At Kivells Auction at Holsworthy on 16th August a Bruce Talbert brass mantle clock with pendulum and finials missing surprised everyone in the room except the eventual winning bidder.
With a starting bid of £50 the Internet took off to £1400 the room bidder then took the bidding to a magnificent £1700.
Kivells Live on Line Collectables Auction of 820 lots at Holsworthy Auction Room on 12th July included a selection of Books from the Estate of the late Cyril Lucas of Harrowbarrow who was a keen collector of Cornish books.
At Kivells Live on Line Auction at Holsworthy on 14th June of Select Antiques & Collectables an Agate bead set of necklace, bracelet & brooch sold well above expectations to sell at the magnificent sum of £600. The same top bid of £600 from a Bidder in the USA secured the oriental Armorial dress panels painted on silk.
At Kivells Auction at Holsworthy on 10th May a set of First World War Medals together with photographs were offered to a large audience in the Room and over 200 registered worldwide bidders on the Internet. The medals were awarded to Sargent E W Wood whose granddaughter lived in Stratton. The bidding swiftly moved to a final selling price of £560 to a collector in the Room.
At Kivells Auction at Holsworthy on 12th April of Select Antiques & Collectables a Burmantofts majolica, grotesque bullfrog, spoon warmer sold to an internet bidder in the UK. Great interest was shown prior to the Auction and despite slight damage to its toes the guide price of £200-£300 was soon eclipsed to sell at the excellent price of £500.
Kivells Holswothy Auction Room was the Venue for a Sports & Pastimes Auction of 450 lots which included a Collection of over 120 Hickory shaft golf clubs.
At Kivells Auction at Holsworthy on 9th February of Select Antiques & Collectables five Victorian Valentine Cards captured the bidders hearts.
The homemade paper cut out cards were very much admired prior to the Auction. The Guide Price of £100-£200 was soon exceeded as the bidding soared to £800 at which price they were sold to a bidder from Cornwall against opposition from London & the USA.
Kivells Live on Line Collectables Auction of 680 lots at Holsworthy Auction Room on 12th January included a good Coin Collection of 160 lots with a £5 Gold coin taking top spot.
An initial guide of £800-£1000 was upgraded several times prior to the Auction and when the Coin was offered the bidding was manic from the initial bid of £800 quickly rising to its selling price of £1400.
At Kivells Auction at Holsworthy on 15th December of Select Antiques & Collectables a wooden Chess set with a missing Pawn sold for the excellent price of £600 to a commission Bidder.
Among a good selection of Jewellery an 18ct gold Diamond & Sapphire ring sold at £340, an 18ct gold Princess cut 9 Diamond ring sold at £260, a jade pendant at £220 and a 3 Diamond ring at £210.