South-east England

Steward Medals 2653NE 17 07 2024

1908 Olympic marathon steward medal flies past estimate

17 July 2024

A collection of steward medals and badges were offered as a single lot, but it was the 1908 Olympic marathon steward medal that had bidders jostling

An antique narwhal tusk

Seven-foot narwhal tusk takes £7500

16 July 2024

Sale in Hampshire may be one of the final sales of such an item before new legislation takes force


Bidders spot Worcester rarities in third slice of a lifetime collection on sale

15 July 2024

A surprise at a Hampshire saleroom on June 18 came in the form of a fine pair of early 19th century Chamberlain Worcester ‘Regent China’ cabinet cups in the French Empire style.


GNB Fairs fuels demand with series of event launches

15 July 2024

Fresh locations in use this year include venue based at former Kent colliery


Heart and sold: Henry VIII spoon impresses at Canterbury auction

15 July 2024

A Henry VIII silver and parcel gilt apostle spoon, stamped to the stem with a distinctive maker’s mark of a heart in a conforming heart and dated London 1532, caused quite a stir when it appeared at Canterbury Auction Galleries (25% buyer’s premium).


Raise a toast to transatlantic and Toon tankards on offer

15 July 2024

Dreweatts’ (26/25% buyer’s premium) Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Objects of Vertu sale of June 18 offered only 35 lots of silver but all were good quality and many rare in form.

Auctioneer Aubrey Dawson

Aubrey Dawson launches new auction business

11 July 2024

Auctioneer and valuer Aubrey Dawson and jewellery expert Rachel Hutchinson, both previously of Dawsons in Maidenhead, have formed a new auction house called Aubreys.

The Battle of Loos painting

Artillery museum shells out at auction to secure First World War battle scene

10 July 2024

The Royal Artillery Museum has emerged as the winning bidder for a rare eyewitness view of a First World War battle sold at a recent auction in Farnham.


Pick of the Week: Teapot brews up Chelsea demand

08 July 2024

This rare Chelsea porcelain leaf-moulded teapot and cover came between a goat-and-bee jug and a crayfish salt.


Paul Nash’s rare interior view starts among Bussock Wood selection

06 July 2024

Dreweatts’ (26/25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) single-owner dispersal of items from Bussock Wood on June 4 included significant works from the Modern British canon.

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Regency Chamberlain Worcester cabinet cups cause a stir at auction

02 July 2024

A surprise at a Hampshire saleroom on June 18 came in the form of a fine pair of early 19th century Chamberlain Worcester ‘Regent China’ cabinet cups in the French Empire style.


Buyers connect with an assortment of Arts & Crafts belt buckles sold recently at auction

01 July 2024

A collection of close to 100 Arts & Crafts belt buckles formed just part of the remarkable Anthony Gardner collection sold by Bellmans (25% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on April 16.


Cartier brooches come with Courtauld appeal

01 July 2024

The Dreweatts (26% buyer’s premium) sale on June 18 included two Cartier brooches commissioned by Sir Stephen Courtauld to designs inspired by Eltham Palace.


Two Bulgari Serpenti jewels slither into salerooms

01 July 2024

Serpenti jewels, which followed the launch of Bulgari’s signature gold Tubogas bracelets in the late 1940s, were featured in Vogue and other fashion magazines on countless occasions in the Sixties.


A family provenance to chew on: collection bought with proceeds of a biscuit empire

01 July 2024

Two days needed to disperse items collected over generations thanks to biscuit production success

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A present for Sir Bufton Tufton? Complete run of Private Eye mags on offer at auction

26 June 2024

A complete set of Private Eye is coming to auction on July 17, presenting almost certainly a unique opportunity to acquire every copy up to now.


Commemorating 100 years

24 June 2024

Whereas deltiologists’ celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the British postcard may have been curtailed by Covid lockdown in 2020, no such restrictions encumber the opportunity for philatelists to mark the 100th anniversary of the British commemorative stamp this year.

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A portrait miniature of Irish revolutionary Robert Emmet rouses bidders at auction

17 June 2024

The emergence of a rare portrait miniature of Robert Emmet, dated c.1803, at Gorringe’s in Lewes proved to be an exciting discovery.

Thomas and William Daniell watercolour

Indian bidding lifts Dreweatts picture sale as two works make over £200,000

14 June 2024

Two pictures by British artists with strong Indian connections sold for record sums at Dreweatts after drawing interest from sub-Continent.

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Prime minister’s gold ring found by metal detectorist shines at auction

11 June 2024

Identified as belonging to George Grenville, prime minister between 1763-65, the ring sold at Noonans in Mayfair