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New Valuation Events 2019
2019 Valuation EventsIn addition to our weekly Wednesday valuation events at Greenham Business Park 10am-3.30pm, 2019 sees SAS 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
  • 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

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 1st October 2019

Lot 172

A pair of 20th Century Royal Crown Derby twin handled lidded vases, decorated with flowers, fruit and gilt decoration, height 26 cm, together with two 1920's Derby Sampson and Handcock hand painted plates decorated with flowers, one signed 'W.E. Mosley', together with another cabinet plate, diameters 22 cm (5)

Price realised

£800

Lot 353

After Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667) 18th Century Dutch School canvas laid onto board, The Game Seller', 32 cm x 40 cm, framed

Price realised

£720

Lot 498

A large 20th Century silk rug, with a floral border and central motif on a pale silk ground and cream tassels to the edges, 280 cm x 201 cm

Price realised

£980

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 24th September 2019

Lot 354

A Zenza Bronica SQ-A SLR 6 X 6cm Camera, no. 1235410, body G, single shutter speed working only, a Zenzanon-S 80mm f/2.8 lens, heavy dust, P, three film backs, a Polaroid film back, a waist level finder and a Bronica Speed Grip S, A/F

Price realised

£340

Lot 435

Minolta AF Prime Lenses, including, 50mm f/2.8 macro, 24mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8 (2), 100mm f/2, 135mm f/2.8 (2), with caps, G

Price realised

£440

Lot 445

Pentax Prime Lenses, 28mm f/2.8 A (5), 35mm f/2.8 M, 50mm f/1.7 A (2), 50mm f/2 M, 50mm f/4 M macro, 100mm f/2.8 M (2), 100mm f/4 M macro, 135 f/2.8 A (2), 135mm f/3.5 M (2), boxed 200mm f/4 M (2) G-VG

Price realised

£620

Auction highlights

  • Music & Entertainment
  • 17th September 2019

Lot 542

Hapshash & The Coloured Coat / Hung On You Poster, Hapshash designed poster for the Hung On You Boutique 430 Kings Road - Osiris Visions Ltd OA 115 - Vibrant Green and Silver foreground with Salmon pink background - measures 29?" x 19¾" - crease along bottom edge and a little wear to the corners, otherwise in Excellent condition

Price realised

£1400

Lot 548

The Who / Grateful Dead / Roundhouse Poster, Middle Earth at The Round House - Poster for gigs in October 1968 for The Who, The Fugs, Grateful Dead, Bloosom Toes and Spooky Tooth - Vibrant Red and Blue colours on thick Gold Paper - Conservation paper backed - measures 29 3/16" x 19?" - some creasing near the top, otherwise in Very good condition

Price realised

£3800

Lot 126

Early television, a rare Pye pre-war mirror- in-lid cabinet television set with radio, in walnut veneered case -- 34½ in wide, 37½ in high

Price realised

£4200

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery, Silver, Watches, Coins & Objets d'art
  • 12th September 2019

Lot 17

A miniature Queen Anne style Britannia silver and oak banquet table, together with a collection of miniature tableware items such as a punch bowl and four goblets, pair of tankards, four candlestick, beakers and more, most marked with an eagle head and Britannia

Price realised

£1600

Lot 150

An Edwardian period 18ct gold half hunter pocket watch from Army & Navy, 46mm case, with blue enamel Roman numerals to front cover, rear cover with masonic inscription, appears to run, 94g

Price realised

£1100

Lot 472

Lot 472

A yellow metal three chain bracelet, marked 750 P*G, the continental bracelet with three herringbone chains on a tongue and box clasp with safety clips, 21.5cm long, 80g

Price realised

£1860

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 3rd September 2019

Lot 218

A pair of Chinese Company School gouaches, c.1850, one with two people playing dice at a table whilst a child watches on in a Chinese house with gardens beyond, the other with a similar interior of ladies playing cards at a table with gardens beyond, both 44.5 cm x 58 cm, Provenance: sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong lot 39 13th November 1975 (2)

Price realised

£7500

Lot 222

A pair of late 19th century Chinese hardwood elbow chairs, typical open backs with pierced splat decorated with bats the upright elbows have pierced decoration over panelled seats raised on square section legs united by side stretchers.

Price realised

£650

Lot 330

A 19th Century ceremonial Cook Islands Ruatangaeo adze with carved wooden shaft stone head and coconut fibre binding, of Polynesian tribal interest, length 79cm

Price realised

£720

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

  • Collectors Auction
  • 9th July 2019

Lot 487

An important James Robertson's & Sons Ltd Factory Archive Label Ledger, celebrated makers of Golden Shred, Silver Shred and jams, Droylsden, Manchester, archive of unused marmalade and jam pot labels, originally compiled in 1968 with period labels

Price realised

£1200

Lot 541

Aircraft Photographs, A large collection of postcard size monochrome aviation photographs, produced by Real Photographs Ltd, most have information labels attached to the rear

Price realised

£620

Lot 569

A pair of WWII or later nautical binoculars, possibly Barr & Stroud, together with a tin map cannister containing several Hong Kong and surrounds maps

Price realised

£580

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

Auction highlights

  • Music & Entertainment
  • 11th June 2019

Lot 157

Lot 157 of 688:
A musical box by Karrer, No. 4665, playing eight mixed airs with optional drum and six bells with bee strikers, in case with inlaid front and lid and tune sheet (Bulleid No. 58) -- 23½ in. wide, the cyinder 13in. (33cm.)

Price realised

£1500

Lot 228

Lot 228 of 688:
David Bowie Acetate, Ching-A-Ling - One-Sided UK 7" Acetate - In 1968 David Bowie formed a short lived folk trio called 'Feathers' with his then girlfriend Hermione Farthingale and John Hutchinson. Whilst they played live a number of times, this song is the only known recorded output, having been recorded 'on the sly' by Tony Visconti and never released as a single - Essex Music Group labels with typed title and artist

Price realised

£2600

Lot 653

Lot 653

Lot 653 of 688:
Thibouville-Lamy bow and Violin, Thibouville-Lamy violin bow stamped Sarasate Virtuose C1880, very good condition, with original lapping, no bow hair, with a German violin, in wooden case

Price realised

£1100

Auction highlights

  • Glorious Trains Part 2
  • 29th May 2019

Lot 583

A Maxwell-Hemmens Live Steam Twin-engined Marine Steam Plant, with centre-flue gas-fired horizontal boiler 7ᄑ" long (over lagging), with a pair of 'Max II' twin-cylinder engines and associated pipework, complete with gas burner and reducing valve, M-H pressure gauge, water gauge, lubricators to each engine and control valves suitable for R/C operation

Price realised

£900

Lot 587

A Pre-War Hornby Series (Dinky Toys) 22b Closed Sports Coupe, blue body, red roof and mudguards, tinplate radiator, blue wash wheels, 'Hornby Series' cast to underside

Price realised

£1700

Lot 589

A Pre-War Hornby Series (Dinky Toys) 22d Delivery Van, green cab, blue van body, tinplate radiator, blue wash wheels, 'Hornby Series' cast to underside

Price realised

£2900

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