Forthcoming Sales Calendar

















Champagnes, Ports, Wines and Spirits from a 4* Hotel


Thursday 21st November 10.00am – 4.30pm and Friday 22nd November 10.00am – 4.30pm




Stamps, Books and Collectors’ Items, Speed Boat, Cherished Registration Numbers, MGB GT for restoration

Sale Type:

Live auction on i-bidder and the-saleroom


Monday 25th November 2019


Stamps from the estates of Frank Land, member of the Wakefield Philatelic Society, and Kevin Gaines to include a selection of genres – World, German, Music, etc

Postcards – A large collection of postcards from the above estate and other vendors

Books – Science Fiction Collection, early Dickens books, legal library on instructions  from Wakefield Council

Toys – Diecast model cars by Corgi, Dinky, etc. radio controlled boats, Hornby and other trains, games, globes, etc.

Taxidermy – Boar’s head

Jewellery – Small selection of jewellery and silver to include two diamond and ruby rings, 18ct gold and diamond half eternity ring, etc

Furniture – A selection of Victorian, Edwardian and modern including a pine double bed, reproduction chaise longue, large oak extending dining table, eight dining chairs (purchased at Barker & Stonehouse), etc.



At 1pm Prompt

Cars: Renault Scenic DCi (10), MGB GT for restoration (1980), Landrover 110 4C Country D Turbo (89), Audi A4 Saloon (54), Ifor Williams box trailer, Vauxhall Movano van (54), Volvo V5 D5 Est (07), Citroen Relay fridge van (13), 2 x Mitsubishi Fusion Canter 7.5t fridge and freezer trucks (55 & 57).

Commercial Equipment: 8 KVA generator, A-20 component reactor, Polyurethane Mixer, Mig welder, bandsaw, pillar drill et. 

Boat: Ski Nautique 2001 Tournament Ski Boat (1988) with Ford Windsor 351 engine, hours 1300

Cherished Registration Numbers: A selection of 10 registrations all containing ‘KES’

Contents from a Beauty Salon including massage tables, etc.

On View:

Saturday 23rd November from 9 am until 12 noon and morning of sale from 9 am


Tuesday 26th November from 10 am until 4:30 pm and Wednesday 27th November from 10 am until 4:30 pm





Online Auction – Photographic Equipment, Scientific Instruments, etc.

Sale Type:

Online timed auction on i-bidder and the-saleroom


Starts at 5 pm Friday 29th November and ends from 7 pm Tuesday 3rd December


A one owner collection of cameras and camera equipment by Rolleiflex, Leica, Nikon, Russian, Canon, etc, Meade motorised Stargazer telescope, two large Stargazer telescope collections lens, various scopes, microscopes, etc., camera and microscope related books.

John Stuart Cameron, now 85, has spent the last 60 years collecting photographic equipment and microscopes.  His career choices allowed him to work within his area of expertise and interest, working for the Public Health Laboratory in Wakefield, as a trainer for students at the Water Board and for some years teaching photography at Wakefield College before working in screen printing and graphic design.  Mr Cameron was a member of the Royal Photographic Society and regularly wrote articles for photographic magazines.

From other estates – scientific instruments, cameras, musical, collectors, computers, woodwork and other tools, etc.

Music – Equipment including ex-DJ equipment, Bose speakers, LPs, singles, Monitor Aufio Ltd speakers, etc.

Complete contents to a Gym including equipment, on view Dewsbury area, further details in due course.

On View:

Monday 2nd December from 10 am until 3 pm


Wednesday 4th December from 10 am until 4:30 pm and Thursday 5th December from 10 am until 4:30pm




Ceramics including the Underhill Studio Pottery Collection, Royal Crown Derby, etc.

Sale Type:

Live auction on i-bidder and the-saleroom


Monday 9th December 2019 at 10am


Studio Pottery from the estate of Brian and Joan Underhill.

Brian Underhill was a well-known art teacher and artist in Leeds having taught at St Kevin's School and Allerton Grange School where he was Head of Art during the 1960s and 1970s. His most successful and best-known pupil was Damien Hirst who became one of the country's most famous and successful artists. He also taught Frances Richardson who is a successful and widely exhibited artist based in London. Brian was a skilled potter and his hand-thrown pots were sold throughout Yorkshire particularly in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He died in 1985.

Joan Underhill was a well-known teacher at Temple Newsam Halton Primary School in Leeds from the late 1960s until her retirement in 1997. She was an accomplished artist and potter producing hand-made pots that were not thrown on a wheel but were made using coils of clay, a lengthy and skilled process. She died in 2018.

Other ceramics including Royal Crown Derby, Royal Worcester, other modern ceramics.

Contents from two jewellery shops in administration including 15 assorted diamond and other rings, bracelets, earrings, watches, costume jewellery and gifts

On View

Saturday 7th December from 9 am until 12 noon and morning of sale from 9 am.

Live internet bidding available for all our sales via




Important Notes

All C. W. Harrison & Son sales are held under instructions received from Liquidators, the Insolvency Service, the H.C.E.O., under distress warrants for rent and Council Tax, H. M. Revenue & Customs and other sources. Clientele are strongly advised to inspect our conditions of sale. These are shown in all our catalogues, on our website, or by request.

VAT: Sale on a VAT exclusive basis. VAT at the appropriate rate to be added to the amount of the final bid. Items subject to VAT are marked with an * in the catalogue, all lots marked M are subject to the VAT Margin Scheme and all lots marked Z are zero-rated.
Buyers Premium: Would clientele please note that a Buyers Premium of 15% plus VAT will be applicable on all lots.
Payment: The Conditions Of Sale refer strictly to a CASH settlement. Cheques will not be accepted unless arrangements are made with the auctioneer’s offices prior to the sale day. Payment can also be made by credit and debit cards (customer, not present transactions not accepted), bank transfer or bank draft.
Money Laundering Regulations: Under no circumstances can C. W. Harrison & Son accept cash payments in excess of £7,000
Please Note:
1 Official proof of identification must be produced to obtain a bidding card (i.e. driving license or another official document with name and current postal address thereon), otherwise a refundable cash deposit of £50.00 (£200.00 if bidding on vehicles) must be paid to the Registration Clerk - WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
2. Due to insurance company requirements, the Auctioneers' staff are no longer able to assist with the loading or unloading of customers vehicles.
3. The Auctioneers' staff are no longer able to bid on behalf of clientele except on the basis of the proxy form.
4. Would clientele wishing to bid for private and business purchases please obtain TWO bidding cards, as NO splitting of invoices can be done after the sale.