Robert Murray
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COLLECTABLES AUCTION

 Monday 3 November 2003
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The sale is arranged in the following order;
Lots 1-20 Banknotes, Bonds and Shares, Books
Lots 21-56 Cigarette and Trade Cards
Lots 57-81 Coins, Communion Tokens, Medallions
Lots 82-90 Trade Cards
Lots 91-160 Postcards
Lots 161-172 Paper Ephemera
Lots 173-177 Supplies, Literature
Lots 178-208 Other Items
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    BANKNOTES
 1 World mix – mainly German inflation notes, plus a few notgeld, and odd others. Some duplication,
    and condition poor to very fine. (c.75)         ..         ..             ..            ..                ..                ..            £20.
 2 A few odd recent notes (Belgium 100f, France 20f þ 2, Greece 100dr þ 2 tatty, Ireland £5);
      also a few current Swiss coins (face 27f), and a couple of others.      ..         ..            ..        ..          £10.
 3 Scotland; Bank of Scotland 1945 £1, Pick 91a, fair condition.         ..         ..         ..            ..             £10.
 4 --; British Linen Bank 1957 £5, Pick 58, fine.          ..         ..         ..             ..    ..        ..            ..         £20.
 5 Canada; 1973 $1 uncut block of four $1 notes, unc. (Pick 85c þ 4)      ..         ..        ..        ..        ..       £8.
 6 Germany; 1940 three notes for Litzmannstadt concentration camp (50pf, 1m, 20m), and six
  similar for Theresienstadt (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 kronen). Excellent quality, possibly remainder
  stock.         ..         ..         ..         ..         ..         ..         ..        ..            ..            ..            ..            ..          £15.

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  BONDS AND SHARES
 7 Chinese Government 5% Reorganisation Gold Loan of 1913, £20 bond, with 43 coupons
  attached. One of the commonest certificates available, but still an impressive piece of work. 10.
 8 A similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 9 A similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 10 A similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 11 A similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 12 Government of the Chinese Republic 5% Gold Loan of 1913 for the Lung-Tsing-U-Hai
  Railway £20 bond, with 43 coupons attached. .. .. .. 8.
 13 A similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 14 A similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 15 A similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 16 A similar lot, just slightly grubby.; also a really tatty Hungarian 1881 bond. .. 8.
 17 Five consecutive 1872 share certificates for West Cumberland Iron and Steel Company
  Limited, fine. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.

  BOOKS
 18 Chinese Creeds and Customs by V.R. Burkhardt, 3 volumes, 1972; also The Book of Hong
  (1979)  .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4.
 19 Official British Report for 1952 Olympics (Helsinki); also Sporting Record Sports Annual for
  1949-50 and for 1950-51, and 1950 Book of Sport for Boys. .. .. 5.
 20 Film Review for 1953-54 and for 1954-55. Also two Tin-Tin books. .. .. 4.

  CIGARETTE CARDS
 21 Small box with about 17 part sets (c.300 cards). .. .. .. 30.
 22 Small mix in album of Players Regimental Standards and Cap Badges (29), Wills Borough
  Arms (29), Arms of the Bishopric (13), and School Arms (22). Mixed quality. .. 8.
 23 Cavanders; 1928 School Badges (mainly dark blue backs) set (25) very fine, cat.£25. 6.
 24 Churchman; 1928 Famous Cricket Colours set (25) fine, cat.£90. .. .. 22.
 25 --; 1928 Lawn Tennis set (50) fine/very fine, cat.£160. .. .. .. 45.
 26 --; 1931 Sporting Celebrities set (50) fine/very fine, cat.£150. .. .. 50.
 27 --; 1931 Prominent Golfers set (50) fine/very fine (a couple only slightly marked), cat.£500.
  A scarce set, seldom seen complete. [view image] .. .. .. .. £150.



Collectables, 3 November 2003  Page 3    Estimate.

