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Title: 23rd APRIL Sale Information

Date Posted: Monday, April 13th, 2015

Dear Friend,

Our next sale approaches ­ Thursday the 23rd April, at 11am as usual. Viewing is from 1­7pm on the 22nd and from on sale day. It’s worth a visit, but no booze in this sale.  Check this blog below the text for photographs and don’t forget to register with for on­line bidding.

£10,000 is a lot to pay for most of us for a second hand hifi, but in the last sale we made one young man very happy.  Apparantly KRELL is very rare in the UK and approaching £100,000 new. I’ll stick with my iPod! We do have hifi in this sale but the best I can do is an important large pair of Lowther Audiovector cabinet speakers with a range from 30 to 22000Hz, so great for bass resonance.

Importantly, from a private vendor,  we have a Chinese Qing dynasty Kangxi period gold­splash bronze vase with six character mark of Xuande, 10.75ins.  Estimate £4000-6000.

Meanwhile we are investigating what we believe to be possibly a Middle Kingdom BC period Egyptian funerary boat with 5 figures (see blog picture).

An untouched property in Highgate has provided us with interesting lots to include a group of 19th century Russian icons, one within a chased silver riza, two Georgian period boxes of medicine bottles, one a doctor’s box with mixing bowls, and surgical instruments by Mawson and Thompson, one being silver, the knives with tortoiseshell mounts, old walking sticks, a three-draw telescope, Victorian propelling pencils, an extensive collection of 18th and 19th century keys, old Masonic regalia, old carved ivory.

There’s quite a lot of English, Irish and American SILVER including a George IV canteen of cutlery. There’s silver plate including a goblet inscribed ‘Kit Kat Club 1703′.

JEWELLERY approximately 40 lots including a very nice two-diamond cross­over ring and a three-diamond engagement ring, and a large quantity of 22ct gold coins.

PICTURES include studio of John Bettes, Joe Tillson, paintings and prints including sporting prints, one after Archibald Thorburn, signed, and prints and lithographs including after Beryl Cook and Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, called Corneille, signed, maps, 18th, 19th and 20th century portraits by artists including Ethel Gabain and K. Mayer, an early 19th century silhouette by Augustin Edouart, and works by artists including L. Van Staaten, Peter Scott, P. Buchanan, Howard Knee, Peggy Barley, John Britton, F. Milet, Michael Rose, Sir Bernard Partridge, Glyn Uzzell, Faith Sheppard, Francesco Pabloe de Besperato, Fargher, etc.

COLLECTABLES fill the shelves . We have some really interesting items including a pair of 18th century Italian reliquary panels decorated with curled paper and an 18th century oval plaster bust of The Virgin as Queen of Heaven, a small 18th century woven panel worked with a monstrance, a collection of icons.  Also a large quantity of stamps and first day covers, football programmes, including 4 big boxes of Leeds United postcard albums, cigarette cards, a box of crucifixes, a military band of lead soldiers, coins, old maps, an extensive collection of 18th century and later keys of all sizes, an interesting collection of early irons, a Coronation coach by Lesney in original box, and Coronation propelling pencils, boxes of old pens, two old London Transport posters one by Hans Huger ’57 the other by Derrick Sayer.  We have an extensive collection of ethnic carvings and pots ­ some antique, face masks, an elephant foot pot, old luggage, old weapons including old Japanese swords, glass walking sticks and other ornate sticks, a military sword and a French bayonet and scabbard, M1886 known as the ‘Rosalie’, fishing equipment, cameras, good old tools including a lock with bell mechanism etc.

TOYS includes a large number of remote controlled cars, boxes of London Transport buses, LGB Lehmann rack engine, 2 LGB wagons, an LGB tram and trailer, a tinplate roundabout, etc.

