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A 1929 Daimler 20/70 Type M Saloon will go under the hammer at Darlington saleroom Thomas Watson on August 21.

Launched in 1926 at a cost of around a £1000 per car, the 20/70 model was part of a new range of long-stroke, sleeve-valve sixes that produced a livelier performance.

It was well received at the time, gaining the royal seal of approval from King George V, who used one in the year of its launch. The model remained in production until 1930. Consigned from the estate of the late classic car enthusiast Harry Clark of Barnard Castle in Co Durham, it comes with original handbooks and a current V5C registration form.

Estimate £15,000-20,000.

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This 9 x 7½in (23 x 19cm) depiction of a book dealer shown above is from an album of 28 Qajar School watercolours that can be found among books and maps pertaining to Iran and Zoroastrianism on the shelves of Maggs’ Curzon Street shop in Mayfair.

Showing peasants and merchants in a variety of trades in Persia, the early 19th century album is priced at £20,000.


A 193-lot Modern British and Contemporary Art auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 16 will include this vast ‘kitchen sink’ painting by John Bratby (1928-92).

Measuring 6ft 8in x 12ft (2.03 x 3.66m), the oil on canvas is titled Watching TV and dated May ‘58. Estimate £8000-12,000.

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