MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & RECORDINGS SALE RESULTS

Our 10th July Musical Instruments & Recordings auction achieved fantastic results!

The highest selling lot was a beautiful Blüthner VIII rosewood cased Aliquot Boudoir grand piano which provided a sensational soundtrack throughout viewing! Consigned from a private vendor in Penrith, it sold for £3,000!

We had a single owner collection of vintage jukeboxes consigned for this sale as restoration projects. An AMI 1-200 jukebox, model no. JCH 100 sold to the room for £1,800! A rare piano model of a 1950s Seeburg Selectomatic jukebox model no. HF100R-0 sold to the internet for £1,000! An AMI jukebox model no. 500, with a rare Commonwealth of Kentucky Amusement Machine License No. 14227 Expires June 30 1960 sold to an internet bidder at £500. A striking Rock-Ola jukebox model no. 430 on a chromed stand sold for £420. A Bal-Ami 1955 High Fidelity Multi-Horn jukebox sold for £400 to the internet. Another Bal-Ami did well, this one a Junior jukebox at £300!

A Cammeyer Vibrante Royal banjo no. 5511 270 with mother of pearl inlaid fret sold to the internet for £220! An antique Victoria wooden flute and case sold for £140! A 19th Century G Jones 24 Concertina with a mahogany case sold for £140. A Yamaha APX4 12 string Electro acoustic guitar sold for £140.

A Pedaltrain Metro and various pedals exceeded expectations at £110! A Fender Chorus guitar amp sold to the internet for £100!

As always our Interiors & Clearance auction followed the specialist section and provided many highlights.

Gold is still doing well. A 9ct gold bracelet with a heart shaped padlock clasp and swastika charm sold for £160. A large quantity of costume jewellery and cigarette lighters etc sold to the internet for £110!

Most valuable amongst the camera lenses, 2 Leitz lenses and a Canon lens had an internet bidder in the Netherlands competing against a phone bidder in Singapore. Singapore snapped it up at £550!

A 19th Century papier mache casket of medieval design together with a Georgian mahogany tea caddy sold for £220! An 18th Century oak bible box dated 1763 racked up room bids, selling at £150!

A 1872 East, South and North Fells Shepherds Guide, published W. Ward, Barnard Castle sold for £170 to the internet! Among the milk churns, a Lunehead creamery Kirkby Stephen liner stirred up room competition at £260!

Among the ceramics, two Whitefriars vases did well. A tangerine Drunken Bricklayer vase by Geoffrey Baxter sold to the internet at £160. An indigo hoop vase also by Baxter sold for £120.

Most popular among the rugs, a large pair of signed Kashan pictorial examples sold to an internet bidder for £1,200!

Most valuable among the furniture, a Victorian brass bound campaign chest consigned from a house clearance attracted plenty of interest. It sold to a telephone bidder at £900!

Tables were also popular. From a house clearance, a 19th Century oak refectory table with planked top and cleated ends sold to a commission bidder for £500! A French oak serving table with label to underside ‘Garde-Meuble Maple’ sold for £500!

From a deceased estate, an 18th Century oak circular occasional table sold for £150!

We had a collection of eight lots of Windsor chairs consigned to us from a vendor in Lazonby, all of which did well. They sold to the same room bidder for a collective £2,630!

A late Victorian inlaid mahogany chaise longue sold to the internet for £150!

Following on from the success of our Garden section in our last sale, a Mountfield ride-on lawn mower Hydro 1436H sold to the internet for £440! A 6.5HP generator sold for £140! A wooden garden bridge sold to the internet for £130!

A Waring & Gillows cabinet created plenty of fierce room competition, finally selling for £420!

An 18th Century oak dresser with a rack sold for £400 to a commission bidder.

Chest of drawers fetched healthy prices. A 19th Century oak miniature example with replaced handles did well with the room at £160. A George III mahogany chest of drawers sold to the internet for £150.

Our next auction is 24th July Cumbria & The Lakes, Interiors & Clearance. We’ll be accepting entries 15-17th July.

We hope to see you for the sale!

GARDEN & STATUARY SALE RESULTS

Our 26th June Garden & Statuary auction did well, with quite a few lots soaring past their estimates!

The highest selling lot was a set of nine Regency rosewood dining chairs. Sourced from a vendor in Bowness, they sold to an internet bidder in Portugal for £600!

 

We had a range of garden and statuary items in, some sourced from house clearances across the county! Most valuable among the garden section, two Keswick slate gate stoops did well. Collectively, they sold for £700! Sourced from a house clearance in Grange, a white-painted aluminium garden suite sold to the internet for £260.

Most valuable among the benches, a Charles Wicksteed & Co, Kettering bench at £200. A green painted garden bench wasn’t far behind at £180. A white painted garden bench with some damage sold to the room at £100.

Containers also did well. A pair of terracotta rhubarb forcers sold to the room for £100. A galvanised aviary sold to the room for £90.

A Victorian green painted wood garden gate was popular with the room at £170. Four French metal garden chairs with some rust created plenty of competition between the room and online, an internet bid winning out at £150! A sun dial on a column base received plenty of pre-sale interest, selling to the internet at £150! A concrete urn on a plinth did well at £140 to the internet.
A concrete figure of Venus was snapped up by the internet at £120! A weather vane was popular with the room at £110.

A vintage bracken cutting machine with original ministry receipt dated 1952 sold to the internet for £100.

Most valuable among the jewellery, a 1ct diamond pendant sold to a telephone bidder for £500!

