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New Valuation Events 2019
Valuation EventsIn addition to our weekly Wednesday valuation events at Greenham Business Park 10am-3.30pm, are going on the road having additional valuation events. Antiques and Fine Art on the second Monday of every month at Jury's Inn Swindon, Jewellery, Antiques and Collectables the third Monday of the month at J McCarthy Ltd, 11 Artillery Row, London SW1P 1RH and on the fourth Monday of the month you can find us valuing all manner of Jewellery, Antiques and Collectables at Connolley & Co, 7 Maypole St, Wombourne, Wolverhampton WV5 9JB. Call 01635 580595 or email mail@specialauctionservices.com for further details.

Auction highlights

  • Collectors Auction
  • 14th January 2020
Lot 432

Lot 432

A WWII Japanese Surrender Shinshinto

Price realised

£2400

Lot 59

Lot 59

An EMG horn gramophone, Mark Xa, with two-spring soundbox, spring motor, quarter-veneered oak case and Mark IX horn -- 22 in. diam

Price realised

£1800

Lot 535

Lot 535

Original AA Road Sign, a yellow and black enamel triangular sign inscribed School Safety First with AA insignia above by Franco Signs, 66 cm wide x 56 cm high

Price realised

£440

Auction highlights

  • Antiques and Fine Art
  • 7th January 2020

Lot 317

Two Chinese portraits attributed to Lam Qua (1801-1860), one of a seated Lady in traditional Chinese costume, touching her hair with her right hand, seated near a table, oil on canvas, modern gilt frame and glazed, 58cm x 44cm, the other a portrait of a Lady in traditional Chinese costume holding a child, seated beside a table, 58cm x 44cm, Provenance: both sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong as lot 68 on 16th November 1973 (2)

Price realised

£4600

Lot 378

Johann Zoffany (1753-1810) oil canvas portrait of a gentleman in fine 18th Century frock coat with lace and silver applied lapels, a gilded waistcoat, label to front Johann Zoffany RA born 1753 died 1810, verso with stencilled black reference number, signs of old re-lining, 77cm x 64cm

Price realised

£3600

Lot 566

An Edwardian period Sheraton revival painted Carlton House desk, the upper section fitted with central cupboard and 6 short drawers, flanked by a pair of cupboards and two short drawers, profusely painted with garlands throughout together with portraits of ladies, children and fruits, slide out writing surface with inset green leather, above one long central and two short drawers to either side, raised on six square tapered supports, 129cm x 66cm x 96cm. provenance: purchased Sotheby's 1984

Price realised

£2600

Auction highlights

  • Trains Galore
  • 17th December 2019

Lot 909

A Bockholt/Fulgurex Gauge I ÖBB Class 214 2-8-4 Locomotive and Tender, finished in plain black as no 214.10, a Wien-Floridsdorf product of 1936, the model designed for 12v DC operation and is serial no 21 of a batch to the order of Fulgurex, and supplied in 1986; with a purpose-made wooden carrying case - useful as the model weighs 11kg, VG-E

Price realised

£5000

Lot 910

A Limited Edition Bockholt Gauge I Danish State Railways 4-6-2 Locomotive and Tender, LE no 136, a very finely-detailed model of a Frichs-built Pacific of the 4-cylinder 1948 series, DSB Nr 994 E, in Prussian Blue livery, complete with inside and outside motion, backhead details, compensated suspension, brake pump, lubricators and pipework, the locomotive appears to be arranged for battery operation, the bogie tender having a charging socket and three control switches, overall G-VG,

Price realised

£11,000

Lot 911

A Bockholt Gauge I SNCF 4-8-2 class 241A Locomotive and Tender, a very finely-detailed model of a Fives-Lille 4-cylinder 'Mountain' class built 1931, as SNCF N0 241.A.65 'Chaumont', in red-lined green livery, complete with inside and outside motion, backhead details, compensated suspension, brake pump, lubricators and pipework, the locomotive appears to be arranged for battery operation, the bogie tender no 35C 41 having a charging socket and two control switches, overall G-VG

