunnel building again under heavy fire with a lucky escape thanks to a dud shell. After suffering a “poisoned leg” Private Allan spends some time in a convalescent camp before returning to duty in the new year of 1918. His unit is then very mobile for a period, reaching Chippley on 25th January “After a severe march. Feet all blistered”. After a period making railway sidings he is ordered, on 26th February, to march to Moslains where they are “Billeted in tents and huts. Waiting on Word for line. Weather bitterly Cold.”.The order to advance arrives and, after reaching Sorel on 20th March, he sees comes under heavy German shelling “no shelter, troops line the road. 12pm. Clouds of gas, masks on. Germans advancing. British falling back. Mixed lots of fugitives join us with bad news of general collapse of line troops”.The falling back continues for the next few days with the entry for March 25th, at Etinheim, reading “Troops line up in street. Quarter Master exhorts men to uphold traditions of the Black Watch and hold line at all costs”. In bitter fighting the next day other units are ordered to support the Black Watch: “German attack. Rifle duel. Machine guns deadly. Heaps of casualties”. On the 27th March he records “liquid fire” being used by the Germans. The Black Watch are then relieved for a few weeks though the dangers behind the front lines seem just as deadly with the entry for April 14th reading “Narrow escape, one shell lands into water pool 20 yards from the table, next shell strikes billet, 8 men at door, 6 run to the right, 2 to left. 6 killed.”. On 20th July Private Allan is ordered over the top at Meteren and helps take a German trench under heavy fighting. Again he records tragic deaths in nealy every encounter, German snipers particularly deadly, and often an impression of chaos: “Three stragglers arrive take shelter in the wheat sheaves 5 yds in front of trench. One shot through the head. Another in the knee, third man rushes for the trench and falls dead head first into trench” and he later records narrow escapes for himself when a large piece of shrapnel misses his head by inches and on September 24th, at Ypres, he is nearly drowned when marching through swamps and clinging onto a plank until rescued. After reaching trenches that day (Sept 24th) “rats scatter” and the battalion go over the top and pass German pill boxes under heavy fire, with the advance reaching Passcendale Ridge: “German prisoners in hundreds loming in”. On September 26th he records “Germans shoot at stretcher bearers”.They finally reach the objective town of Ledeghem but soon see further heavy fighting. On the 29th, under a German counter attack, Private Allan notes “Surprise order to retreat passed down the trench. Men refuse to retreat. Commanding Officer swears to shoot the man who started the order. Germans abandon counter attack. Sad night, bury chums, their belonging’s kept. Few men left.”. He then returns to Ypres for “...supposed rest, scrubbing, cleaning, and discipline worse than the line”. Even after the armistice there is no let up in the privations suffered. Allan is sent on a train into Germany on 20th December “Eventful journey, slow train, rations chiefly hard biscuits. Troops desperate, hold up ration train at a stop station, bread, jams and whisky. Change trains...awful effects of Haig & Haig [whisky] men drop out of train.”. When they arrive 200 men are missing out of 700 who made the journey. He remains at various locations in Germany, conditions thankfully improving, before being demobilised in April 1919. (1)

£500-600

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748* A comprehensive hard back journal of the Salonika campaign during 1915-18 kept by Sergeant Major L. Hayes, Royal Army Medical Corps M.I.D., including approx. 100 snap-shot black and white photographs of ships, local people, towns, villages, regimental hospitals, camps and soldiers and graves, approx.80 neatly handwritten pages taken from letters, the first entry is December 1915 discussing the embarkation for the Balkans from France, several references to Zeppelins, 6th June 1916 ‘I was posted to a Casualty Clearing Station where I had a little more knowledge as to the source and disposal of hospital stores. While I was there another Zeppelin paid a visit to Salonika harbour but this time we were ready for him and as we stood shivering in the very cold early morning we had the satisfaction of seeing the monster dazzled and held fast, as it were, between the converging beams of our searchlights. Land batteries and ships batteries ploughed their way up to the monster which seemed unable to move then the rays seemed to lose their object and a few minutes later we saw a mighty incandescence rising from the marshes of the Vardar just outside the town. Most of the crew managed to get clear of the airship and were taken as prisoners to Salonika, but one or two were said to have escaped’. Another descriptive account on 8th October 1916 reads, ‘life has been very eventful since my last letter for we have made a violent attack on the Germans with the object of capturing a strong position of his named Machine Gun Hill it seemed a pity that over a thousand casualties in three days should have produced so little result. We captured a number of prisoners and we have smashed up his positioning to a considerable extent, but beyond that nothing, two occurrences especially impressed me; one was a Sergeant being led away dazed but was unwounded, his hair standing stiff on end and his clothes so torn to ribbons that they scarcely held to his frame. He has been blown up by a shell without being otherwise scratched; another more gruesome sight was that of one of our muleteers, who had been resting under a tree near the church when he was struck by a shell that did not explode, a ‘duf’, as we term it. It would be difficult to imagine a beastlier sight of mutilation.’ last entry December 1918 ‘we were marched to Sarigol, nearly a week’s trek away where we expected to be gradually demobilised.’, together with two original M.I.D. certificates to the recipient dated 29.3.1917 and 9.3.1919, a fascinating insight into a relatively undocumented Campaign

749 WWII - Prisoner of War Magazines. Touchstone, Oflag VII B, Germany, nos. 3-15, January 1944 to March 1945, a few b&w illusts. by Frank Edwards, John Scollay, John Barnicott and others, several crosswords partially completed in pencil, scattered spotting and soiling, stapled as issued, first issue with wrappers partially frayed and near-det., all slim 8vo, plus seven foreign language library books with Oflag VII B stamps, mostly worn paperbacks, 8vo (20)

£100-150

750* WWII - BBC, Pidsley Archive. An archive of approx. 1400 35mm negatives from photographs taken by BBC recording engineer R. E. Pidsley using his Leica and Rolleiflex cameras, c. June 1944 to May 1945, including Churchill viewing the invasion of the South of France, following US troops, the Liberation of Paris, troops moving through Vosges, a prison the French border (Natzwiller) and nearby Mercedes factory, US troops meeting at Torgau, Thekla labour camp manufacturing Messerschmidt wing sections, the burning of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, visits to military and other sites including the Krupp factory, the move to Berlin, scenes of destruction, repairs, rationing, the Prague procession, scenes with soldiers and civilians, BBC reporters including Richard Dimbleby and Wynford Vaughan Thomas, the negative strips partly sorted and arranged in plastic sleeves with rough index, plus a large quantity of modern prints and copy prints from the negatives, including many duplicates and multiples, largely unsorted but some with accompanying brief notes and captions, plus a small quantity of black and white slide transparencies, plus related unsorted notes, two WWII paperbacks and a CD (R.A.F. Bomber Command at War 1939-1945 Vol. 1) Reg Pidsley was employed by the BBC as a recording engineer. Some of his recordings, including that of a bombing raid over Berlin, made from inside the aircraft are included on the commercially produced CD. Pidsley was also a keen amateur photographer and while there are inevitable out of focus and overexposed shots the archive contains many notable pictures of scenes taken during the final year of the war relating closely to the broadcasts of BBC reporters whom Pidsley followed and worked with during this time. The archive was acquired from Pidsley’s family by J.B. Nunn and subsequently sold to Rob Clayton. This has since been sold again and the current vendor offers the complete archive with full worldwide copyright in the negatives and reproductions therefrom to be transferred to the buyer of the lot. (an archive) £2000-3000

Sergeant Major Lionel Charles McLean Hayes, born 1885, educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Nottingham and Melle College, Belgium (190405), held various teaching posts, fluent in French and German, served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Gallipoli and the Balkans, twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Croix de Guerre (with palms). (3) £200-300

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MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AMEDEE GAUTIER COLLECTION 752* World War I. Cavalry and Dogs at War. An unusual group of press and other photographs from Agence Rol and others, included rare images marked ‘Passed by the Press Bureau for transmission abroad’, many with inscriptions verso, including some later period photographs of a visit to Nice and Berlin in 1935 of the German Army Riding Academy, other photographs of equestrian skills, heroic dogs of the battlefield and more of similar interest with some press cuttings, approx. 60 images contained in a folder (1)

751* Military Misellany. A collection of press, agency and private photographs of numerous military subjects, including groups of officers and men, demobilisation, shell and bomb damage, packed railway trains, Marshall Foch and other senior officers, together with a group of later photographs of the British Army parades, personalities, the reformation of the German Army in 1957 and others of similar interest, approx. 60 images contained in a folder (1)

£100-150

754* World War I. Red-Cross and Ambulance Services. A miscellaneous collection of official, press, regimental and private photographs showing the heroism of stretcher bearers, doctors, surgeons, nurses and others, dedicated to the saving of life, tending to the wounded on and off the battlefield, an emotional collection of original images, many inscribed verso, approx. 60 contained in a file, including a quantity of copies of work within an ambulance train (1)

£120-150

£120-150

753* World War I. Tommy Atkins and the British Army. A group of photographs by agencies and others, including Meurisse, together with images of wounded men in non-combative occupations such as harness making, carpentry, binding, and painting, American troops in both WWI and II, with French soldiers, personalities and others of similar interest, many inscribed verso, approx. 50 images contained in a folder (approx. 50)

755* World War I. Trench Warfare. A remarkable and evocative collection of agency, official, press and private photographs depicting the horrors of trench warfare, including the hours of boredom, going ‘over-the-top’, comradeship, the ‘lookout’, digging trenches, under fire and bombardment, the dead and dying, desolate landscapes and the sheer misery suffered by the soliders of the French army, approx. 50 images, contained in a folder (1)

£200-300

£100-150

756* World War I.The French Army at War. A miscellaneous collection of photographs from official and private sources, illustrating the spirit and attitude of the French officer and piolu, including relaxation, regimental groups, the ruins of the Verdun Forts, men marching off to war, cemeteries of the fallen, shell damaged buildings, survivors beside their ruined dwellings, the removal of street architecture, a celebration at the “Taverne Municipale” and others of simialr interest, approx. 80 images, contained in a folder

Lot 752

Lot 754

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£150-200


757* World War I. The Victorious Allies, November 1918. An interesting an historic collection of press, official and private photographs of ‘peace’ celebrations in Paris, march past formations of American, British, French, Serbian and other troops, dignitaries and senior officers taking the salute, presentation of medals and awards, the re-unification of families and lovers, memorials, the eternal flame, the grave of the unknown warrior, portraits of the most senior officers, the war memorial at Lens and others of similar interest, approx. 60 images, contained in a folder (1)

Lot 759

£100-150

760* World War I. Small arms in use. A technically interesting collection of French official and agency photographs of small arms used for trench warfare, anti-aircraft and balloon work and similar requirements, some rare and fine images with officers and soldiers in attendance, with an armistace display of captured German weapons, front-line and trench scenes, together with a similar collection of heavy artillery images, shell manufacture, tanks and others of similar military interest, approx. 65 images, contained in a folder

758* World War I. Meurisse the photographer and his studio. A collection of photographs (later printing) of the work by this war photographer, his men at work, often in danger, the studio in operation, developing and printing, and the drama of the front-line photographer, approx. 40 images contained in a folder (1)

£120-160

£80-120

759* World War I. A Miscellany. A collection of photographs, many of snapshot or postcard size, from private sources and press agencies, etc., including military groups of officers and men, shell damaged buildings, post-war personalities including those of the Russian Revolution of 1917, later images of the trial of Ramsine, Trotsky before his murder, Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin and others, approx. 80 images, contained in a folder (1)

(1)

Lot 760

£120-160

761* World War I. The French Navy and Prisoners of War. A collection of press and other photographs of French men-of-war at Toulon, including the “Massena”, the “Brennus”, the “Danton”, and others, together with a miscellaneous group of images depicting German prisoners of war and other military subjects, approx. 50 images contained in a folder (approx. 50)

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£100-150


MILITARY FANS 762* Boer War. A folding fan, n.p., c.1900, the leaf composed of ten green embossed paper pansies backed with cloth, each but the first with an oval portrait of a Boer War general, soldier, or sailor, a few light creases, mounted on green-painted wooden sticks, 25cm, (9.75ins)

Lot 762

The portraits are as follows: A Gentleman in Khaki; MacDonald; French; White; Roberts; Buller; Kitchener; Baden-Powell; The Handy Man. Probably produced to raise money for the war effort. (1) £250-350

