• David Morris

AUCTION RESULTS: Gorringe's Christie Lots 8-March-2022

The "Spring Fine Sale" held by Gorringe's in the UK on 8 March 2022 contained numerous Agatha Christie lots - including signed books, manuscript letters and housewares from the 2006 Greenway sale. Our auction preview can be found here.


The Results:

As we expected, many of these lots realised strong prices as they offered bidders the chance to obtain high quality autographs - many of them personalised to family members - and personal items once owned by Agatha Christie. The less personal items, such as generic housewares originally sold in Bearne's 2006 Greenway auction, generally only reached their estimates. At the end of the day, china from Greenway is not as appealing as a book signed to her sister. For those who have been to Greenway, one thing Christie did not lack was housewares.


We've grouped the lots together below by type of item sold to provide easier comparisons. When the Lot number is bold, i.e. Lot #, we believe it to be of greater interest to Christie collectors than the unbolded lots.


Note: All prices below are hammer prices and do not include the buyer's premium. Depending on the platform used to bid, or whether bidding was in person, generally add another 25% to the sale prices to understand the total cost of the item. Thus a £1,000 ($1,300 US) item would cost the buyer £1,250 ($1,625 US) with the premium.


Signed Christie Books:

Lot 1: Christie, Agatha - A Pocket Full of Rye,1st edition, dust jacket, indistinct presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'For xxxx / with love from / Agatha / Nov. 1953', Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London, 1953. Estimate: £800 - 1200. Sold for £1,800.

Lot 2: Christie, Agatha - Dumb Witness, 1st edition, presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'Punkie / with love from / Ange'. Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London, 1937. Estimate: £700 - 1000. Sold for £2,200. CC Comments: A lovely association copy. While some may prefer to see Agatha sign her name as given, this is a truly unique collectible. 'Punkie' was Agatha Christie's nickname for her elder sister, Madge. Well bought.

Lot 3: Christie, Agatha - A Murder Is Announced, 1st edition, presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'With love from / Agatha / June 1950', Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London, 1950. Estimate: £1000 - 1500. Sold for £1,700. CC Comments: Nice contemporaneous signature.

Lot 4: Christie, Agatha - Cards On The Table, 1st edition, presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'with love / from / Agatha', Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London, 1936. Estimate: £1500 - 2000. Sold for £2,800. CC Comments: For many, a very collectible inscription as it could be to anyone and with a bold high quality signature.

Lot 5: Christie, Agatha - Ordeal By Innocence, 1st edition with dust jacket, presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'Jack / from / Agatha / Oct. 1958'. . Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London, 1958. Estimate: £1000 - 1500. Sold for £2,200. CC Comments: There were several books in this auction likely inscribed to either the author's brother-in-law or nephew, both named James Watts.

Lot 6: Christie, Agatha - Destination Unknown, 1st edition with dust jacket, presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'James / with love from / Agatha / Nov.1954'. Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London, 1954. Estimate: £1000 - 1500. Sold for £2,200. CC Comment: Another lovely contemporaneous signature and likely inscribed to either to the author's brother-in-law or nephew, both named James Watts.

Lot 12: Christie, Agatha - Dead Man's Folly, Later UK edition, owner's name on front free endpaper 'Jane M. Elliott' and signed 'Agatha Christie'. Greenway House copy, The Book Club, London, 1957. Estimate: £200 - 300. Sold for £800. CC Comment: Signed books that are not first editions will always be a more affordable way to obtain a signature. The POS sadly detracts too as it is right above Christie's signature.

Lot 23: Christie, Agatha - Crime Collection: Evil Under The Sun / Death Comes As The End / The Sittaford Mystery, Hamlyn, London (1970). Signed. Estimate: £120-160. Sold for £650. CC Comment: The least appealing of the signatures and in a later collection, thus the significantly lower price compared to other signed items - known as 1970s v2 in our collectors guide (link).

