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The Interiors sale at Dreweatts in Newbury on January 29 includes a large cork relief diorama depicting Gripsholm Castle, Sweden. The 3ft 3in (1m) model dating to the late 19th century was reputedly once in the collection of a Brighton family with links to the cork trade.

Estimate £400-600.

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The sale at Hutchinson Scott in Skipton on January 16-18 features a large Arts & Crafts copper mantel clock in manner of Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone. Standing 18in (40cm) on folded flattened feet, the Ruskin dial measures 5in (12cm) across. Estimate £800-1200.


More items from the stores and attics of Spetchley Park in Worcestershire will be offered as part of Chorley’s Attic Sale in Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire, on January 28.

More than 750 lots from the Regency house, the seat of the Berkeley family since the early 17th century, were sold by Sotheby’s for £3.1m in December.

Chorley’s offering includes more country house furnishings, books and curios priced from under £100 to several thousand pounds. An early 17th century Limoges enamel drawer purse, probably by Jacques II Laudin, set with period portraits of a lady and a gentleman in court dress, has an estimate of £1500-2000.


This pair of late Regency inlaid mahogany square cutlery urns above, with rising covers enclosing fitted tiered compartments for flatwares, 20in (50cm) high closed, carries an estimate of £1200-1800 at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on January 21-22.

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The sale of original vintage posters at Antikbar in London on January 25 includes a poster for a meet held by the Aero-Club of France in Reims in September 1913.

Artwork by Gournay depicts three early aircraft flying across the sky with the cathedral of Reims visible in the distance. The competition was for the Gordon Bennett Aviation Trophy, an international award sponsored by the American owner of the New York Herald newspaper.

Estimate £1050-2100.

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This 15ct gold medal above was awarded to George Warner, a miner at the Hamstead Colliery, for his bravery during the 1908 tragedy.

A fire at the colliery near Birmingham on March 4, 1908, led to the loss of 24 miners, after which a fund was raised to create medals for the miners who attempted to rescue their fellow workers.

Only around 25 gold medals were awarded with others created in silver and bronze.

It is estimated at £1000-1200 in the Lockdales auction in Ipswich on January 25-26.

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This pair of William IV silver chinoiserie tea caddies made by Michael Starkey, London 1831, copy a famous model by Paul de Lamerie. Provenanced as ‘The property of a noblewoman’, the pair comes for sale at the Silver & Objects of Vertu sale held by Woolley & Wallis on January 21 with an estimate of £2000-3000.

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