For the dad who has everything: buy something brilliant for Father’s Day on thesaleroom.com29 May 2020 After something extra special for Father’s Day? Why not go for something original or with a bit of history from the huge array of auctions taking place on thesaleroom.com?
Maybe he says he doesn’t need anything, but when June 21 rolls around, you may as well have something up your sleeve to surprise and delight.
For the armchair historian
Does he have a taste for history? There’s a great selection of antique maps available at Keys Fine Art’s sale of Prints, Ephemera, Maps & Books on June 9. Plenty are very old or rare, but if you’re after something a little more affordable, there are also lots such as this map of Wiltshire, originally designed by John Speed, which has an estimate of £80-120. It includes a number of local arms and an illustration of Stonehenge.
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For the die-cast toys enthusiast
Dinky Toys have a huge following and are highly collectable. Maybe he’s already got loads lining his shelves or maybe he’s been on the lookout for something to start collecting. Whatever the case, you can search out many examples of Dinky Toys at C&T Auctioneers and Valuers on June 10. This French 546 Austin Healey features a red interior with driver included and has an estimate of £100-150.
For the board gamer
If you’re after some weird and wonderful ideas, check out Special Auction Services’ auction of the collection of Joan Dunk on June 9-10. Among other treasures is this late 19th century mahogany games compendium. All the classics are here: chess, draughts, dominoes and playing cards, plus two brass Perry & Co whist makers, some lead race horses and a miniature gavel. It has an estimate of £150-200.
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For the one who takes pride in his timepiece
There’s a huge number of affordable watches to be found on thesaleroom.com, such as this gent’s Seiko steel cased automatic wristwatch, which features an attractive green dial. If you feel uncertain, why not check out our buying guide before placing a bid. It goes under the hammer on June 9 at Lacy Scott & Knight with an estimate of £50-70. If you’d like a bit more guidance before placing a bid on a watch, take a look at our watches buying guide.
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For the whisky drinker
Whisky, like wine, can be both collectable and drinkable. Whichever way he leans, you can pick up a great bottle for him at auction. Tate Ward has a sale dedicated to fine wine and spirits on June 8, and it includes a lot with a variety of liquors including whisky. It has an estimate of £100-150. Again, for a little more information on whisky at auction, check out our buying guide.
For the one with empty (or cluttered) walls
Is he an art lover? You can pick up a wonderful piece of art without breaking the bank at auction, especially if you go for a print. What about this example, which has something for the gardener too? It’s a linocut of Blicking, signed by the artist Richard Bawden and has an estimate of £200-300 at Sworders on June 10. Have look around that sale for more affordable art ideas (and bigger-ticket items), and click here for more prints going under the hammer.
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For the one who really does have it all
OK, so he really doesn’t need or want anything. Time to surprise him. Why not go for this historical gadget that could find its home in an old fashioned kitchen as well as a man cave? This delightful piece of kitchenalia has three hand-cranked gadgets: a P&C Porkert meat grinder, a Gem raisin seeder and a Roll-on food chopper. No one can deny it’s a talking point. Like the games compendium above it’s available at SAS on June 9-10 with an estimate of £30-50.
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