SHELF ITEMS include POTTERY PORCELAIN AND GLASS including Carlton Ware, Crown Devon, a Lalique Ganymede 9ins wine cooler and a model of a puppy, 7 ins., an extensive collection of Lladro figures, including 11, 16 and 17 ins items, a collection of 9 items of Zsolnay, 19th century Derby and Worcester, a huge Champagne display bottle, Imari and other oriental porcelain, Meissen plates, bronzes including a boy at prayer, a Shelley tea service of conical form decorated with gorse, Lancastrian pottery, Moorcroft, a collection of Wedgwood jasper ware, a huge collection of thimbles and display towers, two pairs of Doulton vases, one large, Continental and English porcelain figures, five Royal Copenhagen faience art pottery mugs each base set with a silver disc, a collection of Honiton pottery, a cabinet of 18th century plaster cast mouldings, a Royal Crown Derby cockerel, 12 ins., and other pieces of Crown Derby including a dressing table set, Beswick horses, and Beatrix Potter figures, an old mahogany artist’s box and contents, a paperweight collection, Paul Du Boise flower vase with woodpeckers, Royal Worcester tea wares, an old wire cased soda siphon, Waterford and other glass, a group of religious figures, collectable teapots, old irons, 20 or so wax cylinders by Edison Bell and Sterling, Minton Haddon Hall china including two large tureens with lids, Old Country Roses tea wares, and much more.

BOOKS including Laurence Housman/Edmund Dulac The Arabian Nights, The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus 1851 by The Sydenham Society, Johnny Newcome In The Navy by John Mitford 1819, A Gramer of Botany by James Smith, 1826, The Tour of Dr. Syntax 1828, History of England by Smollett and by Hume, 1824 etc.

RECORDS mainly rock and pop including the Beatles and 78rpm records with Elvis, Glen Miller, The Platters.


FURNITURE is thin on the ground this sale, less than 100 lots I guess but includes an 18th century dresser, a large Victorian bench, tables big and small, settees and chairs, a pair of glazed bookcases, a pair of French bed frames with cane panels, an old cane and mahogany crib, a reproduction library bookcase, chests of drawers stamped Liberty, an elaborate carved lamp stand, etc.

GENERAL EFFECTS including a sousaphone, a soprano clarinet, a violin, good beds, white goods, many televisions, two good mowers­ a Flymo and a large cylinder Atco, a Bernina model 801 electric sewing machine, a small generator , shower trays, sinks, a large number of interlined gold silk curtains AND A BROMPTON FOLDING CYCLE, AS NEW. THEY ARE £700+ NEW.  AND AN UNUSED MERCURY NEO ELECTRIC SCOOTER

Check this blog below the text for photographs and don’t forget to register with for on­line bidding.

Title: 19th MARCH 2015 Sale Information

Date Posted: Monday, March 9th, 2015

Dear Friend,

Ref: Our next sale on the 19th March starting at 11am with viewing on the 18th from 1-­7pm and sale day from 9.30am


I hope you enjoyed our February sale. It really sang, especially the stick collection, and the fabulous stick with the carved ivory hare handle styled as a gent with stiff collar and cigar sold at £900.  The rest of the collection did well too and I know the vendor would have been thrilled so many people benefited.  AND THERE’S MORE ……. this sale on the 19TH MARCH WITH AN 11AM START has the remainder of the collection including 5 sticks made from rhino horn which makes them very rare.  One has a wonderful silver handle set with an intaglio another has a rhino horn handle carved as a dog head.  Additionally, we have many more malacca canes with carved ivory handles, one as a very fetching monkey. As if that’s not enough there are hundreds of old sticks with the traditional curved handle, frequently mounted in silver. This is a rare opportunity, please don’t miss it. And worked rhino horn is completely legal to trade within the UK.

This sale benifits in some way from unfortunate circumstances. That is to say that we are selling modern effects to clear debts. They include a phenomenal hifi comprising a Krell Playback System­ 20i by Krell digital including a KPS 20t, a KRC­HR, and a Reference 64.  The speakers are by Wilson Audio WATT/puppy loud speakers each with a Tiny tot. The two amps each need 2 men to lift them, I joke not.  The whole system cost over £10,000.  We have a large modern leather-clad bed that incorporates a television, a carved wood and cane bed frame and another leather bed frame.  We must have half a dozen modern televisions (£80-­£120), modern kitchen equipment and some high fashion handbags and accessories. Fashion also includes a fabulous full length mink coat. (£250-­£350)

PAINTINGS, PRINTS & GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS, including a fine full ­length portrait of Archibald Templeton­Wright (1924­-1944) as a boy, in Highland dress, by Sydney P. Kendrick, and works by other artists incl. O. von Krobshofer, John Thorne, George Fall, Fred. A. Farrell, Ron Folland, Desmond Rayner, Cominetti, Willems, Fritz Mueller, John Frederic Lloyd Strevens, Cecil Jack Keats, V. Giuditti, Mary Dixon, G. Mueller, Beryl Cook, Alan Howells, Graham Pellow, L.Van Staaten, Simons, Rowley Smart, Sharifah F. Sy Zubir, Peter Kraemer, F. Behrens, F. Voltz, J. von Bachmann, R.O. Dunlop, Doreen Hunt, Josef Rieper, John Piper, Cyril Mann, Graham Bannister, Brian Griffin, etc.

