JUNE 20TH INTERIORS SALE REPORT

Our 20th June Interiors auction featuring Cameras, Photography & Scientific Instruments fetched some great prices!

The highest selling lot had a telephone bidder against an online bidder, lot 82, Canon EF100-400mm lenses with extender, flew past its £60-100 estimate at £520!

We had a selection of Canon Sigma lenses in the sale, all of which performed above their estimates. Lot 52 had two online bidders competing for a 10-20mm lens, estimated at £20-30, which sold for £100! Lot 69, a Canon EOS 400D camera, EF image stabilizer and various accessories sold for £110, above its £50-80 estimate. Lot 77, a APO F5-6-3 DG OS 150mm-500mm lens estimated at £50-80 sold for £280! Lot 78, a 18-250mm lens sold for £95, well above the £20-30 estimate! Lot 79, a Canon EOS 50D camera sold for well above its £30-50 estimate at £100! Lot 80 received fierce internet bidding, a Sigma APO Macro 180mm lens, estimated at £50-80 sold for £130! Lot 83, a F2.8 205mm lens went for £140, well above its £50-80 estimate.

The photography section did well overall. Lot 38, a Broadhurst Clarkson & Co Mahogany Magic Lantern sold for £60. Lot 53 had plenty of interest in the room, a pair of Zeiss Binoculars 10×50, estimated at £15-25 sold for £100! Lot 58, a Pentax ESII 35mm SLR Camera with lenses etc, flew past its original estimated £150-200 at £280! Lot 59, a Mahogany plate camera by Franks of Manchester with 3 plates & tripod, 2 shutters and a spare lens sold for £170. Lot 97, a tripod and monopod breezed past its £5-15 estimate at £130!

The miscellaneous section had quite a few surprises in store for us! Lot 73, a vintage machinists metal lamp end adjustable arm, estimated at £20-30 sold for £110! Lot 104, an Elliott Circular Wall Clock, originally from Workington Steel Works, estimated at £60-100 sold for £150. Lot 111, a Herbert Terry angle poise lamp, estimated at £30-50 sold for £95.

Lot 116, a pair of 19th Century Rogers blue and white elephant pattern ashettes, estimated at £50-100 sold for £150! Lot 134, a large pottery bowl of De Morgan influence, sold for £130. Lot 285, a Meccano No 6 Cased Set & Other sold just above its estimated £70-100 at £130. Lot 609A, a 10ftx8ft Short double door storage container sold for £290. Lot 653, 2 pairs of decorative lamps received competitive bidding from the room and online, selling for £130, well above its original estimate of £20-40!

Enamelware fetched some great prices, all of which sold to the internet. Lot 251, a collection of French enamel Lavabos, estimated at £15-20 sold for £60. Lot 276, 5 French enamel utensil drip trays and utensils sold for £65, above the £15-20 estimate. Lot 684, a collection of enamel cooking pots and pans, estimated at £20-40 sold for £130. Lot 727, 2 boxes of enamel coffee pots and teapots, estimated at £15-20 sold for £75. Lot 727A, a quantity of French enamel kitchenware, estimated at £15-20, sold for £70.

Galvanized items were a trend in this sale. Lot 639, 6 galvanized watering cans with roses, estimated at £30-40 sold for £80. Lot 691, 15 galvanized tubs sold for £90, well above the original estimated £20-30. Lot 718, a galvanized bath with brass bucket, watering cans & coal scuttle estimated at £20-30 sold for £65.

Two musical instruments did well in particular. Lot 190, a “Perfect” Alto Saxophone sold for £100. Lot 205, a Sitar on its stand and a Zither, estimated at £60-100 sold for £180.

The furniture section had quite a few surprises in store for us. Lot 417, a 1970’s MC Table & 4 Chairs, estimated at £30-40 sold for £110. Lot 449, an oak bench estimated at £20-30 sold for £100. Lot 516, a solid pine triple wardrobe sold for £220, above its £150-200 estimate. Lot 535, an Art Deco style beechwood tea trolley, originally estimated at £30-40, sold for £140! Lot 568, a 1970s teak sideboard, estimated at £40-60 sold for £120!

Lot 694, open fronted wire lockers sold for £130, just above its £50-100 estimate. Lot 776, a modern brown leather club chair, estimated at £50-80 sold for £240! Lot 780, a 1920s Chinese carved hardwood armchair sold for £340. Lot 789, 6 Lancashire Spindle Back Chairs sold just above its estimated £180-220 at £240.

Our next sale is 4th July, Interiors featuring Coins & Medals. We’re accepting entries 25-27th June. If you need any valuation or sale advice, please contact us on 01768 890 781 or email us at info@pfkauctions.co.uk

We hope to see you then!

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