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Top Trunk

Image004A Japanese trunk, which has been in a storage unit near London for many years, was sold by Charterhouse in their February antiques and interiors auction for £55,000

“It is not unusual for us to meet clients at a storage unit where they have kept surplus items, but it is unusual to see an early 17th century Japanese Momoyama trunk in one!” Commented George Holtby. “The owner attached no great value to the trunk and was pleased with our pre-sale estimate of £2,000-4,000 which we then increased to £5,000-10,000 when the catalogue went to print.”

Featured on the front cover of the Charterhouse auction catalogue, it was also advertised in an international trade newspaper. IImage009n addition, Charterhouse were proactive in their approach letting specialist dealers and museums from Japan, Portugal and America as well as in London know about the trunk in advance of the sale.

Viewing at the auction for the trunk was very busy, with one dealer driving from Northumberland just to study it, along with numerous email enquiries.

On the sale day, there were 10 telephone lines booked, including the dealer from Northumberland. After a protracted bidding war between all the telephone bidders, the hammer fell at £55,000 to a specialist London dealer. 

Made in Japan for the Portuguese market, the trunk dates to circa 1600-1620 and measures 95 cm wide x 45 cm high. A rare survivor, it features black and gilt lacquer panels on an unusual shagreen ground and would have graced an important Portuguese home or monastery storing valuable personal items.

Charterhouse is now accepting entImage005ries for their Spring programme of auctions including coins, medals, stamps, clock and collectors’ items in March followed by pictures, print and books with a selection of hunting, shooting, fishing and other sporting items in April. They are also taking entries for their next specialist auction of Classic Cars in April and Classic Motorcycles in May.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact George Holtby at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

February 22, 2017
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Star Cars and Motorcycles at Charterhouse

Two February weekends of selIMG_5463ling classic cars and motorcycles at The Royal Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet resulted in Charterhouse selling over £450,000 of machines.

“Both auctions were held in conjunction with specialist shows – the Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show and the Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show. The footfall through on both viewing days was huge.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Although there were a lot of lesser spotted tyre kickers, we did manage to sell several cars and motorcycles to buyers who turned up with no intention of owning another car or bike!”

Top lot was a 1953 Jaguar XK120 which sold for £73,000. There were five telephone lines booked on this Jaguar along with numerous live internet bidding and several buyers who turned up to buy it. After a long bidding war, the hammer came down to a Yorkshire collector bidding by telephone as he was abroad on holiday.

Probably the most photographed lot in the both auctions was the charming Wallace &IMG_5515 Gromit Austin A35 promotional van sold for £18,500 to a turnip farmer. Underbid by a keen member of the Austin A30/35 enthusiast club, the lady farmer was heard to say “What have I done?” although she was smiling at the time.

Elsewhere in the car auction, a 1949 Land Rover Series I sold for £19,000, two VW camper vans £14,000 & £13,800, a 1951 left hand drive Riley RMD £18,200, a 1972 Dodge Challenger £13,500, a 1963 Lotus Super Seven £20,000 and a 1933 Rolls Royce 20/25 £20,000.

In the motorcycle auction, a Rickman Metisse sold for £8,800, a 1962 Matchless G15/45 £8,000 which was part of a collection of motorcycles from Wales which totalled £30,000, a 1974 Norton Commando Interstate £8,000, a 1967 BSA ex-RAF Police motorcycle £3,700 and a barn stored NSU scooter in need to full restoration £920.

Charterhouse is now1967-8 BSA Rickman Metisse accepting entries for their next specialist auctions of classic and vintage cars on 12th April followed by classic motorcycles on 10th May.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

February 16, 2017
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Military Medals at Charterhouse

DSCF3543A group of World War II and other medals awarded to Sergeant Francis Mason are expected to sell for well over £1,000 in the Charterhouse auction of collectors items in Sherborne on Friday 17th March.

“Francis Mason was not only awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, but also a Military Medal for bravery in the field which is quite a scarce gallantry award with just over 15,000 such medals awarded in the Second World War”. Commented Richard Bromell. “As a soldier in The Royal Artillery, he served in India before the Second World War. During the war, he was taken as a Prisoner of War and afterwards he enrolled as a Yeoman Warder’s of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress The Tower of London in 1951, which we usually just refer to as a Beefeater, a position heImage161 held until 1972”

The medals, estimated at £1,000-1,500, are being entered into the Charterhouse auction from his family who live in Kent. They come to auction with a good range of formal military photographs, letters and ephemera all relating to Mason which adds value for collectors.

