Auctions

News and previews of art and antiques sold at auctions throughout the UK and overseas, from multi-million-pound blockbusters to affordable collectables.


Lot 85 White All Blacks Shirt Credit Graham Budd Auctions.1

Could be a lucky 13: all white rugby shirt won by an All Black for the first time is up for sale

01 March 2024

A shirt from the first time the famed All Blacks played in all white is going up for auction next week.

Steamer with Fish by Alfred Wallis

Works fly over estimate at Lay’s sale of the Branfield collection

29 February 2024

Underlining the strength of demand for quality pieces of 20th century Cornish art by well known names, the collection of art historian and author John Branfield and his late wife Kathleen (known as Pep) commanded plenty of interest at Penzance saleroom Lay’s.

Spalding Baseball World Tour promotional poster

Barnstorming performance for recently discovered 1888 Spalding Baseball World Tour poster

29 February 2024

Discovered by a small auction house in Ohio, a baseball poster described as ‘the finest known’ has sold at auction for a record $200,000/£158,000 ($240,000 including premium).

WEB Johnson Hansons 2

Museum buys fragment thought to be from trail blazing pilot Amy Johnson's crashed plane

28 February 2024

Kent Battle of Britain Museum has bought a fragment of wreckage believed to be from the last plane flown by pioneering British aviator Amy Johnson in 1941.

The Adoration of the Magi panel

Early 16th century Flemish triptych emerges at Guernsey auction

28 February 2024

A religious painting believed to date from the first half of the 16th century will be offered at Guernsey saleroom Martel Maides Auctions next month.

Livery buttons

Huge button collection heads to Gloucestershire auction

27 February 2024

Sufferers of koumpounophobia, look away now. Thousands of buttons will be offered at Dominic Winter Auctioneers next month.

Collection

Jack the Ripper items from police investigator come to auction for the first time

26 February 2024

A previously unknown collection of items related to the Jack the Ripper murders will be offered at auction by Whitton & Laing in Exeter on March 22.

Bow Thames Waterman figure

Huge demand at auction for the extensive collection of the late George Withers

26 February 2024

Buyers descend on the late George Withers collection in Somerset

Thomas Daniell picture

Pick of the week: Daniells artwork is the Shore thing

26 February 2024

It is a good time to be selling works by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840).

Antarctic expedition letters

Letters from 1901 Antarctic explorers show warm feelings for their earlier hosts in New Zealand

26 February 2024

A long-forgotten group of letters written by senior members of Scott and Shackleton’s first trailblazing 1901 expedition to the Antarctic has been discovered.

img_28-5.jpg

A picture by Newlyn School artist Midge Bruford is among five lots to watch

26 February 2024

With estimates from £400, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

img_14-5.jpg

Maltese marvel – silver coffee pot stars as auction best seller

26 February 2024

Eighteenth century coffee pot made on the Mediterranean island stands out as best-seller in an extensive and varied auction array.

img_28-1.jpg

Dazzling results for de Beaumont library at Bonhams

26 February 2024

Impressive library of renowned collector and expert includes sought-after designs by women binders

img_44-5.jpg

Gallé’s special bowl could sell for a special price

26 February 2024

In 1903, only one year before his death, Emile Gallé was commissioned by the Belgian company Solvay et Cie with the creation of a bowl to mark the 30th anniversary of its factory in Dombasle.

img_20-1.jpg

Stand-out silver to look out for in upcoming auctions

26 February 2024

A selection of previews from three British sales and another in Germany

British and Irish book auctions, February 27-March 23, 2024

26 February 2024

Our regular listing of UK and Irish books and works on paper sales.

img_44-4.jpg

On a wing and a prayer at a Swiss saleroom

26 February 2024

One of the earliest pieces in the auction of works of art at Koller in Zürich on March 21 is a copper and enamel figure of a dove.

img_44-1.jpg

Italian design takes centre stage in German auction

26 February 2024

Italian design is in the spotlight at Quittenbaum in Munich on March 19.

img_44-3.jpg

Fuseli fantasies on offer in Basel saleroom

26 February 2024

Paintings by the Anglo-Swiss artist Henry Fuseli, who was born in 1741 as Johann Heinrich Füssli, seldom make it to auction.

img_34-1.jpg

Previews: issue 2632

26 February 2024

Our selection of lots from nine upcoming auctions

News

Categories