Friday 07 August 2020
Commencing at 11:00amBedford Auction Centre
Friday 31st July– 9am to 5pm,
Saturday 1st August – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 6th August – 9am to 5pm,
Morning of sale from 9am
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.
All customers must wear a face covering.
The first Friday of every month sees a specialist auction of Antiques and Collectable’s at the Bedford Auction Centre. A range of Antique Furniture, Pictures, Ceramics & Glass, Silver, Metalware, Boxes and Caddies, Militaria and other collector ’s items are offered for sale.
Please note this sale will be held live on the internet. Whilst you can view as detailed above, we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.
*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.
A Regency mahogany and tulipwood crossbanded sofa table inlaid with boxwood and ebonised lines, the rounded hinged top above two frieze drawers and two simulated drawers to the reverse, on double spirally turned end supports and reeded downswept legs with applied paterae and line and dot inlay, on shall cast cappings and castors, w. 164 cm, d. 69 cm £1000 – £1500
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If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales please contact Lindsay Taylor or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or email@example.com
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.
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Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.
Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.
For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.
A cased Champion brass finished saxophone. Est £100 – £150
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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 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 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
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