The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Result of Auction: 18th April 2007


Lot No.Description.
Result
1.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No 217447, W10J /A10C(ii)-L, a very good example of this late variant, no tearing at nail holes or flattening to the building, some traces of gilding. £45
2. ROYAL Ins Co, Copper, W95D /A97D(i)-C, no flattening, some original colour, several small stress splits, fair. £20
3. IMPERIAL Fire Ins Co, Copper, W40C /A40B(ii)-C, good condition, no flattening to crown, no colour but some evidence of gilding on panel. £50
4. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No 76097, W10D /A10B(iv)-L, repainted in red and gold, crown partially detached but present, otherwise good. £50
5. CALEDONIAN Ins Co, Enamel, A43A(vi)-E, mark issued for overseas or promotional use by the oldest surviving Scottish Insurance Co, mint condition. £45
6. PHOENIX Ass Co, Copper, Policy No 74243 W23G /A23A(v)-C, repainted mark with spear tip missing, no flattening or fraying at edges, fair. £45
7.* NORWICH UNION Ass Co, Copper W29L /A29L*(bl)-C the Gaudiano mark issued in 1860 in very good condition, no flattening or tearing with original gilding present and some small amounts of background colour. £320
8. YORKSHIRE Ins Co, Copper, W77B /A77B(i)-C, a very good example of this variant issued in1850, some original gilding and red background colour, minor tear to bottom nail hole. £70
9. LIVERPOOL, LONDON AND GLOBE Ins Co, Tin, B946 /A112D(i)-Ti, a promotional mark for overseas use in fair condition, red background colour but surface rust and varnish round edges. £40
10. PROPERTY Ins Co, Tin, B998 /A156A-Ti, a very good example of this promotional mark issued in 1898, minor scuffing to the surface of the lithograph. £60
11.* ATLAS Ins Co, Copper, W50A /A50A(v)-C, a very good example of this mark with full colour and no flattening to the globe, some minor paint loss to the raised parts. £55
12. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, W10K /A10E-L, a very good example of this variant, no physical damage but lacks any original colour. £30
13. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No 220496 W10J /A10C(ii)-L, no cracks or splits or tearing at nail holes, over painted with house paint and varnish, good. £30
14. LONDON Ass, Tin, B605 /A9I-Ti, a good example of this first tin variant issued for overseas use, original green background and specks of gilding remaining, although some loss to raised parts. £30
15. QUEEN Ins Co, Copper, W99D /A103D-C, a very good example of this mark in original if dulled colour, some minor paint loss. £50
16. NOTTS AND DERBY Fire and Life, Copper, W87E /A88E(ii)-C, a good example of this mark, bottom part of the garter belt missing below nail hole, no colour. £35
17. GUARDIAN Ass Co, Copper, W57B /A57A(iv)-C, TWO good examples of this mark, one retaining its gilding and no colour, the other some colour and no gilding, no flattening to either. £40
18.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No 50397, W10D /A10B(iv)-L, a very good example of this early mark 1762, no original colour or damage. £85
19. ROYAL Ins Co, Tin, W95E /A97D(ii)-Ti, an unissued mark in mint condition. £30
20.* ALLIANCE Ass Co, Copper, W63C/A63E(i)*Br-C, a full colour example of this mark with little or no paint loss, both lugs still intact. £90
21. BRITISH Fire Office, Copper, W30E /A30E(ii)-C, a very good example of this variant retaining some of its original gilding, no tearing at nail holes or flattening to the lion. £40
22.* UNION Fire Office, Copper, Policy No 60059 issued 1780, W4B /A4B(i)-C, a very good example of this hard to find copper numbered mark, traces of gilding and dulled background colour, no flattening or tearing. £140
23. PHOENIX Ass Co, Copper, W23Jii /A23D(ii)-C, a fair example of the later variant of this mark issued with no spear, minor tearing at nail holes but no flattening to the phoenix. £60
24. NORWICH UNION Fire Ins Soc, Tin, W29E /A29E-Ti, a rare mark to find in any condition due to its material, a good example despite some corrosion to the right hand cuff and circle edge. £45
25.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No 523 issued 1720, W10A /A10A(i)-L, the last chance to acquire one of the rarest marks to surface in recent years, an undamaged mark apart from the loss of the orb at the top of the mark and some edging beads some traces of background red and gilding, it has also been varnished. £1100
