A rare vintage 16" Brady 'Conway' wicker fishing creel with canvas bag
labelled for Ogden Smith to the flap, wicker in good condition, wear to the canvas.
A Scottish wicker fishing creel
with leather binding, c.1940.
An American Heddon 'Pal' trout casting rod
with matching reel, early type cork handle, thumb grip, glass agates to line guides.
A Hardy Bros. split cane fly rod 'Kohinoor'
Palakano cane, complete with a good Hardy 3¾' 'St. George' fly reel, glass agate guide, ribbed brass foot, old line and a Hardy zip case and cloth rod bag.
A carved and painted wood duck decoy
with glass eyes. Length 370.
A fine woven canvas oilskin bodied hen duck decoy
with kapok filling, glass eyes, beak repaired. Length 370.
A balsa wood carved duck eyes
with glass eyes, lead weighted keel. Length 370.
A Farlow's 'Sun' 7" walnut big game sea fishing reel
labelled with decal for Frank Wiseman's Ltd, Queen St., Auckland outfitter; with brass star back and brass lined back plate, wingnut pressure clutch brake and horn handles.
A W. H. Tisdall's 4" alloy reel
stamped on the back plate, with 'telephone' drum release latch, strap-over' tension regulator, smooth brass foot and ivorine handle. An early NZ reel in good condition retaining most of original finish, c.1910.
A 3¾" trout reel by Walker Brampton (Alnwick)
for R.Sanderson Ltd. Turangi, with smooth brass foot, two screw drum release latch, black ebonite handle.
A 3½" Housby Bros. (Auckland) alloy trout reel
with smooth brass foot and ivorine handle. Well used condition, c.1930.
A carved antler cabinet piece anglers 'priest' by Taupo master carver Des Baker
carved as a dragonfly nymph, c.2004. Height 260.
A selection of angler's miscellany ex. Keith Draper's 'Tackle House'
including two line winders, line, casts, cleaner and dressing.
A selection of angler's miscellany ex. Keith Draper's 'Tackle House'
including Thompson fly tying vice and Wheatley fly tin.
A selection of angler's miscellany ex Keith Draper's 'Tackle House'
including a fly tying vice and a Wheatley fly box owned by Erik Kjer.
A J.A. Walker two-piece split cane trout rod
'The Aorangi', made for W.H. Tisdall. In bag.
A J.W. Young 3½" alloy trout reel
made for A & W McCarthy (Dunedin), with centre pin locking screw, fixed ratchet, smooth brass foot, composite handle, nearly all original finish, c.1938
A Walker Brampton three-piece split cane trout rod 'Jo Frost Gem'
with twist lock joints, good condition, c.1940.
A Hardy Bros. alloy brass and stainless steel two-draw salmon gaff
with belt clip and tip protector. Royal coat-of-arms and Prince of Wales feathers logos. Length 590.
A Hardy Bros. 3½" 'Silex Major' reel
with W.H. Tisdall's 'horseshoe' label affixed to back plate, two ivorine handles, line tension regulator, free spool rim lever. Foot repaired and replaced.
A Hardy Bros. 4" Birmingham plate wind reel
solid brass, smooth brass foot, horn handle. Slight surface wear, ratchet does not always engage.
A framed Kilwell fly display board
'off the wall' from Bob Sullivan's Taupo Sports Depot, c.1950
A Hardy Bros. 4¼" 'Super Silex' reel
with W.H. Tisdall's label affixed to back plate, with ribbed brass foot, ivorine drag control, face plate with two ebonite handles and spool release, line tension regulator and small nut to back plate are absent.
A Hardy Bros. 3⅞" 'Perfect' MkII reel
with W.H Tisdall's nickel silver name plate affixed inside the face plate, narrow drum model with rim regulator tension screw, ebonite handle, grooved brass foot and agate line guide.
A Farlow's 4¼" salmon reel
stamped 'The B W-P Fly Reel, New Zealand', with sliding drag button, smooth brass foot, replaced ebonite handle, original silk line, c.1925.
Lawrence C. Earle (U.S.A. 1845-1921)
'Waiting for the Fishing Party' colour print, c.1891. 590 x 400.
A W.H. Tisdalls two-piece split cane rod 'The Makuri'
c.1940. In original bag.
A vintage Canadian Gadwall carved wooden decoy duck
with dark paint finish and glass eyes. Length 380.
