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13  July

Welshpool seller pockets £6k at auction

21/05/2024 @ 05:36


A Welshpool seller was quids-in after making £6,000 by selling items at silver, jewellery and watches auction in Shrewsbury, organised by Halls Fine Art.

The bumper sale with nearly 500 lots at a Shropshire fine art auction house produced an outstanding £140,000 result.

Halls Fine Art recorded a 95% sold rate as the new format sale built on the success of the inaugural silver, jewellery and watches auction in January.

The Welshpool seller sold 17 lots for nearly £6,000, including a Robert Roskells 18-carat gold hunter pocket watch which made £1,350, and a Russian silver and enamel bowl with a handle formed form a rouble dated 1727, which made £1,300.

“We are really thrilled with the sale result and hope our vendors are happy too with the prices achieved,” said Halls’ associate director and silver and jewellery specialist Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley.

“The sold rate was brilliant and prices were strong across the board with a busy saleroom and competitive bidding on three online platforms.

“We hope to continue growing the silver, jewellery and watches sale as we are now accepting entries for the next one on September 11.”

Watches specialist Alexander Clement was also delighted with results in his section, with a series of above estimate prices recorded.

“Gold watches did particularly well but there were also excellent prices for stainless steel examples,” he said. “Even though wristwatch prices have settled down since the market peaked in 2022, there is still a lot of growth.

“Silver, jewellery and watches are strong collecting areas that command a lot of interest. Long may that continue.”

PICTURE: The Robert Roskells 18-carat gold hunter pocket watch which sold for £1,350.