Robert Murray
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Collectables
COLLECTABLES AUCTION

 Monday 7 November 2005
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The sale is arranged in the following order;
    Lots 1-7 Banknotes
    Lots 8-14 Books
    Lots 15-28 Cigarette Cards
    Lots 29-30 Cigarette and Trade Cards
    Lots 31-88 Coins
    Lots 89-127 Matchbox Labels
    Lots 128-133 Medallions
    Lot 134 Medals
    Lots 135-147 Trade Cards
    Lots 148-211 Postcards
    Lot 212 Supplies
    Lots 213-232 Other Categories
    Lots 233-247 Mixed Items
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Collectables, 7 November 2005                                Page 2                                   Estimate.

 If the Scouting Auction finishes any later than 6pm, the start of the Collectables Auction might be slightly delayed, but by no more than 15 or 20 minutes.


Note that this sale starts at lot 364, following through from the Scouting Auction.
            BONDS AND SHARES
364     c.1871 City of Edinburgh Bond of Annuity with 1/- Transfer Duty adhesive, several vouchers
            removed.  ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
365     Bundle of 33 mixed USA share certificates from around 1910s, mainly for mining companies,
            and with duplication (20 of one).      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

            BOOKS AND PERIODICALS
366     Acts of Parliament relating to The Post Office, From 9 Anne to 1 Victoria, 1838 (modern
            binding).    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
367     Royal Mail; The Post Office Since 1840 by M.J. Daunton, 1985.           ..               ..                      4.
368     Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1974-75.                           ..               ..                      3.
369     Four books about St. Kilda.            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
370     One Hundred Years’ Progress of the United States, 1871 in professional modern binding.           10.
371     Leather case with about 80+ Corgi Collector magazine.                          ..               ..                    10.

            CIGARETTE CARDS
372     Selection of earlier odd cards in two albums. Includes odds of Players Regimental Uniforms,

      
     Napoleon, Victoria Cross, etc. (211)                ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
373     Mix in a bag. Although the largest numbers are either common or poorer, there are some fine,

      
     and some less common, e.g. Player Types of Horses (23 dupl. odds, cat.£3.60 each), some
      
     other large, a bundle of Kensitas silk Flags, etc. (100s)       ..                   ..               ..                    24.
374     Bewlay; 1915 War Series (portraits) set (12) generally fine/very fine, cat.£120.        ..                    40.
375     --; another of the same set, but in lower (but not bad) condition, generally good to very fine.            30.
376     Carreras; 1937 History of Naval Uniforms set (50) cat.£45., fine.        ..               ..                    15.
377     Gallaher; 1935 Stars of Screen & Stage set (48, green backs, cat.£29.), 1935 Famous Film

      
     Scenes set (48, £36.), and 1935 Shots From Famous Films set (48, £29.)              ..                    26.
378     Murray, Sons & Co; 1940 The Story of Ships set (50), fine, cat.£30.                    ..                      8.
379     John Sinclair; 1938 Champion Dogs
(A Series) seln. of 31 odds, large size, all v.fine, cat.£37.       8.
380     Taddy; 1912 Sports & Pastimes seln. of 12 different (inc. golf, pig sticking), cat.£20. each =

      
     £240. Mainly fine, a couple poorer. ..                 ..               ..                   ..            80.
381     --; 1914 Admirals & Generals seln. of 20 different, mainly fine, cat.£16. each = £320.                  90.
382     --; 1914 Admirals & Generals seln. of 6 different, mainly fine, cat.£16. each = £96. Also

      
     another poorer.            ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
383     Wills; 1924 Old Silver (large) set (25) fine, cat.£60.           ..                   ..               ..                    16.
   
Ü     See also Trade Cards.

            CIGARETTE AND TRADE CARDS
384     Four albums of mainly sets of mainly cigarette cards. Good variety, condition mixed but

      
     majority is good/fine/very fine. (100s)                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
385     Three albums with a mix of sets and odds, and from older tobacco issues to modern trade

      
     cards. Good variety. Also other loose material. (100s)         ..                   ..               ..                    80.
386     Box of mixed bundled Brooke Bond cards plus some Wills. (100s)          ..               ..                      6.

