Recipe for Success at Charterhouse

An old hand written recipe book is to go under the Charterhouse hammer on Friday 11th April. “There is phenomenal interest in old recipe and cookery books, with celebrity chefs such as Heston Blumenthal trying recipes or taking inspiration from them to create wonderful new dishes. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “However, the recipes are not only for food, but for curing all sorts of ailments and painful dispositions, like a medical recipe book too. No doubt some of these recipes had an effect, but whether it was good or bad we will never know, but I certainly fancy some of the tasty pudding recipes! “The hand written book dates to the 18th century and is a compilation of recipes. Included are Lady Russel’s recipe For a Giddiness or Pain in the Head, Mrs Snellings recipe to make Hoggs Liver Puddings, and there is even Lord Pembroke’s recipe to make Port Wine, which seems to be an extravagant recipe including 8 gallons of genuine wine, 40 gallons of cyder (sic) along with some French Brandy! However, perhaps one recipe which is not for the feint hearted is Dr Waddenfield’s Remedy for Lunacy, which states it cured a Person of Quality!!Charterhouse is now accepting for their forthcoming spring auctions including a sale of pictures, prints, books and antiques on Friday 11th April and classic cars and motorcycles at The Royal Bath & West Showground on Sunday 6th April. For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auction.com or via email on info@charterhouse-auction.comRichard Bromell and extracts from an 18th century handwritten recipe book, going under the Charterhouse hammer on Friday 11th April £300-500Quick Links For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Charterhouse Collectors Sale Turns up Some Little Gems

The Charterhouse auction of collectors’ items and clocks in Sherborne looks to be another huge sale with over 1,100 lots including Football World Cup signatures from 1966. “It seems quite appropriate that we should be selling these signatures as the Football World Cup is now under way. ” Commented Patrick Stainer. “The autograph album belonged to the vendor as a young girl and her father had a friend whose wife baby sat for George Cohen. I admit it is a rather long connection, but George Cohen managed to get most of the other Wold Cup Winners autographs, apparently sometimes around the breakfast table so they therefore come with excellent provenance and are fresh to the market. “Autographs and ephemera are a buoyant market at auction at present, and also included in the auction is a black and white signed photograph by Laurel and Hardy. There is also an album of early photographs which give an insight into country house life and living along with views and an insight into social history, with one of the images of the mail cart from Stamford to Collyweston, showing the driver with a wooden leg! Viewing for this auction on Friday 25th June is on Wednesday 23rd 10-4 & Thursday 24th 10-7. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or can be viewed on their web site www.charterhouse-auction.comCharterhouse is now accepting further entries for their summer programme of sales including classic cars and motorbikes on Sunday 18th July and pictures, prints & books of Friday 30th July. For further information regarding these sale, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact the Charterhouse in Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email enquiry@charterhouse-auction.com1966 World Cup Winner autographs £200-300Fascinating Victorian photo album £150-250Laurel & Hardy signed photo £100-150

Chipped plate sells for £567,000 at Charterhouse

An Italian pottery plate, which was chipped, sold for £567,000 at the Charterhouse two day February auction in Sherborne, Dorset. “It was almost an Only Fools and Horses moment as the pottery plate was hanging on a wire frame in the client’s cottage. Not only that, most of it was hidden by a door which was always kept open! ” commented Richard Bromell. “At first, I expected the pottery plate to be a 19th century copy, but after researching it, had it confirmed by Professor Timothy Wilson at The Ashmolean as being made in Urbino, Italy around 1540 and an important discovery. “Charterhouse received enquiries from across the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland and the USA. On the auction day, specialist dealers turned up and battled it out with private collectors bidding by telephone, with the hammer finally falling to London dealers S J Phillips Ltd and setting a new house record for a piece of European pottery sold by Charterhouse in Sherborne.The Italian maiolica plate, which measured 41.5 cm diameter, was decorated The Feast of Herod, after a print by Sebald Beham, showing the story of King Herod and the beheading of Saint John the Baptist.If you think you are looking at a fortune hanging on the wall, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email on info@charterhouse-auction.comCharterhouse is now accepting further entries for this March collector’s auction which includes stamps, medals, coins, clocks, model trains, cars & antiques. They are also accepting entries for their next auction of classic cars and motorcycles in April.Richard Bromell and the magnificent Urbino plate, circa 1540, which he sold in the Charterhouse auction on Thursday 14th February.The pottery plate showing its wire frame which kept it safe on the wall for many years in a Somerset cottageQuick Links For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Top Marques at Charterhouse Classic Car Auction

