Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

Celtic medal at Mctears auction

Medal from Celtic’s first-ever cup victory to be offered at Glasgow auction

21 July 2016

Fighting valiantly through the Champions League qualifying rounds after overcoming the mighty Lincoln Red Imps last night, Celtic are well on the way to emulating their 1967 Lisbon Lions European Cup glory.

Hornby Harry Potter electric train

Cumbria saleroom launch specialist vintage and antique toy auctions

13 July 2016

Dinky toys, antique dolls and a life-sized Dalek will be among the lots offered in Mitchells’ first ever ‘Vintage & Antique Toys’ auction at their Cockermouth saleroom later this month.

Kate Malone’s First Big Pot

Studio pottery in the limelight as works by TV’s Kate Malone come to auction

12 July 2016

Studio pottery has been hogging the arts and crafts headlines for a while now. In recent years collectors have really taken this field to heart and items produced by 20th century designers such as Lucie Rie and Hans Coper have been drawing strong bids at auction.

Sloggi pants signed by Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker signed pants on offer at Stroud Auctions

07 July 2016

At the time, Gary Lineker’s promise to present the new season’s first Match of the Day in his underpants if Leicester City won the Premier League didn’t seem like a rash pledge to make.

Tom Simpson collection at auction

Collection of first British rider to wear the yellow jersey comes to Macclesfield auction

28 June 2016

How times change. The British cycling roll of honour now features such illustrious names as Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton.

Austin 7 at Richard Edmonds Auctions

Auction of clapped-out old Austin 7 shows why barn finds now have “a kind of kudos”

27 June 2016

Why pay £6000-12,000 for a roadworthy Austin 7 when for thousands of pounds more you can have one that’s a wreck?

Dolls once belonging to Jo Wood's mother Rachel Karslake

Jo Wood to sell family doll collection through Vectis

06 June 2016

Jo Wood, model, entrepreneur, dancer and ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, has consigned a collection to auction which is a world away from rock and roll excesses.

Geoffrey Hurst's England jersey from the 1966 World Cup

Hurst's hat-trick jersey to go under the hammer

06 June 2016

In 1996 Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds sang about ‘30 years of hurt’. Sadly for English football fans, it is now ‘50 years of hurt’ since the national team actually won something. Or have even reached a final.

Stuart Freeborn, Star Wars make-up  designer

Model of the Jedi Master – Star Wars collection of Yoda’s make-up designer comes to auction

18 May 2016

“When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not.” The wise, if somewhat mangled words of Yoda, are ones that the great and good of the art and antiques trade will sagely nods their heads to. Then again, a nice patina and original condition are often just what’s needed.

West Ham locomotive nameplate

West Ham hold memorabilia auction as they leave Upton Park

10 May 2016

As West Ham and Manchester United prepare to play the final match at Upton Park tonight, the East London club have announced that fans will have the chance to buy their own slice of Hammers’ history with an extensive auction of memorabilia, including fixtures and fittings from the stadium itself.

Sophie Coupland and Briar Williams of Mossgreen-Webb’s

Trading places: people moves at Mossgreen, Roseberys and Freemans

28 April 2016

The latest moves and appointments from around the art and antiques industry.

Axe from The Shining

Axe from The Shining brings a slice of film history to Tamlyns

19 April 2016

Certain moments in films stay razor sharp in the mind long after you have seen them. Mention ‘Jack Nicholson’ and it is odds-on a mental image will spring up of that terrifying ‘Here’s Johnny’ scene from The Shining.

Phillips stage auction to benefit Design Museum as reopening date is announced

19 March 2016

The Design Museum will be reopening at its new site in London on November 24. It had originally been thought that the relaunch would be in the summer.

George Cross medal group Dix Noonan Webb.

Lord Ashcroft adds George Cross to his bumper medal collection

04 March 2016

Dix Noonan Webb have achieved the second highest price for a George Cross just eight months after selling the GC awarded to the secret agent Violette Szabo for a record £260,000.

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£165,000 record for Great Escape Rolex

09 December 2015

A 1940s Rolex wristwatch whose RAF owner was murdered by the SS after the Great Escape has sold for £165,000 in Buckinghamshire.

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Modern British greats in focus: Freud archive and Bacon catalogue

30 November 2015

An archive comprising Lucian Freud’s sketchbooks, drawings and letters has been acquired by the nation from the estate of the artist through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.

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Sextant story of shipwreck cannibalism

30 November 2015

A simple pencil message on a wooden sextant case sold at a London auction tells a story of desperate shipwrecked sailors adrift in a dinghy and running out of food and water.

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All Blacks jersey sets world record for a rugby shirt

13 October 2015

Lot number one in Rogers Jones’ latest sale provided both a world record result and a house record for the Welsh auctioneers.

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The shirt of original All Blacks legend

30 September 2015

Timing is everything in sport and at auction. With New Zealand firm favourites to retain the Webb Ellis Cup on October 31, this is surely the moment to sell the jersey of a legendary All Black.

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Adam Partridge to offer large lump of whale vomit found by vendor on Welsh beach

05 September 2015

Fancy spending thousands of pounds on a lovely lump of vomit?