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!


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