Wilesco & Mamod may get Collectors all steamed up

Clarks’ have a busy period ahead with three sales in four weeks. The programme starts with a Collectables & Selected Antiques sale on Monday 23rd July. There are numerous ceramic items of interest including a silver mounted Hannah Barlow Doulton lemonade set decorated with cattle which has a guide of £200-300. An early Staffordshire figure group by Wood & Caldwell dating to around c.1800 heads a small collection of Staffordshire pottery items & hopes for £200-300 while a 19thC. pink lustreware jug featuring a hunting & coursing scene is in at £100-150. Wemyss remains popular with collectors & a large Robert Heron Wemyss fan vase with cockerell decor should go well with a guide of just £500-600.

Staying with good ceramics, a 19thC. French Sevres style porcelain cup & saucer with fine hand painted decorative panels hopes for £60-80 & a well decorated 18thC. Chinese polychrome bottle vase with later silver top removed from China during the Boxer Rebellion asks £200-300. Other Chinese items catch the eye especially a rare Chinese 16thC. Ming period jade Ruyi Sceptre which has a guide of £1000-2000.

Toy models are invariably very popular & a large private collection of Mamod & Wilesco steam engines ought to find new homes. A Mamod Roadster is there to be won at £30-50 while a Wilesco steam fire engine would be a great addition to any collection at £50-60. There are also numerous stationary steam platforms available & numerous accessories, many boxed as new.

A good Victorian George Gibbs double barrelled shotgun with damascus steel barrels & engraved steel parts is in to sell at just £200-300 & there is a good collection of DCLI memorabilia including an 1893 edition book of Historical Records of the 32nd Cornwall Light Infantry by Colonel G. C. Swiney, one of several books of Cornish interest, which hopes for £50-60. Other DCLI items of interest include various badges & a pair of short swords with scabbards at £100-150. A DCLI compass is in at £30-40 & moving further afield a Durham Light Infantry carved pipe featuring interest relating to the Boer war asks £30-40. A collection of postcards featuring military aircraft hopes for £100-150 & a WW2 skull cap is in at a mere £10-20. Several swordsticks feature among a collection of walking canes including one with a Wilkinson style blade, there to be sold, asking just £30-50.

In 1918 E. J. Lieutenant Hobbs of Royal Kent Yeomanry showed conspicuous gallantry & dedication to duty when after safely withdrawing his platoon, he returned to aid his left hand man who was injured & unconscious. Despite further attacks, including bombing, he was able to do this successfully. His WW1 four medal set including his Military Cross & has a guide price of £1000-1500.

Motor racing fans have the opportunity to purchase a few books relating to the early days of the sport the best of which is the ERA The History of English Motor Racing Mobiles Limited at £100-150. There are several local books of interest including an 1856 first edition of The Borough Of Liskeard by John Allen at £50-60.

A Newlyn arts & crafts copper box with nautical & aquatic related decor, stamped Newlyn to underside should easily make its guide of £100-200 while a Hugh Wallis brass plate is in at £30-40. Completing the sale there are quite a few entries of silver collectable items & these include a Scottish Aberdeen silver brooch at £30-50 & a Georgian silver caddy spoon at £20-30. A pair of Georgian silver scallop dishes ask £100-120 whilst an articulated white metal fish is interesting at £150-200.