Archive for July, 2009

Title: 16th JULY 2009


Date Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

  ON THURSDAY 16th JULY 2009

AN AUCTION OF ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES AND GENERAL EFFECTS

including a low mileage Honda Accord, the best postcard album I have seen in years

and cameras everywhere with not a film between them

VIEW: Wednesday 15th, 1–7pm and sale day from 9.30am

Cameras, cameras, and more cameras. I’ve never seen so many. Mostly from one estate, they are mainly SLRs and early plate including Pentax, 6 Agiflex, many Exakta models, a Mercury Mk II, model CX half-frame and an Edaxa with a Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 20mm F4 wide-angle lens, probably 100 cameras in one general lot, tens of lenses, and loads of accessories. The Honda car has no MOT or tax. It is very tidy and I guess will walk through the test. Estimate £400–£600, but, as ever, without reserve. The postcard album is thick and fantastic, but I’m saying no more!!

As for the rest of the sale, it’s a real mix and though not like the June sale, there are lots of horns and stuffed animal heads! PICTURES including originals and prints. JEWELLERY including lots of gold and a large diamond tear-drop solitaire ring, two gold Longines men’s wristwatches, one with a gold bracelet. Gold sovereigns and other gold coins. SILVER AND PLATE including silver inkwells, scent bottles, vases and bowls. Also a superb pair of Russian silver gilt enamelled spoons in original Liberty of London box. ART OBJECTS AND INTERESTING ITEMS including football programmes, post- and cigarette cards, coins, a pair of portrait miniatures of Josephine and Napoleon signed A. Thumette in a superb gilt-mounted frame and another of a girl and donkey monogrammed RS. A vast collection of old key rings.

PORCELAIN, POTTERY AND GLASS including Waterford, three pairs of coloured glass lustres, Noritake, Worcester, Copeland, Midwinter, a huge Doulton bowl and Doulton figures, Crown Devon, Beleek, a Bohemian yellow glass engraved with stag, a Beswick Shire horse, continental figures, Wedgwood coronation mugs by Eric Ravilious and two by Richard Guyatt, Sylvac including a tea caddy, lots of royal commemorative wares, modern glamorous lights, bowls and ornaments. COLLECTABLES including a George VI sword, dolls, good clocks, violins, flutes, toy cars, a Japanese Jumbo blowing bubbles, books, comics, tea caddies, an Edison Standard Phonograph, a French rosewood barometer with gilt metal mounts by Roy Versailles, spelter figures, old billiard cues.

FURNITURE including a good set of 8 William IV dining chairs including a pair with arms on fluted legs, a pair of Regency painted chairs on octagonal sabre legs, a bergere suite, a walnut cloud suite, Victorian and later desks, a George III chest on chest and chest of drawers, 18th century oak dressing table and small tables, 17th and 18th century carved coffers, a pretty and small 19th century mahogany credenza, a 19th century sewing box on stand, a rosewood tea table, a good 19th century glazed bookcase and bureau, an 8ft tall carved oak fire surround, a pair of 8ft tall classical antique hardwood columns, an Anglo-Indian carved settee, an unusual folding cabinet piano possibly for a boat, a walnut bedroom suite, good 20th century reproduction furniture, and a Victorian pier cabinet. Garden ornaments including a good pair of lead putti and garden urns, tools, etc. Plus the usual good quality beds and white goods, etc. – and cameras!