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1) Beatles concert poster from 1966 sold at Dallas auction house sets a new high

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A 1966 Beatles Shea Stadium poster – $220,000 at Heritage Auctions.

A bright yellow poster promoting the Beatles’ August 23, 1966, concert at New York’s Shea Stadium sold for a record $220,000 (£169,400) at the Heritage auction in Dallas.

2) Bidding with abandon for Foucou’s Ariadne

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Arianne by Jean-Joseph Foucou dated 1793, sold for £170,000 at Mellors & Kirk as part of a single-owner sale of the contents of The Heath House, near Checkley, Staffordshire.

An 18th century marble statuette with an extensive provenance emerged at a recent Nottingham auction.

3) Indian pieces including jewellery owned by the mother of the Maharajah Duleep Singh attract bids at Bonhams

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Diamond and emerald set gold pendant from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur – £110,000 at Bonhams.

The Islamic and Indian Art sale at Bonhams on March 29 was topped by a diamond and emerald set gold pendant from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63).

4) Mickey and Minnie race into pole position

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1932 Tippco Mickey and Minnie tinplate clockwork motorcycle – $185,000 (£142,450) at Bertoia Auctions.

The Mickey and Minnie motorcycle made by Tippco, c.1932, is the most desirable of the German tinplate clockwork toys from this period.

5) A Patek Philippe gold watch and a Westminster Abbey skeleton clock are among five lots to watch this week

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An 18ct gold Patek Philippe Gondola gold wristwatch expected to sell for more than £5000 at Plymouth Auction Rooms.

Five previews of upcoming items including an 18ct gold Patek Philippe Gondola gold wristwatch likely won by its previous owner in a card game.