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New Valuation Events 2019
Valuation EventsIn addition to our weekly Wednesday valuation events at Plenty Close 10am-3.30pm, SAS 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.

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Auction highlights

  • Music and Entertainment
  • 18th February 2020

Lot 26

The Beatles LP, The Beatles ("White Album") Double LP - original UK First Press Mono Release 1968 with Very Low Number - Apple PMC 7067/8 - Numbered 0000340. Top opening, numbered, embossed, fully laminated Gatefold Garrod and Lofthouse sleeve with Inner flipbacks. With Black Inners, all 4 Photos and Lyric poster. Apple Labels with No 'EMI Recording' text.

Price realised

£1400

Lot 527

Violin, a vintage violin full size stamped BETTS, London, one piece back, needs some attention with edge of body detaching by neck, with bow and wooden case

Price realised

£1600

Lot 531

Wheatstone Concertina, a Wheatstone 36 key Anglo-Chromatic concertina c 1938 serial no; 80885 in good condition with one missing key with quality case that has a Wheatstone label.

Price realised

£1950

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
  • 11th February 2020

Lot 267

A Corgi Toys Gift Set 3 Batman's Batmobile & Batboat, 1st issue 267 Batmobile with 'Bat' hubs, 107 Batboat with trailer, in original blue 1st issue window box with inner tray, four figures and secret instructions containing instruction sheet and twelve rockets (nine on sprue), with buff card outer protective sleeve, E, box VG

Price realised

£1500

Lot 470

A Scalextric Bugatti Type 59 C.70, thought to be a Steve De Havilland later replica, c.1984, in dark blue with white driver, in reprinted Tri-ang Scalextric box, VG, with C69 Ferrari GT 250 Berlinetta, red body, RN6, G-VG, lacks bumpers (2)

Price realised

£350

Lot 529

A Fine Scratchbuilt 1/24 scale Model of an RAF Avro Lancaster Bomber, in RAF weathered camouflage colours, code PO-S, model built entirely from scratch over stainless steel rod core, using special vacuum-formed moulds created by the maker for the resin parts, many other parts crafted from Plasticard and Plastruct, with two sets of landing wheels with differing contact areas to represent take-off with full bomb load and landing unladen, wingspan 130cm, length 90cm, VG

Price realised

£700

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 4th February 2020

Lot 96

Two bronze figures modelled in the antique classical style, the man with his left arm outstretched whilst he rests his right on a tree stump bearing a snake, height 32.5cm, the woman looking to her left with putti riding a sea creature beside her, height 32.5cm (2)

Price realised

£500

Lot 427

An 18th Century English School oil on canvas, portrait of a gentleman in brown coat with salmon pink and gilt embroidered waistcoat with black and gilt trimmed hat under left arm, verso with black stencilled reference number and paper label (af) T Rogers & Co, re-lined, 76cm x 63cm

Price realised

£680

Lot 603

A 19th century mahogany drum table, eight drawers four being false, circular brown leather insert with gold tooling to top, raised on four reeded swept supports finishing in brass caps and castors, 105cm diameter 71cm high

Price realised

£950

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 28th January 2020

Lot 174

Canon FD 85mm f/1.2 L Lens, serial no. 22756, barrel G, ding to filter thread, elements VG, with BT-72 hood, front and rear caps

Price realised

£420

Lot 176

A Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 L Lens, serial no. 19886, barrel G-VG, elements G, cleaning marks to front glass, with caps and maker's box

Price realised

£650

Lot 339

A Kinoptik Fulgior 50mm f/1.3 Lens, serial no. 12748, Éclair mount, barrel F-G, elements F-G, slight fungus and cleaning marks

Price realised

£5900

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery, Watches, Coins, Silver & Objets d'art
  • 23rd January 2020

Lot 1

An impressive George V period silver model of a warship by the Fairpoint Brothers, having four masts with sails and flags, two cannons and figures to fore deck, along with other figures to mid and rear decks, the lower section with gun portholes and on a set of wheels, 56 ozt, two sails loose and two cannon heads missing at rear, London 1919, 43cm long and 39cm high

Price realised

£2300

Lot 225

A 1960s Breitling Navitimer stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch, 41mm case, ref. 806, black dial with three subsidiaries, turning outer dial and bezel, plastic glass with crack, manual wind, appears to run and function, c1968, on a later stainless steel strap

Price realised

£1900

Lot 384

A diamond solitaire 18ct gold ring, the eight claw setting with modern brilliant cut diamond within crown gallery, sloping shoulders on a plain white gold shank marked 18ct, ring size Q, 5.9g, diamond weight 2.49ct

Price realised

£2600

Auction highlights

  • Collectors Auction
  • 14th January 2020

Lot 432

A WWII Japanese Surrender Shinshinto

Price realised

£2400

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

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

  • 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

  • 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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