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DAME LAURA KNIGHT'S 'DERBY DAYS'
Coverage in Country Life on Dame Laura Knight's 'Derby Days'...
EDWARD S. CURTIS' THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
Coverage in the Times Literary Supplement...
HOMES AND ANTIQUES
Coverage in Homes and Antiques on Our January Jewellery sale...
THE TALE AND SALE OF PETER RABBIT
Coverage in the Times Literary Supplement on the auction of Beatrix Potter: Books and Works on Paper...
THE QUEEN MOTHER'S LOST LETTERS
Previously unseen correspondence between Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and...
MARKET NEWS: INSIDE BRIAN SEWELL’S ART COLLECTION
Further to our breaking the story several months ago...
MARKET NEWS: INDIAN FLAVOUR AND ART DECO FLAIR
Britain’s no 4 art and antiques auctioneer, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, is taking its Old Master and modern and contemporary art sales...
INGEBORG BRATMAN JEWELLERY
The stock in trade of the distinguished jewellery designer, Ingeborg Ruth Bratman, (1935 - 2015), whose obituary was carried in JHT 24, will feature...
ANGLING ANTIQUES GO UP FOR AUCTION
Invest in fishing-themed collectables belonging to the late George Miskin...
Christmas gifts that are most likely to rise in value
We've done the legwork on a selection of gifts that will be worth even more next year...
It's Old Master sales week in London, and tucked away in....
Auction celebrates 100 yeas of style icons with photos of Kate Moss, Johnny Depp and Audrey Hepburn
The auction features 177 images of a century of style icons, shot by photography icons
A Giant Trove Of Cat Art Is Headed To Auction On National Cat Day
Marianne C. Gourary amassed hundreds of cat artworks spanning four centuries. And we love her for it.
Four Centuries of Cat Art Go Up for Auction
As works by artists from Balthus to Théophile Steinlen reveal, the cat has long been a popular subject for depiction
See the J.R.R. Tolkien Fan Letter That Changed Middle-Earth Mythology
The author answered a curious question and then inserted the answer into later editions of his work
Top-End Art Auctions Take New Digital Path
LONDON - Autumn, particularly the week of the Frieze Art Fair in October, has become a period when international wealth descends on London and flows toward contemporary art. Traders have been busy devising new ventures to attract the elite's attention, and their cash.
The Inaugural Auction by Mallett Antiques in London
On July 7 in London, the inaugural auction of Mallett Antiques, "Mallett at Home 1865-2015," brought in a strong total of £1,037,520. In partnership with the auction house Dreweatts & Blomsbury, the 150-year old antique dealer offered 371 lots, with 357 of the lots finding buyers.
ORIGINAL DOIG WINE LABEL SELLS FOR £40K
The original artwork for a wine label by a renowned contemporary artist has been sold for £40,000 with all proceeds going to the charity WWF to help combat the use of tiger bones in "wine" in Asia.
Market News: Freud's million-pound notes
Bloomsbury Auctions held its first sale for international contemporary art last week in the unusual but effective setting of Mallett, the antique furniture emporium, in Mayfair.
ARTE SUPER-CONTEMPORANEA DA BLOOMSBURY
Opere che fanno parlare di sé e dipinti ai vertici delle quotazioni di mercato. L'arte che fa tendenza dal 1990 ai giorni nostri va all'asta a Londra...
Political Cartoons from a Golden Age of British Satire
The late 18th century was a golden age of satire in Britain. Etched cartoons and caricatures abounded, poking fun at kings, noblemen, society ladies, French revolutionaries, the institution of marriage, and countless other people and things...
Auction Pro Simon de Pury Launches New Online Platform for Single-Owner Sales
This fall, Simon de Pury is launching a new online auction platform called, simply, "de Pury."
The Art Market: Export ban is a double-edged sword
African art in Europe; Paris's princesses; Mallett on the move; Qatar's new museum; a roomful of dollars.
LA COLLEZIONE PIET JONKER ALL'ASTA
Ornamenti da giardino ed esclusivi décor recuperati in dimore storiche del XVIII e XIX secolo dal celebre antiquario olandese saranno messi all'asta il 27 maggio.
Marilyn Monroe's pics taken 'weeks before her death' to be auctioned soon
Marilyn Monroe's rare pictures taken by her pal George Barris just three weeks before her death are about to get auctioned in London.
Last glimpse of a Hollywood legend: Poignant prints from Marilyn Monroe's final photoshoot just three weeks before she died are to be auctioned in London
Last pictures taken of Hollywood star of Marilyn Monroe going to auction
Pete Waterman sells model train collection for £600k
Pop producer Pete Waterman is the world's leading collector and patron of modellers, but has decided to auction off his 50-collection
Pete Waterman train auction raises more than £600,000
An auction of part of the model railway collection owned by record producer Pete Waterman has raised more than £600,000.
Pete Waterman's pristine model trains go under the hammer
Pop producer Pete Waterman, who has also carved out a role for himself in the world of train modelling and railway preservation, has sold 56 pristine models at auction for thousands of pounds.
Waterman trains sell for £100,000
It was full steam ahead as Pete Waterman hailed the result of his model train auction as "fantastic".
Pete Waterman on selling his model steam trains: It's my last chance to restore five full-size engines
Mirrorman and former train spotter Paul Routledge meets the music mogul to drool over his incredible collection, soon to be sold for a cool £1MILLION
The Art Market: Model trains auction
Can a model train be a work of art? Yes, says Pete Waterman - music impresario, producer, hit songwriter, sometime…
Preview the collection of the late Ian Askew, founder of OF Wilson Antiques
Ahead of the Dreweatts sale on 14th April, take a look at the estate of a lifelong collector and antiques enthusiast.
Art on the Palate: The Armagnac Appeal
Last September, iconic actress and singer Grace Jones attended the opening of Gigi's restaurant in the exclusive London suburb of Mayfair, prompting the restaurant to create a cocktail in her honour; but not just any cocktail, the world's most expensive cocktail.
Pop mogul Pete Waterman's passion for a different track
Better known as one of pop music's most successful producers, Pete Waterman's music helped fund his real passion for trains.
Market News: charity art auctions give back
Sculpture season kicks off, London's charity auctions raise millions for good causes and sporting paintings are snapped up in this week's art market news
Famous Thoroughbreds immortalised in paint to be auctioned
Leading Berkshire auction house Dreweatts, celebrate British sporting art
Art Sales: sporting art is back in the saddle
Berkshire auction house Dreweatts is the frontrunner in the resurrection of niche equestrian and sporting art, says Colin Gleadell
PETE WATERMAN TRAIN AUCTION | COLLECTION ON SALE
Berkshire auction house Dreweatts is the frontrunner in the resurrection of niche equestrian and sporting art, says Colin Gleadell
Chung Ling Soo posters on sale
A sale of vintage posters at Bloomsbury Auctions includes posters advertising shows by magician Chung Ling Soo.
Rare Islamic and Christian manuscripts recall a more inclusive Middle East
The book is heavy, somewhat fragile despite its bulk, the papers stained yellow with age and hardened by dust and time. The inside leaf showcases a mesmerising scrawl of Arabic typography, while the cover page reads, in Latin: "Liber Psalmorum", "Book of Psalms". This is a bilingual copy of a Christian text, published in both Latin and Arabic in Rome in 1641, a rare example of the enduring and historical bonds between Western and Eastern Christianity.
Mysterious Engravings Question Authorship of Shakespeare's Works
William Shakespeare was a commoner who wrote witty plays attended by Queen Elizabeth. Sir Francis Bacon was a noble who served as her Attorney General. Right?
Blackburn artist's work set to sell for thousands - almost 200 years after he was born…
A VICTORIAN oil painting of an army officer is expected to fetch almost £3,000 at auction later this month - almost 200 years after the Blackburn artist who painted it was born.
Art Sales: Unravelling the mystery of a lost beauty
The lost portrait of a notorious 1920s debutante has sparked a bidding war at Dreweatts saleroom. Colin Gleadell reports
Dreweatts sale promises a number of sparkling lots
Auctioneers Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will be offering a number of tempting lots for watch lovers at the company's next sale later this month.
Incredible vintage photos taken from space by pioneering NASA astronauts sold
A collection of vintage photographs by Nasa's pioneering astronauts has gone under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions in London.
First photo of Earth from space was from deadly rocket
We have the world's first ballistic missile to thank for taking the first ever photograph of Earth from space.
In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale
A collection of vintage photographs by Nasa's pioneering astronauts goes under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions in London on 26 February 2015.
The first space 'selfie' and rare vintage NASA space photos come up for auction
A selection of prints from a previously unseen private collection of vintage photographs by Nasa's pioneering astronauts, taken in space and on the Moon, are currently on exhibition in London at Mallett Antiques before the full collection goes under the hammer on Thursday 26th February at Bloomsbury Auctions in London.
