Great first sale back

9/07/2020     Latest News, Vintage Vehicles, Antiques

Strange auction but great result! The first sale back after lockdown was always going to be a very different experience for all of us compared to what we have been used to for so many years. Social distancing, viewing by appointment only, no buyers in the saleroom on dale day, a new live bidding system meaning two platforms being operated as well as a brand new back office system meant we were all very focused!


The sale was very buoyant with many commission bids on the book, telephone lines and a huge number of online bids flooding in on both and The introduction of the new bidding platform with its very reasonable charges certainly brought many new buyers to our sales as well as some changing horses to understandably save pennies!


The expected leading lot of the day was the as new delivery mileage 2015 BMW 118: SE motor car which realised £15,680 including Premium. A huge amount of interest led to it selling to a local regular buyer.


Gold and silver is doing very well, led by a set of four Isle of Man gold coins at £2200 + BP and a decorative pair of silver candlesticks by Braybrook and Britten at £484 hammer including BP. Stamps are continually of interest and we have had some good Estate collections in recently. Top price this time was £1660 for an album of St Helena mint and used from Queen Victoria to King George VI.


Jewellery maintains its strong following and a pretty sapphire and diamond cluster ring led this section at £806 all inclusive. Pictures remain good value and in this sale three Middle Eastern watercolour scenes by Percy R Craft were the top sellers at £528 including premium, a big discount on the prices of only a few years ago.


Our next sale is on the 22nd July and looks to be a bigger auction with some more choice lots already to hand. We have already started collections and the stores are filling nicely we are on track to be back fortnightly in August. We look forward to seeing you but by appointment only!



Portrait of the young Edward VI after Holbein (probably 18th Century) to be entered into our November Fine Sale.




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