Miscellaneous items also did well. A Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy ‘Flying Lady’ car hood mascot sold to the internet for £150. A Marvel figure collection with information magazines proved popular at £400! A 19th Century wax head doll, cased with a mourning brooch sold to the room for £160. A Hardy’s ‘Perfect’ fishing reel with a section missing to the frame sold to a bidder in Italy for £100! A John Skeaping RA mixed media of a Spanish Horseman sold to the room for £180! A Land Rover duel suspension mountain bike was popular with the room at £140!

Following on from our recent success with clocks, a late 19th Century French Boulle work tortoiseshell mantle clock with some loss sold to the internet for £340.

Other furniture did well. A continental gilt wood mirror with its original glass sold to the room for £180. A modern oak sideboard did well at £150 to the room. A Victorian mahogany chest of drawers sold to the internet for £180! A pine 2/3 chest of drawers with gallery sold to the internet for £110.  A modern oak sideboard sold to the internet for £110.

Our next auction is 10th July Musical Instruments, Recordings, Interiors & Clearance. We’re accepting entries 1st – 3rd July. For free valuation and sales advice, please contact us on 01768 890 781 or info@pfkauctions.co.uk

We hope to see you for our next sale!

SUMMER LIVING & FINE DINING SALE RESULTS

Our latest #curatedbypfk auction Summer Living & Fine Dining on 19th June achieved incredible results, proving once again that PFK is the place to sell!

The highest selling lot in this sale was a superb early 20th Century amethyst and diamond brooch. Dating from the Russian Romanov period, marked in 56 zolotnik (approx. 14ct) gold mount, the oval facet amethyst approx. 25ct caught everyone’s attention. Originally retailed by Duralsby & Co in St Petersburg, thought to have been gifted to the vendor’s family by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, following assistance given during the Blitz. It sold to the internet for £4,100!

Two Ann Macbeth pieces performed extremely well in this auction. An associate of Rennie Mackintosh, Ann was famous for her work in the Glasgow School of Art, as well as her part in the Suffragette movement. Moving to Patterdale in 1920, she continued to produce textile and ceramic art until her death in 1948. The two items in our sale were consigned by the descendants of Sarah Albright of Deepdale who knew Ann Macbeth. A watercolour and gouache, a portrait in the Art Nouveau style of a young lady on a river bank, signed in pencil and dated 1912, inscribed ‘To Jean’ proved popular with every platform, the internet sweeping aside the competition at £3,300!

A painted Oriental celadon pottery dish, decorated with floral spray and signed to the reverse ‘AMcB’ was snapped up by the same buyer for £750!

Two 19th Century school oil paintings of game studies sold to the internet for £320!

Among the tableware, a Victorian 93-piece table canteen by Martin Hall & Co with steel blades and monogrammed ivorine handles proved popular with a phone bidder at £320! A large quantity of Paragon Rockingham pattern dinner wares was snapped up by the internet at £220!

From a vendor in Bowness, an early 19th Century figured mahogany cased longcase clock with an eight-day movement by John Smith of Chester did well at £1,800 to the internet!

Most valuable among the furniture was consigned from a vendor in Grasmere. A French gilt metal mounted mahogany breakfront vitrine with a marble slab to top and two fitted shelves proved popular with the internet at £2,100!

The centre-piece of our room display consigned from a local farm clearance, the Victorian pollard oak and ebonised extending dining table didn’t disappoint with a telephone bidder at £1,500!

Sourced from the same clearance, a rosewood tub shaped armchair with palmette relief carved ornament sold to the room at £600!

A 18th Century mahogany mule chest with its original key sold for £420!

An Edwardian inlaid mahogany bowfront display cabinet of Art Nouveau design consigned by a Carlisle vendor sold for £400 to a telephone bidder.

Windsor armchairs continue to do well at our saleroom! An early 19th Century example sold to the internet at £320 and will be enjoying a new life in the Lincolnshire chair museum!

Our next auction is 26th June Garden & Statuary, Interiors and Clearance. If you’d like to consign anything to us for our next #curatedbypfk sale How Bizarre How Bizarre on 14th August or one of our general auctions, please contact us on 1768 890 781 or info@pfkauctions.co.uk for a valuation.

We hope to see you for the sale!

CERAMICS AND GLASS, INTERIORS & CLEARANCE SALE RESULTS

Our 12th June Ceramics and Glass, Interiors & Clearance auction performed well!

The highest selling lot was an elegant pair of 18ct diamond solitaire earrings totalling 1.68cts worth of diamonds. Sourced from a private vendor, the earrings sold to the room at £900!

From a vendor in Culgaith, a pair of gilt plaster table lamps of Art Deco design sold to the internet for £220!

Sourced from a vendor in Tirril, a French l’Epee brass repeating carriage clock had plenty of bids, selling to the internet for £220!

Violins and their related items are a permanent favourite with our buyers at PFK! A quantity of violin bows and parts sold to the internet at £280!

Most valuable among the Militaria in for this sale, three German WWII badges including an iron cross sold for £190 to the internet! A 3rd Reich Officer’s sword, marked WMW Waffen, Mak Weysberg sold for £170 to the internet! A box of gents vintage watches and two army photos sold to the internet for £110! Two German WWI bullet pouches were popular with the room at £110. The most wanted lot on the-saleroom.com, a WWI bayonet didn’t disappoint at £110! A Maasai warrior’s steel Errap (arm band) sold for £180 to a bidder in Germany.