Rare, Vintage NASA Photos Up for Auction
Almost 700 rare, unseen and vintage NASA images will be auctioned in London on Thursday. From Buzz Aldrin's first selfie in space to Ed White's first U.S. space walk. Dipti Kapadia reports. Photo: Bloomsbury Auctions
Vintage NASA photos up for auction
Buzz Aldrin's first 'space selfie' among vintage Nasa images to go under the hammer
Hundreds of vintage photographs taken from the early years of Nasa space exploration are going under the hammer for a combined estimated price of around £647,000.
Rarely Seen Images From Space Including the 'Best Selfie Ever'
Hundreds of photographs from the early years of the space age are for sale. That includes the first image taken from space - from an altitude of 65 miles by a camera on a V-2 rocket launched from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on Oct. 24, 1946. (The boundary to outer space is generally placed at 100 kilometers, or 62.1 miles.)
Buzz Aldrin selfie, other vintage NASA photos head to auction
History may know NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin as the second man to walk on the moon, but he does have the distinction of being the first to take a selfie in the outer limits of space.
Vintage NASA Photos From the Golden Age of Space
In November 1966, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin made history with the first selfie in space. It's a modest-size print, eight by ten, and in the frame you can see his eyes-the rest of his face is obscured by his helmet-and in the background, a slice of earth set against the blackness of space.
Secrets of The Space Race: Rare NASA Photos Hit the Auction Block
The largest sale of NASA photographs in the world ever brings together an astonishing collection of 700 photographs, documenting six decades of space exploration.
These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel
A selection of prints from a previously unseen private collection of vintage NASA photos will be auctioned in London
From the Earth to the Moon: Amazing Photographs in Space
Images of NASA's earliest forays into space are going under the hammer on February 26th at London's Bloomsbury Auctions. From the Earth to the Moon - named after Jules Verne's proto sci-fi - the sale is a treasure trove comprising hundreds of vintage photographs from the infancy of space exploration
Earliest surviving examples of photography revealed
A photograph of fruit sellers taken shortly after the invention of photography is set to star at an auction to be held at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on 5 March.
Slide Show: NASA's Sunstruck Golden Age
Last month, at the two hundred and twenty-fifth annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, a team of scientists presented a newly assembled Hubble Space Telescope panorama of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest major galactic neighbor.
Vintage NASA Photos Head to Auction in London
Bloomsbury Auctions is selling an incredible collection of vintage photographs by NASA's pioneering astronauts in London on February 26. The selection of photographs, taken in space and on the moon, is from a previously unseen private collection and spans the early days of the Mercury Program to the triumphs of Apollo.
Hundreds Of Unseen NASA Photographs Reveal The Vintage Beauty Of Outer Space
On October 24, 1946, the world was introduced to the first photograph from space, a shot of our tiny planet taken 65 miles above Earth. The artist behind this iconic image was a V-2 rocket, programmed to capture a frame every 1.5 seconds before delivering a steel cassette of film back to the ground just minutes after it launched.
Over 600 Rare US Space Photographs Go on View in London
Over 600 vintage space photographs from NASA missions, many not seen by the public before, are on view in London until their auction at the end of the month. Highlights of From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs are at Mallett Antiques through February 19, then the full collection goes on display at Bloomsbury Auctions until the sale on February 26.
Vintage NASA Photos Up for Auction
Hundreds of iconic and vintage NASA photographic prints from the early days of the U.S. space program will go to auction on Feb. 26, 2015, in London. The photographs are vintage, i.e. they were printed around the time the images were captured, and are being sold by Bloomsbury Auctions.
24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut
Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.
New appointments at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, part of the Stanley Gibbons Noble Investment stable of companies, have boosted their expertise further with a recruitment drive.
Rare, Vintage NASA Astronauts' Photos Capture 'Voyages Beyond Our Home'
Several photographs taken in space by NASA's pioneering astronauts, many of them previously unseen, will be on display at Mallett Antiques in London through most of February before going to auction with the larger collection at Bloomsbury Auctions Feb. 26. in London.
First Ever 'Space Selfie' by Buzz Aldrin Heads to Bloomsbury Auctions
This might be your chance to own the first ever space selfie. A collection of prints from NASA's photographic archive is going under the hammer at London's Bloomsbury Auctions on February 26. The extraordinary images will be displayed at Mallet Antiques prior to the sale.
Awe-inspiring collection of vintage NASA photos on sale for whopping £500,000
Many of the photos are previously unseen, having spent most of their lives in NASA's vaults. The archive dates back to the late 1950s when NASA was just establishing their groundbreaking space programme.
Buzz Aldrin space 'selfie' among vintage NASA photos up for auction
The archive of more than 600 photographs, many of which are unseen, covers NASA's groundbreaking space programme from its inception
Vintage NASA Photographs Go Under The Hammer In London
A rare selection of prints from a previously unseen private collection of vintage photographs by NASA's pioneering astronauts, taken in space and on the Moon, will be on exhibition in London throughout February at Mallett Antiques before the full collection goes under the hammer on Thursday 26th February at Bloomsbury Auctions in London.
Vintage Nasa photos up for auction: Armstrong on the moon and the first view of Earth from space among collection worth £600,000
A collection of vintage Nasa photographs - including some of the first ever images from space and the first cosmic 'selfie' - are set to fetch a whopping £600,000 at auction.
Dreweatts opt for monthly collectors' sales online
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are to conduct monthly collectors' sales in collaboration with website The Auction Room - the first taking place on February 4-5.
The Rosemary Verey Collection: A Gardener's Library
London:The working library of one of the most distinguished and influential garden designers of the 20th Century, the late Rosemary Verey (1918-2001) opens the sale of Printed Books & Manuscripts held at Bloomsbury Auctions on Wednesday 17th December 2014. The stunning 84 lot strong collection of gardening and horticultural books carry her personal annotations and offer an illustrative insight to the historical works that drove her creative process.
Dreweatts' £1.2m fine jewellery auction
Dreweatts achieved stellar results in a day of luxury sales at their London saleroom on 27 November, with prices totalling over £1 million. Fierce international bidding saw iconic jewels by the master jewellers and high jewellery ateliers of the 20th Century including Bulgari, Graff and Jean Schlumberger, steal the show and attain the top prices.
30 carat sapphire ring stars in jewellery auction
A 30 carat sapphire and diamond ring by French jeweller Jean Schlumberger was the star lot at this week's fine jewellery and watch sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in London; reaching an eye-watering £117,800 before the hammer fell.
A Turner, a Warhol or a pension?
Some startling museum quality art is coming up for auction in this year's pre-Christmas sales, including one of the few Turner masterpieces in private hands, paintings of Pre-Raphaelite beauties and an iconic Marilyn screenprint by Andy Warhol.
Market News: records tumble and rumours abound
It's been a busy week in the art market, with whispers about a Sotheby's sale, a new record for African tribal art and uncertainty over the Russian market. Colin Gleadell rounds up the latest stories
The Beatles' Abbey Road album cover photographs: Bidders gather to snap up Iain Macmillan pics
It is one of the world's best-known and loved album covers and it has caused mayhem for drivers on Abbey Road for 40 years, as music fans strive to recreate the scene.
The Beatles' unused 'Abbey Road' photos sell for £180,000
The photographs were expected to reach between £50,000-£70,000
Beatles photos give star performance
A rare set of Beatles photos has sold for £180,000, shattering their estimated auction price of £50,000-£70,000.
Beatles Abbey Road photos bring $281,500 to Bloomsbury Auctions
A complete set of photographs from the Beatles' iconic Abbey Road photoshoot has seen superb results at Bloomsbury Auctions.
The Beatles' Abbey Road snaps fetch £180,000 at auction
Six discarded images from THE BEATLES' iconic Abbey Road album shoot have been sold for £180,000 at auction.
Incredibly rare outtakes from The Beatles' photoshoot for iconic Abbey Road album cover sell for £180,000
Rare photographs of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road shot for the cover of the last album they recorded together have sold for a staggering £180,000.
Are these the most iconic music photos of all time?
As six rare photos taken from The Beatles' Abbey Road album go on auction today at Bloombury Auctions, we take a look at the most iconic music photos of all time
Rare Beatles Abbey Road zebra crossing photos go on auction today
Six rare photos taken from The Beatles' Abbey Road album go on auction today at Bloombury Auctions
Rare Beatles photos go on sale today
Six of the most iconic images of British pop culture auctioned off in London today
Dreweatts auction includes Patek, Genta and Rolex
The auctioneer will put 74 lots - including watches, clocks and timepieces - up for sale on Thursday 27 November.
The Beatles to Bob Dylan
12 Rare, Intimate, Rock 'N' Roll Portraits Up For Auction
Rare "Abbey Road" Outtakes and Cover Shot to be Auctioned in London
UK-based auction house Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will auction rare outtakes and the final cover shot for the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album during its November 21 Photographs & Photobooks sale in London's Mayfair.