  Cigarette Cards, continued
 28 Churchman; 1935 Rugby Internationals set (50) fine/very fine, cat.£85. .. 30.
 29 --; 1936 Cricketers set (50) very fine (but for very slightly poorer 1 and 50), cat.£160. 40.
 30 Duke (USA); 1889 Postage Stamps 21 mixed cards (all-different but for one duplicate). Very
  scarce, but in mixed condition. Cat.£13 each = £273. .. .. .. 30.
 31 Gallaher; 1938 Racing Scenes set (48) good to very fine, cat.£36. .. .. 10.
 32 --; 1938 Sporting Personalities set (48) good to very fine, cat.£20. .. .. 5.
 33 Mitchell; 1934 Scottish Footballers set (50) fine but for adhesion around edges of gum on
  reverse. Cat.£120. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 34 Phillips; 1937 Sportsmen – “Spot the Winner” set (50, backs inverted) fine (only a few
  colours having been wetted) cat.£55. .. .. .. .. 15.
 35 Players; 1930 Association Cup Winners set (50) fine, cat.£90. .. .. 24.
 36 --; 1934 Cricketers, 1934 set (50) mainly fine/very fine, cat.£62½ .. .. 15.
 37 Wills; 1924 Merchant Ships of the World 49 of 50 poor to good, cat.£61. .. 6.
 38 --; 1929 Rugby Internationals set (50) mainly fine, cat.£95. .. .. 28.
 39 --; 1929 Rigs of Ships set (25) very fine, cat.£87½ .. .. .. 26.
 40 --; 1937 British Sporting Personalities set (48) fine/very fine (end numbers slightly poorer),
  cat.£48. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 41 A. & M. Wix; 1940 Cinema Cavalcade (70 odds, cat.£1.20 each) mainly fine/v.f. 12.
 42 Reproduction Cards; Card Collectors Society repros of five sets (Players Aircraft,
  Cricketers, Kings & Queens, Motor Cars, Wills Railway Engines), and some others  6.
 *** See also Trade Cards.

  CIGARETTE AND TRADE CARDS
 43 Shoebox with a few loose bundles, small albums, etc. .. .. .. 30.
 44 Mixed box of mainly commoner cards. (100s)  .. .. .. 10.
 45 Assortment in box of odds and part sets – mixed subjects. .. .. 10.
 46 Selection on pages of birds and butterflies odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.300) .. 15.
 47 Selection on pages of animals odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.300+) .. 15.
 48 Selection on pages of views/buildings etc. odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.160+) 6.
 49 Selection on pages of heraldic/flags etc. odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.200+) .. 10.
 50 Selection on pages of sport odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.85) .. .. 8.
 51 Selection on pages of flowers/trees etc. odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.375) .. 15.
 52 Selection on pages of transport sets of mixed issues. (c.400) .. .. 12.
 53 Selection on pages of military/naval etc. odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.210) .. 10.
 54 Selection on pages of royalty odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.130) .. .. 8.
 55 Selection on pages of film/theatre/entertainment odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.280) 10.
 56 Selection on pages of mixed subjects odds/part sets of mixed issues. (c.150) .. 8.

  COINS
 57 Unseen by us, at the time of printing still in transit to us. Should be viewed. A couple of
  cartons packed with world coins – sets, modern silver coins, items in packs, and so on. Several
  hundreds, thought to have cost the original buyer some €1,000s, mainly from national mints
  – Canada, China, Germany, many others. Our estimate is without our sight of the lot !  £200.
 58 World collection in a unit of plastic drawers. Many are earlier (i.e. 1900 and before), and
  little after about 1920s. Includes some tokens etc. also. (100s) .. .. 50.
 59 Bag with UK pre-1947 silver 1/- and 2/- (face £6-4-0); plus a small mix of world others. 22.
 60 Album with world mix (134), plus small box with UK crowns (1889, 1893, 1935, 5 others),
  1990 £5, 1887 4/-, etc. .. .. .. .. .. 20.

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Collectables, 3 November 2003  Page 4    Estimate.

  Coins, continued
 61 General mix, much 1900s-50s, with UK crowns of 1935, 1937, 1951, other crowns, mixed
  other countries. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 62 Small mix of UK and foreign (c.70); also four communion tokens (Perth, Comrie, and 2 diff.
  Oban); and three cheap banknotes. .. .. .. .. 15.
 63 Mix in box inc. some India/States, Ceylon, etc. .. .. .. 10.
 64 Canada; 1975-77 four souvenir dollars, 1951 Sudbury “Big Nickel”, and a medallion for
  1933 Regina Grain Exhibition. .. .. .. .. .. 3.
 65 Ethiopia; 1970 silver 25 birr EF (cat.$30.) .. .. .. .. 5.
 66 United Kingdom; 1970 proof set, 24 various crowns (between 1951 and 1981), 1973 50p (2),
  and 1993 £5. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 67 --; seln. of eight modern crowns, three different commem £2; also 1983 uncirculated set, and
  odd others. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 68 --; 1911 gold sovereign, EF. .. .. .. .. .. 55.
 69 --; 1901 gold half sovereign, F. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 70 --; 1910 gold half sovereign, VF. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 71 --; 1995 Second World War £2 silver proof piedfort, cat.£60. .. .. 20.
 72 --; 1995 £1 (Welsh) silver proof, cat.£25. .. .. .. .. 8.
 73 --; 1996 A Celebration of Football £2 silver proof piedfort, cat.£65. .. .. 20.
 74 --; 1997 £1 (English) silver proof piedfort, cat.£55. .. .. .. 20.
 75 --; about 16kg of pre-decimal pennies and some halfpennies. .. .. 15.
 76 United States of America; 1878 Morgan $1 F/VF. .. .. .. 5.
 77 Venice; copper coin (17th century þ) DALMA/E.T/ALBAN  SAN*MARC*VEN/II. .. 4.

