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

Auctioneers Weighs Up Lots

The Charterhouse 1,100 lot two day June auction of collectors’ items and antiques includes an extensive collection of weights and scales. “The collection has been amassed over many years by the client near Taunton, who has now decided to sell his entire collection through Charterhouse. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “As is often the case, once you start to become involved in any subject you run the risk of it taking over your life €“ filling every nook and cranny in your house, which is pretty much what has happened here! ” The scales and weights collected come in all shapes and sizes. We all take for granted when we buy a certain measure of a certain product that it will weigh exactly when we expect, but it has taken many centuries for the consumer to receive high standards of protection from less scrupulous traders.In Britain, the use of weights and the development in standards was much influenced by trade with Europe, although earlier the Romans had introduced their own systems during occupation. The word pound is derived from the Roman libra pondo and ounce from the Roman uncial. Over the subsequent centuries, weights have been made in all sorts of shapes, sizes and materials. The most valuable lots in the collection are two rare George I bronze wool weights estimated at £400-600 and £600-800. The largest lots are a selection of sack, platform and personal weights and one of the smallest lots a set of Burmese chime weights. With estimates from just £30 up to £800, there will be something for everyone.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their forthcoming programme of auctions including pictures, prints, books and antiques through to classic and vintage cars in July. For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 or via email on info@charterhouse-auction.comTwo early 18th century bronze wool weight £400-600 & £600-800 eachA selection of platform and sack scalesQuick Links For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Second World War Relic up for Auction

A Second World War Liberty ship launch bottle is one of the more unusual lots included in the Charterhouse two day specialist collectors auction in September. “In many ways it is quite a bizarre item to auction. During my 27 year auctioneering career, I have always regarded glass which has been broken into a thousand pieces as being of no commercial value, so this is a real change to put a broken bottle into one of my auctions! ” Commented Richard Bromell. “This is a fascinating piece of modern history. It is the first time it has ever appeared on the open market and is estimated at a modest £100-150. “The bottle, which is wrapped in a patriotic red, white and blue cloth, was used to launch the Liberty steam ship AR18 on July 8th 1944. Mrs R Millar, the vendor’s late mother-in-law, conducted the ceremony and was selected as her husband worked in the Admiralty. With the bottle, there are several photographs of the launch, the ship at sea, a few letters and a presentation mahogany box. AR18 was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Diligence, a repair and maintenance ship. HMS Diligence was returned the US Navy in 1946, laid up at Suisun Bay and then scrapped in Karachi in 1973.Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the USA during World War Two. They were ordered by the British to replace ships destroyed by German U Boats to keep the war effort going and 2,751 liberty ships were built between 1941 and 1945. Although only designed for a lifespan of five years, many sailed on after the war and today there are still two left in service.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy programme of auctions including motorcycles and automobilia in September closely followed by model cars, stamps, postcards, clocks, coins, medals and collectors’ items also in September and then pictures and books in October.For more information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Richard Bromell, Director, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset on 01935 812277 or via email rbromell@charterhouse-auction.comPart of the launch lot estimated at £100-150:Mrs Millar swings the bottle to launch the shipHMS Diligence at seaCharterhouse member of staff James Butler with the launch bottleQuick Links
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Classic Car Auction is a Marathon

Charterhouse is well known for selling classic and vintage cars and motorcycles. Over many years, they have sold exclusive vehicles, many of which have been high end brands, but they also like to spice their auctions up with a variety of lots and their 21st July auction is no exception as two coupes are no doubt set to appeal to very different car collectors. “In the July auction, we have two classic car coupe designs. First up there is the sleek and iconic 1970 Jaguar E Type coupe, with its powerful 4.2 litre engine and never ending bonnet. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “And then we have a 1974 Daf 66 Marathon coupe with its not so powerful 1.3 litre engine. However, to collectors, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder and with this being such a rare little survivor combined with its recorded mileage of just 21,000 miles in nearly 40 years, it will have just as many admirers as the Jaguar. “Both this coupes are 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. The Jaguar E Type is estimated at £20,000-25,000 and the cheeky little Daf 66 Marathon coupe £3,000-5,000.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries into the auction. To enter a vehicle into this important classic car and motorcycle sale, 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.comDavid and Goliath €“ the charming little Daf 66 Marathon coupe, which has previously formed part of a private museum collection, £3,000-5,000 and the Jaguar E Type coupe £20,000-25,000, both included in the Charterhouse auction on Sunday 21st July For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

American Presidential Approval at Charterhouse Auction

A rare piece of American Presidential history goes under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne, Dorset on Thursday 17th November, when a gold watch is entered into the sale which was presented by Grover Cleveland, the 24th American President. “The gold pocket watch was presented by President Cleveland on 11th November 1893 to Captain John Joseph Proud who was Captain of the SS Sutherland for his humane services on effecting the rescue of the crew of the American Schooner Peter H Crowel. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is incredibly rare to see this historically important presentation pocket watch and with live internet bidding at our auction, there will no doubt a few early risers state side when the lot goes up for sale. “The owner of the pocket watch bought it from a Christie’s auction in London nearly 20 years ago when he was working in the city. It was originally purchased to be worn with his suit, but now enjoying retirement near Bournemouth he has had few occasions to wear a suit that he has decided to enter it into the Charterhouse auction in Sherborne.Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their busy programme of auction including classic & vintage cars on Sunday 6th November along with silver, jewellery, watches and wine on Thursday 17th & Friday 18th November.For more information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset on 01935 812277 or via emailrbromell@charterhouse-auction.comTime is Money €“ the gold pocket watch presented by President Grover Cleveland in 1893, estimated at £3,000-5,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in NovemberQuick Links Forthcoming Sale Contact Previous Sale How to find us Sale Catalogues Tel: (01935) 812277 For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Ad-Vantage Charterhouse

The Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 21st July celebrates 100 years of Aston Martin Motor Cars with a highly desirable DB6 Vantage going under the hammer. “Over the past 6 years all classic Aston Martin’s have shot up in value and in many cases cost more than an average house! ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “And we are therefore thrilled to be instructed to sell a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage for a client near Newbury which is estimated at £140,000-160,000. “With just under 2,000 Aston Martin DB6’s produced they are a rare sight on our roads today. The DB6 being offered by Charterhouse is a desirable Vantage specification which comes with triple Webber carburettors and a high compression ratio cylinder head producing 325hp driven through a 5 speed ZF gearbox.This particular Aston Martin has only two recorded owners from new. The current owner purchased the car in 1975 for £1,200 and covered an average of just 150 miles per year for 20 years, at which point it was driven into his garage never to see the light of day again in 2013. The car has preformed not only impeccably on the road, but also in terms as an investment, which could see the owner having a return of over 11,600% on his capital employed!Finished in its original Fiesta red paintwork, and with a beautifully patinated black leather interior, Charterhouse is expecting this rare motor car to sell for £140,000-160,000 in their specialist sale of classic and vintage cars & motorcycles in a marquee at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 21st July.Charterhouse is now accepting further entries into the auction. To enter a vehicle into this important classic car and motorcycle sale, 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 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage emerges from its garage near Newbury after 20 years £140,000-160,000 For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director