Welcome to our October sale, dated for the 7th. We are offering viewing from noon to 7pm on Wednesday 6th without appointments, however we will not be open to the public on sale day. Please wear a mask when you come.
I hope you had a relaxing summer, and with luck spent a few days in the sun.
The saleroom is full , as usual, and we start with 120 lots of PICTURES, the artists including Paul César Helleu, W.L. Wyllie, Charles A. Bool, John Brunsden, Fred Hall, P. Wilkes, H. Bryan, H. Bellingham-Smith, J. Gilbert, Kenneth Newton, R.G. Coslett, Charles Joseph Grips, A. de Groote, Leo Gibbons Smith, F. Rougier, Harry Williamson, Ramsay Richard Reinagle, Franz Mortelmans, N. Della Gatta, Paul Lepage, Leon Jean Basile Perrault, David Cox, Arthur Deltour, Tom Walker, Frank Paton, S. Ishida, A. Johansen, Verschuur G. Schroter, Felice, Jacques Dubois and Luigi Zacca. The section also includes maps, including an antique map of Cambridgeshire, many canine portraits, and a large oils on canvas portrait of Mrs Siddons after Gainsborough. The pictures also include two from the estate of the late Ted Watson, batman to Lord Mountbatten, and there are further items in the sale from the same provenance.
Our COLLECTORS shelves are also full, and include a lot of posters, including record promotions – particularly heavy rock. If you collect Marvel comics, then we have three boxes full – priced at a shilling or less, they must be pretty old! One of the deceased estates we have handled was of a professional photographer, and we do have some spectacular photographs of ships and trains, as well as scenes of mountains and glaciers. We have old meerschaum and briar pipes, some with silver mounts in fitted boxes, and two Dunhill pipes. There are lots of currency lots including many crowns and commemorative coins from Harrington & Byrne, including five 5 pound coins. If you collect Bakelite, we have an ashtray styled for bridge with an indicator for the trumps, in the same lot are two letters from Dennis Wheatley dated 1950 and sent from his private address in Lymington to a fan of his writing. There are cartons of postcards and cigarette cards, a number of lots of costume jewellery including some spectacular pieces including Dior.
We have taken on a very large collection of FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA, collected over many years and predominantly Chelsea orientated. It’s an extensive collection and includes the Chelsea v Spurs 1967 Cup Final, with two programmes and ticket stubs, the 1970 Chelsea v Leeds cup final and replay programme, with song sheets. We have divided it into about ten lots, which includes a large quantity of Chelsea football programmes 1965-2013, and two interesting autograph books with such important names as Bobby Moore, David Beckham, Ruud Gullitt, Alex Ferguson, and many others.
We have two wonderful albums of STAMPS, the best we have ever had, one a Green Windsor album from Queen Victoria through to QEII, it is superbly presented and includes two penny blacks, two twopenny blues, three one shilling embossed issues, penny red plates, and considerably more of quality and interest. It will come with an estimate of £2,500-3,000. Not quite as expensive is another Windsor album, mainly mint, to include Queen Victoria’s various Jubilee issues, and is very much worth a viewing. That vendor also included over 50 duplicated stamp booklets from Wedgwood to Harry Potter, and six other interesting albums. We also have 21 yearbooks of Singapore stamps, some of which have not been opened. One of the estates we have came from a superb photographer and we have many large format black and white pictures of steam trains and boats. He really was very good. We have studio photographs too and lots of ephemera.
An imaginative vendor has produced a display of 48 Champagne tops from the wire cork grips, each from a different house, and two displays of 26 mother-of-pearl and silver fruit knives, dating back from the Victorian period. One lot has a quantity of paper currency and wallets with gold mounts and from Gucci and Rolex. An interesting ephemera lot outlines part of the life of Annie Goddard, born in December 1914, who was in the 2nd World War involved with St John Ambulance, and served in the Land Army, it includes items of her uniform and various pieces of war memorabilia, and personal letters.
The JEWELLERY is currently being catalogued, but it includes a large amount of gold, watches, rings, chains, a large 18ct gold medallion, gold pens, a German cross, sovereigns and krugerands, as well as gold watches. The section includes a military cross.
SILVER AND PLATE is still to be sorted and catalogued, but no doubt will not disappoint.
The SHELVES are full, and we have expanded onto the furniture for display, and includes many dinner services, one by Royal Crown Derby is extensive and includes 17 dinner plates, other tableware by Wedgwood, Susie Cooper Persia pattern, Colclough, Thomas, etc. We have extensive collections of table crystal, Lladro figures – some of them very large, eight limited edition Clarice Cliff plates produced by Wedgwood, Worcester Chamberlain tableware designed by Prince Regent in 1811. We have interesting CLOCKS including a water clock, no doubt a later copy dated 1689, two mantel clocks with mercury pendulums – one large and in silver plate, and a spectacular Victorian cylinder music box in an inlaid case, with 16 in. cylinder. Our bronzes include a nude bather stamped PB for Pierre Bonnard. We have a very large green Whitefriars Drunken Bricklayer vase by Geoffrey Baxter, and a smaller version in aubergine and an aubergine Stitched Cube vase. There is a very large 19th century glass goblet wonderfully engraved with Brunel’s iron bridge, Oriental ceramics, carved wooden heads, Royal Doulton Bunnykins figures, Beswick sheep and goats, and I am currently sorting a collection of probably 200 cigarette lighters of all styles.
TOYS include a good collection of die-cast model vehicles including Matchbox and Corgi, trains including 00 gauge and 0 gauge including more from the wonderful collection in our August sale, we also have a large number of RC model planes and boats, many in kit form, and gliders.
BOOKS including a bound Russell Flint catalogue raisonne, equestrian including Jorrocks, and there are RECORDS including two good lots of jazz records, also some important classical records along with rock and pop.
We have an almost pair of original Chopper bicycles, an old Honda 75 motorcycle, circa 1965, two ‘his and hers’ French cycles by Motoconfort, with derailleur gears. The local airport delivered two powerful spotlights, we have hi-fi including a number of B&O items including a pair of large bowed speakers and a deck, cameras, modern televisions, white goods including a Bosch deep-freeze and a fridge-freezer. Both are tall and look pretty young.
CARPETS including a very large Aubusson style.
The FURNITURE includes a 19th century square piano by Broadwood & Sons, a boudoir grand piano by Chappell & Co in a rosewood case, modern large decorative mirrors, a dramatic chair mounted with rhinestones that probably belonged to Cruella de Vil, a chest-on-chest and other chests, four handsome early 19th century French open armchairs, a dramatic carved Victorian chaise longue, seven 18th century dining chairs covered with plaid, a superb extending early 19th century dining table on ring-turned legs and with two leaves, an inlaid bow-fronted George III chest of drawers, a pretty 19th century painted piano stool, an 18th century inlaid cabinet, a Wellington chest, a yew pedestal table and others, a dome-topped cellarette, a Globe-Wernicke style four-section bookcase, a pair of Chinese carved throne chairs, a good teak extending dining table with five very stylish chairs, a mahogany 19th century hunt table, an oak dresser with glazed cabinets flanking display shelves, a heavily carved 18th century coffer, pedestal desks, etc.
We have a Victorian pair of cast iron garden urns, other garden ornaments including Belfast sinks, an old chimney pot, a pair of large glass fibre urns, and an Everlast EV1500 fitness centre.
Please see the catalogue with photographs that will be online from Sunday evening before the sale. Online bidding, as ever, is with UKAuctioneers.com who charge £3.95 to register, or you can also bid with the Saleroom.com.
We look forward to seeing you.