The Fire Mark Circle

Fire Mark Circle

Postal Auction Catalogue: January 2019


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This auction ended at 10pm on Sunday 27th January 2019.

Lot No.Description.
Price Realised.
Photo.
1.
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society. Copper. W29L. A very good example of this Gaudiano variant issued in 1860, tips of top and bottom finials missing, still retaining the original red background colour, mounted on a wooden board.
£40
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2.
Salop Fire Office. Copper W29B. A very good example of the second variant issued in 1826, no original gilding, no stress fractures or flattening to the leopards head, a clean mark.
£50
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3.

Herts & Cambridge Fire Office. Copper. W68A. A very good example of this single issue mark from a company that seems not to have recorded any business, but long enough to have issued a fire mark before being taken over by the Phoenix in 1831. Some original gilding, repair to bottom RH corner.

£160
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4.
West of England Fire Insurance Co. Copper. W48F. A very good example of this second last variant, no original colour or flattening to Alfred.
£40
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5.

Birmingham Fire Office Co. Copper. W42C. A very good example of this variant still retaining some of its original gilding, no surface damage or stress fractures or flattening to the fireman.

£40
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6.

Imperial Fire Insurance Co. Copper. W40C. A very good example of this mark, no original colour, but some gilding in the recessed part of the panel and crown, no flattening or stress fractures.

£30
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7.
Westminster Insurance Office. Tin. A5D-TI, not in Bulau or Wright. A good repainted version of this last variant to be issued by the company primarily for overseas use, taken from an old bank building in Tavira, Portugal.
£40
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8.

National Insurance Co. of Ireland. Tin. B804. PLUS another larger identical variant not listed. A very good example of these rare lithographed Irish marks in this condition from a company that started in business in 1822. Very little scuffing on either marks. The small mark measures 25 x 18cms, the larger 47 x 31cms, an nice combination to have.

£170
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9.
Yorkshire Fire & Life Insurance Co. Tin. B858. A very good example of this tin lithographed mark still retaining its original colour and gilding, no surface rust or scuffing to the raised parts, not often seen at auction.
£70
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10.

County Fire Office. Copper. TWO very good examples for those without a County, W45B all original colour, unusual to find a zinc variant in such good condition and & W45D gilding to Britannia, no surface damage.

£35
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11.

Scottish Union & National. Tin. B962/A129A-TI. A near mint example of this rarely seen late 19th century lithographed mark, a one off for the discerning collector, little or no scuffing to the raised parts.

£160
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12.
Yorkshire Fire & Life Insurance Co. Tin. B856. A very good example of this tin lithographed mark still retaining its original image of the York Minster and gilding, no surface rust or scuffing to the raised parts, not often seen at auction.
£80
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13.
Central Insurance Co. Ltd. Tin. B1002. An excellent example of this early 20th century Birmingham mark, one of three variants issued by the company, all original colour and gilding with slight scuffing to the raised parts.
£80
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14.

National Insurance Co. of Ireland. Tin. B802. A very good example of this rare Irish mark in this condition from a company that started in business in Dublin in the early 1800s, all original colour.

£165
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15.

Bath Sun Fire Office. Copper. W16B. A very good example of this early copper variant, some original gilding to the sun, no damage or flattening to the face.

65
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16.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Fire Office. Copper. W24C. A very good example of this rare copper mark not seen at auction for ten years, no original colour, no flattening to the castle, a nice mark to have in a collection.
£75
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17.
Yorkshire Fire & Life Insurance Co. Copper. W77B. A very good example of this copper mark still retaining all its original colour and gilding, no surface damage to the cathedral or scuffing to the raised parts.
£50
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18.

North British & Mercantile Insurance Co. Tin. B937. A very good example of this tin lithograph variant primarily for overseas use, all original colour although dulled with age, no surface rust.

£50
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19.
Provincial Insurance Co. Tin. Similar to B1004 but larger 10 X 9.5. An excellent example of this rare, early 20th century mark primarily for overseas use, never seen at auction before so a must for the serious collector, all original colour and no scuffing to the raised parts.
£95
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20.

Scottish Insurance Corporation. Tin. B959. An excellent example of this even rarer late 19th century mark from this Edinburgh Company who produced two different variants, no surface damage, some slight scuffing.

£170
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21.

La Minerva Anvers De Belgique. Lead. B1102. An excellent example of this diamond shaped Belgian pressed lead mark, there are few if any lead marks in Europe, so this is one of a kind, no original colour, the mark measures 42 x 25 cms.

£45
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22.

Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society. Copper. W29F(i). A good example of this copper variant no original colour but some gilding in the recessed parts, some damage at the nail holes. PLUS. Norwich Union Fire Ins Soc. Copper. W29O. A good example of this later variant with some dulled colour and gilding, no flattening to Justice or other surface damage.

£45
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End of Sale

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