Price realised

£6800

Auction highlights

  • Dolls, Dolls' Houses and Traditional Toys
  • 26th November 2019

Lot 148

A rare Emile Jumeau black E J Depose bebe No 8, the pressed bisque socket head with brown complexion, fixed brown glass eyes, brown painted, pink painted closed mouth with slight unpainted white gap between, pierced ears, original braid black hair wig on cork pate, jointed papier-mâché body with fixed wrist, lower back stamp, original yellow striped dress with yellow ribbon and lace trim, tattered string sun hat, E. Jumeau brown leather shoes, maroon socks and white cotton slip, head impressed

Price realised

£2900

Lot 149

A rare and large Jules Steiner Figure A bebe No 8, the pressed bisque head with fixed blue striated eyes, closed shaded mouth with slight unpainted gap between, brown feathered brow, shaded lids and ears, pierced ears, purple papier-mâché pate, replace blonde hair wig, jointed papier-mâché body with slender fingers, original ribbed cream dress with embroidered flower detail and ribbons at shoulders, wool and cotton petticoats and bloomers -39in. (99cm.) high

Price realised

£3000

Lot 156

An extremely rare Armand Marseille character smiling boy with intaglio painted eyes size 7, the bisque socket head depicting a young boy with intaglio painted blue eyes with black pupils and white upper eye dots, black line to top eyelid edge, red dot to the inner corner of the eye and centre of nostrils, light brown painted feathered brows, well modelled full cheek with dimples and pleased expression, the closed slightly smiling mouth with a darker red cupid's bow outline, well defined ears,

Price realised

£4000

Auction highlights

  • Music and Entertainment
  • 19th November 2019

Lot 161

Led Zeppelin LP, Led Zeppelin LP - Original UK First Pressing 1969 on Atlantic (588171) - Fully Laminated MacNeill Sleeve with Turquoise lettering - Plum labels with Superhype credit - Sleeve VG+ (just a few light creases in the laminate) - name in pencil on both labels, otherwise Excellent - Vinyl Good

Price realised

£650

Lot 455

The Kinks Poster, The Kinks Bridlington "All Night Ball" concert poster, 5th Jan 1965, the poster references the early Kinks hit "All Day & All Of The Night" - measures 20"x 30"

Price realised

£460

Lot 567

A Wheatstone 56 key Extended Treble squeezebox, Serial No: 26866

Price realised

£2700

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Coins and Objets d'art
  • 14th November 2019

Lot 97

A good modernist silver decanter and set of six goblets by George Grant Macdonald, the mallet shaped decanter and stop with textured effect to upper, bearing engraved inscription "Presented to Sir James Craig by HRH Prince Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Princess Hend Al-Fassi December 1983", 30ozt, 21.5cm, London 1977, stamped Asprey to base, the goblets with textured wide flared stems and partially textured tapered bowls, gilt interiors, each approx 8.7 ozt and 14cm, also marked London 1977

Price realised

£1600

Lot 138

A rare Dunhill Namiki "Hannya" fountain pen barrel, lacks lid, the orange pitted lacquer barrel and nib holder with fine mask of Hannya to lower above gilt and green triangular pattern, also referred to as hexagonal pattern, stamped Made in Japan, with 14ct gold nib

Price realised

£4800

Lot 423

A Van Cleef and Arpels 18ct gold pearl, quartzite and gold bracelet, of spiral design, the pearl and green quartzite beads wrapped around a gold bead bracelet, having a circular tongue and hinged clasp, marked with French strikemarks and VCA B551 62, 19.5cm, 59g

Price realised

£2800

Auction highlights

  • Firemarks Auction
  • 12th November 2019
Lot 59

Lot 59

Bristol Universal Fire Office, 1774-1778, Bristol UK, Policy No. 336, A-15A(i)-L, W-15A(i), B-655, Lead, F-G, polished

Price realised

£4400

Lot 186

Lot 186

Liverpool Fire Office, 1776-1794, Liverpool, UK, Policy No. 845, A-17A(ii)-L, W-17A(i), B-661, Lead, F-G, polished