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their Spring programme of auctions including coins, medals, stamps, clock and collectors’ items in March followed by pictures, print and books with a selection of hunting, shooting, fishing and other sporting items in April. They are also accepting entries for their next auction of classic and vintage cars in April.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

February 09, 2017
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Country House Auction at Charterhouse

DSCF2146The Charterhouse auction on Friday 17th February includes the residual contents removed from Chalmington Manor near Dorchester.

“Chalmington Manor has been in the same family ownership for over 50 years.” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is a substantial 12 bedroom Grade II listed manor house right in the middle of Hardy country. Needless to say, with such generous sized rooms most of the furniture is on a grand scale.”

Lots removed from Chalmington Manor include a huge Regency style mahogany dining table. Measuring over 20 feet long it comes to auction with a set of 20 dining chairs with the suite is estimated at £1,500-3,000.

From the first floor billiard room comes a large mahogany library bookcase. The upper section has two pairs of bar glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves for books whilst the lower section has two pairs of panel doors enclosing 24 drawers arranged in four banks and is estimated at £1,000-2,000.

Also on the first floor, and in one of the principle bedrooms, is a late 19th century inlaid mahogany breakfront wardrobe. Fitted with plenty of hanging space and drawerP Library bcase opens, this is estimated at £500-1,000.

The Chalmington Manor furniture combined with furniture, silver and jewellery with a selection of wine and port from other clients across the West Country at Charterhouse gives the salerooms very much a country house auction feel.

Viewing for this auction is on Wednesday 15th 10am-6pm and Thursday 16th 9am-5pm. Alternatively, you can view the auction lots on line at www.charterhouse-auction.com

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their Spring programme of auctions including coins, medals, stamps, clock and collectors’ items in March followed by pictures, print and books with a selection of hunting, shooting, fishing and other sporting items in April.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

February 06, 2017
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Japanese Trunk is No White Elephant

1A Japanese trunk, which has been in storage near London for years, is estimated to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their 17th February auction.

“We received numerous emails from the client asking us to value a broad range of items from furniture to pictures to ceramics.” Commented George Holtby. “There were hundreds of items which the client had been storing for a number of years and was now looking to have a sort out. Despite the excellent photography, there was nothing to gauge the size of the trunk so initially we all thought it was a tea caddy worth maybe a hundred or two!”

The trunk dates to the 17th century Japanese Momoyama period and measures 95 cm wide x 45 cm high. It features lack and gilt lacquer panels on an unusual shagreen ground and would have graced an important home storing valuable personal items.

Now taken out of storage, the trunk is estimated to sell for £2,000-4,000 in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 17th February.6

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their Spring programme of auctions including coins, medals, stamps, clock and collectors’ items in March followed by pictures, print and books with a selection of hunting, shooting, fishing and other sporting items in April.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact George Holtby at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

January 25, 2017
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One Family Known Since New

122A Jaguar XK120, which has been known to a Devon family since purchased new in 1953 is one of the start lots in the Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 12th February.

“Rarely do Jaguar XK120’s come up for auction, let alone a car which has been looked after by the same family for nearly 64 years.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “And as a family car, the current custodian has known it literally all his life as he was collected from hospital in this iconic British sports car as a new born baby in 1961!”

The Jaguar XK120 roadster, finished in suede green, was sold new in 1953 by a garage in Buckfastleigh, Devon. It was here that the owner’s father, who worked at the garage as a mechanic, first set eyes on the car and fell in love with it. He continued to work on the car even after it was purchased by its second owner in 1956 as it was continually serviced at his garage. In 1959 the second owner decided it was time for a change took it back to the same garage which is when the father managed to buy the car.A 1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster. In same family ownership since 1959,Estimate £60,000 - 65,000 at Charterhouse-4

A keen racing driver, the proud owner took the car to compete on numerous race circuits and hill climbs. In 1966 he changed the engine from its original 3.4 litre to a 3.8 litre competition engine with a lightened fly wheel, a ported head and wide sump amongst other sporting modifications. This change transformed the car and it won a fastest hill climb of the day at the Wiscombe Hill Climb in the same year.

In the 1970’s the XK120 was exhibited The Totnes Motor Museum. Finished in its original colour of suede green, which it was repainted in during the 1990’s, it retains its original matching green leather interior, it is now looking for a new family to take over its ownership and is estimated to sell for £60,000-65,000.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic and vintage cars being held in conjunction with The Great Western Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. They are also taking late entries for their auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 5th February.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

January 18, 2017
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Engineers Collection up for Auction

Oliver Falcon kit car £6000-7000

The lifetime collection of an engineer from Bournemouth is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction in Sherborne on Friday 20th January.