A W.H.Tisdall 'Rotoiti' three-piece split cane trout rod
with spare tip and canvas bag.
A Mappin & Webb boxed part knife set
the oak box with two layers, a carving set and an incomplete knife set, all with ivory handles. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
A large pewter lidded flagon with anthemion thumbpiece
c.1790. Height 270
A large old circular copper tray
with restrained engraved decoration and suspension ring. Diameter 660.
A copper food mould
domed, eight-petal pattern. Diameter 260.
A heavy copper preserve pan
with wrought iron swing handle. Diameter 300.
A heavy 19thC brass preserving pan
with high sides and a steel swing handle. Diameter 340.
Tui Flower's Cornish Ware rolling pin by T.G. Green & Co. Ltd
traditional blue and white banded, blue painted wooden turned handles. Provenance: The Tui Flower Estate Collection. Length 470.
A Victorian patriotic painted milk glass rolling pin
dated 1856. Length 400.
A Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. brass microscope in mahogany case
with three objective lenses and with a selection of eye pieces, c.1900.
A 19th century Renaissance Revival casket
by Edward & Sons, Glasgow & London, the cruciform vaulted upper section with relief celluloid panels depicting classical allegories, raised on a lower section of square section overlaid in finely patterned celluloid panels, the whole embellished with cut brass filigrees. The upper section opening on hinges to reveal an interior fitted with red satin drawstring work bag and red velvet lined compartment. 185 x 185 265
Two Indian bronze hanging oil lamps (thookku vilakku)
Kerala region, the larger with eleven wicks, the smaller with seven. Larger diameter 270.
A Victorian pink glass and brass kerosene banqueting lamp
the glass base and reservoir decorated in polychrome enamels with floral patterns, the burner with twin wick. Height (incl. chimney) 600.
A large Victorian kerosene lamp faceted clear glass reservoir
decorative primrose yellow column stand.
A cast iron Scandinavian olbolle (drinking vessel)
of Viking longboat form, probably Norwegian. Length 175.
An early 20thC surveyor's staff
double extension, original scale. Height unextended 1605.
An early Mickey Mouse toy
with wire framed plush and felt body,height 145; along with a Mickey Mouse fold-out Christmas card; 'The Adventures of Mickey Mouse' Book Number 2 and 'Shirley Temple Twinkletoes (So you'd like to dance, would you?)'.
An early 1900s Artillery Volunteer's helmet
blue cloth with brass helmet plate, surmounted by a ball finial and chain chin strap, with maker's label.
An 1862 Tower three-band musket
re-stocked in walnut, with ramrod, elevator sights and new trigger guard. Length 1400. No license required.
A rare U.S.A. High Fleet 'Entertainment Medal'
November 13th, 1905, with original suspension bar and ribbon in two different pieces, together with a silk handkerchief. This medal was produced to commemorate Edward VII's 2nd Cruiser Squadron visit to New York.
A set of medals and documents to New Zealander Cpl. Raymond Venz
N Z Medical Corps late NZ Engineers. Venz served at the 4th New Zealand General Hospital in New Caledonia. On 9 July he returned to New Zealand where he spent time in Blenheim and Christchurch. After serving at New Zealand general hospitals he returned for a final deployment overseas between August and December 1945. Includes medal set, military felt pennants, pay book, passport, photos, St John certificates and his pilot's logbook as he qualified as a private pilot post-war.
The medals and ephemera of Cliff Banham
a New Zealand representative soccer player who served in the Grenadier Guards during WWII. He received dispensation to leave the Guards and play for Halifax before settling in New Zealand, whom he represented as an All White in 1952.
Three Royal Flying Corps enamel sweetheart badges
Three RFC sweetheart badges
Two RFC 'Sweetheart' badges
together with a RNAS badge, various designs.
4 AIR FORCE SWEETHEART BADGES
A collection of four Royal Air Force 'Sweetheart' brooches.
Two WW1 photograph albums of 13/583 2nd Lt. Ernest Arthur Bunkall
of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, Imperial Camel Corps and the Royal Flying Corps. A solicitor from Buckland Road, Epsom he served at Gallipoli as a Trooper before being involved in engagements with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and Camel Corps in Palestine. In March 1918 he was accepted in the Royal Flying Corps and was one of a small number of New Zealanders who served as a Pilot. These two unpublished albums include extremely rare and important images of Bunkall and numerous named colleagues at Gallipoli and in Palestine. Very few images of the Camel Corps have surfaced, and one album is almost entirely in relation to that service. Of particular importance are the photos that relate to the battle at Beersheba in present day Israel.
