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POSTAL HISTORY, AUTOGRAPHS AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
POSTAL HISTORY, AUTOGRAPHS
AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
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18 JULY 2014
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STAMPS COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS WINES
18 JULY 2014
LONDON
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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO
Olivier D. Stocker
YOUR SPECIALISTS
STAMPS
UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton Fernando Martínez David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger
Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith Ian Shapiro (Consultant)
USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney
EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez
CHINA - Anna Lee Tommy Chau
COINS
UK - Mike Veissid Richard Bishop William MacKay Eleanor Charlotte Dix
Tim Robson Edouard Wyngaard Jon Mann Barbara Mears John Pett
USA - Stephen Goldsmith Greg Cole
CHINA - Kin Choi Cheung
BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES
UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison Monica Kruber
USA - Stephen Goldsmith
EUROPE - Peter Christen
CHINA - Paul Pei Po Chow Kelvin Cheung
ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA
UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys John Hayward
BOOKS
UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland
AUTOGRAPHS
USA - Stephen Goldsmith
WINES
CHINA - Vincent Cleme Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia
YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO)
SALE CALENDAR 2014
STAMPS
9 July
9/10/11 July
27/28 August
20 September
20 September
20 September
25 September
16 October
26/27 November
11 December
British Europe including Long Island from the Vestey Collection
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale featuring the Award-Winning Collection of Province
of Otago Postal History formed by Greg Francis, and the Cliff Wheatley Rhodesias
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale
Sale of Stamps of Singapore Philatelic Museum Handling Collection
Stamps and Covers of South East Asia including the Peter Cockburn Award Winning
Collection of Straits Settlements and Malayan States Revenue Stamps
Great Britain from the Vestey Collection
Australian Commonwealth from the Vestey Collection
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale
The Leeward Islands, Bahamas and Turks Islands from the Vestey Collection
London
14030
London
New York
Hong Kong
Singapore
14024
150
CSS10
14034
Singapore
London
London
London
London
14026
14031
14032
14025
14033
Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
London
Hong Kong
New York
London
Hong Kong
London
14005
CSS11
321
14006
CSS13
14007
World Banknotes
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
World Banknotes
World Banknotes
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
London
Hong Kong
New York
London
London
Hong Kong
14009
CSS11
321
14013
14013
CSS13
Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria
Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria
London
London
14002
14003
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
Bonds and Share Certificates of the World
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
London
CSS11
CSS13
14017
Postal History, Autographs and Historical Documents
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
London
New York
14035
321
Cognac, Whiskies and other Spirits
An Evening of Exceptional Wines and Spirits
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
COINS
25 June
21 August
17/18 September
22/23 September
15 November
3/4 December
BANKNOTES
15/16 July
21 August
17/18 September
30 September
1/2 October
15 November
Chairman’s Office
Charles Blane
Directors
Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink
Auction & Client Management Team
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Finance
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IT & Administration
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YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK)
Auction Administration and Marketing & Design
Sonia Alves Luke Mitchell Madison Lang
Finance & Administration
Aleena Nieves
Auctioneer
Stephen Goldsmith
MEDALS
24 July
20 November
BONDS AND SHARES
21 August
15 November
28 November
AUTOGRAPHS
18 July
17/18 September
WINES
4 July
21 August
YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE)
Vice Chairman
Anna Lee
Administration
Angie Ihlofung Newton Tsang Sue Pui Howard Tong Arthur Chan Gary Tan
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Extensions
Please see important changes to our Terms and Conditions for Buyers in regard to Extensions published at the back of this catalogue.
Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps)
are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first
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Extensions requested on account of condition will not be accepted for expert opinions. Any Lot described as having faults or
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It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not
on the basis of any other. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be
accepted.
Notes Concerning Descriptions
GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description:
mint
unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in part
or entirely removed
part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged
unmounted mint original gum as issued
unused
without gum
COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one or
two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return.
entire letter
complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion
entire
the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents
cover
an envelope
Symbols and Abbreviations
刂
ᔛ
刂
ᔛ
អ
+
អ
B
័
var.
cat.
c.d.s.
unmounted mint
unused
used
block of four
block larger than four
used on cover, entire letter, etc.
on piece
variety, varieties
catalogue, catalogue value
circular datestamp
d.s.
h.s.
ᔛ
A
ᔛ
S
ᔛ
C
ᔛ
E
ᔛ
P
F
R
datestamp
handstamp
air mail
specimen
cancelled
essay
proof
forgery
reprint
References
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The Terms of that notice must be complied with fully under all circumstances.
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FRIDAY 18 JULY 2014
Commencing at 10.00 a.m.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
3001
3001
1454 (9 March) indenture in Latin on vellum being a grant by William Rotheley of
“Derteford” (Dartford), Kent, to William Custaunce of “South darrent” (South Darenth)
in the parish of “Hilles Sancte Margarete” (St. Margaret Hills). The grant of 13 acres 3
roods of land in “Horton” (Horton Kirby, Kent) of which 7 acres 1 rood are in the field
called Bockie, bounded by the King’s highway from the church of St. Margaret Hilles to
South Darenth, north; land of William Custaunce south; land of John Chyld, east. Also 6
and a half acres are in Staplefield, bounded by land of John Chyld north and south, the
King’s highway from Dartford to Horton, west; land of William Custance, east. Which
lands (and others) the grantor had by settlement of Thomas Baker, citizen and draper of
London. On condition that Custaunce pays William Rotheley, at his capital messuage in
Dartford, £4. 6s. 8d. in quarterly payments of 3s. 4d. (i.e. for a period of six and a half
years). Witnessed by Thomas Hilles, John Chyld, Richard Bodeman, Walter Letecote and
John Lese. Horizontal folding creases and light soiling but still good to fine. Also some
assorted binding fragments. Photo
St. Margaret Hills lies 1 mile south-east of Darenth, now a hamlet
William Rotheley was a merchant of Dartford (d. 1464). He owned property in several
parishes in Kent, as evident by this and other deeds. His will, dated 28 July 1464 is interesting
as it is in English and full of detail. He left money to a number of churches in West Kent,
including Dartford, Sutton, Wilminon, ‘Bexhill’, Stone, Darenth and Swanscombe. He
wanted 13 poor men and women clothed “all newe .. in sherts, breches, smokkes, hosyn, shoous,
gownes, kirtell and hoodes in such clothe as is most profitable to them”
The mention of ‘Bexhill’ among the bequests to a number of churches in the vicinity of
Dartford is interesting. There is no evidence that Rotheley had land at Bexhill in Sussex, but
there is no evidence that ‘Bexhill’ was an early form for Bexley. On the other hand, ‘Bixle’ is
known as an early form of Bexhill in Sussex
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£650-800
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3002
3002
1454 (12 November) indenture in Latin on vellum being a grant (300x135mm) by Ralph
Couper and William Couper of Hawstead (just south of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk).
To Thomas Coke of Great Welnetham, Roger Drury of Hawstead, Nicholas Helpston of
Rushbrook, John Smyth of Stansfield, Robert Coket of Bury St. Edmunds and Geoffrey
Gyppes of Hawstead. The grant is of a messuage and a piece of pasture of six acres and a
piece of arable land in Hawstead; the messuage and pasture at “haustedgrene”, abutting
east on the common pasture called “halstedgrene” and the piece of arable land (one acre)
in the field called Jelyonsfeld, with the land of the rector east, and the aforesaid pasture
north. Witnessed by Thomas Rede, Alan Legat, William Wyffyn, John Makeroo, John
Spark and John Medwe. With two seals, one complete and one largely so, featuring the
capital letters “R” and “T”. There is a minor stain but in a good state of preservation.
Photo
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£500-600
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Henry Courtenay, First Marquis of Exeter
3003
1534 (29 December) a neat indenture signed at foot, “H Exetar” by Henry Courtenay,
the first marquis of Exeter. The indenture, written in a highly mannered ‘common-law’
hand, confirms one John Edlyn as a tenant of the manor of Lowthtys and dated on the
feast of St. Thomas the Martyr, 26 Henry VIII (the feast day of the martyrdom of Thomas
Becket was 29th December). There is a slit along the bottom of the document where the
seal would have been attached. There is some creasing but still quite fresh with very little
soiling. Photo
Henry Courtenay, first Marquis of Exeter, c.1496-1539, was the son of Henry VII’s friend
Sir William Courtenay and Princess Catherine, Edward IV’s youngest daughter. He was
Henry VIII’s first cousin through his mother, and could have held a Plantagenet claim to the
throne. At first he was high in the King’s favor and attended him at the Field of the Cloth of
Gold (This is the name given to a place in France, near Calais, that was the site of a meeting
that took place from 7 June to 24 June 1520, between King Henry VIII of England and King
Francis I of France). Henry came to resent Courtenay’s extensive power base in the West of
England, where it was occasionally said that he was the ‘true heir’ to the throne. At the end
of 1538 he was charged with treason, found guilty on the flimsiest of evidence, and beheaded
on Tower Hill
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£400-500
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William Powlett, Marquis of Winchester
3004
1558 (16 July) letter with address panel to “to my dearye good L: the Lord Northe and to
my lovynge friends the Sherefs & other Justyees of peace of the Counteys of Camb.” A long
letter in a difficult hand to read, some soiling and staining. Also woodcut of William
Powlett. Photo
William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester (1532-98). An English nobleman, the son of
John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester and his first wife, Elizabeth Willoughby. He was
made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Mary I, 30 November 1553. He also served
as Lord High Treasurer to both Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth
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£400-500
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3005
3005
1608 (25 June) large indenture in Latin on vellum featuring a large and elaborate initial
“J”, to John Weston from William Cole and Richard Cole. An exemplification of common
recovery of one messuage, one garden, 40 acres of land, 10 meadow, 16 pasture, 2 wood
and 6 moor in the hamlet of Colliton (near Cullompton) in Devon. With a part of the
large seal of the Court of Common Pleas. From the reign of James I. Fine. Photo
£300-400
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3006
3006
1631 (23 May) large and elaborate indenture being an exeplification of common recovery
by John Paule from John Allen of a messuage (dwelling house with adjoining buildings
and lands), toft (site of a house of farm), 3 gardens, 40 acres of land, 10 meadow, 30
pasture and 30 woodland in Sturry (near Canterbury), Kent. Issued in the reign of Charles
I and with handwritten heading with large initial capital, an unusual decoration of tuliptype flowers. There is some soiling around one of the folding creases. Photo
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£300-400
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3007
Sir Thomas Fairfax
3007
1647, a small bound volume of printed letters from Sir Thomas Fairfax with “Another
letter to the Speaker of the House of Commons; New Propositions from the souldiery
under the Command of His Excellency Sit Thomas Fairfax; A Narration of severall
passages betwixt His Majesty and Master B. Reymes, Newmarket concerning the Army;
Two Letters ... to both Houses of Parliament”. Very interesting accounts and in fine
condition. Photo
£300-400
Sir Thomas, Lord Fairfax (1612-1671) was the leading
Parliamentarian general of the First and Second Civil
Wars and Lord-General of the New Model Army
Engraving of Sir Thomas Fairfax in 1650.
Engraving by C H Jeens published in C R Markham, 1870
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3008
Sir Thomas Fairfax
3008
1648 (16 November) A remonstrance of this Excellency, Thomas Lord Fairfax, Lord
Generall of the Parliaments Forces and of the Generall Councell of Officers Held at St
Albans... A complete 71 page publication regarding an important meeting of the senior
officers in the Parliamentary Army including Thomas Fairfax, Ireton, Oliver Cromwell
and others at St Albans. Published by John Partridge & George Whittington at the Blue
Anchor, Cornhill in 1648. Size 6 x 73⁄ 4 inches. Some peripheral wear and soiling, the pages
uncut at top. Photo
The General Council convened in St Albans Abbey on 7 November 1648. After discussion of
the petitions and general grievances of the soldiers, Ireton presented the draft of the Army
Remonstrance on 10 November. It was initially rejected by Fairfax and the moderate officers
but their opposition evaporated after 15 November when the House of Commons voted to
allow the King to return to London on completion of the Newport Treaty and to restore his
lands and revenues. Fearing that Parliament intended to grant an unconditional
restoration, the Army united behind Ireton’s Remonstrance. After some last-minute
amendments to ensure the support of the Levellers, the Remonstrance was adopted by the
General Council on 18 November 1648.
Under the maxim salus populi suprema lex (“the safety of the people is the supreme law”), the
Remonstrance proclaimed the sovereignty of the people under a representative government.
Divine providence would prove the righteousness or otherwise of the government’s actions, and
would also thwart unjustified rebellion against authority. Thus, the defeat of King Charles
in the Second Civil War vindicated the actions of the Army as the defenders of the people. It
was argued that the King should be brought to account because he had broken the sacred
covenant with his people and attempted to place himself above the law. This sealed the fate of
the King
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£250-300
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3009
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1653 (28 July) An Act for Constituting Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the
Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy; a four sheet pamphlet with some light soiling but still
in a good state of preservation. This act was to set up a committee to oversee the running
and organisation of the Navy, “ ... a true and perfect Survey and accompt of all the Ships,
Frigots, Pinnaces and Vessels, of or belonging to the Navy; and of all the Ammunition,
Tackle, Furniture, Cordage, Timber and Stores belonging to them or any of them; or in the
Docks, Yards, Storehouses or other places belonging to the Common-wealth of all sorts; and
also of all Courses now held in the managing, ordering or Governing of the Navy; and to
deliver the same so made and taken in writing, unto the Parliament ...”. Photo
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3010
3010
1654 (September) printed pamphlet of His Highness the Lord Protector’s Speeches to
the Parliament in the painted chamber. The speeches were made on 4th and 12th
September and the notes were “Taken by one who stood very near him, and Published to
prevent mistakes”. 34 pages and in good condition. Photo
The Painted Chamber around 1799
The Painted Chamber was built by the King as a private apartment on foundations in
parallel to the present-day St Stephen’s Hall, and it is said that St Edward the Confessor had
died in a room which previously occupied the site
The room was as grand and as colourful as the King and his craftsmen could make it. It was
long and narrow, and housed a canopied state bed at one end
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£150-200
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3011
3011
1657 “AN ACT FOR THE SETLING OF THE POSTAGE OF ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND IRELAND at
the Parliament at Westminster the 17th Day of September, Anno Domini 1656”, printed
in London by Henry Hills and John Field. This is the first act of parliament relating to
the erecting and setling of one General Post Office for the speedy conveying, carrying and
re-carrying of letters by post to and from all places within England, Scotland and Ireland
and into several parts beyond the seas. Be it enacted by His Highness the Lord Protector
and the Parliament, that from henceforth there be one General Office, to be called, and
known by the name of the Post-Office of England: and one officer under the name and
stile of Postmaster General of England, and Comptroller of the Post-Office. Also setting
out the rates of postage. This document had been bound in a book and is virtually
separated into single pages, there is a worm hole towards the upper right which runs
through all pages, and some minor buckling at right. A rare and important document
which established the Post Office for the carriage of mails. Photo
The origins of the Post Office date from 1635 when King Charles I opened the Royal Post to
the public. This was conceived as a way of generating extra revenue for a service which was
already in operation. However, the civil war between the royalists and the parliamentarians
effectively closed the post for the public. It was not until 1652, after the battle of Worcester had
ended and Charles II had fled to the continent, that parliament felt able to reopen the post
to the general public. This, the first postage act, confirmed the right of the new position of
Postmaster General to carry letters, establish rates and supply horses on the post roads. This act
also established the Post Office monopoly for the carriage of letters
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£1,000-1,200
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3012
3012
1662, 1663 and 1683 indentures in Latin on vellum, exemplifications of common
recovery from the reign of Charles II
1662 (18 June) by Francis Oldfield and John Crowth(er) from Edward Godfrey of the
manor of Great Grandsen (or Gransden magna) and 6 messauges, 2 windmills, 1
dovecote, 6 gardens, 400 acres land, 40 meadow, 60 pasture, 20 wood and 200 heath and
scrub in and around Great and Little Gransden, Caxton, Abbotsley, Hardwick and
‘Lycott’, villages between Huntingdon and Cambridge. Features a fancy initial capital
with coat of arms in centre and various heraldic devices
1663 (28 November) by John Freman and Louis Mountgomery from Sir Henry Capell
and his wife Dorothy of the manor of Perry (alias Perry Court), 3 messauges, 2 tofts, 2
gardens, 150 acres land, 20 acres pasture in Preston, Ospringe, Faversham and
Luddenham in Kent. (Perry Court still exists and is just south of Faversham.) With large
initial capital featuring royal coat of arms in centre and other heraldic devices
1683 (12 February) by Matthew Young from Richard Harvey of 7 acres of marsh in West
Ham, Essex with a portrait of King Charles II in large initial capital with heraldic devices
alongside
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1668 (9 May) A Proclamation Against those Rebels that have not accepted the Act of
Indempnity; Edinburgh, printed by Evan Tyleer, printer to the King’s most Excellent
Majesty. A broadside with royal coat of arms at top with “C R” for Charles II and
instructs all officials of the law “ ... immedaitely after notice hereof, to seize upon, and
apprehend the persons and rebels underwritte.” followed by a long list of the wanted men.
Folding creases, some peripheral wrinkling at foot and some worm damage, otherwise
very fresh on laid paper. Also 1667 (1 Oct.) broadside, His Majesties Gracious Pardon
and Indempnity to those in the late Rebellion, with similar coat of arms at top and
elaborate initial capital; usual creasing and some peripheral faults. A good pair of
documents. Photo
£200-250
3014
3014
1689 (19 June) large indenture in Latin being exemplification of common recovery by
Samuel Dodd from Bernard Whalley of the manor of Billesley, with one messauge, one
dovecote, 6 gardens, 500 acres of land, 100 meadow, 600 pasture, 20 wood in Billesley,
Atherstone on Stour, Ullenhall and ‘Walls Wotton’ in Warwickshire. Large initial capital
features illustrations of William and Mary (engraved head and shoulders) with nautical
allegorical figures and armorial devices. Usual folding creases and some minor soiling.
Photo
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Speaker of the House of Commons
3015
1693 (28 February) entire letter with full address panel to The High Sheriff of the County
of Devon from the Speaker of the House, John Trevor, complaining about the absence
of members and stating the the House, “ ... will proceed with all severity against all such of
those Members as shall then neglect their attendance.”, with bold signature at foot, “J Trevor
Speaker”. The address panel includes the Speaker’s signature with “free J Trevor Speaker”
and a note in the margin, “The Speaker of the House of Commons order to Christopher Savery
Esq. Sheriff of Devon for summoning the members to a call of the house”. Vertical folding
crease and two punch holes at one side; a fine and interesting parliamentary letter. Photo
Sir John Trevor (1637-1717) was a Welsh lawyer and politician. He was Speaker of the
English House of Commons from 1685 to 1687 and a second term from 1689 to 1695. His
second term as Speaker came to an end when he was expelled from the House of Commons for
accepting a substantial bribe. He remained the most recent Speaker to be forced out of office
until Michael Martin resigned in 2009
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3016
3016
1697 (29 November) large indenture in Latin being an exemplification of common
recovery by William Davy from Sir Thomas Lee Bart. and Nicholas Pottenger of the
manors of Watlington, Gawsells, West Dearham in Watlington and Totenhall (alias
Totnill), with 20 messuages, 1 dovecote, 20 gardens, 520 acres of land, 150 meadow, 800
pasture, 1200 heath and scrub, 70 fresh marsh and 300 salt marsh in Watlington,
Totenhill, Wormegay, Upwell, Outwell, Welney, West Lynn, South Lynn and several
other named locations in Norfolk. Large initial capital with engraved upper body of
William III and with the same nautical allegorical figures at top. V shillings blue revenue
stamp at left. Usual folding creases and some soiling. Photo
£350-450
3017
3017
3017
1700 (28 November) large indenture in Latin being an exemplification of common
recovery by George Buckley from William Chase and Roger Poston of a messuage in the
parish of St. Dunstans in the east, London. Large initial capital featuring a different
engraved head of William III with new coat of arms at top with other allegorical figures
at top. A pair of V shilling blue revenue stamps. Folding creases. Photo
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1702 (12 June) Act For a National Fast, extracted from the records of Parliament by Jo.
