6th DECEMBER 2012



(Scroll down for images of some of the lots in the sale)

After writing to our mailing list each auction for over 35 years, this is the last ‘Notice of Auction’ to be sent via the Post Office. In future, if you wish to receive the notice you will need to provide us with an email address for it is that method we will be using. I am including with this letter a timetable for 2013.  Incidentally, the date of each sale is always on our answer ‘phone message and on our web site.

So, having had such a large and successful November sale with the Buddha fetching £104,000 +premium, I am pleased to announce that, whilst this forthcoming sale is a lot smaller, and we had a week less time to put it together, it does have some interesting features and is well worth a visit.

Peggy is drowning in costume some VINTAGE with handbags, a top hat and bowler, furs including minks and has some wonderful lace. David, on the other side of the first floor has a mountain of books to sort, good records including rock and jazz and seems occupied by an extensive collection of Sindy dolls, Dinky toys and Action Men! William, meanwhile, is photographing an extensive CLOCK collection that includes a superb repeating carriage clock by Hunt and Roskell in its original case, three longcase clocks, one by I Vise, Wisbech with 8-day movement, a 30-hour by Isaac Court, Henley and a modern model in near new condition with Westminster chimes. Also we have a 19th century Comptoise wall clock with ornate brass pendulum. On the shelves is a large 19th century ebonised and gilt table clock chiming on 8 bells, a German art nouveau wall clock and gilt and marble mantle clocks. The same shelves have lots of boxes including tea caddies, bayonets and swords and a Victorian spiral glass cane.

COLLECTABLES include a case of Bas-reliefs from the collection of the 4th Lord Boston, a cabinet of mounted beetles and shells, an early Japanese tin plate robot, a Guinness toucan, a painted bronze pen tray and letter opener signed L Noirst in a fitted case and two others, ivory pieces, old teddy bears, German dolls, tortoiseshell and silver brush, medals, fans, fountain pens, lead soldiers, Walt Disney ephemera, old theatre programmes and postcards, coins, watches, football programmes, Meccano and an extensive collection of press photographs, a dolls house by Vic Newey – The Old Mill Bakery. For music lovers we have an old flute, a German Encore concertina and a Juke box by ROWL AMI.

including a large quantity of gold including watches and a lot of costume jewellery. INTERESTING SILVER.

PICTURES and PRINTS include Lillie Trotman, Michael Turner, Geoff Hunt, Barnet Nathan, H.M. Harvey, Joanne Fontanazzi, T Challinor, Kathleen W Anderson, Roay Taylor, G. Brokensha, Ray Balkwill, N. Ramsey, John Silver, David Newton, J.C. Nenczka, P.F. Clayton, Alex Mortimer, Frank Sherwin and Peter Toms.

SHELF ITEMS AND PORCELAIN, POTTERY AND GLASS include an extensive dinner and tea service by Royal Crown Derby, Cloisonne pattern, wines, cloisonne, pot lids, thimbles, lots of Doulton including figures, Copeland’s Spode plates retailed by Tiffany.

FURNITURE includes three Globe Wernicke bookcases, a fabulous inlaid and painted display cabinet, a reproduction oak refectory table, a continental walnut desk circa 1900, walnut bedroom furniture, modern leather chairs. GENERAL EFFECTS include fridges and a washing machine and a B & O television.

This all happens on the 6th December at 11am with viewing from 9.30am or the day before between 1pm and 7pm.

The sale after this is on February 14th and we are taking good in from the 11th December to the 24th January 2013.

For that sale we have taken instruction to sell a vast collection of Rupert The Bear memorabilia including early stuff .


(Scroll down for images of some of the lots in the sale)