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August Fine & Rediscovery Sales

August Fine & Rediscovery Sales

The August Fine sale had an interesting variety. The star of the furniture was a nice set of yew and elm Windsor chairs which realised £2,300, despite needing attention in three cases. A fabulous looking walnut display cabinet made £1,200 and dining room furniture was the unfashionable surprise with £750 for a dining table, albeit long enough to reach the next time zone and £550 for a good quality mahogany Edwardian sideboard. In a small selection of taxidermy we got £180 for a ‘Moulfin’ ram’s head and £170 for an impala head. The highlight of the ceramics section was a rocking-horse grey Beswick shire that made £320 and a Clarice Cliff Bizarre vase made £390. We had several large Robertson’s marmalade figures, these generally made £40-60 but an artist’s proof of a cricketer made £160. Condition is often regarded as key to value and while true of ceramics, despite damage, a carved Ivory card case made £220. Long case clocks haven’t sold well for many years, especially with painted dials, however we got £380 for a Scottish example, less common than the norm. with its round face. There was a large picture section which had as a highlight £1,220 for a signed Lowry print.

The August Rediscovery sale had many great results: Bunnykin Mounties generally do well but we got £200 for a Sergeant and £90 for a Constable. In the miscellaneous we had a great Carr’s shortcake tin which made £25, a collection of early 20th century photographs made £70 and a nice little selection of smalls which included some badges and a colliery token gained £90. The furniture stars were a pair of oak barracks lockers which made £230.

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