A SCARBOROUGH auctioneers is toasting the success of two sales held in the town recently.
David Duggleby Auctioneers, in Vine Street, attracted 301 registered buyers to its Saturday sale.
Chief results were:
l Gold pendant hallmarked 18ct on heavy chain stamped 18ct approx 93gm sold for £2,450
l Three piece hallmarked silver tea-set approx 19oz gross sold for £370
l 168 Engine turned 18ct gold pocket watch sold for £580
The next sale, A Gallery of Pictures, was then held two days later.
Director Jane Duggleby said: “Again this was really well attended in person and with live internet bidders from Hong Kong, Florida, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.”
Pictures with local coastal interest were among the big hitters, most notably:
l Louis H Grimshaw (1870-1944): Dock End Whitby Harbour by Moonlight, oil on canvas sold for £18,000
l Henry Redmore (1820-1887): Sailing Barge off the Coast, oil on canvas sold for £3,000
l George Weatherill (1810-1890): Whitby Shipyard, watercolour sold for £1,900
l James William Booth (1867-1953): Horse drawn Reaper, oil on canvas sold for £1,400
l Henry Barlow Carter (1804-1868): Off Scarborough, watercolour sold for £1,200
Auctioneer David Duggleby opened the Vine Street saleroom, the old Crystal Ford garage, in 1996, having previously been chief auctioneer at H.C. Chapman and Son for 21 years.