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Tank Museum buys blueprint for the monstrous Mark 1

14 March 2022

The only known blueprint of a Great War British Mark I tank has been sold by Carlisle auction house Laidlaw (18.5% buyer’s premium) to The Tank Museum in Bovington.

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Heaven and earth: toilet invention influences

28 February 2022

During the Victorian era the Rev Henry Moule (1801-80) of Fordington in Dorset was doubtless considered something of a zealot.

The Old Truman Brewery

New departments, premises and promotions – a round-up of the latest job news

10 February 2022

An update on appointments in the world of art and antiques.

Laidlaw Auctioneers

Laidlaw bets on the ‘saleroom experience’ at new premises

07 February 2022

Laidlaw Auctioneers and Valuers has invested in a new premises in Carlisle with a café and a museum on site and the auction house is confident that room bidding is not a thing of the past.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie’s pre-Culloden meal

06 September 2021

On April 14, 1746, two days before the battle that would seal his fate, Charles Edward Stuart held a lavish meal at Culloden House, the highland estate owned by Hanoverian loyalist Duncan Forbes (1685-1747) that had recently been commandeered by Jacobite forces.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £600 including a William Wyllie marine

03 August 2020

Good art at a great price in regional sales.

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Pick of the week: Pocketwatch with Oliver Cromwell connection sells in Cumbria

05 August 2019

Did a watch offered for sale in Carlisle at the end of July once belong to Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)? Two centuries of provenance suggest it did.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for £1700 or under including an embroidery by Frances Richards

10 June 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales at £1700 or under, including abstract-style embroidery by Frances Richards, the wife of Ceri Richards.

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Burmese sapphire brooch brings its rich seam to Cumbria

11 February 2019

Sapphires have been mined in Burma (now Myanmar) for over a millennium, the stones admired for their colour saturation and dark hues.

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Aviation museum sale takes flight in Carlisle

21 January 2019

If the Battle of Britain is your collecting field, then the sale of a Kent collection held in late 2018 would have been a major draw.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including a Spitfire instrument panel and a Barlow-painted Doulton Lambeth vase

14 December 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a modernist slate fireplace and an intriguing blue glass tankard.

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Silk robe garden theme fresh two centuries later

28 October 2017

Appearing to be as vividly coloured as when it was made in the 18th century, a brocaded silk robe à l’Anglaise breathed the style and quality associated with its Spitalfields makers.

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Charge of the Light Brigade medal group gallops into Carlisle auction

08 September 2017

‘Into the Valley of Death, rode the six hundred…’ He had a way with words, that Tennyson fellow. And the Charge of the Light Brigade he was writing about also has a stirring effect on militaria collectors.

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