28th APRIL 2011



Busy as ever, we have our usual interesting sale coming together. The pièce de résistance is a picture frame by Fabergé in jade, enamel, gold and diamonds. We have a very interesting entry of stamps from Scandinavia, Canada and the UK. Also of note is a collection of 19th century boxes, particularly a fine rosewood box fitted with ivory-mounted geometry instruments and a Regency fitted sewing box.

CLOCKS include a spectacular tower clock with original wall bracket, a huge Victorian slate mantle clock of architectural form with gilt metal onion-top side pieces, and a quality 19th century oak longcase by Mahley &  Co., London. PICTURES include G Brightwell, E A Roder, Jean Cocteau, Reekie, Ruso, Wilinski, C Patrickson, R Wilson, Roz Ebbetts, W H Dyer, Noel Smith, Alfred De Breanski, Paul Gerchik, Antonio Crista, S Clary, Celia Green, F E Jamieson, Frank Brangwyn, James Noble, Samuel Colkett, Cecil Aldin, Russell Flint. SILVER AND PLATE includes lots of boxed items. JEWELLERY is a small section and includes a Tudor pendant watch in gold.

COLLECTABLES include lots of stamps, first day covers, postal history, postcards, old military photographs including a burning German war plane, a 1914 Princess Mary gift tin with original cigarettes, a 1941 emergency ration tin by Bovril Ltd, unopened, model destroyers, medals, daguerrotypes, The Kombi by Alfred Kemper, Chicago, a combined camera and graphoscope in original box, a Yashica 24 twin lens reflex camera, coins including many proof sets in silver, old needle cases by W Avery & Son, ‘Ladies’ Companion’ and Mitrailleuse and Kirby Beard & Co mixed pins, toy car models, boxed, by Guiloy, Burago, Mira, Corgi, Revell and old Dinky as new, Meccano, an old German tinplate roundabout and a large Triang lorry, a Lucy Atwell Fairy House biscuit/money box, old dolls, early perfumes including Lanvin, two walking sticks with well-carved ivory handles, one a clenched hand the other a dog’s head, other carved ivory pieces, stuffed birds and mounted animal head, an old phone by Rikstelefonen, fine champagne brandies, Aberlour a’bunadh single malt whisky with silver label no 1623, champagnes including Moet & Chandon, Pommery, Pol-Chabert, Lanson, and Charbaut, a huge collection of records and CDs all on Joan Sutherland, other records, and cream mink coats and a dark mink cocktail jacket.

CERAMICS AND GLASS include a Worcester painted plaque, Crown Derby Imari tea wares, Capo di Monte figures and a carriage and pair, Beswick Queen Elizabeth ll on Imperial, cut glass, and old teawares. BOOKS include a collection on London, the property of a Blue Badge guide, good children’s books. EPHEMERA includes a bound set of British and American playbills, 1865, some featuring Charles Keen, famous Shakespearean actor, born Ireland, educated Greenford and Eton. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS include a trumpet, an old violin, a concertina, and two pianos, CARPETS include a large Aubusson style hanging.

FURNITURE includes two large continental display cabinets, two painted commodes, old oak coffers, a large Victorian walnut credenza and a chiffonier, a George lll lacquered and painted cabinet, a sideboard with Liberty label, a George lll pedestal table, Georgian chests of drawers, dining tables, chair sets along with general effects, etc.