A CATALOGUE OF NEWSPAPER PLANT AND MACHINERY TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION ON TUESDAY, JULY 11TH AND FOLLOWING DAY 1933.
- (London): S.J. Baker, Auctioneer & Valuer, 1933.
- cloth-backed paper-covered boards.
- (iv), vi, 46, (2) pages.
- Order Nr. 98818
- Price: $225.00 other currencies
Interleaved with bound-in ruled paper with lot numbers and prices realised written in, a few purchasers names also written in ink on catalogue text pages. With several important papers loosely inserted (see below). Of particular interest for the loosely inserted papers: 1) A T.L.s. from the Liquidator to J. Thomson, Northcliffe Newspapers Group, with attachment of "outstanding plant and machinery" showing their lot numbers in this auction; 2) copy of a type sheet titled "London Office Surplus Plant Unsold" listing the lot numbers and their cost prices (a No. 4 Metal Furnace from Hoe & Co listed at £42.15.0 while a 6-roll "Hoe" press is listed at £24,600.0.0); 3) Handwritten piece of ruled paper titled "Newcastle Sale, analysis of proceeds" and dated 26th October 1933; 4) Handwritten piece of paper titled "breed installation" with various figures showing depreciation, additions, sales and a balance. It would seem this particular copy of this catalogue belonged to somebody associated with Northcliffe newspapers, their liquidator or the auctioneers. The catalogue itself lists 1000 items and has 7 b&w illustrations at the beginning. The purchaser's names written in the catalogue and the accompanying "analysis of proceeds" are written by location - thus Derby, Leicester, Hull, Bristol and Lincoln. Fascinating item. Covers soiled and slightly rubbed. Corners bumped. Bookplate of Lawrence Wallis.