North Staffs Regiment Medals in High Demand

23rd-25th September Auction Highlights

Jewellery & Silver

Costume and twentieth century jewellery remain in high demand and gold and silver are still selling well.

Lot 29, an opal brooch brought £300 and Lot 17 amongst costume jewellery was an amber necklace which made £260. Lot 106, a 1970’s designer ring set with tourmaline and diamonds epitomised the glamour of the period and sold for £360.

North Staffs Regiment Medals

North Staffs Regiment Medals

Medals & Militaria

The sale included the late Bill Haskins of Rugby medal collection which largely centred on the ‘Birmingham Pals’. The collection totalled £4,900, double pre-sale expectations.

Medals awarded to members of the North Staffordshire s Regiment were in high demand illustrated with Lot 398, a WWI War & Victory medal to 4340 Pte S.J. Knott realising £540 and Lot 396, a WWI trio of medals to 3158, Pte A. Walker at £280.

Ceramics

Lot 786 in this section, a pair of large 1960’s Poole Pottery table lamps proved a big hit with potential buyers. Discovered amongst the contents from a deceased estate in Little Aston, (despite one having a chip to the base) two telephone bidders and internet bidders fought for them. One of the former secured the pair for £480.

Furniture & Car

Lot 1601, a 1998 3.2L V8 Jaguar XJ8 with only 14,000 miles on the clock sold well above the £2,000 estimate for a total of £4,400.

The furniture and furnishings in these monthly sales is all sourced from local deceased estates, clients downsizing and other private entries. Therefore everything is to be sold with no ‘show pieces’ to detract from the proceedings.

Traditional antique and twentieth century furniture are all in vogue following the current trend for mixing old with new and ‘shabby chic’. Danish rosewood furniture from the 1970’s is in high demand and as it is often of high quality, represents excellent value. Lots 1842 and 1843, a Danish rosewood sideboard and table totalled £1,370.

In the more traditional line, Lot 1940, a William IV library chair brought £580 and Lot 1952, a Victorian walnut and metal mounted credenza totalled £2,150.
Next Auction

The next three-day Antiques, Home & Interiors Auction is 21st to 23rd October and will include a specialist section for collectable and rare books. Entries are now being invited.

For further details please contact Richard Winterton Auctioneers on 01543 251081 or email [email protected]

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