Our 18th September Sporting, Taxidermy & Vehicles auction did well, with numerous items soaring past their estimates!

The highest selling lot was the 2016 Nissan Micra Acenta, first registered 16/02/16, having done a total 6,341 miles, it attracted two telephone bidders, one winning at £3,600!

Our taxidermy section proved popular. The two most valuable lots in the section will be making their way to America, after fierce bidding competition! Both consigned from a private vendor in Durham, a Victorian miniature dog and a Victorian morbid anatomy kitten specimen sold for £1,200 collectively.

An otter mask by Spicer & Sons dated 1937 sold to a telephone bidder for £460. An early 20th Century otter bitch in a case with a label for 1916 sold for £180.

An Edwardian tropical bird taxidermy display bearing the name Edward Gerrard and a hand-written label ‘Deposited on loan by Capt. J Straker 1912’ sold for £360! A Victorian barn owl cased display sold for £160 to the room!

A Wilk pen and watercolour caricature ‘Why Don’t You Come Over & Play’ dated 1988 sold to a room bidder for £550!

A watercolour of a Great Auk – John Duncan 1905 did well with the internet at £440! By the same artist, a watercolour of a Peregrine falcon sold for £300.

The internet snapped up a 19th Century tortoiseshell tea caddy for £400. A Swaine and Adeney London hunting horn did well with the internet at £180. A large box of flies, lures and fishing equipment sold to the room for £130. A bag of fly tying products also did well at £130.

Most valuable among the gold, a yellow metal bracelet with heart shaped padlock clasp weighing 20.9g sold for £190 to the internet.

Miscellaneous items did well. An Edwardian postcard album proved popular with the room at £240! A Tower proofed Sea Service flintlock – William Smith of St James sold for £800! A scale model of a steam engine did well with the internet at £280! A ‘Woody’ 335 style guitar sold to the room for £140! A thirty-two-piece Royal Albert Old English Rose tea set did well at £130!

Most valuable among the rugs and carpets, a Kilim wall hanging sold to the internet for £180!

We had a collection items handmade by blacksmith Paul Woodmass, all of which did well. A galvanised wrought iron and slatted bench sold to the room for £600! A galvanised wrought iron gate sold for £380. A dragon design installation did well at £280.

Furniture did well. A mahogany dining table and eight chairs sold to the room for £300! An Arts & Crafts planter inset with Victorian tiles with Walter Scott book them sold for £280 to the internet. A similar firescreen sold for £220 to the same buyer. A Georgian mahogany octagonal wine cooler on stand, with its liner present sold for £180. An Arts & Crafts oak settle did well with the room at £180. A Nestle’s milk churn marked Dalston sold to the internet for £150.

Our next auction is 21st September On-site Auction of Farm Machinery, Tractors, Tools & Clearance, taking place at Peterill Crooks Mill, Wreay, Carlisle, CA4 0RZ. Our next auction after that is 2nd October Fine Furniture, Rugs & Carpets. Entries are accepted 23rd-25th September. For free valuation and sales advice, email or give us a ring on 01768 890 781

We hope to see you for our next sale!


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