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A rising star of the post-war art market, John Minton (1917-57) also designed several posters, undertaking commissions from BEA, GPO and Ealing Studios.

This 3ft 4in x 2ft 1in (1.02m x 63cm) example above titled London’s River is his only poster for London Transport, dated to 1951.

Originally part of a ‘pair poster’ (one showing the image and the other the text detailing London bridges), it is priced at £950 from Cotswolds dealership Books & Things.


This unusually large Freckenham gold stater above comes from the famous hoard of Celtic gold coins found at Freckenham, Suffolk, in 1885.

Dug up with around 90 others, it dates to c.25-43AD and has belonged to several well-known numismatic authors, including Bernard Roth, Richard Cyril and Commander Richard Paston Mack, author of The Coinage of Ancient Britain.

The coin will be auctioned on January 13 at Chris Rudd of Aylsham in Norfolk, guided at £1500.