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Sales 1930s
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Rushden Echo and Argus, 1st April 1932, transcribed by Kay Collins

Vacant Possession on Completion

“Moorlands,” Kimbolton Road, Rushden.

Valuable Semi-detatched Freehold Residence

Robert Tusting
(Successor to Mr. John S. Mason)

Favoured with instructions from the Trustees of the late Mr. Samuel Knight,

Will Offer for Sale by Auction,

At the Waverley Hotel, on Monday 11th April 1932, at 6 o’clock

Subject to such conditions of Sale as will then, be produced, the following property, at a very low Reserve to wind up the Estate, viz.:-

The Valuable Semi-Detached Freehold Residence, situate and known as “Moorlands,” Kimbolton-road, Rushden, of Brick and Tile Erection, containing Three Reception, Five Bedrooms, Bathroom, Fitted with Geyser and W.C., the usual Domestic Offices, together with the Brick and Tiled Garage with Loft over, Stabling and Garden.

The Property has a frontage of 80ft. to Kimbolton-road and contains in area 1,860 sq. yds. or thereabouts.

To View apply to Mr. Wm. Nunley (at the adjoining House) and for further particulars to the Auctioneer, Offices, 30 High Street, Rushden, Tel 102, or to Messrs Heygate and James, Solicitors, Wellingborough, Tel. 40.

Rushden Echo and Argus, 1st April 1932, transcribed by Kay Collins

In Bankruptcy Re: George H Kaufman
18 Church Street, Rushden

Ladies’ and Gent’s Outfitters, Millinery and Haberdasher’s Stock-in-Trade, Shop Fixtures, Fittings and Trade Effects.

To be sold by Auction by Messrs. Pendered & Son Ltd.,

On Monday and Tuesday, 4th and 5th April, by William Osborne, Esquire (of Messrs Corfield and Cripwell, Accountants of the British Traders’ Association, Balfour House, Finsbury Pavement, London, E.C.2) the Trustee, viz.:-

The whole of the Stock-in-trade of Ladies’ and Children’s Hose, Gloves, Vests, Combinations, Knickers, Slips, Scarves, Suspender Belts, Corsets, Smocks, Overalls, Jumpers, and Jumper Suits, Pyjamas, Beach Suits, Beach Coats, Nightdresses, Skirts, Raincoats and Blouses.

250 Ladies’ Hats, 300 Ladies’ Silk and other Dresses Costumes, Coats, etc.

Men’s, Youths’, and Boy’s Vests, Pants, Flannel, Cotton and Fancy Shirts, Collars, Tennis Shirts, Suits and Overcoats, Trousers and Vests, Sports Coats, Pyjama Suits, Dressing Gowns, Smocks, Pullovers, Raincoats, Handkerchiefs, Felt Hats, Gloves, Knickers, Hose and Half Hose.

1,100 yards of Suiting and Overcoating, Velveteen, Trimmings, etc.

92 Gent’s Suits, 72 Overcoats (unmade).

The Whole of the Excellent Shop Fixtures, Fittings and Trade Effects.

NO CATALOGUES. Sale to Commence each day at Eleven a.m. to the minute.

The Fixtures and Fitting will be sold on Tuesday at 2.30p.m., prompt.

Rushden Echo and Argus, 1st April 1932, transcribed by Kay Collins

32, 34, 36, 38, and 40 Pratt Road, Rushden.
Bakehouse and 4 Dwelling Houses

Robert Tusting
(Successor to Mr. John S. Mason)

Has received instructions from Mr. George Burton, the owner, to Offer for Sale by Auction, at the Waverley Hotel, Rushden, on Monday 11th April 1932, at 6 o’clock, subject to such conditions of Sale as will then be produced.

