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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

A Matthew Norman VIP Collection repeater carriage clock, the Swiss movement striking on a gong, the dial with gilt metal spandrels, Arabic numerals, moon phase and three subsidiary dials, within a silvered five-glass case, together with a leather travel case, outer box of book form and guarantee

Sold for £1,200

An Edwardian hammered silver canister and cover of hammered Arts & Crafts design mounted with six turquoise coloured Ruskin-type ceramic roundel's, maker A?J, Birmingham 1903,
h. 12 cm, 7 ozs

Sold for £1,500

The CPM King George V Gold Sovereign Collection: A fitted case containing twenty-two sovereigns dating from 1911-1932

Sold for £4,050

After Salvator Rosa, 19th century,
a capriccio of a Mediterranean harbour', unsigned,
oil on canvas,
58 x 101.5 cm
*see Lot 54 Phillips 3rd July 1995

Sold for £650

A group of collectables including First World War sweetheart's cards, a 1944 TG.Co. Ltd. Mark III military compass, an RAF silver and enamelled brooch, cap badges etc.

Sold for £540

An 18ct white gold 5 stone diamond ring having brilliant cut diamonds in a four claw setting. Approx total carat weight 2.00ct.

Sold for £1,300

A pair of two colour metal ear studs, each set a single brilliant cut diamond within a millegrain setting and suspending a detachable grey pearl drop, diamonds each approximately 1 carat, pearls measure d. 1.1 cm, overall 9.3 gms

Sold for £3,000

A 19th century French ebony, satinwood and brass mounted Bonheur du jour, the galleried breakfront top having two cupboard doors with cherub Sevres plaques flanking central mirrored display alcove over the top with single fitted drawer behind a brass guilloche frieze incorporating Sevres roundel's above the two tiered, mirror backed base with turned and fluted parcel gilt supports,
h. 151 cm, w. 124 cm, d. 58 cm

Sold for £3,500

Matthew Smith (20th century),
'The Red Show',
signed with a monogram,
oil on canvas,
33 x 43 cm

Sold for £1,200

A 9ct yellow gold engine turned cigarette box of rectangular form, Asprey, London 1928, w. 18 cm, in a fitted case

Sold for £4,100

19th Century School,
a 17th century gentleman in a ruff,
unsigned,
oil on copper,
25 x 19 cm oval, together with another of a lady in a ruff (2)

Sold for £1,200

A Lalique 'Bacchantes' pattern vase relief decorated with female nudes, etched signature 'Lalique, France' and numbered 'F851', h. 24.5 cm

Sold for £1,700

A late 19th century students violin with a two-part back, rosewood pegs, in a fitted case with two bows, one being a scumbled example

Sold for £2,300

A Coalport parian bust modelled as Vice-Admiral Nelson, modelled by Joseph Pitts under the direction of Admiral Sir William Parker K.C.B. from the painting by Wichell in his possession, inscribed to back and dated 1853, h. 23 cm *For an identical example see National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, No. AAA5974

Sold for £440

A salt glazed bellarmine-type jug of typical form, h. 20.5 cm

Sold for £600

A late 19th century Austrian cup, the metalwork filled with enamel and gilded sections, the rock crystal bowl and base with floral etching, the central figural column in the form of three herons, h. 14 cm

Sold for £500

An 18ct white gold three stone ring set cushion cut (?)rubelite and two brilliant cut diamonds in a raised setting, central stone measures 1.1 x 1.2 cm, each diamond approximately 0.5 carats,
ring size L, 7.8 gms

Sold for £1,400

A pair of Royal Worcester twin handled vases with hand painted scenes of highland cattle by James Stinton, dated 1917. H. 30 cm

Sold for £2,000

A pair of William IV silver and parcel gilt salts of nautilus shell form, Joseph Angell I & John Angell I, London 1835, h. 6 cm, 10 ozs

Sold for £1,150

A late 16th/ early 17th century Flemish tapestry fragment depicting figures preparing for battle before noblemen, some on horseback, 132 x 150 cm

Sold for £2,000

Recent Highlights in Books, Maps & Ephemera

C.S. Lewis: Broadcast Talks, 1942. 12mo Hb. Affixed to the front paste-down of the volume is a letter written by Lewis from Magdalen College - '' Dear Mr. Hubble, Forgive this economy of paper, I can't at the moment do otherwise. The Talks will be published, probably by Centenary Press but it is too early yet to give any details. I hope they may be in their Autumn lists. Thanks for kind and encouraging letter, Yours sincerely, C.S. Lewis.''

