March 2013 Sale Report



The largest sale of the year so far, probably the most varied and seemingly the most popular.

The quarterly Jewellery Sale gathers momentum and numerous good lots were included led by an excellent diamond and sapphire bracelet retailed by Tiffany & Co mounted in platinum and including approximately 12ct of stone. It carried pre-sale expectations of £5,000 to £6,000 but sold to a Hatton Garden buyer at £10,200. A ruby and diamond three stone ring realised £2,100 and an Art Deco platinum set pendent of triangular form set with diamonds and a central pearl sold at £3,600. A 2.9ct cushion shaped sapphire made £1,150 and a fine Victorian locket by John Brogden sold at £2,800 and an opal and diamond ring £1,500.

In the Collectables Section two early gold nobles, equal to 6 shillings and 8 pence, or about 33p in today’s money of the King Henry V and King Henry VI period totalled £1,560. A 19th century model yacht hold, The Britannia, some 48 inches long followed by a 19th century mahogany half hull realised £1,090 while a framed collection of Brooklands Automobile Racing Club enamel badges dating from around 1909 to 1941 sold at £2,600. A further consignment of oil lamp parts totalled around £1,700 and a large collection of printed tins, mainly toffee, biscuit and confectionary, circa 1890 to 1940 sold for over £4,000.

Amongst the furniture a Georgian long case clock sold for £1,800 and a fine Victorian easel £1,000.

The following sale on April 23rd and 24th will again be full to capacity with entries to be received by April 5th. The live bidding on Day One of the sale continues to raise both awareness and value of lots with buyers being represented from all over the country as well as the continent.

Saturday May 4th will see an interesting and varied attic sale to be held at a substantial local property between Wotton-under-Edge and Tetbury. There is an anticipated accumulation of 400 or more lots and further details will be issued in due course.










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