The Under the Hammer column with Thompsons Auctioneers (Harrogate)

As summer has well and truly come to an end and the nights are drawing in, I have been reflecting over the numerous eclectic tasks we at Thompsons Auctioneers (Harrogate) Ltd have undertaken over the last couple of months.

Thursday, 7th November 2019, 10:04 am
This well filled album of QV stamps sold for £250 at auction.

After a phone call from a local firm of solicitors regarding a deceased estate in Harrogate, I duly went to view the property.

A two bedroom bungalow... how hard could that be? Well let me tell you that every wall, floor and conceivable space was filled... and when I say filled that is a slight understatement!

Fifty years of hoarding certainly makes you think why people are turning to the more minimalistic style of living.

A Victorian walnut brass inlaid desk set realised £240 at auction.

So four skips and several recycling bins later we could see the wood from the trees.

We have several clearances to manage over the next few weeks with some exciting items to include into our sales.

Last month I wrote about some of our toys, models, cars, trains etc that have sold over the last few weeks.

If you are an avid collector of such items then please keep checking our website as we have several hundred more to come into the saleroom in the next month or so. All will be there to sell with no reserve.

21 Boxed Lansdowne model cars sold for £550.

Here are just a few lots that have recently sold through our auction.

Lot 72 A well filled album of QV stamps - £250

Lot 33 A Victorian walnut brass inlaid desk set - £240

Lot 308 21 Boxed Lansdowne model cars - £550

Lot 316 21 Boxed Lansdowne model cars - £550

Lot 56 4 bottles of 1970 Chateau Lafitte Grand Vin - £120

Lot 253 Georgian Air Twist glasses etc - £220

Lot 294 9 Brooklin model cars - £380

Lot 315 9 Brooklin model cars - £310

Lot 507 Mouseman coffee table - £520

Our catalogue is uploaded onto our website www.thompsonsauctioneers.com every Wednesday from 3pm, where you will be able to find all lots, photographs, descriptions and estimates for Fridays auction.

All the information you will need to both buy and sell is available on our website, if you are unable to access a computer then please do not hesitate to contact Michael Johnson our saleroom manager on 01423 709086 who will be more than happy to assist you.

Don’t forget that if you are unable to attend the auction in person you can leave commission bids via our website.

We are open for viewing on Thursday 4.30pm to 7.45pm and on Friday from 9.30am. The auction starts at 11.30am.

If you would like an appraisal or a home visit on goods you may like to auction then please do not hesitate to contact us, via email [email protected] or on 01423 709086.

We also offer a full house clearance service.