Medals, Militaria and Firearms Auction - online bidding only - 236 Lots
14th Jun 2021 from 10:30am
West Meadows Industrial Estate
Medals, Militaria and Firearms Auction - online bidding only
Medals, Militaria and Firearms Auction - online bidding only
14th June 2021 from 10:30am - (Lots 1 to 237)
Fees apply to the hammer price:
Room and Absentee Bids:
25.20% inc VAT*
Online and Autobid:
28.8% inc VAT*
Please see the Terms & Conditions for more information
Payment for all purchased lots must be made by the Friday following the sale through bidding platform or by Bank Transfer. No payment can be taken at the Auction House at this time. After this period, the Auctioneers reserve the right to cancel any sale at their sole discretion or to re-offer lots for which payment has not been received in a future sale without reserve. In this latter event, the original bidder will be held liable for any shortfall between the selling price at re-offer, plus expenses, and the total amount due on their unpaid account.
Methods of payment accepted and conditions attached thereto are detailed in ’IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND BUYERS’ below.
Lots may be cleared whilst the auction is in progress after payment in full.
Ownership of a purchased lot shall not pass to a buyer until full payment of the ’total amount due’ has been made to the Auctioneers.
Free storage of all purchased lots will be provided for three working days following the sale; thereafter a storage and handling charge of £5.00 plus VAT per lot per day will be levied upon the buyer, as will all carriage charges incurred by the Auctioneers in having goods removed to storage.
In reference to Condition 6, all purchased lots uncollected within three working days of the sale will be transferred to the storage facilities and will be subject to the charges outlined in Condition 6. No lots will be released until carriage and storage charges have been paid in full.
Bidders. By participating in this sale, the bidder agrees to be bound by Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd Conditions of Business. Any buyer acting for any person who is not bidding shall be jointly and severally liable with that person for satisfaction of all arising obligations and liabilities, with the exception of the Auctioneers where they are acting on behalf of commission or other bidders.
Paddles. All intending bidders are required to register for a paddle bidding number with the Accounts Department prior to the auction. Bidders new to the salerooms will be required to complete a paddle registration form available at the Accounts Office and will be required to present proof of identity, proof of address and details of a valid debit or credit card in their name, which details may be retained on file by the Auctioneers and used to secure payment for purchased lots. The Auctioneer will not accept bids from a bidder in the room who has not registered for a paddle number. When a buyer is successful, the buyer will hold the paddle aloft and the Auctioneer will record the paddle number as the buyer of the lot.
Commission Bids. Any person unable to attend the auction may request the Auctioneer to bid on their behalf. This service is free of charge. Bidding forms will be available so that clients may complete these fully. These should be handed in at the Accounts Office. All commission bidders will be required to supply proof of identity, proof of address and/or details of a valid debit or credit card in their name, which details may be retained on file by the Auctioneers and used to secure payment for purchased lots. Commission bidders are urged to ascertain whether or not they have been successful on the day of the sale or on the Thursday following the sale. Lots will be purchased by the Auctioneer on behalf of the commission bidder for the lowest price allowed by other bids and/or reserves if any, up to and including their maximum bid amount recorded. ’Buy’ bids will not be accepted by the Auctioneers. The Auctioneers cannot accept responsibility for any neglect or default in executing or failing to execute commission bids, or where a bidding slip has been completed incorrectly. We urge commission bidders, therefore, to ensure that the correct lot number(s) and price(s) are recorded on their bidding forms.
Telephone Bids. Any person unable to attend the auction may request to bid on a specific lot by telephone. This facility is only available by prior arrangement with the Auctioneers, is dependent on the availability of telephone lines, and is only available on lots carrying a lower estimate of at least £300 (e.g. catalogue estimate £300-500). All telephone bidders will be required to supply proof of identity, proof of address and/or details of a valid debit or credit card in their name, which details may be retained on file by the Auctioneers and used to secure payment for purchased lots. The Auctioneers cannot accept responsibility for any neglect or default in executing or failing to execute telephone bids.
Condition Reports. Reports on the condition of any lot are offered by the Auctioneers as a statement of opinion only, and not of fact. Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd. are not liable for any errors or omissions contained therein.
In the case of a dispute, the Auctioneers reserve the right to re-offer any lot.