July 18th 2010 Classics @ The CastleSherborne, DorsetThe Charterhouse 18th July auction of classic and vintage cars at Sherborne Castle, Dorset looks to be another great success for this Dorset company with many top marque motors up for auction. “We have covered many miles across the West Country advising clients on their classic cars such as vendor of a fine Rolls Royce series II Corniche Convertible. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “And now it appears summer is now well and truly upon us, this Corniche Convertible looks resplendant in red with a black leather interior piped in red and with an automatic hood. Powered by a fuel injected V8 engine with ABS it is just one of 1226 of the series made and looks certain to be a perennial favourite with buyers. “Whilst this beautiful Rolls Royce is in fine condition, the same vendor has also decided to sell his Mk VI Bentley, but with a difference. The original engine blew up and is now replaced with a Daf lorry 8 litre 6 cylinder diesel engine! The vendor reports a 0-60 second sprint time of about 5 seconds, but not much speed after that! With plenty of torque on offer, the car would make either an excellent towing car for vintage racers or it will appeal for someone looking for a project they can improve on.Also entered is a 1925 Gardner Town Coupe which has been owned by the vendor for ten years, at £18,000-22,000. Some twelve years younger, is a rare 1937 Morris GPO engineers van which is believed to be just one of three in existence and is up for £8,000-10,000. In the post war section, there is a 1953 MG TD at £15,000-18,000, a 1963 Morris Minor Mini £1,500-2,000, a Triumph Stag £7,000-9,000, a 1974 Aston Martin V8 £18,000-22,000, and a Somerset Morris Minor which has spent the vast majority of its life in one garage at £4,000-5,000.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this auction classic cars and motorbikes on Sunday 16th July. For further information regarding these sale, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact the Matthew Whitney, Head of Department at Charterhouse in Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email mw@charterhouse-auction.comRolls Royce Corniche Convertible £23,000-25,000Bentley Mk VI diesel powered £6,000-8,000Morris GPO engineers van £8,000-10,000Morris Minor Mini £1,500-2,000Sunday 18th July 2010Classic Cars, Motorcycles & AutomobiliaClassics @ The Castle, Sherborne DT9 5NRCatalogues are £10 on the door or £12 by post, and admit 2 people to the auction. Alternatively you are able to by a wristband which will allow entry to the auction for £5 per person, with no catalogue.You will also need to buy tickets to gain entry to the show at the gate. Venue, Sherborne CastleView Larger MapWe anticipate this will be a very exciting sale, with a record number of vehicles consigned to sale at this stage. The preview page will be updated regularly – please check! Vehicles already consigned for the sale include: A 1970 Ford Escort 1300 Super, full service history, including original bill of sale £3,000 – 3,5001951 Wolseley 1500 Black, for restoration with many spares1966 MGB GT, dry storage for 40 plus yearsA Trojan Toraktor, very rare tractor made between 1961-1964 and 1 of 500 made , estimate £1,500 – 2,000A 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750 , estimate £2,200 – 2,5001966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III phase II, fully restored , estimate £28,000 – 30,000A 1951 Jowett Javalin De-Lux, recent engine rebuild and it was featured in the film Viera Darke £4,500 – 5,000A 1975 Honda CB 400/four, lady owner, estimate £800 – 1,000A 1948 Bentley Mk VI standard steel saloon, fitted with an 8 litre diesel engine “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”, estimate £6,000 – 8,000A 1973 Bentley T1, one family owned from new, estimate £2,500 – 3,500A 1980 Buick Le Sabre limited four door saloon, 23,300 miles from new with full service history, estimate £3,500 – 4,500A 1997 Mercedes Benz 320 SL, full service history and panoramic hardtop, estimate £9,000 – 10,000A 1953 MGTD, older restoration with bills for £14,000, estimate £15,000 – £18,000A 1957 Morris Minor two door saloon, one family owned from new with the valuable registration number 4AYA, estimate £4,000 – 5,000A 1989 Porche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, recent engine rebuild, new black carpets and electric mohair softtop, estimate £11,000 – 13,000A 1982 Rolls Royce Corniche convertible, estimate £23,000 – 26,000A rare 1939 Morris 8 Post Office Engineer 5 cwt light van, fully restored with photographic record, estimate £8,000 – 10,000A 1925 Gardener town coupe with coach work by Brougham, estimate £18,000 – 22,000A 1963 Morris Mini Minor, 37,500 miles from new, estimate £1,500 – 2,500A 1974 Aston Martin V8 mark II, 44,000 miles from new, estimate £18,000 – £22,000A 1953 MGTD, older restoration with bills for £14,000, estimate £15,000 – £18,000 A 1972 Triumph Stag, manual overdrive, full restoration, estimate £8,000 – £10,000A 1974 Lotus Elan +2S130/5, rebuilt in 1998 with bills for £16,000, nominal mileage since, estimate £6,500 – 7,000A 1973 Bentley T1, one family owned from new, estimate £2,500 – 3,500