 

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Collectables, 7 November 2005                 Page 3                                       Estimate.
               
            COINS
387     Box with a mix, largely sorted, and comprising mainly UK. British includes some recent

      
     crowns (25p and £5), others in 50p/£1 values, some pre-47 silver, a bag of silver threepences
      
     (200+, maybe 300), etc. Small mix of foreign. Also an Italy Star.              ..               ..                £100.
388     Box with about 16kg of mixed loose coins. Mainly UK with pre-decimal and decimal, some

      
     pre-47 silver, etc., and a smaller number of foreign.             ..                   ..               ..                    30.
389     Mixed box with selections of France, UK, and world, plus UK 1972 S.Wedding proof crowns

      
     (6), ordinary crowns of 1953 (2), 1972 (4).       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
390     France; 1975-91 ten different 10f coins.            ..               ..                   ..               ..                      4.
391     Spain; 1738 Piece of Eight, from the wreck of the Hollandia (1743), made up into pendant

      
     on chain.   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
392     West Africa; a bronze manilla said to be from the wreck of a Liverpool slave trader. 5.
393     United Kingdom; 1913 half sovereign, EF.       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
394     --; small box of QV to crown. Includes third and half farthings 1½d (2
), etc. Poor to fine. (59)         15.
395     --; uncirculated sets for 1983, 1985, and 1988. Also three others.            ..               ..                    10.
396     --; Tokens; 1811-13 useful seln. of English penny tokens (9) inc. Bewicke Main Colliery,

      
     Fellows Nottingham, Cox’s Taunton, West Bromwich & Coseley, etc. Mainly f./v.f. 24.

            DOCUMENTS
397     1838 printed petition seeking support for the building of a low water pier on the Fife side of
            the Forth. Postally used to Kirkcaldy. Some repairs.            ..                   ..               ..                      8.

            MEDALLIONS
398     A dozen Franklin Mint actual size sterling silver stamp replicas (mixed countries).    15.
399     Six identical sets of 1984 Los Angeles Olympics transit fare tokens, each set of 24 diff.                   15.

            MEDALS
400     U.K.; 1939-46 group of five (BWM, Defence, Africa, Italy, and 1939-1945 Stars), plus

      
     Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (KG5 robed bust).                  ..               ..                    30.
401     U.S.A.; small seln. inc. Military Achievement, 1941-45 American Campaign, Good Conduct,

      
     WW1 Victory; three others.            ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.

            PHONE CARDS
402     Recent seln. comprising Caribbean (53, with reasonable dupl.), Switzerland (24), other

      
     foreign (9), and UK (6).                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      7.

            TRADE CARDS
403     Fife Constabulary; approx.1985 complete set of 36 cards of British Stamps (not listed in
            Murray catalogue)        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
404     D.C. Thomson; 1939 Battles for the Flag (postcard size, with The Rover) seln. of 13 different,

      
     mainly fine but a few with creases etc. Cat.£65.  ..               ..                   ..            12.

Future Policy for Collectables Auctions;
It is likely that in future we will not stick to the fairly firm practice we have had of running an annual Collectables Auction usually about October or November. Items such as coins, banknotes, medals, cigarette and trade cards, postcards, and so on, will appear in the “Non-Philatelic Items” section of our regular stamp auctions. At times we may be able to control the flow of material so that some sales (perhaps about once every three months) will have a stronger section of these lots.

 

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

Collectables, 7 November 2005                 Page 4                                       Estimate.
               
            POSTCARDS
   
Ü     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 individually and directly from a photographic negative.
405     A massive accumulation in carton, emanating from USA so with largest numbers of US

      
     cards, but also with numerous of other countries, greetings cards, and so on. Majority are
      
     about 1910s-50s, mixed used and unused. Sometimes a bit worn. Mainly in bundles, some
      
     in albums. (Estimated 3,500 to 4,000 cards)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                £200.
406     Carton with several albums and loose. Foreign bias, especially USA, Canada, and Italy, with

      
     views, mixed subjects, a few 1960s pop stars, earlier British theatrical, a few German WW1,
      
     album of American comic, etc. (100s)                ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
407     A mass lot in a carton. Included are some modern cards in wholesale bundles, and much

      
     other that is cheap or common or modern (or all of these), but in many places we have
      
     spotted odd interesting cards. Majority are Scottish, but other countries and subjects also.
      
