Auction #143, Coins & Collectables 18-19 March 2017:
Lot 1442: USA Draped Bust Dollar 1795 toned AU.
Estimate: £5000 - £8000

Hammer Price: £23500
Auction #143, Coins & Collectables 18-19 March 2017:
Lot 1288: Harvey £5 of Plymouth, 21-03-1922
Estimate: £1500 - £1600

Hammer Price: £3400
Auction #141, 28-29 January 2017, Lot 709:
Japanese samurai helmet with device, c.1730.
Hammer Price : £1600

-Auction #141, 28-29 January 2017, Lot 700:
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow clasp, to Geo. Sullivan, Armr HMS Shannon, of Cork, Ireland.
Estimate £750 - £800
Hammer Price : £2000
Auction #140, 19-20 November 2016, Lot 653:
Medals and ephemera to Superintendent William Melville, the original "M" of MI5.
Melville's career reads like a Victorian crime novel; contending with the Jack the Ripper case, anarchists, terrorists, and plots against the crowned heads of Europe. Sold with a hand-typed autobiographical branch memo and his personal testimonial.
Estimate £1000-£1200

Hammer Price: £4400
Auction #139, The Fine Sale 12-13 October 2016:
Lot 475: Steel Rolex Pepsi GMT Master c.1964.
Estimate: £4000-£5000

Hammer Price: £6600
Auction #139, The Fine Sale 12-13 October 2016:
Lot 763: 17thC King Charles I Memorial Ring.
Estimate: £1000-£1500

Hammer Price: £4200
Auction #138, 17-18 September 2016, Lot 1140:
Officer's cased pair of percussion belt pistols by Hollis and Sheath 1849-50, possible use in Crimea.
Estimate £2000-£2200

Hammer Price: £3200
Auction #138, 17-18 September 2016, Lot 2138:
USA, New Jersey post-colonial copper piece 1786
Sold for £4200 hammer,
(£4925 including Buyers Premium)
Auction #137, 9-10 July 2016, Lot 668:
WWI and later medals and badges to Staff Nurse Elsie Rosa Bennett and Edith Alice Bennett.
Estimate £1000-£1200

Hammer Price: £1425
Auction #137, 9-10 July 2016, Lot 679:
The medals of Rear Admiral William Gordon Benn, Captain of HMS Royal Oak, sunk at Scapa Flow 1939.
Estimate £800-£850

Hammer Price: £1425
Auction #136, The Fine Sale 8-9 June 2016:
Lot 559: Martin Bros. stoneware grotesque spoon warmer.
Estimate: £1500-£2000

Hammer Price: £5000
Auction #136, The Fine Sale 8-9 June 2016:
Lot 721: Matchbox superfast no.29 racing mini prototype.
Estimate: £50-£80

Hammer Price: £850
Auction #132, The Fine Sale 17-18 February 2016:
Lot 589: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer wristwatch worn during the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
Sold for: £23,000  (£27,140 including premium)
A new world record for this variety.
Auction #132, The Fine Sale 17-18 February 2016:
Lot 722: Liberty & Co. 'Cymric' mantle clock by Archibald Knox, with cabochon turquoise enamel dial (one small chip), hallmarked Birmingham 1903.
Sold for: £9,500  (£11,210 including premium)
Auction #131, 23-24 January 2016, Lot 493:
Naval General Service Medal with Martinique clasp to Joseph Robinson, in fine antique oval frame.
Estimate £1000-£1200

Hammer Price: £1425
Auction #131, 23-24 January 2016, Lot 903:
Double-barelled percussion pistol c.1850 by C. Moore of London, with original case and accessories.
Estimate £800-£850

Hammer Price: £2300
Auction #128, The Fine Sale 7-8 October 2015:
Lot 376: Piaget ladies gold watch set with malachite and diamonds, with original box of issue.
Estimate: £1400-£1800

Hammer Price: £14,000
Auction #128, The Fine Sale 7-8 October 2015:
Lot 1116: "The Arrival of Father Christmas at Smith Suitall, Ipswich" by Carl Ronald Giles 1955.
Estimate: £900-£1000

