The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Results of Auction: Saturday 16th October 2004


Lot No.Description. Price Realised
NS= Unsold
** = Sold after auction
1. SUN Fire Office. Copper W3H, Mint, original gold and blue colour, some minor scuffing to face, a lovely, must have mark. 60
2. UNION Fire Office. Copper W4B, painted policy no 60059, issued 1790s, Very good to mint for age, red paint and gilding has faded, but still shows maximum coverage. NS
3. UNION Fire Office. Tin B569, Very good, original colour is evident but faded, rust free, a very nice example. 45
4.* NEW BRISTOL Fire Office. Copper W12C, Very good, no original colour, small portion of left hand scroll missing, otherwise perfect. 160**
5.* WEST OF ENGLAND Fire Ins Co. Copper W48C, Very good, original gilding remaining but faded, no cracks or dents. 120
6.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W10D, policy no 23192, issued 1740s, Very good, no original colour, a sound mark for its age with no cracks or disfiguration. 150**
7.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W10F, policy no 132889, issued 1792s, Very good, no original colouring, an excellent mark for its age with no cracking. 140
8. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W10K, Very good, no colour, excellent mark with no cracks or bruising. 30
9. BATH SUN Fire Office. Copper W16B, Very good, no original colour, no splits or holes other than nail holes. 120
10. SALOP Fire Office. Copper W20B, Good, re-painted in original colours, several small cracks round base of leopards' heads. 70**
11. PHOENIX Ass. Co. Copper W23G, Good, painted policy number 152787, circa 1797, Good, spear tip missing, no original colour other than gilding on number panel. 35
12. PHOENIX Ass. Co. Copper W23J, Good, original gilding on Phoenix and raised border, spear tip missing. 55
13. PHOENIX Ass. Co. Copper W23J, Fair, no original colour, spear tip missing. 45
14. PHOENIX Ass. Co. Copper W23K, Good, no original colour, lugs missing. 25
15. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc. Tinned iron W29E, Poor, no original colour, frayed at edges, panel partially rusted away, however still a rare mark. NS
16.* NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc. Copper W29F, Very good, original gilding no background colour, no splits or tears, a lovely mark. 140
17. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc. Copper W29O, Good, no original colour, no splits or tears, no flattening to raised figure. 35
18. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc. Copper W29P, Good, evidence of original colour, several minor splits, no flattening to raised figure. NS
19. BRITISH Fire Office. Copper W30E, Good, no original colour over painted with house paint, some flattening to shield. NS
20. GLOBE Ins. Co. Tinned iron W38E, Very good, no original colour, a very sound mark. 85
21. IMPERIAL Fire Ins. Co. Copper W40D, Very good, some original colour on crown. 55
22. IMPERIAL Fire Ins. Co. Copper W40F, Fair, no original colour, over painted, some fraying at edges, no flattening of crown. NS
23.* BIRMINGHAM Fire Office Co. Copper W42C, Very good, no original colour, no flattening to the pump or figure, a lovely mark. 75
24. COUNTY Fire Office. Copper W45B, Good, repainted in original colours, no tears or flattening. 35
25. COUNTY Fire Office. Copper W45D, Very good, some original colour, a lovely undamaged mark. 40
26. ATLAS Ass. Co. Copper W50A, Good, some original gilding, no flattening to the globe or figure. 55
27.* BEACON Fire Ins. Co. Copper W56B, Good, original gilding on figures and panel, few tears at nail holes, no flattening to figures, rarely seen mark in this condition. 160
28. GUARDIAN Fire and Life Ass. Co. Copper W57B, Good, no original colour, no cracks or flattening. 50
29. GUARDIAN Fire and Life Ass. Co. Copper W57B, Good, no background colour but traces of gilding, small crack on panel. 35
30. ALLIANCE Ins. Co. Copper W63B, Good, original gilding, some cracks and tears to castle and nail holes, no flattening to rocks or castle. 80
31. ESSEX ECONOMIC Fire Office, Copper W66B, Very good, no original colour, a rarely found mark in this condition. 95
32. MANCHESTER Fire Office, Copper W71D, Very good, all original colour, tip of scroll missing, a good solid mark. 130
33. PALLADIUM Ass. Co. Copper W72A, Good, no background colour but traces of gilding, letter 'P' missing from panel. NS
34. SCOTTISH UNION Ins. Co. Copper W75A, Very good, no original colour, a rare mark in excellent condition. 100**
35. SCOTTISH UNION Ins. Co. Copper W75E, Very good, original colour. 100**
36. YORKSHIRE Ass. Co. Copper W77B, Good, nicely repainted in original colours and still retaining the Minster profile. 35
37. YORKSHIRE Ass. Co. Tin B858, Very good, all original colour with some general scuffing to raised detail. 65
38.* PROTECTOR Fire Ins. Co. Copper W80B, Very good, original red flames and gilding to panel fireman and buildings, a small repair to letter 'R' on panel. A nice mark. 100**
39. DISTRICT Fire Office. Copper W83E, Good, no original colour, some minor cracks and fraying at nail holes. 25
40. DISTRICT Fire Office. Copper W83A, Fair, traces of gilding and some background colour, minor tears at nail holes and edges. NS
41. NOTTS and DERBY Ass. Co. Copper W87F, Very good, no background colour but traces of gilding on crown, garter intact. 100
42. NOTTS and DERBY Ass. Co. Copper W87F, Fair, no original colour, some flattening to shield, garter missing, fraying at nail holes. 40
43. NOTTS and DERBY Ass. Co. Copper W87E, Good, no original colour, some flattening to shield, minor pin holes and portion of garter tab missing. 30**
44. NORTHERN Ass. Co. Copper W88A, Good, no original colour, some fraying on border and corner nail holes. NS
45. SHROPSHIRE AND NORTH WALES Ass. Co. Brass W89B, Very good, majority of green background and gilding present, small tear to left hand scroll, no flattening of fleur de lys. 120
46. CHURCH OF ENGLAND Ass. Trust. Copper W91A, Poor, no original colour, multiple cracks and fraying to the edges, some tops of letters missing, a rare mark even in this condition. NS
47. FARMERS AND GENERAL Fire Ins. Inst. Copper W92B, Fair, no original colour, several holes to body of mark, some frayed edges with right hand scroll missing. NS
48. ROYAL Ins. Co. Copper W95B, Good, faded original colour and gilding, details of original property on back of mark. 30
49. ROYAL Ins. Co. Copper W95D, Very good, fading original colour and gilding. 30**
50. LANCASHIRE Ins. Co. Tin W98A, Mint, all original colour, as issued, slight scuffing to raised lion heads. 60
51. QUEEN Ins. Co. Copper W99D, Very good, all original colour and gilding. NS
52. LIVERPOOL, LONDON AND GLOBE, Tin B946, Good, original background colour, some surface rust. NS
53.* NATIONAL PROTECTOR Ins. Co. Tin B1019, Mint, original gilding and red background, still in its original square format and not trimmed to the round, an extremely rare mark in this condition. 900
54. ESSEX AND SUFFOLK EQUITABLE Ins. Soc. Tin B732, Very good, original lithographed colours with minor surface rust to edges. 150
55. IMPERIAL Fire Ins. Co. Tin W40H, Very good, all original colour, minor scuffing to raised gilding. 70
56. NATIONAL UNION Ins. Soc. Ltd. Bedford, Tin B988, Mint, full colour image in bright colours. 100
57. NATIONAL UNION Ins. Soc. Ltd. Bedford, Tin B989, Very good, good colour and patina. 55
58. STATE Ass. Co. Tin, B983, Mint, no scratches to red background or gilding. NS
59. WARDEN Tin Unlisted in Bulau, Mint, rectangular (7.5" x 10") cream and brown depicting knight in armour in front of portcullis. 50
60. PROPERTY Ins. Co. Tin B998, Very good, nice coloured litho print, some scratching to lettering, an interesting mark. NS
61. KING Ins. Co. Tin B999, Very good, full coloured mark, slight surface rusting on left hand edging, a very hard to come by mark. 100
62. GENERAL ACCIDENT Ass. Corp. Tin B1009, Fair, over painted removed from a building in Crete, a very scarce mark from this Scottish company. NS
63. FIRE ASSOC. OF PHILADEPHIA, Cast iron B92, Good, no original colour, surface rusting, a very rare mark issued 1869. 60
64. L'UNION Co. d'Ass. Tin B1264, Mint, French mark dating from the 1920s in full colour. 25

