Saturday 28th July Auction Review

James&Sons 2033rd auction at the Maid’s Head Hotel in Norwich  on 28th July saw a collection of Historical Documents total £5,500.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.

Pengelly Collection letter

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.

Aircrew Europe Star GroupStrong demand for Medals saw An Aircrew Europe Star Group of three, 1939-1945 reach £391 and a Queen’s South Africa medal – 3 bars – 1902 £230.

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.

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