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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 early 20th century Japanese Satsuma vase of globular form, the body decorated with figures amidst flowers, h. 15 cm

Sold for £700

An early 20th century Howard and Sons arm chair with walnut legs, Morris upholstery and brass cup castors stamped Howard and Sons, London, h. 89 cm, w. 77 cm,
d. 100 cm

Sold for £2,800

A 19th century mahogany extending dining table with eight fitted leaves and winders on each end, supported by turned legs with castors, 490 x 167 cm

Sold for £3,700

An early 20th century Russian hand painted icon depicting Christ Pantocrator, encased in a silver oklad, 20 x 18 cm, silver hallmarked ?B, housed in a larger modern frame

Sold for £1,400

A set of twelve early 20th century oak framed and leather upholstered dining chairs, including two carvers, stamped Gillow & Co.

Sold for £900

A pair of 19th century Meissen urn shaped vases of imposing proportions, each with a pair of entwined serpent handles and decorated with intricate floral sprays on a socle foot, h. 47 cm (2)

Sold for £600

A cased set of eight chromed brass handbells, Octave in F

Sold for £800

A late 19th/early 20th century rosewood side table, the cushioned rectangular surface on a pair of splayed supports inset with spindles, on castors, 111 x 59 cm

Sold for £650

An early 19th century rosewood breakfast table, the circular top over a tapering octagonal column on the triform base with lion paw feet, h. 72.5 cm, dia. 152 cm

Sold for £950

A pair of early 19th century rosewood and brass mounted chairs, the scroll over top rail over the caned seat with floral pads on sabre legs, h. 82 cm, w. 49 cm, d. 57 cm

Sold for £1,200

A 19th century Chinese padouk and brass mounted box on later stand, the lid lifting to reveal a fitted interior with drawers on the bespoke English mahogany stand, h. 99 cm,
w. 55 cm, d. 33 cm

Sold for £1,300

A three piece silver plate and glass cruet set designed by Christopher Dresser, h. 11 cm

Sold for £750

A large early 20th century Japanese Satsuma vase decorated with two panels depicting a tiger and a mountainous village scene within a border of floral and fan motifs, h. 40 cm

Sold for £5,500

A large 20th century carpet, the red and blue ground richly decorated in the Senneh manner with tight repeated floral and geometric motifs, within matching bands, 430 x 740 cm

Sold for £3,100

William Birch of High Wycombe (fl. 1840-1954), a lowback open armchair on turned mahogany legs with castors, stamped WB to rear leg

Sold for £900

An 18th century and later lantern or 'postman' clock, the movement striking on a bell, with an alarm, the silvered dial with Roman numerals, within a later case

Sold for £700

An early 20th century silver four piece tea service of vase shaped form, Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1925, overall 67 ozs (4)

Sold for £920

An 18th century oak dresser, the three tier plate rack over three drawers and a gallery, the brass handles relief decorated with shooting scenes, w. 164 cm

Sold for £650

A 19th century mahogany twin pedestal desk, the top with a damaged tooled leather insert over a row of three drawers on two three drawer pedestals, h. 77 cm, w. 153 cm, d. 75 cm

Sold for £900

In the 17th Century manner,
A head and shoulders portrait of Oliver Cromwell,
unsigned,
oil on canvas, the image including an oval faux frame painted within the picture, mounted in a larger giltwood frame,
overall 106 x 94 cm

Sold for £1,100

Recent Highlights in Books, Maps & Ephemera

Jane Austen : Pride and Prejudice, 1894. 1st. Edition thus of the 'Peacock' edition published by George Allen. 8vo. Original pictorial dark green cloth, gilt, with magnificent peacock design on upper cover, spine gilt with peacock feathers, aeg.Frontispiece, title, illustrations, head- & tail-pieces, historiated initials and decorations all by Hugh Thomson. The first extensively illustrated edition of Pride and Prejudice including a total of 160 line drawings by Hugh Thomson, the only work by him to feature head & tail-pieces and decorations.

Sold for £600

( Taplin W. ) : The Sportman's Cabinet, or, A correct delineation of the various Dogs used in the Sports of the Field, 1803/1804. Vols. I & II. Folio, full calf, gilt, aeg. Engraved half title, title page & frontis. Text with engraved plates.

Sold for £300

John Morton : The Natural History of Northampton-shire; with an Account of the Antiquities. To which is added a Transcript of Dooms-Day Book so far as it relates to That County, 1712. 1st. Ed. Folio, contemporary panelled calf. Engraved book plate of Thomas Vyner on pastedown. Engraved folding county map with foliate cartouche, herldic dedicatory cartouche and margins ( John Harris

Sold for £200

Ram Raz : Essay on the Architecture of the Hindus, 1834. 1st. Ed. ( Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain ). Folio, Qtr. Binding, gilt, marbled edges & eps.

Sold for £500

Ian Fleming: The Spy Who Loved Me, 1962; Octopussy and the Living Daylights, 1966; One Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963; From Russia,With Love, 1957. All 1st. Editions, 8vo Hb + Dj (in protective cover). You Only Live Twice, 1964. 1st. Ed. 2nd. Imp. April 64; Goldfinger, 1959. 1st. Ed. 8vo Hb.

