2016 In Review – Townsend Auctions

Happy 2017 everyone!


2016 has been a great year for us here at Townsend Auctions, and while we’re looking eagerly toward the new year ahead of us we would like to take some time to share a selection of our favourite items we sold in our auctions this past year:


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Antiques and Collectables

16th/17th century Chinese 3 Footed Bronze Censer, 12cm diameter.
Hammer Price: £6,200
Sale: 13th April

Edwardian leather coin purse in the shape of a Chauffeurs cap, embossed with a vintage car.
Hammer Price: £110
Sale:9th November

19th century oil on panel of a greyhound after John Frederick Herring.
Hammer Price: £550
Sale: 23th July

Doulton Lambeth Tinworth mouse with wheelbarrow bud vase.
Hammer Price: £1250
Sale: 13th April

Arts & Crafts pewter chalice set with enamel cabuchons c1910. By Fred Smith RCA, Principal of Barrow-in-Furness Art School 1905-25 & Harrogate Art College 1925-38.
Hammer Price: £220
Sale: 13th April

Part of WW2 German Luftwaffe Junkers with inscription “Souvenir of Jerry Junker brought down at Aylesford 18-8-40”
Hammer Price: £260
Sale: 28th September

Pair of Chinese carved decorative Mother of Pearl shells.
Hammer Price: £240
Sale: 11th May

Set of 3 silver decanter labels in the form of horses. Makers JHO London.
Hammer Price: £160
Sale: 14th April

Jewellery & Watches

Brooch with large citrine stone set in ornate gold mount.
Hammer Price: £320
Sale: 22nd June

9ct gold dress ring set with large square cut created ruby
Hammer Price: £58
Sale: 12th October

12ct gold dress ring set with central garnet and surrounding sapphires.
Hammer Price: £70
Sale: 27th July

18ct gold ring set with baguette cut emerald surrounded by a circle of 8 diamonds and 2 diamonds on shoulder.
Hammer Price: £420
Sale: 26th October

Silver charm bracelet with 35 silver charms and coins.
Hammer Price: £55
Sale: 12th October

Two 9ct gold horse charms.
Hammer Price: £65
Sale: 12th October

9ct gold ring set with large citrine in heart design mount.
Hammer Price: £75
Sale: 26th October

‘Past, Present and Future’ diamond ring set in platinum.
Hammer Price: £500
Sale: 9th November

18ct gold ring set with 10 diamonds on central cluster and shoulders.
Hammer Price: £220
Sale: 22nd June

c1930s 14ct rose gold ring set with baguette cut blue topaz and 4 triangular rubies. Made by Dutch jeweller pre war.
Hammer Price: £260
Sale: 26th October

Cased 9ct gold pocket watch by Barringtons of Kings Cross London. Hallmarked London 1921 by Louis Arnould City Watch Case Co Ltd. Swiss made movement.
Hammer Price: £200
Sale: 26th October

Boxed 9ct gold Garrard & Co. pocket watch. Swiss movement with 17 jewels. Hallmarked Birmingham 1983. Original box.
Hammer Price: £280
Sale: 13th April

Boxed ladies Rotary watch set with diamante stones
Hammer Price: £28
Sale: 13th May

Ladies 18ct gold and enamel pocket watch. Engraved design with blank cartouche to rear.
Hammer Price: £260
Sale: 30th March


Toys & Comics

Original Action Man Space Explorer set with leaflet together with a large quantity of other kits.
Hammer Price: £980
Sale: 23rd November

Original 1980s Kenner Star Wars X-Wing Fighter together with accessories and 8 figures.
Hammer Price: £60
Sale: 23rd November

Boxed original 1980s Transformers Optimus Prime together with others.
Hammer Price: £210
Sale: 24th August

Original 1960s Lone Star Space Outlaw Atomic Pistol Ray Gun cap gun.
Hammer Price: £50
Sale: 24th August

Issue #98 of ‘The New Mutants’ comic. First appearances of Deadpool, Domino and Gideon. First printing.
Hammer Price: £75
Sale: 24th August

Issue #2 of ‘The New Teen Titans’. First appearance of Deathstroke. First printing.
Hammer Price: £32
Sale: 24th August

Rare Pelham puppets ‘The Huntsman’ and ‘Parson’ in original boxes.
Hammer Price: £130 & £190
Sale: 25th February

Antiques Road Trip

Earlier in the year we enjoyed a visit from the lovely crew of Antiques Road Trip as they kicked off their new season selling their various finds at our Antiques, Jewellery & Fine Art auction. Here are a few of the great items they brought to our sale:

A rare and unusual Victorian book “Gems” with illustrations of product from jeweller Streeter & Co Ltd., Bond Sreet, London. Published 1898. Selected by Raj Bisram.
Hammer Price: £150
Sale: 30th March

Giant rustic wooden porridge ladle/stirrer. 4ft 2″ long. Selected by Anita Manning.
Hammer Price: £50
Sale: 30th March

Set of 6 1930s Art Deco coloured Bakelite napkin rings. Selected by Anita Manning.
Hammer Price: £50
Sale: 30th March



T.W.Camm Stained Glass Art

One of our final sales of the year and one our finest yet, our specialist stained glass art sale featuring original pieces from the T.W.Camm Studio, Smethwick brought 400 lots of stunning art pieces covering a wide range from religious, commercial and decorative settings. Here are a few of our favourite pieces:

Large pencil and watercolour cartoon of Christ resurrection. Attrib Camm Studio.
Hammer Price: £90
Sale: 14th December

Watercolour sketch ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ by Thomas W Camm. 30x17cm.
Hammer Price: £400
Sale: 14th December

Antique stained glass window of St. Ursula and Cyriacus. Attrib Camm Studio. 57x59cm.
Hammer Price: £340
Sale: 14th December

Watercolour sketch ‘Christ, I am the Light of the World’. Attrib. Florence Camm. 26x20cm.
Hammer Price: £85
Sale: 14th December

Large watercolour sketch for Groningen University, The Netherlands with working sketches. Attrib. Thomas William Camm, c1909. 70x33cm.
Hammer Price: £260
Sale: 14th December