Air rifles did well in this sale. One with a S410 Nikko stirling 6-24-30 scope and other accessories sold to the internet for £350. An Air Arms S200 air rifle with a Tasco mil dot scope, moderator etc sold to the same buyer for £300.

A Perivale Sewing Silk advertising chest including threads fetched a healthy £220!

Paintings didn’t disappoint. An oil on canvas, ‘The Cattle Drive’ sold to a commission bidder for £200! Simon Bull prints are still a favourite in our saleroom! A colour print ‘Meditation’ sold for £150. A G.H. Pooley watercolour ‘Pike and Sickle’ sold to the internet for £130!

Bedroom furniture was popular in this sale! Most valuable, an Art Deco walnut bedroom suite from a deceased estate sold to the internet for £360! Consigned from a local house clearance, a Victorian figured walnut and ebonised dressing table did well at £240 to a commission bidder. The internet snapped up a striking Victorian pitch pine triple wardrobe of Aesthetic Design at £240! A Victorian figured walnut and ebonised three-door wardrobe sold for £220.

Most popular among the sofas, a Chesterfield with an unusual zig-zag patterned upholstery sold to the room for £240! A pair of Howard style chairs in floral upholstery also did well at £170!

Miscellaneous furniture did well. Popular with the room, an Italian marquetry topped desk sold for £150. An oak 4-tier stacking bookcase in the style of Globe Wernicke sold for £150. Six exterior copper lanterns and stands received plenty of pre-sale interest and commission bids. The internet snapped it up at £150! Most popular among the safes, a 19th Century Thomas Altham safe sold to the room for £120. A 5-piece wrought iron fire set did well at £130.

George III pieces are doing well. A mahogany chest of drawers with gallery sold to an internet bidder for £110. At the same level, a pine 2/3 chest sold to the room.

Our next sale is the #curatedbypfk Summer Living & Fine Dining auction on 19th June, followed by our Garden & Statuary, Interiors & Clearance auction on 26th June. Entries are invited for the Garden sale 17th-18th June.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

ART & DESIGN SALE RESULTS

Our 29th May Art & Design, Interiors & Clearance auction fetched healthy prices, with surprises across the board!

The highest selling lot was a Victorian three seat settee in green button upholstery, the legs with RW Winfield patent casters. Consigned from a house clearance in Windermere, it received plenty of pre-sale interest and competitive bidding. A telephone bidder snapped it up at £700!

Most valuable amongst the Art & Design section, two Elizabeth Blackadder limited edition framed prints, together with a book of her works did well. Sold on behalf of Eden Animal Rescue, the room pipped it at £550!

From a Dalston vendor, three pen and watercolour Hare Coursing prints by Robinson Wilson and an associated silver Hare Coursing Medal inscribed ‘The Biggar Coursing Club’ sold to a phone bidder at £400!

Oil paintings did well. A surrealist oil painting signed and dated by Probo depicting a reading green-skinned girl, the sky with flying books sold to the internet for £340. An Edwardian School oil painting of a female figure, possibly Ophelia on a river bank, indistinctly signed and dated 1906, sold for £260 to a room bidder!

An Audrey Johnson oil painting of a still life, dated 1971, sold for £240. A Bernard Benedict Hemy (1845-1913) oil painting St Mary’s Island sold to the internet for £220! An oil on canvas – R Woodley Brown 1857 sold for £150!

A painted silk and needlework tapestry of a royal child sold for £220 to the room.

Of local interest, an Alan R. Thompson acrylic depicting The Monument, St Andrew’s Churchyard, Penrith swooped past its estimate at £280 to a room bidder!

A Tracey Levine acrylic titled ‘Dales 1’ sold for £110.

Three John Buckland prints (including Artist’s Proof) sold for £200!

Most valuable among the silver, a two-handled tray, Sheffield 1935 by Stower and Wragg, weighing a hefty 1444grams sold for £400 to a commission bidder!

A large quantity of silver jewellery sold to the room at £130.

An 18ct gold, diamond and opal ring sold to the room for £340. A Masonic medal sold for £190 to the internet! We had four lots of gold sovereigns in, three Edward VII and one George V, selling collectively for £460! An Italian bi-colour gold bracelet and necklace stamped 585 sold for £180.

Fishing reels did well. A Hardy’s ‘Perfect’ fishing reel, ironically with some damage, sold to an online bidder for £260. A large fishing reel inscribed H Mogie Liverpool sold for £120.

Several items remain firm favourites with our buyers. Following on from our previous success with patchwork quilts, an antique example sold for £220! A full-size Wolff Bros violin, dated 1886 and labelled sold for £180. Three knitting sticks sold for £110!

Consigned from a Penrith vendor, 3 Military band uniforms sold to the internet for £130.

Most valuable amongst the ceramics, a Royal Worcester Miniature Cup & Saucer Sedgley and W.J. Baghall Cup and Saucer by W. Hale sold for £130.

A Budweiser Clydesdale horses advertising model sold to the internet for £110!

Furniture is fetching healthy prices! Consigned from a house clearance, a Victorian pine kitchen table with some damage, sold to an internet bidder at £500!

A 19th Century ‘Irish’ ebonised and gilt oval mirror with paste ‘crystals’ had two telephone bidders competing, with one winning out at £340!

A gigantic emperor bed sold to an online bidder for £260.

A George III mahogany chest of drawers with ogee bracket feet sold for £220 to the room.

Receiving plenty of pre-sale interest, a Victorian figured mahogany green topped desk sold for £220 to an internet bidder. A similar desk from the Edwardian period sold to the internet for £130.