“John S Oliver was a well-known professional engineer who had a broad range of interests from manufacturing model aeroplane engines through to collecting pedal cars and building kit cars and we are delighted to receive instructions to sell his collection on Friday 20th January.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Sadly he passed away recently and the family, who live near Bournemouth, instructed us to auction the remaining items in his collection.”

As an engineer, John Oliver made Tiger model aeroplane and model car engines commercially and they are now highly sought after Oliver twin engine tether racing car £800-1200by model enthusiasts. In the Charterhouse auction there are over 40 model engines in various sizes from 0.25cc to 2.5cc estimated from £100 to £600, numerous model aeroplanes with wing spans of up to 8 ft and three tether racing cars including a very rare twin engine model estimated at £800-1,200.

In addition to his small models, Charterhouse will also be selling the John Oliver Austin Pathfinder pedal car estimated at £2,000-2,500 and his Austin J40 pedal car estimated at £800-1,200. They will also be selling his JBA Falcon SR Sports kit car, which he lovingly built over a couple of years, and is estimated to sell for £6,000-7,000.

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their specialist auction of classic and vintage cars being held in conjunction with The Great Western Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. They are also taking entries for their auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 5th February.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

January 05, 2017
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Smashing Vase at Charterhouse

492A Chinese vase, estimated to sell for £300 in the Charterhouse December auction sold for over 10 times its estimate despite being smashed and glued.

“The vase was brought in to the salerooms on one of our free valuation days.” Commented George Holtby. “It was in a shocking condition having been smashed and made into a table lamp. However, it was clearly loved at some point as it was glued back together, although the repair and piecing back together of the vase looked like it had been done by a 10 year old!”

Entered into to the Charterhouse December 16th auction with an estimate of £300-500 to reflect its condition, there was plenty of pre-sale interest from the UK, China and America.

On the day, a three way internet bidding started between China, Britain and America, with the hammer falling to a buyer from California at £3,200.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their January and February auctions of antiques and for their specialist auctions auction of Classic and Vintage Motorcycles on Sunday 5th February followed by Classic and Vintage Cars, with both these sales being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet followed

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact George Holtby at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

December 28, 2016
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Lovely Lotus Looking for a New Home

1963 LOTUS-13A 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2 is looking for a new home at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars in February after its owner of nearly 45 years recently passed away.

“The Lotus Super Seven S2 was made famous by appearing in the iconic 1960’s TV series The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan at the wheel.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “They are quite raw cars by today’s standards, with no power steering or air bags, but this is of huge appeal and for many drivers the epitome of a lightweight sports car.”

Built by Lotus, the 1963 Super Seven being sold by Charterhouse was bought by its owner in the early 1970s. Fitted with its 1500 cc Cosworth engine it has been mildly modified over the decades with TSW alloy wheels, later seats and the fitting of a roll bar for safety. However, it retains the original dashboard, dials, steering wheel and is fitted with flared wings which were an optional extra when new.1963 LOTUS-17

For over 40 years it has been enjoyed and driven. It was also coveted having lived in a carpeted garage, and was driven just a couple of weeks before the owner passed away. With a huge history file, this Lotus is estimated to sell for £20,000-25,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer on Sunday 12th February.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic and vintage cars being held in conjunction with The Great Western Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. They are also taking entries for their auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 5th February.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

December 23, 2016
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Cracking Van Gromit!

The Unique Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van to publicise the Curse of the Were Rabbit Movie-18The Austin A35 van, used to promote the animated film Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a star car in the Charterhouse auction of Classic and Vintage Cars on Sunday 12th February.

“I have always been a fan of the Wallace and Gromit series of short films.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Whilst I own several of the DVD’s I never thought we would be instructed to sell this star car!”

