November 14th 2019, 10:30am

Collector's Auction of Toys, Coins, Medals, Militaria etc - Edinburgh

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The Collector's auction brings together the Toys, Model Railways & Dolls, Coins, Banknotes & Exonumia, Postcards, Stamps and Ephemera, Medals & Militaria, Whisky, Wine & Spirits, Golf, Rugby, Football, Cricket & Sports Memorabilia and Musical, Scientific & other Instruments departments within one specialist live online auction sale.
Typically between 300-600 lots these sales are illustrated and held live on the internet, feature on dedicated specialist websites such as and and are also advertised in publications including the Antiques Trade Gazette in order to to reach a worldwide market and get the best prices possible for your collections.

Expect:     Dinky     Corgi     Hornby     Dublo     Wrenn     Bachmann     Lima     Spot On     Lledo     Matchbox     Die-cast     Model Railway     OO gauge     Marklin     Schuco      Steiff     Tri-ang     Automata     Guinea     Sovereign     Crown     Florin     Shilling     Sixpence     Gold     Silver      Tokens     WWI     WWII     Swords     Bayonets     Pistols     Badges     Dress     Medals     Awards     Penny Black     Postage     Mint     Cigarette Cards     Postcards     Malt     Scotch     Whisky     Whiskey     Miniatures     Blends     Theodolite     Sextant     Telescope     Microscope
and a whole lot more.....

If you are considering consigning your collection for this auction then entries must be with us before the 18th October.
Should you wish a valuation of your items before consigning the for auction then you can either join us on a valuation day held most Wednesdays between 10am-2pm at our saleroom in Rosewell by Edinburgh, email images to our valuation team for consideration or book a home visit with one of our valuers.

14th November Collector's auction expected live online from 8th November 2019.

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Sell in good company! Here are a few of the items already consigned awaiting the auction.

George V silver twin handled tray engraved with The Royal Highlanders Black Watch crest "Presented to Henry Norman Wilson On His Marriage By Some Of His Brother Officers 25th April 1929" and bearing seventy signatures including Keith Purvis-Russell-Montgomery, Ruthven, W R Buckwall, Ritchie, Hamilton, W P Barclay, Hudson, Sandeman, Thomson, Drummondwolff, Ranald Graham Murray, W N Roper Caldbeck, etc., maker TB&S Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd, London 1926, retailers mark Mackay & Chisholm of Edinburgh, approximately 5000g, 74cm x 46cm.
Estimate £1,000-2,000

Scottish oval silver on copper shoulder belt plate of the Peebleshire Yeomanry Cavalry with incised design of a crown over a thistle, no makers markings, fittings present, 8.5cm x 6.5cm.
Estimate £500-1,000

Medals of Crawford Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch, KT, GBE, KCMG, KCVO, DL (1917-2000) who was the 25th Governor of Hong Kong and Commander-in-Chief from 1971-1982, the medals include the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Knights Grand Cross (GBE) badge and star, second type with conjoined portraits, in Garrard and Co box, Royal Victorian Order Knight Commanders (KCVO) neck badge and breast star, Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George Knight Commanders (KCMG) neck badge and star, Order of St John Knight neck badge, star and lapel button, Order of St John of Malta Knight neck badge, star and lapel button, WWII war medal, WWII defence medal, Jubilee medal 1977 and matching miniature medals for each.
Estimate £5,000-£10,000


Victorian silver twin handled tray with feathered edge and foliate scroll engraved field, presentation inscription reads "To J A Dursbury Esq Postmaster of Hull 1881 to 1896 Testimonial from Merchants & Traders In Recognition of the Efficient and Courteous Discharge of His Duties and of His Untiring and Successful Efforts for the Improvement of the Postal Service of Hull and District December 1896" Makers HA Atkin Brothers, London 1896, approximately 4200g, 75cm x 53cm.
Estimate £800-1,200

Four postcards showing Henry Alexander Jr descending Ben Nevis in a Ford model T in 1911, the cards produced for Alexander & Co car dealers of Nottingham Place Edinburgh. Alexander & Co were owned by Henry Alexander who in an effort to promote his business of selling the American made Ford in the Scottish market had organised for his son, Henry Alexander junior to drive the model T from sea level in Edinburgh to the top of Ben Nevis in an publicity stunt to prove the superior quality and durability of the American made motor car. Reaching the top took five days an on the arrival at the summit the press were waiting to take photographs and indeed film some of the decent the following day. Further details and a video clip of some the decent can be found on the BBC website,
Estimate £100-200

Cloth bound volume titled "Logs of H M Ships Nelson Charybdis, Brisk, Challenger and Virago" as kept by Francis R Pelly Midshipman circa 1868 with pull out hand drawn plans of Australia, Sydney, Auckland, Queensland, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands etc. most detailed tracking the ships journeys, the first entry starts with HMS Nelson on Wednesday 8th January 1868 "HMS Nelson from Cape Town to Melbourne" and finishes Saturday 8th February 1868, continues with HMS Charybdis Sunday 9th February 1868 "Melbourne to Adelaide" and finishes Thursday 20th February 1868, continues with HMS Challenger Friday 21st February 1868 "Sydney to Brisbane" and "Brisbane to Sydney" and finishes Wednesday 18th March 1868, continues with HMS Brisk Thursday 19th March "Sydney to Auckland", "Sydney to the Bay of Islands", "Bay of Islands to Auckland", "Auckland to Sydney", "Sydney to Fiji Islands" finishes on Friday 17th July 1868, continues again with HMS Challenger on Saturday 18th July 1868 "Plan of Levuka Harbour", "Plan of Rewa Harbour", "Rewa to New Hebrides", "Port Inyang New Hebrides", "Tanna Island", "Vella Bay Sandwick Isle to New Caledonia", "New Caledonia to Sydney", "Plan of Dillon Bay", "Plan of Deception Island and Havannah Harbour", "Plan of Vila Harbour", "Plan of Noumea Harbour" and finishes Tuesday 29th September 1868, continues with HMS Virago on Wednesday 30th September "Sydney to Brisbane", "Brisbane to Cato Island", "Wreck Reef to Bell Bay", "Port Denison to Cape Yosh", "New Guinea to Cape Yosh", "Somerset to Port Denison", "Cape Bowling Green to Gladstone", "Auckland to Tazmania" and finishes Wednesday 4th June 1869.
Estimate £300-500

Victor Hasselblad 500C/M camera fitted with Carl Zeiiss Planar 1:2.8 f=80mm lens, an additional back, a further Carl Zeiss Sonnar 1:4 f=150mm lens, a Hasselblad bellows attachment etc.
Estimate £300-500

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