Full set of Abbey Road photos goes on auction
The first full set of the famous Beatles' Abbey Road photos goes on auction in London next Friday (November 21), with an estimated price of £70,000.
Abbey Road photos set for auction
Abbey Road, the last album the Beatles recorded, may have featured the song You Never Give Me Your Money, but Stanley Gibbons will be hoping that investors dig deep into their pockets when it puts the original photographs for the album's cover up for auction.
Why music photographs are becoming more collectable
Images of pop stars that were once ripped out of magazine have gone from bedroom walls to sale rooms
1994 Kate Moss photos to be sold in an auction by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury. Unique
Kate Moss is the ultimate icon for top modeling. She was and still is the face for hundreds of luxury brands. From Calvin Klein in her beginnings to Burberry nowadays, Kate Moss, the "Brindille" has established the job of top-modelling to the rank of superstar.
Bloomsbury is putting up high-profile Middle Eastern works for auction
"A 15th-century Arabic book on alchemy - how can you not want to read through that?"
The bullet that hit the first ever pilot injured during war…which the Italian ex-footballer survived and had turned into a pendant
A bullet which shot down the first pilot during wartime - and was then turned into a pedant and worn by him - is due to go up for auction.
Beatles' unused Abbey Road photographs to be auctioned
The first full set of the Abbey Road photos from The Beatles best-selling album is going on auction for over £70,000.
Antiques Roadshow's Eric Knowles visits Ragley Hall for valuation day
Visitors invited to go along to Warwickshire country estate and get their collectables valued by top TV expert
Caravaggio or not?
Mallett falls to Dreweatts; Duchamp in Bond Street; SaatchiArt not that healthy; Arad scores in Paris
Full set of Beatles Abbey Road crossing pictures up for auction in London
They remain one of the world's most famous bands and the iconic image of John, Paul, George and Ringo crossing Abbey Road is known the world over.
William Shakespeare's fourth folio to cross the block at Dreweatts
A fourth folio edition of William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies will be among the top lots at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London on November 13.
Iconic Jewels set for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will present a selection of iconic jewels from some of the world's most recognisable brands at its fine jewellery sale on November 27.
Iconic Jewels at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Stunning stones and iconic jewels from the master jewellers and high jewellery ateliers of the 20th century will be offered, fresh to the market, in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Fine Jewellery sale on Thursday 27th November 2014 in London.
Abbey Road Auction
It was a historic shoot that created an iconic album cover, now all the photos from Abbey Road are up for sale
Iconic Abbey Road album cover images go up for sale
All six images taken for the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover are going up for sale.
Beatles' unused Abbey Road photographs to be auctioned
Full set of six pictures of John, Paul, Ringo and George to be sold along with image of street sign used on back cover of album
Why don't we do it in the road? Rare outtakes from The Beatles' legendary Abbey Road album photoshoot emerge
Rare photographs of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road shot for the cover of the last album they recorded together have emerged for sale for £70,000.
The Outtakes From The "Abbey Road" Album Cover Are Being Auctioned Off Next Month
You've no doubt seen this picture…
The Beatles' unused 'Abbey Road' photos up for auction
The sale is expected to reach between £50,000-70,000
Rare Beatles Abbey Road photos revealed
A complete set of six photographs showing The Beatles crossing the famous zebra-crossing outside Abbey Road Studios in London has been unveiled for an auction next month.
Complete Collection of Beatles 'Abbey Road' Cover Shoot Photos Going to Auction
The complete set of photos taken for the cover of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' album is headed for the auction block in November, where the signed and numbered set is expected to fetch up to $110,000.
Precious Lord of the Rings find for Huntingdon charity shop
An original copy of Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring, which was donated to Huntingdon's High Street Oxfam shop, has been auctioned for £650.
Bloomsbury Auctions' Modern & Contemporary Prints Sale
Bloomsbury Auctions' Modern & Contemporary Prints sale on Wednesday 29th October offers collectors the opportunity to invest in affordable prints from some the most famous names of 20th Century British, Post War Contemporary and Modern Art.
Mallett becomes part of stamp specialist Stanley Gibbons collection
Mayfair antiques and art dealer Mallett has become part of stamp specialist Stanley Gibbons collection, selling itself in an £8.6 million deal.
The Fine Art Auction Group Ltd (TFAAG), has made an offer to acquire Mallett Antiques PLC
The boards of Mallett and Stanley Gibbons are today pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by TFAAG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stanley Gibbons, for the whole of the issued and to be issued share capital of Mallett.
Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition notes up for sale
Antarctic sledging note delivered by dog called Vinka throws light on historic polar explorations.
Rare Billy Jennings memorabilia from Bolton Wanderers' glory days on sale at auction
RARE memorabilia from the Bolton Wanderers glory days of the 1920s is up for auction.
Modernist fine jewellery dazzles at auction
As a rule, fine jewellers avoid "fool's gold", and not only because its name is unflattering to the wearer.
Expansion at Newbury auction house
Local auction house Dreweatts, established in Newbury in 1759 are thrilled to announce two significant additions to their management team.
London Eye: August 2014
New boardroom appointments rarely make headline news in the art trade, but matters are different when the Internet plays a part.
Dreweatts to auction the Dennis Brown Collection of Gauge 1 Locomotives
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is set to auction the Late Dennis Brown Collection of Gauge 1 Locomotives as part of its September Transport Auction on Wednesday 10th September at the Donnington Priory saleroom in Berkshire.
A very rare Thomas Tompion George Graham movement
Last week I attended a small auction in Newbury, Berks at Dreweatts, where there were reveal clocks and various antiques on auction.
Is this the luckiest car boot sale find ever? 50p brooch marking famous Welsh sporting win valued at £500
Memento of 1905 Wales win against New Zealand 'worth more than 1,000 times its purchase price' though lucky shopper 'thought twice' about handing over 50p for it
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales first edition to make $25,000?
A rare first edition copy of Hans Christian Andersen's Eventyr foralte for børn, or Fairy Tales told for children is to auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury.
Bushmills feature in antique Irish and Dutch glass auction
A little piece of the Old Bushmills DIstillery history is due to go under the hammer
Dreweatts appoint new chairman
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, the art and antiques subsidiary of The Stanley Gibbons Group, have appointed George Bailey as their new chairman effective from September 1.
George Bailey Joins Dreawatts & Bloomsbury, Brings The Auction Room into Partnership
Tomorrow Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will begin a two-week online sales partnership with Paddle8 for Unconditional: Rare Prints and Editions with Zero BP. But today Deweatts & Bloomsbury announced that George Bailey, formerly of Sotheby's and founder of The Auction Room, will join the company as Chairman and inaugurate a partnership between the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury and The Auction Room.
Online auctioneers raise the stakes with no buyer's premium sales
Paddle8, the online auctioneer, has joined forces with the UK's regional bricks-and-mortar auction house, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, to host a series of four, online-only auctions that charge no buyer's premium. The move shows the extent that the internet is-finally, some might say-challenging the tried-and-tested business models of the art market, particularly for lower-priced works.
Benjamin West drawings take a combined £112,000
Two drawings of Old Testament subjects by the American-born portrait and history painter Benjamin West (1738-1820) proved the highlight of the latest sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Works on Paper at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' saleroom in Mayfair.
Far Eastern market grows for Chinese Export silver
It's only recently in the decade-long boom in Chinese works of art that Far Eastern buyers have come to appreciate once again the merits of Export silver. Once a neglected area, academic interest has been piqued in the subject as the marketplace moves in leaps and bounds.
Works by British Surrealist Stanley William Hayter at Auction This Fall
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will offer a significant collection of works by first generation British Surrealist Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988), one of the greatest and most influential figures of 20th-century printmaking.
Tompion/Graham movement to go under the hammer
An auction of Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments at the end of the month offers some historical, horological highlights.
Important glassware collection to be auctioned off
A substantial private collection of antique British and Irish glassware is set to be auctioned off later this summer. The collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century drinking and table glass is being sold by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury at their summer sale's first day, Asian and European glass and ceramics, on Thursday 28th August.
Rare Bushmills decanters go under the hammer
An important collection of Irish glass, including decanters from Bushmills Distillery, is to be auctioned at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Donnington Priory saleroom in Newbury, Berkshire next month.
Discover a summer of sales
If you are planning on spending your summer in the saleroom, here is the run down on unmissable auctions.
Fitzwilliam Museum buys Coalport jug at Agricultural Society auction
A massive Coalport Feldspar porcelain jug painted with a study of Earl Spencer's Durham Ox in a parkland setting has been bought by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Unique seat of learning belonging to agricultural pioneer
Born near Loughborough into a family of tenant farmers, Robert Bakewell (1725-95) is recognised as an important figure in the Agricultural Revolution - a pioneer of the grassland irrigation he saw while travelling in Europe and an innovator in the selective breeding of livestock.
