Our 21st November Fine & Rare auction featuring Sports Cars & Jewellery did well, with quite a few items soaring past their estimates!

We had a selection of sports cars consigned to us from a deceased estate. Two 1970s TVRs did well: a 1977 TVR with 100k miles, yellow sold for £10,500 including fees, whilst a 1971 TVR Tuscan with 71k miles, fitted with a V6 Specialised Engines Ford Stage II RS3100 engine sold for £13,440 including fees!

A 1999 Lotus Elise S1 with 48k miles had the most room interest.  Competitive room bidding saw the hammer down at £10,864 including fees!

Our next vehicles and autoparts auction is to be held on January 9th and we’re accepting entries for this sale now.

Two lots in the automobilia section stood out. A set of four Mercedes C Class alloy wheels fitted with Bridgestone winter tyres 225/50 R17W sped past the £100-150 estimate at £240 to a room bidder! A small car trailer with lights also captured the room’s interest, selling for £120.

Most popular among the selection of fans consigned to us were two sandalwood and fabric fans, a pierced bone and painted feather fan and one other which shot past its £40-60 estimate to a telephone bidder at £850!

Most valuable among the jewellery was an 18ct gold mounted solitaire diamond ring, the round brilliant cut stone 1.4ct, with insurance document, sold for £1,700 to an internet bidder! A yellow metal, blue and white stone set pendant, chain stamped 750 shot past its £30-40 estimate at £150 to a room bidder! An early 20th Century, possibly platinum white, blue and red stone ‘Day/Night’ ring soared past its £100-200 estimate at £300 to an internet bidder! An 18ct white gold and emerald cluster ring, with a central diamond approx. 0.25ct sold for £500 to an internet bid. A 9ct gold bracelet with padlock clasp and a quantity of gilt metal chains sold for £180, well above the £60-80 estimate.

Two watches in particular did well. An early 20th Century ladies platinum and all diamond set dress watch with later metal strap sold for £200 to the internet! Two gents Poljot wristwatches and one other soared past the £20-30 estimate at £180 to the room!

Two carriage clocks did well. A late Victorian/Edwardian pierced white metal (thought silver) mounted tortoiseshell miniature carriage timepiece estimated at £60-80 sold to the internet for £160! A Edward VII embossed silver miniature carriage timepiece, the case by William Comyns, London 1903, sold to the same buyer for £220!

We had a collection of scent bottles and small silver items consigned to us from a vendor in Preston, all of which attracted plenty of interest, with a phone bidder against the internet for the whole section! The most sought after was a Victorian white metal mounted cut milk glass scent bottle, mount worded ‘MORGAN & CO LONDON’, and four other coloured glass scent bottles. After fierce bidding, the internet won at £160! A pair of Victorian embossed and gadrooned silver table scent bottles and covers by George Unite, Birmingham 1888 sold to the phone for £150! The section made a total of £1,278!

A rare watercolour by Humphrey Gimson (1890-1982), the nephew of famed architect Forrest Gimson, depicting a Fell scene, thought to be Stickle Tarn, Langdale, in painted framed with James Bourlet label verso, sold to the room for £400.

An extensive 00 gauge model railway layout, sold together with an extensive collection of locomotives, carriages etc sold for £420 to the room!

The selection of furniture we had in all did well! A 18th Century figured walnut chest of drawers, with herringbone bandings, on bulbous feet, soared past its £300-400 estimate. Competitive internet bids came from both the UK and Taiwan, before it was finally snapped up by a phone bidder at £680!

A Mouseman oak rectangular planter sold for £320 to an internet bidder.

A 1960s Collinson-type dapple grey rocking hose on stand received plenty of pre-sale interest, soaring past its £60-80 estimate at £220 to the internet!

Our next sale will be 5th December featuring Wine & Spirits. The last sale of the year will follow on 19th December, and entries are accepted for that auction 10th-12th December.

We hope to see you for our next sale!


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