The iconic David Bowie rocks on at Collectors sale

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.