Our presence as one of the major south west auction houses once again shown through with some fantastic results at our General sale as we prepare for our traditional big end of year specialist auctions. A small Edwardian gas engine, used for a short period between steam & the arrival of electricity, made a remarkable £4050. Of a similar era was an unnamed Edwardian lathe which secured interest at £290 & a pitch pine engineers workstation made £250 at the hammer.
The jewellery on offer was superb & prices reflected this. An 18ct SI diamond ring of approx. 3.25ct made £9500 at the hammer & a diamond bracelet with 5ct of small diamonds secured £2800. An art deco diamond lapel clip made £700 whilst a diamond ring of approx. 1.4ct secured bids of £1800. Another 18ct ring set with an unusual shaped triangular SI diamond made £1200 at the hammer & a 14ct gold diamond ring set with two bands of diamonds secured bids of £750. Diamond earrings are always popular & a small set with F/G colour diamonds made £500.
Several of the other more general household entries caused a little surprise notably a small box of linen attracting both room & internet support at £200 & a few modern used game bags made £170. A small collection of play worn Dinky toys had interest also at £170 & two miniature tool chests made £160. One buyer is clearly planning early for their Christmas roast with a 19thC. roasting dish making £120 & a 20thC. longcase clock somewhat defied current downward trends at £150. General tools again did very well throughout the sale with a tired Stanley Bailey No.7 plane making £80 & a similar condition No.55 making £110.
Entries are now sought for our fine selected Christmas sale on November 26th & the big New Years Day sale.