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Collection of First & Second World War ephemera & photographs to Colonel John Clervaux Chaytor,

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Collection of First & Second World War ephemera & photographs to Colonel John Clervaux Chaytor, including,Receipt for 3 December 1944 "Certified True Copy" for Bulgarian currency (Leva) issued by Col. Chaytor to a Corporal Nixon of the Special Boat Squadron, R Force, & Lieutenant Barkham attached to Force 133 ( an off shoot of the SAS the Special Boat Squadron operated in the Aegean & Balkans in 1955-45, Force 133 was the name allocated to SOE headquarters in Cairo), an intriguing ordinary Stationary Office notebook dated 10/43, the notes inside are in Colonel Chaytors h&writing, compared against the notes written by him on his service & qualifications form, the first 15 pages have been cut out, apparently using scissors, the h&writing is difficult to read but the first page has notes on 'Encoding' & 'Decoding' & then under the heading 'My Radio' has details of radio equipment, the next page has a diagram, possibly aerials, with lengths? & 'British' & 'US', there is a page with notes on camera equipment with one of the film rolls 'for documents only', & 'close focusing device', notes following include, 'Dimitri (?) was * sacked for going through * waste paper baskets', 'Col PANTEV was Chief of Police at the time * was ousted' (Colonel Atanas Pantev, Chief of Bulgarian Police was assassinated by communist partisans in June 1944), 'pro allied ladies in waiting of the queen :- Hiler Pelior Sumakova,..', 'What has happened with chemical factory owned by Madam Chiloff at KOSTEN BROD', 'DIMITRI KUTCHKOV', '5 Divs transit? for North', 'Kyril in Russia' (Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, favoured making contact with the Western Allies, arrested after a coup in Sept. 1944 & taken to Russia, later executed by the pro Soviet Bulgarian Government), 'Queen at Vranya Palace' ( Queen Giovanna, widow of Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria), 'Subisic of Yugoslav in * in Moscow, Tito not likely to go there', 'Communist * to people with few British sympathies', 'Florin (Bulgar interpreter who accompanied Blunt) was arrested by militia. The Russian Col Beldiev was also arrested (?) by his own people', 'we to note other cases of this sort re American College', 'Mlle Stevenoff-daughter of Min of Finance', 'Mr Barnes - I/c all American * at *', '25th Security Regt of 3rd *', 'Petko Flinkoff of Bulgar Consulate is 1st asst to Ivan Stancheff', '22nd Nov, Laura Tuckermann's address, 2677 Provisional Regt. OSS, APO 534 US Army' (2677 Regt was a special infantry regiment seconded to the U.S. Office of Strategic Services as an operational force, formed in July 1944 in Algiers & later transferred to Caserta, Italy), there are then another 4 pages cut out, there are notes & names to be seen on the remains of the cut out pages including ' Brig - Gen Egmont (?) Koenig (?) Head of Special USA mission..', the receipt for the Bulgarian currency to the Special Forces soldiers was found in the notebook, it appears from the contents of the notebook & Chaytors background in intelligence both at the end of WW1 & during WW2 that he had some involvement with the Allied operations in Bulgaria in 1944-45 designed to remove Bulgaria as a German ally & also, specifically for the British, to remove Bulgarian forces occupying Thrace, there is an Xmas card in which is written what appears to be a pun name 'Best greetings of the season from the Slinger-offs, Sofia, Xmas 1947',  highly interesting set of documents, also included are: letter from A.H. Birse GS1, GHQ Middle East to Major J.C. Chaytor dated 25.5.41 with news of his old section, interesting entry reads 'One thing I wanted to tell you (which I expect no one else will tell you!) if it hadn't been for all your preliminary work collating "the stuff' I don't know where we should have been on 28th Oct.!", (on this day in 1940 Italy invaded Greece), Air letter to Lt Col. Chaytor dated 3rd April 1945 from Wing Comm&er Armitage Smith, ISLD (Inter Service Liaison Detachment, unit controlled by but not part of the Intelligence Section, Allied Forces Headquarters, Mediterranean Theatre), AFHQ, condolences re Chaytors health, signed 'Pluto', (80700 Acting Wing comm&er Frances Armitage Smith RAFVR is shown as receiving a military OBE in the 1946 New Years Honours list), letter from Armitage Smith ISLD, AFHQ to Chaytor dated 17th April 1945 re delivery of attache case, signed 'Pluto', address book, includes Armitage Smith, urgent memo dated 30.7.45 re 'posting from Special Duties (Overseas) to Depot R.A.', page from Palestine Post dated May 31st 1940, facsimile letter from Downing Street (Winston Churchill) thanking for contribution to birthday present, Christmas message from Chaytor as C.O. to 79 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment R.A., newspaper cutting listing successful c&idates for admission to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, includes Chaytor, letter dated 4.11.14 from Chaytors brother Alfred from Crowborough Camp to his father in New Zeal&, gives news of Chaytor family members