Collectors, Fine Art & Antique Auction on
Saturday 12th May 2018
Thursday 10th May 10am - 4pm
Friday 11th May 12noon - 7pm
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Lots: 94-143 of 603
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Lot 94
Ceramics: 20th cent. Half dolls including girl in bonnet, baby, flapper girl etc, 5 heads.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 95
20th cent. Ceramics: Royal Doulton 'Lynnewood' 4 x coffee cans, 4 x saucers, creamer, sugar bowl and coffee pot. Gilt and white coffee cans x 3, saucers x 6 and coffee pot.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 96
20th cent. Ceramics: Phoenix ware cups and saucers, Grindley "The Silistria" butter dish, Crown Devon, Yorkshire mug, rose coffee cups and saucers, T.G. Green Devon blue/white jug x 3.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 97
Stamps: Six albums of world stamps, small amount of 19th cent. most far later plus an album of first day covers.
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 98
Postcards: 20th cent. Album plus loose cards including Tucks Oilette Railway loco's, London and N.W Railway Company issues, postcards U.S and European loco's, Tucks Oilette Battleships "Our Navy" and "The Air" plus other WW1 flying machines also general topographical, greetings, Easter, Children's and other.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 99
Stamps: Royal Mail yearbooks 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10.
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 100
Stamps Royal Mail yearbooks 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 101
Cigarette Cards: 'Turf' British Railway Locomotives, approx 60, British Aircraft, approx. 33. Godfrey Phillips 'Old Masters' series, approx. 64 with Kellogg's cars, etc.
Estimate:  £10 - 20 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 102
Stamps: Presentation packs seventy later 21st cent. Three first day covers.
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 103
Stamps: Presentation packs eighty early 21st cent.
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 104
Stamps: Australian yearbooks 1990 -91, 92, 93.
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 105
Harland & Wolff: Period parallel clamp impressed H&W on both sections with later wording Titanic to the reverse. 28ins.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 106
19th cent. Fruitwood "Sorrento" puzzle box with key 9ins. x 4¼ins. x 5¼ins.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 107
20th cent. Mahogany jewellery box with mother of pearl, cartouche and escutcheon secret drawer beneath 12ins. 6¾ins. x 9ins. plus a walnut tea box with satinwood inlay and a Jerusalem olive wood box 4¼ins. x 3½ins. x 1¼ins. (3).
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 108
19th cent. Mahogany sarcophagus shaped tea caddy on button feet. Three compartments, turned grips to side 12ins. x 6¾ins. x 6¼ins. plus a 19th cent. walnut workbox inlaid decoration with mother of pearl embellishments (2).
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 109
19th cent. Burr wood```````` writing slope, red leather and ebonised interior mother of pearl and white metal decorated to the canted edges and a gent watch.
Estimate:  £90 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 110
Costume Leather wallets, 3 hanging silk and satin jewellery keepers, hat pins and 4 Spanish fans, etc.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 111
Retro: 1950's Staywarm teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl. (3).
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 112
White metal Maltese 925 silver picture frame, plate ware to include RAF buttons, flat ware, Edward VII and Alexandra Coronation medals etc.
Estimate:  £50 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 113
Breweriana: Beer engine ceramic pump handles.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 114
20th cent. Humidor (box) and contents, cutters plus 2 cigarette cases 1 with integrated lighter.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 115
18th cent. Oak carved panel and back ornately decorated with flowers & floral motifs. 10¼ins. x 8¼ins. (2 Pieces).
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 116
Costume Jewellery: Jet glass beads, necklaces a/f, bracelets, brooches etc. contained in a softwood box decorated with tortoise and dragonfly.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 117
20th cent. Costume Jewellery: Earrings, yellow metal, hoop, pearl stud, paste, yellow metal chains, cultured pearls, clasp marked 375. Expanding bracelet, beads, etc.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 118
Jewellery: Choker necklace decorated with white stones, ferns, birds on a wide 2ins. front plate, retailed by "Nomad", Highgate High Street, Highgate Village. Plus Australian 925 silver brooch of a little pygmy possum, Ltd edition 62/100 plus a smoky quartz brooch in a yellow metal mount.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 119
Costume Jewellery: Paste necklaces, earrings, brooch marcasite and black enamel "Melissa" compact.
