BOSLEYS ~ WEDNESDAY 8th MARCH 2006

BOOKS, EPHEMERA & PICTURES

Many of the lots are photographed in the catalogue which
is lavishly illustrated in both colour and black and white

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754     “The Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges”
by Col. Denis Wood (1988) with ink author’s dedication to Hugh King. An excellent reference work comprising 129 pages packed with illustrations and in depth details of shoulder belt plates, helmet plates, cap badges, collars and titles to the Regiments, its Volunteers, Militia and Territorial Battalions. Red cloth covers retaining dust wrapper. VGC (£30 - £50)
755     “Canadian Militia Badges pre 1914”
by Daniel Mazias (1990) with ink author’s dedication to Hugh King. 184 pages packed full of excellent line drawings of headdress badges, collars and titles. Slight wear. GC (£30 - £50)
756     “Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18”
by Reginald Cox. (1983) signed in ink by the author. The 363 page standard reference work illustrating over 3250 cap, collar and shoulder badges of the British, Indian, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, South African Forces as well as those of numerous small Colonies, Dependencies and Protectorates. Red cloth covers retaining dust wrapper. Wrapper a littly tatty otherwise GC. (£40 - £60)
757     “Badges & Insignia of the British Armed Services”
by May, Carman and Tanner. (1974) The 367 page standard reference work with six colour plates, 39 black and white photographs and 765 line drawings. Red cloth covers retaining dust wrapper. Wrapper a littly tatty otherwise GC. (£40 - £60)
758     “Yun-Nan” The Link between India and the Yangtze”
by Major H.R. Davies. Published by Cambridge University Press 1909. 429 pages with a number of black and white illustrations. Pocket for maps. (no maps present). Green cloth cover, ex Royal Green Jackets Museum. Wear to cover, some foxing. (£80 - £120)
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759     “Travelling in Spain” in the present Day”
by Henry Blackburn. Published by Sampson Low Son & Marston 1866. 248 pages with appendix. Rebound with leather spine and board cover. Some restoration to pages. GC (£30 - £50)
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760     “Swiss Scenery” From Drawings.
by Major Cockburn, published by Rodwell & Martin New Bond Street London. 1820. Contains a number of black and white illustrations. Page containing list of plates with pencil scribble. Retaining contemporary leather and board cover. This with age wear. (£100 - £150)
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761     “Large Game Shooting” in Thibet the Himalayas and Northern India.
by Colonel Kinlock. Published by Thacker, Spink and Co. 1885. 237 pages with a number of illustrations and adverts to the back, fold out map absent. Some age wear. (£50 - £100)
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762     “An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports or complete account
Historical practical and descriptive of hunting, shooting, fishing, racing and other field sports by Delabere P. Blaine. Published by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman 1840. Some age wear, loose pages and cover now in poor condition. ... Accompanied by “Mammalia of India and Ceylon” by Robert A. Sterndale Published by Thacker Spink and Co 1844. Cover in poor condition, some pages appear absent. ... Accompanied by a number of other books of hunting interest. (12 items) heavy age wear (£50 - £100)
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763     “Oriental Field Sports”
being a complete detailed and accurate description of the Wild Sports of the East by Captain Thomas Williamson, with drawings by Samuel Howitt. Second edition published 1819 by H.R. Young 56 Paternoster-row. Contained in two volumes with full leather gilt tooled bindings. This with age wear and some dirt to the leather. Complete with 40 coloured prints. Some general foxing and slight browning to the pages. (£400 - £600)
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764     1807 List of Officers of the Militia, Gentleman and Yeomanry Cavalry and Volunteer Infantry
A rare edition of the listings of the Volunteer units during the Napoleonic War complete with an index. Now rebound. Little age wear. GC (£200 - £300)
765     1877 and 1882 British Army List.
Both copies have been bound in red cloth and are complete with index. The 1882 list starts at page 33, but does not effect the regimental listings or index. GC (2 items) (£25 - £30)
766     1796 List of Officers of the Militia etc.
A rare example. “Lists of the Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of the Fencible Cavalry and Infantry; of the Officers of the Militia; and of the Corps and Troops of Gentlemen and Yeomanry; and of the Corps and Companies of the Volunteer Infantry. With an index.”. Contemporary full leather binding. Little age wear. Generally GC. (£200 - £300)
767     1803 List of Officers of the Militia etc.
