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26-27 January Auction of Coins & Collectables was a phenomenal sale.
Attendance was good both online and in the room. Both auction days went
on late into the afternoon, it was a long weekend! Of particular note
were some good swords and commando knives, Anglo-Saxon coins from the
John Cross Collection; and gold was "up" so there was barely a scrap
unsold. There were many unusual and interesting commemorative medals and
items of exonumia: The Wyon seal of the Bishop of Melanesia opened at
£100 and jumped straight to £750 on the internet. The engraved medal for
Lord Mayor David Salomons' dinner was estimated at £100 to £120 and also
sold for £750 hammer, having been the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London.
These were some of the many hidden gems. The collection of 17thC tokens
of Suffolk was hotly contested, with prices over double the estimate in
many cases. Another star section was the postcards; Suffragette cards in
particular ascending to great heights. For example - a postcard of Emily
Davison's funeral, estimated at £80 to £100, went for £900 hammer, which
is a lot of money for a single card.
The next auction will be the Fine Sale on Wednesday 20th February 2019. This should be online now. Look out for some very interesting and rare watches.
The next auction of Coins & Collectables will be 16-17 March. Consignment closes shortly but we may extend in some cases.
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