The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Auction Catalogue: October 2020


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Lot No.Description.
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1.

Royal Insurance Co. Tin. W95E. A near mint example of the last variant issued to this Liverpool Company, all original colour no surface damage.


£80
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2.

Northern Assurance Co. Copper. W88A. A near mint example of this first issue mark from a Scottish Company based in Aberdeen, all original colour, a must for the discerning collector.

£60
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3.

Palatine Insurance Co. Tin. B973. An excellent example of this late 19th century company's lithographed mark showing the castle in raised profile, the company took over the Mutual W109 in 1890 and subsequently merged with the Central, no surface damage, some minor scuffing to the raised parts.

£70
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4.

Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Copper. W29L. A very good example of this Gaudiano variant first issued in 1860, all original colour, minimal paint loss, top finial has been replaced.

£110
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5.

Westminster Insurance Office. Lead. W5C(iii). Policy No.51131. An excellent example of the last lead mark issued by the company in 1800, no original colour or gilding, no surface damage or stress fractures.

£80
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6.

Bath Fire Office. Lead. W11A(i). Policy No.1713. An excellent example of the first mark issued by the company in 1770s, no surface damage and evidence of where the mark has been fixed rather than nailed to the building, the mark weighs 1193gms.
£300
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Royal Exchange Insurance. Lead. W10J. Policy No.107958. A very good example of this second last lead variant to be issued by the company in 1788, no original colour or gilding, no flattening to the oval, clean nail holes.

£40
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10.

Royal Exchange Insurance. Lead. W10K. Two very good examples of this last lead variant to be issued by the company in 1810, some original gilding to one, no flattening to the Exchange, clean nail holes.

£40
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11.

Property Insurance Co. Tin. B998. An excellent example of this late 19cent lithographed mark, primarily for overseas and promotional use, some minor scuffing.

£80
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12.

County Fire Office. Copper. W45B. A good example of this second variant, no original colour, no flattening to Britannia and clean nail holes. PLUS. County Fire Office. Copper. W45F. A very good example of the last mark issued by the company in 1875, all original gilding, some fading background colour, no surface damage.


£35
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13.

Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Copper. W29C. A good example of this early copper variant issued in the early 1800s, no original colour or gilding and clean nail holes.


£45
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14.

Legal Insurance Co. Tin. B1013. A mint example of this early 20th century mark still retaining all its original colour, primarily used for overseas or promotional business.

£55
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15.

Patriotic Assurance Co. Tin. A7J-TI/ Not in Bulau. A mint example of the last of the marks issued by this Irish company founded in 1824, all original colour and guaranteed by the Sun when it passed to them in 1906.

£45
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16.


Queen Insurance Co. Copper. W99A. A good example of the first of 5 variants issued by the company. No original colour, some minor stress fractures and fraying at the edges.

£35
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17.

Sun Fire Office. Lead. W3D. Policy No.771917. A very good example of this fourth variant issued in 1804, no surface damage to the sun, a nice clean mark.

£80
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18.

Royal Exchange Insurance. Lead. W10F. Policy No.148981. A very good example of this mark issued in the 1795, no original colour or surface damage or flattening to the Royal Exchange.

Unsold
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19.

West of England Fire Insurance Co. Copper. W48B. A very good example of this second of seven variants issued by this Exeter company, some original colour and gilding, no surface damage or flattening to Alfred. PLUS. another WOE. Tin. W48D. A fair example of this mark covered in house paint, some corrosion to Alfred and the panel.

£75
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20.

Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Copper. W29P. A very good example of the last copper mark issued by the company, no original colour or flattening to Justice, mounted on an Oak board PLUS. Another Norwich Union. Tin. W29Q. An excellent example of this last company mark primarily for overseas business, some slight surface marks to the coloured lithograph.

£45
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21.

Guardian Fire & Life Ass Co. Copper. W57A. A fair example of this first variant, no original colour, several stress fractures and fraying at the edges. PLUS. Another Guardian. Tin. B797. A mint example of this variant from 1900 used for overseas business. PLUS. Reliance Marine Insurance Co. Tin. B967. A mint example of this late 19th century mark latterly taken over by the Guardian.

£20
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22.

London Assurance. Tin. W9I. A near mint example of this late 19th century promotional mark, slight scuffing to the raised Britannia.


£20
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23.

Liverpool & London & Globe. Tin. B947. An excellent example of this later mark primarily used for promotional and overseas business, some minor scuffing to the globe. PLUS. A small German orange enamelled mark,18x14, Schneverdingen 1883, in near mint condition.

£30
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24.

La Fondiaria. Zinc. B1520. An excellent example of this Italian company's mark, one of four variants, all original colour. PLUS. Another similar smaller later aluminium La Fondiaria variant. PLUS. Assicurazioni Generali Venezia Tin. B1492. A good example of this early Italian mark (1831), no original colour, some surface rusting. PLUS. Assicurazoni Generali Trieste. Tin. B1501 A good example of this Italian mark, some surface rusting, ideal for the International collector


£30
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25.

