Our 23rd May auction featuring Garden & Tools fetched some very healthy prices, with the smallest lots bringing the biggest surprises!

The highest selling lot was 563, a Royal Enfield 500 Bullet Electra X which sold for £1,200!

In the Garden and Tools section, there were a few surprises! After fierce internet bidding, lot 441, a painted cast iron garden bench, originally estimated at £40-60 sold for £320! Lot 436, an antique large red sandstone trough sold for £180, just above its £100-150 estimate.

Lot 443, a Pair of Victorian terracotta garden urns by J Kitson & Sons, Denby Dale, one with some damage, sold for £240, just over the high-end estimate of £150-200. Lot 501, a composite stone urn and pedestal sold for £340, well above the estimated £100-150! Lot 514. A hardwood garden bench blew past its £10-20 estimate at £120!

Two machinery lots did well in particular. Lot 553, a Sheppach Spindle Moulder F3000 & Cutter Block, Selection of Cutters and Overhead Guide, estimated at £80-120, sold for £200. Lot 554, a DeWalt DW720 Table Mounted Chop Saw with DeWalt 24″ Blade, estimated at £100-150, sold for £280!

Jewellery did well in this sale. Lot 2, a box of mixed jewellery including silver and gold on silver sold for £65, well above its £10-20 estimate. Lot 3 had plenty of pre-sale interest, a Raymond Weil Watch with its paperwork and an Omega Seamaster Watch which was in need of repair, sold for £160. Seed pearl and turquoise items did well, all consigned from a local vendor. Lot 42, a gold coloured bow shaped pendant estimated at £50-80 had plenty of pre-sale interest and competitive bidding between a room bidder and a phone bidder, eventually selling for £400! Lot 43, the matching seed pearl and turquoise stiff bracelet, estimated at £50-80, sold for £280! Lot 44, the matching gold and silver coloured earrings sold for £40, just above the £20-30 estimate.

Gold proved popular in this sale. Lot 60 received a lot of competitive room bids, two 18ct gold signet rings, weighing 13 grams, sold for £240, well above the estimated £120-160! Lot 61, a 9ct gold chain bracelet hung with 11 charms, padlock clasp and 1902 sovereign, 48g gross weight sold for its high estimate at £500. Lot 66, a 9ct gold chain with a gross weight of 19 grams sold for £180, just above its £100-150 estimate. Lot 68, a 9ct gold amethyst and white stone ring and four other rings soared past its £50-70 estimate on the internet at £320!

Miscellaneous lots had the most surprises in store for us. Lot 5, a group of 7 George V and WWII medals to 2323007 SGLN A.J. Palmer, Royal Signals, including 2 India General Service medals (with 3 North West Frontier bars), together with a Parachute Regiment beret, sold for £190, above the £100-150 estimate. Lot 6, a group of 3 WWI medals to 9840 Pte F Tanner, 1st Liverpool Regiment, and 3 other WWI medals, estimated at £70-100, sold for £200!

Lot 19, a box of fountain pens, estimated at £10-15, sold for £100! Lot 36, a quantity of Zippo lighters received plenty of bids from both the room and online, blowing the estimated £15-20 out of the water at £300! Lot 73, a large Linthorpe vase with significant damage, estimated at £30-50 sold for £130! Lot 81, a box of miscellaneous including a silver snuff box, a TSS Andora Star ashtray etc blew past its original £10-15 estimate at £140! Lot 86 received competitive bidding both online and in the room, an Antoria acoustic guitar estimated at £15-25 finally sold to the room for £160!

Lot 163, a Diorama Automaton of a castle sold for £150, above its estimated £50-100. Lot 222, a violin and 2 bows in its case immediately obliterated its £30-40 estimate at £500! Lot 321, a box of LPs including Cream and Dylan etc, estimated at £40-60 sold for £150!

Lot 378, an Impressionist oil titled ‘Asian Boat Harbour’ sailed away at £140, well above its £20-30 estimate! Lot 382, three large coloured Botanical engravings, in later painted frames, removed from the Sultan of Brunei’s Bishops Avenue mansion, Hampstead sold for £380. Lot 590, a butcher’s block and stand estimated at £100-150 sold for £320! Lot 758, a leather Hyde reclining sofa in ‘parchment’, complete with its original cleaning kit sold for £140, well above its £50-60 estimate!

Our next sale will be 6th June, featuring Art & Design and Mid Century Modern.

We hope to see you then!


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