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This gold-plated, open-face, railway-grade pocket watch was made by the American company, Waltham. It is guided at £50-80 in Fellows’ Watches and Watch Parts sale in Birmingham on March 20.

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This 12in (31cm) high Prestige figure of Christopher Columbus is one of several hundred lots of Royal Doulton going under the hammer at Potteries Auctions’ March 11 sale in Staffordshire.

The HN3292 model, designed by Alan Maslankowski, was issued in 1992 in a limited edition of 1492 to mark the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the New World. Columbus is shown looking out to sea with a rolled-up map in his left hand and a wooden trunk at his feet.

Estimate £220-440.

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An unpaid storage bill has resulted in a large consignment of designer clothes, shoes and bags to Moore Allen & Innocent’s March 9-10 sale in Cirencester.

Offered without reserve, the garments are being sold on behalf of a storage company. Featuring both men and women’s wear by designer labels such as Louis Vuitton, Armani, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, the collection is described as in excellent condition, with some pieces thought never to have been worn.

Evening dresses, such as the Valentino gown pictured here, range from £50-200 and come in sizes 10 to 14.

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Known infinitely better for her skill with a paintbrush than a sewing needle, this cross stitch wool tapestry is a scarce, maybe unique, example by British artist Beryl Cook (1926-2008).

The 19½ x 12in (50 x 30cm) work of a steamship, mermaids and dolphins was made some 30 years ago for Cook’s sister Freda. It has remained in the family and is valued at £500 in Plymouth Auction Rooms’ March 15 sale.

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