Title: 11th AUGUST 2011

Date Posted: July 29th, 2011




Including a fabulous antique terracotta garden fountain, circa 1820 and a full early 20th century diplomatic uniform with bi-corn hat and sword in original metal box.

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A full saleroom awaits you!  It’s the first time we haven’t had enough room for all the PICTURES and we have a very wide selection.  Artists include H. Garling, C. Pearson, Seyni Diagne Diop, Katherine Catkin, Lacoux, Perse Geoffroy, Ellen Edwards (Staples), Ivy Bailey, John Piper, Frank Aris, Edward Emerson, Richard Stone Reeves racing prints, Richard Dighton, Laura Knight, Demester, Roy Perry, Robert Chaillaux, Charles Hardaker, Charles William Carey, B. Priestman, Brian Wright, H.K. Kasparian, cartoons by Leslie P. Marchant, A.T. Smith and Beauchamp, and WWI military caricatures by C.H. Sacre.

COLLECTABLES including a sculptured garden fountain, circa 1820, in terracotta, modelled as a boy holding a conch shell riding a sea monster, a full Edwardian diplomat’s dress uniform including his hat, sword and boots, in its original metal trunk, a Victorian reproduction of one section of a 15th century three section alter piece known as a Predella, probably on lime wood, a framed rare bronze relief by Dhambikeshwars, a renowned Indian bronze sculptor.  Also MEDALS, COINS, STAMPS, cigarette and postcards, football programmes, old posters (war and civilian), magazines and theatre programmes, buttons, toys including Britains Coronation Coach in box, John Hill & Co Brigade of Guards, in box, Airfix, model  cars, Hornby Tank Goods Set No. 40, a model Hawk 200 with wing tip side winders, an Argyle and Sutherland bugle, a Fullers calculator, model guns, two Japanese swords, rock, pop and classical records, a collection of Rolls Razors and miniature Guinness bottles, good old umbrellas and sticks with interesting handles, old air rifles.  COSTUME includes some of the contents of a 1960s time-warp bedroom with Carnaby Street fashions including Paul Smith, concert button badges, etc.  We have three pairs of new Church’s shoes and Austin Reed suits.

JEWELLERY includes gold and fabulous rings from a local home.  SILVER AND PLATE includes a large collection of miniature silver objects, mostly to be shown photographed here on the blog, along with the usual collection of bowls, tea sets, cutlery, etc.

There are lots of ORIENTAL CARPETS including one large example, an unsold lot from Bonhams that had an estimate of £5000!  BOOKS including early Peter Pan/Rackham, Tanglewood Tales/Dulac and Alice in Wonderland/Robinson along with thousands more, including erotica.

The shelves are full of POTTERY, PORCELAIN AND GLASS and include a Lalique fish bowl, 7 ins., and a daffodil vase, 10.5 ins., both signed, 19th century Meissen, a large signed Moorcroft vase, a good Minton Porcelain Bell dinner and tea service, a Bretby aspidistra pot on original stand, Troika, Doulton Toby jugs, art pottery, Worcester tea wares, Austrian wall plates, Royal Doulton dinner wares, Poole, Carlton Ware, Beswick.  GLASS includes 18th century, including a Lavenstein glass and two other examples and good 20th century glass, including Whitefriars.

including good oak, three longcase clocks by J Swinburn, Hexham, John Chance, Chepstow and a Newport maker with painted dial; also a modern model in a walnut case, an oak dining table, monks table, coffer, dresser base, chests of drawers and a carved chair. We have a fabulous Victorian marquetry circular pedestal dining table, chair sets, a chinoiserie cabinet on gilt stand, a chinoiserie display cabinet, Italian inlaid furniture, a George lll satinwood games table, a chaise longue, Victorian settees, a superb reproduction walnut dining table, chairs, sideboard and cocktail cabinet, etc.

A fabulous 18th century French cello is in the sale room and we are waiting confirmation for it to be included.  MODERN EFFECTS including a Sony Bravo flat screen TV, a superb pine dresser, Indonesian wood and metal furniture, modern speakers, a leather settee, yew table, chairs and cabinets.

Check out the photographs on the next blog, please.  We look forward to seeing you on the 10th and 11th of August.

The Antiques Trade Gazette recently bought another scam to our attention and I include it here for those of you who do not read their magazine. If you know of it already then no harm done!

Antiques Trade Gazette News Article – 25 July 2011
PayPal alert over eBay buyer scam

EBAY users are being warned of a new scam that targets sellers who allow buyers to collect items in person.
In a recent case, a seller handed over a computer to the buyer who arrived at his home, having checked that payment had been cleared via PayPal.
However, less than an hour later, the seller received an email from PayPal saying that the buyer claimed that their account had been hacked into.
PayPal then withdrew the payment because the seller had no receipt proving postage or delivery, which meant that they did not qualify for PayPal’s Seller Protection policy.
PayPal have now warned that sellers should avoid agreeing to have items picked up from personal addresses, both because of the ‘hacking’ scam, but also because in other cases buyers claim never to have received the goods.

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