Ancient Documents Attract Worldwide Interest

James&Sons May Auction Catalogue CoverThe second sale of historical documents dating from 1456, many in Latin, achieved £3,500 at our Auction in Norwich on Saturday, 5th May.   A collection of Edinburgh and Glasgow Newspapers realised £700.

Buyers included scholars and archivists from Norfolk and Suffolk and US Universities.

Muster rolls of local regiments and militaria caused great interest, Manorial vellum and legal documents also sold well.

The next auction of documents will be held in July.

Railwayana, Watches and Toys also achieved good results across the range:   a silver- case Half Hunter with enamel face, London 1813, £200;  18 carat gold watch chain, 38cms, £520;  1892 Gold pocket watch, £580.

Local Railway Posters raised interest, with lot 226, 1963 “Excursions for Football and Shopping in Norwich”, listing many stations which no longer exist, reaching £80.

Old Tinplate and Diecast toys also reached consistently good prices, notably a Knights Head wheeled gantry crane at £430.

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