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Five goal England football hero Supermac sells his memorabilia collection

26 October 2017

Football trivia time: who was the last player to score five goals for England in a game – but never played for the national team at Wembley ever again?


Nelson sinks to shop sign level

23 October 2017

When the vendor consigned a 3ft 2in (97cm) tall carved figure of Nelson into the Rayleigh rooms of Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium), he believed it to be a ship’s figurehead.


Dated armorial Bow mug proves £18,000 treasure

02 October 2017

Documentary pieces of early English porcelain always command a premium.

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Aston Martin DB6 barn find emerges from the Essex grime

22 April 2017

Aston Martins are associated with glamour and glitz. The car of James Bond. But the example coming up in a classic car auction in Essex on May 7 is more muck than mystique.


Jewellery shines in Oxford and Essex auctions

18 April 2017

An Edwardian emerald, pearl and diamond pendant by Carrington & Co, London sold for £24,500 (estimate £6000-10,000) to an online bidder at Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium) in Rayleigh on March 20. The central heart-shaped old-cut stone weighs 3.5cts and was given a colour grade of K/L and a VS clarity.


Essex glass garniture off to France

16 August 2010

THIS 20in (50cm) high gilt and clear glass vase of Islamic inspiration is the central element of the three-piece garniture discovered by Rayleigh, Essex auctioneers Staceys in a home near Southend-on-Sea.

DDM revival among changes for UK provincial auction scene

13 March 2006

TWO provincial salerooms have been revived and another is under new ownership as the UK auction scene enters the traditionally busy spring season.