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17-18 March Auction of Coins & Collectables achieved total sales of
2996 lots were offered. Standout lots included weapons such as lot 89, a German Model 1879 Reich Commissions revolver at £1400 hammer; the Trent Diplomatic Incident connected medals to Commander Richard Williams, lot 727, which went for £2200 hammer; military badges such as lot 730, the Royal Africa Company original 18th Century cross belt plate for £1500 hammer. A local token of Robert Saul, landlord of the Red Lion pub in Lavenham dated 1669 went for £300 hammer. The highlight of the auction was the first part of The David Murray Collection of Woven Silk Postcards, which was offered on Sunday. Prices went through the roof on the WWI 'flames' cards, such as £750 hammer for the Charleroi Hotel du Telegraphe by Deffrene. Amongst the shipping cards, the RMS Titanic by Stevens sold for £1000 hammer (£1195 all in), which is an extraordinary price for any single postcard. We look forward to the next offering of the David Murray Collection in May.
The next auction of Coins & Collectables will take place 19-20 May, with consignment open until 6 April.
The next Fine Sale of jewellery, watches, art and antiques will take place 13-14 June, with consignment open until 4 May.
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