Friday, 12 October 2018

Lot 174
A selection of Pelham puppets

To be offered at auction in our General Sale Wednesday 17th October




Pelham puppets were wooden marionette English made puppets produced from 1947 by puppet maker Bob Pelham.

The company started under the name 'Wonky Toys Ltd' being the name given to Bob Pelham during his time serving in the Second World War.  He was known as "The Wonky Donkey Officer" as he made small toy donkeys.  Starting with "Waloukas" simple toys made from wood and string, Bob Pelham began creating marionettes to sell to Children.  This was new in as much as previously marionettes had been made purely for professionals.  In 1948 the business changed its name to Pelham Puppets and the rest as they say is History.  

Based in first Wiltshire then Gloucestershire the business thrived until 1986 when Bob Pelham's wife Ann finally closed the business.  The company was then given a breath of fresh air in 2008 when former employee David Leech began again producing puppets - new lines and ones emulating former styles.


Multiple lots -  Over 20 pine church pews
To be sold in our General Sale Wednesday 17th October


Lot 39 A Studio glass vase


for Auction 17th October 2018 - General Sale 

The term Studio glass is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three dimensional artworks.




Our next General Sale will be held on
Wednesday 17th October 2018 from 10am

Viewing
Saturday 13th October 10am-1pm
Tuesday 16th October 2pm – 6pm
and on the morning of the Auction from 9am


Steinway sells for £5,200 (3rd October 2018)



Militaria Collection at Boldon Auction Galleries


A single owner Militaria Collection sold for over £24,000 in the Antique and Interiors Sale 3rd October.



A German NSDAP Officer’s visor cap, with gilt eagle, gilded aluminium oak leaf wreath and bearing NSDAP badge, with bright yellow piping and gilded aluminium cap cords and pebbled buttons sold £850 – 03/10/18


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Soldiers of Fortune?



A set of Britains toy soldiers and other figures


To be offered for Auction on Wednesday 3rd October



Viewing - Saturday 29th September, Tuesday 2nd October 2pm-6pm and morning of sale from 9am