IT WAS an eclectic sale for Whitchurch auctioneers Trevanion and Dean this September with several unique and varied.

The record-breaking September sale featured 960 lots, which brought some fantastic results, as well as a few surprises.

It was also the first auction for Ian Woodward, who joined the team in August 2019.

Ian specialises in furniture, works of art and clocks and oversaw the bidding for a collection of signed Lowry prints, selling for a combined total of £21,000.

"The rise in popularity of the signed Lowry prints has been astronomical over the last few years and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon," said Ian.

Ian also headed up the furniture section, including a George III terrestrial globe which sold for £2000, and a pair of chairs which sold for £1,260.

"I have been selling furniture since 2003, and the market has been through a challenging time in recent years," added Ian. "But this month’s sale was reminiscent of early days, I haven’t seen results such as this for a very long time!"

Elsewhere in the sale there was a selection of diamonds on offer, which garnered some of the top prices of the day, including a pair of diamond drop earrings which sold for £8,000 and a classic diamond cluster ring which sold for £3,600.

Timepieces from famous makers continued to reap big results, including a lady’s 18ct gold Rolex which fetched £2,900 and an Omega Seamaster which sold for £1,900.

Some of the most exciting results of the day came in the form of a consignment from Edge Hall in Cheshire, an accumulation of treasures amassed from the family’s travels over three centuries.

These included a Jaques of London Staunton chess set which achieved £4,000, and a taxidermy duck-billed platypus, found hiding in a linen closet on the property by valuer Ashley Jones, which sold to a buyer in Holland for £1,300.

This month also marked the first auction since partner Christina Trevanion took over the business, following the departure of Aaron Dean who has relocated to the North West.