April Fine Art & Collectors Sale

Highlights from the 26th April Fine Art & Collectors Sale

Lot 14 AN EARLY – MID 20TH CENTURY DIAMOND RING, circa 1940, centring on a principle brilliant cut diamond enclosed within an old mine cut diamond crossover, swirl design shoulders, principle round brilliant cut diamond estimated 1.05ct, colour assessed as G-H, clarity assessed as I1, smaller old mine cut diamond weight total estimated 0.20ct, ring size P 1/2, approximate gross weight 3.3 grams (condition – please note there is a very small nick to the girdle) Sold Hammer Price £1,500 

Lot 37 A 9CT OMEGA 1950'S WRISTWATCH, having a subsidiary seconds dial on a later leather strap Sold Hammer Price £300 

Lot 72 A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER CUPS, each applied with a silver band of classical male figures with horse and a chariot, on a reeded knop with stepped reeded foot, fitted with a later removable wooden inset, makers George Angell & Co, London 1868, approximate weight 45ozt, 1400g, one repairs to foot, height approximately 29cm (2) Sold Hammer Price £700 

Lot 135 GOLD 18K MEDALS, Winston Churchill 4 18K medals by metal imports guarenteed by Johnson Matthey total weight approximately 57.5g Sold Hammer Price £1,060

Lot 136 A SET OF CASED GOLD 18K BATTLE OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS, guaranteed by Johnson Matthey 3 18ct 0.257oz B 0.562oz C. 1.125oz troy by Metal imports, numbers and certificates all metal with the medals Sold Hammer Price £1,140

Lot 137 A CASED SET OF 18K GOLD MEDALS, by metal imports, weights Battle of Britain guaranteed by Johnson Matthey A 0.257oz B.0.562oz C 1.125oz troy, certificates match medal numbers Sold Hammer Price £1,150

Lot 138 CASED SET OF KENNEDY 18K GOLD MEDALS 1965, with certificates and weights guaranteed by Johnson Matthey 1.125oz. 0.562oz. 0.257oz troy 61.5g Sold Hammer Price £1,130

Lot 139 GOLD MEDALS OF J.F. KENNEDY, a case set with certificates which match the numbered medals 1.962oz troy by metal imports weights guaranteed by Johnson Matthey Sold Hammer Price £1,120

Lot 140 GOLD SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS, boxed 18K hallmarked 4 coins boxed with certificates by metal imports, coined and weights guaranteed by Johnson Matthey approximately 57.5g Sold Hammer Price £1,060

Lot 141 GOLD MEDALS CHURCHILL COMMEMORATIVES, 4 x 18K boxed medals 57.5g with certificates Sold Hammer Price £1,100

Lot 142 GOLD MEDALS BY METAL IMPORTS, four Winston Churchill 18K medals, approximate weight 57.5g Sold Hammer Price £1,060

Lot 195 A LARGE BOX OF FLYING EQUIPMENT, from the WWII era and beyond and large quantity of papers photos and written ephemera all relating to Flight Lt Michael Beetham,(DFC) who later rose through the ranks to become Sir Michael Beetham Air Marshall of the RAF, Beetham trained in the USA under the Arnold Agreement and when he returned to the UK flew Lancasters in missions against Germany in WWII, the vast amount of paperwork and manuals cover Navigation, drills, etc and all relate to Beetham, many are signed, also present his is certificate for the award of the DFC in January 1952, he personally flew bombing missions over Berlin and after the War rose to the Top position in the RAF, he was about to retitre, when in 1982 Britain became involved in the Falklands War and he stayed on to oversee the vital part played in the conflict by the RAF, months after the defeat of Argentina in the War he retired from the RAF, he was born in London in 1923 and after completing his education volunteered for service in the RAF in 1941, after WWII in 1949 he flew Lancasters in Africa on mapping, and ariel photography surveys, being head of 82 Sqdn RAF, in 1959, he personally set two World records for flights and re-fuelling, to South Africa, and also served with V Force from 1958, included with this lot are three leather flying helmets with attached electrical and air supply fittings, an RAF Officers Cap, three various Aircraft instruments, a wrist fitting watch style compass, paperwork included lots of photos from his time in the USA with postcards etc, and various other flying books etc, an important archive to one of our Nations top RAF officers who served in WWII and beyond Sold Hammer Price £2,400 

Lot 309 ONE BOTTLE OF KRUG 'COLLECTION' CHAMPAGNE 1949 VINTAGE, rare, fill level 1cm below foil Sold Hammer Price £1,000

Lot 409 ROBERT CLEMINSON (1844-1903), Brown pony with a pannier, three setters recumbant at it's feet, three grouse on a rock behind and companion study of grey pony with a brace of rabbits over it's back, two setters resting by a wicker pannier with dead grouse beside, oil on canvas, signed lower left, approximately 39.5cm x 59.5cm (2) Sold Hammer Price £1,250 

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