Mackenzie. Also an Act Of the Commission of the General Assembly, anent a Solemn
National Fast and Humiliation (3 June), extracted by Dav. Dundas; the act was to
improve the lawfulness of the people who, it was felt, were falling into bad ways, “ ... Let
us therefore humble our selves before the Lord, and amend our ways and doing, and turn unto
the Lord with Fasting and with Weeping, and with Mourning, and to return to the Lord our
God with all our heart ...”. Also 1706 (27 Dec.) A Proclamation Discharging
Unwarrantable and Seditius Convocations and Meetings, extracted from the Records of
Parliament by Ja. Murray. All are soiled and tatty
£80-100
3019
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
3019
1703 (1 February) warrant signed “Marlborough” employing Alexander Fforts to be a
joiner and countersigned by “Ja Craggs”; with wafer seal, fragment missing from foot,
worn and soiled. Also a selection of other documents relating to the Marlborough family
including a copy of the 1856 Blenhein Estate Act, some picture postcards of Marlborough
House London (4) and an engraving of Marlborough by J. Posselwhite. Photo
£120-150
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim, Prince of Mellenburg,
(1650-1722). An English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five
monarchs
James Craggs (1657-1721), of Jermyn Street, Westminster and Charlton, Lewisham, Kent
was Secretary to master-general of the Ordnance 1702-11
‘History of England’ & the ‘Continuation’
3020
Plan map of the Plan of the Lines of Brabant in 1705, showing the armies commanded
by the Duke of Marlborough and Field-Marshal D’Averqueque, 181⁄ 2 x 151⁄ 2 inches;
folding creases, good to fine
Nicolas Tindal (1687-1774) was the translator and continuer of the History of England by
Paul de Rapin. Very few comprehensive histories existed at the time and Tindal wrote a threevolume ‘Continuation’
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Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland
3021
1706 (17 April) Exchequer receipt being a receipt for interest on a loan of £7000 from
the Earl to the government, made in 1704 on the security of duties on wines, etc.; signed
“Sunderland” and witnessed. On watermarked paper. Some minor soiling. Photo
£100-120
Sir Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1675-1722). Known as Lord Spencer from
1688 to 1702, was an English statesman from the Spencer family. He served as Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland (1714-17), Lord Privy Seal (1715-16), Lord President of the Council
(1717-19) and First Lord of the Treasury (1718-21)
The Scottish Act of Union
3022
x3023
1706 (6 December) a printed letter from the Commission of the General Assembly to the
Presbytery of Hamilton, telling them all will be well with discussions for the union with
England. But reply from the people in Hamilton states that are not at all happy with this
intended Union stating “As to the Disposition of the People, the plain Truth is, That they are
generally most adverse from the Union; and many have expressed themselves broadly against
it, as what they fear may prove an irremediable Evil”. In the end, England was able to sway
the mood by throwing a lot of money into the pot. Black letter press printing, size 73⁄ 4 x
121⁄ 2 inches; some aging and paper splitting. A very topical document. Photo
£250-300
1708 (20 July) By the Queen, A Proclamation For a General Thanksgiving, with large and
elaborate initial capital featuring two rather suspicious cherubs; to commemorate the
victory by the Duke of Marlborough at the Battle of Oudenarde in Flanders. Printed in
London by Charles Bill, and the executrix of Thomas Newroth, deceas’d, printers to the
Queen. Folding creases and some soiling. Photo
£100-120
The Battle of Oudenarde (or Oudenaarde) was a key battle in the War of the Spanish
Succession. Fought on 11 July 1708 between the forces of Great Britain, the Dutch Republic
and the Holy Roman Empire on the one side and those of France on the other. It took place
at Oudenaarde (now in Belgium) and was a decisive victory for the allies
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3022
3024
Queen Anne
3024
1710 exemplification of common recovery, indenture in Latin with engraved “Hona Dei
gratia magnar Britannia” with a fine portrait of Queen Anne without crown, with Royal
arms and national emblems. Apparently for land near West Ichenor near Chichester.
Usual folds, one quite heavy through the Queen’s portrait. Photo
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King George I
3025
1714 (15 January) a broadside poster being a Proclamation by King George I stating that
all men in Office of Government shall continue till his Majesties further direction. With
two fine wood blocks and black letter press printing, size 15 x 111⁄ 2 inches and printed by
John Baskett. Repaired folds and some other age related faults. Scarce. Photo
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1714 (12 February) large indenture in Latin on vellum being an exemplification of
common recovery by George Alington from Marmaduke Alington of two messauges in
the parish of St. Dunstans in the west, London. Features an impressive engraved head of
Queen Anne engraved by J. Nutting within the large initial capital, Royal arms in centre
with lions, dragon and allegorical figures printed at top. With pair of V shillings blue
revenue stamps. Usual folds but in a good state of preservation. Photo
£400-600
3027
Jacobite Uprising, 1715
3027
1715 (15 September) hand delivered letter to Hugh Saphons in Buckland ... from
Colonel Samuel Rolfe requiring lists to be made of able men for service and what arms
they may have. Some folding and other creases but still quite fresh. Written three weeks
after the Jacobites had captured Perth. Photo
In 1715 the different Devon militias were required to make returns so that a good assessment
of military capability could be made
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Field Marshal George Wade
3028
1742 (16 September) letter to the Office of Ordnance for supplies to H.M.S. Royal
Caroline with Captain Charles Molloy commanding. Signed “George Wade”, “Tho.
Lascelles” and “W.R. Earle”; some splitting along folds, otherwise in a good state of
preservation. Ex. Rawlins Collection. Photo
£250-300
Field Marshal George Wade (1673-1748) Master General of the Ordnance. He fought the
Jacobites in 1715 and was C. in C. of the forces in the 1745 rebellion. A major builder of
roads and bridges in Scotland to enable the government forces to move about
Thomas Lascelles (1670-1715) Surveyor General of the Ordnance. He served in several
campaigns and was chief engineer of the army. W.R. Earle was Clerk of the Ordnance
3029
King George II
3029
1749 (6 March) warrant appointing Edward Horea as second lieutenant and other
appointments, “To our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Councellour William Pitt Paymaster
General of our Guards, Garrison and Land Forces in Great Britain and Forces abroad, and
to the Paymaster General of Our said Forces for the time being” and signed “H. Fox”. Bold
signature “George R” at top. Some splitting along some fold lines; fresh. Photo
Henry Fox (1705-74) First Baron Holland, was Secretary of State for War
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Channel Islands Ship’s License
3030
1753 (25 August) printed pass for a vessel travelling between Jersey and Guernsey for
Louis Malovin, the master of the ‘Le Conde’ and signed “William Deane” with red wax
seal of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey at Castle Elizabeth. Usual folding and with a
few age faults. Photo
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Ralph Allen
3031
1754 (18 July) autograph letter signed “W. Warburton”, to Mr. Nourse, Bookseller at the
Lamb in the Strand, asking him to forward a letter “to the Genl Post office by the penny post
add. to Christopher Robinson Esq at the Genl post office, who has directions abt. it.”
Single page (71⁄ 2 x 6 inches), filing hole, centre fold split, light rust soiling to letter, with
the integral address leaf written and signed as “free R.Allen” (Ralph Allen, Postmaster at
Bath) with straight-line “BATH” postal marking and “20/JY” Bishop mark. The letter
closes with the initials “P.P.” (Prior Park, Ralph Allen’s mansion outside Bath). An
unusual letter with the address written by the man who devised the Cross Post system for
England and Wales. Photo
William Warburton (1698-1779), bishop and scholar, defender of Alexander Pope’s Essay on
Man, a controversialist who tackled Hume, the Deists, Voltaire and Wesley
Ralph Allen (1693-1764), entrepreneur and philanthropist, friend of Pope and Fielding,
notable for his reforms to the British postal system. In his youth he worked at the Post Office.
He moved to Bath in 1710, where he became a post office clerk, and at the age of 19, in 1712,
became the Postmaster of Bath. In 1742 was elected Mayor of Bath. He was the Member of
Parliament for Bath between 1757 and 1764. He devised a system of cross-posts for England
and Wales. Allen’s friendship with Alexander Pope led to Pope bringing Warburton to Prior
Park. This resulted in Warburton’s marriage to Gertude Tucker, Allen’s favourite niece, and
his appointment, through Pitt’s influence, to the bishopric of Gloucester
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Admiral Lord George Anson
3032
1758 (30 August) a sheet of “Additional Fighting Instructions” and signed “Anson” on
board His Majesty’s Ship Royal George at Sea, addressed to Captain Deane of His
Majesty’s Fireship Vesuvius. The message reads, “If upon coming to action with the enemy
I should think proper to hawl down the signal for the Line of Battle, every ship in the Fleet is
then to use his utmost endeavours to take or destroy such ships of the enemy as they may be
opposed to, by engaging them as close as possible and pursuing them if they are driven out of
their Line, without having any regard to the situation which was prescribed to themselves by
the Line of Battle before the signal was hawled down.” Countersigned at foot by Philip
Stephens (Anson’s secretary). Affixed to backing sheet, some soiling. Photo
Admiral of the Fleet George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697-1762). A wealthy aristocrat,
noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the
Seven Years’ War. During his time in office Anson instituted a series of reforms to the Royal
Navy
Sir Philip Stephens, 1st Baronet (1723-1809) After his return from his voyage round the
world, Rear-admiral George Anson took notice of young Stephens, and had him moved to the
admiralty. Stephens afterwards served as Anson’s secretary. Later he became First Secretary
of the Admiralty and later a Lord Commissioner of the British Admiralty between 1795 and
1806. A friend of Captain James Cook, the Pacific atoll of Caroline Island is named for his
daughter
H.M.S. Royal George was launched in 1756, a 100-gun ship of the line and, at the time, was
the largest warship in the world
H.M.S. Vesuvius was an 8-gun fireship (purchased in 1756)
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King George II
3033
1759 (26 May) Royal warrant appointing John Clerk as chaplain to the Coldstream
Regiment of Foot, signed at top “George R”, also signed “W. Pitt” (later Prime Minister),
the Secretary at War. With wafer seal and three blue revenue stamps, each of 2/6d.;
folding creases. Photo
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Thomas Townshend, First Viscount Sydney
3034
1765 (10 December) Treasury Order for payments to Francis Earl of Hertford, “One of
the Gentlemen of his Majesty’s Bedchamber”, signed by Thomas Townshend, J.Cavendish
and William Dowdeswell, Lords of the Treasury. Single page (131⁄ 2 x 9 inches), cancelled
with a broad pen stroke as is customary with these Exchequer documents, integral blank
leaf, a few minor marginal tears only. Marked at foot as paid on 31st December 1765 and
signed “Lincoln”. Photo
Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800) was brought back into office by
Rockingham as a Lord of the Treasury on 12 July 1765. He became Secretary of State for the
Home Office in July 1782, after a few months as secretary at war under Rockingham. In
those days the home department included responsibility for the colonies. He is famous for his
support of the plans for a convict settlement in New South Wales. On 26 January 1788
Arthur Philip named Sydney in New South Wales in his honour
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Jonas Hanway
3035
1773 (30 August) certificate of account that the purser of H.M.S. Pallas, “ ... appears to
be Creditor in this Office for Victualing the said ship’s Company ...”, from the Victualling
Office, London and signed “Jonas Hanway”. Light paper ageing. Photo
Jonas Hanway (1712-1786), an English traveller and philanthropist, was born at
Portsmouth. He was the first Londoner, it is said, to carry an umbrella, and he lived to
triumph over all the hackney coachmen who tried to hoot and hustle him down. This
contemporary caricature attempts to show some of the reactions he provoked
HMS Pallas was one of the three 36-gun Venus-class fifth-rate frigates of the Royal Navy. She
was launched in 1757 and served until her loss in 1783
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Survey Plan
3036
1784, “A Survey of an Estate in Stonham Aspell belonging to the Rev. C. Jeaffreson”,
surveyed by John Spurling the Younger. The title in pen and wash with rococo cartouche,
table of contents (121 acres) and elaborate scale of perches topped by large dividers.
House and field margins are in colour wash. Map frame 425x565mm. Folding creases,
fresh and very scarce. Photo
John Spurling the Younger, surveyor of this attractive plan of an estate at Stonham Aspal,
near Stowmarket, worked from Grundisburgh, north east of Ipswich. All his work is recorded
as being of Suffolk and dating, until the discovery of the present plan, between 1775 and
1777; with four examples in the Suffolk Record Office (two at Ipswich and two at Lowestoft)
and one in the British Library
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Francis Edward Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
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1793 (28 November) A.L.S. written in Portsmouth to Augustus Rogers, he is requesting
that the guns and howitzers which he ordered be obtained from other stores (these not
being available in Portsmouth), “Sir Charles Grey has left some of the sixteen Light Sixpounders attached to the Regiments with their amunition. He has also made over to me two
51⁄ 2 inch howitzers ...” and concludes, “Admiral Macbride is at Spithead. If, when I can
converse with him on the subject I find that I must not reckon of the assistance of heavy
cannon from the ship ...” and is signed “Moira”. Included with this letter is a reply from
the Office of Ordnance to The Earl of Moira on the subject of the revised and agreed
ordnance for the expedition and lists the guns, howitzers and mortars which are to be
supplied from Portsmouth and from Woolwich. Fine documents dealing with the
Expedition to Ostende during the French Revolutionary Wars. Photo
On the death of the first Earl, he became The Earl of Moira from June 1793 to 1816. He was
a British soldier and colonial administrator. He served as Governor-General of India from
1813 to 1823. He had also served with British forces for years during the American
Revolutionary War and in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. He took the
additional surname ‘Hastings’ in 1790 in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle,
Francis Hastings, 10th Earl of Huntingdon Following the declaration of war in 1793 of
France upon Great Britain, Rawdon-Hastings (as he was now known) was appointed major
general, on 12 October 1793. Sent by the Pitt ministry, Rawdon-Hastings launched an
expedition into Ostend, France, in 1794. He marched to join with the army of the Duke of
York, at Alost. The French general Pichegru, with superior numbers, forced the British back
toward their base at Antwerp. Rawdon-Hastings left the expedition, feeling Pitt had broken
promises
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James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier
3038
1799 (2 August) commission document on vellum, appointing John Chambers White as
captain of H.M.S. Windsor Castle, signed “J Gambier” and others, with wafer seal of the
Admiralty and blue 2/6d. revenue stamp. Good to fine. Photo
James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier (1756 -1833) was an admiral of the Royal Navy, who
served as Governor of Newfoundland, and as a Lord of the Admiralty. He gained public
distinction for his part in the Glorious First of June in 1794
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King George III
3039
1801 (31 July) Royal warrant for the appointment of a legation secretary at Naples, “ ...
to our good Brother the King of the Two Sicilies”. Hand signed by King George III top left
above the Royal Seal. Also signed by Hawkesbury as Foreign Secretary. An 8 page
document tied with silk appointing William à Court, as Legation Secretary, being of text
in English and 3 pages translated into Latin. Plus 2 blanks and cover. Size 73⁄ 4 x 12 inches;
good to fine. Photo
Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828) was a British politician and
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1812-27) since the Union with Ireland in 1801. He
was 42 years old when he became premier in 1812, which made him younger than all of his
successors. Hawkesbury became Lord Liverpool after the death of his father in December 1808
William à Court, 1st Baron Heytesbury (1779-1860) appointed Legation Secretary, (he went
back there as Envoy Extraordinary in 1814, later was Ambassador to Russia)
Interesting date as there is a Lord Nelson connection. At that time Lord Hamilton was
British Ambassador at Naples with Lady Hamilton, so Lord Nelson at every opportunity was
frequently in port refitting his ships
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General Sir George Beckwith
3040
1803 (16 August) an autograph letter signed, as Major-General sent from “Danbury
Camp” to Colonel Stanley of the 1st Royal Lancashire Regiment about the disposition of
regimental officers; some paper loss at seal opening, clear of signature, (9 x 7 inches) and
affixed to old album page, light stains. An elusive Revolutionary War signature. Photo
General Sir George Beckwith (1753-1823). Beckwith was commissioned into the 37th
Regiment of Foot in 1771. He distinguished himself as a regimental officer in the American
Revolutionary War. He fought with distinction in the New York and New Jersey campaigns
in 1776, leading the British advance into Elizabethtown and Brunswick. In 1780 he took
charge of British military intelligence in New York. After the war he worked for Sir Guy
Carleton in Canada. His efforts were aimed at stirring up trouble in Vermont, Florida,
Kentucky and Tennessee. At the time Britain thought the weak American government might
ask for British help. He was then appointed Governor of Bermuda in 1797, Governor of Saint
Vincent in 1806 and Governor of Barbados in 1810. He was made a K.B. for his Capture of
Martinique in 1809 and also led a successful expedition against Guadeloupe, the last French
possession in the area, in 1810. He attained the full rank of General in 1814. Sir George
Beckwith was Commander-in-Chief, Ireland from 1816 to 1820. He has an entry in Spies,
Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: An Encyclopaedia of American Espionage
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Napoleon’s Planned Invasion
3041
1803 (26 October) General Defence and Security of the Realm. A printed notice of the
meeting “Held at the Tiger Inn in Beverley, on Wednesday 26th October 1803 ...
Resolved, That as many Waggons as are necessary be provided for the purpose of
removing the Sick, Infirm Persons and others not capable of removing themselves; and all
such Waggons shall take a Northern Direction, for the Bridge at Frodingham”. Also
“That the Waggons marked and numbered in Holderness and Dickering for Military
purposes, shall have four Horses each”; as well detailing, “places of General Assembly of
Waggons for conveyance of Troops from the West-Riding to the East” and movement for
defence of Hull and others plus instructions for procuring signal rockets at the each
Beacon. Mentioning “for the Drains in this County to be filled with fresh Water in order
that the County be Inundated on the approach of the Enemy”. Printed by M. Turner,
Beverley, size 91⁄ 4 x 151⁄ 4 inches and in a magnificent state of preservation. Photo
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Major-General Henry MacKinnon
3042
1805 (17 December) entire letter from Saxony to Bracknell, rated at “1/11” and with
London arrival datestamp on the flap. An original campaign letter, written while serving
with his regiment under Lord Cathcart in Germany, from Henry MacKinnon to his wife
Kate at Bracknell, Berkshire, with good military content, referring to the Battle of
Austerlitz, reporting the entry of the Prussians into Wurtzburg, warning that
communication with England might be cut off by the freezing of the Elbe. Endorsed “via
Cuxhaven” (a German town situated on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the
Elbe River). Postage due 1/11d (1/6d Germany to London + 5d London to Bracknell);
lightly toned. Photo
The contents of the letter include, “Monday 16th, ... We still remain here, nor do I as yet see
any appearance of our moving, there certainly has been a great Battle in which the Three
Emperors were present and we have had many contradictory reports.”
