Friday, 3 September 2010

Preview of our next General Sale - edited to include sale prices

This week's selection of items coming up for sale on Wednesday 8th September at 10am ranges from collectable china to vintage toys and is sure to appeal to a wide audience.

Lot 243 is a mixed selection of Royal Doulton Bunnykins and Wedgwood Peter Rabbit nursery china.

sold for £20

A trio of  Goebel birds make up Lot 277

sold for £20

with this strikingly stylised bird really catching the eye.

Following on from the Telescopic Organ in the last sale (which fetched £32) we have more interesting musical instruments this week.

sold for £28

The first is a boxed Hohner Carmen III accordion
sold for £60

and the second, more unusual piece, is this peculiar looking Phonofiddle - a single stringed "violin" with a horn - similar in design to the Stroh violin

These were apparently invented in the early 1900s by a London instrument maker called Arthur Thomas Howson who had originally trained as an accordion maker with his father.   

The Phonofiddle had a gramophone type sound box inside the body of the instrument and an external horn to amplify the sound and deepen the tone. 

Toy and games collectors have a wide selection to choose from in next week's sale with two different vintages of subbuteo games available,

this charming wooden toy phone - complete with "ringing" dial, which would be a great addition to any vintage toy collection,

sold for £20

and this boxed Mamod Steam Engine for the steam enthusiasts.

sold for £60

 Finally, tucked away in a mixed box lot, is this tiny marmite cube tin

which is full of vintage sewing tools including bodkins, machine needles, a boot button hook, an ivory crochet hook and various other items

The next sale starts at 10am on Wednesday 8th September and viewing will be held from 10-1 on Saturday 4th September and from 2-6 on Tuesday 7th September.

We look forward to seeing you at Boldon Auction Galleries

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