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October Fine Sale of jewellery art and antiques achieved total sales of £316,000
Over two days, 1668 lots were offered. Star hammer prices included £17,000 for the Rolex "Pepsi" wristwatch - an ideal restorers piece, £13,000 for the Fabergé gold box - a former gift from the Shah of Persia to an industrialist, and £11,000 for the cast bronze death mask of Joseph Stalin. There was strong demand for diamond rings, with many achieving well above estimate. The model trains were popular, especially the hand built live steam engines. The original cartoons by E.S. Hynes sold well, with some going for up to £150. Montblanc pens exceeded expectations as usual, as did classic British comics. Some scientific and musical instruments were sleeper lots as well.
The next auction will be the 17-18 November Coins & Collectables.
Another Fine Sale will be held in 2018, on 5th December, accepting lots until 26th October.
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