The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Result of Auction : 15th October 2005


Lot No.Description.
Price Realised
NS = Unsold
WD = Withdrawn
1. ABERDEEN Fire & Life Ins. Co. Lead W78A/A78A, very good, no colour, no flattening or tearing at the nail holes, a rarely seen mark in this exceptional condition. NS
2.* ATHENAEUM Fire Office Ceramic A101B, oval moulded white ceramic mark with the head of Athene raised in white on a light blue background, no chips or cracks to the edges. NS
3. BARBADOS (Not Listed) Tin, a brightly coloured lithographed promotional mark in very good condition with little paint loss. 60
4. BATH Fire Office Lead WllA(i)/AllA(i) Policy No. 1622, very good, some evidence of background colour, no fraying or tearing to the nail holes, a complete mark in near original condition. 650
5.* BATH SUN Fire Office Lead W16A/A16A(ii) Policy No. 1414, very good, no colour or tearing at the nail holes, a complete mark in near original condition. NS
6. BATH SUN Fire Office Copper W16B/A16B, good, traces of gilding, no tears or fraying to the edges. 90
7. BRISTOL CROWN Fire Office Lead W6C/A12A(ii) Policy panel stamped BRISTOL, very good, some gilding and red background colour, a complete mark with no damage to the edges or nail holes. NS
8.* BRISTOL CROWN Fire Office Lead W6A(ii)/A6A(ii) Evidence of painted number, very good, some gilding and red background colour, an excellent mark with no damage to the edges or nail holes. NS
9. BRITISH Fire Office Lead W30B/A30B, very good, no colour or flattening to the lion, nail holes intact, an excellent example of this mark. NS
10. BRITISH Fire Office Copper W30C/A30C, good, no colour, a nice example of this variant, no tearing at nail holes or edges or flattening to the lion. 95
11.* DUNDEE Ass. Co. Lead W22B(ii)/A22A(iv) Policy No. 5135, very good, no colour, small crack on the middle of panel otherwise complete with no flattening to the um or tearing at nail holes. NS
12. EDINBURGH FRIENDLY Insurance Lead W7C/A7B(ii) Policy No 7901, very good, no colour or tearing to edges or nail holes, an extremely good example of this mark. NS
13. EDINBURGH FRIENDLY Insurance Iron W7D/A7C, very good, no colour, some minor surface pitting, an excellent example of this rarely seen variant. WD
14.* GLASGOW Ins. Co. Lead W34A/A34A, very good, some gilding and green background colour, no fraying to the edges, slight tear to top of nail hole, an excellent example of this rarely seen mark. NS
15. GUARDIAN Ass. Co. Tin B797/A57D(ii), very good, a lithographed mark in original colours, minor scuffing to raised parts. 25
16. HAND IN HAND Fire Office Lead W2A/A2A Policy No. 52852, very good, no colour or fraying to edges, nail holes and crown intact, a nice example of this early variant. 600
17. HAND IN HAND Fire Office Lead W2B/A2B Policy No. 94496, very good, no colour or fraying to edges, nail holes and crown intact, nice patina on this mark. NS
18. HAND IN HAND Fire Office Lead W2C/A2D(iv) Policy No. 103720, very good, no colour or fraying to nail holes or edges. 600
19. HIBERNIANIns.Co. Lead W13A(ii)/A13A PolicyNo.9021.very good, no colour, crown intact.
20. HIBERNIAN Ins. Co. Lead W13A(ii)/A13A Policy No. 9445, very good, no colour, crown intact. 700
21. KENT Ins. Co. Lead W36A(ii)/36B Policy panel BLANK, very good, no colour or tearing to nail holes. NS
22. KENT Ins. Co. Lead W36A1/36A(i) Policy No. 114, very good, no colour or flattening to horse, a fine example of this early mark. 2500
23. LIVERPOOL & LONDON Fire & Life Ins. Co. Copper W96A/A98A, good with original paint and gilding. 75
24. LONDON Ass. Lead W9E/A9E(ii) Policy No. 20526, very good, no colour or fraying to edges, spear tip intact, good example of this early variant.
25. LONDON Ass. Lead W9F/A9E(iv) Policy No. 44689, very good, no colour or fraying to edges, spear tip intact. 750
26. LONDON Ass. Lead W9F/A9E(iv) Policy No. 44516, very good, no colour or fraying to edges, nail holes and spear tip intact although slightly bent. NS
27. NEWCASTLE upon Tyne Fire Office Lead W24B/A24A(iv) Policy No. 5527, very good, some original gilding on castles, no flattening or fraying to edges. 480
28. NORTHERN Ass. Co. Copper W88A/A90A(ii), good with original paint and gilding. NS
29. NORWICHGENERALAss.Co. Lead W28A/A28A Policy No. 1576, very good, no colour, slight tearing to top nail hole. NS
30. NORWICH GENERAL Ass. Co. Lead W28A/A28A Policy No. 4623, good, no colour or fraying to edges, nail holes intact. 500
31. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc. Lead W29A/A29A Evidence of painted number, very good, no colour a fine example of this variant. NS
32. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins. Soc. Lead W29A/29A Policy Panel Blank, very good, no colour, top finial missing. NS
33. PATRIOTIC Ass. Co. of Ireland Lead W73A/A73A, very good, no colour or fraying to edges, slight tear in right nail hole. NS
