Show your metal

05 April 2017

Included among the objects section of many sales featuring oak and vernacular material there are often examples of early metalware.

Titanic key

Titanic key and postcards among highlights of Henry Aldridge auction

26 October 2016

A key which opened a life-jacket locker on the Titanic was one of the highlights of Henry Aldridge & Son’s auction last week.

Betwys-Y-Coed by Ernest Alfred Sallis Benney

Works by three generations of the Benney family consigned to Wiltshire auction

21 October 2016

Webbs of Wilton, near Salisbury, are conducting a sale of paintings by three generations of the Benney family on November 2.

Marlborough College collectors fair

New collectors' fair at Marlborough College launches this month

12 October 2016

The organisers of a new collectors’ fair at Marlborough College say they have had “a tremendous response from the trade” but still have a few spaces left for the inaugural event later this month.

Austin 7 at Richard Edmonds Auctions

Auction of clapped-out old Austin 7 shows why barn finds now have “a kind of kudos”

27 June 2016

Why pay £6000-12,000 for a roadworthy Austin 7 when for thousands of pounds more you can have one that’s a wreck?

The last Morris model G taxi

The last of its kind: 1920s taxi once filled with explosives comes to auction

08 June 2016

The only remaining 1928 Morris model G taxi will come up for auction at Richard Edmonds Auctions in Chippenham this month.

Criterion expand into Wiltshire with new quarterly auctions

29 March 2016

London-based Criterion Auctioneers are to launch quarterly auctions in Wiltshire, targeting high-value consignments from around the UK.

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Hitting the suite spot at £42,000

04 July 2014

An Arts & Crafts dining room suite made by the prominent Manchester designer Edgar Wood has sold for £42,000 at Gardiner Houlgate of Corsham near Bath.


Robbers target Chippenham Auction Rooms

13 November 2013

A sale at Chippenham Auction Rooms had to be cancelled after thieves broke in overnight by removing tiles from the roof.

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Titanic violin sells for a record £900,000

24 October 2013

The violin played by Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley as the ship slid beneath the waves on the morning of April 15, 1912, was always going to a) attract massive worldwide interest and b) bring in the big bucks at auction.

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The Captain’s prize spice box makes £10,500

21 March 2013

Family tradition had it that this Mughal silver spice box was looted during the siege of Delhi in September 1857.


Silver spice box in the form of a Mughal helmet

22 February 2013

A document found sealed within a compartment of this Mughal silver spice box states it was looted during the siege of Delhi in September 1857.


Large selection of advertising material at Chippenham sale

23 November 2012

Advertising ephemera from two large collections is on offer at Chippenham Auction Rooms on November 24 in Wiltshire.


Burgeoning Burges – another work emerges at £34,000

11 October 2012

Works of art by architect-designer William Burges (1827-1881) are extremely rare – but serendipity has seen half a dozen pieces emerge recently in the regions.


Titanic postcard in Wiltshire

25 July 2012

This Titanic postcard has been consigned to White Star Line specialists Henry Aldridge & Son to be included in their sale on July 28 in Devizes, Wiltshire.


Advertising the key to sale’s success

18 July 2012

This Eglentine Metal sign has never come to the open market before but is on offer among about 250 lots of advertising including showcards, packaging, mirrors and over 300-400 enamel signs to be sold at The Chippenham Auction Rooms on July 21.


How Burges remembered a star pupil

06 June 2012

The small Wiltshire firm Jubilee Auction Rooms – opened in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee year in 2002 and soon to move to larger premises in Pewsey – received inquiries from all over the world when it emerged they had unearthed a remarkable jewel-decorated flask by William Burges (1827-81) in a routine house clearance.

Tributes paid to Julian Mynott

29 May 2012

Tributes have been paid to an antiques dealer who was drowned along with his three-year-old son in a boating accident.

Four charged with string of frauds from telephone bids

26 March 2012

FOUR people will appear in court next month in connection with a series of frauds involving foreign-based credit cards used to pay for high-value jewellery at a number of auction houses.

Stolen lectern tracked to Romania

06 January 2012

A 19th century brass lectern stolen from a church in Wiltshire has emerged at an antiques fair in Romania.