Typically purchases can either be collected safely and couriered, or stored by the auctioneers until the current government guidance is lifted. Some of the events below have been rescheduled from earlier dates.
Nine upcoming lots
This Märklin Loreley paddle steamer/river pleasure boat No 5066/75, c.1914, is estimated at £7000-10,000 in the Young’s online timed auction ending on May 2.
It is catalogued as a working clockwork toy, in hand japanned tin, and is about 2ft 6in (75cm) long.
This rare first US issue of Elvis Presley’s debut single That’s All Right issued on the Sun label in 1954 carries an estimate of £900-1000 at Stacey’s in Rayleigh, Essex, on May 2.
By repute the 10in shellac (with a deep groove through the outside edge of the label consistent with the first US issue) came from the collection of ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement who was a producer working with Sam Phillips at Sun Studios in the 1950s.
Lyon & Turnbull holds a sale of African & Oceanic Art, Antiquities and Natural History in Edinburgh on May 5.
Among the top-estimated lots at £6000-9000 is this Apulo-Corinthian helmet from southern Italy, c.350-500BC. The hammered bronze helmet was previously part of the Axel Guttmann collection of ancient arms and armour sold by Sotheby’s in December 1985.
Unlike the classic famous Greek Corinthian helmet, which was won full-face when in combat, the Apulo- Corinthian variant was worn on the top of the head like a cap. This is clear in this example, where the aperture for the eyes is far too small to have been functional.
This ticket to Tomkins’ Lottery of the British Gallery of Pictures has a guide of £50-100 at Southgate Auction Rooms’ sale of ephemera in London in a timed sale beginning on May 5. The lottery of 16,500 tickets was launched in 1821 to allow the engraver Pietro William Tomkins to disperse of his collection of paintings, drawings and engravings, and the lease of his New Bond Street premises, ‘by way of chance’.
On April 29 Forum Auctions holds a sale of 50 prints by Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) from a private collection.
This 1964 screen print titled Plaza 1964 (Miles 21), an artist’s proof aside from the edition of 10 printed by Kelpra Studios, London, measures 21 x 16in (53 x 45cm).
A collection of pots by the Martin Brothers offered by Swan Fine Art in Tetsworth on May 7 includes this small 3½in (9cm) vessel incised and decorated with a grotesque fish.
Signed Martin Bros, London and Southall, 1898, it is estimated at £400-700.
This pair of 18in (44cm) vases decorated with famille verte narrative scenes carry Kangxi four-character marks but are not deemed of the period.
They come for sale at Ewbank’s Asia art sale in Surrey on April 30 from a named English private collection formed between c.1968-85.
This Qing export card case, probably made in the ivory-carving workshops of 19th century Canton, comes in its original card box.
At Greenslade Taylor Hunt in Taunton on May 1 it has an estimate of £100-150.
This 17th century gold posy ring is inscribed with the motto fortunate if favoured – a rare verse that does not appear in any of the known references. Recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, it has an estimate of £500-600 at Hansons’ Historica sale in Etwall, Derbyshire, on May 6-7
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