29-01-19  (previous news)
Our 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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