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Front cover: Lot 656 Back cover: Lot 688
BBM: Haywood, Birch & Bishop, British Battles and Medals. CWGC: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. E: Eimer, British Commemorative Medals and their Values. FF: Friedberg and Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World. S: Spink, ‘Coins of England and the United Kingdom’.
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ORDERS, DECORATIONS & MEDALS
501. A Knight Batchelor’s badge, silver gilt and enamel, in fitted Royal Mint case, hall marked for London 1953, nearly extremely fine very light wear only. £200-250
502. The Order of the Companions of Honour, Gentleman member’s badge, gilt and enamel, with ribbon, good very fine or better. £2,800-3,500
503. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a private gemset gold and enamelled Commander’s badge (C.B.E.), blue enamelled arms, the central device set with diamonds, rubies and sapphires, £500-600 brooch pin to the reverse, marked ‘9CT’, width 39mm.
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504. The O.B.E. group of five medals to Lieutenant Commander Harold D. Watts-Russell, O.B.E., R.D. Royal Naval Reserve: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer’s breast badge (military), Britannia type; 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals (LT. COMMR. H.D. WATTS-RUSSELL. R.N.R.); Royal Naval Reserve Decoration, George V; mounted for wearing and preserved in a Gieves Ltd. case; with associated mounted dress miniatures, at least very fine and with original ribbons. £300-400 Recommended for his O.B.E. as Officer-in-Charge Submarine Boom Defence Depot, Inverness: “very largely responsible for the maintenance of the Scarpa Flow and Northern Boom Defences since 1914” (10/07/1919)
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505. The fine Siege of Malta O.B.E group of ten medals to Wing Commander Henry Hipwood, O.B.E., Royal Air Force: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer’s breast badge (military), superimposed busts type; 1914-15 Star (2195 1 A. M. H. HIPWOOD. R.F.C.); British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal (2195. SGT. H. HIPWOOD. R.F.C.); 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, British War Medal 1939-45, all unnamed as issued; R.A.F. Meritorious Service Medal, George V (2195 C.M.M. H. HIPWOOD. R.A.F.); R.A.F. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, George V (2195. S.M. 1. H. HIPWOOD. R.A.F.); together with associated documents and copy research; grades vary from very fine to extremely fine. £500-700 Warrant Officer 1st Class R.A.F. 01/04/18; M.S.M. L.G.: 03/06/19; Sqn. Ldr (temp) L.G.: 20/09/40; Wg Cdr (temp) L.G.: 16/12/41; O.B.E. L.G.: 01/01/42. The recommendation for this officer’s O.B.E. refers to his part in the defence of Malta, and the importance of his role in that vital and valiant effort was clearly very significant: “As chief technical officer at Kalafrana, Squadron Leader Hipwood has been responsible for the overhaul and repair of all aircraft in the island during a period when the number of aircraft has increased from three Gladiators to its present size and complication. Frequent shortages of spares and equipment have made a great deal of improvisation necessary but this has been tackled with great efficiency and initiative. It is chiefly due to Squadron Leader Hipwood’s example of hard work and quiet efficiency that such a high standard of work has been turned out in spite of difficulties”
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506. The regimentally unique group of orders and decorations to Brigadier-General Cecil Faber AspinallOglander, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Munster Fusiliers, chief of staff of the Royal Naval Division in France, and more widely known as one of General Sir Ian Hamilton’s most trusted aides throughout the Gallipoli campaign, of which he was author of the Official History. The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion’s neck badge (military), silver-gilt and enamelled; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamelled; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; Ashanti 1900, no clasp (Lieut. C.F. ASPINALL R. Muns. Fus.), engraved; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2nd type, 4 clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Lieut. C.F. ASPINALL, R. Muns: Fus:), engraved; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp: North West Frontier 1908 (Lieut. C.F. Aspinall, 1st Rl. M. Fus.); 1914-15 Star (CAPT. C.F. ASPINALL. R. MUNS. FUS.); British War and Victory Medals (BRIG. GEN. C.F. ASPINALL.); Delhi Durbar 1911, silver (CAPT. C.F. ASPINALL ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS) privately engraved; France: Legion of Honour, Officer’s breast badge, gilt and enamelled; Siam: Order of the White £6,500-7,500 Elephant, 1st type, Second Class set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star. See also Lot 713 for the General’s portrait. C.B. London Gazette 1 January 1919: Maj. and Bt. Lt.-Col. (T./Brig.-Gen.), R. Muns.Fus ‘For valuable services rendered in connection with the military operations in France and Flanders’. C.M.G. London Gazette 14 March 1916: Major (temporary Lieutenant-Colonel), Royal Munster Fusiliers ‘For distinguished services rendered in connection with the withdrawal of the Force from the Gallipoli Peninsula’. D.S.O. London Gazette 4 June 1917: Maj. & Bt. Lt.-Col., R. Muns. Fus. ‘For distinguished service in the Field’. Legion d’Honneur , Chevalier (France) London Gazette 24 February 1916 Order of the White Elephant, 2nd Class (Siam) London Gazette 9 November 1918 Mentioned in Despatches London Gazettes 5 August and 5 November 1915; 6 January, 10 April, 5 May and 13 July 1916; 15 May 1917; 20 May and 20 December 1918. Cecil Faber Aspinall was born at Wrexham, Denbighshire in 1878 and educated at the Isle of Wight College and at Rugby. He entered the Army via commissions in the Volunteers (4th East Surrey) and the Militia (7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers). In 1900, simultaneous commitments to wars in South Africa and China left the Army short of officers to deal with disturbances in other parts of the Empire, such as that which broke out in West Africa in 1900. There, the Ashanti rose in rebellion, besieging the Governor at the inland settlement at Kumassi. Aspinall volunteered as a Special Service Officer, as a result of which he received a commission in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, thus becoming one of only a handful of Munsters officers and men present for this campaign. Attached to the West African Regiment, he joined one of the columns that was struggling from the coast through exceptionally thick bush to put down the rebellion. He was present at the action at Obassa, the last at which the Ashanti confronted the Imperial Forces in significant numbers. The hectic and often close-quarters nature of the fighting is testified to by the citation to the Victoria Cross earned there by one of his fellow officers, Major John Melliss. This first taste of battle brought Aspinall himself a mention in despatches (London Gazette March 8 1901): “a general advance of three companies took place with two in support and Sikhs in reserve, one company of the West African Regiment on our right under Captain St. Hill, with Lieutenant Aspinall, doing particularly good work and driving the enemy back on the village of Obassa.” Having made it to South Africa in time to see service against the Boers, Aspinall accompanied 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers to India at the conclusion of the war and was present during its participation in the expeditions against the Zakha Khels and Mohmands on the North West Frontier in 1908. He earned a place on the course at the Indian Staff College, Quetta, and successful graduation was followed by a post at GHQ India, coinciding with the Imperial Durbar held at Delhi in 1911. Aspinall was the only officer of his regiment selected to receive its commemorative medal. Returning to England in 1913, Aspinall was posted to the War Office and had the unusual assignment of spending four months on a tour of Europe with Prince Prajadhipok of Siam (the future King Rama VII), who was educated at Eton and afterwards studied for a commission in the Royal Artillery. When in France four years later, Aspinall came into contact with the Siamese military delegation; his earlier services were recalled and recognised by appointment to the Siamese Order of the White Elephant (“for the kind services which you have rendered and the interest you have always taken in Siam and the Siamese”). At the outbreak of the Great War Aspinall continued in a temporary position at the War Office while he waited for a regimental vacancy to become available. Successfully interviewed in March 1915 for appointment as second-in-command of the newly-forming Welsh Guards, the very next day he was abruptly informed that he would be joining the staff of Sir Ian Hamilton’s Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, leaving immediately.
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Aspinall (centre) with Captain Guy Dawnay and Major H.F.L. Grant, shortly after arriving in the Mediterranean, 1915
The Dardanelles Campaign Having spent the previous night at the War Office completing the embarkation tables for the force, Aspinall left with Hamilton and his advance party of a dozen officers on 13th March. After crossing the Channel by destroyer, the party travelled by special train to Marseilles and there embarked in another destroyer, H.M.S. Phaeton, which delivered them in rapid time to the island of Tenedos (off the coast of Turkey) on the 17th, to confer with Rear Admiral de Robeck (Naval C-in-C) and his French counterparts. The following day, still aboard Phaeton, Aspinall had his first sight of the Gallipoli Peninsula as they conducted a reconnaissance of possible landing places, then witnessed the failure of the last of the Royal Navy’s attempts to force the Straits of Constantinople by sea power alone. The requirement to use land forces had been placed beyond doubt, and it was to this object that Hamilton and his staff now turned their attention. Correspondence clearly indicates that Aspinall was one of Hamilton’s most trusted officers and he features often in his chief’s published diaries of the Dardanelles campaign. During the initial landings at Cape Helles on 25th April he accompanied the C-in-C aboard the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth. Instructions for this group indicated that they had to be prepared to land when necessary, to act as Hamilton’s eyes and ears on the ground. This could be very much a ‘hands on’ role, as one episode recorded by Hamilton recounts: “A certain number of stragglers were slipping quietly back towards Cape Helles along the narrow sandy strip at the foot of the high cliffs, so, as it was flat calm, I sent Aspinall off in a small boat with orders to rally them. He rowed to the South so as to head them off and as the dinghy drew in to the shore we saw one of them strip and swim out to sea to meet it half way... After landing, a show of force was needed to pull the fugitives up but once they did pull up they were splendid, and volunteered to a man to follow Aspinall back into the firing line. Many of them were wounded and the worst of these were put into a picket boat that had just that moment come along. One of the men seemed pretty bad, being hit in the head and in the body. He wanted to join in but, naturally, was forbidden to do so. Aspinall then led his little party back and climbed the cliff. When he got to the top and looked round he found this severely wounded man had not only disobeyed orders and followed him, but had found strength to lug up a box of ammunition with him. “I ordered you not to come” said Aspinall: “I can still pull a trigger, Sir,” replied the man.” Such episodes set the pattern for the coming months, and Aspinall often accompanied the C-in-C on tours of the peninsula, or afloat in the Royal Navy’s warships offshore. From July 1915, Aspinall moved up to the key position of Hamilton’s Chief of Operations. With progress stagnating, he was instrumental in formulating and planning the new landings at Suvla, intended to cut across the Gallipoli Peninsula and isolate the continuing opposition at the site of the original landings. As operations commenced at Suvla in August, it fell to Aspinall as the man on the spot to alert Hamilton to Lt.-Gen. Stopfords’s failure to press home the advantage: “Just been ashore where I found all quiet. No rifle fire, no artillery fire and apparently no Turks. Feel confident that golden opportunities are being lost and look upon the situation as serious.” When he finally managed to see Hamilton in person, the latter’s diary records “Aspinall now turned up. He was in a fever; said our chances were being thrown away with both hands”. Such misgivings were not misplaced.
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Continuing to serve under Hamilton’s replacement, Sir William Birdwood, Aspinall’s greatest contribution in this theatre was yet to come, through his lead role in planning the spectacularly successful withdrawals from Suvla and Anzac Cove in December and from Helles in January. These were accomplished without the loss of a single man, before the Turks were even aware they were under way. Admiral de Robeck wrote to Hamilton “All credit is due to the staff who worked out the scheme and carried it through. Nobody deserves more credit than Aspinall and Mitchell [the Naval Advisor at GHQ]”. Years later, in The Times, Lord Freyberg VC wrote in his appreciation published with Aspinall’s obituary “I remember vividly the talk at the time that it was estimated we would be lucky if we saved 30 per cent of our forces. Actually we lost no one. And praise for wise and skilful planning must go to the staff of which Cecil Aspinall was a senior member.” Aspinall’s services at Gallipoli were recognised by a CMG, the French Legion d’Honneur and six of the ten Mentions in Despatches that he was to accumulate during the war. He was also confirmed in the Brevet rank of Lieutenant-Colonel (following his Brevet of Major achieved earlier in the campaign), a promotion for which both Hamilton and Birdwood agitated strongly behind the scenes. When it was finally gazetted, Hamilton wrote to Aspinall “I can truly say that no honour which has appeared during the campaign has given me more pleasure than yours. Of course you ought to be a full Colonel, but never mind…” A final summation of Aspinall’s contribution to the historic episode at the Dardanelles can be drawn from the words of one of his closest colleagues, Guy Dawnay, writing to a mutual friend: “He has had great responsibilities, and often considerable difficulties to contend with, and I can only say that I hardly think it would be possible to say too much of what he has done. His sound judgement, unsparing energy, and unfailing confidence have been among the chief assets of the Expeditionary Force.” France and the Royal Naval Division Aspinall’s talents were now turned to the war on the Western Front. After a few months on Sir Douglas Haig’s staff (taking in the Somme offensive), in August 1916 he was appointed Chief Staff Officer of the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, a formation with which he had become familiar at Gallipoli. The Division’s first major action in France came in November, in the final phase of the Somme operations, when it was assigned to the capture of Beaucourt in the Battle of the Ancre. Although obtained at the cost of heavy casualties, the RND’s part in the battle was a notable success and resulted in the first breach of the Hindenburg Line. Lord Freyburg, who earned his VC at Beaucourt in command of Hood battalion, credited Aspinall with much of the complex planning which contributed to the achievement. It was afterwards written that this unique division not only secured its reputation in this battle, but a confidence in its own fighting capacity which contributed much to its future efficiency. Aspinall remained in post during the RND’s continuing operations in the Ancre Valley in early 1917, and also for its next major test, the assault on Gavrelle during the Battle of Arras in April. Here once again the division achieved its objective and in grand style, successfully repulsing repeated enemy counter-attacks. The series of operations brought Aspinall another Mention, and the D.S.O. in the next halfyearly list. In November 1917 Aspinall moved up to be Brigadier-General General Staff of VIII Corps under Lt.-Gen. Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston, an eccentric commander with whom he had first served at Gallipoli. He would remain in this appointment for the rest of the war.
Official Historian Aspinall retired from the Army in 1920. Five years later he was approached by the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence to write the official history of the Gallipoli campaign. This was a task of some delicacy and Aspinall was in fact the third to attempt it, the first of his predecessors having succumbed to ill-health and the second removed for what was perceived to be an overly critical attitude. In the words of Andrew Green in ‘Writing the Great War’: “In spite of attempts by the War Office, Foreign Office, Australian government and a number of high-ranking military officers to influence the tone and content of his work, Aspinall-Oglander succeeded in publishing an Official History not just of great academic integrity but of great literary interest.” The first volume of “Military Operations: Gallipoli” appeared in 1929; the second followed in 1932, both to positive critical reception. Retirement to Nunwell From his marriage to Joan Oglander in 1927, Brig.-Gen. AspinallOglander made his home at the Nunwell estate on the Isle of Wight, in the possession of his wife’s family since Norman times. He developed a deep affection for the ancient house and in 1945 published “Nunwell Symphony”, an account of its history. Among his other publications was a biography of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, an old colleague of Gallipoli days. During the second world war he raised and commanded the 20th (East Wight) Battalion, Hampshire Home Guard, as well as the 1st Wight Cadet Battalion. He died at Nunwell in 1959.
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507. The Boer War Distinguished Conduct Medal group of four medals to Battery Sergeant Major Thomas Dolan, Royal Artillery: D.C.M., who was mentioned in despatches for his part in the Battle of Stormberg: D.C.M., 1st type obverse (17350 BTY: SERJT: MAJOR T. DOLAN. R.F.A.); Queenâ€™s South Africa, first type (b) with fail ghost dates, 3 clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg (17350 B.S. MAJOR. T. DOLAN, 74TH BTY., R.F.A.), impressed; Army Long Service and Good Conduct, 2nd obverse (17350. B:S: MAJ: T. DOLAN. R.A.),engraved; Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V (a), non-swivelling suspension (B.S. MJR. T. DOLAN. D.C.M. R.A.), later ribbons; in a red leather covered Spink box together with a photograph of the recipient and copy research; some edge bruising and slight official alterations, otherwise good very fine or better. ÂŁ1,800-2,200 D.C.M. L.G. 27/09/1901; M.I.D. 10/09/1901; M.S.M. Army Order 127/1932 Born Kilkenny, Ireland, June 1859. Enlisted Portsmouth 31st January 1879. Served in India and South Africa. Discharged Athlone 19th March 1901 after 22 years service. Place of residence given as the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. The battle of the Stormberg 9th and 10th September, was a British defeat that was partly redeemed by the efforts of the artillery (Dolan of 74th Battery among them) in covering the retreat of the infantry.
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508. The Military Cross group of medals to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Douglas Greaves Townend, O.B.E., M.C., T.D.: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer’s breast badge (military division), Britannia type; M.C., GVR; 1914-15 Star (CAPT R.D.G. TOWNEND A.S.C); British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal with M.I.D. emblem (CAPT. R.D.G. TOWNEND); 1939-45 Star; Defence Medal, British War Medal 1939-45 with M.I.D. emblem; Jubilee medal, 1935; Coronation medal, 1953; Territorial Decoration, GVR, mounted for wearing; together with a mounted set of corresponding dress miniatures, photographs of this officer and others, and a quantity of associated documents including the warrant for the O.B.E. and a certificate of service in the Home Guard; medals all about very fine and with original ribbons. £800-1,200 M.C.: L.G. 03/06/16 for distinguished services in the field. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant (from Gunner Honourable Artillery Company) 03/07/12; Territorial Decoration L.G. 28/10/27; served in World War Two and mentioned in a despatch “in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field. March-June, 1940” under a general heading dealing with services in France and Flanders (L.G. 20/12/40); served in the Home Guard 15th March to 31st December 1944.
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509. A Great War Military Cross and prisoner of war group of medals to Lieutenant Herbert Gwynne Evans, Royal West Kent Regiment: M.C., George V; British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal (LIEUT. H.G. EVANS); nearly extremely fine, display mounted. £600-800 M.C.: L.G. 26/07/18, “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while acting Adjutant during a vigourous offensive by the enemy he worked incessantly under heavy shell fire night and day. ...... Regardless of personal safety, he went forward on many occasions and obtained good targets for artillery” Medal index card is endorsed ‘Exonerated Officers List/ II’ indicating that this officer was made a prisoner by the Germans.
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511. The Great War Military Medal group of four medals to Edward Ladd, Royal Field Artillery: M.M., George V (95152 BMBR: E.J.LADD. 19/ D.A.C. R.F.A.); 1914-15 Star (95152 GNR. E. LADD. R.F.A); British War and Victory Medals (95152 BMBR. E. LADD. R.A.); together with a Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (ERNEST J. LADD), possibly the first man’s son; display mounted, at least good very fine. £300-400
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512. The Great War Military Medal to fatal casualty Corporal Ernest Middleton, Manchester Regiment; M.M., George V (12145 PTE E. MIDDLETON. 19 / MANCH:R.), good very fine. £150-200 M.M. Gazette: 16/11/16. Recipient entered France 8th November 1915. The Gazette in which his M.M. appears is that in which many awards for the Battle of the Somme are recorded, and it’s schedule number precedes those for men who are known to have been decorated for acts on the first day of the battle. Medal rolls confirms that he served with the 19th and the 2/9th Battalions of his Regiment. The former was disbanded on the 6th February 1918 at which time it appears that he was posted to the 2/9th, though the majority of his battalion went to the 16th and 17th. After 13 days his new unit was absorbed by the 1/9th and together they became the 9th Battalion. His medal index card is endorsed ‘Death Assumed 21-31/3/18’, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records him as having died on the 21st, and being commemorated at the Poiziers Memorial. The unit diary for the 9th Battalion indicates a heavy gas bombardment on that day. Ref: Williamson. 513. A small collection of dress miniatures, comprising: The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, a Victorian miniature breast badge; The Distinguished Service Order, George V; Serbia: Order of the White Eagle; Greece: Order of the Redeemer; a C.B.E mounted together with a Coronation Medal, 1953; and a Great War pair, mounted together. £70-100 See paragraphs 4 & 5 of our Conditions of Business at the back of this catalogue for additional charges on the final hammer price.
