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A collection of Islamic works of art kept in a storage facility on the outskirts of London is to be offered largely without reserve in Hannam’s February 23-24 sale in Selborne, Hampshire.

Among the highlights is this 5in (13cm) high early Khorasan bronze bird, engraved with motifs and calligraphy, which is guided at £300-500.


This unusual 18th century Delft ink stand is included in Bishop & Miller’s February 25 sale in Stowmarket, Suffolk. The rectangular 9½ x 4in (24 x 10cm) piece is covered in manganese decoration and is topped with a figure seated between a pounce pot and inkwell aperture.

Estimate £200-300.


Special Auction Services’ music and entertainment memorabilia sale on February 22-23 in Newbury, Berkshire, includes this hand-painted dressing room allocation board for The London Palladium Royal Variety Performance in 1965.

English comedian Arthur Haynes had the entertainers sign the guide, which he then gifted to his sister-in-law, the vendor’s great aunt.

The 2ft 2in x 2ft 11in (66 x 89cm) framed piece is autographed by Peter Sellers, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Hallyday, Shirley Bassey and Tony Bennett among others. Estimate £400-500.


In a timed auction concluding on February 26, McTear’s of Glasgow is offering more than 70 lots of sport memorabilia from a single private collection.

Autographs, prints and sportswear relating to football, boxing and cricket feature, with prices ranging from £100-2000.

Pictured here is a Diego Maradona 2ft 9in x 3ft 9in (85 x 1.15m) box-framed presentation titled The Chosen One, comprising an Argentina replica jersey signed by Maradona in black pen, a 1986 World Cup programme and a colour match-action photograph. Estimate £200-400.