  COMMUNION TOKENS
 78 Rectangular token (chamfered corners) “ST KILDA” on face, “THIS DO IN/REMEMBRANCE/
  OF ME” on reverse, fine. One of the scarcer tokens. [view image] .. .. .. 40.
 79 Seven tokens – Fearn, Menmore (5), and Free Church oval. .. .. 10.

NOTE – TWO AUCTIONS TOGETHER;
We will assume that those postal bidders who bid in both sales will want their purchases for both sent together. Please instruct if otherwise.

  MEDALLIONS
 80 1970 Esso World Cup Coin Collection (complete set of 30). .. .. 4.
 81 Germany; grey base metal circular medallion WINTERSCHLACHT/IMOSTEN/1941/42 (helmet and
  stick grenade at top) (eagle and swastika on reverse). .. .. .. 5.

  TRADE CARDS
 82 A. & B. C. Gum; 1960 Flags of the World (large size) set (90) mainly fine/very fine. Cat.£72. 22.
 83 Cartledge (Razor Blades); 1938 Famous Prize Fighters set (50) mainly very fine, cat.£150. 40.
 84 Fife Constabulary; approx.1985 complete set of 36 cards of British Stamps (not listed in
  Murray catalogue) .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 85 --; a similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 86 --; approx. 1985 complete set of 20 cards of InterCity (handed out by policemen, sponsored
  by InterCity (all railway subjects, mainly Scottish, inc. several Forth Bridge). (Unlisted) 6.
 87 --; a similar lot. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6.
 88 Kiddy’s Favourites; 1948 Popular Cricketers (22 odds, cat.£3.20 each), and four odd others. 10.
 89 Football; Small box of modern football cards (mostly A&BC Gum) (c.200) mixed condition. 6.
 90 --; Chix Famous Footballers (9 odds, 1st/2nd series, cat.£30.), and Soccer Bubble Gum Soccer
  Teams (6 odds, 1st series, cat.£10½). Mainly fine. .. .. .. 8.



Collectables, 3 November 2003  Page 5    Estimate.

  POSTCARDS
 *** Unless otherwise described, all postcards are from the “postcard period” (roughly 1900 to
 1930). Mixes may be expected to have a wider range of dates, but should have only a smaller
  number of modern unless otherwise mentioned.
  The term “real photographic” (“RP”) is used only in its strict sense of a card printed indivi-
  dually and directly from a photographic negative.

 91 Large old original album with largely Scottish views, other British, just a few foreign.
  (504) .. .. .. .. .. ..                    £200 to £300.
 92 Old original album of mainly Scottish views, a few other British and foreign. (275) £100.
 93 Old original album of Scottish topographical, other British, foreign, a few subjects. (275) £100.
 94 Old album with mainly Scottish mix inc. Auchtermuchty RP, The Old Scone Bus & Driver
  Jamie, Lundin Links P.O., RP Scouts (Hutton & Paxton, used 1909), etc. (173)  £100.
 95 Old album with a mix of mainly earlier (many undivided backs) cards – Scotland, foreign,
  England, patriotic, etc. Includes KE7 Coronation (4), 1901 Glasgow Exhib. (2), Bridge St.
  Dollar Coronation Day, Fife NB Railway officials (3), Boer Camp Ceylon, etc. Majority
  used. (155) .. .. .. .. .. .. 90.
 96 Old album of mainly Scottish views (plus some English, foreign, etc.) (151) .. 90.
 97 Old album of mainly Scottish views, many East Coast. (96) .. .. 60.
 98 Old album of mainly Scottish views (and others) inc. several court size, 1904 Beildside tram,
  a few Chirnside, etc. (97) .. .. .. .. .. 60.
 99 Mixed box with approx. 1900s to 1940s English, plus other UK, some foreign, subjects
  (animals, greetings, comic, etc.). Some useful. (Estimated 600) .. .. 60.
 100 Shoebox of Scottish, other UK, and foreign, used and unused, of mixed periods (1900s to
  about 1960s). Much is cheaper, but worthwhile pickings in places.  .. .. 50.
 101 Mixed bundle of mainly earlier cards ( a few modern included) with a number of more
  interesting noticed (e.g. one Louis Wain), from UK, USA, Germany, Austria, and others,
  used and unused. (150+) .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 102 Mixed carton –two albums plus many loose. Early to modern, various areas and types. Much
  is cheap, but worth digging through. (Many 100s) .. .. .. 30.
 103 Mixed seln. inc. several Edinburgh (mainly Corstorphine), a few foreign inc. used Scandin-
  avia, etc. (52) .. .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 104 Mix in folder with some shipping, various topographical, for silks (inc. two of Forth Rail
  Bridge), some Japanese, and others. (c.100) .. .. .. .. 30.
 105 Old album of horse transport (59), and 55 others (mainly English views). Largely 1900s to
  1940s. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22.
 106 Small selection of mixed cards inc. Chinese torture and beheading victims, a few military,
  silk card of RMS Virginian (poor), etc. (31) .. .. .. .. 20.
 107 Varied bundle of largely 1930s-60s cards – UK and foreign. Mainly cheap, but some of use.
  (estimate 400+) .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 108 Box filled with modern cards, used and unused, mainly UK. (Includes some sent as sub-
  missions to a “boring postcard” competition.) (c.2,000) .. .. .. 15.
 109 Small mixture of cards inc. sports, agricultural, artistic. (30) .. .. 12.
 110 Loose mix of UK and Europe, mainly mid to modern used and unused. (c.300) .. 6.
 111 Little box-seat thing with hundreds of loose cards, mixed types and ages. Unfortunately has
  been damp at some time, so much damage. .. .. .. .. 5.