763* [Grant, Ulysses S.]. Fan commemorating General Grant’s visit to Nagasaki in 1879, Japan, 1909, folding paper fan, the leaf printed with oval port. of Grant, a facsimile letter from him, and images of a stone monument to the General and the banyan tree he planted during his visit, with Japanese stamp dated 29.12.1909, speckled verso, mounted on wooden sticks, 27cm (10.5ins) Rare. (1)

Lot 763

£50-80

764* World War I. Gloire aux Allies, Paris, Faucon, 1915, folding paper fan, with chromo. illust. signed B. Bataille, of Victory and a cannon in the centre, with flags of the allies on either side, ‘Souvenir Hotel Mirabeau’ ink stamp on verso, mounted on tricolour wooden sticks, 22cm (8.75ins) (1)

Lot 764

£200-300

765* World War I. Après le Déluge des Atrocités, l’Arc-en-ciel de la Gloire, Paris, Faucon, c.1918, folding paper fontage fan, the leaf with hand-col. illust. signed Cam’ Boulanger, of a large crowing cockerel (France) standing on a helmet, shield, and sword (Germany), the rising sun in the distance inscribed in ms. ‘1914-1918’, top margin with a laurel leaf and rainbow of flags, extrems. sl. rubbed, mounted on blue painted wooden sticks, 28cm (11ins) (1)

£200-300

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766* World War I. A miniature pen & ink propaganda fan, c.1916, folding paper fontage fan, the leaf with pen & ink caricature of Kaisar Wilhelm II in ragged uniform, being comforted by German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, inscribed in ink ‘Reconfort Guillaume Bethmann’, gilt edge sl. rubbed, mounted on pairs of bone sticks alternating with black wooden sticks, 8cm (3ins) Provenance: Acquired by the Brazilian art collector Lacerda de Menezes in 1930. When he divorced his wife Mirandolina, a sugar cane heiress, in 1945, she kept the fan collection. Exhibited at ‘In Memoriam’, held at the Imperial War Museum in 2008. (1) £300-500

767* World War I. An American advertising handscreen, Pennsylvania, Myers Mfg. Co., Calendars and Fans, c.1917, card handscreen, the obverse with a col. litho. illust. of a sailor on a boat beside a large US flag with warships and planes in the background, lettered ‘305 America First’, the verso printed ‘When Fanning Remember H. B. Strauss Funeral Director and Embalmer, Also Dealer in Furniture and Stoves, Jonestown, Penna’, some light foxing and marks, a little rubbed to extrems., wooden handle, 34cm (13.25ins) (1)

£50-80

768* World War II. Five fund-raising programme fans from Djibouti, 1944, together five paper handscreen fans, each with a col. printed Japanese landscape and figures on the obverse (two identical), and lettered on verso ‘Cinema - Dancing, Olympia, Djibouti’, with programme label in French mounted below (three dated 1st May 1944 and two dated 13th July 1944), all with some damage, wooden handles, 37.5cm (14.75ins) (5)

£50-80


MILITARY PICTURES 769* Military Pictures. C.H.S. aquatinted by I.C. Stadler “Native Troops, E. India Companys Service, A Sergeant of Light Infantry and Private of Madrass Sepoys “, 25 x 18cm, mounted in an oak frame with brass plate engraved ‘Presented to the Officers 83rd W.L.I. by Lieut Col J.C.W. Erck 1912’, together with various military prints (8)

£70-100

770 Bannister (A.F.D.), “Old Portsmouth H.M.Ship Repulse entering the harbour”, watercolour and gouache, signed and dated 1939 lower left, titled lower right, 34cm x 43cm, framed and glazed A.F.D. Bannister (pseudonym for A.D. Bell / William Knox). (1) £120-180

771* Woodville (Richard Caton). “The Zulu War.- Battle of Ulundi: Final Rush of the Zulus - British Square in the Distance” Supplement to the Illustrated London News , Sept 6th 1879, 79 x 109cm, unframed , together with other Illustrated London News illustrations including Wyllie (William Lionel) “The Australian Steamer “Orient” Entering Hobson’s Bay, Melbourne”, 18 x 23cm, a coloured engraving “Manual Exercise of the Antient English Musketeers - Plate “, published by Alexander Hogg ‘Engraved for Spencer’s Nen History of England’ 22 x 44cm and series of reproduction hunting prints (30)

Lot 770

£70-100

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772 World War I Art. A collection of 28 well-executed pen & ink drawings by Sydney Robert Jones (1881-1966), depicting army encampments, trenches, graves of soldiers of both sides, French towns and Chateaux including Arras, Nelse, Lucheux, etc., ruined buildings, views of Field Marshal Haig’s HQ at Montreuil, Royal Flying Corps biplanes at the aerodrome at Estress-en-Chaussee, a cellar a St Cren in which the artist lived for a period, some pieces of a more stylised nature captioned “headpiece”, all signed and dated 1917 or 1918, some with army censor stamp and official markings to the versos, including both landscape and portrait format views, sheet size 340 x 253 mm, some laid onto card, together with two unrelated drawings by Jones and an unrelated book illustrated by him Sydney R. Jones (1881-1966) studied at the Birmingham School of Art and worked for The Studio and The Sphere, as well as illustrating numerous books. These illustrations may have been used in the 1919 publication “England in France: Sketches mainly with the 59th Division” by Charles Vince. It seems that during the war his artistic skills were utilised by the army as some sheets have Jone’s wartime rank written to verso as 2nd Lieutenant R.E., Field Survey Battalion R.E. (31) £700-1000

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HONOURS AND AWARDS FROM THE ESTATE OF BASIL WILLIAM SHOLTO MACKENZIE, 2ND BARON AMULREE

Basil William Sholto Mackenzie, 2nd Baron Amulree K.B.E., F.R.C.P., was born at South Kensington, London in July 1900, the son of Sir William Mackenzie, 1st Baron Amulree, and was educated Lancing College and Gonvill and Caius College, Cambridge, upon graduating Amulree joined the Ministry of Health, but left in 1949 to become physician in charge of the geriatric department at University College Hospital, London. He was governor and president of a number of organisations including the British Geriatrics Society and was made K.B.E. in recognition of his services to public health and welfare. He died in December 1983

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773* 1935 Jubilee Medal, in box of issue 1953 Coronation Medal, in box of issue, with invitation to admit The Lord Amulree to the Coronation of Elizabeth II and booklet for the Form and Order of the Service and various other documentation relating to the Coronation 1977 Jubilee Medal, in box of issue, extremely fine Dress miniature awards for K.B.E., Defence, 1953 Coronation, 1977 Jubilee and Order of the Star of Ethiopia, mounted for wearing, Chinese silver and enamel award, The Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Sister’s bow, silver and enamel, reverse engraved ‘G.M.M. Mackenzie 23rd February 1904’, enamel damaged, very fine, in Carrington case of issue Society of Apothecaries, London Medal, silver-gilt, 36mm, reverse engraved ‘The Lord Amulree, Monckton Copeman Lecturer 1975, hallmarked for Birmingham 1974, in Asprey case of issue ()

£150-200

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774* Ethiopia, Empire. Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Knight Grand Officers set of Insignia, by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, neck Badge, 115mm including ornamentation suspension x 80mm, gilt, with Breast star, Star 80mm, extremely fine, in case of issue (case hinge strengthened with tape) and bestowal document from Buckingham Palace dated 3.2.1953 (1)

£300-400

775* Great Britain. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Civil Division, Knight Grand Commander’s (G.B.E.) set of Insignia, neck Badge, 110mm including crown suspension x 70mm, silvergilt, gold applique and enamel, Star 105mm x 90mm, silver, gold applique and enamel, minor enamel damage to star, otherwise good very fine, with neck riband, in Garrard, London case of issue (1)

776 Great Britain. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, Civil Division, Knight Commander’s (K.B.E.) set of Insignia, neck Badge, 80mm including crown suspension x 62mm, silver gilt and enamel, Star 80mm, silver and enamel, good very fine, with neck riband, in Garrard, London case of issue (1)

£600-800

£1000-1400

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MEDALS & DECORATIONS

Lot 777 777* British Empire Medal, Civil Division, E.II.R. (John Connor), in ‘Royal Mint’ case of issue, extremely fine B.E.M., London Gazette 8.10.1957. John Connor, Conductor, Scottish Omnibuses Ltd. (Edinburgh) Douglas Maitland Tocher, Sergeant, Edinburgh City Police Force (Edinburgh). A man heard what appeared to be sounds of someone moaning coming from a small stone building behind the wall at the side of a road. The building was blocked up apart from a small jagged hole measuring 22 inches across by 15 inches high in one of the end walls, approximately 4 feet from the rising ground beneath, on the outside of the building. The man saw two hands gripping the edge on the inside of the building and detected very strong gas. He tried to grasp the hands and saw that a boy was trapped inside and partially overcome by fumes. He tried to pull the boy clear but without success and, as the effects of the fumes were becoming more apparent, he ran to a nearby garage and obtained the assistance of Mr. Connor, who vaulted the wall separating the building from the footpath and crawled through the hole. He reached ground level on the other side, about 6 feet below the hole, and at once detected the strong fumes. Groping about in the darkness he found the body of a boy lying on the floor. The boy was semi-conscious and, picking him up, Connor pushed him head first through the opening from where he was pulled to safety. By this time Mr Connor was beginning to feel the effects of the fumes and experienced a choking sensation. It was not without difficulty that he managed to pull himself up to the hole and regain the outside. At this stage it was not believed that there was any other person trapped inside but Sergeant Tocher and a Constable went to the building and the Sergeant examined the interior through the hole. He heard a grunting sound and thought that he saw the form of a boy lying in the darkness

Lot 778 below. He discarded his tunic and, after tying a handkerchief over his nose and mouth was forced through the opening. He found the body of the boy lying unconscious near the hole. He picked him up and hoisted him out head first though the opening to the other police officers. Sergeant Tocher then searched the building and found five fire extinguishers scattered on the floor, three of which had been discharged. The extinguishers were passed outside by Sergeant Tocher, who, after ensuring that there was no one else inside, endeavoured to get through the hole. By this time the effects of the fumes had begun to tell on him and he experienced great difficulty in raising himself the six feet from the floor level. A large stone was pushed through the hole for him to stand on. With this aid he managed to reach the lower edge of the opening. His arms were seized and he was pulled to the outside where he collapsed. Fully aware of the heavy concentration of fumes, Mr. Connor and Sergeant Tocher entered the confines of the building, faced with a drop of six feet on the inside and uncertain as to how they would find a way out. Both men displayed considerable determination and courage in effecting the rescue of the boys. (1) £250-300

778* Four: Captain J. O’Neill, Army Cadet Force, Cadet Forces Medal, E.II.R. (Capt J O’Neill ACF), National Service Medal, Suez Canal Zone Medal, Vierdaagse Cross 1959-1976, bronze type with 4Daagse Nijmegen riband bar, extremely fine, mounted for wearing, with miniature dress awards for first and fourth, pips, ‘A.F.C.’ collar badges and Royal Artillery beret ()

£100-150

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779* A Collection of Silver Churchill Centenary Medals, produced by the Churchill Centenary Trust 1974, comprising twenty four silver medals each hallmarked around the edge, in red leatherette album with certificate, approx. 20 ounces ()

£200-300


780* A group of three to Gunner C. Collyer, Royal Artillery, who suffered a gun-shot wound to the arm whilst serving on the Western Front and was subsequently discharged. 1914-15 Star (102607 Gnr. C. Collyer. R.H.A.), British War and Victory Medals (102607 Gnr. C. Collyer. R.A.), extremely fine, with silver wound badge (189537), enclosure, together with a black and white photograph of the recipient on horseback, telegram dated 8.9.1916, informing Collyer was in ‘no 22 general hospital suffering from gunshot wound to arm’ and several other original documents relating to Collyer’s discharge, a framed certificate of discharge to the recipient dated 9.6.1917, 40cm x 48cm, there are also two newspaper cuttings from the Daily Mail ‘Seven Sons and All Serving.- In the window of the cottage of Mrs Collyer of Bute Road Wallington Surrey are proudly displayed seven of the recently designed “Not at Home” buttons. All her seven sonsRobert, William, Walter, Maurice, Thomas, Charles and Arthur are serving in the Army, a splendid record which the King has just recognised by sending Mrs Collyer a letter of congratulation’, a copy of this letter dated 11.10.1915 is included in this lot (see lot 734) ()

