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Coverage in Country Life on Dame Laura Knight's 'Derby Days'...

The Times Literary Supplement, 25th July 2016


Coverage in the Times Literary Supplement...

The Times Literary Supplement, 3rd December 2016


Coverage in Homes and Antiques on Our January Jewellery sale...

Homes and Antiques, 1st December 2016


Coverage in the Times Literary Supplement on the auction of Beatrix Potter: Books and Works on Paper...

The Times Literary Supplement, 25th July 2016


Previously unseen correspondence between Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and...

The Lady, 25th July 2016


Further to our breaking the story several months ago...

The Telegraph, 7th June 2016


Britain’s no 4 art and antiques auctioneer, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, is taking its Old Master and modern and contemporary art sales...

The Telegraph, 22nd March 2016


The stock in trade of the distinguished jewellery designer, Ingeborg Ruth Bratman, (1935 - 2015), whose obituary was carried in JHT 24, will feature...

The Society of Jewellery Historians, 27th Feb 2016


Invest in fishing-themed collectables belonging to the late George Miskin...

Town & Country, 8th January 2016

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...

The Telegraph, 12 December 2015

Market News

It's Old Master sales week in London, and tucked away in....

The Telegraph, 8 December 2015

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

Independent, 10 November 2015

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.

Huffington Post, 29 October 2015

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

Hyperallergic, 28 October 2015

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

TIME, 21 October 2015

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 New York Times, 7th August 2015

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.

Blouin ArtInfo, 14th July 2015


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.

The Drinks Business, 10th July 2015

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.

The Telegraph, 7th July 2015


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...

Architectural Digest, Italy, 26th June 2015

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...

Hyperallergic, 19th June 2015

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."

Artnet News, 12th June 2015

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.

FT, 12th June 2015


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.

Architectural Digest, Italy, 26th May 2015

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.

Business Standard, 26th May 2015

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

Daily Mail, 25th May 2015

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

Telegraph, 17th April 2015

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.

BBC, 17th April 2015

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.

ITV, 17th April 2015

Waterman trains sell for £100,000

It was full steam ahead as Pete Waterman hailed the result of his model train auction as "fantastic".

Daily Mail, 17th April 2015

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

Daily Mirror, 15th April 2015

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…

Financial Times, 10th April 2015

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.

Homes & Antiques, 10th April 2015

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.

Blouin ArtInfo, 3rd April 2015

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.

BBC, 6th April 2015 (video)

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

Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 31st March 2015

Famous Thoroughbreds immortalised in paint to be auctioned

Leading Berkshire auction house Dreweatts, celebrate British sporting art

Country Life, Friday 20th March 2015

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

Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 24th March 2015


Berkshire auction house Dreweatts is the frontrunner in the resurrection of niche equestrian and sporting art, says Colin Gleadell

Ultra Vie, Wednesday 24th March 2015

Chung Ling Soo posters on sale

A sale of vintage posters at Bloomsbury Auctions includes posters advertising shows by magician Chung Ling Soo.

BBC, Wednesday 18th March 2015

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.

Middle East Monitor, Friday 13th March 2015

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?

Hyperallergic, Friday 13th March 2015

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.

Lancashire Telegraph, Friday 13th March 2015

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

Telegraph, Tuesday 3rd March 2015

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.

Watch Pro, Monday 2nd March 2015

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.

Metro, Friday 27th February 2015

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.

New Scientist, Thursday 26th February 2015

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.

BBC, Wednesday 25th 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.

The Telegraph, Wednesday 25th February 2015

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

Wall Street Journal, Wednesday 25th February 2015

Vintage NASA photos up for auction

Image Gallery

CNN, Tuesday 24th February 2015

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.

ITV, Tuesday 24th February 2015

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.)

The New York Times, Monday 23rd February 2015

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.

Fox News, Sunday 22nd February 2015

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.

National Geographic, Saturday 21st February 2015

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.

