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Model aircraft used to instruct earliest aviators goes to auction

15 May 2024

The model of a Blériot XI could be the earliest surviving aeronautical training model in existence

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New boss for auction firms Dreweatts and Forum Auctions

15 May 2024

The parent company of auction houses Dreweatts and Forum Auctions has appointed a new chief executive.

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Damascened casket linked to Henry VIII’s metalworker comes to auction in Barcelona

14 May 2024

Iron and gold inlayed casket depicting sieges of Boulogne sur Mer is attributed to court gunsmith and armourer Diego de Çaias.

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Christie’s website down, victim of apparent cyberattack

14 May 2024

Christie’s has been the victim of an apparent cyberattack that has brought down its website.

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Wreath believed to have been sent to Napoleon on Saint Helena takes five-figure sum in Spanish auction

14 May 2024

Bidders battled for a floral wreath sent by supporters of the exiled and imprisoned emperor.

George Stubbs' Mares and Foals

Monumental Stubbs picture comes to Christie’s Old Masters summer auction

14 May 2024

One of the largest pictures that George Stubbs (1724-1806) ever painted is coming to auction with a £7m-10m estimate.

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A ‘dog kennel’ vesta case is among five lots to watch

13 May 2024

With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Matterhorn pioneer’s book documenting tragedy peaks at £4000

13 May 2024

Mountaineer’s annotated book of tragic expedition to the Alps fetches 20 times estimate in Buckinghamshire auction

Peter Rose Pulham painting

Rare work by English surrealist Pulham appears at Newcastle auction

13 May 2024

A painting by the early English surrealist Peter Rose Pulham (1910-1956) will be offered at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland later this month.

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Top stories this week including an auction record for a Dunhill table lighter

12 May 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of an Alfred Dunhill Aquarium table lighter setting a record at Chiswick Auctions.

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Furniture given by Mouseman to his daughter emerges at auction

11 May 2024

Elements of a collection of ‘Mouseman’ furniture made for the daughter of Robert Thompson (1876 -1955) himself have come for sale in Yorkshire this month.

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Battersea Decorative fair welcomes celebrity shoppers and weathers train strike woes

10 May 2024

The first day of the Battersea Decorative Fair is always a place to celebrity spot as well as see a comprehensive range of art and antiques.

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A vintage publication saved from The Great Fire

10 May 2024

One of the earliest works on English viticulture comes for sale at Chiswick Auctions this month.

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Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup Golden Ball to go to auction

10 May 2024

The player was named player of the tournament after winning the World Cup for Argentina

The Falls of Clyde watercolour

‘British School’ waterfall scene takes 60 times estimate after bidders identify artist

09 May 2024

An early 19th century ‘British School’ watercolour painting of a waterfall raced away from a guide of $200-300 to bring $18,000 (£14,400) at an auction in Massachusetts this week.

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Group of 10 Egyptian antiquities restituted by Manhattan District Attorney

09 May 2024

Another 10 antiquities from Egypt are being returned to the country following an intervention by the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L Bragg Jr.

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John Wile’s bloodied FA Cup shirt scores at auction

09 May 2024

The West Bromwich Albion shirt from the 1978 FA Cup semi-final sold for £11,000 at Stacey’s Auctioneers in Essex.

George Farrow collection

Single owner collection from property entrepreneur comes to south London auction

08 May 2024

A large single-owner collection of 567 lots of art and artefacts from China, the Middle East and Europe, put together over a lifetime, is coming to auction at Roseberys.

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Boxing prints punch above their weight at auction

08 May 2024

Three boxing prints proved to be heavy hitters at Wimbledon Auctions on April 29, selling for 32-times the high estimate.

Michel Ney’s maréchal’s baton

High ranking Napoleonic marshal’s baton emerges at Fontainebleau auction

08 May 2024

Michel Ney (1769-1815) was probably the most famous of Napoleon’s marshals.