In the animated film, the A35 Anti-Pesto van was used to transport Wallace’s Bunvac 2000 invention. Made as a promotional vehicle, the little Austin underwent a professional restoration which took over 1,000 man hours. It was then distressed to give it a used look. The van was used at the Leicester Square film premiere and numerous charity events. It went on to be displayed at The Wensleydale Cheese Museum, the Cotswold Motor Museum and for the past couple of years, at The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu where it featured in the On Screen Cars exhibition alongside Del Boy Trotters Reliant Robin van.The Unique Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van to publicise the Curse of the Were Rabbit Movie-19

Currently owned by a Stilton Cheese maker, he has decided now is the time for a new owner to enjoy the Anti-Pesto van. It comes to the Charterhouse auction complete with a selection of large carrots, other vegetables and cut outs of Wallace and Gromit. Estimated at £15,000-20,000 it offers a Wallace and Gromit fan a rare opportunity to own a piece of motoring heritage.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic and vintage cars being held in conjunction with The Great Western Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. They are also taking entries for their auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 5th February.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

 

December 15, 2016
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RAF Motorcycle is Rare Survivor

A 1967 BSA B40WD (RAF), believed to be one of only 3, restored by the vendor.  Estimate £5,000 - 5,500 at Charterhouse-1A 1967 BSA motorcycle which was used by the RAF Police is making a rare appearance on the market when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in our auction of Classic and Vintage Motorcycles on Sunday 5th February.

“This ex-RAF Police motorcycle is believed to be just one of three known survivors as the vast majority of these bikes have been civilianised or scrapped over the past 50 years.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “It certainly makes a different alternative to the civilian Police force Velocette LE which were affectionately known as Noddy bikes!”

Being offered for a client in Southampton, this 1967 BSA B40 is fitted with a 350cc engine. It was bought as a retirement project by the owner and features its correct and rare original fairing, blue light, higher handle bars and RAF blue saddlebags, but sadly little is known its history in the RAF.

During its current ownership, it has been sympathetically restored and has been well admired at classic motorcycle shows. Now coming to the Charterhouse auction of classic motorcycles, as the owner prefers to ride him modern Kawasaki with its electric start, it is estimated at £5,000-6,000.

Charterhouse is A 1967 BSA B40WD (RAF), believed to be one of only 3, restored by the vendor.  Estimate £5,000 - 5,500 at Charterhouse-2now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Sunday 5th February which is held in conjunction with the hugely popular Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

They are also accepting entries of classic and vintage cars for the following week also at The Royal Bath & West Showground and for their first antique auction in January which includes painting, books, Beswick and antiques with a selection of automobilia at their Sherborne salerooms.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney or Nicola Holmes at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

December 08, 2016
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Record Breaker Set to Bring in the Bidders

Image075A unique collection of early 20th century motorcycling achievements won by and awarded to Mr H H Beach on Norton motorcycles are going under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne on Friday 20th January.

“It is a fascinating archive relating to Mr H Breach and his business partner, Mr D O’Donovan, who were awarded 80 world class records for riding a 3 ½ hp Norton motorcycle and sidecar.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Records set include motorcycle and sidecar 12 hours and 600 miles endurance race which must have been a very demanding and very gruelling event.”

Image077The H H Beach collection is being offered for auction on behalf of the recipients Grandson who lives in The New Forest. Having owned the collection for many years, during which time it has been moved and stored in at least three attics, the Grandson has now decided to let someone else enjoy the archive.

Included in the archive are a wide range of items. There is a large silver bowl inscribed to Beach for coming first at Brooklands in 1921 with a speed of 58.90 mph, there are numerous silver medallions for speed trials won and broken at Brooklands, two bronze British Motor Cycle Racing Club plaques, his BARC members badges 1930-39, Brooklands Aero Club members badges 1936-37, numerous silver medallions for speed trials won and broken 1921 & 1923, letters, documents and other ephemera, all of which is estimate at £2,000-3,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne in their automobilia auction.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their winter programme of auctions including pictures, prints, books and antiques in January with a special section of automobilia. They are also taking entries for their February specialist sales of classic and vintage motorcycles closely followed by classic and vintage cars being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

December 01, 2016
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Medal is a Lifesaver

DSC_0144A gold lifesaving medal, awarded to Samuel Lake 150 years ago, is estimated to sell for up to £10,000 in the Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th December,

“Samuel Lake was awarded a gold Albert Medal in 1866 for saving 450 Muslim pilgrims. Returning from Mecca, the pilgrims were aboard the sailing ship Diamond which ran into trouble and was wrecked off Candy Breach, Bombay, India.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Instituted in March 1866, Samuel Lake was the second recipient to be awarded a gold Albert Medal, named in memoriam of Prince Albert, in June the same year.”

