Fellows Auctioneers sell Birmingham Nautical Club Items

The deactivated 4-inch deck gun which stood outside the nautical club

The deactivated 4-inch deck gun which stood outside the nautical club - Credit: Archant

Following the closure of Birmingham’s Nautical Club earlier this year, Fellows auctioned unclaimed club memorabilia, novelty items and medals on the 6th October.

This Penelope Douglas (1934- ) oil painting depicts the Royal Yacht Britannia and D86 HMS Birmingham

This Penelope Douglas (1934- ) oil painting depicts the Royal Yacht Britannia and D86 HMS Birmingham. It sold for £480 - Credit: Archant

The deactivated 4-inch deck gun which stood outside the nautical club for many years had become something of a local landmark. Previously fitted to an armed merchant ship or cargo vessel, the hammer price far surpassed the estimate of £500-800 to sell for an excellent £2,100 to a local buyer.

These World War-era sea mines had also become a familiar sight at the Nautical Club, and sold for £420

Medal groups were also featured in this auction, with a group including a Distinguished Service Medal selling for £2,500 and this Naval General Service medal which has a Yangtze 1949 clasp sold for £1,600. Lot 1006 was awarded to S.W.A Walsingham ORD. SMN who served on the HMS London until he was killed on the 21st April 1949.

For more information about our free valuations and consigning your unwanted antiques, jewellery or watches to an auction at Fellows, call 0121 212 2131 or email info@fellows.co.uk with details of your item.

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