£70-100

Lot 781 781* An emotive CQD Medal awarded to Thomas McInerney, who on 24th January 1909 was employed by the White Star Shipping Line and serving in the Royal Mail Ship ‘Republic’ when she was in collision with the Italian ship ‘Florida’ off the North Atlantic coast. He was assisting in the transfer and rescue of over 1700 passengers. Later in October that year he was widowed with the loss of his wife Ellen and three years later on 14th April 1912 found himself again employed by the White Star Line on board the ill-fated Royal Mail Ship ‘Titanic’ employed as a ‘Greaser & Oiler’ on both ships, his body was never found. C.Q.D. Medal, silver, contemporarily engraved in medium serifs (Thos McInerny [sic]), 45mm diameter, minor edge bruising therefore nearly extremely fine, sold with copied research Mr Thomas McInerney (1875-1912), a native of 58 Elstow Street, Merseyside, Liverpool, served in R.M.S. Republic and listed on the published transcript roll as an Oiler. The C.Q.D. medal was issued after the distress signal was given by the White Star steamship R.M.S. Republic when she drifted into thick foggy waters off the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts and collided with the Italian steamer S.S. Florida in the early hours of the 23rd January 1909. The CQD signal resulted in more than 1700 lives being saved. The Republic was sailing from New York to Gibraltar and the Mediterranean carrying 742 passengers and crew. Two passengers who had been asleep in the cabins were killed when the bow of the Florida crashed into the Republic. Jack Binns, Marconi operator aboard the Republic sent out the signal C.Q.D. (All Stations Distress) and was responded

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to by the White Star liner Baltic. The Republic suffered the most damage and subsequently sank, all crew and passengers were transferred first to Florida and then on to Baltic who had arrived been delayed in reaching the stricken ships due to the fog. Binns became a hero when he arrived in New York as this had been the first time that a radio had been used to effect a recue and sea. In the catastrophe of early 20th century shipping the White Star Line wrongly assumed their vessels could have fewer life saving rafts because this newfound use of the radio could alert rescuers within the well-used shipping lanes in good time. Ironically Binns was offered a position in the company’s “Unsinkable Ship” R.M.S. Titanic but declined, tragically this was not the case for Thomas McInerney who served as one of 33 Greasers with the Engineering Department on board the Titanic and who had survived the sinking of the Republic in 1909, lost his wife Ellen later that year and went down with the ship in the early hours of 14th April 1912. It was deemed necessary for the survivors of the Republic and the Baltic to subscribe to a fund to award the CQD medal to the captains (four issued in silver-gilt) and the crews (silver) of all three ships. In 1981 the Republic was discovered in 270 feet of water approximately 50 miles south of Nantucket Island. Captain Martin Bayerle and his crew, spurred on by the rumour the Republic was carrying one of the largest shipments of treasure ever lost at sea had set about to discover her. It is rumoured she was carrying a shipment of gold consigned to the Czar of Russia, in addition to a $265,000 U.S. Navy Payroll, a relief fund destined to aid the survivors of the 1908 Messina Earthquake in Italy, and a $3,000,000 five-ton shipment of American Gold Eagle coins as well as jewellery and gold belonging to the passengers, potentially totalling fifty million pounds or more in today’s terms. To date this has not been discovered. (1) £600-800


782* Approx. 32 display cabinets, (formerly used to display medal groups, various sizes (approx. 32)

£70-100

783* Family Group: Three. 1914-15 Star (3117 Pte E. Witchell. Oxf: & Bucks:L.I.), British War and Victory Medals (3117 Pte. E. Witchell. Oxf.& Bucks. L.I.), extremely fine, Bronze Memorial Plaque (Ernest Mitchell [sic]), contemporarily mounted on velvet under a glass dome with circular ebonised base, with original scroll and letter of condolence, Pair. British War and Victory Medals (31415 Pte. H. Witchell. Glouc. R.), extremely fine, with a pair of brass ‘Gloster’ shoulder titles, and two identity tags, under a glass dome with oval ebonised base 3117 Private Ernest Witchell served on the Western Front with 1st / 14th Battalion, from 25/6/1915, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Witchell was killed 3.12.1915 and is buried in the Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Calais, France (-) £200-300

784* A Great War family group to four members (three casualties), comprising Bronze Memorial Plaque (William Milton), Three: Private W.R. Milton, Gloucestershire Regiment 1914-15 Star (8601 Pte W.R. Milton. Glouc:R.), British War and Victory Medals (8601 Pte W.R. Milton. Glouc.), Bronze Memorial Plaque (William Richard Milton), Three: Gunner J. Milton, Royal Artillery, 1914 Star and Bar (68676 Gnr: J. Milton. R.F.A.), British War and Victory Medals (68676 Bmbr.J.Milton. R.A.), Bronze Memorial Plaque (James Milton) Pair: Gunner F. Milton, Royal Artillery British War and Victory Medals (L-35721 Gnr. F. Milton. R.A.), generally extremely fine, in a fine contemporary walnut and glazed display case

Lot 783

895 Private William Milton (1865-1918), a native of 36 Freeland Buildings, Eastville, Bristol, served with the 103rd Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps, died 15.5.1918, Milton is commemorated in the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, England, he would never have qualified for any campaign medals so in our opinion this is his only entitlement. 8601 Private William R. Milton, served on the Western Front with the 2nd and 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment from 19.12.1914, killed in action on the Somme 18.8.1916, Milton is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. 68676, Gunner James Milton (1896-1916), served on the Western Front with “D” Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Artillery from 16.8.1914, killed in action on the Somme 15.11.1916, Milton is commemorated in the Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France. It would appear that William Milton was the father of James Milton and uncle of William R. Milton, where Frederick Milton falls in line is unclear, an interesting lot and worthy of more research. () £800-1200

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789* Three: Private J. Longland, Devonshire Regiment, India General Service 1895-1902, V.R., one clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (4402 Pte J. Longland 1st Bn Devon. Regt), Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps, Elandslaagte, Defence of Kimberley, Belfast (4402 Pte J. Longland, Devon: Regt), King’s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps (4402 Pte J. Longland . Devon: Regt), first with official corrections to surname and battalion and slack suspension, very fine and better

785* Family Group, comprising, The Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother’s breast Badge, silver and enamel, British War and Victory Medals (113671 Pte. G.F. Newman. R.A.M.C.), Defence Medal, Service Medal of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, with 5 year award Bar (Div. Off. G.F. Newman. Glos . S.J.A.B. 1954), very fine and better, mounted for wearing, together with General Service 1918-62, G.VI.R., one clasp, Malaya (22272541 Cfn. R.G. Newman. R.E.M.E.), extremely fine with named card box of issue and enclosure (6)

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£100-150

788* A Crimean War Medal to Private P. Horan, 8th Hussars, who on 25th October 1854 charged with the Light Brigade and was subsequently taken prisoner of war, Crimea 1854-56, three clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol (808 Pte Patrick Horan. 8th Hussars.), contemporarily engraved in serif capitals, nicely toned, edge bruise, therefore good very fine, sold with copied service papers 786* General Service 1962-2007, two clasps, Radfan, Borneo (22977770 Sgt. A.J. Ross. R.A.M.C.), extremely fine, together with a group of four miniature dress awards, comprising, General Service 19622007, one clasp, Northern Ireland, Operational Service Medal 2000, Iraq Medal 2004, one clasp, 19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003, Golden Jubilee Medal 2002, mounted for wearing (2)

808 Patrick Horan born in Carlow, Ireland 1824, enlisted with the 19th (1st Yorks. North Riding) Regiment of Foot 1842, transferred to the 8th Hussars 1847, taken prisoner during the Charge and repatriated Autumn 1855, conveyed from Odessa by steam ship “Columbo” and another of her Majesty’s ships (P104 Forgotten Heroes, The Charge of the Light Brigade Refer), discharged 1856 after 14 years 172 days with the Colours. (1) £600-800

£100-140

787* A Grear War pair to 2nd Lieutenant R.R. Reynolds, Royal Field Artillery, K.I.A. 31.5.1918, British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut. R.R. Reynolds.), extremely fine 2nd Lieutenant Robert Reynold Reynolds, educated at Clifton College, Bristol, served during the Great War with the Royal Field Artillery, killed in action 31.5.1915, a total of 578 “Old Cliftonians” died during the Great War. (2) £70-100

Lot 789

790* A large archive relating to the family of Captain John Livingston, Royal Army Medical Corps. A set of four Victorian St. Mungo’s College, Glasgow Medical Prize medals, each bronze of navette shape, impressed ‘John Livingstone [sic]’, and differing prize ‘Medicine Session 1894-5’, ‘Clinical Surgery Session 1894-5’, ‘Surgery Session 1894-5’, ‘Forensic Medicine Summer Session 1894’, 40mm x 62mm, extremely fine, in a fitted leather presentation case (case worn), together with several education certificates awarded to John Livingston and other family members in metal scroll, and a number of related items including a pair of WW1 identity tags, a collection of approx. 15 letters written by Livingston between July and October 1918 to his family in Barrow, the content includes current position at the time of writing, movements that day, descriptions of the developments of the war and politics in Russia, America and at home, plus a quantity of family photographs, etc Captain John Livingston (1872-1952), a native of Barrow-in-Furness, Scotland, served during the Great War with the Royal Army Medical Corps. (-) £200-300

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791* An Exceptional Group of Ten Miniature Awards to Admiral David Norris, C.B., C.M.G., M.I.D., Royal Navy, who in 1918 commanded a flotilla with Russian support, attacked the Turkish port of Baku on the Caspian Sea, later that year attacked the Bolshevik ships and finally had to withdraw in 1920 as the Russian Navy took control of the Caspian Sea, he was only one of four officers to qualify for the scarce N.W. Persia 1920 clasp, later served as an honorary Aide-de-camp to H.M. George V.

a) The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Military Division, Companions (C.B.) breast Badge, silver gilt and enamel, b) The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St George, Companions (C.M.G.) breast Badge, silver gilt and enamel, c) 1914-15 Star, d) British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oakleaves, e) Naval General Service 1915-62, G.V.R., one clasp, N.W. Persia 1919-1920, f) Coronation 1911, g) Russia, Imperial, Order of St. Vladimir, Military Division, silver gilt and enamel, h) Russia, Imperial, Order of St. Anne, Military Division, silver gilt and enamel, mounted for wearing in a Gieves, London case, together with Royal Humane Society, bronze medal, successful, together with bestowal documents for first and second and accompanying booklets, and silver A.D.C., G.V.R. badge. C.B. London Gazette 17.3.1919, Captain David Thomas Norris, R.N. (acting Commodore, 2nd Class). For valuable services as Senior Naval Officer on the Caspian Sea during the summer of 1918. C.M.G. London Gazette 1.1.1920 Captain David Thomas Norris, R.N., C.B. ‘in recognition of valuable services rendered during the later stages of the War’. Royal Humane Society, Norris, David. Flag-Commander, Case 36552. On the 3rd February 1909, A.E. Williams fell overboard from the Alaricity at sea near Hong-Kong; Norris jumped in with a buoy and supported him until they were picked up. Admiral David Thomas Norris C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy (1875-1937), educated at Clifton College, Bristol, joined HMS Britannia as a Naval Cadet, 1888 (aged 13), promoted to Midshipman, 1890; promoted to Lieutenant, 1896 specialising in gunnery serving as a gunnery officer in HMS Vengeance on the China Station; promoted as Commander, 1907 and flag commander to the Commander-in-Chief China Station, 1908; Norris then served as executive officer of HMS Dominion and HMS Superb, both in the home fleet. Commanded the armed merchant cruiser HMS Arlanza in 1914 and was posted to the Air Department of the Admiralty in London, where he was in charge of naval airships; appointed Commodore 2nd Class and Senior Naval Officer of the Persian Gulf division of the East Indies Station; In 1918, he reached Enzeli on the Caspian Sea with a small party of officers and men set about collecting and arming merchant vessels for use in the Russian Civil War, and by the end of October he had four vessels, to which were added some coastal motorboats and an air unit. 21.5.1919, with six armed merchant vessels, he attacked thirty Bolshevik vessels and destroyed fourteen of them, he was mentioned in despatches twice for this action and appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1919 and Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1920; from 1920-21 he was head of the British Naval Mission to Persia, and in 1922 he became Director of the Trade Fleet; promoted Rear-Admiral in the 1st Battle Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1924 and held this position until 1927; he retired on promotion to Vice-Admiral in October 1929 and as promoted Admiral on the retired list in October 1933. N.W. Persia 1919-20. Those qualifying for the clasp ‘North West Persia 1920’ were originally issued with the clasp ‘N.W. Persia 1919-20’, this clasp was later withdrawn and those who had received it were then expected to return it for exchange. N.W. Persia 1920. This clasp was authorised under Admiralty Fleet Order 1173, 1924, to 2 officers and 2 ratings who served in the Anglo-Persian Naval Mission under Commodore D.T. Norris CB,cmG, RN, in north-west Persia between 10 August -31 December 1920. The mission’s role was to consolidate the British position in Persia by assisting in the development of the Persian Navy and Mercantile Marine on the Caspian Sea. In September 1918 Commodore Norris commanded a flotilla with Russian support and attacked the Turkish port of Baku on the Caspian Sea. However, by the end of the year the flotilla was menaced by the growing Bolshevik ships. Control of the Caspian Sea was returned to the Russian Navy when Commodore Norris withdrew in 1920. Four clasps were issued to the following; Commodore D.T. Norris CB,cmG, RN; Paymaster Lieutenant H.G. Pertwee DSO, RN; Chief Petty Officer H. Dickinson DSM; Able Seaman C.B. Haig (p483/84 British Battles and Medals refer), Norris’s full size medals group is with the Maritime Museum at Greenwich, London (-) £400-600

