Winter Auction of Selected Antiques, Iconic Collectibles and Fine Art
on Saturday 27th January 2018
On View:
Thursday 25th January 10.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 26th January 12.00pm - 7.00pm
Saleday from 8.30am
Sale commences at 10.00am
Lots: 101-152 of 606
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Lot 101
Posters: Post war Coney Beach Porthcawl advertising poster 30ins. x 20ins.
Estimate:  £40 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 102
Crimea War/Ephemera: Major General William Beatson Fergusson 1804-1872, Veteran of the Crimea campaign who took part in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava on 25th October 1854. Rare letter dated 2 years afterwards on the 6th August, over 3 sides on United Service Club Pall Mall stationery and acts as a reference to the conduct of a Crimea veteran Thomas Hastings.
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 103
Books: Leonard Baskins miniature Natural History lst Series 1983, 4 volumes each with dust covers. (Slightly rubbed).
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 104
Antiquarian Books - Ellis Family Archive: Knapton, Knaplock, Midwinter 1733 "The History Of The Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha" volume 3 & 4 only. Leather bound, condition fair. "Woods Natural History" abridged copy to 1 volume published Routledge and Son New York, full leather binding, tooled and gilted, damage to bottom spine, some scuffing. Kincaid & Donaldson 1756 "The Works Of Dr Jonathan Swift" in 6 volumes. Full leather bound, overall condition fair, titles missing off spines.



Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 105
Scraps: Album of scraps of famous paintings and sculptures bound copies of The London Illustrated 1852, a pictorial souvenir book Southampton and the Great War 1914-19 plus a book "Allcocks Anglers Guide 1939-40".
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 106
Ephemera: Modern masterpieces parts 1 to 7, artist portfolios Cezanne and Toulouse Lawtrec both with 16 colour plates. Autograph for Composer and Pianist Vladimir Horowitz on a single sheet of paper.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 107
19th cent. Carving Tools: Forks x 2, knife and sharpener, ivory twist handle, hallmarked silver fittings with very worn hallmarks. Made by Joseph Rogers and Sons, cutler's to Her Majesty
Estimate:  £60 - 70 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 108
Fashion Hat Pins: Gilt tops, Mother of Pearl, yellow metal, white metal, most ornate, in a white metal pin stand. (37).
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 109
Costume Jewellery: Ladies simulated pearls, single string with paste clasp, tear drop earrings, drop pearl earrings, 2 x crystal necklaces, a tennis bracelet, yellow metal and pearl chain necklace plus yellow metal hoop earrings.
Estimate:  £35 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 110
Jewelry: Garon Jamaica hand painted red clay windmill shape brooch decorated in gilt and green, signed on reverse Garon, Jamaica W.I. 3ins. x 3ins.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 111
20th cent. Ethnic bead pure and blue beads, jewellery and bag.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 112
20th cent. Costume Jewellery: White metal and crystal bead necklace, 3 strand purple facet cut glass bead necklace, 5 strand black, grey, white necklace and a white metal bead necklace, 5 strand grey lustre necklace, brown and black disk necklace contained in a star shaped box.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 115
Watches: Wrist watch x 4, a fob watch and 4 fob chains, 1 a/f. including Rotary and Melrose Automatic.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 116
Costume Jewellery and Watches: Green expanding bracelet, square glass pendant, red stone ring set in yellow metal shank, coin ring set in white metal, sun flower earrings with central topaz colour stone set in white metal marked 925, yellow metal PKT watch and chain, Ricando quartz watch, square valentine badge, amber style earrings marked 925. etc.
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 117
Costume Jewellery: Bracelets, necklaces, brooches a Polly cigarette lighter. An hallmarked gold wrist chain and charm. 3grams contained in a jewellery box etc.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 118
Watches: Men's wrist watch Royal London stainless steel and yellow metal, unworn and boxed.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 119
Watches: Men's Helve Co stainless steel watch with instruction manual plus 2 gents Aigner wrist watches.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 120
Watches: 6 modern Quartz watches, an Elma 15 jewel antimagnetic with leather strap plus an Enicar gents watch Swiss mage automatic.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 121
Watches: RSW, Rochas, Seiko, Festina, Rado wrist watches, 3 with stainless steel bracelets, 2 with black leather straps.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 122
Military Uniform: Tartan Kilt, MacDonnell of Keppoch, Piper's full plaid. 10ft. 7ins. x 4ft. 8ins.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 123
Military Uniform: Tartan Kilt Royal Stewart, Piper full plaids. 10ft. 7ins. x 4ft. 8ins.
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 124
RAF/Militaria: Unusual large RAF wall mounted clock, fusee movement, ex. RAF Dishforth 14˝ins. dial. The clock hails from the same vendor at lot 134, the RAF bell also ex. RAF Dishforth.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 125
Military Badges: 5 RA Ubique cap badge buttons, badges of rank, division patches.
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 126
WWII Lancaster Aircraft bomb armer/selector, black Japanned switch instrument. AM and Crown cipher ref. no. 5D/655, serial no. 8360, made by Aircrafts Patents limited London.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 127
19th cent. with later HMS Lydia inscription novelty pewter broth bowls, some stamped 'HMS Lydia' to base (4) plus two stamped Dixon & Co. (of Hornblower fame).
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 128
Military Badges: Rourkes Drift/British Army, 24th of Foot pith helmet badge laurel leaves and crown with 24 to centre, O.R. stable belt buckles and a helmet badge 24th 2nd Warwickshire Regiment This collection is framed and glazed.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 129
Edged Weapons: 19th cent. Indian Tulwar steel blade & grip 35ins. plus a French Chassepot model bayonet, brass grip steel blade & scabbard. 28ins.
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 130
Military Edge Weapons: WWII M3 Fighting knife, stamped USM-3 on the guard, given to the vendors uncle by an American GI when he was on joint operations in Italy in 1943.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 131
Militaria/ Third Reich: An original 2nd pattern Luftwaffe dagger with deluxe metal thread to grip, unmarked blade. 17ins.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 132
Edged Weapons: Heinke Diver's Knife, blade 6ins, one sharp edge, one serrated edge. Sheath aluminium with black rubber handle, overall length with leather belt strap.
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 133
Military: WWI Bayonet Swiss Elsener Schwyz, made for German Waffenfabrik Neuhausen No 55813 plus a William, Rodgers double edged knife with scabbard.
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 134
World War II/Militaria: 1936 rare 'Scramble Bell', marked with the 'King George Crown'. This bell came from RAF Topcliffe when the camp was refurbished circa 1988 after the transfer to the Army when it became Allenbrooke Barracks for the Royal Artillery (see below). The bell is believed to have originated from RAF Dishforth (4 miles from RAF Topcliffe). RAF Dishforth opened in 1936 (the date the bell was founded) and RAF Topcliffe in 1940, both part of the then 4 Group, RAF Bomber Command. Weight - 21kg
Height - 12 1/2ins. Diameter at base - 12 5/8 ins.

Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 135
Militaria: WWI medal pair to T4-298367 DVR W.H.White A.S.C. A single medal 14-18 to 42693 PTE G. Rasey Essex Regiment, a Wilts cap badge, a A.S.C. badge, watch fog and chain plus a brass seal.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 136
RAF/World War I: Monosoupapee Propeller Boss/clock taken from a Sopwith pup that had crashed during flying training, after which the clock was mounted in the prop boss.

