Inuit Clothing and Artefacts

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Friday 01 February 2019

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

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Friday 25th January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 26th January – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 31st January – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Hexton Manor Inuit and Related Articles

We have been instructed to sell this interesting collection on behalf of the Cooper family. Major Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper was Governor of the Hudson Bay Company and was also a director of the Bank of England. This collection includes a large group of articles gifted to him by local Inuit craftspeople during his time in Hudson Bay and also the outfit worn by Sir Patrick as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1946 and by his son James Ashley Cooper who was High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1968.

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If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Vintiner or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or matthew@peacockauction.co.uk
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.

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