Dreweatts/Bloomsbury Work with The Auction Room to Bring Online/Live Bidding to Broader Sales
There's a lot happening all over the art market, not just at the top end of it. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury just partnered with George Bailey's The Auction Room with a sale of pictures, books and furniture from the Royal Agricultural Society of Britain
A Knight To Remember
This week a rare archive of land grants to the Knights Templar and Hospitaller will be going under the hammer in London at the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Mayfair saleroom. This is the first time in 50 years that we have seen a comparable archive of documents linked to the mysterious and shadowy Knights Templar and Hospitaller.
Chinese Export Silver Items Star in Recent Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Sale
The atmosphere of the auction room always shifts several gears upwards at a silver sale when bidding for lots in the Chinese Export Silver section is reached, and this was certainly so at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' sale on July 9 at Donnington Park in England. Phone lines glow red hot and Internet bidding is hard keep pace with.
Peking Glass scores at Dreweatts
A sale of 'Interiors' at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions saw renewed interest in Chinese glass, with a fine and unusual vase from the Peking Glass Factory achieving a very respectable £21,080.The sale was held at the auctioneers Donnington Priory saleroom in Newbury, Berkshire earlier this week.
Mario Masenza collaboration jewellery to be sold at auction
Jewellery produced in the mid-20th century by artists in collaboration with Italian jeweller Mario Masenza will be sold in a 220-lot sale of fine jewellery at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
CRW Nevinson's Road to Arras achieves $65,000 sale at Dreweatts
A lithograph by CRW Nevinson titled The Road from Arras to Bapaume (1918) has sold for £38,000 ($65,176) at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury in London.
Original Chalk Drawings of Lost Benjamin West Artwork at Auction
The original chalk drawings of two lost paintings by American portrait and history painter, Benjamin West, surface at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Works on Paper on Thursday 24th July 2014.
Knights Templar land charters to headline London auction on July 17-18
A collection of 28 deeds and charters gifting land to the Knights Templar in the 13th century will headline a sale at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury in London.
Adrien von Ferscht article on Triads, Chinese art and decadent Shanghai
Style, the demand for style and the supply of style is an extremely fine-tuned, complex equation that only requires a small weakness in one element and the equation is compromised. Style icons are also an essential factor in creating a momentum for style to evolve.
Henri Matisse, the Cut-Outs extraordinary auction in London
Early this year, visitors of Tate Modern in London were able to discover another facet of Matisse's work. The master of colour, spent his last 14 years explorint paper-cutting. Or as he would explain himself, the art of painting with scissors. Now that the exhibition is over, there will be an exclusive auction taking place in London, at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
Matisse Cut-Out Prints Come to Dreweats Bloomsbury
On July 3rd, Dreweatts Bloombury is selling some plates from a 250-copy run of a book by Henri Matisse published at the end of his career during their prints and multiples sale in London. Given the success of the Tate Modern show of Matisse's cut-outs, there should be interest in these works at this accessible level.
RASE to auction off book and silverware collection
The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) has put its art, book and silverware collection - estimated to be worth between £200,000 and £300,000 - up for auction.
Antiques star in Wolverhampton to inspect treasures
TV antiques star Eric Knowles visited the Black Country to run his expert eye over hidden treasures from the area.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury to sell works by WWI artist June 27, July 3
An early painting from C.R.W. Nevinson's rare series of aerial battles, Bridge of the Thames, will appear at auction for the first time on Friday, June 27.
CRW Nevinson's Arras lithograph will auction at Dreweats on July 3
The Road from Arras to Bapaume, a lithograph by CRW Nevinson, is among the top lots at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury's modern and contemporary prints sale in London on July 3.
Historic Churchill Magnums To Go On Sale
Two magnums of 1986 Pol Roger Cuvée which pay homage to Sir Winston Churchill are to go on sale at an auction in London next week.
Photographs & Photobooks at Bloomsbury Auctions
For fans of an arresting image, the photograph and photo book sale on at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is the only place to be
Bloomsbury torna a Roma con Libri antichi e rari Asta 1
Dal 2013 è la libreria antiquaria e galleria d'arte Philobiblon, ora in via Antonio Bertoloni 45 a Roma e in via Borgonuovo 12 a Milano, la franchisee italiana di Bloomsbury Auctions, casa d'aste internazionale con sede principale in Maddox Street a Londra.
This Week in Pictures
An oversized digital contact sheet from Marilyn Monroe's last official photoshoot is unveiled ahead of its auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' saleroom in Mayfair this Friday. The shoot took place in 1962, just weeks before she died. It is estimated to fetch £7,000-£9,000.
Secret Conclave papers show how Saint Pius X was not meant to become Pope
Paper's smuggled out of controversial 1903 Conclave confirm that Pius X - now revered as a saint - was not in pole position to become Pope until his rival was eliminated usung centuries-old royal veto powers
Grayson Perry's art school work on sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
This month Dreweatts & Bloomsbury's Modern & Contemporary Art Sale, on 27th June, will include artworks by Grayson Perry. The pieces were made whilst he was at art school and they convey the beginnings of Perry's exploration of synthesising medieval and contemporary objects.
Bert Stern's Marilyn Monroe contact print valued at $15,000
An oversized digital pigment contact print from Bert Stern's The Last Sitting, featuring 12 images of Marilyn Monroe, will auction on June 6 at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury in London.
Grayson Perry's Art School Work at auction for First Time
A group of Grayson Perry artworks made while he was in art school is to go under the hammer for the first time later this month. They will be included in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury's "Modern & Contemporary Art" sale on June 27.
Bermuda Railway memorabilia collection to lead Railwayana sale
A collection of memorabilia pertaining to the Bermuda Railway will lead Dreweatts & Bloomsbury's Railwayana auction in London on June 12.
1855 French Map Climps to £5,208 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
An ancient map made by French graphic designer Charles Louis attracted a huge amount of around $8,763 when it went under the hammer at an auction conducted by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury.
Mementoes of Spitfire pilot shot down over Kent auctioned
A World War Two Spitfire pilot shot down over Kent during the Battle of Britain in 1940 left behind poignant personal belongings, which are being auctioned 74 years on.
Collection of Bronte sisters first editions sells for £111,600
A complete first edition set of the novels by the three Brontë sisters sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Important Books and Manuscripts, sale on May 19, for £111,600 ($188,085).
Collection of First Edition Novels by the Brontë Sisters Sells for $188,100
A complete first edition set of the novels by the three Brontë sisters sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Important Books and Manuscripts, sale on May 19, for £111,600 ($188,085).
Frozen in time
Hero Spitfire pilot's watch stopped at 3.40pm - the moment he was shot down over Kent in 1940
Battle of Britain hero's watch for sale - 74 years after stopping the moment he died
Les "Ricky" Ricalton's Spitfire was shot down over Kent at exactly 3.40pm on October 17, 1940 - the watch showing that time is expected to fetch up to £4,000
The Military Sale offers up rare finds
In the year of the World War One centenary and the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the annual collaboration between Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions and A.H. Bladwin & Sons Ltd offers medals, orders, decorations and militaria in The Military Sale on Thursday, May 29, at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' London saleroom in Mayfair.
Bronte sisters first editions up 12.5% on estimate at Dreweatts
Determined literature collectors brought a strong price for a rare first edition set of works by the Bronte sisters at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on May 19 in the UK.
Banksy's Mobile Lovers' could be worth "up to £500,000"
A piece of Banksy street art called 'Mobile Lovers' which has been at the centre of an ownership row could fetch up to £500,000, it has emerged.
Banksy's boy's club Bristol gift 'could fetch £500K'
A piece of Banksy street art which was at the centre of a tussle between potential owners could be worth up to £500,000, an auctioneer has said.
First editions of Bronte sisters up for grabs for 80k pounds
An entire set of first edition novels penned by the Bronte Sisters, namely Charlotte, Emily and Anne, will soon go under the hammer and is expected to fetch around 80,000 pounds.
Bronte first edition set could make $135,500
A complete first edition set of the Bronte sisters' novels are to auction with a £60,000-80,000 ($101,784-135,712) estimate at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London on May 19.
Bronte sisters first editions expected to fetch £80,000 when they go under the hammer
A complete set of first edition novels by the three Brontë Sisters are due to go under the hammer for the first time this month and estimated to sell for around £80,000.
White gold Daytona sure to be auction highlight
Breitling, Cartier and Rolex watches from a single owner collection will go under the hammer at Drewetts & Bloomsbury Auctions at the end of the month
A group of colourful illustrated satirical maps made during the First World War are to be offered by Bloomsbury Auctions in London next week.
WorthPoint adds Book on Chinese Export Silver & Marks to its Online Library
WorthPoint has announced that it has just added Adrien von Ferscht's important book, "Collector's Guide to Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940 the largest information reference resource for this unique collectible silver category
First edition stud book proves a popular lot
A first edition of the General Stud Book fetched double its estimated price when selling for £793 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions this month. It was estimated to make £300-400.
