King George III, Sovereign, 1817, Laureate head r. coarse hair, legend type A. R. St. George and dragon within Garter, edge milled, weight 8.0g, graded VF/EF.
1817 was the first date of modern gold sovereign issued.
A Victorian brass Corinthian column oil lamp, with Eltex and Duplex adjusters, blue tinged acid etched glass shade, overall height 66cm.
Travis engined bicycle, 1.5hp, c. 1950. Engine serial number 1515.
The Travis Motor Kit was built by Power Products of Chicago, Illinois, who specialised in innovative small two-stroke engines for auxiliary bicycle power. Power Products supplied the flat-twin two-stroke motor for the Monark Twin-powered bicycle, and its own Travis Motor, sold independently, was intended for Scwhinn bicycles. It’s a very simple single-cylinder two-stroke engine with an aluminum cylinder and head, an aluminum piston and a forged crankshaft that was fully balanced for durability and smoothness. Two engine capacities were offered: a 1.5 HP kit and 1 HP kit, which are distinguishable by the size of the fuel tank attached to the motor—the 1 HP model’s fuel tank looks like a canteen. The kits sold for $69.99 to $89.99 in 1948, depending on the power output, and weighed only 17 pounds. The handlebar-mounted throttle (built by Tyco in Chicago) was combined with the decompressor to stop the motor. Ignition was by the flywheel magneto under that shapely domed cover.
There is no history or paperwork with this unusual machine that should be a relatively easy to get running.
Fred Elwell R.A. (1870 -1958), The Junction of Trinity Lane, unsigned, oil on board, 27 x 35 cm, gilt frame. ARR.
A Royal Albert 'Country Roses' tea/dinner service consisting of a teapot, six cups & saucers, six side plates, six dinner plates, six desert bowls, sugar bowl & creamer, salt and pepper pots, meat platter and a three tier cake stand.
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500, 1493cc. Registration number FDJ 58V. Chassis number FH 134575. Engine number FM119420H.
The Spitfire was conceived by Standard-Triumph to compete in the small sports car market against the Austin-Healey Sprite. The Sprite had used the drive train of the Austin A30/A35 in a lightweight. The Spitfire used mechanicals from the Herald. Where the Austin A30 used monocoque construction, the Herald used body-on-frame — a chassis Triumph was able to downsize, saving the cost of developing a completely new chassis-body unit.
Giovanni Michelotti, who had designed the Herald, styled the bodywork, which featured wind-up windows (in contrast to the Sprite and Midget, which used side curtains) and an assembly of the bonnet and wings that opened forward for engine access. The Spitfire's introduction was delayed by its company's financial troubles in the early 1960's and was subsequently announced shortly after Standard Triumph was taken over by Leyland Motors. When Leyland officials, taking stock of their new acquisition, found Michelotti's prototype under a dust sheet in a factory corner, it was quickly approved it for production.
The Mark IV featured a redesigned rear design similar to the Triumph Stag and Triumph 2000 models, both also designed by Michelotti. The front end was revised with a new bonnet pressing eliminating the weld lines on top of the wings/fenders, door handles were recessed, the convertible top received squared-off corners. The interior was revised to include a full-width dashboard, with instruments ahead of the driver rather than over the centre console, initially finished in black plastic and beginning in 1973 finished in wood. The 1500 followed in 1974.
FDJ was first registered on the 16th October 1979, its early life is unknown but receipts on file from 1995 show a Mr Barker of Manchester replaced the seat covers, exhaust, in 1996 he replaced the engine and clutch from Stockport Engine Centre when the odometer read 45,731 miles, the steering rack and the hood. At some point she had respray and a partial stainless steel sports exhaust. Our vendor bought her in 2015 and has then kept a detailed history of all work undertaken, parts total is in excess of £1,500, including rebuilding the front suspension with vertical link and trunnions, polybushes have been used, the braking system has been overhauled with new pipework, a new radiator has also been fitted. The diff oil has been changed and the underside stone chipped and waxoyled. She was serviced in 2015 at 49,880 miles, wheel aligned at 51,242, serviced in 2017 at 51,338 miles and in 2019 at 51,630. There are the parts included for the next service with the car.
Sold with the V5C, MOT’s from 1992-1998, 2012, 2014-2019, now she is Historic Vehicle Exempt, tax discs from 1996-1999, and various literature including an original brochure. In good running order she is only being sold due to lack of use and dry storage space.
Of Beatles interest - a group of four autographs, signed on paper, two faded, 11 x 16 cm.
A collection of handheld electronic games to include, Disney's Tarzan, Aladdin, Toystory, Batman Forever: Double Dose of Doom, Batman and Robin, Star Wars, and other (15)
Tested working with batteries as of 20/08/21
Tested with new batteries and working as of 19.08.21
To be sold on behalf on Monkey World, Dorset
Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II chronograph stainless steel wristwatch, c.1969, ref 145.014, cal 861,matte black dial, luminescent baton numerals and hands, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, the Omega crystal with inset bezel calibrated for tachymeter, the manual wind 17 jewel movement numbered 23422980, the bracelet numbered1162/1/173, width 42 mm.
Victor Wilkins For G Plan, a teak sideboard, c.1970s, with drinks cabinet, then three drawers, (one with cutlery compartment) and two cupboard doors, 197 x 44 x 74 cm.