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Unique Auctions in Lincoln sells rare antique mouse trap, Adolf Hitler’s silverware and an 18th century King James Bible





From an early King James Bible that went under the hammer for over five figures to Adolf Hitler’s personal silver items and cutlery — an auction house has shared five quirky items that they recently sold.

Unique Auctions, an auction house in Lincoln sold the interesting and rare items during a three-day auction at the start of the year.

The early 18th Century King James Bible featured some pages which needed attention but was judged to be in a fair condition for its age. sold for £13,000.

This rare St James Bible sold for £13,000 after an online bidding war took place. Image: Unique Auctions.
This rare St James Bible sold for £13,000 after an online bidding war took place. Image: Unique Auctions.

The hotly contested bible was subjected to an online bidding war which saw several interested parties prepared to shell out good money to buy it.

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Hitler’s items sold for less but interest was still strong with the items put into several lots — the money exchanged for the goods came in at around £3,000.

Adolf Hitler's silverware was sold in lots, with the total amount earned for the items around £3,000. Image: Unique Auctions.
Adolf Hitler's silverware was sold in lots, with the total amount earned for the items around £3,000. Image: Unique Auctions.

An antique mouse trap, the unusual Royal Number One which was dated to be from around 1879 sold for £950.

1879 Royal Number One Mousetrap. Image: Unique Auctions.
1879 Royal Number One Mousetrap. Image: Unique Auctions.
The rare mouse trap sold for £950. Image: Unique Auctions.
The rare mouse trap sold for £950. Image: Unique Auctions.

Personal porcelain belonging to Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts movement went under the hammer for a total of £360.

The collection of Lord Baden Powell's porcelain sold for £360. Image: Unique Auctions.
The collection of Lord Baden Powell's porcelain sold for £360. Image: Unique Auctions.

A travelling organ in good condition and on its own stand with a carrying case, all figure move, and playing tapes from organ music sold for £1100.

This organ and its accessories went under the hammer for £1100. Image: Unique Auctions.
This organ and its accessories went under the hammer for £1100. Image: Unique Auctions.

For more information about other unusual items that have recently sold and the auction house, visit www.unique-auctions.com/

Terry Woodcock, proprietor and chief auctioneer of Unique Auctions said: “It came as no surprise that so many items achieved such excellent bids due to the rarity and quantity of items, and the unusual nature of the auction.

“It is with great thanks to all our regulars and new customers nationally and internationally following our auction house, and the auctions we offer both in-house and online.

“We sell everything from Antiques to vintage and collectables from antiques, art, furniture, jewellery, porcelain, stamp and coin collections, textiles electronics to general household items and much more.”

What’s your quirkiest possession? Let us know in the comments below…



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