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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 by appointment at our office located at Chislehurst Business Centre, Bromley BR7 6LH Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

We can arrange home visits for larger consignments and are able to perform probate valuations. We are also offering to provide valuations by email if preferred.

For an appointment please call on 0208 468 1010 or email info@catherinesouthon.co.uk 

We will be holding a number of valuation days across the South East over the next few months. To make an appointment please call our offices directly:

Saturday 21st May 10:00am – 1:00pm
Hayes Village Hall, Hayes Street, Hayes, BR2 7LE

Tuesday 24th May 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Old Chapel, 3 Queens Passage, Chislehurst, BR7 5AP

Monday 6th June 10:00am – 2:00pm
Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye, TN31 7LE

Tuesday 7th June 10:00am – 1:00pm
Farleigh Golf Club, Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9PE

Wednesday 8th June 9:00am – 12:00pm
Whitstable Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD

Thursday 9th June 10:00am – 1:00pm
Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BS

Thursday 16th June 10:00am – 2:00pm
The Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carlshalton, SM5 3NX

 

Valuations

Auctions

Forthcoming Auctions

20th July 2022 (closing for entries early June 2022)

We are currently accepting entries for sales throughout 2022

Previous Auctions:

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 17th November 2021

Antiques & Collectables

See our previous auction results

Catalogue

A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed here

We also produce glossy printed catalogues. These are available to purchase at each auction or can be posted out on request. If you would like to view a PDF of our current catalogue please click below

Printed Catalogue

 

Catalogue