Our Wines, Spirits, Interiors & Clearance auction performed well, with items exceeding their estimates across the board!

The highest selling lot was a Cartier 18ct white gold ‘Love’ bangle, set with six diamonds each approx. 0.10, with its screwdriver and presentation box. A telephone bidder and two internet bidders competed for the lot, the internet seeing off the rest at £3,400!

Most valuable among the selection of whisky, a 75cl bottles of Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey bottled in 1985, no. 8337 did well. Consigned from a vendor in Grange, the production was strictly limited. With plenty of pre-sale interest, it sold to the internet for £1,100!

Whisky did well all round! Sourced from a private vendor in Shropshire, a litre bottle of Bowmore Islay Scotch single malt 12-year-old whisky in its gift box did well at £280. A 70cl decanter Glenfiddich ‘Ancient Reserve’ 18-year-old single malt sold for £120. A Justerini & Brooks ‘Knockando’ single malt scotch sold to the internet for £80.

Wine also sold strongly! A bottle of Chateau Lafite Pauillac 1953 sold for £260. Three bottles of Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar dated 1967 did well at £240. Two bottles from the same year sold collectively for £200. A bottle of Don Pascual Vino Tinto Viejo 1988 and four old bottles of Rioja sold for £90 to the room.

Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, a Mercier Roger et Cie Grande Champagne Brandy dated 1875 had the internet’s interest at £420!

Gold is still a firm favourite! A 9ct gold wristwatch in its case sold to the internet for £110. A Cartier style bangle marked 750 also caught the internet’s eye at £320!

Following on from our previous sales, mixed lots of jewellery are doing well. From a house clearance, two mirrored jewellery boxes and costume jewellery sold for £85.

A modern planished silver bowl, Sheffield 2001, sold for £85.

Rare books are doing well in our saleroom! Consigned from a local vendor, ‘The Seaman’s Daily Assistant’ by Thomas Haselden, published in Dublin 1774, sold to a commission bidder for £1,100!

A sleeper in our paintings section did well. A John Piper Ltd Edition Print 81 of 100, together with an amateur watercolour and print received plenty of pre-sale internet bids. Born in 1903, he was known for his abstract art and his work as an official war artist in WWII, recording the effects of the blitz on Britain’s buildings. The print sold for £550 to an internet bidder!

Storage furniture was a trend in this sale. Most valuable among them, a large filing cabinet with some damage sold to the internet for £320! Consigned locally, a Staverton 1954 Moss Partners filing chest in oak sold also did well at £240. A mahogany bookshelf sourced from a local house clearance received plenty of pre-sale and commission interest. It sold to an internet bidder for £180!

A reproduction captain’s chair had two determined room bidders battling it out, one landing the final bid at £150!

Our next auction is Vintage & Collectable Toys on 15th May. Entries for this sale are accepted 3rd, 7th and 8th May as we’re closed on the bank holiday.

We hope to see you then!


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