Archive for February, 2014

Title: 20th MARCH 2014


Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Title: 13th FEBRUARY 2014 Sale Information


Date Posted: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

A little late, but Happy New Year!

This sale, our first of 2014, is on February 13th starting at 11am as usual. There are many pictures of some of the lots, scroll down below the text to view.

The sale combines the usual probates, mainly local, with about 150 private vendors and their 2 or 3 lots each. All, or nearly all, with no reserves.

The PICTURES section is huge but mainly made up of large lots and a lot of them prints.  Names include P.F.Tunstill, E.J.Lauder, Hogarth, G.Buxton, Chas. Hall, Louis Icart, John Piper, Charles Bell, Helen McAlpin Bacon, Stephen Outram, J. Hill, Z. Hermann, Angela Fielder.

The JEWELLERY section includes good gold and gemstone pieces, a large diamond and pearl star brooch, a diamond bracelet, a Tudor and other watches. Good costume jewellery.

OBJECTS OF INTEREST include two wonderful fans, one finely painted with flowers and mounted with gold sequins on finely carved Chinese ivory sticks and mounted in a showcase and another of feathers on boxwood sticks in its original box. An interesting item, from a retired jeweller, is a ring expander.

COLLECTABLES is a great section particularly if you are interested in postcards and stamps.  We have thousands of wonderful postcards in different lots and one of the best albums of early 20th century cards featuring classic French nudes, watercolour cards by Fred E Barratt 1923, glamour cards by Philip Boileau, and A Asti, M Munk, GL Co, NPG, KKNG, J Beagles & Co. children, Ettlinger & Co, A. Borrmeister, H Wetzel, E Docker, Gruss, Boely, some in sets, approximately 250, many stamped, Another album contains over 100 steam engines. It is part of a large lot of railway memorabilia including photographs, timetables, logs and magazines. Another lot comprises a small number of German fighter aeroplanes, AUTOGRAPHS include Dusty Springfield, Domingo, Frank Carson, Bing Crosby with a charming letter, Field Marshal Montomgery, and Lord Mountbatten. MEDALS. STAMPS in their thousands including some great albums, including full sheets – a credit to their collectors. Many UK and foreign First Day Covers including 5 of the 1966 World Cup.  Cigarette lighters include 2 by Dunhill and another styled as a tree with horses, silver pocket watches. Early motorcycle goggles. An old enamel Spillers Dog Food sign. An early Sunlight Soap advert by Burton Barber ‘The Family Wash’. 1970s football programmes mainly QPR and West Ham United and England Internationals. Early 20th century toys and dolls.  Artworks for a Bowie LP. Old and uncirculated COINS. A white £5 from the Newcastle upon Tyne Bank. CIGARETTE CARDS. Guinness memorabilia including a drop dial wall clock.

SILVER AND PLATE with plenty of choice including period and later.

CLOTHING including good furs, jackets and one full length, designer clothes and a fabulous wedding dress in pink raw satin with Swarovski crystals by Diana Design of Nottingham, Escada, Burberry, Daks.  Also, from a retired designer a large quantity of fabrics and fittings.

We have three fitted travelling wardrobes.

CLOCKS including two period longcase clocks, one with the brass dial marked Baddely, Tong, mantel clocks, 2 early 20th century torsion timepieces under glass domes, wall clocks, one with fusee movement, and two grandmother clocks.

Exceptional BOXES include a wonderful GAMES COMPENDIUM with ivory chess pieces and draughts along with bezique, draughts and cards in a metal-bound box.  A brass-bound rosewood decanter box, a Chinese lacquered sewing box, a Victorian coromandel dressing box, and a draughtsman’s box.

BOOKS. ORIENTAL CARPETS. Good patinated GARDEN ORNAMENTS including a large pair of urns, and a table.

The shelves are full. PORCELAIN POTTERY AND GLASS includes extensive lots of drinking glasses and decanters, a signed Moorcroft vase, oriental vases, an extensive collection of Winnie The Pooh figures, Doulton figures including Biddy Pennyfathing HN 1843 and a miniature Erminie (M40), a Royal Worcester miniature Joan modelled by F. Doughty, a modern bronze, lots of Beswick including a bulldog and another bulldog advertising Bulldog Pilsner by Robert Porter & Co., a Clarice Cliff lily bowl, a huge Nao figure and others, large Lladro figures, Royal Worcester Queen 2006, an acrylic sculpture ‘Touchstone’ signed Michael Wilkinson 1996 108/1800, A Leonardo Collection Jester, an extensive dinner service by Paragon, Athena pattern, a Doulton Rose Elegans dinner service, a Zsolnay bull, a Limoges dinner service, and an Indian Tree dinner service. Carltonware. Barometers. Wines and Havana cigars, a Mah Jong set, microscopes … it goes on and on.

FURNITURE fills our space. Period items includes a good William IV mahogany extending table on lobe fluted legs with two leaves, a 19th century waterfall bookcase among other open bookcases, a period chest on later stand, a good three tier buffet with drawers, a large Victorian serpentine rosewood chiffonier with mirrored back and doors, a set of 8 ‘Chippendale’ chairs amongst many chair sets, some with good dining tables, one on three pedestals, pedestal desks, Globe Wernicke bookcases, a wonderful iron-bound chest, and a charming Victorian bijouterie cabinet with a glazed upper display cabinet. We have big and small Chinese wardrobes and cabinets all with fabulous patina. Also we have a glamorous large dining suite in cream lacquer with mirrored sideboard, table and chairs (Est £200-£300) – a fantastic bargain. We also have a modern cabinet maker designed suite of table, bench and chairs in fabulous burr wood that cost over £6,000.

The garage is full of shipping goods and we have a long set of brown leather arm chairs.

VEHICLES includes a Honda motorcar and a Mercedes van both very tidy and offered without reserves.

Its all here – check out the pictures by scrolling further down the blog !! See you on the 13th or at the viewing on the 12th from 1-7pm.

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