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NEXT STAMP AUCTION
8 December 2003.



Collectables, 3 November 2003  Page 6    Estimate.

  Postcards, continued
 112 Scotland; mixed accumulation of various areas, approx. 1900s to 1930s/40s inc. better cards
  here and there. (Estimated 450) .. .. .. .. .. 75.
 113 --; Angus; 8 (= 7 different) mainly unused of Barry Camp (inc. station), plus 1 of Buddon,
  and a comic Buddon. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 114 --; Ayrshire; b.+w. card of The Saltcoats Railway Smash. Written on reverse (headed “Aug
  23/06” þ) but not posted. Small faults. .. .. .. .. 10.
 115 --; Edinburgh; RP Robertson’s Series card of Kirkbrae, Liberton, used 1912. .. 6.
 116 --; Perthshire; RP card of Drumtogle Mill, Aberuthven (with horse and cart, and workers).
  Used with smudged Auchterarder rubber c.d.s. (1918 þ) þ .. .. 10.
 117 England; nice RP card of tram “THE FIRST CAR RUN THROUGH WAKEFIELD”, unused. 10.
 118 Foreign Countries; mixed cards of Panama (13), Canary Is. (3), Argentina (3), Mexico (2),
  and mixed West Indies (7). .. .. .. .. .. 6.
 119 --; seln. inc. Tahiti, Hawaii, New Hebrides, S.Africa, Mauritius, Dutch Indies, Gibraltar. (50) 12.
 120 --; Asia; mainly scenes from Ceylon and India (39) .. .. .. 7.
 121 --; Canada; mixed areas inc. RP, mills, etc. (35) .. .. .. 10.
 122 --; Europe; bundle inc. Russia (7, used early 1920s), Italy (19), Switzerland (7), Scandinavia
  (7), Czechoslovakia (6), etc. (46) .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 123 --; Foreign; seln. of North Africa, Suez, Middle East (26) .. .. 4.
 124 --; France; mainly 1905-10 seln. unused and used. (76) .. .. .. 8.
 125 --; --; smaller seln. with many transport, costumes, occupations, etc. (43) .. 10.
 126 --; Germany; various inc. a few Gruss Aus types. (32) .. .. .. 8.
 127 --; Iran; 25 unused modern cards. .. .. .. .. 3.
 128 --; Ireland; wide variety (47) .. .. .. .. .. 6.
 129 --; Italy; lovely collection mounted (photo corners) on pages for display. Includes a fine
  range of regimental cards (25 inc. some with labels), other military (15), patriotic/propagan-
  dist (14), post-WW1 places of changed nationality (4), exhibitions (2), 50th Anniversary of
  Kingdom (4), royalty (8), hotel cards (13), 1908 Messina earthquake (2), others (39). All
  selected cards (for interest and quality). .. .. .. .. £100.
 130 --; --; attractive set (þ) of six unused coloured cards by G.Conti showing standard bearers of
  different districts (Pigna, Borgo, S.Angelo, Monti, Trevi, Parione). .. .. 7.
 131 --; --; small but attractive seln. with Messina earthquake (3), Royalty (2), commercially
  printed with advertising (2), and 11 others. .. .. .. .. 7.
 132 --; Japan; mixed bundle inc. RP, street scenes, etc. (35)  .. .. 18.
 133 --; New Zealand; town scenes, scenery, etc. (39) .. .. .. 12.
 134 --; Salonika; series of 12 unused cards of views (by French artist þ), and series of 12 unused
  illustrations of local people (by “Goyet”). .. .. .. ..
 135 --; U.S.A.; mixed city, town and country. (51) .. .. .. 5.
 136 Animals; cats, dogs, farm animals, a few Madras Aquarium, etc. (32) .. 10.
 137 Comic; seln. of mixed types inc. some named artists, poor to fine. (34) .. 10.
 138 --; vaguely similar lot. (49) .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 139 Disasters; San Francisco 1906 (1), Paris road collapse (2), Paris flood 1910 (2), Vesuvius
  1906 (1), Reggio Calabria earthquake 1908 (1). .. .. .. 8.
 140 Ethnographic; seln. of costumes, natives, etc. inc. Ceylon, NZ, Hawaii, etc. (25) 10.
 141 Exhibitions; small mix inc. Alaska-Yukon, Glasgow, Franco-British, Auckland, etc. A couple
  with labels. (19) .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 142 Gambling; five Monte Carlo roulette cards, and two others. .. .. 5.
 143 Geological; bundle of Geological Survey & Museum cards of features in UK (70) 8.
 144 Golf; 5 comic, 2 courses. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 145 --; 8 cards with views of (or with) golf courses, 1910s-60s. .. .. 7.
 146 Heraldic; seln. of Oxford Colleges, mixed flags, etc. (18) .. .. 8.



