THE spring sale at Paul Fosh Auctions saw some sparkling results with 36 properties sold from the 68 offered realising a grand total of £2,192,000.

Here are just five of the highlights.

The next sale from the firm in South Wales is on Thursday, May 2, at The Cardiff North Hotel by Accor, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, starting at 5pm.

One of the highlights was this traditional bay-fronted, mid-terrace property which has been converted into a pair of apartments. The property, at 217 Corporation Road, Newport, was listed with a guide price of £154,000 and after keen interest sold for £170,000. (Lot 49)

This cottage at 11 Woodside, in the village of Llanbadoc, near Usk, also created a great deal of interest before and during the auction. The end-of-terrace, two-bedroom property in need of renovation but with a good-size garden and just minutes from the centre of Usk, was listed with a price of £99,000-plus and sold for £118,000. (Lot 8)

An intriguing property with a guide price of just £1 offered a range of potential new uses for an owner with imagination. Unit 1a Pugsley Street, Newport, was listed as a lock up unit which could in future be converted for residential use subject to achieving planning consent. The unusual lot, located close to the city centre, was eventually sold for £16,500. (Lot 6)

This modernised, mid-terrace property at 8 Cromwell Road, Newport, listed with an improved guide price of £84,000-plus sold after intense interest for £103,000. (Lot 17)

This detached Penual Chapel, Church Street, Ebbw Vale, presented a new owner with the opportunity to acquire a grade II listed two storey building previously used as a Scout hall. Listed with a guide price of £35,000-plus, the former chapel sold for £48,000. (Lot 21)