World War One scrapbooks to go under the hammer
A album of photographs, signatires, drawings and messages from wounded soldiers in the First World War recovering at Speen Hill House, Speen, is to go under the hammer at a May 29 London auction with a £200 to £300 price tag
Just What the Doctor Ordered:Original Manuscripts of Medical Recipes
Advances in modern medicine make it very hard to imagine a time without prescription pills and high-tech medical equipment but Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' April 17 sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts offers buyers an insight into the world of medicine as it was more than 400 years ago
Star Lots at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury March Auction
Luxury watches at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury's March auction attracted high prices with many timepieces selling well over their estimated value.
Rare "007" Works by Ian Fleming Go Under The Hammer
The adventures of secret agent James Bond have a timeless appeal, and a complete collection of writer Ian Fleming's 007 novels comprise lots 48 - 62 of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' April 11th sale of Modern Literature in London. Although all are in excellent condition, of particular note is a first edition of Casino Royale (1953), the book that introduced the character of James Bond, and made a further 11 Bond novels possible.
Bid for Booze
Auction of fine wine, champagne, port and select fine spirits.
An ever-wider choice
The value of Montblanc's Joan Miró pen, which will be put for sale at Donnington Priory on March 26th, had been estimated by Dreweatts at 6,000-8,000 pounds.
Unseen First World War Siegfried Sassoon poem to be offered at auction
A signed manuscript poem by eminent wartime poet Siegfried Sassoon is to go on sale this month.
A first edition of The General Stud-Book goes under the hammer in a sale of Bibliophilic material at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
A first edition of The General Stud-Book by James Weatherby containing Pedigrees of Race Horses, from the earliest accounts to 1807, goes under the hammer in a sale of Bibliophilic material.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Bring Fine Wine To Their London Saleroom
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' inaugural London sale of Fine Wine, Champagne, Port and Select Fine Spirits on Thursday 3rd April 2014 comprises a single owner collection of top Burgundy and red Bordeaux of the 1982 vintage.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Transport Sale
A 5 inch gauge model of a British Railways ex LNER Class B1 'Roedeer' 4-6-0 locomotive and tender 61040 was the highlight of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auctions Transport Sale yesterday, Tuesday 18th March, in Donnington Priory.
Is this Knibb's earliest survivng clock
This Charles II eight-day longcase clock by Joseph Knibb - a 'snapshot' of early longcase clock development - doubled its estimate to sell for £240,000 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale in Donnington Priory.
A selection of vintage travel, sport and propaganda posters have sold at auction
London's Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions to present etchings by Henry Moore
London's Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is to host an auction of etchings by English artists - including, notably Henry Moore - on 27 March. The sale is to feature 56 etchings by the artist, which date from the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, hailing from the collection of Michael Rand. The latter founded Editions Alecto, and has worked with a number of artists including David Hockney and Colin Self.
An A-Z of Antiquarian Books for Literature Lovers
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Thursday 13th March Bibliophile sale saw a group of 59 tinted lithographs of France, Italy and Sicily sell for £2,108 alongside antiquarian books and manuscripts covering subjects from architecture to zoology.
Unseen Henry Moore Prints Under the Hammer
A previously unseen collection of 56 working proof prints by Henry Moore is to go under the hammer on 27 March. The auction is part of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Modern & Contemporary Prints sale.
A collection of unseen Henry Moore prints to be offered at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' sale
A collection of 56 unseen working proof prints by one of Britain's most famous artists and sculptors, Henry Moore (1898-1986), will be offered for sale as part of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints on Thursday 27th March. Collected by Moore's master printer, Michael Rand, lots 116-172 from the sale document Moore's journey to becoming a draughtsman
Rare Joseph Knibb Oxford clock up for auction
A rare 17th century longcase clock valued at up to £120,000 will be sold at auction later.
Rare Jules Verne book describing moon landings 100 years before Neil Armstrong's 'giant leap' and signed by NASA 'stars' sells for £1,600
A rare copy of Jules Verne science-fiction novel, which imagined man landing on the moon more than 100 years before Neil Armstrong set food its surface, has been sold for £1,600
A label of love
A three-litre bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, bearing a label designed by the great Pablo Picasso, topped the single bottles of red Bordeaux in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' sale of Fine Wine, Port & Champagne on February 20, selling for a handsome £1,093.
A collection of 60 previously unseen proof prints by Henry Moore, together with drawings and waterclour studies for them, are to be sold by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in London this month.
King of the castle sets record at £8500
The commercial fortunes of Victorian silver 'castle top' card cases, engraved or embossed with views of British landmarks, depend primarily on the scarcity of the scene depicted.
Kate Moss Polaroid photographs up 30% on estimate
A set of three Polarios of the supermodel Kate Moss performed well at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on February 28.
Kate Moss shot by Tom Ford - art doesn't get more fashionable than that.
Object of Desire
Made by Birmingham silversmith Nathaniel Mills, this rare 1852 silver 'castle top' card case features the Dublin International Industrial Exhibition building of 1853.
Auction collection includes rare 1940 Rolex
Auctioneers Dreweatts & Bloomsbury have announced a collection of 60 vintage and modern wristwatches that will be auctioned at the company's Newbury auction house in Berkshire next month.
Joseph Knibb longcase clock offered at $200,000 in UK Auction
A longcase clock by Joseph Knibb is one of the most important to be sold in recent years
Silver dinner service presented to famous son of St Helens is up for auction
A SILVER dinner service presented to Peter Greenall by the people of St Helens is expected to realise up to £15,000 when it goes to auction next Wednesday
Chinese Export Silver Adrien von Ferscht joins Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
British fine art and collectibles auction house Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions have appointed Adrien von Ferscht as Consultant
For sale: Unseen Polaroids of Kate Moss in the 90s
Casually taken by Tom Ford back in 1997
'Unseen' Kate Moss Polaroids Revealed
Three 'unseen' Polaroid photos of supermodel Kate Moss taken by famed fashion designer Tom Ford, have been uncovered for a UK auction on 28 February.
Important Chinese Silver to be Sold
In their next silver sale at Donnington Priory on February 26, auctioneers Dreweatts & Bloomsbury feature two particularly important Chinese lots.
Silver specialist Adrien von Ferscht joins Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
British fine art and collectibles auction house Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions have appointed Adrien von Ferscht as Consultant
Rustic and realistic
A DEMETRE Chiparus bronze and ivory sculpture danced its way to £5,952 as part of a two-day sale of ceramics and interiors, including antiques from the home of collector and dealer, John Penrose, at Dreweatts Donnington Priory Saleroom on January 28-29.
Victorian card case of Dublin city could sell for £5k at auction
A RARE Victorianm silver 'castle-top' card case could fetch up to £5,000 at an auction later this month.
Rare 1949 Krug Champagne Set For Auction
A 65-year-old bottle of Krug Champagne, believed to be one of just a dozen bottles left in the world of its 1949 collection, is set to go under the hammer.
Stunning vintage posters on sale next week
The H&A team select their favourite pieces from Dreweatts' sale of classic designs.
Vintage travel poster up for auction
Vintage travel posters from the 19th century to the late Nineties will go on sale at the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on February 12. The collection features some of the most striking and award-winning poster advertisements in railway, airline and cruise travel across various destinations around the world. Here we present a selection of the posters which are also available for public viewing at Bloomsbury House from February 9-11.
Building up steam for poster art
In the days before TV screens carried adverts into living rooms, advertisers relied on the work of some of the country's top artists to encourage people to take a trip by rail
Antiques dealer's collection goes under the hammer
An upcoming auction at Donnington Priory offers a unique opportunity to take home some highly unusual antiques
Sweet Music from Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
A series of manuscript pieces entitles Romance for the Harp by one of the most notable harpists of the Romantic period, Parish Alvars, is offered as one of 242 items from The Morley Collection of harp music.
Antiques From the home of John Penrose Go Under The Hammer at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctiosn
An eclectic selection of interior antiques belonging to art and antiques dealer Mr, John Penrose will be sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Donnington Priory saleroom in their two-day Interiors, Glass and Ceramics sale on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th January.
A Pechstein After all
The rediscovered and recently attributed pastel drawing by the German Expressionist Max Pechstein is part of the London Auctioneee's first ever auction of Impressionist, Modern and Post-war and contemporary art.
Market News: sporting comeback
Modern British art is by no means the preserve of Sotheby's and Christie's. Apart from Bonhams in London, there is Bloomsbury Auctions, now amalgamated with Dreweatts as part of the Stanley Gibbons Group.
Make a bid for gifts that keep on giving
If you are looking for Christmas presents, auction houses have options that will make the usual high street and web purchases look terribly bland. Not only are these items often rare or unique, but they also have long-term potential as alternative investments.