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 137
World War II/Luftwaffe: Kienzle clock, reputed to have been recovered from a Messerschmidt ME 109 that was shot down in the South of England.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 138
WW1/ RAF: Distinguished Flying Cross/ Air Crew Europe medal group to Warrant Officer Douglas Clarke No 925547 RAF VR, London Gazette entry 27th March 1945 page 1656: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a Lancaster bombing raid on Schweinfurt on April 26th 1944. His bomber which was a pathfinder for the attack was attacked at 20.000ft. by 3 enemy aircraft and after a desperate conflict in which he was the rear gunner the bomber burst into flames, and had to be abandoned. He was taken prisoner with the rest of the crew on landing in enemy territory.
NB: It was believed W/O Clarke was awarded his DFC on the same mission Sgt. N.C. Jackson R.A.F.V.R. won his V.C. for his "almost incredible" attempts to distinguish the blaze in which his hands and face were severely burned as he climbed the aircraft wing.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 139
Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force/World War I: An extremely rare archive of letter written by Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force Ace Lt. Edgar Taylor, dating from April 1918 to shortly before he was killed in action on the 24th August 1918 whilst he attacked a balloon. Lt. Taylor was born in Rhode Island, USA and served with several other American Aces such as Francis Gillet and Frederick Lord. The letter gives a rare and unedited snapshot into the life of a WWI Ace.
The first letter starts on April 14th 1918 just prior to his transfer to France. The next is written on 23rd May and headed 79 Squadron RAF 'Last night I was very much disappointed in one of my little adventures, we were out on patrol and below us I saw several Huns on our side of the line, it is so seldom that you get such a chance. I was pleased as can be, I went down on one and I guess I scared him nearly to death but my guns jammed and by the time I got them going he was safely in Hunland.' He then goes on to discuss patrols and his general routine at the aerodrome. He writes a truly remarkable letter on the 14th June 1918 that shows 1st hand the terrible dangers these men encountered in their day to day lives. 'I have had several narrow escapes recently, the narrowest of all was over Hunland, we were at 15000ft and the Archies were shelling us. A fellow did a climbing turn and crashed into me from below, I thought I'd been hit by an Archie at first but I soon saw the other plane. We separated and I started back to our lines, gliding all the way. The Hun Archies saw I was crippled and tried to finish me off however they did not hit me. I landed near the line and was obliged to stay there until my mechanics came. It was an all nighter with the shelling and star shells. It was all rather interesting. The next machine I took up, the engine failed me in a scrap. When I started for home a petrol pipe burst, it was a wonder it didn't catch fire. I was covered in petrol and I was unable to find a place to land, I crashed into a hedge wrecking my machine completely. Beyond a few bruises I wasn't hurt. It is a dead day today so I'm having a much-needed rest.' He then describes how one of his colleagues he trained with was killed in a dog fight over the German lines.
The next letter is written only days before his death, he writes about his efforts to learn French yet he goes into further graphic detail about his experiences whilst in the air. 'I shot a Hun kite balloon down in flames, sure enough when I got to their lines I saw a bunch of balloons up so I went straight after them. The Archies opened up on me at once. I saw I was observed and they guessed what I was after. I went as fast as my engine could carry me and immediately attacked the first balloon. The defending machine guns opened up on me something awful but I shook their accuracy by dropping a couple of bombs which I put aboard for that purpose. The bombs did the trick, the Huns fired wildly in all directions, I then returned and attacked the balloons. I could see it was getting loose all over from the riddling, it was necessary but it didn't seem as I could get it on fire. At last I closed in and put a long burst of machine gun fire into it at close range. I commenced to smoke and burst into flames, needless to say I was wild with delight.' He then describes his narrow escape and the reaction of his colleagues after he landed. A truly remarkable account written by a Royal Flying Corps/RAF Ace. (4).
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 140
Military Medals: A WW1 pair and dead mans penny to 226275 Robert Charman leading signal man R.N. died age 27 in 1914 onboard HMS Bulwark, framed and glazed.
Estimate:  £150 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 141
World War II/Third Reich/Russia: Rare hard bound volume relating to Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia 'Memorandum about the Russian Fortifications' 'Armed Forces High Command / General Staff of the Armed Forces" 'Fortifications of the Military General Staff / Division for the Evaluation of the Foreign Fortifications' 'Only for Official Use'
Printed by the Government Printing Office Berlin 1942. The inset is stamped "21 Army Group Intelligence Library"
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 142
Militaria: WWI Sweetheart Art Royal Tank Corps Souvenir tea cosy.
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 143
RUDOLF HESS ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS.

