Charles Branscombe Bude watercolours

17th May 2018

Kivells Online Auction at Holsworthy Auction Room on 15th May saw 600 lots offered to an enthusiastic audience in the room and over 250 worldwide bidders Online.

In a good entry of Paintings 3 watercolours by the Victorian Bude artist Charles Branscombe sold in excess of expectations. A view of Bude breakwater looking south west sold at £900, a coastal view between Upton & Widemouth Bay sold at £850 and the other entitled Flight shooting Bude coast sold at £900. An oil painting by Cox sold for £260 and a Snaffles print at £105. Three boxes of photographic glass plates of the Halberton, Taunton area sold to a local Taunton family at £550.

A selection of Stamps sold well with five 1d Blacks at £32 to £95, Great Britain album pages at £550, North Borneo pages at £130, pages of GB possessions in Africa £100 and 28 Ascension stamps at £170.

Among a variety of Postcards top price of £145 was paid for eight of Fulham Football Club 1904-1910, a Tram disaster £100, Hastings £75 and a selection of Warships at £90.

In the Militaria a German Panzer badge with 9 others sold at £660, a fighting knife sold at £400, a Tower percussion rifle £125, Eastern sword £105, German cross £85, first world war water bottle £45 and a starting pistol at £60.

Collectors items were topped by a Rolleiflex 6008 camera, lenses & equipment selling at the impressive price of £950, Concorde cufflinks & tie pin £90, 2 Concorde decanter labels £48 and a card set at £32, a large collection of car badges included Land Rover Club of East Africa £80, Otter Vale motorcycle club £60, Exmoor £65 and several lots of assorted at £440.

Other items of note included Emmeline Pankhurst’s funeral order of service at £160, a bottle of Seagers rum at £210, Stuart static model engine £260, Record no 8 plane £85, 8 fountain pens £115, tap & die set £45 and a selection of gas lamp mantles at £55.   

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