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Rare tankard is up for auction
10:46am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
A RARE George III silver tankard is going under the hammer in Winchcombe today.
The 240-year-old solid silver piece is estimated to sell for up to £1,500 at the sale at British Bespoke Auctions, The Old Boys School, Gretton Road, at 10.30am.
Other items include a Royal Worcester Vase estimated to reach £1,500 and an Edwardian Diamond Spray Brooch which could fetch up to £3,000. Auctioneer Nicholas Granger said the silver tankard came from a family in Winchcombe.
“We’re very pleased that they have brought it here,”
he said. “It’s a very special piece. It’s really quite rare.”
Meanwhile, the auction rooms is celebrating its first anniversary since moving to the town from Tewkesbury.
British Bespoke Auctions came to the rescue of the town’s youth centre by renting a space in the Old Boys’ School which it allows the youth club to use for a small fee.