First War medals in demand
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.
Another set of belonging to Mrs Woods father were from the Second World War together with paperwork & photographs sold at £130.
Other Military items included a large collection of bayonets & knives with the best of the bunch being a USA 1918 fighting knife at £440. A cut away Grenade sold at £75 and a Baby’s gas mask at £55.
A watercolour by Charles H Branscombe of Broomhill Manor, Poughill, Bude sold to a local collector for £550 & an oil on board by Henry Maidment sold at £420.
Among a good selection of Stamps, King George VI albums sold at £110 & £120 and an Album including a penny Black sold at £150.
In the Models & Toys section 30 Britain’s tractors were offered with top price for a group of three £65, large scale model Tug boats £90 & £100 and O gauge model railway set at £55.
Collectables were much in demand with a brass AA badge selling at £55, Rollieflex twin lens camera at £190, BSA S series .22 rifle at £120, two wooden Railway signs at £270 and a Swan Mabie Todd fountain pen at £90.