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Ian and Sharon Aitken

‘The last ever Richardson & Linnell auction’

12 September 2022

The collection of former Richardson & Linnell auctioneer Ian Aitken will be offered at Bamfords on September 26-27.

Ree Bong Sang painting

Frieze shows it has Seoul

12 September 2022

'Sky, Mountain, Forest,' a 1963 painting by Korean artist Ree Bong Sang (1916-70) was among the sales at the Frieze Masters section of the inaugural Frieze Seoul.

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£120,000 sought to keep early Polar flag in Britain

12 September 2022

A flag from polar explorer Captain Henry Kellett (1806-75) has been barred from export in the hope £120,000 can be raised to keep it in the UK.

Juan Manuel Grasset

Old Masters from the Grasset collection to be offered at Sotheby’s

10 September 2022

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer a group of Old Master paintings from the collection of Juan Manuel Grasset later this year.

Sledge flag

UK buyer sought for Arctic exploration flag from Captain Henry Kellett

06 September 2022

A flag from polar explorer Captain Henry Kellett (1806-1875) has been barred from export in the hope £120,000 can be raised to keep it in the UK.

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Gold coins hoard found under a kitchen floor

05 September 2022

A family re-laying a kitchen floor in their home in Ellerby, North Yorkshire, discovered 264 gold coins stored in a small mug.

The Clock Tower in Southsea

Warrior figure stolen from former antiques shop

05 September 2022

The art and antiques trade has been asked to help track down a stolen wooden sculpture from a renowned former antiques shop in Hampshire.

Nurse's cape

Soldiers’ thanks to nurse Esme: cape with military badges brings demand at auction

05 September 2022

This scarlet and navy woollen cape sold in an Essex auction is sewn with the numerous cloth regimental badges that were given to Esme Kathleen Robinson (d.2017) by the soldiers she treated in Oxfordshire as a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during the Second World War.

Surrealist bed

Ready for a night of surreal dreams

05 September 2022

This striking unique bed was designed in 1935 by poet and patron Edward James together with interior decorator Norris Wakefield.

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Paul Allen collection tipped to set highest auction total

05 September 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s in New York this autumn.

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Early Thailand revealed in a £12,000 album

05 September 2022

A group of photographs, letters, documents and objects relating to early 20th century Thailand appeared in a timed online sale at Winchester saleroom Rushbrooks.

Ellerby coin hoard

Gold coin hoard discovered in a cup under a North Yorkshire kitchen floor comes to auction

01 September 2022

A family re-laying their kitchen floor in their home in Ellerby, North Yorkshire, discovered 264 gold coins stored in a small cup.

Thai Photo Album

Diplomat’s historic photos of Thailand bring demand at Winchester sale

31 August 2022

A group of photographs, letters, documents and objects relating to early 20th century Thailand appeared in a recent online sale at Winchester saleroom Rushbrooks Auctioneers (22.5% buyer’s premium including VAT).

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‘Old Master’ sleeper takes 2000-times top estimate

29 August 2022

An unframed painting offered at a Norfolk auction was bid to 2000 times its high estimate when bidders detected in it the hand of an Italian Old Master.

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First Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian comes up at auction

29 August 2022

The first Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian is coming up for auction at Noonans on September 14.

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Battersea Decorative now also launches a Contemporary dealer section

29 August 2022

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea is adding a new section dedicated to Contemporary dealers.

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Rare autograph of England’s first-ever football captain emerges at auction

29 August 2022

Two sporting ‘firsts’ are being marked by lots coming up in separate auctions this month.

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Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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Life is grand with a string of contents sales

22 August 2022

A raft of contents sales from grand English estates is coming up this autumn.

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Rare Jacobite goblet receives an £8000 toast in Edinburgh auction

22 August 2022

The sale of Scottish Works of Art & Whisky at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 17 included this remarkable mid-18th century Jacobite goblet.

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