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The 1902 Edward VII Specimen Coin set, a complete set of 13 coins.
The 1902 Edward VII Specimen Coin set, a complete set of 13 coins.

There was plenty of interest in the sale of Jewellery, Silver, Coins & Objets de Vertu at Semley Auctioneers.
The 1902 Edward VII Specimen Coin set (above), a complete set of 13 coins headed by the Five Pounds gold coin, sailed past its top estimate of £4,000 to bring £6,900, an auction record, despite the rather tatty case, and indicative of the present high demand for alternative, easily-portable investments.
These rooms have now increased the number of jewellery sales they hold each year to five, with the higher value lots being reserved for the April and October outings.
Nevertheless demand was still very strong for classic jewellery last month, an example being a Victorian Etruscan revival gold blue enamel and seed pearl festoon necklace, which again surpassed its modest estimate, going at £3,300.
Watches also performed well with an Irish 18ct gold pocket watch on chain bringing £2,900.
Entries are now being accepted for the October Jewellery & Silver sale, and for all the other autumn specialist sales.
Enquiries should be directed to Imogen Wilby at the Semley Shaftesbury office, Kath Barber at the Wimborne office, or Rose Halton at the South Kensington, London, office.

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