Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

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A Whitefriars glass vase from the collection of an English pop impresario is among six lots to watch

18 October 2021

With estimates from £400-£16,000, here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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Previews: issue 2514

18 October 2021

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Pick of the week: Follow the Hird for an Elizabethan extravaganza

11 October 2021

A group of 52 Tudor, Stuart and Commonwealth England hammered gold coins rediscovered after 60 years shine at auction.

Mourning rings

Mourning glory: set of rings takes £31,000

11 October 2021

Gold and enamel mourning rings remembered at Birmingham auction.

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Atlas pathfinder up at auction

11 October 2021

A copy of the first modern atlas by Abraham Ortelius, which set the standard for all following atlases, will be on offer at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on November 29 with an estimate of €80,000.

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Previews: issue 2513

11 October 2021

A selection of seven upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Social whirl: the Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie library

11 October 2021

Coming to Cheffins’ October 21 auction directly from the library of the Hertfordshire estate, Julians Park, the home of society hostess Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie, is a collection of 70 of the principal books.

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A Henry Moore sculpture and a 19th century state carriage are among six lots to watch

11 October 2021

With estimates from £400-80,000, here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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The long read: an Arabic manuscript

11 October 2021

On October 21 in London Plakas is offering this endowment document for the religious complex of the vizier Zaganos Pasha in Balikesir with the tughra of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, dated beginning of jumada i AH866/February.

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Frink tribute emerges from a bungalow

04 October 2021

John Rolfe from Wotton Auction Rooms had been asked to undertake a valuation for probate in a bungalow near Salisbury when he made an intriguing discovery.

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Previews: issue 2512

04 October 2021

A selection of 14 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Medal group and archive breaks through walls at auction

27 September 2021

One of the most daring air operations of the Second World War included New Zealand pilot Flight Lieutenant Maxwell Nicholas Sparks as a participant.

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Previews: issue 2511

27 September 2021

A selection of 15 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Previews: issue 2510

20 September 2021

A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Father and son medal group take flight in Gloucestershire sale

20 September 2021

Serving in the Glider Pilot Regiment was a tough task during the Second World War.

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Football memorabilia highlights: Beckham, Best, Ramsey, Matthews and ‘the greatest fight in English football’

07 September 2021

A selection of football memorabilia coming up at auction or sold recently – plus a Sir Stanley Matthews tea set from a dealer.

Colt gun

Gun used to kill Billy the Kid sets auction record for any firearm

06 September 2021

The gun Pat Garrett used to kill Billy the Kid has been sold for a world auction record for any firearm at Bonhams in Los Angeles.

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Previews: issue 2508

06 September 2021

A selection of 11 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland

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Model railways are on a roll, says US saleroom

30 August 2021

The American Flyer 'G Fox & Co' boxcar is one of the “most desired trains a collector can own” according to Philip Weiss from the eponymous auction house in Lynbrook, New York.

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Auction reveals personal side of Al Capone

30 August 2021

Nearly 200 items of Al Capone memorabilia are coming to the market for the first time after being consigned to a California auction by his granddaughters.