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July 28, 2011, 07:45 PM

Steam car and a grain chandler's bin are 550 top lots at Gaze Bygones

By Thornton Kay

Signwritten grain chandler's bin 550 [photo Gaze

 
Hand built steam car 550 [photo Gaze
 

Norfolk, UK - Amongst a plethora of old farm and garden tools, enamel signs, ploughs and agricultural ephemera, most of which sold for a few pounds a lot, there were some striking results at the auction of rural and domestic bygones at Gaze's held on 23 July 2011 at Diss.

A Sankey rhubarb forcer without lid sold for 220 (plus 15 per cent Buyer's Premium), apple boxes sold in batches of fifteen made 38 or 40 a batch, batches of twenty wooden chitting trays made 38. Top trap was a rare egg trap marked 'Gamekeeper' which sold for 460, just beating a 5 3/4ins round jaw pole trap by J Williams & Son, Wednesfield, which sold for 440 while the lesser traps sold from 5 upwards. Top enamel signs were Komo paste and Thackers ink tablets which sold for 290 and 380 respectively.

Blake & McKenzie's reliance seed pocket filler, Liverpool Grice's Patent, which was on display in all its magnificence on Carl Willows' table at the Salvo Fair, sold for 400. Joint top lots were a seed bin signwritten for Gillet's Seed & Corn Chandlers & Potato Merchants, and a hand built coal fired steam car both of which sold for 550.

The next sale will be the Architectural Salvage & Statuary auction on Saturday 3 September 2011.

T W Gaze Llp

T W Gaze: Rural & Domestic Bygones 23 July 2011

Story Type:  Auction Report

ID: 60882

        
 
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