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Collections & Deliveries

Collections & Deliveries

We are utilising our large loading bay for contact free appointment only collections and deliveries

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Arts
  • 7th July 2020

Lot 97

Two 19th Century Meissen German figural porcelain groups from the 'Senses' series, the first modelled as a woman smelling a flower, standing beside a vase of flowers on a square pedestal with putti, rose bush and dog, the base decorated with gilt scrolls and a nose partially concealed amidst scrolling rococo decoration, with crossed swords mark and incised number 1051,

Price realised

£1,600

Lot 229

Edgar Hunt (1876-1953) oil on canvas, depicting chickens and chicks feeding, signed and dated (lower left) 'E. Hunt 1913', 16.5cm x 24cm, glazed and in a moulded gilt frame. ARR may apply to this lot

Price realised

£4,200

Lot 354

An 18ct yellow gold gentleman's signet ring bearing an ornate family coat of arms, with the Latin motto 'copiose et opportune' 'plentiful and in time', of lion rampants either side of a shield, surmounted by a rose and antler crown with eagle, ring size T, 9.3g

Price realised

£460

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Arts
  • 7th July 2020

Lot 412

A George III period ivory and silver table nutmeg grater, the curved steel grate with silver mounts, marked with duty mark, SP and lion passant, with turned ivory supports and handles, showing typical signs of age, 16cm long

Price realised

£1,800

Lot 421

A rare early 20th Century silver novelty aeroplane pin cushion by B & S Ltd, marked Birmingham 1912, with Reg. No. 607564, wingspan 9.5cm and 9.5cm long, having spinning propeller and wheels

Price realised

£500

Lot 432

The Birmingham Mint 'Great British Regiment' silver coin collection, a set of 52 Limited Edition Sterling silver medallions, each medallion representing a different Regiment within the British Army, (approx. 1.4 ozt), complete with their corresponding replica cap badges, in campaign style brass bound fitted wooden box, with papers, approx. 72 ozt

Price realised

£850

Auction highlights

  • Glorious Trains Day 1
  • 30th June 2020

Lot 185

A K-Lines (Mansted Foundry) 0 Gauge 3-rail electric 2-6-0 Locomotive and Tender (ex-Geoffrey Keen), built in the style of an LNER larger-wheeled 'K' Class, and finished in K-Lines black as no 331, works plates 'Mansted Foundry No 103' (RF Stedman) to smokebox, 'KLs' transfer emblems to cabsides, with detailed brake rodding and other fine details, G-VG, a few small paint chips/wear, semi-Finescale iron wheels fitted (2)

Price realised

£1,800

Lot 187

An 0 Gauge 3-rail electric 0-8-0 Tank Locomotive (ex-Captain Kelly's 'International Railway' No 4002), built in the style of a powerful French Suburban loco, possibly by Fournereau, finished in Longmoor Military Railway-style red-lined Prussian blue livery with large painted yellow 4002 numbers to tanks and cast plates 'International Railways 4002, 1934' to cabsides

Price realised

£2,200

Lot 112

An Uncommon Milbro 0 Gauge 3-rail Great Central Railway 4-6-2 Tank Locomotive, in original GCR lined green/brown livery as no 373, overall G-VG, some wear to decals, tank and bunker edges

Price realised

£5,500

Auction highlights

  • Glorious Trains Day 2
  • 1st July 2020

Lot 721

A 5in Gauge scratch-built LB&SCR Stroudley A1 Class 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive 'Brighton', of the famous 'Terrier' Class, finely engineered and exquisitely finished in fully-lined Stroudley 'Improved Engine Green', as No 40 'Brighton', essentially in 'as-built' 1878 condition with smokebox wingplates, 'Salter' safety valves and other original features, the model incorporating twin inside cylinders with lever-operated Stephenson motion, pressure and water gauges,

