All that glitters here actually is gold

30/10/2014     Chiswick Curates



Our specialist sale of Stamps, Coins & Banknotes on November 4th will feature some sparklers, in anticipation of bonfire night!




ital 100 lira   charles 2nd 5 guineas


A 1676 Charles II five Guinea gold coin, first bust, shorter ties Octavo, a wonderful example of a very rare coin, VF++
Lot no. 13   Estimate £4,500 - £7,000


An 1872 Italian 100 Lira gold coin, Roman mint, only 661 were pressed, this coin is of high quality, all high points are crisp and clear, a very fine coin near uncirculated
Lot no. 39   Estimate £2,500 - £4,000


west german stamps


Stamps of West Germany 1949 SG1033/34 10pf blue green horizontal strip of three upper marginal and 20pf carmine red horizontal strip of three lower marginal mint NH
Lot no. 62   Estimate £120 - £180


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Last week, in the sale of militaria it was a rather unusual lot that hit the headline.


During the South African 'Boer War' 1899-1902 the Atlantic Island of St. Helena was used as a Prisoner of War camp. The story goes that the POWs got on well with the soldiers and there was a lot of barter and exchange of favours between the two - and these two pieces were gifted as a result of such a deal. The inscription on the bottom states that they were carved by C. J. Jacob in 1902 and they were given to the vendor's grandfather who was stationed on the island. The hammer price was £2,000.





Coming up, we have hair and make-up standing by for the Vintage and Designer Fashion, Furs & Textile auction on Tuesday 11th November. Your special outfit for Christmas could be hanging on our rails already!  The catalogue is building up here.

Excitement and interest are growing in the NODDY IN TOYLAND COLLECTION sale on Wednesday 19th November. We have original illustrations, 1st edition books and a wide variety of ephemera featuring this lovable little Enid Blyton character!


For enquiries about either of these sales contact Tracie Vallis -

And before the end of the year we have Russian Art, 20th Century Design, Fine Art and Specialist Wines and Spirits. Don't forget to check the website for the details of these and all our other sales.


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