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514. By order of the recipient, the Operation Paraquet and Santa Fe incident South Atlantic Medal to Lance Corporal Jeremy ‘Rocky’ Rowe, Royal Marines, with rosette (LCPL J M ROWER PO35967J RM), good very fine. £1,000-2,000 Born 1959 in Scarborough, Rowe endured a violent upbringing at the hands of his father (himself a Royal Marine veteran) and was further inured to hardship when he left home to join the Grimsby trawler fleet in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic cod fisheries. He witnessed the final stages of the notorious ‘Cod Wars’ with Iceland, which left him looking for alternative employment. He recalls that the Royal Marines Recruiting Officer who enlisted him in 1976 declared that he had shared a landing craft with Rowe’s father at Dieppe in WWII. He recounts with some bemusement his involvement in the ‘Coconut War’, when a force of Marines helped to oversee the tumultuous progression to independence of the islands of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu). By the time of the Falklands War in 1982 he was section sniper in the Reconnaissance Section of 42 Commando Royal Marines. The first retaliatory action of the British Forces against Argentina was the reconquest of South Georgia - Operation Paraquet. After an abortive attempt to insert an SAS team on the Fortuna Glacier, the British detected the Argentine submarine Santa Fe leaving the port of Grytviken. A swift aerial attack caused critical damage to Santa Fe and precipitated a direct British assault. The main force tasked with the re-conquest, M company of 42 Commando RM, was still at sea on the tanker Tidespring, and so a scratch force, including Rocky Rowe, was rushed ashore from the vessels in the vicinity of Grytviken. Opposition was overwhelmed by the vigour of the assault and the Argentine surrender was accepted at 17:15 GMT 25th April. This left the British presiding over a volatile situation. There appear to have been large quantities of firearms and ammunition, which the British were hard pressed to secure. 140 prisoners were confined at the BAS headquarters, and their guards had been briefed, in the event of an insurrection, to shoot to kill. At this point Marines and Naval personnel took control of Santa Fe in circumstances that differ in the various accounts. The standard history indicates that she was required to be propelled clear of the critical jetty at King Edward’s Point. Rowe himself recalls boarding Santa Fe at sea, via helicopter, together with the celebrated SAS Captain Gavin Hamilton (later M.C., and for whom Rowe wishes his admiration to be recorded), and others. Rowe was assigned to the lower control room to supervise and Argentine Petty Officer, Felix Artuso. The Marines had been tasked with preventing the crew from scuttling the Santa Fe, taking control of it by force, or attempting to launch a torpedo at HMS Antrim. Rowe was unfamiliar with the controls of a submarine and sought the advice of a Royal Naval officer, who identified certain levers which if manipulated would send the vessel to the bottom. Artuso was warned off the levers using sign language, which he seemed to understand. In the moments that followed responsibility for the fate of the submarine appeared to Rowe to devolve upon him. Artuso received an intercom message in Spanish from his own officers which prompted him to make a sudden dash for the forbidden levers. Rowe could only interpret this as an attempt at sabotage which imperilled all on board. He was conditioned, by his training, his appreciation of the circumstances, and by the Rules of Engagement as embodied in the recent briefing, to act decisively; and so he shot Artuso, fatally, with his Browning pistol. Convinced that the Santa Fe was now sinking, Rose raced on deck and attempted to alert the men on shore by discharging his weapon into the air. It soon became apparent that a tragic error had been made by the Naval officer. The levers that Rowe fired in defence of were entirely benign in their effect – Felix Artuso had been attempting to adjust the trim of the submarine. A board of enquiry cleared Rowe of any wrongdoing and he went on to take part in the ejection of the Argentines from South Thule. Sources: Lawrence Freedman, ‘The Official History of the Falklands Campaign’ Martin Middlebrook, ‘The Falklands War’ Commander Task Group 317.9, ‘Report of the inquiry into the death of Argentine prisoner of war Suboficial Primero Felix Artuso‘ David Yates, ‘Bomb Alley’ The Record Books and Personal Testament of Lance Corporal Jeremy Rowe.
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515. The Battle of Omdurman group of six medals to Arthur Westwood, 21st Lancers, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons and Royal Horse Artillery: Queen’s Sudan (3642 PTE A, WESTWOOD, 21/ LANCERS.); Queen’s South Africa, first type (b) reverse, 5 clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (4264. Pte. A. WESTWOOD. 6/Drgns), engraved; King’s South Africa, both dated clasps (4264 PTE A. WESTWOOD. INNIS: DRGNS:); Khedive’s Sudan, clasp: Khartoum (3642 PTE A. WESTWOOD 21ST LCRS), regimentally engraved; British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal (614553 GNR. A. WESTWOOD. R.A.); the first four mounted for wearing, attractively toned and all extremely fine or very nearly so. £2,000-3,000 The celebrated charge of the 21st Lancers at the battle of Omdurman, 2nd September 1898, is commonly referred to as the last Regimental cavalry charge in the history of the British Army. Ordered to screen the advance of the Army towards Khartoum, the Lancers (a young Winston Churchill among them) found themselves advancing on an enemy force that was larger than expected. Displaying extraordinary daring they committed to a charge, only quickening their pace as a dry watercourse concealing still greater numbers of the enemy came into view. In the two minutes of vicious melee that followed the 440 man force had incurred 71 casualties and won three Victoria Crosses. Posted to C Squadron 12th October 1895. Confirmed as having charged at Omdurman on the list of men south of Kereri Ridge, and on Sgt. Hicks’ Scroll, and medals confirmed on roll. Sources: Michael Asher, ‘Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure’; Roy Dutton, ‘The charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman’.
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516. Three medals to men in Naval service: Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct, Victoria (DANL THOS EDWARDS, LDG. STOKER, H.M.S. DEFENCE.), impressed, toned, good very fine; another R.N. L.S.G.C., Victoria (GEO. DEAN, BOATN,, H.M. COAST GUARD.), impressed, very fine; British War Medal 1914-20 (129826 G. DEAN. P.O. R.N.).  £200-300
516 517. The medals to Squadron Sergeant Major J.M. Warne, 12th Royal Lancers: Queen’s South Africa, 1st type (b), 4 clasps: Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (2852 S.S.M: J. WARNE, 12:R: LANCERS); Army Long Service and Good Conduct, Edward VII (2852 S: SERJT:-MAJ: J.M. WARNE. 12TH LCRS:); both toned, the fist good very fine with faint ghost dates, the second extremely fine; together with three regimental sporting medals to this man, for tent pegging, lemon cutting and bayonet fencing, in a fitted case; also together with another Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Edward VII (4188Q.SW.MJR: A. GLENFIELD. 17/LRS.), about extremely fine; and a souvenir commemorative medal, Coronation £250-350 1902, good fair.  517 part
518. A Queen’s South Africa Medal, re-engraved to Private J. Talbot, Liverpool Regiment, 2nd type reverse, 4 clasps: Cape Colony, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast (3644. PTE. J. TALBOT. L’POOL. REGT.), about very fine, re-engraved in narrow upright serif capitals similar to some regimental styles; together with a Great War trio to Driver J Green, Royal Artillery: 1914-15 Star (6760 DVR: J. GREEN. R.F.A.), BWM and Victory Medal (6760. DVR. J. GREEN. R.A.), very fine or a little better.  £100-150
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519. A small collection of campaign medals, comprising: An India General Service Medal 1854-95 to Gunner Joseph James, London Division Royal Artillery, clasp: Burma 1885-7 (48091 Gunner J. James No 8 By 1st Bde Lo Dn R.A.), engraved in running script, ribbon bearing clasp for Burma 1887-89 which is not confirmed on the roll, damage to suspension claw, otherwise near very fine; an India General Service Medal 1854-95 to Private H. Bayliss, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 2 clasps: Hazara 1891, Samana 1891 (5031 Pte H. Bayliss 1st Bn K.R. Rif. Co.), engraved, very fine or better; an India General Service Medal 1895-1902 to Private G. Chiffins, 1st Battalion the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, clasp: Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (5120 Pte G. Chiffins 1st Bn Ryl W. Surr: Regt), very fine; a Queen’s South Africa Medal to Private F. J. Gallagher, Manchester Regiment, 2nd type reverse, clasp: Relief of Ladysmith (2717 PTE F.J. GALLAGHER. MANCH: REGT), very fine or nearly so; a Khedive’s Sudan medal to Private M. T. Payne, Grenadier Guards, clasp: Khartoum (PTE. M. T. PAYNE. GREN. GDS.), regimentally impressed, good very fine, (Nb. Roll confirms entitlement for 3424 Pte M. Payne).  £350-450
520. A family collection of medals, comprising: three to Segeant E. Fleming, Yorkshire Regiment: India 1895-1902, 2 clasps: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (4228 Pte. E. Fleming. 2nd Bn York: Regt); British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal (8676 SJT. E. FLEMING. YORK. R.), the first good very fine, the others a little better; together with: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence and War Medals, in £400-450 postage box to Mr F. Fleming. 521. A family collection of medals, comprising: three to Able Seaman George Phillips, Royal Navy: 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals (SS 419 G. PHILLIPS. A.B. R.N.); and the Imperial Service Medal to this man’s son (HAROLD ERNEST GEORGE PHILLIPS), cased and in card box; accompanied by the father’s certificate of service in original envelope, original ribbons mounted for wear (cut through by misguided collector), and some modern replacement ribbons; trio near very fine, ISM extremely fine. £80-120
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524. The Great War pair and Memorial Plaque to Private Reuben Brown, Cheshire Yeomanry and King’s Shropshire Light Infantry: British War and Victory Medals (1288 PTE. R. BROWN. CHES. YEO.); Memorial Plaque (REUBEN BROWN), extremely fine or nearly so. £70-100 Died 27/10/18 aged 23 years
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528. A small collection of Great War campaign medals, comprising: a broken group (1914-15 Star and Victory Medal) to 124207 Sidney Curtis, Carpenter R.N.; and three British War Medals 1914-20, to: Staff Sergeant D. Murdoch, South African Heavy Artillery; 22623 Pte T. Hinton, £100-150 Somerset Light Infantry; and 811 Dvr. P. Henshaw R.E..
525. A collection of Great War campaign awards, comprising: a 1914-15 Star to an H.M.S. Hampshire Casualty Harry Noel (K. 18283, H. NOEL. STO. 1. R.N.); a pair: British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal (115763 GNR. H.J. MAWHOOD. R.A.); another pair (1628 CPL. S. ELAND. R.A.M.C.); two 1914-15 Stars (10578 PTE. A.F. HART. DORSET:R. and SS-17177 PTE. W.J. GUNNING. A.S.C.); three British War Medals 1914-20 (CAPTAIN P.R. STRONG; 139469 E. BROWN. LG. BTN. R.N. and 59183 PTE. W. R. BASS. LEIC. R.); and two Victory Medals (PAYR. LT. CR. D. H. PASMORE. R.N. and J. 37882 C.H. EDSALL. BOY. 1 R.N.). £150-250 Harry Noel was lost at sea with Lord Kitchener on the 5th June 1916, when his ship, H.M.S. Hampshire was sunk while conveying Kitchener on a diplomatic mission to Russia. 529. A small collection of Great War medal groups, comprising: British War and Victory medals to Officer’s Steward Arthur C. WalkerGriffin, Royal Naval Air Service (F. 25965 A.C. WALKER-GRIFFIN. O.S. 3. R.N.A.S.), extremely fine in BWM box of issue; the same combination to Private W.A Martin, Royal Fusiliers (GS-50115 PTE. W.A. MARTIN. R. FUS.), good very fine; A 1914 Star trio to Acting Corporal Robert William Brown, Royal Army Medical Corps (2408), good fine; and an 1914-15 Star trio to Private Bidwell, The Queen’s Regiment: 1914-15 Star (1531, PTE. P.F. BIDWELL, THE QUEEN’S R.), BWM (1531 PTE. .E. BIDWELL. THE QUEEN’S R.), Victory Medal (1531 PTE. P. F. BIDWELL. THE QUEEN’S R.), very fine. £200-300 Walker Griffin awarded Silver War Badge 15508; Martin awarded S.W.B. 1339533 (wounds); Brown entered France and Flanders 15/08/1914; Bidwell served in various units, his medals are all officially named, in spite of the irregularity in the initials. 526. Six 1914-15 Star medal trios to Corps: 081853 Pte. B.T. Peck A.S.C., 36336 Cpl. H. Damerel R.E., SR-5846 Gnr. W. Williams R.A., M2-020300 Pte. A.E. Chritcher A.S.C., S4-144856 Pte. H. Gibson A.S.C., 38153 Dvr. R. Bridges R.A.. £250-350
527. Two First World War medal groups to sailors, each comprising 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, to: J.34114 W.C. Howes A.B. R.N. (Boy 1st class on his 1914-15 Star); and Assistant Cook J. Keartland Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary. £100-150
530. Eight Great War pairs: K. 38415 F.J. EALEY. STO. 1. R.N. (with Admiralty envelope); 23563 PTE. S. J. KIMM. K.S.L.I.; 14226 PTE. H. A. DENNETT. THE QUEEN’S R.; SE-17279 A. SJT. F. SHELLEY. A.V.C.; 41764 PTE. H. C. BISS. SOM. L.I.; 89065 PTE. G.H. BUCK. R. W. FUS.; 8247 GNR. A. E. RICHARDSON. R.A. (also entitled to 1914-15 Star); 215977 DVR. W. FORSTER. R.A., various grade, mainly fairly high. £100-150
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531. A Great War trio to Sergeant Harold Pennington, Manchester Regiment, died France and Flanders 07/07/17: 1914-15 Star (10736 PTE. H. PENNINGTON. CHES. R.); BWM (10736 SJT. H. PENNINGTON. CHES. R.), Victory Medal (10736 SJT. H. PENNINGTON. MANCH. R.), nearly extremely fine, official alteration from ‘MANCH. R.’ on BWM; together with this man’s identity discs; and a 1914-15 Star and BWM to Captain R.K. Peckover (33rd Punjabis), very fine or better. £100-150
532. Three Great War medal groups: a trio to Private F. Ellis, 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers: 1914 Star (7150PTE F. ELLIS. 4/R.W. FUS.), British War and Victory Medals (7150 PTE. F. ELLIS R.W. FUS.); a trio to Private J. Smith, the Liverpool Regiment: 1914-15 Star , BWM and Victory Medal, (10936 PTE. J. SMITH. L’ POOL R.); and a pair to Driver E. Williams, Royal Artillery: BWM and Victory Medal (1961 DVR. E. WILLIAMS. Pennington’s Medal Index Card indicates that his former unit and number should £120-140 R.A.). be preferred even where his later rank was displayed (his Manchester Regiment number was 401097) and this seems to be an interesting case in which a mistake was only partially rectified, leaving the BWM and VM with different naming details.
533. A small collection of Great War Medal Groups, comprising: a 1914-15 Star trio (8384/8308 PTE./CPL. E. MATTHEWS. DORSET. R.); and five pairs: 12265 PTE. E. KENNARD. M.G.C. (boxed); M-377308 PTE. R.D. JONES. A.S.C., T-364471 DVR. L. LUKYN. A.S.C.; SD-2174 PTE. A. BUSHBY. R. SUSS. R.; 4914 PTE. H. HEARNE. GLOUC. R., grades vary, mostly very fine or better. £100-150 Jones awarded Silver War badge 463010 (sickness). 534. A collection of single Great War medals, comprising: 1914-15 Star, S-832 PTE J. HARROS. THE QUEEN’S R.; British War Medals: 4589 PTE. G. PILLOW. R. SUSS. R., T4-233004 DVR. F. BALLS. A.S.C., G-52749 PTE. F. HUNT. MIDD’X R., 8233 PTE. F.I. BOXALL. R. SUSS. R., 239716 DVR. S.H. ROBBINS. R.A., 2437 GNR. H. BULMER. R.A., T-261161DVR. J.H. REYNOLDS. A.S.C (box and envelope); Victory Medals: 9281 PTE. T. GOSS. A.S.C. (lacks suspension ring), T4-092827 DVR. J. CHUTER. A.S.C., 34436 PTE. T.R. HARRIS. SOM. L. I.; -322325 PTE. W.C.G. LEE. A.S.C., 26336 PTE. F. PAYNE. NORF. R., T4-058310 DVR. W. PEARCE. A.S.C., M2-176966 PTE. G. BEST. A.S.C., CAPT H.W. MORGAN., CAPT. R. LEWIS. 45173 A. SGT. C.H. HUNT. NORTH’ N.R., 40370 PTE. A.I. HANN. K.R.RIF.C., S-16601 PTE. J. TOOMEY. RIF. BRIG. (box), 52747 PTE. R. WILLIAMSON. W. YORK. R. (box).  £150-200 535. A collection of British Victory Medals, including: 18262 Pte. L. Taylor E. Lancs R., TS-2977 Pte. W.J. Mercer A.S.C., 1091 Bombardier J. Ricketts R.A., 210215 Spr. J.R. Vasser R.E.; and various others, full list available on request, grades vary.  £160-220
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536. A collection of British Victory Medals, including: 4400 Pte. S. Rogers S. Wales. Bord., M. Z. 2315 H. Jacobs A.B. R.N.V.R., 5859 Pte. W. English. Glouc. R.; and various others, full list available on request, grades vary.  £160-220 537
536 537. A collection of British Victory Medals to casualties, recipients: Sub Lieutenant John Eric Davies, Collingwood Battalion Royal Naval Division, R.N.V.R. (killed in action Gallipoli 04/06/15); S-999 Pte. William Thomas Boone, The Queen’s Regiment (entered France 08/11/14, entitled to 1914 Star, died 18/12/14); 422920 Pte. William Charles Boursnell, The London Regiment (seems to have been discharged sick and entitled to Silver War Badge); M2- 100990 Pte. G.J. Bragg A.S.C. (died of wounds 29/03/18); 11876 Sjt. Roland H. Findlay, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (Killed in Action 22/09/15); 1374 Pte F. Guymer, Manchester Regiment (entered France 27/08/14, entitled to 1914 Star, killed 20/12/14); 3412 Pte. Thomas Henry Parkin Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (killed 20/06/17); B-952 Sjt. E.G. Shuttle, 3rd Battalion The Rifle Brigade (killed in action 20/03/16), grades vary, mainly fairly high.  £300-350
2nd Brigade R.N.D., including Collingwood Battalion, took part in a major assault on the Turkish Trenches on the 4th June 1915; Findlay entered the theatre of war in France 28th July 1915 and may have joined his battalion (part of the 14th Division) by 30th July when there were among the first troops to endure an attack by flame throwers at the Hooge; Guymer served in the 1st battalion of his regiment, which on the day of his death crossed the La Bassee canal and made an attack on the German trenches east of Givenchy which involved hand to hand fighting.
