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A rare Beatles poster stole the show in a very buoyant sale of Toys, Models, Collectables & Sporting Items on 21st July. The sale attracted a remarkable number of bidders, both in the saleroom and on the internet; a level of interest that was reflected in strong prices for vintage advertising, fishing tackle, and sporting memorabilia.
Tennants Auctioneers are delighted to announce that we will be offering an extremely rare first impression copy of a volume of poetry containing early works by J.R.R. Tolkien at our August auction of Books, Maps, Prints & Manuscripts. A highly prized treasure for all who love the works of the Middle-Earth creator, this rarity carries an auction estimate of £3,000-5,000 and is expected to attract International attention.
A rare, diamond-shaped coin created during the English Civil War is one of the highlights of our forthcoming Coins, Banknotes & Tokens Sale on 26th July. The silver ninepence was made in Newark during the Civil War, under the reign of Charles I, as emergency coinage when the town was under siege. 
A first edition of Beatrix Potter’s Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes is set for sale in Tennants’ Book, Maps & Ephemera Auction on 2nd August (Estimate: £800-1,200). The little volume, complete in its original dust wrapper, is in exceptionally good condition. Beloved by generations of children, Appley Dapply was the first book that departed from Beatrix Potter’s usual narrative tales. Potter was very fond of rhymes and had been gathering together verses and illustrations since the publication of her first book. 
Northern art and antiques continue to sell strongly – as proved in Tennants Auctioneers’ Summer Fine Art Sale on 15th July. From 19th century oil paintings to a piece of Bradford sporting history, good lots with a northern connection attracted attention from buyers in the region and from further afield. 
Tennants’ Summer Fine Art Sale on 15th July saw encouraging results for traditional art and antiques, in a sale that had a particularly strong selection of rare and unusual items across all departments. From a rare Donegal Carpet designed by CFA Voysey c.1900 (hammer price £6,200) to a fine and rare ‘Ed White’ Pre-Moon Chronograph Omega Speedmaster wristwatch (hammer price £7,500), collectors from around the world sought out unique lots from good makers.
A rare poster for a concert starring ‘The Sensational Beatles’ at the Royal Hall, Harrogate is to be auctioned in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on 21st July. 
A private collection of Wimbledon Memorabilia from the old Number 1 Court is to be sold in Tennants Auctioneers’ Sporting & Fishing Sale on 21st July, with unique items ranging from a collection of brass numbers removed from court seating in 1996, to signage and posters, signed photographs, and even a net post.   
A piece of racing history is to come under the hammer in Tennants Auctioneers’ Summer Fine Art Sale on 15th July – the silver 1968 Topham Trophy, presented by the legendary Aintree figure, Mirabel Topham
The two day Stamp, Postal History and Postcards extravaganza comprising 873 lots reached a hammer total of £145,000, with 85% of the lots getting away; a very encouraging result with strong prices achieved across each discipline. 
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