Bedford Saleroom 3 Retail Products

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Saturday 04 July 2020

Commencing at 10:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

Viewing

Friday prior 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8.30am – 12noon.
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions. A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place.

LIMITED VIEWING

Friday prior 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8.30am – 12noon.
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions. A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place.

Please note this sale will be held live on the internet and attendance in person will not be allowed*.

*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.

Buyer Beware
All lots in this sale are ‘sold as seen’ with any imperfections, faults or losses. No warranties are given. Bidders are deemed to be satisfied with the condition of any lots on which they bid.

Buyers Premium
Buyers Premium at 17.5% plus VAT will be added to the bid price of each lot except lots purchased via ibidder.com which will be charged at 20.5% plus VAT.

VAT
Some lots in this sale will attract VAT on the hammer price.
Please refer to the “additional fee” box when bidding

Collection

Following the sale, collection Following Monday & Tuesday between 9am and 5pm on:

Please note that our staff will be strictly adhering to social distancing rules during the collection 

Mailing & Postage
All mailing is handled by Mail Boxes Etc.
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street,
Bedford MK40 1ZL
tel: 01234 305 544

Online Registration
In completing the online bidder registration you:
I. Confirm that you have sufficient funds to complete any purchases,
II. Agree to abide by the auctioneer’s conditions of sale and terms and conditions,
III. Agree to make payment by the methods and timescales stated above.
IV. Understand that failure to make payment and to collect your purchases will lead to your accounts with ibidder.com and W&H Peacock being blocked, and that you will be liable for any expenses or losses incurred by the auctioneers.

Commission bids
Purchasers may leave written instructions to bid with the auctioneers by email or via our website. Please note you must be registered in order to leave commission bids.

Client Registration
We register all buyers and sellers with a permanent client number that can be used to buy or sell at our sales. To register there is a £5 charge and we require proof of identity and address such as a photographic driver’s licence and a recent utility bill.

UNFORTUNATELY WE DO NOT ACCEPT BIDDERS OUTSIDE OF THE UK FOR OUR WEEKLY SALE

Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.

Bedford Auction Centre

A gentleman's 18ct yellow gold 'Portuguese' chronograph automatic wristwatch by IWC (International Watch Company) the off-white dial with gold coloured Arabic numerals and two secondary dials on a brown faux crocodile skin leather strap, case d. 4 cm, serial no. 2790089, with box

Sold for £4,000

A collection of Georgian and later silver old English pattern tablespoons, various dates and makers, overall 166 ozs (qty)

Sold for £1,900

An 18th century oak, mahogany and strung chest of two short and three long graduated drawers on bracket feet, w. 93 cm

Sold for £950

After Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a bronze bust modelled as 'Buste de Femme' (Marie Therese), on a marble plinth, h. 49 cm

Sold for £700

Wing Commander Irving Scott AFC RAF Collection. Scott was born in 1924 and joined the RAF in 1943. His Military career including serving as:
An instructor at RAF College and at CFS,
A flight commander with 152 Squadron,
An Air Staff Officer in Cyprus,
Officer Commanding SAM Evaluation Unit,
OC Flying Wing Stradishall,
Naval and Air Attaché at HM Embassy Belgrade. Scott was qualified in seventeen aircraft including the Spitfire, Lancaster, Meteor, and Dominie. This collection includes:
Medal Group consisting of an Air Force Cross (and case), The 1939-1945 Star, The France and Germany Star, The 1939-1945 War Medal and General Service Medal with Cyprus clasp, together with the associated miniatures,
A silver and yellow metal cigarette case,
7 toz, presented to Scott by his commanding officer, John Hawtrey, bearing an inscription 'To Twitch, my perfect P.A.... 1946', together with a photograph of both and a signed photo of Hawtrey,
A silver mounted cigarette box bearing the inscription 'From the Officers, Royal Air Force, Cranwell,
A silver plated tankard bearing the inscription 'Presented to Wing Commander I. Scott by the Commandant & Officers of the Central Fighter Establishment 1963-1965 and a similar pewter tankard,
Two Service pocket watches,
A silver and enamelled RAF sweetheart's brooch worn by Scott's wife,
A chromium-plated and enamelled Central Flying School Association car badge,
Two RAF hats,
A group of records and certification including six Pilot's Logbooks. In one book, Scott records his role piloting a Horsa glider during Operation Varsity (a map of the landing spot is also included),
An extensive collection of 1950/60's monochrome photographs depicting test planes, RAF personnel etc. including a photograph of the Bristol Brabazon,
A collection of monochrome photographs from Scott's diplomatic career,
A Visitors Book from Scott's home in Belgrade containing details of many visiting diplomats, together with his diplomatic passes,
A silver-plated tray presented to Scott on his retirement by the Association of Military Attaches, Belgrade

Sold for £3,500

Samuel La Grave, London: an 18th century table clock, the twin-train fusee movement striking bell, with an inscribed brass rear, the silvered dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, date aperture, strike/silent dial and decorated with an Oriental building, surrounded by brass spandrels within a mahogany and brass mounted case on ogee feet

Sold for £1,900

Van Cleef & Arpels, a yellow metal clip in the form of a seated musician playing the mandolin, her head set facet diamond, her chest and legs set cabochon emeralds and further small diamonds & rubies, signed verso and numbered 20444

Sold for £4,700

A late 18th century French 'Goliath' travelling watch with repeater

Sold for £2,700

Herman Moll: The World Described; or, a New and Correct Sett of Maps, C.1730.

Sold for £15,000

A late 18th century Cuff-type brass microscope by P. Dollond, Strand, London, together with several glass slides, within the mahogany case, h. 44 cm.

Sold for £2,300

A William & Mary walnut and crossbanded child's lowboy, the three drawers over a shaped apron, on turned supports joined by an X-stretcher, w. 66 cm

Sold for £1,300

A late 18th/early 19th century English cello, length of back 73 cm, together with a later case

Sold for £5,400

A 19th century adjustable mahogany folio stand, rest extends to w. 93 cm

Sold for £1,250

A group of forty-five enamelled Henley Rowing Club member's badges from the 1950's-1990's, together with eight Leander Club badges

Sold for £1,500

A regency green leather button upholstered library chair, possibly Irish, the mahogany, reeded and brass inlaid frame of lyre-shaped form, on reeded legs with casters

Sold for £850

Cartier, an 18ct yellow gold and silver brooch in the form of a hawk resting on its trainers gauntlet, its eye set a small ruby, the glove decorated in black enamel and set small diamond and coral, signed verso and numbered 11513

Sold for £3,800

A collection of thirty-seven silver mounted clear and coloured glass vesta jars, various dates and makers.

Sold for £2,500

An early 20th century cello with ebony fingerboard, pegs and tail piece.

Sold for £4,500

Talwin Morris: Glasgow School, 'Art Nouveau' Bookcase designed by Morris featuring a moulded top above three open shelves and four embossed copper plaques together with the complete complementary set of 21 bindings incorporating the gilt 'Peacock Feather' design on the maroon leather spines reflecting that of the plaques.

Sold for £800

A modern Meissen figure modelled as a sea lion,
h. 14.5 cm.

Sold for £300

Retail Stock

Makita 18v toolkit with drill, impact drive, reciprocating saw, circular saw, angle grinder, torchm 2 batteries and charger

Sold for £220

Apple i Mac 27" retina display all in one desktop computer with wireless mouse, keyboard and box

Sold for £720

Raymond Weil gents wristwatch

Sold for £330

Sharp 90" LCD LED 3D smart TV set

Sold for £2200