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Sat 29th Jan 2022 - 10:30am
Thu 27th Jan - 10am to 4pm
Fri 28th Jan - 10am to 4pm
Sat 29th Jan - 9am to 10:30am

Antique, Collectors Book & Fine Art Sale
Welcome to our Antique, Collectors Fine Art & Book Sale....

Fine Art Works- For paintings and fine art we recommend Aardvark Art Services and they can be contacted on 01253 794673. Email info@aardvarkartservices.com

Books- Packing and shipping service available for certain items, please contact the auction house for further information-

We will only pack and send small, non-fragile items such as individual books or small lots of books.

We will not separate large lots of books, all books purchased will need to be collected in entirety. We will not relist part lots. Alternatively you can pay a fee for disposal of books, that you have purchased, that you do not want

For anything else a mailbox/courier will need to be arranged by yourself. Below are some suggestions to help...

Viewing will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th, 10am-4pm. Viewing is also available on sale day 9am-10.30am. The auction will take place on Saturday 29th January and kick off at 10.30am

Bidding can be done in person at our new saleroom, by commission bid or online with one of our online platforms; Easy Live Auction or The Saleroom.com.

The new home of the Antique, Collector & Interior sale is: Lynburn Industrial Estate, Halbeath Place, KY11 4JT.

Mail Box- MBE Anne Balfour 01786449543- email: info@mbestirling.co.uk Chris Watson Delivery Service T. 07793240435 E. info@chriswatsondelivery.co.uk W. chriswatsondelivery.co.uk JJCouriers- John- 07947805347 Items2go- 07783 861970 HC Couriers - 07491674691
From start to finish ltd - Roy Brown- fromstarttofinishltd@gmail.com 07872168211
ADS Alistair Weanie - alweanie@btconnect.com 07768084941
City Couriers- Adam Syme- 0131 447 7295-07740803433
Simon Smith-S.N.S Courier Services- 07715434211-Simonsmith864@yahoo.com


We hope you enjoy our upcoming sale :)

Bowler & Binnie Team.
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Welcome to our Antique, Collectors Fine Art & Book Sale....

Fine Art Works- For paintings and fine art we recommend Aardvark Art Services and they can be contacted on 01253 794673. Email info@aardvarkartservices.com

Books- Packing and shipping service available for certain items, please contact the auction house for further information-

We will only pack and send small, non-fragile items such as individual books or small lots of books.

We will not separate large lots of books, all books purchased will need to be collected in entirety. We will not relist part lots. Alternatively you can pay a fee for disposal of books, that you have purchased, that you do not want

For anything else a mailbox/courier will need to be arranged by yourself. Below are some suggestions to help...

Viewing will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th, 10am-4pm. Viewing is also available on sale day 9am-10.30am. The auction will take place on Saturday 29th January and kick off at 10.30am

Bidding can be done in person at our new saleroom, by commission bid or online with one of our online platforms; Easy Live Auction or The Saleroom.com.

The new home of the Antique, Collector & Interior sale is: Lynburn Industrial Estate, Halbeath Place, KY11 4JT.

Mail Box- MBE Anne Balfour 01786449543- email: info@mbestirling.co.uk Chris Watson Delivery Service T. 07793240435 E. info@chriswatsondelivery.co.uk W. chriswatsondelivery.co.uk JJCouriers- John- 07947805347 Items2go- 07783 861970 HC Couriers - 07491674691
From start to finish ltd - Roy Brown- fromstarttofinishltd@gmail.com 07872168211
ADS Alistair Weanie - alweanie@btconnect.com 07768084941
City Couriers- Adam Syme- 0131 447 7295-07740803433
Simon Smith-S.N.S Courier Services- 07715434211-Simonsmith864@yahoo.com


We hope you enjoy our upcoming sale :)

Bowler & Binnie Team..

Estimate: £1 - £2

Lot 0.1

Bowler and Binnie Auctions (Bowler and Binnie would like to apologise for putting this article up in this section, it was our intension this would be uploaded onto our website, however this is not possible) Please note you can see the full arterials on our Facebook and Instagram sites.

(A Moment in Time)
The items in this article are not necessarily of great value, but have been chosen for their intrigue- a moment in time…
Occasionally, often when not really looking, Bowler and Binnie Auctions come across something of note- a glance back into history, a moment in time. In this article I will talk of two such items that invoke our interest and let us look back into history and focus in on people’s lives and their achievements. These two unique items tell their own story and it’s been a pleasure looking into two remarkable lives.


Nigel Tranter (First 4 Photos are linked to this article)


Nigel Tranter was probably the most prolific Scottish author after Sir Walter Scott. He published over 100 historical novels and many non-fiction books such as The Queen’s Scotland series. Born in Glasgow, he spent much of his life in Aberlady, which he loved.
We are auctioning a signed manuscript of a Kettle of Fish (With Original Thoughts and Ideas)
This fictional story is based on the 1857, Tweed Fisheries Act that made it illegal to fish for Salmon in 50 square miles of open sea off the mouth of the River Tweed. A local schoolmaster, Adam Horsburgh, believed the Act should be challenged openly and when he proceeds to act, a full-scale fish war breaks out. This book stands the test of time, it is still on sale 50 years after its first publication and its message echoes in today's politics.





Nigel Tranter was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 23, 1909. He was educated at the George Heriot's School in Edinburgh. He wrote over 120 works of historical fiction. Furthermore, he also wrote 14 westerns under the pen name Nye Tregold and 13 children's books. Tranter had his own historical program on Scottish television entitled Towers of Strength. Nigel sadly died from flu on January 9t, 2000 at the age of 90.



My Second item of interest is directly connected to Mr Philip Kappel, renowned 'America Etcher and Artist' Born in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Philip Kappel
Being auctioned on 29th January 2022 are a series of Signed Etchings in personalised Christmas Cards, Letters, Photos, and a Book. The letters and Christmas Cards show the personal side to Kappel. One of the cards being sent on the death of Kappel's wife (some or all the etchings may not have been published before).




Original Photograph of Phillip Kappel with personalised messages on reverse [1950].
Kappel was employed as an artist by several American steamship lines and made six trips around the World on sailing vessels to gather themes and ideas for his etchings which are held by major American museums and the Biblotheque National in Paris.





[An Original signed Christmas Greeting with an etching inside each letter].







Kappel’s artwork constitutes a working record of the American shipping industry at its peak. Kappel received many awards for his art and was the author of several books, one of which is shown above. Philip Kappel died in 1981. All pictures show items that will be sold in our upcoming auction forty-one years after Phillip Kappel’s death, a fitting tribute to a wonderful artist..