Spring and the better weather herald another sale at Bainbridges. Yippee!
The date is the 20th March starting at 11am as usual, with viewing on the Wednesday from 1 to 7pm and on sale day from 9.30am.
One man’s collection of Action Men from the 1960s and on fill the upstairs shelves. There are hundreds, mainly boxed and with lots of accessories. In that section we also have good rock and pop records including Dire Straits, Velvet Underground, Fairport Convention, Bob Dylan and many more. There’s a box full of Airfix models to be made, a big entry of Tri-ang/Hornby with boxes of accessories, large scale models by Pocher of Rolls Royces, an American tinplate model of a Fire Chief’s car by Hoge, an old Mamod steam engine, two Corgi models of The Saint’s Jaguar XJS with sonic control and aeroplanes and other boxed toys plus a rare 1953 Tri-ang Toys Minic Lines Bros wooden garage with working lift. All good fun. Another client had hundreds of lead figures by del Prado of Roman soldiers and 2nd WW soldiers. They are made to a high standard.
FASHION includes a large number of furs, evening dresses and bags and, from a deceased estate, Goth boots and dominatrix accessories including latex!
SILVER AND PLATE is worth viewing as is JEWELLERY, although not a lot of either, but we have a fantastic Chinese carved ivory fan and other fans and two pairs of 19th century shoe buckles, one set with diamante. Large quantities of costume jewellery.
PICTURES includes works by Bernard Buffet, K. Beal, Patrick Procktor, Hank Leventhal, Keith Michell, John Doyle, Pamela Kay, Le Blanc, P F Tunstill, R Hardenbergh, Frank Anker.
BOOKS are represented as usual, including some that need to remain in brown paper covers! More respectably we have an extensive collection of Dick Francis, all signed, and an early James Bond first edition in dust cover. COLLECTABLES, as usual includes postcards including two volumes of humour, coins, including crowns, a good and extensive collection of stamps including first day covers, a silver table lighter by McMurdo, football programmes, and 5 mounted medals awarded to FX77423 C A F (E) J Quinn of HMS Sanderling and a North American beadwork bowl. DOLLS includes one by Armand Marseille. CARPETS include a very long Iranian runner and a rug and a Navajo rug.
Special mention needs to be made of two old Samurai swords, one in a shagreen scabbard the other lacquered. They were presented to the vendor’s father in 1945. That vendor also entered a 1914 shell shell case and two daggers. On the weapons front we have an entry that includes 9 hand guns and four knives plus a rare Special Operations stiletto.
Another special and charming item this time is a George III rosewood spinning wheel of delicate turned formation with an 8″ lead flywheel.
The SHELVES are full as usual. The leading lots are two overlaid vases signed Galle and another by Daum, closely followed by a Leica camera and lens, imported in January 1939 number 289989 with leather case. We have old walnut boxes, a special 4 piece Japanese ivory dressing table set heavily carved, including glove stretchers, a fabulous extensive Herend dinner service prettily painted with flowers, a collection of Masons jugs, Royal Crown Derby, Meissen, Mdina glass, old Doulton, Goebel figures, Wedgwood ‘Litchfield’ teawares, Royal Doulton ‘Frost Pine’ tea wares, Hornsea wares, a Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’ dinner and tea service, Toby jugs, old scales, over 30 old jelly moulds, a Hohner Carmen II accordion and another, old luggage, cut glass, Quimper, etc.
FURNITURE includes a roll-top desk, more than one Globe Wernicke bookcase, a Victorian sewing table, a fantastic 60s Danish dining table, chairs and sideboard, a 1960s Italian bed-settee from Heals, Chinese cupboards, one in black lacquer purchased from Selfridges for Â£3,000, a Zender upright piano in a cream lacquered case – very shishi – and another piano by Eavestaff, a top quality settee, again purchased at Â£3,000, a 3 piece bergere suite, a superb pair of wing back arm chairs in antique green leather on carved cabriole legs, a Victorian smoker’s bow, modern revolving chairs, a good oak wardrobe with carved decoration, an oak Wellington chest, a large carved desk, a fantastic late Victorian large library table, yew dining table, a Georgian bureau, a huge bevelled wall mirror and other mirrors and good garden furniture by Summit Furniture. We have a number of old gaming machines and, for the doll collector a miniature sleigh bed and another as a half-tester. Thinking about it – they would both do for the cat!
And, as usual, the garage is full of shipping goods, a stylish 60s bedroom suite by Libus, bookcases, beds, etc.
It’s an essential viewing so I look forward to welcoming you.
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