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Brian Jones Les Paul Gibson Gold Top Guitar and Case sells for $704,000 at Julien’s Auctions

Brian Jones Les Paul Gibson Gold Top Guitar and Case sells for $704,000 at Julien’s Auctions

A Les Paul Gibson Gold Top Guitar and Case sells for $704,000 (£542,080) at Julien’s Auctions Property From Bill Wyman And His Rolling Stones Archive auction. This guitar and vintage case were used by Brian Jones in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, taped December 1968. The guitar was gifted […]

An Exceptional Tlingit Rattle (US$ 150,000 - 200,000 / £ 110,000 - 150,000)

Exceptional Tlingit Rattle headlines Bonhams Native American Art auction

Bonhams Native American Art auction on the 31st August includes several historic artifacts from the Pacific Northwest Coast, dating from the early to mid-19th century, some of which are coming to market for the first time. The lots include an exceptional Tlingit Rattle carved in the form of an oystercatcher […]

Elvis 1942 Martin D-18 guitar sells for $1.2 million

Elvis 1942 Martin D-18 guitar sells for $1.2 million

Elvis Presley’s most important guitar ever to come to auction sold for $1,200,000 when it sold on 1st August at GottaHaveRockAndRoll.com. The historic 1942 Martin D-18 guitar, Serial Number 80221, which Elvis Presley owned between 1954 and 1956, is often referred to as his “Sun Sessions” guitar. Elvis used this […]

Never Seen Before Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Photographs

Never Seen Before Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Photographs

Unique Auctions 2019 New Years Day sale includes 15 pictures including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison, and an autographed letter by three of The Beatles. The collection includes 15 never seen before photographs taken in 1967 by a Lincoln gentleman working in Cornwall at the time of […]

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 […]