Are you excited by machinery? - March 31st, 2015

We are looking for a Trainee Plant & Equipment Auctioneer

Applicants will be required to assist principally with Contractors’ Plant & Machinery sales so will need to have an interest in machinery, as well as the attributes needed to become a principal auctioneer.

No qualifications are necessary, however the successful applicant will be excited and interested by plant and equipment used in construction, farming and grounds maintenance etc and by both the big stuff and the small!

You should also be enthusiastic, not afraid of public speaking and a bit of an actor! 

For an informal discussion or to apply please contact Chris Boreham either by post, email or ‘phone 0118 950 8611 or 07760 888543

February 2015 Contractors Plant Sale Report - March 3rd, 2015

CONTRACTORS PLANT AND EQUIPMENT – READING AUCTION 12th FEBRUARY 2015

A very encouraging start to the new year despite the uncertain economy and world situation. As always entries were slow to pick up after Christmas, with the usual rush. Fortunately, the weather was kind and customers were out in force to compete for a yard packed full. A massive entry of generators created spirited bidding and trade was very brisk most of the way through. Customers were very keen on correct makes and late machines. Older equipment, and in particular engines, are proving harder to find new homes for. Certain vendors have BEAN warned but don’t listen! Despite the dip in the Euro, plenty of European customers were still in evidence. A 92% clearance and 58% going to foreign climes. (96% of generators!)

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Principle transactions as follows:

TELEHANDLERS & ACCESS:JCB 527/55 £16,300 (2007), Manitou 523 £12,750 (2007), JCB 540/70 £11,500 (2004), New Holland LM1345 £11,300 (2006), Manitou 732 £10,750 (2004), Hyster H7.00 £8,000 (2000), JCB 530/70 £7,500 (1999), JCB 525/67 £5,400, Hyster H3.00 £4,800 (2006), JCB 926 £4,700 (1995), JCB gas teletruck £3,400, Genie S45 £5,300 (2005)

EXCAVATORS & COMPACT TRACTORS: Cat 312C £19,750 (2006), New Holland E29BSR £14,250, £13,250 (twice), £13,000 (all 2012), Neuson 5 tonne £13,300 (2007), Takeuchi TB23FR £10,000 (2008), Bobcat 425 £8,9800 (2008), JCB 801.8 cabbed £82,00 (6 times, all 2011), JCB 801.8 canopy £89,100 (3 times 2012), £7,900 (2011), Cat 302.5 £8,200 (2008), Kubota K008 £7,500, £7,200 (2011), JCB 801.4 £7,200 (2010), Takeuchi TB016 £6,900, £6,600 (2009), £6,600, £6,200 (twice) (2008), £5,900, £5,200 (2007), £5,100 (2006), Takeuchi TB135 £6,100 (2001), Case 123 £5,900 (1999), Hitachi ZX8 £4,800 (2007), Kubota KX36 £4,500 (2007), Kubota K008 £3,900 (2006), Hinomoto E25 £1,500, Iseki TU137 £1,300, Iseki TU2100 £2,400, Iseki TX1300 £850, Kubota B6000 £1,000, Kubota B7000 £1,300, £1,600, £1,400, Shibaura SD1500 £800

ATTACHMENTS: Hydraulic breaker £1,050, £950, £850, £700 (twice), £500, road brush £650, £450, block grab £550, Minimax conveyor £400 (twice), concrete skip £350, £250, JCB sweeper £300

DUMPERS: Thwaites 3 tonne £5,600 (2007), Thwaites 1 tonne £5,800, £5,500 (2007), £5,000, £4,600 (2006), £4,200, £3,600, £3,100 (2005), Neuson 2 tonne £4,600 (2008), Terex skip loader £4,300 (2008), Barford 6 tonne £3,700, £2,500, £2,500 (twice), Neuson 1 tonne £3,500, £2,600 (2004), Terex 3 tonne £2,800, Benford 6 tonne £2,600 (2002), Thwaites 3000 £2,000, Volvo ED750 £1,700, Yamaguchi tracked dumper £1,150

ROLLERS: Bomag BW120AD4 £8,800, Cat CB224 £6,800, £6,400, Bomag BW80ADH2 £4,300, £3,800, Bomag BW100 £1,800, Ammann AV12 £1,100, £800, Terex MBR71 £1,400, £1,150, £850 (twice)

