Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell

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Pick of the week: Corking silver piece of Irish rebel memorabilia

09 December 2019

This rare piece of Cork silver of Irish Republican interest sold for £4000 (plus 23% premium) at Sworders latest sale.

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A model First World War tank, rare 'soldier' teddy bears and Indian mutiny medal – five lots to watch at auction this week

09 December 2019

With estimates from £200-20,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Previews: £501 - £1000

09 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: Up to £500

09 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: £1001 - £2000

09 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: £2001 plus

09 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Chinese Republican dish, Vincennes porcelain cup, Lord Byron card case – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

06 December 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Vincennes porcelain cup and saucer that made over 25-times estimate and a rare Chinese Republican period dish by a celebrated decorator that made 90-times estimate.

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Six lots to watch at auction this week including a Fabergé brooch, a Gustavsberg pottery tabby cat and a Scottish colourist picture

02 December 2019

With estimates from £400-£100,000, here are six previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Previews: £501 - £2000

02 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Eleven early Christmas Carols stored in a garage

02 December 2019

Although Charles Dickens is often credited with creating the ‘modern’ Christmas, some of the recognition should go to John Leech.

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Previews: £2001 - £5000

02 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Positive thoughts in the bleak Van Diemen’s Land

02 December 2019

This rare sampler, just 6in (15cm) across, was completed by a girl from the Queens Orphan School in Van Diemen’s Land (the island of Tasmania) in 1838.

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Previews: £5001 - £30,000

02 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: Up to £500

02 December 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Dracula lobby card once owned by Bela Lugosi sells for six-figures in Dallas auction

29 November 2019

A lobby card for the 1931 classic horror movie Dracula, once owned by the film’s lead actor Bela Lugosi, sold for a hammer price of $160,000 (£123,000) at Heritage Auction’s Movie Poster sale in Dallas.

Roman-Jewish bronze ring

Chinese mantel clock, Rembrandt etching and Roman-Jewish bronze ring – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

29 November 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a rare Roman-Jewish bronze ring that made over 30-times estimate.

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Pick of the week: Star role for George Woodall cameo appearance at Bonhams

25 November 2019

A vase by the great cameo glass artist George Woodall (1850-1925) was offered at auction for the first time at Bonhams’ sale of Fine Glass and British Ceramics last week.

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Pendant is a cut above the rest on paper

25 November 2019

This rare late-17th century 4in (9.5cm) devotional pendant displays the craft of 'scherenschnitte' (scissor cuts).

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a taxidermy display, ancient Roman pottery and a Sèvres cup and saucer

25 November 2019

With estimates from £180-4000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Previews: £2001 - £5000

25 November 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.