David Brown guides you through the automobilia auction scene.
GOLDING YOUNG & MAWER, BOURNE,
LINCOLNSHIRE, 10 FEBRUARY A strong selection of more than 100 motorsport and classic car items kick-started Golding Young & Mawer’s Collective Sale at Bourne, Lincolnshire, on 10 February.
A collection of ephemera from former BRM employee Miss Joy Dean included some rare photos taken at the former racing team’s works where the auction was held, plus signed pictures from drivers including Pedro Rodriguez and John Surtees. Sold well for a hammer price of £320.
Of the paintings offered, John Pittaway’s oil on board of Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird at Daytona Beach 1928, sold for £240, just below bottom estimate. There was Donald Campbell interest in a 1965 Sleaford Round Table Grass Track Car Racing programme of events, which realised £100.
A 1906 Chester silver novelty pepper pot in the form of a uniformed chauffeur made £460, above estimates of £200-£300.
A free-standing petrol pump (complete with lump of concrete on the base) made £140, while a more mobile wall-mounted version sold at £270.
There was a lot of interest in the ephemera collection of former BRM employee Joy Dean – and your correspondent went home empty handed.
John Pittaway’s oil painting of Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird was exhibited at The Guild of Motoring Artists’ Annual Exhibition at Thoresby Park, 1996. It sold for £240 at the Bourne sale.
Silver chauffeur pepper pot anyone? Sold for
£460 (plus buyer’s
premium and VAT).