Mitchells’ first-ever Transport & Maritime Sale takes place as a timed online auction over the Christmas period, running until January 8.
The sale will include everything from car mascots, badges and vintage car registration plates to road signs, travel books and cruise-related novelties. It also features a collection of maritime themed lots, such naval photographs and ephemera, from a local collector.
Pictured above is a Furness Railway three-aspect hand lamp dating from around the late 19th or early 20th century. It measures 12in (30cm) tall and has brass-plated sides marked Messengers Patent Corrugated Lamp, F.R.C. No.2, Furness Railway Company Manufactured by Messengers & Sons, Birmingham and Nethertown. The outer glass front is intact with the burner and reservoir inside.
Noonans’ sale of British Tokens and Ticket Passes in Mayfair on January 24 includes this farthing token carrying the inscription Joseph Knibb Clockmaker in Oxon.
Tokens of this famous type were issued c.1668-70 shortly after Knibb had finally been granted the freedom to trade in the city of Oxford (previously, he had worked beyond the city limits in St Clement’s). Within two years, Knibb had moved to London to take over the business of his cousin Samuel.
With a small chip to the edge, the token is otherwise in good to very fine condition, with strong detail.
This 1920s William Moorcroft baluster form vase decorated in the Dawn Landscape pattern, 13in (32cm), has an estimate of £400-600 at W&H Peacock in Bedford on January 6.
This Corgi GS16 gift set, Ecurie Ecosse, includes a racing car transporter with blue and yellow lettering and three cars (a red 150s Vanwall; a 151a Lotus mark 11 Le Mans; and a 152 BRM). It is estimated at £240-280 at the Vectis January 11 Specialist Diecast sale in Teesside.
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This 3¾in (9.5cm) tin-glazed commemorative mug with polychrome decoration depicting a bust length portrait of King Charles II, crowned and wearing armour and titled CD2 and 1660, is estimated at £1000-2000 at Claydon Auctioneers of Buckingham on December 30-31.
A pair of bronzes by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) are to be offered by Lawrences in Crewkerne as part of the firm’s Fine Art Sale on January 18. The two 19in (47cm) high ‘wing’ figures titled Pair of Seated Figures V were made in 1973 in an edition of six.
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Although Brightwells stopped selling antiques and fine art some time ago, the Leominster firm still conducts regular sales of classic cars. Currently running in an online sale of number plates is this one with the registration AUC 710N.
Already bids have reached £2200 but the firm expects it could bring a five-figure sum when the sale closes on January 4.
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