Selected Antiques & Collectables Auction to
Incorporate the Rowland Pollitt Clarice Cliff Collection
on Saturday 7th April 2018
On View:
Thursday 4th April: 10.00am-4.00pm
Friday 5th April: 12.00pm-7.00pm
Saleday from 8.30am
Sale commences at 10.00am
Lots: 152-201 of 669
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Lot 152
World War I: An exceptional diary and archive to Norman Grey, a driver in the Royal Field Artillery in the Western Front. It chronicles his entire career in France from his enlistment including his "short service" document for enlistment for the duration of the war and in 1915 to being de-mobbed in 1919. The diary itself is remarkable and dates joining in June 1915, arriving in France December 15th through to his near three years service on the Western Front. The diary covers three of the most famous battles of WWI including the Somme, Passchendaele, Cambrei and the fifth Battle of Ypres. The accounts of the Somme and Cambrei are remarkable but his entries for the Battle of Passchendale are especially noteworthy giving the reader a vivid snapshot of the battle from the perspective of the Royal Field Artillery.

The archive also contains photographs, including Driver Grey, pay books from the war, discharge documentation, travel/leave documents from the war including one signed by an officer from the Ulster Artillery, an armed forces hospital admittance sheet from when he was wounded at the fifth battle of Ypres, his pass to Hill 63 (which is mentioned in the diary) during the Battle of the Somme on August 8th 1916, etc. A truly remarkable collection chronicling a British Soldiers journey through some of the most horrific battles of World War I.
Estimate:  £6000 - 10000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 153
Militaria/Third Reich: Spectacular archive of four press photographs, of arguable the most famous battleship of WWII taken 27th May 1941 of her prior to sinking, survivors in the sea and survivors being picked up by a Royal Naval warship. They all bear numerous stamps dating from 30th May 1941 including Ministry of Information and that they have been passed by the censors (4). 10ins. x 7ins.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 154
World War I: A fascinating archive of 68 letters with envelopes and postcards written from the Western Front by Second Lieutenant William Rozier. He started as a private in the Army Service Corps, with the first written a week after his arrival in France in July 1915. His service included a transfer to the Machine Gun Corps, time as an SAP (trench digger and tunneller under no mans land) prior to his transfer to the Tanks Corps. A note on his medal index card confirms his entitlement to a wound badge in March 1919. Its unusual to see this many letters from one man written from the Western Front kept together.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 155
WWI/Militaria: Superb archive collection of three diaries written by Private James Bignell of Eight Platoon B Company 8th Bedfords. The diaries start on January 4th 1916 and finish on the 2nd January 1919. They were written on a regular basis in some cases day by day over his time in the trenches. They offer a fascinating snapshot into the life of a British Infantryman in the trenches. Quotes from the diaries.
1916
3rd Sept. Big push started, awful fighting going on.
5th Sept. Awful bombardment day and night "God help them".
8th Sept. Shelled us today 12 killed.
14th Sept. "Went and found Leslie's Battalion but he had gone up the line".
"God Help him and spare him".
17th Sept. Battle still going on. Saw Leslie coming out of the trenches he was
alright, thank God".
14th Oct. General Wight came today with another General.
22nd Oct. Heard were going away. Bishop of London preached today, heavy
fighting going on. This place is full of troops.
29th Oct. "What a life, all the best manhood of Europe, melting away".
1917
6th June "Air is alive with planes, never seen anything like it".
7th June Big attack today about 6000 prisoners and 70 guns.
8th June The bombardment is awful, terrible, worse and worse.
15th June "Made cold tea for the Prince".
24th June A lot of shelling, 4 killed and 18 wounded, King coming.
6th July "King George came to tea with General Gough".
9th July "A big battle coming off about 15th of this month.
11th July General Gough came to lunch, I cooked it and he was very pleased and ate.

Interestingly Private Bignell was later transferred to HQ and became one of Edward Prince of Wales later Edward VIII batman. The diary also chronicles his worry and later anguish and grief at the loss of his son Leslie in the trenches. Also included in the lot is a letter from Private Bignell's grandson chronicling memories of him and a transcript of the principal contents of the diaries as well.

