Summer Fine Sale Report

16/07/2018     Militaria & Weapons, Latest News, Vintage Vehicles, Antiques


One of the best catalogues we have assembled for a good while, was enthusiastically viewed and well received in the run up to the sale day. However, the sale day itself was a little muted which did surprise the auctioneers but may have been caused by hot weather and the lure of the beach here in beautiful West Wales or even football and tennis!


None the less there were a sizable number of highlights during the day. A good section of Militaria included a Victorian Household Cavalry helmet and breastplate which made £3720* roughly three times the estimate. Also in this section were a pair of German Second World War artillery binoculars that did well at £2760*, with various medal groups performing better than expected. Jewellery also fared well, led by an 18ct gold chain which made £2170* and an Alan Martin gold and diamond ring at £2040*.


Welsh art was headed predictably by a Kyffin Williams watercolour making £1800* and an Aneurin Jones acrylic portrait ran close behind at £1680*. A strong silver section included a rare solid silver tantalus £1560* and a very heavy Scottish silver tray at £1640*. A good collection of modern silk rugs and carpets were far too beautiful to walk on with a Turkish Kiesary carpet and a Persian woollen Gorevan carpet both at £2040* being the top prices. The Oriental ceramics were headed by a Chinese blue and white jar in transitional style which was hammered at £1426*.


The day finished with classic vehicles which were led by a 1971 Bultaco trials bike originally owned by famous British trials rider Sammy Miller and bought back by him on the telephone to add to his collection of over 400 bikes at the Sammy Miller Motorcycle museum in New Milton, Hampshire. Top dollar was the 1954 BSA 650ccs Golden Flash with sidecar which realised £4080*. The bike was all complete although needing some restoration and appearing a great project! It is off to an enthusiast in the North of England who can’t wait to get it on the road!

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If you have something you would like to sell, get in touch. We are already taking entries for our Autumn Fine Sale in November, as well as for our regular fortnightly Antiques & Collectables auctions. Why sell with Peter Francis?

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