The latest sale at Clarks’ proved popular with collectors, notably with those who collect vinyl LP’s. The fifteen small lots of vinyl grossed over £2000 at the hammer despite none being particularly rare, highlighting buyers desire to return owning a piece of popular music that is also tangible & visual. A small quantity of progressive rock albums including Earth & Fire sold for £330 whilst nine Pink Floyd LP’s secured £180. The iconic & popular David Bowie remains a big hit with buyers with ten albums making £190 whilst six Bowie posters from the 1980’s also did well (£40).
It was a big boys toy that created some serious interest though. Scratch built from a kit, an Evening Star 5in gauge live steam locomotive received bids of £3000 as internet interest defeated phone interest. Star Wars & Star Trek proved popular with many sold lots exceeding prices of retail sites such as eBay. A Star Trek chess set made £95 whilst a small selection of Star Wars figures saw bids of £120. Other toys did well with three boxed diecast cars & a lorry securing £130 & a small selection of agricultural vehicles making £80. Even musical instruments got in on the act with a Benson saxophone tuning in at £110 & a Japanese Fender guitar rocking on at £400.
Other collectable items attracted interest too with a Whitefriars drunken bricklayer vase (£350) & a quantity of proof set coinage (£360) both proving popular with bidders. A couple of collectors chests made money too with a Wellington chest in at £190 despite faults & a small inlaid chest raising interest at £180.
Jewellery continues to be a strong area of interest for wearers, collectors & investors! A diamond line bracelet saw a bidding battle in the room which ended at £3700 whilst £3300 won an IWC watch for a commission bidder whose bid just fended off telephone & internet interest. A diamond solitaire of 0.75ct secured interest from up country at £600 whilst a damaged art deco ring set with an old cut diamond made £980. A ladies three stone zircon ring achieved nearly three times bottom estimate at £270 while there was strong interest in a small emerald ring at £330, again well above estimate. Entries continue to be invited for the July 22nd Selected Furnishings, Antiques, Silver & Jewellery sale.