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Our May Auction of Coins & Collectables achieved total sales of £362,000
        There were many strong prices realised including for German military relics such as a Messerschmidt tail piece fragment at £500, a Pickelhaube for £440, and de-activated Tiger Tank shells, one of which selling for £460 hammer.  The Anglo-Saxon and other English hammered silver and gold coins sold well, for example Lot 1442, a testoon of Henry VIII with an unusually clear portrait, went for £2900.  Amateur football 9ct gold medals sold surprisingly well.  Royal Mint proofs showed continued growth and interest, well exceeding expectations.  A rare trial farthing 1821 sold for £1050 hammer against an estimate of £180-£220; a very subtle and interesting variety!  The stamp collections were fiercely contested, with one in particular Lot 2416, selling for £7000 !
        Our June Fine Sale of Jewellery, Watches, Art & Antiques will be online soon.  Expect the catalogue to be available by the end of May.

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