war service so far, recommended for promotion to Major & having the cuffs (rank) altered on his tunic to reflect, an entry reads '..He says that General French told him that they wanted the very best class of men to st& the strain of the war & men filled with the highest patriotic ideas, & that he was specially asking for the best Territorials for that reason. I'm very glad to say that's the London Scottish. He, Lawrence saw most wonderful series of attacks made on our trenches by almost 15,000 Bavarians, mostly mere boys of 17 to 19 & untrained,. Yet they came in waving their helmets & rifles & singing the Watch on the Rhine till at last they took our trenches by their sheer weight of numbers..', letter dated 24th March 1915 From Chaytors brother Alfred at H.Q. 2nd London Division BEF (attached to Staff) to his father in New Zeal&, mentions '..just after the fighting at Neuve Chapelle..' & '..as we marched here the locals frequently asked "Are you the armies of Kitchener?..", marvellously detailed letter from Alfred Chaytor at HQ 47 London Division, France, dated 7 June 1915 about an attack at Festubert by 8th London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), mentions construction of British trenches (& German), conditions, Canadian attack on 'K5', names of officers & men killed & wounded, method of marking limit of advance for artillery spotters, description of bombers attack on German trenches & resupply of grenades, blue on blue casualties by British artillery, German surrender, German artillery barrage, Canadian gallantry, killing of snipers, visit by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), mentions other London Regiment battalions (6th & 15th), some entries follow, '..On May 24th Major Whiteheads Company of the P.O. Rifles attacked down the trench & took another 22 yards but ran out of bombs ,... on May 25th Captain Maxwells Company made attack but failed as most of his bomb throwers were killed....as soon as the attack began most tremendous storm of shell fire was opened on us by the Germans & rifle fire began from all the trenches... two large discs of khaki canvas on poles projecting above the trench having a black cross painted on our side so as to show our guns how far our attack had progressed... the bombers got out on our side of the German trench & worked their way along among their barbed wire entanglements, throwing bombs in among the Germans in the trench whilst other men of ours attacked them along the trench itself... this time I'm afraid by one of our own guns for I saw the bullets tearing against our side of the parapet-struck down 3 or 4 of our leading bombers who were a good deal ahead of the discs... FOR FULL DESCRIPTION SEE IMAGES
Collection of First & Second World War ephemera & photographs to Colonel John Clervaux Chaytor, including,Receipt for 3 December 1944 "Certified True Copy" for Bulgarian currency (Leva) issued by Col. Chaytor to a Corporal Nixon of the Special Boat Squadron, R Force, & Lieutenant Barkham attached to Force 133 ( an off shoot of the SAS the Special Boat Squadron operated in the Aegean & Balkans in 1955-45, Force 133 was the name allocated to SOE headquarters in Cairo), an intriguing ordinary Stationary Office notebook dated 10/43, the notes inside are in Colonel Chaytors h&writing, compared against the notes written by him on his service & qualifications form, the first 15 pages have been cut out, apparently using scissors, the h&writing is difficult to read but the first page has notes on 'Encoding' & 'Decoding' & then under the heading 'My Radio' has details of radio equipment, the next page has a diagram, possibly aerials, with lengths? & 'British' & 'US', there is a page with notes on camera equipment with one of the film rolls 'for documents only', & 'close focusing device', notes following include, 'Dimitri (?) was * sacked for going through * waste paper baskets', 'Col PANTEV was Chief of Police at the time * was ousted' (Colonel Atanas Pantev, Chief of Bulgarian Police was assassinated by communist partisans in June 1944), 'pro allied ladies in waiting of the queen :- Hiler Pelior Sumakova,..', 'What has happened with chemical factory owned by Madam Chiloff at KOSTEN BROD', 'DIMITRI KUTCHKOV', '5 Divs transit? for North', 'Kyril in Russia' (Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, favoured making contact with the Western Allies, arrested after a coup in Sept. 1944 & taken to Russia, later executed by the pro Soviet Bulgarian Government), 'Queen at Vranya Palace' ( Queen Giovanna, widow of Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria), 'Subisic of Yugoslav in * in Moscow, Tito not likely to go there', 'Communist * to people with few British sympathies', 'Florin (Bulgar interpreter who accompanied Blunt) was arrested by militia. The Russian Col Beldiev was also arrested (?) by his own people', 'we to note other cases of this sort re American College', 'Mlle Stevenoff-daughter of Min of Finance', 'Mr Barnes - I/c all American * at *', '25th Security Regt of 3rd *', 'Petko Flinkoff of Bulgar Consulate is 1st asst to Ivan Stancheff', '22nd Nov, Laura Tuckermann's address, 2677 Provisional Regt. OSS, APO 534 US Army' (2677 Regt was a special infantry regiment