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  Postcards, continued
 147 Military; seln. of cards, many around WW1, of uniforms, groups, war scenes, leaders, war
  damage, etc. (c.70) .. .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 148 --; attractive series of 12 unused cards of cartoon-style soldiers of different nationalities in
  Salonika 1917.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 149 --; mixed bundle of mainly British m. & u. (inc. censor) (41) .. .. 15.
 150 Nelson; seln. of 20 cards inc. a few earlier (1905-20s), some modern. Also book Life of
  Nelson by Robert Southey (c.1919) .. .. .. .. 10.
 151 Novelty; two 1905 leather cards from USA (1 stamp off), and two British about 1910 (1
  stamp off) shaped cards with address labels attached. .. .. .. 6.
 152 Scottish; 8 Tuck’s Scottish Life and Character, plus 3 cards of famous Scots and their birth-
  places, and 6 artistic views of Old Edinburgh, all unused.  .. .. 10.
 153 Scouting; useful little bundle, mainly about 1910s to 1930s, inc. RP of local troops and
  camps, events (moot, review, jamboree), patriotic, comic, etc. (48) .. .. 40.
 154 --; 1957 Jubilee Jamboree seln. of 11 different cards, all used with Sutton Coldfield slogan
  postmark.  .. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 155 --; seln. of nine cards (some dupl.) all used with 1957 Jamboree slogan pmks., of which seven
  have commem labels affixed. .. .. .. .. .. 10.
 156 Shipping; seln. of liners/passenger (14), naval (7), and 2 others. .. .. 20.
 157 Silks; five WW1 inc. 2 of ruins (Arras 1915 and Martyr Ypres), 1 RGA badge, 2 sentimental. 20.
 158 Stamp Cards; seln. of Zieher style cards for Geneva, Transvaal, W.Australia, UK, Ceylon,
  Japan, and Bavaria, fair to fine , mainly unused. .. .. .. 10.
 159 Traction Engines; 27 modern, mainly unused. .. .. .. 4.
 160 Unsorted Modern Postcards; cardboard box with roughly 1,000 used and unused, UK and
  foreign, mainly views. .. .. .. .. .. 10.

  PAPER EPHEMERA
 161 Mixed box of mainly German material with several books inc. Hitlers Wollen (extracts in
  German from Hitler’s writings and speeches), 1936, two cigar boxes of letters (some in
  original envelopes) and postcards (mainly about 1930s, some of other periods), some tourist
  leaflets, etc. .. .. .. .. .. .. 40.
 162 Mixture of items with a few receipts, 8 banknotes, Lux advert, a tatty 1807 Edinburgh
  Burgess Ticket, masonic certificate, a few War Bulletin bubblegum cards, , 1937 Spanish
  Civil war newspaper (poor), etc. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 163 13 various portrait prints, mainly of British military leaders (approx. 1830s þ), inc. one of
  Prof. Robert Jameson (Mineralogist, Edinburgh) accompanied by a note signed by him.
  Some toning. .. .. .. .. .. .. 12.
 164 Selection of dividend savings cards – Hornimans (12), and Brooke Bond (2) full of “stamps”,
  and four without labels. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 165 Souvenir folder/card for “The Rolling of an Armour Plate for “H.M.S. Ocean in the presence
  of . . . Queen Victoria at The Cyclops Works, Sheffield, 21st May 1897.” .. 4.
 166 Large type-set poster (c.570&thorn880mm) advertising sale by auction of block of flats at 29 St.
  Michael’s Place, Brighton, and of 7 Park View Terrace, Brighton, in 1934. .. 3.
 167 Four items related to Highway Code and Driving Test, and a 1957 petrol coupon. 2.
 168 Advertising; novelty trick card advertising Shell petrol. .. .. .. 2.
 169 --; seln. of adverts cut from press c.1920s – all related to bridge building and similar, some
  manuscript marks. (14) .. .. .. .. .. 4.
 170 --; 1905-8 extracts from Glasgow Herald re. engineering, shipbuilding, etc. .. 5.

