Our 21st August Books & Stamps auction achieved fantastic results, with surprises across the board!
The highest selling lot received fierce bidding competition from all platforms. Consigned from a vendor who hated it so much it was originally destined for the bin, the rare Victorian ivory nutcracker figure sold for £3,100 to a bidder in Lithuania!
Most valuable among the books, a second edition set of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens sold for £1,600!
Sourced from a private vendor in Kendal, a bible published in 1614 with later leather binding and some repaired pages sold to a room bidder for £440! Popular with the internet, five Game of Thrones volumes thought to be first edition sold for £440! A Journal of Captain Cook’s Last Voyage, New Edition, London 1785, complete with plates sold for £420!
Civic Art by Thomas Mawson together with four other Architectural books did well in the room, with his great niece buying them back at £360!
From a retired pharmacist, a Pharmacopoeia Londinensis or the London Dispensatory, 6th edition 1659 sold to the room for £240!
Sourced from a local solicitor, a quantity of Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents 1-42 and additions sold to the internet for £240! From the same vendor, a quantity of law books and two mahogany bookcases sold collectively for £694!
Three boxes of travel books and bibles sold to the room at £170!
Following on our previous success of verge pocket watches, a 18th Century silver cased example by R. Good, London sold to a room bidder for £550!
Most valuable among the silver, a 3-piece tea set marked T.P., London 1808 sold for £500. A three-piece silver cruet set and two boxes of silver-plated items sold for £280 to a commission bidder. A silver rose bowl engraved for Deane Golf club sold for £170!
Most valuable among the gold, a 22ct gold wedding band, 5.9g sold to a commission bidder at £170!
In the ceramics section, a pair of Meissen figures and a later figure from a house clearance sold to the internet for £260!
Sporting themed items were popular. A WH Dingley’s ‘Alnwick’ The Climax fishing reel and another did well at £190! An antler chandelier light fitting sold for £140 to the room! Our next sporting auction is 18th September, so watch this space for Taxidermy, Firearms, Land Rovers parts and cars!
Furniture did well. Consigned from a house clearance, a George IV figured mahogany concave and breakfront sideboard in the Gillows manner did well at £750!
A bidder in Germany snapped up a George III English oak duet music stand for £480!
Following on from our success with garden furniture, a large cast iron garden urn on a plinth sold for £320!
An oak dresser base in the Jacobean style proved popular with the internet at £190! From a house clearance, a walnut tallboy chest sold to the room for £180! A George III mahogany chest on chest with later alternations sold to the internet at £180! A Victorian walnut trumpet work table sold to the room for £140! From a house clearance, a pair of yellow button-back bedroom chairs sold for £130!
Our next auction is 4th September Militaria: By Land, Air & Sea. Please don’t forget we’re closed on the Bank Holiday Monday. We’ll be accepting entries Friday 23rd, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August.
Have a lovely extended weekend and we hope to see you for the sale!