06/09/2013 : Snappy bidding and we Leica the result.........
It is not often that a large collection of cameras appear fresh to the open market, but as part of the latest auction at Adam Partridge Auctioneers Liverpool saleroom, such a collection caused a worldwide stir. Meticulously catalogued by our camera specialist and saleroom manager Alan Colclough, the group of rare cameras, accessories and lenses represented over 150 lots in the sale. The highest prices were always going to be reserved for the group of Leica cameras produced between the 1930's and 1950's. The 7 specialist cameras all sold totalling £4000, with the camera section of the sale achieving £12,000.
The sale had started with a throw back to the glory days of "brown furniture" when a pair of 19th century rosewood and satinwood crossbanded card tables were fought over by 4 telephone bidders before the hammer fell at £4800 to a specialist furniture dealer from the Cotswolds. Also in the furniture section a 1920's oak dining room suite made £1200 showing buyers are looking at furniture from all ages, not just the Antique!
As collections go, another incredible group of items had been amassed by a gentleman in Liverpool over 50 years........nearly 1000 pocket and wristwatches. Dating from the 1820's through to the 1980's there were watches by Rolex and Omega amongst other good English and Swiss made timepieces. Divided into around 120 lots, every lot found a home with particular interest in military issued and trench watches.
Its anchors away for the next auction in Liverpool as the October 2nd sale includes our biannual maritime auction. As usual there will be a vast array of instruments, wheels, models and ephemera. For further details please contact the team at Liverpool on 0151 709 8070.