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Thomas Tompion, Estimate £60,000 £90,000

Tompion table clock stolen 31 years ago comes to auction following agreement

26 June 2024

Bonhams’ Fine Clocks sale on July 3 includes a table clock by Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) that comes for sale via an unorthodox route.

2650 AP Roseberys Washington 2

Newly discovered American portrait miniature of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale comes to a London saleroom

26 June 2024

A rare opportunity has come up to bid for a portrait miniature of the first US president, which has been found in the UK.

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A present for Sir Bufton Tufton? Complete run of Private Eye mags on offer at auction

26 June 2024

A complete set of Private Eye is coming to auction on July 17, presenting almost certainly a unique opportunity to acquire every copy up to now.

Casino Royale Results L&T

Two first edition Casino Royales cash in at auction - but condition is key

25 June 2024

A 1953 first edition, first impression copy of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel Casino Royale in its original dust jacket, bought at a car boot sale for £1, has sold for £10,000 hammer.

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California dreaming as rediscovered Hockney drawing brings £320,000

25 June 2024

A large prime period ‘California’ drawing by David Hockney, recently rediscovered by Chiswick Auctions, has sold for £320,000.

Rona Robinson Medal Webpv 25 06 24

Hunger strike medal for suffragette well backed at auction

25 June 2024

The medal awarded to twice-arrested Rona Robinson knocked down for £17,000 at Bonhams

2650 NEDI Wimbledon Auctions Monkey Painting

Cheeky monkey painting climbs high at auction

24 June 2024

Dating back to ancient Egypt and peaking in popularity in western Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the ‘singerie’ (French for ‘monkey trick’) is a genre of satirical art depicting fashionably attired monkeys, humorously imitating human behaviour.