Saturday, 14 March, 2009

Sale of Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Photographs and Ephemera, to be held at Reading Auction Market

Sale Catalogue

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Automobilia

Lot Description Illustration
1
A black leatherette-covered motor-car trunk having a domed top, side handles and corner protectors. 32-inches wide, 20-inches deep, 19-inches total height.
Estimate: £80 - 120
Not Illustrated
2
Two leather cases, the larger being 28-inches wide, 17-inches deep, 7-inches high, the smaller attaché type case, 17 x 10 x 4-inches. (2)
Estimate: £30 - 60
Not Illustrated
3
A two-person picnic set by Sirram with two thermos flasks, cups and saucers in an easy-clean finish, flap-down front for easy access. Appears complete.
Estimate: £30 - 40
Not Illustrated
4
Three Esso two-gallon petrol cans with caps and a Shell Motor Spirit can. (4)
Estimate: £10 - 20
Not Illustrated
5
A box of dashboard instrumentation to include an oil pressure gauge, speedometer, small mechanical clock, petrol gauge and others. (qty)
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
6
A box containing windscreen wipers, circular gaskets, multi-trumpet brass horn, sparkplug caps and other interesting items. (qty)
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
7
A 1930s Morris combination short stem Calormeter, wings and threaded cap, chromium-plated. Also a bag of Morris (Ten) hub caps, some unused. (qty)
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
8
A box containing three Morris short and long stem Calormeters, assorted wings and threaded caps. (qty)
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
9
A box containing four motoring placemats, a brass syringe and a tool wallet, an unused SU petrol pump, an oil-powered lamp and other items. (Qty)
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
10
An 18mm sparkplug holder, suitable for six plugs, vintage period together with a Lucas hand-wound brass inspection lamp and a post-1953 armed forces enamel motor-car badge (3).
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
11
A Lucas Ltd No 40 oiler. Introduced in 1912, these quality oil cans were standard equipment for many prestige cars in the 1920s and were often seen mounted on the firewall of smaller motor-cars.
Estimate: £80 - 120
Not Illustrated
12
Brighton & Hove Motor Club car badge with two blue enamels, numbered 505. Also a pair of M.G. cuff-links in their presentation case. (2)
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
13
Malcolm Campbell. A Great Britain Union Flag signed with a ballpoint pen by the world land-speed record holder Malcolm Campbell and dated 30.1.? The vendor says that it was given to a relation by Malcolm Campbell at the Brooklands track at Weybridge. Clearly the pennant flag (12 x 10 ins) has been kept, apparently between the pages of a large book, and shows sign of considerable age.
Estimate: £150 - 250
Not Illustrated
14
R. S. Miles. (M.G. Competition Driver). The Coventry & Warwickshire Motor Club, 'The Calcott Cup 1937' a presentation half-pint pewter tankard with a club enamel badge and inscription applied.
Estimate: £10 - 30
Not Illustrated
15
A sided pair of candle-powered carriage lamps of the type fitted to small broughams and governess carts. Very nicely converted to electricity and in sound original condition. (2)
Estimate: £100 - 150
Not Illustrated
16
An S. Smith & Sons, front-opening, silver dial, 3.5-inch motor-car clock having Arabic numerals, black hands, fastening clip and rear wind.
Estimate: £30 - 60
Not Illustrated
17
An Edwardian Hip Flask with a finely detailed badge 'Gordon Bennett Motor Race Ireland 1903', applied to the outer casing. Possibly an award during the event?
Estimate: £30 - 60
Not Illustrated
18
A rare 'Old Bill' dashboard plaque, after the mascot designed by Bruce Bairnsfather.
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
19
A policeman's oil-powered hand lantern with a convex-plano lens fitted and double pie-crust top. Also, a pair of hurricane oil-powered lamps in working condition and another hand-held lamp. (4)
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
20
A suitcase style, six-person motoring picnic case by Harlequin Motor Accessories.
Estimate: £40 - 80
Not Illustrated
21
A good selection of vintage period motoring spanners and tools, to include a very rare long 'Perfect Pattern' screwdriver, BSA spanners, greasers, adjustable King Dick's etcetera. Suitable for any quality vintage motor-car.
Estimate: £80 - 120
Not Illustrated
22
A travelling vanity case, comprising engine-turned and enamel combs, glass containers and brushes in a fitted leatherette case with a watered silk lining.
Estimate: £20 - 30
Not Illustrated
23
Chad Valley. Two Harborne manufactured mechanical racing cars, one example 'Burnett' 8-inches long, the other, 'No 10003', 11-inches long. Both with original finish, wheels, springs and fitted keys. (2)
Estimate: £80 - 120
