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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a plague plaque, a Willy Wonka golden ticket and a lost Marlborough gem

15 July 2019

With estimates from £800-12,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Early Special Boat Service badges and insignia show the special forces collecting impact on auctions

15 July 2019

The lot description ‘special forces’ always causes a stir among militaria collectors and a particularly good example emerged at specialist auction house Bosleys of Marlow.

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They said what!? Christie’s responds to Egypt’s challenge over Tutankhamun sculpture sale and more in quotes from the art and antiques market

14 July 2019

From the Beatles to Boris Becker, plenty of auctions have sparked comment in recent days. Read what members of the art and antiques trade had to say in our weekly quotes roundup.

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Fellows and the Handbag Clinic team up ahead of designer sale

13 July 2019

Fellows has teamed up with the Handbag Clinic for its Designer Collection sale next week, giving its clients 15% off the restorer’s services.

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Artcurial and Sotheby’s lead half-year French auction house totals

12 July 2019

Auction firms in France have been releasing their ‘Bilans’ or sales figures for the first half of 2019.

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Welsh art, Qajar armour and a book on hysteria – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

12 July 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes an oil painting by Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams and a group of 19th century Qajar armour.

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Beatles' original 1962 management contract sold at auction

12 July 2019

The Beatles’ original management contract with Brian Epstein has been sold at Sotheby’s for £220,000 (plus premium).