Page from a POW sketchbook of Japanese camps, £1650 at Halls.

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This rare album was produced at great personal risk by 2nd Lt Arkless Lockey, Royal Engineers, given that prisoners were forbidden from creating any documentation and subject to severe punishment if found.

He was held in the Prisoner of War camps Changi in Singapore, Heito in Taiwan and Tokyo Branch 2 and Zentsuji in Japan, c.1942-45.

He produced 33 detailed sketches, some covering two pages, plus 11 separate loose pictures, including portraits of other prisoners, housed in an album measuring 8 x 6in (20.5 x 15cm).

The timed auction took place at Halls (24% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury and ended on February 20.