538. A collection of British Victory Medals, including some to casualties, recipients: 16127 Pte John Adshead, Cheshire Regiment (enlisted 09/09/14, discharged 30/04/19 no longer physically fit, issued Silver War Badge); 2nd Lieutenant A.C.R. Davies, 5th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment (died 27/10/15); Lieutenant Henry Robert Griffith Davies, 5th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment (died 13/10/15); 8150 Pte. Thomas Hill, North Staffordshire Regiment (Served in the Balkans, discharged 19/09/17 with gunshot wounds to the arm and face, issued SWB); G-1426 Pte. Harold Jennar, Royal Sussex Regiment (entered France 04/01/15, discharged 08/11/15, issued SWB); 243126 Pte. Albert V. Jones, Royal West Surrey (discharged physically unfit 05/03/18); 22638 Dvr. Albert Pickett, R.F.A. (entered Egypt 19/07/15, died 24/06/16); 46099 Sapper Edwin G. Tranter, R.E. (later 145201 Royal Flying Corps); 22295 Sgt Samuel Wood, Durham Light Infantry (entered France 2/08/15, mentioned in a despatch of Sir Douglas Haig of 07/11/17 (L.G. 21/12/17)); grades vary.  £250-300 539. A collection of British Victory Medals, including: 26424 Pte. J. Nixon. R. Berks. R., 8114DA W. J. Long 2 HD. R.N.R., 11166 J. T. Chapman P.O. 2. R.N.; and various others, full list available on request, grades vary.  £160-220 540. Five medals to Warrant Officer 2nd class T.M. Elliott, Royal Scots Fusiliers: British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal (240004 SJT. T.M. ELLIOTT. R.S. FUS.); Jubilee Medal 1935; Territorial Efficiency Medal (24004 SJT. T.M. ELLIOTT. 4-R. SCOTS.); Efficiency Medal (Territorial), George V (3124377 W.O.CL. II T.M. ELLIOTT. 4-5 R.S. FUS.), the first four mounted for wearing; together with an associated group of Second World War Medals: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45; also with a Royal Scots Fusiliers side cap and two badges. £200-300
541. A group of seven medals to Engine Room Artificer 1st Class S.J. Woolgar, Royal Navy: Naval General Service 1909-62, clasp: Palestine 1936-1939 (MX. 45205 S.J. WOOLGAR. E.A.2. R.N.); 193945 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, British War Medal 1939-45, Naval Long Service and Good Conduct (MX. 45205 S.J. WOOLGAR. E.A.1. H.M.S. MANCHESTER); together with this man’s £200-300 identity disc and a small quantity of ephemera, framed.
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543 542. A Second World War Far East P.O.W. group of four medals to Gunner Wilfred Lambourne, Royal Artillery: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-45, Efficiency Medal (Territorial), George VI (146302 GNR W LAMBOURNE RA), mounted for wearing; together with a small quantity of original documentation; medals good very fine, uneven toning between the stars. £150-250 Gunner Lambourne was captured by the Japanese in Singapore in March 1943, having received a shrapnel wound to his leg. He was taken to Thailand, before being returned to Singapore in December 1944. He was liberated on the 14th August 1945, and his medical report on repatriation details a number of injuries and health problems resulting from his treatment by the Japanese. 543. The Second World War group of eight medals to Captain (later Major) Robert Griffiths, Durham Light Infantry: 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Africa Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; British War Medal with oak leaf; Efficiency Decoration and bar (Territorial), Elizabeth II, reverse dated 1952 and engraved ‘CPT. R. GRIFFITHS’, bar dated 1958; French Croixe de Guerre with palm branch; mounted for wearing in the foregoing order, good very fine. £600-700 Served with the 8th Army in North Africa. Joined 9th D.L.I. for the Invasion of Sicily in July 1943. Commanded a company for Operation Overlord and the advance into Germany. Twice mentioned in despatches. Participated in War Crimes trials in Bad Lippspringe and Hamelin Prison. Acted as a speaker on the Empire Press Union Tour of July 1946.
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544. Two groups of World War Two campaign medals: 1939-14 and France and Germany Stars, Defence and War Medal, mounted for wearing and with two ribbon bars; and 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army bar, Italy Star, Defence and War Medals, unmounted, in box of issue addressed to Captain G.R. Burnell, with mounted group of corresponding dress miniatures. £50-80
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545. A Second World War Australian group of six medals to Harold Godfrey Quinlan: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, British War Medal, Australian War Service Medal (NX 56545 H.G.QUINLAN), all medals impressed in small plain capitals, mounted for wearing, plated, about extremely fine. ÂŁ150-200
546. A collection of medals, comprising: Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct, George VI (Ind Imp) (L.13867 R.C. COOKE. P.O. STD. H.M.S. TITANIA); Regular Army L.S.G.C., George VI (Ind Imp) (6393863 W.O. C.L. 1. G. S. CRACKNELL. R. SUSS. R.); Efficiency Medal (Territorial), George VI (Ind Imp) (2032038. GNR. E. J. TAYLOR. R.A.), in box of issue; seven named or attributed to Sapper A.H. Covey R.E.: 1939-45 Star, Africa, 8th Army bar, Italy, France and Germany, Defence, War Medal, Efficiency Medal (Territorial) (2074560. SPR. A.H. COVEY. R.E.), mounted in reverse order with the bar on the wrong ribbon, with service book and other ephemera; four in postal box to Mr E.J. Taylor: 1939-45, Africa and Italy Stars, 1939-45 War Medal, Defence Medal. ÂŁ150-250
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547. Two medals to 2nd Lieutenant R. D. Baker, 16th/5th Lancers: General Service 1962-2007, 3 clasps: Radfan, South Arabia, Northern Ireland (2/LT. R.D. BAKER. 16/5 L.); Jubilee 1977, un-named as issued; mounted for wearing; with corresponding dress miniatures; the first nearly extremely fine and attractively toned, the second good very fine. £200-300 The combination of ‘Radfan’ and ‘South Arabia’ is not as common as the single clasp ‘Radfan’; and it appears that ‘South Arabia’ is scarce to this regiment (its entitlement is not acknowledged in BBM, but the authenticity of this group is beyond question). See also lot 664 for this officer’s sword.
548. A Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, to Corporal Colin Williams, EIIR (CPL C WILLIAMS (J4253208) RAF), in issue box, with associated documents, extremely fine. £40-50
549. A Victorian Naval Long Service and Good Conduct medal, to Petty Officer 1st Class W.H. Hurley, 2nd reverse, narrow suspender, impressed naming (W.H. HURLEY, P.O. 1ST CL., H.M.S. PYLADES.), £80-120 toned, nearly extremely fine.
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part 550. A large quantity of Second World War campaign awards, unnamed as issued, comprising: 1939-45 Star (7), Africa Star with 1st Army bar, Burma Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal (9), 1939-45 War Medal (23), varying grades, mainly about good £250-350 very fine. 
551. A small collection of medals, comprising: five to FlightLieutenant Duncan Edward de la Hoyde, R.A.F.: 1939-45 and Africa Stars, Defence and War Medals, General Service 1918-62 (Elizabeth II) clasp: Malaya (FLT. LT. D.E. DE. LA. HOYDE, R,A,F,), mounted for wearing; a G.S.M. 1962-2007, clasp: Northern Ireland (24285504 GNR P L SMITH RA); and two WWII campaign groups, in boxes of issue (1939-45/Africa/Italy/War and 1939-45/Defence/War). £100-150
552. Royal Warwickshire Regiment: a collection of medals, comprising: four to Acting Corporal Ben Roland Griffin: 1914 Star (1477 PTE. B. R. GRIFFIN. R. WAR. R.), British War and Victory Medals (1477 A. CPL. B. R. GRIFFIN. R. WAR. R.), Imperial Service Medal, George VI (BEN ROLAND GRIFFIN); a British War Medal 1914-20 (724 CPL. G. EVERITT. R. WAR. R.); an Imperial Service Medal, George VI (BERTIE WILLIAM EVERITT); a Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (RONALD B. EVERITT); and five Second World War campaign medals attributed to this last man; medals good very fine, some better, some replacement ribbons, cases for the ISMs. £200-300 A. Cpl. Griffin was entitled to a clasp to his star. His Medal Index Card is endorsed with the word ‘Deserter’ which has been officially cancelled.
553. A collection or group of five French medals: Medaille Militaire; Criox de Guerre, Theatres D’Operations Exterieurs (2); Croix de Guerre, 1939; Medaille Coloniale, Extreme-Orient clasp; presented on a framed board.  £100-150
554. France: Legion of Honour, Knight’s breast badge, cased, extremely fine; together with a Croix de Guerre with star and palm branch, very fine.  £70-100
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555. Imperial Russian Army: a silver breast badge, Imperial double headed eagle with an axe and a shovel crossed by lighting bolts, screw fitting with convex back plate, possibly a military academic graduation badge, height 55mm. £100-150
not to scale 556. Three medical prize medals, to Professor Edward Charles Dodds, M.V.O., D.Sc., PhD., F.R.C.P.: West London Medico-Chirurgical Society, 9 carat gold medal for merit, by Elkington & Co, Birmingham 1936, 50mm, 54g, cased by the maker; British Empire Cancer Campaign, The Garton Medal, 1948, silver gilt, by John Pinches, 76mm, 7.75 ozt, cased by the maker with details in gilt to the lid; Society of Chemical £2,500-3,000 Industry, 9 carat gold prize medal, July 1951, 63mm, 165g, in Royal Mint case, all nearly as struck. 
557. Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838, silver commemorative medal, Obv. bust, VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN BORN MAY 24. 1819 Rev. The Queen enthroned, crowned by Britannia, Hibernia, Scotia and Religion; above, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN. (a variant of E 1312), extremely fine or nearly so. £150-250
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558. George IV, Coronation, 1821, a hollow copper-gilt medal by Webb, robed bust left, Rev. Imperial crown on a plinth, in a double glazed mount with reeded gilt metal rim and suspension loop (BHM 1094). £200-300 559. A small quantity of commemorative medals, comprising: Coronation of George II, 1727, silver, Obv. Bust, laureate, armoured and draped. GEORGIVS. II. D.G. MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. Rev. The King enthroned, is crowned by Brittania VOLENTES. PER. POPULOS. (E 510) fine; Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1897, silver, Obv. Bust, crowned, veiled and draped. VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICITER CLAVDIT XX IVN. MDCCCXCVII. Rev. Young head of the Queen, dividing inscription, LONGITVDO DIERVM IN DEXTERAEIVS ET IN SINISTRA GLORIA, (E 1817a), extremely fine; South African War, Memorial, 1900, bronze, (E 1850a), near very fine; Coronation of Edward VII, 1902, silver, 56mm, Obv. crowned and draped. EDWARD VII CROWNED 9. AUGUST 1902 Rev. Bust, crowned, veiled and draped. ALEXANDRA QUEEN CONSORT, (E 1871a), extremely fine; Coronation of Edward VII, 1902, bronze, 56mm, Obv. crowned and draped. EDWARD VII CROWNED 9. AUGUST 1902 Rev. Bust, crowned, veiled and draped. ALEXANDRA QUEEN CONSORT, (E 1871a), extremely fine; Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1897, Bronze, Obv. Bust, crowned, veiled and draped, VICTORIA QUEEN OF ENGLAND EMPRESS OF INDIA, DIAMOND JUBILEE 1837 - 1897 Rev. further commemorative text superimposed over relief representation of British imperial territories, extremely fine; and other copper, bronze and white metal items.  £250-300 560. A quantity of commemorative medals, including: Coronation of Edward VII, 1902, silver (2), Obv. Bust, crowned and draped. EDWARD VII CROWNED 9. AUGUST 1902 Rev. crowned, veiled and draped. ALEXANDRA QUEEN CONSORT, (E 1871b) very fine; Liverpool and Manchester Railway Opened, 1830, white metal, (E 1223), about very fine; Coronation, 1838, White Metal, BUST VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN BORN MAY 24. 1819 Rev. The Queen enthroned, crowned by Britannia, Hibernia, Scotia and Religion; above, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN. (a variant of E. 1312), near very fine; Ten Hours Bill, 1848, white metal, (E 1423), near very fine; Death of Sir Robert Peel, 1850, white metal, (E 1450), near very fine; Great Exhibition, 1851, white metal, (E 1463), very fine; Cork Fine Art Exhibition, 1852, white metal, (E 1467), near very fine; Death of the Duke of Wellington, 1852, white metal, (a variant of E 1468), good fine; Inauguration of Aston Hall, 1858, white metal, (E 1520), good very fine; International Exhibition, 1862, white metal, (a variant of E 1555), fine; Coronation of Edward VII, 1902, white metal, (a variant of E 1869BC), extremely fine; and other white metal items. [qty] £150-200
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561. A small collection of British and foreign commemorative and souvenir medals, silver, bronze and copper, including; Coronation George V. 1911, extremely fine; Coronation George V & Queen Mary, 1911, nearly extremely fine; British Empire Exhibition, 1924, (E 1991) extremely fine; Jeypore Exhibition, 1883, extremely fine; and others, grades vary from fine to extremely fine. [qty] £40-60
562. Duke of Argyle, bronze memorial 1743, commemorative medal, Bust armoured IOHANN. CAMPBELL. Rev. DUX DE ARGYLE ET DE GREENWICH MDCCXLIII within an ornamental border decorated with military standards (E 577); together with: French Africa commemorative medal, Bust of a North African man left rev. map entitled MAURITANIE and coastal fortress, the edge engraved ‘BRONZE’, by Emile Monier, both extremely fine.  £200-300
563. A small collection of prize medals, including: Westmeath Farming Society, white metal medals (3): best two acres of yellow turnips, 1858; best five acres of swedes, 1861; best five acres of green crops, 1862 (all to Thomas James Smyth Esq., Ballynegall); Society for the Promotion of Arts and Commerce, white metal medal for ‘Planting 187 acres with forest trees’ (Ralph Creyke Esq. 1819); and other items. £100-150
564. A small quantity of medals, medal ribbons, and other items, including: U.S.A., a Purple Heart; a copy Gulf Medal named to A8218807 SAC M FERRIS RAF; a Silver War Badge, number B32080; various un-official service medals, commemorative medals, and prize medals; a small collection of ribbons, loose and in bars; and other items. [qty] £100-150
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565. George III, gold half guinea, 1804, seventh head, r. shield in garter (S 3737), nearly extremely fine. £200-300
566. George III, gold half sovereign, 1817 (S 3786), good very fine or better. £200-300
567. George IV, gold sovereign, 1826, second type (S 3801), abrasions to bust, otherwise near very fine £250-350
568. George IV, gold half sovereign, 1826 (S 3804), pierced for suspension at 6 o’clock, otherwise good very fine. £100-150
569. Victoria, gold sovereign, 1857 (S 3852D), very fine. £250-350
570. Victoria, gold sovereign, 1862 (S 5852D), good very fine or better. £250-300
571. George VI, gold two pounds, 1937, plain edge proof (S 4075), some hairline scratches and small blemishes, extremely fine. £1,000-1,500
572. Elizabeth II, gold sovereign, 1979 (S 4204), as struck. £100-150
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573. Charles II, silver crown, 1676, edge VICESIMO OCTAVO (S 3358), fine; William III, silver shilling, 1696 (S 3497), fair.  £150-200
575. George III, silver halfcrown, 1816, large bust (S 3788), nearly extremely fine. £150-200
574. George III, silver halfcrown, 1818, small head (S 3789), good very fine or better. £150-250
577. Victoria, silver florin, 1849, godless type (S 3890), nearly extremely fine. £150-250
578. Edward VII, silver crown, 1902 (S 3978), better than extremely fine. £150-250
576. No lot
579. Victoria, silver coins (6), 1887, Jubilee bust: crown, double florin (Roman I), halfcrown, florin, shilling, threepence (small head) (S 3921, 3922, 3924, 3925, 3926, 3931), all extremely fine or significantly better.  £300-500
580. Victoria, silver halfcrown, 1883, (S 3889) good very fine; silver halfcrown, 1901 (S 3938) extremely fine or better; Edward VII, silver shilling, 1902 (S 3982) better than extremely fine.  £150-200 580
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581. A small collection of British coins, comprising: George III, gold guinea, 1772, third head (S 3727), about fair, reverse better; Victoria, gold half sovereign, 1887, Jubilee head (S 3869), good very fine; gold half sovereign, 1892, about very fine; Elizabeth I, silver sixpence, 1561, pierced for suspension, otherwise near fine; George IV, silver shilling, 1824, shield in garter (S 3811), crudely pierced, otherwise very fine; Charles II, copper farthing, 1672 (S 3394), fair.  £400-600
part 582. A small quantity of British coins, including: Victoria, halfcrown, silver, 1887 (S 3924) near extremely fine; Victoria, florin, silver, 1887 (S 3925) very fine; Victoria, shilling, silver, 1887 (S 3926) near very fine; Edward VII, halfcrown, 1902, (S 3980) near extremely fine; George V, halfcrown, silver, 1914, (S 4011) near extremely fine; George V, shilling, silver, 1915 & 1916, (S 4013) both extremely fine ; George V, crown, silver, 1935 (S 4048) extremely fine; George VI, halfcrown, silver, 1941 (S 4080) extremely fine; together with a commemorative medal, Coronation of George V, silver, 1911 (E 1922b) near very fine; and other items.  £150-200
583. Scotland, four coins: Charles II, twopence, Turner or Bodle, crowned CR with small II to right rev. thistle, NEMO, (S 5625) fine to near very fine.  £60-100 583
584. Ireland, James II, halfcrown, October 1689, ‘gunmoney’ issue, large size (S 6579), very fine. £100-150
585. George III, copper twopence, 1797, Soho Mint (S 3779), good very fine or better. £80-120
586. Victoria, copper penny, 1859 (S 3948), good very fine or a little better. £50-70
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587. Italian States: Tuscany, Leopold II, silver quattro fiorini, 1826, head right, rev. crowned ornate arms (C#74), good very fine or better, scarce. £800-1,200 588. Japan, Meiji period, silver yen, third year of Mutsuhito’s reign (1870), type I (Y#5.1), very fine. £200-300
589. Papal States, Pius IX, silver scudo, 1854 (KM# 1336.2), nearly extremely fine. £150-200 590. Swiss Cantons: Solothurn, silver ten batzen, 1785 (KM# 45), good very fine or better with some lustre. £100-150
591. Italian States: Tuscany, Leopold II, silver five paoli (2), 1828 (C#73), good very fine or better.  £300-500
592. A collection of Chinese silver coins, various denominations including: Kuang-tung Sheng Tsao, dollar, 1890-1908 (Kp 431; KM Y 203), near very fine; Kuanghsü Yüan-pao, dollar, 1900 (Kp 216; KM Y 145a.4), near very fine; Kuang-hs Yüan-pao, dollar, 1903 (Kp 402; KM Y 73.1), very fine; Chiang-nan Sheng Tsao, dollar, 1904 (Kp 422; KM Y 145a.12), near very fine; Tai-chi’ing Yinpi, 50 cents, 1910 (Kp 397; KM Y 23), near very fine; Yün-nan Sheng Tsao, dollar, 1920-22 (Kp 455; KM Y 258.1), very fine; and others, various grades ranging from fine to very fine.  £450-550
593. Japanese Ichibu, silver, Ansei era or Mutsuhito, 1859-68 or 1868-69 (Kp 864; C 16A or 16b), Extremely fine; together with a Chinese sycee (ingot), 1 Tael, 36.2grams, c 1889 (Kp 189), good fine.  £80-100
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594. A collection of Chinese copper coins, various denominations including: An-hui Sheng Tsao, 10 CASH, 1902, note: the letter ‘A’ is inverted (Kp 398; KM Y 34a), very fine; Chi-lin Sheng Tsao, 10 CASHES, 1903, (Kp 427; KM Y 177.3), very fine; Kuang-hsü Yüan-pao, 10 CASH, 1904-5, (Kp 434; KM Y 220), very fine; THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA, 20 CASH, 1922 (Kp 414; KM Y 403.1), near very fine; and other early 20th century Chinese coins of varying provinces, various grades ranging from poor to very fine. [qty] £100-150
