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Caughley collection shows the Wright ways to attract buyers

15 May 2017

Shropshire auction of wares from short-lived ‘niche’ factory proves to be a good market test...

Coins

Largest gold sovereign hoard declared treasure as mystery surrounds source of stash

24 April 2017

The largest gold sovereign hoard ever found has been declared treasure but mystery surrounds the identity of the rightful heirs to the trove of gold coins.

Visiting book

Visiting books from the Duchess of Cambridge call in to Shrewsbury auction

18 April 2017

Two visiting books that belonged to the Duchess of Cambridge are being offered at Halls’ country house auction later this month.

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Lifesaving medals sold at auction include lifeboat rescue hero

10 April 2017

It may be military gallantry medals that usually get all the glory but honours awarded to a lifeboat crew member sold in a Devon auction typify civilian bravery.

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BOOKS AND WORKS ON PAPER: Mapping the American Southwest

01 April 2017

Shropshire auctioneer sells ‘cartographic cornerstone’ of Tex-Mex history at surprise £16,500...

Chinese brush pot

Chinese brush pot takes £155,000 at Shrewsbury auction

09 November 2016

A Chinese cinnabar lacquer brush pot sold for £155,000 at Shrewsbury auctioneers Halls earlier today.

Chinese mark and period vases

Double joy at Halls as Chinese vases bring £85,000

19 May 2016

A pair of Daoguang (1821-50) mark and period vases sold for £85,000 at a recent sale held at Halls of Shrewsbury.

Pulman Photographic Studio prints

Images from New Zealand’s first female photographer appear at Shropshire auction

02 March 2016

Originally from Lymm in Cheshire, Elizabeth Pulman (née Chadd) (1836-1900) is regarded as the first professional female photographer in New Zealand.

Moorcroft pomegranate gourd vase

Moorcroft vase among antiques stolen in £7000 Shropshire theft

22 February 2016

Police are investigating a raid on The Old Mill Antiques Centre in Bridgnorth, Shrophire.

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Signature of Button Gwinnett, the forgotten man who signed the Declaration of Independence, emerges at Shropshire auction

16 October 2015

“Button who?” When Shropshire documents consultant Ben Jones was told that an American client was considering selling the clipped signature of Button Gwinnett he reached for the search engine.

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Bottle of ice-cold beer that costs you £3300

25 June 2015

A fine 1875 vintage… never opened… so what did this bottle of wine sell for?

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#BringBackBrownFurniture

25 February 2015

COMMENT: Jeremy Lamond, fine art director of Halls of Shrewsbury, sets out his ten-point plan for reviving the fortunes of brown furniture

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Noël Coward’s Fascist secret

09 June 2014

The First World War shattered not just lives but also perceptions of the ‘natural order’ of things across Europe and how it was ruled.

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Old Master to headline in Shrewsbury sale

14 March 2014

A rare early work by the Dutch Old Master painter Dirck Van Delen (c.1605-1671) will be offered at Halls of Shrewsbury on April 16.

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Documents highlight Chinese workers forced into slavery

25 January 2013

A group of hitherto unknown 19th century documents has come to light revealing illegal trafficking of Chinese people to Latin America where they were forced into slavery.

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Halls’ new salerooms taking shape for March opening

11 January 2013

Shropshire auctioneers Halls’ new multi-million-pound headquarters and fine art salerooms will open for business on March 1 next year.

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Welsh international football cap from 1893-94 season

16 November 2012

This Football Association of Wales 1893-94 Season green velvet cap with braided gilt wire tassel and embroidered dragon, will appear in the November 21 sale at Halls of Shrewsbury.

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Prayers answered as Jacobite Amen glass yields £43,000 bid

12 November 2012

One of fewer than 40 known examples in the world, this Jacobite Amen glass sold at the latest sale held by Halls of Shrewsbury.

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Story of the world’s first Boy Scout who died a hero

12 November 2012

At the tender age of 15 young ‘Bob’ Wroughton became the world’s first Boy Scout, and had a glittering career of success in front of him. Yet just seven short years later, he became one of the first to die in the killing fields of the First World War.

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A Jacobite icon in Shropshire

29 October 2012

The Lennoxlove Amen glass, well-documented in Geoffrey B Seddon’s authoritative work ‘The Jacobites and their Drinking Glasses’, is to be offered for sale in Shropshire.