The bidding increments will be at the sole discretion of the Auctioneer.
Responsibility for risk, loss or damage to any lot falls to the bidder upon the fall of the hammer or, if the lot is purchased privately, to the purchaser on the day when the contract is made. The Auctioneers are not liable for any loss or damage occurring to a lot during clearing. Buyers may accept assistance from Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd. staff members during clearing, but any loss or damage occurring to lots will be at the buyers’ risk.
Liability of Auctioneers and Sellers
Goods sold are not new and all goods are sold with all faults and imperfections and errors of description. Illustrations in the catalogue and any other illustrations provided are for identification only; colours and appearance may differ to the actual item(s) due to the limitations of the printing process.
Bidders should prior to the sale satisfy themselves as to the condition of each lot and whether or not in their own judgment the lot accords with the description.
Neither the Auctioneers nor the seller, nor their servants and agents, are responsible for errors of description or for the authenticity of any lot.
Neither the Auctioneers nor the seller, nor their servants and agents, give any warranty whatsoever other than hereinafter contained to any buyer in respect of any lot; any express or implied conditions or warranties are hereby excluded.
Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd. reserves the right to reproduce illustrations and to publish sale results.
Goods offered for sale which were once operated by electricity may not comply with statutory requirements and are offered for sale for display and historical research purposes only; these goods are not suitable for connection to the mains electricity supply. It is imperative that anyone wishing to use these goods for their original purpose have them checked by a qualified electrician prior to such use.
Where a member of the public causes damage to a lot (or part thereof) the Auctioneers reserve the right to:
sell the aforementioned without reserve and to hold that specific individual liable for the amount of any difference between the hammer price and the reserve or lower estimate, whichever be the higher; or
hold that specific individual liable for the cost of restoration where appropriate; or
hold that specific individual liable for the full amount of the reserve price or lower estimate, whichever be the higher.N.B. Except where full payment has been made under Condition 12(iii), title to the lot will remain solely with the seller.13. Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd. draw your attention to ’TERMS OF SALE BY AUCTION AND CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS, MAINLY CONCERNING SELLERS’, ’GENERAL CONDITIONS AND DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO BIDDERS, BUYERS AND SELLERS’ (see below) and ’IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND BUYERS’ (see below).
14.Lots entered into this sale are subject to Reserve Prices.
15.Certain property sold at auction may be subject to laws governing export from the country where it was purchased and import into another country. It is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of these restrictions and obtain any relevant licenses.
16.Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd. reserve the right to amend any or all of their Terms and Conditions of Business at any time. Further details on request.N.B. References to ’The Auctioneer’ and ’The Auctioneers’ include Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd., its directors, employees, consultants, servants and agents.GENERAL CONDITIONS AND DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO BIDDERS, BUYERS AND SELLERSYour attention is drawn to our Sellers’ Terms and Conditions.
The Auctioneer sells as agent for the seller and as such is not responsible for any default by seller or buyer.
Any representation or statement by the Auctioneers in any catalogue as to ownership, attribution, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price is a statement of opinion only and the Auctioneers, their servants or agents hereby disclaim responsibility for the correctness of such opinions.
In these conditions:
’Hammer Price’ means the price at which a lot is knocked down by the Auctioneer to the buyer.
’Balance Due’ means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together with any premium, value added tax chargeable and additional charges and expenses, e.g. storage charges and insurance, in pounds sterling.
’Sale Proceeds’ means the net amount due to the seller being the hammer price of the lot sold less commission at the stated rate and expenses and any other amounts due to the Auctioneers from the seller.
4. The Auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion without giving any reason to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding as he may decide, to withdraw or divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots and, in the case of a dispute, to put up any lot for auction again.
5. Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd. at its absolute discretion has the right to refuse admission to its premises or attendance at its auctions by any person.N.B. References to ’The Auctioneer’ and ’The Auctioneers’ include Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd., its directors, employees, consultants, servants and agents.IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND BUYERSTerms.Your attention is drawn to the Terms of Sale by Auction and Conditions of Business.
Buyer’s Premium. A Buyer’s Premium at the rate of 24.75% plus VAT, will be charged on the hammer price of each lot purchased. Some items, such as books and unframed maps, however, are zero-rated for VAT and, therefore, no VAT will be payable by buyers on the Buyer’s Premium for lots consisting solely of books or unframed maps.
