Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

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Polar Medals sold at auction are believed to be the only father and son combination ever awarded

22 July 2021

What is believed to be the only father and son Polar Medal group to be awarded more than doubled the top estimate at Warren & Wignall (17.5% buyer’s premium) on July 14.

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Pick of the week: Helmet heads to Philadelphia

12 July 2021

A Renaissance helmet sold at a London auction will be reunited with its garniture (set of armour) after being bought by Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA).

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Auction previews: issue 2501

12 July 2021

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Auction previews: issue 2500

05 July 2021

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

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Auction previews: issue 2499

28 June 2021

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

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Auction previews: issue 2498

21 June 2021

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

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Pick of Week: Fred Perry medal nets £20,000 from Wimbledon museum

14 June 2021

Gold medal won at Wimbledon in 1936 by British tennis great is purchased by the Lawn Tennis Museum at the All England Lawn Tennis Club

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New museum planned for Battle of Britain medals

14 June 2021

A Battle of Britain medal group sold at Gloucestershire auction house Dominic Winter will go on display at a new museum in London, it has been revealed.

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Auction previews: issue 2497

14 June 2021

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

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Sutcliffe photography medals back to Yorkshire

14 June 2021

A group of 56 medals awarded to pioneering photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) is heading back to the area he covered in his evocative images.

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Pick of the week: The Kitchener call to arms that inspired a classic poster design

07 June 2021

The stern face, luxurious moustache and pointing finger are instantly familiar – but the message below Kitchener’s intense gaze not so.

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Battle of Britain medal groups hit six figures

07 June 2021

Two impressive Battle of Britain medal groups offered a day apart at separate auctions both took six-figure sums.

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Present from Thai king to King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

07 June 2021

A combination cigarette case and lighter given to Elvis Presley by the king of Thailand sold for six times its top estimate.

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Postcards of Cumbrian life (and loss of life)

07 June 2021

Trying to set a water-speed record is one of sport’s most hazardous competitions – with a high fatality rate as a result.

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Auction previews: issue 2496

07 June 2021

A selection of 14 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Victoria Cross awarded for heroic defensive feat 'ranking alongside Rorke's Drift' comes for sale

05 June 2021

A unique Victoria Cross group of medals for “a feat that probably ranks alongside Rorke’s Drift in the history of famous defences against overwhelming odds” is estimated at £300,000-400,000 at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb on June 23.

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Auction previews: issue 2495

31 May 2021

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

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Ref’s 1974 World Cup final stopwatch for sale

31 May 2021

English football referee Jack Taylor created history when he blew his whistle in the first minute of the 1974 World Cup final to give the Netherlands a penalty against West Germany.

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Stopwatch used by ref Jack Taylor in 1974 World Cup final comes to auction

27 May 2021

English football referee Jack Taylor created history when he blew his whistle in the first minute of the 1974 World Cup final.

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Auction previews: issue 2494

24 May 2021

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