HOT SUMMER SALE
At last the hot weather
arrived, at least for a few days, coinciding directly with the
auction at Wotton-under-Edge. In previous years a very hot spell
would have severely reduced the number of serious buyers
attending. However with the online sale, interested buyers can be
on the beach, in the garden, at home - indeed anywhere where there
is an internet connection and the result was a very good and brisk
A Triumph T255S Blazer 250
cc motorcycle from 1971, adapted for road use in 1991 and sold
with a large quantity of spares and literature, realised £2,600
against hopes of £600 to £800.
A large collection of
garden effects, troughs, benches, terrace sets, staddle stones,
iron work and galvanised items sold with strong demand throughout
From several local estates,
a section of good quality engineering equipment had been put
together including lathes, power tools, drills, etc, all in good
condition: Several interested parties, intent on improving their
own workshops, ensured that prices were strong and this section
The picture section saw a
number of strong prices including three oil paintings by Lionel
Edwards, the eminent equestrian artist, totalling £4,580. A small
oil painting by Francous Barraud showing two pink peonies in a
glass jar made £1,300 and two oils by Samuel J Carter showing a
chestnut and a bay hunter in a stable setting realised £1,250.
Amongst the miscellaneous
effects an early 19th century brass microscope by
Meredith of Bond Street with additional lenses and set in a
mahogany case sold for £2,100.
An interesting selection of
jewellery attracted attention, with a single stone diamond ring,
approximately 1.29 carats selling for £2,500, a sapphire and
diamond flower head cluster brooch at £1,000 and fourteen various
fish charms in 9ct gold for £990, followed by an Irish Guards
Regimental sweetheart brooch, by Cartier, at £2,500.
The best of the longcase
clocks showing High Water at Bristol Quay made £2,100.
The saleroom is now filling
with goods for the next auction on the 23rd/24th August
and entries should be received by August 5th.