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792* An interesting Great War M.M. to Sergeant A. Bishork, Essex Regiment, Military Medal, G.V.R. (13513 C.S. Mjr: A. Bishork.10/Essex R.), extremely fine, M.M. London Gazette 23.2.1918 13513 Sjt. (now Coy. S.M.) A. Bishork, Essex R. (Canning Town, E.), 13513 Sergeant A Bishork served on the Western Front with the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment from 25.7.1915 (entitled to a 1914-15 trio), discharged 8.4.1919 and re-enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers 9.4.1919 (12891) The battalion diary recorded at 3pm on 22nd October 1917, C.S.M. A. Bishork and LanceSergeant B.T. Dupree had an exciting and perilous adventure. They set out to investigate a pillbox lying to the Company’s front, but with rifles that were rendered useless by the mud, their only effective weapon was a Very light pistol. The pair became seperated and Dupree, with the pistol, went ahead with the pillbox as his objective. Suddenly he came upon two Germans with a light machine gun. He immediately pointed his weapon at their heads and they were about to surrender when the garrison of the pillbox hurried up the rescue. “A rough and tumble ensued, in which the sergeant managed to give a good account himself. He discharged his pistol into the middle of the assailants, kicked the machine gun into a shell hole and then set about defending himself with his fists. But he was outnumbered and although the Germans could not shoot at him for fear of hitting one of their own men, a rifle butt on his head put an end to his resistance and he was dragged into the pillbox, but not before he had left his mark on more than one of his opponents... Dupree was marched eastward into captivity in Germany”, Much had happened outside, however, for C.S.M. Bishork had heard the report of the Very pistol and signals were made which attracted the attention on Private C. Andrews. He guided the platoon, then only about eight strong, to the strong point, which they found well held by the enemy and although they had a hard fight for an hour, in which they caused several casualties, they could not overcome the machine gun fire. They were in front of it when they were relieved by a platoon of the 11th Royal Fusiliers, who had been ordered up whilst the fight was in progress. About half past four heavy shellfire pointed to a counter-attack by way of the Westroosebeke road, but 2nd Lieut. N.D.J. Hight was able to deal effectively with the party, who got within two hundred yards of the Essex position, by deploying from shellhole to shellhole. As the Germans came forward they met with rifle and Lewis gun-fire. One of the latter weapons stopped firing owing to the mud, and L.-Corporal C. Tebbitt coolly proceeded to take the gun to pieces, clean and reassemble it and then fire again in time to assist the repulse of the final enemy effort. It was due to the coolness and determination of Hight and his men that the Germans were driven off, leaving several casualties, which were removed the next day (October 23rd) and all that time was the object of

special hostile attention. When the 11th Royal Fusiliers came in at night, “A”, “C” and part of “B” Company returned to Cane Post and “D” Company remained in support in Rose Trench. Whilst looking for this point, Lieut. Nicol was seriously wounded and handed over command to C.S.M. Bishork, as all the officers in the Company had become casualties. Then having seen that all his men were safely in the trench, Nicol walked down to the dressing

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station...Testimony is borne to the assistance rendered during this bout of fighting by runners, stretcher-bearers and the Medical Officer, Captain Belanger. The casualties were severe totalling 253, p207-209,The Essex Regiment (10th Battalion) refer (also included in the lot is a copied photograph featuring Bishork, captioned ‘Sergts. Bush, Brooks and Bishork “round the old camp fire” in trenches somewhere in France). (1) £200-300


793* The Isandlwana Casualty Medal to Private R. Morse, 24th Foot South Africa 1877-79, one clasp, 1877-8-9 (730. Pte R. Morse. 1/24th Foot.), toned nearly, extremely fine 730 Private Richard John Morse born St George in the East, Middlesex 1848, served with the 1/24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot in South Africa and was killed in action at the Battle of Isandlwana, 22nd January 1879. (1) £5500-6500

794* The Order of the Patriotic War awarded to Guards Lieutenant V.A. Sputnov, 32nd and 93rd Guards Rifle Regiments, severely wounded after he took part in a combat mission which killed twenty-five Germans Soldiers and took twelve POWs. Russian Soviet Union. Order of the Patriotic War, Second Class breast Badge, with screwback suspension, gold, silver and enamel, reverse officially numbered ‘747960’, nearly extremely fine, with later Red Star cap badge and Red Army Service Book (entitlement erasure), sold with copied research including a citation (part translated)

Lot 793

Lieutenant Vasily Andrianovich Sputnov, born in Churiki, Chapayev Raion, Ryazan Oblast, Moscow, 1910, served during the Second World War with 32nd and 93rd Guards Rifle Regiments from 15.2.1942 and with the 2nd Ukranian Front in Brynask, promoted to Commander of a Submachine Gun Platoon, wounded three times in action and discharged as result of wounds 25.12.1944, awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class 6.8.1946. Citation reads: Comrade Sputnov took an active part in the breakthrough of the deep enemy defence line at the Oryol axis with 32nd Guards Rifle Regiment as a company first sergeant. During this battle, the commander and the company’s platoon commanders were put out of action. The company command took upon itself and the combat mission was executed. During this battle, the company killed approximately 25 enemy soldiers and took 12 prisoners, who provided valuable information about the defensive structures inside the city of Volokhov. The 2nd time, Sputnov, already a platoon commander in the 32nd Guards Rifle Regiment of the 12th Guards Rifle Division, took part in reconnaissance missions of his platoon. Thanks to his well [??] reconnaissance, following the enemy, the division’s main forces losses of the sudden enemy assault. When getting into combat near Opochkoi, Sputnov was severely wounded and left the [??] without any state awards. At the present time he is a disabled of the second category; his left leg is crippled and his knee injured. He is working as kolkhov chairman. (1) £150-200

Lot 794 795* Pair: Private T. Riches, Kimberley Town Guard. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, one clasp, Defence of Kimberley (Pte. T. Riches. Kimberley Town Gd:), with silver top riband Bar by ‘G. Kenning’, Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmarked with date letter ‘a’, unnamed, with silver top riband Bar, good very fine (2)

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£500-600


799* Spain, Kingdom. Queen Isabella II, Royal Medal of Merit, gold, engraved in large serif capitals ‘Mr John Walker’, 35mm diameter , approx. 56.5g, light scratches otherwise extremely fine, together with a fitted ebonised frame and black and white photographs of the recipient in later life sitting in his chair with family members This award would have been handed out by Queen Isabella II for non-specific services rendered, examples have been given to Captains of English ships who had rescued Spanish sailors from shipwreck, however this is not a lifesaving award per se it was awarded for all kinds of service for example this award was given to the Dr Walker for services rendered as Personal Physician to the Queen. See lot 790. (1) £1000-1500

796* Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.VI.R. 1st Issue, silver and enamel, reverse dated ‘1943’, extremely fine, on bow ribbon (1)

£180-220

800* Visit of the Prince of Wales to Bombay Medal 1921, lacquered, good very fine, together with Honorable Artillery Company 1922-23 Victorians Shooting Cup Medal by ‘W.J. Carroll, London’, with integral top riband Bar, extremely fine and scarce (2)

Lot 798

797* Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.VI.R. 2nd Issue, silver and enamel, reverse dated ‘1950’, extremely fine and scarce, on ribbon bow Only 100 Second Type GVI crosses were awarded. (1) £250-300

798* Ireland, Orange Association, Silver Medal, 1798, by W Mossop, laureate and armoured bust of William III left, The Glorious & Immortal Memory 1690 around, the reverse Royal arms and supporters, 34mm, broken suspension, scratches to obverse, good very fine (probably a later striking) The Loyal Orange Institution was founded after the Battle of the Diamond on 21st September 1795, a skirmish between the Roman Catholic Defenders and the Protesants. When the battle ended the Protestants formed a circle and joined hands and declared their brotherhood in loyalty to the Crown, the country and the Reformed religion. The first Orange parades were held in 1796 and in 1798 a large parade was held at Lurgan. It was after quashing the Rebellion in 1798, when Orangemen sided with the crown, that the English government decided to unite the London and Dublin governments, though this decision was deeply resented by most Orangemen. (1) £100-150

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£80-120


Lot 802

801* A Great War casualty group to Private T.F. Gardiner, Gloucestershire Regiment K.I.A. 18.11.1915. 1914-15 Star (17267 Pte T.F. Gardiner. Glouc:R.), British War and Victory Medals (17267 Pte. T.F. Gardiner. Glouc.R.), Bronze Memorial Plaque (Thomas Francis Gardiner), extremely fine, in a frame with 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence and War Medals, extremely fine, with original framed letter from the War Office confirming Gardiner had been killed in action, together with a Second World War group, comprising 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star and War Medal and framed letter of condolence from Kitchener and letter of thanks to the 21 Army Group from Montgomery dated 1945

803* Three: Lieutenant Colonel W.C. Cooper, Royal Engineers. 1914-15 Star (Capt. W.C. Cooper. R.E.), British War and Victory Medals (Lt/Col. W.C. Cooper. R.E.), extremely fine, together a silver medal for the ‘Army Rifle Association India, B.P.R.A. 1887-1921’ and France Republic: Croix de Guerre, 1939 (5)

£100-150

17267 Private Thomas Francis Gardiner, served on the Western Front with the 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment from 18/7/1915, he was killed in action 18.11.1915, Gardiner is commemorated in the Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue, France. (-) £200-300

802* Three: Private R. Gifford, Army Service Corps. 1914-15 Star (M2-131271 Pte. R. Gifford, A.S.C.), British War and Victory medals (M213271 Pte. R. Gifford, A.S.C.), mounted for wearing, extremely fine, mounted for wearing, Pair: Gunner A.W. Appleton, Royal Artillery, British War and Victory Medals (120757 Gnr. A.W. Appleton. R.A.), very fine, mounted for wearing, Pair: Private. A.E.A. Robertson, London Regiment, British War and Victory Medals (304626 Pte. A.E.A. Robertson. 5-Lond. R.), and a silver Masonic Medal engraved ‘Bro. A.E.H.[sic] Robertson No2715’, London 1939, 1oz, extremely fine, Victory Medal (180995 Spr. A.J. Nicols. R.E.), extremely fine (9)

£80-120

804 A Great War casualty pair to Private P.L. Northcote, West Yorkshire Regiment, British War and Victory Medals (56723 Pte. P.L. Northcote. W.York.R.), extremely fine, with card boxes of issue (one lid missing) and envelope addressed to ‘Mr. J. Northcote, Railway Inn Farm, Bow, Devon’, together with 1914-15 Star (2) (13310 Pte A. Cox. Devon:R./46759 Pte. T.J. Lovegrove, R.A.M.C.), good very fine 56723 Private Percival Leonard Northcote served on the Western Front with the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales’s Own), died 28.7.1918, Northcote is buried in the Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, France. 13310 Private Albert Cox, served on the Western Front with the Devonshire Regiment from 17/2/1915. 46759 Private Thomas J. Lovegrove served on the Western Front with the Royal Army Medical Corps from 27.9.1915. (4) £70-100

