Suffolk Auctioneer all Fired Up

Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller has had a busy start to the month, with its Coins, Cigarette Cards, Stamps and Postcard Auction and Militaria Auction both achieving good results.

A pair of antique pistolsThe auction house said that the sales attracted international bidders. Oliver Miller, Managing Director of Bishop & Miller, said, “I really do have the best job in the world – valuing and auctioning people’s treasures and passing them on to passionate collectors is something really special. Our Militaria auctions are growing in demand and popularity and our Coins Sales are always full of some impressive pieces.”

Some of the highlights of the Military, Medals & Maritime Auction October Sale, included:

  • A pair of Victorian 2nd Afghan War medals, which sold for £1,400 to a keen collector
  • A Second World War Royal Air Force Air Gunner grouping of three medals, which achieved £420
  • A Fine Joseph Egg Flintlock double over and under flintlock pistol, circa 1790-1800, sold for £3,700
  • A Fine cased pair of French percussion duelling pistols, which sold for £3,000 to a collector in the UK.

The later Coins Sale included a Cased Sovereign set, comprising a Victoria 1893, Edward VII 1907, George V 1912, Elizabeth II 1968 and Elizabeth II 2010, which sold for £1,150.

Elsewhere, a George III Guinea from 1788 sold for £500 to a UK based collector, and The Royal Mint, The 2011 UK Mary Rose Gold Proof Coin sold to a collector for £850.

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