Antiques News

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.

16th August 2016

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.

10th May 2016

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.

12th July 2016

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.

14th June 2016

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.

12th April 2016
Bumantofts Majolica Bullfrog SOLD £500

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.

8th March 2016
Longnose Golf Club by William Park sold at £520

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.

9th February 2016

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. 

12th January 2016
Gold £5 coin sold £1400

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.