Sold for £440

Thomas Childs - Engineer & Amateur Photographer: Manuscript 'Chinese' Journal - '' Thos Child's Diary 1869, From September 9th to August 27th. 1870, Containing an account of my voyage from London to Peking.'' Together with: ''The Diary of Thomas Child - Years Residence in China, Vol 1. 1870.'' Two small leather bound volumes (Foolscap 8vo) containing manuscript entries for both accounts

Sold for £6,800

Royal Family & Friends at Sandringham & other Norfolk Locations - photographic archive of 24 monochrome prints dating from 1865 to 1913 (21.5 x 16.5 cm) featuring Royal Family groups, individuals and other nobillity, Sandringham House & Gardens, Runcton Hall, Hardwick Hall Suffolk, and the statue of the Prince of Wales' Horse 'Persimmon.' The photographs derive from original negatives in the possession of a member of the Gurney family (two of whom feature in one photograph) one of whose descendants consigned the archive. Each photograph has an annotated note attached to the back providing information about who or what is featured together with a date.

Sold for £620

An extensive collection of legal documents and ledgers relating to Aldham Hall in Suffolk including Conveyances, Deeds of Surrender, Settlement, Nomination, Covenant, Lease & Assignment etc. Together with four Hadham Hall Court Books featuring contemporary hand-written entries. The date range for the whole archive ranges from the 17th. to the 20th. Century

Sold for £2,300

McCarthy J. H.: A collection of the writer's hand-written diaries, in various formats, for each year from 1886 - 1935. (Individual Diaries for the years 1878, 1880, 1882, 1890, 1894, 1895, & 1933 are not present). Entries include references to accounts of excursions abroad, visits to Galleries, dictation of his work, practise with an air pistol, books bought and read, Theatre outings, visits to a wide range of UK locations, visits to Publishers including Chatto & Kegan Paul, House of Commons, Meetings of the Dramatists' Club, meetings with various celebrities including - Walter Crane, George Meredith, Jerome and Pinero, monetary matters and a wide range of other activities. Some of the entries are very brief, others more extensive. Overall, a wide ranging biographical, literary and historical archive of potential interest to a range of research specialists in a number of fields. Together with a small collection of other miscellaneous note books.

Sold for £1600

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

Late Victorian photograph Album, C.1895, featuring the original work of an amateur photographer. Locations include Windsor & other districts in London including the River Thames together with rural areas like Ragdale. Possibly a unique 'period' record of life and times.

Sold for £420

Gary Larson: The Complete Far Side, 2003. 1st. Edition. Signed, limited edition 1890/2000. Vols. 1 & 2, Folio, full maroon leather binding, gilt with colour pictorial onlay, aeg. Signed certificate of limitation bound in as frontis. Colour and black and white cartoon illustrations in chronological sequence 1980 - 1994. Both volumes housed in a two tone fabric lined drop-down box. Published with each set was an additional full-sized colour print signed by Larson with the same limitation number. Scarce and near fine.

Sold for £600

An early 20thC Japanese story book with coloured illustrations, possibly with some hand colouring, concertina in format, 10'' x 7''. Fabric binding and 'pages'.

Sold for £500

Farsi manuscript volume of Poetry, small qto. calf binding with a floral blind-stamped design. The book features the work of the 14th. C Persian poet Hafez which has been beautifully transcribed using the original Farsi script to create an attractive two column page format with decorative calligraphic margins. Together with an additional 8vo volume featuring a printed text in the same script. Both late 19th. C.

Sold for £850

Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Kay Nielsen, Hodder, [1925]. Large qto., original gilt decorated/illustrated cream cloth, teg. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with titled tissue guards, black and white illustrations, decorative historiated initials, decorated endpapers, Limited edition 241/600, signed by Kay Nielsen.

