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Great Results from our December Online Auction

By January 10, 2021No Comments

Beech Auction’s own online auction bidding platform achieved some super results for clients in the second sale of the 6th December.

A Minty stacking solicitors bookcase achieved a whopping £252 for a case of that type. An Aesthetic piers cabinet with inlaid griffins and Corinthian columns saw a battle in the last few seconds, ending at a hammer price of £602, against the £250-350 estimate. ‘I really hoped that it would achieve £400, as it deserved it’ said auctioneer Hilary Mackay ‘so we are delighted for the house clearance client that its quality proved popular enough to be hard fought over’

Enamel signs did well with a Bere Ferrers railway station target sign achieving £900, an Associated Motorways sign £776 and a Dominion Insurance Sign £2347 having some damage to the bottom edge. Military finds from a local house clearance did well with with an end of Boer War 9ct presentation cane achieving £271, death plaque & goliath watch £151 & medals with a mary tin £121, Boer war medal £106.

In the rustic furniture section, pitch pine tram benches and stacking chairs of tubular steel with steam bent panels were all bang on estimate ranging from £130-150 a lot, with one with some damaged selling at £110. A ply sided flight of drawers in need of some work made £101 with a dome top pine trunk at £121. A small scrub top table made £130.

In the traditional furniture section a Georgian preparation table will go back to its original kitchen usage, after years of abuse in a workshop, achieving a credible £302 and a pair of Victorian mahogany 4 drawers chests, converted from a dressing table made £220. A miniature Georgian mahogany linen press, has gone to a delighted new owner for storing her dolls house linen and accessories in at hammer price of £200.

A fibreglass pig, a restaurant advertising piece made £152 & an engineer’s oak too chest £102.
A trio of tinplate toys in damaged original boxes, found at a clearance made a total of £126. In the lighting section a superb Arts & Crafts pendant chandelier can bang on top of estimate at £251 followed by a Moroccan style rise and fall pendant from the same period, in need of a full clean at £110 hammer price.

Our marketing certainly shows that we can achieve good prices from our own online auction platform, without the need of extra expenses of using other platforms, which reflects back to our buyers by keeping our lower commission rates and no online charges.