A sale of toys and models on May 19 at Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, will feature this pre-war Dinky no 28A type 1 Hornby Trains delivery van.
In an all-yellow body with gold wash wheels and Hornby Trains livery, it is estimated at £1000-1500.
The original of this 10 x 8in (25 x 20cm) pen and ink drawing, painted by one of Rembrandt’s pupils, resides in the collections at the British Museum.
Judith returning in triumph with the head of Holofernes by Willem Drost (1633-59) depicts the popular Old Testament story, which was common in Netherlandish art of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Judith was associated with the liberation of her people from oppression, and parallels were drawn with the struggle of the Dutch Republic against Spain during the Eighty Years’ War.
The example pictured here is catalogued as ‘Follower of Rembrandt’, and its ownership can be traced back to Jonathan Richardson Junior (1694-1771) and latterly to a Christie’s London sale in 1988. It forms part of a 26-lot group of Old Master drawings consigned from the property of a gentleman to Chiswick Auctions on May 16 in west London.
A collection of Genesis memorabilia, billed as one of the largest to be offered at auction, will go under the hammer at Berkshire saleroom Special Auction Services in Newbury on May 16.
Comprising more than 300 lots of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters, programmes and other memorabilia relating to the English rock band, the single-owner collection has been consigned by Peter Vickers.
He started collecting Genesis records and memorabilia in the mid-1970s and became an established member of the Genesis fan community, writing a number of articles on the band for magazines and online.
The leading lot is a stock copy US release of The Silent Sun, the band’s first single on the Parrot Label released in 1968. While demo copies are reasonably common, it is believed that no more than five copies of the stock release are in circulation.
The architectural styles and decorative elements of ancient Egypt are known worldwide and emulated in many different forms. During the 19th century in particular, artefacts collected by explorers were repeated in decoration and jewellery design.
An example is this late 19th century faience, enamel and gold pendant or brooch, with a central figure of a pharaoh, which is being offered sale at Adam’s of Dublin on May 15.