Collection of Cigarette Cards

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P1580612

Friday 06 March 2020

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

Viewing

Friday 28th February– 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 29th February – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 5th March – 9am to 5pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

A large collection of cigarette card sets to be sold at our forthcoming auction of Antiques and Collectors’ items on Friday March 6th

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A late 18th century French 'Goliath' travelling watch with repeater

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A Chinese carved dark jade figural group of a monkey and an ox with a hardwood base.

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A Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn burr oak and oak dining table, the shaped adzed top on chamfered end supports with carved mouse.

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A late 18th century Cuff-type brass microscope by P. Dollond, Strand, London, together with several glass slides, within the mahogany case, h. 44 cm.

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A matched Chinese metalware four piece tea service, each pieced relief decorated with dragons within a hammered field, character marks to bases, together with a pair of similar sugar nips, overall 50 ozs (5).

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A Chinese stoneware blue and white shallow dish of circular form centrally decorated with a dragon, six character mark to base, d. 34.5 cm

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A late Victorian yellow metal and diamond star pendant/ brooch, the six point star set with graduating old and rough cut diamonds. Central stone approx 0.17ct. Total carat weight estimated at 1.2ct. Approx weight 9.4g, dia. 2.8 cm

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A late 19th/early 20th century Fernand Martin mechanical toy 'Le Gai Violoniste' in working order and in original box, h. 20 cm

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An 1693 William and Mary five guinea gold coin, the reverse with crowned shield of arms, the obverse with conjoined busts of the monarchs. Edge year QVINTO.

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A collection of thirty-seven silver mounted clear and coloured glass vesta jars, various dates and makers.

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An early 20th century cello with ebony fingerboard, pegs and tail piece.

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An Elizabeth II silver four branch candelabra of hexagonal, tapering form. Hallmarked for London 1968, makers mark for William Comyns & Sons Ltd.

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A 19th century Chinese bronze bowl or incense burner modelled in the form of a duck standing on a waterside rock with leg raised.

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Talwin Morris: Glasgow School, 'Art Nouveau' Bookcase designed by Morris featuring a moulded top above three open shelves and four embossed copper plaques together with the complete complementary set of 21 bindings incorporating the gilt 'Peacock Feather' design on the maroon leather spines reflecting that of the plaques.

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A modern Meissen figure modelled as a sea lion,
h. 14.5 cm.

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Johann Huggler, Brienz (Swiss 1834-1912), a late 19th century clock, the French Japy Freres movement striking on a bell, within a Black Forest carved figural case modelled as a hunter holding a rifle, a buck over his shoulder with a hare, beaver and three partridge emerging from the stump and roots below, signed, h. 94 cm.

Sold for £7,600

A large group of pre-1920 Edward VII and George V silver coinage including shillings, florins, sixpence and threepence, overall
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An 18ct yellow gold, emerald and diamond three stone ring, the approximately 3ct square cut emerald flanked by two approximately 0.5ct triangular cut diamonds. Size N. Approx weight 4.8g

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A Victorian oak and crossbanded extending dining table, the circular carved edge top extending with a winding mechanism on both sides with three extra leaves over a Gothic base splitting in two to carry the ends and consisting of carved corinthium columns and foliate brackets above four carved winged dog feet, h. 77 cm, w. 138 cm, min l. 138 cm, max l. 303 cm

Sold for £1,500

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A late 18th century French 'Goliath' travelling watch with repeater

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Herman Moll: The World Described; or, a New and Correct Sett of Maps, C.1730.

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A late 18th century Cuff-type brass microscope by P. Dollond, Strand, London, together with several glass slides, within the mahogany case, h. 44 cm.

Sold for £2,300

A matched Chinese metalware four piece tea service, each pieced relief decorated with dragons within a hammered field, character marks to bases, together with a pair of similar sugar nips, overall 50 ozs (5).

Sold for £2,800

A Chinese stoneware blue and white shallow dish of circular form centrally decorated with a dragon, six character mark to base, d. 34.5 cm

Sold for £2,200

A Stuart Turner model of a direct-coupled steamed engine and electric generator, stamped 180

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William Tolliday, a model of a three-master sailing ship over a mineral sea, on a matching plinth, signed 14 x 11cm
William Tolliday joined Garrard & Co. in the late 1960's and worked from a workshop above the shop

Sold for £1,400

A 19th century Gillows & Co. walnut, strung and crossbanded ladies writing table. the tooled leather surface of kidney shape forms over a single shaped frieze drawer, on cabriole legs mounted with brass ram's heads, on bras capped feet, stamped to the drawer 'Gillows & Co.' l.131cm

