Bourne is back to norm


John Taylors, Louth
Sale of Antiques, Furniture, Ceramics, Pictures, Watches, Coins, Silver and Jewellery, Tue 7th Feb, 10am

Golding Young, Grantham
Collective Sale, Wed 1st and Thu 2nd Feb, 10am
Grantham Fine Ceramics & Asian Art, Wed 22nd Feb, 10am

Golding Young, Bourne
Collective Sale, Wed 8th and Thu 9th Feb, 10am

Golding Young, Lincoln
Collective Sale, Wed 15th and Thu 16th Jan, 10am
Fine Art, Wed 22nd Feb, 2pm

Batemans of Stamford
Jewellery & Watches, Silver & Gold, Coins & Banknotes, Fri 17th Feb, 4pm

Stamford Auction Rooms, Stamford
Specialist Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Fri 10th Feb, 10am

A Private Collection of Ceramics: The Late Mrs P. Hooper of Stamford together with Objets D’art, 25th Feb, 10am

Unique Auctions, Lincoln
Large Antiques & Collectors, including evening sale, Wed 1st Feb, 10am
Antiques, Collectors and General items, Wed 8th Feb 6pm (viewing from 2pm on day of auction)
Antiques, Collectors and General items, Wed 15th Feb, 6pm (viewing from 2pm on the day)
Antiques, Collectors and General items, Wed 22nd Feb, 6pm (viewing from 2pm on the day)
Antiques & Collectors, Sat 25th and Sun 26th starting 9am (viewing Fri 24th from 10am to 4pm)

Please refer to the websites of each company to see the most recent updates on auction details.

Words by:
William Gregory MRICS
Featured in:
January 2023

By William Gregory MRICS, Golding Young and Mawer.

After the many changes enforced on the auction world by the events of the last two years, the Bourne Auction Rooms finally got back to the old ways – even if overshadowed by the new ones.

On offer at the 1,300+ lot, six-figure, two-day auction was the opportunity not only to view and bid online but to once again view and bid in person.

Whilst this added to the auction fever, it soon became apparent that the serious business was going to be done by the online bidders.

The first 50 lots comprised medals that were being sold with the proceeds going to the Woody’s Lodge registered charity fund that supports veterans.

Over £9,000 was raised with a Great War Western Front MC Group awarded to Captain Frederick Harvey John Drummond selling for £1,700.

Top price at the auction was £3,600 for a 72cm bronze armillary sphere by David Harber of Aston Upthorpe, Oxfordshire, found in a garden near Stamford.

Lot 137 – A 1727 calf bound edition, The Vineyard – Being A Treatise Shewing – encouraged one potential buyer to travel over county borders only to be outbid to a final price of £1,700 from the internet.

Anyone with transport problems had the opportunity to bid on An Ordinary Penny Farthing, which again sold to a remote bidder for £1,300.

Other notable prices raised include £1,400 for a group of Royal Copenhagen blue and white porcelain tea and coffee ware. And £1,100 for a Victorian button back sofa, which may have proven suitable seating for the traditional bidders, and did attract a traditional telephone bidder before finally selling to a button-pushing buyer.

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