Stamp of Approval at Charterhouse Auction

An album of Great Britain stamps is estimated to sell for up to £1,500, is just one of the interesting lots in the Charterhouse two day March auction of collector’s items. “Our collector’s auctions always have a great selection of model trains, cars, stamps, coins, medals and militaria with 100’s of lots going under the hammer. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “The collector’s market continues to gain strength where 15 years ago it struggled. This combined with collectors buying items such as stamps not only for pleasure but also investment, has resulted in prices being pushed up and up. “The stamp album forms part of a collection from a client in Wiltshire. The owner took advantage of the free home visit service Charterhouse offers for clients looking for help and advice on selling their goods and chattels, and was pleasantly surprised by the value given on their collection.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this March collector’s auction which includes stamps, medals, coins, clocks, model trains, cars & antiques. They are also accepting entries for their next auction of classic cars and motorcycles in April.To arrange a free home visit or for more information regarding this auction please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email on info@charterhouse-auction.comA 1929 Postal Union Congress £1 stamp, part of an album of GB stamps, being sold by Charterhouse in their March collectors auction £1,000-1,500Quick Links For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Buyers look to seal lots with Bids

The Charterhouse auction of silver, jewellery and watches on 27th August also contains a collection of over 200 seals. “It is an amazing collection of seals which come in all shapes and forms. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “The Somerset vendor collected seals for a number of years having been looking for a hobby which was interesting and did not take up too much space. Over the years, they have been sourced and bought through auctions, the internet and even from car boot sales! “Seals have always been attractive to collectors and dealers. They can involved in signing off important documents or be very personal in closing a letter ensuring that no one can grab a peek at the contents.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy programme of summer sales including silver, jewellery, watches and antiques with a selection of wine, port & spirits on 27th August. Then there is an auction devoted to classic motorcycles and related items in their salerooms on 15th September, which is then followed with a two day auction with Beswick & Royal Doulton on the morning of Thursday 23rd September and medals, coins & stamps in the afternoon. The next day, Friday 24th, is another full day with clocks, collectors items, trains and model vehicles. To arrange a free home visit through out the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Director, at Charterhouse 01935 812277. 19th century French seal, initialed MM, with a large mother of pearl handle £150-200 in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 27th August

