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Auction’s £460,000 sets house record

The Sledmere House auction on 2 March was an outstanding success, according to the organiser Dee Atkinson and Harrison, with 98% of lots finding new homes for a house record of some £460,000 including buyer’s premium. Of greatest interest was the amount of international buyers, Australia, South Africa, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland and the Channel Isles.

The sale included the Mike Hanson Collection of veteran and vintage spares, motorcycles and cars and attracted international as well as national interest. The 300-odd lots of spares realised some £70,000, led by two pairs of Vincent Bampton forks at £3000 and £2800. An NOS Belstaff Trailmaster jacket and trousers sold for £770.

The most expensive bike was a 1927 Sunbeam Model 9 at £19,550, sold to a Hungarian client, followed by a 1930 Velocette KTP at £9775 to a gentleman who drove from Guernsey for it , and a c1932 Norton ES1 project, at £9200.

The sale was led by a very good 1960 BSA Gold Star DBD34, two owners and part of a collection that had lived in a heated garage since 1993. Estimated at £15,000 to £20,000, it realised £27,300, underbid by an Australian client. A 1912 Rover 2.5 hp sold for £13,110, while a c 1907 Fafnir engine in a frame project realised £2335.

The full results can be found here;  https://www.dee-atkinson-harrison.co.uk/fine_art_lots?q=54-saturday-02-mar-2019. The next auction is on the 6th July, contact Andy Spicer on 01377 593593.

 

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