The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Result of Auction : 6th April 2005


Lot No.Description.
Price Realised
NS = Unsold
** = Sold after auction
1.* HAND IN HAND Fire office, Lead, W2A, policy no. 84137, Very good no colour, complete with no tears at nail holes. 320
2.* HAND IN HAND Fire office, Copper, W2D, some colour and original gilding top of orb missing but otherwise Very good, a seldom seen Mark. NS
3. SUN Fire office, Lead, W3B, policy no. 116181, Good, no colour or gilding. NS
4.* SUN Fire office, Lead, W3C, policy no. 510261, Very good, no colour or gilding, a lovely mark with original nail holes and trimmed panel. 60
5. SUN Fire office, Lead, W3C, policy no. 600056, Fair, no colour some tearing to nail holes but complete. 60
6. SUN Fire office, Lead, W3A, policy no. 83078, Very good condition for a Mark of this age, no original colour or gilding. 160
7. SUN Fire office, Tinned iron, W3F, Good, repainted Mark mounted on circular board, no flattening to the face or rays. 20
8. SUN Fire office, Copper, W3I, Very good, all original colour with scuffed gilding an undamaged Mark in original profile. 55
9. SUN Fire office, Copper, B551, a near mint Mark with some scuffing to the gilding on the face, no flattening. 90
10. SUN Fire office, Tinned iron, B555, Good, a nice lithographed Mark retaining its original colours with some scuffing to the gilding on the face. 50
11. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE, Lead, W10J, policy no. 223986, Good, no colour or gilding, a very nice example of this variant with no flattening or tearing at the nail holes. 65
12. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE, Lead, W10K, very good, no colour. 40
13.* LONDON ASSURANCE, Lead, W9E, policy no. 40071, a very good example of this sought after Mark, no colour or gilding, repair to spear tip. 400
14. LONDON ASSURANCE, Copper, W9I, Very good, no colour or gilding or flattening to the Mark, a good example of a difficult to come by variant. NS
15. LONDON ASSURANCE, Tinned iron, W9I, Mint, a perfect example of this variant in original colour. 40
16. LONDON ASSURANCE, Tinned iron, B605, Fair, some surface rusting, some original gilding showing through, issued 1835, an uncommon Mark not seen for some time. NS
17. BATH SUN FIRE, Copper, B16B, Very good, some original gilding showing through, has been sprayed in parts with gold paint, no flattening to the face or rays. 65
18.* SALOP Fire Office, Copper, W20B, a very good example of this Mark retaining some gilding and original background colour, no flattening to leopards' heads or tearing at nail holes. 120
19. PHOENIX Ass. Co., Copper, W23G, no colour or gilding, spear tip intact but repaired, no flattening or tearing to nail holes. 35
20. PHOENIX Ass. Co., Copper W23K, A very good example of this Mark, retaining gilding and background colour and fixing lugs, no flattening to Mark or tearing at nail holes. 55
21. PHOENIX Ass. Co., Copper W23K, Good, Variant for overseas use with London Phoenix on panel and dated 1782 above the Phoenix, Mark over-painted in original colours with fixing lugs still intact . 25
22. PHOENIX Ass. Co., Tinned iron, B687, Good, A brightly lithographed Mark still retaining all of its colour, used for promotional or overseas use. 60
23. NORWICH GENERAL Ass. Co., Lead, W28A, policy no. 4139, Very good, no original colour, a rare Mark in this condition, no cracks or tears to nail holes, fixed to a house in St Olav's Street, Norwich, some post-war associated paperwork. 560
24. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc., Copper, W29P, Good, Mark still retains its original gilding and some background colour, no flattening to the mark or tearing at nail holes. 80
25. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc., Copper, W29O, Good, No original colour, over-painted with house paint, Mark still in high profile and no tearing at nail holes 55
26.* BRITISH FIRE OFFICE, Lead, W30B, Very good example of this Mark, still retaining some original gilding, no flattening or tearing to nail holes, rarely found in this condition. 600
27. BRITISH FIRE OFFICE, Copper, W30E, Good, No original colour, over-painted with house paint but still retaining the high profile of the lion and shield . 45
28. IMPERIAL Fire Ins. Co., Copper, W40F, Good, No colour, a nice Mark still retaining a high profile crown, minor tearing to nail holes. 60
29. BIRMINGHAM Fire Office, Copper, W42C, Very good, No colour, tearing or cracks or flattening to the fireman, a very nice example. 90
30. WEST OF ENGLAND Fire Ins. Co., Copper, W48A, policy no. 1089 (?) Fair, a good example of this early Mark, still retaining some original gilding and background colour, minor splits and fraying to the edges, part of panel temporarily repaired . NS
31. WEST OF ENGLAND Fire Ins. Co., Copper, W48C, Good, a good example of this variant with some original gilding with Arthur and shield still standing proud. 70