Secret behind Houdini's famous escapes unlocked
A pair of handcuffs which once belonged to Harry Houdini were found to have been altered to allow the legendary escapologist to easily unlock them.
Hot secret of Houdini's handcuffs is unlocked
He was known as the world's greatest escapologist, but Harry 'Handcuffs' Houdini may have given himself a helping hand.
They'll be tying themselves in knots to get these! Harry Houdini's handcuffs that give away secrets to his escapes go on sale
A pair of trick handcuffs which let escape artist Harry Houdini fool the world with his death-defying stunts will be auctioned next week.
Handcuffs Used By Harry Houdini In The 'Chinese Water Torture Trick' Found
A pair of handcuffs which once belonged to Harry Houdini were found to have been altered to allow the legendary escapologist to easily unlock them
Harry Houdini escape artist props to go under hammer
Handcuffs, leg irons and padlocks used by illusionist Harry Houdini are to be auctioned off next week
First Example of a Multimedia Publication Sells for £21,080 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
A book that could be the first example of a publication containing images, words, and music sold for £21,080 on Thursday 28th November, at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Important Books and Manuscripts.
Last Works from Famous Artists' Drinking Den to go under the Hammmer
The last set of artworks from the notorious drinking den frequented by artists is to be offered on December 5 by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. The Colony Room club counted Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst among its regulars, before finally closing its doors in 2008.
Rare stakes at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction
On 11 December 2013, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is offering a sale of Modern and Contemporary Prints, to include several rare and never-before-released pieces.
Unpublished self-portrait of John Lennon goes under the hammer Thursday
A previously unpublished self-portrait of John Lennon is among lots in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Important Books and Manuscripts that will go on sale Nov. 28 will be on display all day Wednesday, the company said Nov. 27.
Kate Moss Photos Auctioned
As well as a picture of Kate Moss as a showgirl Christine Keeler went successfully under the hammer
Christine Keeler trumps Kate Moss at auction
A topless shot of Christine Keeler sells at auction for triple the price of a bare-chested Kate Moss
A priceless piece of Soho drinking culture history goes up for sale
A WORK by the late Barry Flanagan, who died in 2009, is due for auction on Thursday week.
Photographs & Photobooks
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are pleased to present their London sale of Photographs and Photobooks on the 22nd of November at 2pm.
Bulging caricatures sale at Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Auctions enjoyed stellar success with their single-owner sale of caricatures, costume and sporting prints, including this image of the king,s mistress.
Che Guevara Iconic Photography, Auction at Drewatts & Bloomsbury
Che Guevara iconic photography. Auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London on the 22nd November, 2013.
Unseen Lennon self-doodle goes to auction
With the hammer only just fallen on his 'bad boy' school detention reports comes news that a previously unpublished self-portrait by the ex-Beatle is also going to auction later this month.
Banksy Unseen Artwork. Auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
Banksy Unseen Artwork. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on Thursday 5th December is the London auctioneer's first foray into the worlds of Impressionist & Modern Art, and Post-War and Contemporary Art.
'Hi, my name is John Lennon' Self portrait of Beatles legend to be sold at auction
A NEVER-before-seen self portrait of The Beatles legend John Lennon is set to be sold at auction.
Unseen Artwork by Banksy and Pechstein In Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auction sale of Modern and Contemporary Art
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on Thursday 5th December is the London auctioneer's first foray into the worlds of Impressionist & Modern Art, and Post-War and Contemporary Art.
Rauschenberg's Cracked Surface holds $40,000 estimate at Dreweatts
Robert Rauschenberg's Cracked Surface and Rivets I, a unique work from 1989, is the lead lot in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Photographs & Photobooks sale, to be held on November 22 in London.
Demarchelier Photos of Kate Moss to Go Under the Hammer
Two black and white photos of a 19-year old Kate Moss taken by famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier are being offered at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in London. The two signed prints are part of the auction house's "Photographs & Photobooks" sale taking place on November 22.
Unseen Drawing by John Lennon at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
A previously unpublished self-portrait by John Lennon is among lots in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Important Books and Manuscripts, Thursday 28th November.
Photographs of Kate Moss, Christine Keeler and The Beatles go under the hammer
Revealing photographs of 19 year-old Kate Moss on the verge of becoming one of the world's most famous models will be sold in a sale of Photographs & Photobooks by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in London, on Friday 22 November 2013.
The Beatles Photo at Perthshire. Auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
This photograph of the Beatles was taken at a hotel in Perthshire, during their 1964 Autumn UK Tour. It was purchased by the current owner directly from the photographer, Robert Whitaker, who travelled with the Beatles on their tours between 1964 and 1966.
Thangka leads Dreweatts' Asian art sale at £450,000
Dreweatts achieved their highest price to date in the Asian art market when an 18th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting the Milarepa cult sold for £450,000 at the firm's first sale marking their participation in the Asian Art in London initiative
Early photos of Kate Moss on auction Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
Photos of 19 year old Kate Moss will be the top lots at the auction Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London on November 22.
Iconic photographs of Kate Moss, Christine Keeler and The Beatles go under the hammer
Revealing photographs of 19 year-old Kate Moss on the verge of becoming one of the world's most famous models will be sold in a sale of Photographs & Photobooks by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in London, on Friday 22nd November 2013.
Organic Perfume & Wine auction in aid of WWF
Caelestis in association with Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will auction on 20 November in London 5 bottles of exclusive wine together with a luxury French perfume which are not available for sale in stores. All proceeds will go to WWF-UK.
Vintage cognac sells for £3,000 at auction
A BOTTLE of cognac over a century old and presented half a century ago to the owner of the winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup, fetched £3,000 at a Donnington auction recently.
Printed Books for the Collector at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
Today's medical professionals face the same problems as 18th Century physician Robert Pitt: should apothecaries be allowed to prescribe medicine? Pitt's book 'The Antidote: or, the Preservative of Health and Life' contributes to the long running dispute and goes up for auction on Thursday 14th November at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, Godalming.
Champagne moment for Mill House
A bottle of 1905 Hennessy Grand Champagne Cognac, presented to the owner of Mill House, following his win at the Hennessy Gold Cup, galloped to a victorious £3,450 at the second dedicated spirits sale from Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
Scouts helped Hitler to prepare invasion
Hundreds of postcards sent home by German Boy Scouts formed the basis of Hitler's detailed plan for the invasion of Britain at the outset of the Second World War.
Scouts have informed the Nazis unwittingly
UNUSUAL - A series of books sold at auction in London on Wednesday, German scouts helped the Nazis to plan the invasion of England in 1940, with postcards they sent the United Kingdom.
How boy scout's postcards contributed to German war effort
In the early stages of World War II Hitler had Britain in his sights and a German invasion was thought to be inevitable. The Nazis had planned the attack in detail thanks to information gathered from a seemingly innocent source - postcards sent by visiting boy scouts and other German tourists. A booklet of reproductions sold for £1,000 in London on Wednesday. We spoke to Max Hasler, book specialist at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions.
Rome deal for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auctions have joined forces with Philobiblon, a leading Italian antiquarian books and manuscripts specialist, to offer monthly valuation events, auctions and fine art exhibitions in Rome.
Postcards from the edge of War
Souvenirs collected by German tourists in 1930s were used to plan invasion of Britain by Nazis
Sunday viewing for Donnington Priory
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury launch a series of Sunday viewings for selected auction this Sunday (November 10) at Donnington Priory, Newbury.
The Art Market: New York's heavy-hitter auctions
The November auctions in New York have been compared to a stock exchange for art - at least for the tip-top end of it.
Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions Present "The Library of a Gentleman"
Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions have great pleasure in presenting an auction of works by some of the most celebrated book illustrators, including Henry Alken, George Cruikshank, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson, as well as illustrators Joseph Crawhall and Edward Gordon Craig.
A DROP OF THE VERY GOOD STUFF
On the subject of sales among the lots at Dreweatt's dedicated spirits sale in Newbury on Thursday is a 108 year old bottle of Hennessy Grand Champagne Cognac which was presented to William Gollings, the owner of Mill House, after the horse won the 1963 Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup 50 years ago.
Huntingdon charity shop's James Bond first edition sells for £600
A first edition of Dr No by Ian Fleming was handed into Oxfam, in High Street, about six months ago and last Thursday sold at the upper end of its asking price at a Bloomsbury Auctions. The book was the best kept of its type seen this year by Bloosmbury's modern first edition specialist Max Hasler.
Bloomsbury Auctions & Philobiblon Gallery Opens in Rome
Museum unearths rare Charles Dickens' newspaper
Among a few magazines celebrating the 1953 coronation, which are variously valued at somewhere between nothing and £2 was an envelope containing "a really old looking newspaper". Ms Chambers added: "We e-mailed Bloomsbury auctioneers and immediately they got back to us, and without even seeing it they gave a conservative estimate of £700 on it, but it could be more." Founded as a rival to the right-wing Morning Chronicle and first published in January 1846, the liberal paper was edited by Dickens for 17 issues before he passed the editorship to his friend John Forster.
