Wed, 14th Oct 2015 10:30

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 22

'Old Bill' Ephemera

Sold for £844

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

To include -
1. A large-sized 'Old Bill' Accessory mascot, signed to the helmet 'Bruce Bairnsfather', copyright numbered to the underside, and stamped 'S' (Smith's Motor Accessories Limited) behind the scarf, the largest sized Old Bill mascot, un-cleaned bronze example. Good condition.
2. A full-sized Old Bill bronze English Tommy Soldier mascot, the standing character in walking pose, wearing his full army uniform, hat, and boots etc. Good condition
3. A small-sized 'Old Bill' accessory mascot, as fitted to light cars and motorcycles, WW1 period, designed by Bruce Bairnsfather. Good condition.
4. An 'Old Bill' Military dashboard plaque, designed by the creator of 'Old Bill' himself Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. This is in the same style as those featured in his World War One publications and very scarce.

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