13/01/2014 : Football Collection Scores A Success......
The first auction of 2014 saw a typical mix of antiques, collectables and even a car, but it was a local collection of football memorabilia which really hit the back of the net!
Isaac Robinson was a Liverpudlian who spent his entire life in and around football. He was Life Vice President of the Football Association and served on the Liverpool Football League between 1918 and 1939. It was a medal awarded for his service commemorating 21 years at the Liverpool League that achieved the highest price in the collection when the hammer fell at £480. Other items in the collection saw a group relating the Hong Kong FA make £380, a 50 years service medal from the afore mentioned Liverpool League bring £260, and another local collector paid £230 for a 20 years service medal from the council of the FA. One surprise in the collection was when a small plastic replica of the famous Jules Rimet trophy, famously held aloft by Bobby Moore in 1966, it sold for £310.....perhaps an England football fan thinks this is the only chance he or she will get to see it!
The highest price of the day was shared by a good French 19th century ormolu mantle clock, and a bleached reproduction dining room suite, both selling for £800. Also selling well as ever, was a small bronze figure by the famous Liverpool sculptor Arthur Dooley, which saw 2 keen local collectors battle to £520.
With the first of two specialist Asian Art auctions fast looming in our Macclesfield saleroom, the market was tested by a 19th century Cantonese punch bowl, and a very similar vase. Fierce internet and telephone bidding pushed the final hammer price to £700 and £720 respectively. All bodes well for the specialist sale!
The next Liverpool Auction is on Wednesday February 5th and for further details please contact the team on 01517098070.