End of Year Auction Report

Firstly, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, with great hope that 2022 will be a much happier and healthier year all round. 

I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Auction Centre, which has been invaluable to us. It has been a difficult year and, like everyone else, we have had to adapt to a regularly changing situation. However, we were pleasantly surprised by how seamlessly our clients shifted to online auctions during the lockdowns, and I hope you have benefitted from the free live bidding which we now offer through our website and also our Europe-wide shipping service.  

We ended the year with a bumper December full of auctions, and despite myself and a couple of other members of staff having to isolate at home after positive covid tests (during the busiest time of the year), we had an extremely successful month.  A selection of sale results are featured below and full results can be seen elsewhere on the website

Looking ahead into 2022, we have another full schedule of varied auctions and I hope to see and hear from you again in the New Year. 


Best Wishes, 

Ed Crichton & the Auction Centre team 


Medals, Militaria & Country Pursuits


Franz Bergman, (Austrian 1861-1936), a large cold painted bronze study of a horse - £2900

T Burre Bundy (XIX) - Study of an Arabian Grey with stableboy in a landscape, oil on canvas - £1300


Two William IV Edinburgh Burgess Golfing Society silver medals - £3300 and £2300

An unusual C18th flintlock pocket pistol - £1250

Full auction results here.


Wine, Port & Spirits 


Château Lafite Rothschild, 2014, Pauillac, twelve bottles (OWC) - £4600

Château d'Yquem, 1947, Sauternes, four bottles - £3000

Full auction results here.


Fine Art & Antiques 


After Auguste Rodin (1840-1970) - Hand, bronze, Copyright by Musee Rodin 1956 - £8800

After Peter Lely (1660-1680)- A bust portrait of a maiden, oil on canvas - £3200


A lady's 18ct yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust - £4000

A 1930s oak cased fitted canteen of cutlery - £3300

A pair of Howard & Sons Ltd mahogany framed armchairs - £5500

Full auction results here.


Toys & Models


A Roundhouse Engineering gas powered radio-controlled model of a 32mm scale Darjeeling D Class Garratt - £3500

Dinky Toys pre-war No.22E Farm Tractor original trade box containing 5 models - £2500


Classic Construction Models CCM, 1/24th scale Limited Edition brass model of a CAT D9H Track Type Tractor - £2300

Radio Controlled Gas Powered Model of a 32mm scale 0-4-0+0-4-0 locomotive - £1900

Full auction results here


We will be open normal office hours until 1pm Thursday 23rd December, and then re-open at 9am Tuesday 4th January.  

Our first auction of 2022 will be Home & Interiors on 15th January, with entries closing on Friday 7th January.

Entries are also invited for our specialist Spring auctions including Toys & Models, C20th Art & Design, Music, Film & Sport Memorabilia, Fine Art & Antiques, Coins, Banknotes & Tokens, Affordable Jewellery & Watches etc.

If you have anything suitable for sale, please contact our offices for auction advice or submit a valuation enquiry through our website.



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