Clocks, Coins, Collectors' Items,
Stamps, Militaria, and Antiques
March 17th

Sold for £21,000

Silver, Jewellery, Watches,
Wine, Beswick and Antiques
Auction, May 25th

Sold for £7,500

Classic and Vintage Cars
April 11th

Sold for £73,000

Classic and Vintage Motorcycles
April 2nd

Sold for £38,000

Pictures, Books, Sporting
Items & Antiques
April 20th

Full Steam Ahead

Image146_864x1050 (1)Two 5 inch live steam locomotives are included in the Charterhouse two day collectors auction on 15th & 16th March.

“The 5 inch refers to the distance between the wheels, although I suppose we should really call it 12.7 cm, is quite a large engine.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Live steam locomotives of this size would have pulled quite a few people on a track, been built by a highly skilled engineer over a long period of time and rarely come onto the open market.”

The two engines come to Charterhouse from a large 18th century town house in Somerset. The locomotives were steamed up and run for many years by the family in the extensive gardens until about the year 2000 when they were put into a coach house due to family illness. They stayed here until recently when Charterhouse were instructed to conduct a probate valuation and found them looking somewhat forlorn.

Image147_1633x1050Although they had protective blankets placed over them, vermin shredded most of this protection over the years. This combined with some damp and lack of use means they will need careful re-commissioning before they take to the track again.

Despite this, the larger of the two live steam engines – black LNER 2902 (London and North Eastern Railway) is estimated at £2,000-4,000* and the smaller green London, Brighton South Coast Railway 82 pannier tank engine £1,000-2,000* when they go under the Charterhouse hammer.

Image150_1355x1050Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for this March 15th & 16th auction of stamps, coins, medals, trains & collector’s items and for their April auction of Chinese & Japanese ceramics and work of art followed by pictures, books and sporting items and their next sale of classic and vintage car also in April.

For further information regarding these auctions or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse on 01935 812277 or email images for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.comImage151_1498x1050

Captions:

Richard Bromell with the LNER live steam engine £2,000-4,000*
London, Brighton & South Coast Railway live steam engine £1,000-2,000*

*plus 25.2% buyers premium inc VAT

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