Our 6th February auction, Valentines Jewellery, Silver, Wristwatches, Interiors & Clearance auction proved to be our best ever Interiors auction, including a single owner collection of Omega watches totalling £11,000!

The Omegas, consigned by a West Cumbrian vendor, attracted plenty of bidders across all of our bidding platforms! Most valuable among them, a 1950s gents Omega 18k gold cased automatic wristwatch had the phone competing against the internet. The phone won at £750! A 1950s ladies Omega 18k gold cased wristwatch also did well at £550 to an internet bidder! A 1960s/70s gents Omega Constellation automatic wristwatch sold for £500 to a room bidder! A 1950s gents Omega stainless steel cased wristwatch with a rose gold bezel, refinished in black, sold for £500 to a phone bidder!

Most valuable among the rings, a striking 18ct gold diamond and sapphire cluster ring did well, consigned by a vendor from Kendal. Catching the internet’s eye with the 1.1 carats sapphire and 1.05 carats worth of diamonds, it sold to a bidder from Malta at £1,500!

A stylish yellow metal diamond and sapphire Art Deco ring also proved popular. Consigned by a North Cumbrian vendor, following a charity valuation event by auctioneer Michael Roberts, it sold to the same bidder at £700!

A 19th Century walnut and mother-of-pearl sewing set, in the form of a writing slope caught the room’s attention at £220!

An 18ct gold diamond and ruby cluster ring sold for £150.

Gold is still fetching healthy prices.  A large linked bracelet with heart shaped padlock, clasp marked 375 sold for £190. A 9ct gold two-chain bracelet with a heart padlock sold for £180 to a commission bidder. A 9kt chain and 9ct gold T-bar sold for £160. Sourced from a house clearance in Portinscale, an unusual gold false teeth plate sold for £150 to the room.

The miscellaneous section had quite a few surprises for us! The highest selling lot, a folding Brompton bike (one of the first 400 made) attracted both the room and internet’s interest. Sourced from the Portinscale clearance, the internet won at £3,100! Quilts did well in this sale. Two lots of hand-stitched quilts sold collectively for £400! Consigned from a Penrith vendor, a stained-glass window with a floral design sold to the internet for £190! Consigned from a vendor in Appleby, a KSIA Keswick School copper post box sold for £140!

A Scheaffer fountain pen and four others sold for £130! Two Beswick Huntsmen figures sold for £120. A Peter Worswick pastel titled ‘Reminiscing’ sold for £120.  A collection of various Beatrix Potter books circa 1910 sold to the internet at £110.

The internet snapped up an embroidered table runner with foliate design at £100.

Carrying on from our previous sales, Militaria is performing well. Consigned from a vendor in Keswick, a French officer’s 11mm calibre pistol sold for £110. A group of WW1 medals to Corporal H. Ford sold for £110.

Most valuable among the furniture, an 18th century Eastern Tibetan painted and panelled wood cabinet sold for £1,300! An 18th Century Chinese stained and panelled wood Medicine chest, fitted with thirty-nine drawers, each with gilt decorated and labelled fronts also did well. It sold to the room for £400!

A Fischel Bentwood plant stand captured the internet’s eye at £320! A Bechstein Model V rosewood veneered grand piano in need of restoration sold for £300.

An oak shop counter proved popular sold for £300. A pair of Victorian tub shaped armchairs sold for £190 to the internet. A pine chest of drawers sold for £130. A 1970s teak sideboard did well at £110.

Our next auction is Clocks, Pocket Watches, Scientific Instruments, Interiors & Clearance on 20th February. Entries are accepted 11th-13th February.

We hope to see you for our next sale!


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