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Manchester United enamel pin badge sold at auction for 20-times estimate

22 February 2017

The white shirt bears a dark ‘V’ across the front more like St Helens rugby league team, but the ball underneath is unmistakably round rather than oval. Then the words ‘Manchester United’ emblazoned below the figure give the game away.

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Victorian gold ring sells in Bristol auction as part of Flog It! visit

15 February 2017

A Bristol filming session for the BBC's TV show Flog It! series saw the multi-estimate sale of this Victorian gold ring.

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Crumbs! Biscuit tins head for Bristol auction

30 January 2017

Are these Egyptian vases? Is that a handbag? In fact these objects are biscuit tins. Bristol Auction Rooms is offering for sale a single owner collection of Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins. 'The Art of the Tin' sale will include around 30 lots at Bristol Auction Rooms' Antiques & Furnishings auction on February 2 at its Ashton saleroom.

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Action Man collection on sale at East Bristol Auctions

25 January 2017

What is the next collecting area about to take off when it comes to toys? As detailed often in ATG, rare Star Wars figures are now making big money. Lego is another popular market as 40 and 50-somethings settle down, get wealthier and get nostalgic about the toys they played with as kids.

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Lego HO scale plastic cars roar into Astons West Midlands auction

06 December 2016

Star Wars, Action Man and plastic soldiers are just three of the toy collectable fields growing in demand as buyers get all nostalgic about their childhoods. Another biggie in this market is Lego.

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Bristol auctioneer plans Lego-only sale

24 November 2016

East Bristol Auctions is holding a Lego sale next month. With more than 300 lots, the firm claims the auction will be the world’s first dedicated Lego toy sale.

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First World War Red Baron victim's aircraft fabric on auction in Bristol

31 October 2016

Manfred von Richthofen aka the Red Baron is one of those historical figures with a high fascination value, meaning high demand for relics.

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Original Ghostbusters merchandise at specialist toy auction in Bristol

25 July 2016

Who you gonna call? If you have ectoplasm seeping through the floorboards then ‘Ghostbusters’ is the obvious answer, shouted loudly.

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Bath museum buys Wood the Elder’s instruments at Clevedon auction

31 March 2016

John Wood the Elder’s (1704-54) set of drawing instruments were offered at Clevedon Auction Rooms earlier this month and were bought by the Bath Preservation Trust for £21,000.

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Majolica masterpieces buck the trend

30 November 2015

Two versions of a celebrated German majolica tureen appeared for sale in a matter of weeks – both bringing sterling prices in an otherwise soft market for 19th century ceramics.

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Suffragettes win bidders’ votes

17 October 2013

The August 1908 issue of Votes for Women, house magazine of the Women’s Social and Political Union describes ‘the latest novelty in the Union colours – a special belt and buckle, which is being sold at half-a-crown each’.

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Beryl Cook’s Plymouth concert

22 February 2013

One of the highlights of Clevedon Salerooms’ fine art sale on February 28 in Bristol is this painting by Beryl Cook (1926-2008) depicting an audience applauding Sir James Galway during a concert in Plymouth.

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French King’s gift to Sir Thomas Lawrence

29 August 2012

A pair of Sèvres porcelain ice-cream pails will be offered for sale at Clevedon Salerooms, near Bristol, on August 30.

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Dragon sideboard in Bristol

21 May 2012

This Chinese export sideboard dating from the late 19th century is estimated to fetch £800-1200 at East Bristol Auctions on May 26.

Bristol rugby match sees antiques fair kicked into touch

28 February 2011

Bristol Antiques and Collectors Fair have been forced to postpone this weekend’s event on March 6 at the Memorial Stadium.

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‘Do not crush’ – the spoils of war

29 November 2010

THIS exceptional Napoleonic French prisoner of war model proved the highlight of the latest sale conducted by Clevedon Salerooms, near Bristol.

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Watch clue to Avon murder

07 June 2010

A MONTH after the murder of Barry George Rubery, Avon and Somerset Police have released details of property missing from his home.

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Royal Worcester at the double

13 October 2008

Royal Worcester porcelain is one of those collecting areas which is plentiful enough in its many different ornamental styles to support a wide collecting base. There are buyers for all the different forms, from George Owen’s scarce reticulated vases to Doris Lindner’s equestrian models.

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FA Cup medal from 1880 sells in Bristol

02 June 2008

This year’s FA Cup was seen as something of a turn-up with Portsmouth and Cardiff, two teams from outside the Premier League’s top four, reaching the final. But there was a time when the now-mighty Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal were nowhere to be seen in the competition.

Stodgell jailed

07 September 2007

AT Bristol Crown Court last week Torquay art dealer Colin Stodgell was jailed for three years for income tax fraud amounting to £750,000 over seven years.