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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 to be offered at auction in June.

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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) Bonhams expects record bid for Tompion’s miniature ‘Q Clock’

Bonhams will offer the most valuable English Golden Age clock ever to appear at auction as part of next month’s sale of the Clive collection.

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The silver-mounted, quarter-repeating miniature table clock made by Thomas Tompion for Mary II in 1693. It will be offered at Bonhams where it is estimated to fetch £2m-3m.

3) Gandhi bronze valued on Antiques Roadshow by Philip Mould to be sold at auction next month

A maquette for the famous statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square that was valued at around £20,000 on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow will come up for sale next month.

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The 3ft 1in (94.5cm) high bronze maquette for the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Tavistock Square.

4) Three John Constable pictures come to auction at Chiswick including portrait of his uncle

Following the sale of two vibrant ink on paper sketches by John Constable in March, Chiswick Auctions is to offer three more works by the Suffolk-born painter in its British & European Fine Art sale next month.

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This portrait of a middle-aged gentleman offered for sale at Chiswick on June 19 is believed to be John Constable’s paternal uncle Abram Constable (1742-1812). It is estimated at £30,000-50,000.

5) Iznik tile, Beatles ticket and Chinese treasure box – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

ATG’s weekly selection of hammer highlights included a rare ticket for a Beatles concert in Hong Kong, an Iznik tile made in Ottoman Turkey and owned by artist Sir Howard Hodgkin, and a Qianlong cinnabar lacquer treasure box and cover.

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Qianlong cinnabar lacquer treasure box and cover – £115,000 at Woolley & Wallis.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period May 23-29, 2019.

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