NOTICE OF AN AUCTION OF ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES & GENERAL EFFECTS
ON THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2011 at 11AM
VIEW: 7TH 1-7PM AND SALEDAY FROM 9.30AM
As I prepare to write this notice a gentleman has delivered about 60 good press photographs he saved from a skip. They all deal with WW2 and include all the A-list stars along with the war cabinet, scenes from the Pacific, American marines on the Iwo beachhead, Chinese infantrymen on the Salween front, Poles being frisked for weapons, a ruined Norwegian military transport train after German bombing – all sad and poignant.
We have cleared lots of interesting properties recently including the home of a past chairman of Crown Derby, a wonderful flat in Little Venice, two retired dealers, one from Westbourne Grove who dealt in Oriental art, and a large local property that includes an immaculate Ford Popular that cost Â£6000 6 years ago. It is to be sold without reserve.
A very exciting entry is a personal letter signed by Charles Dickens and written to Taylor Sinnett Esq., who we believe might have been a literary agent. We also have a letter, in French, from Louis Blanc and signed. With the lot are early research notes and 4 charming watercolours by Paul Braddon who illustrated a Dickens topographical book. They are of street scenes relating to Dickens stories. The estimate is Â£400-Â£600.
PICTURES include Alan Howells, Gillian Harris, Adolphe Ragon, R. Simm, D’Oyly-John, Eric Rolfe, Helen Bradley, Alexander Creswell, Vincent Haddeley, Jonathan Coudrille, F.E. Jamieson, A. Dyson, T.W. Ward, K.A. Coates, A. von Benning, Z. Skompka, Diana Lowe, Michael Goymour, Vivien John,Â & Elsie Henderson.
SILVER & PLATE are well represented and JEWELLERY includes gold and costume items. The shelves are once more packed full of POTTERY AND PORCELAIN and include some good Meissen, Crown Derby, signed Worcester, Clarice Cliff, Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge, a coffee set, boxed, Rondelay dinner wares, figures, Beswick, Crown Ducal, Wedgwood Jasper wares and green leaf plates, Noritake, Shorter, old Derby, and Caughley, Spode Xmas plates, Capo di Monte, Goss, Beleek, 19th century Coalport, large Portmeirion tureens, good old Doulton wares incl. cricket jugs, Johnsons Indian Tree, Carlton Ware, Wade figures incl. Pavlova, an 1887 Jubilee cheese dish, an extensive collection of Doulton and other Toby jugs, Susie Cooper, Oriental and faience wares. GOOD GLASS includes an extensive collection of large Caithness paperweights, boxed, and a 1982 engraved Royal vase, good cut glass, Victorian and other coloured glass incl. a pair of cranberry decanters with enamelled decoration. DRINK includes 7 litre bottles of Famous Grouse, vodka, gin, Red Label whisky, table wines, Champagnes incl. a 1995 bottle of Louis Roederer in presentation box, the seal still intact, also Moet & Chandon.
COLLECTABLES include a huge stuffed moose head, a Victorian curtain rail for a bay, a pixie wall mirror, books, an old US sextant, a Georgian pocket compass and thermometer, kitchenalia, 4 wall brackets, old keys, an old radio, architectural metal wares, brass and copper wares, football programmes, coins, cigarette cards, stamps, American car ephemera, records, and guitars. FUR COATS & CLOTHING.Â CLOCKS include two longcase clocks, a tortoiseshell mantel clock, carriage clocks, a fusee wall clock, etc. CARPETS. FURNITURE includes a group of fabulous Oriental pieces incl. an inlaid dining suite, display and occasional tables, good antique pedestal desks, pedestal dining and centre tables, an inlaid walnut credenza, a large Victorian dining table, chair sets, a fabulous Wm IV mirrored sideboard, a Georgian bureau, early oak incl. coffers, six padook wood stools, 19th century chests of drawers, open bookcases and dining room suites, a Victorian oak dresser base, 1950s kitchen cabinets, a satinwood dressing table and wardrobe, a 19th century continental pedestal sewing table. GENERAL EFFECTS include garden ornaments, white goods incl. Bosche Exxcel and Hotpoint washing machines, Christmas decorations, fish tanks, a Ford CortinaÂ and a FORD POPULAR IN RESTORED CONDITION.
SEE YOU ALL AT THE SALE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS. OUR FOLLOWING SALE IS ON THE 16TH FEBRUARY 2012.
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