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Sale SC23: Sporting and Collectors Sale

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From Wednesday, 16th November 2016
Until Thursday, 17th November 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Two Day Sporting and Collectors Auction

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

This auction has 1243 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The forthcoming Sporting & Collectors Auction of the 16th/17th November 2016 is once again a two day event with over 1,000 lots on offer, ranging from equestrian antiques, toys and dolls, stamps to musical instruments.

Among the highlights of the first day are several early percussion cap revolvers such as the Remington New Model 1858 (SC23/106) and the Colt New Model 1862 Police revolver (SC23/103). These are always highly sought after by collectors and the condition of the Remington, along with an original holster, should help it achieve the high estimate.

Vintage textiles and costume have been a market that has grown in strength over recent years and continues to do so with the increased number of lots on offer in this sale. The early 19th century patchwork quilt (SC23/431) is not only a good example in excellent condition, but also retains some of the original hand-cut paper templates to the back that have examples of handwriting and text. This will surely attract collectors to such an original piece with a pre-sale estimate of £150-£200.

Day two begins with a selection of stamps and postcards as well as an interesting collection of early photographic stereoscopic slides (SC23/641). The images of London and The Tower of London at the turn of the century are simply amazing, instantly transporting you to the Edwardian era. These should prove to be a desirable item for collectors and should reach above their £300-£500 estimate.

The market for OO gauge railway items will be an interesting one to watch this time around after the recent news that since Brexit, Hornby, Darpol and other manufacturers have increased their retail prices by 10%. Bearing this development in mind, could we see a rise in the second hand market for original boxed trains and carriage at auction? Certainly with over 200 lots on offer, this should prove a reasonable selection to see if that will be the case.

With so many lots to choose from, it is always difficult to pick a favourite, but since I can remember going to the cinema in the early 1980s to see the film , I would have to choose the Dinky Buck Rogers ‘Starfighter’ (SC23/672) as my choice this time around.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100