Steiff Bear charms the bidders

8th September 2015

Kivells Live on Line Collectables Auction of 570 lots at Holsworthy on 8th September saw a packed  Sale Room and bidders on line from Australia, Russia, Israel & USA to mention a few.


Among a collection of 70 Teddy Bears’ a 15.5 inch Steiff brown teddy bear circa 1906 with a detailed family history had many admirers prior to the Auction. The bidding was brisk from an opening bid of £200 selling finally to an Internet bidder for £550.


Collections of Dinky & Corgi models were entered with pick of the bunch being a Corgi Chipperfields set selling at £150, Corgi James Bond Aston Martin at £85, Man from Uncle Oldsmobile at £50 & a Spot On Vauxhall Cresta and boat £60.


A Kingsbury clockwork Golden Arrow record breaking car sold at £170 and a Malcolm Campbell Bluebird with part missing sold at £110.


Among a large entry of Coins 45 Britannias sold at £1000, 30 Chinese 10 yuan coins at £750, 23 Australia 1 dollar coins £440 & other silver coin sets at £1800.


A 1908 sovereign sold at £190, 1895 Maundy set £60, USA silver dollars at £15 to £20, 1723 Irish halfpenny £15 and Crowns at £15 to £35.


Another large entry of Books included a set of leather bound volumes by James selling at £240, 4 Cleverley volumes at £55, 1630 Ovidii Nasons Operum at £50, 2 Blanchminster Charity accounts books at £50, 1831 Scottish Chieftans at £60 and 60 Folio Society books at £250.


Paperwork included 1940’s & 50’s Athletics programmes at £110, Marhamchurch plans £75 & sale agreements £40.


Among the Collectables a Paillard Bolex cine camera sold at £400, a Thornton Pickard half plate camera at £120, Tisley & Spiller microscope £55 and Air pistols at £20-£40    


The next auction will be Select Antiques Auction on 13th October 2015 which will be live online at Lots are being accepted for all future auctions.  Please contact Philip Walter on 01409 259256 or by email at