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P1630066

Thursday 29 September 2016

Commencing at 11:00am

Leamington Spa Auction Centre

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Saturday 24th September – 10am - 2pm,
Tuesday 27th September - 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 28th September – 9am - 7pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

A varied selection of Railway memorabilia and ephemera to be sold at auction on the 29th of September, as part of our Antiques and Collectors’ Items sale. Lots in the collection include guide books, time tables, and reference books.

P1630065

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Recent Highlights in Antique & Collectable Auctions

An 18th century-style walnut bijouterie cabinet, the glazed surface on four cabriole legs joined by a cross stretcher on ball and claw feet,
w. 76 cm

Sold for £500

A 19th century mantle clock, the movement striking on a gong with a Westminster chime, the gilt dial with silvered chapter ring within an ormolu mounted ebonised case of architectural form surmounted by acorn finials, h. 42 cm

Sold for £750

A Georgian truncheon, with hand painted mark Bow Street underneath the Royal crowned arms, with turned handle l. 51cm

Sold for £650

A late 18th/early 19th century Chinese vase, the pale green tapering body decorated with blue floral sprays and flanked by a pair of figural handles in the form of elephant heads, h. 39 cm

Sold for £700

Richard Sebright (1870-1959) for Royal Worcester, retailed by Aspreys, a set of seven cabinet plates, the central roundel decorated with fruits within a pale green and gilt border, together with a matching tazza and square shallow bowl

Sold for £1100

An early 20th century French cast bronze hexagonal wall lantern in the Gothic style with glazed sides and bottom. h. 75 cm, w. 51 cm

Sold for £1200

A set of four (2 carvers, 2 single) late 18th century mahogany chairs, the carved and shaped cresting rail over a pierced Gothic arch splat with over swept arms and Gothic arch sides, above an oversize upholstered seat on square section chamfered legs with shaped brackets. h. 93 cm, w. 63 cm, d. 62 cm

Sold for £8200

A Chinese 'Tael' ingot of circular form, stamped '1000' and with Chinese characters, d. 3.5 cm, 37.4 gms

Sold for £915

Henry John Sylvester Stannard
(1870-1951),
'The New Kitten',
signed,
watercolour,
35 x 51 cm

Sold for £720

A George I secretaire-chest and cabinet, stained in the 'Mulberry' manner, bearing the label G. Coxed and T. Woster, h. 180 cm, w. 108 cm, d. 57 cm

Sold for £26000

An early 18th century-style two seater sofa, the upholstered seat and back supported by satin walnut arms and cabriole feet

Sold for £480

A Liberty & Co. mantle clock, the Tudric pewter hammered case of domed form with bun feet, the copper and enamelled face with Roman numerals, stamped marks to base and numbered '01346', h. 16 cm

Sold for £650

A silver four branch candelabra with centre candle on a columned support Sheffield 1898 marked R & B Robert & Belk, possibly weighted, overall weight 3045 grams, h. 47 cm

Sold for £1900

A cased Ulysse Nardin deck watch chronometer, Ministry of Defence issue, Hydrographic Department, Serial No. 123964 to face and box ID card, d. 6.5cm

Sold for £1100

John H. Freeman (b.1911) for Royal Worcester, an urn and cover of Neo-Classical form decorated with fruits on a square plinth, numbered 2363, p.d.c.m. 1960, h. 21 cm

Sold for £820

E. L (19th century school),
a study of a waterfall,
initialled and dated 1882,
oil on canvas,
103 x 76 cm

Sold for £680

A Georgian mahogany circular concave mirror, with turned frame, dia. 42 cm

Sold for £400

An early 20th century walnut four section modular glazed bookcase by Gunn furniture Co. with cornice and plinth sections, h. 157 cm,
w. 66 cm, d. 36 cm

Sold for £400

A Japanese Meiji period ivory and Shibayama inlaid okimono modelled as a marrow, signed, l. 13 cm

Sold for £1000

A Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson oak nest of three tables on octagonal legs with the mouse signature, max. w. 60 cm

Sold for £740

Recent Highlights in Books, Maps & Ephemera

The Eagle Comic: A complete run/sequence of this children's publication featuring Vols. 1 to 12 and 48 parts of Vol.13, 1950 - 1962. A private enthusiast's carefully preserved and collated collection reluctantly consigned to auction!

