The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Result of Auction : 5th April 2006


Lot No.Description.
Price Realised
NS = Unsold
WD = Withdrawn
1. PHOENIX Ass. Co. Copper, W23K/A23Eii, a very good example of this mark, retaining most of its original colour. 35
2. YORKSHIRE Fire and Life Ins. Co. Copper, W77B/A77Bi, a good example retaining most of its original colour and gilding, bottom right hand portion of panel missing. 35
3. ROYAL Ins. Co. Copper, W95B/A97A, 2 fair/good examples of this variant retaining their original colour. 30
4. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 236045 W10J/A10Cii, a very good example of this mark mounted on original oval mahogany display board. 55
5. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No.166123 W10F/A10Bviii, a good example with some damage to the crown, mounted on original oval mahogany display board. 90
6. ATLAS Ass. Co. Tin, B782/A50Biii, a mint example of this mark. 35
7. ATLAS Ass. Co. Copper, W50A/A53Aiii, a mark in very good condition retaining its original gilding with some dulling to the paintwork no flattening to the globe. 100
8. ALLIANCE Fire and Life Ass. Co. Copper, W63C/A63Ei, a mark in very good condition retaining its original gilding with some dulling to the paintwork and no flattening to the castle. 80
9. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No.171524 W10J/A10Ci, a very good example of this mark mounted on original oval mahogany display board. 55
10. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead W10K/A10E, a very good example of the last lead mark issued by the company. 30
11.* BIRMINGHAM Fire Office Co. Copper, W42C/A42Bi, a very good example of this variant with no flattening to the figure. 170
12.* BRISTOL UNION Fire and Life Ins. Co. Tin, W54A/A54A, a very good example of this rarely seen tin mark, traces of original colour, little rust and no flattening. 600
13. COMMERCIAL UNION Ass. Tin, W100A/A105Aii, a very good example of this mark still retaining all its original colour and gilding. 80
14. BATH SUN Fire Office Copper, W16B/A16B, a very good example of this mark with traces of original gilding and no flattening to the sun. 95
15. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No.167526, W10F/A10Bviii, a good example of this mark with left hand portion of the crown missing, repainted in gold and silver. 40
16. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No.131979, W10F/A10Bvii, a good example of this mark with some original gilding and no flattening, small break to crown. 50
17. MANCHESTER Fire and Life Ass. Co. Tin, W71E/A71Aiii, a very good example of this tin mark still retaining its original colours. 65
18. MANCHESTER Fire and Life Ass. Co. Copper, W71D/A71Ai, a good example of the original variant with some gilding on the panel. 40
19. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 190075, W10J/A10Ci, good example of this mark mounted on an oval presentation board. 65
20. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 6158, W10E/A10Bviii, policy no. does not fit the variant, some original gilding with crown detached. 80
21.* SUN Fire Office, Lead, Policy No. 248067, W3B/A3Aiv, very good condition, traces of original gilding and no flattening to the face. 75
22. SUN Fire Office, Lead, Policy No. 594379, W3C/A3Bii, very good condition, no original colour and no flattening to the face. 75
23. SUN Fire Office, Copper, W3H/A3Fii, very good, original gilding and some blue background still remaining, no flattening to the face. 40
24. QUEEN Ins. Co. Brass, W99B/A103B, fair condition, the second issue from this company retaining some original gilding on the face but ragged round the edges. 25
25. LICENSEES VICTUALLERS Fire and Life Ins. Co. Copper, W86A/A87A, a good example from this single issue company, no original colour, some cracking, no flattening to the grapes. 400
26. LONDON Ass. Tin, W9I/A9Hiii, very good, last of the variants issued by the company . 50
27. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, W10K/A10E, a very good example of the last lead mark issued by the company, mounted on oak display board. 40
28. GLOBE Ins. Co. Tin, W38E/A38Di, a good example of this tin mark issued to a property in Norton, Northants. 220
29. WEST OF ENGLAND Fire Ins. Co. Copper, W48F/A48F, a very good example of this mark with some gilding showing through, no flattening to the figure. 80
30.* PALLADIUM Life and Fire Ass. Soc. Copper, W72A/A72A, a very good example of this mark showing some original gilding, no flattening to the figure or tears to the nail holes. 340
31.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 1557, W10B/A10Bii, an excellent example of this very early mark issued in 1722, mark complete, no tears at nail holes, has been varnished which has bubbled in places mounted on oak presentation board. 2500
32.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 64631, W10D/A10Bvi, an excellent example of this early mark issued 1774, traces of original gilding. 130
33. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Tin, B635/A10F, in mint condition issued for overseas use. 80
34. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Tin, B637/A10Hii, in mint condition issued for overseas use. 85
35. HAND IN HAND Fire Office, Copper, W2Di/A2Ei, very good condition some original colour and gilding, top of orb missing. 420
36. SALOP Fire Office, Copper, W20B/A20B, good condition no colour or fraying to the edges, slight damage to edge of panel. 60
