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Collectables


As the area where Catherine started her career, Collectables are an important and enjoyable part of our sales and cover a wide spectrum of items. We have handled and sold some unique lots and some enviable collections.

One collection that springs to mind, is the collection of designer vintage fashion and bags which included names such as Chanel, Hermes, Dior and Prada. This was sold on behalf of The Alzheimer’s Society for a total of just under £16,000.

Under the heading of  Collectables we have sold everything from a Papa New Guinea Tribal Dance Wand for £1,100 (plus premium), to a concertina for £2,400 (plus premium) and everything in between!!! However, personal favourites include a rare automaton walking stick which sold for £2,100 (plus premium) at our very first auction and a  rare Beatles record player which fetched £1,000 (plus premium).

The most peculiar item we sold was a specimen of penicillin mould from the collection of Alexander Fleming which sold for £4,000 – proving that sometimes the most bizarre items can be the most desirable!! However, it has to be said, that our most notable find to date has been the gold 1894 ‘Hong Kong Plague’ medal which sold for £21,000 (plus premium).


Verne, Jules; Around The World In Eighty Days, 1873 Frst Edition, First Printing. Sold for £2,800 (plus premium).

 


A rare gold Hong Kong Plague of 1894 medal. Sold for £21,000 (plus premium).


A collection of Beatles programmes and tickets. Sold for £950 (plus premium).

 


A good Victorian Jaques Staunton ivory chess set in leather covered case. Sold for £1,400 (plus premium).

 


A leather quilted black Chanel handbag. Sold for £1,650 (plus premium).


Valuations

We hold Valuation Days at our office located at Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley BR1 2PX every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

In addition, we hold regular valuation events at various locations during the year.

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Next Auction

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 10:30am

Our Previous Auction

6th December 2017
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Auction Venue

Farleigh Court, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR6 9PE
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Catalogue

A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed at www.the-saleroom.com

We also produce glossy printed catalogues.  These are available to purchase and can be posted out or bought at each auction.

Catalogue