A vitreous enamel double sided, bracket hung AA Hotel sign, 80 x 56 cm.
Dunlop Stock, a circular single sided vitreous advertising sign, diameter 60 cm
Alan Wallwork (1931- 2019); a stoneware split pebble with impressed decoration around the parting, incised AW mark, height 24.5cm, Wallwork label to the underside, price £42. ARR
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1929 Sunbeam Model 90, 493 cc. Registration number BF 8652 (non-transferrable). Frame number E5808. Engine number N3690.
In 1912, John Marston set out to make a 'Gentleman's Motor Cycle' and the Sunbeam was certainly that, being dubbed 'The Rolls-Royce of Motor Cycles' before WW1. However, the use of Sunbeams in competition was always encouraged by the works and, in the hands of riders such as George Dance, Tommy de la Hay and Alec Bennett, the marque scored hundreds of convincing successes in speed events. In the mid twenties, the Dance-inspired and tuned lightweight OHV models were astonishingly successful and almost unbeatable in sprints and hillclimbs.
When, at the behest of the Sunbeam Competition Department, much advanced gas-flow development was done by Harry Weslake on the beautifully-made pushrod engine, the resulting Model 90' overhead-valve models found the power and stamina to win race after race, with T.T. success with Charlie Dodson in 1928 and 1929, and a near miss in 1930, where gearbox design had fallen behind that of their rivals'.
After that, amongst the debt crisis so prominent during the economic collapse of the '30s, Sunbeam continued to produce road machines of high quality and the Model 90 in road and race versions for the wealthy and fortunate few, though only as 'works-supported' rather than the former 'Works' machines when specified for competition use.
BV was purchased by our vendors father, Spike Holman, c 2000 in East Sussex as an almost complete project, see photographs on file, he was serial restorer of vintage machinery, including the AJS Model S2 in this auction. The full restoration was undertaken over several years; in 2006 the forks were refurbished by Chris Odling of Oban, with a Bentley & Draper damper set, new springs and a top yoke spindle tube. By March 2018 he had obtained a dating certificate and the machine was registered with DVLA in the June.
Unused since completion, the engine has no fluids in it and commissioning will be required, along with final adjustments. Sold with the V5C, dating certificate, pre restoration photographs and several books on the marque.
A 19th century French gilt bronze mounted Boulle bracket clock, the cast and chased dial inscribed BARY A PARIS with white and blue enamel Roman numerals, beneath urns flanked by allegorical busts, the interior with strapwork and sloping trompe l'oeil floor, the arched leafy gadrooned case applied with caryatids and three full length figures of saints, on four 'Indian head' volute legs, the rear door opening to reveal a lady in a swing, the 19th century English chain fusee movement with bell and gong, 75 x 51 x 24 cm, lacking pendulum and key.
1956 Hercules Her-cu-Motor, 49cc. Registration number FXG 993 (not on DVLA register). Frame number M513. Engine number 49-V1478-2.
The company was founded on 9 September 1910 by the brothers Harry and Edward Crane in Coventry Street, Birmingham and produced only 25 bicycles a week, by 1927 Hercules had made 250,000 cycles. Hercules also exported a significant percentage of their production - by the time Sir Malcolm Campbell was invited to see the three millionth bicycle completed in 1933, over half the production had been sent overseas, earning the country £6 million and letters of congratulation from the King and the Prince of Wales.
In 1956 the firm produced a moped fitted with a 49cc JAP engine, which, to begin with, sold as the Grey Wolf. Soon this name was changed to Her-cu-motor. The two-speed gearbox and bevel box with chain final-drive had an engine with the crankshaft set along the machine. The unit hung from a spine frame with leading-link front forks, the overall effect was quite sleek.
In 1958 production of the moped came to a close when supplies of the JAP engine dried up.
This example was bought on the 9th October 1956 by Mr Lawson of Whitby from Upton & Sons of Middlesbrough to travel to work during the Suez Crisis, he last taxed it in December 1958 and then put it into storage after covering only 474 miles!
Acquired by our vendor many years ago he has had it on display in his private museum.
Sold with the R.F. 60, original guarantee, maintenance booklet, sale brochure, insurance documents, petrol ration book from 1956 and a letter from Hercules about the delivery of the moped.
Rarely do you find a machine with this original paperwork, history and condition.
A Dunhill tortoiseshell and barley rollagas lighter, c.1980's, box
A German Third Reich Waffen SS dagger, inscribed to blade and marked RZM M7/29, for Klittermann & Moog GmbH, 22 cm, scabbard
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A G Plan Rexine wingback swivel and rocking armchair and stool, model 6250, 92 cm wide x 101 cm high.
Created in 1962 at the G Plan factory in High Wycombe, the 6250 chair is attributed to legendary designer Paul Conti. The February 1963 catalogue enthuses "uncompromising dimensions and comfort, amply merit its description as the world's most comfortable chair." It was produced into the 1970s in Rexine - also known as leathercloth (as in this example) and other fabrics.
Possibly one of the most famous pieces of furniture ever to be captured on celluloid, its iconic status was assured in 1967 appearing as supervillain Blofeld's chair in the Bond movie You Only Live Twice.
Carlo & Arthur Giuliano, an unusual gold, enamel, garnet and paste brooch, c.1895-1914, the typical blue, white and black enamel surrounding a collet set paste and three garnets, C&AG tab, 29 x 31mm, 11gms.
The back turns and is removeable, presumably to contain an adjustable chain to a fob watch beneath.
Upon the death of Carlo in 1895 his sons, Carlo Joseph and Arthur Alphonse inherited the business and used the C&AG mark. The firm remained viable until Arthur’s suicide in 1914 resulting in the closure of the business.