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Sale commencing:   23 July 2019 10:00 AM

Lot 1

A 19th Century Set of Spherical Glass Spirit Proofing Bubbles, each etched with appropriate numbers for spirit proofing, in fitted wooden case with lid, 85mm diam.

Estimated Value: £120 - £150

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Lot 2

An early 19th Century German Hydrometer Set, four hydrometers with mercury bulbs of varying sizes, glass flask, neck af, and modern replacement thermometer, in suede-lined fitted mahogany-veneered case, 440mm wide, G, case F

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 3

An early 19th Century brass Wm Ashmore Day to Night three-draw Naval Telescope, with mahogany body tube and rear dust slide, 910mm long extended, F, repaired, front ray shade fixed in place, one draw ring missing

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 4

A 19th Century boxwood 'Patent Pantochronometer' Pocket Sun-Dial, with gnomon on 'floating' paper-covered dial, with global locations ranged on ring around, with domed glass cover, instructions on underside, 53mm diam., G-VG

Estimated Value: £150 - £200

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Lot 5

An Negretti & Zambra ivorine Pocket Forecaster Dial, with instructions, in original box, 52mm diam., VG

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 6

Powell & Lealand and Other Microscope Accessories, mahogany subsidiary accessory case from large stand type of microscope, with various assorted contents including Powell & Lealand ?in objective can, with incorrect contents, objective af, James Smith convertible 1¼ and ?in objective, in original can, another similar, incomplete, Lieberkuhn (2), eyepieces (2), stage forceps and wheel of stops, case 215m wide (a lot)

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 7

An early 19th Century part-set of Robert Bate 'County of Northumberland' brass 1835 Standard Spherical Weights, stamped 'Bate, London' and 'County of Northumberland' or 'Northumberland' and '728', each with multiple proof marks - with loop handles, 28 Pounds, 14 Pounds, with circular grips, 4 Pounds, all F, and 2 Pounds, lettering worn, P-F, two large weights in fitted wooden tray (4); and a mid-19th Century De Grave 'County of Essex' wooden Standard Measure Carrying Case, brass plate to lid engraved 'County of Essex, De Grave & Co London', iron carrying handles to each end, case 700mm wide, P-F; (5)

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 8

An early 20th Century De Grave Short & Co Ltd 'Essex County Council' Verification Balance, serial no. 2199, lacquered brass pillar and beam, engraved 'De Grave Short & Co Ltd London' and 'Essex County Council To Weigh 7LB', with two brass pans, earliest proof mark 1908, on enamelled iron base, 720mm wide, 650mm high, in glazed mahogany cabinet with pair of doors to front, 870mm wide, F-G, lacquer worn from pans, upper glass panel of cabinet broken

Estimated Value: £50 - £100

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Lot 9

A Phillips' New Physical Terrestrial Globe, 14in diam., on decorative cast iron tripod stand, circa 1910, 830mm high, P-F, some damage to poles

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 10

An early 19th Century 3in. Astronomical Table Telescope, with tapering body-tube, 960mm long, lacquered brass pillar support with compass joint and folding cabriole tripod stand, F, lens elements and focusing altered or adapted, with later sighting tube added

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 11

A 20th Century black-enamelled Wild M21 Polarising Binocular Microscope, serial no. 112028, with 4, 10, 40 and 100 polarising objectives in turret, with periphery-geared circular micrometer stage, polarising sub-stage condenser and built-in electric illuminant, 1962-1970, G and specimen slide (2)

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 12

Ambrotypes and an Asprey Carte de Visite Album, 3¼in x 2¾in and other sizes, glass ambrotypes P-G, (8), 1860s/1870s Asprey album, embossed red morocco boards with gilt brass clasps and decoration, P-F, (25 approx) and 1880s cabinet/carte de visite album, but including country views by W Boyer of Sandwich in Kent, mid 1860s, depicting rural life in nearby Woodnesborough, including street scene, church, trap, sexton (?) in churchyard, church interior and exterior (10), otherwise 1880s family portraits and notables, F-G (44)

Estimated Value: £150 - £200

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Lot 13

A Collection of Silver Print & Snapshot Albums, six albums relating to career of Albert George Whitfield, a 2nd Lieutenant in the First World War in Kantara, Egypt, in Egyptian Police 1920s and a Major in the Second World War in Alexandria, a family album from 1917, family snapshots in 1920s and 1930s, Sinai topographical, many WWII pictures show bomb damage to buildings and craters around Alexandria and the aftermath of El Alamein, various sizes up to 9½in x 7in, P-G

