Collector who just loved Schuco toys

08 April 2024

Canadian saleroom offers 180 lots from group amassed by a big fan of the German toymaker


Traded for a tie tack, now worth over £26,000

13 November 2023

Maud Lewis (1901-70) is hailed today as one of Canada’s greatest folk artists, with her works regularly bringing tremendous results at auction.


Go fishing to catch a Prunella Clough work in Canada

06 November 2023

It was in the early 1950s that Prunella Clough (1919-99) ‘found’ her subject matter after touring London’s industrial wastelands and factories.

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Maud Lewis' 'Lobsterman' painting traded for a tie tack catches $45,000 in Canadian auction

04 November 2023

Maud Lewis (1901-1970) is hailed today as one of Canada's greatest folk artists, with her works regularly bringing tremendous results at auction.


Aircraft model made in London proves a cut above in Canadian saleroom

27 March 2023

Beautiful construction, rarity and interesting history combined to make a British-made cutaway model sought after in a Canadian auction.


Dessert service with noble origins on the menu in British Columbia

29 August 2022

Maynards in Richmond, British Columbia, which offer this Chamberlain’s Worcester armorial part dessert service.

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Trunk and drunk at the same time for a party

16 May 2022

This remarkable Baccarat tantalus in the form of an elephant and howdah sold at Can$120,000 (£75,000) at an auction in Victoria, British Columbia.


Sound purchases in Canada

28 March 2022

The Edison Class M cylinder phonograph was initially intended for business dictation but in time entertainment became its main role.


Art market: Bowie sprinkles saleroom stardust

19 July 2021

Record for a painting by the music legend David Bowie leads a look at rockstar attempts at visual art


Wurlitzer steams into action

15 March 2021

Mechanical music will be going under the hammer on March 20 as part of the Miller & Miller auction in New Hamburg, Ontario.


One hundred vintage sewing machines offered at Canadian auction

01 June 2020

One of the key features of an online only sale held by Miller & Miller Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) in New Hamburg, Ontario, was a collection of around 100 vintage sewing machines assembled by Karl Koenig.


Rare Mughal coin spotted hanging on a bracelet sells for £248,000

27 January 2020

Discovered hanging on a gold charm bracelet, a rare Mughal coin has sold for Can$420,000 (£248,000) at a Canadian auction house.


Franz Bergman bronze figure features in British Columbia sale

10 June 2019

This Franz Bergman cold-painted bronze figure will feature in Maynards’ June 26 sale to be held in Richmond, British Columbia.

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Scene of the Gallipoli Campaign ‘rediscovered’ in Canada and offered by Petworth dealer

15 January 2019

A rare eyewitness depiction of troops landing in Suvla Bay during the First World War is on offer from dealer Rountree Tryon of Petworth and London.


RAF watch is a sale flier in Canada

17 December 2018

This Omega ‘Weems’ Royal Air Force pilot’s wristwatch below was one of the sought-after entries in a 311-lot auction of watches and jewellery at Miller & Miller (18/15% buyer’s premium) in New Hamburg, Ontario, on November 24.

North American auction calendar: November-December, 2018

05 November 2018

ATG’s calendar of auctions taking place in the US and Canada in November and December 2018.

North American auction calendar: autumn 2018

17 September 2018

A list of auctions in the US and Canada from September to December 2018.


Ottawa museum buys Canadian VC group

07 May 2018

One of the finest Victoria Cross medals awarded to a Canadian recipient will be staying in Canada thanks to a successf ul fundraising campaign.


Pioneers of Martinware market in focus at Canadian auction

12 February 2018

When Bill Kime, senior decorative arts specialist at the Waddington’s (20% buyer’s premium) saleroom, was contacted early last year by a couple from British Columbia about selling their collection of Martinware, he jumped at the chance.


Martin Brothers pottery flies into Toronto

20 November 2017

Working in late Victorian London, the Martin Brothers were true studio potters, producing their distinctive, whimsical pieces which today are highly collectable.

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