Fine Art, Antiques & Collectables Sale
on Saturday 24th February 2018
On view:
Thursday 22nd February: 10.00am-4.00pm
Friday 23rd February: 12.00pm-7.00pm
Saleday from 8.30am
Sale commences at 10.00am
Lots: 101-149 of 621
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Lot 101
World War I: Superb archive of letters written by Lance Corporal Alfred Smith of 1st. Battalion The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who died on 22nd September 1915 at Bethune, only days before the Battle of Loos. This battle was the biggest British attack of 1915, the first time the British had used poison gas and the first engagement of the "New Army" units.
The first letter is written on 30th April 1915 from the trenches and describes the fighting in great detail. "Well I've seen a bit more fighting also a charge or two, sometimes things are a bit hot for us as we are only 100yds apart even when the Germans are shelling". He then talks about a comrade who was hit close to him and how he has been lucky not to have been wounded.
The second letter is even more descriptive "We had five or six charges made from the Germans but we stopped them back each time they got to our trenches leaving hundreds of dead. By the time you receive my letter my regiment will be leading a bayonet charge with the hopes of breaking through the German lines. Every man is now ready for the mad rush to death which is for England and Freedom. Excuse this letter as the bombardment has now started and it gives us a nasty shock.
Another letter written over two pages and dated 14th June 1915 gives a vivid account of an attack on the German lines, "It was like hell getting back. I can say I said my prayers when I got over the front of our trench". The next letter describes life in his trench and the joy a package of cake, biscuits and jam brought. Another written on 12th July 1915 is on two sheets of paper and describes how he has transferred to the "Jam Tin ABS" (bomb section). He then describes his life and duties in detail and how his comrades are unhappy, there are married men at the front and single men still at home "If a man is wanted for a hot job a single man should always be first, a married man second for they have wives and children to think of. Private Smiths final letter is undated but describes how dangerous life was in the trenches and how he had a very near miss when a shell landed in their trench as he was eating breakfast "We had to eat a load of dirt before we die". The letters come with their original envelopes and give an incredible insight into life in the trenches.

Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 102
Royal Flying Corps: A rare archive collection of World War I Royal Flying Corps photographs taken in 1917 and 1918 showing amongst other images: A formation of Bristol Fighters, 20 Squadron in France 1918, A Bristol in France, A FE8 RFC fighter from 41 Squadron in 1917, a FE24 crash in France etc. These two albums of photographs were the property of Royal Flying Corps pilot 2nd Lt. Eric Smart, who later rose to the rank of Group Captain in World War II in command of 615 Fighter Squadron.
Also included in the lot are copious amounts of research including RAF casualty and combat reports relating to Lt. Smart in World War I and a pair of his flight worn Royal Flying Corps wings.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 103
World War I/Royal Flying Corps: Fascinating personal account dated January 5th 1916 of a dog fight. The two aeroplanes appeared above us about 3000 yards in the air, shots were fired, we saw something at first it appeared like a black spot falling out of the machine which fell nearer and nearer and at last we distinctly saw it was a man. At the same time the machine leaned to one side, turned and fell to the earth. The English officer who had not fallen out groaned a little but dies almost immediately' The author then describes the aftermath, the names of the pilot Lt Alan Hobbs and observer Lt. Tudor Jones and date of engagement Dec 15th 1915. Complete with research relating to the engagement and those lost.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 103A
Royal Flying Corps: Letter written May 1915 on Royal Flying Corps stationery from a pilot named Alan. Written over 4 sides he describes the death of a comrade 'but I hope I may meet as fine a death when my time comes' plus a signed photograph of Bristol plane and pilot.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 104
Military Trench Art: WWI Brass shell case vases, 1 British and 1 French 9ins. plus a WWII 1943 25 pounder 11½ins.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 105
Early 20th cent. Circa WW1 possibly Royal Flying Corps private issue, full length brown leather felt lined top coat double breasted with two slanted side pockets no makers or identification marks,
N.B. The present owner inherited the coat from his uncle who purchased it secondhand in 1920 to use on his motorbike. Believed ex-Royal Flying Corps.
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 106
Military: Fraser Clan Tartan Officer's no.2 dress kilt C1962 belonging to Major Willett an Officer of the Black Watch.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 107
Military: Fraser Clan Tartan kilt mess dress kilt C1958 belonging to Major Willett Officer of The Black Watch.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 108
Nelson: A ship's wheel made from the oak from Nelson's Flagship Foudroyant with her inset medal made from copper from her carved decoration. 'Oak from Foudroyant launched 1798, wrecked Blackpool 1897. 32ins.
Estimate:  £600 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 109
RAF/Militaria: WW2 era perspex astro dome believed Ex Lancaster Bomber 29 ¼ins. diam x 13½ins.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 110
RAF/Militaria: Unusual large RAF wall mounted clock, fusee movement, believed ex. RAF Dishforth 14½ins. dial. Completely refurbished.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 111
Maritime: Large copper and brass ships mast lantern, William Harvie & Co. Ltd. Pattern no. 1304. 24ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 112
Third Reich/ WW2: Ceramic cup and saucer, soup bowl and saucer marked SS Vatten 1942 Bauschen Weiden and SS Reich 1937.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 113
Third Reich/ WW2: Luftwaffe large oval meat plate marked with eagle and swastika to base, makers mark and dated 1942 16ins.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 114
Third Reich/WW2: Wehrmacht ceramic sauce boat, bowls (2) and a side plate, makers mark to base dated 1940 and 1941 plus eagle and Swastika (4).
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 115
Third Reich/WW2: Rare souvenir from U570, a German U boat captured in 1941 and renamed HMS Graph. The copper ashtray is made from copper from U570 and bears a brass plaque to the front 8¼ins. plus a copy of John Drummonds bowl HM U-Boat (2).
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 116
Third Reich/WW2: Luftwaffe side plate, scallop dish and circular bowl, marked on back with Eagle Swastika FI and UV with Heinrich and Co 1938 (3).
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 117
Militaria: WW1 Diorama constructed by wounded Belgium invalids. The town Dixmude before the complete destruction of the war, carved and painted wood stamped Le Jovet. Belge Bruxelles with Rampant lion plus a contemporary postcard showing before and after.
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 118
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick "Perfect Reel", size 4¼ins. Original box, wide spool fishing reel.
Estimate:  £120 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 119
Fly fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick black Japanned trout fly box, 15 compartments. Wipeable slate with flies. 6¼ins. x 3½ins. x 1ins.
Estimate:  £90 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 120
Fly fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick "The Test (Montagu)" black Japanned fly box & cast damper; with dressed salmon & trout flies. 7ins. x 4ins. x 1ins.
Estimate:  £90 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 121
Fly fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick leather 25 section fly wallet with flies. (no strap). 7ins. x 5ins. x 2ins.
Estimate:  £80 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 122
Fly fishing accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick anodised metal fly box with 40 sections. Plus dressed flies.

