From coins to postcards, toys to stamps there are a multitude of other items that go under the hammer at Chorley’s. If you have an item that does not fit neatly into any of the other listed department, please do send us an image or bring it into the saleroom by appointment and we will be happy to help. We have worked effectively on behalf of our clients to negotiate private sales of individual items or collections and on occasion negotiated on our clients’ behalf to sell items via specialist dealers or auctioneers.
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The Newton House, a fine mid-19th Century dolls' house, fully furnished with period furniture
Sold for £35,050 + buyers premium
Italy. Naples, Geoachim Murat 40 Lire gold coin 1813, very slight weakness to striking but centre clear, mint state and extremely fine.
Sold for £3,200 + buyers premium
A 1/10th scale Markie road locomotive showman's traction engine, designed by Tony Pearce of Hampshire in 1989, spirit fired, canopy with 'Albry Steam Traction Co.', named 'Millie', serial number ARJ 33cm x 59cm with original paperwork and certificate .
Sold for £1,400 + buyers premium
A large No.1 brass bar-limb microscope, 3764, by Andrew Ross, London, circa 1855, with polar scope, binocular attachment and numerous other lenses, 31cm high, in a fitted mahogany case.
Sold for £1,000 + buyers premium
Charles Hodges Astronomical Playing Cards, London, Stopforth & Sons, circa 1827, 52 hand-coloured engraved cards with duty card, each stencilled with suit excepting Hiems (ace of spades), the pip cards detailing constellations from terrestrial and celestial globes, the court cards with classical deities contained in a black Morocco leather case with gilt tooled title Astronomical, complete with instruction book.
Sold for £4,200 + buyers premium