Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
George I side table stars in our pick of five auction highlights22 September 2023
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a George I giltwood side table that made over 13 times estimate at Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea.
Coin offered at Spink reveals a new mighty Iron Age ruler18 September 2023
The name of a new Iron Age ruler or king has been discovered on a coin dug up in a field in the Test Valley, Hampshire.
New Zealand birds soar to a new taxidermy high18 September 2023
A Victorian cased pair of the extinct New Zealand huia sold for £220,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) in Tennants’ Natural History and Taxidermy sale.
A sedan chair from the largest known private collection is among five lots to watch18 September 2023
With estimates from £200, here are five previews of items coming up for auction this week.
Georgian high society portrayed by Nathaniel Hone18 September 2023
This 18th century portrait, sold for $10,000/£7965 ($12,600 including premium) at Merrill’s of Williston, Vermont, is by Nathaniel Hone (1718-84).
An auction format that proved to be the right time, right place18 September 2023
Specialist Bleasdale says his sewing antiques and Tunbridgeware timed online sales are working out well
Token halfpennies carry messages about values18 September 2023
In the 1790s a dire shortage of small copper change caused great difficulties in the small transactions of everyday life.
Led Zeppelin album cover signs in at £15,00018 September 2023
A copy of Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy album signed by all four members of the band sold to a phone bidder for £15,000 .
Exceptional tetradrachm toasts divine wine18 September 2023
A collection of Greek coins formed over 20 years ago by a European connoisseur will be sold by Morton & Eden in London on September 26-27.
From civil war to George III via two single owner collections18 September 2023
On October 3 Noonans will sell two single-owner collections.
Cavalry charges into history at Omdurman18 September 2023
Australian saleroom Abacus Auctions will feature a compact but significant collection of medals formed by British expatriate Dr Cecil Walkley.
Auction houses hold sales to coincide with prestigious Coinex event18 September 2023
The Coinex extravaganza brings out the big guns of the UK numismatics trade alongside continental European dealers.
Bravery recognised by Montgomery18 September 2023
This Second World War Distinguished Conduct Medal group of five was awarded to Serjeant John Chapman of the 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
Nabeshima dish design draws on Japanese traditions18 September 2023
Nabeshima porcelain takes its name from the clan that controlled the Saga domain in the Edo period.
Travel with Huffer and to ancient lands18 September 2023
Spink will conduct the Official Coinex Auction on September 28.
Impressive Storr silver from Hugh Barclay collection emerges18 September 2023
On September 29 Cottone of Geneseo, New York, will offer the collection of lawyer Hugh Barclay (1932-2021), a former 11-term New York State Senator and US Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.
Butcher Cumberland of Culloden fame celebrated18 September 2023
Among the highlights of The Premier Sale at St James’s Auctions on September 27 is this Battle of Culloden gold commemorative medal.
Pop art at Hindman puts avocado salad on the menu18 September 2023
Hindman’s 116-lot auction of Post War & Contemporary Art on September 28 includes a classic pop art painting by Wayne Thiebaud that comes for sale from the estate of Kansas City collectors Morton and Estelle Sosland.
Shell out for ornamental combs18 September 2023
Massive ornamental hair combs such as this are associated with the East Sumbanese people of modern Indonesia.
Neil Gow fiddles on portrayed by 'Raeburn and studio'18 September 2023
Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) painted several versions of his portrait of Neil Gow, the most famous 18th century Scottish fiddler, for a number of patrons.