Price realised

£1100

Lot 251

Lot 251

Royal Irish Assurance Company, 1823-1827, Dublin, Ireland, A61A-L, W-61A, B-P171, Lead, G, border partly detached at top left

Price realised

£2100

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 5th November 2019

Lot 71

A 19th Century marble Roman figure of the jovial faun, the satyr plays two instruments: the crotala and the scabellum attached to his right foot and is based on an ancient sculpture currently in the Uffizi Gallery, af, height 68cm

Price realised

£1000

Lot 84

An interesting 18th Century folk art treen carving of a ship, with a historic note tucked inside "this was taken out of a writing bureau belonging to Lord Collingwood. I saw the bureau and know it's history". Collingwood was partner to Lord Nelson, serving in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars. Length 14cm

Price realised

£1600

Lot 244

J.A Bailey for Aynsley a hand decorated part tea service, dating to the early 20th Century, with each individual piece hand enamelled with floral sprays under the glaze, the exteriors with gilt ground, or gilt borders, to include a sandwich plate length 26.5cm, cups, saucers, side plates and jug

Price realised

£3200

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
  • 29th October 2019
Lot 547

Lot 547

A Meccano No.2 Constructor Car, in cream/red, with original box and instructions, box contains spare parts and additional Meccano catalogues/manuals, VG, fatigue to both rear wheels, some scratches/marks to bonnet, box P, lacks card insert

Price realised

£1700

Lot 825

Lot 825

Dinky and Spot-On Commercial Vehicles, Post-war and Later playworn models including Pullmore Transporter, AEC tanker, Leyland Tipper, Leyland Comet, Bedford Coca Cola truck and others, P-F, (20)

Price realised

£600

Lot 908

Lot 908

Large Meccano No 7 green wooden box with pull out tray and two drawers, including seven electric motors, two clockwork motors, various items from 1950s to 1970s, large quantity of gears and pulley, green boilers and other items, G-VG, box G (qty)

Price realised

£340

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 22nd October 2019

Lot 186

A Rolleiflex 2.8GX Royal Limited Edition TLR Camera, number 10060 from 10001 to 101000, special edition, circa 1996, gold plated, brown African Lizardskin body-covering, hand finished in Japanese Urushi high-gloss lacquer in Royal Blue, body E, apparently never used, Rollei Planar HFT 80mm f/2.8 taking lens, E, with lens cap, Rollei Fototechnic certificate, strap, two Rolleinar lens attachments and wooden red-cushioned presentation box, untested

Price realised

£2100

Lot 383

A Leica M4-2 Gold Rangefinder Camera, serial no 1527380, 1979, a Leitz Canada special edition to celebrate the centenary of Oscar Barnack's birth, from first batch of 500, only 1000 made, gold-plated with black reptile skin, engraved with a facsimile Oscar Barnack signature and "1879-1979", body VG, a gold-plated Leitz Wetzlar Summilux 50mm f/1.4 lens, VG, all in a fitted wooden presentation box

Price realised

£1900

Lot 423

A Ross Xpres 1½in f/1.9 Lens, serial no 127247, 1930s, Newman Sinclair mount, barrel F, elements F, haze and fungus

Price realised

£4200

Auction highlights

  • Collectors Auction
  • 15th October 2019

Lot 286

A Dragoon Guards Waterloo Medal, awarded to Private Joesph Moaass (75), 1st Regiment, born in East Isley, Newbury, Berkshire, serving 26 years, he was discharged due to medical reasons, complete with research and copies of his documents

Price realised

£1900

Lot 561

An Historic BBC Journalist's Archive of the NASA Apollo Missions, the property of Ann Morley, accredited BBC TV and European Broadcasting Union journalist at the launches, with her passes for Apollo 8, 9 and 11, with envelope addressed to the BBC in New York, with official NASA colour 10 x 8 photographs of astronauts on the lunar surface, Earth rise, other Earth views and lunar surface (51), highly-detailed Press Kit Books for Apollo 9, 10, 11 and 14, Apollo 10 awards ceremony card etc

