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1) Top-selling railway clock stars in our pick of five auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Great Western Railway wall clock from the 1880s that made over 17-times estimate in Hertfordshire.

Great Western Railway wall clock

Great Western Railway drop dial wall clock – £3100 at Bushey Auctions.

2) Chinese table topper from private Scottish collection sells 70-times over estimate in Glasgow

A private Scottish collection was the source of the-top selling lot at a recent sale at McTear’s.


Nineteeth century Chinese 19th century table screen or stand – £29,000 at McTear's.

3) Eugène Boudin painting sparks ownership mystery

The status of a Eugène Boudin (1824-98) painting stolen 30 years ago from a Mayfair dealership is currently in limbo while the rightful owner is sought.


Dealer Jon White with the previously stolen picture 'Trouville – Scène de Plage' by Eugène Boudin.

4) Pick of the week: Sleeper in Norfolk as Worcester 'Union Jack House’ cup is flagged up

A solitary English blue and white porcelain coffee cup emerged from the relative anonymity of a one-line catalogue description and a £120-180 estimate to sell for £4100 at Keys in Aylsham.


Two views of a ‘Union Jack House’ pattern Worcester cup sold for £4100 at Keys in Aylsham.

5) Plea for help to recover late artist’s medals stolen from Macclesfield museum

Two medals awarded to the late artist Charles Tunnicliffe (1901-79) were stolen when The Silk Museum in Macclesfield was burgled recently.

RSPB medal

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds gold medal was awarded to Charles Tunnicliffe for services to bird protection in 1975. It is engraved with a bird on the front.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period August 5-11, 2021.