Henry Aldridge & Son


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Skidmore collection at Henry Aldridge features Chinese export silver

06 May 2019

Henry Aldridge & Son will offer items from the Skidmore collection at its May 18 sale – including these pieces of late 19th century Chinese ‘export’ silver.

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Collector takes the Lusitania lifeboat biscuit at £300,000 Titanic sale in Wiltshire

01 May 2019

A hard tack biscuit, purportedly taken from a lifeboat during the sinking of RMS Lusitania, sold for £4000 at Henry Aldridge & Son’s latest Titanic, White Star and Transport Memorabilia sale (20% buyer's premium).

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a snuff box, an RMS Lusitania biscuit and a tall boy from retiring Stamford dealers

23 April 2019

With estimates from £300-12,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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First World War Armistice centenary: We will remember them

19 November 2018

The centenary of the Armistice has been marked by the appearance of some poignant lots at auction revealing the human cost.

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Latest Titanic auction highlights include lifeboat plaques and poster of the return voyage that never happened

30 October 2018

The latest Titanic sale at Devizes saleroom Henry Aldridge & Son in Wiltshire achieved a 93% sold rate, with the top lots including life-boat plaques and an 18ct gold pocket watch.

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Five auctions to watch this week (October 15-21 2018)

15 October 2018

From an Armada table to a Titanic return poster, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

15 October 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Rare Titanic poster of the return voyage that never happened comes to auction

07 October 2018

A rare poster advertising the return journey of the Titanic is up for auction in Wiltshire.

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Corkscrews bring cheers to Henry Aldridge saleroom

06 August 2018

Two French corkscrews were the top lots of Henry Aldridge & Son’s auction of the first tranche of a single-owner collection of around 450 examples.

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French corkscrew uncorks collectors to bid more than £12,000 at Wiltshire auction

30 July 2018

A French 18th century 'betrothal' corkscrew was the highlight of the first in a series to disperse a single-owner collection of corkscrews in Wiltshire.

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Personal effects of former King Edward VIII and wife Wallis Simpson head to auction

19 July 2018

A watch, writing set and magnifying glass belonging to the controversial couple the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the former King Edward VIII and wife Wallis Simpson - will be offered at auction this weekend.

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Wiltshire sale will be heaven for helixophiles

16 July 2018

A collection of more than 400 corkscrews assembled over 40 years by an “old-school connoisseur” is to be auctioned at Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes.

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Menu for first ever meal onboard the Titanic makes auction record

25 April 2018

A menu for the first ever meal on the Titanic, a steward’s badge and a letter written on board have all made top prices at auction in Wiltshire.

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Clarice Cliff: Bizarre patterns across the UK

19 March 2018

Much of the Clarice Cliff pottery that finds its way into UK salerooms is relatively inexpensive. However, a clutch of pieces by the Staffordshire born and bred designer due to go under the hammer over the next few weeks will attract those in the hunt for scarcer works.

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Titanic letters on the rise at two auctions

08 January 2018

Two letters sent by passengers who lost their lives when the Titanic sank in 1912 came to auction in the latter part of 2017: one of them posted before she sailed, the other recovered, along with the owner’s pocket book, when his body was pulled from the freezing Atlantic waters.

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Tibet in the frame from golf to gore

11 December 2017

Wiltshire auction house Henry Aldridge & Son (17.5% buyer’s premium) has established a reputation for Titanic memorabilia thanks to two specialist sales a year. Thanks to a lot sold in the November 11 auction, the Devizes firm also has a handy sideline in early photographs of Tibet.

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Elvis divorce papers and an Einstein thank you note head to auction in Wiltshire

02 November 2017

A Mercedes Benz, a Cadillac, a 1971 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, $100,000 in cash and half the income of California rental homes around Beverly Hills and Palm Springs.

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Last known letter written aboard the Titanic sells for £100,000 at auction

23 October 2017

The last known letter written on the Titanic by a victim before it sunk in the Atlantic in 1912 has set an auction record for a letter from the doomed ship.

Elvis contract

Elvis Presley’s first music agency contract goes to auction in Wiltshire

20 July 2017

Auctioneer Henry Aldridge & Son is known for its Titanic memorabilia sales but this weekend it will shake things up and auction items from rock ‘n’ roll star Elvis Presley.

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Thousands of Titanic artefacts to be sold after owner goes bankrupt

04 July 2017

A court in the US will decide the fate of more than 5500 Titanic artefacts after the company that owns them filed for bankruptcy.

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