Rare clock realises £950 at McAfees

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A rare Calendar Clock was one of the top lots at McAfee Auctions sale last weekend when it realised £950, after a tough battle between two room bidders, and two telephone bidders, finishing with two telephone bidders, and was eventually knocked down at £950.

The clock which arrived in the Auction Room, from a Letterkenny seller, measured approximately thirty inches by twenty-four inches and not only had a brass dial, but also gave the days in the week, months in the year, years after leap year etc.

The strength of the internet was also very apparent with quite a number of Waterford Crystal and Belleek pieces going to America, a rare Limited Edition Border Fine Art Figurine to the UK mainland, and other pieces within the province and Southern Ireland.

Over two hundred and fifty people viewed the sale over the three days and many of the one thousand one hundred and fifty lots were keenly contested with three to five phone lines at times for the more interesting lots.

Other prices achieved were £1550 for a collection of Border Fine Arts, £420 for a large Royal Dux Figurine, £380 for a Walnut Writing Bureau, Dining Room Suites £260 and £250, Ceramic Patio Set £170, Old Pine Table £130, Royal Cauldron Dinner Set £360, Three Piece Clock Set £350, Two Door Medical Cabinet £220, Set of Stehpen Brown Sketches £230, Cylinder Oil Lamp £210, Pair of Cloisonné Vases £250, Cylinder Top Writing Desk £230, Two Handled ‘Bird Vase’ £140 and Matching Planter £130, Three Sets of Silver Commemorative Medals £375.

Banjo Style Barometer £170, Silver Plated Oil Lamp £160, Limited Edition Moorcroft Vase £180, Three Drawer Chest £160, Occasional Table £100, D Overend Oil £100.

Mahogany Open Armchair £105, Astragal Bookcase £110, Beswick Horse £130, Decorated Centre Table £140, Arch Top Dresser £105, Slate Mantle Clock £95, J Wilkinson Watercolour £80, Double Ended Window Seat £170, Selection of Waterford pieces £88, £80, £75, Decorated Side Table £100, Brass Telescope £105, Hall Chair £90, Marble Top Washstand £155, Snap Top Table £110, Rectangular Floor Rug £180, Rooney Oil £170, Decorated Writing Slope £155, Mahogany Chest £130, Set of Enamel on Silver Spoons £75, Silver Mirror £75, Embossed Silver Thermometer £55, Silver Parrot Stick Head £90. Lot of shell and fossils £80, Pair of 9 carat Gold Cuff Links £75, 9 carat Gold Wrist Watch £110, Heavy Silver Necklace £45, £38 and £32. Cameo Brooch £38, Set of animal horns £40, Wooden Bedstead £60, Pair of Bronzed Figures £50, Pair of Bedroom Chairs £80, Old Country Rose Dinner Set £85, Pine Bed £50, Brass Incense Burner £75, Mahogany Pot Cupboard £80, Birds eye Maple Jewellery Box £80, Decorated Jardinière £80, Pair of Children’s Chairs £85, Upholstered Chair and Stool £85, Carved Plant Stand £50, Inlaid Tea Caddy £70, Hall Table £70, Imari Charger £48, Oak Smokers Cabinet £50, Silver Plated Epergne and Basket £75, R.U.C. Helmets £70 each, Glass Churn £38, Bentwood Chair £42, Wooden Towel Rail £42, Gilt Framed Print ‘Old Man Smoking’ £80, Circular Jardinière £55 etc.etc.

McAfee Auctions next sales are a House Sale at Semicock Road, Ballymoney on the 8th of November, Antique and General sale in Ballycastle on November 16th and a Fine Furnishing Sale in Ballymoney, including the ‘McKee Collection of Staffordshire’ on Friday 23rd of November.

Good Quality Fine and General Furnishings, Clocks, Paintings, Silver and Jewellery required for all our forthcoming sales.

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