The Captain John Crowder Maritime Collection
Thursday, 2 - Wednesday, 8 September 2021

This sale will now be a timed online auction only closing from 6.30pm Wednesday 8th September Successful Buyer If you are a successful buyer you will be sent an invoice by email within 24 hours of the auction’s completion. Packing and courier options available at buyers risk and expense. A buyers premium applies to all auctions of 18% + GST Enquiries Anthony Gallagher 0274 713 667 • The sale features over 290 lots of all thing maritime including original art works, prints, bookplates, maps, large collection of books, Sunderland Lustre Ceramics, Collectable Curios, Scientific Instruments, Furnishings, Diorama's & Model Ships, Half Hull Models John Crowder was born in Portsmouth, UK in 1936 and has since spent a lifetime on the sea. He trained as a cadet with the NZ shipping company and became a Foreign-going Master mariner in the late 1960s. While he was self-employed as a pilot for the Port of Southampton he was licensed by Trinity House and appointed to the order of Younger Brethren, a position he has held for life. His love of anything maritime is life long and has been actively curated by his sharp eye. It was after a chance conversation on a train ride one day in 1968 that he began collecting. Buying both from auction houses and privately he has since accrued one of the largest maritime collections in New Zealand. Crowder has spent the last thirty years living above Waikawa Bay in a nautically themed house amongst this wonderful collection.

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