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The sale of Clocks, Camera and Scientific Instruments at McTear’s in Glasgow on October 11 includes this scarce brass and lacquered skeletal phone by LM Ericsson, above.

The number 16 was the world’s first telephone with a one-piece handset. It was quickly dubbed the Ericsson Royal, as it was supplied initially to most of the crowned heads of Europe (including one at Windsor Castle at the request of Queen Victoria). Estimate £200-400.


The Jan Webster collection of sporting memorabilia goes under the Richard Winterton hammer in Lichfield on October 14. The scrum-half, who was capped 11 times for England between 1972-75, died earlier this year.

Many sports are represented alongside rugby memorabilia. This framed Great Britain athletics team track vest above belonged to Ann Packer, who represented Great Britain at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. After taking silver in the 400m she was entered in the 800m as a late replacement and stormed to gold.

It is offered alongside a photo of Packer being congratulated by her then-fiancé Robbie Brightwell (also a silver medal winner in Tokyo) which has been signed by them both. Estimate £60-80.


This early slipware cider keg by Michael Cardew (1901- 83) for Winchcombe Pottery, above, was acquired from the artist by his contemporary, the potter Deborah Harding (1903-91), in whose collection it remained until her death.

The estimate is £300-500 at the Adam Partridge sale of Studio Ceramics and Modern Design sale in Macclesfield on October 11.


The Design sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on October 16 includes a 8in (20cm) Wedgwood Egrets pattern lustre bowl designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones.

It is one of a number of trial pieces consigned from the collection of Anne Makeig-Jones (b.1934), the daughter of Doris Audrey Wedgwood (1894-1968) and Thomas Makeig-Jones.

Estimate £200-300.