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TWO DAY: Military & Collectables Auction


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  • Newbury, UK

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Condition Reports will be replied to from w/c 24/07/2023

Viewing from 31/07/23 to 07/08/23
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Please book an appointment to view the sale

Order of Auction


Day One - 8th August 2023 @ 10:00 AM BST

Lots 001 to 041 - Mechanical Music

Lots 042 to 120 - Collectables

Lots 121 to 136 - Cigarette & Trade Cards

Lots 137 to 144 - Postcards

Lots 145 to 161 - Stamps and First Day Covers

Lots 162 to 203 - Sporting

Lots 204 to 242 - Transport & Motoring

Lots 243 to 260 - Fire Service & Policing

Lots 261 to 297 - Single Owner Collection of Victorinox Penknives - Part One

Lots 398 to 351 - Tribal & Ethnography

Lots 352 to 391 - Taxidermy


Day Two - 9th August 2023 @ 10:00 AM BST

Lots 392 to 513 - Military Memorabilia

Lots 514 to 549 - Helmets & Uniforms

Lots 550 to 568 - Third Reich

Lots 569 to 585 - British & World Cap Badges & Buttons

Lots 586 to 654 - Single Owner Collection of World Cap Badges - Part One

Lots 655 to 683 - Orders, Medals and Medallions

Lots 684 to 717 - Single Owner Collection of Orders and Medals

Lots 718 to 776 - Fighting Knives and Bladed Weapons

Lots 777 to 818 - British & World Bayonets

Lots 819 to 852 - Swords & Sidearms 

Lots 853 to 863 - Firearm & Air Rifle Accessories

Lots 864 to 898 - Air Pistols

Lots 899 to 952 - Air Rifles

Lots 953 to 981 - Antique, Deactivated & Decorative Firearms

End of Auction


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You can register to bid via our website If you are a successful bidder you will be emailed an invoice. Upon receipt of payment via bank transfer, your items can be made ready for collection by appointment only

Price Realised

DAY ONE: Featured Lots

Lot 27

Coin operated Gramophone, a penny-in-slot Gramophone by the Gramophone Company


£3,000 - £3,500

Lot 252

A 19th Century Merryweather Brass Fireman's Helmet


£150 - £200

Lot 390

Taxidermy, Pike (Esox Lucius), in naturalistic setting, by W.F. Homer


£400 - £600

Single Owner Collection of Victorinox Penknives - Part One

Stephen Newman was born on Christmas Day 1963. Since he was very young, he was always interested in anything mechanical or electrical. His passions included collecting Swiss army knives.
Stephen was also a keen skier and visits to Switzerland enabled him both to ski and build his collection of Swiss army knives. His trips to Switzerland included visits to the Victorinox factory where, on one occasion, he was allowed to assemble his own Swiss army knife, engraved with the date of manufacture. (This knife is retained by the family as a treasured heirloom and is not included in the sale.)
Stephen amassed a collection of nearly 600 Swiss army knives (including at least one significant piece manufactured by Wenger, a company that later merged with Victorinox). The knives are often highly decorative. Some commemorate special events, and they are made with a range of materials, including damask steel. The knives feature all the colours of the rainbow, and represent many different countries. Stephen’s long association with Victorinox also led him to collect many of the company’s other products which he prized because of its high standard of engineering.
Stephen died in December 2022. He was collecting right up to the end, having acquired his last Swiss Army knife only days before his passing.

Single Owner Collection of Victorinox Penknives - Part One: Featured Lots

Lot 275

Victorinox - Annual Alox Limited Edition 2018


£50 - £80

Lot 297

Victorinox - Mechanical Shop Display, in the form of a Swiss Army knife, with moving blades and equipment


£300 - £400

Lot 295

Victorinox - Classic Penknife Display, containing 50 Victorinox Classic Knives


£200 - £300

DAY TWO: Featured Lots

Lot 717

A WWI Indian Medical Corps medal group of seven and miniatures, awarded to Lieutenant Colonel William Miller Will


£600 - £800

Lot 929

A scarce BSA Centenary .22 Under Lever Limited Edition air rifle


£400 - £600

Lot 980

A Pair of Percussion Belt Pistols by John Blissett, London


£2,000 - £3,000

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