The Freehold Dwelling House with Bakehouse attached, situate Nos. 32 and 34 Pratt-road, containing Front Room, Living Room, 4 Good Bedrooms, Kitchen, Barn, W.C., Bakehouse, Flour Room, Room Over, Stable with Loft Over, Yard and Small Garden in occupation of Mr. G. H. Lenton on monthly tenancy, producing a gross rental of £48 15s. per annum. Water Rates borne by tenant.

ALSO All Those Three Freehold Dwelling Houses of Brick and Slate erection, situate Nos. 36, 38 and 40, Pratt-road, in occupation of Messrs F. Chambers, J. Ager, and Mrs Reeves on weekly tenancies, producing a gross rental of £54 12s. per annum.

To View apply upon the property, and for further particulars to the Auctioneer, Offices, 30 High Street, Rushden, Tel 102, or to Messrs Heygate and James, Solicitors, Wellingborough, Tel. 40.

Rushden Echo and Argus, 15th September, 1933, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Property On The Market At Rushden
Old Rectory Withdrawn At £500
A Factory’s Future

  Mr. Robert Tusting held an important auction sale at the Waverley Hotel, Rushden, on Monday evening.  There was a very good attendance, but bidding was dispirited.  At one point, indeed, Mr. Tusting had to remark: “I don’t know what has come over you to-night.  You are very slow, gentleman.”

The Old Rectory

  The Old Rectory at Rushden, the home of the late Mr. Fred Knight, was offered on behalf of his executors and of Messrs. F. Knight, Ltd.  It was suggested that such a residence could not be built nowadays at less than £3,000, and was adaptable either as a boarding house or a kindergarten school, for both of which there was an excellent opening in the town.  A bid of £500 was made, but the property was withdrawn.

  Five dwelling houses, Nos. 2,4,6,8, and 10, Little-street, Rushden, producing a gross rental of £48  2s. per annum, were sold at £110 to Mr. E. Leaton.  They were offered by order of Mr. R. F. Knight.

Stock Sells Well

  Bidding started at £250 for £100 original stock in the Rushden and Higham Ferrers District Gas Co., and rose to £306 before it was purchased by Miss M. Stevens.  Mr. James Roe paid £211 for £200 5 per cent. debenture stock in the Rushden Electric Supply Co., Ltd.  Both lots were offered on instructions from the executors of the late Mr. Fred Knight.

Flats From A Factory?

  Messrs. W. Sargent and Co.’s boot factory and offices in Crabb-street, Rushden (with vacant possession), and the two dwelling houses adjoining, in all Nos 5, 7, 9, and 11, Crabb-street, were knocked down to Mr. Robert Marriott at £825.  The auctioneer suggested the factory could easily be converted into a dozen flats, which were in demand in Rushden now.  £500 was bid, and was lifted by £50’s to £750.  Bidding slowed down then, and the auctioneer deplored the lack of pluck among local builders – sending the price up by three £25’s.

A High-Street Site

  The Rushden High-street building site, with a frontage of over 60ft., and an area of 600 yards, bordered on one side by Beaconsfield-place, was withdrawn, although offered at a low reserve.  Someone started with £100, but not until £200 was offered would the auctioneer begin.  He explained that the site was purchased for £1,500 by the late Dr. C. R. Owen, in that same room at the Waverley Hotel, on March 24th, 1896, and he had refused some time ago an offer of £2,100.

  The original bid of £200 jumped by £100 bids to £700, then to £750 and £800.  Mr. Tusting said he would take £1,000, but as this was not forthcoming he proceeded to the next lots, also offered by the executors of the late doctor.

Eighteen Houses Withdrawn

  Dwelling houses, Nos. 7, and 8, Manning-street, Nos. 63, 65, & 67, Little-street, Rushden, and a plot of building land at the corner of Little-street and Manning-street, were offered singly and together, but withdrawn, there being no bids.  A sale shop and dwelling house, No. 61, Little-street, met the same fate.

