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Review Entries for Day Friday, March 22, 2013

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, the Westcountry's leading auction house combed the entire universe to find the purchaser for a jacket from the crew of the ‘Nostromo’ in the film Alien.

 engineer brett's jacket (sc16/721)

Engineer Brett's Jacket (SC16/721)

In this classic film directed by Ridley Scott one of the characters was Engineer Brett, played by Harry Dean Stanton and it was his jacket that was up for auction, together with a photograph of the crew.

nostromo badge (sc16/721)

Nostromo Badge (SC16/721)

It was part of a collection consigned to Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood from the estate of the late Sheala Daniall who worked on the accounts and budgets for such films as Alien, Raiders of The Lost Ark and Return of The Jedi.

 nostromo crew (sc16/721)

 Nostromo Crew (SC16/721)

It may be true that “In space no one can hear you scream” but after intense bidding by telephone and Internet the jacket and photograph sold for £2,500.

Next time Christopher Lee and the Hammer House of Horror.

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Review Entries for Day Friday, March 01, 2013

Contained in the Collectors’ Sale of the West Country’s leading auction house, Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s is a collection of violins. These violins have been collected from around Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. They are to be included in our Collectors’ Sale to be held at our Honiton branch on the 20th March 2013.

 

 

a 19th century french violin (sc16/814)

 

A 19th century French Violin (SC16/814)

                                                                            

 

  

 a 19th century violin (sc16/818)

 

A 19th century violin (SC16/818)

                                                                                 

The violins range in quality from late 19th century copies of Stradivarius violins, through to an early 20th century violin by Johann Glass a violin maker working in Leipzig, who produced instruments for the Gewandhaus Orchestra and conservatory. More modern examples come from China and were produced in the last quarter of the 20th century. Estimates range from £40-£1,000.

 

a copy of a stradivarius violin (sc16/816)

 

A copy of a Stradivarius violin (SC16/816)

 

  

 

 

An early 20th century violin (SC16/817)

 

There has been a resurgence in the playing of the violin and all standards of players are catered for in this Collectors’ Sale from the beginner to the student up orchestra standard, and can provide musicians with a viable alternative to a modern and sometimes more expensive instrument.

 

 

 a violin by johann glass (sc16/819)

 

A violin by Johann Glass (SC16/819

          

                                                                                         

 

a german violin by joseph klotz (sc16/813)

 

A violin by Johann Glass (SC16/819

 

 

Violins appear in many of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s weekly Sales, both in our Exeter and Honiton branches, we are hoping to expand the musical instrument sales and include them within a specialised section of our Collectors’ Auction.

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Friday, March 01, 2013 2:31:24 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Thursday, February 19, 2009

From the British firm of Bassett-Lowke comes this superb speedboat 'Iolanthe' . The iconic shape of the hull shouts 1930's and Sir Malcolm Campbell would have been proud of her. She has a painted wooden two-tone hull, engine compartment with cover enclosing a clockwork motor, and a cockpit protected by a windscreen. The rudder can be adjusted to give a wide or narrow  turning circle.

 

The inter-war years was the 'Golden Age' of speed with attempts on the land speed record, as well as the water speed record,the 'Bentley Boys' winning Le Mans 24 hour races and Britian winning the Schneider trophy, what boy could fail to want to go to the boating pond with this beauty?

Bassett-Lowke was founded in 1899 and went on to produce some ot the finest model railway locomotives, ships, traction engines and engineering models ever.  They produced models for museums as well as ship models for numerous shipping lines.

This Bassett-Lowke clockwork operated speedboat 'Iolanthe' will be included in our Maritime Sale to be held on 1st April, at our Alphin Brook Road saleroom.

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Review Entries for Day Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Currently I am cataloguing a collection of World War One recruiting posters and advertising posters. The posters date from 1914 through to the late 1920's and include examples of French, British,  American and Canadian recruiting posters. Posters were designed to inform simply and quickly, with basic images in blocked colours and few words, something memorable but also cheap to produce.

british recruiting poster 'remember belgium enlist to-day"

Railway posters always prove popular with collectors and included in this collection is a poster for the London Underground providing information on fares. A previous collection of railyway posters were sold through our rooms and totalled £45,000. One of the top prices was for an L.M.S. poster "Blackpool" by the artist Fortunino Matania (1881-1963) which realised £4,200.

matania , fortunino (1881-1963) lms poster "blackpool" realised £4,200

The collection of posters will be included in a forthcoming collectors sale in the new year. Dates and details to follow.

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Review Entries for Day Thursday, December 11, 2008

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