Cache in the Attic

A collection of modern gold coins, which lived in an attic for several years, was sold in the Charterhouse two day February auction in Sherborne for nearly £50,000. “The owner, who lives in Somerset, had been clearing his father’s property in Bridgwater and came across several boxes of coins in the attic. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “He then removed them back to his Somerset house when he then put then in his attic €“ like father like son! The son, with whom we sold some stamps for previously, then took advantage of the free home visit service we offer as boxes in which the coins were held in were rather too heavy to bring into our salerooms. “The father had collected the coins directly from The Royal Mint, and they all came in fitted cases with certificates. The family have had local Somerset ties for many years. The father worked as a part time fireman and also had a sweet shop in Yeovil in the late 1960’s. In more recent years, he lived in Bridgwater where he collected the coins.In addition to the gold coins, which sold for just over £48,000, there are the silver coins which are entered into the Charterhouse two day March collector’s auction. With several thousands of pounds worth of coins still to be auctioned, the owner who originally thought the collection to be worth about £10,000, is delighted, and hopes to be able to help his daughters university education with some of the money.If you think you have at a fortune lurking in your attic, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email on info@charterhouse-auction.comCharterhouse is now accepting further entries for this March collector’s auction which includes stamps, medals, coins, clocks, model trains, cars & antiques. They are also accepting entries for their next auction of classic cars and motorcycles in April.Part of a cache in the attic €“ a collection of gold coins which sold for nearly £50,000 at Charterhouse in SherborneA Victorian anniversary gold coin set sold for £1,800A Royal Sovereign gold coin collection set sold for £4,150A UK Britannia gold coin set sold for £1,700Quick Links For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Mighty Medal Collection up for Auction

Charterhouse Auctioneers & Valuers in Sherborne, Dorset, have been instructed to sell a large collection of important medals in their two day auction in September 23rd & 24th. The medals are going under the Charterhouse hammer on day Thursday 23rd being sold with coins, stamps & militaria in one session followed by a session devoted to Beswick. This is then followed on the Friday 24th with clocks, watches, collectors and antiques, with there being in the region of 1,500 lots over the two days. “The medals were amassed by a collector from Cornwall over the past 30 years. During this time he bought some very impressive groups of medals which are now expected to sell for £25,000-35,000. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is one of the best medal collections I have seen for some time and is already generating high levels of interest. The with the market for medals, coins and stamps on a high at present and combined with live internet bidding at this sale, I am looking forward to a very successful auction. “In the collection of hundreds of medals, there are 15 Military Medals, 4 Military Crosses and 6 Distinguished Service Orders medal groups along with many others. Predominantly from the First and Second World Wars, highlights include a First World War gallantry group of four to Capt R C Dunford, Northumberland Fusiliers. This group comprises a Distinguished Service Order which Dunford was awarded for conspicuous gallantry in action. For three days prior to an attack he directed the digging in of assault trenches under heavy shell fire, during the attack his personal direction of the company resulted in heavy losses to the enemy and the capture of 150 prisoners. For this action, he was recommended for the highest gallantry award possible, The Victoria Cross, but awarded to the DSO. Finally he was shot through the body whilst organising his defences and died on 10th November 1916.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy programme of summer sales including an auction devoted to classic motorcycles and related items in their salerooms on 15th September, which is then followed with a two day auction with Beswick & Royal Doulton on the morning of Thursday 23rd September and medals, coins & stamps in the afternoon. The next day, Friday 24th, is another full day with clocks, collectors items, trains and model vehicles. To arrange a free home visit through out the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Director, at Charterhouse 01935 812277.Captions: Medals awarded to:Capt R C Dunford DSO £2,000-3,000Lt Col A N Gavin Jones DSO 2/72 Punjabis, 36th Jacob’s Horse, 16th Battn Royal Welsh Fusiliers and his wife’s medals €“ Mrs A Gavin Jones (nee Leigh) £1,500-2,500Lt Col Walter Howel-Jones CMG DSO £2,000-3,000Gunner F D Alderson MM (Burma) 115 Field Regt RA £1,500-2,500Major K M Loch MC 68th Batty, RFA £1,000-1,500