COMPRESSORS: Atlas Copco XAHS416 £3,800, XAS67 £2,700, £2,500, £2,400, XAS47 £1,400, £950, XAS45 £650, XAS37 £2,500, £2,100, XAS36 £700, Ingersoll Rand 400cfm £4,800, 260cfm £2,600, 7/71 £2,900, 7/41 £3,000, £2,300, £2,200 (3 times), £2,000 (twice), £1,600 (twice), 7/31 £3,500, £2,800 (twice), £1,900, £1,300, £600, Kaeser M20 £1,700 (twice), Compair C20 £650, Sullair 2 tool £525 (twice)

GENERATORS & WELDERS: FG Wilson Perkins 800kva £19,500, 500kva £14,500, 350kva £10,500, £10,000, 200kva £4,400, 100kva £4,800, £4,700, £4,500, £4,400 (twice), £4,300, £4,000, £3,900, £,800, 75kva £3,400, £2,700, 30kva £3,100, £3,000, £2,900 (twice), £2,500 (3 times), £2,400 (twice), 20kva £2,400 (twice), £2,300, £2,100, £2,000, 13kva £2,100, £2,000, £1,800 (3 times), £1,700 (3 times), Genset MG150SS-P £5,900, £5,700, £5,000, £4,900, £4,600, MG115SS-P £4,900, £4,800, £4,400, £4,000, MG70SS-P £3,800 (twice), £3,400 (twice), MG50SS-P £3,900 (3 times), £3,800, £3,600, £3,500 (twice), MG35SS-P £2,000 (twice), £3,100 (3 times), £2,500, £2,400, £2,200, MG301PSWM £3,300, Genset MGK15000 £2,100, £1,300, Macgen 60kva £2,000, Atlas Copco QAS20 £2,200, £2,100, £2,000, Genset MGK15000 £1,800, Lincoln Ranger welder £1,650 (4 times), ArcGen Powermaker15MV £2,200, £1,550 (twice), £1,100, £750, Pramac P11000 £850 (twice), Lister generator £700, Genset MPM8/300 £600, Genset MG6SS-Y £600, £520, Stephill SE6000 £550, £500, Stephill 4kva £200 (twice)

MIXERS: Benfod 7/5 PAS1 £340, Benford 7/5 Lister £360, Belle 150XT Yanmar e/s £400, £360 (twice), £350, £320 (twice), £300, £260 (4 times), £240, Barromix Commodor LT1 £300, £240, Benford 5/3½ £320, £280, £260, Winget 150T Yanmar e/s £280

ENGINES: Deutz F4L913 £725, Perkins 4 cyl £550, Deutz BF4 £425, Yanmar 3 cyl £480

HYDRAULIC PACKS: JCB Beaver Mk11 powre pack and gun £700 (4 times), £500, £420, Lifton LP8 power pack and gun £690, £640, JCB HM25 hydraulic breaker £130

PLATE COMPACTORS & RAMMERS: Wacker DPU 2550 £900, £650, £550 (twice), Bomag BP30/38 £800, Belle RPC 30/40 £450 (twice)

POKER DRIVES & POWER FLOATS: Belle poker drive unit and lance £215, hi frequency poker £150, concrete chain saw £120, power floats to £220

PUMPS: GSP 340 £1,400, £1,200, SPP Autoprime 4in £1,300, GSP300 £1,100

FLOORSAWS & SAWBENCHES: Belle road saw £300, Clipper C99 £280 (4 times), Wacker road saw £260, £210, Clipper petrol saw bench £275

GARDEN & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE: Ride ons Westwood T1600 £500, Westwood T1800 £460, Hayter Condor £300, Countax £155 Mowers Hayter Harrier 56 £130, £110 (twice), £80, Hayter Harrier 48 £90, £60, £50 Chain saws Husqvarna 3120P chain saw £280, Stihl MS660 chain saw £200, Stihl 341 chain saw £130, Husqvarna 325XP chain saw £110 Hedge cutters Stihl long reach £150, Stihl HJS86R £100 Strimmers & Brush cutters Stihl FS400 brush cutter £110, £100, £80, Echo strimmer £50, Mitox long reach strimmer £60 Other Equipment Tracmaster stump grinder £450, turf cutter £170, petrol scarifier £140 (twice), Stihl blower £130

WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT: Karcher H5601 steam cleaner, Typhoon steam cleaner £400, mig welder £150, diesel pressure washer £250, Rothenberger pipe threader £220, set of machinery skates £75 (4 times)

SITE EQUIPMENT: Geda scaffold hoist £1,300, Boss alloy scaffold towers £1,200, £700,, £400 etc., Bumpa hoist £550, GRP scaffold towers £520, £400, concrete beam screed £380, material list £340, raza decks to £240, pallet of Acrow props £220, site boxes £290, £170 etc., man basket £200, Youngman tower £190, popo up plus towers to £180, 2 road plates £150, Western fuel kaddi £120, 2 Ugo platforms £110, site pallet truck £100, triple ladder £100

HAND & POWER TOOLS: Fusion auto ABF250 welder £900, ABF 180 welder £575, Makita rotary hammer drill £190, Hilti TE905 rotary hammer £180, £160 etc., Hilti TE80 rotary hammer drills £160, £150 etc., Hilti 1000 AVR rotary hammer £240, Hiretech floor driven sander £170, £140, Hitachi rebar cutters £150, £125, Husqvarna K750 disc cutters to £145, Husqvarna 750 disc cutter £135, Alvac Handyman super vacuum lifter £150, Stihl TS410 disc cutters to £180, Makita radial arm saw £140, Paslode nail guns to £140, Hiretech floor edge sander £130, Thor pneumatic breakers £130, £120, £110, CP9 pneumatic breakers to £100, Bosch USH 27 breakers £130, £120, Dewalt circular saw bench £110, wheeled hydraulic pipe cracker £110, Marcrist diamond drill £100, Makita wall chaser £100. Many small power tools £90 to £10.

TRAILERS, BOWSERS, TOWER LIGHTS: Grundowinch KW3000 £7,250 (twice), £6,900, £6,000, Timberwolf TW190DH £7,000, TCP lighting tower £3,400 (4 times), VT1 tower light £2,100, £1,900, £1,800 (twice), £1,600 (twice), Brendan pressure washer bowser £1,900 (3 times), Ifor Williams plant trailer £1,400, £800 (twice), Indespension plant trailer £850, £800 (5 times), £750 (4 times), cable trailer £1,300, £800, £700, Abbi 2000 litre bowser £1,000, £850, Abbi 950 litre bowser £950, Pike traffic light set £900, Linklight £240 (8 times), £140 (twice)

VEHICLES: Kawasaki mule £4,000 (2009), DAF LF45 l50 £2,400 (2003), JCB Groundhog £2,600

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Tom Greenshields resin bronze ‘Pip’ - February 23rd, 2015

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Tom Greenshields ~ Sculptor (1915 – 1994)

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Pip

Tom Greenshields was born in 1915, the grandson of the Victorian painter Edouard Van Goethem. He attended the Slade School of Art and it was here that he received a classical training in drawing and anatomy which was to fuel his life long artistic interest and passion in representing the human body.
Inspired by the power of work by Rodin and the movement of dancers by Degas, Tom developed an artistic style of his very own.
In 1980 he lost the use of his right hand in a farming accident. Undeterred, and with great courage, he transferred his artistic skills to his left hand and went on to produce some of his finest figurative sculptures.

His style is instantly recognizable, being both natural and sensual, reflecting his deep appreciation and knowledge of the female form. 

All of the original nude sculptures were modelled from life in clay, with the help of life drawings – the poses drawn from everyday life.

Tom Greenshields in his studio

Tom Greenshields in his studio

George Greenshields has informed us that all the editions have sold out so the only way to obtain one is through galleries and auctions – what are you waiting for?!

Click here to go to the Tom Greenshields website

(T&S are not responsible for the content on external sites).

Thanks to George Greenshields for his help with this.

