Sworders - A Plethera of Postwar, Prints and Plywood

Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers hold three sales of 20th Century Design each year – divided into three distinct sections: Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Modern Design.

Items for their next sale on 29th May include a Piero Fornasetti waste paper bin estimated at £300 to £500, an enamelled vase by Paolo di Poli £600 to £800; a Danish PK31/3 leather sofa designed by Poul Kjaerholm, estimated at £5,000 to £8,000, and a bronze torso by Hubert Yencesse, which should fetch between £1,500 and £2,000.

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OVER 5000 Toys and Movie Props to go under the hammer.

One of the largest and most diverse toy collections to come on the market for years is up for auction on 21st and 22nd February with Anderson and Garland in Newcastle. More than 5000 toys and movie props have been collected by antique shop owner Derek Payne over 25 years. Until recently, many were on display to the public in a Toy Museum at his shop premises in Moffat, Scotland.

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Antiques bonanza from Millers at The Anchor

Chilcotts Auctioneers is to sell a variety of antiques and other items of interest from the clearance of waterside hotel, Millers at The Anchor in Porlock Weir.

The Honiton based auctioneers were invited to collect the items by Somerset hoteliers Nigel and Anne Way, who recently purchased the leasehold of the three-storey building with the intention of creating a health and wellbeing hotel.

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Time Capsule

Coming up for Auction on the 21st of March is something a little bit different for Vectis Auctions.

Although the Auction House has handled many Specialist and Tinplate sales, this collection is not your standard Tinplate toy sale.

The sale comprises a private, single owner collection from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the seller, who is in his 80s inherited his collecting bug, and some of his collection from his father, and the results are something spectacular.

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Better By Design

William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) was not just a designer and manufacturer of brass and copper lighting and other household objects. As demonstrated by the rare, museum-quality side cabinet on offer at Sworders’ 20th Century Design sale in Stanstead Mountfitchet on January 29, he was also a designer of furniture.

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