Major-General Henry MacKinnon (1773-1812) entered the Coldstream Guards, served
under the Duke of York in Holland, in the expedition to Egypt, in Germany in 1805, and at
the taking of Copenhagen in 1807. Mackinnon commanded the 45th, 74th, and 88th
regiments in the Peninsular War under the Duke of Wellington. He was killed by the
explosion of an enemy magazine during the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo on January 19, 1812.
Prior to the Napoleonic wars, MacKinnon had a cordial acquaintance with Napoleon
Bonaparte while the former’s father resided in the French Province of Dauphiny when
Napoleon was a frequent visitor to the region. The Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the
Battle of the Three Emperors, was one of Napoleon’s greatest victories, where the French
Empire effectively crushed the Third Coalition. On 2 December 1805 a French army,
commanded by Emperor Napoleon I, decisively defeated a Russo-Austrian army,
commanded by Tsar Alexander I and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, after nearly nine
hours of difficult fighting. “Tuesday 17th. Still in doubt as to the fate of this great battle,
which will be of so much consequence to our fate and that of the world.”
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King George III
3043
1807 (24 December), “Most Humbly Submitted to His Majesty” for Major Drigue Morgan
to be appointed Inspecting Field Officer and Captain William Plenderleath be appointed
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General to the Troops destined to Foreign Service under the
command of Brigadier General Beresford. The King has written, “Approved GR”. The
writing is characteristic of his becoming blind from cataracts. Photo
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William Huskisson, the First Man to Die on the Railway
3044
1808 (21 June) letter from Downing Street to John Maitland, requesting his attendance
at the House to vote on a bill proposed by Spencer Percival concerning compensation to
be paid to John Palmer, the originator of mail coaches. Signed “W. Huskisson” and the
recipient’s name. Fine. Photo
William Huskisson (1770-1830), President of the Board of Trade. In 1808 he was Secretary
to the Treasury
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Spencer Percival, was trying to get through the annual Act
for various grants (heads of government expenditure). The House of Lords had the power to
reject the whole but not to amended parts, and Percival feared that their opposition to a
proposed grant to John Palmer would lead to the entire Act being rejected. He therefore
proposed to deal with the Palmer grant separately
John Palmer (1742-1818) devised the system of mail coaches and, for a time, was comptroller
general of the Post Office. Dismissed in 1794 he campaigned strongly for a proper reward for
his work. Percival’s instincts were correct as three Acts were rejected before Palmer was
awarded £13,000 in 1813
The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&M) took place on 15 September
1830. The opening day was a major public event. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, the
Prime Minister, rode on one of the eight inaugural trains, as did many other dignitaries and
notable figures of the day. Huge crowds lined the track at Liverpool to watch the trains depart
for Manchester. William Huskisson, former cabinet minister and Member of Parliament for
Liverpool was a highly influential figure in the creation of the British Empire and an
architect of the doctrine of free trade, but fell out with Wellington in 1828 over the issue of
parliamentary reform and resigned from the cabinet. Hoping to be reconciled with
Wellington, he approached the Duke’s railway carriage and shook his hand. Distracted by the
Duke, he did not notice an approaching locomotive on the adjacent track, Rocket. On
realising it was approaching he panicked and tried to clamber into the Duke’s carriage, but
the door of the carriage swung open leaving him hanging directly in the path of the oncoming
Rocket. He fell onto the tracks in front of the train, suffering serious leg injuries, dying later
that night
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3045
The Peninsular Wars - Battle of Salamanca
3045
1812 hand-drawn map of the allied and French forces showing the areas of high ground
and includes “Two hills called the two Arapiles. The one to the North formed the centre of the
British Position - that to the South was the centre of the French Position” with and extensive
and detailed key to the map. Also 1812 (2 June) letter from William Mordaunt in Lisbon
to Sir Charles Stuart asking for help after he was imprisoned as a French spy and a later
letter to Sir Charles Stuart. Other items include a long letter written in Portuguese written
on 24 December 1812 which makes mention of Lord Wellington and Marshal Beresford
(serving in the Portuguese army). An official letter in Portuguese from the secretariat of
the junta. A letter in French referring to Marquis de Wellington. A very interesting group.
Photo
The Battle of Salamanca saw the Anglo-Portuguese army under the Duke of Wellington
defeat Marshal Auguste Marmont’s French forces among the hills around Arapiles, south of
Salamanca, Spain on 22 July 1812
Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845). A British diplomat, between
1812 and 1828 he was known as Sir Charles Stuart. He served as Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary to Portugal and Brazil between 1810 and 1814
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Napoleonic Wars
3046
1812 (25 July) entire letter from Charles de Havilland, a prisoner of war, to his father,
the Grand Bailli de l’Isle de Guernsey. Sent from Verdun with “1/1” rate mark and
London transit on the flap. Long and interesting contents include describing in detail his
financial difficulties as a prisoner of war in France, with his debts listed as “the immense
sum of 7095 francs, God knows when I can pay you...” and “I had an argument the other day
with an officer & a lawyer about this question. Can an Englishman be tried by the law of
England if he defames the Character of another Englishman or tries to extort from him while
a prisoner of war in France? ... we have a small wager depending on it”. Vertical folding
crease otherwise fresh and fine with most unusual and interesting contents. Photo
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King George IV as Prince Regent
3047
1812 (22 October) commission document to James Boath to serve as cornet in the 22nd
Regiment of Dragoon Guards and signed “George PR” in the top corner. Manuscript
amendments to the document include, “In the Name and on Behalf of His Majesty” and
“By the Command of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent in the Name and on Behalf of
His Majesty”. With wafer seal and blue £1.10 revenue stamp; some creasing and soiling.
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3048
3049
3049
1821 King George IV Coronation, Pass Ticket for the Procession with central illustration
featuring the King riding on a chariot with classical maidens as escort, printed in red and
pale blue. Fancy embossed surround by Dobbs featuring the Crown, King’s emblems and
national flowers and foliage. Unused and in a superb state of preservation. A fine example
of the Congreve method of bicolour security printing. Photo
£180-200
–– Westminster Abbey Pass Ticket with central illustration featuring the abbey, printed in
pale blue and black. Fancy embossed surround by Dobbs featuring the Crown, King’s
emblems and national flowers. Unused, minor corner crease, otherwise in a superb state
of preservation. A fine example of the Congreve method of bicolour security printing.
Photo
£180-200
These are early examples of the bi-colour printing which was employed by Charles Whiting for
his 1839 Treasury Competition essays
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(George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough)
3050
1821 (24 November) “Conveyance of the Steeple Barton Estate Subject to the Indemnity
Deed as to the Tithes of the Holdenby Estate - The Devices in trust under the late Duke of
Marlborough’s Will to Viscount Clifden”. A group of related documents and indentures
legally bound together, eight pages on vellum signed by “Shaftsbury”, “Robt. Spencer”, “J.
Blackstone” and “Clifden”. The reverse of this document with, “Received the day and year
first within written of and from the within named Henry Welbore Ellis ... Viscount Clifden
the sum of One hundred pounds being the consideration money within mentioned to be paid
by him to us - I say received the same By us” and signed by Shaftsbury, Robert Spencer and
J Blackstone with witnesses to each signature. The first seven pages, dated 1796 and 1804
are an exemplification of common recovery relate to land in “Wescott Barton and within
the Liberty and Proximity of Middle Barton in the parish of Steeple Barton in the county of
Oxford”, and describes over two hundred acres near Clympton from George, late Duke
of Marlborough to Cropley Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftsbury, Lord Robert Spencer and
James Blackstone plus lands of Henry Welbore Ellis, Viscount Clifden. The final page is
an indenture dated 24 November 1821 between Cropley Ashley Cooper, Earl of
Shaftsbury, the Right Honorable Robert Spencer, James Blackstone and Henry Welbore
Ellis, Viscount Clifden, referring back to the two earlier leases but here the reference is to
the Manor of Holdenby in Northamptonshire, subject to a mortgage of £20,000 and
adds, “ ... in consideration of sixty thousand five hundred and twenty six pounds six shillings
and 2 pence ...” Each of the first seven pages with blue £1 revenue stamps, the final page
with blue £100 and £10 revenue stamps. Some soiling to the outer cover, otherwise fine.
A very unusual document. Photo
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George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840), styled Marquess of
Blandford until 1817. A British peer and collector of antiquities and books. Although the
Marquess was born and baptised with the name of George Spencer, soon after succeeding to
the Dukedom of Marlborough, he had it legally changed to George Spencer-Churchill. This
illustrious name did not, however, save him from his mounting debts and his estates were
seized and his collections sold. He retired to Blenheim Palace where he lived the remainder of
his life off a small annuity granted to the first Duke by Queen Anne
Henry Welbore Agar - Ellis, 2nd Viscount Clifden (1761-1836) Lord Clifden married Lady
Caroline, daughter of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, in 1792. His only son
George became a successful politician and was created Baron Dover in his father’s lifetime,
but predeceased his father. Lady Clifden died at Blenheim Palace in November 1813, aged
50. Lord Clifden remained a widower until his death at Hanover Square, Mayfair, London,
in July 1836, aged 75. He was succeeded in his titles by his grandson Henry, the eldest son of
Lord Dover
Lord Robert Spencer (1737-1841) was the youngest son of the second Duke of Marlborough
William Seymour Blackstone (1809-1881) was an English MP in the Parliament of the
United Kingdom. He lived at Castle Priory, Wallingford, built for his grandfather, but
decided to build a still-grander house, Howbery Park, across the Thames in Crowmarsh
Gifford. However, he fell into debt, largely because of the costs of building this new home, and
spent time in the debtors’ prison at Oxford. His debt problems also contributed to the end of
his political career. He died in Brighton, never having lived at Howbery Park
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Reward Poster for Forged One Pound Notes
3051
1827 (17 September) “£100 Reward. Whereas a Forgery of the One Pound Notes of
Galtons & James, Bankers, Birmingham has been committed”. Then giving details
regarding the differences between the forgery and the genuine banknote. Printed on
watermarked paper 71⁄ 2 x 91⁄ 2 inches. Fine. Photo
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3052
1830 Illustrations of the Site and Neighbourhood of the New Post Office of St. Martin’sle-Grand; published in London by Smalles and Tuck, 138 Aldersgate Street. A fascinating
account of the history of the area and includes a steel engraving of Williams’ New Post
Office and Coffee House Tavern & Hotel (on the site of the old Mourning Bush Tavern),
showing the new Post Office in the background, a hand-coloured plan of the new
building showing the streets and land which were formerly on the site. There is also an
appendix concerning the Mourning Bush Tavern with further illustrations and plans. The
book is with the original, card cover which exhibits some soiling but still in a very good
state of preservation. A remarkable source of information and a valuable reference for the
postal historian. Photo
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£350-400
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Highway Robbery Notice
3053
1834 (26 February) “The Atrocious Murder of Mr. John Richardson”. With large
woodblock illustration showing the robbery in progress. Extensively detailing this murder
of Mr. John Richardson who was Steward to John Perkins of Bletchley. He travelled to
Epsom Corn-Market, received £23.3s mostly in Bank of England notes from Mr. Stokes
of Ewell that day, upon traveling back to Bletchley was attacked by two men at Purchell’s
Gap on Epsom Downs. He fired a pistol at one but missed. One of the robbers then fired
at him and killed him. A £100 Reward was offered that evening which was increased to
£300 the next day. There is an eye witness account and a Coroner’s report. But this poster
ends with the words “But not withstanding the great reward of £300 and the exertions
of the Police, it is generally supposed the perpetrators will not be discovered, unless one
of the accomplices should split”. Printed by G. Smeeton, 74, Tooley St. Southwark.
Advertising they print these Broadsides of Executions & Murders etc. Also they offer
Hawkers of these advantageous terms. Size 10 x 141⁄ 2 inches. Repair at upper left corner,
very scarce. Photo
Highway robbery with murder was becoming quite rare by the 1830s, so this event created
quite a sensation, the Home Secretary Lord Melbourne was informed the next day, thus the
Government added £100 to the Reward. Over 1,000 people attended the funeral of Mr.
Richardson at Ashtead Church. Upwards of 30 people were taken into custody and
questioned. One of the Bank of England notes was recovered in Brighton. Several months
passed then in August one John Young confessed to the murder while awaiting execution at
Winchester for violent Burglary
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The Royal Vauxhall Balloon
3054
1836 (19 December) advertising poster of the “public ascent of this celebrated balloon”.
A delightful poster in English in black on pale yellow and featuring several type founts
including some which would have been quite avant guard at the time. Small fragment of
upper corner missing, otherwise in a very good state of preservation. 10 x 141⁄ 4 inches.
Photo
This ascent took place from The Barracks in the Rue de Faubourg in Paris with eight persons.
Admission was 5 Francs. Tickets for ascent in the car (gondola) was 600 francs (some £28).
The Balloon was in Europe because this was directly after the famous journey it made from
Vauxhall Gardens in London crossing the channel and descending at Weilburg in Nassau,
Germany, having travelled some 500 miles in 18 hours, a record that stood for another 70
years
Charles Green (1785-1870) was the United Kingdom’s most famous balloonist of the 19th
century. He experimented with coal gas as a cheaper and more readily available alternative
to hydrogen for lifting power. His first ascent was in a coal gas balloon on 19 July 1821. He
became a professional balloonist and had made 200 ascents by 1835. In 1836, he set the long
distance record in the balloon “Royal Vauxhall”, flying overnight from Vauxhall Gardens in
London to Weilburg, Duchy of Nassau (Germany) a distance of 480 miles (770 km). By the
time he retired in 1852, he had flown in a balloon more than 500 times
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3055
3056
3057
1838 (4 September) pictorial handbill announcing Royal Gardens, Vauxhall Double
ascent & Night Entertainment with the Royal Nassau Balloon and the Coronation
Balloon. Both Balloons are well illustrated particularly the car of the Great Nassau
balloon. Also stating a full afternoons and evenings programme of Concert, Exhibition,
Panorama and Fireworks, “There will be seats for Ten Persons in the car of the Nassau
Balloon”. Black printing on olive paper, size 9 x 51⁄ 4 inches, minor peripheral ageing but
in clean condition. Photo
£400-500
1837 (18 October) an entire letter to Thomas Peacock at Kensington Palace. The letter
includes, “The day after the races the Duke of Wellington dropped by on his return from
Newcastle and Sunderland & was met by the affairs of the North York Militia with their fine
band & staff & by the Richmond Cavalry which he reviewed ... to see the Great Hero
attracted many hundreds that his reception was by no means very flattering. When he visited
Stockton, small loaves of bread were handed to him on forks to remind him ... of the part he
took in the late discussion on the Corn Laws on the House of Lords. I was surprised to see him
appear so old. He bore the marks of fatigue in his countenance ...”. With faint boxed
Guildford St. handstamp and a fine handstruck “3” with oval London backstamps. Some
soiling and paper split
£80-100
1839 sales catalogue for MECHI, 4, Leadenhall Street, London. Very early catalogue of
18 pages featuring British and German silver plate cutlery, tea & coffee pots; the most
expensive being a splendid tea urn on silver mountings for £14.2s. 0d. Also Billiard Tables
complete with cues and balls etc., for £10. Various Writing and Dressing cases etc. The
front cover with attractive illustration of the shop front with security printing border by
Whiting who printed Banknotes and Lottery tickets. Size 31⁄ 4 x 41⁄ 2 inches. Superb
condition. Photo
£200-250
John Joseph Mechi was an Alderman of the City of London, he started the business in 1826
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3058
The Duke of Wellington
3058
1840 (1 January) A.L.S. entire to W. Booth, Ordnance Office, Dublin, written from
Stratford Saye, “My Dear Sir, I have received and am much obliged to you for your
memorandum of the 27th. As you are aware I have long been advisor of the state of things in
Ireland. I read every syllable that O’Connell writes or that as related as having been spoken
by him. I didn’t think that he can be so fooled as to believe that he can bully Mr Robert Peel
or me that there may be some moderate Whigs, who do not much like what he is doing. Lord
Melbourne certainly thinks that there are. I think that his language is directed to these classes.
It is certainly much more plain than it ever was! I shall be glad to hear from you whenever
you can send me a line”. Signed on the address panel “Free Wellington” with
Hartfordbridge despatch c.d.s. on reverse (1.1), Crowned London “FREE” (2.1) and
Dublin arrival (3.1) on flap. Some minor soiling. Photo
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Queen Adelaide
3059
1840 (3 January) autograph letter written from Funchal, “ ... I am much better than I was
last winter in England - tho’ I still have my cough.”. Also a second letter, dated 14th
September to the same addressee, “ ... It seems a very good plan to pass the winter in
Funchal ....” Both letters with initial signatures. Photo
£200-250
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792-1849). At the time of their marriage, William was not
heir-presumptive to the throne, but became so when his brother Frederick, Duke of York, died
childless in 1827. Given the small likelihood of his older brothers producing heirs, and
William’s relative youth and good health, it had long been considered extremely likely that he
would become King in due course. In 1830, on the death of his elder brother, George IV,
William acceded to the throne. She had a tragic childbirth history and the couple remained
without heirs. Their niece, Victoria, ascended the throne. Adelaide, the capital city of South
Australia, is named after her
Stage Coach Waybills
3060
1840’s (16 June) printed waybill for the coach “L’hirondelle” from the Crown Hotel
Worcester to the Lion Hotel Shrewsbury showing the Royal coat of arms at top and with
manuscript details of the passengers and stops with other annotation; also 1839 (13
October) large waybill for Independent Coach to and from Brampton and Carlisle with
details of items carried, printed by H. Scott of Carlisle; very fine
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Sir Walter Scott
3061 ័
1841 (31 March) parcel front (170 x 125mm)
addressed by Sir Walter Scott, addressed to Robert
Cadell Esq., Bookseller, Saint Andrews Square,
Edinburgh. Large manuscript “10d” in ink and
endorsed by the recipient, “Edinburgh 31 March 1841.
I hereby Certify that the address to me on this piece of
Cartridge Paper is the hand-writing of Sir Walter
Scott.”. Photo
£150-180
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist and poet
Robert Cadell (1788-1849) was a bookseller and
publisher closely associated with Sir Walter Scott. Cadell
took care of Scott in the writer’s last years, profiting
handsomely from arrangements made with Scott’s family
after his death such that they were absolved from debt in
return for Cadell’s exclusive right to republish Scott’s
novels and biographical material
3061
(The Duke of Wellington)
3062
1843(c.), letter from John Watts, “I have much pleasure in forwarding you an envelope of
the Dukes writing and the bit of hair which you requested me to get. I can warrant them both
genuine. Many thanks for the tickets for the Haymarket just received - I shall have more of
the Dukes writing very shortly, yours obediently, John Watts”. There is also a blue envelope
marked “The Duke of Wellingtons Hair” and two folded pieces of paper, one containing
the pieces of hair, the contents of the second packet have degenerated to dust. Unusual
memorabilia
Captain John Watts was the aide de campe to the Duke of Wellington, Captain of Walmer
Castle, where the Duke died, and Governor of the Cinqe Ports. He accompanied the Duke’s
coffin at the funeral
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Queen Victoria Proclamation
3063
1849 (13 July) a large poster announcing the introduction of the new florin coin with
details of design, weight etc. Royal Arms at top and impressive letter press printing by
Spottiswoode Printers to the Queen, size 17 x 22 inches; folding creases with some paper
splitting. Photo
£100-120
3064
3064
1850 (3 Aug.) Paper Tax Label in red and black, printed by the Congreve security
printing and affixed to a large piece of soft blue paper (outer wrapping). From mill
number “242” for twenty-two pounds of paper and signed by the inspecting officer. The
label is tied by the crowned Paper Duty handstamp. Some creases and repaired split at left.