Lot 48: Christie, Agatha - Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, Collins, London, UK (1934). 1st edition, presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'with love from / Agatha'. Greenway House copy. Estimate: £1,200-1,600. Sold for £3,000. CC Comment: Another highly appealing inscription for its simplicity. The book is worth 10% of the sale price if unsigned... though with the new Hugh Laurie adaptation coming soon demand may grow!

Lot 49: Christie, Agatha - Hickory Dickory Dock, 1st edition, dust wrapper, presentation inscription on front free endpaper 'For James / with love from / Agatha / Oct.1955'.Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London 1955. Estimate: £1,000-1,500. Sold for £1,900. CC Comment: Another inscribed to either Christie's brother-in-law or nephew, both named James Watts.

Lot 50: Christie, Agatha - Death In The Clouds, 1st edition, front free endpaper signed 'Love from / Ange'. The indistinct signature appears to be 'Punkie' which was Agatha Christie's nickname for her elder sister, Madge. Greenway House copy, W. Collins for The Crime Club, London, 1935. Estimate: £600-900. Sold for £2,800. CC Comment: Another truly unique inscription for this gift between sisters. A lovely collectible.

Lot 61: Christie, Agatha - The Listerdale Mystery, 1st edition, front fly leaf inscribed ‘’To C.T [Dr. Reginald Campbell Thompson, Oxford professor of Assyriology (1876-1941)] from Agatha Christie, spine sunned, back board mildewed, Collins, London, 1934. Estimate: £400-600. Sold for £2,200. CC Comments: One of the uncommon 'Collins' books (not Crime Club), but sadly the book is in poor condition. Price confirms the significant value a high grade Christie signature brings. Given its association to the dedicatee of 'Lord Edgware Dies' and a family friend, well bought.

Lot 62: Christie, Agatha - The A.B.C Murders, 1st edition, front fly leaf inscribed [to Dr. Reginald Campbell Thompson, Oxford Professor of Assyriology (1878-1941] - ‘’Once again a tale is submitted to a critic who’s most fitted to exclaim ‘’This seems to me just as plain as A.B.C’’, A.C.’’, spine sunned and bumped, The Crime Club, London, 1936. Estimate: £800-1,200. Sold for £6,000. CC Comment: One of the lots we profile before the auction and the top seller of Christie's lots - appropriately so. Christie rarely wrote much when inscribing books and this has depth to comments, and an important recipient, making it a wonderful collectible. Strong money, but these sorts of books rarely come up for sale. Well bought.

Lot 72: Christie, Agatha - The Sittaford Mystery, 1st edition, front fly leaf inscribed ‘’From Agatha Christie’’, spine head and foot a little ragged, exterior joints scuffed, The Crime Club, London, 1931. Estimate: £300-500. Sold for £2,400.

CC Comments: As all the signed books above have shown, Gorringe's Auction house did not understand the demand and strong values signed Christie books garner - especially when signatures are authentic and have meaningful association.

Unsigned Christie Books:


Lot 10: Christie, Agatha - Death Comes At The End, Collins 1st edition with dust jacket. Estimate: £150 - 200. Sold for £190.


Lot 13: Christie, Agatha - Hercule Poirot Master Detective, Dodd Mead, US, 1938. First thus From the Greenway sale. Estimate: £300 - 400. Sold for £220.


Lot 54: Christie, Agatha - Ten Little Niggers, 1st edition, facsimile d/j, repair to front inner hinge, The Crime Club, London, 1939. Estimate: £300-500. Sold for £400. CC Comment: Market correct price given additional buyer's premium and no jacket.


Lot 55: Christie, Agatha - A Murder is Announced, 1st edition, in unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1950. Estimate: £200-300. Sold for £260. CC Comment: Later issue jacket, so strong money. Hope the buyer knew.


