House and Son of Bournemouth will be selling a Louis Vuitton trunk on July 26.
Discovered in the attic of a Dorset property, the trunk had been there for the past 30 years since being given to the owner by a neighbour who no longer wanted it. It retains inner trays and straps and is numbered 180091 on the label on the inside of the lid.
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Special Auctions Services in Newbury offers the collection of John Garside on July 26. An estate agent by profession, for several years he organised the Windsor Toy Fair for the Maidenhead Static Model Club. His collection has a focus on some of the smaller diecast and tinplate factories.
This Timpo Toys Petrol Station Set No 3 in its original box (pictured top) is guided at £150-200.
A 19th century bottle of sherry found in the cellar of London’s Apsley House, former home of the 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), has re-emerged from a private collection. It will be offered in an auction of Fine and Rare Wine and Spirits at Dreweatts of Newbury on July 21.
This sherry, estimated at £300-700, is believed to have been bottled at Apsley House between 1850-70. It was purchased in 1977 at a Christie’s sale of wines from Apsley House and has been stored in a Hampshire cellar ever since.
Fellows’ Luxury Watches sale in Birmingham on August 8 includes this Movado 18ct yellow gold triple date hallmarked for Birmingham 1949. Estimate £1200-1800.
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Wotton Auction Rooms will sell the 20th century art collection of the late Arnold Root in Bath on July 22.
Root, the recipient of a Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings scholarship, was steadfastly committed to the philosophy of rescuing and repairing British buildings. He worked at English Heritage for 22 years, later running a small architectural practice, working on repair and alteration projects to historic buildings.
Eleven works by Edward Bawden (1903-89) include Smithfield Meat Market, signed, titled and numbered in pencil 58/75, estimated at £1000-1500.
The Autographs & Memorabilia sale at Chiswick Auctions on July 21 includes this large cabinet card featuring Queen Victoria at her desk with a portrait of Prince Albert in front of her.
It is signed and dated Victoria R.I. Aug 21, 1894 to the top-left corner and has a handwritten annotation to the verso reading This photograph of Queen Victoria was given to Blanche, wife of 5th Marquis of Waterford by Her Majesty on board their yacht Fedora, Cowes, Aug 21, 1894.
Adam Partridge in Macclesfield sells the studio ceramics collection of the late Jack Blackburn on July 29. Blackburn was the co-founder of Youlgreave’s – and Britain’s only – gallery specialising in French contemporary ceramics, Pots from France.
Twice a year, he would drive to France’s pottery-making areas returning laden with 300 pots made by up to 20 potters. He was also a collector of British pots.
Estimated at £700-1000 is this large earthenware plate covered in white glaze with cobalt painted nude figures of a mother and child, by post-modern potter Philip Eglin (b.1959). It has an impressed mark dated 2007.
This cased pair of English flintlock duelling pistols by Joseph Gulley, London, early 19th century, is estimated at £4000-6000 in Halls of Shrewsbury’s Timed Militaria Sale from July 14 to August 2.
This Mauchline table snuff box made in burr sycamore is decorated to the twin-hinged cover with two hunting scenes in pen titled Death of the Fox and Full Cry.
Measuring a substantial 9in (23cm) wide, it has a guide of £200-300 at McTear’s in Glasgow on July 21.
A fine pair of reverse glass black silhouette paintings offered by Dominic Winter in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, on July 21 depict two 100-gun first-rate ships of the Royal Navy.
HMS Britannia, also known as Old Ironsides, saw service during the War of American Independence, the Battle of Cape St Vincent and at the Battle of Trafalgar, where she carried the flag of Rear-Admiral of the White William Carnegie, Earl of Northesk.
HMS Royal Sovereign also fought at Trafalgar where she served as the flagship of Admiral Collingwood.
The paintings, in maple frames, date from the 1820s. Estimate £1000-1500.
This deluxe 1909 copy of The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm illustrated by Arthur Rackham has a guide of £1500-2000 at Gorringe’s book sale in Lewes on July 26.
Numbered 135 from an edition of 750 signed copies, it comes in a Morocco leather binding set with two original circular oils on vellum miniatures.
This pair of Anglo-Indian ebony carved armchairs made in Sri Lanka, c.1840, has an estimate of £3000-5000 at Stamford Auction Rooms, Lincolnshire, on July 30.