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805* A Great War casualty group to Private F.P. Brown, Leicestershire Yeomanry, killed in action 13.5.1915, 1914 Star (1874 Pte F.P. Brown. Leic:Yeo.), polished, very fine, with Bronze Memorial Plaque (Frank Purrant Brown), with card packaging and envelope addressed to ‘Mrs E.B. Brown, 38 Nutfield Road, Narboro’ Road, Leicester’, framed scroll and photograph of the recipient in uniform inscribed and dated 1913, together with a framed black and white photograph believed to be his brother during exercise (Leicestershire Regiment), thirty-six black and white postcards mostly relating to the Leicestershire Regiment, trench images and preparation for gas attacks, training exercises and group photograph etc, plus an album titled ‘Fragments of France 19171920’ containing sixty-seven small black and white photographs mainly of 210 P.O.W. Company, Watten and the officers mess, Zeneghem and the 98th Company Chinese Labour Corps for the officers mess, captured Hun tank at Zeneghem, and an album inscribed ‘Old English Night Wylde Green Hotel, 26.Oct.44’, with eighteen black and white photographs of a theatre performance 1874 Private Frank Purrant Brown, served on the Western Front with B Squadron, Leicestershire Yeomanry from 26.11.1914, killed in action 13.5.1915, Brown is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium ()

£200-300


Lot 806

Lot 807 808* Second World War Medals, comprising, 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence and War Medals, mounted court style for wearing, together with another group, comprising, 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Italy Star and War Medal, mounted for wearing, with a Defence and War Medal, all extremely fine

806* Pair: Worker G.A. Preston, Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps. British War and Victory Medals (33324 Wkr. G.A.Preston. Q.M.A.A.C.), minor edge bruise to second otherwise extremely fine, together with two copied photographs of the recipient in uniform, a ‘QMAAC & ATS Comrades Assn’ badge by ‘J.R. Gaunt, London’, and a WW1 period paperback book titled ‘Winsome WAACS’(Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) by M. Onions, illustrations by K. Wood (4)

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£70-100

809* A Scarce Second World War ‘POW Escapee’ M.M. group to Captain R. Tiplady, Durham Light Infantry, who was captured in France 1940 and over a period of five years escaped and was recaptured at least seven times and finally making it back through Russia in April 1945. Military Medal, G.VI.R. (4452858 . R. Tiplady. Durh L.I.), 1939-1945 Star, War Medal, rank erased to first, minor contact marks, good very fine and better, sold with copied research including debriefing report and recommendation

£80-120

807* Three: Sergeant G.L. Sturgeon, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1914-15 Star (54038. Pte. G.L. Sturgeon, R.A.M.C.), British War and Victory Medals (54038 Sjt. G.L. Sturgeon. R.A.M.C.), extremely fine, together with a copied photograph of the recipient, the recipients ‘Soldiers Pay Book’, WW1 period field surgeons set in a red leather case by ‘Savory & Moore’ and a brass Verner’s Patent Officers compass by ‘Ed Koehn, Geneva, Switzerland, No. 16743’ dated ‘1915’ with War Department arrow, in its brown leather case stamped ‘French & Son Ltd, London 1916’

M.M. London Gazette 6.6.1946 No. 4452858 Lance-Corporal Ronald Tiplady, The Durham Light Infantry ‘For distinguished services rendered while Prisoners of War and for gallant and distinguished services whilst engaged in special and secret operations’. The debriefing report states: 4452858 L/Cpl. Tiplady, Ronald, 11 Bn. Durham Light Inf. Tiplady was captured in France in May 1940. His first escape was from a working camp in October 1941 when, having obtained civilian clothing, he cut his way through the roof of his hut. With the aid of Polish farmers he reached Gutenhaven where he hoped to get a boat to Sweden but he was picked up by the police. A year later he made a similar attempt from Lichnau and was at liberty for 3-4 weeks getting as far as Kammin travelling chiefly by rail. Between November 1942 and January 1943 he escaped 3 times. On one of these occasions he was with another soldier and once he climbed out of Fort 13 by rope and tied up the guard. These periods of liberty varied from 3 to 8 days. He made several other partly successful attempts later and in July 1944 he and another soldier escaped from the working party at Weichselgard and after 5 days reached Thorn where they expected to get civilian clothes but they were arrested by the police. In January 1945 on the march back to Germany Tiplady and another soldier broke away and were sheltered by a Polish family together with two others till the Russians arrived. They then all made their way to Odessa where they contacted the British on 1 April 1945. Captain Ronald Tiplady, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the County of London T.A., 17.5.1949 (404367), Captain 14.2.1953, it is therefore probable that Tiplady erased his rank on obtaining his promotion. (1) £1000-1400

54038 Sergeant George Lucas Sturgeon served with the Royal Army Medical Corps from 3.9.1914. (6) £100-150

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810* A Group of Four to Sergeant V. Taylor, Royal Air Force, missing in action after a bombing raid over the Gemund Forest, Western Germany 11.12.1944. Comprising 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence and War Medals, extremely fine (recent claim), together with documents relating to the time of Taylors disappearance, including the recipients certificate of service, black and white photograph of the recipient in uniform, birth certificate, an immediate telegram to the next of kin, newspaper cutting detailing bombing raids, eight letters from the Air Ministry to the next of kin detailing Taylors disappearance dated 12.12.1944, 19.1.1945, 25.4.1945, 12.5.1944, 29.9.1945, two further letters dated 1949 detailing the discovery of the wreckage and crew members in the Gemund Forest 818137 Sergeant Vincent Nelson Taylor, 57 Squadron Royal Air Force, born 21.10.1920, joined the R.A.F. 5.3.1939 as Leading Aircraftman, promoted to Sergeant 8.5.1944, reported missing following operations the night of 11th December 1944 to destroy the Heimbach Dam, situated in the Gemund Forest, Western Germany, the correspondence to Mrs Taylor from the Air Ministry initially reports his disappearence and then confirm that the crew had been discovered in the forest due to the identification of the tail-gunners dental records, Taylor is buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. () ÂŁ100-150

Lot 809

811* A Second World War group attributed to Captain J.R.O. Brown, Gordon Highlanders, who died of Malaria 7.5.1947 and buried in Ghana, Africa. 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence and War Medals, extremely fine, mounted in a frame with a copied scroll and original scroll mounted on the reverse

Lot 810

Captain John Reginald Ogilvie Brown (1919-47), commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 4.4.1943, Brown died of cerebral malaria whilst serving with the regiment at Accra, Gold Coast, Africa 7.5.1947, Brown is buried in the Christianborg War Cemetery, Ghana, Africa. () ÂŁ80-120

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MILITARY UNIFORMS & HELMETS

812* Helmet Tins etc. A Victorian helmet tin of the 7th Aligarth Lancers, jappaned with regimental badge applied to the catch, 49cm high, another helmet tin with engraved brass plaque to ‘Major E.M. Hughes, 14th Murray’s Jat Lancers’, 30cm high, a bamboo swagger stick, with aluminium top applied with Rifle Bridage badge, privately engraved ‘J. Sweeney C.S.M. 2nd Battn R.I.R., India 1921’, 92cm, a Bombay Volunteers Rifles bonnet and a British mess waistcoat with embroidered decoration and brass ball buttons, with belt and colonial plated buckle (5)

£100-150

813* A Victorian Sword Belt and Buckle, leather with gold lace, brass buckle with silver ‘V.R.’ cypher, gilt metal lions head buckles, and brass (1)

£120-180

814* A Naval Officers Uniform, belonging to Chief Petty Officer G.W. Fieldston, Royal Navy, who served in H.M.S. London during the Yangtze Incident, 20.4.1949, comprising, tunic with brass buttons, collar badges, medal riband Bar for Naval General Service 1915-62, Korea, United Nations and Long Service & G.C. with rosette, tailors label for ‘Ambassador’ printed name of the recipient, with trousers and hat

820* A Post Second World War Captain’s uniform of the Royal Engineers, comprising, black tunic with stay-brite buttons and brass pips, ‘Ubique’ collar badges, trousers and and hat

Chief Petty Officer G.W. Fieldston served with the Royal Navy from 1946-1980, he was in H.M.S London during the Yangtze Incident 20.4.1949, the ship came under heavy fire from the Chinese when she went down the river to give aid to H.M.S. Amethyst who was hit 53 times leaving 17 of her crew dead. (1) £80-120

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£70-100

821* A Second World War Royal Air Force Officer’s Tunic to an Air Gunner, with medal riband bar, trousers and forage cap £100-150

815* A Hussar’s Tunic circa 1900, blue with yellow cord, six loops with ball buttons, traces of tailors label, with printed War Department stamps, tears and holes in places (1)

£70-100

816* An Infantry 2nd Lieutenants Scarlet Tunic circa 1900, with white and gold lace facings, bullion shoulder straps, with ‘W.R.’ King’s crown buttons by ‘Jennens & Co, London’ (1)

£100-150

817* A Second World War Officer’s Uniform of the XIII & XVIII Royal Hussars, comprising blue tunic with white collar and brass regimental collar badges, chain mail shoulder straps, brass buttons with medal riband for 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence and French Croix de Guerre, tailors label for ‘Jones Chalk & Dawson Ltd’ inscribed to ‘Capt R.E. Norris 7/45’, with trousers with twin white stripe (2)

£150-200

818* A Victorian Officer’s Jacket of the VIII Lancashire Artillery Volunteers, blue with scarlet facing and trimmed with silver cord, silvered regimental ball buttons by ‘O. Bell, Liverpool’, few moth holes but condition generally good The Lancashire Artillery Volunteers were raised in 1859 as twenty-three artillery companies. (1) £150-200

822* A scarlet tunic of the Coldstream Guards c1900, with a single line of 10 brass buttons (one replacement), 3 further to each of the cuffs, and 1 on either of the straps, white facings, blue collar, cuffs and shoulder straps, embroidered with regimental insignia, inner breast printed with regimental number ‘2655089’, together with a bear skin with plume and brass chin scales (2)

£100-150

819* A Victorian Officer’s Doublet of The Gordon Highlanders, scarlet with blue and white facings, silvered Queen’s crown buttons, shoulder straps embroidered ‘G.H.’

823* A Boer war period uniform tin, inscribed to G. F. Daniels, Skinners Horse, with further inscription ‘not wanted on voyage’, ‘Capt. G. F. Daniels, Calderwood, Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham, Glos., c/o Agent POD UK’, 87cm wide

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£80-120

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£50-80


828* An Edwardian brass Merryweather firemans helmet, the skull with applied badge, dragon comb, and brass chin scales, replacement lining (1)

824* Cased Court Dress of Sir Frederick Wills, 1st Baronet (1838-1909), circa 1890, comprising court sword, the 80cm triangular steel blade etched ‘Henry Poole & Co, Saville Row, London’, with cut steel guard, swollen grip, knuckle-bow and vase pommel, 98cm overall, in its leather scabbard with steel mounts, coatee, breeches, waistcoats, cocked hat, shoes, buckle case and sword belt, all contained in a japanned tin with brass name plate engraved to the recipient

£200-300

826* French Model 1912 Mounted Gendarmerie helmet, brass skull and peaks with German silver mounts, original leather lining (1)

£200-300

829* An Edwardian brass Merryweather Firemans helmet, with applied helmet plate, dragons comb, original leather lining and brass chin scales and manufacturer’s plate

Sir Frederick Wills, 1st Baronet (1838-1909) was a director of the Bristol based tobacco factory W.D. & H.O. Wills Tobacco, he was made a Baronet of Northmoor, Somerset in 1897. (1) £300-500

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£400-600

827* A Second World War German M35 Steel Helmet, camouflaged for field use, de-decalled with remains of decals, original leather lining and chin strap (1)

£100-150

830* A WW2 Imperial Japanese Type 92 Army (Tetsubo) steel helmet, the green painted domed skull pierced with four holes, various rivets and star decal, original brown leather lining and cotton straps, privately inscribed ‘5/45 5th Naval Div’ on lining 825* A Second World War Lieutenants uniform of the Royal Fusilers, comprising tunic tailored by ‘H.O. Bryan & Sons, Aldershot’ with brass buttons, collar badges, and pips, Defence and War medals riband bar, Sam Browne belt and whistle, with trousers and bag of spare buttons, pips, etc. (1)