A rare example. “List of the Officers of the Militia The Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry and the Volunteer Infantry. With an index.”. Contemporary full leather binding. A little age wear. Generally GC. (£200 - £300)
768     1804 List of Officers of the Yeomanry Corps
A rare example. “List of the Volunteer and Yeomanry Corps’ With an addition section of regulations for the Volunteers. Index by Regiments only.”. Brown cloth cover. Generally GC. (£150 - £200)
769     1811 List of Officers of the Local Militia of Great Britain.
A rare copy, index is by units only. Contemporary full red leather cover with gilt tooling. GC (£120 - £150)
770     1812 List of Officers of the Militia of the United Kingdom
A rare copy, index is by units only. Restored full leather binding. GC (£120 - £150)
771     1813 List of Officers of the Militia of the United Kingdom
A rare copy, index is by units only. Red leather spine and board binding. GC (£120 - £150)
772     1817 List of Officers of the Militia of the United Kingdom & Yeomanry Cavalry
A rare copy, index is by units only. Contemporary full red leather binding with gilt tooling. Back board loose GC. (£150 - £200)
773     1820 List of Officers of the Militia, Yeomanry Cavalry & Volunteer Infantry
A rare copy, index is by units only. Contemporary full red leather binding with gilt tooling. Back board loose GC. (£150 - £200)
774     1825 List of the Officers of the Militia and Yeomanry Cavalry”.
A rare copy listing the Officers serving in English Scottish and Irish units. Also lists Officers of The Volunteer Infantry. Complete with an index of units and full index of names. Contemporary full leather binding, which requires attention. Overall GC. (£150 - £200)
775     1884 Army List of HRH The Duke of Cambridge Library.
A magnificent example of the Army List for October - December 1884. The list is now bound in fine blue leather with gold tooled decoration with Royal Arms to the front and back. The pages are edged with gold. To the interior is a plate printed “From the Library of HRH The Late Duke of Cambridge December 1904”. Slight wear Near VGC. (£150 - £200)
776     The cartoons and illustrations of Louis Raemaekers
Three large format deluxe editions each signed by artist and containing large prints of the satirical and patriotic images of this artist. Comprises: The Great War published 1916. The Great War in 1916 published 1917 and the Great War Victory Volume published 1919. Matching covers good clean condition. (£400 - £600)
777     A small selection of Victoria Cross winners signatures.
Comprising: Lieutenant Augustine William Shelton Agar. VC for Motor Boat action in North Russia 1919. Signature to a letter. ... Acting Corporal Fred Greaves 9th Bn Notts & Derby V for Ypres 1917. Signature to a menu along with..... Odette Hallows George Cross. These signatures to a 1968 VC & GC Dinner. ... Lieutenant Peter Scawen Watkinson Roberts. VC 1942 North of Crete. Signature to a letter. ... Captain Phillip John Gardner Royal Tank Regiment VC for Tobruk 1941 Signature to a letter. ... Lieutenant Basil Charles Godfrey Place RN VC for 1943 X Craft action. Signature to a letter. ... Plus a copy of the program for the 1956 VC Centenary Review by the Queen. Overall GC. (Six signatures) (£50 - £100)
778     1851 13th Light Dragoons Soldier Book and rare Kit Roll.
A Soldiers book for Henry Gyles who enlisted into the 13th Light Dragoons on the 1st December 1851. Accompanied by a rare leather personal kit roll, used for knife, fork, spoon etc. This with a clear stamp “13D FIO GC. ... Accompanied by a set of papers for the Royal Military Hospital Chelsea concerning out pensioner John Green late of the 62nd Foot. GC.. Also a 1914 Commission for Lieutenant H.C.D. Meller MB RAMC. Overall GC (3 sets) (£40 - £60)
Henry Gyles is believed to have left the Regiment in 1853. His kit roll would have been the pattern carried in the Crimea.
780     Selection of military publications.
Comprising: An original copy of 1900 Dress Regulations. Cover in poor condition..... Regimental & Volunteer Medals 1745-1895. GC... “Queen’s Own Highlanders” (1983).... “Scottish Military Uniforms” by Robert Wilkinson-Latham.... Typed Medal Roll Afghanistan 1878-80 to the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders. (5 items) (£30 - £50)
781     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Louis Noel.
