Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview






ON WEDNESDAY 27th June at 10 a.m. prompt

Viewing Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 12pm to 6pm & Morning of Sale from 8.30am

Approx. 1000 lots


Furniture inc. Inlaid wardrobe, linen press, bureau bookcase, sets 4 & 8 dining chairs, walnut bureau, pine kitchen table & chairs, mah., oak & painted chests of drawers, revolving bookcases, 19th C. D. end dining table, linenfold cabinets, nest tables, coffer, oak dresser base, mah. cupboards, drawleaf, dropleaf & pedestal tables, pine shelves etc , Clocks & Watches inc. 9ct Rolex Tudor watch, carriage clock, Art Nouveau silver clock, pocket watches, slate mantel clock, barometers etc, Silver inc. Correspondence box, Sampson Mordan hunting horn snuffer, Wing Nam silver dragon cigarette case, photo frames, tazza, page turner, soup & toddy ladles, beaker, sifter spoons etc, Plate inc. entrée dishes, punch bowl, spirit kettle, cutlery, muffin dish, lge trophy cup etc, Jewellery inc. gold & silver stone set rings, half sovereign, Nouveau hat pin, cameo brooch etc, Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc. kettles, jugs, candlesticks, church box, saucepan etc, Collectables inc. bronze courtship group, cased Austrian pipe, banjo, walking sticks, stilton truckle coaster, Wells 5 torch lamp, coins, railway signs, picture discs etc, China & Glass inc. oil lamps, Lladro, Nao, Doulton, Seizler, Beswick & Crown Derby figures, Portmeirion, coloured glass vases & paperweights, Dickens toby jug set etc, Pictures & Prints inc. Edwin Bale watercolour, portrait miniature, Hilson watercolour, Munnings & Aldin prints etc  Modern pine & other furniture inc. tables & chairs, bedsides, dresser, wardrobes, ottomans & trunks, oak table, chairs & sideboard, multi use cub furniture, uph. Suites inc. large corner, selection tools, galvanised trailor, garden & other tools.   


*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for July 18th Sale from Thurs. 28th June by appointment)


Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale


Henry Matthews silversmiths operated from Vittoria Street in Birminghams famous Jewellery Quarter from 1894- 1930. They specialised in producing items with very detailed decoration, as born out by a silver mounted correspondence box with their 1897 hallmark. The front & top of the box are applied with intricate floral & foliate decoration, whilst the interior has wooden compartments for letters. One of their larger range of products it stands 9 ¼” wide & 7 ½” high & has a guide of £250/270.

The London firm of Sampson Mordan were renowned for their quirky range of silver & silver mounted goods. Dated as London 1908 is a solid silver snuffer modelled in the form of a hunting horn. In good order it is 12” long & should achieve £200/230.

Still in the silver but from much farther afield is a heavy guage cigarette case made in around 1930 by Wing Nam & Co, based at 65 Queens Road, Hong Kong. It is decorated in high relief with a sinuous dragon, a design featured on much of their work. Larger than normal at 5” it is priced at £100/150.

A Gents Rolex Tudor 9ct gold cased wrist watch is hallmarked for Edinburgh 1965, though the serial number  25444 suggests that the actual movement may have been made a few years earlier. With the face needing some restoration, it is priced at £130/170.

The iconic  Ercol “pebble” nest tables were introduced to their furniture range in 1950.. A set of three in the collectable light beech colourway are always popular in the retro furniture market & are reasonably priced at £180/220.

The Fowler scientific instrument Company was established in 1898 & had their base at Hampton Street Works in Sale, Manchester. They produced many types of calculating machines & the example on offer here is a 1930’s Fowler “Magnum” Long Scale Calculator with circular dial, coming complete with its instruction booklet & original leather pouch, for £40/50.

Many paintings from Austria & Southern Germany in the 19th Century feature tavern scenes, often including gentleman smoking very long stemmed pipes.  A good example of this type of pipe comes in the form of a finely decorated wooden one with stylised tulip shaped bowl & amber mouthpiece. Benefitting from its original hard case with lined interior it should attract interest at £70/80.