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Sale SC22: Sporting and Collectors Sale

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From Wednesday, 18th May 2016
Until Thursday, 19th May 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Two Day Sporting and Collectors Auction

  • Sale
  • Lots


Specialist Sporting and Collectors sale held at our Exeter auction rooms in Devon.

This auction has 1285 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

There is an extraordinary array of collectables on offer in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewoods Sporting and Collectors auction on the 18th/19th May 2016

To be awarded the Military Cross once involved outstanding courage in the face of enemy fire but Major Daniel Douglas Pole-Evans was awarded the MC three times: the Imperial War Museum has a number of his service books and papers. The group is estimated at £3,000-£5,000 (SC22/353).

Along with a large selection of medals, there are uniforms, edged weapons, pistols and guns on offer including air pistols and rifles, a market which appears to be gaining in popularity with collectors. Possibly one of the more unusual items is a WWI British tank crew leather helmet. This rare item carries an estimate of £600-£800 (SC22/322).

Sporting items including fishing tackle always prove popular. An example of just one of the Hardy Brothers reels is the ‘St George’ alloy reel estimated at £50-£70 (SC22/431). Amongst the other sporting items is a 1960s lady’s printed scarf wishing good luck to Exeter City AFC estimated at £30-£40 (SC22/451).

Included in the lace and textile section are some theatrical costumes, together with an assortment of Indian, Chinese, continental and English textiles plus lace and crochet work.

Subbuteo, Airfix, Dinky, Corgi, Scalextric and Hornby all bring back childhood memories and are represented in the auction.

The iconic James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 in its original box is on offer at £80-£120 (SC22/878) and a near contemporary the Batmobile by Corgi is offered at £100-£150 (SC22/877). William Britain’s figures are always much sought-after by collectors. The sale includes The Lambeth Walk Dancers, which were only produced in 1939 in response to the West End musical ‘Me & My Girl’. There are two pairs of couples on offer estimated at £300-500 a pair (SC22/870)

Amongst the trains, there are several gauges of locomotives and rolling stock. The most impressive being a 5ins gauge live steam slab sided tank locomotive estimated at £3,000–£5,000 (SC22/1103).

Clockwork and electric locomotives are much in evidence with examples by Bassett-Lowke, Marklin, Carrette, Bing and Hornby - mostly in O gauge and OO/HO gauge.

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Wednesday, 18th May 2016 10:00am
    Day One (starting at lot 1)
  • Thursday, 19th May 2016 10:00am
    Day Two (starting at lot 600)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100