These labels are quite scarce, especially on such a large fragment of the outer wrapping.
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(Sir George Everest)
3065
1850 (c.), a glass figurine of the god Vishnu, given by Sir George Everest, on his
retirement, to Mrs Mary Legh of High Legh, Cheshire. The figurine was originally
wrapped in a piece of Whatman paper with the note, “Penates from Nepaul. Mrs Legh of
High Legh gave it to me who received 3 from Capt Everest on his return from thence”. It is
thought that the recipient was Eleanor Avena Blackburne
£100-150
Sir George Everest (1790-1866), Surveyor-General of India, after whom Mount Everest is
named. He retired to England in 1843
Mrs Legh is Mary (1785-1856), daughter of John Blackburne of Hale Hall, and the widow
of George John Legh, High Sheriff of Cheshire. He served with Sir George Everest’s uncle, John
Cole Everest
3066
Crystal Palace Exhibition
3066
1851 (in Hyde Park), a “SEASON TICKET” in black on white featuring detailed printing
with security engine turned border in the style of the first postage stamps of the period.
Also 1854, a Family Season Ticket, the first Year at Sydenham in black on blue. Both are
made out to William Bagshaw and signed by him and both have been affixed in period
leather backed folder. Unusual and appealing. Photo
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£300-350
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Charge of the Light Brigade
3067
1857 (28 January) A.L.S. without year date, written from Hartrow Manor in Somerset.
“My dear Mr Hankey, Enclosed is a letter from Colonel Douglas which I received this
morning in which he states that unless I ‘pay the sums demanded I must immediately return
to Canterbury’. To return now would be very inconvenient and entails some expense. I fancy
that what is required of me, will turn out correct, though at present I cannot see it quite clear
but if you would kindly advance me the requisite sum ... making a total of £95.5.91⁄ 2d of which
I hope to refund the greater part, and as soon as I do, I will give you both a clear account of
the whole matter, and also the money received. I intend leaving Hartrow on the 10th of the
month when I will go down to Canterbury ... and as soon as I return I will call upon you in
Mincing Lane after this I intend paying Sir Walter Trevelyan a visit at Wallington, &
Remain about a week or ten days, and then return to Hartrow to the end of my leave”. Filing
pin hole, fresh. Photo
Colonel Harrington Astley Trevelyan (1835-1900). Colonel Trevelyan was the last but one
survivor of this famous charge. He was 19 years old when he took part in the famous battle of
Balaklava. He was then a lieutenant in the Eleventh Hussars. When Lord Raglan,
commander-in-chief of the British army, gave the order to the Six Hundred to charge and
endeavour to retake the guns that had been captured by the Russians, there were 20,000 of the
enemy posted at the end of the narrow valley, with mountains back of them and batteries of
guns in their front. But the Six Hundred, since immortalized by Tennyson’s thrilling lyric,
boldly rode “Into the Jaws of death, into the mouth of hell,” the Lancers shaking their weapons
in the air, the young Earl of Cadogan at the front as cool and Intrepid as if going to a hunt
with the hounds.
Colonel Trevelyan, whenever he spoke of the “charge of the Six Hundred,” modestly referred
very little to himself. In his opinion had the Seventeenth Lancers and the Eleventh Hussars
been ordered to advance when a disorganized force of Russian cavalry crossed the plain to
reach the shelter of their forts, the Russians would have been routed and the disaster that befell
the British army would have been averted. “At the opportune moment,” so related Colonel
Trevelyan a few years before his death, “the officer in command of the Seventeenth Lancers,
said to the young Earl of Cadogan, ‘There, my Lord, Is an opportunity never likely to return’”
When Captain Nolan came from Lord Raglan with the order to charge there were no
Russians in sight. But off we went around the end of the valley and charged half a league
straight through the batteries of guns in front, with guns on both flanks and riflemen lining
the hills. Captain Nolan, who brought the order to charge, had not gone far when he gave a
fearful yell and dropped dead. The grapeshot was tearing holes in us. One of our seniors was
literally blown up, and we found no trace of him afterward”
This is the substance of Colonel Trevelyan’s version. When the survivors rode back Colonel
Trevelyan was congratulating himself upon not being dead, when a bullet struck his
headdress. That night he went to the hospital with a bullet wound in the calf of his left leg, a
sword cut on his right wrist and several minor cuts and wounds to attest to the fierceness of
the fray
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Sir Benjamin Pine
3068
1859 (28 November) duplicate contract of marriage between Sir Benjamin Pine Knight,
Lieutenant Governor of the Islands of St. Christopher and Anguilla and Marguretta Anna
Simpson. A long and elaborate, thirteen page document. With Scotland Crown
datestamps, 5/- embossed revenue and embossed duplicate stamp. Unusual
£100-120
Sir Benjamin Chilley Campbell Pine (1809-1891). In 1848 he acted temporarily as
governor of Sierra Leone, and displayed much military capacity. He was present at the
expedition to the Sherbro River, and helped to destroy a strong stockaded fort, whence the
natives had harried the neighbourhood. In the following year his vigorous policy put an end
to the civil war in the same district
This success led to his appointment in 1849 as second governor of the infant colony of Natal.
During the Kaffir war in the south-west he preserved peace within his territory, and received
the thanks of the home government. In 1855 he led a force of volunteers against the Amabacas
and enforced their submission. In 1856 Pine returned to the west coast as governor of the Gold
Coast Colony, and was knighted. In May 1859 he went to the less trying climate of St.
Christopher, West Indies, as lieutenant governor
At that time each of the Leeward Islands, of which St. Christopher’s formed part, was
governed practically as a separate colony in a loose confederation, with a governor-in-chief at
Antigua. Pine recommended that the government should be made federal, with a central
authority at Antigua. In 1866 he was temporarily acting as governor of Antigua, and helped
to persuade the legislature to reform the constitution. He did the same in his own island of St.
Christopher. The home government adopted his views, and in February 1869 he was
appointed governor-in-chief of the Leeward Isles, with a mandate to carry out his scheme. On
23 June 1870, in an exhaustive address, he laid his project before the council of Antigua, and
in the course of the year carried it in all the islands. He was thus the first governor under the
federal constitution of the Leeward Islands. He was made a K.C.M.G. in June 1871 for his
services. In 1873, before he had finished his term as governor-in-chief at Antigua, he was sent
back to his old colony of Natal. He retired on a pension in 1875
He was twice married: first, in 1841, to Elizabeth, daughter of John Campbell, who died in
1847; secondly, in 1859, to Margaretta Anne, daughter of Colonel John Simpson of the
Bengal army
1862 International Exhibition
3069
3070
1862 silk panel souvenir of the Exhibition featuring a coloured coat of arms and “LONDON
International Exhibition 1862”; woven by Wahl & Socin, Machinists, Basel; a couple of
minor tone spots. Fine. Photo
£100-120
1864 (25 April) a Power of Attorney drawn up between William Forbes Gibbon and
Thomas Mitchell Gibbon by Watkins and Stokoe of Calcutta with the appropriate revenue
and other embossed stamps. William Forbes Gibbon was a clerk at Coults Merchants in
Shanghai and the document signed and sealed in Hankow by the British Consul with a
good strike of the great seal of the consulate in red. In extremely fine condition. Photo
£120-150
The Consulate in Hankow was only opened in 1861 with the first Consul, W.R. Gingell
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3070
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3071
The Anglo-Boer War
3071
1881 (16 May) A.L.S. from General P.J. Joubert, Boer General and politician, written on
notepaper with the Royal Arms, from Heidelberg, then capital of the Transvaal, to Major
(Redvers) Buller, V.C., advising, “The Carthorses having given up, we are obliged to proceed
on horseback. - Will you kindly be ready in an hours time?”. Written in the aftermath of the
First Boer War, following the signing of a peace treaty in March 1881. A rare letter
between former adversaries. Photo
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Queen Victoria
x3072
1893 (2 January) official document appointing Charles Louis St. John as Consul for the
States of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Signed at top “Victoria
R”, signed at foot “Rosebery”, with a fine wafer seal. Usual folding creases. A fine and
important American document. Photo
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1st Earl of Midlothian (1847-1929) British
Liberal statesman and Prime Minister. Between the death of his father, in 1851, and the
death of his grandfather, the 4th Earl, in 1868, he was known by the courtesy title of Lord
Dalmeny
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3073
King George V
3073
1895 autograph letter from Prince George as the Duke of York on mourning letterhead
and envelope from York House, St. James’s Palace to his uncle, Prince Edward of Saxe
Weimar at Portland Place. “Saturday, Dear Uncle Edward, It would give both Mary and I
great pleasure if you and Princess Edward would dine with us at 8.15 tomorrow evening to
meet Papa, quite a small party. Believe me yr affecte cousin, George” the envelope is
stampless and marked “Express Delivery” with faint “ExPRESS” cachet in large oval and with
St. James St. (12.1) datestamp on the reverse. Letters between members of the Royal
family are scarce. Photo
Prince Edward of Saxe Weimar (1823-1902) was a senior Army Officer and nephew of
Queen Adelaide
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The Chitral Campaign, North India
3074
An album of ten photographs of activities in Chitral in 1896, after the 1895 relief, and
features the officers and men of the 2/3rd Goorhars including the huts at Kila Drosh,
clearing snow off the road over Lowari Pass (damaged), Chitral River from Camp Kila
Drosh, Camp Ziarat (2), and an informal group of officers. Also a collection of old U.S.A.
stamps at the other end of the album. Most photographs are 61⁄ 4 x 41⁄ 2 inches. Photo
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3074A
3074B
Mary of Teck
3074A
1896 photograph 31⁄ 4 x 51⁄ 2 inches by J. Thomson, signed “Victoria Mary 1896” in ink. In
a silver frame with cloth covered wood backing; some light ageing from light exposure.
Photo
£250-300
Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 1867-1953)
Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, as the wife
of King George V
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught
3074B
1896 photograph 7 x 111⁄ 2 inches signed “Arthur 1896” on the mount; in a printed
wooden frame. Good to fine. Photo
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert;
1850-1942). The seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria.
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Queen Victoria
3075
1899 (29 July) commission promoting Archibald George Smith to second lieutenant in
the Royal Artillery; fine detailed black printing with manuscript annotations and
signatures; signed “Victoria RI” at top with wafer seal and Edward Stanhope at foot; usual
folding creases. Photo
£200-250
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3076
Ex 3077
Colonel Baden Powell
3076
1900 (13 October) short A.L.S. from Pretoria, signed, “R Baden Powell”, the note reads,
“Dear Miss Buckley, I will do what I can for Corpl. Hillier. Yours try.”; heavily folded and
with some paper splits and re-enforcement. Also a double-sided silver locket containing a
photograph of Robert Baden-Powell, the reverse with a photograph of John French.
Photo
£150-180
The Anglo-Boer War
3077
A small group including 1903 A.L.S. signed “Roberts” with an associated letter to him
from the War Office, photograph of Lord Roberts in full military dress signed “Roberts
F.M.”, fragment signed “RSS Baden Powell, Xmas 1901” and photo card of General
Horace Smith-Dorrien, signed by him in 1917. Photo
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King Edward VIII and King George VI
3078
1901 (27 December) autograph letter (in the hand of the young Prince Edward), signed
by both ‘Edward & Albert’ (aged 71⁄ 2 and 6 years respectively), to Mrs. Colman in Leeds,
thanking her for the Christmas presents. The letter (8 x 8 inches) is written in pencil,
folded, in good clean condition. With the original envelope with York Cottage,
Sandringham on the flap, addressed in an adult hand, postmarked Sandringham, (27.12).
The message reads, “Dear Mrs. Colman, We thank you very much for the books. Mary thanks
you for the doll. We wish you a Happy New Year. From Edward & Albert.”. Photo
£450-500
Edward VIII (1894-1972) reigned 1936. George VI (1895-1952) reigned from 1936
For a 1938 letter from King George VI to King Farouk, please see lot 3127
(King Edward VII) and Queen Alexandra
3079
1902 (c.) photograph of the King and Queen, on the occasion of the opening of
parliament after their accession, signed below the picture “Edward VII, Alexandra”, both
by the Queen. Framed with a label on the reverse, “This photograph of King Edward VII
and Queen Alexandra was presented to me in memory of the late King just before Her
Majesty left Buckingham Palace ... Walter Thomas Ivimey - Gentleman of H.M. Chapel
Royal”
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3080
Roger Casement
3080
1915 (25 August) menu from the Preysing-Palais restaurant, Munich signed by Roger
Casement, the Consul-General, Maude Fay and others; water stain in one corner. Photo
Roger David Casement (1864-1916) – known as Sir Roger Casement Kt. CMG between
1911 and shortly before his execution for treason, when he was stripped of his knighthood – was
an Irish nationalist, activist, patriot and poet. He spent some time in Germany during the
First World War organising support for the Irish cause
Maude Fay (1878-1964) was an American operatic soprano
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King George V and Queen Mary
3080A
1922 two portrait, full length photographs,
7 x 111⁄ 2 inches, by W. & D. Downey, mounted
on boards and signed “George R.I. 1922” and
“Mary R 1922” at foot of each; some silvering
around the edges, otherwise fine. Photo
£500-600
King George V
3080B
1926 studio portrait in naval uniform, 71⁄ 2 x 111⁄ 2
inches, by W. & D. Downey, signed on
the mount “George R.I. 1926”; framed. Fine.
Photo
£350-400
For a King George V Bestowal document, please see
lot 3123
3080B
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3081
The Munich Agreement
3081
1938 (28 September) the British Airways Ltd. flight ticket for, “The Rt. Hon. Neville
Chamberlain”, completed in pencil capitals for the flights London to Munich and return.
The first flight was scheduled to take off at 08.30 from Heston and the box for the price
is marked “SPECIAL FLIGHT”. On landing back at Heston, the Prime Minister was met by
a large contingent of the press. This is the top copy of ticket BA/WS “18249” which is
self-carbonated. Included with this is a manila envelope marked “The Prime Minister’s
ticket on his last visit to Munich at which an agreement with Hitler was reached. 29.9.38”.
This was in the papers of George William Denny, one of the founders of British Airways.
There were only two pages to these tickets (the under half was sold by Christie’s in 1992).
This was one of the most significant and iconic moments in twentieth century British and
European history. Photo
The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany’s annexation of portions
of Czechoslovakia along the country’s borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, which
was called the Sudetenland
Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, French Premier Edouard Daladier, and British Prime
Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact, which sealed the fate of
Czechoslovakia, virtually handing it over to Germany in the name of peace. Upon return to
Britain, Chamberlain would declare that the meeting had achieved “peace in our time”
Although the agreement was to give into Hitler’s hands only the Sudentenland, that part of
Czechoslovakia where 3 million ethnic Germans lived, it also handed over to the Nazi war
machine significant percentages of Czechoslovakia’s coal, iron and steel and electric power. It
also left the Czech nation open to complete domination by Germany. In short, the Munich
Pact sacrificed the autonomy of Czechoslovakia on the altar of short-term peace. The Czech
government was eventually forced to surrender the western provinces of Bohemia and
Moravia and finally Slovakia and the Carpathian Ukraine. By the time of the invasion of
Poland in September 1939, the nation of Czechoslovakia no longer existed.
Neville Chamberlain would be best remembered as the champion of the Munich Pact, having
met privately with Hitler at Berchtesgaden, the dictator’s mountaintop retreat, before the
Munich conference. Chamberlain, convinced that Hitler’s territorial demands were not
unreasonable (and that Hitler was a “gentleman”), persuaded the French to join him in
pressuring Czechoslovakia to submit to the Fuhrer’s demands. Upon Hitler’s invasion of
Poland a year later, Chamberlain was put in the embarrassing situation of announcing that
a “state of war” existed between Germany and Britain. By the time Hitler occupied Norway
and Denmark, Chamberlain had lost much credibility
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Neville Chamberlain delivering his “Peace in our Time” speech at Croydon on 29
September 1938, having just returned from his meeting with Hitler in Munich aboard GAFGN. These Lockheed 14s, (with G-AFGO in the background) were two of six operated
by British Airways Ltd on their longer stage European flights (Berlin, Warsaw, Zurich, etc.),
G-AFGN was written off in a crash on 11 August 1939 near Saint Sauveur, Luxeuil, France
(just before the war that Chamberlain’s “piece of paper” was supposed to allay). The aircraft
was on lease to Imperial Airways at the time and suffered an engine fire en route from
Switzerland to London. The aircraft was completely destroyed in the resultant crash landing
although fortunately there was no loss of life
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3081A
Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
3081A
1944 photograph with her children, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra
and Prince Michael of Kent, 9 x 61⁄ 4 inches, signed on the mount, “Marina 1944”.
Endorsed on the reverse, “Given to Madam Croft for Christmas 1944”. Fine. Photo
Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968). The wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, the
fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck
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Field Marshal Montgomery
3082
1961 (30 December) A.L.S. on letter head to Miss Baird, secretary of the South Africa
Club, concerning his speech at a dinner in his honour at the Savoy. The letter includes
the names and addressed of others who he would like invited the dinner, his brother Brian
and his wife and a fellow officer and his wife. Written in turquoise ink and signed, “Yrs
sincerely, Montgomery of Alamein”. Included with this lot is the carbon copy of the letter
from Miss Baird to Lord Montgomery. Filing pin holes in upper left corners. Photo
The letter head is from Isington Mill, Alton. This ruined watermill on the River Wey in
Hampshire was bought by Bernard Law 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein in 1947. He
lived there until his death on 24 March 1976
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A BOOK OF SIGNATURES OF RECIPIENTS OF MEDALS
3083
A leather bound ledger with its original leather case,
created by Lt. Col Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker.
Each medal, whether for honour, gallantry or a
campaign is identified with a piece of the medal
ribbon, details or illustrations of each medal and as
many signatures of the recipients as could be acquired.
It appears that this book was carried to suitable events
or was sent to different recipients to be signed,
representing a long and dedicated passion for this
subject. Although those who have signed this book
tend to be from the higher ranks of the army and navy,
with countless generals and many field marshals and
admirals, there are also several members of the Royal
family and other foreign recipients
The book commences with Order of the Garter. The
Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest
British Order of Chivalry and was founded by Edward
III in 1348. The Order, consisting of the King and
twenty-five knights, honours those who have held
public office, who have contributed in a particular way
to national life or who have served the Sovereign
personally
Signatures include Queen “Alexandra”, King “George
V”, Prince “George” (Duke of Kent), Prince “Arthur”
Duke of Connaught, Prince “Arthur” of Connaught,
“Wellington”, Earl “Roberts F.M.”, Robert Offley
Ashburton Crewe-Milnes “Crewe”, Henry PettyFitzmaurice “Lansdowne”, John Campbell “Argyll”,
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound “Minto”, Henry
Percy “Northumberland”, Henry Fitzalan-Howard
“Norfolk”, Herbrand Russell “Bedford”, Augustus
Fitzroy “Grafton”, George “Cadogan”, William
Palmer “Selbourne”, Charles “Hardinge of Penshurst”,
“Montgomery of Alamein”
Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker, C.M.G.