Estimate:  £20 - 25 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 120
Commemorative: Yellow metal spoons, Golden Jubilee 2002 cased x 4, Bristol Blue paperweight to commemorate Isambard Kingdom Brunel Temple Meads station 1806 - 20016 plus assorted badges.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 121
Polar Exploration/World War One: Single aluminium Dog tag owned by Thomas Whitfield stamped T. Whitfield ON 149832 C.E. CH. ST.
Thomas Whitfield, was one of four stokers on board 'Discovery' for the National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904. He was picked as part of the shore party and took part in a number of sledging journeys, most notably Wilson's 1903 expedition to the Cape Crozier emperor penguin colony. On his return from the Antarctic he returned to the Navy and was subsequently promoted to Chief Stoker. Leaving the Navy in 1911 he returned 3 years later when recalled for active service during World War I. In later life Whitfield retired to Hampshire where he died in 1942. This tag was from after his return from the Antarctic as it shows his rank as Chief Stoker.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 122
Third Reich: Collection of Channel island covers with German occupation postmarks approx 27.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 123
Medals: WWI/WWII group to Capt. AEH Dinan Peren South African Engineers Corps (14/15) star and Victory Medal. Plus WWII Africa and Burma stars (4).
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 124
Medals: WWII group to include Indian General Service with North West Frontier 1930-31, 39-45 trio, Coronation Medal, Efficiency Medal and Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Regular Army) to Corporal R.A. Smith, Hants.. and IOW.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 125
Liners: Album of post 1950s postcards of mostly Union Castle plus some Royal navy press photos.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 126
Travel/Exploration: A fascinating hand written journal dating from May 1810 - May 1811, chronicling of the journey from London to Ceylon and Bengal via Madeira, written over approx 33 pages 12ins. x 8ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 127
Third Reich: Rare hard bound volumes from the Chief Military Command for Division of Foreign Fortifications Evaluation about the defences Yugoslavia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Printed in the Reich Printing Office c1941-42 (3).
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 128
Maps: Period Italian map of The Battle of Waterloo dedicated to British console in Toscana, shows placement of units, formations etc. 34ins. x 23ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 129
Third Reich: Collection of badges including U Boat badge, General Assault badge, black wound badge, mine sweeper/sub chasers badge and destroyer war badge (6). Collected by James Hoare Royal Artillery.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 130
Third Reich: Gilt Narvik shield, possibly cold class. Collected by James Hoare Royal Artillery.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 131
20th cent. Tribal Nguni hide African shield, rustic knobkierrie and spear blade. (3).
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 132
WWI: An extremely rare World War I collection of paperwork from Lt. Col. Richard Crosse DSO and Bar. Lt. Col. Crosse commanded the second battalion, The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, on the Western Front being mentioned in dispatches an additional four times. He led the battalion in a number of battles on The Somme Battlefield and after his retirement from the army he joined the Ulster Special Constabulary.
The collection relates to soldiers taken prisoner by the Germans and includes a number of letters written at the end of hostilities from prisoners giving first person accounts of their treatment at the hands of the Germans. A number are particularly graphic but one by Pte. Cotton stands out "While we were going over the top, Lay was shot through the knee and it was impossible to keep up with the regiment. We decided to get back again but the machine gun bullets were flying all round us. I had taken some wounded men of the 19th Division to the dressing station in Betoncourt the day previous. There was a heavy bombardment at the corner of the road and it would have been suicide to attempt it. We decided discretion was the better part of valour and we took shelter. It was while we were waiting for the barrage to lift that the Germans came up in their thousands and we were taken prisoner. We spent the night in a cage without food or shelter". In addition to numerous accounts from prisoners, the lot includes a large map of German prisoner of war camps with numerous notations and a comprehensive list of those captured with notations from Lt. Col Crosse showing where each man was captured, rank, name and additional remarks, a fascinating archive.
