Our inaugral Vintage & Modern Fashion Auction takes place on Tuesday 21st February alongside our well-established Jewellery & Watch Auction.
Entries are still invited at this early stage and we are still compiling the catalogue - but we thought we'd whet your appetite with this lovely Ossie Clark piece which is to be sold without reserve.
A jet black silk crêpe 'Bridget' dress designed by Ossie Clark for Quorum dating to circa 1970. Labelled 'Ossie Clark', with plunging neckline, satin backed silk crepe and padded waistband, wrap-over skirt with knife-pleated side panels. Made in the U.K.
Estimate £250 - £450
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Anders Clausager, originally of Denmark but now living in Birmingham, approached us with a view to selling his model car collection which he had built up over a lifetime alongside his career as a motoring historian.
It sounded like a LOT of models so I arranged an appointment to see Anders at his home. Upon arrival I was shown a small mountain of plain cardboard boxes - opening the first one was like Christmas for a Corgi collector! The box was bursting full of mint and boxed examples of early Corgi Cars.....
....After studying Anders' meticulously-made lists of his models and glancing through as many boxes as time allowed, plus countless hours researching the lists back at the office I came to the conclusion that the collection should be worth something like £40,000 to £60,000 at auction. I quoted a very competitive rate of commission (as we always do!) and was delighted to be told by Anders that we had got the job to sell the collection for him.
It was a pleasure to deal with and I was almost as delighted as Anders when the collection went under the hammer and realised just over £100,000.
Here's some of the auction highlights, press articles and a video relating to the sale.
Anders Clausager Collection Auction - our ten favourite lots
Film buff's widow puts the incredible collection of 230 movie posters amassed by the ex-soldier when he worked at the cinema on his base on sale for £65,000