Sold for £1700

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

Recent Highlights in Leamington Spa Auction Centre

An 18ct white gold three stone ring set cushion cut (?)rubelite and two brilliant cut diamonds in a raised setting, central stone measures 1.1 x 1.2 cm, each diamond approximately 0.5 carats,
ring size L, 7.8 gms

Sold for £1,400

A pair of Royal Worcester twin handled vases with hand painted scenes of highland cattle by James Stinton, dated 1917. H. 30 cm

Sold for £2,000

Two late 19th/early 20th century miniature wooden artists mannequins, with fully posable joints, carved facial features, h.65cm

Sold for £2800

A 19th century Ketland & Co British Land Pattern 'Brown Bess' flintlock rifle, with maker to lock and proof mark to barrel, brass fittings and original ram rod, stamp to stock just above butt Y C 133, having two stage cocking and tension in spring, barrel length 107cm

Sold for £1300

Charles Henry Joseph Leickert
(Dutch 1816-1907),
a study of a canal,
signed,
oil on panel,
14 x 17 cm, framed

Sold for £1000

A yellow metal ring set centrally with two old cut diamonds and two pear shaped rubies within rubover settings on a reeded mount, ring size P, 3.2 gms

Sold for £1700

A 19th century Baker rifle style eighteen bore flintlock carbine rife, with brass fittings, brass tipped metal ram rod, folding leaf rearsight, raised cheek piece and checkered grip, with bayonet clip, barrel length 79cm

Sold for £1500

A Chinese figure modelled as a seated Buddha decorated in yellow and blue enamels, on a hardwood base, h. 23.5 cm

Sold for £800

18th Century School,
a study of French ships in a stormy sea off of a pier,
oil on canvas,
42.5 x 66.5 cm, framed

Sold for £800

A George II mahogany bachelors chest of drawers, the moulded top over brushing slide above four graduated drawers with original handles, on bracket feet. h. 78 cm, w. 76 cm,
d. 47 cm

Sold for £1400

An 18ct white gold 5 stone diamond ring having brilliant cut diamonds in a four claw setting. Approx total carat weight 2.00ct.

Sold for £1,300

A pair of two colour metal ear studs, each set a single brilliant cut diamond within a millegrain setting and suspending a detachable grey pearl drop, diamonds each approximately 1 carat, pearls measure d. 1.1 cm, overall 9.3 gms

Sold for £3,000

A 19th century French ebony, satinwood and brass mounted Bonheur du jour, the galleried breakfront top having two cupboard doors with cherub Sevres plaques flanking central mirrored display alcove over the top with single fitted drawer behind a brass guilloche frieze incorporating Sevres roundel's above the two tiered, mirror backed base with turned and fluted parcel gilt supports,
h. 151 cm, w. 124 cm, d. 58 cm

Sold for £3,500

A 19th century iron naval cannon having three stage banding, with 8cm bore and overall length 84cm, on a part original truck still having original iron fixings

Sold for £1100

A 18th century flintlock holster pistol, with engraved floral barrel, with brass engraving and ornate butt and trigger guard, plain lock, barrel length 21cm

Sold for £1400

A gentleman's stainless steel cased 'Sea-Dweller' chronometer automatic wristwatch by Rolex, the black dial with date aperture within a rotating bezel on a bracelet strap, with box and papers, Model No: 16600, Serial No: 0394717,
Year Manufactured: 2005

Sold for £3900

A mid 19th century Swiss music box, by Lecoultre & Falconnet as marked twice to comb, with brass engraved plaque to inside naming overtures by Bellini, Auber and two by Rossini, retailed by Grohe, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square London, No. 781, the sidfe panel having three pegs with options Same/Change,Stop/Play, and Release/ Extra Stop 60x24x16.5cm

Sold for £31500

A Leica M4 DBP camera body serial No. 1180 476, together with three Leitz lenses (Elmar 1:2.8/50, Elmar 1:35/65, and Elmarit 1:2.8/90) in a black case, together with a boxed Leica Beoon, and a boxed Leitz 16556 and a loose Visoflex (qty)

Sold for £2200

Dr Christopher Dresser for Linthorpe Pottery, a vase of tubular moon flask form with a central pierced foliate roundel, impressed facsimile signature incised CP stamped 42, h. 22 cm

Sold for £800

A rare early 19th century Black Forest automata and organ longcase clock, the walnut and parcel gilt hood surmounted by a royal blue armorial crest over a neo-classical oil depicting the rescue of a storm-stranded maiden and enclosing the fusee movement and cylinder which operates the bellows to play eight songs, the pair of chirping and turning yellow birds with opening beaks back-set by an oil depicting a Mediterranean villa, the enamelled clock face with Roman numerals, within an associated mahogany case, h. 228 cm, w. 70 cm, d. 45 cm

Sold for £4800