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Exceptional Collection of Doulton Lambeth including Hannah Barlow at Unique Auctions

Exceptional Collection of Doulton Lambeth including Hannah Barlow at Unique Auctions

One of the best collections of Doulton Lambeth and early Royal Doulton for many years is to be sold at Lincoln Auctioneers Unique Auctions as part of their New Years Day auction. The single owner collection features includes nearly 100 pieces including designers Hannah Barlow, Florence Barlow, Arthur  Barlow, Emma […]

Bela Lugosi's Count Dracula cape from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Bela Lugosi’s Count Dracula cape leads The Dark Side of Hollywood auction

The Dark Side of Hollywood, an auction of more than 470 memorabilia, costumes, posters, and significant pieces of Hollywood history featuring Bela Lugosi’s Count Dracula cape from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Universal International Pictures, 1948 . Unlike other films where pieces of the same item were made, there was […]

The London Decorative Tin Collection

The London Decorative Tin Collection

The Tinplate and Specialist sale at Vectis on the 14th November includes The London Decorative Tin Collection – a single private owner collection of  33 lots of unusual and scarce decorative sweet and biscuit tins. Tins from the collection date back to early 1900s and designs include sentry boxes, a windmill, Grandfather […]

Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 year old Whisky

Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 year old Whisky

World’s Most Valuable Whisky A bottle of the extremely rare The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 year old will be offered at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on 3 October. It is estimated at £700,000-900,000. The whisky was bottled in 1986. Macallan commissioned two world-famous Pop Artists – Valerio Adami […]

John Mollo’s Personal Sketchbooks – The Man Who Designed The Star Wars Universe

John Mollo’s Personal Sketchbooks – The Man Who Designed The Star Wars Universe

The personal notebooks and sketchbooks of world-renowned double Oscar®-winning British costume designer, John Mollo, the concept artist behind the international Star Wars franchise, are to be offered at Bonhams in a stand-alone 62-lot sale, Designing an Empire: The John Mollo Archive, in London on Tuesday 11 December 2018. The archive […]

Plates From Napoleon’s ‘Marly Rouge’ Service sell £81,250

Plates From Napoleon’s ‘Marly Rouge’ Service sell £81,250

Twelve plates from the famous ‘Marly Rouge‘ dessert service made at the Sèvres porcelain factory for the Emperor Napoleon in 1809, and delivered to the Château of Fontainebleau, sold for £81,250 at Bonhams Fine European Ceramics Sale in London on Thursday 5 July. The 12 plates were estimated at £70,000-90,000. The hand-painted […]

Lost treasure of Imperial China found in an Attic in France sold for $19 million

Lost treasure of Imperial China found in an Attic in France sold for $19 million

The Spring sale of Asian Art at Sotheby’s France attracted a packed saleroom, and 20 phone lines with bids from around the world. The sale got off to an explosive start with the auction record achieved in France by the extraordinary recently-discovered treasure of Imperial China: a unique Imperial 18th […]

Bonhams and TCM Present A Celebration of Robert Osborne

Bonhams and TCM Present A Celebration of Robert Osborne

Bonhams and TCM Present … A Celebration of Robert Osborne, an auction of more than 400 posters and memorabilia from the estate of the beloved Turner Classic Movies host. The sale – which will take place June 13 at Bonhams New York – features Bette Davis’ personal Sarah Siddons award, […]

James Bond’s Goldeneye Aston Martin DB5 at Bonhams

James Bond’s Goldeneye Aston Martin DB5 at Bonhams

James Bond’s Goldeneye Aston Martin DB5 will be the highlight on 13 July at Bonham’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale. On offer will be the ultimate Bond car – the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in the 1995 motion picture GoldenEye. The estimate is £1,200,000-1,600,000. The DB5 has become synonymous […]

The Hobbit First Edition & Tolkien Signed Hobbit Programme

The Hobbit First Edition & Tolkien Signed Hobbit Programme

Forum Auctions Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper auction takes place on the 31st May in London. The sale is just after the ABA Rare Book Fair and includes a number of Tolkien items including a superb first edition of Tolkien’s landmark work The Hobbit. The book includes a […]