Lot 56: Christie, Agatha - They do it with Mirrors, 1st edition, clipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1952. Estimate: £100-150. Sold for £320. CC Comment: Very strong money given condition and no association or signature.


Lot 57: Christie, Agatha - Two works - After the Funeral, 1st edition, clipped d/j The Crime Club, London, 1953 and Destination Unknown, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1954. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £280. CC Comment: Again, strong money especially given the jacket condition. Perhaps 1950s books are appreciating more than we thought... or it was the buzz of the auction.


Lot 58: Christie, Agatha - Two works - Hickory Dickory Dock, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1956 and Dead Mans Folly, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1956. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £280.


Lot 59: Christie, Agatha - Three works - The Pale Horse, 1st edition, clipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1961; The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, unclipped d/j, The Book Club, London, 1962 and At Bertram’s Hotel, unclipped d/j, The Book Club, London, 1965. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £120.


Lot 64: Christie, Agatha - 4 works - The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées, 1st edition, clipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1960; Mrs McGinty’s Dead, Collins, London, 1952; The Clocks, unclipped d/j, The Book Club, London, 1963 and Curtain:Poirot’s Last Case, unclipped d/j, Collins, London, 1975 together with Padley, Fred D - Al Capone, Faber and Faber, London, 1931;Johnson, Samuel - The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia, 2 vols in 1, Cooke’s Edition, 16mo, calf, London, [1797] and The Strand Magazine, vol 3 Jan. - June, 1892. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £140.


Lot 67: Christie, Agatha - Twenty one works - Many books from the 1960s and later, but including Murder is Easy, 1st edition, in facsimile d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1939. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £150. CC Comment: Likley purchased mainly for Murder is Easy.


Lot 73: Christie, Agatha - Three works - At Bertram’s Hotel, (2 copies) , unclipped d/j’s, The Crime Club, London, 1965 and Postern of Fate, clipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1973. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £80.


Lot 74: Christie, Agatha - 5 works - The Pale Horse, 1st edition, The Crime Club, London, 1961; The Hound of Death, with facsimile d/j, Odhams Press, London, 1933; Destination Unknown, 1st edition, no d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1954; They Came to Baghdad, 1st edition, no d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1951 and Five Little Pigs, 1st edition, no d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1942. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £190.


Lot 75: Christie, Agatha - Two works - Elephants Can Remember, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1972 and Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, Collins Crime Club, London, 1976. Estimate: £100-150. Sold for £90.


Lot 76: Christie, Agatha - Two works - Elephants Can Remember, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1972 and Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case, 1st edition, clipped d/j, Collins Crime Club, London, 1976. Estimate: £100-150. Sold for £55.


Lot 77: Christie, Agatha -Two works - Elephants Can Remember, 1st edition, clipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1972 and Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case, unclipped d/j, Collins Crime Club, London, 1976. Estimate: £100-150. Sold for £55. CC Comments: Yes, three very repetitive lots!


Lot 78: Christie, Agatha - Six works - The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, 1st edition,

unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1962; Third Girl, 1st edition, clipped torn d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1966; Endless Night, 1st edition, clipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1967; A Caribbean Mystery, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1964; By the Pricking of my Thumbs, 1st edition, unclipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1968 and Postern of Fate, 1st edition, clipped d/j, The Crime Club, London, 1973. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £380.


Books Not Authored by Christie:


Lot 19: Chamber's Etymological Dictionary of The English Language,W. & R. Chambers, London, 1898. POS: Agatha Miller, Ashfield, Torquay. Estimate: £120 - 160. Sold for £2,200. CC Comments: A personal item showing her birth name inscribed is incredibly rare. The buyer obviously made the decision Agatha wrote the POS and not a parent. A lovely association copy.


Lot 51: Raspe, Rudolph Erich - The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, London 1859, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £40-60. Sold for £50.


