Clarks’ mid-summer sale once again saw some great results for sellers with over 95% of lots sold. Auctioneer Paul Clark said, “It is great to see bidders back in the room & contesting strongly with those on the net. There have been numerous changes in this business in recent years, with more thrown in for good measure of late & it is all about learning how to accommodate those changes, embracing & adapting them”. A Chinese bronze censer made a whopping £5600 thanks to Clarks’ unique marketing techniques to attract the right bidders whilst a hand signed Lowry print attracted national interest at £1450.
Jewellery & silver always has a strong following at Clarks & again the right lots made the right money. An 18ct gold Albert chain made £1650 while a small Romany ring with approx. half a carat of diamond impressed at £760. A small Charles Horner silver brooch saw bids of £65 with a Sampson Mordan ink pen making £110. An 1838, William IV Exeter silver medallion by Robert Williams (£220) & a Harrison Fisher & Co. silver salver (£390) also attracted strong bidding. Other lots to attract interest included ladies 9ct gold Omega watch saw bidding of £330, an antique gold bracelet £370 & a small quantity of costume jewellery making £50.
Three interesting & well put together late Victorian photo albums depicting a world tour, are on their way to India at £380 thanks to the the-saleroom.com while the net found bids of a massive £340 for a tiny Randall’s stoneware pot & similar Filmer pot lid. Three Royal Mint crowns (£390), a cased modern sovereign (£360), a pair of Swarovski binoculars (£560), Nikon camera (£290) & a Bronica camera (£440) were other items that attracted collector’s interest.
Entries are now sought for forthcoming sales via www.clarksauctionrooms.com 2a2b Heathlands Road Ind. Est. Liskeard, PL144DH 01579-349960/07756070198