The car’s the star at Staffordshire Fine Art Auction

Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 - Modified on Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 at 6:22 am

A vintage car that went under the hammer last Friday, 7th September at Cuttlestones’ auction house in Penkridge proved the star of its 2-day Fine Art Sale, with the hammer falling at £15,000.

The 1932 blue Armstrong Siddeley saloon was one of two vehicles consigned from a local estate to the sale – the other being a rather more recent 1987 red Peugeot 205 GTI. The Siddeley caught the attention of a number of collectors and vintage car enthusiasts with a local bidder – who already owns a similar vehicle and is a member of the owners’ club – placing the winning bid and collecting their purchase within the hour! The Peugeot also proved popular, selling for an impressive £4,800.

Elsewhere, the sale proved strong across the board with a number of high-end brands including Faberge, Tiffany, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Rolex, Maple & Co and others represented in various sections. Particular highlights included a 16th/17th C oil on canvas of the artist Peter Paul Ruebens, attributed to his circle, which sold for £2,100 to a local buyer; a large 19th Century carved oak musical longcase clock from a local estate which attracted 5 telephone bidders before selling at £1,900 - despite considerable damage - and an Oriental white metal three-piece tea service which sold for £1,200. MD and head auctioneer, Ben Gamble, says:

“This has been a cracking sale and we are delighted with the results – needless to say we have some very happy vendors! We had over 700 internet bidders register for this sale and a very strong contingent in the room both days – there was a real buzz about the auction and it was reflected in the prices achieved.”

Cuttlestones is now taking consignments for its next Fine Art Sale on 22nd & 23rd November 2018. To arrange a free, no-obligation valuation head to the Pinfold Lane sale room between 10am & 3pm on a Thursday, call 01785 714905 or email a description and photos to valuations@cuttlestones.co.uk  

Auction Dates

Antique & Interiors
Wednesday 24th October '18
Penkridge Auction Rooms
View Catalogue
Fine Art & Antique
Thursday 22nd November '18 - Friday 23rd November '18
Penkridge Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 16th November
Specialist Collectors'
Friday 7th December '18
Wolverhampton Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 30th November
View all auction datesView sale results
We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Find out more or Close to accept