The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Results of Auction: 13th October 2001


Lot No.Description. Price Realised.
W = Withdrawn
1. Sun Fire Office. Lead W3A(i), policy no. 43903. Good, no colour. W
2. Sun Fire Office. Lead W3B, policy no. 113887. Very good. Framed in glazed oak case with policy details dated 19 Oct 1748. 70
3. Sun Fire Office. Lead W3B, policy no. 362450. Very good, no colour. 50
4. Sun Fire Office. Lead W3C, policy no. 510261. Very good, no colour. 100
5. Sun Fire Office. Lead W3C, policy no. 649109. Good/fair, no colour. W
6. Sun Fire Office. Copper W3H. Good, no colour, traces of gilding. 20
7. Sun Fire Office. Lead, modern reproduction with nailing lug top centre. 17
8. Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fire Office. Copper W24C. Good, no colour. 180
9. Shropshire & North Wales Ass Co. Brass W89B. Good, no colour. 110
10. Salop Fire Office. Lead W20A, policy no. 552. Very good, a lot of colour. 360
11. Salop Fire Office. Lead W20A, policy no. 1695. Very good, no colour. 160
12. Salop Fire Office. Lead W20A, policy no. 1175. Very good... 200
13. Birmingham Fire Office. Copper W42C. Good, no colour. 40
14. Globe Insurance Co. Tinned Iron W38E. Very good, 95% colour. 160
15.* Norwich General Ass Co. Lead W28A, policy no. 3188. Good, no colour. Vertical crack across policy panel and more nail holes than usual. 520
16. Norwich Union Fire Ins Soc. Copper W29O. Good/fair, some green paint, but no other colour. 50
17. London Assurance. Tinned Iron W9I. Very good. 35
18. London Assurance. Tinned Iron W9I. Very good, near mint, modern. W
19. London Assurance. Copper W9I (19th C). Good, no colour, with minor damage to label 25
20. Royal Ins Co. Copper W95B. Good, some creasing. Near 100% colour. 50
21. Royal Ins Co. Copper W95D. Good, some background green, no other colour. 30
22. Royal Ins Co. Tinned Iron W95E. Unused, but some minor paint flaws. W
23.* Edinbugh Friendly Ins. Lead W7C. Very good, much original colour. 800
24. Guardian Fire & Life Ass Co. Copper W57B. Good, some creasing, near 100% colour. 55
25. Guardian Fire & Life Ass Co. Copper W57B. Good, some gilding, no other colour. 30
26. Guardian Fire & Life Ass Co. Copper W57B. Good, traces of gilding, no other colour. 30
27. British Fire Office. Copper W30E/F? Good, some creasing, no colour. 95
28. Caledonian Ins Co. Copper W43A. Very good, most gilt, no colour. 140
29. Caledonian Ins Co. Copper W43A. Good, but one point of label missing, no colour. 100
30.* Licensed Victuallers & Gen. Copper W86A. Very good, 90% colour. 560
31. Hand-in-Hand Fire Office. Lead W2A, policy no. 90815. Very good, no colour. 300
32.* Hand-in-Hand Fire Office. Lead W2A, policy no. 77333. Very good, but with fine soldered joints at back of crown. 30% colour. 250
33. Union Fire Office. Copper W4D. Label cropped off, but remainder good with 100% faded colour. 35
34. Union Fire Office. Copper W4E. Good, some gilding and faded colour. 160
35. Phoenix Ass Co. Lead W23A, policy no. 6424. Very good, no colour. 270
36.* Phoenix Ass Co. Lead W23A, policy no. 10947. Would be very good but for missing spear tip. No colour. 110
37. Phoenix Ass Co. Copper W23J. Good, traces of colour. 35
38. Phoenix Ass Co. Copper W23K. Good, but nailing lugs missing, most colour. 40
39. Yorkshire Fire & Life Ins Co. Copper W77B. Very good, near 100% colour. 150
40. Yorkshire Fire & Life Ins Co. Copper W77B. Very good, near 100% colour. 145
41. Manchester Fire & Life Ass Co. Tinned Iron W71B. Good, some gilt. 170
42. Alliance Ass Co. Copper W63B. Good, small part of label missing. No colour. 45
43. Notts & Derbys Fire & Life Ass Co. Zinc W87E. Good, but garter end missing. No colour. 50
44. Northern Assurance Co. Copper W88A. Very good, most red and some gilding, but no other colour. 125
45.* Aberdeen Fire Assurance Co. Lead W33A, policy no. 789. Very good, no colour 5,000
46. Farmers & Gen Fire & Life Ins. Copper W92B. Very good, 90% faded colour. 90
47. Palladium Life & Fire Ass Co. Copper W72A. Very good, much gilding, but no colour. 170
48. Protector Fire Ins Co. Copper W80A. Very good, no colour. 75
49. Worcester Fire Office. Lead W27B. Very good, some gilding and traces of painted numbers. 280
50. Worcester Fire Office. Tinned Iron W27D, policy no. 4349? Very Good. 280
