A limited edition silver Dunhill Great Golf Courses of the World cased cigarette lighter representing The Course, Loch Lomond golf club, designed by Harold Riley, the hallmarked lighter numbered 034/288, presented in a fitted black case, with outer card box.
A good example of an Austrian Spanhalter, which is a similar but a much larger version of the English Rush Nip. The ash conical base, with old worm, supports the blacksmith’s made wrought iron nip, with a decorative top and hinged counter balance weight to hold a large splint, which no doubt gave a good illumination for the period of time.
5x British Regimental Swagger Sticks, with thimble and ball tops, regiments include Victorian East Kent Regiment, 1/1st Royal West Kent regiment, Victorian York & Lancaster regiment, Victorian Queens Own Royal West Kent regiment, plus OTC / School example. Various conditions. (5 items)
A well carved boxwood baby’s rattle in the manner of an auctioneer’s gavel, having a brass sphere to the interior of the perforated head, with a turned handle ending in a small whistle. The whole has a good pale honey colour and retains a patination.
The sizeable and varied collection of twenty eight mixed sized early glass plate daguerrotypes and ambrotypes, including ninth plates and quarter plates, in rectangular gilt metal and embossed leather half-frames with circular inset borders, one in a very good bois durci frame, each showing a range of couples, gentleman and ladies, mothers, children and infants, widows and grandparents from America and England respectively, all surviving from the nineteenth century.
Taxidermy: A Cased Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus), by Macleay Taxidermy of Inverness, a full mount cock bird, stood upon a large painted faux rock, amidst heather, ferns, tall grasses and fauna, above a pebbled floor, set against a pale blue painted back board, enclosed within a typical period ebonised three-glass display case, 49cm by 17cm by 50cm, taxidermist's full paper trade label to interior lower left, bearing brass plaque "Shot with 22 Bore Rifle, 29th Sept 1905" Condition Report: ARR:
Snaffles WW II Military print “Blimy! Wot a Life”. A coloured Snaffles lithograph entitled “Blimy! Wot a Life” showing a battleship in the middle of a storm. The sailors on board are looking skywards at a passing aeroplane. The margin has a remarque depicting a destroyer in a storm with the full title quote “Blimy! Wot a Life, West of Gib, and North Across the Bay (R.K)”. The print is with a Snaffles signature in pencil and the Snaffles blindstamp. Framed in a new black frame.
Five Guinness advertising pottery ashtrays, two in the form of barrel tops one by Minton the other by Ajax, the others 'Guinness is good for you' one large and two small are decorated with the character Sam Weller in a scene taken from the original drawings by Phiz.
A WWII era laminated mahogany twin blades propeller, with brass leading edges, dated 1943. For the starboard engine of a Pobjoy Niagara powered aircraft. Markings and date on hub. The Pobjoy Niagara is a British seven-cylinder, air-cooled, radial, aero-engine first produced in 1934. The design ran at higher speeds than conventional engines, and used reduction gearing to lower the speed of the propeller. This led to a noticeable off-centre mounting for the propeller. The Niagara was a popular eng
A circular fruitwood double sided pill rounder for making two different sized pills. One side is deeper than the other. Pill rouunders were used by chemists. After the pill was cut from the pill machine it was placed under the pill rounder, and by moving it in a circular motion it became round. It was then placed in a pill silverer for coating. The whole has a good rich honey colour and patination.