The Daily Beast, Satursday 21st February 2015

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

TIME, Friday 20th February 2015

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

AnOther Mag, Friday 20th February 2015

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.

Amateur Photographer, Friday 20th February 2015

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.

The New Yorker, Wednesday 18th February 2015

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.

Art Info, Wednesday 18th February 2015

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.

Huffington Post, Monday 16th February 2015

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.

Hyperallergic, Wednesday 11th February 2015

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.

ABC, Wednesday 11th February 2015

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.

BuzzFeed, Wednesday 11th February 2015

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.

ATG, Monday 9th February 2015

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.

The Wall Street Journal, Friday 6th February 2015

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.

Artnet, Thursday 5th February 2015

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.

Express, Thursday 5th February 2015

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

Mirror, Thursday 5th February 2015

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.

Artlyst, Thursday 5th February 2015

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.

Daily Mail Online, Thursday 5th February 2015

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 Antiques Trade Gazette, Thursday 29th January 2015

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.

Fine Books & Collections, Thursday 4th December 2014

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.

Jewellery Focus, Friday 5th December 2014

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.

Professional Jeweller, Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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.

The Times, Saturday 29th November 2014

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 Telegraph, Tuesday 25th November 2014

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.

City A.M., Tuesday 25th November 2014

The Beatles' unused 'Abbey Road' photos sell for £180,000

The photographs were expected to reach between £50,000-£70,000

NME, Monday 24th November 2014

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.

Amateur Photographer, Monday 24th November 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Monday 24th November 2014

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.

Express, Monday 24th November 2014

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.

Daily Mail, Saturday 22nd November 2014

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

The Telegraph, Friday 21st November 2014

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

The Telegraph, Friday 21st November 2014

Rare Beatles photos go on sale today

Six of the most iconic images of British pop culture auctioned off in London today

Britain Magazine, Friday 21st November 2014

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.

Watch Pro, Friday 21st November 2014

The Beatles to Bob Dylan

12 Rare, Intimate, Rock 'N' Roll Portraits Up For Auction

NME, Wednesday 19th November 2014

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.

Artinfo, Monday 17th November 2014

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.

GMA News, Sunday 16th November 2014

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.

The Times, Saturday 15th November 2014

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

FT, Friday 14th November 2014

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.

Luxury Activist, Saturday 15th November 2014

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 National, Wednesday 12th November 2014

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.

Daily Mail, Wednesday 12th November 2014

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.

Irish Independent, Sunday 11th November 2014

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

Birmingham Mail, Monday 3rd November 2014

Caravaggio or not?

Mallett falls to Dreweatts; Duchamp in Bond Street; SaatchiArt not that healthy; Arad scores in Paris

Financial Times Friday 31st October 2014

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.

London 24, Thursday 23rd October 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Thursday 23rd October 2014

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.

Professional Jeweller, Monday 20th October 2014

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.

Jewellery Monthly, Friday 17th October 2014

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

CTV, Thursday 16 October 2014

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.

ITV, Wednesday 15 October 2014

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

The Guardian, Wednesday 15 October 2014

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.

Daily Mail, Wednesday 15 October 2014

The Outtakes From The "Abbey Road" Album Cover Are Being Auctioned Off Next Month

You've no doubt seen this picture…

BuzzFeed, Wednesday 15 October 2014

The Beatles' unused 'Abbey Road' photos up for auction

The sale is expected to reach between £50,000-70,000

NME, Wednesday 15 October 2014

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.

Amateur Photographer, Wednesday 15 October 2014

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.

Ultimate Classic Rock, Wednesday 15 October 2014

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.

Hunts Post, Wednesday 15 October 2014

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.

Artfixdaily, Tuesday 14 October 2014

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.

Evening Standard, Monday 29th September 2014

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.

London Stock Exchange, Monday 29th September 2014

Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition notes up for sale

Antarctic sledging note delivered by dog called Vinka throws light on historic polar explorations.

