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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.
New Live Internet Bidding Coming in April
Special Auction Services Live Auction BiddingWe are pleased to announce that from April we will be able to offer another option for our bidders with the introduction of our new internet bidding platform. As part of our continued investment to attract more sellers and buyers to our auctions, we have developed our own in house live auction bidding software alongside our current auction house software providers. Bidders will be able to login and bid from April 2019. Watch this space for further details.....

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

  • Antique and Fine Art
  • 5th March 2019

Lot 364

A late 19th Century Chinese robe, of orange silk decorated with embroidered three five claw dragons and a scene of two temple dogs guarding a temple with mythical birds either side, interior lined with blue silk, 98 cm length

Price realised

£400

Lot 257

Lydia Corbett (b.1934) oil on board, 'The Hydrangea Cat', signed 'Lydia Corbett' (lower right) and further inscribed 'Sylvette David' (lower left), 39 cm x 64 cm, framed and glazed; Lydia Corbett was previously known as Sylvette David and was one of Picasso's muses in the 1950s, becoming the subject of over 40 works

Price realised

£480

Lot 147

A Royal Worcester cased porcelain coffee set with painted decoration of birds by Ernest Barker, comprising six cups and six saucers, each setting individually painted with goldfinch, blue tit, bull finch, chaffinch, wren, and robin, each piece signed and with puce 1934 mark to base, in a T.W. Long & Co. case

Price realised

£1100

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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