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September, 2016

Marketing Agency Kendal News Release: Jo’s Appeal

Beatrix Potter letter and books under the hammer for Jo’s Appeal

a-letter-from-beatrix-potter-to-a-kendal-bookseller-is-up-for-auction-on-monday-3-octoberA LETTER from Beatrix Heelis (Potter) to Miss Roberts of H Roberts Booksellers of Kendal explaining her reasons for not publishing ‘The Fairy Caravan’ in the UK is up for auction on Monday 3 October.

In the letter, dated November 27th 1929 – the year the book went on sale in America – she says “It is so personal that I did not want it to get about on sale”. The letter is signed Beatrix Heelis and addressed Castle Cottage, Sawrey, Ambleside.

It is accompanied by a First Edition of The Fairy Caravan and is estimated to make between £1,500 and £2,000.

Also included in the sale is a signed volume by Beatrix Potter, ‘The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse’ with a dedication – ‘For Robin Crossley from Mrs Heelis (Beatrix Potter) Hill Top Farm, Sawrey, September 12th 1923, In remembrance of Tom Kitten’s house’. The estimate for is £1,500-£2,000.

Monies raised from both lots will go to local charity ‘Jo’s Appeal’, set up in memory of the popular Evening Mail journalist Jo Davies.

Expert David Brookes from 1818 Auctioneers, near Milnthorpe, who are tasked with selling the items said:

“With this year being the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter we are really pleased to have two special lots up for sale that chart some of her local connections and her publishing history. Like ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, ‘The Fairy Caravan’ was written by the author for her friends and her own entertainment, and not necessarily for publication. Whilst Beatrix was happy to see it published in America the letter makes it very clear that she didn’t want it on sale here.”

The Fairy Caravan was eventually reprinted and released in Britain in 1952. The 225 page long story follows the adventures of Tuppenny, a young guinea pig who runs away from home to join a travelling circus. Beautifully illustrated by the author, with watercolour and black and white ink drawings, the story is set in Potter’s favourite landscape – the Lake District. Its original dialect delighted an American audience, who loved her tales of the English countryside.

Anyone interested in viewing the items at 1818 Auctioneers J36 (of the M6) Saleroom can do so on Friday 30 September 2-4pm, Saturday 1 October 10am-1pm and from 8.30am on the morning of the sale. Further details can be found at: http://www.1818auctioneers.co.uk/
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Image shows: the letter sent to a Kendal book seller from Beatrix Potter – monies raised from its sale and two books will go to Jo’s Appeal.

Notes to editors: This news release was issued by Marketing Agency Kendal Ten Stories High on behalf of their client 1818 Auctioneers, please contact Emma Dewhurst for further information.

PR Agency Cumbria, News Release – Vinyl Sells for £25k

News Release: Private collector’s collection of the world’s rarest vinyls makes £25,000 plus at auction (19 September)

Rare Vinyl Coming up for Sale at AuctionA private collector’s collection of a least 750 vinyls has made over £25,000 at 1818 Auctioneers on the Lancashire, Cumbria border.

Highlights include – a collection of Nick Drake LP’s, including ‘Bryter Later’, and ephemera went for £650; the Beatles ‘Paper Back Writer’ Demo Copy which sold for £550; and 11 classical albums on Columbia, Decca and EMI Labels, made £450 and; Rolling Stones ‘Let it Bleed’ which realised £340.

The sale, on Monday 19 September, attracted bids from record collectors and music fans from around the UK as well as from those local to the saleroom.

Practically every record is listed in the Record Collector – a guide produced by the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable UK releases – and dated from 1950 to the current day. They included Rock, Pop, Soul, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll and classical music genres.

1818 Auctioneers, who were selling the items on behalf of an anonymous vendor, estimated the collection to be worth around £15,000.

Expert, Sean Eatherden who catalogued the items said:

“It has been a privilege of a life-time to handle each and every one of these records in this amazing private collector’s collection. It contained the Holy Grails of the vinyl world which music lovers could spend a life time searching out. Desirable artists included Harvest, Vertigo, Motown, Queen, Zeppelin, The Who, Beatles, Nick Drake, Hendrix, Floyd, Elvis, and many from the late 60’s and early 70’s.

“There were also early Sun Recordings singles and London American Recordings with intact black triangle centres, plus and Elvis HMV purple label with gold print. There is barely any item that does not appear in the Record Collector’s Rare Record Price Guide.

“We feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to offer it for sale and it has far exceeded our expectations.”

