15th September 2019
With some local auction houses struggling for entries, Killens saw a healthy entry of over 650 lots in their sale of Antiques and Collectables held on 7th September. Once again, a wide variety of items was entered with particularly strong entries of jewellery, silver and paintings.
Keen interest was seen for the excellent entry of jewellery on offer with strong bidding over the telephone and the internet. A yellow metal ring, hallmarked 18ct gold, set with three round diamonds achieved £2,200 whilst a white metal cluster ring, tested to be platinum, set with rubies and diamonds made £1,300. A yellow metal heavy curb link bracelet, hallmarked 18ct gold, sold for £1800. Yet again, there was a good entry of watches with specialist buyers in attendance and a boxed Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch realised £1,900 with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Airking wristwatch making £1,800.
Model train enthusiasts were spoilt for choice once again and a large quantity of Graham Farish ’N’ gauge trains and rolling stock sold for £1,800 with a further collection of train carriages and engines realising £1,100. Amongst the collectables selling to advantage were a charming 19th century rocking horse that made £440, a fine 19th century Carrara marble bust of Apollo £380 and a late 18th century blonde tortoiseshell tea caddy that sold for £270. Amongst the pictures, a fashionable early 18th century portrait of a lady realised £600.
During each month, the team at the Mendip Auction Rooms run a busy schedule of sales with two sales of Victorian and Later Effects, including household effects, and a sale of Antiques and Collectables. It is possible to drop items off at the auction rooms between 10am and 3pm each weekday with valuers being present. Alternatively, members of the team are content to visit you free of charge at home.
Our next sale of Antiques and Collectables will be staged on Saturday 5th October starting at 10am.