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 133
WWI: An extremely rare World War I collection of paperwork from Lt. Col. Richard Crosse DSO and Bar. Lt. Col. Crosse commanded the second battalion, The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, on the Western Front being mentioned in dispatches an additional four times. He led the battalion in a number of battles on The Somme Battlefield and after his retirement from the army he joined the Ulster Special Constabulary.
This museum quality archive was owned by Lt. Col. Crosse and forms both handwritten and typed regimental orders from the second battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light infantry just prior to World War I through the earliest battlers. They date from July 1st to just hours prior to the first major action of World War I, the Battle of Mons. This fascinating collection includes logistics, troop movements, regimental lists, transportation and arrival in France and movement to Mons. Also included in the lot are several maps showing the battalion on the western front. Approx. 80 Artifacts.

Estimate:  £4000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 134
WW1: An exceptional diary written over 93 pages including sketches of trenches and enemy emplacements by Second Lt. John Oxenham Lawson, second in command of Z Company 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers covering the period September 1st 1914 to June 1915. Lawson was born in June 1895 and attended Uppingham School from 1910-14. He joined the army shortly afterwards and was seriously wounded at the Battle of Bellewaarde, which took place on the 16th June 1915. He is featured in the definitive book of the battle by Carole-McEntee Taylor The Battle of Bellewarde June 1915, a copy of which accompanies the lot. This handwritten diary contains Lawson's first person account of his war from arriving in France culminating in Bellewarde and the ensuing carnage where over 1000 men died within a 12 hour period on a battle field approximately ½ mile square.
The diary also contains transcript copies of letters by Lawson that he sent home (69 pages). The entries include his account of the Battalion in action at Pernes, Bes Plomeran, Herlies, Petre, Bailleul Neuve Chapelle & Hooge, Hermitage Chateau, Kemmel and Rosendaal Chateau (1st Battle of Ypres). Most importantly it gives a most detailed daily description of trench life warfare which include his comrades being killed in front of him, a sample of which are below:
7th October "Warned at 3am that we were to proceed to join the Battalion".
Monday 26th October (First Battle of Ypres) "About 2.45pm we were shelled most furiously for about half an hour, about 345 Germans began to advance and soon after 4pm we had to retire up a communication trench, The Royal Fusilier's were on our right had also retired. Only six men of 13 Platoon got back and Barnsley was left severely wounded in our trench. Germans continued to advance from here I lost all count of time and Captain Gordon worked the machine gun on them himself. Nummley attempted a counter attack but his men got caught up in the wire fence and he was shot before he could get out. It was dark but we could see hundreds coming out of the orchard and the communication trench, hundreds must have been killed and wounded.
Sunday 1st November 1914 (Battle of Messines) Marched off soon after 5am, halted at Wytschaete road. We were to attack village with Lincolns, Y and Z Company in support. We advanced and halted , wounded men began to stream down the road, we started to dig in but were told to retire as the attack had failed, Lamb killed, Capt. St John badly wounded, London missing.
Sunday 15th November Called to HQ at 330 am, told Z Company was to retake trenches lost by KOYLI which consist of some stables with 30 yds. of trenches either side. A gun was brought up to within 100 yds. of the stable with Z company forming behind. Sgt Major Gilburn with 30 men charged the trenches and retook them, Sgt Major was killed and awarded the DCM.
4th December The King was here, a party of 50 men who had been here long and an officer had to be present, as Captain Gordon was on leave I was the officer who took the party. Before he gave the medals he walked around the ranks of men accompanied by the Prince of Wales and a tremendous staff. The Prince of Wales walked at the rear eating chocolate all the time, very bad form I thought.
