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Olympic gold – torches scoop top prices

17 February 2014

Like those London buses where you wait forever then two come along at once, two versions of a rare Olympic torch limited to just 33 examples turned up in separate Drouot auctions in Paris within the space of just ten days.

International

News

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The ‘chocolate wrapper’ valued at £30,000

02 December 2013

An extremely rare 1700-year-old Roman gold coin discovered by a metal detecting enthusiast in South Wiltshire is expected to fetch up to £30,000 at an auction in London.

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Estonian Olympic cycling medals strike gold

12 November 2013

It is not often that auctioneer Graham Budd finds his name splashed over the front pages of Estonian newspapers but when a particular group of cycling memorabilia came up at his November 4-5 sale it is exactly what happened.

Auction Reports

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Wartski win $5.2m Fabergé figure

04 November 2013

This Fabergé carved hardstone figure of an Imperial bodyguard, recently rediscovered in the attic of an estate in upstate New York, has sold for $5.2m (£3.38m) at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York. It has an extraordinary history.

International

Auction Reports

Noble and Gibbons press ahead with offer

04 October 2013

Noble Investments (NBL) have confirmed that their board have recommended acceptance of the proposed acquisition by Stanley Gibbons (SGI) in a cash and shares deal worth 255p a share, 192.5p of which will be paid in cash.

News

Sotheby’s lose CFO

04 October 2013

Sotheby’s have announced that William S. Sheridan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the company after 17 years.

News

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Hearts football medals taken

19 August 2013

Four historic football medals and a gold watch belonging to Heart of Midlothian FC were stolen by a thief who appears to have strolled in through an open door.

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