Order of the Thistle with King George V and others.
Order of St Patrick with King George V and others including Wolseley F.M. and Roberts F.M.
Order of the Bath
The Order of Bath is mainly awarded to officers of the Armed Services, as well as to a small number
of civil servants. Numbers may be increased in times of war or in the event of any military or civil
action or service which merits ‘peculiar honour or reward’. Seven pages including Wolseley F.M.,
Evelyn Wood F.M., D.M. Probyn Gen., Geo S. White F.M., E.R.G.R. Evans (Scott Expedition),
Col. Edward Thackeray VC, Montgomery of Alamein, Roberts F.M., Hardinge of Penshurst, Claude
M. Macdonald, Earl Grey, Duke of Richmond and Gordon, Robert Baden Powell (Lt.Gen.),
Douglas Haig, Alex Godley Colonel, D.M. Probyn Gen., C.H. Brownlow F.M., Lt. General Baron
Y. Fukoshima Vice Chief of General Staff, Vice Admiral Baron M. Saito I.J.N. (later Governor of
Korea and prime minister of Japan), Marquis Katsura Prime Minister
Order of the Star of India including Roberts F.M., Geo S. White F.M., Lansdowne, Curzon of
Kedleston, D.M. Probyn Gen., Minto, Harding of Penshurst, Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner,
Hardinge of Penshurst, Francis Younghusband, H.M. Durand
Order of St. Michael and St. George
The Order of St Michael and St George is awarded to men and women of high office, or who render
extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country. It can also be conferred for
important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs. Signatures include Frowd
Walker (himself), Argyll, George White F.M., Minto, Marquis Matzukata, Wolseley F.M., Geo S.
Milner F.M., Evelyn Wood, J.D.P. French F.M., Clarendon, Gleichen Col., Sydenham of Combe,
Cromer, Knutsford, Landsdown.
Order of the Indian Empire including Roberts F.M., Minto, Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner,
Hardinge of Penshurst, Minto, Lansdowne, Douglas Haig
Victorian Order
The Royal Victorian Order is given by The Queen to people who have served her or the Monarchy
in a personal way. These may include officials of the Royal Household, family members or perhaps
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British Ambassadors who have helped organise a State Visit to a particular country. Signatures
include Prince “Arthur”, Prince “George”, Prince “Christian”, Wellington, Argyll, Redesdale,
Hardinge of Penshurst, Douglas Haig, Gleichen, Norfolk, David Beatty, Robert Baden Powell
St. John of Jerusalem including Princess Helena, Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Roberts F.M.,
Hardinge of Penshurst, George Milne F.M., Sydenham of Combe
Royal Red Cross including Princess Helena, Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Lady Roberts
Distinguished Service Order including Montgomery of Alamein, E.R.G.R. Evans, Webb Gillman,
Arch W McDonald 1st Lovat Scouts
Order of Victoria and Albert signed by Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, Princess Helena, Victoria
of Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Patricia of Connaught
Order of the Crown of India signed by Nora Roberts (wife of F.M. Roberts), Mary (4th countess of)
Minto, Lady Napier of Magdala, Princess Helena, Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Order of Merit a special honour awarded to individuals of great achievement in the fields of the arts,
learning, literature and science. This page with W. Holman Hunt, S. Alma Tadema, Kitchener,
Cromer (Evelyn Baring), Roberts F.M., E.H. Seymour Admiral of the Fleet, George S. White F.M.,
J. Smuts, Admiral Count H. Togo, Prince “Oyama” Iwao with note “Field Marshal Commander
Japanese Army in Russia War”
Victoria Cross for the Navy with “Israel Harding, H.M.S. Alexandra” (1882) and “Chas D Lucas
Rear Admiral. Inscription on Cross ‘HMS Hecla 21st June 1854’. This is prior to all other dates CDL”
Victoria Cross for the Army with Percy S. Marling (1884), H.H. Lyster Lt. Gen., (1857), Lord
Roberts F.M. (1858), A.S. Cobbe (1903), H.L. Reed (1899), George S. White F.M. (1879), J.E.
Gough Col. (1857), HND Prendergast, general (1857), W.A. Kerr, July 1857, Mahratta Horse
(1857), Evelyn Wood F.M. (1858), D.M. Probyn Gen. (1862), John Watson (1848), Alfred S Jones
the first C E (1857), Anthony D. Home Surgeon Gen. (1857), Edward Pemberton Leach General
R.E. (1879), Frederick William Bell 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards (1901), Luke O’Connor (Late
R.W. Fusiliers) (1856), T. Cadell, Colonel (1857), J. Hills-Johnes 23 years (1857), E.J. PhippsHornby (1900), A.J. Hammond Col. (1879), Henry T. Sylvester, late asst. surgeon, 25 RWF
(1856), Henry M. Jones (1857), Edward J. Thackeray Col. (1857), J. Manners Smith Lt. Col.
(1892), W. Babtie (1900), O’M Creagh Genl. (1879) and P.A. Kenna Br. Gen. (1898)
Imperial Service Order
Imperial Medal of India including Roberts F.M., Geo S. White F.M., B. Blood Gen.
Kaisar-I-Hind. Hind Medal with Mary Minto, Ganga Singh, Marahrajah of Bokaner, Francis
Younghusband
The Albert Medal with E.R.G.R. Evans
Diamond Jubilee Medal with numerous signatures including Prince Arthur, Wolseley F.M., E.H.
Seymour Admiral of the Fleet, Minto, Roberts F.M., Hardinge of Penshurst, Victoria of SchleswigHolstein, Cromer, Roberts
Delhi Durbar including G.H. Younghusband, General Oku, Curzon of Kedleston, Francis
Younghusband
King’s Coronation with numerous signatures including Evelyn Wood F.M., Minto, Wolseley F.M.,
Richmond & Gordon, Arthur Lyttelton-Annesley, Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Hardinge of
Penshurst, Roberts F.M., Cromer, Waldegrave, Prince Arthur, W. Baptie, Ganga Singh, Waldegrave,
Cementi Smith, Robert Baden Powell, French Gen.
Order of the Black Eagle signed by Prince Arthur and Roberts F.M.
The Legion of Honour including S. Alma Tadema, Evelyn Wood F.M., Wolseley F.M., Hardinge of
Penshurst, Geo. F. Milne F.M., E.R.G.R. Evans
Order of the Rising Sun and Order of the Chrysanthemum including Prince Yorihito, Prince Oyama,
Admiral Count H. Togo
Order of the Medjidj including Minto, Wolseley F.M. Evelyn Wood F.M., Luke O’Connor V.C.
C.B., C.C.P. Fitzgerald Admiral
Order of the Osmanie including Wolseley F.M., E.H. Seymour Admiral of the Fleet, Claude M.
Macdonald Col., N.G. Lyttleton Gen., Harry H Rawson Admiral 1882, Chas C. Drury Admiral
The Scinde and Jellalabad medals with accompanying letters and notes plus other Indian campaigns
Various Crimea medals including French and Turkish, Baltic, Sardinian and Conspicuous Gallantry
Indian Mutiny 1857-58, China 1857-60, Abyssinia 1867-68, New Zealand (1845-46), West Africa
(1873), South Africa (1834-79) with Cape General Service (1880-97), Afghanistan (1878-80),
Robert’s Star (1880), Egypt (1882-89), Khedive’s Star (1882-91), Canada (1885) including
T Bland Strange Major General com. Alberta Field Force, Canadian General Service (1899), Eastern
and Central Africa (1891-95), Matabeleland (1893-97) including Earl Grey, Baden Powell,
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Ashanti Star (1895-96), Indian Medal (1895-98), East and Central Africa (1897-98), British Soudan
(1899) including Douglas Haig, Khedive Soudan, numerous signatures for South Africa (1900) and
King’s South Africa (1902), Kimberley Star (1897-1900), Order of Murmat (1893), Ashantee
(1900), West Africa (1900), East African General Service (1900), Indian General Service (1908),
Tibet (1904), Order of the Red Eagle including Prince Arthur
Other foreign medals include Russia Order of St. Anne signed by Webb Gillman B.G., The Star of
Roumania signed by Geo. F. Milne F.M., Serbia Order of the White Eagle, Order of Naval Merit
(Spain), Order of Merit Pyrmont-Waldeck signed by Alban Wilson 8th Gurkha Rifles, Order of the
Crown of Italy, Order of the Crown (Belgium), Order of Leopold including S. Alma Tadema, Order
of the Redeemer (Greece) including Prince Arthur, Hardinge of Penshurst, Aberconway of Bodnant
Royal Humane Society and the Stanhope Gold Medal, Transport, Artic Medal, King’s Coronation
(1911) includes Princess Helena
Military Cross (1915) and numerous signatures for the Great War, France Croix de Guerre, Belgium
Croix de guerre
The final page is of the British rowing eight in the 1908 Olympic Games gold medal team and signed
by A.A. Gladstone, F.S. Kelley, B.C. Johnstone, Guy Nickalls, D.C. Burnell, R.H. Sanderson, R.R.
Etherington-Smith, H.C. Bucknall and cox G. Maclagan. Photo
£15,000-20,000
Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker (1850-1917). He went to the Royal Military College Sandhurst where
he excelled at sport, representing the college at athletics in 1869 and 1870 and for the Cricket XI in 1869
becoming their Captain the following year. On his graduation from Sandhurst he was awarded the
Sword of Honour which was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge
He was a keen footballer and, on leaving Sandhurst, joined Clapham Rovers Football Club and later
Wanderers Football Club. In November 1870 he was selected to play for England against Scotland where
he scored the only goal in England’s 1-0 victory. On the 25th of February 1871 he again played for
England against Scotland in a 1-1 draw, again scoring England’s only goal. On the 18th of November
1871 he scored twice for England in their 2-1 victory over Scotland. He was also selected to play for the
England Rugby XV against Scotland in the test match of 1873 but in the event he didn’t play in the
match
He was commissioned as an Ensign in the 28th Regiment of Foot (Gloucester Regiment) on the 28th of
October 1871. In December 1872 he was promoted to Lieutenant with effect from the 28th of October
1871. He served in Gibraltar and Malta with his regiment. In 1874 he was posted to Perak in Malaya
but later transferred to Hong Kong
In 1878 he moved on to Singapore where he was Aide-de-Camp to Sir William Robertson, Governor of
the Straits Settlement
In early 1879 he entered the service of the Federated Malay States, becoming Deputy Commissioner of the
Perak Armed Police in 1880. He was promoted to Captain in 1881 and by 1884 he was Commandant
of the 1st Battalion of Perak Sikhs with the local rank of Major
On the 1st of July 1888 he was promoted to Major. On the 27th of November 1889 he was granted the
honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel while with the Perak Police. In 1896 the Perak and Sengalor Police
Forces were merged into the Malay States Guides and Walker was appointed as their first commandant
He had the reputation of being something of a disciplinarian with a fierce temper, and was known to the
local Malays as the “Black Panther”. He has been described as “at the best of times very much a martinet”
and “a difficult man to work with”
He was made a Companion of St Michael and St George in the King’s New Years Honours List of the
1st of January 1901 and has placed his signature in this volume. On the 3rd of May 1902 he was granted
the local rank of Lieutenant Colonel on his appointment as Commandant of the Malay States Guides
In 1907 he married Beatrice (nee Ireland) the widow of Colonel Richard George Bolford Bolton, Royal
Horse Guards
He retired from the army on the grounds of ill health in 1910 and returned to the UK, living at Scott’s
Lodge, Knockholt in Kent
On his retirement a bronze statue of him was erected outside the Perak Museum in Taiping which was
paid for by public subscription of the Sultans of Perak and Johore, friends of the principal Chinese
Towkays and by the officers and men of the Regiment of Malay State Guides. The inscription reads, “For
his hospitality and encouragement of all branches of sport and his success in raising the Regiment of
Malay States Guides to the highest excellence this statue will serve as a continued remembrance”
He rejoined the army during the Great War when he was appointed as Commandant of the prisoner of
war camp at Alexandra Palace where German and Austrian nationals were interned from March 1915
He died from prostate cancer and is commemorated on the war memorial at Knockholt
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ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARDS
3084
Queen Victoria
3084
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1882 Christmas card to her granddaughter, Princess Irène of Hesse, a chromo-litho card
showing a page boy presenting a posy of flowers, the reverse with “To dear Irène from her
beloved Grandmama ... Christmas 1882”. Photo
£200-240
Princess Irène of Hesse (1866-1953)
She was the third child and third daughter of Princess
Alice of the United Kingdom and Ludwig IV, Grand
Duke of Hesse
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Princess Elizabeth of Hesse, Russia
3085
1890 Christmas card to her sister Irène, “To my darling Irène, Merry Xmas & Happy New
Year ... Ella. 1890”. In a superb state of preservation. Photo
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse (1864-1918)
She was the wife of Grand Duke Sergei
Alexandrovich of Russia, fifth son of Emperor
Alexander II of Russia. After her husband was
assassinated in 1905, she founded a convent, became a
nun and devoted her life to the care of the poor and
sick. She was later murdered by the Bolsheviks, together
with other members of the Imperial Family by being
thrown alive down a mine shaft
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THE ROYAL COLLECTION OF MR. S.M. WATSON OF
HAWES CURTIS (TAILORS), DOVER STREET, LONDON
3086
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh
3086
1950-84, a group of Christmas cards signed “Philip”, several with the original Official
Paid registered envelopes, 1980 autograph envelope, postally used, sundry ephemera
relating to the Royal Warrant Holders Association and a photograph of the Duke by
Baron (1953), with programme and ceremonial for the 1972 Silver Wedding. (46 items).
Photo
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H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
3087
1969-81 a collection of 12 Christmas cards signed “Charles” plus a typed letter, signed,
expressing appreciation for Mr. Watson’s services on his retirement. The message in the
1979 card reads, “Mr Watson - and all those who struggle to make my clothes fit ...”.
(13 items). Photo
£900-1,200
Lord Mountbatten of Burma
3088
A group of four Christmas cards signed by Lord and Lady Mountbatten, two as
Commander in Chief, Mediterranean, eight with printed signatures, two from Lord
Brabourne & Patricia and with their wedding invitation (1946), four typed letters signed
by Mountbatten (1946-56), programme for the unveiling of the Mountbatten statue by
the Queen in 1983 on Forest Office Green. (21 items)
£350-400
King of Thailand
3089
1966-81, a group of greetings cards signed “Bhumibol R” (1977-78), two personally
signed, three with printed signatures (1966, 1979, 1981) with original envelopes and
a telegram from the Queen of Thailand acknowledging birthday greetings (1970).
(6 items)
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PASSPORTS
3090
x3090
1720 (c.) Austrian pass issued in Palermo, headed “GEORGE OLIVER/DES HEYL. ROM.
in a mixture of Italian, Latin and German, with wafer seal in
lower corner and signed by Leopold von Trell and another; usual folding creases. Photo
REICHS/GRAF VON WALLIS”,
George Olivier, Count of Wallis (1671-1743). A field marshal of Irish descent in the service
of the Holy Roman Empire and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and last regent of the
Habsburg Kingdom of Serbia (1738-1739). Born into an Irish family, he distinguished
himself in Sicily by his capture of Messina. He then commanded on the Rhine (1733), then
in Italy and Hungary. He lost the decisive Battle of Grocka against the Ottoman Empire in
1739, thus leading to the peace of Belgrade, which was unfavourable to Austria and thus led
to his disgrace. In the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-20) he fought in the Austrian
army on Sicily, being wounded in the struggle for Messina but later becoming governor of that
city’s fortress until 1727, when he returned to Austria
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3091
1790-1824, a group of passports in the name of John Tarren (Gentleman) of London
(born 1768) with 1790 British French passport with signatures including “Gower”; 1792
Ostende pass, 1792 Bruxelles pass signed “Elgin”, 1792 German pass, 1792 large Dutch
pass with handstamped signatures of Marie Christine, Princess Royal and Albert Prince
Royal of Poland and Lithuania (before the couple fled to Vienna in 1793); also a group
of 1817-24 French passes which include the travel stamps and endorsements on the
reverse. There is also an embossed London Institution lecture ticket. A fine and very
interesting group of an unusually well travelled gentleman. (10 items). Photo
George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (1758-1833). Known as Viscount
Trentham from 1758 to 1786, as Earl Gower from 1786 to 1803 and as The Marquess of
Stafford from 1803 to 1833, was a British politician, diplomat, landowner and patron of the
arts. He is estimated to have been the wealthiest man of the 19th-century. He remains a
controversial figure for his role in the Highland Clearances. Between 1790 and 1792 he was
Ambassador to France, despite not having any previous diplomatic experience
Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th Earl of Kincardine (1766-1841) was a Scottish
nobleman and diplomat, known for the removal of marble sculptures (also known as the Elgin
Marbles) from the Parthenon in Athens. In 1791, he was sent as a temporary envoyextraordinary to Austria, while Sir Robert Keith was ill. He was then sent as envoyextraordinary in Brussels until the conquest of the Austrian Netherlands by France
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3092
3092
1814 (8 September) French pass for a Mr Williams, signed “Wellington” with red wax
seal; horizontal creases and some light soiling but fresh and in a good state of
preservation. Photo
£300-350
The Duke of Wellington was made Ambassador to France after the Battle of Waterloo.
Foreign-Office, July 5, 1814
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His
Majesty, to appoint the Most Noble the Duke of Wellington, K. G. to be His Majesty’s
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of- His Most Christian Majesty
Louis XVIII
British Passport in France
3093
1824-26, an unusually large passport with several additional pages affixed underneath in
a column, with numerous entries including Paris, Florence, Rome, Naples, Sicily,
Bologna, Berne, Milan, Geneva and others. Typical creasing and soiling with some
strengthening along the central fold. Very unusual with approximately 71 entries, some
wax and wafer seals
£120-150
U.S.A.
3094
1831 (8 June) a passport from the Legation of the United States of America in England
numbered “262” for James Bowen, with secretary signature for Washington Irvine. The
passport is endorsed by various cities in France and Switzerland; usual folding creases and
some soiling. Unusual
For Hejaz and Nejd, Saudia Arabia passport, please see lot 3140
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3095
3095
1371 entire letter to the Bailiff of Soller (a town in Mallorca) on thick, heavily laid paper
with ram’s head watermark; there are a few stains but still in a very good state of
preservation. Also a later letter, also on thick. laid paper, to the Baillie of Soller and
features a shield device on the front below the address, some water damage had removed
some of the ink but still very unusual and interesting. Photo
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3096
3096
1400-1480 (c.) antiphona, a large and impressive sheet of choral music with two fine
initial capitals on velum (153⁄ 4 x 22 inches); unusually showing only four lines. In a good
state of preservation. Photo
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3097
1402 and 1441, two Flemish land transfer indentures from the échevins (aldermen) and
ceurheers of Bergues Saint Winox (south of Dunkerque)
1402 document (310 x 93mm) refers to a property in the parish of Quatypre
(“quadypere”) and the échevins named are, Bouden van den Brouke. Pieter de Scheiluwe,
Pieter van Borre, Loodewijc Loor and Olivaer de Muds; bears five armorial seals,
complete or largely so
The 1441 document (320 x 228mm) relates to a property in the parish of Warhem
(“warheem”) and the échevins named are, Lauwers van Oye, Joris van Heuchin, Pieter van
den Bussche, Jan Vermene and Baltasar de Jonghe; there are three armorial seals which
are mostly preserved and the fragments of another three. Typical folding and bending,
both are in a neat script and in a good to fine state of preservation. Photo
These are interesting examples of deeds in Flemish from the small Flemish enclave in French
Flanders, adjoining the present Belgian border
The communal archives of Bergues contain details of registration of land transfers, wills, etc.,
passed before the échevins and ceurheers there, but there is little material before 1500.