The clear ink signature includes the date “Hendon 12th October 1912”. and appears on a commercial photograph postcard. This shows Noel in the seat of a Farnham style aircraft. The postcard is loose to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature and a watercolour of a Bleriot Monoplane. GC (£60 - £100)
Mr Louis Noel was an Instructor and chief pilot of the Grahame-White School of Flying based at Hendon. A regular competitor of the weekly Air Races, he won 4 in 1912 and 8 in 1913. On the 31st May 1913, he achieved an endurance flight record, by flying for 20 minutes with nine passengers. In August 1914 he volunteered for service with the RFC and flew to France to join the BEF.
782     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Lieut Wilfred Parke RN
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard. This shows Parke standing to the front of an aeroplane, wearing a dark jacket and an unusual safety helmet to his head. The postcard is loose to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature, also details of his death on the 15th December 1912. (£75 - £100)
Lieutenant Wilfred Parke is credited with the first demonstration of the recovery from a spin, known as the “The Parke Drive”. He is also credit with the unofficial speed record of 61.8 MPH, set in 1912. Flying from Hendon on the 15th December he took off with a failing engine, unable to gain height, he turned down wind to return to the Aerodrome, but stalled crashing at Wembley, killing himself and his passenger Mr A Hardwick.
783     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Sidney Pickles
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard. with the additional information “Hendon 18/10/12” GC (£50 - £75)
Sidney Pickles was an early expert on the Caudron Seaplanes, destined to be used by the Naval Wing of the RFC and later RNAS. By 1913 he had flown the Channel on three occasions and had survived a crash. By 1914 he was appointed chief pilot of the Blackburn Company and at the outbreak of the Great War volunteered his services to the RNAS
784     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr R.Richet
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard, with the additional information “22/2/13 Hendon”. This shows Mr Richet seated in the cockpit of his aeroplane, wearing a flying helmet. The postcard is loose to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature and date. (£50 - £75)
On the day Mr Richet signed this postcard he won the Aero Show Trophy at Hendon.
785     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Robert Slack.
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard which shows Mr Slack seated in his Bleriot Monoplane. GC (£75 - £100)
Robert Slack was a regular in the Flying Races, flying in his Bleriot monoplane. With connections to the Grahame-White Company, he flew for them a new French Machine from Paris to Hendon under very difficult weather conditions. This epic flight earmarked him as one of the leading British Aviators. He is also credited with winning eight of the weekly Aero Races at Hendon during 1913 and showed great promise, only to be killed in a motorcar accident in December 1913.
786     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Thomas Sopwith.
The clear ink signature “T. Sopwith” appears on a commercial photograph postcard. which shows Mr Sopwith seated in a Monoplane. GC (£100 - £120)
Sir Thomas Sopwith, learnt to fly in 1910 and in the same year won the £4,000 prize for the longest flight in a British Machine. He also won the first Aerial Derby and would go on to start the Sopwith Aviation Company, which would develop and make some of the finest Fighter Aircraft of the Great War.
787     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mrs Cherida de Beauvois Stocks
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard, which shows Mrs Stocks seated in the cockpit of a Box Kite style aeroplane. GC (£75 - £100)
Mrs Stocks was the second British Lady to gain her Pilots Licence. She would go onto win the Ladies Day Prize at Hendon on the 6th July 1912. In 1913 she suffered a bad crash while a passenger with Mr Sidney Pickles, being taken out of the wreckage unconscious. She fully recovered from her injuries, but did not fly again.
788     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr George L. Temple
The clear ink signature, appears on a commercial photograph postcard which shows Mr Temple seated in the cockpit of a monoplane wearing a Warren Style safety helmet. GC (£60 - £100)
Mr George L. Temple was the first man to Loop the Loop on the 24th November 1913, two days earlier than Mr Benny Hucks. Although this achievement nearly killed him. He continued to fly, but his luck ran out on the 26th January 1914 over Salisbury plane, whilst flying with an instructor, there was confusion as to had control and the aeroplane flew into a flat spin into the ground from 50 feet, killing Temple
789     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Lewis Turner
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard with the additional information Hendon 19th 1912” Mr Temple is seated in the cockpit of a Box Kite Style biplane. Despite tanks of fuel behind and doped wings, he can be seen with a cigarette to his hand. GC (£50 - £75)
Mr Lewis Temple, was at one time chief pilot for the Grahame White Company. In 1912 he won ten of the Hendon weekly flying races and a further 3 in 1913. He wrote articles for flying magazines and appears to have stopped flying by the outbreak of the Great War.