END OF FIRE MARKS

The following Lots consist of Fire Insurance related items: Agency plates, books, replica items etc.

Lot No.Description. Price Realised
NS= Unsold
65. A GLAZED FRAMED PRINT, 2 foot square of the Phoenix Fire Station, Cockspur Street, London. NS
66. PHOENIX BI-CENTENARY CRYSTAL DECANTER, etched with Phoenix emblem and 1782 - 1982. 30
67. ABSOLUTE INTEGRITY by Peter Pugh, The official history of the Royal Insurance. NS
68. UNFRAMED PRINT OF PHOENIX at a fire a hundred years ago. 45
69. FOOTPRINTS OF ASSURANCE, by Bulau, a regulation copy with dust jacket. 50
70. AGENCY SHIELD General Accident Fire and Life, multi coloured heraldic crest on simulated wood plaster shield. 15
71. FIRE MARKS and INSURANCE OFFICE FIRE BRIGADES by Bertram Williams, 1927, Frontispiece contains signed photo of author and dedication to Bashall-Dawson. 45
72. THE LONDON ASSURANCE by Bernard Drew 1949, dedication to Bashall-Dawson from the author. NS
73. BRITISH FIRE MARKS FROM 1680 by George Fothergill, 1911. In good condition and rarely available. 60
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