Bergues appears in these documents as “Berghamboucht” in 1402 and as “Berghambocht” in
1441
The names of the échevins also add fresh details to those named in other sources, none of the
above appear in the name index in Dehaisnes
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3098
1458 prepaid letter written in Latin, showing the merchant’s guild mark and prepaid mark
on the front and with wafer seal. Written on laid paper with snake watermark. In fine
condition. Photo
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3099
3099
1540 (c.) a Spanish Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia of 22 pages written in the neat, official
hand with the title page beautifully illuminated in tempera and ink on vellum. The initial
capital features the combined arms of Castile, Aragon and Leon with various figures, fruit
and flowers surround. The document is made in the favor of Hernan Ponce de Leon and
Pedro de Valbuena de Vega. The text includes three to five line illuminated capitals in
gold with either blue or red background. Various signatures on the first and last pages and
with the original metal seal (slight wear) tying the coloured roped threads. Some age
faults to the cover, particularly to the back flap, otherwise fine and in a good state of
preservation. Photo
Charles V (1500-1558) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I,
of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary abdication in favor of his younger
brother Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor and his son Philip II as King of Spain in 1556
Hernando Ponce de Leon was a conquistador and explorer. In 1516 he participated in the
expedition organized by Pedrarias Dávila to the west coast of the Isthmus of Panama and the
conquest of Nicaragua. Towards 1536 he joined Hernando de Soto in the conquest of Peru.
These letters patent of nobility both established noble lineage and served as tangible evidence
of nobility. During the early modern period in Spain the nobility and the clergy formed an
estate far removed from the rest of the population. The property of the nobility was exempt
from taxation and protected from civil suits. Nobles could not be imprisoned for indebtedness,
or tortured (except for treason), and if sentenced to execution had the option of decapitation
rather than hanging
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Maximilian I, Elector and Duke of Bavaria
3100
1628-32, four secretary letters, three to the same recipient showing dramatic flourishes in
the address panel, written in German, two are with the distinctive signature of Maximilian.
The final letter with a long and detailed address panel is from an administrator. Each
letter with the wafer seal of Maximilian. Some peripheral soiling but still good to fine.
(4 letters). Photo
Maximilian I (1573-1651). He was born in Munich. From 1597 he was Duke of Bavaria
and from 1623 Elector of the Holy Roman Empire. He had the country financially
rehabilitated through various reforms and made it more efficient. He was also an influential
person of the Counter-Reformation and the Catholic Reformation. As such, he contributed
to the enforcement of the dominance of the Catholic side in the Thirty Years’ War till 1630
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3101
1767 (23 May) printed sheet with red was seal, a “Congé de Réforme” for a soldier in the
regiment of “Ral des Vaisseaux” and signed by the commandant of the regiment,
“Montesquiou” and others; folding creases. Good. Photo
£150-200
Anne-Pierre, Marquis de Montesquiou-Fézensac (1739-1798) was a French general and
writer. He was born in Paris, of an ancient family of Armagnac. He was brought up with
the children of the king of France, and showed some taste for letters. He entered the army in
1754, was successively colonel of the Grenadiers and the Royal-Vaissaux regiment, and in
1780 was made maréchal-de-camp. Some pieces of verse and several comedies gained him
admission to the Académie Française in 1784. He was elected deputy to the Estates-General
of 1789 by the nobles of Paris, and, animated by Liberal ideas, he soon joined the Third Estate,
and seconded Necker’s financial schemes
(Louis XVI)
3102
1791 (December) a sixteen page printed inventory with estimated values, including lands,
furniture, jewelry and personal possessions. The booklet concludes with a comparison
between old (royal) and new (revolutionary) government expenditure, to the advantage
of the latter. There is a manuscript addition on one of the pages. The document is
addressed to the king in rather obsequious language, despite his being under house arrest
following his aborted flight
£240-280
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3103
Napoleon Bonaparte
3103
1797 (17 July) folio letter with elaborate engraved letterheading of the “République
Française” and “Bonaparte Général en Chef de L’Armée d’Italie”, the letter is addressed
to, “Au général de Division Clarke” and finishes, “Je vous embrasse” and signed
“Bonaparte”. The paper is heavily laid with the paper maker’s watermark “C&I Honic”,
91⁄ 4 x 141⁄ 4 inches; very fresh and fine. Photo
Napoleon was general of the Army of Italy from 27 March 1796 to 16 November 1797. He
quickly won the admiration of the Generals and turned a rag-bag army into an effective
fighting force
General Henry Jacques Guillaume Clarke (1765-1818). The son of a former French army
officer, he followed his father’s footsteps by joining the military. In 1792 Clarke was named a
lieutenant colonel in the 2nd Cavalry and he served with the Army of the Rhine,
distinguishing himself at the action of Spire. Clarke continued to serve with the cavalry,
covering the retreat on Worms in March of 1793 and then fighting at Ercheim. In May of
1793 he was promoted to général de brigade and then the next month he was appointed chief
of staff to the Army of the Rhine. Clarke’s position would not last long though, for that
October he was suspended, arrested, and then thrown in prison. General Clarke was released
in February of 1795, however he remained without a job until that November when Carnot
used his influence to get Clarke a job in the Topography Bureau. The next month Clarke was
promoted to général de division. In November of 1796 Clarke was sent to the Army of Italy
to spy discretely on General Bonaparte for the Directory, but after spending time with
Bonaparte, Clarke became entirely devoted to him. The next year Clarke was recalled by the
Directory and then in 1798 he negotiated a treaty with Sardinia
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1800-1820 (c.), a group of French documents including 1876 (c.) “ExTRAIT/DU
1815-16 lists of contributors to the Department of Ain, a table
of deputies in 1815 and 1816 plus a couple of later letters. Also 1814 German notice
printed in Dresden. An unusual selection
REGISTRE DES ARRêTéS”,
£100-120
3105
French Postal Notice
3105
1805, “AVIS AU PUBLIC”, 17 x 131⁄ 2 inches, on greyish paper. “The Public is informed that
letters and packets addressed to French Prisoners of War to all destinations in England
need to be stamped from the place of their departure as far as Dover: those not stamped
may not be despatched. Also persons who have forgotten to stamp their letters are invited
to present themselves to the Bureau where they will be stamped and given to the very next
courier. The Public is invited to carefully address his letters and packages destined for
French prisoners of war in England, in addition to their names and first names, rank, or
in the navy or army.” Folding creases but fresh and in a good state of preservation. Photo
£300-350
Many letters written to or from French and British prisoners of war were handled by the
Transport Office which was situated in Dorset Court, Westminster. The Transport office was
a branch of the Admiralty
Judaica - Jewish Religion in Germany
x3106
1808 (3 September) Circular from the Office of the Emperor stating that Jewish men’s
children should be raised as Roman Catholics, stating that the religion of the children
should not be the religion of the father; slightly worn down one side from binding,
otherwise fresh
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Illustration from lot 3115
3107
Napoleon Bonaparte
3107
1810 (15 July) letter to the Duke of Feltre, signed “Nap” with two documents, one
outlining the fortifications on the Isle of Elba and notes dictated by His Majesty on
Rochefort; fine. Photo
Henry Jacques Guillaume Clarke (continued from lot 3108)
In 1807, Napoléon appointed Clarke Minister of War. His role in thwarting the British
invasion of the Netherlands, the Walcheren Campaign in 1809, lead to the emperor creating
him Duke of Feltre
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Klemens Wenzel von Metternich
3108
1835 (19 October), entire letter from Vienna addressed to Count Giulio Ottolini Visconti
in Venice, with the address beautifully handwritten on front, with red wax seal on reverse,
signed inside “Fürst von Metternich” with superb large wafer seal adjacent. Also a note
written in French, stating in manuscript this to be a document received from the hands of
Metternich in Venice on 17 October 1838. A Spectacular and rare postal-history item.
Photo
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1773-1859), Foreign Minister of the Holy Roman Empire
and its successor, the Austrian Empire (1809-1848)
Undoubtedly one of the most important personages of his era, known as “Age of Metternich”,
leader of the Austrian delegation at the Congress of Vienna which sealed the division of
Europe between the major powers after the Napoleonic period. Metternich was the architect of
the famous “Metternich System” and its Congresses, establishing an international system of
reactionary governments dedicated to maintaining a set of European boundaries, preventing
revolutions and changes in government, and stopping any one power from becoming too
powerful. Metternich received the title of Prince (“Fürst”) of the Austrian Empire in 1813 as
a proof of esteem for his services
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Postal Convention
3109
1843 (30 March) broadsheet from the Imperial Governor of Venice of a postal
convention for the exchange of letters between Austria and Saxony, concluding with table
of progression of weight and the fee for the correspondence. Usual folding creases but
very fresh and fine
£150-200
The French Coup of 1851
3110
1851 (5 and 7 December) two letters, one a “copy” from a British citizen resident in Paris
describing the fighting in the streets and debating whether to stay or flee. The second
letter, written after he had decided to leave Paris and return to England includes, “ ...
nothing but an enormous majority for Louis Napoleon can avert a civil war & nothing but
the dread of this can give it to him, for I do not believe anybody really cares a farthing for
him - I wish you could see the troops bivouacking in the Champs Elysees, it is a most curious
spectacle ...”. Interesting contents and written within a week of the coup d’etat by the
Minister of the Police, the arrest of Thiers and others and Paris declaring a state of siege
£240-280
Napoleon III
3111
1854 (1 July) secretary letter on letterhead “ARMéE D’ORIENT 3e Division” to the
commander of the artillery returning to Varna during the Crimean War. Written from
Yeni Keui on the Gallipoli peninsular and signed “Napoleon Bonapart”. Fine. Photo
£200-250
3112
Napoleon IV, Prince Imperial
3112
1872 (16 April) A.L.S. written in French from Camden Place in Chislehurst to his friend
Duperre, signed “Louis-Napoleon”; good to fine. Photo
Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856-1879). He was the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of
France and his Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo. After his father was dethroned in 1870,
he relocated with his family to England. On his father’s death, he was proclaimed “Napoleon
IV” of France by the Bonapartist faction
In England he trained as a soldier. Keen to see action, he successfully put pressure on the
British to allow him to participate in the Anglo-Zulu war. In 1879, serving with British
forces, he was killed in a skirmish with a group of Zulus. His early death sent shock waves
throughout Europe, as he was the last serious dynastic hope for the restoration of the
Bonapartes to the throne of France
In 1870, at the commencement of the Franco Prussian War, The Empress Eugénie and her
young son fled from Paris and sought refuge in Chislehurst, renting Camden Place from
Nathaniel Strode for £300 per year. It was here that Napoleon III, nephew of Napoleon
Bonaparte came after his release in 1871
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Battle of Liaoyang
3113
1904, a 49 page autograph journal of the last days of the battle at Liaoyang, dated “30th
August”. On the 29th and 30th August the Russian troops were repelling the Japanese
advance. Titled “Sensations of Battle”, a long and detailed account of his view of the
battle from inside the city, apparently written in some haste with numerous corrections
and additions and signed, “Ludovic Naudeau” with two Russian censor handstamps,
“Allowed/Colonel”. Also a six page draft titled, “A Regiment Singing” dated
Newchwang, 1st April (no year indicated). A fascinating account of this battle for one of
the key cities in this conflict. Photo
£500-700
Ludovic Naudeau Charles (1872-1949), born in Boulogne, a journalist, publicist and
French writer. Son of an engineer of the Company of Northern Railway, he was a student in
high school Amiens and became a reporter at the age of nineteen
He was one of the first great reporters of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, during which
he was captured and held prisoner in Japan. He managed to escape but was recaptured
He was present in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and was responsible for an
interview with Lenin; questions brought him to spend some time in Soviet prisons
Journalist at ‘Time’, he also collaborated with other newspapers and periodicals, especially
L’Illustration, and is editor of the Journal. He published several books, including ‘Japan’, as
well as two novels
He conducted a very important survey on the issue of birth in France earning him the Medal
of Honor of the National Alliance for the growth of the French population in May 1931 and
a survey of the French population
The Battle of Liaoyang (24 August-4 September 1904) was one of the major land battles of
the Russo-Japanese War
While the Japanese Army settled down in front of Port Arthur for a siege, a large force under
Field Marshal Oyama moved north to secure the strategically located rail junction of
Liaoyang, on the Mukden - Port Arthur spur of the China Far East Railway, in Manchuria
The battle began on 25 August 1904, with the 158,000 strong Russian armies, attempting to
turn the flanks of the Japanese First, Second and Third Armies totaling 125,000 men
On 26 August 1904, the Japanese First Army took Kosarei Peak and Hung-sha Pass southeast
of Liaoyang city after a hard-fought action. General Alexei Kuropatkin, commander-inchief of the Russian armies, believed that he had been beaten and withdrew from the outer
Russian defence line, with the Japanese in pursuit
From 29-30 August 1904, the Russian troops managed to repel intense Japanese assaults on
the main defence lines south of Liaoyang. By 31 August 1904, the Japanese First Army was
crossing the river northeast of Liaoyang
On 4 September 1904, after a few days of ineffectual counterattacks, Kuropatkin decided to
evacuate Liaoyang for Mukden in the early morning. The unfortunate city was then sacked
in succession by Russian, Chinese, and Japanese forces.
The Russian armies suffered about 17,900 casualties, the majority of which were captured or
missing. However, despite the greater Japanese casualties (23,615 killed, wounded or
captured), the Japanese were able to claim victory since the Russians quit the battlefield
The dearly-won Japanese victory at Liaoyang and the fall of Port Arthur shortly thereafter
contributed to the major Russian defeat the next year at the Battle of Mukden
Jean Sibelius
3114
1947 (3 February) typewritten letter to the Earl of Dunsany, signed in thich pencil, “Jean
Sibelius”; normal folding crease and some foxing. Photo
Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (1865-1957) was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic
period
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3115
The Family of Napoleon Bonaparte
3115
A collection of letters and documents relating to Napoleon Bonaparte and his family
which includes three engravings, 1811 letters (3) on printed letterhead of the Prince and
Princess of Lucca and Piombino, Napoleon’s sister Elisa, 1847 letter and stampless
envelope from Laetitia Bonaparte Wyse with full wax seal, 1865 letter and envelope from
the wife of Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, 1868 letter from Elisa Napoléone Baciocchi,
letters and documents from the Beauharnais family (Josephine Beauharnais was
Napoleon’s first wife), 1870 letter from Princess Constance Bonaparte (daughter of
Lucien), a group of 1860’s (c.) letters from Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (son of Jerome),
letter signed Francesco di Kossuth, 1891 and 1901 letters from Prince Victor Napoleon
in Belgium plus letters and studio postcards of his son, Prince Louis Napoleon, a group
of Murat correspondence including Prince Lucien Murat and many more. An unusual and
interesting selection, ideal for further study and research. Photo
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RUSSIA
3116
Catherine the Great
3116
1790’s manuscript document bearing the full and bold signature “Ekaterina” in cyrillic.
Letter from Saint Petersburg to the Lieutenant General and Governor of Pskov, written
in Russian with interesting contents about the Russian-Swedish War including the
enlistment of men in Pskov for the war against “our enemy the King of Sweden”. Very
scarce and most desirable, featuring an important historic event during Catherine’s rule;
vertical folding crease and minor soiling at left. Photo
Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (1729-96). The
most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, Her reign was called Russia’s
golden age. She was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von
Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, and came to power following a coup d’état and the assassination
of her husband, Peter III, at the end of the Seven Years’ War. Russia was revitalized under
her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great
powers of Europe. From 1788 to 1790 Russia fought in the Russo-Swedish War against
Sweden, a conflict instigated by Sweden with the aim of overtaking the Russian armies still
engaged in war against the Ottoman Turks and hoping to strike Saint Petersburg directly
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Alexander I of Russia
3117
1806 (30 November) letter from St. Petersburg, written in Russian, in which Alexander
I announces the birth of his daughter Elizabeth and signed with his elaborate signature.
With the original cover bearing large wafer seal (detached) on reverse addressed to
Ferdinand II King of the Two Sicilies. Rare. Photo
Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), Emperor of Russia (1801-25) and first Russian King
of Poland (1815-25) as well as first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania. Under
his rule Russia gained new territories by acquiring Finland and part of Poland, and his
successful foreign policy was characterized by his diplomatic skills in alliances with other
powers and by victories in several military campaigns which included the famous defeat of the
Napoleonic “Grand Armée” in Russia
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3118
Nicholas I of Russia
3118
1849 (7 October) part printed and part written letter, in Russian, from Sarskoye Selo,
addressed to Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, showing large and superb wafer seal on
reverse, congratulating Ferdinand II on on the birth of a princess and signed by Nicholas
I. A spectacular cover, with slits and toasted as usual during the practice for disinfection
Fine and rare. Photo
Nicholas I (1796-1855), Emperor of Russia (1825-55), King of Poland and Grand Duke of
Finland. On the eve of his death, he witnessed the longest expansion of the Russian Empire,
although at the end of his reign his regime was discredited by defeat in the Crimean War
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Moscow - Windau - Rybinsk Railway Company
3119
1909 (March) a series of documents relating to a fire at Borch station in 1907. With
translations made by the British Consulate in St. Petersburg. With approriate Russian and
British Consulate Revenue stamps. The case revolves around an attempted fraud about
the amount of stock lost. Unusual
£120-150
Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna of Russia
3120
1919 (25 June) an indenture between Captain A.P. Koziell and H.I.H. The Grand
Duchess of Russia being a mortgage to secure £6000. With accompanying documents of
the United States Consulate-General at London and a notary in the City of London.
Signed and sealed in the presence of Princess Nina Romanoff
£200-250
Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark (1876-1940). She was the fifth child and second
daughter of King George I of Greece and Olga Constantinovna of Russia. On 30 April 1900,
Maria was married to Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, a maternal cousin. The
couple had two daughters: Nina, born 7 June 1901; and Xenia, born 9 August 1903. She was
in Great Britain when World War I broke out and chose not to return to Russia, living in
Harrogate where she was patron of three military hospitals, funding them generously and
nursing patients herself
For other Russian items, please see lot 3085
MIDDLE EAST
EGYPT
3121
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer
3121
1896 (9 March) folio letter from the Government Office in Cairo, to Sir John Rogers
Pasha (Director General of the Sanitary Department) and signed “Cromer”; a routine
letter about appointments of surgeon officer in the Egyptian government; with Arabic
translation. Fine. Photo
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917). A British statesman, diplomat and colonial
administrator. He was British controller-general in Egypt during 1879, part of the
international Control which oversaw Egyptian finances after the Khedives’ mismanagement,
and during the British occupation prompted by the Urabi revolt, agent and consul-general
in Egypt from 1883 to 1907. Far from the centre of the Empire, Cromer ran the territory with
great drive and his effective governance balked British wishes to withdraw from Egypt
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3122
Prince Alexander of Battenberg
3122
1912 (c.) photograph of Prince Alexander and William Walford, both are on horse back
in front of the Sphinx with the pyramid in the background. Signed by both. The backing
mount with some damage, the photograph is fine. Photo
Alexander Albert Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke, (born Prince Alexander Albert
of Battenberg; 1886-1960). As a member of the Hessian princely Battenberg family and the
extended British Royal Family, a grandson of Queen Victoria. He was a Prince of Battenberg
from his birth until 1917, when the British Royal Family relinquished their German titles
during the First World War and he was created Marquess of Carisbrooke by King George V
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State Visit by King Fuad to England
3123
1927 (July-August) printed ceremonial with a list of guests invited to the State Banquet
at Buckingham Palace, signed by A.M. Hassanein (First Chamberlain); an invitation to
His Majesty the King of Egypt to an afternoon party at Buckingham Palace; luggage labels
directing bags to either the Palace or the Egyptian Legation on arrival in England;
Bestowal document signed by King George V and Lord Cromer, granting the Royal
Victorian Order to Mohammed Izzet Bey, Master of Ceremonies to King Fuad. Photo
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Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
3124
1934 visit to Egypt, two studio portraits of the Crown Prince and his wife, formerly Lady
Louise Mountbatten, both hand signed. Tear at right of both folders, just affecting the
photographs. Also contemporary picture magazine featuring the visit to the royal family.