     (Estimated 2,500)        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                £100.
408     Bundle of mainly unused cards, largely Scottish, inc. some better e.g. Proclamation of King

      
     George the V, Holyrood Palace, Liverpool view on aluminium, Leith Horse Car memorial
      
     card, Dollar butcher’s cart (damaged), some street scenes, 3 Tom B. military, Callander
      
     station, etc. (71)           ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    80.
409     Reasonable mix in box of roughly 500 cards used and unused, Scottish and others, with some

      
     slightly better seen.       ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    75.
410     Mixed bundle with a number of useful – some individual cards inc. Prestonpans Co-op shop

      
     front (2 of), pub interior (possibly same area), horse and cart float, Lawson wood comic
      
     golfing cat, Fowler’s (brewers) lorry (not pc), etc. Also inc. a few photos (114)         ..                    60.
411     Large album with approx. 600 cards, mainly Scottish views of early/middle period, plus a few

      
     of other areas, and a few subjects.   ..                 ..               ..                   ..            60.
412     Bundle, apparently from an original lot of approx. 1904-14. Mainly used Scottish, but others

      
     also. (c.165)                ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    60.
413     Shoebox with roughly 500 cards, many of these Scottish,
many sent to one family about 1905.        60.
414     Box of approx.300 cards – Scotland, other areas, and some mixed subjects.             ..                    45.

415     Album of mixed old and new cards of a variety of types – novelty, WW1 silks, other applied

      
     materials, modern Spanish “silks”, peat, jigsaw, stamps, shapes, hold-to-light, etc. (c.110)               40.
416     Old album with many foreign cards inc. North Africa, West Indies, Panama, France, etc. (80),

      
     plus further loose cards of N.Africa, Jersey, France, etc. (92)                   ..               ..                    30.
417     Four small albums titled “Odd Cards” containing, predictably, a variety in age and
type (187)          30.
418     Varied batch in box (100s)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
419     Two large albums with about 300 mixed cards.   ..               ..                   ..            30.
420     Box of modern UK and foreign used an unused. (Estimated c.3,000)        ..               ..                    20.
421     A similar lot.                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
422     Box of mainly modern UK cards (c.1,500+)       ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
423     Four albums – mainly UK PHQ cards and regional PO cards, plus mixed others.                             15.
424     Old album with c.100 cards – Scottish, English, and others. ..                   ..            15.
425     Approx. 170 modern unused cards covering several themes. ..                 ..            10.
426     Mixed seln. inc. actors, royal, Paderewski, camps, etc. (28) ..                   ..            10.
427     Box of about 100 cards, mainly reproduction.                      ..                   ..               ..                    10.
428     Bag of about 400 modern cards.     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
429     England; mainly pre-1910 mixture inc. street scenes, RP, etc. (47)          ..               ..                    18.
430     --; small m. & u. seln. (77)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.


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            POSTCARDS, continued.
431     Scotland; small mix but inc two railway stations (Carnoustie and Magdalen Green Dundee),

      
     quite varied others. (47)                  ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
432     --; mixed bundle from various areas, m. & u. (c.140)           ..                   ..               ..                    40.
433     --; small colln. of Old Mill, Blyth Bridge (6), Talla Waterworks (8), and Royal High School

      
     (17).         ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
   
Ü     --; see also Military.
434     --; Edinburgh; collection of hotels (37, NB plus various others), shops (20), and schools (7)          40.
435     --; --; unused sepia cards of West Saville Terrace, The Pond Blackford Hill, Fountainhall
      
     Road, Mayfield Road (3 different), Harrison Arch Blackford Hill, Findhorn Place, and
      