A leather sofa sold to the room for £160.

Our next auction is on 12th June Ceramics & Glass, Interiors and Clearance. Entries are accepted 3rd-5th June.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

VINTAGE TOYS, COLLECTABLES, INTERIORS & CLEARANCE SALE RESULTS

Our 15th May Vintage Collectables & Toys auction performed extremely well, with many toy lots exceeding their estimates, in our largest toy sale to date at over 300 lots!

The market seems especially strong for 1970’s and 1980’s toys, especially dolls.

The most valuable lot was consigned from a vendor in Penrith. A box of vintage dolls including Barbie, Sindy, Daisy, Jane and Pippa and their retro clothes shot up on the internet at £650!

It wasn’t the only sleeper in the dolls section. Three Sasha dolls, Sasha, Gregor, Baby Gregor and two others also received plenty of competitive internet bids. Sasha dolls were produced in Germany and in the UK in the late 1960s, designed by Sasha Morgenthaler, a Swiss artist and dollmaker. Consigned from a Kirkby Stephen vendor, they sold for £650!

A case of dolls, dolls clothing and accessories brought in from a Penrith vendor also did well, selling to the internet at £480!

Four boxes of Action Force Toys brought in by a private vendor in Kirkby Stephen sold to the internet for £320!

A Palitoy Action Man ‘Action Pilot’ soared past his estimate at £130!

Various unboxed Sindy dolls including Ken and Barbie sold to the internet for £110! A box of dolls and clothes sold to the internet for £95.

Model boats did well. A Bowman Model Speedboat ‘The Snipe’ made in England by Hobbies/Bowman Models in Norfolk sold to a telephone bidder for £260! A model fishing boat on a stand sold for £120.

A PlayStation 1 with accessories and sixty-two games received a flurry of internet bids, one winning out at £170!

A box of assorted toy cars sold to the internet for £95. A boxed Dinky 504 Foden 14-ton wagon ‘Mobil Gas’ sold for £90.

If you have any toys or collectables you want to sell with us, please give us a call on 01768 890 781 or email info@pfkauctions.co.uk for a free valuation.

The other sections did not disappoint. Most valuable amongst the rings, a 18ct emerald and diamond 3 stone ring with a fracture to surface sold for £300.

A 9ct gold curb chain with a bloodstone swivel fob, 57g, with some clasp damage, sold to a commission bidder for £530!

The miscellaneous section had a few surprises in store for us! Four boxes of 60’s and 70’s LPs did well at £380 to the room. A large quantity of mixed plated ware sold for £200 to a commission bidder. A silver coin collection celebrating the Queen’s 80th Birthday sold for £130! An ivory chess set in a mahogany box sold for £130.

An oak letter box and another did well at £130 to the internet. From a deceased estate, an antique cased taxidermy group of 3 kingfishers sold for £130! A similar display of magpies sold for £100.

Two pairs of stunning Art Deco wall lights sold for £95.

Ceramics are still performing well. Consigned from a deceased estate, a Yixing Teapot with plenty of pre-sale interest sold to the internet for £280. From the same vendor, a Brown & Poulson’s ‘Paisley Flour’ pie dish and kitchen china sold for £240 to the internet!

A Royal Worcester porcelain ‘sheep’ potpourri, painted by James Allen sold for £300 to the internet.

Two railway colour prints did well. A LMS railway colour print depicting Southport Bandstand by S. Lamorna-Birch and a print of Durham Castle and Cathedral by Syndey Lee sold collectively for £280.

Most popular among the rugs, a Persian rug sold for £170.

Furniture is fetching healthy prices! Consigned from a vendor in Keswick, a pine bench pew sold to the room for £300!

Storage items are still proving popular. A George IV Mahogany bowfront chest of drawers sold for £170 to the internet. Consigned from a vendor in Brampton, a G Plan Fresco sideboard sold to a commission bidder at £200. Following on from previous sales, a Haberdashery unit did well at £200. An oak two drawer side table did well at £230.

We had several lots of industrial lights in this sale, all of which attracted plenty of interest. They sold collectively for £610!

Trailers also did well. A twin axle 9ft by 5ft trailer with a spare wheel sold to a commission bid at £300! A CTC 70 x 38 car trailer sold for £320.

A pair of floral print upholstered armchairs sold to the room for £140!

Loungers are enjoying popularity in our saleroom! Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, an Edwardian Caneworld Sun Lounger attracted plenty of internet interest, selling for £140! Two teak lounger chairs sold for £110!

A triangle chair frame sold for £130.

A 1950s steel desk sold to the internet for £110!

Our next auction is 29th May Art & Design, Interiors & Clearance. Entries are accepted for this auction 20-22nd May, and please be aware that we’ll be closed on 27th May as it’s a bank holiday.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

VINTAGE & COLLECTABLE TOYS CAROUSEL SALE RESULTS

Our 15th May Vintage Collectables & Toys auction performed extremely well, with many toy lots exceeding their estimates, in our largest toy sale to date at over 300 lots!

The market seems especially strong for 1970’s and 1980’s toys, especially dolls.

The most valuable lot was consigned from a vendor in Penrith. A box of vintage dolls including Barbie, Sindy, Daisy, Jane and Pippa and their retro clothes shot up on the internet at £650!

