Monday - 22 December 2014

Auction Previews

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Cromwell’s coffin plate on the auction block

03 December 2014

This copper-gilt coffin plate, bearing an inscription in Latin with the dates of Oliver Cromwell’s birth, death and inauguration as Lord Protector and the arms of the Protectorate to the reverse, was found when his body was exhumed from the Henry VII chapel at Westminster Abbey on January 26, 1661.

DNA pioneer’s medal for sale

01 December 2014

Christie’s New York are offering the 1962 Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to Dr James D. Watson, one of the world’s greatest living scientists.

Art Workers’ Guild auction in London

10 November 2014

Guy Schwinge of Dukes will be on the rostrum in London on November 17 for The Hall Centenary Appeal Auction, raising money to modernise and remodel The Art Workers’ Guild Meeting Hall at 6 Queen Square.

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Franklin medal for sale as wreck is discovered

26 September 2014

169 years after Franklin’s ill-fated 1845-48 attempt to find the western exit to the Northwest Passage, his Third Officer's Arctic Medal has come up for sale just as the Canadian government has announced that one of Franklin’s ships has been located.

 

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