A piece of history for sale

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A piece of Stonehaven’s history is set to be auctioned by a famous auction house.

A visitor book from Dunnottar castle will go under the hammer later this month in an auction by Christie’s auction house, which is based in London.

The visitors book is dated as being circa 1930-35 and boasts famous autographs including royalty.

The description for the piece, states: “Displayed in a glazed oak case, open at the page showing the autographs of HM The Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, dated August 14th 1935 and on the left, HRH King George V and Queen Mary dated August 25th 1931, alongside Berthe Hawkins, Annie Cowdray, Trudi Denman, Joan Pearson and John Pearson.”

It’s value is estimated to be between £200 - £400.

The visitors book is being put up for auction as part of a Country House Sale at Cowdray Hall in West Sussex, which Christie’s is describing as “The largest country house sale of the year.”

The sale, which will run from the 13 - 15th September, will see over 1000 lots being auctioned, including the Dunnottar visitor book.

The Country house sale, follows an auction at Christie’s which took place in July and which saw nine works from Cowray Park sell for a collective total of £10,974,000.

In a description on the Country House auction Christie’s describes what will be for sale.

They said: “It will present a diverse and fascinating selection of furniture and works of art, silver, old master paintings, tapestries, arms and armour, porcelain and glass, carpets and chinese works of art and porcelain.”