Adam Partridge Auctioneers Cheshire
Auctioneer in Cheshire

01/12/2011 : Flog It! to Attend Final Sale at The Chain and Gate Estate

Our final sale in these rooms at the Chain and Gate Estate is now online. Specialist sections of toys trains and dolls to coincide with Christmas. Paul Martin with BBC's Flog It! will be filming here with experts Mark Stacey and Philip Serrell.

Our final sale at the Chain and Gate includes over 2,000 lots with over 200 toys. Notable items included with the toys are a rare early 20th century rabbit in cabbage musical automaton, attributed to Roullet & Decamps (300-500), a superb 19th Century Noah's Ark (pictured) with over 200 animals (300-500), Marklin tinplate railway ticket dispenser with a Bing booking office ticket dispenser (300-500), from the estate of the famous railway artist David Weston amongst other trains and accessories in the sale. The best of the trains in the sale is a good Bassett-Lowke "Merchant Taylors" engine and tender and a boxed LMS first class side corridor carriage (1000-1500). Along side these rare and interesting 'toys', is the usual intake of bisque porcelain headed dolls (Armand Marseille, Simon and Halbig etc.), 1950's Corgi and Dinky diecast vehicles and many more.

The toys, trains and dolls will be sold at the start of day two, Friday 9th December.

Day one promises to be extremely busy and full of excitement. Not least because BBC's Flog It! will be attending to film 32 lots taken in and valued by experts Mark Stacy and Philip Serrell. One of the first lots of serious note is a fine George V crocodile travelling toilet case by JC Vickery, 179, 181 & 183 Regent St W, with fully fitted interior comprising eight assorted bottles/jars with hallmarked silver gilt mounts, London 1910, a selection of brushes and pots, manicure set, crocodile boxes, notepad with ivory pencils, crocodile cased vanity mirror and many other items (600-800), what more could the people of Cheshire want?! We have a small section of advertising which includes a Carlton Ware Toucan Guinness table lamp and several vintage railway posters.

A really superb selection of Decorative Arts includes Moorcroft, Pilkingtons lustre vases decorated by Richard Joyce, Troika, Clarice Cliff, monumental celadon glazed bowl designed by Gordon Forsyth, the rim inscribed "Bon-Accord" three times and dated 1942 around central Aberdeen coat of arms, an enormous water jar attributed to the Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali and a 19th Century Minton plaque decorated by WS Coleman (2000-3000).

A small but good militaria section includes another WW2 RAF Distinguished Flying Cross, following our successful militaria sale in September with the sale of a rare Distinguished Flying Medal for 47,000.

Northern Art and Prints sections include four wood engravings by John Buckland Wright (1897-1954) and superb original pictures by Trevor Grimshaw, along with many more. Traditional paintings are also in number, with the leader likely to be a fantastic early 19th Century Dutch school oil on canvas shipping scene (1000-1500), also a charming William Huggins (1820-1884) painting of a lion drinking from a lake.

A decent Coins and Jewellery section includes a superbly rare gold coin from the period of Pope Alexander VIII 1689-1691 which we expect to make a few thousand pounds. Omega watches as standard, and it is worth mentioning that we have four superb Rolex watches in our January sale starting at 1000 each.

Day one ends with over 200 lots of silver including a silver gilt chalice exhibited at The Great Exhibition of 1851, by Parisian maker Placide Poussielgue-Rusand, a castle top card case by Nathaniel Mills, an Edwardian novelty pin cushion in the form of a bull and many more superb pieces of silver.

Day two begins with toys, as aforementioned and finishes with furniture which includes a good Art Deco walnut dining room suite and around one hundred other items of furniture. Also sold on day two is a large collection of interesting scientific items including a real human skeleton!

Viewing is on Wednesday 7th December from 12-8pm.

Don't forget we are moving to Macclesfield shortly after this sale. Our new address is:

Unit 1,
Withyfold Drive
Hurdsfield Industrial Estate,

Our Liverpool sale is 14th December and is now online at

As always, the sale will feature live bidding with audio and video via

The Gate Hall
Chain & Gate Estate
Congleton Road (A536)
Nr Congleton
SK11 9JA

TEL. 01260 223675/223606
MOB. 07815 431158