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The Chartered Insurance Institute Fire Mark Collection

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The Chartered Insurance Institute Fire Mark Collection

One of the largest collections to come to auction for many years.

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Index

British Overseas and Promotional Fire Marks                  Lot 1 to Lot 41

British Fire Marks A to G                                                     Lot 42 to Lot 90

European Fire Marks                                                           Lot 91 to Lot 163

British Fire Marks G to N                                                     Lot 164 to Lot 213

Middle, Far Eastern and Antipodean Fire Marks           Lot 214 to Lot 229

British Fire Marks N to Y                                                     Lot 230 to Lot 284

North and South American Fire Marks                            Lot 285 to Lot 301

Foreward:

The Fire Mark Collection at the Chartered Insurance Institute has been an integral part of this important institution for many decades. It has been admired by many as they ascended the grand staircase, some little realising that it had been studied and cared for continuously by the Fire Mark Circle. The collection features in the seminal 1953 book ‘Footprints of Assurance’ by Alwin Bulau and in the equally important 1982 book ‘The British Fire Mark 1680-1879’. Not only will collectors be offered fine British marks, but a great diversity of overseas marks, some probably unique. Thanks to the huge generosity of all involved, the proceeds of the sale will be going to benefit the charitable work of the insurance industry.

Glossary

Condition statements given in this catalogue are a matter of opinion and should be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of Special Auction Services. Condition statements have been given for British fire marks, but overseas marks have been treated as being in generally good condition, unless otherwise stated.

Featured lots

One of the Largest Collections

One of the Largest Collections

Many rare examples

Many rare examples

Single and Multiple Lots

Single and Multiple Lots

Auction highlights

  • Firemarks Auction
  • 12th November 2019
Lot 59

Lot 59

Bristol Universal Fire Office, 1774-1778, Bristol UK, Policy No. 336, A-15A(i)-L, W-15A(i), B-655, Lead, F-G, polished

Price realised

£4400

Lot 186

Lot 186

Liverpool Fire Office, 1776-1794, Liverpool, UK, Policy No. 845, A-17A(ii)-L, W-17A(i), B-661, Lead, F-G, polished

Price realised

£1100

Lot 251

Lot 251

Royal Irish Assurance Company, 1823-1827, Dublin, Ireland, A61A-L, W-61A, B-P171, Lead, G, border partly detached at top left

Price realised

£2100

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