Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments and Maritime Fine Art
Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments and Maritime Fine Art have been sold at 25 Blythe Road within Charles Miller Ltd’s series of auctions since 2008. Significant results, across a range of subjects, include the sale of the 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 and have also sold what is thought to be possibly the largest ship model to come to auction - the John Brown builder's model for H.M.S. Leviathan (1901) which was a monumental 2.5 metres high and 4 metres wide. (£57,600 April 2010).
Among recent highlights were:A rare, possibly unique, W. Marsham Adam's coelometer, circa 1874 sold for £38,000; George Vancouver's sextant sold for £28,000; a fine Bassett-Lowke boardroom model of the R.M.V. Winchester Castle (1930) as depicted after her refit in 1938 sold for £40,000.