The first 83 lots of the Transport sale at Dreweatts in Donington Priory on September 24 are from the collection of the late Fred Sansome. The keen railway enthusiast was well known in the Midlands for collecting and trading Gauge 1 locomotives – a passion that began in the 1960s.
This gauge 1 model of a London Midland and Scottish streamlined Princess Coronation Class locomotive to the Sir William Stanier design, measures 2ft 6in (75cm). The estimate for No 6244 King George VI, is £1500-2000.
Roseberys London will sell the 130-lot collection of the late Bob Heller (1932-2012) as part of its Modern & Contemporary British Art auction on September 24.
Heller, a journalist and founding editor of the magazine Management Today, became involved in the art world after he met London gallerist Angela Flowers, his future wife, in 1970. He became a director of Flowers Gallery in 1971 and backed the business as it evolved into what is now an international trio of contemporary art galleries.
Among the artists he championed was the Scottish painter Peter Howson (b.1958), whose 2ft x 18in (61 x 46cm) portrait diptych of Heller carries an estimate of £1500-2000.
According to an extensive inscription this George IV campana form presentation cup by Paul Storr (London 1822) was given by We Members of the Artists Fund to the genre painter and Royal Academician William Mulready (1786-1863) for the Important Service Rendered to that Society. At Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on September 25 it has an estimate of £2000-4000.
Bellmans’ sale in Winchester on September 18-19 includes this Regency faux rosewood and parcel-gilt day bed with upholstered scrolled end.
Carved to the frame with rope twist and rosette terminals and to the legs with stiff lotus leaves it is in the manner of George Bullock.