On January 23, Gorringes in Lewes, East Sussex, will offer The Collyer Collection of antique silver, assembled over 20 years by a single collector.
The 360-lot sale, which has been consigned by the collector’s family, ranges from early Georgian pieces through to the Arts & Crafts period. Included is this Edwardian Arts & Crafts gem set planished silver cup and cover, by the Guild of Handicrafts, and possibly from a design by Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942).
Stamped for London 1903, the 8in (21cm) high cup features a slender stem with curved wire supports, and a conical cover set with six oval amethyst cabochon cut stones and a berry finial. Estimate: £3000-5000.
Just 12 of these so-called Celtic ‘Gisleham Glory’ quarter staters are recorded.
The coin, which dates to around c.40-20 BC, features a globular horse and 16 ‘hidden faces’ – a motif lifted from the coins made under Tasciovanos, a king of the Catuvellauni tribe who ruled before the Roman conquest of Britain.
The coin was found in 2009 near Fakenham in Norfolk, and has an opening bid of £2800 in Chris Rudd’s Celtic coin online auction, which ends on January 14.
This Victorian whalebone walking stick is going under the hammer at David Duggleby’s Maritime, Scientific Instruments & Cameras auction in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on January 19.
The 33in (84cm) long stick sports an ivory handle carved as a crab claw and a twist and geometric carved shaft.
This British quad poster above promoting the James Bond film Goldfinger hung in a cinema in Bournemouth when the film came out in 1964, according to the family selling it.
The 2ft 6in x 3ft 4in (76 x 1.01m) poster has been consigned to Aston’s sale in Dudley, West Midlands, on January 18, estimated at £2000-3000.
Printed by Stafford & Co and designed by Robert Brownjohn (1925-70), it depicts Sean Connery as 007 and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore.