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A Finely Carved and Detailed Early 19th Century French Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Bone Model of a Second or Third Rate 86-Gun Ship-of-The-Line and Associated ‘Novelty’ Stand, the vessel with bound masts, fighting tops, yards with stun’s’l booms, standing and running rigging with bone blocks, well-carved and articulated female figurehead, dolphin striker, boomkins, solid head-rails carved with winged cherubs and laurel palms, cat-heads, an...
Sold for £29,000
Henri Chartier (1858-1924), a very large and impressive oil pinting on canvas (181cm x 321cm) entitled ‘A Cavalry Charge’, possibly depicting a scene from the Franco Prussian War, French dragoons at the full gallop with sabres drawn, signed and dated 1890,unframed, canvas damaged and requires careful attention, the varnish has deteriorated and yellowed somewhat, but well worthy of restoration £3000-5000
Sold for £10,500
Roy Marius (b1833 died?), an oil painting on canvas entitled ‘L’ambuscade’ (85cm x 150cm) signed and dated 1883, a rare large scale work for this well known military artist of the late 19th century, the subject is a probable incident from the Franco Prussian War, two small parties of French infantry some of whom are wounded are making what is possibly a last effort of defiance and are debouched on either side of a road behind an angled wal...
Anonymous Oil Painting,entitled ‘En Reconnaissance’ (91.5 cm x 137.1cm) depicts a probable incident from the Franco Prussian War, a tentative identification places the incident at the Fortress of Belfort near Dijon, snow is on the ground and an advance party of French infantry are cautiously probing the scene of a recent Prussian withdrawal, a Prussian Uhlan and his charge lie dead in the foreground, a large French infantry unit with mounted...
Sold for £340
Fairground Carousel Centaur depicting Lord Roberts of Khandahar, in carved wood and plaster, profusely decorated in lavish colours, the ‘Roberts section’ depicts him in scarlet tunic and cocked hat, wearing a breast star and white shoulder belt, some cracks and damage to paintwork, otherwise in good condition for age and a rare survival £300-500
Sold for £200
Cape Mounted Rifles, a fine original water colour heightened with white by CCP Lawson, executed for the late Major G Tylden to illustrate an article on the corps as published in the SAHR’s ‘Journal’; an officer is depicted in full dress wearing the 1840 pattern light dragoon shako complete with cap lines chin chains and cocks feather plume, the pouch belt with silvered guard chains and pricker plate, the pelisse is slung and the distinctive...
Sold for £130
Cigarette Cards, Player’s Victoria Cross Series, 10 different originals (some damage), Player’s Military Uniforms of the British Empire Overseas 29 originals some duplication, some damage; Reprints, 125 VC Heroes, 50 Regimental Standards and Cap Badges, two further military sets and one aviation; together with a modern formatted copy of ‘A Pictorial Souvenir and History of the First Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment, Poona 1929’ main...
The Rifles No13, a large framed coloured lithograph featuring the various rifle corps c1844-1855, Rifle Brigade, 60th Rifles are predominant but small vignettes show the Ceylon Rifle Regiment and the Cape Mounted Rifles, both officers and men are shown in various uniforms, poses and activities, mounted and framed; French Cavalry, two good water colour drawings heightened with white by ‘B.G.’ dated 1897, pencil noted indicate the sujects shown...
New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, a framed (unglazed) Certificate of Services to Sapper Eugene Alfred Bonsor, enlisted 1914 died Egypt 11.4.1915 entitled to 1914/15 Trio; a similar certificate to Rifleman William Baldrey enlisted 1915 discharged March 1919 entitled WWI pair, laid down on card damaged; A Tribute of Honour award to the late William Sheel (Royal Navy) of Sunderland, given at the Town Hall Sunderland October 1919, now with ornate fr...
Sold for £40
Served With Honour and Was Disabled Certificates, Pte Francis Connell Middlesex Regiment discharged 6 January 1917; Pte Percy Willis Francis Essex Regiment dischaged 8 April 1919(creased); Samuel B Jones Labour Corps but with previous service in the RE’s Worcestershire and Devonshire Regiments discharged 11 February 1918; ?? Gloucestershire Regiment discharged ?? (badly faded) printed card type; For Services Rendered Certificates, Rifleman Thom...