Bidding.New bidders may have to provide proof of identification and address and valid debit or credit card details as security. Live online bidding is available via www.the-saleroom.com, which attracts an additional charge of 5.5% plus VAT on the hammer price of each lot purchased.
Condition. While indications of condition are given in some lot descriptions, an absence of such advice does not imply that a lot is free from defect, restoration or alteration. Prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the condition of a lot prior to bidding. Our staff can provide condition reports for those unable to attend our rooms.
Bamfords Auctioneers take great care to ensure that any statements as to attribution, age, date, origin, provenance and condition are reliable and accurate but it should be noted that all such statements are skilled opinions, if provenance (written or historical fact) cannot be produced. Please note, Bamfords Fine Art Auctioneers do not guarantee that condition reports, whether included in the catalogue, or given at a later time; cover all aspects of an item(s) condition. No guarantee or warranty is issued or given in anyway, either written or verbal and therefore refunds will not be issued on the basis of the Lot not being “in working order”, “incomplete”, or “not in original condition”.
Bamfords will continue to do written condition reports as a guide but would respectfully ask that you do view in person and satisfy yourself regarding condition particularly where certain aspects of condition are important to them, Please ensure that you do satisfying yourselves as to the condition, completeness and originality of any Lot prior to making a bid. An absence of condition in the description does not warrant good condition
All lots are available for inspection and Condition Reports are available on request, however all lots are of an age and type which means that they may not be in perfect condition and should be viewed by prospective bidders; please refer to the Conditions of Business for Buyers, this is particularly true for garden related items.
We must advise that we are not professional restorers or conservators and we do not provide any guarantee or warranty as to a lot's condition. Accordingly, it is recommended that prospective buyers inspect lots or have their advisors do so, and satisfy themselves as to condition and accuracy of description.
All lots are offered for sale 'as viewed' and subject to the applicable Conditions of Business for Buyer's condition, which are set out in the sale catalogue and are available on request.
Buyers are reminded that liability for loss and damage transfers to the buyer from the fall of the hammer. Whilst the majority of lots will remain in their location until collected, we can accept no responsibility for any damage which may occur, even in the event of Bamfords staff assisting carriers during collection.
Measurements. All measurements and weights provided in lot descriptions should be considered approximate.
Catalogue Amendments. It is important for prospective bidders to check the latest version of the catalogue prior to the sale for any changes which may affect lots on which they intend to bid.
Payment.Payment is accepted in GB Pounds only by bank transfer or settlement through live bidding platform at this time. Buyers will be held liable for any expenses arising from their method of payment. Bamfords do not accept credit cards or cheques. Payment by card. We accept debit bearing the ’VISA’, ’V PAY’, ’MasterCard’, ’Maestro’, ’Discover’ symbols Card-not-present transactions. The maximum payment accepted over the phone is £2,500. Multiple card-not-present payments to cover an invoice total in excess of £2,500 are not accepted. Card-not-present transactions are subject to our compliance requirements and are only accepted from buyers whose cards are registered to a UK address which receives a full AVS match (Address Verification System). It is not possible to make card-not-present payments by V PAY card.
Our bank details for transfers HSBC sort code 40 19 15 Account number 93665127 International Bank Account Number GB04HBUK40191593665127 Branch Identifier Code HBUKGB4104B
Collection. It is the buyer’s responsibility to collect all purchases or arrange for their collection by a third-party carrier by 5pm on the Friday following the sale at the latest. (See Terms of Sale by Auction 4-7)Carriage. We do not provide a carriage service for any purchased lots. We can, however, provide contact details for third-party carriers who may be able to assist with Postage & Packing. Bamfords can post and pack items of an unfragile nature, subject to our discretion. Please contact reception for further details.No lots will be released to a third-party carrier without first being paid for in full.
WW1 British miniature medal group comprising of 1914 Star with clasp, War Medal, Victory Medal and Efficiency Medal complete with ribbons on a pin backed bar in case of issue along with two military boxing medallions one loose and un-named by Phillips of Aldershot while the other is named to "Sergt ...