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 14

Two albumen prints of De Beer's Farm Diamond Fields 1871 later named Kimberley, two apparently identical images, cropped differently, one ink titled 'Camp. De Beer's, Diamond Fields, 1871.', two small buildings with extensive tent encampment around, with black and white workers gathered in various groups for the camera, 225mm x 100mm, arched top, laid down on album page, F-G, edge fading, some foxing and 213mm x 140mm, laid down on album page, titled, now detached, F, some foxing, from family album, possibly of British Army officer, 1860s-1870s, starting in India, thence to South Africa and invasion of Zululand by Lord Chelmsford in 1876; the farm belonged to two brothers, Diederik and Johannes De Beer, and the first diamonds were found there by Erasmus Jacobs and the British government forced them to sell their farm soon afterwards on 31 July 1871; it is likely that these images were taken at around that time as the famous 'Big Hole' that was dug from mid-July is not yet visible, and some workers are wearing overcoats, suggesting that the weather was not warm; source: Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Value: £60 - £80

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Lot 15

10 x 8 Advertising Transparencies, possibly by Patrick, Lord Lichfield, including Caroline Munro shot for Lamb's Navy Rum campaign, Esso tiger (2), still life of fruit and Stephanie Beacham (?) (1), F-G (5)

Estimated Value: £70 - £100

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Lot 16

Dudley Illingworth and Thomas Blow - Half-Plate Lumière Autochromes, gardens and landscape around Hanlith Hall, Kirkby Malham, Skipton, Yorkshire, including flower studies, steps (2), parterres, flowerbeds, trees, new façade of house (2), hallway looking into garden, view of house across tennis court, taken 1909-1920s, with explanatory letter from Illingworth dated 1952, pp 5, G, some emulsion loss and underexposure (27)

Estimated Value: £150 - £200

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Lot 17

Stereoscopic Cards, mainly circa 1900, including soldiers supporting photographer on ladder (1), Boer War, Russo-Japanese War, Albert Hall, Nottingham after fire, 1906 (1), Victor Selb - Indian Juggler, Wood Carver and Crystal Sphere (3), Ingersoll series (25) World Series - Japan (20) and others (a lot)

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 18

Stereoscopic Cards, 1860s/1870s, including French tropical island (?), manuscript inscription verso (1), genre (1), Ireland View on the Dargle, well dressed men observing (1), French soldiers comic (1), French artisan family (1), tissue (14), Hautecoeur Paris views (11), UK topographical (14), P-G (44)

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 19

Glass Plate Negatives, UK, 3¼in sq copy-negatives, including Blackpool Tower street scene and from beach, original Uncle Tom's Cabin, Blackpool before 1908 demolition, fishing sailing boats, seafront, half-plate, characters in theatrical costume (4) (a lot)

Estimated Value: £50 - £100

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Lot 20

Small silver print snapshot albums, including temporary military 1st Eastern General Hospital, The Backs, Cambridge, 1915, including Welsh Division and wounded men and officers, Alabaster family at Wormley Lodge, motorcycles (1), country house, motor car outside, possibly Norfolk (1), family photos, Austin 7, 1927, and IoW (1), 'The Georgians', family theatrical group, Emerys and Kirkpatricks, 1895-1907, Ely and Cambridge, early motor tricycle (1) 1920s nickel Meccano models and Bassett-Lowke (1), and French cabinet/carte-de-visite album (a lot)

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 21

A 'Mother's Record' Album of the life of Martin Alfred Petrie 1916-1941, compiled by his mother, Maria, in album published by his father Francis' mother, Emeline Petrie Steinthal, family name changed in World War One, being a poignant record of his life, upbringing and schooling, extensive manuscript by his mother, including his time at Leeds Model Company making model railways, his own letters, many silver print images, and summary of the end of his life up to death in riding accident on active service in Kenya, overall F, some damp damage to lower edges of boards and leaves

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 22

Amateur Silver Print Travel Snapshot Albums, probably Swiss, half-morocco, octavo, including London - Pool of London, Tower Bridge, the Strand, Big Ben, motor traffic, with Holland, Switzerland, Middle East and India, G (3)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 23

Egyptian-interest Magic Lantern Slides, mahogany-mounted 3¼in sq coloured engravings of the Bombardment of Alexandria, July 1882 and the Battle of Kassassin Lock, August 1882, including the Khedive, Admiral Seymour, Armoured Train, retail labels for Edward Wood, G, one cracked (19)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 24

