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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. 
An exceptionally rare ‘prooflike’ 1701 William III Guinea sold in Tennants’ auction of Coins, Tokens & Banknotes on 12th April for £22,000 against an estimate of £4,000-6,000. Guineas are always in demand amongst collectors and dealers, but it was the coin’s combination of rarity and remarkably good condition that enticed bidders today, with competitive bidding from London dealers in particular driving up the price. 
Tennants’ sale of Jewellery, Watches & Silver on 8th April showed strong results for jewellery all round, with the demand for antique and period pieces remaining true. However, it was items of Jade jewellery that really stood apart - with period pieces far exceeding their estimates. Good quality jade is always in demand, with the Chinese market particularly interested in Art Deco pieces. 
Tennants’ sale of Books, Maps, Prints and Manuscripts on the 28th April is set to include Part I of a collection comprising over 150 original illustrations made for Ladybird books by artist and illustrator John Berry (1920-2009). A window into a vanished world, these nostalgia- filled pictures present the optimistic ideals of the 1960s and 1970s.
Tennants’ sale of Toys, Models, Collectables & Sporting Items on 5th April resulted in a good range of high prices across the diverse sections of the sale. In particular, fishing paraphernalia performed consistently well throughout, and Matchbox and Dinky toys achieved good, strong prices. 
Tennants’ sale of Fine Wine and Whisky on 22nd April offers the chance to own one of the most renowned vintages of Bordeaux of recent times, when two cases of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990 come up for auction.
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