The Allan and Janet Woodliffe Collection of Medals relating to the Reconquest and Pacification of The Sudan 1896-1956

Date of Auction: 18th May 2011

Sold for £440

Estimate: £250 - £300

Black and White War Albums - Snapshots by René Bull, Special Correspondent to “Black & White”, Black & White Printing & Publishing Co, London, 1899, an original set of the rare 4 volume work; Vol. 1: Omdurman, 32pp; Vol. 2: Atbara, 32pp; Vol. 3: The Tirah Campaign, 32pp; Vol. 4: The Naval Number, 32pp, bound as one in contemporary red cloth; together with Vol. 1: Omdurman, 32pp, full blue leather binding with gold embossed crossed flags of Britain and Turkey, with title ‘Kartoum’ above, Ex Libris, leather faded and edges rubbed; and Vol. 3: The Tirah Campaign, 32pp, original paper covers, front detached and rather distressed, contents generally good (3) £250-300


A remarkable record of several hundred photographs taken by Bull while on campaign.