 

 

 

Lot 964 – Rare Coaching Blunderbuss - February 23rd, 2015

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Lot 964 - Blunderbuss (2)A rare coaching Blunderbuss complete with spring bayonet, with lock plate stamped W. Bond and the brass barrel stamped Lombard St., London with two proof marks, circa 1820-1830. 
Finely engraved brass trigger guard and brass butt cover, overall length 30ins. 
There is a separate brass plate mounted on a wooden block inscribed ‘This blunderbuss was carried on the Coach running between York and Newcastle and was deposited in the Museum at Richmond, York in 1839.’

Lot 964 - Blunderbuss (1)This rare item and the three previous lots are from the Spicer Collection of Coaching items from Spye Park  (view in security pen)

The condition is as follows: 
The brass barrel and other brass fittings are all in fine condition with quality engineering and decoration. 
The walnut stock is a lovely colour and in excellent condition. 
Spring bayonet – the bayonet, lock clip and guard are in good condition.  The spring to the            bayonet is snapped, lacking approx. ⅜th off tip. 
Lock, pan and trigger – the lock lacks the cock, the pan is complete as is the trigger and spring. 
The ramrod is missing. 
Rear steel screw hole to barrel is chipped and front locking pin missing. 

 

December 2014 Plant Report - February 16th, 2015

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CONTRACTORS PLANT AND EQUIPMENT – READING AUCTION 4th DECEMBER 2014
The largest auction ever undertaken on our Reading site. Substantial entries from both Hewden & Speedy created plenty of interest as usual. A fantastic clearance throughout the larger plant with export buyers again well to the fore. The usual large entry of medium to small plant & tools again well supported, helped by a quality entry of garden machines and power tools from Mike Lodge. Thanks must go to our loyal supporters who have followed us the length and breadth of the country during the last 12 months. The Reading Plant Team wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2015. See you in February.