Sold for £600

Dickens C.: The Letters of Charles Dickens, The British Academy Pilgrim Edition, 1965-2002, Clarendon Press, edited by Madelaine House, Graham Storey et al. Complete 1st. Edition set. Royal 8vo. Twelve volumes in original (sleeve protected) dust wrappers. Scarce complete set in near fine condition.

Sold for £500

Dandy, Beano & Hotspur. A collection of these comics dating from the mid 1940s together with a small number of other titles

Sold for £1800

Bryant A.: Map of the County of Northampton from Actual Survey in the Years 1824, 1825 & 1826. Map dated 1st. June 1827

Sold for £640

Louis Wain: 'Such Fun', nd. C. 1930. Qto. hb. Colour illustrated laminated boards, Glazed Colour frontis & one other colour plate together with many other in text two/three tone colour illustrations. 'Mother Goose In Catland', nd. C. 1930. Qto. soft card binding with colour plate inset. Glazed colour frontis together with two tone in text illustrations. Both titles very scarce. 

Sold for £280

'Scrap' Album associated with Queen Victoria A small, square cloth bound book with gilt lettering and decorative features and aeg. There are manuscript contributions in German, French and English, many in an accomplished calligraphic style. Also included are compact 'cut out' engraved vignettes, some coloured - typical of this genre, together with a watercolour, letters, and an original wax imprint of the 'seal of the Diet of Frankfurt.' Intriguingly there is also a section of an envelope featuring a circular red stamp, purporting to have been written by Queen Victoria. There are also several other postal items: One purports to be the writing of 'H.R.H. The Princess Alice', another, the writing of H.R.H. The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (Feodora of Leningen) 1807-1872 - the half sister of Queen Victoria. This second letter is addressed to 'Baroness Louise Lehzen, Governess and later adviser and companion to Queen Victoria. Both have black margins possibly linking them to a recent bereavement.
Three further cuttings from envelopes purport to feature the autograph of Her 'Majesty the Queen of Prussia' - Queen Louise of Prussia; another the autograph of 'The Princess Frederick William of Prussia, nee , Princess Royal of England.'Lastly, a cutting bearing the autograph of 'Her Majesty the Queen of Holland - nee the Princess of ....?'
Finally, there is short, poetic, farewell paragraph written and signed by Louise von Lehzen dated June 29 - 1856. The Vendor has indicated that there was a family tradition that this album was the property of Queen Victoria's Governess although there is no documentary evidence to support this provenance. The period contents and obvious age of the album may lend some credence to this notion however, or at least some 'royal' connection. Review of the Condition Report is advised.

Sold for £600

Books & Ephemera

A collection of Mint Commonwealth Stamps for the Era George VI ( 1937 - 1951 ) housed within three albums. Many in complete sets, some missing higher values. Together with original owners catalogue listing

Sold for £600

Books & Ephemera

Death In The Clouds, 1935. 1st. Ed. Published by The Crime Club. 8vo. Hb. Original orange cloth. Signed by author on fep.

Sold for £600

Books & Ephemera

Operations of British, Indian and Dominion Forces in Italy. Part II The Campaign in Central Italy 26 March to 10 August 1944 - Section D Eight Army Advance of Florence; Section F German Strategy; Part III The Campaign in the Northern Apennies 10 August to 1 April 1945 - Section A Allied Strategy; Part III Section B Eighth Army - The Gothic Line and Romagna Battles; Part III Section F Appendices; Part IV The Campaign in Lombardy 1 April to 2 May 1945 - Section E 10 Corps Operations; Section F 2 Polish Corps Operations (Narrative and Appendices); Section G German Strategy; Section H Principal Administrative Aspects; Part V Administrative Monographs (9 sections); Part V Administrative Monographs 4. O2E Papers (3 sections); Part V Administrative Monographs 4. O2E Papers (2 sections). Prepared by the 'British Historical Section, Central Mediterranean' and classified as 'Secret'. Folio volumes with printed boards and cloth spines and containing a duplicated typed text together with maps, charts and other diagrams. Very scarce.

Sold for £500

Books & Ephemera

Magic Beano Book, 1943, Sixth Beano Annual. Scarce.

