September Auction Report

September Auction Report

Date of auction 9th, 10th & 11th September 2020

Number of lots: 2,849

Highest price achieved: Lot 856 – Art Deco white gold pendant set with 25 diamonds, sold for £6,200

Surprise lot of the sale: Lot 284 – Georgian / Victorian silver pendant set with foiled paste, sold for £1,500

Auctioneer’s favourite lots: Lot 3512 and 3514 – both 1862 Queen Victoria young head halfpenny, die letter 'C' left of lighthouse base, VF+, extremely rare. Brought in by a vendor who had no idea they were rare – only the letter beside the lighthouse made them worth so much. Identified by Stroud Auctions’ coin specialist Mike Gardner

The September sale at Stroud Auctions was quite simply exceptional. Almost 3,000 lots including jewellery, silver, coins and watches realised an amazing £450,000 over three days, and the current trend of selling most of the sale to online bidders continued. The extremely popular in house postage and packing service has come into its own, encouraging online bidders to spend more in the knowledge that their goods can be shipped around the world at reasonable cost, placing Stroud Auctions well ahead of the opposition. Most auction salerooms refuse to help buyers with postage, thus limiting their involvement in the bidding, whereas Stroud Auctions have embraced distance bidding by creating a separate department to handle shipping, something which has paid off many times over in these strange times where attendance at the saleroom is no longer commonplace.

Unbelievably, our jewellery specialist Alexandra already has 250 lots ready for our December auction, where jewellery features once again alongside silver, watches and coins, along with the hugely popular fine wines and spirits section. Please do contact us if you have items you may like us to include, we are happy to accept entries now and store them until the sale.

The November auction is equally exciting due to the very popular motoring and transport section, which will include a number of motorcycles including a 1942 Harley Davidson Model U, cars including a 1990 Renault Alpine GTA Turbo and collectables including Brimscombe Railway Station enamel sign and a Liverpool Overhead Railway original poster, tickets and invitation to the opening ceremony.

If you have something you would like to have valued by one of Stroud Auctions’ specialists, contact us by phone (01453 873800) or email (valuations@stroudauctions.co.uk).

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