It wasn’t the only sleeper in the dolls section. Three Sasha dolls, Sasha, Gregor, Baby Gregor and two others also received plenty of competitive internet bids. Sasha dolls were produced in Germany and in the UK in the late 1960s, designed by Sasha Morgenthaler, a Swiss artist and dollmaker. Consigned from a Kirkby Stephen vendor, they sold for £650!

A case of dolls, dolls clothing and accessories brought in from a Penrith vendor also did well, selling to the internet at £480!

Four boxes of Action Force Toys brought in by a private vendor in Kirkby Stephen sold to the internet for £320!

A Palitoy Action Man ‘Action Pilot’ soared past his estimate at £130!

Various unboxed Sindy dolls including Ken and Barbie sold to the internet for £110! A box of dolls and clothes sold to the internet for £95.

Model boats did well. A Bowman Model Speedboat ‘The Snipe’ made in England by Hobbies/Bowman Models in Norfolk sold to a telephone bidder for £260! A model fishing boat on a stand sold for £120.

A PlayStation 1 with accessories and sixty-two games received a flurry of internet bids, one winning out at £170!

A box of assorted toy cars sold to the internet for £95. A boxed Dinky 504 Foden 14 ton wagon ‘Mobil Gas’ sold for £90.

If you have any toys or collectables you want to sell with us, please give us a call on 01768 890 781 or email info@pfkauctions.co.uk for a free valuation.

WINES & SPIRITS SALE RESULTS

Our Wines, Spirits, Interiors & Clearance auction performed well, with items exceeding their estimates across the board!

The highest selling lot was a Cartier 18ct white gold ‘Love’ bangle, set with six diamonds each approx. 0.10, with its screwdriver and presentation box. A telephone bidder and two internet bidders competed for the lot, the internet seeing off the rest at £3,400!

Most valuable among the selection of whisky, a 75cl bottles of Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey bottled in 1985, no. 8337 did well. Consigned from a vendor in Grange, the production was strictly limited. With plenty of pre-sale interest, it sold to the internet for £1,100!

Whisky did well all round! Sourced from a private vendor in Shropshire, a litre bottle of Bowmore Islay Scotch single malt 12-year-old whisky in its gift box did well at £280. A 70cl decanter Glenfiddich ‘Ancient Reserve’ 18-year-old single malt sold for £120. A Justerini & Brooks ‘Knockando’ single malt scotch sold to the internet for £80.

Wine also sold strongly! A bottle of Chateau Lafite Pauillac 1953 sold for £260. Three bottles of Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar dated 1967 did well at £240. Two bottles from the same year sold collectively for £200. A bottle of Don Pascual Vino Tinto Viejo 1988 and four old bottles of Rioja sold for £90 to the room.

Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, a Mercier Roger et Cie Grande Champagne Brandy dated 1875 had the internet’s interest at £420!

Gold is still a firm favourite! A 9ct gold wristwatch in its case sold to the internet for £110. A Cartier style bangle marked 750 also caught the internet’s eye at £320!

Following on from our previous sales, mixed lots of jewellery are doing well. From a house clearance, two mirrored jewellery boxes and costume jewellery sold for £85.

A modern planished silver bowl, Sheffield 2001, sold for £85.

Rare books are doing well in our saleroom! Consigned from a local vendor, ‘The Seaman’s Daily Assistant’ by Thomas Haselden, published in Dublin 1774, sold to a commission bidder for £1,100!

A sleeper in our paintings section did well. A John Piper Ltd Edition Print 81 of 100, together with an amateur watercolour and print received plenty of pre-sale internet bids. Born in 1903, he was known for his abstract art and his work as an official war artist in WWII, recording the effects of the blitz on Britain’s buildings. The print sold for £550 to an internet bidder!

Storage furniture was a trend in this sale. Most valuable among them, a large filing cabinet with some damage sold to the internet for £320! Consigned locally, a Staverton 1954 Moss Partners filing chest in oak sold also did well at £240. A mahogany bookshelf sourced from a local house clearance received plenty of pre-sale and commission interest. It sold to an internet bidder for £180!

A reproduction captain’s chair had two determined room bidders battling it out, one landing the final bid at £150!

Our next auction is Vintage & Collectable Toys on 15th May. Entries for this sale are accepted 3rd, 7th and 8th May as we’re closed on the bank holiday.

We hope to see you then!

CURATED BY PFK AUCTION RESULTS

Our 24th April Curated Auction did well, with quite a few lots exceeding expectations!

The most wanted lot pre-sale didn’t disappoint, consigned from an Essex vendor on holiday in the lakes! An Edward Hersey (b. 1948) oil painting depicting a Farmyard scene with chicken, signed, in gilt swept frame had two telephone bidders and a commission bid competing! One of the telephone bidders won at £1,250!

Most valuable among the furniture, A William IV mahogany circular Rent/Library table consigned from a Cumbrian stately home, also received plenty of telephone and commission interest. Fitted with four real and four dummy drawers, one real drawer fitted with writing slope, it featured leaf capped bulbous column and platform base with paw feet. The telephone bidder won out at £1,000!

The collection of Royal Worcester performed well, all consigned by a retiring collector. A Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Stork’ vase painted by Walter Powell, with a green printed mark and date code for 1913, was snapped up by a commission bidder at £900! A ‘Highland Cattle’ vase painted by Harry Stinton with a green printed mark and date code for 1908 sold for £440.

Six pieces of Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Fruit’ miniatures did well, collectively selling for £525!

