Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire
Weapon belonged to Light Brigade prisoner25 September 2023
A sword that saw action in the famed Charge of the Light Brigade sold for £1900 at Elstob Auctioneers’ (25% buyer’s premium) Antiques & Fine Art Sale.
Tuke trio comes together in Cornish saleroom25 September 2023
Two portraits and a shipping scene by the Newlyn School artist were consigned from three different sources
Previews: issue 261125 September 2023
Our selection of lots from 12 upcoming UK auctions
Symbol of national pride: Latvian plate takes 20-times estimate in Sussex18 September 2023
By the time the Baltars ceramics painting workshop was established in 1925 the country where it was founded – Latvia – had been accepted by the international community as independent for just four years.
A sedan chair from the largest known private collection is among five lots to watch18 September 2023
With estimates from £200, here are five previews of items coming up for auction this week.
Previews: issue 261018 September 2023
Our selection of lots from 14 upcoming UK and Irish auctions
Ukrainian avant garde picture is among five lots to watch11 September 2023
With estimates from £400, here are five previews of items coming up for auction this week.
What price an early Harry Potter book?11 September 2023
The earliest book on the boy wizard continues to entrance collectors
Harry Potter: the children’s book series that became a phenomenon11 September 2023
“I get loads and loads of emails and calls all the time from people whose eyes have lit up when they see those words ‘first edition’…”
Victorian centre table is among five lots to watch04 September 2023
With estimates from £1000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Wisden: nearly 160 years not out04 September 2023
Extensive selection of the long-running cricket guides on offer at auction runs up a market test
Previews: issue 260804 September 2023
Our selection of seven lots at upcoming auctions
Pick of the week: Lessons pointed the poor towards job skills28 August 2023
Well known for pottery, Sally Tuffin (b.1938) is also renowned for pioneering 1960s fashion as part of the Foale and Tuffin firm.
A Victorian coffee maker and a racing pigeon picture are among five lots to watch28 August 2023
With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Previews: issue 260728 August 2023
Our selection of 10 lots at upcoming auctions
Pick of the week: Renowned wax modeller tests his marble skills21 August 2023
Joseph Towne (1806-79) is best known for pioneering the creation of anatomical wax models, many of which are now displayed at a medical museum at Guy’s Hospital in London.
Title of the Lord of the Manor of Silverstone is among five lots to watch21 August 2023
With estimates from £2000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Henry James refugee work is rare sale visitor on vellum21 August 2023
Refugees in Chelsea was written by Henry James (1843-1916) to help the local Chelsea Committee to raise funds in the US to start an industry for crippled Belgian soldiers.
Previews: issue 260621 August 2023
Our selection of lots from seven upcoming auctions
Mr Punch jester’s rattle is among five lots to watch14 August 2023
With estimates from £40, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.