Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell

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Pick of the week: 18th century dockyard plans detailing the Royal Navy war machine attract wave of bids

19 August 2019

A complete set of plans showing what was once the world’s largest industrial complex and the British state’s single biggest investment has sold in Cornwall. Thomas Milton’s plans of the Royal Dockyards sold to an online buyer for £10,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) at David Lay's latest sale in Penzance.

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The sound of a William and Mary spinet sold for £5500 in Islington

19 August 2019

Relatively few English spinets from the 17th century survive but one surfaced at a Criterion auction in Islington. Loosely catalogued and estimated at just £100-200, it made £5500 (plus premium).

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Four lots to watch at auction this week including a single-owner collection from ‘London’s greatest film fan’

19 August 2019

With estimates from £120-20,000, here are four previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Sully surfaces for a £17,000 sale

19 August 2019

Clock produced by Englishman influential in French horology impresses in Norfolk auction.

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Previews: Up to £500

19 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: £501 - £3000

19 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: £3001 - £5000

19 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Pre-war Dinky toys deliver in specialist auction

19 August 2019

Two rare pre-war Dinky trade boxes which had been in loft storage for two generations appeared for sale in Lincolnshire. Toy specialist M&M Auctions (21.6% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Spalding offered them on behalf of a family who had owned the toys since new in the mid-1930s.

Greenwich Park after Thomas Hearne

George II tablespoon, engraving of Greenwich Park and rare 17th century spinet – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

16 August 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a George II tablespoon that made 15-times estimate and an engraving of Greenwich Park that made 10-times estimate.

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Fabergé sedan chair model comes to auction in Cirencester

13 August 2019

A miniature gold, jade and rock crystal sedan chair by Fabergé has been consigned for sale at the Cotswold Auction Company in Cirencester.

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Records tumble in sizzling summer sales

12 August 2019

The sale of a £200,000 Chinese vase in Suffolk completed a trio of house records across the regions that belied the usually quiet auction season.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a vintage petrol pump, George II candlesticks and a model of HMS Victory

12 August 2019

With estimates from £300-6000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Contents of grand Cotswolds home create auction result right at the top of expectations

12 August 2019

Private buying dominated as Essex saleroom Sworders (23% buyer’s premium) offered the selected contents of a Cotswold manor house.

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Previews: Up to £500

12 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: £501 - £2000

12 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: £2001 - £5000

12 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: £5001 - £30,000

12 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Chinese vase sleeper awakens with £200,000 bid at Felixstowe auction

05 August 2019

There was high drama at the small Suffolk saleroom of Diamond Mills when a Chinese vase estimated at just £100-150 sold in the room at £200,000.

DNW challenges status quo with premium rise at numismatic sales

05 August 2019

Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) has become the first UK numismatics auction house to set its buyer’s premium beyond 20%. The London coins, medal and jewellery specialist will charge a premium of 24% from September.

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Yongzheng perfection sets house record in Bath

05 August 2019

Aldridges of Bath smashed its house record last week with the sale of a Yongzheng mark and period bowl for £220,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium). It had come for sale following a routine house call.