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Welsh art, Qajar armour and a book on hysteria – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

12 July 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes an oil painting by Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams and a group of 19th century Qajar armour.

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Beatles' original 1962 management contract sold at auction

12 July 2019

The Beatles’ original management contract with Brian Epstein has been sold at Sotheby’s for £220,000 (plus premium).

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Top stories this week – including news of a ‘Botticelli’ selling for over 900-times estimate

12 July 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a panel painting catalogued as ‘in the style of Sandro Botticelli (c.1445-1510)’ bringing an intense 10-minute bidding battle.

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Replica US Open trophy leads auction of items seized from tennis star Boris Becker

11 July 2019

The auction of sporting memorabilia seized from Boris Becker has finally taken place with some extraordinary prices bid for a series of trophies won by the bankrupt tennis star.

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Auction house Sotheby’s moves to ‘grand’ new office in Edinburgh

11 July 2019

Sotheby’s is relocating its Edinburgh office in time for the August festival season in the city and will preview its September Scottish art sale in its new home near St Andrew Square.

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Giant boots go under the hammer in Cumbrian auction 12 years after Antiques Roadshow appearance

11 July 2019

Two giant right boots, made as a marketing gimmick to advertise a Lancashire shoe shop, will be offered at 1818 Auctioneers next month.

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Seven highlights from Christie’s sale of a Rothschild collection

11 July 2019

Christie’s sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection was arguably the most eye-catching auction of the summer season in London.