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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 SW10 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

  • Glorious Trains
  • 17th April 2019

Lot 51

Rare Tri-ang TT Gauge T96 BR blue A1A A1A Diesel Locomotive, with instruction, oil tab and original blue corrugated protection card, in original lift-off box with blue printed label, E, box VG

Price realised

£1050

Lot 466

Rare Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge 3-Rail EDL7 GWR green 6231 and 6699 0-6-2 Tank Locomotives, 6231 with 'Duchess of Atholl' number and 6699, both VG, 6231 lacks logo (2)

Price realised

£1300

Lot 1023

A Kit-built Finescale 0 Gauge Highland Railway 'Jones Goods' Class 4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender, from an unidentified brass kit with Portescap motor/gearbox unit and highly detailed cab, exquisitely finished in HR green with full dark green/red/black lining as no 112, E, tender permanently coupled, no builder or painter details, in bespoke wooden carrying case

Price realised

£2000

Auction highlights

  • Collectors Auction
  • 9th April 2019

Lot 582

A Riley RMF 2.5litre Motor Car 1953, currently carrying registration number 9 RHX, 1 of only 1050 made, this is a RHD export model first registered in Singapore and returned to the UK in 1957; fair condition, requiring complete restoration, we are advised that the engine had an overhaul shortly before it went into dry storage in circa 1990, offered with many spare parts

Price realised

£3800

Lot 122

Tennis Postcards, one period album - P4 RP portraits of tennis players mainly at Wimbledon, including H W 'Bunny' Austin, probably in 1926, Crole-Rees, Kingscote, Fyzee, Jacob, Lacoste, Washer, Washburn, Kay Stammers, Helen Wills, Jean Borotra and Suzanne Lenglen (71), P6 postcard-size photographs without printed fronts (56), royalty (26), G-VG (97)

Price realised

£620

Lot 384

A Brunei medal group, awarded to Major P Bakmand, OC Muara and Senior Engineering Officer in the Pahlawan, comprising Brunei Coronation 1968 medal, in 22ct gold, The Royal Brunei Malay Regiment General Service medal and Order of the Setia Negara Neck badge, plus the miniatures, in Spink & Sons boxes, together with photocopies of articles on Bakmand with the Sultan (parcel)

Price realised

£1500

Auction highlights

  • Antiques and Fine Art
  • 2nd April 2019

Lot 339

An Oriental ceramic seated laughing Buddha, decorated with floral enamel robes, holding Chinese prayer beads in his right hand with a large amber stone, impressed character marks to base, 26 cm high, together with two plates af. and a famille rose pot (missing lid) (4)

Price realised

£3400

Lot 349

A Japanese ivory netsuke modelled as a coiled snake, with metal eyes, signed to underside, 3 cm high

Price realised

£800

Lot 371

Circle of Michael Dahl (1659-1743) oil on canvas, 'Portrait of a Lady', 85 cm x 67 cm, framed

Price realised

£1700

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery, Silver, Objets d'art Watches and Coins
  • 21st March 2019
Lot 159

Lot 159

A 9ct gold curb link charm bracelet, with multiple charms, mostly 9ct gold including a British bulldog, a postman, a mini cooper also an 18ct gold house on stilts and an Isle of Man 1975 half sovereign, 81g

Price realised

£920

Lot 264

Lot 264

A modern Tag Heuer Carrera automatic stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch, 44mm case, ref. CV2A1AC and serial no. WBF8514, running very well and appears hardly worn in excellent condition, on stainless steel bracelet, with Tag Heuer box and outer card box

Price realised

£1000

Lot 305

Lot 305

An Edward VII 1902 Specimen Coin set, with red leather and gilt case, comprising full and half sovereign, crown, half crown, florin, six pence and Maundy coins 4, 3, 2 and 1 p, all EF and in plastic wrappers

Price realised

£1150

Auction highlights

  • Fine Photographica
  • 12th March 2019

Lot 92

A Nikon F4 SLR Camera Kit, including a Nikon F4 SLR body, serial no 2113008, battery grip with corroded batteries, an AF Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5, an AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 D, an AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8, an AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED lenses, all untested

Price realised

£360

Lot 183

A Sony Alpha 7R Full Frame Mirrorless Camera, serial no 3983951, with maker's box and packaging, no battery or charger

Price realised

£300

Lot 235

A Group of Pentax Mount Wide Angle Lenses, including a Rikenon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8 lens, a RMC Tokina 17mm f/3.5 M42 mount lens, a SMC Pentax-A 20mm f/2.8 lens, a SMC Pentax 24mm f/2.8 lens and more