Principle transactions as follows:
TELEHANDLERS & ACCESS: JCB 540-170 £38,000 (2011) (internal boom damage), JCB 540-70 £12,000 (2005), JCB 535-95 £18,000 (2007), £13,000 (2006), JCB 524-50 £16,250, £16,000, £15,750 twice (2007), Cat TH580B £23,750 (twice), £23,000 (twice), £22,250 (twice) all 2007, £18,700 (2005), Cat TH360B £17,000, £15,750, £15,500, £14,750, all 2007, £12,750 (2005), Ct TH340B £14,000 (2006), £12,750 (2005), Cat TH330B £14,000, £13,750, £13,000, £12,500 all 2007, £11,750 (2006), £12,000 (2005), JCB 926 £8,500 (2007), £8,250 , £8,000 (2006), £8,000, £7,500 (twice), £7,250 (3 times) all 2005, £7,500, £7,000 (2004), Jungheinrich DFG40CK £5,600, Genie Z45-25 £17,000 (2007), £13,000 (twice 2006), £10,250 (2005), £7,500 (twice both 2004), £6,000 (2003), GS5390 £7,750, £6,750 (2004), GS4390 £6,500 (3 times, all 2006), GS3384 £7,200 (2005), GS2668 £7,000 (twice both 2006), GS2646 £3,600, GS1932 £3,300, £3,000 (twice), £1,300, JLG 800AJ £17,750 (2005), 660SJ £18,750 (2007), £15,250 (2006), 3394 £6,000 (2006), 450ME £5m750 (2005), E300AJ £5,250 (2005), Skyjack 8841 £5,250 (2007), 6826 £9,250 (2008), £8,000, £7,250 both 2007
EXCAVATORS: Cat 432E £26,000 (2008),£24,000, £19,000 (both 2007), 314CLCR £23,000 (2007), 312C £23,000, £22,000 (twice), £21,250, £20,250 all 2007, 308CCR £19,000, £17,750, £17,000 (2007), £16,600 92006), 307C £17,250 (2006), 305CCR £11,250 (2006), 303CCR £8,750 (2006), 302.5 £9,100 (2008), 310.6 £6,200 (2007), £6,000 (2006) Takeuchi TB175 £16,200 (2007), Volvi ECR88 £14,250 (2005), Kubota KX251 £13,750 (2004), Takeuchi TB80FR £12,500 (2005), Takeuchi TB23FR £11,200 (2009), Takeuchi TB125 £9,200, £8,700 (2008), £7,800, £72,00 (2007), £7,300 (2006), Kubota K008 £9,000 (2013), Bobcat 341 £8,800 (2007), JCB 2CX £8,900, £84,00 (2008), Takeuchi TB014 £7,800 (2010), Samsung 13T wheeled £7,750 (1996), Kubota KX121 £7,700 (2006), Kubota KX91 £7,000 (2006), JCB 801.8 £6,400 (2008), Takeuchi TB016 £5,900 (2009), £62,00, £5,700 (3 times), £3,500 all 2008, £5,600 (2007), JCB 801.4 £6,300 (2008), £5,900 (2006), John Deere 3350 £6,250, Brock demolition breaker £5,750, Yanmar SB15 £5,000 (2007)
ATTACHMENTS: 3CX breaker £700, Atlas Copco SB150 £800, Conquip sweeper £750, telehandler bucket £650 (4 times), post hole borer £420, Probst block grab £600, £325 (3 times)
DUMPERS: Neuson 10T £9,250 (2007), Thwaites 9T £7,900 (2005), Thwaites 6T £8,000 (2008), £7,000 (2007), £6,500 (2006), £5,900, £5,300 (2005), Neuson 6T £5,700 (2007), Thwaites 3T £5,400 (2008), £4,400 (2005), Thwaites 1T £4,800, £4,600 (twice), all 2007, £4,700 (2006), £4,000 (2005), Thwaites 2T £4,750 (2007), Terex HD1000 £2,900 (2005), Barford SX3000 £2,700 (2006), Ausa 100AHA £2,900 (2005)
ROLLERS: Bomag BW120AD £7,500 92006), £4,300 (2001), Cat CB224E £7,100 (7 times) all 2006, Bomag BW80ADH £3,500 (2003), Benford TV800 roller £2,450 (2005), Benford MBR71 £1,900, £1,500, £900, £700, £400
COMPRESSORS: Atlas Copco XAHS426 £13,000, XAHS486 £12,000, XAHS336 £12,000, XAHS186 £8,000, £6,000, £4,250, £,800, XAS136 £5,800, £4,250, £4,000, £3,000, £2,600 (twice), XAS77 £3,000, XAS67 £3,100, £3,000, £2,600, XAS47 £2,400, £1,900, £1,500, £1,400 Ingersoll Rand 7/26 £2,300, £,1200, £1,100 93 times), 7/41 £3,600, £1,400, £1,300, 7/31 £1,800, Sullair 65K £1,500 (3 times), Compair C38 £1,700, £1,500
GENERATORS & WELDERS: Cat 100kva £4,500, £4,250, FG Wilson 80kva £4,000, Cat 27kva £3,200, Stephill SSDY26 £2,400, Lincoln electric 305D £1,800 (3 times), Genset MPM12/370 £1,500 (3 times), £1,400 (3 times), Miller Big Blue RMP £1,400 (4 times), Atlas Copco QAS14 £2,300, £2,100, £2,000, Arcgen weldmaker 300AVC £1,225, Lister 3 cylinder gen £950, Genset MPM 8/300 £900.PRAMAC p6000 £850, Arcgen Weldmaker £525, Genset MG6SY £475, £450 (twice), Stephill 6kva £425 (twice), £375 (7 times), JLO welder £350
MIXERS: Belle 100XT yes £550, £520, £420, £400, Winget 5/3½ LT1 £425, Winget 7/5 yes £400, Benford 5/3½ £375, mini mixers to £190
ENGINES: Deutz 3 cylinder £650, £475, Kubota D905 £340, Mercedes 6 cylinder £320, Lister 2 cylinder £225, Kubota D1106 3 cylinder £220, Isuzu 4 cylinder £220 (twice), Ford 4 cylinder £180, Hatz ID31S £110, Hatz IB20 £150, £120, £100
