1 BOTTLE MACALLAN 1948 SELECT RESERVE 51 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY, 21ST MARCH - 700ML. 46.6% VOL IN FITTED WOODEN CASE WITH CERTIFICATE & OUTER BOX, SLIGHT TEAR TO CERTIFICATE
EDWARD VIII: (1894-1972) King of the United Kingdom January - December 1936. Later Duke of Windsor. Important T.L.S., Edward, Duke of Windsor, one page, 4to, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 14th January 1970, to Gerald Hamilton. The Duke thanks his correspondent for sending a copy of his book The Way It Was With Me and continues 'Both the Duchess and I have read it with great interest and some nostalgia and in special appreciation of your favourable references to us….' He further continues 'Whether or not I could have prevented World War II, had I remained King, is an imponderable. At least I used any influence I had to warn against the folly of another hollocaust (sic). Where I clashed with Baldwin and his eronies (sic; cronies) was that I was not really of the Establishment which I was supposed to be. That aroused their suspicions that I would not always "yes" them, which indeed I would not have!' before making an interesting personal judgement of Winston Churchill, writing 'Your diagnosis of Winston Churchill is perfect. Great orator and writer, yes, and imbued with insatiable ambition. No outstanding peace time politician; only war seemed to inspire him to brilliant leadership. He was a man without fear, and as he once told me, he was never bored.' Matted in white alongside the original envelope and framed and glazed (to both sides) in a gold coloured frame to an overall size of 16.5 x 12.5. Together with a T.L.S., Gerald, by Hamilton, one page, 4to, King's Road, London, 28th April 1970, to Charles Potter in Guernsey, referring to the letter from the Duke of Windsor and stating, in full, 'As you have been so kind to me for so many years, I would like you to have as a souvenir from me the enclosed letter, which is of some historical importance and which I hope will be of great interest to you.' Hamilton's letter is matted to the verso of the frame alongside the original envelope post marked 29th April 1970 and bearing his holograph return address, and a newspaper obituary of Hamilton describing him as 'an urbane, anarchic, but warm hearted personality with….a fascination for dethroned royalty' and with 'pro-German sympathies' which resulted in his internment in World War II. Also including a loose T.L.S., Gerald, by Hamilton, one page, 4to, King's Road, London, 26th January 1970, to 'Dearest Gabrielle'. Hamilton states that he is inclined to agree with his correspondent that a book he has recently written is his best work, further referring to the Roman Catholic Church (of which Hamilton was a convert) and Ian Paisley ('I have always maintained that the Northern Irish authorities should return him to that obscurity from which he should never have been allowed to emerge') before concluding 'By the way, I don't think I ever told you I sent the Duke of Windsor, who has always been so kind to me, a copy of "The Way It Was For Me" for Christmas, and I received a most charming and important letter from him in reply. I am enclosing herewith a copy of this letter [evidently a copy of the original letter present in this lot] which was marked Strictly Private & Confidential and, therefore….on no account must it reach the Press. I would ask you to be good enough to return the copy to me when you have read it. It really is an interesting, almost historic, document.' A letter of sensational content and association. VG Gerald Hamilton (c.1888-1970) Memoirist & Critic who counted among his friends Winston Churchill, Aleister Crowley, Robin Maugham, Tallulah Bankhead and Christopher Isherwood. Hamilton was interned during World War I for his association with the Irish Nationalist Roger Casement. During World War II the Communist-sympathising Hamilton was again interned for his vocal opposition to the war, this time under the orders of Churchill.
