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Two private viewings to mark the start of a unique exhibition in The Garden Rooms were attended by more than 120 clients of Tennants Auctioneers.
Sporting books were definitely the theme of the day in Tennants Auctioneers’ Book Sale on 29th November, with volumes on Mountaineering, Greyhound Coursing, Racing and Cricket all selling strongly.
An unusually large number of international bidders taking part in the sale online helped Tennants Auctioneers’ Vintage Costume, Textiles & Dolls sale on 24th November achieve a sale total of £53,750 for 318 lots. The sale saw strong prices for Victorian costume and quilts as well as for decorative vintage items from top designers.
Steam enthusiasts flocked to Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn for their Toys, Models and Collectables Sale on 24th November, which included a Private Collection of over fifty lots of Locomotive Nameplates, Totems, Targets and models. A packed saleroom and busy phone lines ensured a competitive atmosphere and strong prices. 
A leather-bound folio album of twenty-two beautifully detailed ink and watercolour illustrations of Italian provincial costume from the early 19th century are set to be sold in Tennants Auctioneer’s Book Sale on 29th November. 
A fine Private Collection of paintings, ceramics, works of art and furniture from Le Pavilion, formerly part of the Shortgrove Estate in Essex provided some of the top lots in the sale. The highlight of the collection was a panel painting depicting the Madonna and Child in the Manner of Filippo (Filippino) Lippi (c.1406-1469). The panel, which was in extraordinarily good condition, was sold to a telephone bidder after a heated battle for £135,000. 
Modern and contemporary paintings put in a strong performance in Tennants Auctioneers’ Autumn Fine Art Sale on 18th November, with works by Northern artists in particular attracting the interest of bidders.
A fascinating collection of annotated photographs detailing the exploits of mountaineer and school master R. L. G. Irving (1877-1969) are coming under the hammer in Tennants Auctioneers’ Book Sale on 29th November. 
An unmounted pair of Chinese Golden Monkey stamps from the popular series of New Year Stamps based around the Chinese Zodiac sold strongly in Tennants Auctioneers’ sale of Stamps and Postcards on 3rd November. Produced in 1980, the Year of the Monkey, the stamps have a red background - a very lucky colour in China, and the face value is the lucky number eight. One of the most sought after contemporary stamps, this horizontal pair were sold for £2,000 (plus buyer’s premium). 
Tennants’ auction of Coins, Tokens & Banknotes on 1st November saw a rare 100% sold rate, proving the ongoing success of coins at auction. With the continued rise in gold prices, good Gold Proof Sets consistently sold well, with the top lot of the sale going to a George VI Gold Proof Set from 1937; comprising £5, £2, sovereign and half sovereign coins in the original case of issue, the set sold for £8,200.
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