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595. Elizabeth II, gold proof sovereign four coin set, five pounds to half sovereign, in wooden case with certificate and outer card box (PGS49), as struck £1,400-1,600
596. Elizabeth II, Britannia gold proof four coin set, one hundred pounds to ten pounds, in wooden case with certificate and outer card box (PBG30), as struck £1,400-1,600
597. Elizabeth II, gold proof sets, 2008: ‘Emblems of Britain’, seven coins, one pound to one penny (PGEBCS); and ‘Royal Shield of Arms’, seven coins, one pound to one penny (PGRSAS), issued together in wooden case with certificates, complete with outer card box, as struck. £3,000-3,500
598. Victoria, gold sovereign, 1879, Sidney Mint (S 3855), good very fine or better; Elizabeth II, gold proof sovereign, 1981, in presentation box, as struck.  £380-450
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599. Channel Islands: a collection of silver proof coins, comprising: Alderney: two pounds piedfort, 1992 (2), 40th anniversary of accession; two pounds, 1994, 50th anniversary of D-Day; two pounds, 1995, 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War; ten pounds, 2000, Queen Mother’s 100th birthday; five pounds, 2003, last flight of Concorde; ten pounds, 2005, Winston Churchill; five pounds, 2012, loss of the Titanic; Channel Islands: crowns (3), 2005, three coin set, Battle of Trafalgar; crowns (3), 2005, three coin set, end of the Second World War; Guernsey: fifty pence piedfort, 2000; together with a gilt Alderney five pounds, 2006, Stephenson’s Rocket, about as struck, all but the first two and the last in their original cases. [16 coins] £200-300
600. Elizabeth II, collection of British proof coins, comprising: Elizabeth II, proof set, 1983, eight coins, one pound to half penny (S US02) in Royal Mint case; Elizabeth II, proof set, 1985, seven coins, one pound to one penny (S US04) in Royal Mint case; Elizabeth II, proof set, 1986, eight coins, two pounds to one penny (S US05) in Royal Mint case; together with various other coins including; recent British issues in good grades, specimen and commemorative sets and other items. [qty] £100-150
601. A collection of British specimens and proof coin sets, comprising: cased and/or boxed proof sets: one for each year from 1983 to 2000; silver proof set, 2000, Millennium, blue velvet case (PSS08); further proof sets for each year from 2001 to 2006; executive set, 2007, wooden case; two sets for 2008: Emblem of Britain and the black leather cased, set; specimen sets in card folders, each year from 1970 to 1982 (two each for 1974, 1977 and 1982); and an uncirculated set for 1953, partitioned plastic sleeve. £500-700
602. A collection of British specimen coins and proofs: including: George VI, Festival of Britain Crown, 1951 (S 4111) about as struck; Elizabeth II, proof set, 1953, ten coins, crown to farthing (S PS19) in Royal Mint case; Elizabeth II, specimen sets, six-eight coins, various years from 1970-1979, 50p to 1/2 pence (S PS20, PS21, PS22, PS23, PS24, PS25, PS26, PS27, PS28, PS29) ; Elizabeth II, proof set, seven coins, 1985, one pound to one penny (S US04) in Royal Mint case; Elizabeth II, proof set, eight coins, 1986, two pounds to one penny (S US05) in Royal Mint case; Elizabeth II, 1980, Twenty-five pence commemorative coin (S 4228), about as struck; Elizabeth II, 1983, one pound, silver (S 4221) about as struck; Elizabeth II, 1981, Royal Wedding commemorative, Twenty-five pence (S 4229) about as struck; Elizabeth II, proof set, 2008, seven coins, one pound to one penny (S US38), in Royal Mint case; Elizabeth II, proof set, 2012, ten coins, five pounds to one pence (S US48), in Royal Mint case; and other items [qty]. £180-220
603. United States of America: a small quantity of specimen coins, including: silver eagles (7), 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, about as struck, all but the first in plastic cases; ‘Fifty States Commemorative Quarters, 1999-2008, a set in a card folder; silver proof quarter sets, five coins each, 2003, 2004, 2006, in plastic cases; and others. £100-150 604. No lot
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605. A large quantity of assorted coins and tokens, mainly British, including commemorative issues and later pre-decimal issues. [qty] £100-150
606. A small collection of British silver and cupro-nickel coins, including: Victoria, double florin, 1890 (S 3923), near very fine; Crown, 1900, edge LXIII (S 3937), good fine; George V, Crown, 1935, Jubilee issue (S 4048), good fine; and various commemorative issues and £50-70 specimen sets. [qty]
607. A collection of half crowns, comprising: Edward VII, 1910 (S3980); George V, 1914 (5), 1915 (7), 1916 (8), 1917 (2), 1918 (7), 1919 (2) (S 4011); 1926 (S 4032), various grades, mainly near very fine.  £150-250
608. A large collection of British and foreign coins, including: a large quantity of Indian low denomination coins (KM 509) varying grades, mostly very fine; Victoria, Florin, 1849 (S 3890) near very fine to good fine ; George III, three shillings, 1811 (S 3769) good fine; George III, shilling, 1816 & 1820 (S 3790) near very fine ; George V, halfcrown, £200-250 1914 & 1915 (S 4011) very fine; and other items. [qty]
609. A collection of assorted numismia, including: Victorian silver coins (half crowns and lesser denominations), notably a half crown of 1887, nearly extremely fine; an Anglesey penny token, 1788; and a small quantity of ancient copper coins. [qty] £100-150
610. A collection of Chinese & Indian silver, copper, copper-nickel and brass coins; various denominations including: India, Victoria, silver, RUPEE, 1892 or 1897. (Kp 658; KM 72), good fine; India, Victoria, copper, 1/4 ANNA, 1898 restrike. (kp 755; KM 486), good very fine; India, Edward VII, silver, RUPEE, 1904 (Kp 1128; KM 508), good fine; India, George V, silver, RUPEE, 1912 (Kp 1129; KM 524), very fine; China, Yün-nan Sheng Tsao, brass, 50 CASH, 1919 (Kp 455; Y 478), good fine.  £100-120
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611. A small collection of coins, including: a clipped section of a hammered gold coin, possibly late medieval, found near Atherfield Ledge Isle of Wight; Ireland: Edward I, silver penny, Waterford, very fine; Great Britain: Victoria, silver halfcrown, 1850 (S 3888), fine; shilling, 1875 (S 3906A), about very fine; copper half farthing, 1844 (S 3951), extremely fine; third farthing, 1881, Malta (S 3960), nearly extremely fine; and other items. £200-300
612. Assorted coins, including: George III, silver crown, 1820 (S 3787), near fine; George IV, copper farthing, 1821, first issue (S 3822), good very fine; Victoria, silver half crown, 1883 (S 3889), very fine; shilling, 1887, small Jubilee head (S 3926), good very fine or a little better; together with various other issues including commemorative crowns. [qty] £100-150
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616. Anglesey, token coinage, penny, 1788, gilt-copper, druid, rev. mining company cypher, some wear to gilding, otherwise £80-120 nearly extremely fine.
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617. A collection of 19th Century British token coinage, including; Birmingham, one penny, 1811, BIRMINGHAM AND NEATH Crown, fine to near very fine ; Birmingham, one penny, 1812, BIRMINGHAM AND WARWICKSHIRE Crown, near very fine ; Birmingham, one penny, 1812, BIRMINGHAM view of the workhouse building rev. ONE POUND PAYABLE AT THE WORKHOUSE FOR 240 TOKENS, fine ; Worcester, one penny, 1813, JOHN KNAPP JUNIOR rev. PAYABLE IN CASH NOTES, near very fine; Bristol, halfpenny, 1811, VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA shield of arms rev. PAYABLE AT BRISTOL, SWANSEA AND LONDON, very fine; Glanclywedog, one penny, 1813, view of Glanclywedog Factory, near fine; Bilston, twopence, 1811, bareheaded, ermine-robed bust of George III rev. PAYABLE BY RUSHBURY & WOOLLEY view of the Royal Exchange building, near fine; Norwich, halfpenny, 1811, hope with shield rev. REGENCY Arms of Norwich shield, near very fine to very fine ; London, halfpenny, 1811, Thomas Wood, Broker, auctioneer, general agent rev. PAYABLE AT THE OLD STOCK EXCHANGE, near very fine; and others, various grades ranging £100-150 from poor to very fine. [qty]
618. A collection of 18th Century British token coinage, including; Coventry, halfpenny, 1793, 1794, Lady Godiva on horseback, rev. Elephant and castle, near very fine to very fine ; Shropshire, halfpenny, 1788, John Wilkinson Iron Master his bust rev. Barge, very fine; Leek, halfpenny, 1793, Caduceus in front of bales rev. ARTE FAVENTE NIL DESPERANDUM, near very fine to very fine ; Dimchurch, halfpenny, 1794, ROMNEY MARSH HALFPENNY Lamb above WP cypher, very fine; Pidcock, halfpenny, Rhinoceros rev. Two headed cow, very fine; Stafford, penny, 1801, Castle and four lions rev. cypher above knot, very fine; Norfolk, halfpenny, 1793, Mounted dragoon rev. view of barracks, very fine; Anglesey, one penny, 1787, druids head in wreath rev. cypher, poor to near very fine ; Bath, halfpenny, 1794, HE SPAKE OF TREES FROM THE CEDAR TREE THAT IS IN LEBANON frames Botanic Garden entrance rev. tree and ruined wall, very fine; and others, various grades ranging from poor to very fine. [qty] £120-180
619. A collection of 18th and 19th Century British token coinage, including; Hull, halfpenny, 1791, William III on horseback, rev. Arms, very fine; Middlesex, Exeter change strand, Pidcocks Exhibition, Elephant, rev. rhinoceros, plain, not in collar, very fine; Wales, Anglesey, one penny, 1788, Druids head in wreath, good very fine; Ireland, Dublin, halfpenny, Talbort Fyan Grocer, 1794, sugar loaf and brandy bottle, very fine; Birmingham & Neath, one penny, 1811, crown, near very fine; Birmingham & South Wales, one penny, 1812, plumes, rev. horse, near very fine; and others, various grades ranging from fine to near very fine. [qty] £200-250
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620. Elizabeth II, fifty pence, 1969, a mis-struck example with irregular rim. £60-80 621. British bank note: 1947 issue, 5 pounds, London (KM343), extremely fine. £100-150 621 not to scale
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EDGED WEAPONS & ARMOUR
622. A Japanese sword (o-wakizashi), blade 21.5 in, hon-zukuri, suguha-hamon, suriage-nakago with signature (Namban Tetsu Oite Bushu Edo Echizen Yasutsugu), horimono representing the Tokugawa mon now concealed under the gilt habaki; gilt highlighted iron tsuba depicting warriors in battle in openwork and low relief, mei to seppadai on both sides, shakudo fuchi and kashira with encrusted copper and gold decoration of warriors and horses, menuki in the form of dragons coiled around ken; saya covered with lacquer set with shells; kogatana with signature (Tadatsuna), kozuka set with two bats and a crescent moon in copper-gilt, shakudo and silver. ÂŁ400-600
623. A Japanese sword, blade 28 in., hon-zukuri, midare hamon, nakago with signature (Kawachi Kami Kunisuke), gilt habaki; plain oval tsuba, tachi-koshirae, the part gilt fuchi and kabutogane embellished with a design of flowing waves in low relief, laquered saya with writhing dragon in gold, ishi-dzuki and shiba-biki en suite to the hilt fittings. ÂŁ300-500
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624. A Japanese short sword (wakizashi), blade 20 in., shobuzukuri, midare hamon, nakago appears suriage with two mekugi-ana, indistinct signature (ari...ju mori...?); gilt habaki interrupted by a shallow groove and with parallel file marks, partial tsuka (lacks tsuba and tsukamaki largely removed) with matching fuchi and kashira of shakudo overlaid with gold dragons to a nanako ground, detached menuki of botanical form with gilt highlights; ribbed lacquered saya, kogatana with elaborate horimono and a shakudo kozuka embellished with gilt dogs and foliage. ÂŁ500-700
625. A Tibetan dagger, single edged blade 11.5 in., white metal clad hilt with trefoil terminal set with a turquoise cabochon to a raised setting, iron framed scabbard with white metal panels profusely embossed with writhing dragons amid foliage, further cabochons to the outer face; together with a Tibetan prayer book, six loose leaves with text and painted Buddhas, enclosed by two boards faced with richly embossed white metal overlaid with Buddhas and mythical beasts, also featuring vajras and other symbols, all within a border set with hard stone cabochons.  ÂŁ700-1,000
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626. A Persian sword (shamshir), curved blade of watered steel 34 in., shallow fuller bordered by a narrower groove, with a lion in sunken relief to a roundel, the famous maker’s name ‘Assad Allah’ to a cartouche; iron crosspiece with small langettes and long quillons, Arabic text to the ecousson, later ivory grips set with white metal rosettes (some deficient), possibly a European addition. £1,500-2,000
627. An Ottoman Balkan dagger (jambiya), slightly curved wootz blade 10 in. with medial ridge; marine ivory hilt of characteristic form with barb-like details carved at with end of the round-section grip. £250-350
628. A good Khyber knife, well watered blade 15.75 in. with a panel of gold koftgari to the back near the hilt, marine ivory grips. £250-300
629. A Sinhalese knife (piha-kaetta), heavy single edged blade 9 in., the lower part and the fullers clad in brass with scrolling foliage inlaid in white metal; two-stage hilt with two scrolling brass plates enclosing the base of the blade, finely carved horn grip; fluted wooden scabbard with white metal collar. £100-150
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630. An Indian axe (bullova), crescent shaped steel blade, the socket with a sharpened semi-circumferencial flange; wooden haft 37 in. with simple brass finial, slender steel strip inserted under the socket and bound to the haft with rattan (presumably to stabilise the £100-150 head), Chota Nagpur.
631. Four Indian axes (bullova), steel blades with slightly concave edges, the sockets with partly sharpened flanges; wooden hafts with embellished brass finials topped with iron spikes (one spike lacking), brass butts, Chota Nagpur.  £200-300
632. Three Indian steel axes, two being decorated en suite with brass inlay, one of which having a double head and the other with the crescent shaped blade opposed by a flamboyant spike, each with spear head at the end of the haft; the third with drooping head cut with a scene of a tiger attacking two elephants in silhouette, plain haft with brass ball finial.  £200-300
633. An Indian axe, heavy steel head with crescent shaped blade and incised decoration inhabited by a fish and a horse; bamboo haft, the nodes adorned with domed brass rivets; length 127 cm (50 in.) £100-150
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634. Four Moroccan daggers (jambiya or koummya), each with a narrow curved blade, a hilt with a characteristic peacock fan terminal, and ornate white metal and brass mounted hilts and scabbards.  £250-350
λ 635. Eight Syrian daggers (jambiya), each with a stout curved blade and a banded hilt formed of bone, brass, ebonised wood and other materials; four examples having Arabic text etched to the fortes; and another having an Arabic inscription to a brass tablet on the hilt.  £350-450 635
λ 636. Five Syrian daggers (jambiya), each with a stout curved blade, banded and mosaic decorated hilts formed of bone, brass, ebonised wood and other materials; one example having Arabic text etched to the forte and a crescent motifs in green material to the hilt; another with unusually slender blade and bands of miniature balusters to the hilt.  £200-300
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637. A collection of four daggers (jambiya), comprising: a Moroccan example with multi-fullered blade, white metal mounted wooden hilt with peacock fan terminal; another with copper scabbard overlaid in brass and white metal with architectural decoration, and a large wooden hilt with top and bottom mounts in the same style; another with plain brass hilt; the last a Syrian example with brass inlaid hilt.  £150-250
λ 638. Eight Syrian daggers (jambiya), each with a stout curved blade, exhibiting various combinations of narrow fullers and incised decoration; banded and mosaic decorated hilts of various materials including: bone, horn, mother-of-pearl and brass; one example having a brass scabbard.  £350-450
λ 639. Three Albanian daggers (jambiya), curved and tapering blades with fine medial ridges, hilts of polished horn set with copper studs, moulded leather scabbards.  £180-250
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640. A fine Sudanese sword (kaskara), broad double edegd blade 36 in., central fuller running to the point, incised marks near the hilt; iron crosspiece with long flaring diamond-section quillons and short langets, the round-section grip and disc pommel clad in white metal, the grip embossed with a diamond lattice recalling crocodile skin, the pommel with beaded rim and foliate engraved top flat, low domed finial with faceted nut, orange wool tassel; hide scabbard with moulded decoration, characteristic swell towards the lower end, embellished white metal locket and chape, leather strap fixed to two iron rings, perforated triangular leather ornament. £200-300
λ 641. Three Sudanese swords (kaskara), the first with broad multi-fullered blade 35 in., long flaring quillons and short langets, crocodile skin grip, hide scabbard with characteristic swell toward the lower end and an embellished white metal chape; the next with 36.5 in. blade, broad central fuller, iron cross piece, hide bound hilt; the last with broad blade 35.5 in. and struck with crescent moon marks, brass cross piece, bone grip, hide scabbard.  £250-350
642. A Sudanese sword (kaskara), broad double edged blade 38 in., narrow fullers, etched over its entire surface with Arabic text; brass cross piece, leather bound grip and pommel. £100-150
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643. Three West African swords, of the Mandinka people, each having a curved and fullered blade of European type, and flamboyant hide mounting, with woven details including: tapering hilts interrupted by broad discs and with angular brass pommels, scabbard with swollen portions towards the lower ends, large hemispherical elements to the suspension points, tassels; each accompanied by a small pouch or satchel decorated in the same manner.  £150-250
644. A Tuareg sword (takouba), double edged blade 30.5 in., shallow fuller and spatulate tip; hilt of characteristic form with broad cross piece covered with hide, composite conical pommel of copper and brass; moulded hide scabbard with aluminium suspension loops; together with another similar sword.  £100-150
646. A quantity of edged weapons, including: a Japanese spear head (yari), stout blade of flattened triangular section, the broad face with a shallow fuller and engraved with two characters, fitted to an iron mounted hilt with ribbed leather grip, the small tsuba with botanical decoration in relief, lacquered saya; a Sinhalese knife (piha-kaetta), of characteristic form, blade 8 in., silver koftgari decoration, flamboyant scrolling silver collar, silver mounted and fluted wooden scabbard with vacant pocket for a bodkin; a 19th Century horn and copper (once silvered) mounted hilt; various jambiya, and other items. [qty] £200-300
645. A small collection of North African and Mediterranean knives, comprising: a Greek or Corsican example with clip point blade 4.5 in, ivory grip, hide covered scabbard; three African knives with broad iron blades and brass hilts, two having scabbards; and a double edged African knife, the hilt formed of alternating bands of horn, brass and ivory, in associated hide scabbard.  £100-150
647. Three South East Asian weapons: an Igorot axe, excentric beaked steel head, plain wooden haft carved with a projecting peak at the mid-point; together with an Igorot knife, hatchet point blade 12.5 in., hilt and open sided scabbard of wood with rattan binding; and a Philippine knife (minasbad), blade 18 in., wooden hilt with excentric £200-300 guard and monstrous pommel, wooden scabbard. 