Estimate:  £1200 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 156
Robert Taylor first edition print "The Swordfish Attack on Taranto", signed Commander Charles Lamb DSO DSC RN and Vice Admiral Sir Richard Janvrin KCB DSC 19½ins. x 13ins. plus a letter signed by Commander Lamb and a reproduction of The Daily Telegraph reporting the attack. Both framed and glazed.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 157
20th cent. Iron bound deed box. 14½ins. x 9½ins. x 10ins.
Estimate:  £10 - 20 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 158
Weapons: Small arms percussion rifle, smooth bore ordnance mark, stamped below rear sight N.S. Dew and 1948 on the butt by the heel, 39ins. barrel and 55ins. overall.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 159
Weapons: Cannon of the Malay Archipelago. This bronze example Meriam Kecil (Lela) or Lantaka in the Philippines, under Malay influence,has carved crocodile in relief, trunnions to the side to accept the swivel spikes spur shaped holder. These cannons were in use from 16th to the early 19th century and comes with a carriage for display purposes. It has 1ins diam bore and is 36ins. in length and weights 30 kilos.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 160
Weapons: Cannon Lantaka swivel gun, Dutch/Indonesian style bronze with trunnions and swivel but without the monkey tail, 31¼ins. with an 1ins. diam bore and comes with a carriage for display purposes and weighs 15 kilos.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 161
Napoleonic Wars: Archie of letters from Lt. Col. William MacKay of the Durham regiment of Foot. Her served during the Peninsula Wars and was present at Salamanca, one letter is written from Niza dated Aug 1812 stating Lt. Col. MacKay received 22 bayonet wounds, asthma and acute dysentery. Also included are numerous letters relating to his medical pension and signed commissions for promotion to the rank of Major then Lt. Col. (approx. 14).
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 162
Crime and Punishment/Dr Crippen: Extremely rare summons to Dr Alexander MacBeth, Surgeon General, dated 23rd November 1910. The summons is to appear as a juryman at the inquest into Crippen's death at Pentonville Prison at 2pm to 'enquire on the King's behalf touching the death of Hawley Harvey Crippen.' An extremely rare piece of Crippen memorabilia sold with a portrait photo of Dr MacBeth.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 163
Historical Local Interest: Devizes, Wiltshire documents Indenture 1743 with William Sloper for purchase of properties in New Park Street, includes No43 (Royal Oak Inn), 44, 45, 46 and 47 (Brownstone House). All situated on the North east side of New Park Street. Devizes Town Council seal 1608 and signed by the Mayor, Rich Smith and the Town Council 29¼ins. x 21½ins.
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 164
Maps: Herman Moll 1724 map of Buckinghamshire showing the hundreds with coloured outlines and the rules for hare hunting. Framed and glazed 9ins. x 13ins.
Estimate:  £120 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 165
Maps: A portfolio of French maps from 1899 to the first half of the 20th century, approx 40. Robert Morden map of Gloucestershire, boundaries highlighted in colour.

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 166
Maps: Bellin 1756 map title Carte Des Provinces De Tierien Firme Darien Cartagene Et Panama, Columbia, Venezuela 11½ins. x 10ins.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 167
Scientific: Spolter telescope 30mm x 60mm unsigned plus another 30mm x 35mm signed Hilkington Mercury (2).
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 168
Weights and Measures: Postal scales with 6 weights on an oak plinth.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 169
Scales: Postal scales on a walnut base with weights.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 170
Weights and Measures: Metric weights, iron and brass 2 sets plus other weights in imperial measure.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 171
Clocks: 19th cent. Gilt, white metal and porcelain clock garniture. Two medals stamped A. D. Mougin. Decorated with applique glass beaded butterflies and birds.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 172
Clocks: Oak cased German mantle clock domed door made by Junghans.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 173
Early 20th cent. Anniversary clock with glass dome. 13½ins.
Estimate:  £40 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 174
19th cent. Clocks: 19th cent. French gild boule work and tortoiseshell mantle clock, a pendulum window below the dial which has white enamel numeral plaques, the movement is stamped 785 84. 18ins.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 175
Clocks: 19th cent. French bracket clock. Stamped 'D.C & Co. Drocourt of Paris. "Marti" makers medallion, brass embellishments. Enamel face, Roman numerals with key and pendulum. 11½ins. Mahogany clock case. NB: Pendulum suspension strap needs repair.
