South-west England


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Unique piece of the action

10 May 2021

How letters related to wars bring a connection that history books cannot match

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Battle of Britain medals and logbooks awarded to two of The Few come up at auction

05 May 2021

Medal groups awarded to two of The Few – the heroic RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilots of the Battle of Britain – are on offer at auction this month.

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Pick of the week: Sussex silver shines in Salisbury

03 May 2021

The latest silver sale at Woolley & Wallis – first scheduled for November – included a collection of more than 300 lots from a deceased estate.

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Beatrix Potter pottery by Grimwade’s

26 April 2021

Not to be confused with the modern Peter Rabbit series by Wedgwood, much scarcer teawares were made by the Grimwade’s factory in the 1920s.

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Former slave who became an abolitionist, writer and composer

26 April 2021

The book section of a twice postponed Gloucestershire sale – one that included the rare white Chelsea owl featured on the front page of ATG No 2486 – comprised books from the library at Spetchley Park in the neighbouring county of Worcestershire.

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Cloudy landscape gives a nod to Constable

26 April 2021

A Constable-esque landscape turned a few heads at Chorley’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) latest fine art and antiques sale.

Test your pot luck in Devon

26 April 2021

Anything and everything to do with the garden is how Hyson Fairs describes its popular fairs in Devon.

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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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Roman relics and much more

19 April 2021

Account of a temple study in Scotland is one of the stand-out auction lots in South Cerney

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Princess Di on ‘the Boss’ – the queen

19 April 2021

A group of some 40 letters and greetings cards sent in 1990-97 by Diana, Princess of Wales, to her good friend Roger Bramble sold for almost £70,000.

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Varied selection from execution to excise in Exeter saleroom

19 April 2021

Bid to a far higher than predicted £1000 in a recent West Country sale was a broadside whose lengthy title read: 'Life, Trial, and Execution of T.Cooper. Who was executed at Newgate this Morning for the Murder of Timothy Daly, a Policeman, at Highbury.'

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He’s not the retiring sort: Jeremy Lamond looks forward to Woolley & Wallis back in auction action

19 April 2021

Auctioneer Jeremy Lamond looks forward to a packed sale schedule at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

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Loppé pays homage to Mont Blanc

19 April 2021

Two studies by the climber/artist/photographer are bought by London dealer Mitchell

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Mdina Glass and Leon Osman silver shine bright

12 April 2021

Michael Harris signature piece sells well at auction alongside Louis Osman silver spoons set

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And they’re off in Salisbury

12 April 2021

Better late than never, Woolley & Wallis will get to hold its January jewellery sale this month – on April 29.

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Ingenious furniture designs for army officers on campaign are highlighted in Cotswolds exhibition

12 April 2021

Good-quality campaign furniture has long been admired for its nifty portable designs, fine craftsmanship and rich provenance.

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Auctioneer Lee Young leaves Duke’s and buys local Somerset saleroom

05 April 2021

Lee Young, Asian specialist and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert, has become the new owner of Frome saleroom Dore & Rees. He left his role as managing director at Duke’s last week.

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Venus copies old and new

05 April 2021

Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, has been a favourite subject in art since ancient times.

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Bowie unreleased and unheard

05 April 2021

Space for an oddity in your vinyl collection? David Bowie fans obviously feel that way.

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Hat that fell to Earth and a Strange tale about a suit

05 April 2021

As the sale title suggested, plenty of Bowie material appeared in Omega’s (28% buyer’s premium inc VAT) David Bowie & Glam Rock Vinyl Records & Memorabilia auction earlier this year.

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