Military, History & Transportation - Including Items From The Great Train Robbery & Gandhi's Sunglasses,

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Date of the auction: 16.09.2021 - 17.09.2021

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BOER WAR - QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL - PRIVATE JOHN WITTS GLOUCESTER REGIMENT

A Victorian 19th century Boer War Queen's South Africa Medal awarded to one 3995 Private John Witts of the 1st Gloucester Regiment. With Orange Free State and Defence Of Ladysmith clasps. Engraved to rim ' 3995 Pte J. Witts 1st Glos Regt '. With ribbon. Supplied with associated research and copied

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWII SECOND WORLD WAR GERMAN MAUSER RIFLE BAYONET M84/98

An original pre-WWII Second World War Third Reich Nazi German army issue M84/98 pattern Mauser rifle bayonet. Waffen stamped to the hilt, with working press stud. Chequered grips, leading to a blued single edged fullered blade. Impressed maker's marks to the ricasso ' J. Sch ' and further stamped

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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LOCAL INTEREST - VINTAGE BRISTOL & BATH OMNIBUS COMPANY BADGES

Local Bristol Interest - a collection of Bristol and Bath Omnibus / Tram related uniform badges. Comprising of x3 ' Bristol ' script chrome badges, a similar for Bath, a 'Bristol Inspector' gold plated cap badge, and a ' CDT Co ' badge (possibly Cheltenham District Tram Company) badge. Along with a

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWII - SIGNED LANCASTER BOMBER PHOTOGRAPH BY VETERANS

WWII Second World War Interest - a framed photograph of a WWII RAF Lancaster Bomber, signed by x8 veterans, including x2 Victoria Cross recipients. Autographs include; Frank Watson, Norman Scrivener, Ed Lemmington, Fred King, Rod Learoyd (VC), Howie Wing, Bill Reid (VC) and Danny Born. All signed in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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19TH CENTURY CAPTAIN HILL'S VELOCITY SCALE FOR A CANNON

A 19th century Victorian ' Captain Hill's Velocity Scale ' slide rule, likely for use with a cannon or similar heavy artillery of the period. Ivory faced mahogany construction, with brass sliding scale. Central pull-out rule, with another ivory plaque to rear for making notes in pencil. Measures

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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VINTAGE BRITISH RAIL RAILWAY TAIL WARNING LAMP / LANTERN

Railways - an original vintage British Rail (Western Region) carriage / wagon tail warning lamp / lantern. Original red lens to front and inspection panels to sides. With burner, and large carry handle to top. Repainted in white. Impressed ' BR(W)' to side. Measures approx; 49cm tall

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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BUZZ ALDRIN - APOLLO 11 - NO DREAM IS TOO HIGH - SIGNED BOOK

Space - Buzz Aldrin - Moonwalker (Apollo 11) - 'No Dream Is Too High - Life Lessons From A Man Who Walked On The Moon,' signed on the title page by Aldrin in blue ink. As new. Originally obtained from a Waterstones book signing in London, c2016. Undedicated autograph. With certificate of

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWII MEDAL GROUP - RCAF - MIA ' CHANNEL DASH ' - BOMBER COMMAND

A WWII Second World War medal group awarded to one Flight Officer Edward Grahame Fowler of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 420 Squadron. Comprising his War Medal, 1939-45 Star and Air Crew Europe Star. Each with their original ribbons. Fowler was reported as 'Missing' on 12th February 1942 when his

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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VINTAGE AVON & SOMERSET POLICE CONSTABULARY HELMET

A vintage c1970s Avon & Somerset Police Constabulary officer's uniform helmet. Blue, with original silvered cap badge to front, chin strap and all inners. Retains most of its original cork lining. No size noted

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £25 - £40

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN SCOTTISH DIRK DAGGER

A 19th century Victorian Scottish Highland Dirk dagger. Having a silver plate mounted purple glass faceted pommel and carved basket weave bog oak wooden grip with white metal pins. The leather covered scabbard is decorated with silver plate mounts engraved with Celtic designs that house the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWI FIRST WORLD WAR REGIMENTAL SILK POSTCARDS

A collection of x6 original WWI First World War period regimental silk postcards. Includes cards with emblems for: Royal Engineers, Royal Navy, The Rifle Brigade, Liverpool Scottish Regiment etc. Some with content to reverse

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWI FIRST WORLD WAR IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY BUTCHER BAYONET

An original WWI First World War Imperial German Army model 98 / 05 Mauser rifle butcher bayonet. Hooked pommel with ribbed wooden grip and upturned quillon. The ricasso stamped for makers Alex Coppel, Stolingen and the spine with a crowned ' W ' above a 1917 date. The wide spear point blade housed

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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SIR EDWARD HEATH (BRITISH PRIME MININSTER 1916-2005) - SIGNED BOOK COLLECTION

Sir Edward ' Ted ' Heath (1916-2005 - British Prime Minister) - collection of x3 autographed books; 'Sailing', 'Music,' and 'Travels'. Each signed in blue ink to the title page. The autographs obtained at booksignings. Various related newspaper articles regarding Heath / the signings are also

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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VICTORIAN 1895 BRITISH ARMY CLINOMETER INSTRUMENT

A Victorian 1895 pattern British Army Elliott Brothers of London made military clinometer instrument. Brass construction, with original spirit level. War Department stamp, with broad arrow. Housed within its original leather case marked to top ' Case - Large Clinometer Mark I - Jabez Cliff & Co

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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19TH CENTURY EAST INDIA COMPANY FLINTLOCK PISTOL

