18/08/2012 : 16th and 17th August sale report
The Antiques and Fine Art sale on the 16th and 17th August was very successful with Moorcroft again doing well and some Olympic memorabilia lighting up the saleroom.
The biggest price of the auction was fetched by a Kings and Queens of England gold coin set by John Pinches comprising forty-three 22ct gold coins which made £3,200. Also reaching a good price for the second sale in 2 months was a large early 20th century Moorcroft vase which reached a hammer price of £3,000.
The most talked about lot of the day was an Art Nouveau embossed leather three leaf screen decorated with a peacock which stood proudly on display at the entrance to the saleroom. It eventually reached £1,400 at the auction.
Also in the sale was the blue blazer of Ada Smith accompanied by her third place diploma and a photo depicting the GB Gymnastics team wearing their blazers. Ada Smith, of Leigh near Wigan, won a bronze medal in the Gymnastics All-Around event at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the first Olympics that allowed women to compete in the Gymnastics and Athletics events and that managed to fetch £1,000.
27th & 28th September – Antiques and Fine Art with Militaria, Medals and Sporting
Closing date for entries 3rd September
8th & 9th November – Antiques and Fine Art with Oriental & Asian Art
Closing date for entries 15th October