CURIOUS & HISTORIC MARITIME & SCIENTIFIC ITEMS COMING UP FOR AUCTION AT THE NEXT CHARLES MILLER LTD SALE ON WEDNESDAY, 25TH APRIL 2012

Charles Miller Ltd’s auction and sale is open to all and is a unique opportunity to see and buy some of the rare, curious and historic items that will be coming under the hammer next month in London.

The forthcoming sale includes fascinating items relating to Titanic, Nelson, and Shackleton.

• Emotive Titanic medals • An emergency helm and two Portholes recovered from a White Star Line
wreck, which was a contemporary of Titanic
• A Titanic crewman’s discharge book
• A Collection of plans for Titanic’s construction dock by Harland and Wolff, dated 1907/8 which were discovered in an attic in Belfast
• A request signed by Nelson, before he lost his right arm
• Eye witness account from the Battle of Trafalgar
• A Pioneer’s photograph albums of the earliest submarines in the Royal Navy
• Pre-Britannia racing yacht model … fit for the Prince of Wales
• Shackelton’s Captain’s antarctic slides and magic lantern
• Relics from the foundation of the modern information super highway dating from the mid-19th century.
• Was this Joseph Banks’s compass from Captain Cook’s first voyage? • Work from the grand master from the golden age of scrimshaw • A portable time device from Henry VIII’s era • Photographs from one of the earliest travel exploration photographers

Charles Miller Ltd is an independent auction house which sells Maritime Models, Artefacts, Collectables and Navigation and Scientific Instruments on a biannual basis.

A former head of department at Christie’s and now recognised as a world leader in his field, Charles has achieved acclaim for a number of significant results, across a range of subjects, including the sale of the H.M.S Spartiate Union Flag – the only surviving Union Flag from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 to come to sale for a record £384,000 on Trafalgar Day 2009; the company has also handled what is thought to be the largest ship model to come to auction – the John Brown builders model for H.M.S Leviathon (1901) which was a monumental 2.5 metres high and 4 metres wide. (£57,600 April 2010)

For more information visit www.charlesmillerltd.com or call 0207 806 5530

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