Most valuable among the selection of silver pin cushions, an extremely rare Edward VII ‘Recumbent Camel’ pin cushion by Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1903 sold for £800! A rare Edward VII silver and mother of pearl ‘Donkey & Cart’ pin cushion and basket by Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1909 sold to a telephone bidder for £420! The ‘Golden Pheasant’ pin cushion by Sampson Mordan & Co, Chester 1905 sold for £340! A ‘Hedgehog’ pin cushion by Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1904 sold for £190.

Several modern silver miniature tea sets did well. A George VI four-piece tea and coffee service with tray by Barker Brothers, Birmingham 1950/51 sold for £100 to the internet. Two Elizabeth II silver miniature sets did well collectively at £195.

Other examples of silver did well. A Victorian vinaigrette by Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1854 sold for £180. A George III silver pounce pot by William Bell, London 1816, sold for £150!

Sourced from a vendor in Dalston, a Balinese carved and painted wooden figure of Garuda and Wisnu did well at £280 to the internet!

Most valuable among the jewellery, a 18ct gold and platinum mounted diamond solitaire ring, approx. 0.3ct sold for £170 to the internet!

A A.W. Rich (1856-1921) ‘On The Canal’, Rickmansworth, signed with label verso sold for £80.

This sale also featured a large collection of framed early 19th Century Lakeland sketches and poems. Consigned by a South Lakes vendor who had originally purchased them from an auction in Penrith in 1980, most popular among the collection was ‘By Grasmire’, together with contemporaneous ink verse titled St John’s Vale and framed as one sold for £80 to the internet.

Our next auction is 1st May, featuring Wines & Spirits, Interiors & Clearance.

The next auction we’re accepting entries for is 15th May, featuring Vintage Toys, Collectables, Interiors & Clearance. You can bring your items to us on Friday 3rd May, Tuesday 7th May and Wednesday 8th May.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

BORDER FINE ARTS & BESWICK SALE RESULTS

Our 17th April auction featuring Border Fine Arts & Beswick performed well, with healthy prices and surprises across the board!

The highest selling lot surprised us all. Sourced from a house clearance in Maryport, a very large collection of CDs in six racks sold to the internet for £500!

Most valuable among the themed section, a Border Fine Arts Champion Mare & Foal captured the internet’s interest at £150. Consigned from a vendor in Penrith, a BFA Fox Hound L22 sold for £120! The Vanna, no. B0952 sold for £120. An Aberdeen Angus Bull B0773 sold for £130.

A Beswick Huntsman group consisting of a Huntsman, 4 hounds and a fox did well at £140 to the internet. Consigned from a local vendor, a Beswick Indian Chief performed well at £130. A Friesian Family and an extra bull did well at £120.

Violins are as popular as ever in our saleroom! a Hawkes & Son Professor violin sold to the internet for £440! A Stradivarius copy violin by A.A. Schlott (Saxony 1910) together with The ‘Molda’ case No.2 By Hawkes & Son performed well. Retailed by J Moffat Music Warehouse, Penrith, it sold for the same buyer for £380!

In the jewellery section, a vintage Smith & Son wristwatch exceeded expectations at £240! A Garrard 9ct gold presentation watch had the internet’s interest at £130! An Eterna-matic gents wristwatch sold to the internet for £110! Fragments of a yellow metal chain sold for £190 to the internet! Two 22ct wedding bands sold for £140. A 9ct gold wedding band and 2 signet rings with some damage sold for £120. A silver muffin dish and cover sold for £180.

Miscellaneous items had a few surprises in store! Various Staffordshire pottery groups shot past expectations at £180 to a commission bidder! 4 boxes of fixing tools sold for £130 to the room. A Scott Bicycle with Rohloff Hubb – sold for spares – shot past expectations at £110! From a house clearance in Grange, a volume of The Military History [DuBosc] Claude, sold to the internet for £170! Fables of Aesop [L’Estrange, Roger] dated 1692 sold for £150!

Most sought after in the paintings section, an Alex Fraser RSA oil on canvas did well. Bought from Sotheby’s London in the 1980s, it sold for £400 to the internet!

A Bakhtiari rug sold to the room at £170. A Caucasian runner sold for £110.

Most popular among the furniture, a Victorian walnut mirror-back credenza sold to the internet for £360. Not far behind, an eye-catching burr walnut dining room suite sold to the internet for £340.

Sourced from a vendor in Keswick, a mahogany press cupboard did well at £280 to the internet. A 19th Century fruitwood & elm chest with some wear sold for £200.

An unusual large pitch pine country house stick stand sold to the internet for £190! At the same level, a 19th Century monk’s seat sold to the internet for £190.

White goods performed well. Consigned from a house clearance, a Miele washing machine and dryer sold collectively for £380!

A row of wooden theatre/church seats captured the internet’s interest at £160! A Victorian mahogany chest did well at £110. Pine is as popular as ever in our saleroom! A pine dining table and 4 high back tartan print chairs sold for £100.

Our next auction is our 15th May auction featuring Vintage Toys, Collectables, Interiors & Clearance. Entries are accepted 3rd, 7th and 8th May as we’re closed on the Bank Holiday Monday.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

SPORTING, TAXIDERMY & NATURAL HISTORY SALE RESULTS

Our Sporting, Taxidermy, Natural History, Interiors & Clearance auction achieved fantastic results, with the themed section grossing £19,000! Always popular in our saleroom, this was our best sporting sale to date, the next scheduled for September!

We had a great selection of taxidermy in the auction, consigned from a retired taxidermist in County Durham, who had chosen to sell with us due to our sale results and professionalism. The highest selling lot featured in this collection, a Victorian taxidermy Osprey in a glazed pine case attracted plenty of interest. All of the bidding platforms competed for this lot, with a room bidder successful at £2,000!