WW2/Militaria/Rudolph Hess 26 April 1894 - 17 August 1987: A unique archive of mostly unpublished letters and photographs and ephemera relating to Hess's incarceration in Spandau Prison from 1946-1987 which collected by William Orwin, Deputy Chief Warden of Spandau Prison.

The collection relates entirely to the sentencing and imprisonment of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's Deputy. On the 10th May 1941 Hess embarked on a solo flight to Scotland to attempt to broker a peace deal with the British. In one of the most bizarre episodes of World War II, he flew almost 1,000 miles from Bavaria in a Messerschmitt Bf110 before parachuting into a field near Eagle sham in Scotland, he was captured and then held as a prisoner until the end of the war. He was tried in Nuremburg and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Crimes, Crimes against Peace, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, in violation of international laws governing warfare. He was found guilty on 30th September 1946 on two counts: Crimes against Peace (planning and preparing a war of aggression), and Conspiracy with other German leaders to Commit Crimes. He was found not guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. He was given a life sentence, one of seven Nazis to receive prison sentences at the trial and was transferred for Spandau Prison on 18th July 1947.

Spandau was placed under the control of the Allied Control Council, the governing body in charge of the military occupation of Germany. It consisted of representatives from four member states: Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union. Each country supplied guards for the prison for a month at a time on a rotating basis. After the inmates were given medical examinations they were and assigned the numbers by which they would be addressed throughout their incarceration, Hess was Prisoner Number 7.

Rudolf Hess forbade his family to visit him until December 1969, when he was treated for a perforated ulcer at the British Military Hospital in West Berlin. By this time his son Wolf Rüdiger Hess was 32 years old and Ilse his wife was 69, they had not seen Hess since his departure from Germany in 1941.

His fellow inmates Konstantin von Neurath, Walther Funk and Erich Raeder were released because of poor health in the 1950s; Karl Dönitz, Baldur von Schirach, and Albert Speer served their time and were released; Dönitz in 1956, Schirach and Speer in 1966. By the 1980's as the sole inmate Hess was allowed to move more freely around the cell block, setting his own routine and choosing his own activities, which included television, films, reading and gardening. A lift was installed so he could more readily access the garden, and he was provided with a medical orderly in the early 80's. Hess committed suicide on the 17th August 1987 at the age of 93 in the summer house that was built for him in the prison garden, this summer house can be seen in the photographs included in the archive.

The photographic element of the archive consists of eight previously unpublished candid colour photos of Hess at Spandau, he is also seen in the summer house where he killed himself. In addition there are twenty further colour photographs of the interior and exterior Spandau.

The written element contains a large number of personal documents to and from Hess with his family, as well as various requests he made to the prison administration. The correspondence, principally in hand written manuscript form, focuses on family issues. This is all the more interesting because this is thought to have been his principal means of communication with his family and indeed, the outside world as he was permitted limited visitation privileges. Many of the documents include the official Prison stamp together with examples of Frau Hess's business stationary as well.

Hess's personal matters cover a wide range such as family illnesses, birthdays, holidays, gifts, hunting, and sports activities. A particular highlight is a printed card from his son which Hess has written the statement "I made it once to England for you - whether you admit it" on the reverse. The card bears a poem by the German Writer Hermann Claudius relating to Time passing by.

Hess's requests to the administration include those for new boots, a different overcoat, not so heavy as to endanger his fragile heart condition (at 89 years of age), and that wearing a lighter one caused his to "freeze"; articles as minor as a cap, a small reading table, alarm clock, a device to take his boots off with; another request, that he be permitted to receive various books and other articles sent by his wife. The collection also numbers a copy of Hess's certificate of death, Orwin's Identity cards, a Xerox copy of a detailed interview with regard to Hess's state of mind between an American Army Neuroscientist and Hess on 27th May 1948 where he talks about his flight to Scotland, the Third Reich and his personal mind-set. There are also numerous telegrams to Hess, sensors stamps, other identity cards for employees and newspapers signed by Hess complete with Spandau sensors stamp. This archive is spectacular in many ways, first and foremost the quantity of original material written by Hess, the like of which is unlikely to be offered again and secondly it contains unpublished photographs of Rudolph Hess in his last years.

