The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Postal Auction Catalogue: July 2017


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Lot No.Description.
Result of sale.
Photo.
1.
Lancashire Insurance Co. Copper. W98A. A near mint example of this first issue company mark, some slight scuffing to the raised border. (£90-£100)
£160
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2.
North British & Mercantile Insurance Co. Copper. W102A. A very good example of this mark still retaining much of its original colour somewhat dulled with age, slight fraying at the date. (£90-£100)
£185
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3.
North British & Mercantile Insurance Co. Tin. B940. A near mint example of this mark still retaining all of its original colour. (£40-£50)
£40
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4.
North British & Mercantile Insurance Co. Tin. B936. A near mint example of this later lithographed mark still retaining all of its original colour, some slight scuffing. (£40-£50
£40
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5.
Northern Assurance Co. Copper. B874. A very good example of this Scottish mark still retaining its original colour, no flattening to the Lion, slight fraying to the bottom edge. (£50-£60)
£55
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6.
Northern Assurance Co. Tin. B877. A very good example of this Scottish mark still retaining its original colour, no flattening to the Lion or surface rust. (£50-£60)
£75
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7.
Protector Fire Insurance Co. Copper. W80A. A very good example of this mark, no colour, some panel gilding, no flattening, only one of two marks that show a fireman fighting a fire on their mark, the design being produced by R Smirke R. A. (£50-£60)
£60
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8.
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Copper. W29N. An excellent example of this later variant still retaining its original dulled colour and gilding, no surface damage. (£40-£50)
£110
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9.
Queen Insurance Co. Copper. W99A. A good example of this first variant, no original colour or surface damage. (£70-£80)
£85
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10.
Norwich General Insurance Co. Copper. W28D. Policy No 14795. A very good example of this rarely seen last variant issued by this short lived company, no original colour or surface damage. (£150-£170)
£235
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11.
The China Fire Insurance Co. Tin. B1158. A very good example of this Far Eastern mark still retaining its original dulled colour. (£50-£60)
£75
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12.
The Wah An Fire & Marine Insurance Co. Tin. B1161. A good example of this Far Eastern mark still retaining its original colour, some fraying at the edges and surface rust on the back. (£50-£60)
£65
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13.
The Yangtsze Insurance Ass. Tin. B1160. A very good example of this Far Eastern mark still retaining its original dulled colour. (£50-£60)
£95
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14.
The Yangtsze Insurance Ass. Brass. (Not in Bulau). A very good example of this Far Eastern mark still retaining its original dulled colour, and agents details. (£40-£50)
£105
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15.
New Zealand Insurance Co. Tin. Bulau 1580. A good example of this company mark still retaining its original colour and Chinese characters for overseas use (£50-£60)
£65
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16.
Scottish Union Insurance Co. Copper. W75A. A very good example of this Scottish mark dating from the 1820s, no original colour or other surface damage. (£70-£80)
£70
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17.
Atlas Assurance Co. Tin. B780. A good example of this mark primarily for overseas use, all original colour, some slight loss on the raised parts. (£30-£40)
£45
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18.
Property Insurance Co. Tin. B998. A good example of this tin lithographed mark from a company in business for only 15 years, all original dulled colour. (£40-£50)
£40
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19.
Employers Liability Assurance. Tin. B965. A good example of this late 19th cent mark still showing some original colour, minor surface rust on the back. (£50-£60)
£50
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20.
Union Fire Office. Tin. W4E (Tin not Copper) Addis 4D(i)-TI. A very good example of this early mark that has rarely appeared in auction, issued in 1835, some original colour, no flattening or surface damage, some minor rusting, not listed in Wright (£70-£90) Not sold.
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21.
Imperial Fire Insurance Co. Copper, B747. A mint example of this later variant still retaining all its original colour, probably unissued. (£50-£60)
£50
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22.
Yorkshire Fire & Life Insurance Co. Copper. W77B. A very good example of the second variant of this Northern company, some original gilding and background, no surface damage. (£40-£50)
£40
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23.
Liverpool & London Fire & Life Insurance Co. Tin. W96A. A very good example of this rarely seen mark in tin, some original colour and gilding, no surface damage, some minor rust on the back. (£60-£70)
£165
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24.
Baloise Fire. Tin. B1716). A very good example of this first issue Swiss mark still retaining it original dulled colour. (£40-£50)
£60
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25.
Phoenix Assurance Co. Copper. W23G. A good example of this copper painted numbered variant, no flattening or evidence of policy number. PLUS. Phoenix Ass. Co. Copper. W23K. A fair example of this last variant missing its panel. (£30-£40)
£30
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26.
National Fire Insurance Corp. Copper. W113A. A very good example of this difficult to come by late 19th cent mark despite its loss of colour, no flattening to Britannia. (£60-£70)
£75
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27.
Scottish Union Insurance Co. Copper. W75D. A good example of the fourth variant of this Scottish company, all original colour, no flattening, top of crown missing. (£40-£50)
£40
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28.
Salamander Fire Insurance Co (Amsterdam). Tin. B1465. A very good example of this Dutch company’s mark, all original colour, some fraying at the edges (£40-£50)
£110
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29.
Birmingham Fire Office. Copper. W42C. A good example of this third variant showing a fireman with his manual pump, no colour or other surface damage, some gilding. (£40-£50)
£50
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30.
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Tin. W29G(i). A fair example of this tin variant, some original colour, extensive surface rust. PLUS. Globe Insurance Co. Tin. W38E. A fair example of this mark, no original colour, extensive surface rust.(£30-£40)
£25
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31.
Manchester Fire & Life Assurance Co. Copper. W71A. A good example of this rarely seen first variant, no original colour or flattening to the shield. (£40-£50)
£45
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