Latest News Articles by Dom Walbanke

19.07.24 Webpv Rory Gallagher Guitar

Rory Gallagher’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster comes to Bonhams

23 July 2024

The Irish musician’s guitar collection, including his famous Fender Stratocaster, will appear at Bonhams in October

Dedication To Lilian White From William Cody

Signed collection of Buffalo Bill biographies sell at Hansons

22 July 2024

Buffalo Bill biographies dedicated to UK tour partner sold by the latter’s family

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Pair of John Lennon’s round glasses to go to auction

22 July 2024

The glasses were given to the vendor as a birthday gift in 1968 and will be sold by Catherine Southon Auctioneers


Once banned, now hugely in demand: God Save the Queen hits a new high

22 July 2024

A rare vinyl of the most censored record in British history, the Sex Pistols single God Save The Queen, hammered down for a record £20,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) on July 4.


Silver chalice stolen from Bedfordshire church

22 July 2024

A 1659 original silver chalice worth around £15,000 has been stolen from a church in Sutton, Bedfordshire.

Christies Gavel

Christie’s latest figures show auction sales down 22%

18 July 2024

The auction house has had to grapple with various challenges over the six-month period, including a cyber attack

Stained glass window

Church’s entire collection of stained glass windows auctioned off in Newcastle

18 July 2024

Burn Park Road Methodist Church in Sunderland recently closed its doors and its windows were auctioned by Thomas N Miller Auctioneers

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1908 Olympic marathon steward medal flies past estimate

17 July 2024

A collection of steward medals and badges were offered as a single lot, but it was the 1908 Olympic marathon steward medal that had bidders jostling


Taxidermy of extinct New Zealand birds set to fly at auction

16 July 2024

A display of huia birds from New Zealand will find its way to Moreton-in-Marsh on July 25

Sotheby’s Global Fine Art team

Movers & Shakers: the latest art and antiques appointments including a shake-up in Sotheby's fine art team

15 July 2024

Changes to Sotheby's Global Fine Art leadership team feature among the latest recruitment, promotions and business updates


Sketches by a teen future queen Victoria

15 July 2024

An album of drawings including sketches by a teenage Queen Victoria (1819-1901) hammered down for £3200 (plus 26% buyer’s premium) at Roseberys on July 9, bettering the estimate of £1500-2500.


More Suffragette hunger strike medals appear at auction

15 July 2024

A medal awarded to a Suffragette for going on hunger strike hammered down for £17,000 on June 7 at Bonhams (plus 28% buyer’s premium).


Gold medal sold at auction marks GB football success in 1908 Olympics

15 July 2024

The 1908 Olympic Games in London included duels with wax bullets, tug of war and the world’s oldest Olympic champion.


Clarice Cliff on offer in single-owner collection

15 July 2024

A single-owner collection of Clarice Cliff (1899-1972) ceramics will be appearing at Anderson & Garland on July 23-24 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Gavel Spotlight

Charity sales: should buyer’s premium be charged?

15 July 2024

Bonhams has clarified its stance on buyer’s premium charged for charity sales after a dealer claimed the firm benefited from fees in a recent auction.


Magpie picked up FA Cup winner's medal in 1924

15 July 2024

An FA Cup winner’s medal belonging to a Newcastle United goalkeeper who won the trophy with the Magpies 100 years ago sold for £7800 on June 27.

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‘Holy grail’ Sex Pistols single makes record

12 July 2024

Rare copy of the most censored record in British history sells at Wiltshire auction

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Teenage Princess Victoria’s sketches fetch £3200

11 July 2024

Four drawings by the future monarch found their way into an album perhaps assembled by her portrait artist's daughter-in-law

Napoleon Pistol

Pistols Napoleon wanted to use on himself make £1.4m

09 July 2024

The pistols were presented by Napoleon to his friend and Grand Ecuyer Armand de Caulaincourt to thank him for his loyalty

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Single owner Clarice Cliff collection comes to Anderson & Garland

08 July 2024

The collection features numerous rare designs of one of the 20th century's most influential ceramic artists.