No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
The following lots comprise a collection of Fire Marks dating from the 18th to the mid 19th Century. The need for Insurance against Fire became obvious after the Great Fire of London and the Fire Mark was born shortly afterwards. The early lead marks were attached to buildings indicating that it and/or the contents were insured for fire risks. There were approximately two hundred insurance companies that issued over nine hundred fire marks, some only one and others as many as forty-odd different variants.
For reference see Brian Wright, The British Fire Mark, 1680-1879. Woodhead Faulkner 1982.