The saleroom’s reputation for selling rare records and musical instruments is continuing to grow. Earlier in the year a vinyl collection made over £6,000 and in 2014 a Patrick Eggle electric guitar, made for Irish blues and rock legend Rory Gallagher, was sold for £30,000.
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Notes to Editors – PR Agency Cumbria news release issued by Ten Stories High, a small, friendly PR agency based in Kendal, Cumbria and working with a broad range of local, regional and national clients.

PR Company Kendal News: Rare Vinyl Auction

News Release: Collection of the world’s rarest vinyls up for auction – Monday 19 September, Crooklands

Rare Vinyl Coming up for Sale at Auction

Music fans and vinyl investors have a rare opportunity to see and own some of the world’s most valuable records as a private collection is auctioned at a rare vinyl auction next Monday (19 September) at 1818 Auctioneers on the Lancashire, Cumbria border.

Practically every record, of the 750 plus collection, appears in a guide produced by the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable UK releases – the Record Collector. From 1950 to the current day, there are examples from musical genres covering Rock, Pop, Soul, Punk, Blues, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll.

The entire collection is estimated to make around £15,000 say 1818 Auctioneers who are selling it on behalf of a vendor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Highlights include – the Beatles ‘Paper Back Writer’ Demo Copy, and ‘Revolver’ – which the Record Collector’s guide lists at £600 and £400 respectively. Pink Floyd’s ‘Saucerful of Secrets’ is listed at £400. Buddy Holly’s ‘Listen to Me’ and Roy Hall’s ‘Diggin the Boogie’ are quoted as being worth £300 and £250 respectively. Other rare vinyls worth £200, according to the guide, include: Chuck Berry ‘No Money Down’, Jethro Tull ‘Music in a Dolls House’, Rod Stewart ‘Vertigo Swirl’, Deep Purple ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ and Nick Drake ‘Bryter Later’. Lots also start at £5.

1818 Auctioneers expert, Sean Eatherden who catalogued the items said:

“It has been a privilege of a life-time to handle each and every one of these records in this amazing private collector’s collection. It contains the Holy Grails of the vinyl world which music lovers could spend a life time searching out. Desirable artists include Harvest, Vertigo, Motown, Queen, Zeppelin, The Who, Beatles, Nick Drake, Hendrix, Floyd, Elvis, and many from the late 60’s and early 70’s.

“Many early Sun Recordings singles can be found and London American Recordings with intact black triangle centres, plus and Elvis HMV purple label with gold print. All the LP’s have been cleaned and stored in card and plastic sleeves with their accompanying original dust sleeves.

“There is barely any item that does not appear in the Record Collector’s Rare Record Price Guide. We feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to offer it for sale.

The saleroom’s reputation for selling rare records and musical instruments is continuing to grow. Earlier in the year a vinyl collection made over £6,000 and in 2014 a Patrick Eggle electric guitar, made for Irish blues and rock legend Rory Gallagher, was sold for £30,000.
Anyone interested in viewing the collection at 1818 Auctioneers J36 (of the M6) Saleroom can do so on Friday 16 September 2-4pm, Saturday 17 September 10am-1pm and from 8.30am on the morning of the sale. Further details can be found at: http://www.1818auctioneers.co.uk/
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Cumbria PR – Rural Team News Release

Carter Jonas expand their rural team in Kendal with graduate recruit

screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-20-04-38National property consultancy Carter Jonas is expanding the team that serves its North Lancashire and Cumbria clients.

Rural graduate surveyor Rebecca Heuck, who studied Rural Enterprise and Land Management at Harper Adams University in Shropshire – a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector, is joining their team of eight staff.

One of the 22-year-olds first tasks is getting to know the visitors to the firm’s marquee at tomorrow’s Westmorland Show (Thursday 8 September). Other duties include providing valuations and advice on grants and schemes to individuals and corporations like Network Rail and work related to the firm’s management of large flagship estates in the Lake District.

Rebecca will also be continuing her studies. She starts an intensive two year programme which she hopes will result in membership of the world’s leading professional body for her industry – the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The Kendal office has a 100% success rate in getting candidates through to full RICS membership.

Partner Oliver Bateman said: “The firm is keen to encourage new, young talent. Rebecca is the fourth graduate to join the team in as many years. The County Show is a great way for her to meet clients and to get a feel for the local agricultural community”.

Rebecca, who took up the post last month (August) said: “I am looking forward to learning from a team of highly regarded professionals and to benefit from the training and support offered by a national firm.”

Carter Jonas provide rural advice to farmers, tenants and landowners in Cumbria, the western fringes of the Yorkshire Dales and North Lancashire through their Kendal office.

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Image shows Rebecca Heuck, Carter Jonas latest recruit

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