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1) Chance to buy Westminster street signs at auction as London council upgrades its portfolio

Westminster City Council is upgrading its portfolio of enamel street signs and is selling off more than 200 examples at Catherine Southon next month.

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Abbey Road NW8, which is estimated at £1000-2000 at Catherine Southon Auctioneers’ timed online sale running from February 17-March 3.

2) Country house auctions on the way this month

Golding Young & Mawer is to offer the untouched collection of a Warwickshire country house at the end of the month.

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Newbold Pacey Hall in Warwickshire.

3) Auctioneer puts his own name above the door after more than three decades in the same Winchester saleroom

Iain Rushbrook has worked at auction houses for 42 years in total and in the saleroom at The Red House on Hyde Street in Winchester for 35 of them.

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The team in Winchester are (from top left to bottom right) Iain Rushbrook, Fabio Caliri, Sonya Wiebers and Jacob Carpenter. James Harvey has also joined as a picture specialist.

4) Brexit: Imports and Exports from January 1

A number of changes to the import and export of goods took effect from January 1, 2021 with items moving between the UK and the EU now having to undergo customs formalities and border control, like any other country.


Packing cases in Gander & White’s Wandsworth warehouse – one of four warehouses in the UK.

5) Police alerted to missing collection of porcelain from Wiltshire auction house

A Wiltshire auction house has alerted the trade to a missing collection of porcelain.

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The mixed lot at Kidson Trigg included three Meissen-style cherubs, a First Period Worcester coffee pot and teabowl, a French cache pot and a rococo-style box.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period January 14-20, 2021.