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 176
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Daryl Hannah 9 (5 signed), Demi Moore (2 signed) with certificate of authenticity, Lauren Bacall, approx. 33 (11 signed) plus Emma Freud, approx. 9, (all signed), Carol Smillie, (approx. 45 signed & 16 unsigned), Janet Dibley 7 unsigned and approx. 8 signed photos.
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 177
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Ali McGraw, Twiggy, Mandy Rice Davies, Michelle Dotrice, Benny Hill, Sandy Shaw, Elizabeth Hurley, Jerry & The Pacemakers, Dusty Springfield, Joanna Lumley, etc. Approx. 170 plus signed FDC's, etc.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 178
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Alexandra Bastedo, approx. 57 (35 signed), Jenny Agutter, approx. 156 (86 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 179
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Travel & Holidays including Frank Bough, Judith Chalmers, Ruth England, etc. Approx. 15 (12 signed).
DIY/Homes - Nick Knowles, Carol Smillie, Linda Barker, Sarah Beeny, etc, approx. 20 signed.
Cookery & Food: Keith Floyd, Philip Harben, Delia, Nigella, Gordon Ramsey, Jilly Goolders, etc. approx. 35 (34 signed) plus Carey Mulligan, 2 signed, Meg Ryan, approx. 18 (10 unsigned) plus a photo CD.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 180
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Nastassja Kinski, approx. 200 unsigned photos (18 signed photos) and plus Jemima Rooper, approx. 57 signed photos, Emma Watson, approx 98, (17 signed) and Konnie Huq, approx. 25 (3 signed).
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 181
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Angela Douglas, 15 signed, Carol Hawkins, approx. 43 (9 signed), Samantha Janus, approx. 72 (33 signed).
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 182
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Louise Lombard, approx. 70 (26 signed), Linda Thorson, approx. 140 (28 signed) plus 2 photo CD's & a record.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 183
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Sarah Alexander, approx. 76 (29 signed), Sally Geeson, approx. 240 (34 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 184
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Wendy Padbury (Dr Who), approx. 180 (105 signed), Radio DJ's including Anne Nightingale, David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, John Peel, Johnnie Walker, Terry Wogan, Ed Stewart, Kenny Everett, etc. approx. 39 (4 unsigned). Musicians including Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Ken Dodd, Carly Simon, Vanessa Mac, Pete Best (original drummer of the Beatles), Britney Spears, Kate Bush, Madonna, etc. approx. 46 (38 signed). Alizeč, approx. 40 (1 signed) with picture CD.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 185
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Natasha Pyne, approx. 50 (20 signed), Gail Grainger, approx. 9 photos unsigned, Sophie Ward, approx. 66 (29 signed).
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 186
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Tara Fitzgerald, approx. 8 (5 signed), Glynis Barber, approx. 60 (24 signed), Catherine Zeta-Jones, approx. 15 (7 signed), Britt Ekland, approx. 10 (7 signed). Magicians including David Copperfield, David Nixon, Paul Daniels, approx. 8, all signed, Jenny Hanley, approx. 14 (7 signed).
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 187
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Helena Bonham-Carter, approx. 76 (35 signed), Louise Jameson (DR Who), approx. 200 (160 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 188
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - UK actors A to Z, Vanessa Redgrave, Warren Mitchell, Tom Courtney, Sean Connery, Susannah York, Peter O'Toole, Ronnie Barker, Judi Dench, Jenny Seagrove, George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Elizabeth Taylor, Emma Thompson, Alex Guinness etc. all signed, some with certificates of authenticity. Approx. 1,260.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 189
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Kate Manning (Dr Who assistant) approx. 150 (88 signed) plus Gabrielle Drake, approx. 170 (70 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 190
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Katherine Ross, approx 54 (17 signed) plus foreign actors A to Z surnames including Cindy Crawford, Goldie Hawn, Glenn Close, Gene Wilder, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, James Garner, Kirk Douglas, Reese Witherspoon, etc. Many certificates of authenticity, All signed, approx. 510.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 191
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Tessa Wyatt, approx. 150 (21 signed) plus Diana Rigg, approx. 207 (27 signed).