  Six houses, Nos. 6, to 16, Harborough-road, Rushden, producing a gross rental of £124  10s. per annum received an initial bid of £500, but this figure rapidly moved to £1,200, and then by £50’s to £1,450, where it was passed.  Six similar houses, Nos. 96 to 106, Park-road, Rushden, producing the same rental were passed at £1,350.  Mr. Tusting appealed for a bid for the eighteen houses altogether in one lot, but none was forthcoming.

Factory In Rectory-Road

  The boot and shoe factory in Rectory-road, Rushden, formerly occupied by Messrs. E. Claridge and Sons, Ltd. (in voluntary liquidation), was offered with vacant possession by the liquidator, Mr. George S. Bankart (Messrs. Hopps and Bankart, Leicester).  £2,000 was bid, and rose by £100’s to £3,400, when it was withdrawn.  The auctioneer, in deploring the lack of interest in factories, said it would not be possible to build a factory like the one offered for less than £7,500.

  Messrs. Simpson and Mason, Rushden, were the solicitors for all the lots, save the last, for which Messrs. Burnham, Son, and Lewin, Wellingborough were the solicitors.

Rushden Echo and Argus, 26th October 1934, transcribed by Kay Collins

Robert Tusting

Has been favoured with instruction from the Misses Denton, who are removing, to Sell by

Auction on
MONDAY, 29th OCTOBER, 1934
Valuable Household Furniture and Effects

Including: Oak Dining Table extending to 18ft., Walnut Sideboard with Cupboards and Cellarette, American Organ, 9 Stops, Oak Book Case enclosed 3 Glazed Doors and Cupboard under, 6ft. x 7ft., old rose ground Turkey Carpet 20ft. x 13ft. 6in., 12 mahogany Dining Chairs in Morocco, 5ft. Oak Sideboard, Lady's and Gent's Oak Arm Chairs, Overmantel, Oak Office Table, Mahogany Dining Table with loose leaves, Loo Table, Couch and 6 Oak Chairs in Tapestry, Walnut Wardrobe, Chest of 5 Drawers, Dressing Table, Washstand, 5ft. Mahogany Bedstead, Box Spring Mattress and Wool Overlay, pitch pine Wardrobe, white pine Dressing Table, Washstand, Iron Bedstead 5ft. 6in. x 6ft. and Box Spring Mattress, Mahogany Wardrobe, Washstand, Cupboard, Bedstead with box spring Mattress, a 4ft. Do. with Chain Mattress and Wool Overlay, Mahogany Chest of 5 Drawers, Axminster, Brussels and Tapestry Carpets, Linos, quantity of Pictures, Books, Ornaments, 6 Bentwood Chairs, 6 Windsor Chairs, and miscellaneous effects.

No Catalogues.
On View Morning of Sale.
Sale to Commence 11 o'clock Prompt.
Auctioneer's Offices: 30, High Street, Rushden.

In 1932 Robert Tusting advertised as successor to Mr. John S. Mason.

Rushden Echo & Argus,
10th September 1937

This advert is for
John L Wilson, F.A.I.
Robert Tusting.

The Rushden office was at
30 High Street.

The second part is for:

73 Queen Street - by order of
the Execors. of the late
J H Smith, deceased.


Milton Cottage, Milton Street,
Higham Ferrers.

1937 adverts

Rushden Echo & Argus, 1st October 1937, transcribed by Kay Collins

Property Sale—A large number of people attended the sale of property held by Mr. John L. Wilson, F.A.I., in the commercial room of the Waverley Hotel on Monday. Bidding started at £200 for the dwelling house, No. 73 Queen-street, which was eventually sold to Mrs. W. Higgins, of Band Club House, for £370. After bidding has risen from £400 to £590, the property known as Milton Cottage, Higham Ferrers, was withdrawn from the sale. The freehold cottages, 94, 96a and 96b Wellingborough-road, Rushden, were disposed of to Mr. H. Page, of Rushden, for £430, bidding have started at £300.

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