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Three 18th Century English Wooden Dolls
The Byne Ladies To be included in our 19th June 2018 auction Estimates from left to right circa 1760 £10000-15000 1780s £8000-12000 and 1780s £6000-8000
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Two rare Dean's Rag Book Dismal Desmond Party Hats in for auction 19th June 2018Two rare Dean's Rag Book Dismal Desmond Party Hats with provenance, 1920s the two children in the photograph are Arnold and Gwennie McKerrow, Gwendolin was born in 1911, she went to Manchester School of Art and in her 20s moved to London an became a commercial arist with Askew Younge. She married in 1954 and became Gwen Mandley, she continued as an illustrator/designer all through her career, but in the 1960s she developed a new career as a painter, mostly in watercolours and exhibited well into the late 1990s, she died in 2004 and passed these two hats onto her daughter, who is now the vendor - £500-800
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A rare French automaton of an Egyptian Sarcophagus with spooky moving eyes in for auction 19th June 2018A rare French automaton of an Egyptian Sarcophagus with spooky moving eyes, 1920s - £800-1200

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Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art including Cigarette Cards, Postcards & Ephemera
  • 4th April 2018

Lot 43

A early 19th Century burr-maple and satinwood sewing casket, of sarcophagus form, the exterior with steel studwork design, with two sea scroll side handles, hinged mirrored lid, to reveal a fitted interior, with mother of pearl sewing items, comprising thimble with gold trim, needle case with gold shield shape cartouche, two thread winders, a pair of scissors, bobbin and other items, 22 cm wide x 16 cm deep x 13 cm high (parcel)

Price realised

£480

Lot 46

A collection of 19th Century needle cases and pin cushions, comprising three bone cased pin cushions, one with Scottish thistle, another inscribed 'A Present from Hastings', an olive wood Jerusalem needle case, an 1838 embroidered example, a mother of pearl example and more (parcel)

Price realised

£340

Lot 611

Ephemera, bookplates, a large collection of examples in approx 50 modern mini loose page albums, including armorial/heraldic, personal, wood block/printed, etc, many early examples. (2)

Price realised

£520

Auction highlights

  • The Willcocks Tilley Collection of Advertising Fans & The Tilley Collection of Fine Art & Antique Fans
  • 10th April 2018

Lot 127

Louis-Toussaint Piver Parfum Pompia' fan, double paper leaf, printed with a Jean-Marie Michel Liebeaux design of a woman flying her plane over the sea accompanied by her dog, signed 'Mich'. The verso a cream background with 'Parfumerie L.T. Piver' and the store details printed in blue amongst floral lacing, c.Il Ventaglio Pubblicitario plate 44 (24.5cm) circa.1910, French

Price realised

£140

Lot 263

Early 19th Century Canton Brisé Fan, mother of pearl sticks and guards incised on both sides. The designs broken into three distinct sections. The lower gorge is decorated with a trailing vine-leaves motif. The central portion shows a landscape and terraces with a profusion of figures. The outer edge is decorated with individual images, to the tip of the blades, the recto displaying single figures and the verso displaying animals (19cm) circa.1820, Chinese

Price realised

£3400

Lot 294

Late 19th Century F. Gardon Fan, The leaf is an amalgam of Brussels bobbin and needle lace, designed with a central beehive which has a cream silk insertion to either side, painted with bees and birds. Signed F. Gardon. Mother of pearl sticks and guards, one guard applied with a carved and gilded bee . Large cream silk tassel. In box bearing the label 'J Duvelleroy, Regent Street, London' (35cm) circa.1890, French

Price realised

£1500

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
  • 28th March 2018

Lot 235

140+ Matchbox Superfast Empty Boxes, including 7 VW Golf (4), 10 Plymouth Police Car (4), 18 Hondarora (3), 19 Peterbilt Cement Truck (2), 24 Diesel Shunter (5), 26 Cable Truck (2), 35 Zoo Truck (2) and many others, F-E (140+)

Price realised

£900

Lot 245

A Tri-ang Spot-On 212 Car, Dinghy & Trailer Set, comprising 165 Vauxhall Cresta, light blue body, 135 GP Dinghy, grey/white, light blue Trailer, in original window box, G-VG, box F, cellophane damaged

Price realised

£550

Lot 446

A Wanders Allwin 'Honest Joe Nevanok' penny flick slot machine, with spiral leading to 24 winning holes, glass front with oak surround, VG

Price realised

£1100

Auction highlights

  • An Important G & J Lines and Tri-ang Toy and Dolls' House Collection
  • 20th March 2018

Lot 1

A large G & J Lines Wooden Horse-Drawn Gypsy Caravan with Royal Coat of Arms, of varnished wood with red lining, front and rear door with circular window, a window each side, chimney, large spoked metal wheels with brass hubs, steps to rear, carved wooden dappled grey horse on wheeled platform, brass Royal coat of arms to sides and back door, hooks to outside of van with various household implements --39in. (99cm.) long (G,

Price realised

£800

Lot 33

A large Tri-ang Wooden London Transport Double-Deck Bus, painted red and cream with tinplate General radiator grille, open cab, paper 'The Fairycycle' advertising, Strand to Liverpool Street destination, Service 123, electric lighting , six metal wheels with white rubber tyres and two triangular labels, 1937 --30in. (76cm.) long (G, repainted roof and some other retouching)

Price realised

£850

Lot 614

A large Tri-ang Wooden Dolls' House, painted cream with tinplate windows and green cardboard shutters, protruding bay window and porch with balustraded terrace above, --42in. (107cm.) wide (G)

Price realised

£850

Auction highlights

  • Fine Photographica
  • 13th March 2018

Lot 36

An early 19th Century treen Phrenology Patch Box 'Cranologie du Docteur Gall', the lid embossed with diagrammatic skulls, the base with description of the system, 80mm diam., G-VG

Price realised

£720

Lot 253

A Dallmeyer No.2C Extra Rapid Portrait Lens, serial no. 23755, circa 1874, brass mount, rack and pinion focusing, with full set of Waterhouse stops in maker's leather case, barrel VG, elements VG, minor internal dust and debris

Price realised

£1700

Lot 277

A rare Leitz grey World War II military-issue Hektor 13.5cm f/4.5 Lens, serial no. 576103, 1941, screw mount, with last three digits of serial number pencilled in German script inside lens barrel when head removed, barrel, G, some paint degradation and brassing, small dent to aperture scale ring, elements, G, light haze with some internal dust, in maker's card tube, lacks end cap, with refinished grey A36 lens hood, by A.O Roth London

Price realised

£5500