seconded to the U.S. Office of Strategic Services as an operational force, formed in July 1944 in Algiers & later transferred to Caserta, Italy), there are then another 4 pages cut out, there are notes & names to be seen on the remains of the cut out pages including ' Brig - Gen Egmont (?) Koenig (?) Head of Special USA mission..', the receipt for the Bulgarian currency to the Special Forces soldiers was found in the notebook, it appears from the contents of the notebook & Chaytors background in intelligence both at the end of WW1 & during WW2 that he had some involvement with the Allied operations in Bulgaria in 1944-45 designed to remove Bulgaria as a German ally & also, specifically for the British, to remove Bulgarian forces occupying Thrace, there is an Xmas card in which is written what appears to be a pun name 'Best greetings of the season from the Slinger-offs, Sofia, Xmas 1947',  highly interesting set of documents, also included are: letter from A.H. Birse GS1, GHQ Middle East to Major J.C. Chaytor dated 25.5.41 with news of his old section, interesting entry reads 'One thing I wanted to tell you (which I expect no one else will tell you!) if it hadn't been for all your preliminary work collating "the stuff' I don't know where we should have been on 28th Oct.!", (on this day in 1940 Italy invaded Greece), Air letter to Lt Col. Chaytor dated 3rd April 1945 from Wing Comm&er Armitage Smith, ISLD (Inter Service Liaison Detachment, unit controlled by but not part of the Intelligence Section, Allied Forces Headquarters, Mediterranean Theatre), AFHQ, condolences re Chaytors health, signed 'Pluto', (80700 Acting Wing comm&er Frances Armitage Smith RAFVR is shown as receiving a military OBE in the 1946 New Years Honours list), letter from Armitage Smith ISLD, AFHQ to Chaytor dated 17th April 1945 re delivery of attache case, signed 'Pluto', address book, includes Armitage Smith, urgent memo dated 30.7.45 re 'posting from Special Duties (Overseas) to Depot R.A.', page from Palestine Post dated May 31st 1940, facsimile letter from Downing Street (Winston Churchill) thanking for contribution to birthday present, Christmas message from Chaytor as C.O. to 79 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment R.A., newspaper cutting listing successful c&idates for admission to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, includes Chaytor, letter dated 4.11.14 from Chaytors brother Alfred from Crowborough Camp to his father in New Zeal&, gives news of Chaytor family members war service so far, recommended for promotion to Major & having the cuffs (rank) altered on his tunic to reflect, an entry reads '..He says that General French told him that they wanted the very best class of men to st& the strain of the war & men filled with the highest patriotic ideas, & that he was specially asking for the best Territorials for that reason. I'm very glad to say that's the London Scottish. He, Lawrence saw most wonderful series of attacks made on our trenches by almost 15,000 Bavarians, mostly mere boys of 17 to 19 & untrained,. Yet they came in waving their helmets & rifles & singing the Watch on the Rhine till at last they took our trenches by their sheer weight of numbers..', letter dated 24th March 1915 From Chaytors brother Alfred at H.Q. 2nd London Division BEF (attached to Staff) to his father in New Zeal&, mentions '..just after the fighting at Neuve Chapelle..' & '..as we marched here the locals frequently asked "Are you the armies of Kitchener?..", marvellously detailed letter from Alfred Chaytor at HQ 47 London Division, France, dated 7 June 1915 about an attack at Festubert by 8th London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), mentions construction of British trenches (& German), conditions, Canadian attack on 'K5', names of officers & men killed & wounded, method of marking limit of advance for artillery spotters, description of bombers attack on German trenches & resupply of grenades, blue on blue casualties by British artillery, German surrender, German artillery barrage, Canadian gallantry, killing of snipers, visit by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), mentions other London Regiment battalions (6th & 15th), some entries follow, '..On May 24th Major Whiteheads Company of the P.O. Rifles attacked down the trench & took another 22 yards but ran out of bombs ,... on May 25th Captain Maxwells Company made attack but failed as most of his bomb throwers were killed....as soon as the attack began most tremendous storm of shell fire was opened on us by the Germans & rifle fire began from all the trenches... two large discs of khaki canvas on poles projecting above the trench having a black cross painted on our side so as to show our guns how far our attack had progressed... the bombers got out on our side of the German trench & worked their way along among their barbed wire entanglements, throwing bombs in among the Germans in the trench whilst other men of ours attacked them along the trench itself... this time I'm afraid by one of our own guns for I saw the bullets tearing against our side of the parapet-struck down 3 or 4 of our leading bombers who were a good deal ahead of the discs... FOR FULL DESCRIPTION SEE IMAGES