Estimate:  £5000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 144
World War Two/Militaria/Third Reich: An exceptional signed and typed document "Excerpts from the proceedings of the International Military Court" from 1 October 1947' The Chairman states the legal authority for the punishments: then, as first, Rudolf Hess… to life imprisonment. 'The above excerpt, correct and true, is taken from the Archive of the Allied Control Council for Germany in Berlin". Other defendants in this document include high ranking Nazi's Walter Funk, Karl Doenitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, and Albert Speer. Interestingly the document notes the Soviet objection to Hess's lifetime sentence, and thought death should have been his punishment. Typed on one side and signed by representatives of all four Allied powers. Ex Rudolf Hess/Orwin Archive

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 145
World War Two/Third Reich/Third Reich. A unique archive of ephemera relating to Grand Admiral Erich Raeder who was in overall charge of the German Navy and one of the most important men in the German armed forces in the first half of World War II, he was succeeded by Karl Donitz in 1943. This important collection includes his original arrest report which notes his arrest for War crimes and refusal to the right of the American armed forces to discharge him from the German Navy on 31st May 1946 together with a document showing his original finger prints in ink when admitted to the Nuremburg detention centre. Also included are psychological reports, a hand written letter dated 26th June 1954, his certificate of discharge, International Military Tribunal headed documents relating to Raeder's medical status and personal letters from the wife's of Albert Speer and Konstantin Hermann Karl Freiherr von Neurath, German Foreign Minister from 1932-38 (14). Ex Hess/Orwin Archive.

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 146
Third Reich/Militaria/WW2. Ceramic Mug/Stein recovered from Spandau Prison by Deputy Chief Warden William Orwin, Third Reich Eagle and Swastika stamped on base dated 1942 with the name Bauscher Weiden 4˝ins.

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 147
Third Reich/Militaria/WW2. Hardwood post war desk clock used at Spandau Prison, stamped on reverse Suevia Clock Factory, Sindelfingen, Germany, US Zone. Recovered from Spandau prior to its dismantling by Deputy Chief Warden William Orwin, 7ins high.


Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 148
‡ Third Reich/World War Two/Militaria: Hans Baur was Hitler's personal pilot and after spending the last days of the war in the Fuhrerbunker was captured by the Russians and spent ten years in the Soviet Union after the war. The lot includes a large quantity of personal letters to and from Baur, a citation titled CERTIFICATE Arts-Letters-Music-Social Issues 'OF MERIT IN AVIATION' AWARDED TO THE PIONEER OF AVIATION AND FORMER AND CROWNED WITH SUCCESS honest COMBAT PILOT FROM 1914-1918 (Captain of Aviation) Retired Mr. Lieutenant General HANS BAUR …" and many private and public death notices of high ranking Third Reich military officers; invitations, programs, etc of the Bavarian Military, Max-Joseph-Ordens and other events, various items of correspondence to and from the Baurs and other similarly situated people. Also included are several sheets of Third Reich stamps picturing Hitler.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 149
Ellis Family Archive: Early 20th cent. toys. Good selection of activities including playing cards, games & pastimes for children. (1 Box).
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 150
Ellis Family Archive - Toys: Children's theatre including Skelts, Redington & Pollocks sets, backdrops 'Harlequinade' play & sets of 19th cent. military cut-out soldiers. (1 Box).
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 151
Models: Trains from the Great British Locomotives Collection, most with their magazines, 12 plus a railway carriage.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 152
Star Trek: Modern collectable's to include models of ships from the series, books, a 1975 BBC Annual, USS Enterprise plaque, etc. A good collection.
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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