Country Life, Friday 19th September 2014

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.

The Bolton News, Saturday 6th September 2014

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.

Financial Times, Thursday 5th September 2014

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.

Newbury Weekly News, Thursday 5th September 2014

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.

Auction Central News, Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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.

Collectors Club of Great Britain, Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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.

0024 Watch World, Monday 1st September 2014

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

Wales Online, Wednesday 20th August 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 18th August 2014

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

Sunday Business Post, Sunday 17th August 2014

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, Tuesday 18th August 2014

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.

Art Market Monitor, Thursday 14th August 2014

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.

The Art Newspaper, Thursday 14th August 2014

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, Tuesday 12th August 2014

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, Friday 8th August 2014

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.

Art Fix Daily, Monday 3rd August 2014

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.

Watch Pro, Friday 1st August 2014

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.

Country Life, 30th July 2014

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.

The Irish World, 30th July 2014

Discover a summer of sales

If you are planning on spending your summer in the saleroom, here is the run down on unmissable auctions.

The Telegraph, 28th July 2014

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 25th July 2014

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 18th July 2014

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

Art Market Monitor, 17th July 2014

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.

Lawfully Chic, 17th July 2014

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.

Worth Point, 16th July 2014

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.

Chinese Art, Friday 4th July 2014

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.

Jewellery Focus, Friday 4th July 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Colletibles, Friday 4th July 2014

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.

ArtFix daily, Tuesday 1st 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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 1st July 2014

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.

Chinese Art, Tuesday 1st July 2014

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.

Luxury Activist, Friday 27th June 2014

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.

Art Market Monitor, Tuesday 24th June 2014

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.

Farmers Weekly, Tuesday 24th June 2014

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.

Express and Star, Tuesday 17th June 2014

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.

Auction Central News, Monday 16th June 2014

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.

The Paul Fraser Collectibles, Sunday 15th June 2014

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.

The Drinks Business, Monday 9th June 2014

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

Town Magazine, Friday 6th June 2014

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.

Wake Up News, Thursday 5th June 2014

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.

Vogue, Wednesday 4th June 2014

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

The Telegraph, Wednesday 4th June 2014

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.

Barnebys, Wednesday 4th June 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 3rd June 2014

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.

Blouin ArtInfo, Tuesday 3rd June 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Thursday 29th May 2014

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.

Toovia, Monday 26th May 2014

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.

BBC News, Thursday 22nd May 2014

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).

Auction Central News, Thursday 22nd May 2014

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).

Fine Books & Collections, Thursday 22nd May 2014

Frozen in time

Hero Spitfire pilot's watch stopped at 3.40pm - the moment he was shot down over Kent in 1940

Daily Mail, Thursday 22nd May 2014

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

Mirror, Wednesday 21st May 2014

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.

Military Trader, Wednesday 21st May 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 20th May 2014

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.

Bristol Post, Friday 9th May 2014

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.

BBC, Thursday 8th May 2014

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.

Business Standard, Wednesday 7th May 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Wednesday 7th May 2014

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.

Express, Tuesday 6th May 2014

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

Watch Pro, Thursday 17th April 2014

Market News

A group of colourful illustrated satirical maps made during the First World War are to be offered by Bloomsbury Auctions in London next week.

Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 15th April 2014

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

Digital Journal, Tuesday 15th April 2014

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.

Racing Post, Monday 14th April 2014

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

Newbury Weekly News Friday 11th April 2014

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

Worth Point 9th April 2014

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.

WatchPro 8th April 2014

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.

Artfix Daily Tuesday 1st April 2014

Bid for Booze

Auction of fine wine, champagne, port and select fine spirits.

Country & Town House, Tuesday 1st April 2014

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.

Penna Magazine April 2014

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.

BBC History Extra, Monday 31st March 2014

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.

Sky Sports, Thursday 27th March 2014

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.

Eat Love Savor, Monday 24th March 2014

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.

