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Five lots to watch at auction this week including Dirk Bogarde's pietra dura table and a Zulu War shield

07 January 2019

With estimates from £50 to £25,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Zulu War relics from extensive collection on offer at Kent auction along with tribal art

03 January 2019

Relics from the hard-fought defence of Rorke’s Drift in the Zulu War are among the lots for sale in a Kent auction as part of an extensive collection from the period.

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Child’s play also for grown-ups: a look at the toys and games market

10 December 2018

Originally given as presents to infants, early dolls, rocking horses and even board games can now inspire passions among collectors far surpassing the delight of children on Christmas morning and far exceeding most doting parents’ budgets.

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Five toy and model lots to watch out for at upcoming auctions

27 November 2018

A selection of lots coming up in either dedicated toy and model auctions or sections within larger sales.

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C&T bucks trend by launching antiques and collectors sales

26 November 2018

C&T Auctioneers of Kent is launching antiques and collectors sales, with its first taking place on April 3 next year.

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Timely online search enables son to buy back his father's First World War pocket watch

19 November 2018

When Alan Wardle’s niece searched online for family history she uncovered his father’s long-lost First World War presentation pocket watch coming up at auction.

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Sale forms tribute to a true militaria expert

19 November 2018

C&T Auctioneers’ (20% buyer’s premium) November 6 sale titled After the Great War Centenary also marked the final slice of a three-part offering of what specialist Matthew Tredwen called “one of the finest collections of First World War German militaria to have been sold at auction in the UK”.

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Break-out price from Mafeking siege case

05 November 2018

A German silver cigarette case, sold for £4600 at C&T Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium) in Tunbridge Wells on October 24, was engraved with a detailed scene from the Siege of Mafeking – the famous Boer War defence of a small town commanded by Robert Baden-Powell.

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Hammer highlights: five lots that caught bidders’ eyes including a rare example of automobilia

26 October 2018

A Banksy print, a Suffragette medal and a rare piece of British automobilia are among ATG’s selection of highlights that sold at auctions this week.

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Five unusual militaria lots coming up at auction

25 October 2018

Focus on five militaria items ranging from a ship's bell marking a pioneering aircraft launch to a grasshopper brooch left as a memento for loved ones.

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Very rare 17th century English doll turns heads to sell for £9500 at North Yorkshire auction

08 June 2018

Despite having lost a hand and suffering minor wear and chips to her chin, not to mention being just 5.5in (14cm) high, a doll caused a considerable stir at auction with six phone lines and internet bidders all desperate to succeed.

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First World War imperial German militaria collection so huge it is being sold in three parts at C&T Auctioneers

15 February 2018

If it takes two auctions to offer a single-owner collection, you know it must be a big one. If it takes three, it must really be quite something.

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Pick of the Week: First World War women's uniforms come to the fore at Kent auction

12 February 2018

With the centenary of the act that enfranchised female voters aged over 30 very much in the headlines, a collection of First World War uniforms and a photo album sold by C&T Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium) underlines the role played by women in that conflict.

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What goes around comes around to a Kent saleroom

13 November 2017

What expert James Opie described as “the most intriguing collection I have ever come across” provided Rochester auction house C&T (18% buyer’s premium) with its biggest statement yet in the toy soldiers market.

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Regency dolls’ house delights in Kent auction

19 June 2017

Comprising what amounted to a crowded Regency household, fully and elegantly furnished and inhabited by half a dozen bisque or parian dolls, a c.1820 mahogany dolls’ cabinet was the outstanding offering from C&T Auctioneers (18% buyer’s premium) in Tunbridge Wells.

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Who dares wins big bids for special forces relics

10 April 2017

Special forces memorabilia making special prices is not a top-secret scenario in the militaria world. The appetite is always high for the exploits of small elite units where bravery and hair-raising tales are the norm.

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Wartime photo albums are snapped up at auction

10 April 2017

The extra push of archive items accompanying medals at auction is well recognised but such material is increasingly on the advance in its own right. Honours offered with log books, diaries, maps, letters and so on are very attractive to buyers given the background story they create about the recipient.

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Personal view of Churchill revealed in photo album

10 April 2017

A photo collection sold at C&T formed part of an archive relating to Brenda Long, secretary to General Sir H Ismay (later Lord Ismay), Chief of Staff to Sir Winston Churchill from mid-1944 until the end of 1945.

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Meccano sets build up interest in Somerset auction

16 March 2017

'The youth of today are stuck inside playing computer games getting square eyes' is a familiar refrain from the old and often grumpy, such as, er, me. However, in the not-so-distant past it was Lego keeping kids fixated indoors and before that, the marvels of Meccano.

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RAF Battle of Britain Irvin flying jacket sells for £4600 at C&T auction

09 December 2016

Uniforms can be a hard sell at militaria auctions. Medals for example are nice and easy to display, while guns can sit high on the wall or in a cabinet, but what do you do with a full set of battledress unless you happen to be a re-enactor or happen to live in a mansion with lots of room for mannequins?

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