Antiques News

26th January 2018

Kivells auctioneers are delighted to announce that due to public demand, they are now holding fortnightly sales of household furniture and effects at the Holsworthy auction centre situated on the edge of the town.  Since moving to the new auction site the sales of furniture and effects have become really busy with between 1000 – 1200 lots becoming the norm.  One example of this was last week when over 1400 lots went under the hammer with 150+

23rd January 2018
Concertina sold at £300

Kivells first online Collectors Auction of 2018 on 23rd January attracted a huge entry of 1,040 lots which were offered to a packed Auction room and nearly 300 bidders registered online.

5th December 2017

Kivells Select Antiques & Collectors Auction on 5th December at Holsworthy Auction Room finished the Year on a high.

Great interest was shown prior to the Auction with over 250 bidders registered On Line from across the Globe.

15th August 2017

Eager bidders in the room, on the telephones and live On Line were the order of the day at Kivells Holsworthy Auction Room on 15th August.

Top price of the day was paid for a Breitling Navitimer wristwatch, the sellers’ brother having purchased it in the 1960’s. Bidding took off and the final bid of £2300 secured the watch for a bidder On Line in Austria.

11th July 2017

Kivells July 11th On Line Auction at Holsworthy Auction room included a collection of 27 World War II Ministry of Food posters. They were issued by the Ministry to encourage the public to grow their own vegetables, not to waste food, use cod liver oil and “Dig for Victory”. The whole collection sold for a surprising £1700 with top price of £130 for a single poster.

30th May 2017
Pine Dresser Sold £1300

Country furniture especially pine pieces were very much in demand at Kivells May 30th Antiques & Collectors Auction. The Auction highlighted that all lots being offered On Line to a worldwide audience greatly increases the prices realised. 

14th February 2017

The Collectors Auction held on 14th February included four Charles Branscombe watercolours of Bude Breakwater from differing perspectives.

The delightful painting of Sir Thomas Aclands bathing pool for men only, constructed in 1859, and known locally as Tommy’s Pit sold for the magnificent sum of £1500 and the other 3 all sold at £750 each.

4th February 2017

A lifetime collection of over 250 lots of horse brasses, heavy horse tack and other items sold to an enthusiastic audience in the Room & On line.

Pick of the collection was a large brass saddle bridge piece which sold to a Welsh bidder On line for £440.

Other excellent prices were single horse brasses Langler of Ashburton £90, Puddy of Poole £70 & Speed the Plough £85.

8th November 2016

Kivells Live on Line Collectables Auction of 750 lots at Holsworthy Auction Room on 11th November included a Linn Sondek LP12 record deck in its original packing box and consigned to the auction by the owner who purchased it new from Radford Hi Fi of Windsor in the 1970’s. Furious bidding on line and in the Room soon reached £900 at which price it was sold to an online bidder. 

11th October 2016

Descendants of Lt Col de Lisle Bush entered family silver items in Kivells 11th October Antiques Auction at Holsworthy Auction Room. The consignment included a large silver Presentation tray presented by Officers & members of the Ranks of the Gloucester Volunteer Regiment in 1862. The tray weighing in at a massive 4.03kg of silver far exceeded expectations by selling at £1700.

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