Hammer Price: £2,500

Auction #127, 12-13 September 2015, Lot 530:
The medals of Commander William Thomas Turner, captain of the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine in May 1915.  A fascinating story surrounds the life and career of this unfortunate officer.  Caught in the political cross-fire resulting from the outrage of the sinking of the Lusitania, the scandal was such that his wife fled to Australia taking his children, whom he never saw again.  A veteran seaman who received multiple decorations/citations for bravery in saving life, William Thomas Turner was exonerated in the courts by eye-witnesses who reported his correct and honourable actions in the aftermath of the attack.

Sold for: £20,000
Featured in UK, Ireland and United States media.

Auction #127, 12-13 September 2015, Lot 693:
The 3-bar W.S.P.U. Hunger Strike medal of Mary Aldham (aka Mary Wood), the militant suffragette, imprisoned aged 85 for an act of protest at the Royal Academy Exhibition in 1914. Armed with a meat cleaver, she slashed the portrait of Henry James by the artist John Singer Sargent. A fight then broke out between supporters and opponents of women's suffrage. She was force fed on multiple occasions since determined that she would end her life by hunger strike in support of her beliefs. This group of items includes needlework, letters and documents relating to her time in prison.
Estimate: £6000-£7000
Hammer Price: £20,000
(With Buyers Premium: £23,450)
The new world record price for a Suffragette medal at auction.
Auction #127, 12-13 September 2015, Lot 1953:
Australian gold proof sovereign 1880-S (Sydney Mint)
Hammer Price: £33,500
(With Buyers Premium: £39,280)
Auction #127, 12-13 September 2015, Lot 1349:
Hammered gold angel of Elizabeth I, type S.2514
Estimate £1800-£2200
Hammer Price: £5,300
Auction #124, 16-17 May 2015, Lot 886:
English (Football) Cup Final 1909, Manchester United v. Bristol City, W.H. Smith Souvenir Card.
Estimate: £650-£750
Hammer Price: £3,800
Auction #123, The Fine Sale 15 April 2015:
Lot 712: "The Harbour Bridge at Polperro" by George Hammond Steel (British 1900-1960), oil on canvas.
Estimate: £1500-£2500

Hammer Price: £3,300
Auction #122, 21-22 March 2015, Lot 637:
The Hunger Strike Medal of the Suffragette Helen Macrae. Imprisoned for breaking windows in Whitehall.
Estimate: £4500-£5500
Hammer Price: £10,500
Auction #122, 21-22 March 2015, Lots 2243-2283:
A collection of postcards from the estate of the Suffragette Helen Macrae; some including personal messages.
Combined Estimate: £1360-£1760
Combined Hammer Price: £6060
Auction #119, 15th & 16th November 2014, Lot 81:
WWI Double Gallantry group to Pte. V.D. Walker, R. Fus. Gallantry at Delville Wood, Battle of the Somme.
Estimate: £3500-£4000
Hammer Price: £4000
Auction #119, 15th & 16th November 2014, Lot 82:
Air Force Cross group and lifetime's career ephemera of "Spiderman" Jim Clark, helicopter rescue.
Estimate: £6500-£7500
Hammer Price: £7000
Auction #117, 13th & 14th September 2014, Lot 165:
Unknown Japanese katana (unsigned tang); with decorative fittings and scabbard. A sleeper lot entered at a low estimate:
Sold for:
Hammer Price: £5000
Auction #117, 13th & 14th September 2014, Lot 3033:
Woolwich Arsenal v Leicester Fosse, 06-09-1913, the first ever game at Highbury: Issue No.1, Vol.1.
Estimate: £800-£850
Hammer Price: £2900
Auction #117, 13th & 14th September 2014, Lot 1348:
Anglo-Saxon, Harold II PAX type silver penny of Lincoln, moneyer Almer, well-struck extremely fine.
Estimate: £2500-£2800
Hammer Price: £5100
Auction #117, 13th & 14th September 2014, Lot 2692:
Phillips premium mail-order large size cigarette card of Watford A.F.C. 1920-1921 (unrecorded subject)
Estimate: £200-£250
Hammer Price: £850
Auction #115, The Fine Sale 18-19 June 2014:
A poignant item from the First World War, as featured in national media, Lot 1368:
Two army ration "hardtack" biscuits brought back from Gallipoli and the Dardanelles by a soldier named L.B. Charles.
This person is believed to be Lieut. Lionel Bruce Charles of the 5th Bn. The Queens Regt, who entered the war with the Middle-East Expeditionary Forces 17/7/1915. He lived for a time at Wroxham House, Norwich.
Estimate: £40-£60