     Granby Road. (9)         ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    18.
436     --; --; selection of unused cards of the 1905 Royal Review, mainly b + w, apparently all-

      
     different. (26)               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    26.
437     --; unused RP card of donkey-drawn advertising trailer, with advert for Tollcross Linoleum

      
     Stores, 69-71 Fountainbridge.         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
438     --; Islands; early to modern seln. in album of Davaar (16), Sanda (4), Staffa (24), and Summer
            Isles (8).   ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
439     --; Tay Bridges; colln. of cards of rail (15, inc. some with disaster subjects) and road (8),
            and a couple of other items.             ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
440     Americas; seln. of W.Indies and Central America. (46)      ..                   ..               ..                    15.
441     Asia; 1910-27 attractive little seln. of cards used from Netherlands Indies (11), Malaya (6),
            Sarawak (1, with postage due markings, and others (3). Many RP.           ..               ..                    30.
442     --; China, Japan, India, Ceylon, etc. (38)            ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
443     Europe; bundle of mainly pre-1910 of mixed countries. (c.100)               ..               ..                    15.
444     Foreign; mainly unused seln. (62)    ..                 ..               ..                   ..            15.
445     --; seln. of cards of S.Africa (11), Brasil (10), Uruguay (6), other Africa and S.America. (36)          10.
446     Japan; mainly unused bundle, probably mainly about 1920s. (46)             ..               ..                    15.
447     Middle East; seln. inc. Aden, Egypt/Suez, Lebanon, Palestine, etc. (45)  ..            12.
448     Netherlands; fairly typical batch. (58)               ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
449     New Zealand; varied mix inc. some less usual. (70)            ..                   ..               ..                    24.
450     Nigeria; 1903-7 fine selection of ten postcards all used from Old Calabar or Calabar (views,
      
     buildings, local dress, S.Y. Ivy), plus unused card of Mary Slessor and “family”, and unused
      
     card of Goldie Church, Calabar.      ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
451     North America; Canada (25) and USA (11).    ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.
452     U.S.A.; two large folders with a mix of areas and types (inc. a few non-USA) (c.180).                    40.
453     Advertising; bundle of 110 of the same unused card (plain back) showing van of The

      
     Neuchatel Asphalte Co. Ltd. Decorative Flooring Department (Edinburgh).               ..                    40.
454     --; a further 40 of the same card.     ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
455     Animals; Dogs; album with mainly modern cards. (126)                          ..               ..                    15.
456     Artists; Emile Dupuis; series of 12 different cards titled Leurs Caboches of various inter-

      
     national military portraits. (One dirty, others fine.)                ..                   ..               ..                    15.
457     Aviation; fine little collection of nine cards for the Lanark Air Show of 1910, nearly all of
            the type with aviators’ portraits at corner, all different but for one duplicate. Mixed used and
            unused (but none with Grandstand postmark), mainly g./f. Also copy of the 1975 monograph
            by Donald Malcolm.     ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    70.
458     --; 1912 card of Mr Hucks’ machine at Aberdeen (postally used, stained), plus 1914 used
            card of Montrose Aerodrome “B.E. Starting for Cruden Bay”.                 ..               ..                    15.

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Postcards, continued
459     Aviation; 1933 card (not postcard back) for National Aviation Day Display showing
            Airspeed Ferry, signed by pilot (JR Kirby ?), ms notes on back by passengers (Airdrie).                 15.
460     --; cards of Sumburgh and Benbecula aerodromes, plus photo of airfield at Stornoway.                   10.
461     --; three RP cards; one each of R34, British airship “9”, and of airship approaching Heligoland
            (damaged). Also 1910 card for inauguration of airship station at Lucerne. ..            15.
462     Buildings; seln. of British and foreign hotels, pubs, etc. (29) ..                   ..            10.
463     Comic; colln. on pages, nearly all U.S.A. (c.190)                ..                   ..               ..                    40.
464     --; mixed seln. inc. Tempest, McGill other artists, plus anon., and some other greetings. (44)            15.
465     Ethnographic; seln. of costumes, “natives”, local activities, etc. (39)        ..            15.
466     Exhibitions; worldwide seln. c.1908-24 (16)    ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
467     Fashion; 12 different unused cards, titled Silhouettes Parisiennes, showing the 1913 ladies’
      
     fashions, photographically produced b + w. Very fine.         ..                   ..               ..                    10.
468     Film Stars; seln. of 18 unused by Star Postcards, 2 others. Poor to fine.  ..            12.
469     Greetings; shoebox with approx. 300 USA embossed cards mixed used and unused, roughly

