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The North Yorkshire Moors collection of British and Irish coins and tokens formed by Marvin Lessen will be offered at auction by London specialist Dix Noonan Webb on January 29.

A rare 18th century brass token produced for the York ironmonger and cutler B Hobson has an estimate of £70-90.

dnw.co.uk or see this item on thesaleroom.com

This 5g gold nugget (and extra smaller specimens) above comes with a handwritten note titled A Nugget of Gold From Australia!!!.

Dated 1867, the note says the gold came from the diggings of J Allen. It is estimated to sell for £60-80 at Huntly Auctions in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, on January 28.


Closing on January 28, an online sale of postcards at Southgate Auction Rooms in London includes a complete set of 10 cards from the Star Series of British Admirals printed in Bavaria c.1905-10.

Estimate £60-120.


An oil on board sketch by AR Frank E Beresford (1881-1967) titled A Fairey Battle – Binbrook and dated 1940, 12 x 16in (30 x 40cm), has an estimate of £200-300 at Keys in Aylsham on January 24.

keysauctions.co.uk or see this item on thesaleroom.com