The catalogue for Monday’s specialist Military, Coins & Medals auction on Monday 23rd March is now available to view online. The auction can currently be viewed at our Loughton saleroom which is packed full of coins, medals, badges, firearms, edged weapons, military clothing & equipment, ephemera, books, pictures and much more!
With over 450 lots on offer, the sale looks set to follow in the footsteps of our previous military and coin auctions which have all attracted worldwide interest and achieved significant prices as the market for these items continues to grow.
There is a particularly healthy selection of weaponry up for grabs. Firearm highlights include an India Pattern post-1809 ring-neck Brown Bess (Lot 343, £2,500-3,000), a WWII German MP40 ‘Schmeisser’ (Lot 395, £1,500-2,000), a WWII German 1939 Luger (Lot 396, £500-800) and a fine quality English Samuel Nock double barreled percussion shotgun (Lot 305, £200-400). Meanwhile, the bladed weapons are represented by everything from a WWII SS dress dagger and sheath (Lot 398, £700-1,000) to a beautiful 18th/19th century Bavarian Hunt Master’s sword (Lot 188, £400-600).
Other interesting individual items include a cased WWII Avimo Ltd sight testing instrument used for spitfires (Lot 190, £1,000-1,500), a large Gypsy propeller (Lot 195, £500-800) and a WWII Enfield sniper scope (Lot 313, £300-500).
Our 600+ lot Interiors auction on 9th March saw fierce international bidding in the room, on the telephones & internet for a number of lots which realised very notable sums. A Bio-scope Charles Urban camera soared above estimate to sell to an internet bidder for £1,800, as did a fine 18th century treen snuff mull in the form of a ram’s head which was knocked down in the room for £1,300.
Our next Interiors sale is on Tuesday 7th April.