Collectibles light up the saleroom

at Dreweatts & BLoomsbury Auctions

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A lighter bearing the cypher of Queen Elizabeth II that was gifted by her majesty to the cabin crew of BOAC is lighting up a series of luxury auctions featuring, fine jewellery, watches, pens, silver and accessories at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Donnington Priory saleroom on Wednesday 9th July.

With valuation days across the country, the specialists at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions never know what to expect but they can always be sure to see something out of the ordinary that will fire the imagination, and have widespread appeal amongst today's collectors and buyers.

At the monthly valuation day at Donnington Priory the auctioneers were presented with a Dunhill Lighter in a fitted Dunhill box with the cypher of Queen Elizabeth II. The lighter had been given as a gift by her majesty to the cabin crew of the BOAC Royal Flight that carried the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on their visit to Canada for celebrations of Canada's Centennial Anniversary in Ottawa and the 1967 Expo in Montreal. [Lot 339]

James Nicholson, Deputy Chairman at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions said: "This is a wonderful object and with all the provenance included, this lighter will appeal to buyers and collectors on a number of levels from those looking to buy period Dunhill pieces, to collectors of Royal memorabilia and those looking to collect aeronautical and airline history, especially as this lot evokes the golden age of air travel through its association with one of the most famous airlines in the world, BOAC."

The sale will be held on Wednesday 9th July 2014 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Donnington Priory saleroom in Berkshire. Viewing at Bloomsbury House, London until Tuesday 1st July and at Donnington Priory, in Berkshire, from Saturday 5th July until the day of the sale. The catalogue will be available to view online at


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

The Auction Room is an online auction site at which you can buy and sell antiques, paintings and collectible works of art. The site was founded in March 2013 and is modelled on many elements of the traditional auction process, enhanced by a unique and exciting online browsing and bidding process. Our offices are located at 1 Berkley Street, in the heart of London's Mayfair.

London - 30th June 2014