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2017 Maritime Auction Preview

A Rare and Well Preserved Arctic Exploration Sledge Flag For Admiral George Richards
        KCB (MA17/113).

Brian Goodison-Blanks, Head of the Maritime and Sporting Department, previews one of the exciting lots from the upcoming June 2017 Maritime Auction, which will be held at our Exeter Salerooms with Live Online Bidding Support.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 20th June 2017. The catalogue is now available.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Fine Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday/Wednesday, 11th/12th July 2017. The catalogue is now available.

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A Doulton political commemorative tyg (FS35/719). Nic Saintey suggests that politically themed pottery might not be as dry and uninteresting as it sounds if you are prepared to scratch beneath the surface.
Bessie Ellen Davidson (1879-1965): Fleurs, 1942 (FS35/458). Estimate £3,000-£5,000. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department looks at the life of Australian artist Bessie Ellen Davidson (1879-1965) who was influenced by Impressionism and joined the French Red Cross during World War I.
A group of Moor Otters on display before going into hiding! Will you find any this Summer? Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are delighted to be involved with the Moor Otter Project, which is a public art initiative in aid of Dartmoor National Park. Rachel Littlewood explains how people can become Otter Spotters over the Summer on Dartmoor with a chance to win some fabulous 'spotter' prizes. 30 'Golden' Otters will be auctioned in our Exeter salerooms in September and the other 70 will be sold in an online auction.
A 1977 Issue Star Wars 'Luke Skywalker' 12 Inch Action Figure by Clipper Toys, Amsterdam
        (SC24/1074), which was offered in our Two Day Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 17th
        May 2017, realised £400. Following the success of the May 2017 Sporting and Collectors Sale, Brian Goodison-Blanks will be at a special valuation event focussing on Collectable Toys at Torquay Museum on Saturday, 24th June 2017.
Michael J Praed (b 1941): Sweeping Moors (FS35/557). Estimate £150-£200. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, considers the Cornish pictures of the contemporary artist Michael Praed, who has a distinctive personal style. The Cornish artist lives in Newlyn.
An English delft royal commemorative plate for the reign of Queen Anne. Nic Saintey charts a brief history and the motivation behind commemorative ceramics starting with the London delft potters who produced some of the earliest pieces to celebrate the Restoration of Charles II in 1661.
A Victorian Claret Jug decorated with fairies, insects and flowers, London 1873. Martin McIlroy, Head of the Silver Department, charts the rise in popularity of the silver claret jug from Queen Victoria to the Art Deco movement. He also traces the English love of claret from the 12th Century to modern times.
An F&R Pratt pot lid depicting Queen Victoria. Nic Saintey examines how proto-advertising made the humble Victorian pot lid used as part of daily packaging into 'art' that is widely collected today. The fascinating story of their transformation from the utilitarian to the collectable starts over 150 years ago.
A Southern Railway (SR) Platform Sign. Brian Goodison-Blanks finds himself transported back in time while previewing the two day May 2017 Sporting & Collectors Auction, which features an original issue 1977 Star Wars Luke Skywalker action figure. The large sale includes signed album covers and an Edwardian Scottish FA Medal as well as good selection of militaria, antique textiles and clothing, stamps and musical instruments.
Front Cover of The Lot Magazine Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood publishes an occasional magazine called The Lot covering our recent news and saleroom hightlights. It also provides interesting insights into our work. The current and previous editions can be downloaded in PDF format or read online as a page-by-page electronic magazine.

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