Sold for £750

"Survey and Valuation of the Estate of the Earl of Essex in the Parishes of Stebbing, Saling, Raine & Bocking in the County of Essex." C.1795. Qto. reversed calf binding, gilt maroon title label, aeg, marbled eps. Manuscript valuation presented in accomplished calligraphy featuring very detailed measurement in columns of the land (Acres, Roods and Perches) and its use together with buildings and total rental value , (particularly relating to farms in parishes together with hand coloured plans, summaries, 'remarks' and recommendations

Sold for £1,400

A Victorian gold £5 coin dated 1887

Sold for £2,000

A collection of thirty-seven silver mounted clear and coloured glass vesta jars, various dates and makers.

Sold for £2,500

An early 20th century cello with ebony fingerboard, pegs and tail piece.

Sold for £4,500

Talwin Morris: Glasgow School, 'Art Nouveau' Bookcase designed by Morris featuring a moulded top above three open shelves and four embossed copper plaques together with the complete complementary set of 21 bindings incorporating the gilt 'Peacock Feather' design on the maroon leather spines reflecting that of the plaques.

Sold for £800

A modern Meissen figure modelled as a sea lion,
h. 14.5 cm.

Sold for £300

Johann Huggler, Brienz (Swiss 1834-1912), a late 19th century clock, the French Japy Freres movement striking on a bell, within a Black Forest carved figural case modelled as a hunter holding a rifle, a buck over his shoulder with a hare, beaver and three partridge emerging from the stump and roots below, signed, h. 94 cm.

Sold for £7,600

A large group of pre-1920 Edward VII and George V silver coinage including shillings, florins, sixpence and threepence, overall
124 tozs

Sold for £1,400

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn, an oak nest of three occasional tables each with a relief carved mouse, max w. 61cm

Sold for £800

A 19th Century continental faience jug of shell form with grotesque handle and fish interior, h. 10.5 (af)

Sold for £3,200

A William and Mary Walnut and crossbanded cabinet , the two doors enclosing an arrangement of small fitted drawers, over three open graduated drawers, on bracket feet w.110cm

Sold for £1,000

A large portfolio containing the original plans, improvements and drawings for the construction and design of the House and Gardens of Latimer house situated in Latimer, Buckinghamshire designed by Edward Blore , Samuel Ware and the brothers Jearrad , dating from the 1820s. The portfolio contains detailed plans of various floors including references to: The Servants Rooms and hall, Cook's room, Larder, Scullery, Butler's Room and Pantry etc. also included in this lot are two later period coloured plans/maps of the Latimer estate, likely from the early 20th century providing an insight into the architectural ideas and practice of the Regency period and the social structure of this era.

Sold for £3,100

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A pair of hand painted cast mounted jousting figures modelled as John Lord Beaumont, together with a figure of a knight (3)

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A collection of Westdale kit built O gauge rolling stock including private owner wagons, brake wagons, cattle wagons etc (approx 75)

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A mid-20th century tin plate pedal car

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For Restoration: A Tri-ang Daimler pedal car (af)

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A Scalextric 007 James Bond motor racing set including Aston Martin in white, Mercedes Benz Bandit Car in black, leaflets etc, boxed

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A Tri-ang Minic taxi, red livery, boxed

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A rare Britains hollowcast figure of a giraffe

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A Lenci-type pressed felt doll

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Matchbox Superfast diecast models

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An early 20th century German tin plate clockwork fire engine in red and orange livery with four seated fire men, working extending ladder and clock work mechanism with ringing bells, the tyres marked S.G. Cord and S.G. to engine grill, in original box, good condition,
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An early/mid 20th century rocking horse, the carved horse typically painted in a mottled grey finish on a twin pillar stand, w. 136 cm, h. 106 cm

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Ten Westdale kit built O gauge coaches, brown/cream GWR livery, all boxed (10)

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A quantity of LGB (Lehmann-Gross-Bahn) gauge 1 track, controllers, transformers and other accessories (qty)

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A late 18th century fully jointed carved wooden doll, the head with fixed blue glass eyes and painted features above a fully jointed body, wearing early 19th century clothing, l. 76 cm
*with correspondence from The London Museum relating to the donation of the doll to the museum dated 13th June, 1950

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A 19th century elm seated child's Windsor armchair, h. 66 cm

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A Scalextric C69 Ferrari GT 250 Berlinetta in cream, red interior, racing number 7

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A 19th century decoupage toy trunk and contents

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A Dinky 501 Foden eight-wheel wagon

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An early 20th century table top dolls house and accessories

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