A Louis Vuitton trunk discovered in an attic is one of five lots to watch

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Louis Vuitton trunk, estimated £4000-6000 at House and Son.

1. Louis Vuitton trunk

House and Son of Bournemouth will sell a Louis Vuitton trunk on July 26.

Discovered in the attic of a Dorset property, the trunk had been there for 30 years since it was given to the owner by a neighbor who no longer wanted it. It retains the interior trays and straps and is numbered 180091 on the label inside the lid.

Estimate: £4,000-6,000.

2. Toy gas station


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Timpo Toys Petrol Station Set No 3 in original box – estimate £150-200 at Special Auctions Services.

Special Auctions Services in Newbury is offering John Garside’s collection on July 26. A real estate agent by profession, he organized the Windsor Toy Fair for several years for the Maidenhead Static Model Club. Its collection focuses on some of the smaller die casting and tinplate factories.

This Timpo Toys Gas Station Set No. 3 in its original box (pictured above) is priced at £150-200.

3. Workshop ceramics


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Earthenware plate overlaid in white glaze with nude cobalt painted figures of a mother and child, by post-modern potter Philip Eglin – estimate £700-1000 at Adam Partridge.

Adam Partridge in Macclesfield is selling the late Jack Blackburn’s collection of workshop ceramics on July 29. Blackburn was the co-founder of Youlgreave’s and Pots from France, the only UK gallery specializing in contemporary French ceramics.

Twice a year he traveled to the pottery regions of France, returning loaded with 300 pots made by up to 20 potters. He was also a collector of British pots.

Estimated at £700-1000 is this large earthenware plate overlaid in white glaze with nude cobalt painted figures of a mother and child, by post-modern potter Philip Eglin (b. 1959). It has a printed mark dated 2007.

4. Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

This luxury copy from 1909 Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm illustrated by Arthur Rackham has a £1500-2000 guide to Gorringe’s book sale in Lewes on July 26.

Numbered 135 from an edition of 750 signed copies, it is presented in a leather binding set with two original circular oils on miniature vellum.

5. Ebony Armchairs


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Pair of Anglo-Indian carved ebony armchairs made in Sri Lanka, circa 1840 – estimate £3,000-5,000 at Stamford Auction Rooms.

This pair of carved ebony Anglo-Indian armchairs made in Sri Lanka, circa 1840, fetched an estimate of £3,000-5,000 at the Stamford Auction Rooms, Lincolnshire, on July 30.

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