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Poignant wartime sketches by Artists Rifles member who was killed at Passchendaele

09 July 2018

It has been described as perhaps the most curious regiment in the British Army, but the well-known names associated with the Artists Rifles were certainly not obscure.

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The tale of Peter Rabbit’s publication

09 July 2018

An inscription reading “For Mrs Oliver, from Beatrix Potter – with kind regards & best wishes for Christmas 1901” was a welcome bonus on a copy of the first, privately printed edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Book by computer pioneer – the Countess of Computing - comes up for auction in Cirencester

04 July 2018

A book by the 19th century computer pioneer and socialite Ada Lovelace is to be offered at auction in the Cotswolds.

Stroud Auction Rooms expands to nearby site

18 June 2018

Stroud Auction Rooms has moved into a grade-II listed property in the Gloucestershire market town while securing a second site for future expansion.

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Nevinson soars but at an unsigned level

04 June 2018

A trio of unsigned First World War prints by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) sold for multi-estimate sums in a two-day sale at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) in Cirencester.

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Carry on camping in Gloucestershire

04 June 2018

Old hangars and even older tents provided two of the more successful categories in a recent three-day, 1600-lot sales week in South Cerney.

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From Whitaker to Whittaker: Victorian table in songwriter’s country house collection goes under the hammer in Gloucestershire

29 May 2018

One of the starring lots at Chorley’s auction of items from British country houses this summer is a table from Cubberley House in Herefordshire.

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Chadwick takes £22,000 at Chorley’s

28 May 2018

A trademark bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was the best-seller at a Modern and Contemporary Art & Design auction held by Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) at Prinknash Abbey Park in Gloucestershire.

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Whole historic aircraft hangar with flight pioneer Avro connection sells in Gloucestershire auction

25 May 2018

It is not every day that an auctioneer sells an aircraft hangar. Especially not one which plays such a fascinating part in aviation history as the structure offered by Gloucestershire saleroom Dominic Winter.

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Leading lot from local artist: Lynn Chadwick bronze draws early interest at Gloucestershire auction

16 May 2018

A bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was one of the top lots at a Gloucestershire auction earlier this week.

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Antiques Roadshow regular David Battie to hold exhibition at Cotswold auction house Tayler & Fletcher

12 May 2018

BBC Antiques Roadshow regular and Asian art expert David Battie is to host an exhibition and lecture at Cotswold auction house Tayler & Fletcher.

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Writing box secret drawer reveals a sharpshooter pistol rather than sharp nib

09 May 2018

When we wrote about Charles Miller’s latest auction in London one of the star lots was a magnificent Asprey travelling case for the gentleman who needs everything. However, it was missing one particular item which a writing box on offer at the Dominic Winter May 18 sale provides.

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Beautiful bindings at South Cerney auction

30 April 2018

A volume containing Richard Hooker’s sixth and eighth books dealing with The Lawes of Ecclesiastical Policy… is a 1651 re-issue of an edition first published three years earlier. The principal attraction, however, was the armorial binding.

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Plaques brighten snowy days

30 April 2018

Delayed by snow for a week, the Spring Sale at Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) on March 27 opened with a local collection of Republic-era (1912-49) porcelain.

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Celestial work lights up Glos sale

30 April 2018

First such pocket atlas published in England leads a look at highly diverse auction selection

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The trailblazing bicycle design made instantly redundant by the pneumatic tyre comes to auction

20 April 2018

You have to feel some sympathy for the innovative designers Charles Linley and John Biggs. Having just perfected a classic bicycle using an ingenious method of shock absorbing for a solid-tyre bike, then the pneumatic tyre came along.

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Roger Fenton’s pioneering war photography

16 April 2018

According to Chris Albury at Cirencester auctioneer Dominic Winter, an “an absolutely A1 example” of Roger Fenton’s (1819-69) famous photo The Valley of the Shadow of Death would make “£50,000-plus at auction, easy peasy”.

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Maltese artist mocks the Brits

09 April 2018

An oil by the famous Maltese painter Giuseppe Cali (1846-1930) fetched a five-figure sum when it went under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent (20% buyer’s premium) in Cirencester.

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Map lots go to plan at auction

26 March 2018

Cartographic rarities showed the way to strong results at the Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) saleroom.

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Martin Brothers ‘Wally’ birds offered by Gloucestershire dealer

12 March 2018

‘Wally’ birds are among the most coveted of all pieces made by the famous Martin Brothers.