51.* Leicester Fire Office. Copper W84A. Very good, near 100% colour, but gilding at centre of badge worn. 300
52. Atlas Ass Co. Copper W50A. Good, but the globe is dented. 90% colour. 60
53. Atlas Ass Co. Copper W50A. Poor, with no colour. 15
54. Ins Co of Scotland. Copper W58A. Very good, some gilding. 130
55. Beacon Fire Ins Co. Copper W56B. Very good, some gilding. 260
56. Lancashire Ins Co. Copper W98A. Unused, but some wear to paint. Red background. W
57. Queen Ins Co. Copper W99B. Fair/good, no colour. 60
58. Queen Ins Co. Tined Iron W99E. Unused, but paint a bit worn. W
59.* Westminster Fire Office. Lead W5A, policy no 35181 (see note). Very good. The figures 181 are placed centrally on the label and the 35 is believed to have been added for re-issue. If so, this is the oldest known example of this mark. W
60. Westminster Fire Office. Lead W5B, policy no. 27660. Very good, gilt traces. 340
61. Westminster Fire Office. Lead W5B, policy no. 35478. The top of the two outer feathers has been broken off, otherwise condition is very good. No colour. 140
62. County Fire Office. Copper W45B. God/fair, some gilding & background red. 45
63. County Fire Office. Copper W45D. Good, no paint. 45
64. County Fire Office. Copper W45F. Appears unissued, but paint is a bit worn. W
65. Royal Exchange Ass. Lead W10D, policy no. 48881. Very good, traces of colour. 250
66. Royal Exchange Ass. Lead W10D, policy no. 95568. Very good, no colour. 160
67. Royal Exchange Ass. Lead W10E, policy no. 121600. Very good. Removed from a house in Birmingham in 1936 when nearby house alight! 240
68. Royal Exchange Ass. Lead W10J, policy no. 190250. Very good. 30% colour. Policy issued 31 March 1802 to John Bennett, surgeon, of Edinburgh. 100
69. Royal Exchange Ass. Lead W10J, policy no. 186530. Very good, traces of colour. 80
70. Royal Exchange Ass. Lead W10J, policy no. 212446. Good, no colour. 50
71. Royal Exchange Ass. Lead W10K. Very good, no colour. 40
72. Patriotic Ass Co. Tinned Iron B847. Very good, 100% colour. W
73. Patriotic Ass Co. Tinned Iron. Unlisted variant, predominantly pale green & overprinted in red 'Guaranteed by Sun of London Founded 1710'. Appears unused, but a bit worn. W
74. Liverpool & London & Globe Ins Co. Tinned Iron B947. Near mint, but paint has a few chips. W
75. Central Ins Co. Tinned Iron B1002. Unused, but some minor paint wear. W
76. Legal Ins Co. Tinned Iron B1013. Mint, but some wear to paint. W
77. Legal Ins Co. Tinned Iron B1013. Very good. 55
78. Warden Ins Co. Tinned Iron. Unlisted. Mint, but with minor paint damage. Design in brown on yellow shows an armoured man guarding a gateway. W
79. Fire Assn of Philadelphia. Cast Iron B93. Good. 65
80. Haagsche Assurante (Holland). Tinned Iron B1447. Very good. 80
81. La Union y Fenix Espanol (Spain). Tinned Iron B1663. Probably mint. 50
82. La Polar Soc (Spain). Tinned Iron, similar to B1671, but Roman lettering with 'LA POLAR' above star and 'BILBAO' under. White star on blue. Very good. 40
83. Royal Exchange Ass. A hallmarked (1917) silver and green enamel badge inscribed on the reverse 'From REA to MWT. A souvenir of good service rendered in time of war'. 95
84. Atlas Ass Co. Halfpenny and penny tokens (one of each) dated 1811 and issued by bankers Beaston & Copeland of Douglas, IoM, agents to the company. 50
85. A book 'The British Fire Mark 1680-1879' by Wright. 15
86. A book 'The British Fire Mark 1680-1879' by Wright. Boxed as new, except for previous owners bookplate. 20
87. A book 'Footprints of Assurance' by Bulau, with Addendum. 40
88. A book 'Badges of Extinction' by Henham & Sharp. 10
89. 2 booklets, CII Museum Catalogues, 1937 & 1971. 5
90. A book 'Fire Marks & Insurance Office Fire Brigades' by Williams. 30
91. A book 'The Early Days of the Sun Fire Office' by Baumer. 5
92. Five booklets on fire marks and fire fighting. 2
93. Three books 'Royal Exchange Assurance 1720-1930', 'CII Museum Catalogue' (1937) & a Phillips Auction Catalogue 15th November 1989. 15
94. A book 'Atlas Reminiscent' by Yeo. 20
95. A book 'Things Phoenix 1782-1982' by Coker. 10
96. Norwich Union Fire Ins. Soc. Lead. W29A 2,000
97. Newcastle-upon-tyne Fire Office. Lead. W24B 800
98. Insurance of Scotland. Copper. W58A 325
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