Gold £5 piece sells beyond expectations

12th January 2016
Gold £5 coin sold £1400
Two first edition Rudyard Kiplings' sold £260
Dinky Foden lorry sold £55
1878-80 Afghanistan medal sold £190
1625 sixpence sold £95

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.

Also among the Coins was a Gold £2 coin selling at £460, 5 Sovereigns at £180-£210, 5 half sovereigns at £80-£90, 1935 Crown at £290 & other Crowns to £140, 32 Victorian halfcrowns at £310, 1625 sixpence £95, 16 Canada dollars £220, & USA dollars £18-£25.

Models & Toys included Dinky Foden lorry at £55, Dinky field gun & tractor at £40, cast metal toy cement mixer £65, 12 Franklyn Mint model cars £220, Matchbox Service Station £55, Commodore 64 computer and games £65 & a box of 1930’s Meccano sold for £80. 

In the Militaria section  Medals sold well with an 1878-80 Afghanistan medal selling at £190, Service medals £25 to £48, Bayonet & scabbard at £45 German belt £65 & a pocket pistol at £50.

Among over 230 lots of Books two Rudyard Kipling first editions sold at £260, pop up Bookano Zoo at £48, 1889 Ralph Caldecotts graphic pictures at £38 & Jean Plaidy first editions £35.

In an eclectic mix of Collectables two Aero lenses sold at £200, Continental portable typewriter at £42, Chinese wall hanging at £170 and a hand held Klaxon at £38.

The next auction will be Select Antiques Auction on 9th February 2016 which will be live online at www.the-saleroom.com

Lots are being accepted for all future auctions. 

Please contact Philip Walter on 01409 259256 or by email at auctions@kivells.com.  

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