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Sale Report: Antiques & Interiors @ Penkridge, Wednesday 5th August

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Last week we welcomed potential bidders back into the sale room for viewing by appointment on the Tuesday before the sale. With pre-booked sessions designed to enable social distancing and the sale room to be cleaned between viewings, sessions were well attended and ran smoothly.

On sale day itself, while the auction once again ran solely online, we were joined in the sale room by the film crew for BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. They captured the live action, maintaining social distancing at all times, with the results relayed back to the experts in a remote location. The episodes will likely air later in the year and featured experts include James Braxton, Phillip Serrell, Timothy Medhurst, Margie Cooper and Natasha Raskin Sharp.

But the presence of a film crew wasn’t the only thing creating a buzz in the saleroom. The bumper catalogue – featuring some 843 lots and covering sections as diverse as Pictures and Mirrors; Collectables, Jewellery, Books, Ceramics, Silver & Metalware; Tools, Electrical & Garden items; Furniture, Rugs & Lighting – even a 4×4 Vehicle – attracted some 600 registered bidders online.

Sales were strong across the board, with the trend for ceramic teaware achieving well above what would usually be expected continuing. For example, Lot 193 – a box of Aynsley ‘Orchard Gold’ items including several plates, jugs and vases achieved £100; Two boxes of Royal Albert Old Country Roses teaware fetched £150and lot 191 – a box of Wedgwood ‘Blue Floral’ teaware saw the hammer fall at £320. Elsewhere, highlight lots came from across a wide variety of sections, as illustrated below. To view the full catalogue and hammer prices, head to


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