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648. Three Indonesian daggers (kris), the first with 11 in. straight edged blade, bone hilt carved with naturalistic forms, angular wooden wranka; the second of Javanese type, wavy blade 13.5 in., faceted hilt with carved details and beaded mendak, metal clad wooden scabbard; the third Sumatran, of ‘executioners’ type, slender straight blade 1 in., wooden hilt with carved bark effect, wooden scabbard.  £250-350
649. A scarce stick sword from the island of Solor, broad blade 13 in., the back forming a small peak before descending sharply to meet the nearly straight edge, each side with a very shallow back fuller; long grip (18.5 in.) partially clad with polished horn and set with three brass bands. £500-700 This scarce type of weapon is known only on the tiny island of Solor (86 square miles), in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. 650. Three Asian weapons: an Assamese sword (dao), flaring blade 18.5 in. with slightly concave tip, open sided wooden scabbard with partial rattan harness; a Bhutanese sword, heavy blade 17 in., wire bound wooden hilt, open sided wooden scabbard; and an Naga axe, square pointed blade 8.25 in., wooden haft with rattan binding and hair fringe.  £150-200
651. A collection of Asian weapons, comprising: a Nepalese sacrificial sword (kora), forward curving flared blade 22 in., iron hilt with disc shaped guard and pommel; a Sri Lankan sword (kastane), cast brass hilt with monstrous pommel and terminals, the knuckle bow displaying a face of European appearance, brass scabbard; a Siamese sword (dha), brass hilt with pointed pommel, brass scabbard; a Rajput axe (bhuj) steel blade with brass elephant collar, steel haft; and a tulwar, with brass hilt.  £250-350 652. A collection of Islamic weapons, comprising: an Omani dancing sword, straight spatulate blade 31 in., long tapering hilt, scabbard and hilt clad in black leather and with repousse decorated white metal mountings; a nomadic dagger (telek), straight tapering blade 12 in. and marked with a small flowerhead stamp, wooden grip, pommel with four brass projections forming a cross; a Nimcha, curved blade 15 in., wooden hilt with angular hooked pommel, wooden scabbard, embellished overall with brass wire and hardstone inlay; two Moroccan daggers (koummya) of characteristic form with curved blades and fan shaped pommels, one with white metal scabbard and the other brass; and a brass mounted jambiya set with hardstones.  £150-250
653. A collection of Asian edged weapons, comprising: three Khyber knives of varying sizes, the largest with a 22.5 in. blade, mountings of brass, wood, steel and leather; a massive kukri, blade 21 in., brass and aluminium hilt, tooled leather scabbard with two by-knives; and another kukri, blade 9.5 in., wooden hilt, leather scabbard with numerous by-knives and other implements including tweezers and an ear spoon.  £300-400
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654. A Caucasian sword (shashka), slightly curved blade 32.5 in., running wolf mark to one side and a cross surmounting an orb inlaid in copper to the other; ivory hilt with hooked and bifurcated terminal; scabbard with four nielloed silver mounts, first half of the 19th Century. ÂŁ800-1,000
655. A fine Caucasian dagger (kindjal), double edged blade 13 in. with eccentric fuller and long tapering point; steel hilt inlaid in gold and silver with panels of scrolling foliage, fixed by rivets with large gold inlaid heads; the scabbard decorated en suite to the hilt and with flower bud terminal. ÂŁ1,000-1,500
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HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND:
A RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT GUN SHIELD
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656. Henry VIII of England: a rare and historically important gun shield. A convex circular shield, or target, composed of two layers of wooden strips laid at right angles, faced with two concentric tiers of eight ferrous plates each formed with a shallow tetrahedral peak and arranged around a large conical central boss, the joints between the plates covered with iron straps at the junctions of which are set eight smaller conical bosses, the rim covered by a further strap of domed section, straps and bosses fixed with cuprous headed iron nails, the upper plate of the inner tier with an aperture for a match lock pistol (not present), the inner face retaining the stubs of leather straps and with traces of fibrous matter and other residual indications of backing materials and fittings, diameter 52 cm, 16th Century. £30,000-50,000 Provenance: The collection of Charles Lees R.S.A. c. 18811; The Alexander MacMillan Welch Collection; The Metropolitan Museum of Art Loan Exhibition 1931; through other hands to the current private collection. Shields of this type, fitted with matchlock pistols projecting through the upper half or through a central boss, are a peculiar feature of the armoury of King Henry VIII of England, and may be seen as a reflection of his flair for innovation as well as of his enthusiasm for armed combat. The principal primary evidence for the presence of gun shields in the royal armoury is an inventory taken at the time of the King’s death in 1547, which includes a reference to “targettes steeled wt gonnes XXXV” (targets steeled, with guns, 35)2 . A clue to their origin is found in a letter of 1544 from an Italian painter, Giovanni Batista of Ravenna, to Edmund Harvel (English Ambassador to Venice) in which the author offers to provide the King, among many other things, “round shields and arm pieces with guns inside that fire upon the enemy and pierce any armour”3. Modern scholaship4 has identified two main types of gun shield: those with the pistol projecting through a central boss, heavy, typically provided with a small grill for sighting, and of probably English manufacture; and those of lighter construction, with a gun mounted above the centre, and of probable Italian manufacture. It is in the latter and scarcer category that this shield belongs. The general type seems to have had a short lifespan in Europe. One source5 identifies a ‘latest known example’ produced in Germany 1560-70 (not a member of this group). Known examples of Henrician gun shields display considerable diversity in the details of their construction and decoration but a comparison of the shield offered here with examples held at the Tower of London, the Royal Collection at Windsor, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and elsewhere, confirms that it belongs to same group and may therefore be attributed, as they are, to the armoury of Henry VIII. In particular the arrangement of the wooden strips, the configuration and colouration of the marks left by the fabric backing (now lacking)6, the small holes corresponding to the position of the serpentine (articulated match holder)7, the remains of the leather straps6, the form of the iron strapwork and of the nails that fix it8,5, and the remnants of fabric fringes found below the bases of the bosses9, all correspond perfectly to the attributes of other extant Henrician gun shields.
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The gun aperture has small peripheral holes for the attachment of an escutcheon (now missing) which are similar in their position to those of an example held at the Tower of London10, and the secondary conical bosses may be compared to those found on a central gun hole type held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art11. The marks left by the upholstery, are as already stated, a match to those on other examples, and in cases where this is found in a more complete state it has a red and yellow colour scheme12 that accords with a change in the livery of the Royal Household that occurred in 15444. It is also interesting to note that the damage to the central boss (perforations caused by a sharp object of square section – possibly a pike or halberd point) is remarkably similar to that seen on other pieces of armour at the Tower of London. These may be evidence of frivolous mishandling by custodians in an era before conservation was taken seriously. The total number of gun shields originally in the possession of the King is impossible to ascertain exactly, but was certainly less than one hundred13. A recent survey4 identified 46 (possibly 47) surviving examples, the overwhelming majority of which are held by museums. The last instances of a gun shield appearing at public auction appear to have occurred in the 1970s14, 15. We are delighted to offer for sale what is either the 47th or the 48th surviving example. It is an object of exceptional rarity in absolute terms, and its significance to arms and armour collectors is dramatically elevated by its direct association with one of the most warlike, extravagant, and charismatic kings in the history of the British Isles.
1. James Drummond, ‘Ancient Scottish Weapons’ 2. D. Starkey (ed) The Inventory of Henry VIII. The Transcript. Society of Antiquaries London 1988. Pp 103-104 & 189 3. National Archives SP1/184/219. C. Blair forthcoming 4. S. Metcalf, A.R.E. North and D. Balfour, ‘The Conservation of a gun-shield from the arsenal of Henry VIII. Textiles meet arms and armour: The benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach’. In Robert Douglas Smith (ed) Make all sure. The conservation and restoration of arms and armour 5. Walter Karcheski, ‘The Sixteenth-Century “GonneShield”’. Notes on an example in the Higgins Armoury Museum. Man at Arms (journal), July/August 1986 6. Royal Armouries V41, V42 and V48 7. Royal Armouries V34, V41, V42 and V48 8. Royal Armouries V39 and V48 9. Royal Armouries V36 10. Royal Armouries V40 11. Metropolitan Museum of Art MMA 12.25.746 12. Examples seen in the Royal Collection at Windsor 13. Norman and Wilson, ‘Treasures from the Tower of London: An Exhibition of Arms and Armour’, Lund Humphries (pub), 1982. (citing an inventory of 1676, by which time the 35 gun shields in the Tower inventory of 1547 have been joined by examples from Henry VIII’s other castles and palaces) 14. Christies, Winsbury sale, June 1973, Lot 186, hammer price £1,100 15. Alte Waffen Battenberg Antiquaten catalogue, 1979, Lot 81, estimate DM 8,000-12,000
We wish to record our gratitude to S.D. Metcalf for allowing us to study his research notes on gun shields.
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657. A breastplate, early 16th Century style, peascod type with low rounded peak, the arm openings with holes (possibly to fix articulated gussets), the neck opening incised with a rudimentary rope twist details, further hole for fixing a lance rest, the waist with a small flange. £300-500
658. An early 19th Century French heavy cavalry breastplate, of steel with everted rim at the neck and arms, medial ridge and projecting skirt, border of brass rivets, chest pierced as though of an eagle ornament (absent). £200-300
659. A 19th Century French cavalry cuirass by Coulaux Brothers, Klingenthal, heavy steel breastplate with central ridge and everted edges, lower edge engraved ‘Manufre De Klingenthal 2T 2L’ and ‘Coulaux Freres No 159’, lighter back plate similarly engraved but numbered ‘No 458’, various stamped markings to each, brass chain link shoulder straps with pierced brass plates mating with brass studs in the breast plate, leather waist strap. £300-400
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660. A late 17th Century English officer’s sword, straight single edged blade 32 in., narrow fuller to each side with impressed legend ‘AVRI SOVOR’ (?), cast brass hilt with symmetrical shell guards, slender knuckle bow interrupted by a swollen and banded section, heavy round pommel, braided grip with binding. £250-350 661. A British 1821 pattern heavy cavalry officer’s undress sword, slightly curved pipe-backed blade 36 in., steel hilt of ‘honeysuckle’ pattern £300-400 with pierced scrolling design, shagreen covered grip, stepped pomel, steel scabbard. 662. United States of America: a good 1832 pattern general and staff officers’ sword and belt, by Ames, double-edged blade 32 in. with narrow central fuller, well etched with American national emblems, stands of arms and foliage, a native American warrior, and the maker’s name ‘N.P. Ames Cutler Springfield’; gilt-brass hilt, boat shell guard with beaded panel to the outer edge, quillons with stars in relief to the ends, slender knuckle bow with beaded panels to the centre, acanthus engraved ovoid pommel, tang secured by a square nut with star in low relief to the top and incuse stars to the sides, steel wire bound grip; gilt brass mounted black leather scabbard, buff leather frog; the buff leather belt with gilt brass clasp with ‘U.S.’ in foliate letters within a wreath, also by Ames.  £400-600
663. A Victorian 1831 pattern general officer’s sword, attributable to Lieutenant-General John Wimburn Laurie (1835-1912), curved etched blade 30 in., Hamburger Rogers & Co., regulation gilt brass hilt with ivory grip scales, sword knot, brass scabbard retaining traces of gilding. £400-600 John Wimburn Laurie: commissioned Ensign in the 4th (The King’s Own) Regiment of Foot 2nd September 1853; served in the Crimean campaign from 8th November 1854 until the evacuation of the Crimea (Lieutenant 8th December 1854); present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol, including the repulse of the two sorties on the advanced trenches in front of the ovens on the 22nd and 23rd November (mentioned in despatches), attacks on the Barrak Battery on the 18th June and on the Redan on the 8th September 1855;he was wounded in December 1854, and again in March 1855. Served in India during the mutiny. Major General 13th September 1882. Served during the Rebellion in the North West Territories of Canada in 1885 as Second in Command from the 1st April until the close of the rebellion. Lieutenant General 31st December 1887. Father of Halliburton Laurie and George Brenton Laurie, each of whom fell while distinguishing themselves in battle, in the Boer War and at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle respectively. Provenance: by family descent. Source: Harts Army List, various volumes (mainly quoted verbatim) 664. An Elizabeth II 1912 pattern cavalry officer’s sword of the 16th (The Queen’s) Lancers, regulation Wilkinsons blade 3 in., etching including regimental emblem and initials ‘R.D.B.’; EIIR cypher, numbered 86406; scroll embellished nickel-plated steel guard; complete with service and full cress scabbards, corresponding sword knots and a sword bag. £300-500 See also lot 547 for this officer’s medals.
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665. A British 1897 pattern infantry officer’s sword, George V, etched blade numbered 3641, regulation plated hilt with royal cypher, black leather sword knot; plated steel and brown leather covered scabbards; complete with brown leather sword bag and together with an officer’s ‘swagger stick’, the white metal top with stringed bugle in relief. £120-180 666. A Prussian model 1889 Infantry officer’s sword, straight bi-fullered blade 1.5 in., marked for Eickhorn of Solingen and with ‘Erfurt’ under a crown, date mark for 1893; brass hilt, the two outer bars inhabited by an Imperial eagle in low relief, inside of the guard unit stamped ‘B.K. 71. D. 29’, fish skin grip overlaid with Imperial cypher; steel scabbard; possibly an NCO’s example. £200-300 667. A late 18th/early 19th Century light cavalry trooper’s sword, British 1796 pattern type, broad curved £80-120 blade 31.5 in., back marked for Runkel of Solingen; steel stirrup hilt, heavy steel scabbard. 668. A British army sergeant’s dress sword, George V, plain dumbbell section blade with War Department markings, 1897 type hilt, brown leather covered scabbard; together with a court sword of diminutive proportions, straight blade 20 in., cast hilt with ornate shell and knuckle bow, leather scabbard with brass mounts retaining traces of plating.  £100-150
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669. A scarce 17th Century English dagger of the so-called ‘Buckingham’ type, slender three-stage blade 8.75 in., the flattened diamond-section tip giving way to a edged section with saw back and etched decoration including the date 1630 and the motto ‘Beatus qui timet Dominum’ (blessed is [the man] who fears The Lord), ricasso etched with a female bust and the words ‘Fear God’ and ‘Honour the King’; steel cross piece with quillons of flattened baluster form, encrusted in silver with foliate scrolls and masks; reeded wooden grip with small brass flowerhead cap. £1,500-1,800 Popular in England for much of the 17th Century, a dagger of this type is said to have been used to assassinate George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, on 23 August 1628.
670. A late 16th Century left hand dagger, hollow diamond-section blade 11.25 in., multiple fullers extending onto the ricasso - the outer pair pierced; steel hilt with drooping quillons and a side ring, ovoid pommel with incised decoration, wire bound grip with Turks’ heads; original scabbard with steel locket and chape. £800-1,200
671. A 17th Century Italian miniature dagger, conforming generally to the cinquedea type, rapidly tapering blade 7.5 in., with medial ridge and a U-section fuller at the forte; steel hilt, drooping cross piece with pierced arms, the grip with moulded chevrons at front and back, the large terminal etched with architectural motifs, wooden grip panels pierced with three holes closed at either end with small gold grilles (one missing). £400-600
672. A 17th Century Italian Stiletto, slender triangular-section blade 9.5 in., rectangular quillon block, quillons and grip of multi-stage baluster turned form, each incorporating a spirally fluted swell. £300-400
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673. An Italian plug bayonet, c. 1700, flattened lozenge-section blade 10.5 in., struck on each side with the mark of an anchor or mariner’s cross; steel cross piece, horn grip with ivory swell; later brass mounted leather scabbard. £300-500
674. A late 17th Century English plug bayonet, broad blade 11.5 in., medial ridge interrupted by a flattened section at the centre; turned ivory grip, silver cross piece and pommel with terminals in the form of warriors’ heads. £700-1,000
675. A Spanish plug bayonet, broad flat blade 10.75 in., with shallow central fuller and incised decoration; brass cross piece with rudimentary figurative terminals, brass collar and pommel - the former inscribed ‘1701’, coarse grained wooden grip. £200-300
676. A Spanish plug bayonet, blade 9.5 in., brass cross piece, collar and pommel; horn grip with an ivory swell, possibly a hunting weapon. £300-500
675 677. A fine 17th Century English plug bayonet, hollow triangular-section blade 15.5 in. with inlaid brass decoration; brass mounted hilt with quillons modelled as winged humanoid figures, collar with incised decoration and scalloped edge, wooden grip marked ‘12’, brass pommel with steel terminal; leather scabbard with brass chape, possibly a product of Shotley Bridge. £500-700
678. A continental plug bayonet, narrow blade 12 in., deep central fuller marked with the letters ‘IHN MIN NNI’; brass cross piece, ring turned hardwood grip with brass collar and pommel, probably a hunting weapon. £300-400
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679. Two German bayonets: a model 1898 n/A, ‘quill-back’ blade 20.5 in., by V. C. Schilling of Suhl, two-piece wooden grip, in all-steel scabbard; and a model 1898/05 a/A, by R. Stock & Co, vestigial muzzle ring, no flash guard, steel scabbard.  £150-200
680. A good Norwegian knife, clip point blade .5 in., marked ‘BLIKSTAD THRONDHIEM’; polished marine ivory hilt with small steel pommel, silver mounted leather scabbard extending over the lower part of the hilt, chape with Norwegian assay mark for 13 1/2 Lodig. £150-200
681. A Burmese knife, multifullered blade 8.5 in. with a slight forward curve, faceted ivory grip with a white metal collar, 19th Century; together with a folding ‘bowie’ knife, clip point blade 6.5 in, chequered grip folding up to conceal the lower half, leather scabbard.  £100-150
682. A heavy axe of ‘headman’s’ type, forged iron head of ‘bearded’ form with a long projection from the socket widening into a broad head, wooden haft 7 cm (34 in.). £200-300
683. A British 1856 pattern pioneer’s sword, saw-backed blade 22 in., brass hilt, sold out of service mark. £80-120 684. A British 1796 pattern infantry officer’s sword, ‘spadroon’ type blade 32in., regulation brass hilt with fixed shell guards; together with a jambiya and an Indian knife mounted with carved wood and brass.  £100-150 685. A collection of edged weapons, comprising: a 19th Century German hunting sword, straight single edged blade 22 in., etched at the forte with the crowned cipher of Duke Carl Theodore of Bavaria, back marked with maker’s name of Jean Knecht, steel mounted stag horn grip; together with a 19th Century infantry sidearm (briquet), brass hilt with knuckle bow; a French model 1831 artillery sidearm of ‘gladius’ form; another similar but of diminutive proportions (sometimes describes as a cadet’s sword); and an unusual Chinese or Russian sword with slightly curved blade of shashqua type, steel disc guard, reeded wooden grip, steel scabbard.  £250-350
686. A collection of edged weapons, including: A Turkish cavalry sword, Great War era, pipe backed blade 33 in., steel guard pierced with a crescent and star; a British 1899 pattern gymnasia sword; a replica Spanish heavy cavalry sword, steel scabbard; a British 1907 pattern bayonet in scabbard; a ‘Souzy Aine’ fencing foil; and other items.  £350-450
687. A collection of edged weapons, comprising: an AKM type 1 bayonet, an Austrian M1895 Mannlicher bayonet, a Czech VZ-58 bayonet with composition grip, a British 1943 dated machete, an MOD knife, and a British 1907 pattern bayonet; all but the last complete with scabbards.  £150-200
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688. A fine cased pair of 12 bore officer’s percussion pistols by Westley Richards, sighted octagonal damascus barrels 7.5 in., top flats engraved ‘WESTLEY RICHARDS 170 NEW BOND ST LONDON’, acanthus engraving to the breeches and tangs, sun rays engraved behind the bolsters; border and scroll engraved locks named ‘WESTLEY RICHARDS’, safety bolts, dolphin head hammers with vented noses; stocked to within half an inch of the muzzles in figured walnut with chequered grips, steel furniture, engraved trigger guards and tail pipes, captive ramrods with engraved bridles, matching serial numbers 510; fitted mahogany case lined in green baize and with Westley Richards trade label; associated accoutrements comprising: mahogany cleaning rod with brass jag unscrewing to reveal a worm, brass mounted copper combination flask, nipple key with screw-out pricker to the handle, turnscrew, and 13 bore bullet mould by Rodda of Calcutta. Completed 1846. £6,000-8,000 Offered together with: Jeremy Musson, ‘Westley Richards & Co., In Pursuit of the Best Gun 1812-2012’, first edition, hardcover with dust jacket and in original card box, MS dedication from the late Simon Clode. 
