Auction Results Round-up: November Fine Arts Auction
"The miscellaneous section of 1818 Auctioneers' two-day catalogue auction was as unpredictable as ever in a changing global market and as always it was the interesting and unusual that excited our bidders.
Lot 403, an early Winston Churchill signed letter, dated 1908 when he was president of the Board of Trade sold within estimate at £200.
Also unique was Lot 468, a late 19th century American, Hammond and co of New York, typewriter of unusual piano keyboard design in a golden oak case, selling for £750.
Of interest also, an Edwardian oak tantalus/ compendium with fully fitted interior comprising glasses, decanters, card games and cribbage section (in fact all you need for an exciting night in the Lake District!) sold above estimate at £360.
A Moorcroft pottery candlestick made around the time of the first world war for Liberty and co in the Claremont pattern found a buyer at £400.
The furniture section was lead by quality, with such as an Art Nouveau inlaid revolving bookcase, lot 1160, showing strong interest at £820. A 19th Century mahogany sofa of scroll design, lot 1051 sold for £360 - stronger than anticipated. Lot 1052 a Victorian walnut full height bookcase secretaire (desk) sold for £280.
Bucking the trend in the brown furniture, an early 20th oak trolley, lot 1069, sold for £135, and a Victorian pew from a church in St Annes, lot 1125, sold for above estimate at £160.
Lot 1142, a copper mirror having fish and crustation decoration, in the Newlyn school style but not named, found a new home at £320.
Of seasonal interest, lot 1046, a vintage wooden toboggan sold for £32."
We had strong interest in all the lots in this section, totalling just under £20,000.
The top price being Lot 802, a gold USA eagle ten dollar 1884 Karson City Mint coin, selling for £1600
Other section highlights included...
Lot 788 A large collection of presentation packs, stock books etc £1400
Lot 821 A collection of medals £1100
Lot 719 A 1500 Rupees coin £900
Lot 801 A double eagle 20 dollar coin £850
Lot 726 A Medal collection £420
Lot 748A Harman & Co Sword £320
Lot 758 Three 1940’s Wembley football programmes £160
Lot 774 1950’s Butchers tin plate price tags £240
Lot 777 A tray of early UK coins £320
Lot 778 Large collection of early world coins £750
Lot 776 A Flintlock pistol £340
Lot 810 A Collection of early stamps £700
Lot 811 Two African medals
Lot 813 A collection of GB silver coins £500
Lot 822 Masonic medals £340
Lot 827 Binoculars £450
Lot 830 Japanese WW2 Sword £420
Soverigns to £230
Lot 847 £190
Lot 855 £110"
"Silver section highlights:
Lot 52 cigar box, est £150 - £200 sold for £250
Lot 58 punch bowl est £500 - £800 sold for £1000
Lot 94 18th Century spoon est £100 - £150 sold for £220
Lot 100A Silver Cutlery est £1200- £1800 sold for £2000
The jewellery section was very buoyant with rings selling very well (possibly lots of Christmas presents!)
Lot 142 Rolex watch sold for £1300
Lot 176 Serpent Ring sold for £650
Lot 180 Tennis bracelet £100 under est but still good price at £3400
Lot 183 Art deco style ring sold for £620
Lot 185 Ruby and diamond dress ring sold for £1100
Lot 187 3 diamond dress ring sold for £900
Lot 196 Victorian earrings sold for £330
Lot 225 Masonic watch sold for £340
Lot 246 Amber beads sold for £1300
Lot 248 Amber beads sold for £550
Lot 298 Victorian gold necklace sold for £460
Lot 330 Georg Jensen necklace sold for £340
Overall 70% of the section sold both on line and in the room….which was busy".
Thursday, 1st of December 2016