Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 29

SINCE 1783
circa: 1915 Royal Irish Constabulary officer’s dress sword
Officer’s dress sword. Fish skin and wire bound grip. Hand guard with
crest of the force. Fullered blade with etched design including George V
Royal Cypher and Royal Irish Constabulary crest. An extremely fine
example complete with metal scabbard.
600 (£350-£520 approx)
1916: Royal Irish Constabulary Officer’s silver cross belt badge
A scarce two piece Royal Irish Constabulary Officer’s cross belt badge in
silver. Hallmarked Birmingham 1916 and with maker’s mark of William
Dowler & Sons.
500 (£260-£440 approx)
1913: Royal Irish Regiment officer’s helmet
1878 home service pattern black cloth helmet by Hawkes & Co. London .
With original fittings including Royal Irish Regiment gilt metal officer’s
helmet plate. Original paper label internally giving owner’s details and
date 7 February 1913. Complete with jappaned tin case with
corresponding owner’s name “C. B. Gibbons Esq. Royal Irish Regt.” Second
Lieutenant Charles Barry Gibbons of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish
Regiment was killed in action on 24 August 1914 during the opening
exchanges of the First World War. He was the son of Lt. Col. James Barry
Gibbons and Aimee Annie Gibbons, of London.
800 (£520-£700 approx)
circa: 1910 Connaught Rangers Sergeant’s Stick
British Army Seargant’s walking stick with decorative white metal knob
incorporating the crest of the Connaught Rangers. 34 x 1.50in. (86.36 x
500 (£170-£440 approx)
1912: Royal Irish Fusiliers other ranks racoon skin cap
An excellent example with Royal Irish Fusiliers other ranks busby badge,
green hackle on the left side complete with internal leather lining and
chin strap. Date stamped internally February 1912 along with regimental
marking I.F and regimental number 10860
500 (£260-£440 approx)
Collection of British military books and periodicals including United
Service Magazine
The Centenary of the Battle of Waterloo how it was commemorated by
Major J. H. Leslie, Woolwich 1916, 18pp. Life of Sir General Hope Grant
Vol. 1 by Colonel H. Knollys, Blackwood London 1894, 359pp. Tradition of
the Royal Regiment of Artillery by Major J. H. Leslie, Woolwich 1913,
42pp, inscribed by the author. United Service Magazine, February 1916
and June 1917. The Journal of the Royal Artillery, March 1912, January,
March, June, July 1920. Official Catalogue of the Royal United Service
Museum 4th Edition 1914 (11 items)
100 (£70-£90 approx)
1898-1961. Collection of Polar Exploration Books including
Shackleton, Nansen, Worsley etc.
Scotts Last expedition. Huxley 2vols second edition; Frank
Worsleys”Endurance” an epic polar adventure. dedicated to Shackleton
and family. 1st ed.1931; Edward Wilson of the Antartic. by Seaver. intro
by Cherry Garrard. 1941, L.C. Bernacchi. A very gallant gentleman Story
of Captain Oates. 1933 2nd ed.; Peter Freuchen. Artic Adventure,”My Life
in the Frozen North” 1st ed. 1936 illus. wrapper; Peter Freuchen. Its all an
adventure illus. with photos 1st ed. 1936; J. Gordon Hayes. “ The
Conquest of the South Pole, Antartic Exploration 1906- 1931 1st
ed.1933; The Andree Diaries being the diaries of S Andree and Nils
Stringberg and Knut Fraenkel. [Balloon expedition to the north
pole}1897. trans from the Swedish plans and maps pub 1931; Dr, Karl
Fricker. The Antartic Regions London 1904 1st ed. illustrated, good; Old
and Young Ahead. by Abram. Kean. A millionaire in Seals being the life
History of Capt Kean O B E, 1st 1935; Robert E. Peary. The North Pole, Ist
ed. 1910, with medallion of Peary on cover; Nansen, Fridtjof, Farthest
North, 2 vols. first edition, 1898; Sir Ernest Shackleton The Heart of the
Antartic, one vol. edition illus plus map.1935, (15)
200 (£130-£170 approx)
Franklin, John. Narrative of a Second Expedition to The Shores of The
Polar Sea in the Years 1825, 1826 and 1827
London, John Murray, 1828. First edition, quarto, contemporary half calf,
front cover detached.
200 (£130-£170 approx)
Antarctica & South Georgia collection of original photographs by
William Barlas (1888-1941).
Barlas spent 33 years living on the Falkland Islands and their
dependencie, as a customs officer, postmaster, coroner and magistrate,
amongst other positions. The photographs include the whaling station at
Grytviken, Shackleton’s funeral, whales, penguins, buildings etc., also
whale’s tooth and a postcard addressed from South Georgia to Helen
Barlas, william’s sister, which is the source of this collection. Also with
this lot a signed photograph of Frank Wild who served under Scott,
Shackleton and Mawson on expeditions, and was awarded 4 Polar
Medals. Interesting and scarce. (16)
700 (£440-£610 approx)
1909: Ernest Shackleton The Heart of the Antarctic
London: William Heinemann, 1909The Heart of the Antarctic being the
Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909.First edition in two
volumes with original embossed cloth boards. Illustrated throughout. 10 x
7in. (25.40 x 17.78cm)
350 (£220-£310 approx)
Scott, R. F. and Leonard Huxley. Scott’s Last Expedition
London, Smith Elder, 1913, 2 vols., recent half black gilt morocco,
marbled boards, complete with maps. Attractive set. (2)
400 (£260-£350 approx)
Shackleton, Sir Ernest, South. Also Binney, George, With Seaplane and
Sledge in The Arctic.
The story of Shackleton’s last expedition. 1914-1917. 1st edition 1919.,
folding map at rear repaired.,with tipped in folding typed poem “
Goodbye, In memoriam, EHS.” signed by Guy Harris Feb 1922, original
blue cloth.
The second,1925, tipped in autograph letter signed to front free
endpaper by the author to “Tymmo” dated 23rd Dec. 1925 thanking him
for his help towards the 1924 Oxford University Expedition. Sir George
Binney 1900-1972 was noted Arctic explorer. Led the Spitzbergen
expedition and was a pioneer in the use of seaplanes for Arctic survey
work. (2)
400 (£260-£350 approx)
Whitehouse, J. H., A Visit to Nansen, and Shackleton, Sir E. H.,
Oxford University Press, 1928, first edition, original boards with printed
label. Significant and important piece by Shackleton in which he
describes the spirit that moved him to explore. Scarce
150 (£90-£130 approx)
circa 1900: Hotel Metropole Dublin souvenir booklet
A small and scarce 46pp souvenir booklet produced for guests including
many photographs, information and Dublin map. Also with a ‘Hands
across the sea” Britain and Ireland silk postcard and an Irish Tourist
Association printed photograph of O’Connell Street. (3 items)
4 x 5.25in. (10.16 x 13.34cm)
80 (£50-£70 approx)
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