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Please note that any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 4.95% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price.

 

Collection of sold lots will be available by appointment only.

 

Terms & Conditions

Online Bidding

Bishop & Miller Auctioneers Ltd offer an online bidding service via the-saleroom.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale. 

In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Bishop & Miller Auctioneers Ltd:

1.            Authorise , if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction viathe-saleroom.com, and

2.            confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Bishop & Miller Auctioneers Ltd through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that Bishop & Miller Auctioneers Ltd are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.

Please note that any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 4.95% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price.

 

 Collection of sold lots will be available by appointment only

 

The following informative notes are intended to assist buyers, particularly those inexperienced or new to our salerooms.  Our staff will be happy to advise you if there is anything you do not fully understand.


Payment

If you are a first-time buyer we will need your name, address, full contact details and bank details and will require funds to be cleared before purchases can be released.

For those attending the sale we ask that all lots are paid for in full on the day of the Auction.

Commission and Internet bidders should check the success of their bids as soon as possible and forward payment within five working days of the Auction.

Payment methods

For UK Buyers

The following methods of payment may be made:

  • Payment in cash up to a limit of £10,000.
  • Personal cheques, but these must clear before the removal of goods and this may take up to 8 working days.
  • Debit Cards and Credit cards (Visa or Mastercard)
  • Bank Transfers can be made via:

 

Barclays

Account number 03598675

Sort code 20-26-34

IBAN no GB44BUKB20263403598675

BIC code BUKBGB22

For Overseas Buyers

  • Personal cheques, but these must clear before the removal of goods and this may take up to 8 working days or longer in some cases.
  • Debit Cards and Credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) Up to a value of £300
  • Bank Transfers can be made via:

 

Barclays

Account number 03598675

Sort code 20-26-34

IBAN no GB44BUKB20263403598675

BIC code BUKBGB22

Remedies for Non-Payment or failure to collect purchases

If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with our full Terms and Conditions we, as the agent for the seller, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we have, be entitled to exercise all or any of the below:

 

a)       To proceed against you for breach of contract and damages;

b)      To recind the sale of that Lot and/or any other Lots sold by us to you;

c)       To resell the Lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part-payment and adding any resale costs).  Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller;

d)      To remove, store and insure the Lot at your expense and in the case of storage, either at our premises or elsewhere;

e)       To charge interest not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for 5 days after the Auction date;

f)        To retain that or any other Lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due;

g)       To reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or impose conditions before any bids shall be accepted;

h)      To apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you towards settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien on any of your property in our possession for any purpose.

  

Removal
All lots should be paid for and collected by 5pm by the Friday following the sale. Commission bidders are asked to check the success of their bids and arrange payment and collection within this time. Items not removed within one week may be removed at the purchaser's expense. The removal charge is £10 per lot. The storage charge is £1 per lot, per day. We can recommend a number of furniture and goods carriers.


Dispatch
The auctioneers are able to pack and dispatch purchases in some cases, please contact us before the auction to discuss.

Agency
As auctioneers we usually contract as agents for the seller whose identity, for reasons of confidentiality, is not normally disclosed. Accordingly if you buy your primary contract is with the seller.

Estimates
Estimates are designed to help buyers gauge what sort of sum might be involved for the purchase of a particular lot. The lower estimate may represent the reserve price and certainly will not be below it. Estimates do not include the Buyers Premium or VAT. Estimates are prepared some time before the sale and may be altered by announcement before the sale. They are in no sense definitive.

Buyers Premium
The Conditions of Sale oblige buyers to pay a buyer’s premium at 25% on the hammer price of each lot purchased. In addition, VAT is charged on this premium.

Condition of Lots
We are, primarily, agents for the seller. We are dependent on information provided by the seller and whilst we may inspect lots and act reasonably in taking a general view about them, we are normally unable to carry out a detailed, or any, examination of lots in order to ascertain their condition in the way in which it would be wise for a buyer to do. Intending buyers have ample opportunity for inspection of goods and, therefore, accept responsibility for inspecting and investigating lots in which they may be interested. Please note carefully the exclusion of liability for the condition of lots contained in the Conditions of Sale. Neither the seller nor we, as the auctioneers, accept any responsibility for their condition. In particular, mechanical objects of any age are not guaranteed to be in working order.


