JULY SALE ITEMS

1970's Set of Four charming framed lithographs from the Donald Art Company

of New York of original paintings from  

Ozz Franca 's 

Big Eyes Series 

 

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The frames measure 21 inches by 12 inches

All lithographs and frames are in excellent condition

 

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       MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL PLANS

 

       RALPH  BROCKLEBANK  renamed  DANIEL ADAMSON after a refurbish in 1936

 

    Manchester Ship Canal   Ralph Brocklebank  Saloon Plan c 1936 

Produced by the Mechanical Engineers Office of the Manchester Ship Canal Company a large undated 39 inch by 28 inch architects drawing of the proposed remodelling of the Ralph Brocklebank on a scale of half inch to one foot.

There are two copies of the same plan. One paper and one on a clear material.

The paper plan has additional lighting infomation handwritten on the plan

 

The clear plastic type material plan is in as new condition.

 

      A LARGE  40 inch by 23 inch PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED CHART INDICATING THE DEPLOYMENT OF 29 TUG VESSELS  AT THE VARIOUS DOCKS BETWEEN 1937 and 1948.

produced on a clear plastic type material which has aged well

     Named tugs with locations between the years of 1937-1948 are :

     Head Tugs

Eastham, Cornbrook, Mode Wheel, Mount Manisty, Partington, Cadishead, Stanlow, Old Quay,

     Mercia. 

Including new head tugs acquired during 1937-1948  Archer, Arrow, Badger, Bison and Firefly

    Stern Tugs:

 Barton, Irlam, Rixton, Eccles, Acton Grange, Old Trafford, Daniel Adamson, Lord Stalbridge, 

    W.E. Dorrington. 

Including new tugs acquired during 1937-1948 Mallard, Merlin, Neptune, nymph, Ouse and  Onward  

 

In excellent virtual mint condition

                                      

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S. S. SIRIUS 1837

 

 

 

The Sirius was a side wheel wooden hulled steamship built in 1837 for the London-Cork route. In 1838 she was chartered for two transatlantic voyages by the British and American Steam Navigation Company.

By arriving in New York a day ahead of the Great Western she is usually listed as the first holder of the Blue Riband although the term was not used until decades later.  

Lettering to the plaque reads:-

THIS PLATE IS A PORTION OF THE

AIR PUMP OF THE S.S.SIRIUS

THE FIRST BRITISH STEAMER TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC

April 4th 1837

LOST IN BALLYCOTTON BAY JUNE 16th 1847

SALVED MAY 1904

 

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Loss of the S S Sirius

information from an article in the London Daily News Wednesday 20th January 1847

In the early hours of the 16th January 1847 the S.S. Sirius, in dense fog , on a voyage to Cork from Glasgow via Dublin, struck rocks in Ballycotton Bay Ireland.

Captain Moffett steered towards the coast as it was evident that the ship was lost and his attention turned to the safety of the passengers and crew. She eventually struck Smith’s Rock, half a mile from Ballycotton. The overcrowded lifeboat was launched but soon became swamped and all except one of the twenty passengers lost their lives. Seventy one of the passengers and crew were saved out of a total of 90.

The extensive cargo of bale goods, groceries, musical instruments, books, furniture, packages and five cases of theatrical costumes were enthusiastically carried off by the local impoverished community before the authorities arrived.

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The remains of the S.S. Sirius lay undisturbed by everything but the tides until 1904 when the firm of Samuel Mason of Birmingham salvaged the remains and to whom this plaque is attributed.

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The oak shield measures 11 ˝ inches by 10 inches

The mounted copper plaque 6 inches by 3 ˝ inches

The error in dating on the plaque (June instead of January) has been repeated on the only other item I have ever seen of its kind and similarly produced by Samuel Mason.

