Highlights from our April 2023 Antique & Collectors Auction

Lot 34 was a set of De Lamerie Fine Bone China heavily gilded glass crystal exotic garden patterned wine glasses that found a hammer price of £420.

Our April 2023 Antique & Collectors auction took place this month on Friday 14th April and featured an exciting array of items, from 20th-century British pottery to large collections of jewellery, militaria and more.

Plenty of lots from our monthly Silverdale Saleroom auction this month 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.

These WW2 Japanese Army officer Katana swords sold for £920 and £700 respectively.


Lot 633 was an Epiphone guitar model ES 339 Ch in cherry red together with an Orange Crush 20 amplifier, complete with stand and lead, that found a new home for £280.

This charming Beswick Cowboy on a galloping palomino horse 1377 sold for £320.

As always, pottery pieces proved very popular at auction this month, and we saw a large quantity of rare pottery, including vases, tea ware and figures from famous names such as Royal Doulton, Beswick, Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Lorna Bailey, Coalport, Kevin Francis & Peggy Davies and more, pass through our saleroom and fetch some amazing prices. Check out some of the best performing lots throughout this article.

Lot 42 was two sets of Wade Pokemon figures of Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Pikachu, Gengar and Polywhirl, made in 2001 for the release of the Pokemon Gold & Silver Nintendo games. These items were removed from the archives of the Wade factory, and are possibly prototypes or colour samples! The lot sold for an impressive £240 altogether.

Lot 687 featured 5 vintage Zenith watches, together with a Lings Chronograph, an Astral Gents and a mid-size Witthauer, which sold for £420 altogether.

This collection of medals and items belonging to a soldier, including a group of medals such as an Africa Star with 8th Army bar, Italy star, 1939-1945 star, Burma star, Defense and Victory medal together with Army jacket & various Army books, currency and photographs from Burma, currency and more, sold for £220.

Lot 735 was a Victorian 9ct yellow gold ladies key chain with a 9ct rose gold clasp and t-bar which sold for £460.

Lot 587 was a Cloisonne Enamel Vase & Pot decorated with butterflies that found a hammer price of £300.

This gold half sovereign dated 1903 and mounted in 9ct gold mount sold for £220.

Our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 30th April and our next Silverdale auction is scheduled for 12th May. The details for both will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page in the coming weeks.

How to Sell Items at Auction

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.

Valuation days are held every Tuesday at our Silverdale showroom. To book an appointment, please call 01782 638100 or email [email protected]. If, however, you are unable to attend a valuation in-person, we also provide valuations via WhatsApp – simply send photographs of your items to 07864 667940, or you can also message us on Facebook. We can even arrange for home visits to value your items.

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