1st Regiment of Foot Guards, George II period, an extremely rare and desirable officer’s commission appointing John Goat, Gentleman to be an Ensign, signed by the King at Kensington Palce 23 May 1758, attached red seal and paper wafers, now laid down on card, very good condition for the period (1) £60-100
Sold for £280
1st Munster Regiment of Foot, 1782, an extremely rare Muster Roll of Lieut-Colonel Bateman’s Company of the above regiment issued at Limerick for a Muster of 91 days 1st July to 30th September 1782, the roll gives the names of all ranks from Lt-Col Rowland Bateman down to Private Thomas Flaherty. Strength for this muster shows 3 Officers 2 Sergeants 2 Corporals 1 Drummer/Fifer and 28 Privates, excellent condition for age £100-150
Sold for £80
Royal Marines, a very scarce George III officer’s commission appointing Isaac Cotter, Gentleman to be a 2nd Lieut in the 49th Company of Marines. signed by the King etc and given at St James’s 29th October 1772, now laid down on card, good condition (1) £60-80
Sold for £110
98th Regiment of Foot, a scarce William IV commission appointing George Davies Paterson, Gentleman to be an Ensign 25th May 1832, signed by the King, and Lord Melbourne, paper seals,given at St James’s, now laid down on card, hand written sections faded; Principal Veterinary Surgeon, a very scarce George III commission appointing Edward Coleman, Gentleman to that rank, ‘to Our Regiments of Cavalry serving in Great Britain’, signed by the Ki...
Bombay Engineers, a most interesting archive concerning the life of Major General Charles Waddington CB c.1814-1858, various commissions c.1825-1854, two documents informing Waddington of Her Majesty’s intention to appoint him CB (18 July 1843) and the despatch of the ribbons and medals (April 1844) both signed by Prince Albert, Acting Great Master. Leaving India in September 1858 on Sick Certificate he died in the November. 16th Madras Native...
Sold for £210
Edward VIII Commission, appointing Arthur Donald Frederick White to be 2nd Lieutenant in the Territorial Army 3.7.1936, facsimile signature of the King, hand written for H Knox, Adjutant General; Three George V commissions all 1916, facsimile signatures, two laid down on card; Certificate of Good Service to Pte WH Eke 25th Middx (Bank of England) VRC showing him to have served in the Corps 1890-1907 (disbandment) returned as efficient 17 times, m...
Sold for £160
Crimean Interest, an interesting hand drawn and coloured document entitled ‘The Plan of Anchorage - Crimea - Beach’ executed by ‘James Ross ‘Caradoc’ Old Fort 16th Septr 1854 Crimea ‘, This shows all the ships concerned both sail and steamer, their names and the troops thereon plus the ensigns for the Light Division the four infantry divisions and the cavalry, well executed with all details legible, laid on thin card backing, good co...
Sold for £65
8th The King’s Royal Irish Hussars a good quality full length watercolour drawing of an officer in undress uniform 1844 by the noted Irish artist Robert Richard Scanlan (fl. 1826-1864), the subject is depicted in his frock coat and gold lace striped overalls, a narrow gold laced waist belt sword and sabretache, in his right hand the blue cloth and gold laced 1826 pattern forage cap, signed and dated, now in a good quality modern mount and orna...
5th Royal Irish Lancers a regimental archive (ex Ron Harris collection) containing a very large selection of photograhs (mainly copies) postcards sketches prints etc including an oil portrait of an officer by EA Campbell signed and dated 1904, further watercolour sketches newspaper cuttings etc etc.; together with a small similar file on the Inns of Court Yeomanry, (The Royal Yeomanry Regiment), good overall condition £200-300
67th South Hampshire Regiment, a good quality overpainted three-quarter length photograph of a Lieutenant c1857-1861, single breasted scarlet tunic with slashed cuff and white facings, white leather waist belt with distinctive clasp, crimson sash over left shoulder, 1822 pattern sword with slings, on the table an 1855-1861 pattern infantry shako showing plate and white over red ball plume, portrait in excellent condition and set within an ornate...
Sold for £50
The Prince Albert’s (Somersetshire Light Infantry), a good quality officer’s green cloth 1878 pattern Home Service helmet by Hawkes & Co., the KC plate with silver title scroll and centre, complete with spike and chin chain, lining, sweat band etc, the plate is original to the helmet, label behind the sweat band with period inscription ‘Wardlaw 2 Som LI’, excellent gilt to the spike and chin-chain, no gilt remains on the plate, quadrant,...
Sold for £410
Royal Artillery a Victorian officer’s blue cloth helmet home service pattern by J Haslett Woolwich complete with original carrying tin with inscribed plate ‘JA Law Esq. Royal Artillery.’ the helmet in sound condition but all fittings devoid of gilt, the chin chain lining near detached, the ball top and quadrant of brassother ranks pattern. £200-250
The Worcestershire Regiment, a fine quality officer’s blue cloth home service pattern helmet by Hawkes & Co., the QVC plate with the post 1891 centre, complete with original carrying tin, this with brass name plate inscribed, ‘WA Bowen Esq. Worcester Regt.’ sold together with photostat service details, some moth damage to the front peak area and two small spots to a rear panel, some gilt loss to the spike and quadrant otherwise in excellen...
Sold for £450
Dorsetshire Regiment, a tattoo style other ranks foreign service helmet bearing a two part KC helmet plate, sweat band and leather chin strap, sold as viewed not subject to return (1) £20-30
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