Our 4th July Interiors auction featuring Coins & Medals fetched great prices, with all sections performing above estimates! This fantastic sale literally had something for everyone!
Our highest selling lot was 79, 500th Anniversary of the First Gold Sovereign 1489-1989 14-coin collection No. 4377, estimated at £1,200-1,300. It had plenty of pre-sale interest, with commission bids competing against the room. The commission bid won out at £2,700!
Gold coins and sovereigns performed well overall. Lot 80, East India Co. collection 9 gold medallions No. 089 in wooden case sold for £1,300. Lot 81, 2 gilt coins and a South African gold company money clip flew past its £15-25 estimate at £400! Lot 85, a pair of 18ct gold mounted half sovereign cufflinks, estimated at £180-22, sold for £360! Lot 100, a 9ct gold mounted sovereign ring sold for £160.
We had plenty of gold jewellery in for this sale as well, all of which fetched healthy prices! Lot 1, a 9ct Gold Owl Bar Brooch with green eyes 4.5g, estimated at £30-50 sold for £100.
Gold rings and cufflinks performed well. Lot 86, a 9ct gold ring textured band 11.1g sold for its high estimate at £100. Lot 91, 3 9ct gold stone set signet rings 19.5 grams sold for £150. Lot 94, 4 gold rings, 13.3 grams total estimated at £60-100 sold for £160. Lot 87, a pair of 9ct gold cufflinks, 10.6 grams sold for £100. Lot 92, a pair of 9ct gold cufflinks sold for £120.
Bracelets and chains all had plenty of interest and room bids. Lot 89, a 9ct gold bracelet 20.4 grams sold for £180. Lot 93, a 9ct gold identity bracelet, 12.9 grams sold for £120. Lot 101, a 9ct gold bracelet, 37.2 grams sold for £340. Lot 105, a 9ct gold curb link identity bracelet, 99.4 grams sold for £880. Lot 90, a 9k gold belcher chain, 60 grams sold for £560. Lot 98, a 9ct gold chain and swivel fob, 26.49 grams total sold for £200.
Two gold watches in particular did well. Lot 96, 18ct gold half hunter pocket watch, 104.5 grams total flew past its original £400-600 estimate at £900! Lot 104, a Benrus 14ct gold wristwatch and case sold for £190.
Two lots of coins did particularly well. Lot 114, a box of assorted coins, estimated at £15-20 sold for £110! Lot 120, a box of miscellaneous proof coins and uncirculated coins, including binder and Coins of the World, sold for £130, well above the original £40-60 estimate!
Westminster Collections stamps did well in this sale, with plenty of interest both in the room and online. Lot 111, 6 War Related Albums/Coin Covers etc, estimated at £50-100 sold for £160. Lot 112, 5 Commemorative Albums/Coins/Covers etc sold for £100. Lot 115, 5 Commemorative Albums/Coin Covers etc estimated at £50-100 sold for £150. Lot 116, 6 Commemorative Albums Coin Covers etc, estimated at £50-100 sold for £200! Lot 117, 5 Commemorative Coin Covers etc., estimated at £50-100 sold for £190!
We had a collection of 19th Century Garibaldi and other Staffordshire figures in this time, all consigned from a single collector in Penrith, all of which attracted plenty of pre-sale interest and bids. Lot 174, a pottery figure of Garibaldi seated with spade, ‘Garibaldi at Home’ sold for £95, just above the £40-60 estimate. Lot 177, a pottery figure of Garibaldi standing next to horse sold for £55. Lot 197, a large pottery figure of Garibaldi standing next to a horse, with some paint loss sold for £80. Lot 213, a pottery figure of Garibaldi, holding flag worded ‘Liberte’ sold for £25. Lot 221, 2 pottery figures of Garibaldi standing, estimated at £60-80 sold for £190! Lot 182, a figure of Reverend John Wesley sold for £140.
Two lots in the ceramics section also stood out. Lot 288, a Sunderland lustre jug, estimated at £60-80 sold for £120 after fierce room bidding. Lot 151, a quantity of Royal Albert Old Country Roses tea/dinner wares, estimated at £50-100 sold for £220!
We had two Pietra Dura plaques in this sale, both of which had plenty of pre-sale interest and both of which sold above their estimates. Lot 198, a framed plaque of Songbirds, estimated at £40-50 sold for £80. Lot 262, the large Italian plaque by Benici Freres of a ‘Boy Blowing Bubbles’, had two telephone bidders up against internet competition! The phone won out at £1,750!
The miscellaneous section had a few surprises in store for us! Lot 130, a Mutsago headrest and tribal masks had a lot of enquiries before the sale and plenty of internet bids. It flew past its original estimate of £30-40 at £600! Lot 92, a patchwork quilt estimated at £20-30 sold for £180! Lot 551, a life size figure of Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in Casablanca flew past its original estimate of £40-80 at £130 to a telephone bidder! Lot 645, a Quingo Pluss mobility scooter breezed past its £150-200 estimate at £320. Technics record players did well. Lot 751, a SL 1900 turntable estimated at £15-20 sold for £100, and lot 781 sold for £60, above its £10-15 estimate.
Four lots in the paintings section stood out. Lot 408, a George Weatherill watercolour ‘The Shipwreck’ with provenance from Chris Beetles Gallery had plenty of pre-sale enquiries, selling at £650 to a telephone bidder! Lot 422, a Fred Lawson (1888-1968) watercolour A Lane in Winter, with provenance from Chris Beetles Gallery, estimated at £70-100 sold for £320 to an internet bidder! Lot 423, a William Lakin Turner oil on board originally estimated at £50-80 sold for £300! Lot 438, a gilt framed oil on canvas of Highland Cattle, bearing signature William Adam sold for £280, well above its £50-80 estimate!
Furniture fetched some great prices! Georgian furniture has been doing particularly well in the last few sales, and this time was no different. Lot 519, a Georgian mahogany tea table flew past its estimated £30-40 at £160! Lot 523, a George III mahogany bureau sold for £140. Lot 531, a George III mahogany chest of drawers estimated at £100-150 sold for £260!
Lot 532, a 1970s long teak sideboard, estimated at £50-80 sold for £160. Lot 562, a large pine dresser and rack estimated at £100-200 sold for £240. Lot 792, a 3-seater settee and 2 reclining armchairs originally sold by Co-op, flew past the original £30-50 estimate with fierce room competition, finally selling at £290! Lot 794, a wing armchair with casters stamped H+H sold for £140. Lot 795, a painted barbers chairs flew past its original £60-80 estimate at £150! Lot 575, an 18th Century adapted walnut collectors chest, estimated at £60-80 sold for £480!
19th Century furniture did well. Lot 563, an oak dresser base, breezed past its original estimated £100-150 with fierce internet bidding at £650! Lot 785, a 19th Century upholstered wing back armchair, claw and ball feet sold for £360. Lot 602, a burr-oak snap top table with a small repair to the top, estimated at £60-100 sold for £150. Lot 611, a Victorian bamboo bookcase estimated at £30-40 sold for £170! Lot 813, a set of 8 Victorian carved oak and cane Carolean style chairs sold for £400.
Our next sale is 18th July, Interiors featuring Books, Ephemera and Postcards. We’re accepting entries 9th-11 July. If you need any valuation or sale advice, please contact us on 01768 890 781 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you then!