Japanese binoculars represented the cutting-edge of optics during the early 20th century. Many Japanese naval binoculars could absorb more than 980 times more light than the human eye, allowing for visuals up to 20 miles away. A pair of mounted Japanese binoculars issued between 1939 and 1949 will be offered in Whitley’s Auctioneers’ upcoming auction. The available piece is made with brass and rests on an adjustable wooden tripod, starting at a height of 50 inches. Multiple wartime and aviation relics are highlighted on the second day of this sale, including a pair of German tabletop binoculars and a Boeing leather pilot chair.
A collection of phonographs and radios will also be available. One key lot is a 1903 Edison Home phonograph set. Below the machine is an oak cabinet with six drawers, containing 80 original wax recording cylinders. Completing the sale are Royal Doulton character mugs and ceramic figurines. A Charlie Chaplin character jug with a removable bowler hat is particularly highlighted. View the full catalog for this auction and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:20th Century, Decorative Arts , Watches & Clocks (628)
# of Lots:628
Price Range:$80 - $27,500.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Japanese World War Ii 20x120 Nikko Binoculars With Tripod||
|German 12x60 Tabletop Binoculars With Base||
|Rare Royal Doulton Toby Character Jug, Charlie Chaplin||
|Edison Home Phonograph With Horn, Cabinet & 80 Cylinders||
|Tyrannosaurus Rex Resin Skull Sculpture And Metal Base||
|9 Unfired Flash Bulbs And Flash Gun||
- 20th Century
- Camera & Electronics
- Ceramics, Bowls & Glass
- Chairs, Sofas & Lounges
- Decorative Arts
- Firearms & Militaria
- Metal & Woodwork
- Musical Instruments & Equipment
- Science & Technology
- Sculptures and Carvings
- Sporting Decoys, Fishing & Hunting Collectibles
- Tobacciana, Pipes and Cigar Boxes
- Royal Doulton
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