Hammer Price: £290
Auction #115, The Fine Sale 18-19 June 2014:
Lot 558: Charles I silver communion cup, London 1646, maker RF, 17.5cm tall, 7.5oz.
Estimate: £2000-£3000

Hammer Price: £4,200
Auction #115, The Fine Sale 18-19 June 2014:
Lot 821: Ephemera relating to the actor, playwright and song writer Brandon Thomas 1848-1914.
Estimate: £150-£250

Hammer Price: £4,600
Auction #113, 15th & 16th March 2014, Lot 673:
Northern Ireland Military Medal and GSM 1973 to Cpl R.G. Wootten of the 3rd Bn Royal Regt of Fusiliers.
Estimate: £1800-£2200
Hammer Price: £7600
Auction #113, 15th & 16th March 2014, Lot 2334:
A collection of awards and ephemera relating to George Perrett, star player of Ipswich Town's first season in the League.
Estimate: £500-£600
Hammer Price: £1000
Auction #112, The Fine Sale 12-13 Feb. 2014:
Lot 728: An archive of letters and documents belonging to Captain H. C. Gardner, relating to the Indian Mutiny.
Estimate: £5000-£7000

Hammer Price: £13,500
Auction #112, The Fine Sale 12-13 Feb. 2014:
Lot 1304: A fragment of pennant flag believed to have been carried by the army of Richard III at Bosworth field.
With supporting research.

Hammer Price: £2,800
Auction #111, 25th & 26th January 2014, Lot 814:
The medals & citation of Sister Margaret Hendebourck Ballance, devoted to her patients under enemy air-raid.
Estimate: £900-£1100
Hammer Price: £4000
Auction #111, 25th & 26th January 2014, Lot 1482:
Extremely rare German N.P.E.A. S.S. School student dagger engraved MEHR SEIN ALS SCHEINEN.
Estimate: £1500-£2000
Hammer Price: £3000
Auction #109, 16th & 17th November 2013, Lot 1003:
Medals & ephemera of Mr T. Fujioka, member of the Japanese Olympic Committee for the 1964 & 1972 Games.
Estimate: £400-£500
Hammer Price: £4200
Auction #109, 16th & 17th November 2013, Lot 1071:
Edward III gold noble, Treaty Period 1361-1369, type S.1502, superb EF with full legends.
Estimate: £2000-£3000
Hammer Price: £5400
Auction #108, Pen, water-colour & pastel work for the cover of the RNLI Christmas Card 1986 by Carl Ronald Giles.
Estimate: £800-£1200

Hammer Price: £3000
Auction #106, 13th & 14th July 2013, Lot 1933:
Hamburg Gold 10 Ducats 1675, EF
Estimate: £7000-£9000
Hammer Price: £12,000
Auctions #104-105, Fine Sale 18th,19th & 20th June 2013:
Lot 784: Fabergé silver-gilt, gold and guilloche enamel aide memoire with ivory pages and jewelled decoration.
Estimate: £4000-£6000

Hammer Price: £10,500
Auctions #104-105, Fine Sale 18th,19th & 20th June 2013:
Lot 1159: Roman Provincial glass fragments, 1stC BC to 5thC AD, from the Llewellyn Philips Collection.
Estimate: £1800-£2500

Hammer Price: £6400
Auction #101, The Fine Sale 27-28 Feb. 2013:
A group of signed original Carl Ronald Giles
pen and ink cartoons, lots 804 to 811