Rare James Bond Dr No first edition donated to Huntingdon charity book shop
Volunteers were amazed to find a first edition of Dr No by Ian Fleming amongst two bags donated to the shop about six months ago. The book was placed in a safe for three months until Geoffrey Stalker joined the High Street branch and discovered the literary gem. Mr Stalker passed the book to Oxfam's experts in London who have put the book in an auction at Bloomsbury in Godalming, Surrey, next Thursday(October 10).
George Orwell scarf worn when shot during Spanish Civil War set for auction
The red, white and black neck clothes, a neckscarf and two neckerchiefs Orwell wore during that fateful day near Barcelona were removed and kept by the comrade who treated him, Englishman Hugh o Hara. They were later acquired by Donald Bateman and are now being auctioned off Oct. 3
George Orwell's bloodstained scarves from Spanish Civil War up for auction
The accessories were around the 1984 writer's neck when he was shot in the throat by a sniper near Barcelona while fighting in the Spanish civil war in 1937. A colleague saved the bloodstained scarves after the incident and they are expected to sell for up to $1,800 at a Bloomsbury auction in the U.K. in October.
Bloodstained George Orwell scarves to be auctioned
Scarves stained with the blood of 1984 author George Orwell, are to be auctioned in London. Orwell was wearing the anti-fascist scarves when he was shot in the neck during a battle near Barcelona in the Spanish Civil War in May 1937.
George Orwell: scarf he was wearing when shot going on sale
The bloodied, bullet-holed scarf that Nineteen Eighty Four author George Orwell was wearing when he was shot in the throat is coming up for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions.
Steam train models go under the hammer
The models are expected to sell for up to £200,000 at the Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions. The collection was owned by the late Don Witheridge who built his own miniature railway. Don's model railway was fully signalled to British Rail standard which, at the time, was unique for a replica model.
Chinese contemporary art shines at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction house in London
September 7, 2013, London, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction house held its first Chinese Artists Auction, will be presented directly to the West Chinese art buyers, the auction also delivered successfully to make this a record auction houses art market history.
Return to Wales for 1893 Triple Crown rugby medal
A solid gold medal marking Wales' first Triple Crown win in 1893 has returned to Cardiff after £3,000 was raised to buy it from its owner Down Under.
Medal celebrating Wales' first ever Triple Crown winning side returns home from Australia
A medal awarded to a member of Wales first ever Triple Crown-winning side has returned home to Cardiff.In 1893 the prized accolade was given to Algernon Frank Hill, who was described as the greatest forward in the first 25 years of Cardiff RFC.
Deadline to buy rediscovered 1893 Wales' Triple Crown medal
A medal from Wales' first Triple Crown win in 1893 could soon be coming home after 30 years forgotten in a drawer on the other side of the world.
Good results for sale of Chinese Contemporary Art at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
The sale of Chinese contemporary art, which took place on 7 September 2013 at the Mall Galleries in London, organized by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions and Yourun International (UK) Art Investment Management Ltd, has achieved a total sale of $600.000.
Chinese art pilot auction staged at Mall Galleries
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are to hold a pilot sale of Contemporary Chinese art in partnership with Yourun International (UK) Art Investment & Management Ltd, a London-based arts and cultural institution specialising in promoting emerging Chinese artists.
Sold for an eye-watering amount! Unusual brooch designed by Salvador Dali fetches £96,000 at auction
It's certainly eye-catching - but it's price might bring a tear to your eye. This three-inch long piece of jewellery in the shape of a human eye, designed by surrealist artist Salvador Dali, has just been sold for £96,000.
Thomas Veale lantern clock emerges at auction
The sale of Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments conducted by Dreweatts at Donnington Priory on September 4 will include this well-documented William and Mary brass lantern clock by Thomas Veale of Chew Magna.
Salvador Dalí brooch fetches £75,000 at auction
At Dreweatts' first stand-alone sale of jewellery in London this version of Salvador Dalí's ‘The Eye Of Time’ (El Ojo Del Tempo) brooch sold for £75,000.
Salvador Dali-styled brooch expected to fetch £12,000
A brooch designed by the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí is expected to fetch at least £12,000 at auction.
Fake diploma which Hockney made in protest against art school set to fetch £20,000 at auction
A fake diploma created by artist David Hockney is predicted to sell for £20,000 at auction.
Cyril Power leads Bloomsbury prints sale
A rare linocut by Cyril Power (1874-1951) leads the sale of Modern & Contemporary prints at Bloomsbury Auctions in London on June 27.
The intricate art of creating a 007 cinema set
The original artwork for the set of the casino in the spoof James Bond film Casino Royale is on sale for £30,000.
Boy's Own hero's helmet is being put up for auction
The perfectly preserved helmet of a soldier awarded the Victoria Cross and described as a real-life Boy's Own hero has emerged for sale after more than a century.
Perfectly preserved helmet of real-life Boy's Own hero who was awarded Victoria Cross after running through hail of bullets to rescue captain in 1897 India goes on sale
The year was 1897, and the British Empire was at the height of its power.
During a battle against tribesmen in Dargai, a mountainous region of India, a young lieutenant ran through 'a perfect hail of bullets' in an attempt to rescue his company captain. It was an act of bravery that would earn him the Victoria Cross.
Dreweatts & Baldwin's present June 5 Inaugural Military Sale
LONDON - Last year three major players in the UK fine art and collectibles industry (Apex, Baldwin's and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions) combined to create the UK's newest "top 5" generalist auctioneer under the banner of Noble Investments (UK) PLC. This year will see Baldwin's and Dreweatts holding their first joint auction of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria on June 5 at Dreweatts London, 24 Maddox Street. LiveAuctioneers will provide the Internet live-bidding services for the sale.
Philip Webb cartoons for William Morris tapestry — the pride of Hodson collection
It was during negotiations to secure the future of the Kelmscott Press after the death of William Morris in 1896 that Laurence William Hodson (1863-1933) acquired four watercolour and pencil designs by Philip Webb (1831-1915).
William Morris' tapestry sketches auctioned in Newbury
Four sketches which formed the designs for William Morris' tapestry The Forest have sold at auction for more than £120,000 in Berkshire.
This Peter Rabbit runs and runs towards a pot of gold
A rare first edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter will be the star lot when 350 Potter-related items come up for auction tomorrow. The collection is expected to fetch £250,000 in all.
'Clever' Frankie Howerd school reports sold for £580
School reports noting Frankie Howerd's "natural gift" for amateur dramatics have sold at auction for £580.
Please yourself at Frankie Howerd sale
Personal items from Frankie Howerd's huge collection of memorabilia — from school reports and a job contract as a £1-a-week filing clerk to photographs of him with Elizabeth Taylor — are going on sale in a “last chance” auction
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury taps Arts & Crafts collection Feb. 27
NEWBURY, England — Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will offer a rare opportunity to buy landmark items from a unique private collection spanning William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement on Wednesday, Feb. 27. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Titter ye lots: Frankie Howerd's school reports, photos as WWII gunner, signed script of Up Pompeii! and passport featuring his awful toupee go up for auction
Fans of legendary Up Pompeii! star Frankie Howerd can snap up personal items from the comedian's huge collection of memorabilia including his passport - complete with his awful toupee photo.
'An exceptional and important collection!': Stunning 19th century interiors to sell for £250,000 (but you'll have to outbid Antiques Roadshow's Eric Knowles first...)
A stunning collection of interior designs from the famous Arts and Crafts Movement of the 19th century is set to sell for £250,000.
Many of the items in the huge collection of rugs, wall hangings, carpets, curtains and furniture relate to the celebrated British designer William Morris.
Major Arts & Crafts collection at auction
Works of art, tapestries, jewellery and books from the collection of Laurence William Hodson (1864-1933), an art collector and patron to William Morris and other leading artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement, are to be offered across three sales at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions.
Eric Knowles joins Dreweatts and Bloomsbury
Eric Knowles has joined the team at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions as a consultant.
Eric Knowles joins Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to welcome Eric Knowles as a member of their team. Eric is a familiar face on television, appearing regularly on high profile antiques programmes and documentaries. He writes for various newspapers and magazines about antiques generally and ceramics and the Decorative Arts in particular.
End of the tale for collector who squirrelled away Potter
A vast collection of Beatrix Potter artefacts is to be sold at auction this month.
Peter Rabbit first edition to fetch £30,000 as rare collection auctioned
Mark Ottignon is to sell his vast collection of Beatrix Potter artefacts for a whopping £250,000.
