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Battle of Agincourt bas-relief to go under the hammer at Fakenham




James and Sons Auctioneers will be staging a sale featuring a wide range of militaria at its Fakenham shop next week.

Most of the items come from one lifelong collection, although there will be some from other sources.

One of the more unusual items is a bas-relief depicting the Battle of Agincourt.

The Battle of Agincourt bas-relief due to go under the hammer at James and Sons Auctions (3041692)
The Battle of Agincourt bas-relief due to go under the hammer at James and Sons Auctions (3041692)

Thomas Sutcliffe, a photographer who works for James and Sons, located in Norwich Street, said: "There are two raised panels on a green baize backing, and the frame is of an old dark wood, possibly oak, it is heavy enough. Although one of the panels has a small chip, it is overall in good condition.

"The scenes are made of some form of ceramic material. There is a new plyboard addition to the backing, but the piece as a whole definitely has some age."

The people who appear to be depicted are Lord Talbot, The Earl of Warwick, Sir John Fories, Sir Rowland Lenthall and Humphrey Duke of Gloucester on one panel and on the other, Sir Walter Drayford, Lord Camp, King Henry V, Sir Thomas Strykland and Sir Thomas Groundham. The estimate is £60-£80.

Another lot which is expected to attract interest is a rare British Second World War Air Crew Europe Star, which is expected to sell for in the region of £250.

There are also sets of badges on boards and several others are expected to fare well.

Said Thomas: "Until the day itself one never knows quite what is going to happen at an auction. We attract a fair amount of interest, usually having over 100 bidders registered online via www.the-saleroom.com, plus a few who come in person, a few who submit commission bids in writing and even the occasional telephone bidder. "

More details about the auctions are available the websitewww.jamesandsonsauctioneers.com


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