£70-100

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£400-600


MILITARIA

831* A collection of WW1 & WW2 badges, including a Royal Flying Corps. enamel and gilt sweetheart brooch, two R.F.C. brass cap badges and brass shoulder title, silver A.R.P. badge, Somerset Light Infantry cap badge, R.A.F Museum cloth badge and napkin ring (38)

£70-100

834 A Bute Mountain Brigade regimental brass bugle, by ‘Douglas & Son. Ltd, 36 Brunswick, Glasgow’, stamped with regimental crest for ‘4th Highland Brigade R.G.A.’, privately engraved ‘Bute Battery’, 26.5cm with lanyard and mouthpiece

836* A collection of regimental badges etc, including a brass bed plate impressed ‘H. Ramsden 6512 Wiltshire Regt’, Wiltshire Regiment brass badges, a circular enamelled medal, obverse enamelled in purple and numbered 1535, reverse ‘Croydon “For Valour” 3-12-10’, by Vaughton Bham, brass and enamel ‘On War Service 1914’ badge, brass ‘On War Service 1915’ badge ‘No.J37005’, Services Rendered silver badge, Royal Air Force silver and enamel sweetheart brooch 6512 Private Herbert Ramsden served during the Great War with the Wiltshire Regiment from 14/8/1914, entitled to a silver wound badge and 1914 star (with rosette) trio, discharged unfit for service. () £80-120

The Bute Battery provided the first canons on the ground immediately after the infantry had secured the beaches in the south of the peninsula at Helles Point, Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915. (1) £70-100

832* Battle Helmet. A fine and large ceramic sculpture in the form of a Mediaeval Knight’s helmet, heavy stoneware with realistic ‘natural iron’ glazed finish, maker unknown, 13in (33cm) high (1)

£70-100

833* Victorian Royal Engineers field glasses pouch, of leather construction with applied gilt metal Royal Coat of Arms, foliate belt straps and crimson silk lining, 14cm wide (1)

£80-100

Lot 834

835* A Victorian oak campaign chest circa 1850, the rectangular top inlaid with brass plaque engraved ‘David Wilson’, with drawer enclosing secretaire and a futher drawer beneath, bound in brass with recessed handles and brass carrying handles, 38.5cm high x 69cm wide x 35cm deep, sold with receipt of sale Provenence: purchased from Percy Black & Co, Chartered Auctioneers & Estate Agents, 1st October 1958. (1) £150-200

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837* A collection of Commonwealth and other cap badges, including two silver, one brass Machine Gun Corps badges, framed and glazed, silver 8th Irish Regiment Liverpool, Gloucestershire Regiment, etc ()

£100-150


838* A large and varied collection of Regimental cap badges, including Manchester, Hertfordshire, Dorsetshire, Royal Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, Notts & Derby, Lancaster and Border Regiment, silver Officer’s badge of the Border Cumberland & Westmorland Regiment, silver, gilt and enamel Royal Lincolnshire Regiment badge by Gaunt, Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers badge by Gaunt, and two plastic issue badges ()

840* Duke of Wellington. A cast bronze memorial desk piece, gilt-bronze half-relief profile format, well-sculpted & detailed, mounted on polished metal base, together with “A Sermon” Funeral Address in Chester Cathedral conducted by John, Bishop of Chester dated 18th November 1852 (2)

843* A Great War German Flare Pistol, Hebel type, the 23cm circular and octagonal barrel engraved ‘DA 89’, screwheads numbered ‘75’ and stamped ‘12-275’, split wooden grips, lanyard ring, 39cm overall, with deacivation certificate dated 24.11.1989 (1)

£250-300

£70-100

£100-150

841* City of London Arms, finely embroidered on a black felt ground, 24cm x 24cm together with another of for the Royal Lancers, E.II.R., each framed and glazed (2)

839* A good representation of European ammunition, in three rows, the top row from left to right comprising, 6.5mm Mannlicher, 7mm Mauser, 400/375 Nitro belted, 375 Magnum belted, 369 Purdey, 470 Nitro express, 450/400, 300 Magnum belted, 30-220 Purdey, 303, 8mm Mannlicher; the middle row, 256 Gibbs Magnum, 30-06, 333 Jefferys Nitro, 400/465 Nitro, 500/465 Nitro, 475 Nitro, 30 Holland, 375 Rimmed, 9.5mm Mannlicher, 242 Nitro; the bottom row, 6.5mm Mauser, 240 Flanged, 240 Holland belted, 350 Ribgy Magnum, 350 Rigby Nitro, 416 Rigby Nitro, 404 Rigby Express, 375 Magnum, 275 Magnum, 318 Westley Richards, 275 Magnum belted, all beautifully mounted in a deep modern frame, 61.5cm x 61.5cm (1)

£50-70

842* Calcutta Volunteer Rifles. A Victorian electro-plated mug engraved ‘Calcutta Volunteer Rifles, Season 1877-79, A. Company, Match 3rd, 3rd Prize won by Pte J.R. Bertram’, 10cm high (1)

£50-80

£200-300

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844* A WWI German Model 24 “stick” grenade (inert), good markings, ‘5 1/2 Sek.ELB’ on wooden handle, 35.5cm overall (1)

£150-200


Lot 845 845* A 19th Century India Pattern two band percussion carbine, the 72cm barrel locally engraved and officially stamped ‘G 20/30’, the side lock stamped with crown and ‘1858 Tower’, fully walnut stocked with brass cap compartment and trigger guard, two sling staps, with ram-rod, 113cm overall (1)

£200-300

846* The Middlesex Regiment. A Regency style decorative fire-screen, walnut frame with ebony inlaid stringing, double-sided glazed panels with Prince of Wales and HM Queen Elizabeth armorial designs to fabric, panels 21 x 21in (54cm), height 35in (89cm) (1)

£300-400

Lot 847

847* Documents, Badges and a Silver Trophy Cup relating to Major R.J. Jones, Queen’s Westminster Volunteers, comprising a consecutive run of National Rifle Association Wimbledon Meeting books from 1882-1892 (excluding 1886), inscribed to the recipient, each edition with multiple adverts within, eight ‘Wace’s Rifle Score Register’ booklets, published 1877 and 1882, each inscribed to the recipient and records of rifle practise and competitions, ‘Target Register with Notes & Tables’ booklet, three ‘The Queen’s Westminster Volunteers L Company Regulation for Class and Company Shooting & Prize Drills’ booklets (1883, 1894, 1896), ‘Annual Report Middlesex Rifle Association’ (1899, 1900), ‘A Guide to the Queen’s Sixty, 8th Edition’ booklet published 1883, ‘The Perfect All Range Rifle Score Register by Walter C. Luff, L.R.B.’ booklet, a silver trophy cup engraved ‘Middlesex Rifle Association 1885 Meetings Held at Park. Prizes Won by Lieut R.T. Jones O.W.R.V.’ with several prize inscriptions, by James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1884, 20cm high, 8 ounces, with glass dome and ebonised base, various documents relating to National Rifle Association evening luncheons / dinners (1925, 1929, 1932), a Queen’s Westminster Volunteers Officer’s silver, a cyclists’ touring club silver membership certificate holder bicycle wheel badge, with original card box and instructions for wearing, and a note booklet inscribed to the recipient and titled ‘Cycling 1900’ includes a descriptive record of all Major Jones’s rides up to December 1903, plus a booklet relating to the recipients son Mr Eric Arthur Jones titled ‘Parker’s Rifle-Shot’s Register, Shooting Instructions Wind Charts Etc’, inscribed ‘E.A.O. Jones, O.T.C. Uppingham May 13th 11’, a ‘Uppingham School, O.T.C, Shooting Fixtures 1911’ card, and a silver print photograph of E.A.O. Jones in uniform inscribed and dated ‘May 1915’, and a hard back book by Major J.Q. Henriques, T.D. titled ‘The War History of the First Battalion

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Queen’s Westminster Rifles, 1914-1918’ Major Robert J. Jones served with the Queen’s Westminster Volunteers throughout the 1880s / 90s, he was also a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, included in the lot is a list of game which he shot on Lieutenant Colonel Shoolbred’s estate (he was the owner of James Shoolbred & Co Limited, a furniture manufacturer and repository located at Tottenham House, Tottenham Court Road). Jones had five sons who were all killed during the Great War, Second Lieutenant Eric .A.O. Jones fell on the Somme 18.9.1916 he is described by his commanding officer Shoolbred in ‘The War History of the First Battalion Queen’s Westminster Rifles, 1914-1918’ ‘he was one of those happy natures with an infinite gift of seeing the bright side of everything. Not even dirt and other unpleasantness of the Somme checked his overflowing happiness he leaves the Regiment another example of duty most gallantly carried out’ (p123). See lots 885/886. () £100-150

848* A comprehensive collection of cloth Naval badges, comprising approx. 100, various ratings and divisions ()

£80-120


849* A Victorian Oxford University shooting trophy, 1870, Pewter Tankard, by James Dixon & Sons, of typical form with domed lid, scroll thumb-piece and scroll handle stamped ‘Holliday London’ glass base, engraved with the Arms of No2 Company Oxford University Rifle Volunteer Company 1870, engraved with five winners, 21cm high The 1st Oxfordshire (Oxford University) Rifle Volunteer Corps. was formed in 1859 and was established in response to threat of war with France while the regular Army was preoccupied with the Indian mutiny. (1) £70-100

850* A Victorian School of Musketry Pewter Tankard, by Watts and Harton, London, of typical form with domed lid, peacock feather thumb piece, scroll handle, and glass base engraved with the Arms of the School of Musketry, Hythe, ‘Best Shooting Section of Officers Right Wing, 39th Course, April 28th 1863’, engraved with nine prize winners names, 21cm high, with a typed details of commission dates, etc

853 A well displayed pair of boards containing over 100 rounds of the most iconic military ammunition of the major 20th century European conflicts, each comprising, German 7.92 Mauser and 7.92 Kurtz, Russian 7.62 Nagant, American 3006, British 303 Mk VI and Mk VII, NATO 7.62 and 5.56, Warsaw Pact 7.62 AK47, Tokarev 7.65, each mounted in a deep modern frame and glazed (2)

£250-350

851* A Boer War Carved Prisoner of War urn shape tobacco jar, carved with the Arms of South Africa ‘Souvenir from the Boer Camp Diyatalawa Ceylon 1900 1901 1902’, the opposite side with the same crest ‘Made by Boer Prisoners of War Diyatalawa Ceylon 1900 1901 1902’, on a turned pedstal base with turned cover inscribed ‘Tobacco’, 27cm overall Boer Prisoners of War were sent to Ceylon from 9.8.1900, Diyatalawa was the main camp holding some 500 Prisoners of War. (1) £400-600

854* Range Finders. An unusual WW1 period range finder, shaped treen with two apertures marked for ‘1400 YDS’ bi-plane and ‘1400 YDS’ monoplanes, by Bellingham & Stanley Ltd, London, a 19th century brass Range Finder by Weldon, with swivelling brass case stamped ‘Weldon Range Finder’ containing prism and projecting fixed sight containing another prism, engraved ‘3rd’ and ‘74 53 15’ (some damage to glass), 6.5cm long, another by Parker Birmingham, blued steel throughout with various manufacturers stamps ‘Bisley Works A.G.P.’, with a single hole eye piece, in an oak case, an unusual example “The Unilens” Major BadenPowell’s Patent, circular glass with bracket, in leather case with tooled gilt lettering

The School of Musketry was founded 1853 in Hythe, Kent. It bore the name until 1919 when its name was changed to the Small Arms School. (1) £80-120

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852* A scrimshaw powder horn, cow’s horn, with scrimshaw work depicting huntsmen in 18th century costume with hounds, 19cm long (1)

£120-180

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£200-300


855* Royal Artillery. A decorative framed collection, comprising a Victorian officer’s full dress pouch and belt together with a full dress waist belt, an undress pouch with gilt badge, a good pair of gilt brass 19th century epaulettes, a post 1901 officer’s waist belt clasp, plus various Artillery badges and buttons including a few Victorian examples, all contained in early 20th c. wall-mounted stained wood display case with green baize backing, enclosed by single glzed panel door, 39.5 x 25in (100 x 63.5cm) (1)

