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  • E & G.W. Blunt Dry Card Compass

    Lot: 1309
    Sold for: $225$180

    E & G.W. Blunt Dry Card Compass, New York, 7-in. dia. compass card with fleur-de-lis representing north in a lacquered brass gimballed bowl, and housed in a black-painted box. ...

  • Mahogany Games Case

    Lot: 1759
    Sold for: $344$275

    Mahogany Games Case, early 20th century, the box with an inlaid square and compass on the molded lid opening to a compartmented interior with a deck of playing cards, whalebone and hardwood ...

  • Pen and Ink Drawing of Five Compass Cards

    Lot: 323
    Sold for: $338$275

    Pen and Ink Drawing of Five Compass Cards, by R.T. McKee dated 3-9-64, 18 x 15 in. Provenance: William H. Skerritt. ...

  • Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass

    Lot: 414
    Sold for: $246$200

    Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass, Minories, London, 19th century, 3 3/4-in. dia. printed paper card with cardinal points in block letters, fleur-de-lis representing north, ...

  • William Davenport Dry-card Gimbaled Compass

    Lot: 418
    Sold for: $215$175

    William Davenport Dry-card Gimbaled Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6-in. dia. engraved paper card compass with an eagle representing north, cardinal and intercardinal points, east and west ...

  • Pelorus Boxed Compass

    Lot: 420
    Sold for: $111$90

    Pelorus Boxed Compass, unmarked gimbaled 8-in. black compass card with cardinal and ordinal points marked in block letters, two folding sighting scopes, black-painted brass cover, all housed in a ...

  • Navy BU Mark I Ship's Binnacle

    Lot: 1481
    Sold for: $861$700

    Navy BU Mark I Ship's Binnacle, Elkhart, Indiana, 1942, brass hood with hinged viewing window, side lamp marked "R.C. Murray & Son/Glasgow," 8-in. fully-gimbaled wet-card compass marked as above, ...

  • Danish Tell-tale Crown Compass

    Lot: 272
    Sold for: $2,460$2,000

    Danish Tell-tale Crown Compass, c. 1810, gilded brass frame with applied stars housing the colorless glass dome with gilt inscription reading "Kaperkutter Johanne von Kopenhagen 1810" with an image ...

  • Unusual Janet Taylor & Co. Ship's Binnacle

    Lot: 287
    Sold for: $3,075$2,500

    Unusual Janet Taylor & Co. Ship's Binnacle, London, 19th century, hexagonal pyramid-shaped brass and glass cover enclosing the painted dry card compass with fleur-de-lis representing north and ...

  • Eight Asian Carved and Turned Wooden Items

    Lot: 1435
    Sold for: $277$225

    Eight Asian Carved and Turned Wooden Items, 19th/20th century, compass in round wooden case (detached pointer), opium steelyard scale in bamboo case, round reticulated "cricket" box, rectangular ...

  • Samuel Emery Gimbaled Ship's Compass

    Lot: 272
    Sold for: $461$375

    Samuel Emery Gimbaled Ship's Compass, Salem, Massachusetts, first half 19th century, 6 1/2-in. dia. dry paper compass card with name boss in the center reading "S. Emery/Salem," fleur-de-lis ...

  • Cased 19th Century Compass and Sundial

    Lot: 277
    Sold for: $523$425

    Cased 19th Century Compass and Sundial, mahogany-cased compass with sunk 2 3/4-in. paper compass card, steel needle, and folding sights, cased universal sundial with hinged hour band, arc scale ...

  • F.W. Lincoln Jr. & Co. Boxed Compass

    Lot: 278
    Sold for: $461$375

    F.W. Lincoln Jr. & Co. Boxed Compass, Boston, 6-in. dia. painted tin compass card with paper name boss in the center, fleur-de-lis representing north, housed in a green-painted wooden bowl, ...

  • Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass

    Lot: 288
    Sold for: $308$250

    Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass, Minories, London, 19th century, 3 3/4-in. dia. printed paper card with cardinal points in block letters, fleur-de-lis representing north, ...

  • Four Japanese Compass Instruments

    Lot: 298
    Sold for: $431$350

    Four Japanese Compass Instruments, 19th century, a pewter instrument with compass, hemispherical sundial, clock dial with revolving disc, and signs of zodiac, ink pad, brush, and ruler housed in the ...