790     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr James Valentine
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard. Mr Valentine is seated in the cockpit of monoplane. GC (£50 - £75)
Mr James Valentine won five of the Hendon weekly races during 1912 and although a very active flier during this period, he seems to have withdrawn from the flying scene by August 1914.
791     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr. Pierre Verrier
The clear ink signature appears on a commercial photograph postcard with the additional information “Hendon 19th October 1912. This shows Verrier standing to the front of an aeroplane,. The postcard is loose to a page of an autograph book,with an additional ink signature. GC (£50 - £75)
Mr Pierre Verrier was Farman’s chief test pilot. In 1912 he won five of the Hendon Weekly Air Races and in 1913 achieved the highest individual score winning 12. At the outbreak of the Great War, he was Chief Pilot for the Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited.
792     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr. Claude Grahame-White.
A commercial photograph postcard shows Mr Grahame-White standing in front of a hanger. The postcard is fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an ink signature “Very sincerely Yours Claude Grahame-White Oct 17/12” GC. (£100 - £120)
Mr Claude Grahame-White held British Aero Licence number 6 dated 26th April 1910. He participated in air races and stated a flying school at Hendon, where not only civilians but military pilots gained their wings.
793     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr. Julius Nardini
A commercial photograph postcard shows Mr Nardini sitting in the cockpit of his 50 hp monoplane. Clear ink signature with “9 Nov 1912 Hendon”. The postcard is fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature GC. (£50 - £75)
Mr Julius Nardini an Italian flew at Hendon during 1912 winning two Weekly Air Races and in 1913 he won a further two. In September 1912, he participated in an exhibition of night flying.
794     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr. E. Galy
A commercial photograph postcard, shows Mr Galy standing before his aeroplane. Signature to the photograph. The postcard is fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature GC. (£40 - £60)
795     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr. E. Baumann
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature and “3 November 1912” The card shows Mr Baumann, standing before his aeroplane, wearing a Warren Style Safety Helmet. The postcard is loosely fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature GC. (£60 - £100)
Mr Edouard Baumann, a Swiss, man flew at Hendon and was the cofounder of the Ruffy Baumann School of Flying, which trained many service pilots during the Great War including Albert Ball VC.
796     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Pierre Gandillen.
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature and “Hendon 1912” The card shows Mr Gandillen in the cockpit of a monoplane, wearing a Warren Style Safety Helmet. The postcard is loosely fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature GC. (£50 - £75)
797     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr. Richard Thomas Gates.
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Gates standing before his aeroplane, a Farnham style Box Kite. GC (£80 - £120)
Mr. Richard Thomas Gates was a partner of Grahane-White and a director of the Hendon Aerodrome. At the outbreak of the Great War, he held a special commission in the RNAS. Armed with a Rifle flying with Mr Graham White, he took part in the first Night Patrol over London on the 5th / 6th September 1914 looking for a reported Zeppelin. On the 10th September, following a similar patrol, the aircraft crashed on landing and the then Flight Lieutenant Gates suffered injuries , resulting in him loosing his life. He is believed to be the first British Aviator to loose his life on active service during the Great War. He is buried at Hendon.
798     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Gustave Hamel
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Hamel in the cockpit of a monoplane,wearing leather flying helmet. The postcard is loosely fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature and date 1912. GC (£75 - £100)
Mr Gustave Hamel learnt to fly in France on the Bleriot in 1910 and in March 1911 set a record for a flight from Hendon to Brooklands in 58 minutes. He was trusted with the first official Airmail flight from Hendon to Windsor and won a number of Air Races including the Daily Mail Aerial Derby of 1913. On the 23rd May 1914 he was flying a Morane Saulnier monoplane across the Channel and disappeared
799     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Harry G Hawker.
