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New York police mugshot of David Bowie taken after-drugs related arrest with Iggy Pop – £3800 at Ewbank's.

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1) Six pieces of music memorabilia sold at auction including David Bowie's police mugshot

Original photos of David Bowie often come up at auction but few of them portray him in the same style as the example offered at Surrey saleroom Ewbank’s.

2) French musical box and a Harold Knight portrait are among five lots to watch

With estimates from £1000-35,000, here are five previews of items at auction.


French gilt-metal singing bird cigarette box retailed by Finnigans of New Bond Street – estimate £1000-1500 at Bellmans.

3) Single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia offered in Newbury

Special Auction Services is holding an auction this month that will feature the first part of a single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia.

Royal Doulton figure of Sir Winston Churchill

A Royal Doulton bone china limited edition figurine of Sir Winston Churchill, estimated at £150-200 at Special Auction Services.

4) National Gallery acquires two paintings via government tax scheme

Two Italian pictures have joined the National Gallery’s collection via the government’s inheritance tax scheme.

Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman of the Soranzo Family by Paolo Veronese (1528-88) is now in the National Gallery collection. Image: The National Gallery, London.

5) Cambridge sale suggests no slowdown in Chinese bidding despite global challenges

The reassuring news from the East began with the first lot offered at Cheffins when 10 China-based bidders competed for a Republican-era porcelain Putai.


Republic period porcelain Putai – £5500 at Cheffins.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period July 28-Aug 3, 2022.