Sold for £1200

Carroll L.: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Nd. C. 1908. 1st.Ed. thus. Illustrated by Harry Rountree. Qto Hb. Gilt titling & colour illus. on cover. Colour plates and vignettes by Rountree. Uncommon/scarce edition.

Sold for £560

Wodehouse P.: First Editions, 2nd. Printings. Summer Lighning, (1929); Very Good Jeeves, (1930); Laughing Gas, (1936); Mr. Mulliner Speaking, (1929); Meet Mr. Mulliner, (1927). First edition date in brackets, interval between 1st. & 2nd. printings varies. All titles with bright, clean dust wrappers which have 2/6 on spine.

Sold for £650

Photographic Journal / Album of the Voyage of ''H.M.S. Egeria, Pacific Station, during Commission, 1908 - 1910'' - original photographs taken by ''Second Sick Berth Steward, Charles Randall, R.N. A 'tall' hb, qto album featuring accomplished original photographs together with manuscript annotated labels under each mounted (but loose) photograph. The photographs feature the vessel itself, members of the crew undertaking various duties, activities and leisure time pursuits; locations visited including Port Simpson, Spicer Island, Refuge Bay, Esquimalt Harbour and Beaver Harbour Indian Village. Footnote. The Egeria arrived in British Columbia in 1898 where she was engaged in coastal surveys for the Royal Navy until 1910, by which time coast surveying responsibilities had been transferred to the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Commander Morris Henry Smyth was in command until Commander C. H. Simpson was appointed in command on 1 February 1900. Egeria was primarily involved in resurveying settled areas of the British Columbia coast to create modern charts on a larger scale. The last survey it conducted was of Welcome Pass off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

Sold for £920

Small collection of official Naval Handbooks and manuals dating from early to mid twentieth century featuring: Torpedo Drill Book 1914, Seaman's Pocket Book 1943, Parade and Rifle Drill 1949, German Ground Mines, Merchant Ship Recognition 1943, Notes on the Royal Navy 1964. Mainly 8vo Pb. Together with some other Handbooks. Various formats, HMSO Publications

Sold for £500

GURNEY FAMILY ARCHIVE. A substantial and fascinating collection of books and albums

Sold for £5500

Rennell J.: Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan or the Mogul's Empire - With an Examination of some Positions in the former System of Indian Geography and a Complete Index of Names to the Map, 1785. 2nd. Edition. Qto. Contem. tree calf, gilt, marbled eps. Large engraved folding map of 'Hindoostan' by Rennell dated 1782 (in two sections) facing title page; engraved titular cartouche featuring figure of Britannia, territories hand coloured in outline. Text block also features four other maps, 3 folding. Scarce early edition.

Sold for £580

Books & Ephemera

Poems 1886 - 1929. Macmillan 1929. Limited, signed edition, No. 486 of 525 copies. Three volume set. Quarto, red crushed morocco, spines gilt lettered, teg, inner dentelles, marbled eps, hand-made paper. Binding protected with glassine wrapper. Signed by Kipling on the verso of the page before the portrait frontispiece of Kipling by Francis Dodd which is also signed ( in pencil ). A near fine set.

Sold for £500

Books & Ephemera

Billy Bunter Collection. First Editions, all with Djs. : Billy Bunter's Bargain, 1958; Bunter Out Of Bounds,1959; Bunter Keeps it Dark, 1960; Billy Bunter's Treasure Hunt, 1961; Billy Bunter At Butlins, 1961; Bunter The Ventriloquist, 1961; Billy Bunter's Bodyguards, 1962; Bunter The Caravanner, 1962; Big Chief Bunter, 1963; Just Like Bunter, 1963; Thanks To Bunter, 1964; Bunter The Stowaway, 1964; Bunter The Sportsman, 1965; Bunter's Last Fling, 1965. Without Djs.: Bunter Comes For Christmas, 1959; Bunter The Bad Lad, 1960. Together with 13 further early editions all with original yellow djs. plus two further titles without djs. and a facsimile volume of editions of 'The Magnet

Sold for £600

Books & Ephemera

Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War, 1939-45, Campaigns in South-East Asia: Hong Kong, Malaya and Sarawak & Borneo 1941-42, 1960; Reconquest of Burma, Vol 1 & 2, 1958 & 1959; Campaigns in the Eastern Theatre, The Retreat from Burma 1941-42,1952; The Arakan Operations 1942-45,1954; Campaigns in the Western Theatre, The North African Campaign 1940-43, 1956; Campaign of Western Asia, 1957; The Campaign of Italy 1943-45, 1960.

