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Rare pre-First World War photographs of Winston Churchill painting come to auction in Bristol

14 May 2018

Prime minister, politician, army officer, war journalist and writer - Winston Churchill had many talents, but it was while painting that he truly relaxed.

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Dalek playsuit for when little ones want to exterminate, exterminate

10 May 2018

I could wax lyrical about the full-size Dalek coming up for auction at a Staffordshire auction house Richard Winterton on May 21. But various versions tend to be offered relatively frequently, to be honest. How often do you have the chance to buy a ‘Dalek Playsuit’, though?

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Very early aviation photos at auction show first commercial flight in England

07 February 2018

What would you guess was the purpose of the first ever commercial flight taken in England? Taking passengers from London to Edinburgh perhaps? Or maybe a sightseeing trip over tourist attractions?

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Call the doctor for single owner entertainment memorabilia

22 January 2018

Dr Who fans can start collecting early this year with a series of lots from the cult science-fiction show going under the hammer in January.

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Whalebone cane strolls to £17,000

13 November 2017

A mid-19th century scrimshaw carved whalebone walking cane sold for a house record of £17,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) at East Bristol Auctions on November 9.

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Early international caps at auction won by footballer Fatty Wedlock

09 November 2017

Footballer Neil Ruddock’s nickname was Razor Ruddock. Brian Kilcline became Killer Kilcline. Going back a bit further, Ron Harris roved on the pitch as Chopper Harris. Going back a lot further, Billy Wedlock’s nickname was Fatty. Or the India Rubber Man.

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Star Wars Jawa figures up at auction show extra value of pristine packaging

12 October 2017

Much as I enjoyed playing with my Star Wars figures, eagerly ripping them from the packaging instead of keeping them pristine would have damaged my earning power in future years had I consigned them to auction.

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Rhymney on right track

30 May 2017

A lamp from a wagon that once travelled a 50-mile stretch of track linking the docks of Cardiff to the collieries of the south Wales valleys was hammered down in Bristol at £6300 (plus 18% buyer’s premium).

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Rare railway lamp highlight of East Bristol Auctions’ transport sale

26 May 2017

A lamp from a wagon that once travelled a 50-mile stretch of track linking the docks of Cardiff to the collieries of the south Wales valleys was hammered down at a Bristol auction for £6300.

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Manchester United enamel pin badge sold at auction for 20-times estimate

22 February 2017

The white shirt bears a dark ‘V’ across the front more like St Helens rugby league team, but the ball underneath is unmistakably round rather than oval. Then the words ‘Manchester United’ emblazoned below the figure give the game away.

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Action Man collection on sale at East Bristol Auctions

25 January 2017

What is the next collecting area about to take off when it comes to toys? As detailed often in ATG, rare Star Wars figures are now making big money. Lego is another popular market as 40 and 50-somethings settle down, get wealthier and get nostalgic about the toys they played with as kids.

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Lego HO scale plastic cars roar into Astons West Midlands auction

06 December 2016

Star Wars, Action Man and plastic soldiers are just three of the toy collectable fields growing in demand as buyers get all nostalgic about their childhoods. Another biggie in this market is Lego.

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Bristol auctioneer plans Lego-only sale

24 November 2016

East Bristol Auctions is holding a Lego sale next month. With more than 300 lots, the firm claims the auction will be the world’s first dedicated Lego toy sale.

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Original Ghostbusters merchandise at specialist toy auction in Bristol

25 July 2016

Who you gonna call? If you have ectoplasm seeping through the floorboards then ‘Ghostbusters’ is the obvious answer, shouted loudly.

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Monkey business – Swiss museum buys automaton at Bristol auction

19 January 2016

A museum in Switzerland has acquired this extraordinary monkey band automaton at an online-only auction conducted by East Bristol Auctions, in Hanham, Bristol.

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Dragon sideboard in Bristol

21 May 2012

This Chinese export sideboard dating from the late 19th century is estimated to fetch £800-1200 at East Bristol Auctions on May 26.

Sticks return to rare spot in the limelight

08 May 2003

IT’S been a long time since any auctioneer chose to illustrate his catalogue front cover with an array of silver candlesticks but this was the rather heartening decision by The Bristol Auction Rooms for their April 8 sale (12.77% buyer's premium inc. VAT) and their enlightened, so to speak, move was rewarded when all the lots, from George IV to 1967, sold within or above the admittedly modest three-figure expectations.

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