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News and previews of art and antiques sold at auctions throughout the UK and overseas, from multi-million-pound blockbusters to affordable collectables.


19.07.24 Webpv Rory Gallagher Guitar

Rory Gallagher’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster comes to Bonhams

23 July 2024

The Irish musician’s guitar collection, including his famous Fender Stratocaster, will appear at Bonhams in October

Dedication To Lilian White From William Cody

Signed collection of Buffalo Bill biographies sell at Hansons

22 July 2024

Buffalo Bill biographies dedicated to UK tour partner sold by the latter’s family

22.7.24 Webpv John Lennon Glasses 1

Pair of John Lennon’s round glasses to go to auction

22 July 2024

The glasses were gifted to the vendor as a birthday gift in 1968 and will be sold by Catherine Southon Auctioneers

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‘World’s most valuable coin collection’ to be offered in series of sales

22 July 2024

The extraordinary coin collection of Danish butter magnate Lars Emil Bruun (1852-1923) is coming to auction at long last.

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16th century travelling clock finds its way to auction

22 July 2024

This rare 16th century German travelling clock in the form of a book sold for £27,500 at Hutchinson Scott in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

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Pick of the Week: Recipe book cooks up saleroom storm

22 July 2024

Ralph ‘Randolphus’ Ayres is recorded as being head cook at New College, Oxford at various times in the 18th century.

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Remarkable British medieval jug flies to eight times estimate

22 July 2024

An outstanding example of British medieval pottery sold as part of the Stanley F Goldfein collection of ceramics drew fervent bidding at a recent US auction.

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Second World War prisoner of war Rolex watch features among five lots to watch

22 July 2024

With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week

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Key Mormon work was taken in the spirit intended

22 July 2024

First edition of key Mormon work lists Joseph Smith as ‘author and proprietor’ of text not ‘translator’

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Famous Skegness Jolly Fisherman comes bracing into view in the bottom corner of a rare poster

22 July 2024

The original Skegness Is So Bracing showing the ‘Jolly Fisherman’ dancing along a beach has become one of the most famous railway posters in the world.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2653

22 July 2024

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com, featuring both the highest prices over-estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Fragmented figures at the double

22 July 2024

Carved wooden sculptural fragments are a market strength.

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Olympic Games posters that feature innovative design

22 July 2024

The 1968 Mexico Summer Olympics were the first Games to be staged in Latin America.

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Vernacular furniture on the rise thanks to 'quirky and charming' appeal

22 July 2024

Furniture and objects associated with a rustic or farmhouse aesthetic have gained popularity in recent decades.

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'Exceedingly scarce' wool weight triples estimate in Suffolk

22 July 2024

This William III bronze wool weight cast with the royal arms is more than twice the size of most, weighing in at 14lb.

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Blue and white dish could be early example

22 July 2024

A lot that made far more than expected at Drouot’s sales was this large circular blue and white dish which came up in a June 14 auction at Theirry de Maigret (30% buyer’s premium inc tax) where it realised €135,000 (£114,405).

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A fitting testament to dealer Tobias Jellinek

22 July 2024

The much-anticipated auction of the personal collection of Tobias Jellinek (1934-2023) was held on the afternoon of June 19 at Bishop & Miller (25% buyer’s premium) in East Anglia.

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Screens scream out quality

22 July 2024

These two very different screens were among the notable results recorded in the Asian sales at Drouot.

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Posters created as political expression in Communist-run Poland

22 July 2024

Roman Cieślewicz (1930-96) and Jan Lenica (1928-2001) were both founders of the Polish School of Posters, the influential and creative artistic movement that sprang up under strict Soviet rule.

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Bed comes to rest as buyer in Sweden secures oak furniture in Stowmarket sale

22 July 2024

The survival rate for 16th century and earlier furniture is much lower than that of 17th century examples.

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