Tuesday, July 21, 2009

bag a bargain

I have been sent notification of an upcoming auction (Sat 25th July) at Lloyd Cameron's in Warrington: Lloyd Cameron and Partners Antiques Auction Sat 25 July Lot 66 - White Star Line / Titanic - a print depicting the SS Titanic signed personally by Millvina Dean who was the last survivor of the Titanic disaster and, at just nine weeks old, was the youngest individual to come through the sinking alive, and a blue and white dish with White Star Line logo, the backstamp Stonier & Co Lt, Liverpool, Bisto England with impressed marks
The lot is only estimated at £60-80 which seems like a real "come and buy me" estimate; i blogged a while ago about a Bisto White Star line dish that sold for around £300 on ebay, so to my mind there's plenty of room to push the upper limit of this estimate.

1 comment:

I'moutside... said...

Great stuff here! I frequent my local flea market, I call it treasure hunting. I picked up this plate last week and have not seen this PB&S mark anywhere. It is accompanied by a crescent moon with "TOKIO" and it has the oriental ivory mark also. The plate/bowl has an asymetrical design of dogwood possibly, it is mostly brown with some rust coloring.
A whole box(and then some) of stuff that day cost me 10$.


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