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689. A splendid cased George H. Daw 54 bore five-shot double action percussion revolver, attributable to Lieutenant-Colonel Howell Davis, 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot; sighted octagonal barrel 6 in., five groove rifling, top flat engraved ‘GEORGE. H. DAW. 57 THREADNEEDLE ST. LONDON. PATENT NO 486’, border and scroll engraved under lug enclosing a return spring for the sophisticated ramming assembly and provided with a screw to adjust the tension against the open topped frame, London Company proofed; cylinder with numbered chambers and further proof marks, the nipples couched within deep semi-circular bays, small safety studs to engage the hammer nose when at rest; border and scroll engraved frame with serial number repeated, crisp action; finely chequered wooden grip, engraved steel butt cap with trap, crested initials ‘H.D.’ to a silver cartouche; fitted green baize lined oak case with aligned screw heads and bevelled edges, accessories including a W. Bartram powder flask, a double cavity bullet mould for ball and conical, a jag-head rod with concealed worm, a nipple key, and other items; Witton & Daw trade label, brass roundel to the lid engraved ‘Howell Davis/ 29th Regt’. £3,000-4,000 Howell Davis gazetted Ensign 19th December 1857, final promotion by purchase (Captain) 16th January 1863, gazetted Lieutenant-Colonel 2nd March 1878.
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690. A cased English five-shot self-cocking percussion revolver, .38 calibre, Webley-Bentley type, hexagonal barrel 5 in., Birmingham proofed, open topped frame, spur-less hammer, chequered wooden grips; fitted oak case with accessories including: powder flask, turn screw, oiler, and cleaning rod with worm concealed by the turn-off brass jag. ÂŁ1,000-1,500
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691. An 18th Century English flintlock pistol, of Queen Anne type, turn-off ‘cannon’ barrel 6 in., swan-neck cock, wooden grip with ornate white metal side plate and escutcheon, the latter bearing a crest. £200-300
692. An English 120 bore six-shot ‘pepperbox’ percussion revolver, fluted barrel block 3 in., Birmingham proof marks, radial nipples, steel action with nipple shield and self cocking bar hammer, hardwood grips. £150-250
693. An American .30 calibre percussion target pistol, heavy octagonal barrel 16 in., clear and deep six-groove rifling, fine bead foresight to a dovetail mount with protective hood, steel side hammer action, aperture rear sight adjustable for elevation, wooden grips, steel ram rod retained by two pipes to the side of the barrel. £250-350
694. A scarce .577/450 Orange Free State contract Martini Henry carbine by Westley Richards, barrel 23.5 in with tangent rear sight, receiver marked ‘MANUFACTURED BY WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO LIMITED BIRMINGHAM 1883’, stock with deeply incised marks ‘O V S’ (Orange Vreistaat) to either side of the butt and once to the fore end, fore end also numbered ‘286’ in relief, two barrel bands, steel fore end cap, clearing rod with head of early rifle type. £200-300
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695. A .577 Nepalese three band snider service rifle, 36 in. barrel with tangent rear sight, three-groove rifling, elevation markings in Nepalese numerals, Mk III type action, hinged breech block with sprung latch, border engraved lock, full stocked with three identically numbered barrel bands retained by steel springs, brass furniture, steel jag-head clearing rod. £250-350
696. A .577 Snider sporting rifle, 36 in. barrel with tangent rear sight, three groove rifling, Birmingham proof, Mk III action, plain lock and hammer, half stock with horn fore end cap and chequered wrist. £200-300
697. A flintlock blunderbuss with East India Company marked lock, heavy two-stage steel barrel 19 in.; double bridle lock signed ‘Moore’, dated 1802, and with the VEIC bale mark; full stock with brass furniture and chequered wrist, iron sling loops. £1,000-1,200
698. A 19th Century Anglo-Indian flintlock blunderbuss, two stage barrel 25 in., flaring muzzle with fluting bordered by engraved lines, octagonal breech with geometric design inlaid in brass, fitted with a British East India Company lock dated 1816, stocked to within 1.5 in. of the muzzle, brass furniture, steel ramrod. £300-500
699. A Moroccan percussion musket, sighted two-stage barrel 62 in., with three white metal seal marks to the breech; brass inlaid steel lock with sear projecting through the plate as for a snaphaunce (possibly a conversion); stocked to within 13 in. of the muzzle, brass barrel bands and trigger guard, flaring butt with ivory plate, steel ramrod. £100-150
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Ƒ 700. Ludwig Loewe A Boer 7x57mm Mauser model 96 bolt action carbine, serial number 3008, supplied to the South African Republic in 1896, barrel 18 in., ladder back sight, turned down bolt handle, original stock with fore end shortened and butt extended, serial number repeated on bolt handle, Section 1 - FAC or RFD required to purchase. £250-350
Ƒ 701. CZ A CZ 550 American .243 Winchester bolt action rifle, serial number J2650, plain barrel 22 in. and threaded for a moderator, detachable box magazine, rubbered stock with chequering at fore end and grip; fitted with a Hawke 6-24x56 telescopic sight. Section 1 - FAC or RFD required to purchase. £200-300
Serial number range 1-5,000 supplied by this manufacturer to the South African Republic (Transvaal). Ref. Ron Bester, ‘Boer Rifles and Carbines of the Anglo-Boer War’.
Ƒ 702. R.S.A.F. Enfield A 20 bore conversion service Martini, serial number C4065, full Mk IV configuration will full stock, bayonet lug and long lever, action dated 1887, Section 2 - SGC or RFD required to purchase. £300-400
Ƒ 703. Long Branch A .410 converted (magazine restricted) No4 bolt action shotgun, serial number 3L8089, full military configuration but smooth bored and converted to single loading (and marked accordingly), receiver dated 1942, early No4 round cocking piece, Section 2 - SGC or RFD required to purchase. £250-350
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Ƒ 704. Victor Sarasqueta A 12 bore sidelock ejector, serial number 235518, 26 in. barrels with matt top rib, 2 3/4 in. chambers, automatic safety with gold inlaid ‘S’, cocking indicators, colour hardened and scroll engraved action signed ‘VICTOR SARASQUETA’, 14.5 in. stock. £200-300
Ƒ 705. KRCAV A .410 over and under ejector, serial number 15-41438, 28 in. barrels with matt and vented top rib, 3 in. chambers, manual safety combined with barrel selector, single trigger, rubbered 14.75 in. stock with chequered fore end and grip. Section 2 - SGC or RFD required to purchase. £350-450
Ƒ 706. Cogswell & Harrison A 12 bore ‘Avant Tout’ assisted opening box lock ejector, serial number 44162, 27.5 in. barrels, hollow top rib engraved with maker’s details, automatic safety, scroll engraved action with decorative side plates bearing maker’s name, stock extended to 14.75 in, with a fitted leather covered case; together with: Ignacio Ugartechea A 12 bore box lock non-ejector, serial number 77041, 27.5 in. barrels, 2 3/4 in. chambers, automatic safety, blued and engraved action, 14.25 in. chequered stock.  £100-200
Section 2 - SGC or RFD required to purchase.
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707. An English 40 bore Day’s Patent underhammer percussion walking stick gun, tapering smooth bore barrel 28 in., with Birmingham proof marks and also stamped ‘TWIST’, round action with concealed trigger, marked ‘DAY’S PATENT’ and numbered 14, wooden pistol grip with sighting groove, c. 1840. £200-300
709. An English 54 calibre underhammer percussion rifle with ‘takedown’ butt, round barrel 28.5 in. with one standing and one folding leaf sight, seven groove rifling, Birmingham proofed, acanthus engraved action, the hammer drawn down by a knurled button, later trigger guard, wooden pistol grip, detachable butt (also later) with engraved brass plate. £200-300
710. A copper and brass powder flask, embossed with game scenes; and a 19th Century copper powder carrier, of bottle form with large cap, height 9.5 in.  £50-70
708. Three brown leather leg-o’-mutton gun cases, each with shoulder strap, handle and buckle closure, of varying ages.  £80-120
711. A leather shotgun slip, new and in original packaging including linen outer bag; a red wool and leather cartridge bag, also in original linen outer bag and card box; and a leather cartridge bag; all three items unused.  £100-150
712. An assortment of shotgun cartridges, boxed and loose, various makes and loads, approximate quantities: 12 bore (128), 16 bore (51), 20 bore (114) and .410 (1). Section 2 - SGC or RFD required to purchase. £40-60
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713. Sir Gerald Kelly, R.A., Brigadier General Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander, Royal Munster Fusiliers, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., a half-length uniformed portrait of the General wearing his impressive combination of orders and medals, oil on canvas. 61 x 74 cm, in a gilt frame; together with a letter from the artist recalling having painted it. ÂŁ1,500-2,500 See also lot 506 for the Generalâ€™s medals, and for biographical details.
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714. A post 1902 9th Lancers other ranks lance cap, patent leather skull with gilt helmet plate bearing regimental title and battle honours, chain chin strap suspended from gilt lion masks, square crest rising to the flat top with ribbed cloth sides and gilt acanthus corner mounts, blue cloth band, black and white horse hair plum to a gilt socket rising from a bullion cloth roundel; in a 20th Century glazed wooden display case. £400-600
715. 14th Regiment of Foot: an officer’s shako, pattern of 1869-78, of dark blue cloth with patent leather peak, gilt plate with silver centre, gilt ball holder with VR cypher, red and white ball, quilted lining with taylor’s name ‘J. SKINNER & CO’; in its toleware box with brass plate to the lid engraved ‘S.C.de Trafford Esq. / 14th Regiment’ £600-800
716. A Staffordshire Yeomanry trooper’s 1847 pattern helmet, black japanned metal skull, white metal helmet plate and fittings, acanthus plume holder with white horse hair plume and rosette button, leather backed white metal chin scales, leather liner. £500-700
717. A 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Rifle Volunteers other ranks home service cloth helmet, in dark green cloth with blackened metal helmet plate and fittings, associated spike; together with a 2nd Gloucestershire R.V. other ranks green cloth forage cap.  £300-500
A Sigismund C. de Trafford is recorded as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, 1872.
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718. A Red Army budenovka (cap), grey-green wool with distinctive raised tip and buttoned ear flaps, quilted lining with faint markings, enamelled Soviet star badge fixed over a green cloth backing. £100-150
719. Oxford Militia: a scarce shoulder belt plate, silver plated copper, Oxford arms in relief: an ox fording water supported by an elephant and a beaver, pierced twice for mounting to a wooden base £200-400 but retaining the original back fittings.
720. 12th Royal Lancers: three silver items: an officer’s belt ornament, Prince of Wales’ Feathers, converted for use as a brooch, Birmingham 1889; a sweetheart brooch, miniature regimental badge to a stepped border, Birmingham 1902; a presentation vesta case, London 1900; together with a Rifle Officer’s silver shoulder belt plate, stringed bugle within a wreath, Birmingham 1977.  £100-150
721. A Great War British tank crew mask, of leather faced steel with slitted viewing panels and suspending a mail skirt to protect the mouth, backed with chamois leather and secured by tapes at the side. £300-500
723. The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment gallantry interest: an autographed regimental association tie, bearing the signatures of gallantry award winners Private Johnson Beharry V.C., and Lance Corporal Brian Wood, M.C. £200-300
722. A British Royal Naval Reserve officer’s bicorn hat, and two sets of bullion epaulettes, in tin cases, two bearing brass name plates inscribed ‘Lieut Watts Russell’.  £150-200
Private Beharry was decorated with the Victoria Cross for saving fellow members of the 1st Battalion P.W.R.R. from ambushes at Al-Amarah, May and June 2004. Lance Corporal Wood was awarded the Military Cross for leadership and gallantry during combat at close quarters when, outnumbered, he successfully led the first British bayonet charge in 25 years into the face of fierce enemy fire.
See lot 504.
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724. A detailed scratch build model of a Crusader Tank, constructed in aluminium and steel, moving parts including the turret, main gun, road and drive wheels, track, and hatches; unfinished and offered with various additional parts, length of hull 69 cm (29 in.). £200-300 Built by the vendor’s fathers, a craftsman at Hawker Siddely Aircraft at Kingston Upon Thames, and later at British Hovercraft on the Isle of Wight, in the 1970s.
725. Admiral Lord Nelson: an engraving after J. F. Abbot depicting the Battle of the Nile, bust of Nelson above surrounded by cannon and chain and bar shot, descriptive panel below, marked ‘Proof’, in a black ‘memorial’ mount and gilt frame, originally sold for the benefit of widows and orphans of the battle. £50-60
726. United States of America: a WWII plywood foot locker and assorted contents: plywood box with metal re-enforced edges and corners, removable inner tray, top stencilled ‘CAPTAIN EDWARD A. MAHER 0299589’, inside of lid ‘SHWAYDER BROS. INC. 1942 2’; contents including water bottle, mess kit, ammunition pouches, webbing equipment, various eras but much post-war. £200-300
727. After L. Morot, ‘Le Drapeau’, a bronze figure of a French infantryman bearing a standard, his arms folded over and the flag drawn across his chest, to a naturalistic base, height 50 cm (19.5 in.) £700-900
728. A good collection of militaria, including, the saddle cloth, knee boots and spurs of an infantry officer who participated in the Berlin Brigade Queen’s Birthday Parade, 1st June 1983 (accompanied by a photograph); a group of regimental and association ties, including a Chindits example; stable belts, insignia, and other items. £100-150
728A. An interesting collection of correspondence and other ephemera, including: correspondence from men in the Gloucester Regiment (including M.C. winner Arthur Charles Sotheron Estcourt) to their sisters during the Great War, from the B.E.F. in Rouen, from Cairo, and other locations; a group of postcards, written to Marjorie Estcourt, c. 1885 and later; manuscripts: 'Essay on Corunna Campaign' and 'Essay on Campaign of Salamanca', and other items. £100-150
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729. A good collection of military ephemera, including a letter from a Corporal in the 2nd Battalion the Bedfordshire Regiment to a friend in England, while stationed at Bellary in India, 1881-91, giving details of daily life including shooting a tiger and witnessing hangings; a collection of postcards of British troops in Germany during 1919, including transport personnel with draft horses; a postcard of a German biplane in flight and another of a German A7z tank; and other items. [qty] £100-200
730. A collection of military ephemera, including: Lieutenant Colonel George Brenton Laurie, ‘History of the Royal Irish Rifles’, Gale and Polden, London 1914; Peter G. Laurie, ‘Sir Peter Laurie. A Family Memoir’, Wilson and Whitworth Ltd 1901; personal letters to Captain Halliburton Laurie (killed in action during the Boer War) from Prince Henry of Prussia and Sultan Ibrahim of Johor; a letter from George Benton Lauire describing a skirmish during the Boer War, and other similar material; also the press cuttings book of the Politician Ernest Garder, with extracts from the Reading Mercury, Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, and other publications, 1902-1912. £150-250
731. A British naval officer of the watch telescope, single draw, the body clad in cord with Turk’s heads; a two-draw pocket telescope with a compass set into the lens cover; and two cased sextants.  £100-150 732. A cast brass figure of a British Second World War era paratrooper, armed with a STEN submachine gun, to a stepped base; together with a Parachute Regiment cap badge and a fabric parachutist’s half wing.  £70-100
733. A quantity of insignia and other items, mainly nautical, and including: a combination pocket barometer and compass, cased; a copy of volume two of the 1945 Navy List; officers’ cap bands; ratings’ cap tallies; a framed watercolour of H.M.S. Melampus; and other items. [qty] £100-150 732 734. A collection of insignia and other militaria, including: R.A.F. fabric wings, a Royal Highlanders glengarry badge, fabric divisional badges, an assortment of regimental and corps cap badges, shoulder titles and buttons; and other items. [qty] £80-120 735. Phoney War and Burma Campaign: a large collection of documents and correspondence, detailing the military career of Captain Maurice C. Brown, Royal Artillery and Indian Pioneer Corps, including letters from France in the period prior to the Dunkirk evacuation, another describing his relief at repatriation, and other material; together with part of the official War Diary of 1390 Company, 41st Battalion, Indian Auxiliary Pioneer Corps, of which Brown was the commanding officer in Assam and Burma from October 1943. £100-200
736. An interesting collection of militaria, comprising: a 19th Century Abyssinian gold cross, reverse with ‘MAGDALA 13 APL 1868’ in blue enamel, tests as 18 carat gold, 5.8g, to a later chain; a British military wrist compass with broad arrow mark and webbing strap, and three pairs of cufflinks, including a pair impressed ‘O.S.S.’ to oval plaques linked to miniature Arab jambiya (one link has scabbard only - dagger missing). £100-150 The battle of Magdala was the decisive engagement of the Anglo-Abyssinian war of 1868, and in its aftermath a considerable number of crosses of various sizes are known to have been appropriated by the British. O.S.S. = Office of Strategic Services (American WWII intelligence agency)
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737. A large quantity of insignia, a replica 17th Lancers lance cap plate, two replica shoulder belt plates (18th and 72nd), and numerous assorted headdress badges, including some restrikes. [qty] £70-100
738. A small quantity of British insignia, including a Royal Observer Corps fabric shoulder title; and a American Meritorious Service Medal, with case. [qty] £30-50
739. A small collection of military models, including figures of soldiers and cannons. [qty] £50-70
740. A model field gun, steel barrel 8 in., brass carriage, limber with brass wheels and wooden ammunition box, mounted on a wooden base. £100-150
741. Two Second World War air crew silk escape maps: Sheet A (France/Belgium/Holland), and Sheet C (Holland/Belgium/France/ Germany).  £80-120
742. A collection of firearm reference books, including: D.W. Bailey, ‘British Military Longarms 1715-1815’, Arms & Armour Press 1971; Ronald Lister, ‘Antique Firearms. Their Care, Repair and Restoration’, Herbert Jenkins (pub.); Joseph G. Rosa, ‘Guns of the American West’; Howard Blackmore, ‘Guns and Rifles of the World’; and other titles.  £100-150
743. Four firearm reference books: Harry E. Jones, ‘Luger Variations (Volume One)’; James N. Belford and Jack Dunlap, ‘The Mauser SelfLoading Pistol’; Fred A. Datig, ‘The Luger Pistol’, enlarged revised edition; and Michael Reese II, ‘1900 Luger U.S. Test Trials’, revised edition.  £50-70
744. Major T.I. Dunn, ‘From Cairo to Siwa. Across the Libyan Desert’, E & R Schindler, Cairo 1933, deluxe vellum bound edition (175 printed); together with: Captain P.F. Stewart, M.C., ‘A History of the XII Royal Lancers Prince of Wales’s’, Oxford University Press, 1950.  £50-70
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745. An Imperial German Naval 28cm shell case, 1 meter and 22cm tall, rim diameter 32.5 cm, case head marked ‘28CM S.K.L /45/50’, maker marked for Polte of Magdeburg, dated for July 1910, lot number ‘1440’ and with Imperial Naval acceptance mark. £200-400 The Krupp 28cm SK (Schnelladekanone - quick loading cannon) guns were the main armament of the German Great War era battleships and battle cruisers. A notable example of the use of this shell use was the destruction of the battlecruisers H.M.S. Indefatigable and H.M.S. Queen Mary by S.M.S. Von der Tann and S.M.S. Seydlitz respectively, at the battle of Jutland in May 1916.