Photo
Gustaf VI Adolf (1882-1973) was King of Sweden from 29 October 1950 until his death. The
King’s reputation as a “professional amateur professor” was widely known; nationally and
internationally, and among his relatives. Gustaf VI Adolf was a devoted archaeologist, and
was admitted to the British Academy for his work in botany in 1958. Gustaf VI Adolf
participated in archaeological expeditions in China, Greece, Korea and Italy, and founded
the Swedish Institute at Rome
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Nazli Sabri, Queen of Egypt
3125
1936 (10 July) dinner menu card from the Palais d’Edfina, with bold signature of “Nazli”
in ink at top; a couple of age marks. Photo
Nazli Sabri (1894-1978) was Queen of Egypt
from 1919 to 1936 as the second wife of King
Fuad. Following the death of King Fuad in
1936, her son Farouk became King of Egypt,
and she became the Queen Mother. In 1946,
Nazli left Egypt and went to the United States
because of health problems
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3126
Nazli Sabri, Queen of Egypt
3126
1941 (31 December) illustrated menu card for New Year Eve dinner at the Mana House
Hotel Pyramids signed in pencil “1942 Mena House” by Nazli, her daughters Princesses
Faiza and Faika and others including Mohammed Ali; the menu is split into two halves,
otherwise fine. Photo
£1,200-1,500
King Farouk and King George VI
3127
1938 (12 January) A.L.S. from King George VI on Sandringham, Norfolk letterhead,
“My dear Farouk, I hope you will like the pair of guns I am sending you for a wedding
present. They are the same as those I use myself, and I hope you will have many opportunities
of using them. With them go my best wishes for yourself and for your wife on your wedding
day and during the years to come. Your sincere friend George R.I.” With accompanying
autograph envelope addressed “His Majesty / King Farouk” and initialled “GRI” by King
George V1. A draft response from King Farouk is included: “My dear George, Thank you
very much for your kind thought and the beautiful pair of guns which you sent me for my
wedding. You could not have thought of a more cherished present. My wife joins me in sending
you our warm thanks for your good wishes. We send you both our kindest regards and best
wishes, Your sincere friend.”. Also a few covers relating to the marriage on 20th January.
Rare and important documents as letters between reigning monachs are seldom found.
Photo
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3128
3128
3129
1940 (c.) photograph of dignitaries standing at the foot of the sphinx with Ahmed
Mohamed Hassanein (first Chamberlain to King Faud), Princess Faiza (?) and Sultan
Mohammed V. Photo
£350-400
Princess Faiza (1923-94). She was the third child of King Fouad and Nazli Sabri and sister
of King Farouk, Princess Fawzia, Princess Faika and Princess Fathia
Ahmed Mohamed Hassanein (1889-1946). He was an Oxford-educated Egyptian courtier,
diplomat, Olympic athlete in fencing, photographer, writer, politician, explorer and tutor to
King Farouk
3129
1940 (c.) Mappin and Webb original artwork for a silver cigarette case with gold inlay
(estimated cost £7) designed for King Farouk. A note indicates that a range of sizes could
be made. Photo
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3131
King George II of Greece
3130
1942 (April) bestowal document (with envelope) to the head of the Political Bureau of
H.M. the King of Egypt, Mohamed Hassanein Ahmed Pasha, bestowing on him the
Order of George I, Great Cross. Signed at foot by King George. Photo
£300-350
For a picture of Ahmed Mohamed Hassanein, please see lot 3128
King Zog of Albania
3131
1944 (24 October) menu card from the marriage of Dr Hassan Nachat Pasha (Egyptian
Ambassador to the Court of St. James) and Miss Patricia Priest. The menu with signatures
including King Zog, Queen Geraldine (then in exile in Egypt), Field Marshal Birdwood.
With the wedding order of service. Photo
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3132
Mustafa el-Nahhas
3132
1949 (4 April) photograph, 9 x 61⁄ 2 inches, with the sphinx and two pyramids in the
background of a group of figures with Prime Minister Mustafa Nahhas in the centre;
signed and dated in ink. Also signed by the photographer G.M. Georgoulas. Fine. Photo
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Montgomery of Alamein
3133
1951 (3 March) photograph, 9 x 7 inches of Prime Minister Mustafa el-Nahhas greeting
Field Marshal Montgomery, with Ralph Stevenson, the British Ambassador alongside,
signed at foot “Montgomery of Alamein Field-Marshal” in his characteristic turquoise ink.
Photo
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3134
3134
1951 (3 March) photograph, 9 x 7 inches, of Prime Minister Mustafa el-Nahhas with
Field Marshal Montgomery, holding his famous beret, taken indoors, with Ralph
Stevenson, the British Ambassador, signed at foot “Montgomery of Alamein FieldMarshal” in his characteristic turquoise ink. Photo
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IRAN
3135
Reza-Khan Pahlavi
3135
1922 studio portrait of Reza-Khan in military dress, 61⁄ 2 x 9 inches, taken by the King’s
photographer in Cairo. Arabic script at foot. Photo
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3136
Royal Visit to Egypt
3136
1939 a collection of 48 photographs recording the Visit to Egypt by the hereditory Prince
of Iran, the future Shah Reza Pahlavi, on the occasion of his marriage to Princess Fawzia
of Egypt (sister of King Farouk). The collection includes a suede covered programme of
daily events relating to the Imperial Visit (in French), music programme and menu and a
souvenir issued by the Egyptian Lagation in Paris with portraits of the Imperial couple. A
unique archive recording a dynastic marriage which ended in divorce. (54 items). Photo
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Queen Fawzia
3137
1939 (c.) autograph letter from Fawzia, the future Empress of Iran, writing to Queen
Farida of Egypt, wife of King Farouk 1 (her brother), with original envelope addressed
“La Majesté la Reine / Farida / Egypte”
My dear Farida,
Would you my dear Farida excuse me not writing to you before now.
You must know that my sentiments towards you, are always the same, if not more. But do you
see Farida that if I had written to you before I could not have helped not speaking about the
sad incident that have passed between our two countries, and I would not have liked to cause
you any pain because you had naturally nothing to do with this story. I was very pained as
well as my dear husband about all that has passed and that should not have passed, but I hope
that now that the bad tongue will stop over there.
I have to tell you that my husband thinks a lot of good about you and also Zeinab. He gardes
(sic) a very good souvenir of you. Well now I think that it is time to start speaking about
something more pleasant. I am giving this letter to Hassanein to take to you because it is more
sure of reaching you safely. I have such lots of things to ask you that I don’t know how to start,
but of course the first thing that comes into my head is, how is dear little Ferial? How she must
have grown since I last saw her. I saw just recently in the papers a photo of her sitting up, how
fat and podgy she looks; how I would love to see her now and kiss and hug her. Zeinab told me
that in one of your letters you said Ferial had started to walk a little and also speak a few
words. Do please send me some photos of her. I would so love to have them and if you have any
photos of yourself and Loukie - it would be so nice.
What are you doing these days? Faika told me that she sees you more often now, than she used
to, and every Friday she goes to the cinema with you, and in fact she is enjoying herself more
than when we were together.
I hear that Loukie is taking down quite a lot of buildings as usual, he has not yet lost that
craze. I expect you go swimming a lot these days with Faiza. I hear that Nimi might be
getting engaged very soon to the son of Dr Aly Ibrahim, is it true, does she like him? If it is
true give her all my best wishes. How is Mama getting on these days in the best of moods I hope.
You had better not show this letter to her as there might be ructions. I hear that Fathia has
left her, or rather she got the boot. Any Way how did it happen? I never did like her much,
neither did you for that matter. How is Bibi taking on the job? Is Mama really going to
Europe? I don’t think it can be possible now considering the situation in Europe, what with
war starting it is much too dangerous.
Your birthday is very neat, I expect you will get this letter after. You tell me about all the
wonderful presents you will receive. I am also sending you a little present that I hope you will
like, even though it is not anything much, it is not anything very much, it is just a little
remembrance to show you that I have not forgotten you. I remembered you saying once that
you would like to have a parure of turquoise, well it is very hard to find it all at once so I am
sending you little by little, starting with the ring, which I hope that you will like. I expect you
have heard rumours like everybody else that I am going to have a baby; ell I am afraid it is
not true, I am not going to have a baby at least not just now, but maybe the next time I write
you may hear the news.
I expect you have read in my sister’s letters what I do every day, well there is nothing new to
write about except that I play tennis every other day, and see the cinema. In fact I have a very
nice time and I am very very happy and I that is all. Give my sallams to your ladies in
waiting Akiler & co.
My husband and I send you our best thoughts.
Lots of love from your
Ever devoted Fawzia
PS - Don’t forget the snaps - and write as soon as possible, give my love to Loukie.
A rare and interesting letter between the Royal families of Iran and Egypt. Also two letters
from Teheran, written in French by Moadeb Naficy, the guardian and doctor of the Shah
of Iran (Reza Pahlavi). Photo
Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921-2013) was an Egyptian princess, daugher of King Faud, who
became Empress of Iran as the first wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Queen Farida, born Safinaz Zulficar (1921-1988) was the first wife of King Farouk. She
was Queen of Egypt for nearly eleven years
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IRAQ
3138
Royal Photographs
3138
1928 photograph, 21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 4 inches, of the future King Ghazi, dated on reverse and
inscribed while in London to his sister as a memento of his visit. 1942 portrait of the
future King Faisal II, 61⁄ 4 x 9 inches, seated on a chair below a portrait of his grandfather,
King Faisal, signed and dated in ink. An unusual group showing three generations. (2).
Photo
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3139
Hejaz and Nejd
3139
1926 (16 October) part printed telegram with manuscript message, by the Telegraph
Office of the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd; the message is to Mr Omar Rusdie from the
future King Khalid of Saudi Arabia. Scarce. Photo
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Middle East, Saudi Arabia - contd.
3140
3140
1927 Passport issued by the Kingdom of Hejaz and Sultanate of Nejd, and Dependencies,
bearing two photographs of the holder with visa pages stamped (detached) at Egypt and
Saudi Arabia bearing the appropriate revenue stamps. A good example of this short-lived
passport. Photo
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THE AMERICAS
COLOMBIA
A Valuable Signature on a Military Letter from the Independence War
3141
Antonio de Sucre
3141
1821 (14 December) letter to Colonel Bernardo Monteagudo, the Minister of War in
Peru, on Government letterhead from Guayaquil, evaluating strategical thoughts; Sucre
indicates that he is unable to travel to Peru for political reasons but is trusting in Colonel
Heres because of his knowledge of the country, his dedication and also his friendship and
trust in The Protector (Simon Bolivar); signed “A.J. de Sucre”. Age stained. Photo
£400-500
Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá (1795-1830), known as the “Grand Marshal of Ayacucho”,
was a Venezuelan independence leader. Sucre was one of Simon Bolívar’s closest friends,
generals and statesmen. He became the second president of Bolivia
PERU
3142
José de la Serna
3142
1823, a note relating to the possible “incompatibility” regarding the post of Don de
Rivera as the high official of the General Finance Administration in the Province of
Arequipa, signed “Jose de la Serna” at Curco; light ageing. Photo
José de la Serna e Hinojosa, 1st Count of los Andes (1770-1832) was a Spanish general
and colonial official. He was the last Spanish viceroy of Peru to exercise effective power
(29 January 1821 to December 1824)
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£200-250
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The Americas, Peru - contd.
3143
Simon Bolivar
3143
1825 an appointment promoting Vincente Garcia to a notary, with fine printed imprint
of the Arms of Peru signed in Lima and bearing a fine signature of “Simon Bolivar”;
repaired segment, creased and soiled; various endorsement on the reverse. Photo
Bolivar’s great victories at the Battle of Boyaca (1819) and at the Battles of Junin and
Ayacucho (1824) brought independence to Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Yet the
Republic of Colombia, or Gran Colombia, was starting to fracture into its constituent parts
of Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Bolivar’s attempt to enhance his powers as
president in 1828 were rudely rebuffed and he was the target of an assassination attempt the
same year. This appointment is an impressive relic of the great Bolivarian dream of a united
South America
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£600-800
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3144
3144
1825 (1 October) a fine appointment document by the Governing Council promoting
Manuel Delgardo to the General Treasury; with four official signatures including
Hipolito Unanue, with further endorsement on the reverse. Repaired patch, otherwise
fine. Photo
£200-250
3145
Andrés de Santa Cruz
3145
1836 (21 November) official notice appointing Manuel Modesto del Burgo a member of
the Legion of Honour; signed “Anores Santa Cruz” and by an official. Slightly reduced
and folded. Photo
Andrés de Santa Cruz y Calahumana (1792-1865) was President of Peru (1827) and
Bolivia (1829-1839). He also served as Supreme Protector of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian
Confederation (1836-1839), a political entity created mainly by his personal endeavors
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£180-200
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The Americas, Peru - contd.
3146
Andrés Avelino Cáreres
3146
1886 (3 November) appointment certificate for a judge in the province of lower Amazon,
signed “Andres A Cáreres” and two others. Fine. Photo
Andrés Avelino Cáceres Dorregaray (1836-1923) was three times President of Peru during
the 19th century, from 1884 to 1885, then from 1886 to 1890, and again from 1894 to 1895.
In Peru, he is considered a national hero for leading the resistance to Chilean occupation
during the War of the Pacific (1879-1883), where he fought as a General in the Peruvian
Army, earning the nickname, “The Devil of the Andes”
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£200-250
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
3147
American Infantry Commission
3147
1798 (10 May) Original Printed Commission, completed in manuscript, signed by Arthur
Fenner as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence-Plantations, and by
Samuel Eddy as Secretary, appointing William Tanner to be Lieutenant of the third
Company of Infantry in the Town of West Greenwich in the County of Kent. Dated at
foot concluding with “in the twenty second years of Independence”. 8 x 13 inches, wafer
seal affixed upper left, folds, old repairs on verso, minor blemishes and light spotting,
otherwise good. Photo
Arthur Fenner (1745-1805) served as the governor of Rhode Island from 1790 until his
death in 1805 and was a prominent Country Party (Anti-Federalist) leader. Arthur was
governor of Rhode Island when it became the last of the thirteen states to ratify the
Constitution on 29 May 1790
Samuel Eddy (1769-1839) served as clerk of the Rhode Island Supreme Court 1790-1793. He
also served as Rhode Island Secretary of State 1798-1819
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£250-300
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The Americas, United States of America - contd.
3148
George Armstrong Custer
1873 (15 February) personal check signed “GA Custer”. Blue bank check drawn on the
Planters National Bank of Louisville, payable to “John Ranch / Ninety-Two Dollars.”;
endorsements on the back, and some light bleed through; spindle cancel at the centre,
small spindle hole towards the left, otherwise very fine. The entries are in medium brown
ink used by General Custer. Photo
x3148
£3,000-4,000
George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876). A United States Army officer and cavalry
commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, famous for his
defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn
For other U.S.A. items, please see lots 3072 and 3094
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BIDDING INCREMENTS
bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order
although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the
auction. the normal bidding increments are:
up to £100
£100 to £300
£300 to £600
£600 to £1,000
by £5
by £10
£320-£350-£380-£400 etc.
by £50
£1,000 to £3,000
£3,000 to £6,000
£6,000 to £20,000
£20,000 and up
by £100
£3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc.
by £500
auctioneer’s discretion
Lot number
(in numerical order)
Price bid £
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS
These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink and Son Limited of 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET (company no. 04369748)) contract
with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. You should read these conditions carefully.
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DEFINITIONS
The following definitions apply in these conditions:
Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme
means a VAT margin scheme as defined by HM Revenue & Customs;
Buyer’s Premium
means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below;
Certificate of Authenticity
means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot;
Expert Committee
means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3;
Forgery
means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to
authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description
in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance
with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or
restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling);
Hammer Price
means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot;
Lot
means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any Lot number in any
catalogue;
Reserve
the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold;
Seller
means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;
Spink Group
Spink and Son Limited, our subsidiaries and associated companies.
VAT
value added tax chargeable under VAT and any similar replacement or additional tax; and
VAT Symbols
means the symbols detailing the VAT status of the Lot details of which are set out at the back of the catalogue.
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SPINK’S ROLE AS AGENT
2.1
2.2
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genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause
5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) of these Terms and
Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of
Forgery) shall apply accordingly.
All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken
either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal
if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as
agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a
financial interest in the Lot.
3.4.2 Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of
Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and
specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject
to agreement by us. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to
refuse a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity
including (without limitation) where the proposed expert is not
known to us.
The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller.
BEFORE THE SALE
3.1
3.2
Examination of goods
You are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you
are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are
usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other
than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.13 of these Terms
and Conditions.
3.4.3 If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of
Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee. You
acknowledge and accept that the length of time taken by an Expert
Committee to reach an opinion will vary depending on the
circumstances and in any event is beyond our control.
Catalogue descriptions
3.4.4 We will not accept a request for an extension on account of
condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or
defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate
of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the
catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery.
3.2.1 Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made
orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin,
date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance,
condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely
statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of
definitive fact. Catalogue and web illustrations are for guidance
only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or
colour of any item. No lot shall be rejected on the grounds of
inaccurate reproduction. No lot illustrated in the catalogue and
online shall be rejected on the grounds of cancellation, centring,
margins, perforation or other characteristics apparent from the
illustration. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as
a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will
sell or its value for any other purpose.
3.2.2 Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being
in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given
by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or
restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the
absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from
defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects
imply the absence of any others.
3.2.3 Other than as set out in clause 5.13, and in the absence of fraud,
neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are
responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the
authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or
provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for
any faults or defects in any Lot. Every person interested should
exercise and rely on his own judgment as to such matters.
3.3
Your Responsibility
You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the
goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description.
3.4
Extensions – Stamps only
3.4.1 If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of
Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed Lot or Lot containing
undescribed stamps) you must notify us in writing not less than
forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of
the first session of the sale. If accepted by us, such request shall have
the same effect as notice of an intention to question the
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foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the
Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot.
3.4.6 It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate
of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not
on the basis of any other description or warranty as to authenticity.
No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and
the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.
3.4.7 If you receive any correspondence from the Expert Committee
in relation to the Lot, including but not limited to a Certificate of
Authenticity, you must provide us with copies of such
correspondence no later than 7 days after you receive such
correspondence.