34. PATRIOTIC Ass. Co. of Ireland Tin B847/A739(i). good example of this modem mark with original colour, although slightly scuffed. 40
35. PHILADELPHIA CONTRIBUTIONSHIP Lead dated 1815 Bl3 very good, no colour, a fine example of this early American mark original board missing 340
36. PHOENIXAss.Co. Lead W23A/A23A(ii) Policy No. 17533, very good, no colour or flattening to the phoenix, spear intact. 800
37. RELIANCE Marine Ins. Co. Tin B967/A136A, very good example of this modem mark with original colour. 45
38. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W10D/A10D named ROYAL EXCHANGE on panel, very good, no colour or flattening , nail holes clean, an excellent example of this rarely seen variant. 1500
39. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W1OK/A10E, very good, some original gilding and background colour, crown intact and no tearing at nail holes. 90
40. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W10E/A10B(vii) Policy No. 131352, good, no colour or fraying to edges, issued 1775-1790. 210
41. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W10K/A10E, good, no colour, crown intact and no tearing at nail holes. 85
42. ROYAL Ins. Co. Tin W95E/A97D, very good with all original colour, some scuffing to raised parts. 25
43.* SALAMANDER WILTS & WESTERN Ass. Soc. Lead W26A/A26A(ii) Policy No. 936, very good, no colour, complete mark with clean nail holes, a fine example of this rarely seen mark. NS
44. SALOP Fire Office Lead W20A/A20A Policy No. 10606, very good, no colour, a clean mark with no damage to leopards heads and no tearing to nail holes. 460
45. SHROPSHIRE and NORTH WALES Fire Office Copper W89/A9IA(ii), good, no colour, a good clean example of this mark. 85
46. SALOP Fire Office Lead W20A/A20A Policy No. 1675, good, repainted in original colours, no cracks or tearing to nail holes. 380
47. SALOP Fire Office Copper W20B/A20B very good, no colour or fraying to the edges. A nice example of this variant. 20
48. SUN Fire Office Lead W3B/A3A(iv) Policy No. 245351, good, no colour, some flattening to face and slight tearing to nail holes 45
49. SUN Fire Office Lead W3B/A3B(i) Policy No. 412288, good, no colour or gilding or flattening to the sun face. 65
50. SUN Fire Office Lead W3D/A3C(BL) Policy No. 791099, good, no colour or gilding or flattening to sun face. 90
51. SUN Fire Office Lead W10C/A3B(ii) Policy No. 611039, good, no colour, small tear at left nail hole and flattening to nose. 60
52. SUN Fire Office Lead W3A/A3A(iii) Policy No. 85335, good, no colour, small cracks at base of rays, no flattening of nose. 300
53. SUN Fire Office Lead W3B/A3A(iii) Policy No. 178018, good, no colour, small tear at edge, no flattening of face. 80
54. SUN Fire Office Lead W3C/A3B(ii) Policy No. 620608, good, no colour or flattening to face and minor gilding on numbers. 85
55. SUN Fire Office Tin W3F/A3E, fair, no colour with some surface rusting, no holes or cracks. 40
56. THE MUTUAL ASS CO of PHILADELPHIA Iron dated 1810 B38 very good, no original colour but some patinated ageing house paint rust free. 140
57. UNION Fire Office LeadW4A/A4A Policy No. 9435, very good no colour, minor tearing to bottom nail holes, an excellent example of this ' rarely found mark. NS
58. UNION Fire Office Tin B568/A4E(iii), good, some faded original colour. 55
59. WESTMINSTER Ins. Office Lead W5B/A5A(ii) Policy No. 31767 very good, no colour, links intact and no fraying to edges or nail holes 700
60. WESTMINSTER Ins. Office Lead W5Ciii/A5B(ii) Policy No. 49786, very good, no colour, a nice mark with clean nail holes and no fraying to edges. 460
61.* WORCESTER Fire Office Lead W27A/A27A Policy No. 78, very good, no colour, a pristine example of this early rare mark. NS
62. WORCESTER Fire Office Lead W27B/A27B(ii), panel BLANK good, no colour, fixing tab at top missing otherwise an excellent example of this variant. 400
63. WORCESTER Fire Office Lead W27B/A27B(i) Policy No.2396, very good, no colour, clean nail holes and no fraying to edges. NS

End of Fire Marks.

Lot No.Description.
Guide Price
64. FOOTPRINTS OF ASSURANCE by Bulau, a regulation copy with dust jacket. 40
65. INSURANCE POLICY for the Royal Exchange Assurance Company dated 1808 Policy No. 242883, framed and glazed. 30
66. INSURANCE POLICY for the County Fire Office dated 1838 Policy No. 914513, framed and glazed. 30
67. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE Copper desk tray, 11cms diameter, Coat of Arms in centre, maker H. Jenkins, Birmingham. 15
68. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE Silver medallion to commemorate the history of the Company from 1566 - 1844, founded by Sir Thomas Gresham, finely engraved by Allan & Moore, Birmingham 45
69. THE ROYAL & SUN ALLIANCE COLLECTION Christie's Auction Catalogue, Thursday 19 May 2005. NS
70. THE BRITISH FIRE MARK by Brian Wright, a regulation copy with dust jacket. 70
End of Sale

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