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‘Well, I think we’re just out of Waldorfs’

19 September 2022

This camera script produced for the ‘Waldorf Salad’ episode from the second series of Fawlty Towers was offered by East Bristol Auctions (19% buyer’s premium) in a timed online sale that ended on August 23,

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Gang of three and four-figure results

06 June 2022

The Our Gang range of Second World War ‘types’ were designed for the Bovey Pottery Company by architect Fenton Wyness (1903-74) and modelled by artist Gwynneth Holt (1909-95). Both were based in Aberdeen in the 1940s.

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East Bristol targets a score of 10 out of 10

16 May 2022

An auction house in Bristol is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business by holding 10 sales in as many days.

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Fry note produces a choc shock result for 1549 Bible

18 April 2022

As this illustration of the title-page shows, a 1549 London edition of the Bible offered in a timed online sale ending on March 13 held by East Bristol Auctions (19% buyer’s premium) had its shortcomings where condition was concerned.

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Variations that are key to Star Wars figure value

31 January 2022

As in so many collecting fields, slight variations can be key when it comes to pricing of TV generation toys.

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Banksy prints bowl up at auction

20 December 2021

Two Banksy prints donated to charity set high prices for their respective individual editions at a Bristol auction.

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New departments, hires and promotions – a round up of Movers and Shakers

14 September 2021

The latest jobs and expansion updates across the world of art and antiques.

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Pocket size Pippa Dolls size up nicely at auction

16 August 2021

By the 1980s toy action figures were shrinking in size from GI Joe and Action Man proportions to the likes of Action Force and Star Wars.

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Darth Vader and Green Cross Code Man - Dave Prowse collection comes to auction

21 April 2021

The collection of a giant of cinema is coming up at East Bristol Auctions: Dave Prowse (1935-2020), who played Darth Vader in Star Wars.

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Fountain pens: How the East and West signed up to a lucrative deal

08 February 2021

The 1920s deal between Ryosuke Namiki and Alfred Dunhill to make luxury pens for the Western market created some of the most collectable fountain pens.

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‘From a royal palace’ to family bathroom in Hull house

21 December 2020

Bristol auction house sells mirror with an intriguing link to Marie Antoinette

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Ingenious, but the Germans smelt a rat

14 December 2020

Always popular at auction, always great to write about – so no excuses needed for featuring a selection of the weird and wonderful Second World War spy and sabotage gadgets and ingenious escape devices which do appear often in sales.

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Obituary: Michael Barnes of East Bristol Auctions

30 November 2020

East Bristol Auctions is sad to announce the passing of Michael Barnes – much-loved porter, colleague and friend.

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'Gandhi' spectacles take £260,000 at Bristol auction

21 August 2020

A pair of spectacles, believed to have once belonged to Gandhi, were hammered down at £260,000 in Bristol (plus 21.6% buyer's premium inc VAT).

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Samplers thread their way from orphanage to auction

17 August 2020

Estimated at just £30-50, a late 19th century sampler sold via thesaleroom.com for £1850 at Wotton Auction Rooms (18% buyer’s premium) in Gloucestershire. A clue to the appeal is the inscription 'M Mountain, 5 Orphan House, Ashley Down, Bristol, 1879'.

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Did these spectacles to be auctioned in Bristol once belong to Mahatma Gandhi?

12 August 2020

A pair of glasses believed to have once belonged to Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) are to be offered at auction in Bristol this month.

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Boots of football legend Tom Finney score at East Bristol Auctions

10 August 2020

The simple pair of leather football boots on offer at East Bristol Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) this summer was not as flash as today’s examples in all colours and emblazoned with all kinds of branding and personalised messages.

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Kenneth Grahame’s letter on the loss of his son sells in Bristol

20 July 2020

A letter in which Kenneth Grahame writes about the suicide of his son, Alastair, sold at East Bristol Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) for £1200.

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Actor Julian Glover's Star Wars badge of rank offered at East Bristol Auctions

20 July 2020

It’s admittedly not much to look at and just 2 x 3½in (5 x 8.5cm), but if you are a Star Wars collector this badge on offer estimated at £4000-6000 at East Bristol Auctions on July 24 means a great deal.

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American collector secures original Second World War RAF ensign flag

22 June 2020

An American collector bought this original Second World War RAF ensign flag at a recent East Bristol Auctions (18% buyer’s premium).

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