Great excitement here. 1000 lots means we will be selling over two days, Thursday the 30th and Friday the 1st July, a first for us. Most of the Friday sale will be the shelf items, from lot 501.
I do need to draw your attention to a STAMP COLLECTION we are to sell. It is the most spectacular stamp collection I have handled in 42 years. It’s the quality collection of one man covering the world with the exception of Germany, and is in 200 albums and about 75 lots. It has been particularly well curated and is strong on The Commonwealth. The catalogue of the collection is already up on our website at bainbridgesauctions.com. See the Home page.
To reiterate… this sale will be held over two days, Thursday the 30th June and Friday the 1st July, both starting at 11am, with viewing on Wednesday 29th 1-7pm and 9.30 to 10.50 on both sale days. The reason for this – a first for us – is that 1000 lots is too many for one day when the selling rate is so slow due to the internet. So, day one will be the stamps starting at lot 1 followed by pictures which start at lot 101, jewellery and collectables, silver and plate and the toy/book/record/fashion section. Day 2, on Friday the 1st July will be the shelf items, the smalls around the room, garden ornaments and furniture. THERE WILL BE NO CLEARING OF ANY LOTS DURING FRIDAY UNTIL 2PM.
So what’s caused the large sale? The main reason is that we have taken delivery of one man’s infatuation with shopping. The large flat I visited in Twickenham was like an online warehouse. And mostly very saleable items to include modern Doulton, Royal Worcester, Coalport, Crown Derby. He loved sets and limited editions, for example The Snowman, Wallace and Gromit, Beswick Trumpton figures as well as traditional pieces. He bought dinner services and lots of old Royal Worcester vases and bowls. And nearly every item has its box. We’ve erected 11 extra tables to take the quantity. But that doesn’t start to cover the other lots which, as usual, fill our shelves. Swarovski features strongly and we have a good collection of Persian and Iznik pottery. This will all be sold on Friday the 1st July. On the same day we will sell MODEL TRAINS and, boy, we do have a large collection of more than 40 lots of modern 00 gauge Hornby trains, mostly sets and boxed as new, including six ‘The Boxed Set’ and limited edition sets. We have die cast model vehicles including Dinky Supertoys and others. There are costume and textiles, including designer names.
IMPORTANT BOOKS, offered on Thursday, are well represented and we will be offering some very choice items to include a great group on travel, history and culture in both the Middle East and the Far East from the 17th to 20th centuries with the bulk dating to the 19th century, including : Oliphant, L Elgins Mission, 2 vols; Abbott, J. Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, 2 vols, 2nd ed; Fraser, J. The History of Nadir Shah, 2nd ed ; Fisher W.B. (editor) The Cambridge History of Iran 7 vols. (in 8), 1968-1991; and MacGregor, C.M. Narrative of a Journey Through the Province of Khorassan etc., 2 vols. And plenty more besides including Folio editions, various Tolkien and CS Lewis books, and vintage Penguin and Pelican paperbacks.
For the Thursday sale we have some cracking JEWELLERY including good diamonds and real sapphires and vintage gold watches. SILVER AND PLATE feature in this sale with about 72 lots including useful silver.
PICTURES, paintings and prints by artists including Richard Dighton, Sir William Russell Flint, Tauber Blandy, ‘Spy’, Albert Pollit, Marc Tobey, James Priddey, Marc Chagall, Beryl Cook, F.E. Wilde, Adam Buck, Erich Wolfsfeld, Rudolf H. Sauter, G.L. Hall, Rowland Hill, E.J. Niemann, Marjorie Muggleton, Otto Wold, Jenny Reynish, Robert McPartland, William Etty, etc. About 100 lots, sold on Thursday
FURNITURE will be sold on Friday and whilst there isn’t much of it, we do seem to have cornered the market in sectional bookcases including Globe Wernicke. A total of about 40 sections mainly in oak. A fine George lll mahogany drum table should still raise some interest amongst the jaded eyes that still visit us, some after 42 years! And a good rosewood 19th century circular breakfast table. Other than mid-century stylish dining room suites, one with label ‘Danish’ and the other by Gordon Russell, the remainder is dull.
Not dull though is a BMWR1200 R MJ one owner motorbike that less than 300 miles ago had a £2718 service by main agents to include new tyres, brakes and drive shaft. The registration number is L013XRH.
WE have 19 lots of booze including a bottle of Crystal champagne, whiskies and interesting Gin. That’s in the Friday sale.
Please keep your eye on the website for updates. Our catalogue will be up online from this Sunday evening and bidding is either in the room or online via UKAUCTIONERS.COM (the cheaper option) or THESALEROOM.COM
So, with Mickey Mouse’s big hand pointing upwards and Goofy’s tail pointing downwards, I realise my Rolex is a fake! (courtesy of Humphrey Littleton).
I look forward to seeing you all at Wednesday viewing, the 29th, between 1pm and 7pm.
PLEASE REMEMBER, THERE WILL BE NO CLEARANCE OF LOTS ON THE FRIDAY SALEDAY BEFORE 2PM