Amongst our 3 special auctions yesterday, distinctive and quirky antiques went under the hammer. In particular, The Gentleman’s Library auction had items to be highlighted.
With Christmas just over a week away, it was a perfect opportunity to get those last minute presents for ‘the man who has everything’. From silver snuff boxes to gold cigarette cases to Edwardian walking canes, this unique auction of 300 lavish items hopefully had the answer to that problem.
Before the auction, McTear’s Managing Director, Brian Clements, said: “Picking the perfect Christmas gift can be one of the most challenging tasks during the festive season so we thought we would hunt out some really unusual luxury items to give auction goers some much need inspiration”.
Whether you had a frugal festive budget to stick to or more money to splurge, the Gentleman’s Library auction had something to suit both. For example, this silver snuff box and stamp case went under the hammer for £50 whereas this rare Cubatabaco 1492 original humidor –complete with 50 Cornoas Gordas cigars - valued at between £12,000 and £16,000 went for £15,00.
Lot 600H: CUBATABACO 1492 ORIGINAL HUMIDOR
Lot 293: SILVER SNUFF BOX AND A STAMP CASE
We had two further exciting auctions yesterday: Victorian & Edwardian Jewellery and Watches and The Christmas Wine, Port & Whisky both with some special items going under the hammer.
For those who made it to the auctions yesterday we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did and managed to claim that winning bid in time for Christmas.
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