The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Auction Catalogue: June 2020


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Lot No.Description.
Price Realised.
Photo.
1.

Sun Fire Office. Lead. W3D. Policy No. 705709. A very good example of this fourth variant issued in 1800, no surface damage or flattening to the sun.


£85
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2.

Royal Exchange Insurance. Lead. W10D. Policy No. 50253. A very good example of this early mark issued in the 1760s, no surface damage, two nail holes on the oval, RHS of the crown has been strengthened.

£110
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3.

Phoenix Fire Office. Lead. W23B. Policy No. 17393. A good example of this second variant issued in 1798, no original colour, some minor scuffing to the surface, no other damage.

£320
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4.

Hants Sussex and Dorset. Brass. W39A. A very good example of this very rare brass mark, some original colour in the recessed areas, clean nail holes, no flattening to Vesta, a must for the serious collector.

£220
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5.

Royal Exchange Assurance. Lead. W10K. A very good example of the last lead variant to be issued by the company in 1810, no original gilding, no surface damage or stress fractures.

£35
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6.

South British Insurance Co. Tin. B1584. A very good example of this New Zealand mark issued in 1872, still showing its original colour and gilding, no surface damage of flattening of the mark, issued for use in the Orient as the Mandarin script shows, top right tab missing.
£120
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7.
District Fire Office. Copper. W83E. A very good example of this last circular mark from the company in 1860, all original colour, some minor loss of black background.
£35
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8.

Sun Fire Office. Copper. W3I. A good example of this circular variant from 1850, original gilding and background colour, some slight scuffing to sun’s face.


£40
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9.

Royal Insurance Co. Copper. W95B. A good example of this second variant, issued in 1860, some dulled colour and minor fraying to the LHS.

£30
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10.

Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Copper. W105B. A very good example of this second variant issued about 1880, all original colour some minor flaking to the red background, no flattening to the globe.

£65
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11.

Phoenix Assurance Co. Copper. W23G. A good example of this last numbered copper variant, no original colour or painted policy number, spear tip has been professionally replaced, covered in black house paint.

£35
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12.

County Fire Office. Copper. W45E. A good example of this round variant issued in the 1860s, most original colour and gilding, no flattening to Britannia, loss of garter tab.


£35
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13.

Birmingham Fire Office. Copper. W42C. A very good example of this third variant issued in the 1850s, sill showing some original colour and gilding, no flattening or surface damage to the fireman.


£65
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14.

Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Tin. W29G(i). A very good example of this tin variant, no original colour, no surface damage or rust, very unusual to find a tin mark in such good condition.

£80
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15.

West of England Fire Insurance Co. Tin. W48D. A good example of this fourth variant still retaining most original colour and gilding, little surface damage or rust.

£70
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16.

Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Copper. W29P. A very good example of this later copper variant issued in 1899, all original colour and gilding, no surface damage or flattening to Justice.

£45
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17.

London Assurance. Tin. W9I. A good example of this later variant originally issued in the 1830s in copper with later ones in tin primarily for overseas use, all original dulled colours.

£30
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18.

Northern Assurance Co. Copper. W88A. A very good example of this first variant Scottish mark issued in 1836, all original colour, no flattening or damage to the lion, and some minor scuffing to the raised parts.

£65
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19.
Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Copper. W105B. A good example of this second variant issued about 1880, no original colour, overpainted in brown house paint, no flattening to the globe.
£25
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20.

Imperial Fire Insurance Co. Tin. W40G. A good example of this first tin variant, no original colour or surface damage, some minor fraying at the edges.

£35
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21.

Union Fire Office. Brass reproduction of Union Number 1 porters badge by Vaughton Bros, Birmingham, mounted on an oval mahogany board issued as a promotional item to brokers and new policy holders in the early 20th cent, parts of the badge have been gilded.

£55
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22.

Notts & Derby Fire Insurance Co. Zinc. W87C. A good example of this mark minus its garter tab, no original colour and some minor repairs. PLUS. Worcester Fire Office. Tin. W27D. A poor example of this tin variant with only the centre oval remaining, some fraying at the edges and minor repairs to the centre.


£40
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23.

Westminster Insurance Office. Lead. A good reproduction of W5B, (policy no. 27549), no Portcullis rings.

£20
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