A 20th century set of ivory and white metal mounted bagpipes Formerly the property of Charlie Hankins B.E.M,
Lot 502Y
A 20th century set of ivory and white metal mounted bagpipes Formerly the property of Charlie Hankins B.E.M,
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,193) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 20th century set of ivory and white metal mounted bagpipes Formerly the property of Charlie Hankins B.E.M,
A 20th century set of ivory and white metal mounted bagpipes
Formerly the property of Charlie Hankins B.E.M, of ebonised wood with blue cord fabric covered gortex zipper bag, the mounts pressed with interlacing Celtic designs, together with a set of 20th century brass and ivory mounted bagpipes, the bass drone stamped 'Logan' with tartan covered gortex bag, and a composite set of 20th century ivory mounted ebonised bagpipes, the bag covered in Black Watch tartan, with gortex bag, nine pipe chanters in both wood and synthetic material, one example inscribed 'Kintail 2000', 'Sheppard', 'P. Henderson Glasgow', a practice chanter stamped 'Kintail Scotland', and one practice pipe, a wooden bagpipe box and two copies of the book 'A part of my life in a family at war', a silver plated baldric, and a boxed colortune, probably for his motorised trike, (qty).

Footnotes

  • Charles Hankins B.E.M.

    Having suffered severe injuries in 1943 in North Africa, during the Second World War, which resulted in the loss of his legs and part of his hand at only 22, Charlie Hankins was not the sort of man to give up on life. He moved into the Royal Star & Garter home in Richmond Surrey and spent a great deal of his time raising funds and awareness for disabled ex service-men and women. This included gruelling expeditions, swims, sub aquatic challenges and parachute jumps, as well as piping at various events. Over the years Mr Hankins has raised over £350,000 to help his fellow servicemen. In 1993 he was awarded the "Man of the Year: Unsung Hero" award from the Celebrities Guild of Great Britain. Mr Hankins' life story has been published and the proceeds given to various charities relating to injured ex servicemen.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note all of the bagpipes in this lot are mounted in ivorine
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