Medium Format 6 x 6cm Colour Transparencies of Travels 1937-1938, probably Dufaycolor, including North Africa/Sahara, some portraits, South America, arid mountains from biplane, rowing boats and glaciers in Norway and Egypt, G, some underexposed (43)

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 25

Sansoni Commercial Silver Prints of Libya November/December 1939, pub. Cesare Capello, Milan, including Tripoli street scenes, barracks, Modernist new town, with others including new hotel in Tobruk (Albergo Tobruch) on seafront (Erwin Rommel sheltered in an hotel in Tobruk soon afterwards), various sizes, mostly up to 180mm x 120mm, G (apx 40)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 26

Various Images of Naval Interest, incomplete silver print album titled 'HMS Eagle, China, 1933-1934', Royal Navy aircraft carrier, including in harbour at Four Funnel Bay, Wei-Hai-Wei, various views; photographic 'The Navy League' magic lantern slides, including including Hawker Harts being loaded with torpedoes (3), radio communications air to ship, Supermarine Walrus flying boat and others (15), 'From The Ranks to Field Marshal' game board and Maclure Macdonald & Macgregor lithographed progamme for Officers of the Brigade of Guards charity performance, 1870 (a lot)

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 27

A large collection of 10 x 12in Glass Plate Negatives of Furniture Interest, probably the reference archive of a manufacturer of reproduction and modern Art Deco-style furniture, including sideboards, dining tables and chairs, commodes, buffets and bedroom suites, in a variety of styles, some with areas blocked out for reproduction, some broken, some images out of focus, in 20 trays (apx. 100+)

Estimated Value: £70 - £100

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Lot 28

Glass Plate Negatives, quarter-plate - including construction of steel girder frame of the new Barker store, including workmen on girders, probably in Kensington High Street, 1913 (5), house and family, lady in long skirt, circa 1910, street scene, lady with goats, and others (a lot)

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 29

Stereoscopic Cards 1860s, farm girl and elderly man, hayrick beyond (1), north west view of York Minster, retailed by J Raffin, Manchester (1), Avenue at Howth Castle (1), Lunn's Tower, Kenilworth (1), Glasgow Cathedral (1), W. Spreat, Exeter - Logan Rock, Pen de Nere Head, Chair Ladder Tol Peon Penwith (3), with other topographical (8), genre (6), Windsor and Eton (5), Scarborough New Music Hall (1), G, other cards (3), mahogany Brewster view, incomplete, af, and later cards (a lot)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 30

Spiers & Son Stereoscopic Cards of Oxford 1857-1860, Philip De La Motte - unnnumbered of Spiers & Son's shop, 102 & 103 High Street, 1 High Street, 14 The Sheldonian Theatre, 16 St Mary's Church, 24 New College, 27 New College from the gardens, with others 'Forming part of a series of views of Oxford, photographed by P H De La Motte FSA, Joseph Cundall, and other eminent photographers' - 19 Magdalen, 50 Magdalen Tower, 52 Balliol, 54 Brasenose, 57 Christ Church and 66 St. John's, G (12)

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 31

An early 20th Century French mahogany Diapositive Stereosocope, with rack and pinion focusing and worm-operated parallax adjustment, 200mm wide, G-VG

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 32

Glass Stereoscopic Monochrome Diapositives, 105mm x 45mm - tourist visit, probably Belgian, to New York, 1937, including Times Square and American Legionnaires gathering, ferry and Central Park (32); group in case, German, possibly World War I period, possibly showing British prisoners of war under escort, families and landscapes (48); 170mm x 85mm - rural France - including Paray-le-Monial, Burgundy, some titled, 1906-1909, including Valence and trips down Rhone Valley (20); and cards (6); F-G (106)

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 33

Glass Plate Negatives and Magic Lantern Slides, quarter-plate - including British infantry crowded on deck, cheering, probably World War I or earlier, family groups, portraits, carriages and bull fighting; 3¼in sq slides including US gathering of horse-drawn buggies, British locomotives, families and tourist views; (a lot)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 34

Colour Processes 1930s to 1950s, Dufaycolor - quarter-plate glass - motor car and chauffeur outside Arts & Crafts golf course club house (1), Lowther Castle glasshouse, tourism including Venice and St Ives, celluloid - phlegmatic middle-aged couple beside new Singer (?) car in front of formal flowerbed, Festival of Britain Battersea Gardens, towns and landscapes, 1951, card mounted (20); and Photo Goldner 6 x 6 transparencies of 1958 Brussels Exposition, card mounted (6) (a lot)