HYDRAULIC PACKS: JCB Beaver Mk11 power pack and gun £700 (4 times), £500, £420, Lifton LP8 power pack and gun £690, £640, JCB HM25 hydraulic breaker £130
PLATE COMPACTORS & RAMMERS: Wacker DPU6055 £1,400, Ammann AVP5920 £900, Wacker DPU2550 £1,120 (twice), £750, Wacker BS60Y rammer £185 (4 times), Wacker 1235 plate compactor £210, £180
POKER DRIVES & POWER FLOATS: Belle poker drive unit and lance £215, hi frequency poker £105, concrete chain saw £120, power floats to £220 PUMPS: SPP autoprime hi flow 8in £3,000, SPP autoprime hi flow 6in £3,000, Impulse 6in HP water pump £1,200, Drysite 3in £380, £340, Sterling 10/18 3in £390
FLOORSAWS & SAWBENCHES: Belle road saw £300, Clipper C99 road saw £280 (4 times), Wacker road saw £260, £210, Clipper petrol saw bench £275
GARDEN & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE: Ride ons Kubota T1400 £400, Westwood T1600 £380, Mowers Hayter Harrier 56 £260, £250, Chain saws Husqvarna 3120XP £280, Stihl MS660 £200, Stihl 341 £130, Husqvarna 325XP £110 Hedge cutters Stihl long reach £150, Stihl HS86R £100 Strimmers & Brush cutters Stihl FS400 £110, £100, £80, Echo strimmer £50, Mitox long reach strimmer £60 Other Equipment Tracmaster stump grinder £450, turf cutter £170, petrol scarifier £140 (twice), Stihl blower £130
WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT: Gysm tri 385 mig welder £520, Hobart Oerlikon PXC110 plasma cutter £230, Rems magnum 4000 pipe threader £250, Nilfisk steam cleaner £200, Karcher steam cleaner £200, Miller plustronic mig welder £180, Kemppi RA350 mig welder £180, Snap on single phase welder £170, diesel pressure washer £160, Airlesco airless sprayer £120, 1 tonne gantry hoist £110
SITE EQUIPMENT: Bumpa electric power hoist £450, Bumpa petrol power hoist £400, Boss alloy towers £400 & £350, Nine Youngman boards £320, materials lifts to £260, £240, £150 etc., rough terrain pallet truck £220, pop up platforms £160, £140 etc, diesel space heater £160, Cat detectors £160, £130, £110 etc., new tool vaults £150 (4 times), & 2nd hand to £70, Beta electric scaffold hoist £100, numerous ladders to £90
HAND & POWER TOOLS: Hydraulic pipe cracker £380, Stihl 2 man post hole borer £170, mole 75mm £240, Cobra breaker £210, Thor air breaker £210, Kemco central heating flush £180, Makita saw bench £170, Makita rotary hammer drill £170, Stihl TS410 disc cutters to £160, pipe freeze kit £140, qty as seekers £140, Redband floor saw £130, BSV scissor grab £130, Bosch GSH27 breaker £125, Stihl TS400 disc cutters to £120, hydraulic diamond drilling system £120, starter/charger £120, Hilti TE80 breaker £100, floor polisher £100, many power tools £80 to £10.
TRAILERS, BOWSERS, TOWER LIGHTS: Grundowinch KW3000 £7,250, VT1 tower light £2,100, £1,500, £1,400 (twice), Brendon pressure washer bowser £1,300 (twice), Western 2000 ltr Bulka £1,050 (4 times), Indespension car trailer £1,000, 2000 litr Abbi bowser £1,050 (5 times), 2000 ltr Transcube tank £1,000, £600, 1000 ltr Transcube bowser £900, £800, Abbi 950 ltr bunded bowser £1,000, £850, £800, £775 (3 times), SMC TL35 tower light £900 (twice), £550 (8 times), Arcgen tower light £600 (twice), Indespension plant trailer £425, 250g bowser £425 (3 times)
VEHICLES: WV LT35 dropside truck (2005) £3,000, Isuzu beaver tail lorry (2005) £1,800

 

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Books with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in demand at Reading General Sale - February 5th, 2015

Lot 286A collection of books mostly dating from 1900 to 1920, many illustrated by either Edmund Dulac or Arthur Rackham, were keenly sought after at Thimbleby & Shorland’s General Sale on Saturday 31st January. All sourced from the same deceased estate, the books had been collected for the quality of the illustrations and today’s buyers were no less admiring of that quality.

The collection of 19 books made a total of £1300 (plus Buyer’s Premium of 12%), the top price being £110 for Stories from Hans Anderson with illustrations by Edmund Dulac, dated 1911. A copy of the first publicly printed edition of T E Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom made £100.

The books were in good but used condition, some having hand-written dedications.