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‘Olympics’ book from 1636 sells to Cotswolds organising committee

03 June 2013

The 2012 Olympics were the third to be held in London since the modern games were revived in the late 19th century, but in the Cotswolds market town of Chipping Camden they have an annual ‘Olimpicks’ tradition that dates back to the early 17th century.

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Gloucester fair revived at the docks

05 April 2013

When Evan Maindonald and Raine Thurston bought the struggling Gloucester Antiques Centre in 2007 they ran the occasional antiques fair on the North Quay. Now, the fairs are back – and with a difference.

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Qianlong Bowl takes £260,000 in Gloucestershire

26 March 2013

The best Chinese works of art continue to prosper in the salerooms.

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Russian egg in time for Easter

08 March 2013

This 19th century Russian egg forms part of a large collection to be included in Stroud Auction Rooms’ two-day sale on March 13-14 in Gloucestershire.

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Cuban photographer’s favourite picture

04 March 2013

This image of a young girl cradling a piece of wood for a doll by Cuban photographer Alerberto Korda is believed to have been his favourite claims his daughter, Norka Korda who has consigned a group of fifty-five photographs by her father to Dominic Winter’s sale on March 7 in South Cerney, near Cirencester.

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Charles Dickens novel in original parts

01 March 2013

A copy of Charles Dickens’s ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ in the original parts is being offered by Dominic Winter on March 6 in South Cerney, Cirencester.

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Chinese works stolen from Gloucestershire saleroom

12 February 2013

Gloucestershire auctioneers Dominic Winter are offering a reward for information leading to the return of 42 lots which were stolen in a smash-and-grab raid on their South Cerney premises.

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Cheeky biscuit tin at Cirencester auction

21 December 2012

At first glance all looks well in this Edwardian garden party scene illustrated on the lid of a Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin. But is that a naked couple in the bushes at the back of the picture?

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Modern slipware has its moment as Cardew stars at Cotswolds show

23 November 2012

John Edgeler and Roger Little are slipware evangelists. The pair are devoted to extolling the virtues of 20th century slipware by Michael Cardew (1901-82) and his peers at Winchcombe pottery.

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Zinkeisen dances into Gloucestershire sale

08 November 2012

This portrait of a ballet dancer by Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1898-1991), is estimated at £4000-6000 at Chorley’s sale at Prinknash, Gloucestershire on November 15.

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Playing your cards right in Stroud

08 November 2012

A large collection of playing cards comprising some 200 lots has been consigned to Stroud Auctions in Gloucestershire and will be sold without reserves on November 14-15.

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From Picasso’s muse to artist in her own right

15 October 2012

Once she was Picasso’s muse, now she is capping her own career of more than 25 years as an artist with a three-week exhibition at The Fosse Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold.

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Cinema seats in Cirencester

10 October 2012

Thirty original Art Deco seats from Cirencester’s Regal Cinema, demolished in 2004, are going under the hammer at local auction house Moore Allen & Innocent on October 12.

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The world’s biggest binoculars?

18 July 2012

What could well be the largest binoculars ever produced, this one-off commission was consigned to Cirencester auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent following a house clearance in Cheltenham.

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Rare ‘Snowman’ figure in Gloucestershire

20 June 2012

Seldom appearing at auction, this very rare English, Longton Hall porcelain figure of Guanyin, c.1750 will be offered at Chorley’s June 28, ceramics-focused sale in Gloucestershire.

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Damien Hirst skull drawing at Gloucestershire sale

17 May 2012

Chorley’s of Prinknash Abbey Park in Gloucestershire are offering this sketch by Damien Hirst at their sale on May 24.

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Studio sale in Cirencester

11 May 2012

A studio collection of works by Charles James Adams (1859-1931), best known for his animal pictures, is to be offered at The Cotswold Auctions’ specialist picture sale on May 18 in Cirencester.

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Weighing up the options

30 April 2012

At their May 9-10 sale, Stroud Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire will include over 200 lots of weights and scales from a single collection.

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William Scott’s harbour print sees the boat come in

25 February 2012

This signed William Scott (1913-89) lithograph of Mousehole harbour in Cornwall was spotted during a furniture valuation before being entered into Chorley’s latest sale in Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire.

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Seat of power – where Wellington stood to watch Napoleon’s defeat

30 January 2012

AT Waterloo, Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) is supposed to have directed the battle from a position near the crossroads of the Brussels and Ohain roads.