      
     1900s/1910s.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    30.
470     “Images of War”; collection in album of WW1 cards, mixed types, mainly contemporary

      
     plus a few modern/repro. (56)         ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
471     --; colln. in album of mainly WW2, plus a few Cold War and Korea. Mixed contemporary

      
     and repro/modern. (c.120)              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
472     Military; fine selection of unused cards, nearly all real photographic and with only minimal

      
     duplication, of scenes and groups etc. at various military camps in Scotland (those with titles
      
     are of Ashkirk 1914, Haining 1911, Symington 1910, L. & B. Horse 1909, but most are
      
     without descriptions, although all thought to be connected to one officer in Lothian and
      
     Borders Horse). Mainly fine, some with marks. (60)            ..                   ..               ..                    50.
473     --; album with a mix of WW1, WW2 and others, and of mixed nationalities. Includes

      
     greetings, many sentimental, uniforms, war scenes, etc. (c.120)                 ..               ..                    30.
474     --; mixed subjects bundle all with Field Post Office, Feldpost or similar markings, censors,

      
     etc. (39)    ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
475     --; mixed seln. inc. shelled buildings, personal RP groups, Daily Mail series, etc. (39) 15.
476     --; bundle of modern cards, various types, all unused. (157) ..                   ..            15.
477     Mixed Subjects; (60)                    ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    24.
478     Railways; seln. of mainly British locomotives. (55)              ..                   ..               ..                    20.
479     Royalty; modern seln. of 36 unused cards.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                      4.
480     Shipping; fine collection of Forth steamers, showing the boats, piers, and other allied
            subjects. (80) [see also Documents; petition.]     ..               ..                   ..               ..                £150.
481     --; nice little seln. of Tay steamers, plus one at Arbroath. One bears the scarce cachet
P.S.
      
      SLIEVE BEARNAGH/TAY/PLEASURE/STEAMER. (17)              ..                   ..               ..                £100.
482     --; seln. of cards of vessels in Forth (8), and Tay (1).           ..                   ..               ..                    26.
483     --; mixed seln. of liners, merchant, warships, and other vessels, British and others. (52)                    20.
484     --; seln. in album, mixed types, mixed condition. Some others. (30)           ..               ..                      8.
485     --; three cards showing the Mars off Dundee (one only in distance).          ..               ..                      4.
486     Silks; six cards (four WW1, two WW2) of mixed designs. Some toning.  ..            15.
487     Sport; Rugby;
1905 unused Wales v. New Zealand card, showing individual Welsh players. Faults. 4.
488     Stamp Cards; 2 Zieher and 2 others, plus one coin card. Mixed quality.  ..              5.
489     Women; small colln. of  women’s lib., political, etc. inc. repros. (19)                         ..                      5.
490     Postcard Literature; 11 various inc. The Encyclopedia of Antique Postcards USA 1994, two
      
     about exhibitions, and others.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
491     --; The Picture Postcard & Its Origins by Frank Staff, 1966.                ..               ..                      5.
492     --; The Dictionary of Picture Postcards in Britain 1894-1939 by A.W. Coysh, 1984.                   5.
493     --; Catalogue of Phillimore Postcards by D.E. Beets, 2003.                 ..               ..                      4.
Collectables, 7 November 2005                 Page 7                                       Estimate.
               
