Sealed Bid

Home, Garden and Natural History (Sealed Bids) featuring the Rod Vass Collection

Start date Monday, 5 September 2022 End date Wednesday, 28 September 2022

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Among the highlights is a collection of monumental sculptures based on TV and film props created by Rod and Louis Vass, who set up Armordillo Ltd, a company specialising in designing and creating sculptural props for films, shows and events. During his long career Rod worked for the BBC (on such classics as Doctor Who and Black Adder) and for Warner Bros, Disney, Marvel and DC. Over the last decade he has been joined by his son Louis, who has added his sophisticated digital sculpting skills to Armordillo's portfolio. Among them are three monumental polyurethane resin heads, which were made for the TV series Beowulf. They are each almost two and a half metres high and are estimated at £3,000 - £5,000 each, one of the heads has been designed to fit around a tree.

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Rod Vass


This is a sealed bid auction and all bids must be received by 16.00 BST Wednesday 28th September

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All bids must be received by 16.00 BST Wednesday 28th September

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Lot title photo
Lot 410 Unsold
A large aragonite specimen
Morocco
92cm wide
Natural HistoryMinerals
Estimate: £350 - £500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 411 Unsold
An aragonite specimen
Morocco
60cm
Natural History Minerals
Estimate: £350 - £500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 412 Unsold
A malachite freeform
Congo
20cm wide
MineralsNatural History
Estimate: £350 - £450
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 413 Unsold
An amethyst geode with calcite crystals
Brazil
29cm by 27cm
MineralsNatural History
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 414 Sold
A cobra jasper sphere
India
22cm diameter
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £850
Estimate: £850 - £1,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 415 Unsold
A quartz geode in two halves
together 55cm by 54cm
Natural History Minerals
Estimate: £700 - £1,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 416 Sold
A collection of six semi precious stone spheres
to include fruit jasper, moonstone, moss agate,…
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £400
Estimate: £400 - £600
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 417 Unsold
A lapis lazuli veneered football
20cm diameter
MineralsNatural History
Estimate: £600 - £1,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 418 Sold
A large fossil wood sphere
Indonesia
28cm diameter
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £1,200
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 419 Sold
A large fossil Lepidodendrom wood sphere
Pensylvania, USA
Carboniferous
18cm diameter
Lepidodendrom was one of the commonest trees in the abundant forests of the carboniferous period…
Hammer price: £1,300
Estimate: £500 - £700
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 420 Sold
Two fossil wood bowls
Indonesia
the larger 31cm wide
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £600
Estimate: £600 - £1,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 421 Unsold
A petrified wood platter
Indonesia
45cm diameter
MineralsNatural History
Estimate: £400 - £800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 422 Sold
A petrified wood platter
Indonesia
46cm diameter
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £350
Estimate: £400 - £800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 423 Sold
Pyritised sand dollars
Illinois, USA
on metal stand
62cm high overall
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £320
Estimate: £350 - £500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
Lot title photo
Lot 424 Unsold
A large polished Phyloceras ammonite
Madagascar
Triassic
41cm
MineralsNatural History
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
Lot title photo
Lot 425 Unsold
A large fossilised wood branch section
Indonesia,
Triassic
79cm
MineralsNatural History
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 426 Sold
A unusual fossil wood branch
Burma
approx. 100 mya
84cm long
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £300
Estimate: £500 - £800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 427 Sold
A pair of petrified wood cubes
Indonesia
each 10cm square
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £300
Estimate: £300 - £500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 428 Sold
A very rare Cave Lion (panthera spelaea) skull
Siberia (Russia), Pleistocene radio carbon dated…
The extinct Cave Lion (Panthera spelaea) inhabited Europe until around 10,000 years ago. It is very…
Hammer price: £13,000
Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
Lot title photo
Lot 429 Unsold
A lioness
full mount on rocky outcrop
late 20th century …
Natural History Taxidermy
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
Lot title photo
Lot 430 Unsold
A set of four Ledot of Paris wall cases
French
late 19th century
comprising a brace of…
TaxidermyNatural History
Estimate: £500 - £800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
Lot title photo
Lot 1312 Unsold
A base cut agate geode
Brazil
20cm high
MineralsNatural History
Estimate: £200 - £300
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST

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