Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

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Georgian mahogany furniture features among four lots to watch this week

15 July 2024

With estimates from £5000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week

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Previews: issue 2652

15 July 2024

A selection of highlights from eight upcoming auctions.

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Inscription helps Holtby result

08 July 2024

Little-known work by the Yorkshire author dating from 1927 is boosted by dedication to Suffragette friend

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Tulwar sword hilt with tiger stripes reveals Tipu tempter

08 July 2024

With a rusty blade and seemingly anonymous scabbard, an ornate hilt was the key as to why an Indian tulwar sword estimated at £100-200 instead sold for a huge hammer price of £109,500 (plus 22% buyer’s premium).

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First naval VC of the Great War on offer

08 July 2024

The first naval Victoria Cross of the First World War is coming to auction as part of an extensive Royal Navy collection on offer at London saleroom Noonans on July 23.

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Previews: issue 2651

08 July 2024

Our selection of lots from five upcoming auctions

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Saxon gold sword pommel and Celtic figure rise up out of the ground

08 July 2024

Metal-detecting finds often prove valuable both in terms of heritage and a healthy sum at auction.

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First naval Victoria Cross of the First World War comes to London saleroom

02 July 2024

The first naval Victoria Cross of the First World War is coming to auction as part of an extensive collection on offer at London saleroom Noonans on July 23.

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Previews: issue 2650

01 July 2024

Our selection of lots from nine upcoming auctions

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Lot reveals story of the Lumberjills

01 July 2024

While the work of British women on the home front in both world wars is now widely recognised in a wider sense, many of the specific units set up remain obscure and largely forgotten.

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Wheellock from French king’s famed collection comes to US saleroom

01 July 2024

A wheellock sporting arm from the renowned Cabinet d’Armes of King Louis XIII (1601-43) is for sale at Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) from August 23-25.

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Bidders fired up for exceptional flintlock

01 July 2024

A flintlock duck gun hailed as exceptional by Olympia Auctions fully lived up to its billing when it shot past an estimate of £60,000-80,000 to hammer down at £380,000 on June 26.

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Personal signed Churchill letter to his old teacher adds up to £14,000

01 July 2024

“You were the only person who ever succeeded in teaching me mathematics or indeed - let me add - in making me work at anything that did not excite my interest. I regard my work at mathematics under your care as the most salutary mental discipline I ever received.”

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Photo and badges reveal little known but vital work of the Second World War Lumberjills female forestry workers

28 June 2024

While the work of British women on the home front in both world wars is now widely recognised in a wider sense, many of the specific units set up remain obscure and largely forgotten.

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A present for Sir Bufton Tufton? Complete run of Private Eye mags on offer at auction

26 June 2024

A complete set of Private Eye is coming to auction on July 17, presenting almost certainly a unique opportunity to acquire every copy up to now.

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Franklin searchers found themselves in need of help

24 June 2024

The McClure Arctic Expedition of 1850 was one of the Franklin rescue missions but ended up with the ironic fate of getting trapped themselves.

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Previews: issue 2649

24 June 2024

Our selection of lots from 11 upcoming auctions

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Shackleton’s last voyage seen in photos

24 June 2024

The list of Polar exploration ships once lost but now rediscovered grew in number recently when it was announced the Quest had been located.

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Saxon gold sword pommel and Nobby the Celtic fertility figure metal detecting finds impress at auction

21 June 2024

Metal detecting finds often prove valuable both in terms of heritage and a healthy sum at auction.

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'William Kent' table is among five lots to watch this week

17 June 2024

With estimates from £800, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week