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Valuation Events In 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.

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A welcoming New Reception

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Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 2nd June 2020

Lot 154

A Black Forest carved wooden monkey's head, with glass eyes, cut teeth and a hinged jaw, possibly opening to reveal an ash tray, height 14cm

Price realised

£700

Lot 233

Seven Ian Fleming James Bond books, including three with dust jackets, 'The Spy Who Loved Me', 'You Only Live Twice' and 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (7)

Price realised

£750

Lot 313

Arabic Dallah Coffee Pots, a group of copper and brass Dallah some with decorative detail in varying sizes the largest 30cm high, F-G, (7)

Price realised

£1,500

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 2nd June 2020

Lot 373

A collection of Chinese and Asian conquilla nut beads, with carved decorations of figures, architecture, flowers and foliage, together with a string of bone beads carved as flowers (200+)

Price realised

£1,000

Lot 417

A quantity of Chinese snuff bottles, to include cinnabar lacquer examples, cameo glass, a wooden carving of boys holding a peach, an opaque glass example with yellow ground and raised cricket, height 6.5cm (15)

Price realised

£1,800

Lot 420

Five underglaze red and blue Chinese snuff bottles, four of cylindrical form, decorated with various landscapes, Immortals or celestial beings and one with dragons amidst waves, tallest 7.5cm (5)

Price realised

£2,400

Auction highlights

  • Trains
  • 28th May 2020

Lot 57

Lemaco Prestige Models Brass N Gauge Swiss Electric Train Set, a boxed Nm-003/2S four car set Ge 4/4 604 Calanda Ratische Bahn locomotive and three coaches in red livery, with paperwork and factory sealed small components, G-E

Price realised

£380

Lot 134

Unused Hornby 00 Gauge R1058 'Flying Scotsman' Live Steam Set, comprising LNER Locomotive and tender, tools, controller and track, in original box, E, unused, most items in original wrapping, box VG, some minor storage wear, together with a Hornby R549 Pick up goods set, in original box, VG, additional trucks and points, box G (3)

Price realised

380

Lot 189

Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge EDG7 Tank Goods Set, comprising LNER green 0-6-2 Tank Engine, three trucks, track and controller, in original box, VG-E, small bit of whiting to one hand rail from card insert, box G, two lid corners loose, together with various goods rolling stock including tank wagons, in light blue (4) and dark blue (11) boxes and five loose wagons, G-E, boxes F-VG (21)

Price realised

£360

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the collector
  • 27th May 2020
Lot 196

Lot 196

Russian/USSR Moskvitch Diecast Models, including 2141 (2), 426, 403 (2), 408, 433 and others, in original boxes, G-E, some with signs of fatigue, boxes P-G (11)

Price realised

£1,300

Lot 368

Lot 368

A Alps (Japan) Battery-Operated Moon Explorer Robot, with dark grey tinplate body, grey plastic head, white claw like hands, removable metal antenna, grey plastic battery cover, chest clock with yellow hands, in original box with inner packing pieces, E, just a few minor marks, box G-VG, some light creases

Price realised

£2,400

Lot 398

Lot 398

Vintage Star Wars Palitoy ESB 2-1B Action Figure, on unpunched 45 back card, figure E, bubble VG, slight discolouration, card VG, minor creases

Price realised

£6,500

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery
  • 21st May 2020
Lot 441

Lot 441

A pair of platinum, ruby and diamond drop earrings, in the Belle Epoque style, the loops with tapered articulated millegrain set diamonds, supporting a double loop of rubies and diamonds, 5.8cm drop, boxed

Price realised

£4,600

Lot 146

Lot 146

An impressive four Victorian gold coin pendant necklace, each of the coins dated 1887, VF, in a 9ct gold mount and supported on a 9ct gold belcher link chain, with a full sovereign, above a five pound coin, above a two pound coin / double sovereign, with a shield back half sovereign drop, 89.7g

Price realised

£2,900

Lot 102

Lot 102

A good Edwardian silver stirrup cup from Charles Stuart & Harris, naturalistically modelled as the head of a fox, with initials J and H to head, London 1909, 12.75 ozt, 14cm, overall very good condition

Price realised

£1,400

Auction highlights

  • Collectors
  • 14th May 2020
Cigarette Cards, a large collection of various manufacturers,

Cigarette Cards, a large collection of various manufacturers,

Cigarette Cards, a large collection of various manufacturers, to include Players, Wills, Ogdens, Wix & Son and many, covering numerous subject matter, in folders and loose (qty)

