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This Ingersoll chrome plated pocket watch with a Dan Dare dial, above, carries an estimate of £100-150 at a McTear’s online sale in Glasgow that closes on March 12.

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This 18in x 2ft (46 x 61cm) Edward Bawden (1903-89) linocut above, Covent Garden, is number 58 of an edition of 75. It was purchased from Curwen Prints in 1974. At Adam Partridge in Cheshire on March 13 the estimate is £800-1200.

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John ‘Mad Jack’ Mytton (1796-1834) was a famous spendthrift and eccentric, known for once trying to cure a case of the hiccups by setting light to his shirt during a visit to Calais.

This leather-bound volume above, offered for sale with an estimate of £200-300 at Halls of Shrewsbury on March 18, is titled Autograph Letter of John Mytton Esq.

The letter, shown alongside portrait etchings, details Mytton’s acute financial woes and his need to raise funds by the sale of ‘divers’ and ‘young horses’. He asks his correspondent, ‘Had I not better employ a more humble auctioneer?’

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A manuscript on the subject of archery, compiled by Sir Ralph Payne Gallwey of Thirkleby Park, North Yorkshire, is offered in Tennants’ Book Sale on March 18.

Written in the first decade of the 20th century, it contains detailed notes on Turkish bows and arrows, complete with photographs, tables of flight distances and illustrations, plus research into Chinese archery.

Estimate £600-800.


An oil by Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) titled Cowes, Schooner and other ships in a Bay against a mountainous landscape carries an estimate of £1000-1500 at Ewbank’s 30th Anniversary Sale in Surrey on March 19.

Forrest, the son of an equerry to Queen Victoria, left England with his family in 1875, initially to try his hand running a plantation in Brazil, but the following year moved to Tasmania where he became a Crown official. In 1881 he gave up all his official posts to devote his time to painting the local landscape.

Cowes, the subject of this 18in x 2ft 6in (44cm x 75cm) picture, is on Phillip Island off the coast of southern Australia.