32.* WEST OF ENGLAND Fire Ins. Co. Copper, W48G, Very good, no colour, an excellent example of the last variant of this Company with no cracks or tears or flattening to the figure . 260
33. ATLAS Ass. Co., Copper, W50A, Very good, some original colour, no cracks or tears and still retaining the high profile of the globe and figure . 60
34. GUARDIAN Fire Ass. Co., Copper, W57B, Good, No colour although an excellent example with no cracks, flattening or tears. 50
35. GUARDIAN Fire Ass. Co., Tinned iron, B1029, Very good, a nicely lithographed Mark used overseas depicting an Egyptian scene and Guardian Eastern lettering below, a difficult to come by Mark. 150
36. MANCHESTER Fire Ass. Co., Copper, W71B, Fair, no colour, repair to back, no flattening, minor cracks to shield. 100
37. SCOTTISH UNION Ins. Co., Copper, W75A, Good, no colour, minor tear on panel with lion still in high profile. 150
38. YORKSHIRE Fire Ins. Co., Copper, W77B, Good, still retaining its original colour with some scuffing to gilding, no cracks or tears 40
39. PROTECTOR Fire Ins. Co., Copper, W80A, Very good, some original gilding showing beneath house paint, no cracks or tears, with Mark retaining its high profile. 95
40. NOTTS and DERBY Fire Ass. Co., Zinc, W87F, Fair, repainted, garter missing no cracks or tears to nail holes. NS
41. NORTHERN Ass. Co., Copper, W88A, Good, Faded original colour with no tears or flattening to the crown and shield. 45
42. FARMERS and GENERAL Fire Ins. Inst., Copper, W92B, Good, no colour, Mark has been highly polished, small portion of top left hand scroll missing. 40
43. ROYAL Ins. Co., Copper, W95B, Very good, all original colour, some scuffing to the gilding, no splits or tears. 95
44. ROYAL Ins. Co., Copper, W95B, Good, original colour faded but evident, some fraying to the edges, small tear on Liver bird. 25
45. ROYAL Ins. Co., Tinned iron, W95E, Good, all original colouring slight flaking of paint to red background. 55
46. LIVERPOOL and LONDON Fire Ins. Co., Copper, W96A, Good, some original gilding and background paint, some fraying to the edges of this rarely seen single issue company Mark . 50
47. LANCASHIRE Ins. Co., Tinned iron, B98A, Mint, All original paint, a nice brightly coloured mark in red and gold. 80
48. QUEEN Ins Co., Tinned iron, W99E, Mint, All original paint, a nice brightly coloured mark in red and gold. 90
49. LIVERPOOL & LONDON & GLOBE, Copper, W105B, Very good, a Mark retaining its full original colour with slight scuffing to the gilding. NS
50. EQUITABLE Fire Ins. Co., Copper, W110C, Good, background repainted, small tearing at nail holes, and some minor cracks to the figure of justice, a good opportunity to purchase a rarely seen Mark. 100
51. NATIONAL UNION Fire Office, Bedford, Tinned iron, B989, Mint, all original paint, nice brightly coloured mark in yellow and red. 25
52. UNION Ass. Soc., Tinned iron, B569, Good, some faded original colour, a later variant used overseas. 40
53. LEGAL Ins. Co., Tinned iron, B1013, Mint, the first of two variants of this Company, a Mark retaining its full original colour. 40
54. ALLIANCE Ass. Co., Copper, B819, Very good, some original gilding and red background, fixing lugs intact and no flattening to the Mark. 65
55. VICTORIA Ins Co., Australia, Copper, B1756, Very good, a nice Mark retaining its full original colour with some flaking to blue ribbon. 30
56. PROVINCIAL Ins. Co., Tinned iron, B1004, Good, a mark retaining its full original colour with some flaking to the cream background, a rarely seen, single issue, early 20th century Mark . 110
57. ATLAS Ins. Co., Tinned iron, B780, Very good, retaining full original paint with some slight scuffing to the edges. 60
58. ALLIANCE Ass Co., Zinc, B813, Very good, repainted in original colours, a rarely found Mark in this condition. 40
59. CENTRAL Ins. Co., Tinned iron, B1002, Mint, full original paint, a nice colourful Mark from this early 20th century company. NS
60.* LIVERPOOL VICTORIA Ins. Corp., Tinned iron, unlisted in Bulau or Wright, Very good, a rare lithographed Mark from this early 20th century company. 500
61. YAKOR Ins Co., USSR, Tinned iron, unlisted, Good, some original colour. 40

End of Fire Marks.

Lot No.Description.
Price Realised
NS = Unsold
** = Sold after auction
62. FOOTPRINTS OF ASSURANCE, by Bulau, regulation copy. 60
63. FIRE MARKS and INSURANCE OFFICE FIRE BRIGADES (1927) by Bertram Williams. 40
64. SPECIMEN'S OF BRITISH FIRE MARKS (1927) by Bertram Williams. 65
65. AGENCY ADVERTISING PLAQUES (TWO) Tinned iron, for overseas use, good condition, slight scuffing to the texted lithograph. 20
66. INSURANCE POLICY, SUN Fire office, policy no. 1390836, dated 1842, excellent condition, no tears. 20**
67. INSURANCE PROPOSAL, PHOENIX Fire office, dated 1803, good condition, slight creasing. 20**
End of Sale

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