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Historical documents hailing from the heyday of the British Empire attracted the bidders in our recent Winter Antiques Auction…

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Originating from a local, private collection many of these items are unique and of museum quality; chronicling events in colonial outposts from the viewpoint of the ruling classes. While several different lots were submitted for sale and all performed well, the undoubted highlights related to Prolific British Army Officer, Sir General Charles Trollope:
 
Lot 133: A group of Canadian Interest documents relating to Sir General Charles Trollope’s service in North America in the 1860s – primarily in Halifax and Quebec – including hand-drawn plans of barracks and fortifications; calling cards relating to visits from French officers; various handwritten correspondences and printed ephemera. Against an estimate of £300-500 the hammer fell at £1,700
 
Lot 135: An extensive group of documents relating to the command of the Ionian Islands by Military General Sir Charles Trollope – including records relating to court martial under martial law in 1849; written documents, handwritten correspondence. The hammer fell at £2,600.
 
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