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Gerald Lysaght Bookplate for sale at £100

July 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Gerald Lysaght Bookplate for sale at £100

I have only recently become familiar with the world of armorial bookplates and have embarked upon a small and growing collection of my own however, some desirable plates are, I confess, way beyond my purse. Presently for sale on Ebay is the bookplate of Gerald Lysaght, a major backer of the tragic 1921 – 22 […]

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Armorial Bookplates sold for £1.12 each.

July 28th, 2013 · Comments Off on Armorial Bookplates sold for £1.12 each.

I have been following with interest the sale, on Ebay, of an album of armorial bookplates. With a starting price of just 99p (It was always going to sell for far more than that) the album was described as “Ex Libris Album 135 x Bookplates C19th Early C20th British & American”. The vendor described it as […]

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Sold – Medieval Armorial English Manuscript 1634

December 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Sold – Medieval Armorial English Manuscript 1634

Another recent EBay sale worthy of note is the Medieval Armorial Manuscript described by the seller (in rather broken English) as an original medieval English family tree manuscript with painted and coloured coats of arms dated 1634, this is probably quite an unusual find for the commercial market as it is not often that something of […]

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Cheshire Girl Guide Heraldic Badge

November 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Cheshire Girl Guide Heraldic Badge

Another item of some Cheshire heraldic interest sold on EBay recently is a little Girl Guide Cheshire Border County Badge made by Butler of Birmingham and measuring 23 x 31mm.  It was sold on the 19th November for £5.19 plus £1.85 shipping. I confess to having placed a half hearted bid for this one with […]

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Happy Heraldic New Year

January 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Happy Heraldic New Year

My first post of the New Year reports two sales on eBay which may be of interest to armorists. The first is the sale of the Letters Patent of a grant from the College of Arms to Oswald Milne of Prestwich Lancashire which fell under the hammer for £335 (plus £11 post and packing) with […]

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Name and Arms 1825 – Under the hammer.

July 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Name and Arms 1825 – Under the hammer.

Recently sold on Ebay (12th July 2010) for a final bid of £155.87 and postage and packing of £8.00 Letters Patent to Richard Orford granting permission to use the name and arms of Robert Holt. Described by the vendor as being “an original scroll from the Royal College of Arms in London. The scroll is […]

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Artistic License & The Quin’s loose their Chief.

May 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Artistic License & The Quin’s loose their Chief.

Burke’s General Armory informs us, in the entry for Quin (Windham-Quin, Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl), that the Earl of Dunraven wishing to perpetuate the more ancient arms of his ancestors, the O’Qins of Munster, obtained from the present Ulster King of Arms the right to bear them [the arms of O’Quin] instead of those […]

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Sold – A 19th Century Grant of Arms

March 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sold – A 19th Century Grant of Arms

On the 26th March with six bidders competing for ownership the eBay hammer was knocked down at £385.00 (plus £10 UK postage) on a grant of arms to Reginald Benett Graves Knyfton of Uphill castle in Somerset.  Described by the vendor as a “grant of a coat of arms document with 4 hand painted coats of arms […]

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19th Century Scottish Grant of Arms Wallace & Leather Box

February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on 19th Century Scottish Grant of Arms Wallace & Leather Box

Taking a brief look at internet auction sales during 2009 I came across this one which I don’t think I had time to bring to your attention. It is the 19th Century Scottish Grant of Arms to Wallace complete with original Leather Box.   Described as being a 59cm x 44cm grant of arms document hand painted […]

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Booth – George 2nd earl of Warrington

January 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Continuing the heraldry under the hammer theme, Christies auction house has listed the upcoming auction of the Roger Warner collection on 20th – 21st January and lot 348, the arms of Booth quartering others for George 2nd earl of Warrington, is of particular interest to the Cheshire Heraldry weblog. With an estimate of £3000 to £5000 […]

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