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1) Only Fools and Horses millionaire cheque and other props come to auction in Bristol

The £6.2m cheque that finally made the Trotter brothers millionaires is offered at auction.

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

2) Rare Roman gold coin found in Kent field sells at £460,000

A rare Roman gold coin, found by a metal detectorist in a field in Kent, was hammered down at £460,000.

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A rare Roman gold coin found by a metal detectorist in a field in Kent in March 2019.

3) English delftware and Thunderbirds artwork once owned by Bob Monkhouse – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights includes English delftware, an early acoustic gramophone, Thunderbirds artwork and a Qing period double gourd vase.


A pair of English delftware plates initialled 'SS' and dated 1734 that took £1250 at Richard Winterton. The lot also included the lower-value bowl pictured.

4) Mahatma Gandhi sculpture more than doubles Antiques Roadshow valuation at Salisbury auction

A maquette for the famous statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square that was valued at £20,000 six years ago on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow by dealer Philip Mould drew a lengthy bidding battle at auction.

Bronze maquette of of Mahatma Gandhi by Fredda Brilliant

The bronze maquette by Fredda Brilliant for the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square. It sold for £52,000 at Salisbury auction house Woolley & Wallis.

5) US auctioneer Hindman to launch buy-it-now option as it seeks to be ‘America's premier mid-market auction house’

Chicago-headquartered US auctioneer Hindman, formerly Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, has an ambitious agenda that goes beyond its recent rebrand.

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers rebranded to Hindman earlier this month. "It is about indicating to the world you’re moving forward – shortening the name and rebranding to something more contemporary and with a cleaner aesthetic," said CEO Thomas Galbraith.

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