Combined
Sold For: £7400
Auction #100, 26th & 27th Jan. 2013, Lot 2574:
Covers from correspondence between Indian Government officials and Lord Pethick Lawrence of Peaslake.
Hammer Price: £11,000
Auction #97, The Fine Sale 10th Oct. 2012, Lot 437:
18th Century Russian silver, gold coin-set tankard by an unknown master 'A.E I'. Moscow mark 1771.
Hammer Price: £11,000
Auction #98, The Fine Sale 11th Oct. 2012:
Four original Giles cartoons, lots 710-713
Combined Estimates: £2100-3100

Combined Hammer Price: £5050
Auction #96, 15th & 16th Sept. 2012, Lots 2422-2593:
A private collection of East Anglian railway and transport postcards.
Combined Top Estimate: £5640
Combined Hammer Price: £7490
Including the current world record for a single station postcard: Lot 2515 (pictured centre) Brockford Station of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway which sold for £304 including Buyers Premium.
Auction #96, 15th & 16th Sept. 2012, Lot 339:
The medals & ephemera of Group Captain Henry Gordon Goddard, RAF: DSO, DFC, AFC, MID & Battle of Britain clasp.
Estimate: £10,000-15,000
Hammer Price: £20,000
Auction #96, 15th & 16th Sept. 2012, Lot 853:
A banknote of the Chefoo Bank, China, in an album with other world notes.
Estimate: £300-500
Hammer Price: £6200
Auction #95, 14th & 15th July 2012, Lot 1310:
Leeward Islands 10 Shillings 01/01/1921, serial A/1 00001
Ex. W. D. Auchinleck, Auditor General of Antigua.

Estimate: £8000-10,000
Hammer Price: £10,000
Auction #95, 14th & 15th July 2012, Lot 581:
Commemorative presentation sword for the Coronation of King Charles III of Norway, named to C. A. Baumann, 1818.
Estimate: £600-800
Hammer Price: £5000
Auction #94, The Fine Sale, 13th & 14th June 2012:
Lot 719: "Steeplechasing" by Sybil Andrews 1930, signed linocut print number 32/60
Hammer Price: £19,000

With Premium: £22,000
Auction #94, The Fine Sale, 13th & 14th June 2012:
Lot 720: "Tube Station" by Cyril Edward Power c.1930s, signed linocut print number 60/60
Hammer Price: £54,000

With Premium: £63,000
Auction #94, The Fine Sale, 13th & 14th June 2012:
Lot 721: "Speed Trial" by Cyril Edward Power c.1932, signed linocut print number 18/60
Hammer Price: £96,000

With Premium: £113,000
Auction #93, 19th, 20th & 21st May 2012:
A collection of WWII and Pre-War football programmes discovered in a house in London, including much Swindon material.
Total top estimate: £34,800
Hammer Price: £46,200
Auction #93, 19th, 20th & 21st May 2012, Lot 235:
The Peninsular War 10-bar MGS and 88th Foot Regimental Medals of John Stewart.
Estimate: £5000-6000
Hammer Price: £8500
Auction #93, 19th, 20th & 21st May 2012, Lot 299:
A 'Battle of New Orleans' Boat Service 1814 NGS medal to a sailor of the Royal Oak.
Estimate: £2000-2500
Hammer Price: £6000
Fine Sale, Auction #92, 29th Feb & 1st March 2012
Lot 987: Russia, 17th Century Solvychegodsk region enameled silver bowl, decorated with flowers and bird of prey.

Sold For: £51,900 incl. premium.
Fine Sale, Auction #92, 29th Feb & 1st March 2012
Lot 988: Russia, 17th Century Solvychegodsk region enameled silver pot, decorated with flowers and man in costume.

Sold For: £25,950 incl. premium.
Fine Sale, Auction #92, 29th Feb & 1st March 2012
Lot 1027: Original Elizabeth I era official bronze measuring cup dated 1601.

Sold For: £6370 incl. premium.
Fine Sale, Auction #92, 29th Feb & 1st March 2012
Lot 267: Lange & Sohne German Observer Aviator's watch circa 1940s. With original strap. (Missing winder).