Sold for £1,100

Edward Stanford's Library Map of London and its Suburbs, C.1870. This large, complete edition of the folding map, housed between two boards, is linen backed and measures 166 x 190cm and is comprised of 49 separate panels. Significant features are colour highlighted and street names are identified. Consult condition report.

Sold for £1250

"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

North T.: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romains, 1631. First English translation of Plutarch's work. Bound together with: The Lives of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius and Caesar Augustus, 1631. Large folio. Later qtr. binding, marbled boards. Elaborate engraved headpieces framing portraits, endpieces and historiated initial letters

Sold for £750

Gardner J.: A Map Shewing the Parliamentary Representation of England & Wales Containing Division of Counties, Principal Places of County Election, County Polling Places according as the same are settled by the Reform Act passed June 7th. 1832 Published July 30th. 1832 by J. Gardner. Engraved title, 2 inset panels comparing old and new representation and one panel shewing Metropolitan Boroughs.75x52cm

Sold for £220

W.E. Johns: Biggles. A collection of 15 Hodder & Stoughton 1st. Edition titles from the 1953 to 1965. Biggles in the Gobi & Biggles and the Black Raider, 1953; Biggles Cuts It Fine & Biggles Foreign Legionnaire, 1954; Biggles in Australia, 1955; Biggles Makes Ends Meet, 1957; Biggles on Mystery Island, 1958; Biggles' Combined Operation, 1959; Biggles Goes Home, 1960; Biggles Sets a Trap & Biggles Goes Alone,1962; Biggles and the Plane That Disappeared & Biggles Takes a Hand, 1963; Biggles and the Black Mask, 1964; Biggles Looks Back, 1965. All with dust - wrappers.

Sold for £750

Count Lyof Tolstoi : War and Peace, Vols I,II & III. I 'Before Tilsit, II The Invasion, & III French at Moscow. 8vo. Published by Vizetelly & Co., Covent Garden. Hb. Russet coloured, foliate decorated paper covered boards.Vols. I & 3 - Third Edition but with no printed date, although ownership inscription on the fep reads 'May 1898', Vol. II printed 'Fourth Edition' with the date 1888, Ownership inscrip. is May 1898.

Sold for £850

Arthur Rackham.- Hawthorne (Nathaniel) : A Wonder Book, 1922. 1st.and limited edition, number 537 of 600 signed by Rackham. Qto. Cream cloth with gilt titling and illustration, teg, others uncut. Illustrated endpapers. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 23 plates together with other illustrations. Housed in a qtr. green leather solander box, gilt

Sold for £550

Conan Doyle : A Study in Scarlet, 1891. Third edition, illustrated. Crown 8vo. Hb. Maroon cloth spine, gilt. Tan boards, red lettering, teg. Frontis and succeeding plates & vignettes by Hutchinson.

Sold for £200

The New Adventures of Rupert, 1936. 1st. Edition of the first Rupert Annual. Qto. Red cloth with black titling and illustration of Rupert reading. Dustwrapper. Contents : This Book belongs to; Rupert and the Wonderful Kite; Pictures for your Paint box; Rupert, Algy and the Cannibals; Pictures for your Paint box; Rupert's Autumn Adventure; Rupert, Bill and the Pearls; Rupert's Christmas Adventure; Picture for your Paint box. CONDITION REPORT: Dustwrapper with some small marginal closed tears, little if any loss. Bright, clean and colourful. ''This Book belongs to' not completed & left blank. Remaining printed text and accomp -anying illustrated pages clean and bright, virtually as freshly printed. 'Pictures for your Paintbox' all very carefully and mainly completed in watercolour.It is quite likely that this box is the original used in posting the annual although there is no postage label. The staples holding the box together are quite rusty.

Sold for £1,000

Captain Rollo Burslem : A Peep Into Toorkisthan, 1846. 1st. Ed. 8vo. Hb. Original green cloth with blind-stamped decoration & gilt titling on spine. Text with large folding map & lithograph plates, some folding. Very scarce.

Sold for £900

Medieval Manorial Compoti, C.1450. A collection of six compoti vellum rolls, manuscript in black ink (some entries with decorative initial letters), which include references to the Manor Of Poynings, Sussex with the demesne land Perching (now represented by Perching Hill in the Parish of Edburton) nearby. The Farmer of the Manor was John Yong and the dates of Michaelmas 1456 and 1457 are recorded. Crofts or enclosed fields are referred to and there is also reference to landholders from London including the Warden of the Hospital of the Lord near Aldersgate in the City of London and the Prior of Lewes. Please be aware that It has been noted that the above items may contain manorial documents which are subject to the Manorial Documents Rules 1959, 1963 and 1967, administered by The Historical Manuscripts Commission at The National Archives on behalf of the Master of the Rolls. Accordingly the purchasers of the documents lie under an obligation to notify the Secretary of the Commission of their acquisition and to provide details of where they will be kept. They may in no circumstances be removed from England and Wales without the prior consent of the Master of the Rolls.

