Drumming up business in North Yorkshire
REVIEW: Automobila, Tennants, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, 25 March
Tennants offered 186 Automobilia lots before getting round to selling motorcycles and vehicles at its 25 March sale at Leyburn. Included were some fine car bonnet mascots with a 1920s French brass and nickel plated example by G Poitvin modelled as Medusa kneeling on a rock that sold for a hammer price of £1200, well above the pre-sale estimate of £400-600.
An art deco Nu Longs Cheveux opalescent and frosted glass mascot by Lucille Sevin for Etlin of Paris, c1932, sold mid-estimate at £850, while a 1920s Charles Sykes Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy chrome mascot made £550, just above its top estimate.
Other highlights in the Leyburn sale include a fivegallon pyramid motor oil drum, Sternol with a ROP Zip lub oil example, that reached £300 (estimate £150-200), while a hanging Perspex illuminated Lancia showroom sign and a pair of Cibie Lode headlights and protectors, made £250 (est: £100-150).