The range and quality of the lots on offer makes it hard to select a highlight from the sale, which takes place at The Octagon Salerooms, East Street, Taunton, on Thursday, December 3.
However an Army and Navy travelling stationery box, which has come from the descendants’ of the original owner, and is in great condition, must demand attention.
It still has the ivorine Army & Navy ticket for Capt.P D McCandlish (later a colonel), dated 1904. There are some entries in the diary and letter book, which just adds to its appeal. It has a pre-sale estimate of £300-£500.
Valuer, Simon Rayner said: “When you open the lid of what is rather an unassuming box it is really quite stunning.”
In the painting section a beautiful Pre-Raphaelite pastel is also expected to garner plenty of interest. It also has a guide of £300-£500.
Would-be buyers can follow the auction live and bid online, book a telephone call and follow the lot they are interested in or alternatively leave a commission bid with the auctioneers with the top price they are prepared to pay for any item.
There will also be the opportunity for in person bidding by appointment, subject to the latest COVID regulations.
For more information on the sale and to arrange a viewing by appointment please contact the saleroom on 01823 332525.