Collectors Items, including Great War Crested China & Period Costume | 26 February 2013
Model of British Tank by Carlton China, inscribed 'HMLS Creme-De-Menthe 130...
Sold for £160
Model of British Tank by Carlton China, inscribed 'HMLS Creme-De-Menthe 130', 'The British Tank Successfully Used Against The Germans. Combles, Sep 1916', 'Buy War Bonds, The Tank Bank', (Eastbourne), 125mm long.
Model of Armoured Car by Arcadian China, Rd.No. 657736, (Arms of Colwyn Bay), 90mm long.
See Robert Southall, Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (The First World War through the eyes of the Heraldic China Manufacturers) Milestone Publications, 1982, p.35.
Registered on 27th September 1916, twelve days after the first tank attack, and described in the Register as 'Motor Vehicle Tank'. Without photographs the designer had to rely on written reports and rumours. The tracks and suspension are copied from Army tractors but the top is pure fiction.
Model of British Tank by Arcadian China, Rd.No. 658588, with inset steering wheels, (Ilford), 110mm long.
Model of British Tank, unmarked, Rd.No. 658588, with trailing steering wheels, inscribed to top 'Model of British "Tank"', (Hove), 120mm long.
Model of British Tank, unmarked, Rd.No. 658588, with trailing steering wheels, inscribed to top 'Model of British "Tank" Original Of Which Was Made In Lincoln', (City of Lincoln), 130mm long.
Model of Tank, unmarked, impressed to base '8424 Foreign', in white glaze, (Southsea), 110mm long. (6)
Ilford Tank - Two small firing cracks to inner side of steering wheels. All with some light wear to gilding.
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 10.00am
Bristol Auction Rooms
St. John's Place
23rd February 9.30am – 1.00pm
25th February 9.30am - 6.00pm
Morning of sale from 9.00am