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Fine Art, Antique and General Sale Report - Thursday 19th March 2015

Thu 19 March 2015

McCartneys of Ludlow are pleased to report a successful March antique and collectables sale. The 607 lot sale had a truly varied and interesting selection on offer.

A single owner collection of trains and accessories generated huge pre sale interest and on the night there was competition on the telephone, in the room and on the internet. The engines alone realised £855 with a Limited Edition Hornby Mallard Seventieth Anniversary example going under the hammer for £130.

Jewellery was strong on the evening with a cased Howell James & Co necklace even with damage but in its original box realising £1400 and an 18 ct yellow gold boulder opal and ruby cluster style ring selling to the internet for £780.

A lot which was bound to stir up trouble was lot 383, a collection of three cauldrons, one which was believed to be a bronze 17th century example which after much interest even with a repair and damage to the top sold to a local bidder for £500.

Natural history and taxidermy was selling well with two mounted hippopotamus teeth selling for £50, a nautilus shell £170, coral shells £60 and a cased taxidermy study of a teal £80.

As has become a regular occurrence, furniture sold very well on the evening, an early oak side table with bobbin supports sold after much competition for £200, a good early oak refectory table for £500 and a George III walnut chest of drawers for £700. The pews and organ consigned by a local chapel all sold, realising £830.

McCartneys next sale is Thursday 16th April 5pm with viewing 15th April and 16th April 9-5pm, call the Portcullis Saleroom for a free presale appraisal and to consign lots for our April 16th sale on 01584 878822.

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