Monday 6th February saw record numbers brave treacherous icy conditions to attend the latest Vintage Antiques and Collectables sale at Boningtons Auctioneers. The reason: things in the saleroom were hotting up as a large private collection of medals went under the hammer.
Not a single medal was left unsold as some competitive bidding, both within the room and on the phone, resulted in the collection realising a total just short of £12500.
The packed saleroom also saw several other interesting lots achieve significant prices, including an 18th century pestle and mortar (£500), a large quantity of gold sovereigns (£210 each) and a small selection of pot lids which made £360 due to one rare example.
Recently released figures show substantial growth in London’s coins and medals market for 2011 and New Year sales at Boningtons indicate that this trend is set to continue in 2012.
It is likely that medal enthusiasts will be returning to Boningtons later this month when further examples from the collection will be sold in the next Antiques and Collectables sale on Monday 20th February.
A Military Cross, a pair of Falklands Atlantic medals of the Parachute regiment, a Military General Service Medal and a WWI Military Medal Group are also set to be offered in the Fine Art sale in June.