Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire

VC medal

Pick of the week: Kavanagh VC takes auction record sum

26 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.

Cockney Rebel tour costume

An auction result to make a Cockney Rebel smile

26 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.

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Arnup destined to sculpt

26 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.

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Previews: issue 2561

26 September 2022

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Bidders track railway model maker Beeson

26 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.

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Previews: issue 2560

19 September 2022

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Previews: issue 2559

12 September 2022

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

Nurse's cape

Soldiers’ thanks to nurse Esme: cape with military badges brings demand at auction

05 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.

Surrealist bed

Ready for a night of surreal dreams

05 September 2022

This striking unique bed was designed in 1935 by poet and patron Edward James together with interior decorator Norris Wakefield.

Action Man judo set

Pick of the week: Belting result for Action Man

05 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.

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A piece of Mouseman furniture and a psychologist's portrait are among six lots to watch

05 September 2022

With estimates from £200-6000, here are six previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Previews: issue 2558

05 September 2022

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

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First Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian comes up at auction

29 August 2022

The first Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian is coming up for auction at Noonans on September 14.

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Second World War nurse's cloak is among five lots to watch this week

29 August 2022

With estimates from £150-4500, here are five previews of items upcoming up at auction this week.

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Previews: issue 2557

29 August 2022

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

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Rare autograph of England’s first-ever football captain emerges at auction

29 August 2022

Two sporting ‘firsts’ are being marked by lots coming up in separate auctions this month.

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‘Lisbon Lions’ link makes the difference to result

22 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.

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Previews: issue 2556

22 August 2022

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

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Fourteen bidders eager for a slice of the illusion action

22 August 2022

Percy Thomas Tibbles, born in Hampstead, London, in 1881, was destined to become famous for cutting women in half.

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Eyelashes help Sasha doll flutter to £1000

22 August 2022

Sasha dolls were popular presents in the sixties and seventies and still in demand enough at auction today to hit four figures.