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Aproximately 1000 lots
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OKEHAMPTON AUCTION ROOMS
UNIT 4a FATHERFORD FARM EXETER ROAD OKEHAMPTON
ON WEDNESDAY 22nd October at 10 a.m. prompt
Viewing Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 12pm to 6pm & Morning of Sale from 8.30am
Approx. 1000 lots
Furniture inc wardrobes, pine & oak dressers, small oak blanket box, chests of drawers, balloon, ladder back & Chippendale style chairs, showframe & nursing chairs, American rocker, corner cabinets, sewing table, marble top stand, various mirrors, court cabinet etc, Clocks & watches inc, large Victorian oak mantel clock, carriage clocks etc Silver inc.enamel dressing table set with clock, hand mirror, photo frame, trinket tray, book mark etc, Plate inc.,tea trays, punch bowl, entrée dishes, antler candelabra etc, Jewellery inc. diamond & gem set rings etc & large Selection costume jewellery, Collectables inc.clocking in clock, stained glass panel,1920’s Mills slot machine, rugs, railway signal arm, pinball decorative panels, champlevé vases, arcade grab claw game, iron court line marker, Gladstone bag, coach lamps, oil lamp etc Brass & Copper inc kettles, jugs, charger, coal scuttle, large boiler etc, China & Glass inc. Beswick figures inc. camel, kingfisher, owl, parrot, large dachshund, Paragon silver mounted coffee set, Coalport, Worcester, Nao & LLadro figures, Swarovski, Poole pottery, Imari plate, Torquay plate, Brannam candlesticks etc, Pictures & prints inc. Tatton Winter & Bartolozzi prints, Ltd edition dog & cat prints, pair oil river scenes, Frank Dicksee print etc, Good quality modern furniture & furnishings, Selection modern pine inc. tables, chairs, dresser, bookcase etc tools & many other useful lots.
*House clearances* Storage & transport available*
(Accepting goods for November 19th sale from Thurs. 23rd October by appointment)
Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)
Catalogue available on-line
Old arcade and gaming machines are highly sought after, especially if they were made by well known companies. The Mills Novelty Company of Chicago were amongst the leaders in producing coin operated slot machines. Mortimer Birdsul Mills acquired a U.S. patent in 1891 for an improved coin activated vending machine. In 1897 the company introduced the first of their gaming machines, the Mills Owl which was a great success and paved the way for many other interpretations.
The model on offer here is the Poinsettia slot machine dating from around 1929, which has been adapted from 5 cents to one old penny for the British market. It is a table standing model at 26” high and 16” wide and in working order has a guide of £300/350.
For those with a larger space for a novelty is a freestanding crane & claw game in an oak glazed hexagonal cabinet. Dating from around the 1930’s, by which time these grab games were electrical, it has cranes for 5 players, who would manoeuvre the cranes to try and grab sweets or prizes and drop them into a chute to be collected via a trap door. It stands 82” high and 60” wide and deep and is priced at £100/150 due to the fact that it is lacking one panel and will require a complete overhaul.
The Paragon china company made bone china in Longton, Stoke on Trent, with the Paragon name being used from 1900. One of their most prestigious commissions was the nursery china ordered by the Queen Mother in 1926 for her daughter Princess Elizabeth, with a subsequent order after the birth of Princess Margaret Rose. Dating from the early years of the factory is a cased coffee service with a 1903 backstamp which is overlaid in silver with tracery decoration. It was sold by the Silversmiths Richard Wallace who were based in Limerick from the 1850’s to 1930’s. In excellent condition it is offered at £180/200.
A pair of Chinese champlevé enamel bronze vases would date from around 1920, when decorative pieces from the Orient were the height of fashion. The ovoid bodies each have twin elephants head handles and are decorated with stylised enamel panels. At 12” high with one slight area of denting, they are priced at £100/120.
A Beswick camel, model 1044 was designed by Arthur Gredington and issued from 1946 – 1973. The standing model is 7” high and 8 ½” long and in good order asks £30/40.
The artist William Tatton Winter (1855 – 1928) was born in Lancashire, but spent most of his life in Surrey. He was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and had connections with Royalty and the art critic John Ruskin amongst other artistic luminaries. A group of 7 signed prints sold through the Museum Gallery in London feature scenes around Wiltshire. Of varying sizes they would benefit from new mounts and therefore collectively seek bids of £50/60.