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 192
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Natalie Portman, (approx. 19 signed and 9 unsigned), Judy Huxtable, approx. 10 unsigned photos, Suzy Kendall, approx. 17 (5 signed), Lauren Gillan (Dr Who) approx. 23 (3 signed), Nicola Bryant (Dr Who) approx. 43 (20 signed), Elizabeth Sladen (Dr Who) approx. 34 (19 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 193
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Susan George, approx. 405 (52 signed), Linda Hayden approx. 170 (67 signed).
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 194
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Harry Potter, approx. 14 (6 signed). Dr Who cast members: Wendy Padbury, Caroline John, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Katy Manning, Jackie Lane, Tom Baker & other Doctors plus Williams! approx. 110 (44 signed).
Railway Children, approx. 25 (5 unsigned) plus Imogen Stubbs, approx 100 (33 signed) and a copy script for "A Summer Story".
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 195
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures, Charlotte Rampling 8 signed plus 34 unsigned. Denise Richards approx. 17 (12 signed). Katie Holmes, approx. 32 (12 signed). Neve Campbell, approx. 13 (8 signed).
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 196
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures TV & Films. Early 20th cent. Robert Morley, Margaret Lockwood, John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Debbie Reynolds, Anna Neagle, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Bob Hope, Bette Davis, Jean Harlow, Jane Russell, Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Henry Fonda, etc. Approx. 180 (154 signed) plus approx. 23 signed writers & directors. TV presenters 1950-2000s. approx. 202; all signed with political, Newsreaders & Weather Forecasters. approx. 113 all signed.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 197
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Wildlife & Environment TV: Adam Henson, Mike Dilger, Michael Strahan, James Fisher, David Attenborough, Peter Scott, Johnny Morris, etc. approx. 58, all signed.
Science TV: Presenters, 24 signed.
Gardening TV: Rachel de Thame, Joe Swift, Charlie Dimmock, Percy Thrower, Alan Titchmarsh, etc. 37 signed.
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 198
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - The Avengers, approx. 26 (5 signed), The Wickerman, approx. 10 (3 signed).
Crime Series: John Thaw, John Nettles, Jack Warner, Joan Hickson, Wycliffe, George Baker, Raymond Barr, etc. approx. 105, all signed.
Sci-Fi: Star Trek, UFO, Lost in Space, Doctor Who, etc. approx. 47 (28 signed).
Horror Films: The Ghost, Black Sunday, Castle of Blood, The Vampire, Frankenstein, Twins of Dracula, etc. approx. 52 (14 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 199
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Comedians 1950s/60s/70s/80s and 90s onwards including Bob Hope, Harry Worth, Charlie Drake, George Burns, Charlie Chester, Willie Rushton, Harry Secombe, Stanley Baxter, Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves, Ian Hislop, Sarah Millican, Ken Dodd, Bruce Forsythe, Jo Brand, etc. approx. 387, all signed, not including comedy duos.
Plus TV Stars & Celebrities: Isobel Barnett, Larry Grayson, Hughie Green, Carol Vorderman, Jim Bowen, approx. 40, all signed.
Sporting Stars including Steffi Graff, Roger Bannister, etc. Spy films: Sean Connery, Alec Guinness, Ian Richardson, Nicola Walker, etc. approx. 34 signed.
Estimate:  £200 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 200
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Michelle Dotrice (7 signed), Gail Porter, approx. 40 (7 signed), Imogen Hassall (11 unsigned), Julia Roberts, approx. 7 signed & certificate of authenticity, Jane Fonda, approx. 12 signed and 4 unsigned, Jamie Lee Curtis, approx. 37 (22 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 201
Photographs/Autographs: Including autopen signatures - Michelle Pfieffer 2 (1 signed), Sharon Gless, approx. 12 (5 signed), Milla Jovovich, approx. 12 (5 signed), Helen Slater (Superwoman) approx. 49 (3 signed) and Teri Hatcher "Lois Lane/Superman", approx. 32 (8 signed).
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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