248 An historically important Hardy Neroda bakelite salmon fly box,
formerly the property of The Right Hon. Neville Chamberlain FRS, the tortoiseshell patterned rectangular fly box fitted seventy metal spring fly clips and lid with applied rectangular 9ct gold presentation plaque engraved “A.N.C. from G.P. & J.G.D., in deep gratitude, Sept.14th-30th 1938”, box contains a small selection of various small eyed salmon flies including two Blue Charm #3 flies contained in a folded slip printed with Prime Ministerial arms and 10 Downing St. address, along with the Neroda box are included seventeen gilt brass hook brackets and one brass picture hook used by Neville Chamberlain to hang his fishing rods in the hall of 10 Downing St., contained in a distressed contemporary envelope ink inscribed “Hooks for fishing rods at No.10 Downing St.” and with an accompanying letter from a previous owner stating the items had been gifted to Peter Kennick by Dorothy Lloyd, daughter of A.N.C. (see illustration) £500-800
** Arthur Neville Chamberlain FRS (b.18th March 1869 – d.9th Nov. 1940) held the post of British Prime Minister between 28th May 1937-10th May 1940, he is perhaps best remembered for the signing of the Munich Agreement on 30th September 1938 for which the above presentation was almost certainly made.