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 35

British Edwardian quarter-plate Autochromes, including well-dressed mother and son in various parts of pretty garden, together and individually, views of garden and Arts and Crafts house, some a little smaller, P-G (26)

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 36

Stereoscopic metal-mounted 105mm x 45mm Autochromes, various subjects, including British views and portraits of walkers in traditional kit, 1921-1922, and French views, circa 1930, F-G (62)

Estimated Value: £60 - £80

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Lot 37

French Autochromes, stereoscopic - 130mm x 60mm, including rural landscapes and groups, one including shadow of photographer (22), 150mm x 80mm, motor car beside road, possibly broken down (2); with half-plates of small boy and small outside house with respective toys, including Bing steam engine and kitchen range (2); circa 1910; P-G (26)

Estimated Value: £60 - £80

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Lot 38

Autochromes, half-plate - British family in deckchairs and lily pond, circa 1920 (2), huge youth picnic on rocky crag, probably USA (1), 3¼in sq portrait of four young ladies, probably USA, circa 1910 (1), and others (10); (a lot)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 39

British half-plate Architectural-Study Autochromes, Hampton Court (5) and village scenes, house and flowers (4), F, one cracked (9)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 40

Mid-19th Century French Hand-Coloured Magic Lantern Long Sliders, genre, story and romantic scenes, 300mm long, in wooden box (10), 282mm long, one broken (6) and later chromolitho (3), F (19)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 41

Modern W. Stacey 6 x 9 Mahogany Technical Plate Camera, circa 1982, with roll fim back, Polaroid back, body only, in customised case; this item was purchased directly from the maker circa 1982

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 42

A Half-Plate Lejeune & Perken mahogany & brass Field Camera, lacks focusing back with red leather bellows, a separate brass lens, a separate Perken & Rayment cloth shutter and inset plaque "Made by Lejeune & Perken, London For J T Chapman, Manchester", the bellows are split along one top fold and along one top edge, F

Estimated Value: £150 - £200

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Lot 43

A Folmer & Schwing Division Eastman Kodak Co Cirkut Camera Attachment, with boxed five gear set, key, panoramic head, tripod legs, Kodak Verichrome film loaded, anouther in Kodak box, group photo and negative, in Kodak boxes, in original case

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 44

A late Thornton Pickard Royal Ruby Triple mahogany and brass Whole Plate Camera, with Ross Xpres 7¼'' f/4.5 lens, serial no 88870, brass bound roller blind shutter, triple extension bellows and three Thorton Pickard dark slides, circa 1930s, G

Estimated Value: £150 - £200

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Lot 45

Plate Holders, two 6¾in. square plate holders fitted with rotary 5¼ x 3¼ in mask inserts, three whole plate (8½ x 6½ in.) holders, three DDS 6¼ x 4½ in. holders, a 6½ x 3¼ in. DDS metal holder and a 6 x 9cm metal holder

Estimated Value: £60 - £80

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Lot 46

A 10 x 8 in mahogany and brass Field Camera, dark, probably Spanish, mahogany, black square cornered tapered bellows, dovetail joints, with a later focal plane shutter back, lighter mahogany, comb joints, with estimated 12in focal length f/6 brass lens and three double dark slides

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 47

A Hare Whole Plate mahogany and brass-bound Field Camera, circa 1880, probably for transitional wet and dry plate usage, red square-cornered tapered bellows, rising front lens board with shaped upper and lower aperture to inner board to allow lens shift for architectual work, apparent signs of collodion blackening to rear bottom, three lens boards, one with a Dallmeyer No 1a Rectilinear lens, serial no 45796, circa 1890, together with a quantity of mid-19th Century French magic lantern glass hand-coloured copper plate sliders

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 48

A Stereo Realist Camera, serial no A20566, shutter sluggish on slow speeds, body G, elements F, haze, some fungus, in leather case

Estimated Value: £60 - £80

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Lot 49

An Envoy Wide Angle Camera, no 3571, with Taylor Hobson 64mm f/6.5 wide angle lens, serial no 474306, shutter firing but jammed on one second, body G, wear to leatherette, some scratches, ding to top plate, elements G, internal dust, haze

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 50

A Newman & Guardia Nydia Pocket Camera, serial no 352241, with Carl Zeiss Jena 240mm lens, serial no 352241, shutter faulty, film back, viewing hood missing, overall brassing, bellows G, elements G, light fungus to front element, in maker's case

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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