Variety is the spice of an auction

Early valve radio bakelite controls in oak box

Early valve radio bakelite controls in oak box

Never seen one of these before. Tucked inside the box was a very long aerial wire and another for interior use. Very few components inside: valves, resistors and capacitor. Looked great from the outside.

Did not make a reasonable reserve.

Vintage Black Dress

Vintage Black Dress

It was hung up in full view of the viewers. A lovely little black number which did not make a reasonable reserve.

Did not make an appropriate reserve.


Noddy, Big Ears and Mr Plod

Noddy, Big Ears and Mr Plod

High expectations for these characters which did sell but I thought they would go for more.

Corgi vehicle collection

Corgi collection

These did generate a lot of bids. Some very good condition cars and freight vehicles not in their boxes.


Military chest full of horse tack and saddlery

Military chest full of horse tack and saddlery

This was the smelliest item on sale. No smell of horse just moth balls. It looked a bit like the costume box for War Horse. Indeed some items were from World War 1. The buyer was very pleased with his acquisition.

Sold for £60

London to Birmingham Railway commemorative book with prints

London to Birmingham Railway commemorative book with prints

A lovely book full of plates of the railway being constructed and when finished which sold for less than a tenner. Another very pleased buyer.

Sold for £5


The Fishes of the British Isles

The Fishes of the British Isles

There were three books similar to this. There was good interest and this lot sold for the highest amount.

A starfish pendant mounted in silvered

A starfish pendant mounted in silvered

The starfish was very well mounted in the silver pendant. A classy object in its time but probably not in line with today’s views about the use of animals in jewellery.

Sold for £10


Muffin the Mule tin

Muffin the Mule tin

Another character from the childhood of several of those present at the auction.

Sold for £14

Pelham Puppets

Pelham Puppets

Like so many markets that were a profitable niche for sellers a few years ago, Pelham Puppets are not commanding great prices. But if you do have one in mint condition, in its box, please bring it along.

Unsold


Silver Chain

Silver Chain

A good looking and heavy silver chain.

Sold for £25

Bronze GR Bell

Bronze GR Bell

We had two similar bells this one with GR and another with ER. There were in the top ten of sales at this auction.

Sold for £75


Hornby Duplo train station platform

Hornby Duplo train station platform

This one caught the bidder’s eyes. In good condition, lovely art deco colours, a winner.

But they did not manage to make the reserve.

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