A 19th century c1802 East India Company flintlock pistol. The lock plate engraved '1802' with the 'VEIC' cypher set within a quartered heart (for Venerable East India Company). Brass trigger plate, guard and butt. Obsolete calibre. Mechanism in working order. Lacking ramrod. Measures approx; 40cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN LEATHER & BRASS FIREMAN'S HELMET

A 19th Century Victorian leather and brass fireman's / fire helmet. Sturdy black leather construction, with brass furniture and original brass badge to front. Retains inner liner. Lion's head to comb. Believed to be from Tamerton Foliot, near Plymouth

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWI FIRST WORLD WAR MEDAL PAIR & EFFECTS - ROYAL NAVY

A WWI First World War medal pair and related effects awarded to one L7661 F. G. Chamberlain, Ordinary Seaman in the Royal Navy. Comprising War and Victor medals, both with ribbons and impressed to edge ' L7661 F. G. Chamberlain OS3 RN '. Along with the official miniatures, along with a National

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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COLLECTION OF ASSORTED 20TH CENTURY BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORM ITEMS

A collection of assorted 20th Century Royal Marines / British Army military uniform items to include x2 GS MK6 combat helmets (x1 with DPM camo covering), a respirator haversack, pair of size 8 leather boots, nylon stable, a peaked parade cap and raincoat. All contained in a green canvas kit bag

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWI FIRST WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPHS, POSTCARDS & TIN

A collection of assorted WWI First World War related items to include; several real photographic postcards of soldiers / groups of soldiers, some with writing to reverse, various period silk postcards (including one annotated to reverse 'I bought this from a town that is shelled by the Hun every

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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THE ARCHIVE OF TOM CHIVERTON - CHAUFFEUR TO LORD DONEGALL 1930S-1960S

The effects of one Tom P. Chiverton - Chauffeur to Lord Donegall in the 1930s to 1960s. The archive containing x13 well-filled photograph albums from the period - each detailing his journeys, holidays, events, etc - including a 1930s 'Aerial Tour' of Europe alongside Donegall, piloting his own

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWII SECOND WORLD WAR BRISTOL INTEREST MEDAL PAIR & ARP ITEMS

WWII Second World War Bristol Interest - a WW2 medal pair and effects, all relating to one Edith M. Holmes of Jockey Lane, Bristol. Includes War and Defence Medal, along with x3 Bristol Aeroplane Company Air Raid Precautions cards (for staff), a BAC Employee's War Relief Fund Membership Card and

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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RAILWAYANA - 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN RAILWAY HORSE BRIDLE

Railwayana - a 19th Century Victorian GWR Great Western Railways working horse bridle headstall. Thick leather construction with brass fittings including x2 GWR plaques to each blinker

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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ROBERT TAYLOR - BATTLE OF BRITAIN VC - ERIC L. KIGHTLEY SIGNED PRINT

Battle Of Britain VC - Robert Taylor - signed print showing ' James Nicholson winning his VC, August 16th 1940 '. Signed by Eric L Kightley (rear gunner) in pencil, to the margin. Framed and glazed. Total size approx; 54cm x 67cm. Sergeant Eric Leslie Kightley was an Air Gunner on board the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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BOER WAR - QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL - PRIVATE IN KIMBERLEY TOWN GUARDS

Boer War - Victorian 19th century Queen's South Africa medal with Defence Of Kimberley clasp, awarded to one 31994 Private Robert George Silson of the Kimberley Town Guards. Impressed to rim. With original ribbon. Supplied with associated later research. Silson went on to serve in both the First and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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SOMERSET, FITZROY - 1ST BARON RAGLAN - HANDWRITTEN LETTER

SOMERSET, FITZROY: (1788-1855) - 1st Baron Raglan - (British Field Marshal, commanded the British troops during the Crimean War. Raglan gave the order which led to the Charge of the Light Brigade.) A handwritten letter from Raglan to Westmorland discuss the awarding of a medal to Baron Perponcher

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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LOCAL INTEREST - OPENING OF THE ROYAL EDWARD DOCK EXTENSION EPHEMERA

Local Bristol Interest - a collection of ephemera relating to the 'Opening Of The Royal Edward Dock Extension - By His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales - 23rd May 1928 '. Includes official invitation, tickets to the event, a Port Of Bristol Authority programme of events (including a colour

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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TWO 19TH CENTURY BRASS AND LEATHER POWDER FLASKS

Two 19th Century brass and leather musket powder shot flasks. One being a stitched soft brown leather example with push release clip to the lid and the other a brass example decorated with acanthus leaves and a central horse figure engraving. Largest to measure approx

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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COMMEMORATIVE WILKINSON SWORD FAIRBAIRN SYKES DAGGER

A commemorative Wilkinson Sword made Fairbairn Sykes pattern commando dagger. Third pattern. Ribbed handle, with short quillon, etched maker's marks to the blade and notation for Queen Elizabeth II. Housed in its original leather scabbard with a later embroidered ' VI Commando ' patch, in black

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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WWI FIRST WORLD WAR 1907 PATTERN BRITISH ARMY RIFLE BAYONET

A WWI First World War 1907 pattern British Army rifle bayonet, by Wilkinson. The ricasso stamped with ' 1907 Wilkinson ' and various proof marks to the other side, and GR cypher. Wooden grips, with working press stud. The pommel impressed ' 2 TH 457 ' (likely a regimental marking). Measures approx

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

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BOER WAR - QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL - 5TH ROYAL IRISH LANCERS

Boer War - Victorian 19th Century Queen's South Africa Medal awarded to one 4325 W. M. Scott of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers. With clasps for Defence Of Ladysmith and Elandslaagte. With ribbon. Supplied with some later research. Scott born in Portland, Dorset

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021