18/08/2015 : Summer Auction Gets Off To A Roaring Start
Augustís Auction of Antiques & Collectorís Items with Stamps & Ephemera started brilliantly with lot number 1, a large late 19th century Black Forest carved bear selling for £5,100.
However, it wasn’t the biggest price of the day. That accolade goes to lot number 713 which was a vast and comprehensive collection of RAF first day covers personally signed by the pilots and air crews. The conservative estimate of £2,500 - £3,500 was quickly surpassed and the lot eventually reached a hammer price of £18,500.
The Stamps and Ephemera section was well serviced with other prices including £3,000 for an A-Z collection of British Commonwealth stamps, £1,400 for 21 books of British Commonwealth stamps, and £880 for a collection of nursing books relating to Florence Nightingale.
Other high prices include £4,200 for a Lowry lithograph, £2,900 for an 18ct yellow gold diamond ring, £2,900 for a Chinese Export silver punch bowl, and £2,500 for a Shelley tea service.
Our next auction is on the 24th & 25th September and features specialist sections for Sporting and Militaria. The deadline for consigning items is 7th September.