37. WEST OF ENGLAND Fire Ins. Co. Copper, W48G/A48G, good condition with some original colour and gilding, slight cracking to the panel. 70
38. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 146235, W10F/A10Bviii, good condition some original gilding, no flattening to the mark, portion of crown detached but present. 40
39. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 15711, W10F/A10Bviii, good condition, no flattening to the mark or tearing at nail holes, portion of crown detached but present. 60
40. FARMERS AND GENERAL Fire Ins. Inst. Copper, W92B/A94B, very good condition, no fraying to the edges or tearing to nail holes, original colour and gilding. 80
41. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 52175, W10D/A10Bvi, an excellent example of this early mark issued 1760s, traces of original gilding mounted on oak presentation board. 110
42. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 161487, W10F/A10Bviii, good condition, no flattening to the mark or tearing at nail holes, portion of crown detached but present, mounted on presentation board. 70
43. INSURANCE COMPANY OF SCOTLAND Copper, W58A/A58A, very good condition an excellent example of this one issue mark from this company, traces of original colour, no flattening or tearing to the nail holes. 380
44. WEST OF ENGLAND Fire Ins. Co. Copper, W48E/A48E, very good condition, no flattening or tearing at nail holes, some traces of original gilding. 140
45. LICENSES AND GENERAL Ins. Com. Ltd. Tin, B978/A145A, fair condition some surface rusting but no pitting. 50
46. LEICESTER Fire Office Tin, W84A/A85A, fair condition a rarely seen example of this single issue mark, some surface rusting some pitting and fraying to the edges but the mark has kept its integrity. 85
47. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy no. 65770, W10E/A10Bvi an excellent example of this early mark issued 1775, traces of original gilding with some re-painting, some of crown detached but present, mounted on oak presentation board. 130
48. LIVERPOOL LONDON AND GLOBE Ins Co. Copper, W105B/A112B, very good condition, all original colour no flattening or tearing to the edges. 75
49. DISTRICT Fire Office, Copper, W83E/A84D, good condition traces of original colour and gilding, no flattening or tearing to nail holes. 60
50. NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE Ins Co. Copper, W102A/A108B, good condition with no original colour, some fraying to the edges, no flattening to the shield or tearing to the nail holes, a good example of this rarely found mark. 180
51.* WESTMINSTER Ins. Office, Lead, Policy no. 51304, W5Ciii/A5Biii, very good condition, some gilding, no tearing at nail holes or fraying at the edges. 420
52. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 150982, W10F/A10Bviii, very good condition, no flattening to the mark or tearing at nail holes, some gilding, crown in tact. 110
53. HERTS AND CAMBRIDGE Fire Office, Copper, W68A/A68A, fair condition some gilding, panel detached with part present. 30
54. COUNTY Fire Office, Copper, W45B/A45Biii, very good in unissued condition, original paintwork and gilding, no flattening to the mark. 70
55. COUNTY Fire Office, Copper, W45F/45Ei, very good in unissued condition original gilding and paintwork, last of the variants from this company. 65
56. GUARDIAN Fire and Life Ass. Co. Copper, W57B/A57Aiv 2 good examples, no colour some traces of gilding, no flattening to the marks. 35
57.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 160733, W10F/A10Bviii, very good condition, repainted in original colours no flattening to the mark or tearing at the nail holes. 110
58. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins Soc. Copper, W29O/A29N condition good, no original colours, mark still in high profile with some tearing at the nail holes. 15
59.* NORWICH GENERAL Ass. Co. Lead, Policy No. 4292, W28A/A23A, very good condition, an excellent example of this mark although slight stress fracture to the panel. 360
60. ROYAL Ins. Co. Tin, W59E/A97Di, mint condition. 40
61. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No. 136977, W10E/A10Bvii, very good condition, no flattening of mark or tearing to the nail holes, no colour of gilding, issued 1793, mounted on mahogany display board. 120
62. QUEEN Ins. Co. Copper, W99D/A103D, very good condition in original if dulled colour. NS
63. PHOENIX Ass. Co. Copper, W23G/A23Avi, fair condition, spear tip missing, no flattening to the mark or tearing to nail holes. 20
64. (i) IMPERIAL Fire Ins. Co. Copper, W40C/A40C, fair condition, two holes in middle of crown (ii) ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, W10K/A10E, very good condition original gilding and paint, no tearing at nail holes. 60
65. UNION Fire Office, Copper, W4E/A4Di, very good condition, some original gilding to the hands, no flattening or tearing at nail holes. 100
66. LIVERPOOL & LONDON Fire and Life Ins. Co. Copper, W96A/A98A, a good example of this single issue company mark, over painted in house paint, no tearing at nail holes or edges. 140
67. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass. Lead, Policy No.101515, W10E/A10Bviii, fair condition, crown missing and fracture of panel, some associated paperwork. 45

End of Fire Marks.

Lot No.Description.
Price Realised
68. FOOTPRINTS OF ASSURANCE, BULAU, A regulation copy, no dust jacket 35
69. THE BRITISH FIRE MARK, Brian Wright with dust jacket . WD
70. ROYAL EXCHANGE HISTORIES, a selection of 4 books . 30
End of Sale

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