United Kingdom Edward VII sovereign 1905M, (Melbourne)
[TITANIC]: SMITH EDWARD: (1850-1912) English Naval officer, Captain of the RMS Titanic who died when the ship sank in 1912. D.S., E J Smith, one page, oblong 8vo, Liverpool, 11th February 1893. The partially printed document is a Certificate of Discharge issued for Seaman F. G. Raddish, a second mate on board the Britannic. Signed by Smith at the foot in his capacity as Master of the vessel and bearing various official stamps (V[ery] G[ood] for Character of Conduct and Ability). Rare. Some light age wear to the left edge, not affecting the signature, otherwise VG
large Moorcroft vase - paper label to base - W.M.mark - 8" high <a href="https://live.ukauctioneers.com/"> CLICK HERE to REGISTER TO BID LIVE on this lot </a>
ISLE OF SKYE 50 years old mature Scotch whisky, bottle number 157 of 305 bottled November 2002 by Ian MacLeod and Co Ltd Edinburgh, complete with certificate of authenticity and fitted presentation case, 70cl 50% vol
A contemporary 18ct white gold and Canadian Ice diamond solitaire ring, of approximately 0.51ct, the brilliant being princess cut and claw set over a tapering knife edge shank
Dinky Supertoys 999 DH "Comet" Jet airliner registration number G-ALYV in blue and white striped box with oval "999" stickers"
Troika marmalade pot signed A.B. <a href="https://live.ukauctioneers.com/"> CLICK HERE to REGISTER TO BID LIVE on this lot </a>
Budgie Toys 218 Seddon "Jumbo" mobile traffic control unit, yellow cab and trailer "Automobile Association" and 'AA' badge transfers, boxed
PRINCE CHICHIBU (1902-1953) Japanese Prince, a member of the Imperial House of Japan and younger brother of Hirohito & PRINCESS CHICHIBU (1909-1995) Setsuko Matsudaira. Japanese Princess, wife of Prince Chichibu. A very fine vintage signed sepia 13 x 17.5 photograph by both Prince and Princess Chichibu individually, the image depicting the couple standing together in a full length pose on the occasion of their wedding day at Tokyo, 28th September 1928. Photograph by K. Esaki. Signed by both the Prince and Princess in bold black fountain pen inks, in Japanese characters, to light areas of the image. The photograph is very lightly mounted at the left edge within the original photographer's presentation folder (with some overall foxing and light age wear to the outer covers). Rare. VG
A pair of diamond, south sea pearl and 10ct gold earrings, each having a single pearl surmounted by a gold bow, the latter centrally set with a claw-set brilliant of approximately 0.10ct
A Walker and Hall canteen of rat tail pattern silver cutlery hallmarked for 1916, to include: 14 desert forks and spoons; 16 table forks and knives; 18 dessert knives; 12 soup spoons; 16 teaspoons; sets of carvers; ladles; pickle knives and forks; salt and mustard spoons; sugar tongs; pair of large gravy spoons; two steel nutcrackers etc., held in fitted and lined wooden table canteen with drawer, total silver weight approx 5700 grams (Please note all knives steel, and gaps in some sections).
French gilt ormolu and white marble clock garniture by Le Roy et Fils a Paris, circa 1880, white enamelled dial, signed and with Roman numerals, in a barrel case surmounted with a marble urn, the movement signed and striking on a bell on the hours and half-hours, stepped square section base centred with an ormolu panel of battling putti, flanked by baluster columns, over a breakfront marble base inset with further ormolu, the clock flanked with ormolu mounted urns, the domed covers swivelling to reveal a candle sconce, the clock 41cm, the urns 27.5cm Please note our special conditions of sale regarding clocks and watches
DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING, THE BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMOND OF APPROX 1.25 CARATS & WITH 2 BAGUETTE DIAMONDS TO EACH SIDE & THE SETTING PLATINUM
Victorian oil lamp - blue glass reservoir, cranberry shade, black glass base <a href="https://live.ukauctioneers.com/"> CLICK HERE to REGISTER TO BID LIVE on this lot </a>
A contemporary diamond and platinum dress ring, having a centre brilliant of 1ct, flanked by two brilliants, each of 0.50ct, and interspersed by four further 0.1ct stones, reserved within a collet set, millegrain bed, of swollen rectangular form, over a planar band
9ct gold Vesta case <a href="https://live.ukauctioneers.com/"> CLICK HERE to REGISTER TO BID LIVE on this lot </a>
A circa 1970 gent's vintage Jaeger Le Coultre 18ct gold dress watch, mecanical winding movement, square face and head 28mm.
A c1950s/1960s continental yellow gold designer bracelet the strap form bracelet with tassel end and herringbone border stamped '800' 19ct gold standard (possibly Italian) weighing 63.5 grams.
A single strand necklace of graded cultured pearls with Japanese diamond, emerald and yellow metal clasp, the latter having a central baguette cut stone of approximately 0.30ct, framed by a two tiered arrangement of 26 brilliants, those in the the upper stage being each of approximately 0.4ct, and the lower stage 0.5ct respectively
A vintage mid 20th century fine quality Italian diamond set and enamelled bracelet, the blue and white shell and scroll enamelled decoration with diamond set floral sprig to central oval panel a single diamond to the centre of each link, stamped '750' (18ct gold) 19cms long, 4.5 cms maximum width complete in original case marked Giovanni Apa Torre Del Greco.
