Pocket watches by Lincolnshire watch makers such as Jackson of Spilsby sell for nearly £5,000 at auction at Lincoln

Some of the pocket watches which were sold at auction. Photo supplied.
Some of the pocket watches which were sold at auction. Photo supplied.
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A private collection of pocket watches, which included pieces from Jackson of Spilsby, sold for nearly £5,000 in the May sale at Goulding Young & Mawer’s Lincoln auction rooms.

The collection, which also included examples by other Lincolnshire watch makers such as Kelly of Louth, George Barnes of Gainsborough, as well as other makers including John Erade of London, was sold at auctioneers Golding Young & Mawer on Wednesday, May 15 in approximately 50 lots.

The highest price paid at the sale was £420 for a William IV silver cased pocket watch, made in London in 1837, with Masonic symbols to the dial.

Auctioneer John Leatt said: “This was a well selected collection of pocket watches which appealed not only to collectors from Lincoln and Lincolnshire but to those from a wider area.

“Several buyers travelled considerable distances to attend the auction due to the quality, and large numbers, of pocket watches in the sale.”

The next sales will be held at the Grantham auction rooms on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6 and at the Lincoln auction rooms on Wednesday, June 19.

An evening Fine Art sale will be held at the Lincoln auction rooms on Wednesday, June 26.

For more information about sales at Golding Young & Mawer go to www.goldingyoung.com or phone the Grantham saleroom on (01476) 565118 or the Lincoln saleroom on (01522) 524984.