Estimate:  £100 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 123
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick "The Elarex" multiplying spinning reel. Ebonite handles, chrome finish & splash rail.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 124
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick fishing reel. "The Perfect", size 4.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 125
Fishing Accessories - Hardy's Patent Ivorine handle fishing reel. "The Silex" size 3¼ins. Brass brake lever.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 126
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick "The Silex" no 3 fishing reel, size 3½ins. Ivorine brake lever & handles.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 127
Pastimes & Sporting: Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick fishing reel "The Illingworth" no 4 Mk2 salmon fly reel.
Estimate:  £120 - 160 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 128
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick "The Unique" trout fly fishing reel, size 4¼ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 129
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick wood & brass Megstone fishing reel 1921. Name stamped on brass, size 5ins.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 130
Fly fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick leather 16 section pocket fly wallet with flies. 5¾ins. x 3¼ins.
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 131
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick landing net 50ins. long - folds to 33ins. Featherweight style.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 132
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. extending brass salmon gaff 36ins, extended & 15ins. closed. Turned wood grip plus leather body strap.
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 133
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick fishing reel. "The Super Silex", size 4ins. with Hardy canvas drawstring bag.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 134
Fishing Accessories - Hardy Bros. Alnwick fishing reel. "The St. John Fly Reel", size 3⅞?ins.

Estimate:  £180 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 135
Fishing Accessories - Moulinet Francais "Decantelle" bait casting reel. L.P.S. type B no 2691, size 4ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 136
Fishing Accessories - Moulinet Francais "Decantelle" bait casting reel. L.P.M. type no 535, size 4ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 137
Fly Fishing Accessories - W.J. Cummins, Bishop Auckland fly oiler, plus a Chesterman folding hook rule sold by Hardy Bros. Alnwick and T. Aspinall tin of silicon Mucilin, Hardy Bros. original boxes of flies no 2 Dunnes, no 2 Halfords, etc, and a tub of flies & a pair of fly tying tweezers. (1 Tub).
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 138
Fishing Books - "Hardy's Anglers Guide, Alnwick" 53rd Edition 1931.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 139
Fly Fishing Accessories - R. Wheatley "Silmalloy" metal fly box, 40 stays with salmon flies. 6¼ins. x 3½ins. x ½ins. (2 Boxes).
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 140
Fly Fishing Accessories - canvas fly wallet with 12 compartments plus a leather wallet with fishing flies.
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 141
Fly Fishing Accessories - R. Wheatley "Silmalloy" boxes with dry & wet flies included. 3 sizes. (3).
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 142
Fly Fishing Accessories - pocket size metal dry & wet fly fishing boxes with flies. 3½ins. x 2½ins. x ½ins.
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 143
Sea Fishing Accessories - Nottingham style wooden fishing reels 6ins, 5ins x 2, and 3ins. (Total 4).
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 144
Maps: John Speed Galway 1610 with Gazetteer of the Province on reverse. Double glazed and framed. 18ins. x 22ins.
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 145
Maps: John Speed - Yorkshire 1610 with Gazetteer of the County on reverse but mounted. Framed & glazed, 18ins. x 22ins.
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 146
Maps: A portfolio of French maps from 1899 to the first half of the 20th century, approx 40.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 147
Maps: Robert Morden map of Gloucestershire, boundaries highlighted in colour.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 148
Books: "A Hunters Life in South Africa" R Gorgon Cumming vol's 1 and 2 (1855) 1st edition 2 in total HB (spine vol 1 hinged).
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 149
Books: Miniature book King George VI the Prime Ministers Broadcast Feb 7th 1952 by Winston Churchill, finely bound book one of 750 printed by The Chiswick Press, Barcham Green's hand made all rag paper bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full burgundy Morocco.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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