A stag’s head with 12-point antlers, mounted on an oak shield caught the internet’s interest at £900!

Birds were the most attractive to the bidders. A Victorian Common Buzzard did well at £750! An antique snowy owl had plenty of phone bids, though the internet snapped it up at 480! Three cased snow buntings sold to a phone bidder at £360. Two cased spotted snipes also sold for £360. A black swan sold to the internet at £260!

Fish were also a prized subject. A mounted pike head sold to the internet for £700! A salmon by P.D Malloch from Perth sold for £440 to a commission bidder!

A mounted hare’s head, with a plaque for Newcastle & District Beagles 1932 sold to a bidder in New York for £380!

A stag head with some damage sold for £110.

A wildebeest hide did well at £110.

We had four Wilk caricatures in this sale. Consigned from a vendor in Penruddock, a John ‘Willk’ Wilkinson caricature titled ‘Drink’ sold for £200. From the same vendor, ‘Hest A Hod?’ Wilk caricature sold for £170. The others sold for a collective £290!

Three oval glass domes did well at £170. Two round glass domes sold for £110.

One of the most wanted lots pre-sale, an Eley Kynoch metal shotgun cartridge double-sided advertising sign sold for £500!

Following our recent RFD (Registered Firearms Dealer) certification, firearms did well with plenty of entries from across the county. A Laurona 12g over and under shotgun sold to the room at £200! A Webley Raider two shot PCP air rifle sold for £120. Two other air rifles did well. A BSA.177 sold to the room for £95. A BSA .22 sold to the internet for £70. A Cannon 16 bore shotgun 33822 sold for £95.

Watches fetched healthy prices. Consigned from a vendor in Lancashire, a ladies Rolex oyster watch sold to the room for £1,400! Omegas are still doing well! A Constellation Omega with date function sold for £240 to the internet. A Gents TW steel 703 chronograph watch sold for £110.

A pair of gold coloured metal pearl stud earrings and a quantity of costume jewellery sold to the internet for £100.

The miscellaneous section had quite a few surprises. A Drew & Sons of Piccadilly picnic basket set, similar to one in Windermere’s Jetty Museum sold for £440!

A German bayonet, together with a dagger and fighting knife sold for £170 to the internet! A Indonesian or Burmese sword attracted plenty of pre-sale interest, selling to the internet at £130!

Following on from our previous sales, two antiques Chinese watercolours on rice paper did well. The floral studies sold to a bidder in China for £340! From a vendor in Hawkshead, a watercolour of Milldown Bay by John Nesbitt sold for £120. Samplers are ever popular. A George III needlework sampler by Alice Whiteside, dated 19th January 1807 sold for £160, despite slight damage.

A pair of tartan curtains by Hunters of Brora sold to a phone bidder for £120.

Violins and their related items always do well in our saleroom! A silver mounted full size violin bow, branded Baush, sold for £150. Whilst from the same vendor, a selection of violins and parts made a combined £80!

A Tifosi bike together with a Frontiera bike sold for £100 to the internet.

Most valuable amongst the furniture, six Arts & Crafts chairs and 2 stools with leather straps consigned from a local house clearance sold to the room at £750!

Chairs in particular did well. Consigned from a local vendor, a brown hide club chair sold for £200. A large Chesterfield four-seater settee with Egyptian design sold to the internet for £140! Consigned from a vendor in Appleby, a cast iron bench sold for £240. A conservatory suite sold for £100 to the room.

From a vendor in Dalston, a sleigh double bed sold to the internet for £360.

A Georgian 2 drawer console table sold for £110 to the internet.

Our next auction is Border Fine Arts & Beswick, Interiors & Clearance on 17th April. Entries are accepted 8-10th April.

Our next curated auction is 24th April: The Outsiders: Celebrating Society’s Margins. If you are interested in consigning to this auction, please contact the office on 01768 890 781 or info@pfkauctions.co.uk

We hope to see you for our next sale!

 

MILITARIA SALE RESULTS

Our Militaria, Interiors & Clearance auction did well, with quite a few lots performing above their estimates!

The highest selling lot was a Suzuki AN400K2 Burgman Scooter at £480 to the room.

Most valuable among the Militaria, a Japanese NCO Katana did well with the internet at £340! Consigned from Hospice at Home, three sets of WWII medals sold to an internet bidder at £200! From a vendor in Keswick, a quantity of German badges sold for £180! A brass handled sword bayonet sold to the internet at £100!

The jewellery section had multiple lots soaring past their estimates. Omegas are ever popular in our saleroom! A Constellation automatic gents wristwatch sold for £320.

A 18ct white gold diamond half hoop eternity ring sold to the room for £240. An Edwardian white metal and green stone full eternity ring sold for £130!

Most valuable amongst the bracelets, a 9ct gold and yellow metal charm bracelet sold to a commission bid at £200.

A Georgian enamel patch box shot past expectations at £150.

Heat-treated gemstones did well! Most valuable among them, a cushion cut 6.02ct sapphire sold to the internet for £140! The other eleven lots sold for a collective £975!

Four lots of mixed costume jewellery did well, selling for a collective £580!

Miscellaneous items proved popular. Consigned from a vendor in Dalston, a striking pair of London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony ‘Dove’ wings, no.64 of 75 did well with a room bidder at £280!