Sold for £740

Books & Ephemera

'Breeches' or Geneva Bible, 1599, printed by Christopher Barker. Small quarto in an elaborately, tooled and gilt contemporary binding (C.1630) with the boards featuring quarter circle corner panels and a central panel, all decorated with foliate motifs and scrolled panels on the spine. Aeg with gauphered margins. Engraved, illustrated Old Testament and New Testament title pages with marginal vignettes of the 12 Tribes and the Apostles (symbols & portraits),

Sold for £1600

Recent Highlights in Leamington Spa Auction Centre

A Georgian truncheon, with hand painted mark Bow Street underneath the Royal crowned arms, with turned handle l. 51cm

Sold for £650

A late 18th/early 19th century Chinese vase, the pale green tapering body decorated with blue floral sprays and flanked by a pair of figural handles in the form of elephant heads, h. 39 cm

Sold for £700

Richard Sebright (1870-1959) for Royal Worcester, retailed by Aspreys, a set of seven cabinet plates, the central roundel decorated with fruits within a pale green and gilt border, together with a matching tazza and square shallow bowl

Sold for £1100

An early 20th century French cast bronze hexagonal wall lantern in the Gothic style with glazed sides and bottom. h. 75 cm, w. 51 cm

Sold for £1200

A set of four (2 carvers, 2 single) late 18th century mahogany chairs, the carved and shaped cresting rail over a pierced Gothic arch splat with over swept arms and Gothic arch sides, above an oversize upholstered seat on square section chamfered legs with shaped brackets. h. 93 cm, w. 63 cm, d. 62 cm

Sold for £8200

A 19th century buff pottery teapot and cover relief decorated with leaves and surmounted by a melon, h. 14 cm

Sold for £700

19th/20th century School,
a study of three puppies,
oil on canvas,
32.5 x 42.5 cm

Sold for £1900

Antique Sale

A set of seven 19th century Chinese ivory figures modelled as learned gentleman on fixed hardwood stands, h. 11 cm, together with a similar ivory figure of a lady on a fixed hardwood stand, h. 13 cm (8)

Sold for £540

Antique Sale

Antoine Bouvard (French, 1870-1956),
a view of a Venetian canal,
signed,
oil on canvas,
49 x 63 cm

Sold for £4600

Antiques Sale

Sherree Valentine Daines
oil on canvas 65 x 45 cm

Sold for £4400

A silver four branch candelabra with centre candle on a columned support Sheffield 1898 marked R & B Robert & Belk, possibly weighted, overall weight 3045 grams, h. 47 cm

Sold for £1900

A cased Ulysse Nardin deck watch chronometer, Ministry of Defence issue, Hydrographic Department, Serial No. 123964 to face and box ID card, d. 6.5cm

Sold for £1100

John H. Freeman (b.1911) for Royal Worcester, an urn and cover of Neo-Classical form decorated with fruits on a square plinth, numbered 2363, p.d.c.m. 1960, h. 21 cm

Sold for £820

E. L (19th century school),
a study of a waterfall,
initialled and dated 1882,
oil on canvas,
103 x 76 cm

Sold for £680

A Georgian mahogany circular concave mirror, with turned frame, dia. 42 cm

Sold for £400

An early 20th century walnut four section modular glazed bookcase by Gunn furniture Co. with cornice and plinth sections, h. 157 cm,
w. 66 cm, d. 36 cm

Sold for £400

An early 18th century walnut chest on chest, the cavetto moulded top over an arrangement of eight drawers, on bracket feet, l. 175 cm, w. 102 cm, d. 52 cm

Sold for £1500

A Victorian Scottish silver mounted rams head table snuff mull by Crouch and Sons, Edinburgh, 1864, h. 28 cm, l. 41 cm

Sold for £2700

Antique Sale

A 19th century Chinese jade libation cup with a carved hardwood foliate cover, decorated with flamed pearl carvings and two handles relief decorated with dragons on a hardwood stand, total h. 17 cm

Sold for £1800

Antiques Sale

An Eastern shamshirm

Sold for £2300