SWPA stamp dealers offer professional friendly advice

IF you have stamps and/ or coins and are thinking of selling, then sitting in Ivybridge since 2005 is South West Philatelic Stamp Auctions, a friendly, family-run business which holds regular auctions seven times a year. Richard has more than 35 years’ experience in stamps and offers friendly, professional advice with stamps, coins, post- cards and cigarette cards. Richard says: ‘Sales are very strong at the moment so now is an ideal time to think about including your stamps and coins for auction.’

Rare stamps
Rare stamps (TT)

Their website shows sales of stamps, singular and in lots ranging with sale prices from £25 to £9,400!

They offer a complete service for valuation, including probate, and their advice is free. SWPA are clearly highly thought of as their website includes many glowing reviews of items valued, purchased and auctioned.

The next auction is on Sunday, October 1 at 2.15pm. Viewing on the day from 9am to 1pm. Contact Richard for more information or visit their website here or email us here or call 01752 698089.

Little treasures of childhood at Eldreds

Trumpton figureines
Trumpton figurines (Eldreds)

Eldreds sale of antique and later furniture, art, ceramics, glass, silver & jewellery, Tuesday 26th September at 10.00am

Eldreds next auction of antiques and interiors includes a huge one-owner collection of modern collectable ceramics comprising many hundreds of examples with something for every taste and budget.

Beswick and Royal Doulton feature prominently, with many models from children’s tv, nursery rhyme and film favourites such as Trumpton, Winnie-the-Pooh, Popeye, The Snowman, The Flintstones and Wind in the Willows. Other Disney collections include The Jungle Book, Fantasia, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland and 101 Dalmatians.

Approximately 120 Royal Doulton Bunnykins figures include ‘Historical Figures’, ‘Trades’ and ‘Roman Empire’ and more than 100 small Beswick Beatrix Potter figures are joined by rarer Gold Edition blown figures, including ‘Tabitha Twitchit and Moppet’ and ‘Squirrel Nutkin’. Other Beatrix Potter-themed ceramics include figure groups, tableaux and musical boxes.

Also included are examples of characters from ‘Widecombe Fair’ by Will Young, ‘The Illustrious Ladies of the Stage’, ‘Ladies of the British Isles’, ‘Egyptian Queens’, ‘The Pig Prom’, farming-themed figure groups by Border Fine Arts and Country Artists, approximately 100 Royal Doulton character jugs and Kevin Francis pieces from his collections such as ‘Young Clarice Cliff’.

A second one-owner collection of approximately 100 Swarovski pieces will also be included in this sale.

Email us here (01752) 721199 or go to our website here

Atmospheric auctioneers at Sticklepath

Sticklepath sales
(Sticklepath sales)

The August auction at the Sticklepath Saleroom was another great day for bidders and vendors alike.

Held at Bowdens Nursery the saleroom was a hum of action with bidders in the room (including the local characters hollering frequently that make it all very entertaining), telephone bidders, the internet humming away and all the fun of a carnival under the watchful eye of Auctioneer Mrs Ann Thorp (Ann Teak) assisted by her trusty assistant Mr David Force and backed up of course with the meticulous organization of Tim Penrose (ahem…)

Since September 2022 Ann and Tim have created a wonderful, quirky fun filled auction with never a dull moment and a fantastic local atmosphere.

However, we need a continuing supply of wonderful goods in order to keep up the entertainment.

We are now seeking quality items to consign into the next October sale. We are looking for :

Quality vintage luggage

Silver of any description

Gold and other Jewellery

Vintage posters

Clarice Cliff, Royal Doulton, Denbigh, Delft China

Anything Art Deco – ornaments, clocks etc

Military memorabilia, uniforms, badges etc

We take items in from Monday 11th September 10 am to 4 pm

Also Tuesday to Friday same times)

We will evaluate and chat to you

Your items will be lotted up (no lotting fee)

A flat rate of 20% vendors commission

No unsold fees

No photography fees

Come and see Ann and excite her with your goodies!

Place your bids here