Price realised

£5,500

Lot 548





A Finescale 0 Gauge Kit-built electric GWR 'Castle' Class 4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender from Mitchell Design Kit, a superb model commissioned by Herbert Groves (founder of the 2mm Finescale Association) in 1994, built by Malcolm Mitchell and finely-finished by Alan Brackenborough as no 5015 'Kingswear Castle' in lined Great Western green, fitted with Portescap motor/gearbox unit, E, minimal test-running only, with provenance letter in card box

Price realised

£2,300

Lot 727

A 5in Gauge live-steam Coal-fired GWR 48xx Class 0-4-2 Tank Locomotive, well-built by Mr J Roberts to the Neville Evans design, and finished in plain GWR green with 'shirtbutton' motif and numbered 4829, the model featuring hand-pump to bunker, twin injectors, twin inside cylinders with screw-operated valve gear and lubricator, handbrake (applies to driving wheels), safety valves, water and pressure gauges, regulator, blower and whistle,

Price realised

£3,600

Auction highlights

  • Music & Entertainment
  • 23rd June 2020

Lot 130

Beatles Acetate, 12" 78 rpm acetate for Hey Jude / Revolution - possibly produced as an acetate for the Indian market which was still releasing Beatles singles on 78s during the Sixties, although there is doubt as to whether Hey Jude was ever released in India as a single - metal of the acetate is clearly visible at the centre hole - plain labels with typed information - Timings: Hey Jude 5.01, Revolution 3.36 - Visually VG, but both sides play excellently with light surface static in places

Price realised

£800

Lot 174

Elton John Pinball Machine, 1976 Bally-designed Elton John 'Captain Fantastic' Pinball Machine - This hard to find machine has Greg Freres artwork and many cutting edge features for its era - It has been restored, in very good condition and is in working order and comes with front key - adapted to take 'old' 10p pieces

Price realised

£2,500

Lot 175

Rolling Stones Pinball Machine, 1979 Bally-designed Rolling Stones Pinball Machine - This hard to find machine has Greg Freres artwork and many cutting edge features for its era - It has been restored, in good condition and is in working order with the only fault we can locate being the wire stuck in the upright position on the left hand 'Out' lane - updated to take 'old' 10p piece Please note - key missing to cash box on the front of the machine

Price realised

£2.200

Auction highlights

  • Music & Entertainment
  • 23rd June 2020

Lot 254

Carry On Screaming Poster, UK 1-Sheet poster with art by Tom Chantrell for the spoof horror film by the Carry On crew - measures 27"x 40" generally good condition with a little wear on folds

Price realised

£480

Lot 332

Gibson Electric Guitar, Gibson Les Paul Model Standard stamped Serial No: 82890021 Made in USA, red with glitter effect - generally in good condition with some light scratching in places - with a rectangular hard case

Price realised

£1,800

Lot 370

annoy Speakers, a pair of Tannoy Mansfield speakers H.P.D. 315 units purchased in 1976 - In teak and in excellent condition - serial nos; 202537 & 202728 with original boxes and leaflet, casters have been secured to bases for ease of movement, untested

Price realised

£1,000

Auction highlights

  • Photographica Including Cameras, Photographs & Scientific Instruments
  • 16th June 2020

Lot 19

An early 20th Century folding-strut 2½in x 3½in Newman & Guardia 'Sibyl' Camera, with milled aluminium front standard, Taylor, Taylor & Hobson f/6.5 Cooke lens, in swinging sector shutter, film pack back, wooden focusing screen with glass reversed and pencil inscription 'Autochrome', metal focusing screen and six metal dark slides, in leather case, slides af, and wooden dark slide, with ink inscription for Autochrome, in maker's case, circa 1910, F

Price realised

£850

184

A fine mid-19th Century Andrew Ross lacquered brass Large No. 1 Compound Binocular Bar-Limb Polarising Microscope, serial no. 1958, with binocular and monocular body-tubes and Wenham prism, eyepiece -'A' pair, 'B' pair, 'C Kellner's Orthoscopic' pair, D and E, objectives - ¼in with correction collar, ½in with correction collar, 1½in and 3in, in cans, Lieberkuhn, periphery-geared mechanical stage, stage bull's-eye condenser

