Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Friday, 27 August 2021
Our top Jewellery and Watch lots were:
Lot 235. A 9ct gold pocket watch, dial and movement signed, J.W. Benson sold for £340
Lot 241. A tennis bracelet, stamped '375' and 'CZ', 10g sold for £260
Lot 251. A ladies 9ct gold Rolex wristwatch, with fitted box sold for £600
Lot 254. A ladies Longines wristwatch, boxed, with paperwork sold for £500
Robert Mousey Thompson is always popular at auction, and our two Mousey lots were no exception.
Lot 233 the oak bread board saw the hammer fall at £250 whilst the following lot, Lot 234 an oak ashtray sold at £75.
We also had an interesting item, Lot 71, carved in typical Mouseman style, the oak stool having a Cat's head with a Mouse in it's mouth, sold for £95.
A Cor Anglais, F. Loree, Paris, in fitted case, stamped A65
Sold for £900 to a bidder in the auction room after a bidding frenzy online and on the telephone, 25th August 2021
Did you know that a Cor Anglais is an English Horn? It is a double-reed woodwind instrument belonging to the Oboe gamily (it is one and a half times the length of an Oboe).
Die-Cast model Toys again proved a popular choice in our Auction on Wednesday 25th August. Some of the top lots were:
Lot 143, Twelve boxed Die Cast models, Sold £130
Lot 151, Quantity of Die Cast toys in two trays, Sold £140
Lot 161, Nine boxed Die Cast models, Sold £130
Pair of Mansion House Dwarves.
Sold £300, 25th August 2021
According to historical facts, the figures were actually real-life dwarves who were hired to stand outside of the Mansion House in London wearing advertisements on their large hats.
Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Another interesting item to come through our doors today
This late Victorian double ended brush is used for keeping your Top Hat in tip top condition.
We love our job, always something new to learn about and share.
History of the Top Hat
Also known as a Topper, a Cylinder Hat or a High Hat, the Top Hat is a tall flat-crowned hat for men associated with formal wear such as morning dress or frock coats. Made of black or grey silk, the Top Hat came onto the scene in the late 18th century and had declined by the 1960's.
Friday, 13 August 2021
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Lot 336. Sold for £340, 11th August Auction.
A set of four Robert Heritage for Archie Shine rosewood and black vinyl chairs, with chrome base