Born in Dartmouth in 1842, Samuel Lake left the town setting sail as a cabin boy on a schooner, where his travels took him to India where he spearheaded the rescue of the Muslim pilgrims in 1866. Returning to Dartmouth the hero, he went into business and built up a fleet of 20 trawlers. For his trawler crews he built Coombe Terrace Cottages in Dartmouth which were the first houses to be made from poured concrete.

Samuel LakDSC_0153e died in 1887, but only after he had been awarded two more lifesaving awards. In 1880 he received the Vellum Award, one of the highest awards issued by the RNLI, in 1880 for saving life off Milford Haven and in 1887 he was awarded a Swedish Gold Bravery Medal, posthumously, for saving the crew of the Swedish ship Ida, when it was wrecked off Corsica.

Just 25 gold Albert Medals were awarded for saving life at sea from 1866 until 1971 when the Albert Medal was replaced by the George Cross.

Entered into the Charterhouse auction by the Great, Great, Great Grandson of Samuel Lake, it is the first time it has been offered for sale on the open market. The owner, who inherited the medal and photograph of Samuel Lake from his father, decided to sell the medal at Charterhouse as it has been living in a cupboard out of sight. It is estimated to sell for £8,000-10,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer at our Long Street Salerooms in Sherborne, Dorset on Thursday 15th December.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for our winter programme of auctions including pictures, prints, books and antiques in January with a special section of automobilia. We are also taking entries for our February specialist sales of classic and vintage motorcycles closely followed by classic and vintage cars being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

November 23, 2016
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Star Cars at Charterhouse

1964 Bristol 408The last Charterhouse specialist auction of classic and vintage cars of 2016 at The Royal Bath & West Showground was another huge success with just under £200,000 sold.

“The market has remained buoyant throughout 2016 which looks to continue in 2017.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “We have seen plenty of bidding live on the internet at our auctions, especially from abroad due to the strength of the pound.”

Top lot of the day was a 1964 Bristol 408 which sold to a German collector for £32,500. He flew over just to look at this one car and caught his plane back to Germany with just minutes to spare. Having secured this hand built 1960’s gentleman’s express he is weighing up his options. He really likes the idea of driving it home, but as it is in a restored condition having covered less than 1,000 miles in 20 years he is also thinking putting it on a trailer might be the sensible option.

Also the auction, which 100’s of people attended, a 1972 Rover P5B coupe sold for a very strong £20,720. The owner, from Devon, decided to sell the car to its lack of use and his old age although he is very sprightly for an octogenarian who won a Bobsleigh Gold Medal in the 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck!

Also from the Gold Medal winner was a 1946 Daimler DB18 1972 Rover P5B CoupeShooting brake which sold for £11,200. Elsewhere in the auction, a 1934 Austin Seven Ulster Special sold for £15,450, a 1975 Triumph Stag £14,560 and a 1980 Ford Capri 3.0 S sold for £13,320.

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their February specialist sales of classic and vintage motorcycles closely followed by classic and vintage cars being held again at The Royal Bath & West Showground. They are also taking entries for their December two day auction of militaria, coins, medals, stamps, clocks and collectors’ items followed by pictures, print and books in January.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

November 17, 2016
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Stamp of Approval at Charterhouse

1841 Penny BlackA collection of stamps is estimated to sell for several thousand pounds when they go under the Charterhouse hammer on Friday 16th December.

“We have been selling stamps in our collector’s auction for many years and this market continues to perform well at auction.“ Commented Richard Bromell. “Having had an interest in coins, medals and stamps for over 40 years I have seen and sold some wonderful collections, and although this collection is in just 10 albums, it is a beautifully arranged and presented group of stamps, many of which are high value issues and will be of great interest to collectors and dealers alike.”

The owner of the stamps, who lives near Salisbury, took advantage of the home visit service Charterhouse offers clients looking to sell at auction. He collected the stamps as a young man and retu1966 World Cup Winners blocksrned to the subject again later on in life. There are many iconic stamps represented in the collection including a Penny Black and a Penny Red, both of which were printed in 1841, through to mid/late 20th century stamps such as the 1966 Football World Cup Winners mint stamps. Overall the collection is estimated to sell for £2,000-4,000.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their autumn programme of auctions including coins, medals, stamps and collectors’ items in December followed by pictures, print and books in January. They are also taking entries for their February specialist sales of classic and vintage motorcycles closely followed by classic and vintage cars being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at info@charterhouse-auction.com

Iconic British stamps included in the Charterhouse auction of coins, medals, stamps and collectors’ items on Friday 16th December, from a Wiltshire collection estimated at £2,000-4,000

November 09, 2016
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