MREmag, Friday 21st March 2014

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, Thursday 20th March 2014

Vintage Posters

A selection of vintage travel, sport and propaganda posters have sold at auction

Histroy Extra, Friday 14th March 2014

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.

Art Media Agency, Friday 14th March 2014

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.

Fine Books & Collections, Friday 14th March 2014

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.

Blouin Artinfo, Thursday 13th March 2014

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

Art Daily, Wednesday 12th March 2014

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.

BBC South Online, Tuesday 11th March 2014

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

Daily Mail, Monday 10th March 2014

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.

Hampshire Chronicle, Thursday 6th March 2014

Market News

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.

The Telegraph, Tuesday 4th March 2014

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, Tuesday 4th March 2014

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Monday 3rd March 2014

Dynamic Duo

Kate Moss shot by Tom Ford - art doesn't get more fashionable than that.

The Mayfair Magazine, March 2014

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.

Sunday Business Post, Sunday 23rd February 2014

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.

Watch Pro, Friday 21st February 2014

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

Paul Fraser Collectibles, Wednesday 19th February 2014

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

St Helens Star, Tuesday 18th February 2014

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

Art Daily, Tuesday 18th February 2014

For sale: Unseen Polaroids of Kate Moss in the 90s

Casually taken by Tom Ford back in 1997

Cosmopolitan, Monday 17th February 2014

'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.

Amateur Photographer, Monday 17th February 2014

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.

Chinese Art in Scotland, Saturday 15th February 2014

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

Auction Central News, Friday 14th February 2014

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.

Hampshire Chronicle, Thursday 13th February 2014

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.

The Irish Post, Friday 12th February 2014

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.

The Drinks Business, Friday 7th February 2014

Stunning vintage posters on sale next week

The H&A team select their favourite pieces from Dreweatts' sale of classic designs.

Homes & Antiques, Thursday 6th February 2014

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.

The Telegraph, Tuesday 21st January 2014

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

Yorkshire Post, Tuesday 21st January 2014

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

Homes and Antiques, Friday 17th January 2014

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.

Art Daily, Friday 17th January 2014

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.

Cotswold News, Tuesday 14th January 2014

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.

The Art Newspaper, December 2013

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.

The Telegraph, 17th December 2013

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.

The Times, 7th December 2013

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.

The Telegraph, 6th December 2013

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.

The Times, 6th December 2013

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.

The Daily Mail, 6th December 2013

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

Business Insider, 6th December 2013

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

BBC History Extra, 4th December 2013

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.

Fine Books & Collections, 3rd December 2013

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.

Blouin ArtInfo, 29th November 2013

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.

Art Media Agency, 28th November 2013

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.

Examiner, 27th November 2013

Kate Moss Photos Auctioned

As well as a picture of Kate Moss as a showgirl Christine Keeler went successfully under the hammer

Vogue NL, 25th November 2013

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

The Telegraph, 22nd November 2013

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.

Westend Extra, 21st November 2013

Photographs & Photobooks

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are pleased to present their London sale of Photographs and Photobooks on the 22nd of November at 2pm.

Photomonitor, 20th November 2013

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 18th November 2013

Che Guevara Iconic Photography, Auction at Drewatts & Bloomsbury

Che Guevara iconic photography. Auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London on the 22nd November, 2013.

Yareh, 17th 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.

CITA News, 16th November 2013

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.

Yareh, 16th November 2013

'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.

The Daily Express, 15th November 2013

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.

Fad, 15th November 2013

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.

Paul Fraser Collectibles, 14th November 2013

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.

Art Info, 13th November 2013

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.

Fine Books & Collections, 13th November 2013

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.

Cassone, 13th 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.

Yareah Magazine, 13th November 2013

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

Antiques Trade Gazette, 12th November 2013

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.

Buro 247, 12th November 2013

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.

Art Daily, 12th 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.

WWF, 11th November 2013

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.

The Newbury Weekly News, 12th November 2013

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.

