Robert Hardy

Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small actor Robert Hardy’s art and antiques collection comes to auction in Gloucestershire

28 February 2018

Sir Winston Churchill stetson and a name plaque from the door of the vet Siegfried Farnon from ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ are among the lots to be offered at auction from the estate of Robert Hardy (1925-2017) at Dominic Winter Auctioneers.


Toys talk is serious business for Cirencester vintage fair

19 February 2018

Antiques dealer and fair organiser Marcus Potts is an Art Deco and early 20th century ceramics man, but he is an absolute mine of information on vintage toys.


Previews: £30,000 plus

19 February 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships


Marine works help Glos sales schedule to get under way

19 February 2018

Private material sourced from old estates helped Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) get the year off to a positive start.


Elgar is no enigma at auction

12 February 2018

Music played its part in the first Dominic Winter sale of the year, with books, scores and other autograph material from another but differently sourced Elgar collection to others offered before by the saleroom.


Tetbury antiques dealer convicted of burglary of local jeweller

30 January 2018

A Tetbury antiques dealer and his father have been convicted for a burglary of a jewellery shop in Gloucestershire.


Landscapes underline softer market for Victorian landscapes

29 January 2018

A reminder of the dramatic drop in demand over recent decades for Victorian landscapes was evident in Gloucestershire where two such oils by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-86) went under the hammer.


The first voyage to Arcturus

22 January 2018

A classic metaphysical fantasy novel that sold poorly when first issued but later influenced the works of CS Lewis and gained many admirers, A Voyage to Arcturus is the work of David Lindsay.


Fab feats at Crystal Palace

15 January 2018

Illustrated here are two of the 20 hand-coloured litho plates, many showing the Crystal Palace in the background and each with a rhyming couplet below, that make up Blondin’s Marvellous Feats.


Pick of the Week: Orwell classic hammered down and out of saleroom at £46,000

02 January 2018

Complete with slightly frayed and browned but rarely seen jacket, a 1933 copy of George Orwell’s 'Down and Out in Paris and London' was bid to £46,000 by James Hall of Lucius Books in York at a Dominic Winter sale.

Richard Adams collection auction catalogue

Shakespeare Second Folio from collection of Watership Down author sells at Gloucestershire auction

21 December 2017

A copy of the second folio of William Shakespeare's plays from 1632 was among the star attractions at the sale of the library of the late Richard Adams (1920-2016), the author of ‘Watership Down’.

Playing Cards Cepheus and Hercules

Rare 19th century playing cards prove a strong hand at Chorleys auction

04 December 2017

Rare sets of geographical, astronomical and scientific themed playing cards featured in two recent sales. Those seen in a recent sale at Chorleys in Gloucestershire came from the estate of the late Alan and Joan Tucker, booksellers of Stroud, as did some 20,000 postcards and most of the books offered in the auction.


Bee books create saleroom buzz

04 December 2017

British bee books formed an unusual feature of a November 8 sale held by Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium).


Victorian table salts sell at Gloucestershire auction

27 November 2017

A fine pair of Victorian figural table salts in the form of sea maidens on the back of dolphins sold for £4900 (estimate £1500-2000) at Wootton Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire on October 17. Weighing 33oz, they carry marks for John Wilmin Figg, London 1841.

JMW Turner sketch

JMW Turner sketch makes £22,000 at Cirencester auction

24 November 2017

An original sketch by JMW Turner (1775-1851) has sold for £22,000 (plus buyer’s premium) at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester.


Turner sketch to be offered at auction in Cirencester

20 November 2017

An original sketch by JMW Turner is expected to achieve £15,000-20,000 at Moore Allen & Innocent’s selected antiques sale in Cirencester on November 24.


Cocktail recipes go into the sale mix

20 November 2017

It looks very tatty, but the dust jacket shown below is apparently a rare variant featuring a classic 1937 design by Alex Jardine for a 1927 first ‘Coronation’ edition of the Café Royal Cocktail Book.


Wartime letters to ‘Queenie’ up at auction

13 November 2017

Cirencester auction house Moore Allen & Innocent will offer a cache of uncensored letters written by a prominent First World War officer.


Reward offered for information to help solve burglary involving antiques stolen from south Gloucestershire home

06 November 2017

Police are appealing for information and offering a reward after antiques were seized by masked raiders in a robbery near Bristol.

View from the Malvern Hills by Laura Knight

Gloucestershire auction offers Laura Knight landscape and furniture from Georgian mansion

03 November 2017

Paintings by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) appear fairly regularly at auction, most commonly her views of Staithes and Cornwall as well as figurative works.