Price realised

£360

Auction highlights

  • Toys & Trains for the Collector
  • 26th February 2019

Lot 210

Pocher Boxed Bugatti Kit, a boxed 1:8 scale unmade model of a 1933 Bugatti Type 50 T, K/76 by Pocher, inner box factory sealed, with instructions, E, Box F-G

Price realised

£620

Lot 375

Bassett-Lowke live steam three funnel Torpedo boat Destroyer warship, constructed mainly in wood with metal detail, small guns to front and rear, removable mast, B/L makers plate on deck, funnel and oil tray and small plastic Sailor, original instruction, length 26ins, in a non B/L box, length 650mm, E, appears unsteamed

Price realised

£850

Lot 670

Lot 670

A Commercial Semi-Finescale O Gauge 3-rail LMS Stanier Class 8F 2-8-0 and Tender, well constructed by unknown maker, with a substantial motor, made to a very good standard and finished in LMS black as no 8053, G, Bassett-Lowke type pickups fitted, surface rusting to rear driving wheels, some minor damages and small chips to paintwork (2)

Price realised

£720

Auction highlights

  • Music and Entertainment
  • 19th February 2019
Lot 377

Lot 377

Pink Floyd Solo LPs, eleven albums comprising Roger Waters - Radio Kaos (Stock copy and Promo copy with signature - both with posters), Amused To Death (double), The Wall Soundtrack (triple), The Wall Live In Berlin (double) and Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. Dave Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (with download card), On An Island (Double), David Gilmour and About Face and Rick Wright - Wet Dream - Mainly Excellent and EX+ condition

Price realised

£340

Lot 643

Lot 643

"Beatles / Signatures / BOAC Menu Card, A BOAC Cunard Menu for the 'Beatles Bahamas Special' flight from February 1965 signed by all four Beatles together with an additional signature of 'Rough Hawkins' - The Vendor writes as follows: My father-in-law was the chief steward of the flight from London Heathrow to New York on a Boeing 707 scheduled flight dubbed the Beatles Bahamas Special.

Price realised

£3800

Lot 698

Lot 698

John Inman, a number of items from the John Inman estate including fifty plus posters and programmes many signed from John Inman performances including the film poster 'Are You Being Served', together with a costume worn by John which appears to be for Dick Whittington including shoes, a portrait of John, a print with plaque with reference to Hippodrome performances, a cross stitch celebrating many years of pantomime

Price realised

£5200

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery & Watches Auction
  • 14th February 2019

Lot 11

A good mid 20th century certified diamond solitaire engagement ring, with Anchor Cert certificate stating the brilliant cut to be 2.04ct and being colour H and VVS clarity, presented in an unmarked white metal, probably platinum split shoulder mount, 2.9g and size N (2)

Price realised

£5800

Lot 108

A late 19th Century Chinese jade brooch, the oval carved and pierced light coloured hardstone panel with a bird amongst scrolling foliage, 5.8cm high and 22.5g, with a gold pin applied to reverse

Price realised

£5500

Lot 347

A Victorian suite of gold and diamond jewels, comprising a slave bangle set with three gypsy set old cut diamonds, a matching locket and a ribbed hollow necklace with locket clasp, all in satin gold, central diamond of bangle approximately 0.75ct flanked by two 0.5ct examples, locket diamond approximately 0.5ct flanked by two 0.40ct examples in a fitted velvet and leather case, rubbed marks to bangle, no other apparant marks, locket monogrammed verso

Price realised

£5000

Auction highlights

  • Trains Galore
  • 11th December 2018

Lot 767

An Original Great Western Railway 'Saint' Class Locomotive Nameplate 'Talisman', iron and brass, from locomotive no 2989, built in 1905

Price realised

£6200

Lot 1302

An Aster Factory-built Gauge 1 Live Steam Spirit-fired Ex-LNER A3 Class Locomotive and Tender,

Price realised

£4000

Lot 1408

A 3½" Gauge Live Steam Coal-fired Southern Railway 'Lord Nelson' 4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender, finely engineered and finished in SR Maunsell green as no 850, with bogie Tender, the loco featuring twin cylinders with outside valve gear and screw reversing, axle-driven water pump, injector, hand pump to Tender, two pressure gauges and water gauge, overall G-VG, no boiler history (2)

Price realised

£2600

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