Our 5th September Auction featuring Militaria achieved healthy prices, with a range of antique and modern collectables and furniture for sale, attracting bidders worldwide!

Consigned to us from a house clearance in Barrow, a Bessacarr Cameo 645GL caravan with some damage to the window, with full purchase history, spare awning and accessories sold for £7,000 to a commission bidder!

A modern living suite also created a stir, following a bid war between the room and the telephone. Comprised of two lots from a local house clearance, both estimated at £50-70, the suite sold for a collective £1,370 to the telephone bidder!

From inside the cabinet, an Omega Seamaster marked wristwatch attracted plenty of pre-sale interest. Consigned from a vendor in Scotland, it received bids from both the room and the telephone, and shot past its £50-70 estimate at £230!

A Sampson Mordan silver candlesnuffer in the form of a Hunting Horn sold for £120 to a room bidder, well above its £60-80 estimate.

Consigned to us from a vendor in Great Salkeld, a 9ct gold Masonic jewel in its case flew past its £20-30 estimate at £150 to an internet bidder.

Militaria also did well. Most popular among the knives was a folding Bowie knife complete with its leather case, which sold for £120 to an internet bidder, above the £60-80 estimate. Two firearms in particular proved popular. A 19th Century flintlock pistol received plenty of pre-sale enquiries, and sold for £220 to a telephone bidder.  A 10 Bore Percussion Fowling Piece sold to the room for £150.

Consigned from a vendor in Appleby, a quantity of World War I ephemera and cigarette case captured plenty of room interest, flying past the estimated £10-20 at £110!

Miscellaneous items also did well. A quantity of Llado and Nao porcelain figures had the room’s eye, bids flying past the estimated £30-40 at £180!

A Victorian girl’s dress with purple ‘seaweed’ design with another dress and a lace collar estimated at £30-50 sold to the internet for £120!

Record players are still trending. Technics and Toshiba Hi-Fi equipment climbed past the £10-20 estimate with a flurry of internet bids at £110!

Another item still attracting bids across sales is the garden bench. Receiving numerous commission bids against a phone bidder, the phone won out at £220, well above the £20-30 estimate!

Two paintings proved popular. A Fred Lawson watercolour – following on from the previous success of Lawson’s work in our saleroom – of Haybarn Building shot past its £40-60 estimate at £460 to an internet bidder! An oil on canvas of an old Jewish Gentleman sold for £210 to a telephone bidder.

A selection of furniture to suit all tastes drew in plenty of bids. An oak monk’s bench from a house clearance received a flurry of internet bids, flying past its £20-30 estimate at £140!

An unusual painted green and gilt four-piece bedroom suite also captured internet interest, well above the £30-40 estimate at £110.

A quantity of various chairs including 7 chapel chairs estimated at £20-30 sold for £110 to the room.

Victorian furniture is doing well. A brass and iron double bed had plenty of pre-sale interest, selling just above its estimate of £80-120 at £160.  A mahogany buffet had fierce competition between the room and an internet bidder, the internet winning at £180. A small pine table with drawer consigned from a local vendor sold for £100, well above its £25-35 estimate. Following a trend from our sale at Hendre Hall, a 19th Century Camphor wood chest marked Aspatria with some damage received plenty of interest, selling for £160, above its £50-100 estimate.

Most popular among oak furniture was a refectory style dining table, originally estimated at £40-60. A bid war between the room and the internet had it soar past the estimate at £150! An oak glazed bookcase consigned from a Penrith vendor estimated at £20-30 sold for £130!

Our next sale is 19th September Featuring Sporting & Taxidermy, and entries are accepted 10th-11th September.

We hope to see you then!


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