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Lot 0077


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Full description

A LARGE QUANTITY OF 19TH-CENTURY ROYAL NAVY UNIFORM REGULATION GILT BRASS BUTTONS
approximately one hundred and fifty comprising about fifty large and one hundred small, supplied from various makers including Firmin & Sons; W. Jackson; Pigott & Sons and Jennens & Co.; together with assorted lengths of mostly regulation gold braid
(A lot)
Provenance: These buttons etc. were cut from the various uniforms worn by Admiral Charles Starmer who entered the Royal Navy in 1818 as a First Class Volunteer. After service around the world, during which he was made Lieutenant in 1837, he fought with distinction in the naval brigade employed in the war with China in 1842 and was made Commander at the end of the same year. After successive promotions, he retired in 1885 with the rank of full Admiral.

Estimate

80 - 120

VAT status

M

Explanation of VAT rules

VAT on highest bid %

Nil  

Buyers Premium including VAT %

23  

Artists Resale Scheme surcharge

No

Explanation of Artist's Resale

Currency

GBP  

Conditions of Sale

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