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Friday 21 May 2021

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 14th May – 9am to 5pm,
Saturday 15th May – 9am to 5pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

A consignment of quality man cave items to be sold as part of our Mid Century Design sale including:

An aeroplane porthole wall mirror by Stephen Burrows, 130 x 60 cm

A polished aluminium bar constructed from aeronautical engine cowling, the glass surface over a second glass shelf, by Stephen Burrows, w. 134cm

A full-sized model of a silvered robot waiter on a black plinth base, h. 183 cm

A Custom Gas Pumps contemporary lit cabinet modelled as a Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles pump, the orange and black body surmounted by a glass and perspex head, the interior with three glass shelves, h. 180 cm

A Rock-Ola Compact Disc CD jukebox in walnut, Model CD-8, together with the remote control and the associated paperwork

A ‘life-size’ sit-in driveable and multi-function Dalek

A Sinclair C5 12 volt electric vehicle manufactured by Hoover, serial number 100056203304

Super Size Art, ‘Ziggy Stardust’, a foam 45 RPM LP in a printed fabric case, signed and numbered 008, 2010, 66 x 66 cm, together with ‘The Rolling Stones’ and ‘The Who’

A ‘500 by Diesel’ neon sign, 73 x 92 cm

An Alfa Romeo back-lit illuminated wall sign, d. 122 cm

An Alfa Romeo back-lit illuminated domed wall sign, d. 60 cm

An Alfa Romeo wall sign, d. 82 cm

Two sets of stainless steel Maserati signs including the three-part trident logos, h. 95 cm each, and the individual letters

A Betty Boop figure in a yellow mini-skirt seated on a moped


If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our sales please contact Matthew Baker on 01234 266366 or
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.


Friday 14th May – 9am to 5pm,
Saturday 15th May – 9am to 5pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Buyers Premium
A buyers’ premium at 17.5% plus VAT, will be added to the bid price of each lot.

Lots purchased online will in addition attract a 5% plus VAT fee.

Condition Reports
We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale.

On sale day until 5pm and on the following Saturday, Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5pm.


Recent Highlights in 20th Century Design

Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle, a teak 'nesting' suite including an extending table, circular to oval, 106 cm to 155 cm, and four matching triangular chairs with black vinyl upholstery

Sold for £1,900

Lucien Ercolini for Ercol, an elm and beech sofa bed with a 'surfboard' back

Sold for £1,300

Lucien Ercolini for Ercol, an elm and beech sofa bed with a 'surfboard' back

Sold for £900

Attributed to Guy Rogers of Liverpool, a pair of 1960's green upholstered armchairs with teak arms and splayed legs

Sold for £850

Niels Moller for J.L. Moller, a Model 71 teak armchair with black vinyl upholstery together with a Model 71 chair with a seagrass seat

Sold for £400

Howard Keith for HK Furniture, a pair of 'Parnass' or 'Bambino' armchairs with beech frames and button upholstery, with the 1954 Heals sales invoice

Sold for £500

Warren Platner for Knoll International, a wirework table with a smoked glass surface, label to underside of rim, d. 107 cm

Sold for £800

Lucien Ercolini for Ercol, an elm and beech spindle backed 'loveseat' or bench with shaped seats

Sold for £950

Hans Brattrud for Hove, a set of four 'Scandia Prince' teak bentwood stacking chairs together with a matching dining table, 120 x 97 cm

Sold for £1,400

Sir Peter Blake (b. 1932),'Summer Days',screenprint in colours,published by CCA Galleries, blind stamp to corner,signed and numbered 102/175,image 88 x 44 cm

Sold for £1,500

Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, a '2333' three-seater sofa in black leather, designed in 1971, manufactured in 2006, labels to underside, 2333-88, l. 206 cm

Sold for £2,800

A 1960's Dyrlund rosewood sideboard with four sliding doors and four drawers, on tapering feet, length. 225 cm, depth. 47 cm, height 80 cm, label to interior

Sold for £1,300

A 1980's 'Ram' chair designed by André Dubreuil, the ironwork frame with a drop-in seat

Sold for £950

A set of eight 1960's Swedish rosewood dining chairs by Svegards Markaryd with bar backs and upholstered seats

Sold for £900

M. Strandang and Jan Wickelgren for Aneta, a moulded beech table lamp with a canvas shade

Sold for £170

A Finnish Ilmari Tapiovaara Pirkka breakfast table, the two slabs resting on an ebonised frame, unsigned, l. 120 cm

Sold for £440

C. Graciano (20th Century),A pair of muscians beside a red door,signed and dated '73,oil on canvas,73 x 53 cm

Sold for £800

Lucien Ercolini for Ercol, an elm and beech sofa bed with a 'surfboard' back

Sold for £850

A 1950's 'Woodpecker' chair by Ernest Race, the button back upholstery with teak arms and tubular legs, believed to be a prototype armchair

Sold for £1,300

Robin Day for Hille, an Interplan sideboard, designed in 1954, the pair of contrasting black and white structural glass doors enclosing four detachable drawers and a gallery space, on beech legs, l. 137 cm

Sold for £1,400

Recent Highlights in Specialist Auctions

An old bottle of Chartreuse Fabriquee A La Gde by L Garnier circa 1960's 96 proof No size stated, est 75cl, (ullage mid shoulder) Note seal over cork incomplete

Sold for £660

6 bottles of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint Julien (2x 1998 & 4x 1997) with wooden case

Sold for £420

6 bottles of Domaine de Chavalier Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves, (1x 1993, 1x 1990, 1x 1989, 1x 1988, 1x 1986 & 1x 1982)

Sold for £270

54 bore Transition Pistol with 6 ins rifled octagonal sighted barrel inscribed Witton & Daw Improved 37 Threadneedle St London, the plain cylinder stamped 1214 and London proof marks, foliate scroll engraved gas sealed action, engraved spur hammer, trigger guard and ovoid butt cap, finely chequered hardwood butt with vacant silver lozenge, in lined and fitted mahogany case with accessories including a two way powder flask, bullet mould, rammer, nipple key and turnscrew, oil bottle and cap pot, the exterior with vacant brass escutcheon.