Compagnie De Bruxelles. Zinc. B1078. A good example of this Belgian mark covered in house paint. PLUS. Compagnie Belge D'Assurances. Zinc. B1085. A fair example of this single issue mark issued in 1813, having lost some of its lithographic printing. PLUS. La Phenix Belge Societe. Zinc. B1103. A fair example of this mark issued in 1813 covered in house paint, all will clean up nicely.

£45
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26.

North British and Mercantile. Tin. A108C-TI. A good example of this tin variant, no original colour, covered in house paint. PLUS. Another similar North British. Tin. A108G-TI. No original colour, some surface rusting. PLUS. Another similar smaller North British. Tin. A108F-TI. No original colour, some house paint. All three used for overseas and promotional business.

£45
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27.

District Fire Office. Copper. W83E. A good example of this last circular variant issued in the 1860s, some repainting, no flattening or surface damage to the centre shield, clean nail holes.

£20
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28.

Shropshire and North Wales Assurance Co. Brass. W89B. A good example of this difficult to find mark, no original colour, some minor stress fractures, slight damage to top of centre feather.

£55
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29.

New Bristol Fire Office. Lead. Policy No 781. W12A(i). An excellent example of this rare early mark dating around the 1760s, some repainted colours, no surface damage or stress fractures, clean nail holes.
£700
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30.

Bath Sun Fire Office. Copper. W16B. A very good example of this only copper variant, no original colour, no flattening to the sun or damage to the nail holes.

£45
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31.

Sun Fire Office. Copper. W3H. A very good example of this first copper variant issued from 1839, all original colour, one lug missing. PLUS. Sun Fire Office. Tin. W3F. A very good example of this 1816 tin roundel, all original gilding, some scuffing to the sun and rays.


£30
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32.

Three Romanian Tin marks, not in Bulau. Sigurarea Romaneasca. & Agricola. & Nationala Bucurresci. All good, minor surface rusting, all should clean up.

£20
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33.

London & Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. Copper W101B. A good example of this second variant still retaining some original colour and gilding, some fraying at the edges. PLUS. London & Lancashire. Tin. W101A. A poor example of this first tin variant, some original colour showing through house paint, fraying at the edges and damaged nail holes.

£20
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34.

Yorkshire Fire & Life Assurance Co. Tin B858. A very good example of this later lithographed mark showing the five lions on a St George flag, some age related scuffing.

£85
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35.

Essex & Suffolk Equitable Insurance Soc. Tin. B732. An excellent example of this difficult to come by circular mark, all original colour and primarily used for promotional and overseas business.


£170
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36.

National Insurance Co. of Ireland. Tin. W59A. An excellent example of this rare mark showing Chinese characters between the shamrock leaves, no surface wear to the centre.


£110
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37.

Provincial Insurance Co. Tin. B1004. A very good example of this early 20th century mark, all original colour with some loss on the lettering background.

£75
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38.

Commercial Union Assurance. Tin. W100A/B918. An excellent example of this tin variant showing the salamander surrounded by Chinese script and not the traditional English text, all original colour and no surface damage.

£115
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39.

Westminster Insurance Office. Lead. W5B. Policy No.15366. An excellent example of this very early mark issued in 1727. No original paint or gilding, no surface damage and two clean nail holes.

£395
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40.

Atlas Assurance Co. Copper. W50A. A good example of the only mark issued by the company for use in the UK, no original colour some gilding to Atlas and the globe. PLUS. Atlas Assurance Co. Tin. B781. A fair example of this mark primarily for use overseas, some original dulled colour and some surface rusting.

£35
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41.

Union Fire Office. Copper. W4E. A good example of this early copper variant issued in 1835, no original colour but some gilding to the hands and lettering, no surface damage and clean nail holes, the panel has been strengthened.

£30
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42.
Phoenix Assurance Co. Copper.W23G. A very good example of this painted number panel, policy No.118327, dating it to 1797, no flattening to the Phoenix, spear head reattached.
£135
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43.

County Fire Office. Copper. W45B. Three fair examples of this second variant, no original colour and some surface damage and fraying. PLUS. County Fire Office. Copper. W45D. A poor example of this mark.

£10
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44.

Royal Insurance Co. Copper. W95D. A good example of this variant, no original colour, no surface damage, splits or tearing at the nail holes. PLUS. London Assurance. Tin. W9I. A poor example of this last mark to be issued by the company, no original colour, surface rusting, LHS of the panel missing. PLUS. Phoenix Assurance Co. Copper. W23J(i). A poor example of this mark, no original colour, some flattening to the Phoenix, enlarged nail holes.

£20
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45.

London Assurance. Copper. W9H(i). A good example of the only copper mark to be issued by the company, no original colour, no surface damage, and the head has been replaced.


£30
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46.

Hibernian Insurance Co. Lead. W13A(ii). Policy No.5242. A good example of this early Irish Mark dating from the 1780s, no original colour, and some repaired stress fractures that do not detract from its rarity.

£330
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