Lot 464: A WW1 era wooden aeroplane propeller.

Chocks away for our first Tamworth auction of 2024!

A FIRST World War era aeroplane propeller is amongst the highlights of Richard Winterton’s first Tamworth auction of 2024.

With in excess of 470 lots, the sale at The Tamworth Auction Rooms on Wednesday, January 24, features medals, militaria, stamps, postcards, vintage and collectable toys and a huge collection of model railway locomotives.

The catalogue is available to view now via our Auction Dates page and viewing in person takes place on Tuesday, January 23, by appointment from 10am to 4pm.

Lot 464 is a WW1 era wooden aeroplane propeller, pictured, used on a British SES 61 aircraft with a Hispano-Suiza 150 HP engine with a two blade airscrew.

This type of craft was widely used on the Western Front from 1916 to the end of the First World War.

Lot 370: A WW1 casualty group of medals to Private Charles William Nelson, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Lot 370: A WW1 casualty group of medals to Private Charles William Nelson, Royal Sussex Regiment.

Various companies made the propellers, which were also used on American, Canadian and Australian planes.

Part of a large collection of worldwide postal history and first day covers, Lot 345.
Part of a large collection of worldwide postal history and first day covers, Lot 345.

Measuring approximately 240cm tip to tip, the propeller was previously on display in a RAF club in Derby.

Lot 7: One of number of boxed Corgi limited edition Aviation Archive models.
Lot 7: One of number of boxed Corgi limited edition Aviation Archive models.

The sale also features medals, militaria, stamps and more than 1,000 early to mid-20th century topographical postcards.

Part of a collection of Dover-related postcards, Lot 322.
Part of a collection of Dover-related postcards, Lot 322.

Vintage and collectable toys and trains include Japanese tinplate, live steam, boxed Corgi limited edition Aviation Archive aeroplane models, die-cast by Corgi, Matchbox and others, and dozens of boxed OO gauge locomotives by the manufacturers including Hornby and Bachmann Branch-Line.

Lot 24: A Horikawa tinplate clockwork gear robot, made in Japan and complete with box.
Lot 24: A Horikawa tinplate clockwork gear robot, made in Japan and complete with box.

The sale at the Church Street auction house starts at 9.30am. To book an appointment for a free valuation at Tamworth, telephone 01827 217746 or email tamworth@richardwinterton.co.uk.

The sale features boxed model locomotives by the likes of Hornby and Bachmann Branch-Line.
The sale features a large number of OO gauge model locomotives.

Free home visits for large collections, appointments for free valuations of all types of items and free house clearance quotations can be arranged by telephoning 01543 251081 or emailing office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

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