Title: 12th FEBRUARY 2009

Date Posted: January 30th, 2009

The following is our sales notice card which we hope proves of interest. However, please do bear in mind that we are still unpacking boxes and receiving entries from the public.
Our catalogue will be up for you to browse late on Friday 6th Feb or early the next day. Just click on….Good hunting!


On: Thursday 12th February 2009
View: Wednesday 11th 1-7pm; sale day from 9.30am.

When you clear the home of an optician you shouldn’t be surprised to find boxes of specs. These are great frames from the 50s. From the games room at that home came three old electronic games – a pinball machine, ‘Mystery Arrow’, a game of luck and a wall-mounted ball game called ‘Conveyor’. I saw that working. His wife collected barbola mirrors, 1950s plaster of Paris figures of ladies and 50s crinoline lady dressing table brushes and eye glasses.
From the home of a lady celebrating her 110th birthday we have old Worcester porcelain: a vase, a lily pad table centre and two plates. Also a Clarice Cliff Fantasque 6-piece bachelor set, pre-registration, painted with harebells and tulips. Some things still fox me – I have a leather-bound wallet named ‘Shaving Papers’. It has hallmarked silver corners. What is so precious about shaving papers that they need presenting thus?

Accepted for sale today was one of the nicest claret jugs I have seen. Hallmarked London 1896 with CP as the maker, the cut glass body of flask form is etched with a bird to either face, one an owl. What a hoot! Other silver includes candlesticks and a large tray.

Truthfully, the sale is thin, reflecting the current property market, and furniture is hardly represented although there is a 19th century two part corner cupboard 93″ tall, two George III mahogany chests, a 19th century secretaire chest and a charming French drop flap occasional table. We have a good Victorian triple wardrobe and various shipping items.

Diamond rings are included in the jewellery section with an 18th century pear cased silver pocket watch and a selection of costume jewellery. Pictures include an acrylic on paper signed Gust De Smet and another by Bernard Dufour. There are books with a number on ‘revolution’, records including good rock and pop, toys including a Hornby train set, a collection of pens including Parker and Montblanc, stamps, cigarette cards, a Guards uniform, an old wooden crutch used in the film Treasure Island, an old wooden rudder and general effects including a fridge, a washing machine, a motor mower, etc.





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