Our Octagon Saleroom will be showcasing the monthly antiques auction and the quarterly collectors’ sale on Saturday, June 1, at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.

Both auctions offer plenty to appeal with a number of high calibre items sure to draw in the crowds. The sales are on view from 9am-12.30pm on Saturday and again on Tuesday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 5, from 9am-5pm.

There is a strong entry of jewellery including a pair of early 20th Century diamond cluster earrings. These have a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

Other items of note in this section include a Victorian gold, diamond and moonstone pendant, in Carrington case, which is guided at £1,000-£1,500.

An Edwardian sapphire, diamond and pearl tassel from a sautoire is also estimated at £1,000-£1,500.

There is a fine selection of furniture on offer including a George III Welsh oak Cwpwrdd Deuddarn – two piece cupboard.

This large, but not imposing item, came from a Taunton house and has a lovely colour and patina. It would look equally well in a cosy cottage or a grander address. It is guided at £400-£600.

On a smaller scale is an Edwardian satinwood side or occasional table. This would look well in a contemporary home or more traditional surroundings and is estimated at a modest £80-£120.

There are plenty of examples of oak furniture in the sale from a linen press to a four-poster bed.

The antiques sale takes place on Thursday, June 6, and is followed on Friday, June 7, by the much- anticipated quarterly collectors’ sale.

These events have earned a reputation for the quality and range of items on offer. Indeed a Devon-based vendor has consigned a large collection of coins following a personal recommendation.

A very large collection of diecast model cars from classic Dinkys from the 1950s through to modern collectors’ items are included in the sale.

A rare Christmas card signed by racing driver Jim Clark will also feature in the sale. Clark was killed in a Formula Two racing accident in 1968 in Hockenheim, Germany, aged just 32. At the time of his death he had won more Grand Prix races (25) and achieved more Grand Prix pole positions (33) than any other driver. In 2009, The Times placed Clark at the top of a list of the greatest-ever Formula One drivers.

For more information on both sales please call the saleroom on 01823 332525.