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  Paper Ephemera, continued
 171 Newspapers; editorial rough of Daily Record (c.1989) showing workings of layout etc. 4.
 172 Ration Coupons; Denmark; WW2 & thereafter selection of ration coupons, all-different,
  often in pairs/blocks (37 items). .. .. .. .. .. 10.

  SUPPLIES (for Collectables)
 173 Three Guardian postcard albums (red) with 4-pocket pages. (Retail £9.69 each), and some
  extra pages. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 174 A similar lot, but in blue binders.  .. .. .. .. 15.
 175 79 unused 3-ring single-pocket clear pages for large banknotes etc. Retail 38p each. 10.

  LITERATURE
 176 The Currency of Hong Kong, 1983. Useful book with many colour illus., but not priced. 4.
 177 Das Deutsche Notgeld, Katalog Der Serienscheine, Spendenquittungen and Bausteine 1918-
  1922 by Kai Lindman, 1989. (Catalogue of Notgeld notes) .. .. 4.

  OTHER CATEGORIES
 178 Autographs; 1988 dinner menu signed Tommy Docherty and Bob Crampsey. .. 5.
 179 Badges; seln. of Soviet badges, mainly enamelled (40)  .. .. 10.
 180 --; seln. of enamelled Australian bowling club badges (38),and another badge.  8.
 181 Board Games; Who Wants to be a Millionaire – as new.  .. .. 5.
 182 Books; The Eye of the Wind by Peter Scott (1st edition, 1961), and Observations of Wildlife by
  Peter Scott (1980, signed). .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 183 --; Wild Chorus and Morning Flight both by Peter Scott (1941 and 1936). .. 10.
 184 --; Ayrshire Idylls by Neil Munro, illustrated by George Houston (1912), and Scotland
  painted by Sutton Palmer described by A.R. Hope Moncrieff (1922, loose page).  10.
 185 Buttons; ten Danish Post Office uniform buttons (std. design, but some small differences),
  and four similar small. .. .. .. .. .. 8.
 186 Collectors’ Plates; carton with 25 different Knowles plates of Norman Rockwell paintings
  (each 21cm diameter). .. .. .. .. .. 35.
 187 --; six different Davenport “Toby” plates. .. .. .. .. 10.
 188 --; four different Longton Crown “Canterbury Tales Collection” plates. .. 5.
 189 --; two Country Panorama, one Paysage de France and one Tutankhamun mask. 5.
 190 Fairings; two pottery pieces; one of Gladstone, the other “One Too Many”. .. 40.
 191 --; two fairings; “Father’s Joy” and a bedroom scene. .. .. .. 30.
 192 Games; Boules (Petanque) set (8 balls plus “jack”) in case. .. .. 4.
 193 Gramophone Records; three boxes of mixed classical, opera, choral, vocal, etc. LPs (c.100,
  some in boxed sets). .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.
 194 --; seln. of 78s with Woody Herman, Count Basie, Meade “Lux” Lewis, Glenn Miller,
  Dorsey, Hylton, Armstrong, Crosby, Goodman, Fitzgerald. (c.27) .. .. 12.
 195 Jewellery; selection of ten various brooches.  .. .. .. 24.
 196 Magazines; bundle of US science fiction magazines 1940-53 (Startling Stories, Fantastic
  Adventures, etc.) in average used condition. (9) .. .. .. 12.
 197 Model Vehicles; Lledo Whisky Trail vans for Glengoyne, Macallan, and Laphroaig. 10.
 198 Musical; box with three recorders, a pair of maracas, a Stylophone, Hohner Melodica alto,
  and some vinyl singles plus a little sheet music. .. .. .. 10.

In addition to the “hammer price”, buyers pay a 10% premium, and postal customers are charged postage
at cost. There is no extra handling charge per lot or per invoice, nor is v.a.t. added to any prices.



Collectables, 3 November 2003  Page 9    Estimate.

