03/04/2014 : Catalogue for Sale of Antiques & Fine Art with Classic Cars & Automobilia, Northern & Contemporary Art, Medals & Militaria
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th April from 10am, Viewing: Wednesday 9th from 10am - 8pm and 9am-10am on each morning of the sale
The Cheshire Saleroom
Enquiries: 01625 431 788
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Thursday 10th April: Lots 1-1245
Friday 11th April: Lots 1500-2757
This will be the largest auction ever held by Adam Partridge Auctioneers and will see a plethora of unusual, rare and spectacular articles. 2500 lots of antiques and fine art include specialisms for classic cars, vehicles and automobilia, a superb array of Northern and contemporary art and 450 lots of sporting guns, taxidermy, militaria and medals. Some particularly early cars grace The Cheshire Saleroom for this auction including a 1927 Humber, a 1931 Rolls Royce chassis, a 1937 Morris Eight, a 1922 Morris Bullnose and a 1930 Ford Model A. There are four classic bikes for sale too and an almost unfathomable quantity of related ephemera including early sales brochures and pamphlets and various car mascots and related articles.
The Northern & contemporary art section includes thirteen works by Ben Eine, a rare limited edition Muhammad Ali book displayed on a Jeff Koons stool, with rubber ring and inflatable dolphin. The Kray twins' art is also represented in the sale in three lots. A simply spectacular work by Geoffrey Key is just one of six works in the sale by him and is expected to make over £10,000. Other artists represented include Trevor Grimshaw, Jack Simcock, Pat Cooke, Lawrence Isherwood and Steven Scholes.
The sporting section will kick off with a rare fully signed photograph of the 1966 England world cup winning squad, rare for being signed in 1966 and moves on to a 1930's boxing rounds bell which reputedly started twenty world title fights including the Joe Louis Max Schmelling world heavy weight title fight in 1937. A selection of shotguns, military guns, swords, bayonets, daggers and even a German WWII office typewriter are also going under the hammer on Thursday 10th April. As it is the centenary of the start of The Great War, it comes as no suprise that many WWI medal groups are up for sale. Some with extremely evocative ephemera included like poems, letters and even a tragic tale of heroism where a soldier 'tore up a clod of earth and clapped it to his mouth' to avoid his fellow soldiers being detected by the enemy. He died six hours later when he was taken to a field hospital.
Condition reports and additional images are available on request but are to be requested no later than 5.30pm on Tuesday 8th April 2014. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bids to be received no later than 6.00pm on Wednesday 9th April 2014 or they will not be processed in time for the auction.
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