We said it was going to be a bumper auction and it was! 433 lots produced our highest total hammer price. Not only did we have the sellers but we also had the buyers – over 170 of them!
History was made – for the first time in 13 years – we sold out of cake!
We had a fantastic collection of high quality silver items – with an ornate Edinburgh silver coffee pot dated 1879 going for £170 and an engraved silver trophy cup (Barnard 1926) for £215.
Jewellery was popular this month with over 20 gold and silver rings. Valentine’s purchases along with those bears!
Small pieces of furniture sold well plus a steamer trunk and a brass standard lamp for £65.
A collection of Parker pens went for £55, Robertson’s metal badges for £38, a beautiful, early, leather- bound family Bible for £55 and an onyx desk set for £40. Our auction is certainly characterised by its variety of lots!
The auction ended on a high with some quality paintings including a large oil painting of a Polish refugee dated 1832 going for £110 and an oil painting of an aristocratic Russian gentleman going under the hammer for £80.