A commercial photograph postcard showing Mr Hawker standing beside an aeroplane. The postcard is loosely fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an ink signature GC. (£50 - £100)
Mr Hawker was one of the most important early aviators. Test Pilot to the newly formed Sopwith Aircraft Company, he toured Australia in 1913 to promote the Sopwith Aircraft. In June 1913 he set the world record height flight of 23,000 Feet. Following the Great War he made an attempt to be the first to fly the Atlantic, but crashed half way. He was killed in an air crash the following year in July 1920.
800     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Benny Hucks
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Hucks in the cockpit of a monoplane wearing leather flying helmet. GC. (£60 - £100)
Mr Benny C Hucks started his aviation life as chief mechanic for Grahame-Whites and on gaining his licence became chief test pilot for the Blackburn Aircraft Company. He demonstrated the loop the loop and flew the second air mail from London to Bath in May 1912. During the Great War he was test pilot for the AIRCO Company and first flew the DH5, DH9A and DH10.
801     An Important Signature of the First Aerial VC Winner 2nd Lt William Moorhouse.
A commercial pre war photograph postcard, with clear ink signature. “Will Moorhouse”. The card shows Mr Moorhouse in the cockpit of a monoplane. GC. (£150 - £200)
Second Lieutenant William Moorhouse was an active pre war racing driver and pilot and is credited as the first pilot to fly backwards. At the outbreak of the Great War he was granted a commission in the RFC and proceeded to France to join 2 Squadron. On the 26th April 1915 he was detailed to bomb Courtrai Junction, to prevent German reinforcements moving up to the front. Although mortally wounded he carried out a successful attack, bringing his aircraft back before he died of his wounds. This action would result in the award of the first Aerial VC.
802     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Marcus D. Manton
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Manto, in the cockpit of a Box Kite style aeroplane. The postcard is loosely fixed to a page of an autograph book, with an additional ink signature. GC (£60 - £100)
Mr Marcus D. Manton qualified as a pilot with the Grahame-White school. He would go onto become an instructor and test pilot at the Company. In 1913 he flew the company aeroplane on military trails, fitted with a machine gun.
803     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr W.H. Ewen
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Ewen standing in front of an aeroplane. GC (£50 - £75)
Mr Ewen, learnt to fly at Hendon on the Bleriot. He then went on to open his own flying school at Hendon, the British Cauldron Co Ltd in 1911. Being a Scotsman he was the first to fly the Firth of Forth. At the outbreak of the Great War he joined the RFC.
804     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr E.W. Cheesman
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Cheesman in the cockpit of a Box Kite style aeroplane. The postcard is loosely fixed to a page of an autograph book, this with an additional ink signature and dedication. GC (£60 - £100)
Mr Edward W. Cheesman learnt to fly at the Grahame-White School of Flying at Hendon. He had also flown as an Instructor, before travelling to South Africa in 1913. Here he joined Mr Compton Paterson, who had established a flying school at Kimberley. On the 13th October, whilst instructing a Lt Dunlop, his aircraft hit an air pocket and fell 100 feet to the ground, killing Cheesman. Lt Dunlop, survived although very shaken.
805     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr G Collardeau
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Collardeau standing in front of his aeroplane. He is seen wearing an unusual one piece leather flying suit and leather flying helmet. The postcard is loosely fixed to a page of an autograph book, this with an additional ink signature and “Hendon the 2nd May 1913”. GC (£60 - £100)
Mr G Collardeau a French Aviator, participated in a number of cross country aerial races including the 1911 round Britain race. In 1913 he won two of the Hendon Weekly Races.
806     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Marcel Desoutter
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature and date “Hendon October 17 1912. The card shows Mr Desoutter in the cockpit of his Bleriot monoplane. GC. (£50 - £100)
Mr Marcel Desoutter was an instructor for the Grahame-White school at Hendon. In 1913 he suffered horrific injuries resulting in the amputation of a leg following a crash at Hendon in his Bleriot. Fitted with a standard “Peg Leg”, he found this uncomfortable bulky and set about redesigning the false leg using the principles of aircraft construction. The design would go onto become standard and used to great benefit during the Great War. Now fully recovered he returned to flying in 1914. In the 1930’s he was appointed a Managing Partner of Gatwick Airport.
