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Memories of the Golden Age of seaside holidays will be stirred, when a Private Collection of Original Illustrations for saucy seaside postcards come up for auction at Tennants Auctioneers on 21st June. Over 80 illustrations will be sold in group lots, with estimates ranging from £300-500 to £700-1000. 
Tennants Auctioneers’ sale of Scientific & Musical Instruments on 7th June includes two very different, but none the less intriguing items - a Genoese violin by Agostino de Plani, dated 1778, and a drum kit that belonged to Don Powell, drummer with legendary band Slade. 
Two new world records were set at Tennants’ auction of Modern and Contemporary Art on 26th May for works by Cecil Rochfort D’Oyly John and John Ridgewell. 
The selected contents of Dale End Mill, Lothersdale, are to be offered at auction on the 26th May at Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn. 
A fine example of a 19th century North American Walrus skull was the stand-out lot in Tennants’ sale of Natural History and Taxidermy on 17th May. In the days leading up to the sale, there had been much interest in the skull, but competitive bidding from multiple buyers in the room, on the phone and online drove the price well above the £800-1,200 estimate to reach £3,200. 
Tennants’ sale of Vintage Costume, Textiles, Dolls & Teddy Bears on the 13th May saw a collection of five amber parasol handles soar in the saleroom, finally selling for £4,500 – ninety times the lower estimate. The handles were sold in a group lot alongside vintage accessories; however, it was the warm, golden-hued amber that excited interest in this lot.
A piece of Victorian propaganda, in the form of a fine linen damask tablecloth is set to come under the hammer in Tennants’ auction of Vintage Costume and Textiles on 13th May. When the intricately woven cloth catches the light, a detailed design is revealed, which commemorates the victory of the British Empire in the Crimean War (1853-6). 
Rodney Tennant is to conduct the University of York's auction of ‘Morph’ at Bootham School in York on 7 June, 2017 at 6pm. 
Tennants’ sale of Fine Wine and Whisky on the 22nd April saw good, strong results with a sale total of £115,795, and a sold rate of over 90%, reflecting the buoyancy in the market for good Bordeaux, Burgundy and Whisky. 
Over eighty lots of minerals from the collection of enthusiast David Briggs are to be auctioned as part of Tennants’ sale of Minerals and Fossils on 26th May in their Leyburn Salerooms. 
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