Collectable books are proving popular. An early 20th Century reissue of The National Sports of Great Britain by Henry Alken sold to the room for £270. Two Humphreys [H.N.] volumes sold well, British Moths and British Butterflies, collectively made £340! 13 Patrick O’Brian novels, Folio Society Editions with their slip cases sold to the room for £170! The Birds of the British Isles, series 3 sold for £120 to the room!

Two Indonesian bronze Hindu figures of Shiva and Vishnu did well, collectively selling for £320!

A K5 bandsaw proved popular with the room at £190.

A plaster pig figure soared past its estimate at £110!

The paintings section performed well in this sale. A Francis Boxall watercolour of a reclining female shot up on the internet to £300! From a house clearance in Grange, a Chinese painted silk panel of a still life did well at £240 to the room. A Chinese painted silk panel of cranes sold to the room at £140! A large rosewood frame with a damaged print of the Duke of Wellington sold for £110!

Most sought after among the furniture, a pair of teak and black metal Ladderack style bookcases sold to a telephone bidder for £260!

Consigned from a vendor in Dalston, a Philippino hardwood refectory style table sold for £250.

A highly carved and pierced Burmese 3-fold room screen captured the internet’s eye at £240.

A Chinese hardwood plant stand with marble inset attracted plenty of pre-sale interest. It didn’t disappoint at £220!

Sourced from a vendor in Kirkby Stephen, a Victorian hall stand sold to the internet for £190.

A Sycamore topped 2 drawer kitchen table with elm/ash base sold to the room for £160.

A teak sideboard proved popular with the internet at £110.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

FINE FURNITURE, RUGS & CARPETS SALE RESULTS

Our 6th March auction, specialising in Fine Furniture, Rugs & Carpets, Interiors & Clearance did well, with quite a few items soaring past their estimates!

The star of the show, an Arts & Crafts oak single bed in the manner of CFA Voysey, sourced from a house clearance in Ulverston had plenty of pre-sale interest. The bed featured a carved headboard with the motto ‘Rise When The Day Dawns, Bed When The Night Falls’. A double bed of similar design by Voysey is part of the furnishings of The Orchard, Chorleywood, Herts.  A room bidder secured it at £1,400!

Not far behind, a pair of George III silver oval two-handed sauce tureens attracted plenty of pre-sale interest. Consigned from a vendor in Grange, a telephone bidder won at £1,000!

A set of 3 1960s silver novelty frog condiments drew in plenty of bids. Designed by Richard Comyns, two telephone bidders competed against the room. The room won at £600! A silver vesta case, together with a pair of plated coasters and other mixed items sold to the room for £150.

Following on from our previous auctions, Omegas are still doing well! A gents Seamaster automatic wristwatch sold to the internet for £360! A ladies Omega De Ville 9ct gold watch and a pulsar watch sold for £180.

Gold is still doing well in our saleroom! A 9ct gold chain with bloodstone swivel fob sold for £600 to a commission bidder. A gold coloured metal muff chain with spare link sold for £180. A 9ct gold two-chain bracelet with a heart padlock sold for £180. An 18ct gold diamond cluster ring sold for £170! A 19th Century gold coloured metal carnelian seal with gold coloured metal chain sold for £140!

Numerous lots of ceramics fetched healthy prices. From a private vendor in Grange, a Beswick Huntsman on a standing horse, 8 fox hounds and 2 small foxes, with some restoration did well at £270.

Consigned from a local vendor, a large quantity of Royal Worcester Evesham pattern tea and dinner wares sold for £260. A nine-piece dinner service together with a twelve-piece tea service sold to the internet for £240! A pair of baluster table lamps of Oriental design sold for £140.

Quite a few miscellaneous lots did well! A longcase clock by A Simpson, Cockermouth, caught the internet’s eye at £400! A selection of hand bags shot past expectations at £240 to the internet!

Consigned from a private vendor in Penrith, a Treen dairy bowl and scotch hands sold for £200. A pair of Chinese bronze vases sold to the internet for £200. A book titled The Salmon Fly by George M. Kelson, signed by the author sold for £180. A Victorian oak canteen of cutlery sold at £170 to the internet.

Following on from our curated sale, the paintings section is achieving fantastic results! Most valuable among the oil paintings, an 18th/19th Century painting on wooden panel, depicting a lion in a landscape, despite some damage it sold for £700 to the internet!

Consigned from a vendor in Grange, a 19th Century Neapolitan school gouache – Isola Di Nisida sold to a room bidder at £550! An engraving after Van Dyck, depicting Petrus Breugel sold to the internet for £240! A 19th Century oil painting, depicting the ruins of Brougham castle, sold to the room for £170. An etching of a shipping scene by W.L. Wyllie sold for £150 to the internet!

A late 19th/early 20th Century French oil on mahogany panel of a reclining nude, despite some damage sold for £130!

Most valuable among the rugs, a large Hamadan runner with some damage sold to an internet bid from New York at £380! A Karabagh rug sold to the same bidder at £260.

In the furniture section, a small lambing chair consigned from a vendor in Kendal sold for £260.

From a vendor in Barrow, an oak double leg refectory table by Chapmans Siesta of Carlisle, with eight ladder back chairs sold for £220. Four gadrooned garden urns sold for £280. Sourced from a house clearance in Grange, a set of four beechwood kitchen chairs did well at £160. A pair of 19th Century painted pine pier cabinets sold for £200.

Our next auction is 20th March, Militaria by Air, Land & Sea, Interiors & Clearance. Entries are accepted 11th– 13th March.

We hope to see you for our next sale!