Lot 63: Agatha Christie’s personal dictionary - Chamber’s Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, signed on the title page ‘’Clarissa Miller’’, 8vo, almost disbound, ragged tapestry covered boards, London and Edinburgh, 1869. Estimate: £200-300. Sold for £2,400. CC Comment: Sadly, the auction house did not provide a photo of the signature. Clarissa Miller was Agatha's mother, so a lovely family heirloom. But given it's not signed by Agatha this was very strong money.


Signed Letters:

Most of the manuscript letters were to Mrs. Elliot who lived at High Greenway and discussed the comings and goings of family and friends to Greenway. Images below align with lots referenced top, left to right, then down.

Lot 7: A manuscript letter from Agatha Christie, signed. Estimate: £150 - 200. Sold for £440.


Lot 8: A manuscript letter from Agatha Christie, signed. Estimate: £200 - 300. Sold for £500.


Lot 9: A manuscript letter from Agatha Christie, signed. Estimate: £400 - 600. Sold for £420.


Lot 15: A manuscript letter from Agatha Christie, signed. Estimate: £200 - 300. Sold for £500.


Lot 16:A manuscript letter from Agatha Christie, signed. Estimate: £180 - 240. Sold for £550.


Lot 17: A manuscript letter from Agatha Christie, signed. Estimate: £180 - 240. Sold for £700.


Lot 20: A postcard from Agatha Christie, and manuscript signed letter. Estimate: £150 - 200. Sold for £600.


Lot 21: A manuscript letter from Agatha Christie, signed. Estimate: £150 - 250. Sold for £700.


Lot 71: Christie, Agatha - 3 signed typescript letters, all 8vo, from Winterbrook House, to a Mr. Smith, dated 9th February, 1968, another, dated 23rd February, 1968 - includes, ‘’I should not worry about the Regatta Mystery; it is merely a book of short stories, most of which have been published in English short story stories. It is very confusing the way that the English short story books and the American short story books are what I can only describe as all mixed up. Yours sincerely, Agatha Christie’’ and, dated 26th June, 1969 - includes - ‘’As far as I can see, critics and blurb writers have a passion for revealing entire plots if they can possibly do so. Yours sincerely, Agatha Christie’’. Estimate: £200-300. Sold for £950.

CC Comment: Signed typed letters (as opposed to manuscript letters) are generally less appealing, but the content in these makes them highly collectible as they provide personal insights from Agatha in several areas.

Ephmera:


Lot 14: A group of three colour photographs, original sold in the Greenway sale. Estimate: £80 - 120. Sold for £50.


Lot 22: Two copies of ‘’The Agatha Centenary’’ newspaper, dated Thursday, September, 5th & 6th, 1990, ‘’The Agatha Bygones’’ newspaper, and a signed photo by David Suchet. Estimate: £60-90. Sold for £50.


Lot 65: Agatha Christie (1890-1976) - A valentine, inscribed ‘’To C.T [Dr Reginald Campbell Thompson, (1876-1941), Oxford professor of Assyriology] - 4to sheet, adorned with a Cupid and love hearts, in watercolour. In the recipient’s hand, with an ink inscription at the page head - ‘’Valentine sent me in 1932 by? at the instance of Agatha, and supposed to have come from Bahshika’’, together with three letters supporting the attribution and provenance, from the recipients son. Estimate: £500-800. Sold for £650. CC Comment: While C.T. is well known to be in Christie's circle pre-1941 and was the dedicatee of one of her books, it may be a bit of stretch to assume Christie herself wrote this. C.T. even notes at the top it was sent as the insistence of Agatha - not by Agatha. Hence the low price realised. Perhaps GCHQ can do a handwriting analysis!

