Top price in the sale was achieved by a Distinguished Flying Medal set which made £3,100 against a £2000 to £3000 estimate. The excellent result was surely boosted by the additional photographs, logbook and other ephemera which always add significant value to medal groups, as collectors are very interested in the background story. The prices in the Medals and Militaria section were very strong throughout with other highlights including a 19th century dress sword which made £800 and a Military Medal set which made £840.
Even some traditional collectables are achieving prices far and above their pre-sale estimates. For example, a pair of Victorian copper jelly moulds stamped by Temple & Crook made a very surprising £540 whilst a set of five large brass bell weights made £470 – both were estimated at £100 or below.
Elsewhere in the sale the jewellery section produced some excellent results including a fine sapphire and diamond cluster ring which made £3000 and a very attractive ruby and diamond ring which made £2,300. Antique jewellery is always sought after and a Georgian diamond cluster ring estimated at £600 to £800 was pursued to a final hammer price of £1000 by a London jewellery dealer.