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.
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My Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay
Welcome to the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am a graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, The Repeaters. Then living in Llandewi Brefi, we 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 have trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web builder and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one.