Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

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Museums make 300 new purchases thanks to Art Fund

27 June 2022

Close to 300 objects and works of art found permanent homes in UK museums and galleries thanks to contributions from the Art Fund charity, a new report reveals.

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Previews: issue 2549

27 June 2022

A selection of 10 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Previews: issue 2548

20 June 2022

A selection of eight upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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The depleted Britains set still full of appeal

20 June 2022

The Britains Boer War Army Service Corps Supply Column set is described by toy soldier expert James Opie as “one of the must-have sets for keen collectors”.

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Mr Derbyshire, a sword and an Armenian mystery

13 June 2022

Whatever Mr Derbyshire, The Worthy Representative of Freedom Loving Great Britain was doing in the Caucasus in 1920, the Armenians of Karabach were obviously pretty pleased about it.

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Medals: not just for the military

13 June 2022

Spotlight on honours sold recently includes courageous lifesavers from civilian backgrounds.

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Brave as a lion, proud to be a guinea pig

13 June 2022

Flight Lieutenant Maurice ‘Mark’ Mounsdon was one of only four remaining members of Sir Winston Churchill’s ‘The Few’ when he died in 2019 aged 101.

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Rare Rorke’s Drift casualty honour comes up at auction

13 June 2022

In May 2019 Spink (20% buyer’s premium) medal specialist Marcus Budgen was entrusted to catalogue the medals of Gunner A Howard, ‘N’ Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Artillery, one of just four members of the RA present at the defence of Rorke’s Drift in the Zulu War.

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Polish para auction pick

13 June 2022

A selection of Second World War ephemera with a distinctly Polish flavour estimated at £60-100 sold instead for £7600 at a Devon auction.

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‘Magnificent’ medal collection generates many four-figure results at Suffolk sale

13 June 2022

A private medal collection rated by Ipswich saleroom Lockdales (18% buyer’s premium) as “magnificent” was offered on May 20-22.

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Brothers brought South American magic via Barnsley

13 June 2022

Long before Mirandinha, Faustino Asprilla and Nolberto Solano graced the hallowed turf of Newcastle United’s St James’ Park, two brothers paved the way for South American footballers to play professionally in England.

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Previews: issue 2547

13 June 2022

A selection of seven upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Budd nails it with a timely Derby Day lot

06 June 2022

Sports specialist Graham Budd’s auction on May 25-26 included lots with strong Derby interest in the run-up to this year’s race held at Epsom on Saturday.

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Previews: issue 2546

06 June 2022

A selection of nine upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

WEB Graham Budd Nail Tagalie

Reminders of Derby Day glory sell at auction just before the big race

31 May 2022

This Saturday, June 4 is Derby Day - one of the five classic English horse races.

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Civil War general Grant's revolvers set US saleroom house record

30 May 2022

A pair of revolvers presented to American Civil War general and later US president Ulysses S Grant soldfor $4.4m (£3.61m) or $5.17m with premium.

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Previews: issue 2545

30 May 2022

A selection of 11 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Support for the monarchy still strong as commemorative items bring demand at auction

30 May 2022

Special look at the cross-over market for coronation and commemorative items

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Smaller Boehm statue of Queen Victoria finds admiration at auction

30 May 2022

Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-9) was commissioned to make a statue to mark the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

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Previews: issue 2544

23 May 2022

A selection of 15 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.