James&Sons 2033rd auction at the Maid’s Head Hotel in Norwich on 28th July saw a collection of Historical Documents total £5,500. A visitors book from the residence of His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, 1812-822, covering the latter part of the Regency and the early reign of George IV, achieved £1,064.
Four letters from the Pengelly Collection, some of the earliest recorded with Bishop marks dating from 1661 to 1666, reached a total of £552.
Chinese stamps sold well with a 1979 rare Study of Science from Childhood miniature sheet selling for £1,438.
Gold and Silver coins reached high prices, reflecting the present bullion market. A rare George I Halfcrown reached £483.
A collection of six Samaurai swords sold at £2,128.
A collection of badges saw some interest, especially two from the Underground Railway, with a Special Constable’s brass lapel badge reaching £334 and a Station Master’s cap badge £299.
James have two sales in September: Antiques and Collectables, including extensive Railwayana on 19th September at the Racecourse in Fakenham; and Stamps, Medals and Militaria at the Maid’s Head Hotel in Norwich on 29th September.