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Check Your Attic for Hidden Treasure

December 2022

In these straitened times everyone is looking to make their money go further, but sometimes help can come from unexpected quarters. A trip to your loft could prove more valuable than you might imagine.

A once loved and much-used Gerry Anderson playsuit that had languished in a Bridgwater attic for years made £320 when it was sold at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s quarterly collectors sale.

Dr Peter Rixon, who organises these specialist auctions conceded that the owner had no great expectations of achieving such a price for the outfit.

“It shows that most of us have something tucked away. It’s well worth coming in to one of our free valuation sessions especially if you are having a clear out over the festive season,” he said.

As usual the auctioneers had an extraordinary range of items on offer at the quarterly collectors auction.

Four Great Western Railway Chard branch line brass shelf plates entranced railwayana enthusiasts. These comprised Creech Junction, Hatch, Ilminster and Chard and sold for £1,900.

On similar lines, a magnificent gauge 1 model of the GWR locomotive ‘King George V’, consigned by a client in South Wales, was purchased for just under £2,500.

A fully restored Tri-Ang Centurion pedal car in red with chrome details went for £800, while a poignant piece of World War II memorabilia – an RAF Irvin style brown leather, flying jacket sold for £550. Not far behind was an item of architectural salvage, which went for £500.

Avid enthusiast Dr Peter Rixon curates these specialist quarterly sales.. However a comprehensive, collectors’ section is also included in each monthly antiques sale – time to check out your attic for interesting finds.

For more information please call the salerooms on 01823 332525 or call into The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.

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