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Staunton chess set steals the show for fundraiser

Our September 24th sale saw a great price for a Staunton chess set of £1600. What was more pleasing was the fact it was being sold to raise money for a sight charity. 

Our auctioneer Paul Clark said “It was a great result. It was nice to have it in to be sold so a low guide could be attached (£60-80). I had thought it would make £600-800 so to achieve this price for our vendor was fantastic”.

Numerous other lots saw plenty of interest. A diamond & ruby ring saw fine interest at £740 whilst a Minto Haddon Hall service achieved a healthy £270 at the hammer. A 19thC. Turkish Ottoman yataghan sword (£280) had numerous enquiries pre-sale & this was reflected in its sale price while a pair of petrified wood bookends saw interest at £80. 

Furniture did well at the sale. A small 20thC. oak monks bench hit home at £160 while a reproduction dining table made a somewhat surprising  £290.  Interest in Danish teak furniture remains buoyant & an extending table saw interest at £200 despite needing a little tlc. 

Markets move all the time but small silver items still hold strong. A silver topped whisky noggin had a strong price at £80, a silver George Unite mother of pearl fruit knife with a small selection of plated wares (£70) did well as did a Georgian wine coaster at £75 despite being well used! Entries are now sought for our Christmas & super New Years Day sale.