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Thursday sale day proves popular as Solitaire game wows the room.

Clarks’ change from their usual Monday sale to Thursday proved very successful with a packed saleroom. Auctioneer Paul Clark said “Bidders had been mentioning that it was difficult to attend the Monday sale & Thursday had been touted by a few as a good alternative” adding “We have listened to our buyers & hopefully it will continue to prove mutually beneficial”.

One of the highlights of Thursday’s Furnishings sale proved to be an antique solitaire game which yielded £520 at the hammer despite faults. Other collectable items found strong prices too with a 1968 brass German six day trip participants plaque for motorcycles (£200) while a Northamptonshire Regiment cap badge with other collectable sundries made £220. An art deco Vitascope did well (£380) considering it lacked the minute hand.

The general furnishings did well. An Ekornes recliner chair saw surprising levels of interest at £310 while a Willis & Gambier sleigh bed made £170 despite faults. An oak trestle table with five chairs (£100) & a pair of large Victorian bedside tables saw interest at £120 despite needing some TLC. A small Edwardian chaise longue (£80), an elegant Regency chair with minor faults (£50) & a 20thC. reproduction chest of drawers (£70) also caught the eye.

Among the jewellery highlights were an emerald & diamond ring at £700 & a small pair of diamond earrings (£250). A mounted gold sovereign (£250) & two half sovereigns at £130 each showed bidders are still keen to invest in bullion during these unsettled political times.

Entries are now sought for the saleroom’s big end of year sales on November 21st & the traditional New Years Day spectacular.