With Summer coming to an abrupt end this week and Autumn moving in, Auctioneer Paul Keen looks towards his end of year sales.
“We are delighted to present over 1,000 lots over four selected auctions”, enthuses Paul.
He and his team at Plymouth Auction Rooms are in constant demand providing valuations on many subjects, from silver to jewellery, all sort of collectors’ items, and works fo art. Many of the items appraised over the last few weeks will be on offer over the next three months. Coming up on Wednesday is a diverse sale of some 450 lots, including some fascinating items like the rare ancestral Samurai sword, which upon closer inspection yielded a signature on the tang. This has attracted interest from as far as Beijing, as has a rare Chinese carved jade belt hook. Alongside collections of medals, coins, and ceramics is a sentimental collection of silk souvenir postcards, many from the Great War. These bright and colourful cards were often sent back by soldiers to their loved ones.
The November auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches is almost full, with a fabulous array of rings, brooches and bracelets to choose from. Our Jewellery Specialist and Gemmologist, Tracey Still, has been busy assessing some 200 lots, including collections of estate jewellery.
One lady brought all her items down from Wales this week for Paul to appraise them. In amongst the mixed collection of silver was a rare silver weather station by Goldsmith and Silversmiths of London in its original case, dating from the early 1900’s. Although needing some restoration, it could sell very well with a valuation of £300 to £400.
Later next month will be the popular Art Auction in Plymouth, now in its 20th year, with art to suit all tastes and budgets, including original early works by Robert Lenkeiwicz.
The Saleroom is fully open for viewing and attendance of the auction, but for valuations it is best to make an appointment. For more information, contact us today.