End of the road
Cheshire Life: November 2018
This 1951 Rolls-royce Silver Wraith started life as a hearse owned by the Scottish CoOperative Wholesale Society. The vendor purchased it from the Rolls-royce Owners Club in 1978 and had it transformed it into a coupé. With only 22,550 miles on the clock, it sold for £28,000 at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield. In the same sale, a 1972 Ford Escort Mk1 sold for £4,600. Over at Wright Marshall in Beeston, this charming 1928 Clyno Royal Tourer open-topped runabout with a lowly 10.8hp engine, sold for £10,100. The Clyno is somewhat less well known. Cousins Ailwyn and Frank Smith founded the company in 1909,
Top of the top ten list of objects sold in Derbyshire auctioneers Hansons’ sale, London rooms in Teddington, was this Chinese dish found on the dresser of a London home and purchased in the 1950s at a country house sale for around £3. Carrying the Yongzheng mark from the period 1723–1735, it attracted eight telephone bidders to sell to a Chinese buyer for £100,000.