 

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HORNBY

Boxed No 101

 

Reversing Tank Locomotive

In green and black with the L N E R Logos on both sides and numbered  460

       comes complete with an excellent fully printed box

       key in its original envelope

        three carriage lamps, two in black and one in red

again in their original envelope

        original corrugated cardboard packaging

        associated paperwork includes Hornby guarantee and

Hints on Running your Hornby Railway

The mechanism is fine and works well. All buffers, lamp brackets and couplings are in place.

All decals are complete and un-rubbed.

  If you require any further photos please e mail

It really is in mint condition

 

  Offers invited at    ginto100@blueyonder.co.uk

 

 

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RARE BLACKPOOL GUIDE BOOK CIRCA 1912

A very nice clean copy and very rare

 

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CADDY SPOONS AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE

by

John Norie

Published in 1988 by John Murray

282 pages and measuring 11 inches by 9 inches

  The book and dust cover are in excellent condition.

This is the definitive, lavishly illustrated guide to the most varied and arguably the most beautiful of all small antique silver”

 

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GILES CARTOON BOOK

NO 1

 

Excellent condition  

 

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JONES BURTON & CO LTD

ENGINEERS of LIVERPOOL

 Circa 1930's

An excellent hard backed lavishly illustrated catalogue of 102 pages

featuring marine craft and aeroplanes etc. produced or

supplied by the company.

Certified dating by the National Museums Liverpool who hold a similar copy

Script in Portuguese 

In excellent condition

 

 

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HISTORY AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF 

BLACKPOOL AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD

1837

by

William Thornber A.B.

Includes Layton, Carlton, Poulton, Mains Hall, Singleton,Thornton, Burn Hall, Rossall, Bispham, Marton, Lytham, South Shore etc etc.

In hardback, 332 pages and measuring and a quarter inches by 4 inches

All pages are present but  the front hard cover has become slightly detached from the fore leaves. 

The spine and hard covers are in goodish if a little faded condition.

Gold lettering on a black spine

 

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LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY

RACE COURSE CRIMINALS

undated but thought to be c 1950's

 

An illustrated A to Z booklet containing over 320 photographs, particulars and previous convictions of all known race course criminals who were most likely to operate in Lancashire. Issued for use by Police personel who might be on duty at race meetings or at other events at which large crowds assemble.

Measures six and a half inches  by three and a half inches

The front cover shows signs of wear. The internal pages are in excellent condition.

 

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SOLID GOLD CADDY SPOON

A Golden Wedding Anniversary present to

Dr and Mrs Alexander Peddie from

     Lady (Elizabeth) Pearson

1894 

 

           One of the most infuriating aspects of collecting is that it is virtually impossible, unless extremely fortunate, to be able to trace the provenance of a particular collectable. Quite recently, however, I was fortunate enough to acquire a boxed gold caddy spoon from the early 1890's with an inscription on both the spoon and on the presentation box. I was therefore quite enthusiastic that a little time and effort would reward me with perhaps details of both the recipient and the obviously wealthy donor.  

The inscription on the spoon reads :- Mr and Mrs Peddie 1844-1894

and the label on the box reads:-

            To Dr and Mrs Peddie from Lady Pearson  23rd January 

     1844-1894 "Golden Wedding"

      Doctor Alexander Peddie of 11 Rutland Street, Edinburgh married Clara Elizabeth Siebald Anderson on the 23rd January 1844 in the Parish of St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh. I have been lucky enough to have sent me an obituary for the Doctor, including a photograph, which appeared in the Edinburgh Medical Journal following his death in 1907 at the age of 96.  

         The spoon, although made in London, was retailed through James Hardy and Co. of 74 Princess Street, Edinburgh. They also had premises in London and Aberdeen. The presentation box carries an advert from the retailers on the inside of the lid cover.

             Lady Elizabeth Pearson was the wife of Sir Charles John Pearson ( Lord Pearson ) 1843-1910. In 1892 he was the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities as well as having a very distinguished career in Law. Dr. Alexander Peddie had close links with Edinburgh all his life and we can assume that his particular link with the Minto Hospital and Dispensary brought him into contact with Lady Pearson as a benefactor or private patient.   

 

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