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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:14 pm
Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:10 pm
This morning I was offered one of these Cavalry Field Sketching Boards, near perfect condition. Broad Arrow marked and dated 1910. BUT I felt slightly uncomfortable, it was in unbelievably good condition. Does anyone have one in their own collection they could provide a picture of? Not one off the net, I have looked at those.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:19 pm
Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:43 pm
Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:32 pm
Yes the example I posted is from the NAM collection, it was the only decent picture I could find. The example I was shown this morning was in even better nick and complete with leather strap also in very good condition. It could have gone down to £150 which is a good price if right, especially for a 1910 dated example but I doubt I could get more than 180-200. I have seen them before but never handled one or sold one.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:01 pm
Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:34 pm
Can one of you explain how these things were used? There was one in our family that belonged to my uncle (KIA see below) but I don't remember it having a compass at the top nor any scales on the frame. We always presumed it was for winding a map roll from one roller to the other across the platen.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:58 am
Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:15 am
The leather strap was for fixing to the left arm, when riding a horse ,it is for field sketching and notes.
I have a 1915 dated one if you want any pics....., I have seen so many on ebay over the years, they are not as rare as they seem.
120 to 150 is all I would pay, even if 1910 dated, if it was never used.......mint
80 to 120 is what I seen them go for.........
Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:29 pm
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:25 pm
Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:37 am
Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:05 pm
Here is my example it is Marked MK 1V 1915
Mine came with a signals sactual
Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:23 pm
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:54 pm
I may have the other portion of this:
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:37 am
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:27 am