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Beat the bids for Beatles' Yellow Submarine with a vintage truncheon

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 02, 2013

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Jefferys Auctions, Lostwithiel

Coins including more than 30 gold coins, mainly English, from George IV to modern proof pounds, will be for sale at Lostwithiel Auction Rooms on Wednesday.

The highlight is likely to be an 1829 George IV gold sovereign with bare head and crowned shield, GVF, which carries an estimate of £700-£1,000.

The swinging 60s brought in the retro era, which the Beatles typified in the late 1960s. A Corgi model number 803 Yellow Submarine in an original box, should sail away at the £50-£80.

The market for Victorian truncheons is always encouraging especially with local interest. A painted truncheon with gilt lettering "Redruth Constable 1846" with a V R cipher should attract many admirers. However it has a badly nibbled handle (possibly from a police dog) so is conservatively estimated at £20-£40.

Early tin plate toys are usually associated with the German maker Marklin; however an English example from the 1930s has been entered in the form of a clockwork car, stamped "Made in England" on the boot and a GB sign (£30-£50).

Magic lanterns became the big thing in the home-entertainment world in the Victorian era and carried on through to the 1940s and 50s. A 1940s example will appear at the auction. The black magic lantern, though of little appeal, has the advantage of many early Walt Disney boxed slides, including Mickey Mouse in Giant Land, Donald Duck in Alpine Adventure and many others filling a shoe box (£40-£60).

A Royal Doulton 1906 centenary jug for the Portland Maine Masonic Lodge, number 17, a 9in flow blue jug has typical Masonic decoration. A hairline crack has reduced the estimate to £30-£50.

With the inclement weather of late, an early warning can be obtained from a pocket barometer. The example being sold here is by "Yates & Son" of Dublin and is in a gold-plated case with silvered dial, with the pressure raising bids of £40-£60 are expected.

The sale starts at 10am.

Jefferys Auctions at the Auction Rooms Lostwithiel. 01208 871947 jefferysauctions.co.uk

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