Sold for £1,700

80 bore Transition Pistol with 5½ ins rifled octagonal sighted barrel inscribed T K Baker 88 Fleet St London, the cylinder engraved with a geometric band at the forward edge, foliate scroll engraved action, engraved bar-hammer, trigger guard and ovoid butt cap, finely chequered two piece hardwood butt, in lined and fitted mahogany case with accessories including a three-way powder flask, brass cap dispenser, bullet mould, rammer, oil bottle and cap pot, the interior lid with makers trade label, the exterior with vacant brass escutcheon, Birmingham proofs

Sold for £1,400

12 bore AYA MD2, over and under, ejector, 29½ ins multi choke ported barrels, ventilated rib, 70mm chambers, border engraved black action, single selective trigger, well figured 15 ins pistol grip stock with recoil pad, no.16-03-468-95, complete with hard plastic case, two spare chokes, spare firing pins and springs, key and hex tool

Sold for £850

.22 Beeman (Theoben) SLR under lever air rifle, fitted scope rings, pistol grip stock with raised comb, no. 4301

Sold for £750

A 9ct yellow gold chainlink necklace, maker KMJ, London 1977, l. 61.5 cm, 71.6 gms

Sold for £960

A 9ct yellow gold curblink watch chain with lobster clasp, t-bar and suspending a Victorian shield back half sovereign dated 1887, overall 44.1 gms

Sold for £620

A Hornby O gauge tinplate double engine shed, a turntable, two station buildings and one other (5)

Sold for £150

The New Adventures of Rupert, 1936. 1st. Edition of the first Rupert Annual. Qto. Red cloth with black titling and illustration of Rupert reading. Dustwrapper. Contents : This Book belongs to; Rupert and the Wonderful Kite; Pictures for your Paint box; Rupert, Algy and the Cannibals; Pictures for your Paint box; Rupert's Autumn Adventure; Rupert, Bill and the Pearls; Rupert's Christmas Adventure; Picture for your Paint box. CONDITION REPORT: Dustwrapper with some small marginal closed tears, little if any loss. Bright, clean and colourful. ''This Book belongs to' not completed & left blank. Remaining printed text and accomp -anying illustrated pages clean and bright, virtually as freshly printed. 'Pictures for your Paintbox' all very carefully and mainly completed in watercolour.It is quite likely that this box is the original used in posting the annual although there is no postage label. The staples holding the box together are quite rusty.

Sold for £1,000

6 bottles of Chateau Lynch Bages Grand Vin Pauillac (2x 2001, 1x 1999 & 3x 1998)

Sold for £440

8 bottles of Chateau L'Arrosee 1998 Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Sold for £320

8 bore hammer by T Barker, 37 ins brown damascus nitro proof barrels inscribed Belgian Real Twist, Choke Bored, broad engine turned rib, doll's head extension,ic & full, 100mm (4 ins) chambers, border engraved bar action sidelocks with some colour, top lever opening, chequered forend, 14½ ins Prince of Wales stock with steel butt plate, 15lbs, no.3004

Sold for £2,800

20 bore Miroku over and under, ejector, 30 ins barrels, ½ & ic, ¼ ins file cut ventilated rib with bead foresight, 3 ins chambers, acanthus scroll and border engraved action, single selective trigger, well figured 14¾ ins semi pistol grip stock with inset vacant oval, no. 77050MR

Sold for £1,400

A scarce .177 A.G. Parker (pre-war) crank-wound single shot air pistol, 10 ins rifled barrels with blade and notch sights, the air cylinder marked HALE & HARRIS PATENT MAKER A.G. PARKER & CO. LIMITED BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND and PARKER PATENT PRECISION AIR PISTOL, slab sided frame with crank handle, wood grips

Sold for £1,300

12 bore sidelock non ejector by J Beattie & Co., c.1875-87, 30 ins brown damascus barrels (re proofed, nitro), ic & ¾, the concave rib inscribed J. BEATTIE & CO. 104 QUEEN VICTORIA ST LONDON and with dolls head extension, 2½ ins chambers, border and scroll engraved action signed by maker, 14¾ ins highly figured straight hand stock (inc. ¾ ins ebonised extension), vacant oval, no. 17926

Sold for £800

.177 Weihrauch HW 77K under lever air rifle, fitted moderator, figured pistol grip stock with cheek piece and recoil pad, mounted 3-9 x 40 Hawke Sport HD scope, no. 1031001

Sold for £700

A 9ct yellow gold half hunter pocket watch by Benson, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and second hand section within a plain case, case London 1941, case d. 4.8 cm, overall 95.2 gms, with original fitted case

Sold for £640

A Hornby O gauge clockwork 4-4-0 loco and tender, engine No. 1185 maroon LMS livery

Sold for £260