Saturday, 11 February 2017
Cards and a couple of Cans (At Auction 2017).
Some fine vintage cards have appeared at auction recently. Probably more popular than book collecting - rare vintage cards attract much attention and appropriate prices.
Foxton lift & locks. £19
Basingstoke Canal. £30
Thames & Severn Canal.£43
Grand Junction.Boats Monarch & Mary. £18.
Thorneycroft Gas Engine trial boat. £56.
Stoppage & dewatering Paddington basin. £34.
Early view. £52.
Limestone barges.Caldon £62
Flyboat at Rufford £59.
Good prices are always paid for boat close up’s but none of the above come close to the record paid for a very early card showing a boat locking down from the detached portion of the Stroudwater canal into the River Severn which sold for £156 at auction in 2012.
'Vintage' Buckby Cans occasionally appear in the salerooms and again attract good prices.
This can believed to be painted by Dennis Clarke at Nursers/Barlows yard at Braunston fetched £410.
A superb can from a lady (Judy Baker) renowned for her 'Braunston style' and dating from the 1970's realised £107.