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10 Lots to Watch: Toys, Models & Collectables Sale

30th November 2023.



Rugby League National League One Winners Medal 2004 presented to Alex Murphy of Leigh, in display frame with picture, player statistics and signed declaration '2004 Leigh RLFC won the National League One and were promoted to Super League in 2005. These medals were presented to all players and me as (Director of Rugby) - Alexander James Murphy OBE' 





A Rare Ustonson Brass 2 Drawer Gaff with hardwood reeded handle and having a closed length of 15". Shaft engraved "Ustonson, Maker to the Queen, Temple Bar, London" C.1846. In good working condition. 





ORIGINAL KILL DEVIL LURE historically the most important British lure, constructed of nickel silver, shaped with a central barrel, attached to which are curved winged flanges either side together with a single trailing hook, length overall 5 1/4 inches, circa early 19th century. 

The lure is housed in a late 19th century olive green display case with concealed press button closure and stamped to base ‘ J C Vickery Regent Street together with a Royal Crown insignia denoting the maker was a Royal Warrant Holder. The Ustonson insignia displayed inside the case is a copy of an original. 

The legendary bait was mentioned in many 19th century British angling books also James A Henshalls ‘Book of the Black Bass’ of 1881 in America. The most comprehensive information is given by J H Keene in his book ‘Fishing Tackle : Its Materials and Manufacture’ 1886 which contained the first detailed illustration. The author J H Keene defined the lures unique features as being the curvature of the wing flanges, which he detailed by subtle shading to the wings in Fig 8 page 94. The author’s text concludes that the intricate curvature design could not be copied without the original machinery. 

The lure is stamped with the ‘U’ trade mark which was only used by Maria Ustonson (1822 - 47) 

and while Royal Warrant Holder supplied King George IV with fishing tackle including Kill Devils 

in 1828. Reference - Fishing Tackle : The Ultimate Collectors Guide’ pages 50 / 51. 

*. The unique features of the lure poses the possibility the lure was made by Ustonson and 

Included in the lot is a copy of J H Keene’s book 


Documentation will be supplied to buyer including copy of purchase invoice for the nickel lure stamped with the letter ‘U’ from the sale of the well documented premier collection assembled by Ian Duncan Mackenzie 





The Sensational Beatles At The Royal Hall Harrogate Concert Poster Friday 8th March 1963, 18x28", 46x71cm (some dirt and tears, framed)

The vendor states'Tha Apaches and The Mustangs were local Harrogate groups. Johnny Lockhead of the Apaches kept this poster from the 1963 night, in the 1970's took it into a picture framers on Strawberry Dale Avenue in Harrogate to be framed. He never returned for it. In appox 1984 the framer agreed to sell it to me. Smaller copies have been made from it. This is original.' 





Bee Gees - Barry Gibb Autographed Shoes a pair of Barry Gibb worn Johnston & Murphy black leather shoes marked '.15 7001 10 M' with the right shoe signed 'Love Barry' in silver ink to toe; together with a signed Barry Gibb publicity photograph and Small Steps Project leaflet

The shoes were originally sold in 2018 at a Small Steps Project Charity Auction 





James Bond Dr No US Issue Film Poster (1962) one sheet (G-E, with folds, framed) 





Mountfleet Models Constructed Kit 'Boston Typhoon' 1:32 Scale highly detailed modified kit, fitted with electric motor 58", 147cm (in wooden carry case, with plans)

with three awards dated 2000 from Windermere Steamboat Museum, Ellesmere Port and Haverigg 





LNER Hunt Class Locomotive Fox stamped verso 'L274' from The Craven, withdrawn from service 13th January 1961 





Trix Fine Art HO Gauge 22527 4-6-4 T16 Locomotive 1980 brass with certificate no.1162 dated 1998, in wooden box with leaflets (E box E) 





Meccano No.10 Set In Wooden Box red/green parts (all have signs of use) with Instructions for Sets 6, 7/8, 9 and 10, in three layer box with Meccano Outfit No.10 decal to both sides of lid (box G-E, some scratching to top) together with various loose parts including motors 


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