746. A 19th Century Whitworth shell, of approximately 3 inch calibre, iron shell with distinctive spiral flats formed to fit the mechanical rifling of the Whitworth system, base marked ‘200’, nose with a threaded £150-250 plug for filling. 747. Three inert shells: a British naval 2 pounder high explosive round, by Vickers, dated 1916; a Boer War era 1 pounder ‘PomPom’ round, with lightly impressed decoration to the case; and an early 20th Century Japanese naval shell of British manufacture.  £150-200 748. A quantity of sectioned artillery shell fuzes, various makes and models, each with an approximate quarter segment removed to expose the mechanism  £300-500
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749. An assortment of artillery shell cases, including: Germany, 21cm howitzer (2), by Polte of Magdeburg, dated 1917; 15 cm howitzer, also by Polte and dated 1916; Britain, 3 inch 20 CWT, dated 1916; 18 pdr, by Vickers, dated 1905; 25 pounder, RLB, dated 1939; and various others [qty] £150-200
750. An assortment of artillery shell cases, including: British 12 pounder 12 cwt, dated 1917; 15 pdr quick firing, dated 19/11/01; 12 pounder 4 cwt, dated 1914; 4.5 inch howitzer, dated 1915; two examples with steel heads; a German case, approx. 34 mm, dated 1917; and other items. [approx 41] £250-350 750
751 751. A quantity of small calibre artillery and small arms cartridge cases, including some examples collected during production and lacking formed extraction grooves, primer pockets, and/or necks. [qty] £70-100 752. A collection of miscellaneous ordnance relics, including primer tubes, inert projectiles (some showing clear evidence of having been fired), cartridge cases, ‘trench art’, and other items. [qty] £250-350 753. A collection of ‘trench art’ paper knives, the blades cut from brass or copper in a variety of flamboyant styles, some punched with the names of location in Northern France, most having handles formed from inert rifle rounds (.303, 7.92x57mm and 8mm Lebel), some with pommels formed from cuff buttons.  £150-250 754. A large quantity of ‘trench art’, formed from artillery ordnance relics, and including: vases, tobbaco jars, ashtrays, match box holders and candlesticks; fashioned from a variety of Great War and later shell cases and inert ammunition. [qty] £300-400 755. A large collection of inert artillery shell fuses, various nations and eras but including many World War One examples, includes French ‘beehive’ types. [approx 54] £500-700 753
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A SINGLE PRIVATE VENDOR COLLECTION OF SWEETHEART JEWELLERY
756. A very fine South Wales Borderers sweetheart brooch, sphinx and ‘S W B’ set with white stones, ‘EGYPT’ in blue enamel, reverse stamped ‘15CT’. £100-200
757. A very fine Indian Medical Service sweetheart brooch, the scroll, garter and crown enamelled; the star set with white stones; reverse stamped ‘15CT’ and ‘PT’. £80-120
758. A very fine Royal Artillery sweetheart brooch, enamelled crown and scrolls, gun carriage with rotating wheel set with white stones, stamped ‘18’. £200-300
759. A fine Royal Artillery sweetheart brooch, with enamelled scrolls; gun, crown and ground set with white stones; white metal, stamped ‘ENGLAND’. £100-150
760. A sweetheart brooch of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, yellow metal regimental badge with white metal rose to the centre, enamelled and stamped ‘15CT’. £100-150
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761. A fine nine carat gold Naval sweetheart brooch, seed pearl-set Naval crown within a seed pearl and blue stone-set circlet, Birmingham 1965; together with a seed pearl-set brooch in the form of a coronet transfixed by a cross, stamped ‘14’.  £80-120
762. Four Naval sweetheart brooches: one with crowned fouled anchor within a wreath, enamelled and stamped ‘9ct’ and ‘P.P.Ld’, engraved ‘M.C. BILTON 33284 W.R.N.S.’; another of similar form, enamelled and stamped ‘9ct’; another similar but with vertical pin instead of bar; and a bar brooch with Naval crown stamped ‘9ct’.  £150-200
763. Three corps sweetheart brooches: Machine Gun Corps, Canadian Medical Corps and Army Service Corps, each enamelled and stamped ‘15CT’.  £150-250
764. Four Naval sweetheart brooches: Royal Navy Transport, enamelled and stamped ‘9ct’; Womens’ Royal Naval Service, fouled anchor with separately formed cable overlaid with a Naval crown, ‘W.R.N.S.’ to an enemelled scroll, vertical pin, yellow metal; Fleet Air Arm, stamped ‘9CT’; and a bar brooch with a seed pearl-set Naval crown, stamped ‘15CT’.  £200-300
765. Four regimental sweetheart brooches: Royal West Surrey, nine carat gold and enamel, Garrard & Co Ltd., Birmingham 1996, 5.9g; King’s Royal Rifle Corps, nine carat gold and enamel, Birmingham 1916; Somerset Light Infantry, yellow and white metal and enamel, stamped ‘London Made’; The Cambridgeshire Regiment, enamelled and stamped ‘9ct’.  £180-220
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766. Four regimental sweetheart brooches, all stamped ‘15ct’: The Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster); The Devonshire Regiment, enamelled, bar engraved ‘Bert. Amara. 17:VI:15’; Middlesex Regiment and East Surrey Regiment, both enamelled.  £300-500
767. Four regimental sweetheart brooches: Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire and 21st Country of London (First Surrey Rifles), each enamelled and stamped ‘9ctGOLD’; The Norfolk Regiment, enamelled yellow metal; and Roman Numeral ‘IX’ stamped ‘9ct’.  £150-200
768. Two cavalry sweetheart brooches: 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards, nine carat gold and enamel, Birmingham 1982; Yorkshire Hussars, enamelled and stamped ‘9CT GOLD’; together with a 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards charm, yellow metal.  £100-150
769. Five sweetheart brooches made in the form of Lee-Enfield type rifles with bayonets fixed, the first four being silver rifles overlaid with gilt or gold regimental badges for the following units: Isle of Wight Rifles, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Royal Engineers and Army Service Corps; the fifth in gilt metal, the rifle surmounted by a cloth service cap and the sling set with small stones of red, white and blue.  £200-300
770. Three sweetheart brooches: The Hampshire Regiment, enamelled and stamped ‘15ct’; a light infantry stringed bugle, enamelled and stamped ‘15ct’; and the Queen’s Westminsters, enamelled and stamped ‘*ct Gold’.  £200-300
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771. Five Naval sweetheart brooches: a silver example in the form of a fouled anchor crossed with a cannon, a sword and a rifle, S & W Ltd., Birmingham 1942; Royal Navy, pendant type, enamelled and stamped ‘SILVER’; Fleet Air Arm, pendant type, enamelled and stamped ‘STERLING SILVER’; Royal Naval Air Service, enamelled and stamped ‘STERLING SILVER’; Merchant Navy, paste-set and enamelled white metal.  £50-80
772. Seven regimental and corps sweetheart brooches: Royal Engineers, nine carat gold and enamel, Garrard & Co Ltd, Birmingham 1955; 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment, yellow metal and enamel; Royal Sussex, enamelled and stamped ‘9ct’; Loyal North Lancashire, Royal West Surrey and East Surrey, all stamped ‘9ct’; and The Border Regiment, unmarked yellow metal.  £180-220
773. Six corps sweetheart brooches: Intelligence Corps and Army Pay Corps, with chased details and stamped ‘9CT’/’9CT GOLD’; Royal Artillery, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (2), enamelled and stamped ‘9CT’/’9 CARAT’; and Royal Engineers, enamelled and stamped ‘9CT’, engraved to the reverse ‘ILFRACOMBE/ LOVE RALPH/ AUGUST 1945’.  £250-350
774. Six Commonwealth and Foreign sweetheart brooches: Royal West African Frontier Force, nine carat gold and enamel, Garrard and Co. Ltd., Birmingham 1957; Northern Rhodesia Regiment, enamelled and stamped ‘9CT’; United States Navy, marked ‘STERLING’; 5th Gurkha Rifles, white metal and enamel; Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, white metal; 185th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders), base metal.  £120-180
775. Eight Royal Air Force sweetheart brooches: a nine carat gold and enamelled example, C&F, Birmingham 1977; two further examples, stamped ‘9CT’; four examples variously stamped ‘STERLING SILVER’, ‘SILVER’, ‘STERLING’ and ‘925’; and a chrome plated example; together with an R.A.F. silver menu holder, engraved ‘R.A.F. Heany’ to the base, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd., London 1953.  £140-180
776. A collection of sweetheart jewellery and other badges, in silver, white metal and base metal, including: 1st Royal Dragoons, silver brooch, 105th Imperial Eagle within a horseshoe, impressed ‘SOUTH AFRICA. 1900.1.2.’, Birmingham 1903; an 1887 Jubilee silver brooch, bust of Queen Victoria within a horseshoe, Birmingham 1887; sweetheart brooches for the Royal West Surrey Regiment, Cambridgeshire Regiment, Somerset Light Infantry, Essex Regiment and Royal Army Medical Corps, variously enamelled or plain and marked as silver in words; a Volunteer Munitions Brigade lapel badge, bronze and enamel, reverse numbered 1180; and other items. [qty] £100-150
777. A small collection of Mizpah brooches, and other sweetheart jewellery, including: a silver brooch in the form of a sword, ‘TRANSVAAL WAR 1900’ in blue enamel to the blade, set with a red, a white and a blue stone, Able and Charnell, Birmingham 1900; a Mizpah brooch in the form of an open book, stamped ‘9CT GOLD’; a silver and enamelled Queen’s Institute of District Nursing 21 years service badge to Isabel Hopper, Birmingham 1963; and other items. [qty] £100-150
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ENGLISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS & GLASS Tuesday 30th April 2019
A pair of Italian maiolica pharmaceutical jars and covers, Pesaro, dated 1579, 42.5cm high. Estimate: Â£3,000 - 5,000*
ENQUIRIES Clare Durham | +44 (0) 1722 424507 | email@example.com *Visit woolleyandwallis.co.uk/buying for additional charges on final hammer price.
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TRIBAL ART & ANTIQUITIES
Wednesday 18th September 2019 Entries are now being accepted for this sale
A Rennell Island ritual shark hook Solomon Islands 29.5cm high Estimate: Â£3,000 - 5,000*
ENQUIRIES Will Hobbs | Tel: +44 (0)1722 339752 | firstname.lastname@example.org *Visit woolleyandwallis.co.uk/buying for additional charges on final hammer price.
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Auction Information OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. VIEWING All our auctions are on view at least two days prior to the sale and details will be found in the relevant catalogues. BIDDING IN THE ROOM To bid at auction you will need a paddle number. This can be obtained from the office either during the view or on the day of the sale. We now provide permanent paddle numbers which can be used for any future sale, once registered. REGISTERING WITH US All first time buyers need to register with us. Once registration is complete you will be provided with a permanent paddle number which can be used in all future sales. To register, you will need to provide two forms of identification:
LIVE ONLINE BIDDING Live online bidding is now available free of charge for most of our auctions via bid.woolleyandwallis.co.uk, enabling you to take part in the bidding from anywhere in the world live as it happens. CONDITION REPORTS The relevant department will be pleased to give condition reports on any lot, where practical. All weights and measures given in the catalogue should be regarded as approximate. The colours printed in the catalogue are not necessarily true. SALE RESULTS These will be posted on our website shortly after the sale. PACKING AND SHIPPING Woolley & Wallis do not offer a packing and despatch service but the following are carriers in our area. Alban Shipping
01582 493 099 email@example.com www.albanshipping.co.uk
07973 389436 firstname.lastname@example.org
01962 622 133 email@example.com www.mbe.co.uk/winchester
Pack & Send
0845 465 0564 firstname.lastname@example.org www.packsend.co.uk
1. a passport or photographic driving licence 2. a utility bill or document showing your name and address You can register in person or by contacting the office on 01722 424500 or emailing email@example.com You will be asked to show your documents, or fax or email copies. PLEASE NOTE: Registering with our website, or any third party website, does not automatically register you to bid with us. COMMISSION BIDDING If you are unable to attend the sale you can leave a commission bid. This will be executed on your behalf by the auctioneer who will purchase the lot as cheaply as possible bearing in mind any reserve price and other bids. TELEPHONE BIDDING It is usually possible to bid on the telephone by prior arrangement with the office. BUYER’S PREMIUM The Buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 25% plus VAT @20% (totalling 30% inclusive) on the first £500,000 and 12% plus VAT @20% (14.4% inclusive) thereafter.
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to items once they are in the hands of a carrier.
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PAYMENT AND CLEARANCE Payment is due immediately after the auction in pounds sterling. If you are a first time buyer we will need your name, address and bank details and will require funds to be cleared before purchases can be released. The following methods of payment may be made: Bankers draft, cashiers cheque, personal cheque, travellers cheques, debit and credit cards and cash up to a sterling equivalent of 10,000. We are no longer able to accept card payments of over £1,000 where the card-holder is not present. Wire transfers should be sent to: Lloyds Bank plc, Blue Boar Row, Salisbury SP1 1DB. Account no. 00957707 Sort code 30-97-41 IBAN no. GB20LOYD30974100957707 BIC code LOYDGB21063 Credit cards: Visa or Mastercard Debit cards: Delta, Switch, Connect Where practical, payment can be made and purchases collected during the auction. Storage charges will be levied on all lots in the furniture and works of art and clock sales not collected within 30 calendar days of the sale. This will include a handling fee of £20 (+ VAT) per consignment and a storage charge of £2 (+ VAT) per lot per day. No goods will be allowed to be collected until these charges have been paid.
LOT SYMBOLS VAT Lots marked with an dagger (†) are subject to VAT on the hammer price. Lots marked with an omega () have been temporarily imported from outside the EU and are subject to VAT at 5% on the hammer price and the buyer’s premium. In online catalogues, the Sales Tax % column indicates the rate of VAT on hammer price. CITES REGULATIONS Please note that lots marked may be subject to CITES Regulations when exported. The CITES Regulations may be found at www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla-en/imports-exports/cites/ ARTIST’S RESALE RIGHT / DROIT DE SUITE Lots marked with a ‡ symbol are potentially subject to a levy. Droit de Suite is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or the artist’s heirs each time a work is resold during the artist’s lifetime and up to a period of 70 years after the artist’s death. Royalties are calculated on a sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price excluding the buyer’s premium. The royalty does not apply to lots selling below the sterling equivalent of 1,000 and the maximum royalty payable on any single lot is the sterling equivalent of 10,000. Droit de Suite, which is not subject to VAT, will be added to the buyer’s purchase price and then passed on to the relevant collecting agency. Please enquire for the accepted exchange rate on the day of the sale. Royalties for Droit de Suite are as follows: 4% Up to 50,000 3% 50,000.01 - 200,000 1% 200,000.01 - 350,000 0.5% 350,000.01 - 500,000 0.25% In excess of 500,000 Up to a maximum levy of 10,000 FIREARMS Lots marked Ƒ in the catalogue are subject to the UK firearms/shotgun licencing regime, and may only be viewed and/or purchased by individuals with appropriate licences. Such lots are offered on an auctioneer’s permit, and must be collected prior to the expiry thereof. For further information, please contact Ned Cowell.
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SOCIETY OF FINE ART AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS and the ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION FOR BUYERS 1. Introduction. The following informative notes are intended to assist Buyers, particularly those inexperienced or new to our salerooms. All sales are conducted on our printed Conditions of Sale which are readily available for inspection and normally accompany catalogues. Our staff will be happy to help you if there is anything you do not fully understand. 2. Agency. As auctioneers we usually contract as agents for the seller whose identity, for reasons of confidentiality, is not normally disclosed. Accordingly if you buy your primary contract is with the seller. 3. Estimates. Estimates are designed to help buyers gauge what sort of sum might be involved for the purchase of a particular lot. The lower estimate may represent the reserve price and certainly will not be below it. Estimates do not include the Buyer’s Premium or VAT (where chargeable). Estimates are prepared some time before the sale and may be altered by announcement before the sale. They are in no sense definitive. 4. The purchase price. The Buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 25% plus VAT @20% (totalling 30% inclusive) on the first £500,000 and 12% plus VAT @20% (14.4% inclusive) thereafter. 5. VAT. (†) indicates that VAT at the current standard rate is payable by the purchaser on the hammer price as well as being an element in the buyer’s premium. This imposition of VAT is likely to be because the seller is registered for VAT within the European Union and is not operating the Dealers Margin Scheme or because VAT is due at 20% on importation into the UK. The omega symbol () indicates that the lot has been imported from outside the European Union and the present position is that these lots are liable to a reduced rate of VAT (5%) on the gross lot price (i.e. both the hammer price and the buyer’s premium). Lots which appear without either of the above symbols indicate that no VAT is payable on the hammer price. This is because such lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme and it should be noted that the VAT included within the Premium is not recoverable as input tax. 6. We are, primarily, agents for the seller. We are dependent on information provided by the seller and whilst we may inspect lots and act reasonably in taking a general view about them we are normally unable to carry out a detailed or any examination of lots in order to ascertain their condition in the way in which it would be wise for a buyer to do. Intending buyers have ample opportunity for inspection of goods and, therefore, accept responsibility for inspecting and investigating lots in which they may be interested. Please note carefully the exclusion of liability for the condition of lots contained in the Conditions of Sale. Neither the seller nor we, as the auctioneers, accept any responsibility for their condition. In particular, mechanical objects of any age are not guaranteed to be in working order. However, in so far as we have examined the goods and make a representation about their condition, we shall be liable for any defect which that examination ought to have revealed to the auctioneer but which would not have been revealed to the buyer had the buyer examined the goods. Additionally, in specified circumstances lots misdescribed because they are ‘deliberate forgeries’ may be returned and repayment made. There is a 3 week time limit. (The expression ‘deliberate forgery’ is defined in our Conditions of Sale). 7. Electrical goods. These are sold as ‘antiques’ only and if bought for use must be checked over for compliance with safety regulations by a qualified electrician first. 8. Export of goods. Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain (a) whether an export licence is required for the goods to leave the U.K. and (b) whether there is any specific prohibition on importing the goods in question into the destination country because, e.g. they may contain prohibited materials such as ivory. Charges may be applicable for export licences. Ask us if you need help. The denial of any permit or licence shall not justify cancellation or rescission of the sale contract or any delay in payment. 9. Bidding. Bidders will be required to register before the sale commences and lots will be invoiced to the name and address on the registration form. Some form of identification will be required if you are unknown to us. Please enquire in advance about our arrangements for telephone bidding. 10. Commission bidding. Commission bids may be left with the auctioneers indicating the maximum amount to be bid excluding buyers’ premium. They will be executed as cheaply as possible having regard to the reserve (if any) and competing bids. If two buyers submit identical commission bids the auctioneers may prefer the first bid received. Please enquire in advance about our arrangements for the leaving of commission bids by telephone or fax. 11. Methods of Payment. As a general rule any cheques tendered will need to be cleared before removal of the goods is permitted. Please discuss with our Office in advance of the sale if other methods of payment are envisaged (except cash).