WW2 British Army Guards Armoured Division RASC Medal Group to H Robinson comprising of 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star and War Medal complete with original ribbons in named box of issue, along with his uniform removed RASC embroidered shoulder titles, uniform removed Guards Armoured Div formatio...
British 1888 pattern Lee Metford bayonet. Double edged blade 302mm in length, maker marked "Wilkinson, London" and dated 5 / 00 along with Crown and VR and inspection stamps. Overall length 425mm. Working release catch. Complete with scabbard which is well marked with inspection stamps.
Swedish M1886 Pattern bayonet with conical locking stud. Doubled edged blade 206mm in length. Serial numbered to blade and crossguard 732. Crowned G makers mark for Carl Gustaf of Eskilstuna. Unit markings to crossguard. Overall length 330mm. Complete with steel scabbard with non matching serial num...
British East India Company Sapper and Miner’s sword bayonet made by Heighington. Designed to fit a British Sapper’s and Miner’s P1841 Carbine. 555mm long single edged fullered blade. Marked "24" and Heighington to spine of blade. Overall length 690mm. No scabbard.
Estimate £80 - £100
Spanish M1893 Mauser Bayonet with 405mm long single edged blade, arsenal maker marked "Artilleria National Toledo" along with serial number 30819. Blade has been repaired after a break. Chequered wooden grips. Working release catch. Overall length 530mm. No scabbard.
German Hunting Knife, pre WW1, typical of the style which later got carried in the trenches as a private purchase knife. 98mm long single edged blade marked "Garantie Feinstahl". Wooden grips. Overall length 220mm. Complete in a pressed steel scabbard with engraved decoration of a hunter and rabbits...
Dutch 1873 Yataghan Bayonet with 572mm long fullered single edged blade, maker marked "P Stevens, Maastricht". Crossguard marked with serial number "6061" to both side with one side additionally marked 1881. Brass hilt. Working release catch. Overall length 694mm. No scabbard.
Two Hunting knives: "Bushman's Friend" knife with single edged blade 128mm in length maker marked "Maleham & Yeomans, Sheffield". Wooden grips with brass decoration, overall length 230mm. Complete with brown leather scabbard: Hunting knife with single edged blade 153mm in length, maker marked "Endur...
Belgian made Pinfire Revolver with 73mm long octagonal barrel. Bore approx 7mm. Cylinder marked "The Guardian American Model 1878". Folding trigger. Single action at fault, will not hold at cocked position. Plain wooden grips. Overall length 175mm. Cylinder and Frame numbered 98. Section 58, no lice...
Belgian made Pinfire Revolver with 73mm long octagonal barrel. Bore approx 7mm. Cylinder marked "The Guardian American Model 1878" along with Leige proof marks. Single action. Chequered wooden grips. Frame, folding trigger and cylinder numbered 58. Working clearing rod. Overall length 175mm. Section...
Boer War Lee-Metford bayonet with double edged blade 30cm in length, well marked with makers name "Mole" along with date 7/91. Various inspection stamps to blade and spine of blade. Wooden grips secured with brass rivetts. Pommel marked "39 3 RI". Overall length 42cm. Complete with scabbard.
WW1 Canadian Ross Bayonet, first production version with original unmodified blade tip. Single edged blade 255mm in length. Unmarked. Crossguard has inspection marks. Working release catch. Pommel is marked "Ross Rifle Co. Quebec. Patented 1907." Overall length 373mm. No scabbard.
WW1 US P17 Bayonet with single edged fullered blade 430mm in length with makers mark for Winchester along with date 1917 plus US and Ordnance inspection marks. Crossguard is marked "814K244". Wooden grips with two machined grooves. Working release stud. Much original finish remains. Overall length 5...
WW1 British 23rd "Sportsmans" battalion Royal Fusiliers archive collection comprising of: a hand painted cardboard plaque of the Regimental cap badge size 554mm x 430mm with hanging tape: Wooden shield with hand painted battle honours, size 620mm x 535mm, signed verso "WJ Allan, painter" with additi...
WW1 British tragic letter from a sister to her borther sent on Oct 27th 1918 and returned to say her brother had been killed on 5th Nov 1918. Letter addressed to 200029 CQMS John Longstaff, 5th Battl. Durham Light Infantry. Along with three full packets of Woodbine Cigarettes plus a WW2 British song...