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Lot Number: 426
HARPER, CHARLES G; The Romance of the Road, first and only original edition 1927, printed and published by Ed. J. Burrow & Co Ltd, 109 Kingsway, London, WC2 and Cheltenham. 64 numbered pages of text and illustrations plus approximately 68 unnumbered pages of colour and monochrome advertisements of the era. The products shown include Daimler, Bus and Omnibus Coachwork, coaches, Vanden Plas, tools, tyres, car parts & fittings, perfect bound in faux leather textured light card with gold embossed title, a horse drawn carriage and a period single deck motor bus, 30.5 x 25cm.
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 100 - 150

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Lot Number: 427
'THE MOTOR'; a hard bound volume of the 1938 Motor Show numbers including covers and advertisements. Green cloth on board with gold lettering and title to spine. This is the final issue of these highly sought after pre-war Motor Show volumes because the 1939 Motor Show was cancelled due to the commencement of hostilities. Superb illustrations, articles, specifications and descriptions of the car of the late 1930s, 29.5 x 21.5cm, approx 1.8kg.
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 50 - 80

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Lot Number: 428
POWERBOATS-1935; an original and very rare compact brochure from the British Powerboat Company, Hythe, Southampton, England. Thirty numbered pages plus gold and blue textured and embossed card cover, publication no.F.120/44/35. The British Powerboat Company was a famous and highly regarded boat builder having supplied watercraft to The British Admiralty, The War Office, The Air Ministry, The Royal Canadian & Australian Air Forces, and a plethora of world wide companies, also to important celebrities of the era such as T.O.M Sopwith, Sir Malcolm Campbell, etc. This amazingly comprehensive brochure includes data for approximately 28 different crafts from the Power 45 Armoured High-Speed craft built for the Chinese Maritime Custom, through to 500H.P high speed craft and down to private runabouts. Some 'power' boats successes are listed including 'Miss Britain I' to 'Miss Britain III' (the fastest single engine boat in the world 1934). Abridged specifications, standard equipment lists, some opinions, etc are listed and the original detachable price list is still in place. There is also an original letter on the company's embossed letterhead dated September 17th 1936 advising a potential client about one of the craft, 14.5 x 12cm.
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 100 - 150

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CORELLI, MARIE; The Devils Motor - a fantasy, illustrated by Arthur Severn R.I. first edition, published by Odder & Stoughton and printed in London by the Edinburgh Press, 1910. Six tipped in colour plates of beautiful and eerie artwork by Arthur Severn. This rare edition was designed and published to display the dark cream heavy stock inner pages all with darkened edges and emitting the smell of motor oil to emphasise the effect of car fumes. Hard bound in board with impressed red, black and gold detailing with two small pen signatures of previous owner in the top left corner of the front three end papers, complete and original this first edition was never issued with a dust jacket.
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 120 - 180

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Lot Number: 430
Four car badges for the MG and Austin Healey clubs, Humber and Rolls Royce.
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 20 - 40

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Lot Number: 431
KON-NED AUTOMOBIEL CLUB; a rare car mascot in the form of a spoked wheel surmounting the wings, and with an integral blue enamel motif displaying to both sides, and surmounted by the official bronze crown. Chromium plated bronze. Associated with the Royal Dutch Automobile Club, formed back in 1898. This mascot has an internal threaded mounting facility under the base, it could be used as a very special twin sided radiator mascot, or as a radiator mounted badge, height 15cm. The KNAC Royal Dutch Automobile Club is an association of motorists founded on 2nd July 1898 under the name 'Dutch Automobile Club' (NAC).
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 250 - 350

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Lot Number: 432
A good and rare original Royal Swan mascot with crown and chain. Mounted on a threaded nickel radiator cap in nickel plated bronze, internal diameter 9cm, mascot height 11cm and 13cm including the base, approx 1.7kg.
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 400 - 600

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Lot Number: 433
A brass electroplated car mascot modelled as a clumber spaniel, length 8.5cm.
Category: Automobilia
Estimate: 30 - 50

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