ROLEX STAINLESS STEEL & GOLD AUTOMATIC CALENDAR DATE JUST WRISTWATCH
NABP silver and enamelled badge bearing the motto "dum spiro spero" ("while beneath I hope") awarded to Percy Jamieson IV, RP No:775650 makers mark for V&S
Good diamond solitaire ring, the brilliant cut stone of approx. 2.85cts, the colour estimated as L in colour, and VS2 clarity, in white metal claw mount, with an unmarked white metal split shank ring, size R, gross weight approx. 4.1g
HOUDINI HARRY: (1874-1926) Hungarian-American Magician & Escapologist. An excellent vintage signed sepia postcard photograph depicting Houdini standing in a full length pose with a heavy set of chains and several large padlocks wrapped securely around both his ankles and wrists. A printed caption to the lower border states Houdini - The Handcuff King. Signed by Houdini in bold black fountain pen ink with a desirable form of his signature ('Harry Handcuff Houdini') largely across a clear area of the image and perfectly legible. Additionally dated 9th July 1909 and annotated 'Photo taken 1904' in his hand. Very slightly neatly trimmed to the edges, otherwise VG At the time the present photograph was signed by Houdini he was in the midst of a series of performances at the Brighton Hippodrome and just over a week earlier, on 1st July, the escapologist had performed one of his most daring stunts when he was thrown, chained and handcuffed, into the sea at Aberdeen harbour during a prevailing storm, only to emerge unscathed moments later before thousands of spectators.
Good diamond three stone ring, set with three old brilliant cut diamonds, the central stone approx. 1.8cts, flanked on either side with a diamond of approx. 1ct each, total diamond weight approx. 3.8cts, of well matched colour estimated as H/I, clarity VS1/2, all set in an openwork claw mount on a split shank ring, marked Platinum, size P, gross weight approx. 5.3g Note: This ring was valued for insurance 27.10.2011 in the sum of £30,000
Led Zeppelin gold disc display <a href="https://live.ukauctioneers.com/"> CLICK HERE to REGISTER TO BID LIVE on this lot </a>
PAIR DIAMOND EARSTUDS THE 2 BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS OF APPROX 3.40 CARATS IN TOTAL & THE SETTING MARKED 14K
George IV mahogany twin pedestal sideboard, circa 1825, the two pillars with caddy top and a rope twist edge over a recessed moulded panel cellarette and a cupboard with turned wooden knobs flanking two bow fronted moulded panel drawers centred with a small drawer, flanked at the bottom with tapered recessed and moulded panel cupboard doors, all raised on carved paw feet, width 214cm, depth 77cm, height 123cm
An Art Deco diamond, yellow and white metal bracelet, in an openwork alternating arrangement of graded claw-set brilliants foiled over a rippling circular mount, and navette form millegrain panels, with saltire spaced pavé-set stones, centre stone being approximately 0.16ct
RUBY & DIAMOND CLUSTER RING, THE CUSHION SHAPED RUBY WITH A DOUBLE SURROUND OF BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS & WITH DIAMOND SET SHOULDERS
BRUNEL ISAMBARD KINGDOM: (1806-1859) British Engineer. A very fine vintage signed 18 x 22.5 engraving, the image by Henry Cousins after a painting by John Callcott Horsley, depicting Brunel seated in a three quarter length pose at his desk, holding a pen in his hands. Several papers and letters fill the desk top before him. Signed ('I K Brunel') in dark fountain pen ink to the lower border which also bears a small circular blindstamp. Neatly mounted to a contemporary canvas backing and with wooden stretchers to the verso. Signed images of Brunel are of the utmost rarity and this large, attractive example is particularly desirable. Some very minor, light age toning to the edges and just a few very insignificant surface marks to the background of the image, VG John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903) English Painter and Illustrator, designer of the first Christmas card. Brunel had married Horsley's sister, Mary Elizabeth, in 1836. The oil painting from which the present engraving was made is housed in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and was painted by Horsley in 1857. It was presented to the Gallery by Brunel's son in 1895. American Book Prices Current have no records relating to signed images of Brunel ever having appeared at auction.
An 18ct gold diamond and emerald cluster bracelet, the flower head design cluster containing a total of approx 1 carat and 14 emeralds approx 1.50 carats 17cms long.
Napoleon III gilt ormolu and rouge griotte marble clock by Raingo Freres, Paris, circa 1870, the case surmounted with an ormolu laurel wreath, torch and quiver, over a white enamelled dial with blue Roman numerals, signed, the movement also signed and striking on a bell, the front with fluted columns and acanthus scrolled ormolu mounts to a central panel, flanked on either side with ormolu cornucopia, all raised on gadrooned feet, height 44cm, also a pair of associated ormolu bronze and rouge griotte marble candelabra, formed as a satyr over a plinth, height 25cm Please note our special conditions of sale regarding clocks and watches
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