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Shining Success: What Our Bidders Bought This May

Fareeha Ahmad

Our May 2024 Antique & Collectors auction saw a gleaming collection of 9ct and 18ct gold jewellery, pottery and collectibles going under the hammer. Here’s our top 10 picks:

Knot Ring Not Ignored

We’re always on the lookout for great pieces of gold jewellery like this. This wonderful 18ct gold knot ring snagged the attention of bidders and left us tongue-tied as it was contested up to a hammer price of £390.

Football Photos Find Favour

Demonstrating the collectible nature of signed pictures, this extensive collection of football-related photographs and signed original pictures struck home a winner, with a fantastic hammer price of £280.

Duchess Dukes it out at the Top

Pulling no punches, this Duchess found herself winning the day, rising above all others to finish as the highest-selling lot of the sale. This Beswick Beatrix Potter BP2 ‘Duchess with Flowers’ figure was fought by bidders up to a hammer price of £520.

Queen Victoria Sovereign Rises Above

Collectible and valuable coins are consistently successful in our auctions, and this 1900 Queen Victoria full Sovereign was no exception. Reigning supreme, the hammer came down at £305.

Penchant for a Pendant

Shining with elegance, this effortlessly beautiful 9ct gold necklace and pendant proved its worth, finding a new home with a hammer price of £280.

Going Potty for Beatrix Potter

Not content with one lot at the top, bidders clamoured over this pair of Beatrix Potter figures, with it securing second spot among the best-selling items. The boxed John Beswick pieces ‘Peter on his Book’ P4217 and ‘Two Gentleman Rabbits’ P4210 were hotly contested, blowing past their estimate to sell for £400.

Signet Ring Seals the Deal

Ringing true in the eyes of bidders and exuding an essence of distinguished style, this 18ct gold gents signet ring was thoroughly deserving of its £300 hammer price.

Jewelled Bangle Jades No One

Decorated with diamonds and emeralds, this gorgeous 18ct gold bangle dazzled bidders, selling for a sparkling £280.

Half Sovereign Has its Day

We love seeing jewellery pieces like this in our sales: Dated 1908, this lovely Half Sovereign with 9ct gold mount and necklace remains resplendent, having achieved a top bid of £280.

Thick Rope Necklace Ropes in Bidders

A classy and attractive piece of gold jewellery, this 9ct gold 18 inch thick rope necklace was bound for success, arresting enough attention to sell for £280.

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