  • Two Cased 19th Century Instruments

    Lot: 312
    Sold for: $277$225

    Two Cased 19th Century Instruments, Italy and England, a rosewood-cased instrument with 3-in. hand-colored compass card reading in Latin "Studio ac Liabore Prts Michaelisangeli a Neto capuccini ...

  • Schmalcalder's Patent Prismatic Compass

    Lot: 381
    Sold for: $615$500

    Schmalcalder's Patent Prismatic Compass, no. 82 Strand, London, first quarter 19th century, 2 1/2-in. green floating paper compass card marked as above, folding adjustable prismatic magnifier sight, ...

  • T.S. & J.D. Negus Tell-tale Compass

    Lot: 342
    Unsold  

    T.S. & J.D. Negus Tell-tale Compass, New York, 19th century, original wooden ship's support and cast brass floral gimbaled bracket, 6-in. dry card compass card marked as above with fleur-de-lis ...

  • John Ferguson Lacquered Brass Ship's Binnacle

    Lot: 343
    Sold for: $615$500

    John Ferguson Lacquered Brass Ship's Binnacle, 19th century, conical body with divided viewing windows, enclosing the 4-in. dry compass card with cardinal points and marked John Ferguson 5 West ...

  • Two Boxed Gimbaled Ship's Compasses

    Lot: 365
    Sold for: $369$300

    Two Boxed Gimbaled Ship's Compasses, Boston and Japan, a Kelvin and White 6-in. wet card compass housed in a mahogany box; and a 5 1/2-in. dry card compass marked Japan-Osaka-Seizoo-Nunotani in the ...

  • Charles Hutchinson "Friends Pelorus" Boxed Compass

    Lot: 366
    Sold for: $246$200

    Charles Hutchinson "Friends Pelorus" Boxed Compass, 152 State Street, Boston, gimbaled 7-in. silvered compass card marked as above with cardinal and ordinal points marked in block letters, two ...

  • Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass

    Lot: 369
    Unsold  

    Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass, Minories, London, 19th century, 3 3/4-in. dia. printed paper card with cardinal points in block letters, fleur-de-lis representing north, ...

  • Robert Merrill "Tell Tale" Compass

    Lot: 376
    Sold for: $369$300

    Robert Merrill "Tell Tale" Compass, New York, c. 1850, brass case with 5-in. dry card marked in center Robert Merrill New York, and a fleur-de-lis representing north, overall dia. 6 1/4 in. ...

  • Paint-decorated Tin "Tell Tale" Compass by James Chapman

    Lot: 377
    Sold for: $277$225

    Paint-decorated Tin "Tell Tale" Compass by James Chapman, St. Catherine's, London, 19th century, tin outer case with traces of floral decoration, white-painted interior, 3 1/2-in. paper compass card ...

  • John Ferguson Lacquered Brass Ship's Binnacle

    Lot: 973
    Unsold  

    John Ferguson Lacquered Brass Ship's Binnacle, 19th century, conical body with divided viewing windows, enclosing the 4-in. dry compass card with cardinal points and marked John Ferguson 5 West ...

  • Brass-cased Magnetic Liquid Ship's Compass

    Lot: 974
    Sold for: $111$90

    Brass-cased Magnetic Liquid Ship's Compass, Japan, c. 1957, Seisakusho wet card compass housed in a brass case with a 5-in. viewing window, burner compartment, and handle, metal tag reading in part ...

  • Newell & Son Yellow-painted Surveying Compass

    Lot: 982
    Sold for: $615$500

    Newell & Son Yellow-painted Surveying Compass, Boston, c. 1795, 5 1/2-in. printed paper card marked in center Newell & Son Maker's East End of Faneuil Hall Boston, outer scale divided 0-90 in four ...

  • Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass

    Lot: 982A
    Unsold  

    Spencer, Browning & Co. Red- and Blue-painted Cased Compass, Minories, London, 19th century, 3 3/4-in. dia. printed paper card with cardinal points in block letters, fleur-de-lis representing north, ...

  • Artillery Calipers

    Lot: 325
    Sold for: $25,830$21,000

    Artillery Calipers, Anthony Lamb, New York, mid-18th century, constructed of boxwood with iron/steel points and brass hinge pin and washers, marked at the end of one arm "Made by A. Lamb/N. York," ...

  • Ship's Compass Binnacle Lamp

    Lot: 688
    Sold for: $154$125

    Ship's Compass Binnacle Lamp, brass-cased wet compass card binnacle with single burner and viewing port, mounted to a hardwood base, with ribbed shade, ht. 28 in. ...