Monday, 29 March 2010

Sold - A 19th Century Grant of Arms

On the 26th March with six bidders competing for ownership the eBay hammer was knocked down at £385.00 (plus £10 UK postage) on a grant of arms to Reginald Benett Graves Knyfton of Uphill castle in Somerset.  Described by the vendor as a "grant of a coat of arms document with 4 hand painted coats of arms along the top, dated 1895 and awarded to Reginald Benett Graves Knyfton of Uphill castle in Somerset, complete with the two gilt metal cased red wax seals attached to the lower edge by blue ribbons, comes in its original red leather covered wood case with gold crowned V.R. cyphers and sliding brass catches, excellent condition ".

Benett Graves Knyfton of Uphill castle in Somerset

Reginald Benett Graves Knyfton

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