Price realised

£1100

Lot 570

Hong Kong and Chinese Interest, a fine and historic collection, probably put together by Royal Navy sailor on Far Eastern tour - commercial silver print titled snapshot album of Peking historic buildings and street life, silver prints of European canton and street scenes, possibly Shanghai bund (6), framed silver prints of British naval vessels in Hong Kong harbour (2), five period postcard albums P4 - including global topographical, Portsmouth RP, PP and coloured, RP Sakai people etc

Price realised

£1400

Auction highlights

  • Toys and Trains for the Collector
  • 28th August 2019

Lot 29

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Code 3 Models, a large number of boxed vintage mostly commercial models including many steam vehicles, may include some non code 3 examples, G-E, Boxes P-F, (170+) in seven boxes

Price realised

£1500

Lot 74

Post-war and Later Playworn Diecast Vehicles, a collection of vintage and modern private, commercial and military vehicles including examples by Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Benbros, NZG, ERTL, Britains and others, together with a quantity of street furniture and signage, and a number of boxed models including a Dinky 562 dumper truck (figure fatigued) and 25x breakdown lorry, P-F, Boxes P-F, (140+) in three boxes

Price realised

£500

Lot 125

Large collection of 1950's Eagle Comics and 1920's Boys Own Paper, Boys Own run from Nov 1921-Sept 1923 (23) and Eagle Comics from 1950-1961 (500+), generally VG (500+)

Price realised

£400

Auction highlights

  • Buses Galore
  • 30th July 2019

Lot 25

A Corgi Toys 468 "London Motor Show 72" Routemaster Bus, scarce issue in red with promotional labels to sides and Earl's Court destination boards, in original box, E, a few minor marks, box G-VG

Price realised

£380

Lot 226

Corgi Buses, a boxed group of limited edition double decker buses including, Buses in Britain CC25905 The Declaine, CC25906 AEC Routemaster (2), CC26105 RT London Transport, CC26102 RTL London Transport and CC26101 (3) RT London Transport, together with Last Routemaster CC25907 (2), G-E, Boxes G, (10)

Price realised

£200

Lot 467

A Meier Tinplate Double Decker Electric Omnibus Penny Toy, lithographed in red with gold lining, 'The Electric Omnibus Company' lettering to sides in black, embossed figures to top deck, passengers in windows below, open cab with driver, gold bonnet and wheels, approx. 85mm, F-G lacks rear step

Price realised

£230

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 23rd July 2019

Lot 292

A Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 2in f/1.5 Lens, serial no. 613723, black, barrel VG, elements F-G, edge fungus, black speck, cleaning mark, with maker's box and matching serial number

Price realised

£13,000

Lot 146

This lot is an extremely rare 1930s Leitz accessory, the Leica Gun by E. Leitz Inc. of New York, developed the Leica Gun at the suggestion of Attilio Gatti, a celebrated Italian-born, explorer, author and film maker who led thirteen African safaris between the 1920s and 1940s. Gatti urgently needed a hand-held support for the long telephoto lenses he fitted to his Leica camera for rapid sequence wildlife photography

Price realised

£138,000

Lot 293

A Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 2in f/1.5 Lens, serial no. 601587

Price realised

£12,000

Auction highlights

  • Teddy Bears, Dolls and Traditional Toys
  • 25th June 2019

Lot 204

A fine and early Steiff cinnamon centre-seam teddy bear 1908, With black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, working large side squeezed squeaker, soft stuffing and FF button -20in. (51cm.) high

Price realised

£3300

Lot 205

A fine and early Steiff white centre-seam teddy bear 1908, with black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, inoperative growler, soft stuffing and FF button -20in. (51cm.) high

Price realised

£3400

Lot 206

An early Steiff teddy bear circa 1909, With golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongate climbs with felt pads, hump, inoperative growler and FF button -20in. (51cm.)

Price realised

£4400

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