On Saturday 25th January, a packed Auction Room along with a large number of online bidders created a marvellous atmosphere and lead to some truly competitive bidding and some surprising results.
The taxidermy items all sold very well with most of them making well above guides. Top price of the day was a cased display of 3 Flamingos at £2,500. A pair on a single base £900, individuals £530, £460, £450. A cased Barnacle Goose (shot by Christopher Marler in 1957) £900, a Red Deer Stags Head (Glenbruar 71) £400. A female American Bisons Head £720, a Chital Deer Stag £480, Pelicans £620 and £600, 3 Starlings on a branch £180.
The paintings also created considerable interest. Top price of the day an Archibald Thorburn monochrome watercolour of flamingos £1,150, Peter Scott watercolour of Red Breasted Goose £620, Philip Rickman watercolour of 5 Bewick’s Swans £600, Michael Weirs oil of Shorthorn and Galloway Cattle £780, a large selection of Trevor Boyer acrylic paintings were all well regarded and topped at £650 a Harpy Eagle and £380 a Tawny Eagle, with the majority selling between £180 - £340. A Carl Donner watercolour of geese on the North Norfolk Coast made £500, a David Morrison Reid-Henry oil of a Leopards Head made £420.
Overall an excellent sale exceeding our highest expectations.
Thank you and all the team very much for all your help in organising the auction on Saturday. I thought it was a great success and the prices were spectacular.