A treasure trove of valuable items found in the estate of a widow were sold at auction for more than £100,000 in August.
Around 500 items went under the hammer at the Grantham sale room of Golding Young & Mawer.
The items belonged to Susan Goffin, the widow of Lincolnshire farmer Robert Goffin, and offer a valuable insight into family life through the generations.
One of the most valuable lots was 20 bottles of wine which went for £4,200 after a bidding war between an internet buyer and a wine connoisseur.
Many of the lots went for far more than predicted. A Victorian jug with an estimated value of £300 to £600 sold for £1,250 and an 18th century jug sold for £1,650, almost triple its value.
Watches and jewellery also did well with a rolex selling for £4,200.
The items were recovered from Mr and Mr’s Goffin’s farmhouses in Londonthorpe and Newark.
A second installment of vintage cars went under the hammer on August 31 on Bourne Auction Rooms, including a 1927 Austin 12/4 Clifton Tourer which has always been in the family.
The final installment of vintage farm equipment and machinery will be sold on Saturday, September 21.