            OTHER CATEGORIES
494     Art; box of mixed catalogues, cards, etc connected with art galleries, mainly Scottish. 5.
495     Autographs; photograph signed by Helmut Schön, plus letter signed by him.             ..                      4.
496     Badges; seln. of naval cloth badges (11), plus “NFS” metal badge.          ..               ..                    10.
497     Caithness Glass; Royal Mint/Caithness paperweight “Fleur” in original box.             ..                    10.
498     --; similar “Flower in the Rain”.        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
499     --; similar “Sentinal”.    ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
500     --; similar “Whirlwind”. ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            10.
501     China and Ceramics, etc; two modern Danish Post Office plates (for hanging) showing 1905

      
     mail coach at Lindenborg, and 1981 PO van at Dragør.       ..                   ..               ..                      4.
502     --; carton with a seln. of old bottles etc. (c.15)    ..               ..                   ..            24.
503     Cycling; bundle of 69 cards (plain, printed, or postcard backs) with photographs of road

      
     racing cyclists, each with autograph (a few duplicates). Also a further 69 similar but not
      
     signed, and a few film stars, two of Essen football team, etc. ..                   ..            40.
504     Ephemera; box of mainly photographs and postcards (in two albums and loose), apparently

      
     all from one family, probably from Fife area, and mainly from late 1800s and early 1900s.
      
     Includes a number of items relating to timber industry (workers, carts, horses, etc.) probably
      
     also from Fife/Kinross, but these often in poorer condition. (Dozens of items)             ..                    60.
505     --; programme for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West (“1903/1904” written on cover), plus 1899 prog-

      
     ramme for Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth (splitting), and Book of Marvels in
      
     the Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Some general wear etc.              ..                    10.
506     --; 1902-5 seln. of 17 different auction catalogues for sales of horses etc. by John Croall &

      
     Sons, at The Royal Horse Bazaar, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. Also catalogue for 1901 Lyon
      
     & Turnbull Poultry auction.              ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
507     Exhibitions; 1908 Scottish National Exhibition small metal box.               ..               ..                      5.
508     --; 1938 Empire Exhibition small china dish with “An Clachan” design.      ..              5.

509     Greetings Cards; box containing approx. 100 cards, mainly Victorian/Edwardian. 15.
510     --; a similar lot.             ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
511     Maps; box of about 50 UK – Bartholomew, OS, and others.                  ..               ..                    20.
512     --; box of rolled sheet maps. Mainly Scottish. (c.20 rolls, some of these of several maps)                 15.
513     --; double-page map, broken-down from an
1895 Bartholomew Atlas of Scotland, with
      
     the outer white margins trimmed off. Map size 515 x 390 mm. This section “Glasgow and
      
     Kilmarnock”.               ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      3.
514     --; a similar map of “Ayr and Girvan” (inland as far as Kirkconnel).           ..               ..                      3.
515     --; a similar map of “Wick and Thurso”.             ..               ..                   ..               ..                      3.
516     --; a similar map of “Tongue and Strath Naver”. ..               ..                   ..              3.
517     --; a similar map of “Hawick, The Cheviots”.                       ..                   ..               ..                      3.
518     --; a similar map of “Braemar and Abernethy”.   ..               ..                   ..              3.
519     --; a similar map of “Oban, Fort William”.          ..               ..                   ..               ..                      3.
520     Military; 1914 Admiralty map of NW Europe; and an Arab Legion Christmas card.. 5.
521     Music; six pieces of sheet music, all but one fine, inc. Panama Valse (Hungarian), another 

      
     couple with attractive covers.           ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
522     Model Vehicles; approx. 40 modern boxed models, mixed scales.         ..               ..                    50.
523     Photographs; five Edinburgh Evening News modern prints of archive photos – crashed

      
     bomber, Spitfire over Forth, barrage balloon at Forth, Leith Street, and policeman.   8.
524     Posters; a roll of KLM 1969 posters, plus some UK Post Office.            ..               ..                      8.
525     Prints; engraving of Stromness from the sea (1833), also map of Orkney (c.1840, couple of

      
     tone spots).                  ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      8.

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Collectables, 7 November 2005                 Page 8                                       Estimate.
               