Sold for £1,000

Walt Disney: Large format monochrome studio photograph bearing signature at the lower margin. Features of the photo, autograph and its provenance (see Lot 353) indicate the probability of the signature's authenticity

Sold for £1,700

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

Noel Humphreys: The Genera of British Moths, C. 1860. Vols. I & II bound as one. (Jerrard). Small folio in a mauve cloth binding with gilt illustrations, bevelled edges, aeg. 62 hand coloured plates heightened with gum arabic.

Sold for £600

BBC 'Radio Times' Archive. A collection of 180+ copies of the Radio Times featuring editions from the 1920s, 30s (including Sept. 4th. 1939 & other special Editions),40s, 50s & 60s, together with 8 editions of 'Ariel the B.B.C. Staff Magazine' from 1937,38 & 39; Two mounted,framed & glazed colour reproductions of significant Radio Times covers featuring designs by Fraser, Kauffer & Gilroy and others); a boxed set of postcard reproductions of classic RT covers and the volume 'Cover Story' - 9-0 Years of Classic Covers. Also included with this archive are 40+ copies of 'TV Times' from the 1950s.

Sold for £550

Recent Highlights in Leamington Spa Auction Centre

An early 20th century Japanese Satsuma vase of globular form, the body decorated with figures amidst flowers, h. 15 cm

Sold for £700

An early 20th century Howard and Sons arm chair with walnut legs, Morris upholstery and brass cup castors stamped Howard and Sons, London, h. 89 cm, w. 77 cm,
d. 100 cm

Sold for £2,800

A 19th century mahogany twin pedestal desk, the top with a damaged tooled leather insert over a row of three drawers on two three drawer pedestals, h. 77 cm, w. 153 cm, d. 75 cm

Sold for £900

In the 17th Century manner,
A head and shoulders portrait of Oliver Cromwell,
unsigned,
oil on canvas, the image including an oval faux frame painted within the picture, mounted in a larger giltwood frame,
overall 106 x 94 cm

Sold for £1,100

An Arts & Crafts silver twin handled pedestal cup in the manner of Charles Robert Ashbee. The cup having a planished finish, loop handles and embossed roundels to base. Hallmarked for London 1901, makers mark for the Guild of Handicraft. Approx weight 200g, h. 11 cm

Sold for £1,600

John Milne (1931-1978) an abstract bronze sculpture of arched design. Inscribed '2/3 1974 JEM' under base, h. 19.5 cm

Sold for £4,600

A 19th century Indian tortoise shell and engraved ivory topped occasional table on an ebonized base with barley twist legs, h. 70 cm, w. 46 cm, d. 46 cm

Sold for £1,800

In the manner of Joseph Marchak, a 1970's 18ct yellow gold prunt ring set with cabochon turquoise and ten small diamonds within a naturalistic setting. Approx weight 17.7g Size K.

Sold for £1,500

An assortment of 9ct gold and yellow metal items to include earrings, chains, pendants etc. Approx weight 64.1g

Sold for £1,100

A George II walnut 'Gainsborough' chair upholstered in floral needlework fabric, the outswept arms with floral carving on cabriole legs with carved ears and knees on hairy paw feet, h. 96 cm, w. 77 cm, d. 80 cm

Sold for £29,000

A 19th century Chinese padouk and brass mounted box on later stand, the lid lifting to reveal a fitted interior with drawers on the bespoke English mahogany stand, h. 99 cm,
w. 55 cm, d. 33 cm

Sold for £1,300

A three piece silver plate and glass cruet set designed by Christopher Dresser, h. 11 cm

Sold for £750

A large early 20th century Japanese Satsuma vase decorated with two panels depicting a tiger and a mountainous village scene within a border of floral and fan motifs, h. 40 cm

Sold for £5,500

An early 19th century rosewood breakfast table, the circular top over a tapering octagonal column on the triform base with lion paw feet, h. 72.5 cm, dia. 152 cm

Sold for £950

A pair of early 19th century rosewood and brass mounted chairs, the scroll over top rail over the caned seat with floral pads on sabre legs, h. 82 cm, w. 49 cm, d. 57 cm

Sold for £1,200

A Georgian giltwood sofa from the estate of J.B.Priestley who died at his home Kissingtree House in Alveston , Warwickshire. The sofa was purchased from the estate and was relocated to Honiley Hall, Warwickshire. The embroidered Honiley Hall crest was added at this time,
h. 103 cm, l. 190 cm, d. 61 cm

Sold for £1,600

18th century school,the Madonna with child,unsigned,oil on canvas,50 cm x 57 cm

Sold for £3,000

A 18th century oak settle with adjustable (drop) ends, upholstered in a William Morris fabric with five cushions over a rope seat, h. 89 cm, l. 200 cm, d. 63 cm

Sold for £1,500

A yellow metal fringe necklace marked '750' together with a yellow metal and blue topaz ring and a pair of matching yellow metal earrings marked '18k'. Approx weight 45g

Sold for £1,150

A small Royal Worcester vase with fluted rim and hand painted scenes of sheep signed H. Davis, h. 8.5 cm

Sold for £950