The images below are the next three lots listed underneath:

Lot 68: Farnhill, Kenneth, for Agatha Christie crime novels. Original dust-jacket artwork for They do it with Mirrors, signed lower right, c. 1952; Hickory Dickory Dock, signed lower left; Cat Among the Pigeons, c.1959 and The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, c.1962, all acrylics on artist board, all 19.5 x 15.5cms. Estimate: £200-300. Sold for £2,000. CC Comment: Truly unique collectibles that tell a story about how jackets get designed. While Farnhill's work was certainly following a brief from Collins and was not as creative as the jackets from 1920-1940, these (and the following two lots) will take pride of place in someone's collection. Well bought.


Lot 69: Farnhill, Kenneth, for Agatha Christie crime novels. Original dust-jacket artwork for, Ordeal by Innocence, c.1958; The Pale Horse, c. 1961; The Clocks, c.1963 and 4.50 From Paddington, c.1957, all acrylics on artist board, all 19.5 x 15.54cms. Estimate: £200-300. Sold for £1,200. CC Comment: A steal!


Lot 70: Farnhill, Kenneth, for Agatha Christe crime novels. Original dust-jacket artwork, for, Dead Man’s Folly, c.1956; The Seven Dials Mystery, c.1968; A Caribbean Mystery, (2 versions), c.1964; After the Funeral, c.1952; and a selection of Entrées (unadopted), c.1960; They Came to Baghdad (unadopted), c. 1952 and, by Bruce Roberts - A Pocket Full of Rye, dated 22nd May, 1953. Estimate: £300-500. Sold for £1,800. CC Comment: Also a steal!


Housewares:


Lot 11: A Tibetan bronze Purba, 17th/18th century (Greenway sale). Estimate: £500 - 700. Unsold.


Lot 18: An early 20th century inlaid mahogany display case (Greenway sale). Estimate: £400 - 600. Sold for £850.


Lot 24: A pair of plated oval entree dishes, covers and detachable handles, with beaded borders, each initialled 'M' and numbered 1,2 and 4, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 31cm wide. Estimate: £40-60. Sold for £160.


Lot 25: A set of four Edward VII silver pierced oval bon-bon dishes, maker L & S, Birmingham 1906/7, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 8cm wide 1.96oz. Estimate: £80-120. Sold for £65.


Lot 26: A group of nineteen octavo works in French, published by Librairie Hachette et Cie. and others, all bearing the signature of Madge Miller, Agatha Christie's older sister; together with another work bearing the signature 'Margaret Miller', formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £40-60. Sold for £260.


Lot 27: A George III mahogany D shaped table, on tapering square legs with spade feet, with plate glass top, formerly part of a dining table, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 138cm wide. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £160.


Lot 28: A pair of late Regency mahogany bergere side chairs, with overscrolled top rails to the cane filled 'Grecian' backs, loose squabs to the cane seats on reeded legs with ceramic castors, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £500-800. Sold for £1,000.


Lot 29: A Victorian papier mache and ebonised wood tripod work table, with gilt, green and cream decoration throughout, the almost spherical body with hinged top decorated with butterflies and flowers, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 83cm high 41cm diameter. Estimate: £500-800. Sold for £600.


Lot 30: A Davenport porcelain part tea service, painted with a band of blue and yellow flowers and green foliage, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £40-60. Sold for £130.


Lot 31: A set of eight German gold ground coffee cans and saucers, a Limoges box and cover, a set of four Hammersley plates, a set of four Cauldron plates and a Coalport dish, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £80-120. Sold for £100.


Lot 32: A Sheffield plate egg cruet with four egg cups and spoons, the square frame with gadroon borders and extending toast racks, on ball feet, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 15cm wide 22cm high. Estimate: £150-200. Unsold.


Lot 33: A pair of Sheffield plate candlesticks and nozzles, of neo-classical elliptical form, the stems with four reeded panels, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 32cm high. Estimate: £120-160. Sold for £85.


Lot 34: A pair of Sheffield plate candlesticks and nozzles, of circular form with reeded borders, one matched, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon.

26cm high. Estimate: £70-100. Sold for £110.