            OTHER CATEGORIES, continued.
526     Royalty; two of the same sheet of transfers (each of 32 designs) showing King Edward 8th,
            in anticipation of his coronation.       ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
527     Watches; bag of nine mixed, entirely unchecked, inc. one of unusual design (numbers in
            windows). ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..            15.

            MIXED ITEMS
528     Eight small wooden boxes of gemstones and similar. Some loose, some mounted in pieces

      
     of jewellery, some may have been display samples, and inc. such things as agate, fire jade,
      
     rhodochrosite, etc., etc. (100s)        ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    50.
529     Mixture in large carton. Empty tins, bits of stationery (old stapler, etc), bag of decimal

      
     training “money”, and other odds and ends.        ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
530     Large box of mixed odds – ephemera, maps, newspapers, and various others.           ..                    20.
531     Thirteen various children’s videos inc. Disney (2), Singing Kettle (3), Paddington Bear (2),

      
     Thunderbirds, etc.        ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    10.
532     Box with mainly modern postcards, but inc. 11 Mabel Lucy Attwell (unused, c.1940s/50s ?),

      
     a few cig. cards, some cheap stamps.                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    20.
533     Two walking canes (one of these with broken oriental handle).                  ..               ..                    10.
534     Large heavy-duty guillotine (cutting edge c. 400mm)            ..                   ..               ..                      6.
535     Heavy screw press, the bed almost A4 size.       ..               ..                   ..               ..                      6.
536     Gas mask in original bag, dated July 1939.         ..               ..                   ..               ..                      5.
537     Hornby OO gauge electric railway set comprising approx. 70 sections of track (inc. 5 sets

      
     points), transformer, and 12 items of rolling stock (of which 4 are engines). Inclusive of five
      
     Thomas the Tank Engine pieces (couple damaged). Entered for sale as in good working order.     30.
538     Grey top hat, size 7⅛ in excellent condition, in box.             ..                   ..               ..                    15.
539     Navy top hat, size 7¼ in excellent condition, in box.             ..                   ..               ..                    15.
540     Two sporrans; adult’s with chain, and child’s without chain. ..                   ..            15.
541     Two boxes (= 40 rolls) of 2-ply paper till rolls (57mm x 54mm)                ..               ..                      5.
542     Pair of binoculars, fine (in broken case).             ..               ..                   ..               ..                    12.
543     Two Scout belts, one Guide belt, and a worn 1957 Jamboree programme.                ..                      5.
544     Two books about Edinburgh, and two enlarged photos of Edinburgh Castle.              ..                      8.
545     Two sets of darts, and three boxes of dominoes. ..               ..                   ..              5.
546     Six packs of playing cards, 1 cribbage board, 1 pocket solitaire.               ..               ..                      5.
547     Monopoly board game (old style with metal pieces and wooden houses), plus set of draughts.           8.
548     Two albums of QSL cards. (c.400) ..                 ..               ..                   ..              8.
549     Mix of food and drink labels, beermats, and other ephemera. ..                  ..              6.
550     Beer mats (c.60), 1947-50 petrol ration books (4), postcards (c.35), various Brooke Bond

      
     cards, etc. ..                 ..                 ..                 ..               ..                   ..               ..                    15.
551     Players draughts board (split) plus box of pieces; and three cigarette tins.  ..              3.
552     Set of six silver fish knives, set of six silver teaspoons plus sugar tongs, and little tankard.                 20.
553     Old photo album, bundle of Japanese Occupation notes, German ephemera, etc.                             15.
554     Carton of mixed papers, nearly all with USA connections, but other countries also – letters,

      
     photos, sheet music, cuttings, ephemera, etc. Mixed subjects.                   ..               ..                    30.
555     Pictures, skates, and various left-overs in a carton.               ..                   ..               ..                    10.




THE END OF THE SALE
© Robert Murray 2005

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m./u.m. mounted/unmounted mint                       accum. accumulation
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v.f.u. very fine used                                            pmk. postmark
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s.t.c. stated to catalogue (by vendor)                  m.s. miniature sheet
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BID FORM - Sale Date 7 November 2005

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

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