This will be a high quality auction with around 200- 250 lots only. A fully illustrated, high quality catalogue will be available from November 1st 1997, cost $10 (includes your 1st class airmail postage) It will take place in conjunction with a major show - The Manchester Antique Bottle & Collectors Fair held on Sunday 22nd February at the George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Urmston Manchester.
Already entered in this auction - miniature brown Warner's Safe Cure, Warner's Safe compound, Emerald Green Fisher's Seaweed Extract cure bottle, emerald green Wilson's Patent poison, small cobalt blue L&T patent poison, cobalt blue Blackwood's patent syphon ink, rare green armchair ink, light blue tipper ink, very rare Doulton whisky - Glen Urquhart Highland Whisky, small sized Bears Grease , three different and rare blue mottled inhalers, small figural bottle collection including Queen Victoria, very rare boat, hand and more, small collection of footwarmers including the scarce Osokosi, Chesterfield slab sealed porter, early impressed Sheffield slip glazed storage jar plus matchstrikers and pub jugs and much more. Consignments for this auction accepted until the end of October and only 8% commission charged on sales. We accept your reserve prices and there are no hidden charges - no lotting, no photography fees. Order you catalogue in advance and make sure you get your copy - which will certainly become a collectors item and valuable reference source in its own right.
JUNE 30th 1998 - Auction of rare and out of print Old Bottle and Treasure Hunting books, from the USA and UK
This will be a postal or absentee auction of very useful reference books which are increasingly hard to find. The auction closes on this date and the catalogue will be available from the end of March. A fully illustrated black and white catalogue will be just $5, a text only catalogue will be just $2. Bid by post, telephone or e-mail.
Consigned already - Ink Bottles and Inkwells - Covill / Durflinger's Poison book / The Benign Blue Coffin by Roy Morgan
The sale will also include magazines and other reference material. Could be your chance to find that elusive book you have been looking for, or buy someone a surprise present.
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 1998 - Our 2nd ANNUAL NO RESERVES / NO COMMISSIONS AUCTION
After our first successful auction in May 1997, we repeat our contribution to the hobby by NOT extracting any fees from consignors or buyers. This unique event will take place in conjunction with a major bottle show - The Manchester Antique Bottle & Collectors Fair at the George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Urmston Manchester. Consignments for this auction will be accepted up to the 30th June 1998, Catalogues will be available from mid-July - price on application.
We seek consignments of all kinds - both quality and bulk. We will auction entire or part collections. Why not have a clear-out and turn your collectables into cash ? ALL consignors are paid for their sales WITHIN 30 working days !