A collection of 16 photographs relating to the NZ Mounted Rifles in Palestine including one of the few known images of the Bedouin village at Surafend
which was massacred by men of the NZ Mounted Rifles in retaliation to the killing of one of their men by a villager who was caught by the soldier trying to steal from his tent. At one stage 200 men of the NZMR were to be collectively charged with a war crime. They were found to have massacred perhaps 100 male occupants of the village. No one was charged although New Zealand was made to make a monetary settlement. Each photo entitled in ink.
Three photographs of the surrender of German and Italian Generals to New Zealand General Freyberg in Tunisia
on 13 May 1943.
The personal photograph albums of the onetime Prime Minister Sir Joseph Ward
during WW1 he formed a coalition government with William Massey. These albums largely relate to the historic trip to the UK and Europe in 1919 during which he attended the Paris Peace Conference. The albums include official images as well as candid photographs of Ward and his family.
The wartime photographs and documents of 4521 Warrant Officer 2nd Class Les Williams - NZ Petrol Company
a defender of Galatos and Pink Hill at Crete . The Petrol Company became unlikely heroes at Crete. In the afternoon of the first day whilst defending the right flank of Pink Hill, Les Williams suffered significant shrapnel wounds to his stomach, shoulder and arm and was evacuated from Suda Bay a few days later. He went on to serve in North Africa and Italy. This lot includes an album of photos including Crete and North Africa as well as many unmounted images and documents. In later years Mr Williams was interviewed by a school boy and journalists and some of these videos and newspaper reports are included.
A WW2 pocket diary of 42795 Lieutenant Cuyler A.L. de Vere on the NZ Armoured Brigade / Anti Tank Coy
covering his 1945 service in Italy, recordings for most days together with extra notes and addresses.
The historic diary kept by 39065 Lt. (later Captain) Edward Vere Hayward of 28th Maori Battalion
this is a very detailed diary, making much mention of the engagements of the 28th Maori Batn such as Minqar Qaim. Hayward was a popular and well-known officer and accompanied General Montgomery in Rotorua in 1953. Few, if any, 28th Batn diaries survive.
An antique Indonesian knife with a carved animal head handle and original scabbard
minor faults. Length 440.
A tall slender African ivory tusk
carved in the image of a young religious woman with rosary and hands clasped. Height on simple wood stand 500.
A small circular basket work ivory box with wood lid and base
An African carved wood fetish figure
standing man with snake, painted face and studded with nails. Congo. Height 550.
A pair of old African ebony bookends
the busts of tribal women. Height 180.
A large heavy Vanuatuan ceremonial pig killer
tropical hardwood carved with two faces and notched borders. Southern Malekula. Length 800.
A Fijian tabua (whale's tooth pendant)
semi-polished weathered surface. Length 150.
A pre-European Maori patu muka (stone pounder)
of traditional form with well defined features, peaked reduced grip, flared butt end, the pounding surface worn smooth and of good dark tone. Reg. Y20381. Length 220.
Anton Seuffert (1815 - 1887) New Zealand woods glove box
of traditional long rectangular form, the mildly domed lid inlaid with central scroll framed cartouche of maiden hair fern decoration, framed by two encircling Greek key bands. Bone inlaid keyhole escutcheon, rewarewa lining to the hinged lid. 29 x 103 x 75. Original 'A. Seuffert Cabinet Maker' label to the interior. Provenance: The Flower Family collection.
CANNONBALL - N.Z. LAND WARS
A N.Z. Land Wars cannonball.
An early 20thC Maori carved folk art warrior
in confronting semi-kneeling stance with taiaha poised, tongue extended and eyes wide, original dark red/brown staining with black, white and red painted highlights, raised upon a rectangular carved block base and four corner supports, paua eye inserts. Illustrated in the publication 'All Our Own Work, N.Z.'s Folk Art' by Richard Wolfe 1997, pge 92. Note: the stance on this figure being very similar to that on the N.Z. one shilling coin, first issued 1933 and designed by George Kruger Gray. It is noted that his inspiration came from the Hector Medal, first awarded c.1912. Repair to left hand. 190 x 460 x 410.
