Rolex, an Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 100m - 330ft, gentleman's stainless steel wristwatch, circa 1959 with tropic dial and hands, fitted with steel and early jubilee bracelet, model number 6536-1, case number 399410, bezel believed to have been replaced 30 years ago. History: this watch was used in a Rolex advertising portfolio c1960. It is one of two submariner wristwatches given to Stanley Sayer by Rolex and has been in the family ever since. Stanley Sayer was a film cameraman working for Technicolour, he set up a special effects company and also worked on several film sets, including Superman and Star Wars. He was a keen diver and inventor of the minisub. Around 1959, Rolex were interested in using Stanley and his machine in their advertising portfolio and took a number of photos of him in action wearing one of their watches for publication. In payment for his services, he was invited to keep the watch that he wore in a press shoot (this watch, lot 212) and also given a second submariner, which he gave to his son in 1961. He wore the watch daily until he passed away in April 2000. The watches have been consigned by his son.
Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a fine self portrait painting titled on reverse 'Self Portrait With Blue Scarf' also inscribed 'Non-Project Piece' and signed twice, oil on canvas, 72cm x 72cm, in a heavy 'Lenkiewicz' black frame and glazed. Provenance, The Somerville Gallery, 2006.
An impressive platinum six claw solitaire ring set with a round cut brilliant diamond approx 4.00ct. The diamond measures 10.15mm x 6.35mm.
To be sold on behalf of the Eccles family, the important Falklands War Military Medal group of four awarded to Corporal Michael Eccles, P028263C , 42 Commando RM, for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands. Citation On 12th June 1982 K' Coy was the leading company for a unit night attack against a strongly held Argentine position on Mount Harriet. After surprising the enemy fierce fighting followed at close quarters amongst the rocks in which decisive and inspiring leadership at section level proved critical. Corporal Eccles set an outstanding example in this respect by leading from the front to encourage his section to exploit shock action and successfully overrun the position. This was only achieved, in fact, by a series of assaults against machine gun positions and groups of snipers. Several ranks were wounded, including another section commander, while the troop became even more depleted as increasing numbers of the enemy surrendered and had to be guarded. Corporal Eccles pressed on relentlessly, however, to inflict sufficient casualties for the remainder to abandon further resistance. The set comprises: Military Medal, EIIR, for Bravery in the Field, (P028263C Cpl M. Eccles RM), General Service Medal GSM, for Campaign Service, with two clasps Northern Ireland and N. Iraq & S. Turkey, (RM 28263 M. Eccles MNE RM), South Atlantic Medal 1982 with rosette (Cpl M. Eccles PO 28263 C), Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, LS & GC, (Sgt M. Eccles PO28263C RM) EIIR with additional Long Service Bar. Together with a miniature set. Follow this link to Commando Veterans Archive to find out more http://www.commandoveterans.org/MichaelEcclesRM Follow this link to find out full details on the Battle of Mount Harriet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mount_Harriet Follow this link to see the full story on our News From the Rostrum https://plymouthauctions.co.uk/the-important-military-medal-group-awarded-to-corporal-michael-eccles-42-commando-royal-marines-plymouth/ Note: Just ten military medals were awarded during the Falkland Conflict from 9,000 troops. Michael 'Mick' Eccles (born 1949-) was a keen sportsman and won various cups for football."All Battles are Won by Corporals" quote from Michael Eccles. The night battles on 11/12th June including Mount Harriet let to British Troops capturing all the heights above Port Stanley leading to the surrender of Argentine Forces.400 Royal marines and 170 Welsh Guards were involved in the three night battles leading to some 300 Argentine soldiers being captured. Ref ; Corporal Eccles is featured in a photograph in the book 'March to the South Atlantic' by Nick Vaux, leading of a fighting patrol to Mount Harriet. Also on page 249 listed as one of the four commando's from 42 Commando that was awarded the MM. Michael Eccles trained Prince Edward from September 1986 to January 1987.
Liam Sharp (born 1968) the original design of the Mr Sinister X Men comic dated Jun 74. A copy of the comic is on the reverse. Framed and still in original packaging. 50cm x 70cm. Liam Sharp worked for Marvel, DC and more.
Jack Pender (1918-1998) oil on canvas 'Three Punts' titled, signed and inscribed on the reverse, 'Three Punts, 1978, Jack Pender, Fisherman's Square, Mousehole Cornwall' also with a Belgrave Gallery London, label in a thin white painted frame, overall size 130cm x 104cm. Exhibited at Jack Pender Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery 1990 and illustrated on the front cover and page 10 of the catalogue.
Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a large major work, oil on canvas 'Fred the Dog', Project 1 Vagrancy Revisited, in a heavy black frame, signed and inscribed to the reverse 'Project' Provenance; sold at Plymouth Auction Rooms, 18th September 2013, lot 100, previously purchased directly from the artist in 2002, it featured in a TV programme in which comedian Billy Connolly sat for Lenkiewicz, and could be seen propped up against a wall in the artist's studio as he worked, size approx 89cm x 214cm, overall size including frame 129cm x 251cm.
A large ceramic vase of Japanese style with wooden stand together with a carved wooden deity figure.
A Second World War Chinese National Air Force officer's dagger with scabbard, overall length 38cm.
18ct white gold ring set with a central rub over set round brilliant cut diamond, approx. 2.20 carats
An impressive 18ct white gold ring set with a central rub over set round brilliant cut diamond, approx. 2.20 carats (measured within the restrictions of the setting), approx. colour H-I and SI2 clarity, with three round brilliant cut diamonds to either side, total diamond weight approx. 0.40 carats, 5.00gm, size R.
Rolex, a gentleman's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, stainless steel, chronometer, jubilee bracelet, grey baton dial, plain bezel, model number 126300, serial number 95X7T002, date of purchase 02.12.2020, unworn condition, comes with box, outer sleeve, guarantee, booklets, tags.