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1) Charlie Watts books sale: it’s all over now

Christie’s sale Charlie Watts: Gentleman, Collector, Rolling Stone combined stardust with an extraordinary library of modern first editions.

Charlie Watts’ copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles

Charlie Watts’ copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles inscribed by Conan Doyle was hammered down at £170,000 at Christie’s – an auction record.

2) Geoffrey Munn: how a cabinet satisfies my curiosity

Jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn worked at London antiques dealer Wartski between 1972 and 2018, serving as managing director from 1990.


Geoffrey Munn holding the 19th century silver gilt Nepalese prayer ball.

Image copyright: Charlie Carter

3) Elizabethan goblet good to go after further examination

Following examination by a committee of experts and testing at Goldsmiths Hall, an Elizabethan silver and porcelain goblet comes to auction.

Elizabethan silver and porcelain goblet

Elizabethan silver and porcelain goblet, estimate £6000-8000 at Chiswick Auctions on October 11.

4) An English School portrait at the Robert Kime sale is among four lots to watch

With estimates from £4000, our four previews of items coming up at auction including a rare 17th century portrait offered at Dreweatts.

English School portrait

An English School portrait of a man with pickaxe and a spade in a landscape. It is estimated at £10,000-15,000 at Dreweatts.

5) Pick of the week: Railway station sign steams well above the target

When it comes to the value of classic railway station signs, key factors include: is the site now disused? Was it from a holiday resort? Is it an early design?

Lyme Regis station target sign

Southern Railways Lyme Regis station target sign, £5800 at Charterhouse.

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