Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

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.

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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.

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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.

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Trading places: people moves at Mossgreen, Roseberys and Freemans

28 April 2016

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

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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.

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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?

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Lusitania centenary brings Captain’s medals to auction

28 August 2015

The medal group awarded to the captain of the Lusitania on its final voyage, William Turner, is on offer at Lockdales of Ipswich, Suffolk.

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New sales complex for Staffordshire auction house

27 August 2015

Staffordshire auctioneers Richard Winterton have embarked on an expansion which will create six salerooms in total across two sites.

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South Pacific clubs hit the heights at auction

26 August 2015

South Pacific war clubs continue to strike high prices at auctions, as this Tongan example sold in Stafford this month shows.

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New Olympia fair for vintage toys

20 August 2015

A new fair at London’s Olympia venue aims to revitalise the market in antique dolls, teddy bears and toys by attracting a fresh generation of collectors.

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Wedgwood Collection on display after £34m Barlaston museum redevelopment

10 August 2015

The Wedgwood Collection has gone back on public display now a £34m museum redevelopment is complete.

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Edward VIII Nazi salute photos on sale at Morgan Evans

27 July 2015

A photo album showing the former King Edward VIII giving Nazi salutes is on offer for the first time in 30 years, auctioneers Morgan Evans have revealed.

Kent saleroom snap up top toy experts

24 July 2015

Following the closure of Bonhams toy department, two senior specialists have signed up with an ambitious Kent auction house.