This was another hugely successful Specialist Sale, proving that Batemans certainly is the leading Stamford Auction House, and cementing our position as a Premier Auctioneers & Valuers in the East Midlands.
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Don't trust anyone else - come to Batemans!
Only 5 lots out of 193 failed to find buyers, once again as close to perfection as we might ever hope to achieve - more than 97% of all the lots sold!
Here's a selection of a few lots from each section to provide a snapshot of this near 'auctioning perfection' ...
With a large private collection of over 100 Victorian and Edwardian gold brooches dominating the Jewellery section, and gold prices as strong as ever it was business as usual in this ever popular sale department.
A Chopard 18ct white gold necklace with heart shaped happy diamond pendant, single diamond 0.05ct, colour F-G, clarity VVS, pendant 10mm by 10mm, chain 41cm long, overall 6.6g, in branded and fitted presentation case, with outer box and certificate.
SOLD FOR £1,056 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £300-£500
A set of six 18ct gold bangles, with engraved hatched design, each approximately 6cm diameter by 4.5mm wide, foreign hallmarks, test as 18ct, 35.3g total. (6)
SOLD FOR £1,152 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £600-£800
A group of six 9ct gold spray brooches, one set with deep blue sapphires and diamond chips, another set with cultured pearls, and the remaining four set with coloured stones, largest 6.5cm, 47.5g. (6)
SOLD FOR £696 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £300-£400
Our Watches section is flying especially high with Specialist Valuer Greg Bateman's vast knowledge and skill building upon decades of solid results. Vendors can see just how much better it is to trust their valuable vintage watches with someone that truly understands and recognises this spectacular collecting field. Prices have never been stronger, and with vastly superior cataloguing and photography (just look at how our competitors describe and photograph watches to see the difference!) Batemans are carving out a brilliant reputation as the 'go to' Auctioneers for Watches!
Several stunning single consignments, headed by a rare and very valuable 18ct gold Rolex, together with a large collection of pocket watches meant that Greg had his work cut out, but wow!... did he deliver - feast your eyes on an incredible watches section ...
A vintage 18ct gold Rolex Submariner-Date Oyster Perpetual gentleman's wristwatch, circa 1986, reference 16808, on an 18ct gold Rolex bracelet strap with deployment clasp, with Rolex service certificate dated 2017.
SOLD FOR £22,800 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £14,000-£16,000
Read our special news report on this incredible wristwatch: batemans.com/news/The Rare Rolex Submariner-Date
An Edwardian silver tray, of circular form with Chippendale pie crust edge, raised on four stepped hoof feet, Barker Brothers (Herbert Edward Barker & Frank Ernest Barker), Chester, 36 by 2.2cm, 1058.5g / 34.03toz.
SOLD FOR £546 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £300-£500
An 18ct gold twisted rope link necklace, 0.5 by 95.5cm total chain length, marked 750, 27.0g.
SOLD FOR £936 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £500-£800
An ancient Roman hammered gold aureus coin, Tiberius (AD 14-37), mint of Lugdunum, the obverse inscribed 'TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS' surrounding Emperor Tiberius laureate head facing right, the reverse inscribed 'PONTIF MAXIM' surrounding a female figure (possibly Livia) seated facing right, holding a sceptre and a branch, 7.9g, 1.5mm to 2.5mm thick, diameter varying from 19.1mm to 18.1mm.
SOLD FOR £3,600 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £1,200-£1,500
A pair of cufflinks formed of gold shield back half sovereigns, soldered loop fittings and joined by a gold figure-of-8 form link, the first composed of a George IV 1824 shield back half sovereign and a Victorian 1887 shield back half sovereign, the second composed of a George IV 1828 shield back half sovereign and a William IV 1835 shield back half sovereign, each coin 0.8 to 1.0mm, by 19.2 to 19.3mm, together with an 1853 Liberty Head gold dollar, 0.9 by 13.0mm, fitted with a pendant loop, combined total weight 19.2g. (3)
SOLD FOR £816 (incl. 20% B.P.) against estimates of £300-£500