Seconds out as watch collection clocks up £15,000 at Tamworth auction

TAMWORTH’S first auction of 2022 saw watches, military collectables, stamps, toys and vinyl records go under the hammer for thousands of pounds.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Collectable Sale on January 6 took place online only, behind closed doors at 34-35 Church Street, with bidders joining in via the internet from all over the world.

It featured a big collection of Swiss timepieces such as Rolex, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Girard-Perregaux, TAG Heuer and Longines, realising a total hammer price of £15,360.

Highlights included a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust selling at £3,600 and an 18ct gold Jaeger-LeCoultre which made £3,400, both pictured.

An Omega De Ville fetched £800 and a 9ct gold Waltham full hunter pocket watch sold at £500.

“It was a great day for collections,” said auctioneer Richard Winterton.

Lot 270 on January 6 is around 160 complete sheets of stamps from the 1950s and 1960s.
Lot 270, around 160 complete sheets of stamps from the 1950s and 1960s, made £3,000.

“Philately sales totalled £9,260 with Lot 270, 160 complete sheets of stamps from the 1950s and 1960s, taking £3,000.

“There were also wonderful results for our Toy Department, with diecast models including Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox and Hot Wheels revving up a total hammer price of £6,790 and model trains departing at a £2,440 total, with OO/HO gauge locomotives, wagons, buildings, track and accessories proving particularly popular.

“Also shooting straight to the top of the charts were records, with collectable vinyl totalling a £2,630 hammer price with classic bands The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen and the Rolling Stones especially striking a chord.”

Collections of cigarette cards, trade cards and postcards in the sale fetched £1,200 and an array of Royal Doulton Walt Disney figurines and Walt Disney Classics ceramics totalled £1,430.

This Imperial German Pickelhaube helmet features in the military section.
This Imperial German Pickelhaube helmet sold at £460.

An Imperial German Pickelhaube helmet fetched £460 and groups of World War Two medals totalled £500.

“We have more free specialist valuations in Tamworth scheduled,” added Richard.

“Coin specialist Phil Bridge and medals and militaria expert Nick Thompson are back at Church Street for free valuations by appointment on Tuesday, January 25.

“And stamps and postal ephemera specialist Phil Ives will be there on Thursday, February 3.

“You can also book valuations every week for watches, jewellery and all kinds of collectables from toys and cameras to records and hi-fi equipment.

“It’s a great time to dig out those hidden treasures and let us see if you’re sitting on a fortune!”

The next Tamworth auction is planned for Thursday, February 17, to feature toys and trains.

For auction information, viewing enquiries and valuation appointments, email, telephone 01827 217746 and visit our Auction Dates page.

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