Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

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Auction previews: issue 2470

30 November 2020

A selection of 13 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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The ‘Attagirls’: British wartime female pilots

30 November 2020

Memorabilia relating to two members of a pioneering elite group of female pilots in the Second World War is coming up at two salerooms this month.

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Memorabilia reveals role of the brave British female pilots of the Second World War

25 November 2020

A medal and other items relating to members of a pioneering group of female pilots who flew in the Second World War is coming up at two auctions.

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Keeping the memories alive on the Isle of Man

23 November 2020

A local community charity on the Isle of Man, the Knockaloe Trust, keeps alive the memory of the German internees housed there in the First World War and aids research.

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Auction previews: issue 2469

23 November 2020

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Auction previews: issue 2468

16 November 2020

A selection of 17 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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A new chapter of Simcock’s career

16 November 2020

As Keith Chapman of Modern Art Auctions in Scarborough says, he rarely prints catalogues but coming up in his next auction is “such a good collection of a very underrated artist, we have made an exception”.

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Museum buys memorial plaque of Great War’s ‘first black officer’

14 November 2020

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) has bought a First World War ‘dead man’s penny’ memorial plaque.

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Auction previews: issue 2467

09 November 2020

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland. While care has been taken in compiling these previews, we strongly advise that you also check with the saleroom concerned in case of cancellations or postponements because of the latest Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions.

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Red alert: Macallan matured for 78 years

09 November 2020

The oldest bottle released from The Macallan Distillery – and the oldest age statement whisky ever offered at auction – has sold for a premium-inclusive £756,400 in London.

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Crude and rude for more than 40 years – Viz No1 comic comes to auction

09 November 2020

Fat Sod, Skinhead, Colin the Amiable Crocodile and Victor Pratt the Stupid Twat were introduced to the public in the form of a comic offered in a Newcastle pub in December 1979. Forty-one years later that comic is still going strong: Viz.

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Phwoarrrr - first ever Viz comic comes up for sale

07 November 2020

Fat Sod, Skinhead, Colin the Amiable Crocodile and Victor Pratt the Stupid Twat were introduced to the public in the form of a comic offered in a Newcastle pub in December 1979.

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Remembering the Great War’s ‘first black officer’

02 November 2020

A First World War ‘dead man’s penny’ memorial plaque awarded to a soldier believed to be the first black officer commissioned into a British army regiment during the conf lict and the first black officer casualty is coming up at auction.

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Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson rarities emerge in studio archive

02 November 2020

An archive cleared from Bray Studios after Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson’s production company wrapped up its final series of Terrahawks in the mid-1980s is coming to auction at Surrey firm Ewbank’s on November 30.

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Auction previews: issue 2466

02 November 2020

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Auction previews: issue 2465

26 October 2020

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Art Deco poster rides into Edinburgh auction

19 October 2020

This striking example of Art Deco poster design promotes the Blue Train: the luxury overnight express between Calais and the French Riviera named after the dark blue Compagnie International des Wagons-Lits carriages used when the service resumed after the First World War.

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Louis Vuitton trunk made to aid the war effort offered in Munich

19 October 2020

As travel possibilities opened up with the advent of railways and steamships, the question of how to transport belongings became an important one. One of the first manufacturers to tackle this with great success was entrepreneur and designer Louis Vuitton (1821-92).

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William Russell Flint railway poster for Bamburgh emerges at Onslows

19 October 2020

Sir William Russell Flint (1890-1969) is an artist well known for his watercolours, often featuring exotic landscapes and ladies with not a lot on.

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Two wheels v four legs

19 October 2020

Tim Bryars’ enthusiasm for the “democratisation of travel” extends well beyond the railways.