Our 21st February Interiors auction featuring Clocks, Pocket Watches & Scientific Instruments did well, with quite a few lots exceeding their estimates.

Our highest selling lot was 283, an old cased violin which blew its £30-50 estimate away when it sold for £360! As we often find, instruments as a whole did well in this sale. Lot 277, a Fender Mexican Stratocaster M24136143, with plenty of pre-sale interest, estimated at £50-80 sold for £190! Lot 279, a Epiphone electric guitar, smashed its £30-50 estimate when it sold for £130! Lot 282, a Yamaha TRBX304 electric bass guitar with gig bag and straps, sold for £85, above its £40-60 estimate.

The scientific instruments and clocks delivered healthy prices. Lot 26, an antique Tucker Telac 5amp 250v fuse box sold for £60. Lot 32, a Vienna Birkett-Keswick wall clock sold for £130. Lot 33, a Bulle electric mantle clock on a bake-lite base, made £80. Lot 50, a C1920 Adix Company calculator in its orange case sold for £180, well above its estimated £70-100!

Ceramics and glass were a trend this time around. Lot 185, an antique Maw & Co glazed ceramic heavy plaque, estimated at £30-50, sold for £170! Lot 126, 2 Lalique butterflies, sold for £75. Lot 117, a quantity of Royal Albert Country Roses tea wares, sold for £120. Lot 90, a large quantity of Aynsley wares made £70. Lot 211, a Cranberry glass and silver plate biscuit barrel and Dartington decanter sold for £50, above its estimated £15-25. Lot 212, various boxes of Copenhagen plates, estimated at £15-25 sold for £48. Lot 265, 6 boxes of assorted bottles blew past its £5-10 estimate when it sold for £100! Lot 267, a box of cod bottles sold for £75. Lot 274, a Wedgwood 12 setting tea wares and 6 Continental butter dishes made £65, above the £15-20 estimate.

Miscellaneous items made healthy prices. Lot 138, a Samoan Pago Pago tribal club sword sold for £80. Lot 196, a spar box sold for £100. Lot 82, 5 local books including Manorial Halls, Shappe in Bygone Days etc estimated at £50-80 sold for £120! Lot 206, a box of vintage postcards, album and photographs, estimated at £15-20 sold for £95. Lot 16, 9ct gold chain, estimated at £30-50 sold for £75.

Trains and train-related items sold well. Lot 102, a quantity of Hornby triple rail locomotives smashed the £30-50 estimate when they sold for £120! Lot 103, more of the same, sold for £100! Lot 186, a BR railway lamp, sold for £65. Lot 187, a BR Midland railway lamp made £60.

Welsh blankets are still proving popular, with all 3 lots beating their estimates. Lot 285 made £90, lot 286 made £95, and lot 287 sold for £100, all above their £20-40 estimates! They weren’t the only soft goods that did well. Lot 291, a quilt estimated at £30-40 sold for £95. Lot 299, an Indian rug made £110, well above its £20-30 estimate. Lot 300, 2 Turkoman rugs sold for £60.

In the paintings section, our three Simon Bull originals did well. Lot 326, “All I Have”, sold for £130. Lot 325, “Kisses,” sold for £70, and lot 341, “All My Love” made £160.

Paintings overall did well. Lot 331, a large Victorian oil portrait of a gentleman sold for £65. Lot 333, a green Cadburys sign sold for £190, smashing its £10-20 estimate! Lot 345 ,a large reproduction oval ornamental gilt framed mirror smashed its estimated £20-30 when it sold for £130! Lot 359,a pine single drop kitchen table, sold for £130.

In the furniture section, lot 364, an oblong pine box estimated at £50-80 made £130. Lot 532, a mahogany and cane bedframe sold for £160, well above its estimated £20-30! Lot 559, a set of 6 farmhouse dining chairs, estimated at £30-50 sold for £130! Lot 566, a leather recliner armchair sold for £220, well above its £50-100 estimate! Lot 582, a leather wingback armchair, estimated at £50-100 sold for £190. Lot 599A, a Victorian three seat settee in green cloth to reupholster, sold for £120.

Our next sale will be 7th March, Interiors featuring Militaria. We’ll be accepting items 26-28th February. For free valuation and sale advice, contact us on 01768 890 781 or email pfkauctions.co.uk

We hope to see you then!


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