Just before you pull up your chair to the fire, and arrange that tartan blanket on your knees, a final reminder that we have an auction this Saturday starting at 10am. With over 500 Lots, you are bound to find something a bit quirky for Christmas. Or some general good bargains, as everyone else will be away doing their obligatory Xmas shopping!
We have many items that we could not fit into our recent country house event – the residual contents of those two large northern nineteenth century houses. And we have deliberately held back for this auction a good selection of jewellery, which I know people want at Christmas time. You would be amazed at how reasonable jewellery is at auction, in comparison to the high street shops! (Most folk immediately take their purchases to a jeweller for a formal valuation and are always extremely chuffed!)
We also have related “objects of virtue”, like a Victorian gold pen (Lot 40) and some fine miniatures.
We have also held back a lot of toys & games for this auction - again a comparison to toy shop prices is very relevant.
For the sporting type, how about a German hunting rifle (Lot 25), or a Scots Fusilier's sword (Lot 48)! Or even a ping-pong table (Lot 63) and a professional slate-bed pool table with cues, etc.(Lot 69).
We also have over 10 sets of golf clubs, some with trolleys. And for the truly adventurous (or should I say dangerous), how about a Pashley unicycle (Lot 88)? Actually I think Lot 35 looks a lot more dangerous.
As this is our last outing before Christmas, may we all wish you a jolly time over the holidays. Remember if you have anything to sell, please get in touch.
Finally we are recruiting again for a Saleroom Manager/Cataloguer/Auctioneer and general IT whiz, so spread the word! A lot of work, but a fun job/career for someone who likes “stuff”.
Have a browse through the catalogue which is all on-line at www.jimrailton.com NOW. Most lots have three different photographs taken of them – click the ‘More Details’ button.
Someone was just asking me what the auctioneer‘s favourites were? Well – having just browsed through the inventory myself, how about a set of kitsch flying ducks (Lot 477), the superb carpet (Lot 177) and the three charming barbola mirrors in one lot (Lot 404).
Those are certainly some of the pieces I would buy if I was there!