Lot 35: A pair of Sheffield plate candlesticks and nozzles, with reeded and foliate decoration, 21cm high; a Sheffield plate oval pedestal sauceboat, 18cm width; and a vase shaped pedestal coffee pot and cover with later wood handle, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 18cm high. Estimate: £70-100. Sold for £130.


Lot 36: A soapstone and armorial paperweight in the form of a book, a leather covered paperweight inscribed 'A.A.H./1935/E.M.J.' and a group of desk blotters, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £80-120. Sold for £80.


Lot 37: A Waterman faux tortoiseshell and 18k gold mounted fountain pen stamped Waterman, France; a 'Swan 2' 14k fountain pen inscribed 'James Watts, June 11th 1930, J.F.B.H' by Mabie Todd & Co. New York; a Parer Duofold fountain pen in bakelite case; a quantity of 'Greenway House' writing paper, a small bottle of Windsor & Newtons Indian ink and a small leather bound address book, all from Greenway House. Estimate: £500-800. Sold for £480.


Lot 38: A mid 19th century tortoiseshell veneered pedestal work table,

with octagonal 'box' top, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon

48cm high 34cm diameter. Estimate: £250-350. Sold for £160.


Lot 39: A Victorian papier mache and ebonised wood pedestal games table, with shaped circular top inlaid with a mother of pearl chessboard, on gilt decorated stem with platform base, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 57cm high 52cm diameter. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £180.


Lot 40: A Victorian papier mache pedestal table, with gilt foliate decoration on a black ground, the shaped rectangular top inset with a floral woolwork panel, on a hexagonal baluster stem to a triangular platform with fluted feet, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 64cm high 62cm wide. Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £130.


Lot 41: A metal mounted canvas and wood bound cabin trunk, bearing labels relating to 'Mrs Mallowan', formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 84cm wide. Estimate: £200-300. Sold for £950. CC Comment: For us, one of the highlights of the housewares as it is directly connected to Christie and her travels. Well bought and will make a great piece of house art.

Lot 42: A Victorian Tunbridgeware desk thermometer, of obelisk form with 'tumbling cube' decoration, 19cm high (a.f.), two stamp boxes, a vesta box and three other items, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £200-300. Sold for £280.


Lot 43: A Japanese terracotta figure of a kneeling and shouting man, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 26cm high. Estimate: £100-150. Sold for £260.


Lot 44: A Tibetan gilt copper alloy figure of Amitayus, 16th/17th century, on a double lotus throne, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 14cm high. Estimate: £1,500-2,000. Unsold.


Lot 45: A leather suitcase, the leather suitcase fitted with silver mounted cut glass bottles and two brushes, the monogrammed mounts London 1904, the case initialled 'I.F.H.', 56cm wide; a similar canvas and leather trimmed suitcase, initialled 'A.H.H.', the mounts London 1913, 62cm and a 1950's fitted picnic case, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £100-150. Sold for £240.


Lot 46: A Victorian tortoiseshell and mother of pearl inkstand, with a pair of glass inkwells and covers, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 21cm wide

Estimate: £150-200. Sold for £500.


Lot 47: A Victorian pewter two handled presentation mug 'Exeter College Regatta, 1880'

and an R.A.C. chromed badge, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Estimate: £50-80. Unsold.


Lot 52: A 19th century rosewood and Tunbridgeware box, of square form, the hinged lid with 'tumbling cube' design within a Berlin work border, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. Lot 508 in the 12/09/06 Bearne's sale.15.5cm. Estimate: £100-150. Sold for £160.


Lot 53: A 19th century rosewood and Tunbridgeware dressing table stand, fitted with a pair of cut glass scent bottles, having a central hinged lid enclosing a removable tray, decorated with bands of geometric and Berlinwork inlay, on bun feet, formerly from Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway House, Devon. 22cm wide. Estimate: £200-300. Unsold.


Lot 60: (not related to Christie or her estate)


Lot 66: (not related to Christie or her estate).










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