Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire
New museum planned for Battle of Britain medals14 June 2021
A Battle of Britain medal group sold at Gloucestershire auction house Dominic Winter will go on display at a new museum in London, it has been revealed.
Sutcliffe photography medals back to Yorkshire14 June 2021
A group of 56 medals awarded to pioneering photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) is heading back to the area he covered in his evocative images.
Auction previews: issue 249714 June 2021
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.
Pick of the week: The Kitchener call to arms that inspired a classic poster design07 June 2021
The stern face, luxurious moustache and pointing finger are instantly familiar – but the message below Kitchener’s intense gaze not so.
Battle of Britain medal groups hit six figures07 June 2021
Two impressive Battle of Britain medal groups offered a day apart at separate auctions both took six-figure sums.
Postcards of Cumbrian life (and loss of life)07 June 2021
Trying to set a water-speed record is one of sport’s most hazardous competitions – with a high fatality rate as a result.
Present from Thai king to King of Rock ‘n’ Roll07 June 2021
A combination cigarette case and lighter given to Elvis Presley by the king of Thailand sold for six times its top estimate.
Auction previews: issue 249607 June 2021
A selection of 14 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Victoria Cross awarded for heroic defensive feat 'ranking alongside Rorke's Drift' comes for sale05 June 2021
A unique Victoria Cross group of medals for “a feat that probably ranks alongside Rorke’s Drift in the history of famous defences against overwhelming odds” is estimated at £300,000-400,000 at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb on June 23.
Ref’s 1974 World Cup final stopwatch for sale31 May 2021
English football referee Jack Taylor created history when he blew his whistle in the first minute of the 1974 World Cup final to give the Netherlands a penalty against West Germany.
Auction previews: issue 249531 May 2021
A selection of 16 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Stopwatch used by ref Jack Taylor in 1974 World Cup final comes to auction27 May 2021
English football referee Jack Taylor created history when he blew his whistle in the first minute of the 1974 World Cup final.
Auction previews: issue 249424 May 2021
A selection of 15 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Auction previews: issue 249317 May 2021
A selection of 17 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Remembering Napoleon 200 years after his death as demand rises for relics10 May 2021
The bicentenary of Napoléon Bonaparte's death boosts demand for relics
Napoleon’s letter giving orders to invade of England sold at Sotheby's10 May 2021
In the bicentenary year of his death, relics connected to Napoleon will inevitably catch the eye.
Letter describing first-hand horror of Dunkirk sold at Bonhams10 May 2021
The great British tradition of celebrating last stands and heroic defeats includes the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.
Pioneers of rugby and football: Sporting dynasty's collection sold in Cardiff auction10 May 2021
Remarkable Birkett family archive sold at Rogers Jones auction reflected the earliest days of organised sport.
Auction previews: issue 249210 May 2021
A selection of 12 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.
Unique piece of the action10 May 2021
How letters related to wars bring a connection that history books cannot match