A modern Maori pounamu hei tiki
the right hand to chest, left to thigh, good deep profile, dark green tone. Height 111.
Two c.1900 N.Z. medallions
a silver 1908 'Auckland N.Z. to Commemorate Visit of American Fleet', a battleship to the front, crossed flags to the reverse; the other '1900 Exhibition, Canterbury Industrial Exhibition'. Diameter 19.
A rare N.Z. Crowther Parnell & Newmarket (Fare) copper token
the centre detailed 'Line of Safetys', the front with issuer's name and 'Return Bearer'. Diameter 27.
Two folios of electoral maps of the North and South Islands
hand coloured, sectioned and mounted on fine linen, c.1907. The electoral districts detailed by hand and both with blue Morocco bindings.
A mid-20thC needlework embroidery of a Maori princess
stitched in colours, framed under glass. 375 x 340.
A WWI period N.Z. colonial chip art carved tray
the central horse head image framed by 'AKE AKE'. 675 x 390.
A Titian pottery green glazed ashtray
painted marks. Length 110.
Minhinnick 'Show Business', Johnstone 'Five Seconds Mr Lange' and Hunter 'Sorry Sir...'. Various sizes.
A Crown Lynn trickle glaze Mickey Mouse jug
in denim blue tones, with fraction mark to base, original label stating it was a Xmas gift 1947. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 110.
A Crown Lynn Specials Department vase
attributed to Frank Carpay, baluster form with blue repeating leaf type all-over pattern, printed Crown Lynn mark to base. Height 220.
A Crown Lynn large white swan
with printed mark, impressed number and original shop label to base. 260 x 240.
A Crown Lynn small Hand Potted #3 vase
traditional matt white glaze, printed mark and incised number. Height 130.
An uncommon Crown Lynn 'Three Faces of Eve' table lamp
the three faces supported upon each other in an Art Deco design, square base. Overall matt cream glaze. Height 315.
Mirek Smisek shino glazed flared bowl
incised sculpted rim, pedestal foot. Diameter 255.
A good large Mirek Smisek salt glazed floor pot
the elongated ovoid body with flared top rim impressed with a repeating pattern. Impressed potter's mark, c.1970s. Height 552.
A large Barry Brickell lidded floor pot
the ovoid body with two lug handles, the repaired domed lid with pooled glaze to the knop handle, speckled tan/brown glaze with paler highlights, impressed mark to base, c.1970s. Height 515.
A Luke Adams striped majolica glazed jardiniere
blue and green dominant tones, unmarked. Height 185.
A Flora Christeller plate
with native pterostylis orchid design. Diameter 243.
A David Brokenshire stoneware sculpted seascape wall hanging
mounted on board. 1970. 930 x 370.
A Paul Winspear plate
1991. Diameter 280.
An Edgar Camden (Aldermaston Studio UK) 'Whale bowl'
c.2000. Diameter 240.
A Betty de Lange lidded jar and two candle stands
from the 'Unica' Experimental Department of De Porceleyne Fles, Holland where Anneke Borren worked in 1967/68. Provenance: The Anneke Borren collection. 'My time at the 'Unica' department, of the Royal Dutch Delft Blue, 'De Porceleyne Fles', in 1967 was hugely rewarding. Based on the Scandinavian practise of placing ones designers and artists within the factory complex. All clocking in at the same time, and clocking out. Both designing 'Unica' pieces, as well as work for the factory floor. What was made, belonged to the factory, but the wage was good. I also 'threw' for the tourist every weekend in the showroom.'
A Ann Wynn Reeves (Ann Clark) pottery house
signed AC 73. 150 x 150 x 200.
JENNY BROWNE CRYSTALLINE PLATE d.380 *
A Jenny Browne crystalline plate. Diameter 380.
90] MIKE O'DONNELL LARGE TEA BOWL
A Mike O’Donnell Tarariki Pottery chawan tea bowl. Height 100.
A Duncan Shearer clay bottle
salt glazed, 2014. 95 x 170.
355] DUNCAN SHEARER TALL JUG, H.340 *
A Duncan Shearer salt glazed tall ewer. 2000. Height 340.
An Anneke Borren seahorse money box
1987. Repair to neck. Height 360.