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This c.1770 ’Loyalist’ firing glass relates to the American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War.

The 4in (10cm) high glass with a double opaque twist stem is engraved to the ovoid bowl with the toast The King & the Friends of his Majestys American Loyalists.

Last offered at auction in 2003, it is guided at £2000- 4000 in Duke’s of Dorchester’s sale in Dorset on February 23.


A promotional Queen poster for the rock band’s A Day at the Races tour is guided at £1800-2500 in Omega Auctions’ February 13-14 sale in Cheshire.

Measuring 3ft 8in x 21in (1.12m x 53cm), this scarce piece of Queen memorabilia promotes the band’s performance at Madison Square Garden on February 5, 1977. It was the first US tour that Queen performed at the famous venue and tickets were sold out within moments of going on sale.


A George III silver teapot inscribed with the royal coat of arms forms part of Bonhams’ Home & Interiors sale in Edinburgh on February 22.

Made by Phillip Rundell, London 1819, the 36.9oz piece is also engraved with a presentation inscription that reads: The Gift of His Most Gracious Majesty King William The Fourth to John Cocum Esqre. as a Token of His approbation, 1834.

John Cocum (1786-1860) held various positions within the Royal Stables commencing in 1815 and culminating in his appointment as the Clerk of the Royal Stables. Although based largely at Windsor, Cocum had connections to Brighton and the Royal Pavilion, serving under George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria.

Estimate £2000-3000.


Estimated at £2000-4000, this 17th century Japanese trunk stars in Charterhouse’s February 17 auction in Sherbourne.

Kept in storage near London for several years, the 3ft 1in x 18in (95 x 45cm) piece dates to the Momoyama period and is decorated with black and gilt lacquer panels on a shagreen ground.