Arms, Armour and Militaria (28 November 2007)

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2007

Sold for £580

Estimate: £250 - £350

Banks, Insurance Companies, Hotels & Commerce, a card of excellent quality items representing some famous British institutions of the C19th including very large gilt issues to the Colchester & Leicester Corporations; similar gilt types bearing the arms of Norwich, Glasgow, Salford, Carlisle, Ipswich, Lincoln and Oswestry, Rochester; similar silver plate examples bearing the arms of Lichfield, Hull and Cork; a rare large gilt for Chorley Improvement Commissioners and a similar silver plate example for The Runcorn Improvement Commissioners. Insurance Companies include large and small gilts Edinburgh Life Assurance; a small gilt London & Lancashire; large gilts for the Provident Institution, Law Union & Rock Ltd.; two very large and extremely fine and rare examples (one gilt, one silver plate) for the Beacon Insurance Office; large and small gilts Marine Insurance Company; large and small gilt for the Agricultural & General Life Assurance Co. Banks include large and small gilts Beeching & Co., Hastings Bank, similar pairs for London & Westminster, Union Bank of Scotland; large silver plates for the Birmingham Joint Stock Bank Ltd., Birmingham and Midland Bank and Birmingham Midland Bank Limited; large and small gilts Stock Exchange, Anderson Anderson & Co. Utilities include large silver plate examples for the Corporation of Birmingham Gas Department, Coventry Water, Grand Junction Waterways; a large gilt Birmingham Water Department. Companies include, large silver plate examples for the Mile End Brewery, Great Westminster Dairy Company, Waring & Gillow Ltd.; plus many other interesting items, very good condition (108) £250-350