Tue, 6th Nov 2018 11:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy')

 
  Lot 98
 

A UNION FLAG FLOWN BY H.M.S. DUKE OF YORK DURING HER FAMOUS ACTION AGAINST S.M.S. SCHARNHORST, 26TH DECEMBER, 1943

Sold for £3,600


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A UNION FLAG FLOWN BY H.M.S. DUKE OF YORK DURING HER FAMOUS ACTION AGAINST S.M.S. SCHARNHORST, 26TH DECEMBER, 1943

stitched bunting with canvas sleeve stencilled UNION 8 BDS and rope lanyard, contained in hinged wooden box with brass plate engraved THIS ENSIGN WAS WORN IN H.M.S. DUKE OF YORK ON 26TH DECEMBER 1943, DURING THE ACTION IN WHICH THE GERMAN BATTLE CRUISER 'SCHARNHORST' WAS SUNK and faintly inscribed in pencil behind 'P6964', the flag -- 68 x 140in. (173 x 355.5cm.); the box -- 6 x 16 x 10½in. (15.5 x 40.5 x 27cm.)

Provenance: Ex-Ferrers-Walker Collection; Formerly on loan to the Royal Navy Museum, Portsmouth; P6964 is an old Portsmouth Trophy Store reference number.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), Tue, 6th Nov 2018

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25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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