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1) Valuable watches stolen in ‘brazen theft’ at Cheshire antiques centre

Cheshire Police has issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a theft at an antiques centre in Northwich.

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Police have released CCTV images of two men about whom information is sought in connection with the theft at Farrow House antiques centre in Northwich, Cheshire.

2) Bonhams' former owner and chairman Robert Brooks dies

Former chairman of Bonhams Robert Brooks has died aged 64. ATG understands he passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.

Robert Brooks, the former chairman of Bonhams

Robert Brooks grew Bonhams into a global enterprise.

3) Omega watch made for the SAS stars in our pick of five auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Omega Seamaster made exclusively for members of the SAS that commanded attention at Fellows in Birmingham.

Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean chronograph

Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean chronograph made for the SAS – £12,000 at Fellows.

4) Chinese vase used to repay debt takes six-figure sum at Hampshire auction

Hannam’s in Selborne, Hampshire, has achieved a new house record with the sale of this Qing famille rose vase for over 25-times estimate.

Chinese vase

The twin-handled ruby ground vase that sold 25-times over estimate at Hannam's.

5) Striking William de Morgan tile is among five lots to watch

With estimates from £1000-6000, here are five previews of items including a William de Morgan tile from the author of a book on the subject.

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Large William de Morgan tile – estimate £1000-2000 at Woolley & Wallis on August 24-25.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period August 19-25, 2021.

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