Further to my last email, I want you to know that we will have the catalogue and photographs up on the website shortly and I hope for sure by this Sunday the 30th and on the UKAuctioneers and Saleroom sites before then, so we are confident that the sale (online only with UKAuctioneers) will go ahead on the 10th of December.
The catalogue that you will find on The Saleroom also includes details of our wine sale starting at lot 840. It may only be 120 lots long but it includes some great lots at reasonable prices. As ever we have rare whiskies and it’s true that they don’t come cheap, but if you are seeking presents we have new presentation boxes of Veuve Clicquot champagne, each with 2 wine glasses and estimated at £30-£40. We have good champagnes and whilst a Dom Perignon might set you back £80 and more we have an unopened box of 6 bottles of Jules Camuset at £60-£100, 6 magnums of Drappier 1996 for £280-£350, and Moet and the like at the equivalent of £12-£18 a bottle. Of course you can push the boat out to buy a bottle of Salon champagne for £200. My monk-like existence has not educated me on this champagne house. Wikipedia say ‘It is regarded as one of the greatest Champagnes on the market’. But, if you have a house full of guests, then perhaps the last lot of the sale, a 6 litre bottle of Veuve Clicquot, known as a Methuselah, might fit the bill, a bargain at £180-£250 and surely an antidote to Covid-19! Brandies, sherries and liqueurs abound, along with fine wines including Latour, Haut-Brion, Margaux, and Lafite, and good table wines in large lots.
I am excited by this sale because we have cleared the property of the deceased estate of a paper conservator. It’s difficult to describe the property, but suffice it to say that the men are still there clearing after five days.
50 or 60 years of collecting paper gives you an idea, and lots of interest has been discovered including old master and later drawings, including three by Rowlandson, many old MAPS which we have now photographed individually and plan to put into a file we can send you on request, a large lot of astronomical prints and many prints with Welsh connections. With the PICTURES section already at 230 lots, artists include Frank Brangwyn, Anders Leonard Zorn, G.F. Watts, Piranesi, B.W. Leader, David Roberts, Gilray, Thomas Rowlandson, W. Hogarth, Denys G. Wells, George Morland, John Gould, Bunbury, Thomas Shotter Boys, Rossini, John Piper, W.L. Wyllie, Camille Rogier, Edward Slocombe, Charles Radcliffe, Charles Wyatt Warren, Derek Fowler, David Cox, C. Wyllis Pryce, G.J. Rowt, George Spencer Watson, Anthony Gross, D. Coot, B. Zoble, Auguste Renoir, R. Andrew Smith, Tano di Limene, Revd William Gilpin, Doris Hickson, Stewart Hine, William Crotch, James W. Whittaker, Bernard Dufour, Rudolph Helmut Sauter, Robert Fowler. There are also hundreds of antique prints and engravings in large lots, and original artwork for ‘Dr Who’.
We have dedicated our space to their display so we are not including furniture in this sale.
The room shelves are full, JEWELLERY has 50 to 70 lots and SILVER about the same. We also have a Holdsworth racing bike in restored order, fishing tackle, about 30 well-made model guns, three mobility scooters, shelves full of ceramics including Zsolnay, clocks and much more.
For Christmas the FASHION section includes designer handbags, Hermes scarves and furs. TOYS include wonderful model trains and accessories , a Kammer and Reinhardt doll, vintage Action Man and other toys.
BOOKS are few but include Dr Hook’s Copper-Plates of Wonderful Discoveries by the Microscope 1745.
VIEWING HAS TO BE BY APPOINTMENT SO PLEASE RING MELANIE TO BOOK A SLOT FOR WEDNESDAY THE 9TH DECEMBER BETWEEN NOON AND 7PM
ALL THE DRINK WILL BE SOLD ON THE 17TH DECEMBER, ALSO ONLINE AND WITH VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT.
Peter and staff