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Crest Collection

Background imageCrest Collection: Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Kings Own Scottish Borderers - The uniform, reginemtal flags, crest and listings of International deployments are featured on this card. Date: 1913

Background imageCrest Collection: Personification of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with Flag

Personification of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with Flag - interesting only captioned as Austria. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCrest Collection: Pharomachrus moccino, resplendent quetzal

Pharomachrus moccino, resplendent quetzal
Plate from John Goulds The Birds of New Guinea, (1875-1888). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageCrest Collection: Guidebook - Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus

Guidebook - Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus. Issued in conjunstion with the Empire Exhibition at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Background imageCrest Collection: Avro York C1 G-AGNN BOAC

Avro York C1 G-AGNN BOAC
A BOAC aircraft until sold to British South American Airways in 1947. Named Madras while at BOAC it was renamed Star Crest at BSa. It flew again with BOAC and then Skyways of London. Date: 1946

Background imageCrest Collection: Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo
Watercolour 137 by Thomas Watling from the Watling Collection titled Banksian Cockatoo, native name Kar ratt

Background imageCrest Collection: Austrian Kaiserjaeger soldier, WW1

Austrian Kaiserjaeger soldier, WW1
Austrian Kaiserjaeger (Tyrolean regiment) soldier during the First World War. He is wearing an Edelweiss flower in his cap. Date: 1914

Background imageCrest Collection: Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel

Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel
Plate 27 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageCrest Collection: King George VI - Thanking British Children

King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two

Background imageCrest Collection: Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka

Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka, composed by May Ostlere. Two puppets (without strings!) are depicted dancing on a small stage, framed by red and gold curtains

Background imageCrest Collection: Royal Proclamation 1914

Royal Proclamation 1914
Proclamation by King George V calling for men for the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve, and for officers and men of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Background imageCrest Collection: Selasphorus rufus, rufous hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus, rufous hummingbird
Plate 379 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageCrest Collection: Nyctanassa violacea, yellow-crowned night heron

Nyctanassa violacea, yellow-crowned night heron
Plate 79, hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731-43) Vol. 1 by Mark Catesby

Background imageCrest Collection: Callipepla californica, Californian quail

Callipepla californica, Californian quail
Plate 413 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageCrest Collection: Bombycilla cedrorum, cedar waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum, cedar waxwing
Plate 43 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageCrest Collection: Cactua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo

Cactua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo
Large Series plate 24, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China. The plant is Erythrina arborescens

Background imageCrest Collection: The Royal Coat of Arms of King George V

The Royal Coat of Arms of King George V. Arms: Quarterly, first and fourth, gules three lions passant guardant in pale or, (England); second or, a lion rampant within a tressure flory counter-flory

Background imageCrest Collection: Parus palustris, P. major, P. ater, P. cristatus, P. caeruleu

Parus palustris, P. major, P. ater, P. cristatus, P. caeruleu
Plate 10 from Archibald Thorburns first edition of British Birds, Vol.1 (1915)

Background imageCrest Collection: Cacatua leadbeateri, Major Mitchells cockatoo

Cacatua leadbeateri, Major Mitchells cockatoo
Plate 2, hand coloured lihtograph by John and Elizabeth Gould from John Goulds The Birds of Australia, Vol. 5 (1840-1848)

Background imageCrest Collection: Ceratagymna elata, yellow-casqued hornbill

Ceratagymna elata, yellow-casqued hornbill
Watercolour and gouache John Gerrard Keulemans

Background imageCrest Collection: LCC-LFB Fireman in his fire kit with new cork helmet

LCC-LFB Fireman in his fire kit with new cork helmet
A London fireman in his fire kit, including the new style compressed cork helmet with its LFB crest, which replaced the traditional brass helmets used since the days of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Background imageCrest Collection: Colchester, Essex - High Street and Town Hall

Colchester, Essex - High Street and Town Hall. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCrest Collection: Upupa epops, common hoopoe

Upupa epops, common hoopoe
Plate 55, painting by Pieter Cornelius de Bevere, from the Loten Collection of coloured drawings of Birds, Mammals, Insects & Plants, (1754-57)

Background imageCrest Collection: Mergellus albellus, smew

Mergellus albellus, smew
Plate 37 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageCrest Collection: Moods of Mount Fuji - 3

