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There's always something to discover in a Barbara Kirk Auction....
Always something interesting... something unusual... something unexpected...

Record result?...
for rare military watch...
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More top selling watches from our November auction...
Antique jewellery including... a Georgian opal & turquoise ring...
Sold for 1,650... an Edwardian 18ct. gold pocket watch & Victorian chain & fob...
Sold for 1,000...
a lady's Piaget 18ct. gold wristwatch...
Sold for 800...
a late 1930's gentleman'a 9ct gold Rolex wristwatch...
Sold for 620...
an 18ct. gold cased full hunter pocket watch with stop watch function...
Sold for an amazing 11,200...

This rare Longines military wristwatch was made for the RAF for a short period in small quantities during the 1940's We anticipated it would create interest & expected it to do well...but how well?

Research indicated that the last time this model watch was sold was in 2004 when a similar one sold for just under 600. We estimated that it should reach that figure & possibly more & so give it a tentative pre-auction estimate of 500-800. So we were delighted (& pleasantly surprised) when it sold for 11,200...

There has been a growing & strong interest in military & other collectable wristwatches in the watch section of our Jewellery, Silver, Watches & Small Collectable auctions. We have recently successfully sold a Brietling Navitimer for 1,700, a lady's Rolex Oyster for 2,800 & a gentleman's for 1,100 plus a Lemania military watch for 1,950

Our previous top price for a military wristwatch was for a rare Grana 'Dirty Dozen' watch (below).  During WWII the British military ordered high quality wristwatches from twelve different makers, these have become known as the 'Dirty Dozen'. The rarest of the set, due to the low numbers produced, was made by Grana. Watch collectors want a full set of twelve, so they are keenly sought after when appearing in auction. Our Grana watch, even though in not the greatest condition, sold for 5,000 in June 2018.
Become part of our successful specialist auctions of Jewellery, Silver, Watches & Small Collectables... entries are being accepted now for our auction on March 5th...free appraisal & valuations available... below are a few of the entries already received...
Spectacular diamonds... a high-quality diamond & platinum ring...
Pocket & wristwatches including... a gentleman's Brietling wristwatch...
Novelty jewellery already received... a 19th century micro-mosaic brooch...
Golden Rolex... a gentleman's gold Rolex Oyster wristwatch...
Fashion collectables including... a good pair of 19th century paste set hair pins...
Quality makers including... a cultured pearls with sapphire & diamond clasp by Martin & co...
Lockets & pendants including.. a gold Masonic lady's locket...
Quality rings including... a large tourmaline & diamond cocktail ring...
Golden collectables... Sampson Mordan gold pencils...
Gentlemen's accessories including... a gold, garnet & diamond button set...
Gentleman's rings including... a substantial 18ct gold ring...
20th century jewellery including.. a 1940's sapphire & gold brooch...
Desireable wristwatch... with Patek Phillipe movement...
Dazzling earrings... diamonds & sapphires...
Selected EPNS... a high quality Walker & Hall tantalus with patent opening ...
Collectable compact collection in our March auction...
The powder compact is a classic object of the 20thc. that has become an affordable collectors item. It was produecd in a wide variety of designs & shapes during the stylish 1920s until the kitsch glamour of the 1950's & 60's. Below are a few examples from over 40 compacts in our March auction...
Novelty musical compact...
Art Deco style...
1960's glamour...
Novelty 'handbag'  compact...
Kitsch compact/lipstck combination...