09/06/2017 : June Auction Highlights
Highlights from our June Militaria and Sporting Memorabilia auction.
We had an absolutely cracking sale on Wednesday - the saleroom was packed as per usual and there were a high number of bidders online too.
The highlight for all of us had to be the sale of Rupert the Paradummy, the rare WWII decoy device used to imitate a parachute drop on D-Day 1944. After garnering lots of attention online and in the national press, he sold for £2500 to the House on the Hill museum in Stansted, Essex, where he will be on display to visitors. You can can find out more about his new home here: http://www.stanstedtoymuseum.com/
Another great result was for these two WWII medal groups belonging to two brothers, after bidders online, in the room and on the phone fiercely battling it out, they sold for £4100.
Our Art section was also a knockout succes, with this bronze sculpture of a boxer by Arthur Dooley selling for £3000. Six other Dooley bronzes also sold for between £1400 and £2700. We also had two paintings by the artist Nick McCann, one of which was previously displayed in the Walker Art Gallery, which sold for £4000 each.
Our next sale is our Vintage Clothing and Textile sale on 5th July 2017. We hope to see you there!