Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire
Museums make 300 new purchases thanks to Art Fund27 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.
Previews: issue 254927 June 2022
A selection of 10 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Previews: issue 254820 June 2022
A selection of eight upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
The depleted Britains set still full of appeal20 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”.
Mr Derbyshire, a sword and an Armenian mystery13 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.
Medals: not just for the military13 June 2022
Spotlight on honours sold recently includes courageous lifesavers from civilian backgrounds.
Brave as a lion, proud to be a guinea pig13 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.
Rare Rorke’s Drift casualty honour comes up at auction13 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.
Polish para auction pick13 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.
‘Magnificent’ medal collection generates many four-figure results at Suffolk sale13 June 2022
A private medal collection rated by Ipswich saleroom Lockdales (18% buyer’s premium) as “magnificent” was offered on May 20-22.
Brothers brought South American magic via Barnsley13 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.
Previews: issue 254713 June 2022
A selection of seven upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Budd nails it with a timely Derby Day lot06 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.
Previews: issue 254606 June 2022
A selection of nine upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Reminders of Derby Day glory sell at auction just before the big race31 May 2022
This Saturday, June 4 is Derby Day - one of the five classic English horse races.
Civil War general Grant's revolvers set US saleroom house record30 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.
Previews: issue 254530 May 2022
A selection of 11 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Support for the monarchy still strong as commemorative items bring demand at auction30 May 2022
Special look at the cross-over market for coronation and commemorative items
Smaller Boehm statue of Queen Victoria finds admiration at auction30 May 2022
Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-9) was commissioned to make a statue to mark the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.
Previews: issue 254423 May 2022
A selection of 15 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.