1) ‘Elegy’ from 1836 reveals original John Constable watercolours
Discovered lying unrecognised on a bookcase in a Sussex cottage, a unique edition of Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard will be offered at Gorringe’s this month with a £100,000-150,000 estimate.
2) Five pictures that caught bidders’ eyes at Dreweatts’ Old Master sale
The latest sale of Old Master, British and European Art at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts included some strong bidding for 19th century works.
3) Reward offered for return of stolen treasures from Arundel Castle
Insurers acting for the owners of Arundel Castle have offered a substantial reward for the safe return of all or part of the collection of items stolen overnight last month.
4) Ming dish sets house record in Copenhagen auction
Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen achieved a house record with the sale of an early Ming porcelain dish.
5) Victoria Cross awarded for heroic defensive feat 'ranking alongside Rorke's Drift' comes for sale
A unique Victoria Cross group of medals for “a feat that probably ranks alongside Rorke’s Drift in the history of famous defences against overwhelming odds” is estimated at £300,000-400,000 at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb on June 23.
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