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1) Sir Rod Stewart’s collection under the hammer again – Essex house move means more lots come to auction at Sworders

Auction house Sworders is selling another batch of items from singer Sir Rod Stewart.

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Lots being sold by Sir Rod Stewart and his wife Penny include this 18in (45cm) high 20th century carved and gilt sunburst wall clock estimated at £250-300 at Sworders’ September 10-11 sale.

2) Bought for £1 in a charity shop, will Chinese vase be worth £80,000?

Purchased for £1 from a Hertfordshire charity shop earlier this year, a Qianlong famille rose wall vase will carry an estimate up to £80,000 at Sworders in the autumn.


A Qianlong famille rose wall vase offered at Sworders, estimated at £50,000-80,000.

3) Mask ‘matches Crosby Garrett find’

Roman relic up for auction is believed to be from same workshop as famous helmet.


A Roman mask offered by TimeLine Auctions, estimated at £80,000-100,000.

4) Rare late Anglo-Saxon and early Norman conquest coin hoard discovered in Somerset valued at £4m

A Bath museum hopes to acquire a rare hoard of coins found in a Chew Valley field that could be valued at £4m.

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A ‘mule’ coin of Edward the Confessor and William I. Photo: Pippa Pearce. Credit: The Trustees of the British Museum.

5) A new senior valuer at Dreweatts is among the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques sector

An update on recent appointments across the art and antiques market.

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Silas Currie has joined auction house Dreweatts in Donnington Priory in Berkshire.

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