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1) Only Fools and Horses millionaire cheque sold for £9100 at Bristol auction

The £6.2m cheque that finally made the Trotter brothers millionaires was sold for £9100 at an auction in Bristol.


The cheque from the Only Fools and Horses' 1996 Christmas special titled 'Time On Our Hands' was offered with an estimate of £2000-3000 at East Bristol Auctions on June 7.

2) Sotheby's sold to media entrepreneur and art collector Patrick Drahi in $3.7bn deal

Sotheby’s has been sold to BidFair USA, a company owned by media and telecom entrepreneur and art collector Patrick Drahi.

Sotheby’s in New Bond Street

The frontage of Sotheby’s in New Bond Street where the auction house has been based for over 100 years.

3) Remarkable Moorcroft pottery collection comes to auction in Evesham

Worcestershire auctioneer Kingham & Orme is to disperse a remarkable collection of Moorcroft pottery amassed over a 35-year period by a UK collector.

William Moorcroft Waratah vase

William Moorcroft Waratah vase, c.1930 in a flambe glaze, 10.5cm high, estimate £3500-4500 at Kingham & Orme.

4) Gun found in a field where artist van Gogh shot himself to be sold in Paris

Vincent van Gogh died from a gunshot wound in the summer of 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise in the south of France. Now the gun he used to shoot himself is appearing at auction.


The gun to be offered at €40,000-€60,000 at ArtAuction Rémy le fur's sale. Image credit: AuctionArt/Drouot.

5) Record-breaking Martin Brothers grinning crab barred from export

A ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers that sold at auction last year has been temporarily barred from export from the UK.


This Martin Brothers crab is the subject of a temporary export bar. It was sold at Phillips in New York for a record hammer price of $220,000 (£184,000) in December 2018.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period June 13-19, 2019.