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Collectors - Two Day Auction

Cigarette Cards, Stamps, Postcards, Ephemera & Collectables

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Royal Christmas Cards - Lot 795 to Lot 808

The following thirteen lots of signed Royal Christmas cards were sent to the Hon. Aylmer Douglas Tryon, thence gifted to the vendors aunt, who worked for him from 1986 at Kingfisher Mill in Great Durnford, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

A GPO Engineer’s Collection of Telephones and Associated Equipment   Lot 742 to Lot 765

This collection belonged to a former GPO engineer whose family had a long standing generational history of working in telecommunications. The owner was born in the UK and emigrated to Canada as a very young child in the early 1950s when his father was transferred there by the GPO. His father was quickly promoted to senior positions and travelled extensively between Canada, USA, UK and Australia, speaking at conferences and acting as technical consultant; he was closely involved with the development and supervision of TAT 1 and travelled on the ship that laid the cable between Scotland and Newfoundland in 1955. The family relocated to Bude in Cornwall in 1965 where the owner of the collection later did an apprenticeship in Telecommunications with the GPO and worked for several years in the Devon and Cornwall areas. He later worked as a craftsman designing and making fine furniture, as well as having a keen interest in engineering. He always maintained an interest in telecommunications and this collection represents his personal stock, which hopefully someone else can now enjoy.

The Roy Addis Fire Mark Collection Part Two – Lot 475 to Lot 528

Starting his insurance broking group in London U.K. in 1958, Roy Addis became fascinated by fire marks through a chance purchase of a few marks via the sale of an insurance brokerage in the early 1980s. He went on to amass one of the UK’s largest and best quality collections of British fire marks ever seen, as well as becoming one of the leading authorities on the subject, and the author of the well renowned book ‘British Firemarks’, containing scale colour photographs of every variant of British fire marks in existence. This is the first time that the collection has been offered for sale commercially and many of these fire marks will not have changed hands in more than forty years. They represent life time of devoted collecting and a dedication to the subject of fire marks.

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Featured Lot, 336 in Day One!

A 16th Century and later suit of armour, the close helmet with pronounced visor of Spanish Influence, with slight roped comb, the breast plate of slight Persian form, the back plate en-suite, arm defences with Palldrons, tassets of ten lames with scalloped edges, detachable at half length, the laminated cuisses have scalloped edges en-suite with tassets, plain hinged Greaves & Bear foot Sabbatons, engraved gauntlets from a Pisan suit, the helmet furnished at the base of the skull, with latten eyelets for the attachments of the coiffe, a fine grand guard attached to the left shoulder; purchased by Gerald C Griffiths, Sothebys, 1939; with a rapier sword, with long double-edged singlefullered blade, suite approx. 176cm high

Estimate £6,000-£8,000

Featured lots in Day One

Featured lots in Day Two

Order of Auction

Day 1 | Tuesday 12th October  

Services – 1-13

Churchilliana – 14-84

Memorabilia – 85-145

Military Signature – 146-167

Aviation – 168-262

Uniforms & Helmets – 263-267

Third Reich – 268-282

Badges – 283-294

Medals & Decorations – 295-309

Air Rifles & Pistols – 310-322

Arms & Armour – 323-337

Antique & Deactivated Weaponry 338-373

Swords, Bayonets & Sidearms – 374-474

 

Day 2 | Wednesday 13th October 

Firemarks – 475-543

Natural World – 544-560

Fishing Equipment – 561-585

Sports Memorabilia – 586-607

Collectables – 608-654

Buses – 655-669

Transport – 670-697

Walking Sticks & Canes – 698-705

Lighters, Pipes and Related Items – 706-741

Telephones and Equipment – 742-768

Cigarette & Trade Cards – 769-784

Stamps & First Day Covers – 785-794

Royal Signatures – 795-808

Postcards – 809-831

Ephemera – 832-843

 

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