Auction of Iconic London Street Signs

January 7th, 2021

On behalf of Westminster Council, we are thrilled to be selling a collection of over 200 London street signs. The signs will be sold in a two week timed auction on thesaleroom.com from 17th February. Names include Cambridge Street, Westbourne Park Road, Fifth Avenue, Belgrave Place and the iconic Abbey Road.

These signs have the familiar black and red sans serif lettering which is under copyright and is forbidden to be copied anywhere else in the world without permission. Signs are sometimes stolen, graffitied or damaged, and Westminster Council need to replace them.

These signs have been on the streets of one of the worlds most famous capital cities, and a wonderful chance for buyers to purchase a genuine piece of the London’s history. All signs will be sold with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Private estate collection to be sold for charity

October 14th, 2020

The collection includes oak and country furniture, silver, glass and an exceptional collection of jewellery. The fabulous jewellery which showcases a dazzling array of aquamarine, sapphire and diamond bracelets, rings and earrings are amongst our favourite pieces.

The star of the auction has to be the 1960s French sapphire and diamond ring, set with baguette and diamonds which carries an estimate of £6000-8000. The collection’s furniture largely comprises 17th/18th and 19th century oak. One of our favourite pieces is a mid 17th century oak credence table estimated at £200-400. A Mappin and Webb Irish four piece silver tea service is also one of the 70 items from the collection which is to be sold on behalf of The Motor Neurone Disease Association on 4th November.

Another Successful Sale

September 23rd, 2020

Our 9th September auction was another huge success with 91% of the lots selling and many of them for well over the estimate. Jewellery, silver, ceramics and vertu were very strong, and one of the top selling lots was a stunning two stone diamond ring which sold for £4900 plus premium.

Fit for a princess…

May 4th, 2020

This beautiful Edwardian graduated diamond necklace can also be worn as a tiara. It is presented in its original box with the original tiara fitting it sold in our June auction against an auction estimate of £3500-£4000 for a staggering £10,500

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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



Forthcoming Auctions

Wednesday 9th June 2021
Antiques & Collectables

Current Auction

Previous Auctions

Wednesday 31st March 2021
Single Owner Collection of Ancient & British Coins
Online timed auction

Wednesday 24th February 2021
Antiques & Collectables – Online live auction

Wednesday 17th February 2021
London Street Signs – Timed auction

See our previous auction results


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