Strong online bidding returns to Antiques Sale

16th June 2020

Killens staged their first online sale after lockdown on 26th May and competitive bidding for the 500 lots of Victorian and Later Effects on offer was seen.

This was followed by a sale of Antiques and Collectables on 13th June with almost 650 lots going under the hammer. With over 600 registered buyers, there was active bidding with keener interest being seen for collectables, furniture and pictures. Amongst the jewellery, an impressive diamond bracelet achieved £6000 whilst, amongst the collectables, two Pelham puppets sold well above estimate for £960. A Parsley’s silk top hat sold for £480 and an unusual amber boulder realised £1400.

Other prices achieved included:

A 'Camaro Heuer' wristwatch - £3000
A Copeland and Garrett agate ware two handled foot bath - £1700
A 20th century Jupe style dining table - £750
An IWC automatic wristwatch - £540
A George III veneered walnut chest of drawers - £520
A Moorcroft Dacara elephant pattern vase - £500
A Jeager Le Coultre clock - £500
A 19th century liquer cabinet - £500
A 19th century German porcelain clock - £500
A set of six Vitra Basel chairs - £460
A WWII Fairbairn Sykes F-S 2nd Pattern commando fighting knife - £380
A pair of heavy brass candlesticks - £380
A South Sea style club - £380
A Victorian oak pedestal desk - £340
An Edwardian rocking horse - £320

With auction houses now open to the public, Killens are now conducting valuations at the auction rooms and carrying out free home visits. It is also possible to view future auctions but, for the time being, auctions will still be conducted online only.

Safety is being put first. Those visiting the auction rooms are asked to use hand sanitisers, maintain social distancing and there will be limits on the number of visitors in the saleroom so you are encouraged to avoid peak times.

All catalogues are illustrated and can be viewed online and bids can be made either online through the auction rooms website – – or

The next sale of Antiques and Collectables at the Mendip Auction Rooms will be on Saturday 11th July and will be preceded by a sale of Victorian and Later Effects on Tuesday 7th July. A further sale of Victorian and Later Effects will be on Tuesday 28th July.

Normal opening hours

Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm
Valuation Days
Monday - Friday
10.00am - 1.00pm or home visits by appointment
Sunday following a Saturday sale
9.00am - 12.00pm

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