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Encompassing a wide variety of items, form taxidermy to memorabilia, collectables are a fascinating and popular area of the market. Duke’s are able to handle items ranging from large collections, such as the Brading Experience sale of 2010, in which the collection of a museum on the Isle of Wight was sold for over £270,000 to single items of curiosity. For more information or expert advice, please contact the department.


A rare 1973 ‘brown head’ Rupert Daily Express annual, in pristine condition, unclipped and without dedication together with a 1973 white head Annual showing Bestall's signature erased and two loose 1973 brown head Annual printers proof covers

Sold for £27,025


A Dunhill ‘Aquarium’ lighter, the oval base with re-entrant corners decorated with pink fish in an underwater landscape, inscribed "Dunhill Lighter", 4".
Sold for £1,345


Calvert of 189 Fleet Street: A chess set comprising a folding rosewood and ivory chessboard with internal leather backgammon surface, stamped "Calvert 189 Fleet Street", with an ivory red-stained and natural chess set, the two white rooks stamped "Calvert 189 Fleet Street", the box similarly stamped, a similar draught set and two leather dice shakers, the board 18" wide.

Sold for £9,150


 

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Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

Ceramics, Asian Art, Paintings, Drawings, Books, Furniture and Works of Art

14th September 2017

Last date for entries 11th August 2017.

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Coins, Militaria and Ephemera

12th October 2017

Last date for entries 1st September 2017.

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Forthcoming General Sales

Avenue Auction

22nd August 2017

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Avenue Auction

12th September 2017

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Previous Fine Art Sales

Silver, Jewellery and Furniture [8th and 9th June 2017]

8th June 2017

Including an Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante, 1968

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Asian Art

18th May 2017

Two include two masterworks by Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010)

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Previous General Sales

Avenue Auction - Vintage Clothing and Accessories

1st August 2017

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Avenue Auction

18th July 2017

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Featured Lots

  • A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

    A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

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  • 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' x 20'. Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

    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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