Rendells’ August sale was a typical Summer auction, with a larger than normal number of commission bids and telephone bid requests. Viewing figures on both of the preview days were high and attendance in the room was better than expected. All sections of the sale reported good results, with keen competition from both the trade and private buyers. Extra interest was generated by a private collection of vintage and collectable cameras. Entries of similar Rolleiflex, Leica and other TLR cameras are now being invited for inclusion in our Collectors Sales.

Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the sale follow - Bold text items are illustrated.

FURNITURE (including Outside Effects):

Lot 28: A 5’ 9” cast concrete Gothic style lidded pedestal urn, set on a stepped plinth base. Sold for £200. Lot 107: A 6’ pine farmhouse scrub-top table, set on turned legs. Sold for £160. Lot 166: An early 20th Century three piece suite with studded leather upholstery – a/f. Sold for £180. Lot 231: A 36” Georgian oak and strung chest of two short and three long graduated drawers with brass escutcheons and drop handles, set on bracket feet. Sold for £540. Lot 315: A 4’ antique oak coffer with large iron escutcheon and simple iron nailed plank construction. Sold for £200. Lot 349: A pair of 30” polished oak chests on chests in the Georgian style – retailed by Brights of Nettlebed. Sold for £350. Lot 361: A 24” Georgian walnut campaign writing box with fitted interior, including inkwells and secret drawers, set on a 19th Century worktable base with carved decoration and twin gated action. Sold for £480. Lot 363: A 5’ 4” stained and polished mixed wood curved bench in the antique style, with simple stick back and solid seat. Sold for £280. Lot 374: A 5’ Victorian mahogany partners desk with tooled leather inset top, three frieze drawers and opposing pedestal drawers and cupboards. Sold for £400. Lot 377: A 19th Century mahogany Canterbury with ebony stringing and single drawer under. Sold for £440. Lot 404: A 3’ 2” 19th Century iron bound folding travelling bookcase, with twin compartments featuring adjustable shelves enclosed by panelled doors, heavy iron latches, wooden skids and contemporary transit labels. Sold for £380 and Lot 405: A pair of brass framed two tier jardinière stands with bevelled glass inset tops and bases. Sold for £500.


Lot 469: A 7” diameter Smith Astral brass cased bulkhead clock, with subsidiary seconds dial and eight day movement. Sold for £120. Lot 489: An Italian reproduction gilt metal and ceramic clock garniture in the mid 19th Century style, comprising ornate cased mantel clock with eight day ting-tang concentric bell striking movement and pair of flanking classical pedestal urns. Sold for £190 and Lot 490: A Regency mahogany and brass cased bracket clock with gadrooned finial to top, flanking ring handles and fret-work panels, 8” diameter painted domed dial and unmarked eight day twin fusee movement striking on large bell, the whole set on brass ball feet. Sold for £880.


Lot 567: An early 20th Century glass six branch chandelier, with S-twist sconce supports and central bulbous sections. Sold for £250. Lot 654: A mountain ram’s head mounted on a shield shaped wall plaque with carved oak leaf and acorn decoration. Sold for £220. Lot 657: A 33” Collinson dapple grey rocking horse with leather tack and upholstered saddle, set on a safety rocker base. Sold for £540. Lot 679: A 34” unpainted rocking horse with studded leather saddle, set on a safety rocker base. Sold for £480 and Lot 749: An antique circular ivory trinket box with tortoiseshell binding, the lid set with a portrait miniature depicting Marie Antoinette as Nature. Sold for £200.


Lot 1006: A collection of sixteen Dartington Hall tiles of varying design by Jane (Sylvia) Fox-Strangways and dated 1927 (amateur period). Sold for £200. Lot 1021: A 17” pottery stick stand by Paul Jackson, decorated with kingfisher, irises and fish. Sold for £120. Lot 1044: Three Victorian green glass dump weight with internal sulphides – dog, hand and Classical figure. Sold for £225. Lot 1054: Three Victorian green glass dump weights with internal figural sulphides. Sold for £230. Lot 1142: An antique German porcelain trembleuse with floral decoration and petal pattern knop. Sold for £130 and Lot 1168: A late Meissen porcelain conversation group with two figures, musical instruments and dog – crossed swords mark – lute a/f. Sold for £140.


Lot 1306: A pair of vintage Wharfdale SFB/3 loud speakers, three way with cross-over unit Type 2111, in polished walnut veneered and bronzed mesh slope fronted cabinets. Sold for £320. Lot 1328: A mid 20th Century military “magic” wire recorder by Utah Radio Products – sold with a Turner 211 dynamic microphone. Sold for £120. Lot 1329: A Revox Model G-36 reel to reel tape recorder, in original aluminium and plastic transit case – Serial No. 59033. Sold for £190 and Lot 1339: A Leak Stereo 79 HiFi amplifier – sold with a Dyna stereo HiFi valve amplifier Model SCA-35 by Dynaco (USA). Sold for £130.


Lot 1368: Bristol Cars – A Very British Story, by Christopher Balfour, 4to., printed dust cover. Sold for £100. Lot 1376: A small collection of antiquarian books, including A New History of China 1688 and A View of Seditious Bull Sent into Englande 1569, etc. Sold for £380 and Lot 1377: A collection of antiquarian books, including The Works of Alexander Pope, 6 vols., 8vo., leather bound 1788 and The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley, 6th edition 1680, etc. Sold for £320.


Lot 1389: Arthur Suker: a gilt framed watercolour depicting a Westcountry rocky coastline – signed 11” X 18”. Sold for £210. Lot 1416: Henry Garland: a gilt gesso framed oil on canvas, entitled “Highlanders Going South”, depicting highland cattle and drovers crossing a stone bridge from Summer pastures – 29” X 24”. Sold for £1,800 and Lot 1436: By or in the style of Henry H. Parker: a gilt framed watercolour depicting a view of cattle watering beside a lake in extensive landscape – 13” X 25”. Sold for £300.


Lot 1511: A leather cased Leica IIIF camera outfit, comprising body No. 814823 with original Leitz Elmar 5cm lens, Hektor and Elmar lenses, filters and other accessories, also Weston Master II exposure meter. Sold for £760. Lot 1512: A Leica R4 35mm camera body, with Leica Summicron R-50mm lens – No. 3840768. Sold for £380. Lot 1514: A leather travelling cased Rolleiflex 120 film TLR outfit, including grey finish camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, pistol grip cable release and other accessories. Sold for £310. Lot 1519: A vintage Rolleiflex TLR camera, with Carl Zeiss Planar 75mm lens, in leather carrying case. Sold for £410 and Lot 1522: A vintage Rolleiflex TLR camera, with Schneider Xenotar lens, in leather carrying case. Sold for £270.


Lot 1615: An album of over two hundred early 20th Century postcards of local topographic, railway and coastal views, Plymouth, Totnes and Exeter, etc. Sold for £230. Lot 1616: An album of early 20th Century topographical and railway postcards featuring Dawlish and Teignmouth, etc. Sold for £190. Lot 1625: A box containing loose stamps and packets, also a stock book of world stamps. Sold for £150 and Lot 1652: A folio of French Wood Carvings, containing loose engravings, notices and other ephemera. Sold for £180.



Lot 231: Sold £540


Lot 361: Sold £480


Lot 404: Sold £380


 Lot 490: Sold £880


Lots 1044 & 1054: Sold £455


Lot 1306: Sold £320

Lot 1416: Sold £1,800

Lot 1511: Sold £760

Lot 1512: Sold £380

Lot 1514: Sold £310