During 2017 our Fine Arts sales have gone from strength to strength with a series of successful Valuations days held over the course of the year that have resulted in some very interesting finds!
The popular Ryder & Dutton’s Antiques Valuation Events are held in association with Wright Marshall Ltd. Throughout the year Wright Marshall hosted a number of specialist auctions which ensured that items entrusted for sale with us received the maximum exposure and prices.
More Valuation Events are planned for 2018, offering you a free valuation, as well as advice on selling jewellery, fine arts and antiques. In the meantime if you have items that you are considering selling and wish to have valued, give us a call and we can arrange for a valuer to be in touch.
During the year over 1800 lots sourced from Ryder & Dutton clients were sold in the Wright Marshall sales.
In conjunction with Ryder & Dutton, Wright Marshall Fine Arts, Cheshire’s premier antiques auctioneers, hosted one of the largest model train auctions as their first sale of the new year on 11th and 12th January 2017. Featuring over 1,350 lots made up of over 4,000 model trains and carriages from around the globe, all proceeds from this single owner collection will go to charity.
The collection was owned by the late Antony John Adler, a model train collector based in Oldham. Mr Adler, a solicitor, was inspired to start collecting whilst sheltering from the rain near a model train store and thought the hobby may help relaxation. Oldham-based agents Ryder & Dutton, who had a long-standing working relationship with Mr Adler are assisting Wright Marshall with the auction, have stated that “we are delighted to be able to assist” in the sale of his “incredible collection”, giving his trains a refreshed lease of life in new homes.
Thanks to Wright Marshall’s embracement of modern technology, bidders from all over the world had the opportunity to take part in this 2-day auction as the sale was open not only to those who attend the auction house itself and over the phone, but also to online bidders. Buyers also had the added benefit of knowing all proceeds will be donated to a variety of nominated charities.
The sale generated a huge amount of interest with particular trains of note included a limited edition Golden Age Model Ltd 00 gauge, a Fulgrex H0 gauge and Bassett Lowke 0 gauge. Mr Adler’s collection also spanned the continents: from Italy to Austria to Japan to America – there was truly something for every collector. At the end of two exhausting days the collection raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds.
So don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any items that you wish our Antique and Fine Art experts to appraise, free of charge, or watch out for our next valuation days.