Highlights from our July Auction Sale

Our July sale earlier this month looked to be an interesting assortment of lots up for sale. Our live online auction took place over the weekend of Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July and featured an exciting array of items; from furniture and other household items, to collectables and 20th century pottery, including Royal Doulton pieces, Wedgwood and Moorcroft pottery.  There was also a large jewellery section that sold well, and this month unusually we had a large collection of firearms to dispose of.

Alongside these sections of the sale, the auction also featured over 200 unreserved tray lots of good tea, coffee and dinnerware, ceramics, glassware, bric-a-brac, metal ware, mixed pottery and collector’s items making it an interesting and varied series of lots. Truly something for everyone!

Plenty of lots from our Silverdale Saleroom sold for a good price, so check out some of the highlights from our most recent auction below. Who knows? Maybe they’ll provide some inspiration if you have a valuation in mind.

Of interest to many this weekend was the large section of guns for auction in a wide range of vintages and styles, of which the ones highlighted below are just a small selection. This large section had its own mini catalogue and received a lot of interest before they were set to go under the hammer. The catalogue can be viewed here.
This Fx impact mark 1 PCP air rifle fitted with a xeiss duralyt 3-12x50 scope and complete with a stand and soft case sold for very respectable £880 at our Sunday auction.

This Fx impact mark 1 PCP air rifle fitted with a xeiss duralyt 3-12x50 scope and complete with a stand and soft case sold for very respectable £880 at our Sunday auction.

These late 20th/early 21st century Flintlock muskets, sold separately, both fetched a handsome price at auction, with the top selling for £480 and the bottom selling for £460.

These late 20th/early 21st century Flintlock muskets, sold separately, both fetched a handsome price at auction, with the top selling for £480 and the bottom selling for £460.

One of the many air rifles available at our July sale, the FXbobcat .177 cal air rifle, fitted with a Hawke scope and huggatt silencer, had an estimated price of £80-£160 but sold for a whopping £440.

One of the many air rifles available at our July sale, the FXbobcat .177 cal air rifle, fitted with a Hawke scope and huggatt silencer, had an estimated price of £80-£160 but sold for a whopping £440.

It wasn’t only the guns, however, that drew a lot of attention at auction. There was also a selection of 20th century Pottery that piqued plenty of people’s interest, including Royal Albert Old Country Roses, Royal Doulton & Coalport figurines, Wedgwood, Moorcroft, Beswick, Royal Crown Derby, Bunnykins, Beatrix Potter and Kevin Francis & Peggy Davies pieces. Check out some of the best-selling pieces below.

This charming and rare variant of a Royal Doulton seated bulldog draped in a Union Jack, featuring a Derby hat and cigar, superseded its estimate price of £200-400, selling for a fantastic £550 on the Sunday.

This charming and rare variant of a Royal Doulton seated bulldog draped in a Union Jack, featuring a Derby hat and cigar, superseded its estimate price of £200-400, selling for a fantastic £550 on the Sunday.

These two Moorcroft vases each pulled in a pretty penny at our July auction. The Walter Moorcroft vase decorated in the hibiscus design on the left sold for £240, whilst the limited edition 3/50 Moorcroft The Woolley blue curls vase, signed by designer Nicola Slaney, went for £280.

These two Moorcroft vases each pulled in a pretty penny at our July auction. The Walter Moorcroft vase decorated in the hibiscus design on the left sold for £240, whilst the limited edition 3/50 Moorcroft The Woolley blue curls vase, signed by designer Nicola Slaney, went for £280.

If you have items for auction, get in touch and we can help you with a valuation. Talk to our team of experts who will be able to give you an accurate auction estimate on a range of items from household goods to antiques.  You can join us at one of our valuation days, email us for an appointment [email protected]  or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

Our next sale is scheduled for 26 July at the Cobridge site where we will be accepting viewings by appointment, and will invite limited numbers of participants in the bidding room.  Our next Silverdale auction room sale is scheduled for 8 August, details of which will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page very soon.

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