Sale Highlights

The Elmer Auction, St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth.

Early Summer 2019 we were delighted to be invited by St. Lukes Hospice, Plymouth to provide our auctioneering services for the sale of the 40 Elmer Elephant Sculptures. Having sold many items for the charity over the years we did not hesitate in offering our services free of charge for such a wonderful cause. Following the Elmer’s Big Parade around the city where the sculptures, each featuring a unique design by a talented artist, delighted tens of thousands; it was now down to the final part of the journey, the main event. Plymouth Auction Rooms were involved in the cataloguing, logistics and marketing of the Elmer Sculptures and in with St. Lukes Hospice, we were delighted it all came together on the evening on 9th October where auctioneer Paul Keen took to the rostrum to greet a packed out Toys ‘R Us. The sale was truly electrifying with cheering, clapping and amazing excitement. For almost 3 hours Paul pushed for more and more bids smashing all expectations. The sale concluded with a rapturous applause and a standing ovation. The sale raised a staggering £323,750 for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth. This is the equivalent of providing over 350 families with hospice care at home.

Sold for: £323,750 + fees

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‘The Giudecca Canal, Venice’.

In the manner of Jacopo Marieschi, oil on canvas, 'The Giudecca Canal, Venice', showing the church on the left is Il Redentore and on the right is the Jesuit Church. in an ornate gilt frame, overall size 85cm x 134cm. Old typed label attached on reverse reads 'by Jacopo Marieschi (1711-1794) from the collection of G.P. Dudley Wallis Esq the late curator Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, purchased January 22nd 1945', the frame with a paper label marked J. A Butti, manufactured Edinburgh.

Sold for: £12,000 + fees

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An extensive collection of T. G. Greene Cornish Ware.

An extensive collection of T. G. Greene Cornish Ware.

Sold for: £10,000 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz, ‘Self Portrait at the House, Studio, Lower Compton’.

Robert LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on board 'Self Portrait at the House, Studio, Lower Compton' signed twice and inscribed in full to verso, inscribed 'Non Project Piece' 56cm x 45cm.

Sold for: £20,000 + fees

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Mouseman Oak Dinning Table & Chairs

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn oak dining table and chairs.

Sold for: £6,000 + fees

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Rolex, a gents stainless steel Oyster Perpetual GMT.

Rolex, a gents stainless steel Oyster Perpetual GMT Master chronometer, Pepsi dial, box and guarantee number 2293218, circa 1970.

Sold for: £8,300 + fees

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Rolex Tudor, a 1989/1990 gents Oyster Prince Submariner 200 wristwatch.

Rolex Tudor, a 1989/1990 gents Oyster Prince Submariner 200 wristwatch.

Sold for: £5,400 + fees

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Rolex, a gents Deepsea Sea-Dweller Oyster Perpetual Date stainless steel wristwatch

Rolex, a gents Deepsea Sea-Dweller Oyster Perpetual Date stainless steel wristwatch

Sold for: £7,500 + fees

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Rolex from Falkland Islands sells for £11,100.

David E lives on the Falkland Islands. On occasion he travels to the UK to visit his family in Plymouth. On a recent visit he noticed in the local paper that Plymouth Auction Rooms had sold some Rolex watches which achieved great prices. He made some enquiries with us, and on his next visit brought over his 1969/1970 Rolex Gents Stainless Steel Submariner, Model 5513. We met with David and Julie where we valued the watch and inspected it more. He had the original box, Rolex booklet, anchor, wallet, and stock tags marked '2014717, £47.14'. David also gave us some more history on the watch, which was purchased in 1970 on the Falkland Islands.
'I went to the Falkland Islands as a Travelling Teacher in August 1970, I was given a £50 clothing allowance, but on arrival in the Islands I visited the FALKLAND ISLANDS COMPANY Store and decided to buy the Rolex Watch instead. If only I had £250 I could have brought the Gold Rolex which was also on display! I have worn it, but not very often, for the last 40+ years it has been in its box' - David E.
After meeting with us, he consigned it to our upcoming Specialist Watches Auction. And he was delighted when it raised an impressive £11,100 (incl. Buyers Premium).

Sold for: £11,100 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz, ‘Self-Portrait’

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas, Approx. 40 x 25cm

Sold for: £13,000 + fees

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A 1966 Rolex Submariner, model 5513

A 1966 Rolex Submariner, model 5513

Sold for: £18,000 + fees

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The Evan Harvery Collection of Gold Pattern Coins

A George III rare coin sold as part The Evans Harvery collection of gold pattern coins, one of the most important coin sales outside of London in recent years, discovered in a Plymouth home and sold at Plymouth Auction Rooms.

Sold for: £330,000 + fees

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