The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Postal Auction Catalogue: January 2018


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Lot No.Description.
Price realised.
Photo.
1.
Bath Sun Fire. Copper. W16B. A very good example of this sought after mark still showing some original gilding, no flattening to the Sunís face.
£55
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2.
Royal Exchange Assurance. Lead. W10E. Policy No 91595, issued in 1785. An excellent example of this early variant, no surface damage.
£145
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3.
Phoenix Assurance Co. Copper. W23K. Avery good example of this last copper variant still showing all the original colour and gilding.
£65
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4.
Alliance Fire & Life Assurance Co. Copper. W63C/B819. An excellent example of this later variant still retaining its original colour and fixing lugs.
£90
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5.
Yorkshire Fire & Life Insurance. Co. Tin. B858. A very good example of this lithographed mark still retaining its original dulled colour.
£155
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6.
Atlas Assurance Co.Copper.W50A. An excellent example of this first issue copper mark from 1808, all colour and gilding remaining, no flattening to the globe.
£70
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7.
Protector Fire Insurance Co. Copper. W80A. Avery good example of this mark still retaining some original colour in the recessed parts, slight tearing at the nail holes, mark designed by R Smirke R.A.
£60
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8.
Norwich General Insurance Co. Lead. Policy No 1682.W28A, issued in 1796. An excellent example of this sought after mark, no original colour or gilding or other surface damage.
£180
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9.
Royal Exchange Assurance. Lead. W10K. TWO good examples of this last lead mark issued by the company in 1810, no colour or other damage.
£40
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10.
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Copper. W29C. A very good example of this early copper variant, some original colour and gilding.
£55
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11.
Northern Insurance Co. Copper. W88A. A very good example of this Scottish mark, all original colour and gilding, no flattening to the lion.
£55
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12.
West of England Insurance Co. Copper. W48F. A very good example of this variant, no colour or flattening to Arthur.
£60
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13.
Lion Fire Insurance Co. Copper. W114A. A fair example of this much sought after short lived companyís single issue mark, some missing parts to the LHS of the mark.
£110
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14.
Straits Fire Insurance Co. Copper. B1692. An excellent example of this rare colonial Far East mark that was only in business for 8 years. This British Crown Colony in Singapore conducted business under English influence from 1886-1894.
£150
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15.
Reading Insurance Co. Copper. W60A. A fair example of this rare single issue mark from a short lived company, no original colour, some minor splits and tears, mounted on a board.
£140
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16.
Union Fire Office. Copper. W4E. A good example of this fourth variant, no original colour or gilding, no flattening or surface damage.
£35
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17.
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc. Copper. W29P. A near mint example of this last issue late 19th cent. copper variant, primarily for overseas or promotional use, slight scuffing to the raised parts.
£55
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18.
Farmers & General Fire & Life Assurance Inst. Copper. W92A. An excellent example of this companyís first issue mark in 1840, all original colour, no flattening, slight scuffing to the wheatsheaf.
£100
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19.
Imperial Fire Insurance Co. Copper. W40C. A good example of this copper variant, no colour or gilding or flattening, overpainted with house paint.
£70
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20.
British Fire Office. Copper. W30E. A good example of this copper variant, some original colour and gilding, no flattening to the lion.
£35
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21.
Worcester Fire Office. Lead. W27A. Policy No. 154. An excellent example of this first early variant issued at the turn of the 18th century. A very rare mark with only one other being sold in the last decade, a must for the serious collector, no surface damage and three clean nail holes.
£1600
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