  MIXED ITEMS
 199 Copper printing plate for an Edinburgh banknote (1800) reshaped into a sweetmeat dish,
  with an inset 1797 2d coin.  .. .. .. .. .. 30.
 200 Mixed lot with a bundle of modern postcards, a few beer labels, Batman cards, silk Flags
  cigarette cards, etc. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.
 201 Mixed accumulation with a few decorative tins, couple of maps, US baseball cards, cabinet
  photos, painted desk-tidy, and others. .. .. .. .. 10.
 202 Two “cut-throat” razors, a fob watch, and three medallions. .. .. 6.
 203 Bric-a-brac box – several money boxes, battery charger, pair of binoculars, three bird prints,
  empty tins, etc. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5.
 204 Printed reproduction of Chinese handscroll, over 10m long, of A City of Cathay.  3.
 205 Bundle of magazines and supplements about Princess Diana, Charles, etc. (c.30)  3.
 206 Frame with USA 1976 $2 bill plus various stamps (Bicentennial), another frame with John
  Wayne medallion; and a little box of matchbooks. .. .. .. 4.
 207 KG5 presentation box (King and Queen, lion, flag, Christmas broadcast, etc.) .. 4.
 208 Barometer (Lizars) on wooden mount.. .. .. .. .. 5.

This auction is run in tandem with our Stamp Auction the previous week. Please note that all terms and conditions, notes and guidance printed in the stamp sale catalogue are valid for this sale also. All subscribers should receive both these catalogues together.
Please ensure that you use the correct bid forms. Also please note that we will assume, where we receive bid forms for both sales from one bidder at the same time, that we are to hold any purchases from the Stamp sale until after the Collectables, and send all purchases together.
 
 

THE END OF THE SALE

© Robert Murray 2003

A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (vat-inclusive) will be added to all sale prices.



 

THE AUCTION VENUE is 700 yards West of our Shop, on Ferry Road. It has its own car park.
The bar (upstairs) is open 6-10pm and also serves a variety of food, teas and coffees. Please note that
we do not allow drinks at the viewing tables, but you are welcome to bring drinks down from the bar
once the auction has started.
 

Bid Steps are published later in this catalogue, and our notes ask that people use these increments. However, perhaps about 20% of bids submitted by customers are not according to these steps. Any such bids are adjusted downwards to the next normal step. If you want to maximise your chances, please make sure that your bids match ours. Thanks !
 

* If you find time is tight to get bids posted in time, we are happy to accept bids by telephone, fax or email. Please always use first class post for sending bids.
* * The notes on the reverse of the Bid Form form part of our terms of business - please read from time
to time. Explanations of our terms, principles, practices, etc. can be had simply by asking at any time.

€uro Currency; We are now happy to accept Euro cash payments in our shop. We display our rate beside the counter. We normally allow the market rate rounded down to the next whole penny (which is probably better than your bank will give you). You can also pay for auction lots in Euros (banknotes).
We cannot yet take auction bids or postal payments in Euros.

Especially in the mixed lots, alternative bids, and/or spending limits, can be very useful to the bidder
 who cannot attend. Please feel free to ask for advice – using this option might get you a lot or two
you would have missed out on otherwise.


THE AUCTION VENUE is 700 yards West of our Shop, on Ferry Road. It has its own car park.
The bar (upstairs) is open 6-10pm and also serves a variety of food, teas and coffees. Please note that
we do not allow drinks at the viewing tables, but you are welcome to bring drinks down from the bar
once the auction has started.

* If you find time is tight to get bids posted in time, we are happy to accept bids by telephone, fax or email. Please always use first class post for sending bids.
** The notes on the reverse of the Bid Form form part of our terms of business - please read from time
to time. Explanations of our terms, principles, practices, etc. can be had simply by asking at any time.
* A Buy or Bid Sale will be held as normal - see back of Bid Form for details.

There is no VAT added to the price of lots, no handling charge to buyers, and no fee for using credit or debit cards; simply the buyer’s premium of 10% (and postage at cost when goods are sent out to clients).



NORMAL BIDDING STEPS
We list here our normal bid steps for your information. This may be of help to bidders who are unable to
attend the sale, as any written bids received which do not fit our normal pattern would usually be taken
down to the next normal step. (We keep to these increments as much as possible, but do sometimes
change if circumstances make it desirable.)
Up to £20, bids are in £1 steps. From £20 to £30, bids are in £2 steps.
From £30 to £50, bids are in £2 or £3 steps (i.e. £30, £32, £35, £38, £40, £42, £45, £48, £50).
From £50 to £100 in £5 steps. From £100 to £200, bids are in £10 steps.
From £200 to £300, bids are in £20 steps.
From £300 to £500, bids are in £20 or £30, and above this in 5% to 10% steps.

