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LOT OF TWO CARTRIDGE BOARDS AND ONE INFORMATIONAL BROADSIDE OF SHOT SHELLS AND LOADS. SN NSN. No. 1: Early 17″ x 16″ walnut shadowbox displaying Eley shotgun ammunition in most all gauges, including .410, and interesting rimfire cartridges are mounted around central medallion inscribed “Eley Ammunition”. Outer frame of box is inscribed “Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.” on top edge and “ELEY CARTRIDGES” on bottom. A celluloid tag tacked to top is marked “This showcase is the property of Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. London, S. W. 1.” CONDITION: Fine. Color of cartridges is faded from light, one cartridge has compression. Glass has scratch. Frame has orig old varnish which is crazed. Back is reinforced with thin mahogany plywood. No. 2: Hand colored broadside in 15-1/2″ x 19-1/2″ frame is marked “Usual Standard and Minimum Charges Recommended” at bottom, and showing different 12, 16, 20, and 28 bore cartridges and their usual loads in both English and German, in old reeded frame. CONDITION: Broadside has some foxing and discoloration. Frame has considerable loss and chipping to reeding. Re-backed. No. 3: Holland & Holland Sesquicentennial cartridge board marked “Holland & Holland No. 5” on distressed walnut frame with gilt trim. Fine array of old and new Holland & Holland paper and plastic shot shells interspersed with brass rifle cartridges, radiate from central group of shotgun brass head stamps and Holland & Holland 700 bore rifle cartridge, on green felt background. CONDITION: Very good, frame with all of its finish. Shot shells show considerable corrosion, especially at heads, with discoloration of paper. Rifle brass also shows some corrosion. A very attractive display. CONDITION: As above. 4-48284 MGM147 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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