Marlow last sale of 2018 was held on the 22nd November and this proved a great success for both sellers and buyers, the sale contained 674 specially selected guaranteed lots of Military antiques and collectibles. A badge section of 192 lots saw strong interest in British Colonial badges with lot 111 Gurkha Officer Cord Bosses Mounted With Badges selling for £500 and lot 174 a Good Selection of African Cap Badges selling for £440. Lot 219 a rare WW1 Devon Regiment 1st Day of the Battle of the Somme Casualty group of medals and memorial plaque sold for £400 and in the curio section a surprise hammer price of £440 was achieved for a Luftwaffe aircraft bomb. This bomb was consigned from a collection in the Kent area and maybe ? was dropped during the Battle of Britain. Remaining with aviation the sale contained the second part of a rare large collection of RAF Aircraft Recognition Model aircraft original discovered at RAF Church Fenton when it was closed down attracting great international interest the highest price being paid for a selection of British fighter aircraft including the famous Supermarine Spitfire hammered at £380. Marlows continues its international reputation for antique firearms and deactivated weapons. The latter conforming to current new UK & EU regulations. Lot 587 a very good and rare “Apache” Pinfire Revolver Combination Weapon selling for £1,600, Lot 575 a scarce Chicago Firearms 7 Shot “Protector” Palm Pistol selling for £950 and a very good example of a rare Belgian Knife/Pistol Combination Walking Stick sold for £1,300. The deactivated weapon section highest price was achieved by lot 621 a Commonwealth Vickers MG on Tripod which sold for £2,000 and Lot 612 a deactivated L2A1 FN Auto Rifle sold for £750. Both these deactivated guns were inherited and the vendor was due to surrender them to the police for destruction, being unable to sell them due to the out of date deactivation certificates, only in the nick of time they were recommended to Marlows who offer a service of arranging deactivation upgrades and certification when consigned to auction.
Auctioneer Bernard Pass would like to thank all who took part in the mammoth 7 1/2 hour auction