A private collection of coins and gold bullion raised almost £120,000 for charity when it went on sale at a Cumbrian auction house.
The collection, from an estate in the Eden area, included 60 Elizabeth II 2014 1oz Britannias and 175 Elizabeth II 2014 uncirculated gold sovereigns.
Proceeds from the sale will be shared between the World Wildlife Fund, World Vision and Médecins Sans Frontières.
Also under the hammer at Mitchells Antiques & Fine Arts Sales in Cockermouth last week was an oil on canvas painting by Mary Fedden which sold for £12,500 against an estimate of £6,000-£9,000.
Meanwhile an oil on canvas of a 1920s ‘flapper’ by Anna Katrina Zinkeisen, valued at £500-£800, was snapped up for £5,500.
The sale included several signed original pen and ink drawings by Alfred Wainwright.
The most valuable, a drawing of the Cuillin Hills in Scotland, sold for £2,300, while Wainwright artwork for a proposed Three Peaks Walk certificate made £1,100.
One of the biggest surprises, and highest selling piece of furniture, was a bed made from three sections of carved antique oak Gothic panelling which had been expected to make £300-£400 but eventually sold for £2,800.
Entries are still invited for Mitchells’ inaugural Summer in the Lakes auction on July 15.
This is a specialist sale featuring artworks by Wainwright, Heaton Cooper, Rosser, Lakin Turner, Roope; decorative metalware by KSIA, Beatrix Potter ephemera and figures, items related to Lonsdale and Lowther through to racing bicycles, hiking and climbing boots and equipment and high-quality outdoor clothing.
The sale also features a large section of competitive sports memorabilia including football and horse racing, together with garden items, champagne, wine and whisky.