We are proud to say That Baggage Battles from the United States has chosen us to come and visit and film a program on our next Vintage auction on Sat. 15 February. 

Baggage Battles is a half-hour documentary television series set in the highly competitive world of property and collectible auctions. This show, to be aired on TRAVEL CHANNEL (DSTV 179), follows expert buyers as they travel the globe in search of valuable, rare and interesting treasures. Every city has an auction – and every auction has it’s own extraordinary story!

Photo: We are proud to say That Baggage Battles from the United States  has chosen us to come and visit and film a program on our next Vintage auction on Sat. 15 February. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Baggage Battles is a half-hour documentary television series set in the highly competitive world of property and collectible auctions. This show, to be aired on TRAVEL CHANNEL (DSTV 179), follows expert buyers as they travel the globe in search of valuable, rare and interesting treasures. Every city has an auction - and every auction has it's own extraordinary story!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Baggage Battles welcome to Meyerton, South Africa. We will show you our extraordinary story.

Baggage Battles welcome to Meyerton, South Africa. We will show you our extraordinary story, our passionate collectors and our braaivleis.

Items according to Lot numbers

Please send me your email address to rjlaubscher@telkomsa.net to receive our auction list.

Items on auction Saturday 15 February 2014 at 10:00

  1. Enamel and Other advertising signs
  2. 1950s Pedal cars and more
  3. Vintage Toys
  4. Motor and oil Related items
  5. Horse Carts and more
  6. South African memorabilia and other War related items
  7. Railway Memorabilia
  8. Coca-Cola Memorabilia
  9. Music Related items
  10. Other very interesting items
  11. Vintage Furniture

1. Enamel and other advertising signs

2. 1950s Pedal cars

3. Vintage Toys

4. Motor and oil Related items

5. Horse Carts and more

6. South African memorabilia and other War related items

7.Railway Memorabilia

8. Coca-Cola Memorabilia

9. Music Related items

10. Other very interesting items

11. Vintage Furniture

12. Hot items for this auction

Extremely Rare Enamel signs

1955 The Austin J Forty Pedal car

Very interesting website regarding the Austin J40 http://www.austinmemories.com/page66/page66.html

Native and Tax passes

Native Passes were all made in Germany and were issued between May 1904 and May 1913. The last ordered in August 1914 (5000 for Arob) did not arrive due the outbreak of the war. All were made of brass, oval in shape, uniface, approximately 53mm high, 35mm wide and 2mm thick, with a raised rim around the observe side and a 3mm hole at the top for suspension, dimension can vary by as much as 2mm. All bear the Imperial German Crown and the district or town of issue. The bearer’s number is stamped onto the pass in figures 6mm high. For Bethanien passes are known with figures 4mm high. Unissued passes, ie. unstamped passes are not uncommon for all areas. “Token Cataloque”

Hut Tax was a feature of British colonial policy at the beginning of the last century. Metal tokens were issued in Southern Rhodesia and Bechuanaland. It seems no metal tokens were issued for The Cape, Natal, Transvaal or Free State. It is not known whether Hut Tax tokens were used in Nyasaland. In Northern Rhodesia a system of tax stamps was employed with varying symbols or emblems being used to represent the year of validity. “Token Cataloque”

 

1480-1521 Isabella and Magdellen Carving

Isabella of Spain and the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan C1480-1521, who set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of 5 Ships to Discover the Western sea Route to the spice islands. On route he discovered what is now known as the Strait of Magellen and became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean. Will Gorges Certified USA Appraiser ±500 years old.

 A Chinoiserie bamboo wash stand

 

Chinoiserie bamboo wash stand

Chinoiserie entered the European repertory in the mid-to-late 17th century; the work of Athanasius Kircher had a lot of influence on the study of orientalism. The popularity of chinoiserie peaked around the middle of the 18th century, when it was easily assimilated into rococo by the works of François Boucher. It declined when it seemed to European eyes the very antithesis of neoclassicism. Chinoiserie is often expressed in the decorative arts of Europe, and its expression in architecture was entirely in the field of whimsical follies. By contrast, the serious transformations that Chinese models effected in the eighteenth century, on the plain style of Early Georgian English furniture, notable in the cabriole leg, or on the “naturalistic” style of English landscape gardening, to take two clear examples, are not considered instances of “Chinoiserie”. Chinoiserie has made a comeback since the late 20th century. Modern interpretations of Chinoiserie incorporate modern design elements, and techniques. Chinoiserie can be seen as in influence in many housewares throughout Europe and North America. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinoiserie)

 “These items tell a story and you have the great privilege to be part of that story and to preserve their history (their story) for our generations to come”