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Pioneering socialist work leads Gloucestershire sale

24 April 2017

No fewer than 840 lots were offered in the bumper April 5-6 sale held by Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium). The most successful of them, at a record £32,000, was a presentation copy of a pioneering work that has been described as “the first practical statement of socialist doctrine”, Robert Owen’s A New View of Society… of 1813-14.

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The early bicycles taking design beyond the Boneshaker and Penny Farthing

19 April 2017

Boneshakers and Penny Farthings were the forerunners of the bicycle we know now but were hardly practical as everyday transport for the masses. Step (or pedal) forward the ‘safety bike’.

Acis and Galatea painting

Classical scene takes £58,000 at Chorley’s

04 April 2017

A painting of the classical subject of Acis & Galatea drew a flurry of bids at Chorley’s latest fine art sale in Cheltenham.

The Gloucestershire town of Cirencester

Postcards of Cirencester Market Place through the ages come to auction in the Gloucestershire town

25 March 2017

Cirencester has welcomed a new marketplace after a £1.3m redevelopment and months of roadworks. But for those feeling nostalgic for what the town centre used to look like, a collection of postcards offered at auction will help the sentimental come to terms with the changes.

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Why the best things in life are three

25 March 2017

The Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair takes place from March 31-April 2, the first of three editions to run in 2017. Organiser Cooper Events added the third last year, and it was greeted with enough enthusiasm to keep the model going this year.

Princess Diana letters

Princess Diana letters on honeymoon and birth of son head to auction in Gloucestershire

15 March 2017

Letters from the late Princess Diana surfaced at auction earlier this year in Cambridge and now another set is being offered in Gloucestershire.

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George II tripod table comes to auction

22 November 2016

Did John Channon or Frederick Hintz make this table? This is the question that potential buyers of a George II pewter and brass inlaid tripod table will be asking themselves.

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Tayler & Fletcher makes a new home in Gloucestershire

18 November 2016

Cotswolds auctioneer Tayler & Fletcher will hold its debut sale at its new Bourton-on-the-Water saleroom tomorrow.

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Old London photographs impress at new saleroom

11 November 2016

The first two-day auction held at The Cotswold Auction Company’s new Bankside saleroom in Love Lane, Cirencester, clicked with one buyer especially.

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Lorfords to open London satellite store

09 November 2016

Lorfords, the Cotswolds-based antiques and interiors business, has announced the opening of a new London showroom.

Regency facade

Call for bids for Regency-period stonework

08 November 2016

A Regency-style façade from Cirencester that has been in storage for a decade will be up for sale in Guildford later this month.

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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.

Richard Cole

Tribute sale for Stroud Auction Rooms’ Richard Cole

26 October 2016

The collection of the late Asian art valuer Richard Cole will be sold at auction next month.

Leakey collection

Out of Africa to Cotswolds sale – Leakey collection heads to auction

11 October 2016

African artefacts, jewellery and fossils from a family collection linked to the celebrated palaeoanthropologists, the late Louis and Mary Leakey, are to be sold later this month at The Cotswold Auction Company.

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The Australian gold rush of 2016 – bracelet takes £57,000 in Chorley’s auction

30 September 2016

A remarkable Australian gold rush era bracelet was sold by Chorley’s of Prinknash Abbey Park earlier this month for £57,000. The buyer was an Australian private collector.

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Cotswold auction house acquire new permanent home

21 September 2016

The Cotswold Auction Company have moved into a new permanent saleroom in Cirencester.

Silver stolen from Blockley Church

Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church

19 August 2016

Police are appealing for help following the theft of £10,000 worth of silver from a church in Blockley, near Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire.

Meiji period netsuke of a rat

The rat awakens – Netsuke estimated at £200-300 sparks bidding war and sells at £28,500

22 July 2016

This tiny ivory netsuke of a rat was the major suprise of a recent auction in the Cotswolds.

Kate Malone’s First Big Pot

Studio pottery in the limelight as works by TV’s Kate Malone come to auction

12 July 2016

Studio pottery has been hogging the arts and crafts headlines for a while now. In recent years collectors have really taken this field to heart and items produced by 20th century designers such as Lucie Rie and Hans Coper have been drawing strong bids at auction.