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J'AIME SEPTEMBER 2019

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F E AT U R E A successful sale DESIGNER GOODS AND CHARITY LOTS WENT UNDER THE HAMMER IN LICHFIELD FOR RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS’ FIRST SPECIALIST WATCH & DESIGNER SALE A glittering auction in the heart of Lichfield has raised £1,500 for charity. Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Watch & Designer Sale at St Mary’s in the Market Square generated £1,000 for We Love Lichfield and a further £500 for the Guild of St Mary’s. The July sale began with three charity lots – a 2019 ICC World Cup England jersey, fully signed by the England team at Edgbaston before the semi-final against Australia; a cricket bat signed by cricketer Graeme Swann and sports broadcaster Pat Murphy; and a limited edition RAF Red Arrows 2019 artwork signed by ‘Red 1’ through to ‘Red 10’ and the aerobatic team’s commanders, donated by Michael Mullarkey and Michael’s Menswear. These resulted in a total of £500 raised for the We Love Lichfield fund. THIS 18CT CARTIER WRISTWATCH SPARKED A BIDDING FRENZY BEFORE FINALLY SELLING FOR £7,400 AUCTIONEER RICHARD WINTERTON DURING THE SALE AT ST MARY’S A percentage from the entire auction is also to be donated to We Love Lichfield, with a matched amount going to The Guild Of St Mary’s – equating to £500 each. In the past year, Richard Winterton Auctioneers has already presented £3,000 to We Love Lichfield. With this latest amount and fundraising continuing, family firm is well on the way to the £5,000 milestone. Introducing the auction, We Love Lichfield patron Simon Price said the fund is ‘giving money back to our community’. “Volunteers are wonderful people. Lichfield is full of volunteers and you don’t realise how wonderful these people are until you actually meet them,” he said. “Lichfield is getting bigger, funding is getting smaller and the pressure on voluntary groups is just growing and growing and growing. “We raise money, we invest money and we give that money back. It’s like a pension fund for the future – the pot never gets smaller. “We aim to give £50,000 a year away and [since the fund started] already we have helped 154 different voluntary organisations in the district of Lichfield. “By Christmas 2019 we will have given back to our own community £200,000. But we do need to do more – it’s about helping our own community, our own people.” 28

Richard Winterton said: “We Love Lichfield is such an important fund which helps so many small local voluntary-run clubs and projects which so often provide an absolute lifeline in their community. “It is a real privilege to be involved in this wonderful organisation and we are delighted to have been able to help.” The auction featured a fabulous array of designer items and luxury objects of desire, including Rolex watches and Chanel handbags. The 140 lots included a fabulous 18ct Cartier wristwatch with a long rectangular case and a signed Jaeger LeCoultre movement, which sparked a bidding frenzy before finally selling for £7,400. Richard Winterton Auctioneers has a long-term partnership with St Mary’s in the Market Square and offers free expert appraisals of jewellery, watches and designer items in the upper floor exhibition space every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 9.30am- 12.30pm. And due to popular demand, free valuations are also now being offered weekly by Richard Winterton Auctioneers in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. Specialists will be giving auction estimates on all manner of items including watches, jewellery, pictures, whisky, wine, port, works of art, antiques and luxury designer goods at The Trinity Centre, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, between 2pm-3.30pm every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Visit www.richardwinterton.co.uk. Another specialist Watch & Designer Sale at St Mary’s is in the pipeline for later in the year. For more details on Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Designer Goods department, email ben@richardwinterton.co.uk. For jewellery valuations, house clearances, professional insurance valuations and probate services, email office@richardwinterton.co.uk or telephone 01543 251081. THESE CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BLACK PATENT HEELED SHOES WITH THE ICONIC RED SOLE SOLD FOR £240 WE LOVE LICHFIELD PATRON SIMON PRICE INTRODUCING THE AUCTION THE SIGNED 2019 ICC WORLD CUP ENGLAND JERSEY AND THE CRICKET BAT SIGNED BY GRAEME SWANN AND SPORTS BROADCASTER PAT MURPHY THIS SINGLE STONE DIAMOND PENDANT SOLD FOR £1,600 29

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