Price realised

£2,800

A well presented collection of British stamps, with two Penny Blacks

A well presented collection of British stamps, with two Penny Blacks

A well presented collection of British stamps, with two Penny Blacks, one a HK, the other RI, with other Victorian and Edwardian examples, through two modern mint stamps (1)

Price realised

£420

Ephemera, 'trade advertising' scrap album

Ephemera, 'trade advertising' scrap album

folio, circa 1900, many chromolitho, including Oakey's, Churchman's, Maypole Soap, one folding, Van Houten's Cocoa, Lux, Liebig, Hudson's Soap, Cherry Blossom, Florador Food and Bird's Egg Powder, pp 60

Price realised

£440

Auction highlights

  • Collectors -Sports
  • 14th May 2020
large signed photograph of Tiger Woods

large signed photograph of Tiger Woods

Golf, a large signed photograph of Tiger Woods, when he became the youngest Grand Slam winner at the British Open 2000, with DVD

Price realised

£100

Autocourse Annuals

Autocourse Annuals

Autocourse, three editions of the Autocourse annuals, comprising 1975-76, 1976-77 (the 25th Anniversary edition) & 1977-78 (3)

Price realised

£120

Wolverhampton Wanderers block print

Wolverhampton Wanderers block print

A period Wolverhampton Wanderers English Cup Winners 1907-08 block print, having the teams line-up in front of Crystal Palace, 32cm x 39cm, framed and glazed

Price realised

£190

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 11th May 2020
Lot 187

Lot 187

A Canon EOS 6D Mark 1 DSLR Camera

Price realised

£440

Lot 221

Lot 221

A Leitz Focomat V35 Autofocus Colour Enlarger

Price realised

£380

Lot 349

Lot 349

An R.A.F Torpedo Training Camera

Price realised

£380

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Coins and Objets d'art
  • 19th March 2020
Lot 38

Lot 38

A good Arts & Crafts silver and enamelled casket, hexagonal and of riveted construction, on six supports and applied decorations, with panels of fish and sea decoration to sides and lid, not marked, bearing remenants of label to base, some damages, 23cm wide and 13cm high

Price realised

£2600

Lot 189

Lot 189

A Victorian 18ct gold open face chronometer pocket watch from Winterdale & Co, 54mm case having engraved family crest and motto and initials to rear outer cover, hallmarked to rear and dust cover, wth stop watch facility, 134g

Price realised

£1350

Lot 427

Lot 427

A three strand uniform cultured pearl necklace, with ornate diamond floral clasp, the knotted strung pearls with creamy golden overtones, supported on a diamond encrusted flower head clasp, with central old cut diamond and six petals all encrusted with diamonds, total diamond weight approximately 3.5ct, within a fitted leather box from Hennell Frazer & Haws London, 141g, 46.5cm

Price realised

£2200

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
  • 10th March 2020
Lot 9

Lot 9

WM Classic Airliners, a boxed group of six all with outer card sleeves, comprising CA3 (Special) Lockheed Super Constellation (Eastern), CA6B Pan American Boeing Stratocruiser, CA 4BE Douglas DC-6B British Eagle CAMC edition, CA 12A BEA Airspeed Ambassador, CA 14C TWA Constellation and CA 2E Sevens Seas Northwest Douglas DC-7C, all E, Boxes E, (6)

Price realised

£210

Lot 65

Lot 65

DeAgostini Rally Car Collection, a cased collection of modern Rally cars 1:43 scale or similar with literature G-E, Cases mostly G-E some F, (70) in three boxes

Price realised

£420

Lot 198

Lot 198

1908s/90s Sinclair and Sega, a packaged Sinclair SX 80 (some damage to case and plug and discolouration) and a Sinclair Microvision with carry pouch (F), together with a boxed Sega Master System Plus minus control pads and games light phaser and cables present, a boxed Sega control stick and four cased games G Loc Air Battle, World Soccer, Parlour Games and Sonic the Hedgehog all with instructions, all unchecked P-F, Boxes F, (Qty)

Price realised

£300

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 3rd March 2020
Lot 50

Lot 50

An RAF drop dial clock, a/f with glass pane, length 50cm

Price realised

£550

Lot 154

Lot 154

An interesting Johnson's Tunstall Brewery jug, produced by Elsmore and Forster and with factory mark to the base, Staffordshire pottery with transfer printed decoration of the premises and hops, height 21cm

Price realised

£650

Lot 182

Lot 182

Four Robert Thompson of Kilburn 'Mouseman' oak wall light brackets, rectangular mounting plate attached to an arm with carved scroll work detailing to both sides, with carved mouse signature, 23cm high, 7.5cm wide, depth 13cm (4)

Price realised

£600

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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