Auction News

Lennox Lewis Aston Martin Is A Knockout

Lennox Lewis Aston Martin Is A Knockout

Bonhams
will sell the 1995 Limited Edition Aston Martin Virage that
World Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis has owned from new.

Houdini’s Gift Of Gratitude To Be Sold

Houdini’s Gift Of Gratitude To Be Sold

A
book given by the legendary magician Harry Houdini (1874-1926)
to a bookshop owner and his wife as thanks for aiding him
in his hour of need is to be sold by Bonhams Auctioneers
in Bath on Tuesday 31 May.

1482 Nuremberg Bible Goes Under The Hammer In London

1482 Nuremberg Bible Goes Under The Hammer In London


An important single-owner collection of rare and early Bibles
is to go under the hammer next week. Comprising some 83 lots are
Bibles in Latin, Greek, English and French, together with some
fine copies of The Book of Common Prayer and other significant
liturgical texts.

Royal Rocking Horse Set To Canter Away At Auction

Royal Rocking Horse Set To Canter Away At Auction

A stunning rocking horse, which is believed to have been made for one of the children of King George V (1910 –1936), is to go under the hammer.

Gallons Of Toby Jugs To Go Under The Hammer

Gallons Of Toby Jugs To Go Under The Hammer

The
summer season at Bonhams Knightsbridge starts in earnest with
a nod to Britain’s historic drinking culture, as an extensive
collection of late 18th and early 19th century “Toby Jugs”
go under the hammer in a sale of Staffordshire Figures and Blue-Printed
Earthenwares on 11 May.

Pot Of Gold Over The Rainbow As Judy Garland Dress Sells For An Auction Record Of £140,000

Pot Of Gold Over The Rainbow As Judy Garland Dress Sells For An Auction Record Of £140,000

The
original dress worn by the star Judy Garland when she immortalised
the character of Dorothy in the classic film masterpiece,
The Wizard of Oz, sold for a staggering £140,000 today
– over 4 times it’s estimate.

Disgruntled Employee Takes the Biscuit

Disgruntled Employee Takes the Biscuit

While
at first glance, the Huntley & Palmer biscuit tin included
in Bonhams’ sale appears to portray nothing more than
a peaceful summer’s day in a traditional English garden,
keen eyes may spot a couple of irregularities that are more
than likely to shock.

Footballing heroes’ memorabilia to draw the crowds at Bonhams

Footballing heroes’ memorabilia to draw the crowds at Bonhams


Bonhams’ Sale of Sporting Memorabilia at Chester on 27 April
will include many rare items from the annals of footballing history.

Pop legend’s piano to sell

Pop legend’s piano to sell

One
of the most listened-to pianos in recording history is put up
for auction.

Nelson and Battle of Trafalgar sale

Nelson and Battle of Trafalgar sale

“With
the bi-centenary celebrations underway for Horatio Nelson’s victory
at the Battle of Trafalgar, Bonhams is hoisting the flag for its
July Sale of Nelson and Royal Navy 1806-1815 related memorabilia
– the first of its kind to be held by an international auction
house to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.