Abbreviations; a list of abbreviations used is from time to time included in the auction catalogue. We suggest that you keep a copy for future reference.
m./u.m. mounted/unmounted mint
accum. accumulation
l.m.m. lightly mounted mint
colln. collection
g./f.u. good/fine used
seln. selection
v.f.u. very fine used
pmk. postmark
FDC first day cover
cat. catalogue price
s.t.c. stated to catalogue (by vendor)
m.s. miniature sheet
S.o.W. "Stamps of the World" catalogue
inc. including
MP Murray Payne George VI catalogue
MC Maltese Cross
c.d.s. circular datestamp
bkt. booklet
lvs. album leaves
p.stat. postal stationery
c. circa (usually approximate quantity)
PTSA priced to sell at
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THIS IS HOW YOU CAN BID;
In Person. This is a public auction, and bids are made in the traditional manners.
Bids by post. Please use the Bid Form supplied, and send first class.
Telephone bids will be accepted at any time before the sale (but the earlier the better). These bids should be confirmed in writing, even if the written confirmation will not reach us until after the auction. A mobile number (07974 962649) can be called on the evening of the sale only.
Fax bids should be sent to us on 0131.478 7021. Please use the bid form that comes with your auction catalogue. Our machine will be operative during our stated opening hours from now until the date of the sale. As well as this, it will operate 24-hours from 10am on Saturday 1 November until 3pm on Monday 3 November. Please do not fax bids to us after that time.
E-mail bids should be sent to us at auction@stamp-shop.com at any time from the moment you receive this catalogue until 3pm on Monday 3 November. Please do not e-mail bids to us after that time. Please use the format and wording used on the bid form that comes with your auction
catalogue. (Please do not use the normal address, which has a temporary problem .)


CREDIT CARDS

We are happy to accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments, as well as payments by Switch and Delta. This facility can be used by room purchasers (who pay their accounts at the auction), by other local customers (who pay their bill in our shop), and by postal buyers.
In order to deal with postal clients, our bid forms have been designed to make space for credit card instructions. If you want your purchases charged in this way, please complete the appropriate section.
Do not complete these details unless you want to pay by credit card, and to have the lots posted.

We have negotiated good rates with our bank, and are able to absorb the bank charges for this service ourselves, and therefore there is no additional charge for the use of this facility, as long as postal bidders give us their details in advance of posting. Only for postal buyers where card details are given after posting, we will charge 1.9% extra (Visa/MasterCard) or 18p (Switch and Delta), plus cost of posting receipt slip.



BID FORM - Sale Date 3 November 2003

to Robert Murray,
 5 & 6 Inverleith Gardens,
 Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5PU

Please bid on my behalf for the undermentioned lots, up to the limits stated. I understand that lots will be purchased as cheaply as other bids, or reserves, if any, permit. My bids are in pounds sterling, and exclude the buyer's premium of 10%, which will be added to any puchases.

                    Date; .............................. Signed; ..................................................

Lot      Description                    Maximum Bid                             Lot      Description                    Maximum Bid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BLOCK CAPITALS, PLEASE !
Name;

Address;

(Space is given here for normal credit card details)
Postcode;

Telephone number;
 



FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS; Our next stamp auction will be on 8 December.
 This auction is conducted according to the "Philatelic Auctioneers Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale" (available
 if requested).
A Buyer’s Premium of 10% (inclusive of global v.a.t.) will be added to the sale price of all lots.
Postal Bidders should remember that they may give alternative bids, or state a total spending limit.
 Telephone bids are accepted, but must later be confirmed in writing.
Material can be accepted at any time for inclusion in future sales. Our commission is 10% of the sale price, plus administration fee of 90p per lot + £4.25 per vendor (all plus v.a.t.). Full details on request.
 We DO NOT charge buyers a handling charge per lot, nor is there VAT added to any sale prices.
Please bid early. In the case of equal bids, the lot will be sold to the person whose bid was received first (unless free bidding in the room equals the top book-bid, although the Auctioneer will try to regulate the bidding in such a way as to avoid this).
 Apart from viewing the lots in person, you can get a better description of any lot, by telephoning or writing.
 (Photocopies are available, at a charge of 15p per copy plus postage.)
Remember the Buy or Bid Sale - bring items along on the night. We will try to sell them for you, at a charge of 10% + 25p (optional insurance 1% extra). Have a look at what’s on offer before and during the main auction. You can buy items outright or place a bid. (Larger lots delivered to our shop are charged £1 per lot entry fee.)
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Successful postal bidders should note that postage stamps are not an acceptable means of paying your account.
 Prices realised for this sale will be published with our next catalogue. If you are not normally on our mailing list, the List of Prices Realised can be had by simply sending us a stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively, you can be put on our auction mailing list (see above).
The telephone number at the Stewart’s-Melville Pavilion is  0131.551 2331 or  0131.552 1515. On the evening of the sale only you can use our mobile telephone number 07974 962649 (at other times it is very seldom switched on, and we do not collect text messages or respond to "missed calls" on our mobile).
 Open Bids ("Buy Bids") are not normally accepted. If such bids are made, they will be taken to mean a bid of ten times the printed estimate.
Robert Murray
Scotland’s Best-Stocked and
Most Popular Stamp Shop. 
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