Not Illustrated
24
A, S. Smith & Sons, silver dial, 3.5-inch motor-car clock having Arabic numerals, black hands, fastening clip and 6 o'clock combination wind and hand control.
Estimate: £30 - 60
Not Illustrated
25
An R.A.C. full member's badge. Chromium-plated dating pre-1953, union flag verso and King Edward VII profile recto. Display mounted.
Estimate: £80 - 120
Not Illustrated
26
An R.A.C. full member's badge. A radiator cap mounted type, dating from the 1930s, circular union flag verso and King Edward VII profile recto.
Estimate: £80 - 120
Not Illustrated
27
A B.A.R.C. motor-car club badge, having the rearing lion and chequered flag motif with five coloured enamels. Numbered K17.
Estimate: £80 - 120
Not Illustrated
28
A Butlers of Birmingham, motor launch electric spot lamp. Dating from the 1930s, chromium-plated. 9-inches high. Well manufactured with fittings.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
29
Shell 'Aviation Spirit' two-gallon fuel can. Dated 1935, in sound condition with its original cap.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
30
Shell two-gallon petrol can. Dated 1935, in sound condition with its original cap and gold enamel shell motif and signs of original black enamel.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
31
An Automobile Association membership badge for use with a commercial vehicle, having an intaglio entwined AA motif against a basket weave background. Numbered V287475, nickel-plated, badge bar mounting type.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
32
An Automobile Association membership badge for use with a commercial vehicle, having an intaglio entwined AA motif against a basket weave background. Numbered V224385, nickel-plated, radiator mounting type.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
33
An Automobile Association motor-car club badge dating between 1931 and 1946 with a rarely found black back plate behind an entwined AA motif. Radiator grille fitting.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
34
An Automobile Association club badge as used with motorcycles between 1952 and 1967. A yellow back plate behind an entwined and slightly convex AA motif.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
35
A Morris Eight Series 'E' boot lid badge with black enamel, chromium and a multi-faceted reflector. 1939-1948 period. Some wear.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
36
A Morris Ten-Cwt radiator badge for the Series II van of 1935 to 1939 period.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
37
A radiator three-colour enamel badge for the post WWII Morris Six introduced in 1948, the last Morris to possess a traditional radiator. Good clean condition.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
38
A Morris 10, three-colour enamel radiator badge.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
39
An unusual British Railways cap badge. Introduced when the railway companies were nationalized in 1948, this badge was current until 1965 when the name was changed to British Rail.
Estimate: £10 - 20
Not Illustrated
40
The Royal British Legion gold and blue enamel motor-car badge, badge bar fitting.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
41
Large wings for use with a Calormeter or Boyce Motor Meter. Chromium-plated.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
42
A Wilmot-Breeden 'Baby' model Calormeter together with its original printed box and internal supports. The Calormeter has seen some use. This model was the standard fitting on many motor-cars to include the OHC Morris Minor between 1929 and 1931.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
43
A windscreen mounted vehicle licence holder having a removable disc with a central St Christopher and a 'Paddon Bros 60 Cheval Place SW7' wording outlined in blue enamel.
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
44
A Rolls-Royce showroom 'Spirit of Ecstasy' standing 15-inches high, Nickel-silver on brass, mounted on a circular marble base. A nicely crafted and detailed reproduction.
Estimate: £100 - 200
44a
Two veteran small greasers, a threaded example and a plunger type. (2)
Estimate: £20 - 40
Not Illustrated
44b
Three items. A Dunlop brass stirrup pump, a rim splitter and a hand-cranked bottle jack. (3)
Estimate: £30 - 60
Not Illustrated
45
A long-arm quick lift adjustable axle jack with a wooden handle. Working order.
Estimate: £30 - 60
Not Illustrated
46
A long-arm quick lift adjustable axle jack. Working order.
Estimate: £30 - 60
Not Illustrated
47
A single-sided, 4-colour enamel sign, 'Morris Commercial Service'. 1932. 19 x 29-ins.
Estimate: £60 - 90
Not Illustrated
48
A display of eight assorted veteran and vintage brass oilers and greasers, to include a Tecalemit sliding grease gun suitable for Rolls-Royce and other prestige motor-cars. All housed in a wooden frame.
Estimate: £50 - 100
Not Illustrated

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