Ringing in 2021 specialist sales

DATES have been revealed for a series of specialist auctions in March 2021.

The specialist sections will be incorporated into the Antiques & Home Sales on the following dates:

Monday, March 1 to include a Pokemon 25th anniversary sale
Monday, March 8 to include stamps
Monday, March 22 to include wines and spirits
Monday, March 29 to include medals, militaria and firearms
Antiques & Home Sales are planed for most Mondays throughout 2021, with the first on January 4 followed by January 18 and 25.

The last Antiques & Home Sale of 2020 included an outstanding WW1 family medals grouping with an incredibly poignant letter and map, which sold above estimate for £850.

The sale also included the brass bell from WW2 submarine HMS Tradewind 1943, pictured above, which attracted a huge amount of interest and reached a final hammer price of £2,100.

Coincidentally, the submarine was scrapped 65 years ago to the day of the auction, on December 14 1955.

Other militaria results included two WW2-era Japanese swords, pictured below, which sold for a combined £1,160.

Sales of stamps totalled £4,675 and wines and whisky totted up to £10,000, with just one unsold across the entire section.

Lichfield has also become the go-to place for Pokemon, with recent collections of cards fetching thousands at auction.

In July 2020, a rare complete 1st edition Pokemon base set sold online with Richard Winterton Auctioneers for £25,000.

We are now consigning for the specialist sales in March. To book an appointment for drop-offs or to enquire about Virtual Valuations, call 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

The Lichfield Auction Centre closes for Christmas at 5pm on Friday, December 18, reopening at 9am on Monday, January 4. At 9.30am that day, the first Lichfield auction of 2021 begins – the Antiques & Home Sale.

View the online catalogue now via our auction dates page

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