Lot 858

£300-400

Lot 859 857* A Second World War issue Bubble Sextant Mk IX, in a mottled brown bakelite case, No 1698 / 43 (1)

856* A Victorian Buckle of the Seaforth Highlanders, the brass plate with silvered regimental stag badge and motto ‘Tulloch Ard’, manufacturers stamp on reverse for ‘R.& H.B. Kirkwood, 66 & 68 Thistle St. Edinburgh’, 9cm x 6.5cm, together with a silmilar buckle (no manufacturers stamps) (2)

£80-120

£70-100

858* A scarce Second World War Lee Enfield No.32 Mk II Sniper Scope, stamped ‘Tel Sighting No32 MkII OS. 1650 A 1944 No15855’, gun metal and brass with bracket with various stamps ‘N92’, ‘A1952’, ‘P713’ and ‘P714’, 28.2cm long (1)

£300-500

859* Telescope. A Boer War period threedraw telescope by Negretti & Zambra, brass and leather, stamped ‘Negretti & Zambra London 1903, No1069 Tel. Sig (Mk II) Also G.S.’, 82cm fully extended (1)

£200-300

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860* A mixed collection of badges and medals, etc., including Third Reich Luftwaffe Communication Military Unit plastic flag pin, an enamelled Third Reich D.R.B. (Deutsche Reichs Krieger Bund) 25 year membership stick pin, War Merit Cross with swords, 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, together with an array of enamelled badges including Level Brothers, Port Sunlight Ltd Civil Defence badge and 4th Wessex and 218th Bridage R.A. (T) Old Comrades Association badge and Australian Air Gunner silver badge, cloth wings and Sam Browne belt ()

£80-120


Lot 864 861* A scarce Westminster Dragoons (2nd County of London Yeomanry) Trooper’s Sword, c. 1900, the 87cm steel blade by ‘Hamburger Rogers & Co., London’, with steel cup guard, wooden ribbed grip with diced back and stepped pommel, 102cm overall, in its steel scabbard with impressed mark for ‘2 Cly 130’, with two rings The 2nd County of London Imperial Yeomanry was raised in 1901 in response to the call for volunteers to serve in the Boer War. Considered a fashionable regiment, recruitment was not a problem. By 1902 the regimental strength was twenty officers and 449 other ranks. (1) £250-300

864* WWI Tank Mk I. A very rare and large cast-iron gate memorial plaque inscribed “William Foster & Co. Lincoln” c. 1918, of heavy raised relief design cut-out format in the distinctive shape of the first “Tank” utilised by the British Army on the Somme in 1917 & 1918, excellent riveted detailing to armour-plated construction with sidemounted gun-turret nacelle and crawler-track outline, possibly a unique memento of this ground-breaking invention designed to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front and revolutionise military strategy thereafter, 39 x 14in (36 x 100cm) (1)

862* A 19th century whistle/cartridge extractor, together with a Holland and Holland turn screw plus a patent double Irish leather shot charger, of typical form with sling strap (2)

£100-150

£300-400

865* A WWI bayonet practice rifle with spring loaded end, the butt stamped ‘W. Greener, Birmingham, 1915’, some wear commensurate with age and use, overall length 63.5in (161cm) (1)

863* A pair of WWI officers brown leather boots, together with a similar period brown leather chart case, WW1 French steel helmet, painted blue with applied Republic of Francais grenade badge, original leather lining, WW2 gas mask in green canvas bag, WW2 British steel helmet and waterbottle (6)

£100-150

£70-100

867* WWII - Medal Group awarded to Capt J. M. Warrington Royal Engineers Beds & Herts Regt, including 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Africa Star (1st Army clasp), Italy Star, 1939-1945 War Medal and Defence Medal, extremely fine, in original box of issue, together with a pair of identity tags, Service-Release Book, and Dunkirk Veterans Association lapel badge Lieutenant John Warrington commissioned at outbreak of war via OTC, (Chartered Civil Engineer) sent with BEF to occupied France, evacuated via Dunkerque, repatriated, sent with 1st Army served in North African Campaign, promoted Captain, further transferred with regiment via invasion of Sicily and Italian Campaign, through Northern Italy into Germany, responsible for maintenance and repair bridges, roads and transport logistics etc. Demobbed Jan 1946. (1) £100-120

866* WWII - Binocular Gunsight. A cased large binocular instrument by Ross of London, c. 1939-45, pattern type C372F No. 121302, variously marked with WD arrow and W-A/T, x 3 ¢. Magnification, crackle-finish olive drab, complete with clear and smoked lens filter attachment No. 121302, with padded eyepiece cover, contained in fitted wood carrying case (1)

£280-350

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WEAPONS & FIREARMS 868* An 1876 pattern Martini Henry socket bayonet, the 56cm triangular blade with various war department and inspection stamps, 64cm overall, in its leather and brass mounted scabbard, together with A Franco-Prussian War French Gras bayonet plus another bayonet (lacking scabbard) (3)

£100-150

869* An 1880 Pattern Belgium Terssen sawback bayonet, the 46.5cm blade stamped ‘A.C’ with scales (Alexander Coppel), ‘G.B.’ and lion above G, the reverse side dated ‘1887’ and crown above ‘E.D.’, the curved quillon stamped with V above ‘3807’, brass grip with conforming stamps, 59.5cm overall (lacking scabbard) (1)

£100-150

Lot 868

870* A Burmese knife (Dha), the 23cm curved blade, with silver geometric banded collar, plain ivory grip, 37cm overall, in its conforming silver covered scabbard bound with red tasselled rope (1)

£100-150

Lot 869

871* A French Model 1822 Curassier’s broadsword, the 98.5cm straight steel blade etched and dated 1822, inspection stamp to the ricasso, brass triple guard, ribbed leather grip and brass pommel, 115cm overall, in its steel scabbard (1)

£300-500

Lot 870

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872* A Ceylonese short sword (Kastane), the 32cm silver blade finely engraved along the top edge, with silver scroll ‘monster’s head’ cross-guard and two further dropping ‘monster’s head’ quillons, the ivory hilt beautifully carved as a characteristic dragons head, 48cm overall (1)

£300-500

Lot 872

873* A Continental dagger, the 26cm double edged blade etched with scolls within rectangular and oval reserves, cast brass winged angel cross-guard, swollen wire-bound grip with brass heraldic helmet pommel, 43cm overall (1)

£70-100

Lot 873 874* An African dagger, the 25.5cm double edge steel blade geometrically engraved on both sides, shaped wooden grip, horn knop inlaid with gold and yellow glass pommel, 36.5cm overall, it its sheath formed as a lizard, together with a Second World War Ghurka fighting knife, the 34cm curved blade stamped ‘Pon.. Calcutta 1943’, split wooden grips, 45cm overall, with another Ghurka knife and an Indonesian dagger (Kris), the 34cm wavy blade with carved fruitwood grip, 42cm overall (4)

£100-150

875* A Franco-Prussian War Period French Gras bayonet, the 52cm blade typically etched and dated ‘1876’, curved quillon, serial number ‘11676’, wooden and brass grip, 64.5cm overall, in its steel scabbard with matching serial numbers, together with two other Gras bayonets and two Chassepot bayonets (all lacking scabbards) (5)

£100-150

876* A Scarce Napoleonic Imperial Guard Light Cavalry Trooper’s sabre, the 80.5cm curved steel blade engraved ‘m-f-ture le klingenthal’, with cuttler and proof mark towards the ricasso, brass hilt with single knucklebow stamped ‘v’, long plain langets, ribbed leather covered wire-bound grip, 95cm overall, in its brass scabbard with two leather inserts, two hanging straps and steel drag This sabre was first issued in 1803 to Napoleon’s “enfants cheris” (cherished children) the famous Chasseur a cheval de la Garde. Wherever Napoleon went so did his Chasseur a cehval de la Garde, from Austerlitz to Waterloo, fighting hard for their Emperor. (1) £1500-2000

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Lot 874


877* An Indonesian dagger (Kris), with 34.5cm straight double edge watered steel blade, carved fruit wood garuda hilt, 43.5cm overall, in its rosewood and silver covered sheath, profusely decorated with birds and scrolls, together with a Caucasian Kinjal, the 31cm double edged steel blade etched with Arabic script and scrolls, the grip inlaid with bands of horn, ivory and mother of pearl, 50cm overall, in its niello mounted sheath (2)

£150-200

878* A 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer’s sword, the 81cm straight steel blade with traces of engraving, brass folding shell guard with knucklebow, urn pommel and swollen ribbed fruit wood grip, 99cm overall (lacking scabbard) (1)

£100-150

Lot 877

Lot 878 879* An Afghan Khyber Knife, the 59cm steel blade with armourers mark towards the tang, shaped horn grip with engraved brass mount, 72cm overall, in its leather and steel sheath (1)

£100-150

880* An Indonesian Kris Letter Opener, the 16.5cm wavy silver blade inlaid with horn and terminating in parrot cross-guard, the horn grip of typical form, 20cm overall (1)

Lot 879

£50-70

Lot 880

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Lot 881

Lot 883 881* A fine Singalese knife (Pia Kaetta), the 17cm blade beautifully engraved with intricately foliate chiselled silver, scroll carved horn and gold hilt with silver rivett heads, 28.5cm overall, in its silver covered sheath with filagree mounts (1)

£800-1000

882* A Japanese Meiji Period Polearm (Naginata), the 34.5cm curved steel head with two red lacquer grooves (hi) to each side, secured by copper habaki, wooden haft with ribbed lacquer grip woven in red lacquered twine, with copper mounts and bronze pommel (ishizuki), 240cm overall, together with A Japanese Meiji Period Polearm (Naginata) haft, nashiji lacquer with gold lacquer Tokugawa crests, engraved bronze mounts, 167cm overall, and A Japanese Polearm (Yari), the triangular steel head with red lacquer groove (hi), wooden and red lacquered haft (ebu) and metal pommel (ishizuki), 215cm overall (3)

883* A Victorian Officer’s Dress Sword by Wilkinsons, Property of Captain C.V. Fitzroy, Rifle Brigade, (serial number 12817), the 81.5cm blade by ‘Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall, London’, etched ‘R.B.’ with strung bugle and foliate scrolls, and initials ‘C.V.F.’ beneath heraldic lion, pierced steel guard with Coldstream Guard crest, wire-bound fish-skin grip, stepped pommel, 94.5cm overall, in its steel scabbard

884* A Spanish folding knife (Navaja), the 21.5cm steel blade, with brass, horn and bone grip, the bone intricately painted with foliate scrolls, the horn with incised horse and rider, 44cm overall (1)

Captain Charles Vane Fitzroy (1836-1871), commissioned Captain in the Rifle Brigade 25.3.1856, entitled to the 5th Class Order of Medjidie. The record from the Wilkinsons Archive states that a Dress Rifle Sword with Solid Toledo, Letchen Point Blade was finished by Henry Wilkinson on 20th October 1863 and sold to Fitzroy Esq. (1) £150-200

£200-300

Lot 884

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£100-150


Lot 885

885* A Victorian 1827 Pattern officer’s sword of the Queen’s Westminster Volunteers, the 82.5cm slightly curved blade by ‘Ravenscroft Conduit St London’, finely etched with ‘V.R.’ cypher and ‘Queen’s Westminster R.V.’ regimental crest beneath strung bugle, pierced steel guard with Queen’s crown and strung bugle, wire-bound fish-skin grip, steel diced back and stepped pommel with brown leather sword knot, 99cm overall, in its steel scabbard with leather sword bag, sold with a sepia photograph of the recipient in uniform, printed by ‘Elliott & Fry, 55 Baker Street. W.’, reverse inscribed ‘Capt R.J. Jones, Lieut.R. Wilkin, 2nd Lieut.L. Wilkin, L. Company, Queen’s Westr Vols, June 1894’, 17cm x 11cm

Lot 887

Lot 888

Provenance: from the estate of Major Robert J. Jones, Queen’s Westminster Volunteers. See lots 847/886 (2) £200-300

886* A Victorian 1854 Pattern officer’s sword, the 89cm slightly curved blade by ‘Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London’ (serial number 23125), pierced steel guard with ‘V.R.’ cypher and stepped pommel, grip contemporarily bound in leather, with evidence of fish-skin beneath, 105cm overall, lacking scabbard but sold with an associated scabbard Provenance: from the estate of Major Robert J. Jones, Queen’s Westminster Volunteers Sword (manufacturer’s mark for 1872, serial number for 1879). See lots 847/885. (2) £70-100