12. Collection and storage. Please note what the Conditions of Sale state about collection and storage. It is important that goods are paid for and collected promptly. Any delay may involve the buyer in paying storage charges.
TERMS OF CONSIGNMENT FOR SELLERS 1. Interpretation. In these Terms the words ‘you’, ‘yours’, etc. refer to the Seller and if the consignment of goods to us is made by an agent we assume that the Seller has authorised the consignment and that the consignor has the Seller’s authority to contract. Similarly the words ‘we’, ‘us’, etc. refer to the Auctioneers. 2. Commission is charged to sellers at the following rates: 15% + VAT on each lot sold for up to £999, 10% + VAT on each lot realising £1,000 and above. 3. Removal costs. Items for sale must be consigned to the sale room by any stated deadline and at your expense. We may be able to assist you with this process but any liability incurred to a carrier for haulage charges is solely your responsibility. 4. Loss and damage waiver. We are not regulated by the FSA for the provision of insurance to clients. However, we for our own protection assume liability for property consigned to us at lower pre-sale estimate. To justify accepting liability, we make a charge of 1.5% of the hammer price plus VAT or, if unsold, our mid estimate of the hammer price. If the owner of goods consigned instructs us in writing not to take such action, they then remain at owner’s risk unless and until the property in them passes to the Buyer or they are collected by or on behalf of the owner, and clause 4 is inapplicable. 5. Illustrations. The cost of any illustrations is borne by you. If we consider that the lot should be illustrated your permission will usually be asked first. The copyright in respect of such illustrations shall be the property of us, the auctioneers, as is the text of the catalogue. 6. Minimum bids and our discretion. Goods may be offered subject to a reserve agreed between us before the sale in accordance with clause 7. 7. We may sell lots below the reserve provided we account to you for the same sale proceeds as you would have received had the reserve been the hammer price. If you specifically give us ‘discretion’ we may accept a bid of up to 10% below the formal reserve. . Reserves. (a) You are entitled to place prior to the auction a reserve on any lot consigned, being the minimum hammer price at which that lot may be sold. Reserves must be reasonable and we may decline to offer goods which in our opinion would be subject to an unreasonably high reserve (in which case goods carry the storage and insurance charges stipulated in these Terms of Consignment). (b) A reserve once set cannot be changed except with our consent. (c) Where a reserve has been placed only we may bid on your behalf and only up to the reserve (if any) and you may in no circumstances bid personally. 8. Electrical items. These are subject to detailed statutory safety controls. Where such items are accepted for sale you accept responsibility for the cost of testing by external contractors. Goods not certified as safe by an electrician (unless antiques) will not be accepted for sale. They must be removed at your expense on your being notified. We reserve the right to dispose of unsafe goods as refuse, at your expense. 9. Soft furnishings. The sale of soft furnishings is strictly regulated by statute law in the interests of fire safety. Goods found to infringe safety regulations will not be offered and must be removed at your expense. We reserve the right to dispose of unsafe goods as refuse, at your expense. The rights of disposal referred to in clause 8 and 9 are subject to the provisions of The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977, Schedule 1, a copy of which is available for inspection on request. 10. Descriptions. Please assist us with accurate information as to the provenance etc. of goods where this is relevant. There is strict liability for the accuracy of descriptions under modern consumer legislation and in some circumstances responsibility lies with sellers if inaccuracies occur. We will assume that you have approved the catalogue description of your lots unless informed to the contrary. Where we are obliged to return the price to the buyer when the lot is a deliberate forgery under Condition 15 of the Conditions of Sale and we have accounted to you for the proceeds of sale you agree to reimburse us the sale proceeds. The liability to reimburse the sale proceeds shall not arise where you are acting reasonably and honestly and are unaware of the forgery but we are or ought to have been aware of it. 11. Unsold and withdrawn items. If an item is unsold it may with your consent be re-offered at a future sale. Where in our opinion an item is
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unsaleable you must collect such items from the saleroom promptly on being so informed. Otherwise, storage charges may be incurred. We reserve the right to charge for storage in these circumstances at a reasonable daily rate. 12. Withdrawn and bought in items. These are liable to incur a charge of up to 10% plus VAT of the reserve or low estimate on being bought in or withdrawn after being catalogued. 13. Conditions of Sale. You agree that all goods will be sold on our Conditions of Sale. In particular you undertake that you have the right to sell the goods either as owner or agent for the owner. You undertake to compensate us and any buyer or third party for all losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of this undertaking. 14. Authority to deduct commission and expenses and retain premium and interest. (a) You authorise us to deduct commission at the stated rate and all expenses incurred for your account from the hammer price and consent to our right to retain beneficially the premium paid by the buyer in accordance with our Conditions of Sale and any interest earned on the sale proceeds until the date of settlement. (b) You authorise us in our discretion to negotiate a sale by private treaty not later than the close of business on the day of the sale in the case of lots unsold at auction, in which case the same charges will be payable as if such lots had been sold at auction and so far as appropriate these terms apply. 15. Warehousing. We disclaim all liability for goods delivered to our saleroom without sufficient sale instructions and reserve the right to make minimum warehousing charge of £2 per lot per day. Unsold lots are subject to the same charges if you do not remove them within a reasonable time of notification. If not removed within three weeks we reserve the right to sell them and defray charges from any net proceeds of sale or at your expense to consign them to the local authority for disposal. 16. Settlement. Subject to our normal trading conditions, payment will be made by BACS or cheque 5 weeks after the sale unless the buyer has not paid for the goods. In this case no settlement will then be made but we will take your instructions in the light of our Conditions of Sale. You authorise any sums owed by you to us on other transactions to be deducted from the sale proceeds. You must note the liability to reimburse the proceeds of sale to us as under the circumstances provided for in Condition 10 above. You should therefore bear this potential liability in mind before parting with the proceeds of sale until the expiry of 28 days from the date of sale.
CONDITIONS OF SALE Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd carries on business with bidders, buyers and all those present in the auction room prior to or in connection with a sale on the following General Conditions and on such other terms, conditions and notices as may be referred to herein. 1. DEFINITIONS In these Conditions: (a) ‘auctioneer’ means Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd or its authorised auctioneer, as appropriate; (b) ‘deliberate forgery’ means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which at the date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description; (c) ‘hammer price’ means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when the auctioneer brings down the hammer; (d) ‘terms of consignment’ means the stipulated terms and rates of commission on which Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd accepts instructions from sellers or their agents; (e) ‘total amount due’ means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together with any premium, Value Added Tax chargeable and any additional charges payable by a defaulting buyer under these Conditions; (f) ‘sale proceeds’ means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of the lot sold less commission at the stated rate, Value Added Tax chargeable and any other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising. (g) ‘‘You’, ‘Your’, etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2. (h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate.
2. BIDDING PROCEDURES AND THE BUYER (a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid; (b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion by reoffering the Lot during the course of the auction or otherwise. The auctioneer shall act reasonably in exercising this discretion. (c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals. (d) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved. 3. INCREMENTS Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion. 4. THE PURCHASE PRICE The Buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 25% plus VAT @20% (totalling 30% inclusive) on the first £500,000 and 12% plus VAT @20% (14.4% inclusive) thereafter. 5. VALUE ADDED TAX Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items affixed with a † or . Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate rate prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant lots. (Please refer to ‘Information for Buyers’ for a brief explanation of the VAT position). 6. PAYMENT (a) Immediately a lot is sold you will: (i) give to us, if requested, proof of identity, and (ii) pay to us the total amount due in pounds sterling (b) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from you to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your agent, whether express or implied. 7. TITLE AND COLLECTION OF PURCHASES (a) The ownership of any Lots purchased shall not pass to you until you have made payment in full to us of the total amount due. (b) You shall at your own risk and expense COLLECT any lots that you have purchased and paid for from our premises not later than 3 working days following the day of the auction or upon the clearance of any cheque used for payment (IF LATER) after which you shall be responsible for any COLLECTION, storage and insurance charges. (c) No purchase MAY be COLLECTED AND WE SHALL NOT RELEASE ANY LOT TO YOU OR YOUR AGENT until it has been paid for. 8. REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OR FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES (a) If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies: (i) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract; (ii) to rescind the sale of that lot and/or any other lots sold by us to you; (iii) to resell the lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller; (iv) to remove, store and insure the lot at your expense and, in the case of storage, either at our premises or elsewhere; (v) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale; (vi) to retain that or any other lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due; (vii) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted; (viii) to apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to retain possession of any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied. (b) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach of these conditions 9. THIRD PARTY LIABILITY All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale.
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10. COMMISSION BIDS Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition, we will if so instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such failure is unreasonable. Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made. 11. WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims. 12. AGENCY The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default by sellers or buyers. 13. TERMS OF SALE The seller acknowledges that lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the consignor at the time of the entry of the lot. 14. DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION (a) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies save as provided for in paragraph 6 ‘information to buyers’. (b) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction for purposes of consumer legislation. 15. FORGERIES Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the lot including any buyer’s premium provided that (1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale.
PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, LITHOGRAPHS, ENGRAVINGS AND PRINTS In accordance with long standing practice in Fine Art Sale Rooms certain terms used in descriptions in the Catalogue have the meanings ascribed to them in the glossary below. Glossary Any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition is a statement of opinion and is not to be taken as a statement of fact. The Company reserves the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expect or authority considered by them to be reliable. (a) Edward Lear: In our opinion a work by the artist. (When the artist’s forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artist named. (b) Attributed to Edward Lear: In our opinion probably a work by the artist but less certainly as to authorship is expressed than in the preceding category. (c) Studio of Edward Lear: In our opinion a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist which may be or may not have been executed under the artist’s direction. (d) Circle of Edward Lear: In our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified but distinct hand, closely associated with the named artist but not necessarily his pupil. (e) Style of ...; Follower of Edward Lear: In our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, contemporary or nearly contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil. (f) Manner of Edward Lear: In our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date. (g) After Edward Lear: In our opinion a copy of a known work of the artist. (h) The term signed and/or dated and/or inscribed means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist. (i) The term bears a signature and/or date and/or inscription means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand. (j) Dimensions are given height before width. (k) Pictures are framed unless otherwise stated.
BOOK AUCTIONS If, on collation, any named item in this catalogue proves defective in text or illustration, the lot may be returned within 14 days of the sale with the defects stated in writing. This proviso shall not apply to defects stated in the catalogue or announced at the time of sale; nor to the absence of blanks, half titles, tissue guards or advertisements, damage in respect of bindings, stains, spotting, marginal tears or other defects not affecting completeness of text or illustration; nor to drawings, autographs, letters or manuscripts, signed photographs, music, atlases, maps or periodicals; nor to books not identified by title; nor to books sold not subject to return.
GENERAL 16. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person. 17. (a) Any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate. (b) Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them. 18. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail or Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting. 19. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary appearing in the catalogue. 20. Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect.
ARTIST’S RESALE RIGHT / DROIT DE SUITE
21. English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.
Lots marked with a ‡ symbol are potentially subject to the levy.
Droit de Suite is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or the artist’s heirs each time a work is resold during the artist’s lifetime and up to a period of 70 years after the artist’s death. Royalties are calculated on a sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price excluding the buyer’s premium. The royalty does not apply to lots selling below the sterling equivalent of 1,000 and the maximum royalty payable on any single lot is the sterling equivalent of 10,000. Droit de Suite, which is not subject to VAT, will be added to the buyer’s purchase price and then passed on to the relevant collecting agency by the auctioneer. Please enquire for the accepted exchange rate on the day of the sale. Royalties for Droit de Suite are as follows: 4% Up to 50,000 3% 50,000.01 - 200,000 1% 200,000.01 - 350,000 0.5% 350,000.01 - 500,000 0.25% In excess of 500,000 Up to a maximum levy of 10,000
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THE BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR DATA, HOW WE USE THAT DATA AND WITH WHOM WE SHARE THAT DATA WHERE WE HAVE A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU We will process your personal data because it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (for example, a contract to use our Services) or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. In this respect, we use your personal data for the following: • to interact with you before you enter into a contract with us, such as when you express your interest in our Services (for example, to send you information about our Services or answer enquiries about our Services); • once you have engaged us and entered into a contract, to provide you with the Services set out in any contractual documents. In this respect we will provide your data to our third party suppliers or subcontractors as necessary whom we engage to help us perform our Services or who assist us in conducting our business, such as our IT suppliers, data storage providers, and valuation companies. LEGITIMATE INTERESTS We may also process your personal data because it is necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests include our commercial interests. In this respect, we may use your personal data for the following: • to monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of our Services, including by training our staff or monitoring their performance; • to deal with any concerns or feedback you may have in the performance of the Services; • for our internal business record keeping and processes; • to seek advice on our rights and obligations, including obtaining legal advice; • to contact you for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to receive such information, please let us know now or at any time in the future, and your details will be removed from our marketing list. We will not provide your personal data to third party organisations to use for their own marketing purposes; • to customise our website and marketing communications in line with your particular interests or preferences; • to collect money owed to us or our consignors; • to carry out background and credit checks in relation to bidders and buyers.
We may collect the following personal data about you:
In this respect we will provide your data to the following:
• your name and contact details including address, telephone and email address; • your image, as captured by CCTV, if you attend our premises; • personal identification documents, including copies of government-issued identification such as passport and driving license which are required to register bidders (or when we need to verify a seller’s details); • account details and other information relating to your transactions/dealings with us and your use of our Services; • payment details such as credit card and bank account details; • credit and payment history (where you open an account with us as a buyer or bidder); • information on your collecting preferences and aspirations, and your collections, acquisitions and disposals; and • other information that you provide to us, for example, when you have a comment/complaint, submit a question, take part in a survey or where you express an interest in receiving marketing material or request further information.
• our professional advisors; • the-saleroom.com; • debt collection agencies; • third parties who assist us with our marketing; • our website and email management software provider.
We may also process special categories of personal data, including information concerning your health and medical conditions (for example, disability), where relevant to the provision of our Services.
LEGAL OBLIGATIONS We may also process your Personal Data for our compliance with our legal obligations. In this respect, we may use your Personal Data for the following: • to meet our compliance and regulatory obligations, such as our tax reporting requirements or to carry out identity checks; • in order to assist with investigations (including criminal investigations) carried out by competent authorities; In this respect we will provide your data to the following: • external auditors; • the police and other competent authorities, including HMRC;
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HOW LONG YOUR INFORMATION IS KEPT
We will retain your personal data for as long as we are providing you with the Services referred to in any contractual document, and for as long as is required for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and our legitimate business purposes after the termination of your account/agreement with us, or if your application for a particular Service is declined or abandoned.
Please note that where our processing of your personal data relies on your consent and where you then withdraw that consent, we may not be able to provide all or some aspects of our Services to you and/or it may affect the provision of our Services. SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA We process special categories of personal data for the following reasons: • if it is necessary to protect your or another person’s vital interests (for example, where you have a life-threatening accident or illness and we have to process your personal data to ensure you receive appropriate medical attention); • if it is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (for example, to protect and defend our rights, and/or the rights of our customers); We may process information relating to your health where we have your explicit consent to do so (for example, when you provide information about your access requirements prior to attending one of our events). INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF DATA We transfer names and addresses on our Asian mailing list to a printing company in Hong Kong to distribute our auction catalogues and promotional material. In these circumstances, your personal data will be transferred subject to standard data protection clauses (adopted by the European Commission) and included in our contract with the printing company. We share your data collected for marketing purposes and through our website with our website and email management software provider who are based in Jersey. In these circumstances, your personal data is transferred to them subject to an Adequacy Decision made by the European Commission in respect of Jersey. PROFILING We may use your geographical location to target our communications and advertising and promotions to you. If you do not wish us to do this, then please contact us using the details provided above.
In particular: • in relation to CCTV images taken when you attend our premises, we will retain these for a few months; • in relation to personal data relating to the transactions you have entered into with us as part of the provision of our Services, we will retain that data for period of seven years after that transaction has concluded in case any legal claims arise out of the provision of those Services; • we will retain your details on our marketing database until you inform us that you no longer wish to receive our marketing communications. However, where you do unsubscribe from our marketing communications we will keep your details on a suppression list to ensure that we do not send you information you have asked not to receive; • in relation to personal data relating to the provenance of works, we may retain that data indefinitely in our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of the wider art market in maintaining the integrity of that market. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS Under the DPA you have the following rights: • to obtain access to, and copies of, the personal data that we hold about you; • to require that we cease processing your personal data if the processing is causing you damage or distress; • to require us not to send you marketing communications. • to require us to correct the personal data we hold about you if it is incorrect; • to require us to erase your personal data; • to require us to restrict our data processing activities (and, where our processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent, without affecting the lawfulness of our processing based on consent before its withdrawal); • to receive from us the personal data we hold about you which you have provided to us, in a reasonable format specified by you, including for the purpose of you transmitting that personal data to another data controller; • to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to any of our particular processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on your rights. Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply. If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can raise a concern with the Information Commissioner. You can also find out more about your rights under data protection legislation from the Information Commissioner’s Office website available
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Absentee Bid Form Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour, Militaria
PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS Lot Number in numerical order
Price Excluding buyer’s premium & VAT
Wednesday 1st May 2019 Please bid, on my behalf, for the undermentioned lots up to the prices shown which do not include the buyer’s premium or any V.A.T. payable on lots. These bids are to be executed as cheaply as is permitted by other bids, and/or reserves if any, and subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in the Catalogue. Please note we cannot guarantee that bids received after 4pm on the day prior to the auction will be executed. Billing Name (please print)
Postcode Daytime telephone Email All accounts must be settled within 21 days. ID is required for all first time bidders.
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Auction Calendar SILVER 16th April 2019 – Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu 16th & 17th July 2019 – Silver & Objects of Vertu Rupert Slingsby +44 (0) 1722 424501 • firstname.lastname@example.org Lucy Chalmers +44 (0) 1722 424594 • email@example.com JEWELLERY 18th April 2019 – Fine Jewellery 18th July 2019 – Jewellery Marielle Whiting +44 (0) 1722 424595 • firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Edwards (Consultant) +44 (0) 1722 424504 • email@example.com Charlotte Glyde +44 (0) 1722 424586 • firstname.lastname@example.org ENGLISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS & GLASS 30th April 2019 15th October 2019 Clare Durham +44 (0) 1722 424507 • email@example.com MEDALS & COINS, ARMS & ARMOUR 1st May 2019 Ned Cowell +44 (0) 1722 341469 • firstname.lastname@example.org ASIAN ART, CHINESE PAINTINGS & JAPANESE WORKS OF ART 21st & 22nd May 2019 John Axford +44 (0) 1722 424506 • email@example.com Freya Yuan-Richards +44 (0) 1722 424589 firstname.lastname@example.org Alex Aguilar +44 (0) 1722 424583 • email@example.com PAINTINGS 5th June 2019 – Modern British & 20th Century Art Victor Fauvelle +44 (0) 1722 446961 • firstname.lastname@example.org 20TH CENTURY DESIGN 19th June 2019 – Arts & Crafts Michael Jeffery +44 (0) 1722 424505 • email@example.com FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART & CLOCKS 3rd July 2019 Mark Yuan-Richards +44 (0) 1722 411854 • firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Gale +44 (0) 1722 339161 • email@example.com TRIBAL ART & ANTIQUITIES 18th September 2019 Will Hobbs +44 (0) 1722 339752 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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