As time goes on, automobilia’s popularity gains more traction. This was proven again in our latest Interiors Auction on 18th October, with the Automobilia section virtually selling out!
Lot 67 and 68 were the highest selling lots, lot 67 a red 1954 BSA C11G motorcycle went for an impressive £1,900, and lot 68, a 1952 Ariel Model NH in maroon and black, sold for £2,500, both bikes selling to internet bidders. The classic Peugeot 101 Vintage pedal moped, sold by a local vendor and not ridden for many years, sold for £190. Assorted car books went for £140, smashing its estimate of £10-15, consigned for sale by a South Lakes car obsessed collector who, co-incidentally, also sold a French pony trap with us for a spritely £240. Other car related results included a SY150 car trailer selling for £160 and assorted car parts selling for £65.
Motorbike memorabilia also made a healthy profit. A Dublin & District Motorcycle club trophy in Irish silver by West & Son Dublin, 1911, smashed its £400-600 estimate, going for £700.
The sale also included our usual eclectic mix of jewellery, books, metalware, glassware, ceramics, paintings and furniture. While automobilia was the star in the auction, it wasn’t the only highlight of the sale. Schucho tin plate toys and Dinky toys also beat its estimate of £15-20, going for £180. A Meade ETC105 UHTC telescope with autostar control made an impressive £230. Two 1950’s RAF uniforms and caps went for £100, with the popularity of militaria continuing with the sale of a sword and metal scabbard going for £130, blowing its £15-20 estimate out of the water. Furniture also proved its continued popularity with an oak bar, four stools and bench selling for £300 and an Ercol light elm sideboard achieving £120.
Elsewhere, a KSIA example of a pair of copper mounted bellows with Glasgow crest went for £190. Six modern marble topped cast base bar tables went for £190. Highland cattle remain reliable painting subjects, as two amateur oils and miscellaneous prints went for £380. Finally a good Edwardian inlaid mahogany canteen containing Rogers plated service sold for £220.
Our next Interiors auction will be held on 1st November, with a musical theme, featuring violins and other instruments.
We are always inviting good quality and interesting entries for our auctions at PFK, both for our Fine & Rare auctions and our Fortnightly Interiors auctions. We offer free valuation and sale advice, contact us on 01768 890781 or email email@example.com
We hope to see you for our next sale!