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Pumped up at auction for automobilia

05 November 2018

Prices for the best British automobilia are slowly catching up with the huge sums regularly paid for advertising and promotional material in the US.

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Latest Titanic auction highlights include lifeboat plaques and poster of the return voyage that never happened

30 October 2018

The latest Titanic sale at Devizes saleroom Henry Aldridge & Son in Wiltshire achieved a 93% sold rate, with the top lots including life-boat plaques and an 18ct gold pocket watch.

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Pleasant Georgian surprises in regional auctions

22 October 2018

Modestly estimated staples of the once-booming Georgian furniture market can still bring pleasant surprises.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

15 October 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Gardiner Houlgate auction offers guitars galore including the acoustic that set the Bee Gees on route to stardom

03 September 2018

Gardiner Houlgate in Wiltshire is dubbing its upcoming sale “the UK’s largest-ever auction of guitars”.

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Maurice Gibb Bee Gees guitars to test how deep is your pocket when bidding at auction

28 August 2018

The guitar that set the Bee Gees on the road to Saturday Night Fever and international disco stardom is to be offered at a Wiltshire sale.

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Corkscrews bring cheers to Henry Aldridge saleroom

06 August 2018

Two French corkscrews were the top lots of Henry Aldridge & Son’s auction of the first tranche of a single-owner collection of around 450 examples.

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Guitar played by George Harrison at last Beatles Cavern Club appearance is up at UK auction

03 August 2018

The guitar that George Harrison played during The Beatles' final appearance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club will be offered at a Wiltshire auction estimated at £300,000–£400,000.

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French corkscrew uncorks collectors to bid more than £12,000 at Wiltshire auction

30 July 2018

A French 18th century 'betrothal' corkscrew was the highlight of the first in a series to disperse a single-owner collection of corkscrews in Wiltshire.

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Personal effects of former King Edward VIII and wife Wallis Simpson head to auction

19 July 2018

A watch, writing set and magnifying glass belonging to the controversial couple the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the former King Edward VIII and wife Wallis Simpson - will be offered at auction this weekend.

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Wiltshire sale will be heaven for helixophiles

16 July 2018

A collection of more than 400 corkscrews assembled over 40 years by an “old-school connoisseur” is to be auctioned at Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes.

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Wilton House hosts 1000 car boots at historic venue

18 June 2018

Country house car boots held in aid of charities are part of the summer season.

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Emu bought by Hacker the Dog puppeteer to sit alongside George the pink hippo

31 May 2018

You can sleep easily now – we can announce that Emu, of Rod Hull and Emu fame – has found a very appropriate new home after being successfully sold at auction.

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Faringdon House fits the bill in London and Wiltshire

28 May 2018

The best of the furniture from the contents of Faringdon House went to a Christie’s (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) Interiors sale, but perhaps the more interesting items from the 18th century Oxfordshire manor were handled by Wiltshire saleroom Kidson-Trigg (20% buyer’s premium).

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Original 1960s Rolex Submariner watch clocks up £80,000 at auction

24 May 2018

A rare and original 1960s Rolex Submariner watch, bought new from a jewellery shop in Doncaster for £69 in 1966, sold in a Wiltshire auction for £80,000.

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Recreate seminal chatshow moment with Rod Hull and Emu puppet coming up in Wiltshire auction

15 May 2018

Chatshow host Michael Parkinson had a glittering TV career. However, he was quick to acknowledge: “The only thing I’m ever remembered for is being attacked by that bloody bird.”

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Previews: £30,000 plus

14 May 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Mythical beasts and snail in harmony in Salisbury

14 May 2018

Two fine Dutch pieces quadrupled estimates at Woolley & Wallis on April 24-25: a c.1637 wine cup by an unidentified Middelburg smith and a table bell.

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Menu for first ever meal onboard the Titanic makes auction record

25 April 2018

A menu for the first ever meal on the Titanic, a steward’s badge and a letter written on board have all made top prices at auction in Wiltshire.

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Get into a great Tis in Wiltshire for brocante market

23 April 2018

The third Great Tisbury Brocante will run on the spring bank holiday, Monday, May 7, all through the streets of the Wiltshire town.