Campbells look forward to their next offering,
Tuesday June 14th, which will complete a busy stretch of ten sales over
the last twelve months. During this time, Worthing has played
venue to many of the country's leading jewellers as the auctioneers near
the end of a significant consignment of gold, silver and jewellery.
This is the collection of a local, deceased gentleman, whose executors
have since benefited from the auctioneer's considered plan to release
this vast quantity of precious items at a gentle 'drip-feed', whilst
watching the slow but steady rise in the price of precious metals over
the intervening months.
April's sale this year threw up some interesting results including the
Ekco Bakelite radio of around 1935. It's a rare type but condition
of the case was against and the workings were sadly faulty. This
didn't seem to bother bidders on auction day and it reached £420! (shown
lot 195). Another lot that exceeded all expectations was a Poole
pottery jar. (shown lot 408). Art Deco Poole was avidly
collected some 15/20 years ago but has tailed off somewhat recently.
Newly-enhanced digital technology (that enhances instant yet remote
live-bidding) brought a number of hopefuls together, linked and locked
into competition by their computers. Estimated at £150, bidding
finally closed at £700.
Another thing to look forward to, in fact to relish, is the prospect of
a sale entirely devoted to famous signatures and autographs. To
touch the surface only, the signatures of all the Kings and Queens going
back to George II (died 1760) will feature in the sale, which is to take
place some time during the second half of this year. Other names
bring the past to life: The Duke of Wellington and his famous
adversary, Napoleon, Hitler and Mussolini, Churchill, Mikhail Gorbachev,
Harry Houdini, Buffalo Bill Cody, Rudyard Kipling, Indira Ghandi, Neil
Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Nicholas Culpepper, Southey, Byron, Dickens
and Wordsworth.... and hundreds more!