Thursday 07th April, 2016
BARRY SHEENE'S 1974 BELL RACING HELMET
Barry Sheene's 1974 Bell racing helmet, in black, red and gold with applied number '7', 'Bell' and 'Anderstorp Racing Club' logos, decorated with trademark 'Donald Duck' emblem and 'Barry Sheene' lettering to rear, with tinted visor and chin-guard with Sheene's trademark cigarette hole, applied SHCA certified sticker number 1372063, race worn with evidence of crash damage to rear and loss to interior lining.
Sunday 27th September, 2015
Chiu Teng-Hiok (Zhou Tingxu, 1903-1972). Landscape circa 1937. Signed in Pinyin, oil on canvas. Dimensions: 40.7 x 50.7cm (16 x 19 15/16in).
Tuesday 11th November, 2014
VICTOR LASLO'S PASSPORT
"There's no place like Hollywood" an auction from Bonhams in New York on 24th November is offering some pieces from Casablanca. The piano from Rick's bar is obviously the luminous highlight but we'd go for this one.
Monday 20th October, 2014
1970 NORTON DESERT RACER
1970 Norton 750 Trackmaster - built specifically for desert racing. In the site's words: "This is a loud brash in your face vintage desert sled. It is beyond trick--beyond works---it's one of a kind and impossible to duplicate now."
Wednesday 13th August, 2014
ON SECOND THOUGHTS...
Here's the 1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 (lot no. 210)
Wednesday 13th August, 2014
1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III SPORTS
August 15th sees the Quail Lodge Auction at Carmel and it's a wonderful auction. Tempted to go with the 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible or the very un-ferrari looking 1972 365GTC/4 but I've picked lot 222 the ex-Maharaja Nawab Muhammad Hamidullah Khan's 1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III SPORTS FOUR-SEATER. Coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly. Specifics: 7,338cc OHV V12 Engine / Dual StrombergCarburetors / 180bhp at 3,000rpm / 4-Speed Manual Transmission / Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle / 4-Wheel Drum Brake.
Tuesday 24th June, 2014
APOCALYPSE NOW, 1979
Japanese, condition A; unfolded, backed on linen, conservation framed. 40 x 60in. (101.5 x 152.5cm.); framed dimensions, 41 x 60 in. (104 x 152.5cm.)
Monday 16th June, 2014
C&J HONDA 500, 1979
C&J Honda 500, 1979 - genuine period frame, full restoration.
Monday 02nd June, 2014
MARBLE RAM, 1ST CENTURY A.D.
A monumental marble figure of a ram (Height of figure 41 in. 104 cm) Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D. - it is thought that the restorations were probably by Francesco Franzoni.
Wednesday 21st May, 2014
BEING A TRANSLATION FROM LATIN BESTIARY
Offered for sale by Peter Harrington. From their site: "First edition, first impression, advance review copy (with a typed note from the publisher tipped in giving notice of misprints etc.), of White’s charming mediaeval bestiary. White’s chosen epigraphs for the book are wonderfully characteristic in application to the present text, the first from T. H. Huxley (Victorian biologist, grandfather of Aldous), “Ancient traditions, when tested by the severe processes of modern investigation, commonly enough fade away into mere dreams: but it is singular how often the dream turns out to have been a half-waking one, presaging a reality”, and the second from the final sentence of 17th-century author Alexander Ross’s Arcana Microcosmi: “And as dutiful Children let us cover the Nakednesse of our Fathers with the Cloke of a favourable Interpretation” "
Physical description: Octavo. Original sage cloth, device to upper board and titles to spine in red, top edge red, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations in the text throughout. Excellent copy in the dust jacket.
Tuesday 13th May, 2014
TERENCE CUNEO - 1948
Terence Cuneo (1907-1996) ON EARLY SHIFT. Lithograph in colours, 1948, printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London, condition B+/A-; not backed, framed. Size: 40 x 50 in. (102 x 127 cm.)
Thursday 03rd April, 2014
ANATOMIC MODEL OF A FRISONA COW, 1890
Over a black painted wooden base, the sculpture of a Frisona cow anatomical model, made out of hand painted plaster. The external side depicts the body and the muscles and the internal, the bones, muscles and organs apparatus. Dimensions: height: 10 in. (25 cm) / width: 15.75 in. (40 cm) / depth: 4 in. (10 cm).