Price realised

£5,000

224

A Reid III Rangefinder Camera, serial no. P1313, shutter working, body G, spotting to top plate and scuffing to rear of bottom plate, with a Taylor-Hobson Anastigmat 2in f/2 lens, no. 328777, F, condensation patches on rear element, maker's lens cap and Reid & Sigrist presentation box

Price realised

£1,800

Auction highlights

  • Photographica Including Cameras,Photographs and Scientific Instruments
  • 16th June 2020

Lot 420

A Primarette Twin Lens Folding Camera, circa 1931-37, a taking camera topped by a second viewing or finder camera, separate lens and bellows for each half, top lens tilts down for automatic parallax correction, body G, some wear to leather, bellows G, with Meyer Görlitz 7.5cm f2.9 lens, serial no 612503, in F Deckel shutter, shutter sluggish on slow speeds, elements G, some haze, with both lens caps, spools and leather strap

Price realised

£550

Lot 484

A Black Leitz Wetzlar Leica M2 Body, serial no. 949 075, rare black example from 1958 (serial no. allocation 948 601 to 949 100), lever rewind release, no self-timer, body F, missing cap next to frame counter index, brassing to edges of top plate, baseplate and film advance, some repainting to top plate, signs of corrosion underneath, bottom plate worn and unrestored, shutter working (capping at 1/500, not opening at 1/1000s), with maker's body cap

Price realised

£14,000

Lot 485

A Rare Early Leitz Wetzlar Leica M3 Double Stroke Camera, chrome, serial no. 700 365, 1954, a low serial number example (1954 allocation 700 000 to 710 000), with corner on top plate, early triangular strap lugs, body G, scuffing to top and baseplates, shutter and self-timer working, with a Leitz Summicron 5cm f/2 collapsible lens, no. 920 887, barrel G, elements F, fog to front glass, with maker's cap

Price realised

£14,000

Auction highlights

  • The Joan Dunk Collection Day 1
  • 9th June 2020

Lot 117

Early 19th Century flats in the style of Sohlke of Berlin depicting a Classical scene, figures 55-60mm, central piece with instruments probably by another maker and not correct to set, generall VG, 1 off base, (14)

Price realised

£950

Lot 248

A rare Bing clockwork teddy bear with ball circa 1910, with brown mohair, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, separate limbs fixed in place with felt feet pads and small axles with wooden wheels, hump, red painted tinplate ball decorated with white stars housing a clockwork motor, when wound the ball rotates causing the bear to walk along -8½in. (21.5cm.) high (slight wear, axles with blob of glue on each)

Price realised

£2,800

Lot 342

Six late 19th Century large hand-made marbles, three onions skins, one multicoloured -1½in. (4cm.) diameter, one blue and white and one red and pale blue with white flecks; and three various coloured swirls (all with dings and slight damage)

Price realised

£1,500

Auction highlights

  • The Joan Dunk Collection Day 2
  • 10th June 2020

Lot 443

A carved wood 'Our Daily Bread' bread board, -12in. (30.5cm.) wide; and a George Wing bread knife with carved fern leaf handle

Price realised

£380

Lot 551

A rare George Tinworth for Doulton Lambeth 'Play Goers' mice at a Punch and Judy booth, 1880s, stoneware with translucent brown, clear and blue glazes, TG monogram to back of booth, impressed Doulton Lambeth in rosette and incised LB -5½in. (14cm.) high (restored top front corners of side of booth proscenium)

Price realised

£2,000

Lot 712

A 19th Century silver-plated nutmeg mill grater, with crank-handle and heavily etched decoration -3in. (7.5cm.) high

Price realised

£1,900

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

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