Lot 889 887 An unusual Indian weapon (probably a Gupti), made of iron with square spear tip chiselled with sprigs, divisional circular iron shaft with dotted grip, the top pommel unscrewing to reveal concealed stiletto with 34cm blade, traces of engraving throughout, 85cm overall, together with an Indian tulwar and a Victorian Court sword, with 81cm etched steel blade, brass hilt with vase pommel and sword-knot, 98cm overall (lacking scabbard) (3)

£100-150

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888* A Turkish sword (Yataghan), the 63cm single fullered blade damascened with floral and scroll decoration, brass collar and two piece eared ivory grips, 76.5cm overall, in its brass covered scabbard with geometric engraving (1)

£200-300


889* A 1853 Pattern Cavalry Trooper’s sword, the 77.5cm slightly curved steel blade (reduced) with spear point, crowned inspectors marks towards ricasso, triple-bar guard, diced rubber grip, 91.5cm overall, in its steel scabbard, together with a French 1855 Pattern Infantry officers sword, the 77cm slightly curved blade with inspection stamps toward the ricasso, foliate pierced guard, ribbed wooden grip, stepped brass pommel, 92.5cm overall (lacking scabbard) (2)

Lot 890

£80-120

890* A Victorian Levee Pattern Officer’s sword, the 82cm blade by ‘J.B. Johnstone Ltd, London and Dublin’, etched with V.R. cypher and foliate scrolls, gilt, metal triple bar guard, wire-bound fish-skin grip, stepped pommel, 96cm overall, in its steel scabbard (professionally refurbished throughout) (1)

£150-200

891* A scarce WWI Belgium fighting ‘trench’ knife, the 21cm double edged blade with oval steel guard, wooden grip, 33cm overall, in its steel scabbard (1)

£120-150

Lot 891 892* A good 18th century brass barrelled blunderbus with spring bayonet, by Southall, the brass barrel with two muzzle rings and octagonal breech, engraved ‘Warranted Provb’, 38cm long, various proof marks, with flashpan and frizzen, swan neck hammer, side lock engraved ‘Southall’, brass furniture with steel release catch near trigger guard, finely engraved brass cartouche with initials ‘I.J.W.’, walnut stock the barrel with integral thimbles to side encompassing ramrod, 78cm overall (1)

£3000-5000

Lot 892 (detail)

Lot 892

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893* A Continental percussion duelling pistol, c. 1820, the 22cm octagonal barrel profusely decorated with tooling, engraved hammer and tang, engraved trigger guard, three-quarter walnut stock, with carved shell terminal, diced grip with oval butt and foliate butt-cap, with plated vacant escutcheon, 39cm overall (1)

£450-550

Lot 893

Lot 895 894* A collection of Ethnic spears, including an African spear with shaped head, pierced with two holes, 23.5cm long, bound in wire with wooden haft, 178cm overall, two axes, two original tower marked steel rammers for 1853 pattern Enfield rifles and two Indo-Persian gun barrels (7)

£100-150

Lot 897 895* Japanese Katana, the 63cm blade with bronze Tsuba, with WW2 mounts, canvas bound fish skin grip with flower head menuki, 93cm overall in a leather bound saya (1)

£400-600

896* A leather shotgun case, 19th century, with fitted interior (1)

£70-100

897* A fine leather Purdey shotgun case, the lid inset with circular brass vacant cartouche, enclosing red baize lining, Gunsmith’s trade label for James Purdey & Sons, additional label for ‘Charges for Gun’ ‘No. 19452’ ‘Bore 16’, 78.5cm wide (1)

£150-200

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Lot 897 (detail)


Lot 898 898* A cased double-barrelled 10-bore shotgun by William Moore, London, c. 1850, the 74.5cm barrel with Damascus twist figuring, engraved ‘William Moore. London, laminated steel indestructible by gun powder’, serial no’s. 7306, various proof marks, the fine walnut stock with foliate engraved hammers, tang, side lock engraved ‘Wm. Moore, London’, foliate engraved trigger guard, and understap engraved ‘7306’, 143cm overall, various accessories including gun metal ‘bag’ shape powder flask, shot measures, and turn screw in a fine mahogany case with brass spandrels and key escutcheon, the lid with circular central plate engraved ‘Robert J. Russell’, and recessed hinged carrying handle, 83cm x 25cm (1)

£2000-3000

899* A double-barrelled over and under box lock side hammer percussion travelling pistol, by Hamburger & Co., the 11cm octagonal barrels, with impressed marks for ‘KE519, Dolphin hammers, foliate engraved frame with push on safeties, engraved Hamburger & Co. on tang, with diced walnut grip, and engraved butt cap with cap holder, vacant silver cartouche, and swivel ram rod, 23cm overall (1)

£650-750

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CONTENTS OF THE ULU BAR, HEREFORD The Garrick Hotel, St Peters Street, Hereford was the host to one of the most famous watering holes of the Armed Forces, established in the 1970s the Ulu Bar (Ulu being the Malayan word for Down River) was famous for its quirkiness and this was largely thanks to the then landlord Frank Williams (aka Big Frank) who filled the bar with the weapons and artefacts within this section. Frank had travelled the world with the forces, originally serving with the Malayan Scouts in the 1950s and then with the SAS, in fact he was with the SAS in Malaya when Johnny Cooper introduced the first tree jungle jumps. Men would parachute into the trees carrying 30 meters of knotted rope and then going through the loose foliage at the top they would abseil themselves down from the tree tops. A lot of members and ex members of the SAS donated items they had collected on their travels. Drinkers could admire the array of weapons on the walls around the Ulu bar, but sadly the bar closed its doors in the 1980s, but not without remaining in the hearts of many members of the Special Forces who were regulars there!

900* A Dyak head hunter’s sword mandau, the 52cm curved steel blade, with single fuller, the bone hilt, carved with scrolls and geometric patterns, bound by twine, 65cm overall (lacking scabbard) (1)

£100-150

Lot 900 901* A Dyak head hunter’s sword mandau, the 54.5cm swollen hollow ground single edged blade, finely pierced with holes and scrolls, and inlaid with a series of brass circles, the wooden grip carved as a mythical beast bound by twine, 69.5cm long (lacking scabbard) (1)

£100-150

Lot 901 902* A Dyak head hunter’s sword mandau, the swollen hollow ground single edge blade, with chiselled scroll blade, the bone grip geometrically carved, bound in twine, with human hair pommel, 59cm overall in its brass and twine bound wooden scabbard, with carved reserve, canvas bound hair (1)

Lot 902

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£100-150


Lot 903

Lot 905 903* A Malayan Klewang, the 42cm curved single edge blade, with stained carved wooden grip bound in wire, 59cm overall, in its stained and carved wooden sheath bound in twine, with twine carrying strap, together with another similar, the 33.5cm curved single edged blade with wooden grip carved as a beast, bound in twine, 46cm overall, in its wooden sheath bound in twine, plus another Klewang (lacking scabbard) and two further jungle knives (one with scabbard) (5)

Lot 904

£100-150

904* A Dyak head hunter’s sword mandau, the 47cm swollen hollow ground single edge blade with bone grip carved with geometric scrolls, bound with twine, 62cm overall, in its carved scabbard, bound with twine, and secondary pocket for a hand spear, with steel shaft, with hair (1)

£100-150

905* A Malayan Klewang, the 37cm curved single edge blade, with wooden grip carved with a beast’s head, 51cm overall, in its conforming scabbard, carved with beast’s head and bound in twine, together with another similar, with 37cm curved single edged blade with chiseled decoration towards the ricasso, plain wooden grip, 52cm overall, in its wooden scabbard bound in twine, two further Klewangs, each lacking scabbard, plus a fly whisk (probably African) (5)

£100-150

906* An Arab Jambiya, the 38cm double fullered blade, with engraving, the wooden with three brass balls, surrounded by engraved brass mounts, 52cm overall, in its conforming scabbard with engraved brass mounts and bound in gold coloured metal wire, together with an African knife, the 24cm double edged spear point blade, with bone grip engraved with circles, 31cm overall, in its leather sheath, plus a large bowie type knife, probably Indian with 29cm single edge clipped curved blade, brass cross guard, curved horn grip, inlaid with silver circles, 40cm overall, in its leather and nickel mounted sheath (3)

Lot 906

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£100-150


Lot 907 907* A WWII period jungle knife by Kitchin, Sheffield, the 43.5cm double edged blade impressed Kitchin, Sheffield, England ‘Snake’ brand, privately engraved with initials A.I.D.?, leather handle, 57cm overall, in a primitive leather-bound sheath with carrying strap, together with a third pattern commando knife, with 17.5cm double edge blade, steel cross guard, and ribbed brass swollen grip, 30cm overall, in a wooden scabbard, probably Indonesian (2)

Lot 908

908* A Malayan dagger (Kris), the 27cm heavy double edge wavy blade, with bronze cup, stained ivory and Garuda grip, carved as a beast, 36cm overall, in its wooden scabbard, together with another Kris, with 38cm wavy watered double edge blade, carved wooden handle, 47cm overall, in its wooden and brass covered scabbard, embossed with peacocks, together with a Middle Eastern jambiya (of souvenir quality) (3)

909* A Malayan dagger (Kris), the 37cm straight watered blade, with possible armourer’s mark towards the hilt, with silver coloured metal foliate cup, holding a carved wooden Garuda, hilt, 45cm overall, in a rosewood scabbard, together with another Kris, with 31cm straight blade, brass beaded cup, carved wooden hilt, 40cm overall, in its wooden and brass covered scabbard, plus another Kris, of souvenir quality, with 21cm wavy blade, and figural carved wooden grip, 32cm overall (lacking scabbard)

£80-120

£120-180

(3)

Lot 909

£80-120

Lot 910

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910* A Malayan axe, the iron head, approximately 17cm long, held to the shaft by twine, the wooden shaft with circular grip, approximately 68cm overall, together with two similar axes, an opium pipe, and a masai hand spear, with 13cm head, ebonised haft and secondary spear head, 75cm overall These axes were most probably used for carving tribal masks. (5) £100-150


911* A Burmese brass mounted sword dha, the 56cm curved single edged blade, with brass reeded grip, divided by beaded bands, and geometric tapered pommel, 95cm overall, in its conforming brass scabbard (1)

£100-150

Lot 911

912* A Burmese sword dha, the 53cm curved single edged blade, with brass ferrel and ribbed wooden grip, rings, (lacking scabbard), together with another dha, with 65cm curved steel blade, the handle bound in twine, 92cm overall, in its ebonised scabbard, plus two other Eastern swords (probably Burmese) (4)

£70-100

913* A Dyak blow pipe spear, the 18cm spear head bound by twine, on a 190cm wooden haft, 206cm overall, together with two similar, each approx. 174cm long, three bamboo blow pipes, 206cm and smaller, three bamboo quivers, each with geometric carved decoration, and draw covers, plus two similar, and various darts (11)

£100-150

Lot 912

Lot 913

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914* A collection of spears, including a masai spear, with short spear head, mahogany haft and long spear base, 207cm overall, together with a similar spear, two fishing spears, each entirely wooden, with two groups of three barbs, 135cm overall, plus a South Sea Islands blow with shell design, bound in leather, and a quiver and arrows, and a South Sea Island club made with shark’s teeth (8)

£70-100

915* A carved wooden paddle, probably South Sea Islands, the shaft, turned with bulbous paddle with shaped carved handle, 159cm overall, together with a similar paddle, with straight handle, 162cm overall (2)

£100-150

916* A taxidermic baby crocodile, with glass eyes, 59cm long, together with a python skin (2)

Lot 914

Lot 915

Lot 916 198

£50-80


BRITISH & CONTINENTAL OILS & WATERCOLOURS, OLD MASTER & MODERN PRINTS Wednesday 18 July 2012

FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED For further information please contact Nathan Winter 01285 860006 nathan@dominicwinter.co.uk


SELECTED ANTIQUE FURNITURE & EFFECTS, THE JOHN MARKS COLLECTION OF MAUCHLINE WARE Thursday 19 July 2012

FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED For further information please contact Henry Meadows 01285 860006 henry@dominicwinter.co.uk


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Dominic Winter 23 & 24 May 2012 The Collectors Sale

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