This included a family accumulation of sovereigns consigned from Mid Devon following a positive recommendation by an existing client of the saleroom. Of particular note was an 1887 gold £5, bought for £1,350, and a 1988 krugerrand, bought for £1,135.
The postcard section added over £3,500 to the day’s total, with £730 paid for a collection of cavalry and yeomanry cards that had been brought in to one of the company’s regular Minehead office valuation mornings.
Almost 100 lots of diecast model vehicles were extremely well-received, among them the first part of an impressive collection sourced in North Devon, which sold for over £6,000.
A rare Christmas card signed by the racing driver Jim Clark was purchased for £370; an historically important group of Tasmanian photographic lantern slides was secured for £520, having drawn bids from ‘down under’ as well as in the room.
A collection of mainly 1960s Beatles memorabilia, divided into multiple lots to maximize the return, cost a combined £1,090; and a volume of hand-drawn Midland Railway sidings, in the Leeds District, circa 1904, was snapped up following a tense battle between a telephone and the internet, for £500.
The collectors sales are carefully considered by Dr Peter Rixon who has a knack of ensuring lots are put together to appeal to buyers and to help vendors achieve optimal prices. They draw vendors and buyers from the locality, nationally and internationally.
Items are being accepted now for the next collectors’ sale on Friday, September 6. Please contact the saleroom on 01823 332525 for more details.