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Memories of an RAF pilot buried on foreign soil

21 August 2017

An RAF logbook added value to a Second World War casualty group sold at Ipswich saleroom Lockdales (19.5% buyer’s premium) on July 15-16.

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Follow the paper trail to extra militaria price value

10 April 2017

Research to be followed up or indeed already done boosts the background story and value of a medal group.

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Early sport superstar Johnny Douglas medal sells at Suffolk auction

05 April 2017

Medals are all about the recipient’s story – and few can be as fascinating and action-packed as that of early sports superstar John (Johnny) Williams Henry Tyler Douglas.

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Previews: £501 - £2000

05 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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A Napoleonic sit down protest

01 April 2017

A fairly early example of a traditional way of insulting Britain’s enemies up to and including the Second World War, this early 19th century twin-handled chamber pot was rated at £2200 by bidders at Lockdales (18% buyer’s premium) at Ipswich.

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Lusitania centenary brings Captain’s medals to auction

28 August 2015

The medal group awarded to the captain of the Lusitania on its final voyage, William Turner, is on offer at Lockdales of Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Competing for leaden hearts

11 February 2014

A rare visitor to the recent numismatic sale at Lockdales in Martlesham Heath, Ipswich was a group of three convict tokens.

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Rare slavery relic among the highlights at Lockdales

18 July 2013

An extraordinary relic of the African slave trade was among the headline lots from a three-day sale held by Lockdales in Martlesham Heath near Ipswich last month.

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Power speeds to £96,000 record

25 June 2012

Lockdales of Ipswich are probably best known as coin and militaria specialists but, having moved premises earlier this year, they have also offered some stand-out items in their fine art and antiques sales in 2012.

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Early measures raised to the level of works of art

19 March 2012

“THERE shall be one measure of wine throughout our whole realm, and one measure of ale and one measure of corn – namely, the London quart.”

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17th century Russians in Ipswich

12 March 2012

THE first sale at new premises for Ipswich auctioneers Lockdales, now at the former officers’ barracks in Martlesham Heath, included two pieces of silver and enamel ware of the type associated with the Solvychegodsk region.

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Air Force medal group for peace-time bravery

04 April 2011

ONE of the rarer acts of peace-time bravery saw the crew of the airship R33 awarded the Air Force Medal.They included George Ernest Long, whose medals and associated ephemera came up for auction at Lockdales of Ipswich on March 27.

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