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100 Years of Childhood to play with!

Duke’s Avenue auctions are excited to be holding a valuation day for their upcoming sale of Toys and Collectables. Their inaugural Toy sale was a great success, with top prices achieved for vendors, and buyers finding a range of toys from Victorian, to vintage 1980s, and modern pieces. Duke’s are hoping to build on this success, and already have a fantastic selection of toys consigned for their upcoming sale. They will be holding a valuation day on Tuesday 2nd August, where ours valuers are will be providing free valuations of any item of Toys and Collectables.
Since moving into the Weymouth Avenue saleroom in the market place, Duke’s Avenue saleroom have increased their number of sales, and branched into specialist sales, holding a Toy sale, and a successful vintage sale. The toy sale was their first sale to be offered online, which was a massive step forward for the saleroom. They saw 3000 online visitors to the online saleroom, and this massive increase in footfall certainly helped increase visibility for the lots and pushed prices higher than before. They hope that this Toy sale will be bigger than ever, and already have a range of items consigned.Auctioneer specialist Philip Traves, an avid collector of the quirky, unusual and vintage himself, states ‘There is a charm about older toys which appeals to ‘inner-child’ in collectors! Toys from the 1960s and 70s can time travel you back to your childhood, and this nostalgia teamed with the stylish designs of mid-century toys, and top quality construction, make them the perfect collectors piece. Our expansion into online bidding has massively increased the market for our sales, and we can offer consigners the opportunity to give their item an international market, all from our local and friendly Dorchester saleroom!’
For the car-enthusiast, there is a wonderful collection of Dinky and Corgi toys, and a very interesting private collection of 

automobile books on more unusual classic cars, including AC Cobras, and luxury British brand Bristol’s. The ephemera lover will find plenty to choose from, with vintage film posters, postcards and printed ephemera. Boat buyers have the opportunity to race the old against the new, as there is a stately early 20th century pond yacht, and an impressive modern hand built remote controlled fishing boat both up for sale. For doll lovers, there are lovely examples, ranging from a fashionable 1930’s doll with a full selection of art deco garments, and a marvellous wax-headed Victorian doll, which has been treasured by generations of children. For those looking for the unusual, there is a 1960s chemistry set, complete with glass test tubes and chemicals, for the budding 1960’s scientist!

Whether you have a single item, a whole collection, or would just like some information on the history of your item, pop into Duke’s on the morning of Tuesday 2nd to meet our specialists for friendly, impartial advice. The saleroom will be open from 9am – 12noon. Please contact the Avenue on 01305 257544 or email avenue@dukes-auctions.com


Welcome

Welcome to the Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms, which are centrally located in the county town, close to the main Dorchester South railway station. 

Trains run hourly to London Waterloo (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes) and there are airports at Bournemouth and Exeter. The Saleroom is surrounded by an ample car park. If you require further information please contact the saleroom

Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms

Photography By Jonathan Gooding 

 

Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

Paintings and Drawings, Furniture and Works of Art

15th September 2016

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Coins, Militaria and Ephemera

13th October 2016

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Forthcoming General Sales

The Toys and Collectables Sale at The Avenue

6th September 2016

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Avenue Auction

20th September 2016

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Previous Fine Art Sales

Ceramics, Asian Art and Furniture

28th July 2016

28th and 29th July 2016 Thursday 28th July at 10.30am (lots 1-775) Friday 29th July at 10.30am (lots 800-1151) Including property removed from a Central London apartment, Glass, Ceramics, Asian and European Works of Art and Furniture

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Silver and Jewellery, Furniture and Works of Art

9th June 2016

This two day auction is held on 9th and 10th June 2016.   Thursday 9th June at 10.30am Lots 1-599 Friday 10th June at 10.30am Lots 900-1233

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Previous General Sales

Avenue Auction

23rd August 2016

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Avenue Auction

9th August 2016

 

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Featured Lots

  • A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

    A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

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  • A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

    A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

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  • A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

    A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

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  • A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

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  • AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25

    AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25" x 20". Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

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Contact Us

Duke's,
Brewery Square,
Dorchester,
Dorset
DT1 1GA
UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 265 080
Fax: +44 (0) 8707 260 101
E-mail: enquiries@dukes-auctions.com

 

Contact Us

Duke's,
Avenue Auctions,
Weymouth Avenue,
Dorchester
Dorset,
DT1 1QS, UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 257 544
Fax: +44 (0) 1305 259 953
E-mail: avenue@dukes-auctions.com