Picture perfect: A superb collection of nearly 1,000 photo-cards of Whitby and the surrounding area by the celebrated local photographer John Thomas Ross, assembled by the late Richard Moore, is offered at Boulton and Cooper in Malton on Wednesday. It includes lifeboats, railway stations, shipwrecks and First World War bombardments, plus all sorts of Whitby ephemera.
Out of this world:
At David Duggleby’s Scarborough salerooms today, a pair of unusual 19th century celestial and terrestrial table globes by Scottish maker James Kirkwood, on mahogany bases, are listed at £3,000£4,000.
Rocks away: A sapphire and diamond three-stone 18 ct white gold ring went for £4,700 at Morphets of Harrogate while a diamond three-stone 18 ct gold ring fetched £4,465. Cupboard love: Staithes Group painter Harold Knight’s The Corner Cupboard went for £2,875, way above estimate, at David Duggleby’s Scarborough salerooms and Mary Weatherill’s watercolour Whitby – Dock End and the Angel Hotel made £1,840.
Silver lining: An engraved Victorian silver tray, dated 1866, by Martin, Hall and Co, of Sheffield, realised £3,125 at Christie’s Interiors in London.
Heron soars: A series of ten screenprints by Sir Terry Frost, who moved to Yorkshire in 1954 and died in 2003, surfaced at a Bonhams prints and multiples sale in London, with the artist’s Tolcarne Moon Blue Newlyn achieving top price at £1,250. An etching by David Hockney, Figures with Still Life from The Blue Guitar (1977), made £1,187 but a screenprint entitled January 1973: 12, by Leeds-born Patrick Heron, outdid them all by fetching £3,125.
These globes by James Kirkwood should fetch £3,000£4,000 today; inset, photos of old Whitby, including the fishing industry, are set to fetch a decent sum at Boulton and Cooper.