Sold For: £6100 incl. premium.
Auction #90, 15th January 2012, lot 1088:
Grenadier Guards British Empire Medal to Gdsm David Thomas Stokes for carrying Winston Churchill's coffin at the state funeral.
Estimate: £700-800
Hammer Price: £2300
Auction #89, 20th & 21st November 2011, lot 1021:
Edward IV or V gold angel, mm. halved sun and rose, S.2144A
Estimate: £5500-6500
Hammer Price: £21,500
Auction #87, 18th & 19th September 2011, lot 113:
Crown 1839 plain edge proof, toned FDC, from the Martin Shaw Collection.
Estimate: £4500-5000
Hammer Price: £8500
Auction #87, 18th & 19th September 2011, lot 119:
Crown 1853 gothic Decimo edge proof, EF/GEF, from the Martin Shaw Collection.
Estimate: £6000-7000
Hammer Price: £7000
Auction #85, 12th June 2011, lot 458:
Lalique 'grenouille' glass frog car mascot, model no. 1146, introduced 1928. With original metal base.
Estimate: £4000-6000
Hammer Price: £8000
Auction #83, 27th March 2011, lot 1213:
The medals and ephemera of George Ernest Long: Airship and balloon pilot of RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire, 2nd Coxswain of the Airship R33, 1st Coxswain of the Airship R100, and pilot of CARD 1 at the Festival of Britain.
Estimate: £2500-3500
Hammer Price: £15,500
Auction #80, 19th Sept 2010, Lot 115:
A William Wyon 1832 Pattern Crown in lead, possibly unique and therefore possibly the only crown dated 1832.
Estimate: £4750-5250
Hammer Price: £5800
Auction #77, 21st March 2010, Lot 186:
Crown 1834 proof, deeply toned aFDC with a light edge knock.
Sold For: £18,460 including premium.
Auction #77, 21st March 2010, Lot 817:
Henry VIII Sovereign, Second Coinage, VF-GVF
Estimate: £16,000-18,000
Hammer: £18,500
Auction #77, 21st March 2010, Lot 835:
James I Crown, Second Coinage, mm. grapes, EF. Possibly the finest known of the particular dies.
Estimate: £7000-8000
Hammer: £8500
Auction #77, 21st March 2010, Lot 2234:
A unique bound volume of 36 Ipswich Town Football Programmes from the 1924-25 Season.
Estimate: £1500-2000
Hammer: £7200
Auction #74, 20th Sept 2009, Lot 995:
Elizabeth I Crown, mintmark '2', nVF with an edge knock.
Estimate: £2250-2750
Hammer: £4600
Auction #71, 22nd March 2009, Lot 438:
Anglo-Saxon silver penny of Offa, Canterbury Mint, moneyer: Eoba, VF (Found in someone's garden!)
Estimate £1500-1800
Hammer £2000
Auction #70, 25th Jan 2009, Lot 810:
A Western European gold solidus c.830-850 A.D. Based on Carolingian designs.
Estimate £5000-10,000
Hammer £16,500
Auction #74, 20th Sept 2009, Lots 1713, 1714, and 1916:
Three Victorian and Edwardian military button pattern books and two ledgers of cap badges.
Total Hammer Price: £6350
Auction #59, 25th Jan 2007, Lot 1275:
A Pocket Bible, worn by a Victoria Cross recipient during his awarded action.  Signed and declared on the first page.
Estimate £60-80
Realised £1150
Auction #59, 25th March 2007 Famous former Ipswich Town, Liverpool FC, and Scots international football player John Wark attended to see some of his personal items go under the hammer. Amongst the ephemera section highlights of his were an Ipswich Town UEFA Cup signed hat-trick ball for £400, and a match-worn swapped A S Roma shirt for £300. Auction #55, 16th July 2006, Lot 1255:
East Lancashire Regt WWI Double Gallantry Casualty Group. Shot by a sniper, with lot including his signal mirror bearing the fatal bullet-hole.
Estimate: £3800-£4200.
Realised: £4400

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