An extensive selection of SILVER & PLATE including a canteen of Christofle cutlery stamped 925, in original 4 drawer box.

JEWELLERY including a ring with two diamonds the size of bricks.

ALCOHOL & CIGARS includes an Imperial bottle of 1812 Grande Fine Champagne 1964 Monte Real Rioja, endless bottles of whisky incl. 9 bottles of Chivas Regal and other spirits, cases of wines, 1970 Warr’s Vintage Port, 1980 Quarles Harris Tercentenary 1980 vintage port, 1960 Martinez port, good brandy and alcohol miniatures, and unopened cigars.

PORCELAIN, POTTERY & GLASS includes 19th century Derby including a trio, Carlton Ware, a Lalique dolphin vase, Moorcroft vase, Oriental incl. Satsuma, an extensive Royal Crown Derby dinner and tea service, ‘Kedleston’ pattern, old Doulton, Goebels figures, Carlton Ware and Gresley Guinness bowls, a Whitefriars ‘drunken bricklayer’ vase, good cut glass incl. decanters, Waterford crystal drinking glasses, two modern Daum vases, a Dali sculpture, Continental porcelain figures, 4 Lalique fruit bowls with saucers, Wedgwood dinner wares, Thomas dinner wares, Royal Albert ‘Lavender Rose’, Botanic Garden dinner and tea wares, Wedgwood blue jasper ware, Royal Copenhagen tea wares in blues and another set with gilt borders, Copenhagen Christmas coffee cups. THE SHELVES ARE FULL.

Other objects include a good model of HMS Victory, 30 ins, by Richard Norris, no. 86/100, with copper hull, other model yachts and boats, a model sextant by Sestral, London, 3 old leather baseball gloves, an old Kodak paper salesman’s pouch, early, advertising papers. Clocks, a Victorian desk set, a 19th century wooden tea caddy as a pear.

OBJETS D’ART including beadwork purses and bags, wonderful old compacts, carved figures, miniature dolls, cigarette cases, fans, signatures including Noel Gallagher of Oasis, film poster for ‘Easy Rider’, an Arsenal FC shirt, boxing ephemera, car mascots including a chrome B for Bentley paper knife, a period Kaiser Bill car mascot, cigarette cards, playing cards, old photographs, extensive costume jewellery, a good stamp collection, a good Italian stamp collection including a large group of Vatican stamps, coins etc., a large collection of First Editions buses filling two boxes, also a signed Arsenal shirt and a ’66 World cup programme in good condition part filled in with tickets for the series in season ticket envelope, along with other good football programmes and tickets.

FURNITURE and modern effects including a leather upholstered bed with integrated television, modern settees, an early 20th century compactum wardrobe, a Victorian window seat, a Victorian mahogany barrel­-top desk cross­banded in satinwood, a 19th century rosewood library table, an 18th century marquetry chest of drawers, many dining tables, modern household equipment including stainless steel pans and modern kitchen appliances, old legal deed boxes, one ‘The Property of Sir Oswald Moseley, bart.’, display cabinets, an 18th century oak dresser, a gilt three-piece suite, an ebonised corner cupboard, a Georgian bureau ­bookcase, a collector’s cabinet of 15 shallow drawers, a Georgian pad­foot table, a Victorian love seat, a refectory dining table with draw-leaf action and 8 elaborately carved chairs including a pair with arms, a restored Victorian mangle, good beds, white goods incl. NEF ovens, washing machines, a brand ­new plastic front door still in original packaging, Minty bookcases, a large circular dining table with 8 chairs, a lot of old tins, table lights, decorative vases, extensive hifi including Samsung and Denon, stylish furniture by Betula Ltd including a very stylish dining table with separate D­-ends and 12 chairs.

Lots of oriental CARPETS.

Please remember we are selling some of the sale­ the pictures, silver, jewellery and some art objects and the sticks and the contents of the better shelves, including a selection of alcohol, online. You need to register with We hope to do better this sale with our efforts. Please stick with us!

Look further down our blog for photographs.

Title: 19th MARCH 2015 Images:

Date Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015