Auction Fun @ Peter Francis Carmarthen

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The Peter Francis monthly catalogue sale is a must for eager dealers especially those looking for sleepers. Experienced dealers read sale catalogues like gardeners read seed catalogues. The crucial difference for potential buyers is that bidders from around the world on the interest and on the phone are crowding into the room as well.

I snapped this scene while Nigel Hodson was selling an eighteenth century silver silver by celebrated Boston silversmith Nathaniel Hurd. Estimated somewhat overcautiously at 1000 – 1500 pounds this was the moment when the hammer fell at 19500 + premium.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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