I am writing to you to say how we hope to manage our sales for the foreseeable future whilst coping with Covid-19 distancing rules, these are to be confirmed, please check before each sale.
On the 25th June we will hold an auction of ADVERTISING SIGNS, BOOKS AND ORIENTAL CARPETS. It will be under 200 lots and ONLINE ONLY. There will be no public allowed in the room during the sale. You must therefore be able to bid on-line via UKAUCTIONEERS.COM , on the telephone with us – but we only have a few ‘phones, or by commissioning us via email or filling in one of our forms.
Viewing is by appointment during sale week, you must wear a mask on our premises and we will ask you to sanitise your hands and maintain social distancing. You can ‘phone us on 01895 621991 or email us for an appointment.
We have a collection of about 15 early to mid-20th century mainly Oriental RUGS including nomadic saddle bags and prominent North West Persian workshop pieces, and including two runners.
BOOKS come mainly from a local collector with some really great reading and include mainly 20th century novels including Graham Greene ‘Journey Without Maps’ 1st edition, ‘Brighton Rock’ 1st Edition, other 1st editions of Graham Greene, ‘Tales From Ovid’ by Ted Hughes, 1/300 copies, signed by the author and with slip case, Georges Simenon, 29 Maigret books, a shelf of detective fiction including Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammnett, Colin Watson and P. D. James, early James Bond paperbacks, Boileau and Narcejac, ‘The Living and The Dead’, 1st edition, in dust jacket, Harry Potter, seven de luxe editions, including ‘Chamber of Secrets’, P. G. Wodehouse approximately 30 volumes, a shelf of Graham Greene, mainly 1st editions in jackets.
A small library out of Fulham had brought us some antiquarian volumes including Camden ‘Britannia’ 5th edition first with maps, John Burton ‘Monasticum Eborancense and the Ecclesiastical History of Yorkshire’, 1758, Francis Drake, ‘Eboracum or the History and Antiqities of the City of York’, (2 books in one as publishes) 1736, John Watson ‘The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax in Yorkshire’ with four folding plates and five others, John James ‘History of the Worsted Manufacture in England’ 1858, John James ‘The History and Topography of Bradford’, 1841, Ralph Thorseby ‘Topography of Leeds’, 1715, with folding map and several folding illustrations, Bertrand Russell ‘History of Western Philosophy’ 1st edition 1946, Boothroyd ‘History of Pontefract’ 1807, Camdon ‘Remaines’ 2nd edition 1614, Baines ‘The History, Directory and Gazeteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster’, two volumes, 1825, Thomas ‘History of the Town of Rippon’, 1733, Peter Wright ‘Spycatcher’ 1st edition 1987, JK Rowling ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’, 1st deluxe edition 2005, and a selection of large mixed lots including history, shipping and fiction.
The ADVERTSING SIGNS come from a local collector and comprise 70 lots, English and foreign, including a large number appertaining to the insurance industry, traditional advertising such as ‘Don’t Be Misled!! Camp Coffee is the Best’, a WH Smith paperboy sign, and also included are a small number of fire marks including a rare example for The Leicester Fire Office 1834-1843.
All lots will be illustrated on our catalogue from Sunday and also on the UKAuctioneers website.
Please don’t forget that viewing is strictly by appointment during sale week and we look forward to your support.
Whilst writing can I also add two more dates for your calendar, which are 16th July which will be a sale of furniture, white goods and garden ornaments, and August 13th which will be shelf lots, paintings, silver and jewellery. Currently these are scheduled to be online auctions.