Published 25th August 2014
Once again the Sporting & Collectors Auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is upon us with an even greater number of eclectic and unusual items over the 3rd/4th September 2014.
Taxidermy may seem macabre to many, but there are still collectors of Tiger skins (SC19/60) and cased birds today. At the other end of the spectrum are the doll and teddy collectors who are just as fanatical as the rest of us when it comes to our collecting passions. Certainly the large blonde plush Steiff bear (SC19/858) and the push along growling Polar Bear (SC19/852) could warm the heart of anyone dismissive of the sale.
Collecting is a passion that drives many people to the sale, often helped by nostalgia for childhood toys or a deep interest in a historical subject or period. From the Beatles autographs (SC19/1286) to the
One of the growing areas of collecting is medals and militaria A fact that is reflected by the size of these sections within the sale. Imagine being the recipient of a Waterloo Medal (SC19/427) and having participated in perhaps one of the most significant battles of the 19th century. To a collector, this medal and many others that are in the sale are poignant reminders of history.
The two day sale has already attracted a great deal of international interest via the Internet and strong competition is expected on the day from buyers who will travel to the sale on the day.