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Second World War submarine’s Jolly Roger flag is among six lots to watch

09 May 2022

With estimates from £800-30,000, here are six previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Windsor Chairs furniture puzzle

08 May 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a pair of polychrome Windsor chairs sold at auction posing a puzzle for furniture historians.

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Fellows teams up with historian to offer Elizabethan manor house tour

07 May 2022

Auction house Fellows is working with historian Dr Nicola Tallis to host a tour, talks and a musical performance at Harvington Hall.

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Chinese bowl selling for 28-times estimate stars in our pick of six auction highlights

06 May 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Southern Song tea bowl with a presentation mark that attracted a flurry of bids at Hansons.

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Record for sporting memorabilia as Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup shirt sells for £6m at Sotheby’s

05 May 2022

Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup shirt worn in the quarter final against England set a record for any piece of sporting memorabilia when it took £6m at Sotheby’s.

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Princeton University Art Museum revealed as buyer of picture by female Pre-Raphaelite artist

05 May 2022

A work by Rebecca Solomon (1832-86) offered at Sotheby’s was bought by The Princeton University Art Museum.

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The Fry Art Gallery reopens after refurb with Great Bardfield exhibition sponsored by Sworders

03 May 2022

The Fry Art Gallery in Essex has undergone a major refurbishment and one of the first shows is being supported by local auction house Sworders.