Dominic Winter

Dominic Winter was established in 1988 and holds over 20 auctions every year at its Cirencester saleroom in the UK. They hold regular general sales which feature fine art, medals, arms, coins, stamps and militaria.

Dominic Winter is well known for its regular specialist book sales. The book sales are dedicated to travel, maps, topography, first editions, children’s books and antiquarian books.


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Navigation advice from 1602

25 February 2019

Letters on the sails of the vessels seen on the title-page of Pedro de Syria’s Arte de la Verdadera Navegacion, published in Valencia in 1602, are a reminder that it was Columbus’ voyage in Spanish service just over a hundred years earlier that led to the ‘discovery’ of the Americas.

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Framing technique sets plates up to sell well

18 February 2019

Drawn from sales held in the last days of January in the UK and US, an artistic device of framing a view with trees in the foreground is demonstrated in the two plates reproduced below.

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Salerooms steam in with toy treats

14 January 2019

Christmas has little, if any, effect on collectors of vintage and antique toys, but that doesn’t stop auctioneers mounting festive season specials.

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Modern firsts make high prices in a packed sale

21 December 2018

Packed with a varied selection of precisely 1000 lots, a very thick catalogue rounded off one saleroom’s year in a December 11-12 sale.

Doulton Lambeth vase

What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including a Spitfire instrument panel and a Barlow-painted Doulton Lambeth vase

14 December 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a modernist slate fireplace and an intriguing blue glass tankard.

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Get in touch with nature at your local saleroom: Six lots inspired by plants and animals

10 December 2018

From a Victorian Seaweed album to a pair of pottery bird panels, we have a look at art and antiques coming up at auction next week, all of which are inspired by the natural world.

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Travels to Mauritius and beyond with Thomas Bradshaw

26 November 2018

Titled ‘In the District of Moka’, the hand-coloured litho plate shown here is one of 40 that make up a scarce folio of 1832, Thomas Bradshaw’s Views in Mauritius, or Isle of France…

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Evelyn takes De Morgan spotlight

26 November 2018

Artist often overshadowed by husband William now comes into her own at auction.

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Machine guns gain dedicated units

19 November 2018

As soon as the devastating power of machine guns in the First World War became clear, the British Army abandoned its earlier policy of attaching a section of just two guns to each infantry battalion or cavalry regiment.

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Five auctions to watch this week (November 5-11, 2018) featuring Star Wars' Walrus Man, Winston Churchill's hat and an Art Nouveau poster

05 November 2018

A Walrus Man Star Wars figure, a hat once belonging to Winston Churchill and an Art Nouveau poster are among our previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Sale with lots of characters

22 October 2018

Rude Rowlandson print is among the highlights of Gloucestershire auction.

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Bid barometer

20 October 2018

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com from the period October 4-11, 2018. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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The story of a real ‘fairy tale’

15 October 2018

It may seem hard to credit nowadays, but photographs of fairies at the bottom of the Cottingley (Yorkshire) garden of two young girls, produced in 1917 as a practical joke, were taken to be genuine by many people – most famously, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Beautiful piscatorial plates go swimmingly in German sale

15 October 2018

Catching the eye in a German auction was a fine example of the most beautiful of all piscatorial plate books.

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Marking three decades with the Dominic Winter anniversary sale

24 September 2018

Founder remembered as anniversary sale sheds light on evolution of the Narnia Chronicles

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Several sales of the centuries as printed rarities set records

17 September 2018

Real rarities and record breakers are among items that feature in this first of a couple of reviews of more literary lots from the wealth of summer sales. Here the focus is principally on works of the last 200 years or so – and includes such diverse characters as Hugh the Heron and the Invisible Man.

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The Starke but not the naked truths

13 August 2018

Sold for £2500 in a Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) sale of July 25 was an enormous archive of work produced in the 1950s and ‘60s by Leslie Starke (1905-74), a cartoonist once very popular in both the UK and US.

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Ivory: trade plays a waiting game

06 August 2018

“I would say in the short term it hasn’t put buyers off but I don’t have a crystal ball so I don’t know what the future will hold.” Auctioneer Henry Meadows’ take on the forthcoming ivory ban will be shared by many a regional auctioneer in the wake of summer sales.

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The tale of Peter Rabbit’s publication

09 July 2018

An inscription reading “For Mrs Oliver, from Beatrix Potter – with kind regards & best wishes for Christmas 1901” was a welcome bonus on a copy of the first, privately printed edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Nevinson soars but at an unsigned level

04 June 2018

A trio of unsigned First World War prints by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) sold for multi-estimate sums in a two-day sale at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) in Cirencester.

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