26. ATLAS Ass Co, Copper, W50A /A50A(iii)-C, a very good example of this mark with no original colour and no flattening to the globe or tearing at nail holes. £40
27.* HIBERNIAN Ins Co, Lead, Policy No 4645, W13A/A13A-L, a good example, no colour, but with some solder repair to the back of the crown area. £440
28. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No 45234 issued 1755, W10D /A10B(iv)-L, a very good example of this early numbered variant together with a letter of provenance as to its location, no original colour, mounted on a shaped board. £110
29. NORTH BRITISH Ins Co, Tin, W53B /A53A-Ti, the second variant of this company in poor condition showing surface rusting on the raised parts, fraying to the edges, no colour, a rare mark none the less. £50
30.* YORKSHIRE Fire and Life, Tin, B856 /A77C-Ti, a very good example of this late issue 1902 lithographed mark, some minor loss of gilding at the edges, image of York Minster undamaged. £65
31. CALEDONIAN Ins Co Copper, W43C /A43A(iii)*OBr(ii)-C, a mint example of this variant in unissued condition. £110
32.* The NEW BRISTOL Fire Office, Copper, W12B /A12B(i)-C, the second variant from this company issued in 1790, very good condition, no original colour or evidence of painted policy number, no flattening or fraying. £160
33. WESTMINSTER Ins Office, Lead, Policy No 38412 W5B /A5A(ii)-L, issued 1773, good condition, no original colour, repair to top of side feathers. £180
34. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No 176362 W10J /A10C(i)-L, very good condition, no tearing at nail holes or flattening, no colour, specks of gilding. £40
35.* BRITISH Fire Office, Lead, W30B /A30B-L, very good example of this mark, no original colour, no flattening or tearing at nail holes, a unique mark rarely found in this condition. £320
36. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, Policy No163477 W10D A10B(viii)-L, a very good example of this early mark 1798, no original colour, left side of crown detached but present. £60
37. LIVERPOOL, LONDON AND GLOBE Ins Co, Tin, B947 /A112G(ii)-Ti, a lithographed mark in mint and unissued condition. £20
38. IMPERIAL Fire Ins Co, Copper, W40E /A40A-C, good condition, no flattening to crown, no colour but some evidence of gilding on crown. £35
39.* BATH SUN FIRE Office, Copper, W16B /A16B-C, a very good example of this mark showing its original gilding but lacking any background colour, no flattening to the face or tearing at nail holes. £100
40. STATE Ass Co, Tin, B983 /A147C-Ti, an unissued mark in very good condition, not often seen in this condition 1891-1910, used mainly for promotional or overseas use. £60
41. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Aluminium, B636 /A10H(i)-A, an unissued mark used mainly for overseas and promotional use, mint, no colour. £30
42. ATLAS Ass Co, Tin, B782 /A50B(iv)-Ti, mint example of this mark. £55
43. L’UNION, Tin, B1246/B1268, TWO examples of this 1828 French mark, good condition, full colour, some rusting to one edge. Not Sold
44. ROYAL Ins Co, Copper, W95D /A97D(i)-C, no flattening, no original colour, several small stress splits, good condition and COUNTY FIRE OFFICE, Copper W45B /A45B(iii)-C, in fair condition with no colour. £35
45. LONDON ASSURANCE, Tin, W9i /A9H(iii)-Ti, a good example in full colour if somewhat dulled of the last variant issued by the Company, initially in 1824 and latterly in 1918, mainly used for overseas and promotional purposes. £35
46. ROYAL EXCHANGE Ass, Lead, W10K /A10E-L a very good example of this variant, no physical damage but lacks any original colour. £25

End of Fire Marks.

Lot No.Description.
Guide Price
47.* ROYAL EXCHANGE Arm badge, White metal, possible prototype arm badge made in 1968 following the merger of the Royal Exchange and the Guardian. The crescent moon has been used instead of the grasshopper on the tower of the Royal Exchange, a unique item. £30
48. INSURANCE POLICIES, Kent Policy No. 5174 issued 1853; County Policy No. 185944 issued 1838; Sun Policy No. 1798870 issued 1856.

(NOTE: This lot was split with 2 consecutively numbered County Policies being 48A, with the Kent and Sun Polcies being 48B.)

A. £30
B. £40
49. BOOKS a selection of four Insurance Company histories. £30
50. BOOKS by Bertram Williams and George Fothergill. £45
51. (Note: Additional Lot.)

A copy of The British Fire Mark book, signed by Brian Wright.

£50

End of Sale

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