Moods of Mount Fuji - 3
A view across stormy seas to Mount Fuji. A stylised painting by Malcolm Greensmith in the style of the great Japanese printmakers of the late 18th and 19th centuries such as Hiroshige and Hokusai

Background imageCrest Collection: Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Iran (Persia)

Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Iran (Persia). These cards enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford

Background imageCrest Collection: Jamaica - The Old Homestead

Jamaica - The Old Homestead - Early view of Jamaica set within an attractive gold border. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageCrest Collection: Cacatua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo
Plate 2 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageCrest Collection: Phalacrocorax aristotelis, European shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis, European shag
Plate 53 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageCrest Collection: Kingfisher

Kingfisher
Plate 336, hand coloured copperplate etching from George Edwards The Gleanings of Natural History, Vol. 3 (1764). Annotated Crested kingfisher

Background imageCrest Collection: Cover design, Blackpool Aviation Week

Cover design, Blackpool Aviation Week
Cover design, souvenir programme for Blackpool Aviation Week, 18-24 October 1909. Showing a gold aircraft on a white and black background. October 1909

Background imageCrest Collection: Front Cover, the Sphere, Coronation Number, 6 June 1953

Front Cover, the Sphere, Coronation Number, 6 June 1953
The Front Cover of the Spheres Coronation Number, 6 June 193, featuring the royal coat of arms, and a scroll that reads " The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II". Date: 1953

Background imageCrest Collection: Crowned Pidgeon

Crowned Pidgeon
CROWNED PIDGEON

Background imageCrest Collection: Heraldic crests, rings and brooches in enamel and gold

Heraldic crests, rings and brooches in enamel and gold. Chromolithograph from Edwin Streeters Gems Catalog, Bond Street, London, circa 1895

Background imageCrest Collection: Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Barbados

Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Barbados. These cards enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford

Background imageCrest Collection: Athena / Minerva Bust

Athena / Minerva Bust
A colossal head of Minerva, an example of very early Greek sculpture. The goddess is shown in a heavily restored form with later additions of a helmet crest and owl motifs

Background imageCrest Collection: Garrulus glandarius, Eurasian jay

Garrulus glandarius, Eurasian jay
Watercolour by the German ornithologist, hunter and bird collector, Christian Ludwig Landbeck (c. 1833-4)

Background imageCrest Collection: Parus bicolor, tufted titmouse

Parus bicolor, tufted titmouse
Plate 39 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageCrest Collection: Campephilus principalis, ivory-billed woodpecker

Campephilus principalis, ivory-billed woodpecker
Plate 16, hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731-43) Vol. 1 by Mark Catesby. Size: 380 x 255 mm

Background imageCrest Collection: Midland Railway Badge

Midland Railway Badge
The wonderful decorative Coats of Arms of the Midland Railway Company

Background imageCrest Collection: Cork, Blackrock Rail Co

Cork, Blackrock Rail Co
RAILWAY COMPANY The bold design of the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway Company

Background imageCrest Collection: South Eastern Railway

South Eastern Railway
The Coats of Arms of the South Eastern Railway

Background imageCrest Collection: Awn Pugin / Herbert

Awn Pugin / Herbert
AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE PUGIN English architect and designer who championed the gothic style

Background imageCrest Collection: Hill Crest, Ryton, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Hill Crest, Ryton, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. circa 1910s

Background imageCrest Collection: Greetings from Australia - Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Greetings from Australia - Commonwealth Coat of Arms
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia with a Kangaroo and an Emu - the six smaller shields within the large shield signify the six states of Australia. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCrest Collection: Antwerp, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Ganterie (Glove Shop)

Antwerp, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Ganterie (Glove Shop)
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Maison van Steenkiste Ganterie (Glove Shop) - the royal crest signifies they had some VERY high-end clients! Date: circa 1909

Background imageCrest Collection: Advert, Allsopp Pale Ale

Advert, Allsopp Pale Ale
Advertisement for Allsopp Pale Ale. Date: 1928

Background imageCrest Collection: Marathon walker John Merrill

Marathon walker John Merrill
John Merrill, is a British marathon walker, a profession which he can be said to have created, and of which he remains a leading, if not the only, member



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