ROGERS JONES CO CARDIFF AUCTION
Steelworks ship model sells for £4,200
International bidding for collectors’ items with worldwide appeal resulted in a highly successful sale at Rogers Jones Co Cardiff saleroom, South Wales’s newest fine art and antiques auctioneers.
Of particular local interest was a collection of maritime, scientific and photographic collectables from the Port Talbot home of engineer Idris Roberts, which raised a total of £9,250; considerably more than anticipated.
Most notable – and imposing object in the collection was a huge, 10-foot long glass-cased model of a cargo ship which sold for £4,200, a multiple of the presale guide price.
The full story and report of the auction will appear in next week's Neath Guardian website.