Campbells sale in April was a busy affair with
viewing numbers up followed by a well-attended auction day.
Great interest was shown in an Edwardian inlaid mahogany cabinet which had
been spotted, only weeks prior, in a local charity shot, prices at £40.
The lucky purchaser sought the opinion of Paul Campbell, who valued it at
£600/800 and it was subsequently entered for auction sale. One can
only imagine the owner's jubilation as he watched the bidding rise from £600
and finally reaching £1,650! One man's gain is to the detriment of the
charity's loss and Mr Campbell is always happy to give free advice to all
charities. To this end, Campbells are holding a valuation evening for
Worthing Scope, Tuesday 20th May. Enquiries to the auctioneers are
Another pleasing result was that of a Chinese side table, elaborately carved
in rosewood but all joints were considerably loose and general condition
could best be described as "poor". Estimated at £300/400, bidding was
again extremely competitive and telephone lines full. The table was
eventually bid to £2,500.
April's sale included ceramics, silver and jewellery and paintings and the
selling rate of 92% was exceptional.