Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire
Pick of the week: Kavanagh VC takes auction record sum26 September 2022
The first civilian Victoria Cross of just five to be awarded has sold for an auction record hammer price of £750,000 at London saleroom Noonans.
An auction result to make a Cockney Rebel smile26 September 2022
The Lacy Scott & Knight Music, Film & Sport Memorabilia auction on September 16 included over 40 lots consigned by singer and 1970s rock band Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley.
Arnup destined to sculpt26 September 2022
Apparently Sally Arnup (1930-2015) knew she was going to be a sculptor from the age of five – taking a shed in the family garden as a studio.
Previews: issue 256126 September 2022
Our weekly selection from salerooms.
Bidders track railway model maker Beeson26 September 2022
Revered in the world of railway modelling, the name James Stanley Beeson (1906-90), better known as Stan Beeson, attracted well-heeled collectors and specialist dealers to Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) sale on July 27.
Previews: issue 256019 September 2022
Our weekly selection from salerooms.
Previews: issue 255912 September 2022
A selection of upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Soldiers’ thanks to nurse Esme: cape with military badges brings demand at auction05 September 2022
This scarlet and navy woollen cape sold in an Essex auction is sewn with the numerous cloth regimental badges that were given to Esme Kathleen Robinson (d.2017) by the soldiers she treated in Oxfordshire as a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during the Second World War.
Ready for a night of surreal dreams05 September 2022
This striking unique bed was designed in 1935 by poet and patron Edward James together with interior decorator Norris Wakefield.
Pick of the week: Belting result for Action Man05 September 2022
A lot offering Action Man outfits and accessories from the flock hair period c.1970 sold for 100 times the low estimate at a Devon saleroom thanks to a considerable rarity it contained.
A piece of Mouseman furniture and a psychologist's portrait are among six lots to watch05 September 2022
With estimates from £200-6000, here are six previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Previews: issue 255805 September 2022
A selection of eight upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
First Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian comes up at auction29 August 2022
The first Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian is coming up for auction at Noonans on September 14.
Second World War nurse's cloak is among five lots to watch this week29 August 2022
With estimates from £150-4500, here are five previews of items upcoming up at auction this week.
Previews: issue 255729 August 2022
A selection of 14 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Rare autograph of England’s first-ever football captain emerges at auction29 August 2022
Two sporting ‘firsts’ are being marked by lots coming up in separate auctions this month.
‘Lisbon Lions’ link makes the difference to result22 August 2022
In its catalogue notes for the July 22 Scottish Greats: Football, Golf, Fishing and more sale, McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) was careful to say regarding a football shirt on offer that it could give no guarantee it was exactly as billed.
Previews: issue 255622 August 2022
A selection of eight upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Fourteen bidders eager for a slice of the illusion action22 August 2022
Percy Thomas Tibbles, born in Hampstead, London, in 1881, was destined to become famous for cutting women in half.
Eyelashes help Sasha doll flutter to £100022 August 2022
Sasha dolls were popular presents in the sixties and seventies and still in demand enough at auction today to hit four figures.