The diary then goes on to describe a further six months of Lawson's war in great detail showing the endless mud & rain, informative notes on other units in the Brigade etc. 'billeted at Rosendaal Chateau, whole place shelled to pieces . . had very fine Louis XV chairs to sit in & lovely china . . . a strange contrast!' to first person accounts of some of the most important battles of the first part of 1915. The final entries surround Bellewaarde and Wednesday June 16th 1915, that fateful first day.

Wednesday June 16th 1915 (Alongside a sketch of the area) in part reads: Bombardment began at 2am and lasted practically without stop till 4am. A stop of about a minute and then the intensive bombardment began. This lasted till 4.15am and then W,X and Y Coys went forward, all of the Huns came in without any attempt to resist. When the others went in we "Z" went forward. There was a sunken road halfway to the German line and this caused a lot of trouble as machine guns were laid down on it. We soon went on again got up to the communication trench C to Trench B (See Opposite) We then went across the open trench C which was only 2 feet deep and no good. We got to work on that and I then went along the left behind W. I passed Sloper at X, very dizzy having just been hit through the nose. Going along the back of the trench at Y I got hit through the arm, Sandilands and Scrutton took me up, an orderly then took me back to the dressing station.
Lt Lawson's injury was so severe that he left the army, after the war joined the Colonial service, he died in September 1981 aged 96. This lot is without doubt on the most important diaries we have auctioned due to the phenomenal detail that Lt Lawson has chronicled his time in the trenches.

Estimate:  £8000 - 12000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 135
WWI: An exceptional photographic archive assembled by Lieutenant Richard Knight a reconnaissance/night bomber in 206 squadron during WWI. He was promoted to Lieutenant in the RAF on amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. The lot includes a number of aerial photographs taken by Lt. Knight of the trenches including one remarkable image taken seconds after he has dropped some bombs. A significant highlight is an image of Manfred Von Richthofen with his famous Red Albatros DIII bi-plane in the background taken on August 19th 1917. This remarkable album contains 41 photographs of RNAS, Royal Flying Corps and RAF Personnel, aircraft, bombing raids including one of Lieutenant Knights DH9 while with 206 squadron with handwritten notation by Knight dating it to early 1918, etc. Also included in the lot are a number of original documents and character references relating to Lieutenant Knights service in World War I dating from 1918-19. Each photo measures 7ins. x 5ins.
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 136
WWI: Album of 20 photographs many unpublished of the trenches dating from the early months of the war on the Western front, showing among other things the first Battle of Ypres, each with a handwritten notation beneath including "A direct hit wipes out a Hun Battery". "A Fine charge by The Leicesters surprises The Hun", " Craving thorough the wire to rescue dead comrades". The photos measure 3ins. x 3ins.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 137
Royal Navy: Two albums of photographs of H.M.S. Glorious in 1936 including numerous carrier landings and crashes with handwritten notations. (2).
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 138
Press Photographs: A large selection of post-war photographs including four Winston Churchill (stamped Crown Copyright), The Queen and Royal Family.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 139
WWI Toys: Early 20th cent. Farnell blue plush mohair World War I " Mascot Bear" Albert formed part of Wiltshire Museums "Why we went to war exhibition" in 2014. 3½ins.
NB: Soldiers bears were given as mascots to Tommie's many travelling through the war as good luck mascots. This example is sold with accompanying paperwork showing him in the exhibition.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 140
Third Reich: Original hardback copy of Mein Kampf signed in blue by Adolf Hitler
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 141
Malta: Large archive collection of letters and photographs relating to by A.M. MacFarlane MRCVS, FEVMA 1864- 1944, veterinary surgeon of the Maltese Government. The lot includes his boxed MBE with citation, notebooks, letter from 10 Downing Street etc. A very interesting archive.
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 142
Cricket Memorabilia: Sir Garfield Sobers signed cricket ball contained within a framed montage display. 27ins. x 19ins.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 143
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.
  
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