807     Samuel Franklin Cody interest.
A commercial photograph postcard, showing Cody in the cockpit of an aeroplane, wearing his special pattern flying helmet. This card is loosely attached into the page of an autograph book, this with a ink dedication “Best Wishes from London Aerodrome. The page is also edged with a black line. GC (£60 - £100)
Samuel Franklin Cody could be referred to as the father of British aviation, making the first observed flight in the UK and also credited with the first passenger flight in the UK. Working closely to promote aviation interest to the British Military, he was killed in a flying accident on the 13th August 1913. Please note not signed
808     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr George M Dyott
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Dyott in the cockpit of a monoplane of his own design GC. (£50 - £100)
Mr Dyott learnt to fly at the Bleriot school of flying at Hendon. After achieving his Pilots Ticket he went into aircraft design and production. During the Great War his company would design a number of types including one unsuccessful twin engined aircraft designed to carry a 2 lb Vickers Cannon.
809     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr George W. Beatty
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Beatty standing before an aeroplane GC. (£50 - £100)
Mr George W. Beatty, an American, learnt to fly at Hendon and then went on to start the Beatty-Wright flying School, which also constructed their own machines.
810     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Walter L Brock
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature. The card shows Mr Brock in the cockpit of a monoplane wearing a Warren style safety helmet. Loosely fixed to the page of an autograph book, with with a second ink inscription and additional “Feb 8 1913 Hendon”. GC (£75 - £100)
Mr Walter L. Brock, an American, learnt to fly at Hendon’s Deperdussin flying school. He would go onto have remarkable results in aerial races. Winning Five Hendon weekly races in 1913, 1914 would see him win the Aerial Derby. The Hendon to Manchester and back race, the Hendon to Paris and return race, and on the 3rd August 1914 the last ever Hendon weekly race before WWI
811     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature and Hendon 17th May 1913”. The card shows Mr Moulinas with his monoplane wearing a leather flying coat. GC (£50 - £75)
Mr Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais, a French aviator, flew at Hendon in 1913 winning the Giesler Trophy. He was invited back the following year in 1914 flying in directly from Bremen. This caused a major row as Moulinais contravened Government regulations regarding overseas flights.
812     Signature of Pioneering Aviator Mr H. Blackburn
A commercial photograph postcard, with ink signature and date “Hendon Nov 23 12” The card shows Mr Blackburn in the cockpit of a Box Kite style aeroplane. Loosely fixed to the page of an autograph book. With with a second ink inscription and additional “Hendon Oct 1912”. GC (£80 - £120)
Mr H. Blackburn, a Yorkshireman, founded a flying school at Hendon. He participated in a number of aerial races, including the 1913 “War of the Roses” Air Race between Lancashire and Yorkshire. He founded the Blackburn Aircraft Company based in Leeds.
813     Orlando Norrie Watercolour of Lancers.
An attractive example which depicts a mounted Sergeant and dismounted Trooper of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers Between the two, is a trophy of weapons, uniforms and Officers’ shabraques of the 9th, 5th and 12th Lancer Regiments. Detail and colour good. Framed and glazed. Overall Size 28 x 20 inches. (£250 - £400)
814     Berkshire Yeomanry charging at Suvla Bay Gallipoli
This good quality colour print is taken from a painting by Caton Woodville and depicts the Yeomanry charging dismounted, Bayonets fixed up Chocolate Hill Suvla Bay Gallipoli on the 21st August 1915. The Berkshires are nearing the Turkish trenches. The print was published in 1914. Colours remains fresh. GC Mounted into a card mount. Overall size 20 x 27 inches. (£60 - £100)
815     Derbyshire Yeomanry Victorian Coloured Lithograph
After J. Mathews Circa 1897. This lithograph depicts the Regiment at the gallop undertaking Sword exercise with a mounted Officer to the foreground. Colours remain fresh with good detail. GC Mounted into a card mount. Overall size 22 x 25 inches. (£50 - £100)
816     1837 East & West Kent Regiments of Yeomanry Cavalry coloured Print.
This large coloured print depicts the two Regiments being Reviewed at Moat Park on the 26th May 1837. In the foreground can be seen mounted Officers with the Regiments passing in extended lines. GC, a little age wear. Now in card mount. Overall size 29 x 23 inches (£60 - £100)
817     2nd West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry Mezzotint Print.