Fine Books and Collections, 7th November 2013

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.

Sporting Life, 6th November 2013

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.

The Times, 6th November 2013

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.

Metro News, 6th November 2013

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.

The Voice of Russia UK, 6th November 2013

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.

The Antiques Trade Gazette, 5th November 2013

Postcards from the edge of War

Souvenirs collected by German tourists in 1930s were used to plan invasion of Britain by Nazis

The Daily Mail, 5th November 2013

Sunday viewing for Donnington Priory

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury launch a series of Sunday viewings for selected auction this Sunday (November 10) at Donnington Priory, Newbury.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 4th November 2013

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.

Financial Times, 1st November 2013

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.

Fine Books and Collections, 29th October 2013


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.

The Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2013

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.

Hunts Post, 17 October 2013

Bloomsbury Auctions & Philobiblon Gallery Opens in Rome

Nanni Magazine, Italy, 17 October 2013

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.

Dorking Advertiser, 4 October 2013

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).

Hunts Post 24, 3 October 2013

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

New York Daily News, 24 September 2013

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.

Toronto Sun, 24 September 2013

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.

BBC News, 24 September 2013

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.

The Telegraph, 23 September 2013

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.

ITV Meridian, 17 September 2013

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.

CN Arts Net, 16 September 2013

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.

BBC News, 11 September 2013

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.

Wales Online, 11 September 2013

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.

BBC News, 6 September 2013

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.

Art Media Agency, 12 September 2013

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 2 September 2013

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.

Daily Mail, 31st July 2013

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 31st July 2013

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 29th July 2013

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.

The Times, 6th July 2013

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.

Daily Mail, 23rd June 2013

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 14th June 2013

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.

The Times, 29th May 2013

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.

The Times, 23rd May 2013

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.

Daily Mail, 22nd May 2013

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.

Auction Central News, 17th May 2013

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).

Antiques Trade Gazette. 5th March 2013

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.

BBC News, 27th February 2013

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.

The Times, 26th February 2013

'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.

BBC News, 26th February 2013

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

The Times, 21st February 2013

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. will provide Internet live bidding.

Auction Central News, 20th February 2013

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.

Daily Mail, 20th February 2013

'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.

Daily Mail, 19th February 2013

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 19th February 2013

Eric Knowles joins Dreweatts and Bloomsbury

Eric Knowles has joined the team at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions as a consultant.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 18th February 2013

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.

Fine Books & Collections Magazine, 14th February 2013

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.

The Times, 11th February 2013

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.

The Telegraph, 10th February 2013

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.

Newbury Today, 24th December 2012

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”).

Skate's Art Investment Review, 21st December 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 7th December 2012

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.

The Telegraph, 23rd November 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 21st November 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 17th October 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 16th October 2012

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 11th October 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 27th September 2012

'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.

BBC News, 26th September 2012

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.

The Times, 25th September 2012

‘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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 17th September 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 14th September 2012

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 12th September 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 14th July 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 28th June 2012

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.

The Times, 22nd June 2012

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.

BBC News, 21st June 2012

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.

The Times, 21st June 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 6th June 2012

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.

Metro, 6th June 2012

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 Times, 6th June 2012

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.

Antiques Trade Gazette, 16th May 2012

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.

Metro, 26th April 2012

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.

Newbury Today, Thursday 26th April, 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 23rd April 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 21st March 2012

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 Times, 1st March 2012

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.

Daily Mail, 29th February 2012

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.

BBC News, 14th December 2011

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.

Daily Mail, 3rd November 2011

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

The Guardian, 23rd October 2011

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

BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine, 14th October 2011

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.

Daily Mail, 8th October 2011

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’.

Daily Mail, 6th September 2011

£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

Daily Mail, 15th May 2011

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

Daily Mail, 20th March 2011

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.

BBC News, 1st February 2011

'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.

Daily Mail, 22nd October 2010

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

The Guardian, 17th October 2010