Bristol Pops Up In Devon

A classic Bristol motor car has been pulled out of a garage in Devon by Dorset based Charterhouse Auctioneers, 20 years after the owner drove it in with a view to starting a programme of restoration. “The name Bristol is synonymous with great design and superb engineering. No surprise when you consider Bristol Motor Cars evolved from a company who made aircraft such as the Blenheim and Beaufighter during World War Two. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “All Bristol Motor Cars were desirable and expensive in their day, and moving forward into the 21st century, they are highly sought after by collectors. However, what makes this Bristol particularly rare is its special aluminium body made by the legendary Italian design house Zagato of Milan. “This Bristol originally started out in life as in 1949 as a standard Bristol 400. Then in 1957, it was delivered to Zagato for a special lightweight aluminium body and numerous upgrades such as disc brakes all round and triple carburettors which pushed engine power and performance up on a standard 406. It returned to England in 1961 when it was owned by Antony (Tony) Crook, a Director at Bristol. It was used, possibly as a demonstrator, until sold in 1962 and sold again to the current owner in 1965. Bristol records show that three 400’s were given this treatment by Zagato, as well as six new 406’s, but it appears that the Charterhouse car is a previously unrecorded chassis. To prove just how exclusive the Bristol 406 Zagato was, they were twice as expensive as a new Jaguar E Type!During the owner’s professional career in the Civil Service from the 1960’s, he took his beloved Bristol Zagato wherever he worked. The car still retains documentation and number plates from a posting in Libya, during which time it was driven across the Sahara desert. Last driven into his garage in Devon some 20 years ago, the keys still remain in the ignition. Now, with a few panel sections removed from a restoration started many years ago, this very rare Bristol 406 Zagato is entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars being held in a marquee in the grounds of Sherborne Castle on Sunday 21st July, where it is estimated to sell for £10,000-20,000.To enter a vehicle into this important classic car and motorcycle auction, contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Director, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277, via email mw@charterhouse-auction.com or log on to www.charterhouse-auction.comThe Bristol 406 Zagato is pulled out from its Devon hiding after 20 years, being sold by Charterhouse in Sherborne on Sunday 21st July £10,000-20,000 For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

It’s Rock €˜n Roll at Charterhouse Auction

Charterhouse have been instructed to sell an important collection of personal rock €˜n roll memorabilia relating to the Beatles, The Who, Paul McCartney and Wings in their two day auction of collectors’ items on Thursday 16th & Friday 17th December. “The collection, estimated at over £20,000, has been formed by Howie and Sheila Casey from the 1960’s onwards. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “Both Howie and Sheila have been professional musicians for more years than they care to remember, and have decided that now is the right time to pass the collection over to a new generation of enthusiasts. “Howie Casey started his music career in the 1950’s and formed his first band, Howie Casey and the Seniors in Liverpool in 1960 which featured Freddie Star on vocals. Howie then went on to play with Cliff Richard, Chuck Berry, The Who, Mott the Hoople, Wings and ABC. Sheila and her sister Jeanette, formed The McKinley Sisters in the early 1960’s and toured with The Beatles in 1964 which is when she was given a full set of Beatles autographs worth thousands of pounds today.Included in the sale are personal items including photographs of Howie and Paul McCartney, a postcard from the McCartney’s, play lists for Wings, promotional records, back stage passes, clothing and other items,Viewing for this two day sale at The long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS is on Wednesday 15th 10am-4pm and Thursday 16th 9am €“ 7pm. Catalogues are available from Charterhouse 01935 812277 or you can see the catalogue on line atwww.charterhouse-auction.comFor further information regarding this sale please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, DorsetDT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email enquiry@charterhouse-auction.comPaul and Howie photograph, from a group £500-800Howie’s Platinum disc for Wings selling 1,000,000 albums £200-300 Quick Links Forthcoming Sale Previous Sale Sale Catalogues Contact How to find us Tel: (01935) 812277For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director