Nutcracker fetches £9,000 at Donnington auction
A rare nutcracker, almost four centuries old, went under the hammer recently (Dec 5) at a Donnington auction for £9,000. The seasonal item, on sale at fine art auctioneers Dreweatts, far outstripped a presale estimate of between £350 and £500.
Noble Leads Consolidation in the UK Collectibles Market
This week, Noble Investments (UK) plc—a London-based international rare coin, banknote, medal and stamp dealer, as well as auctioneer (and a constituent company of Skate's Art Stocks Index)—made an offer to acquire The Fine Art Auction Group (“TFAAG”).
One small step for photography... One giant leap for mankind: First complete colour picture of Earth up for sale next week
The first ever complete colour picture of planet earth in human history goes under the hammer in London next week.
Lost work by renowned First World War artists come to light
Three 'lost' works of art by two renowned First World War artists depicting scenes from the Western Front have been discovered after 96 years.
Handwritten JFK speech found in aeroplane bin resurfaces after 50 years in cleaner's attic
A speech written for President Kennedy which was scooped up out of an aeroplane rubbish bin has come to light.
Going, going, Gone With The Wind! Pensioner who collected 500 first edition books set to land £1m at auction
A pensioner who did not touch his precious library of rare books for 30 years is to be rewarded for his patience when it sells for an expected £1million at auctioneers Bloomsbury of London later this month.
Irish Giant, Hairy Girl and Peter The Wild Boy: Just some of the 'freaks, swindlers, murderers and eccentrics' found in 200-year-old magazine
A 200-year-old book illustrating ‘freaks, swindlers, murderers and eccentrics’ of the 19th century, such as an Irish Giant and a Hairy Girl, has been discovered.
Burgeoning Burges — another work emerges at £34,000
Works of art by architect-designer William Burges (1827-1881) are extremely rare — but serendipity has seen half a dozen pieces emerge recently in the regions.
Great haul of China: Collector auctions £1m haul of artefacts from Chairman Mao's regime snapped up over a 15-year period
An obsessive collector is in for a red letter day when he sells his one £1m hoard of artefacts connected to Chinese dictator Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.
'Cursed' saddle used by Queen Elizabeth I sold for £19,000
A saddlecloth reputedly used by Queen Elizabeth I during a state visit to Bristol in 1574 has sold for £19,000.
Buyer of ‘cursed’ royal saddle may have the last laugh
A saddle used by Elizabeth I on a visit to Bristol in 1574 is likely to make more than £10,000 at auction.
‘Elizabeth I’ saddlecloth in Newbury sale
A saddlecloth reputedly used by Queen Elizabeth I during her state visit to Bristol in 1574 is to be offered at auction.
A year in the life of the Queen: The series of fascinating sketches drawn by artist who enjoyed unprecedented access to monarch for an entire year
More than 250 fascinating drawings depicting a year in the life of the Queen have emerged and highlight the demanding and exhaustive role she performs.
Indian inlays at £16,000
The latest Interiors sale at Dreweatts of Donnington Priory included this 2ft 6in (77cm) wide coromandel and ivory marquetry centre or Communion table.
Rare first-edition Narnia book given to young boy by C.S. Lewis up for auction at £12,000
He is one of the greatest children's authors of all time. And if C.S. Lewis were still alive, many of us would give our right arm to meet him. But to the eight-year-old boy that knew him as an old man, he was just ‘Jack’ — a friendly visitor who gave him books.
A rail bargain from a bygone era: Historic posters depicting the delights of British beach breaks go under the hammer
They were simple adverts, designed to entice holidaymakers to the exotic beach resorts of Plymouth, Whitby and Clacton-on-Sea, but now a series of railway posters is expected to fetch thousands when they are put up for auction.
Beatles are back in the (former) USSR
The Bank of Kazakhstan paid £20,000 for a photograph of the Beatles walking along the Abbey Road crossing the opposite way from the iconic album cover. It beat bidders from around the world during last month's sale at Bloomsbury auctions in London.
Lucian Freud egg shell portrait sells for £27,000
A self portrait painted on an egg shell by artist Lucian Freud has sold at auction for £27,000.
Father with black eye as sketched by Freud
A sketch by Lucian Freud of his father, Ernst, shortly before he died in 1970 is going on sale. The pen-and-ink work of the 78-year-old architect was given by Freud to a friend who was the curator at a London art gallery.
Would you shell out £100k for this? Hen's egg with self-portrait by Lucian Freud is set to sell for thousands after being hidden in drawer for 33 years
As self portraits by late artist Lucian Freud go, this one is truly egg-cellent.
The painter, who died last year, daubed the work on the humble hen's egg for an exhibition in 1979 and now, 33 years later, it is set to sell for £100,000 at auction.
Lucian Freud egg portrait expected to sell for £100,000
An egg kept in a drawer for 33 years is expected to sell for £100,000 — as it has the face of Lucian Freud on it.
Freud's delicate portrait on an egg goes under the hammer
Even before his death last year Lucian Freud was one of the world's most sought-after artists, which helps to explain why a crudely painted self-portrait on an egg is expected to fetch up to £100,000 when it is sold at auction later this month.
The Duchess steams to £140,000 world record
The Duchess of Buccleuch, an LMS Pacific type, sold at £140,000 to a British collector against an estimate of £30,000-50,000, a world record for a 7¼in gauge, model engineer-built locomotive, and in fact a top price for any model locomotive of this type or gauge which has ever been sold at auction.
Model steam engines belonging to late train enthusiast sell for than £530,000
It proved to be an electric sale that left everybody chuffed to bits. Jack Salem, who died in 1986, commissioned locomotive builders to make them so he could drive them around his garden — which had 800m (2,600ft) of track, stations, tunnels and viaducts.
Donnington loco sale fetches over half a million pounds
A collection of model locomotives which went under the hammer in Donnington yesterday (Wed April 25) has fetched over half a million pounds — more than twice the original estimate.
Someone will be chuffed with this lot: Train buff's collection of working scale replicas of classic locomotives could fetch £250,000 at auction
A train buff's stunning collection of model steam engines that he used to drive around his back garden is set to sell for £250,000.
Gold-plated bicycle expected to fetch £2,000 at auction (it's so posh there's even a small engine to help with the hills)
This gold-plated bicycle with a 35cc engine is expected to fetch up to £2,000 at auction.
Auction recalls soldier's last words to &lsquoDearest Mother’
A poignant letter from a First World War soldier to his mother, written shortly before he was killed in action, is to be sold at auction on Tuesday.
The Fritz are going to get it in the neck!': Poignant last letter of World War One soldier killed three days later
A First World War soldier's last poignant letter to his family - sent from the trenches three days before he was killed - is to be sold at auction.
Turner's Donnington Castle painting could fetch £60,000
A signed painting of a Berkshire castle by JMW Turner is expected to fetch up to £60,000 when it is sold at auction later.
Out of this world! Vintage photographs of space program fetch astronomic sum at auction
They capture some of the most breathtaking moments of human endeavour - the missions to the moon.
Now space fanatics have been able to walk away with their own piece of that history after a stunning selection of photographs taken by those astronauts went under the hammer today.
Astronauts' photographs from space flights and moon landing go on sale
Vintage prints of pictures taken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and others to be auctioned by Bloomsbury in London
Auction of the Week - Vintage Fashion, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Bristol, 18th October
Any discerning vintage fashionista will now be planning what to wear this autumn/winter and you're certain to expand your wardrobe at this sale
The hippy Mrs Simpson: How the Duchess fell for bead and feather jewellery
Some saw her as brash. Others held her up as a fashion icon.
Either way, Wallis Simpson certainly had a talent for standing out, as these never-before-seen pieces of her jewellery collection prove.
Why a young virgin must not look a lusty man in the eye... and other compelling lifestyle advice for the Englishwoman of 1740
Experts believe it is one of the earliest examples of the modern self-help book — proving that while many things have changed in the last three centuries, we've always had a weakness for so-called ‘expert advice’.
£12,000 for news snap of Queen Victoria: 1855 image captures monarch with Napoleon III
One of the first-ever news photographs — showing Queen Victoria and French president Napoleon III — is expected to sell for £12,000 at auction
Diary up for auction belonging to Battle of the Somme ‘Florence Nightingale nurse’ who treated WWI soldiers
The diary of a ‘Florence Nightingale’ nurse who helped soldiers during World War One is being sold at auction by her family
Queen Mother's prototype wedding dress sold in Bristol
A prototype of the dress worn by the Queen Mother at her wedding in 1923 has been sold for £3,500 at auction in Bristol.
'The flesh of man was mixed up with horse': WWI hero's long-lost account of bloodiest battle is discovered
The fighting was so bloody it's often said Britain's pre-war professional army died there.
Battle raged at Ypres for six weeks in October and November 1914, leaving 7,960 of our troops dead, 29,562 wounded and 17,873 missing.
Damien Hirst doodles put up for auction
London sale to offer assorted drawings after sketch given to taxi driver as tip sold for £12,000 in April