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AT THE SALE
4.1
Refusal of admission
Our sales usually take place on our own premises or premises over
which we have control for the sale, and we have the right, exercisable
at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or
attendance at an auction.
4.2
Registration before bidding
You must complete and sign a registration form and provide
identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we
usually require buyers to undergo a credit check.
If you have not bid successfully with Spink in the past, or you are
registering with us for the first time, we reserve the right to require a
deposit of up to 50% of the amount you intend to spend. Such deposit
will be deducted from your invoice should you be successful. If you are
unsuccessful at auction, your deposit will be returned by the same
means it was paid to Spink.
Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium Lots”,
which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the
item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an
event.
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Bidding as Principal
When making a bid (whether such bids are made in person or by
way of telephone bids operated by Spink, commission or online or
email bids), you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be
accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the
time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third
party buyer acceptable to us.
4.4
Commission Bids
If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form
provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable
endeavours to do so, provided these instructions are received not later
than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a
particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the
highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was
received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other
commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction
may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is
undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated,
we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. You
should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of
bidding.
4.5
On-line Bidding
We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not
be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the
internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a
loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a
breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii)
a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or
system. Execution of on-line internet bids on www.spink.com and
Spink Live is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at
the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to
execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection
with this activity. Buyers who acquire lots on the-saleroom.com will
have a fee of 3% on the hammer price added to their invoice for using
this facility.
4.6
Telephone Bids
If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the
sale, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to enable you
to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we
be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so.
4.7
Currency Converter
At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the
one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Barclays Bank
Plc or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the
date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by
us, which is usually sterling for auctions held in London. The currency
converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our
control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the
converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of sterling bids. We shall
not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the
currency converter.
4.8
Video images
At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its
operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the
correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the
image as a reproduction of the original.
4.9
Bidding Increments
Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the
following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding
increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding
increments are:
Up to £100
by £5
£100 to £300
by £10
£300 to £600
£320-£350-£380-£400 etc.
£600 to £1,000
by £50
£1,000 to £3,000
by £100
£3,000 to £6,000
£3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc.
£6,000 to £20,000
by £500
£20,000 and up
Auctioneer’s discretion
4.10 Bidding by Spink
4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to
the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the
low estimate printed in the auction catalogue.
4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase
Lots as principal.
4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion
The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid
to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw
or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of
error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again.
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4.12 Successful Bid
Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks
the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is
higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a
contract for sale between you and the Seller.
4.13 After Sale Arrangements
If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller
within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller
reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in
accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the Seller a
commission in accordance with the terms of the Seller’s agreement.
4.14 Return of Lot
Once your bid has been accepted for a Lot then you are liable to pay
for that Lot in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. If there
are any problems with a Lot then you must notify us within 7 days of
receipt of the Lot, specifying the nature of the problem. We may then
request that the Lot is returned to us for inspection. Save as set out in
clause 5.13, the cancellation of the sale of any Lot and the refund of
the corresponding purchase price is entirely at our sole discretion. We
will not normally exercise that discretion if the Lot is not received by
us in the same condition that it was in at the auction date.
AFTER THE AUCTION
5.1 Buyer’s Premium and other charges
In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s
Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer price of each lot, a fee
of 3% on the hammer price total for using the-saleroom.com and a
surcharge for paying by credit card.
5.2 Value Added Tax
Other than in respect of Zero-rated Lots (o) VAT is chargeable on the
Hammer price and the Buyer’s premium of daggered (†) and (Ω) lots
at the standard rate (currently 20%), and on lots marked (x) at the
reduced rate (currently 5% on the Hammer price and 20% on the
Buyer’s premium). VAT on Margin scheme lots (identified by the
absence of any VAT symbol next to the lot number) is payable at 20%
on the Buyer’s premium only.
5.3 VAT Refunds
General
5.3.1 As we remain liable to account for VAT on all Lots unless they
have been exported outside the EU within 3 months of the date of
sale, you will generally be asked to deposit all amounts of VAT
invoiced. However, if a Spink nominated shipper is instructed, then
any refundable VAT will not be collected. In all other cases credits
will be made when proof of export is provided. If you export the
Lot yourself you must obtain shipping documents from the
Shipping Department for which a charge of £50 will be made.
5.3.2 If you export the Lot you must return the valid proof of export
certificate to us within 3 months of the date of sale. If you fail to
return the proof of export certificate to us within such period and
you have not already accounted to us for the VAT, you will be
liable to us for the full amount of the VAT due on such Lot and we
shall be entitled to invoice you for this sum.
5.3.3 To apply for a refund of any VAT paid, the proof of export
certificate must be sent to our Shipping Department clearly marked
‘VAT Refund’ within 3 months of the date of sale. No payment will
be made where the total amount of VAT refundable is less than £50
and Spink will charge £50 for each refund processed.
VAT Refunds - Buyers from within the EU
5.3.4 VAT refunds are available on the Hammer Price and Buyer’s
Premium of Daggered (†) and Investment Gold (g) Lots. You must
certify that you are registered for VAT in another EU country and
that the Lot is to be removed from the United Kingdom within 3
months of the date of sale.
5.3.5 Where an EU buyer purchases a Lot on which import VAT has
been charged, no refund of VAT is available from us. It may be
possible to apply directly for a refund on form VAT 65 to
HM Revenue & Customs Overeseas Repayment Section,
Londonderry.
VAT Refunds – Buyers from outside the EU
5.3.6 Where a Lot is included within the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme
and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months
of the date of sale, the VAT on Buyer’s Premium may be refunded.
5.3.7 Where the Lot is marked as a Daggered (†) or Investment Gold
(g) Lot the VAT charged on the Hammer Price may be refunded
where evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3
months of the date of sale. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s
Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a
collectibles dealer.
5.3.8 Where the Lot is marked as an Omega (Ω) Lot or an Import
VAT (x) Lot and evidence of export from the EU is produced
within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT charged on both the
Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. Where
required, we can advise you on how to export such Lots as a specific
form of export evidence is required. Where we advise you on the
export of the Lots, please be aware that the ultimate responsibility
in respect of obtaining a valid proof of export certificate will lie with
you and we will not be responsible for your failure to obtain such
certificate.
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Payment
5.4.1 You must provide us with your full name and permanent address
and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments
to us will be made. You must pay the full amount due (comprising
the Hammer Price, the Buyer’s Premium and any applicable VAT)
within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you
wish to export the Lot and an export licence is (or may be)
required.
5.4.2 You will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due
have been paid in full. This includes instances where special
arrangements were made for release of Lot prior to full settlement.
5.4.3 Payment should be made in sterling by one of the following
methods:
II(i) Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set
out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you.
Please ensure that your client number is noted on the
transfer.
i(ii) By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink and Son Ltd
and sent to Spink at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury,
London WC1B 4ET. Please note that the processing charges
for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a
non-U.K bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the
remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is
enclosed with your payment.
(iii) By Visa or Mastercard. A charge of 2% will be applied.
Payments exceeding £5,000 can normally only be made by
the card holder in person whilst on our premises.
5.4.4 Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by
third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration
that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party.
5.5 Invoices
Invoices may consist of one or more pages and will show: Zero rated
Lots (o); no symbol Lots sold under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme;
Lots marked (g) special scheme Investment Gold; Daggered Lots (†),
imported Lots marked (x) and (Ω), (e) Lots with Zero rated hammer
for EU VAT registered buyers.
5.6 Collection of Purchases
5.6.1 Unless specifically agreed to the contrary, we shall retain lots
purchased until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have
been paid in full. Buyers will be required to pay for their lots when
they wish to take possession of the same, which must be within 7
days of the date of the sale, unless prior arrangements have been
made with Spink. Without prior agreement, lots will not be released
until cleared funds are received with regard to payments made by
cheque.
5.6.2 Unless we notify you to the contrary, items retained by us will
be covered in accordance with our policy which is available for
inspection at our offices from the date of sale for a period of seven
days or until the time of collection, whichever is sooner. After seven
days or from the time of collection, whichever is the earlier, the Lot
will be entirely at your risk.
5.6.3 Our policy will not cover and we are unable to accept
responsibility for damage caused by woodworm, changes in
atmospheric conditions or acts of terrorism.
5.7 Notification
We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While
Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept
responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid. You are
requested to contact us by telephone or in person as soon as possible
after the auction to obtain details of the outcome of your bids to avoid
incurring charges for late payment.
5.8 Packing and handling
5.8.1 We shall use all reasonable endeavours to take care when
handling and packing a purchased Lot but remind you that after
seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is sooner, the
Lot is entirely at your risk. Our postage charges are set out at the
back of the catalogue.
5.8.2 It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import
Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final
destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to
avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any
Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of
certain collectibles. Spink will not accept return of the Lot(s) under
these circumstances. Spink will not accept responsibility for Lot(s)
seized or destroyed by Customs.
5.8.3 If the Buyer requires delivery of the Lot to an address other than
the invoice address this will be carried out at the discretion of
Spink.
5.9 Recommended packers and shippers
If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your
agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our
suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such
parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom
we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third
parties concerned.
5.10 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases
5.10.1 If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated
payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise
one or more of the following rights or remedies:
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5.10.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound
interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full
amount is due;
5.10.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may
owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount
remaining unpaid by you;
5.10.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other
property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have
paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the
unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property.
Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount
outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have
the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We
shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding
to us or the Spink Group, and pay any balance to you;
5.10.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink
Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount
paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular
transaction, whether or not you so direct;
5.10.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on
your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any
bids.
5.10.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in
addition be entitled:
5.10.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you
at the same or any other auction;
5.10.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if
this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance
from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20%
seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions
and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or
otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make
payment; or
5.10.2.3 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit.
5.11 Failure to collect
Where purchases are not collected within seven days after the sale,
whether or not payment has been made, you will be required to pay a
storage charge of £2 per item per day plus any additional handling cost
that may apply. You will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all
outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other
amounts due to us.
5.12 Export Licence
5.12.1 If required we can, at our discretion, advise you on the detailed
provisions of the export licensing regulations. Where we advise you
in relation to export licensing regulations the ultimate responsibility
in respect of any export will lie with you and we will not be
responsible for your failure to apply for any necessary licences.
5.12.2 If the Lot is going to be hand carried by you, you may be
required to produce a valid export licence to us or sign a waiver
document stating that a licence will be applied for.
5.12.3 You should always check whether an export licence is required
before exporting. Export licences are usually obtained within two
or three weeks but delays can occur.
5.12.4 Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish
to apply for an export licence does not affect your obligation to
make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on
late payment.
5.12.5 If you request that we apply for an export licence on your
behalf, we shall be entitled to recover from you our disbursements
and out of pocket expenses in relation to such application, together
with any relevant VAT.
5.12.6 We will not be obliged to rescind a sale nor to refund any
interest or other expenses incurred by you where payment is made
by you despite the fact that an export licence is required.
5.13 Refund in the case of Forgery
5.13.1 A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you
if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the
catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not
however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the
catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date
corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or
experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of
opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery
only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted
for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at
the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable
or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you
should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following
conditions are met:
5.13.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the
receipt of the Lot(s), that in your view the Lot concerned is a
Forgery;
5.13.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days
from receipt of the Lot(s), in the same condition as at the
auction date; and
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5.13.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must
produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and
that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third
party claims.
5.13.1.4 you must provide to us all evidence obtained by you that
a Lot is a Forgery no later than 7 days after you receive such
evidence.
5.13.2 In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more
than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall
have no claim for interest.
5.13.3 The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being
transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the
original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold
and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without
disposing of any interest in it to any third party.
5.13.4 We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to
establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process
was used or in use at the date of the auction.
6 LIABILITY
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability for:
6.1 death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or
6.2 any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of our fraud or
fraudulent misrepresentation.
7 COPYRIGHT
7.1 We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video
or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image
will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way
we see fit.
7.2 The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating
to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have
the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. You shall not use or allow
anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without
our prior written consent.
8 VAT
You shall give us all relevant information about your VAT status and that of
the Lot to ensure that the correct information is printed in the catalogues.
Once printed, the information cannot be changed. If we incur any unforeseen
cost or expense as a result of the information being incorrect, you will
reimburse to us on demand the full amount incurred.
9 NOTICES
All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally,
sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other
party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the
second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth
working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be
deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch.
10 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
The following provisions of this clause 10 shall apply only if you are acting for
the purposes of your business.
10.1 Limitation of Liability
Subject to clause 6, we shall not be liable, whether in tort (including
for negligence) or breach of statutory duty, contract, misrepresentation
or otherwise for any:
10.1.1 loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or
similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of
contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information; or
10.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss,
costs, damages, charges or expenses.
10.2 Severability
If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be
invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the
rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the
fullest extent permitted by law.
10.3 Force majeure
We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed
in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or
from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents
beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes,
lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce
or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or
transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious
damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule,
regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery,
fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors.
10.4 Waiver
10.4.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only
effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances
for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any
right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall
constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor
preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise
of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise
of that (or any other) right or remedy.
10.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under
these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude
rights provided by law.
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10.5 Law and Jurisdiction
10.5.1 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising
out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be
governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England
and Wales.
10.5.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and
Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or
claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and
Conditions or their subject matter.
Postal Charges
Prices for books
(items sent by this method are not covered by insurance)
Weight
UK
EU
Rest of the World
Up to 1kg
£8 for any weight
£12
£15
Up to 2kg
£8 for any weight
£18
£25
Prices for all other items including postage and packaging
Invoice Value
UK
EU
Rest of the World
Up to £1,500
£10
£15
£20
Up to £10,000
£20
£30
£40
Above £10,001
£20
£50
£60
Shipments of more than 2kg or volumetric measurement of more than 2kg have to
be sent by courier. Certain countries may incur extra charge when courier services
are required by our insurance policy. For lots sent by courier please contact
[email protected] for calculation of any further relevant cost in addition to
the above charges.
Value Added Tax (VAT)
Charging of (VAT) at Auction
The information shown on this page sets out the way in which Spink intends to
account for VAT.
i.
Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme
1. Where possible, we will offer Lots for sale under the Auctioneers’
Margin Scheme. Such Lots can be identified by the absence of any
VAT symbol next to the Lot number in the catalogue and will not be
subject to VAT on the Hammer Price.
2. Where Lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme to UK
VAT–registered businesses, the VAT on Buyers’ Premium is not
recoverable as input tax. Upon request on sale day, we will issue
invoices that show VAT separately on both the Hammer Price and
the Buyer’s Premium. This will enable VAT-registered businesses to
recover the VAT charged as input tax, subject to the normal rules for
recovering input tax.
ii.
Zero-Rated Lots
Limited Categories of goods, such as books, are Zero-rated (o) for VAT in
the United Kingdom. Such Lots are offered under the Auctioneers’ Margin
Scheme. In these circumstances no VAT will be added to the Buyer’s
premium.
iii.
Daggered Lots
Lots which are Daggered (†) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 20%
on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium.
iv.
Imported and Omega Lots
Lots which are marked (x) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 5% on
the Hammer price plus 20% on the Buyer’s premium. Lots which bear the
Omega symbol (Ω) are subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price and
on the Buyer’s Premium. This VAT is payable on items imported from
outside the EU. In these cases we have used a temporary importation
procedure, which in effect means that the point of importation is deferred
until the Lot has been sold. At this point the Buyer is treated as the
importer and is liable to pay the import VAT due. We will collect the VAT
from you and pay it to HM Customs and Excise on your behalf.
v.
Investment Gold Lots
Lots marked (g) in the catalogue are exempt from VAT on the Hammer
Price and are subject to VAT at 20% on the Buyer’s Premium. A refund of
VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof
of business as a collectibles dealer outside of the EU.
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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO
Olivier D. Stocker
YOUR SPECIALISTS
STAMPS
UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton Fernando Martínez David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger
Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith Ian Shapiro (Consultant)
USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney
EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez
CHINA - Anna Lee Tommy Chau
COINS
UK - Mike Veissid Richard Bishop William MacKay Eleanor Charlotte Dix
Tim Robson Edouard Wyngaard Jon Mann Barbara Mears John Pett
USA - Stephen Goldsmith Greg Cole
CHINA - Kin Choi Cheung
BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES
UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison Monica Kruber
USA - Stephen Goldsmith
EUROPE - Peter Christen
CHINA - Paul Pei Po Chow Kelvin Cheung
ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA
UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys John Hayward
BOOKS
UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland
AUTOGRAPHS
USA - Stephen Goldsmith
WINES
CHINA - Vincent Cleme Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia
YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO)
SALE CALENDAR 2014
STAMPS
9 July
9/10/11 July
27/28 August
20 September
20 September
20 September
25 September
16 October
26/27 November
11 December
British Europe including Long Island from the Vestey Collection
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale featuring the Award-Winning Collection of Province
of Otago Postal History formed by Greg Francis, and the Cliff Wheatley Rhodesias
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale
Sale of Stamps of Singapore Philatelic Museum Handling Collection
Stamps and Covers of South East Asia including the Peter Cockburn Award Winning
Collection of Straits Settlements and Malayan States Revenue Stamps
Great Britain from the Vestey Collection
Australian Commonwealth from the Vestey Collection
The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale
The Leeward Islands, Bahamas and Turks Islands from the Vestey Collection
London
14030
London
New York
Hong Kong
Singapore
14024
150
CSS10
14034
Singapore
London
London
London
London
14026
14031
14032
14025
14033
Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
London
Hong Kong
New York
London
Hong Kong
London
14005
CSS11
321
14006
CSS13
14007
World Banknotes
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
World Banknotes
World Banknotes
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
London
Hong Kong
New York
London
London
Hong Kong
14009
CSS11
321
14013
14013
CSS13
Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria
Orders, Decoration, Campaign Medals & Militaria
London
London
14002
14003
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
Bonds and Share Certificates of the World
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
London
CSS11
CSS13
14017
Postal History, Autographs and Historical Documents
The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale
London
New York
14035
321
Cognac, Whiskies and other Spirits
An Evening of Exceptional Wines and Spirits
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
COINS
25 June
21 August
17/18 September
22/23 September
15 November
3/4 December
BANKNOTES
15/16 July
21 August
17/18 September
30 September
1/2 October
15 November
Chairman’s Office
Charles Blane
Directors
Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink
Auction & Client Management Team
Miroslava Adusei-Poku Edward Rivers Luca Borgo Rita Ariete Dora Szigeti John Winchcombe
Kenichiro Imase María Martínez Maurizio Schenini
Finance
Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Billy Tumelty Hemel Thakore
IT & Administration
Berdia Qamarauli Leszek Woronowicz Liz Cones Curlene Spencer
Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi
YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK)
Auction Administration and Marketing & Design
Sonia Alves Luke Mitchell Madison Lang
Finance & Administration
Aleena Nieves
Auctioneer
Stephen Goldsmith
MEDALS
24 July
20 November
BONDS AND SHARES
21 August
15 November
28 November
AUTOGRAPHS
18 July
17/18 September
WINES
4 July
21 August
YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE)
Vice Chairman
Anna Lee
Administration
Angie Ihlofung Newton Tsang Sue Pui Howard Tong Arthur Chan Gary Tan
The above sale dates are subject to change
Spink offers the following services:
– VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –
– SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –
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