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Art and antiques study bursaries launched at West Dean College and Christie’s Education

21 June 2019

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has launched a new horology bursary of up to £20,000.

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Top stories this week – including news of Only Fools and Horses millionaire cheque selling at auction

21 June 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of the £6.2m cheque that finally made the Trotter brothers millionaires selling at an auction in Bristol.

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Van Gogh’s ‘suicide’ gun sells for €130,000 at auction in Paris

19 June 2019

The gun believed to be the weapon used by Vincent van Gogh to shoot himself in the summer of 1890 was knocked down at an €130,000 (£116,070) at auction in Paris.

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Historic US flags including a Civil War black regimental banner star at auction

19 June 2019

Two historic US flags, one a black regimental banner from the Civil War and the other from the D-Day invasions, were knocked down for six-figure sums last week.

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Signed Harry Potter book comes to auction in County Durham

19 June 2019

A signed hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, plus other associated memorabilia, will be offered at Vectis Auctions in Stockton-on-Tees.

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Record-breaking Martin Brothers grinning crab barred from export

18 June 2019

A ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers that sold at auction last year has been temporarily barred from export from the UK.