This good quality print depicts a full length study of Colonel Sir Henry Edwards Bart. CB He is seen full length standing beside his Charger, wearing regimental pattern Hussar uniform. To his left arm he holds his Albert pattern helmet, Published 1873. Set into a card mount. Little age wear Overall size 31 x 23 inches. (£40 - £60)
818     1807 Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry Mezzotint Print.
This good quality print depicts a full length study of Sir Wilfred Lawson Bart. He is seen full length wearing regimental pattern Light Dragoon uniform, with pelisse and a 1796 style Light Cavalry Sword. Published 1st August 1807. Set into a card mount. Little age wear Overall size 21 x 32 inches. (£50 - £75)
819     Queen’s Own Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry Mezzotint Print.
This good quality print depicts a full length study of the Honourable Robert Henry Clive MP Colonel Commandant of the Regiment. He is seen full length standing beside his Charger, wearing regimental coatee with box pattern epaulettes. To his left hand he holds his bell top shako., Little age wear Overall size 33 x 22 inches. (£50 - £75)
820     Sterlingshire Yeomanry Cavalry Mezzotint Print.
This good quality print depicts a full length study of Lieutenant Colonel Murray. He is seen full length standing beside his Charger, wearing regimental coatee with chain wings. To his left hand he holds his Tarleton helmet., Little age wear with some damage Overall size 30 x 23 inches. (£40 - £60)
821     9th Suffolk Yeomanry Cavalry Mezzotint Print.
This good quality print depicts a full length study of Captain Alexander Adair. He is seen full length wearing regimental coatee with chain wings. To his right hand he holds his blue & gilt bladed sword, while his plain shako can be seen to his side., Little age wear. Overall size 21 x 31 inches. (£50 - £75)
822     Royal Midlothian Yeomanry Cavalry Mezzotint Print.
This good quality print depicts a full length study of Sir John Hope. He is seen full length standing beside his Charger, wearing regimental tunics. To his left hand he holds his Tarleton helmet, mounted with an impressive Thistle badge., Little age wear with some mottling Overall size 33 x 24 inches. (£50 - £75)
823     Yorkshire Hussars Mezzotint Print.
This good quality print depicts a full length study of Colonel The Right Honourable Earl de Grey KG. He is seen full length wearing regimental Hussar pattern uniform. To his right hand he holds his shako while his left hand holds his sword. Little age wear. Overall size 25 x 37 inches. (£50 - £75)
824     Late 19th century photographic study of an Officer of the Royal Horse Artillery.
The attractive full length studio portrait by Martin Jacolette of Kensington and Dover is of RHA Lieutenant Blunt wearing full dress with pouch belt, sword, undress sabretache etc. with his busby resting on a tall carved wood table. Set on white card mount with gilt slip housed in glazed black wood frame ornamented with gilt floral border. Slight foxing, one or two minor chips to frame but generally GC. (approx 10 x 14 inches overall) (£30 - £50)
Edward Walker Blunt born 19.05.1860, son of Major-General Charles Harris Blunt, educated at Charterhouse and RMA Woolwich. Commissioned 19.05.80, he fought in the Ashanti, Egypt and Sierra Leone Expeditions, Major 27.07.98. On 16th December 1899 he married Sibell Lilian Mackenzie, Countess of Cromartie, daughter of Francis Mackenzie Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl of Cromartie. In 1900 he planned one of the first hydroelectric schemes in Britain. He retired from the Army 03.10.1901. In 1905 he changed his name to Blunt-MacKenzie. Rejoined the Colours 10.09.1914 as part of the “New Army” serving in 109th Battery, 6th Brigade; Temp. Lieut.Col. 1915; retired 27.05.18. Member of Ross & Cromarty Territorial Force Association. Both Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Ross & Cromarty Fathered four children, the second of whom became 4th Earl of Cromartie. He passed away 31.07.1949.
825     Sir Winston Churchill large VE Speech photograph study.
The photograph is in the manner of those taken by Cecil Beaton and shows Sir Winston seated at a table about to make the Victory in Europe Speech to the free world. The broadcast was made from the Cabinet room of 10 Downing Street and Churchill can be seen wearing a dark suit seated at a table before the microphone. In the background shadows an aide can be seen. The image remains clear and is in good condition. Mounted into a contemporary 1940’s style wooden frame, this with some damage. Image size 19 x 15 inches. Overall frame size 29 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches.
(£250 - £300)
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