However, in so far as we have examined the goods and make a representation about their condition, we shall be liable for any defect which that examination ought to have revealed to the auctioneer but which would not have been revealed to the buyer had the buyer examined the goods. Additionally, in specified circumstances, lots misdescribed because they are ‘deliberate forgeries’ may be returned and repayment made. There is a 2 week time limit. (The expression ‘deliberate forgery’ is defined in our Conditions of Sale).


Condition Reports
We may be able to assist buyers unable to view by posting or e-mailing a condition report.  We provide the information for guidance only, without legal obligation or prejudice to our standard terms and conditions of sale.  Bishop & Miller Auctioneers cannot be held responsible for damage or faults that may be missed during our inspection of the item(s) in question.  You should not rely upon this report when deciding whether or not to make a bid.  Condition reports do not include manufacturing defects that occurred during the production of the item.  Please note that any attached illustrations are intended as a guide only.  Colours and general appearance may differ from the original item(s).  We strongly recommend that you inspect the lot yourself and consult an independent professional conservator or restorer.  Condition reports cannot be prepared on day of sale. Please see our Conditions of Sale.


Electrical Goods
These are sold as ‘antiques’ only and if bought for use must be checked over for compliance with safety regulations by a qualified electrician first.


Export of Goods
Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain (a) whether an export licence is required and (b) whether there is any specific prohibition on importing goods of that character because they may contain prohibited materials such as ivory.


Buyers Registration
All attending buyers are asked to collect a bidding paddle before the commencement of the sale. Should you be the successful buyer of any lot please ensure that your paddle can be seen by the Auctioneer. Please return your paddle at the end of the sale.


Commission Bidding
Commission Bids may be left with the auctioneers indicating the maximum amount to be bid excluding buyers’ premium. They will be executed as cheaply as possible having regard to the reserve (if any) and competing bids. If two buyers submit identical commission bids the auctioneers may prefer the first bid received. Please enquire in advance about our arrangements for the leaving of commission bids by telephone or e-mail. All absentee bids should be received before the auction commences, we cannot guarantee to accurately execute bids received once the auction has commenced. All email bids must be received by no later than 9.30am on the morning of the sale.


Telephone Bidding
If you are unable to attend the auction it may be possible to bid on the telephone for higher value lots. 
The number of lines is limited so we would urge serious telephone bidding only and ask that you be prepared to bid over the top estimate.
It would be advisable to leave a maximum covering bid in case we are not able to contact you by telephone.
All lines must be booked and confirmed in writing before the day of the auction and preferably some time in advance.
Telephone bidding involves many variables and whilst we take every care to ensure the smooth running of this service, we cannot be held liable if your bids are missed for any reason.


Online Bidding
Bishop & Miller Auctioneers offers an online bidding service via the-saleroom.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale. In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Bishop & Miller Auctioneers you: 
(a) authorise Bishop & Miller Auctioneers, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via the-saleroom.com, and 
(b) confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Bishop & Miller Auctioneers through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that Bishop & Miller Auctioneers are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 4.95% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price

IMPORTANT NOTICES


Removal of lots
ALL lots are to be removed from the premises by 5.00pm at the latest on the Friday following each sale. Bishop & Miller Auctioneers retain the right to remove lots remaining after this time into safe storage, for which a charge will be made.
Electrical Goods
All electrical goods offered in this sale have either been tested and certified by an appropriately qualified electrician or have been operationally disabled. We would strongly advise that any intended re-commissioning is undertaken by an appropriately qualified electrician.
Post 1950 Furniture
All items of furniture included in this sale are offered for sale as works of art. The items may not comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) Safety Regulations 1988 and for this reason, they should not be used in a private dwelling.

Furniture made of Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia Negra)

To comply with CITES Regulations on post-1947 furniture made of Brazilian Rosewood, all post-war Rosewood furniture items have article 10 certificates.

 

If you are purchasing Rosewood furniture for commercial purposes and not solely for your own use, CITES regulations require you to obtain your own certificate. You would need to contact the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) and, as part of the process of obtaining your document, it is a requirement that you have seen sight of the Bishop & Miller certificate or are aware of its reference number. It is therefore the responsibility of commercial buyers to ensure that they obtain a copy of the appropriate certificate, or the certificate reference number, after purchase from Bishop & Miller Auctioneers.

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